The Book in Graeco-Roman Egypt: Evidence from the Papyri

image of a papyrus codex
Small papyrus codex used as an amulet, with magical symbols and drawings. P.Mich.6632, 1st-2nd century CE.

Event Information

Date & Time
September 10, 2014 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery (Room 100)
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Event Type

Join this discussion about the evolution of the book in later ancient Egypt, with particular emphasis on the transition from the bookroll (scroll) to the codex form and the role of Christian communities and their literary productions. Led by Brendan Haug, archivist of the U-M Papyrology Collection and assistant professor in the Department of Classical Studies.

Illustrations will be drawn, wherever possible, from the U-M Papyrology Library.

Allow time to view the accompanying exhibit, Puzzle Me This: Early Binding Fragments and Other Evidence from the U-M Papyrology Collection.

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Host Contact
Jamie Lausch Vander Broek
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Last modified: 08/22/2014