Mathematics, metrology, and model contracts: a codex from late antique business education (P. Math.)

Roger S Bagnall (Editor), Jonathan Ben-Dov, Jacco Dieleman, Justin Dombrowski, Erik Hermans, Alexander Jones (Editor), Katja Kosova (Editor), Zoë Misiewicz (Editor), Mathieu Ossendrijver

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Abstract

"Mathematics, Metrology, and Model Contracts is a comprehensive edition and commentary of a late antique codex. The codex contains mathematical problems, metrological tables, and model contracts. Given the nature of the contents, the format, and quality of the Greek, the editors conclude that the codex most likely belonged to a student in a school devoted to training business agents and similar professionals. The editors present here the first full scholarly edition of the text, with complete discussions of the provenance, codicology, and philology of the surviving manuscript. They also provide extensive notes and illustrations for the mathematical problems and model contracts, as well as historical commentary on what this text reveals about late antique numeracy, literacy, education, and vocational training in what we would now see as business, law, and administration"--
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherInstitute for the Study of the Ancient World; New York University Press
Number of pages193
ISBN (Electronic)9781479801770
ISBN (Print)1479801763, 9781479801763
StatePublished - 2019

Publication series

NameISAW monographs
PublisherInstitute for the Study of the Ancient World; New York University Press

ULI Keywords

  • uli
  • Manuscripts, Greek (Papyri)
  • Mathematics -- Early works to 1800
  • Paleography, Greek
  • Greek papyri
  • Papyri, Greek
  • Greek paleography

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