A Sixth-Century Tax Register from the Hermopolite Nome

Volume 51
Roger S. Bagnall, James G. Keenan, and Leslie MacCoull


This volume publishes the most complete documentary codex from sixth-century Egypt. Known to the scholarly world since 1905 and frequently cited since then, it now appears for the first time in full edition. The codex details money taxes paid by landowners at the village of Temseu Skordon and the hamlet Topos Demeou in the Hermopolite nome. The language is Greek but with extensive Coptic influence. The text is especially important for its bearing on nomenclature, language, taxation, and gold-to-copper monetary conversions.

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