Small Remarks on Latin-Greek-Egyptian Multilingualism in a Late Record of Court Proceedings from Aphrodito

Faculty/Professorship: History and Culture of Late Antiquity 
Author(s): Pedone, Michele
Title of the compilation: Latin and Coptic : languages, literatures, cultures in contact
Editors: Scappaticcio, Maria Chiara; Pezzella, Alessia
Publisher Information: Napoli : Fed-OA - Federico II University Press
Year of publication: 2022
Pages: 175-184
ISBN: 978-88-6887-122-2
Language(s): English
DOI: 10.6093/978-88-6887-122-2
This brief essay focuses on the epiphenomena of Latin, Greek and Egyptian multi-lingualism attested by P.Cair.Masp. III 67329, a record of court proceedings written in Antaiopolis in AD 524, found in the nearby village of Aphrodito and belonging to the well-known Archive of Dioscorus. A graphic feature of the papyrus, the presence of the Egyptian letter Hori in a toponym, provides a material clue of the complex linguistic and educational background of the clerks of the judicial officia in High Egypt in the 6th century AD.
GND Keywords: Dioscorus, Thebanus; Prozess; Protokoll
Keywords: Multilingualism, Prozessprotokolle
DDC Classification: 930 History of ancient world & archaeology  
RVK Classification: NH 9070   
Type: Contribution to an Articlecollection
Release Date: 15. July 2022