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Special Topics in the Study of Religion: Papyrology with case studies on Oxyrhynchus Papyri

REL 511

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This seminar introduces students to the field of papyrology, the study of ancient texts preserved on papyrus. Papyri have contributed greatly to our understanding of daily life, government, and textual transmission and many other aspects of antiquity. The course teaches students the skills to read and understand ancient documents and literature preserved on papyrus. The papyri found at the garbage heaps of the ancient Egyptian city of Oxyrhynchus will serve as case studies in this class. Special attention will be paid to the importance of papyri for religious and social history.
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Section S01

  • Type: Seminar
  • Section: S01
  • Status: O
  • Enrollment: 0
  • Capacity: 12
  • Class Number: 22075
  • Schedule: T 01:30 PM-04:20 PM