Navigation

Skip to content. | Skip to navigation

Institute for the Study of the Ancient World

Menu

Events

You are here: Home > Events
03/22/2017 06:00 PM ISAW Lecture Hall

Rostovtzeff Lecture Series Egyptian versus Greek in Late Antique Egypt: The Struggle of Coptic for an Official Status, I

An Egyptian Exception?

Jean-Luc Fournet

During the first three centuries of its history, Coptic, the final stage of the Egyptian language written with Greek letters, was only used for literary purposes and private correspondence but not for contracts between individuals, documents sent by individuals to the authorities, or internal administrative communication—areas in which the Greek language had a monopoly. This situation is unique in comparison with what is observed in other provinces of the Roman Empire and cannot be explained by a legal prohibition.
RSVP
Search Events:


Search only future events
Search all events

MAY
SMTWTFS
123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031
< APR JUN >