Copie, malacopie, copie d’ufficio e il problema della titolarità di un archivio nell’Egitto tolemaico
The ancient administrative archives and dossiers were commonly collected and kept by officials and often thrown away after some time. The finding of such groups of documents from the recovery of mummy cartonnages has opened a new problem, that of the definition of the single texts as original, copies or drafts, and that of the authorship and ownership of these dossiers. Many texts in fact seem to be drafts, because of their layout or writing, but a more attentive study of the features of some of these documents shows that some papyri are actually copies written by scribes. Some examples are taken from famous papyri collections like P. Tebtunis, P. Köln, P. Heidelberg.
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Lucia Criscuolo, "Copie, malacopie, copie d’ufficio e il problema della titolarità di un archivio nell’Egitto tolemaico", in: Michele Faraguna (edited by), "Archives and archival documents in ancient societies: Legal documents in ancient societies IV, Trieste 30 September - 1 October 2011", Trieste, EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, 2013, pp. 245-258.