Two New Publications for ISAW Research Scholar Marja Vierros
Marja Vierros, one of the ISAW's 2012-13 visiting research scholars, has announced two book publications this fall. The first, Bilingual Notaries in Hellenistic Egypt. A study of Greek as a second language, describes the language contact situation in Hellenistic Egypt in general and in Pathyris in particular through the analysis of contracts found in bilingual family archives dating to the second and first centuries BCE.
Her second book, Variation and Change in Greek and Latin, co-edited with Martti Leiwo and Hilla Halla-aho, deals with different fractions of Greek and Latin, from the 4th century BCE to the 6th century CE and studies, both conceptually and practically, variation within these fractions using data taken from papyri, inscriptions, graffiti, and texts from manuscripts.