The Oxyrhynchus Papyri Volume LXXX
The Egypt Exploration Society
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The Graeco-Roman Memoirs Vol. 101 The Oxyrhynchus Papyri 80. Edited with translations and notes by M. Hirt, D. Leith and W. B. Henry. The volume contains texts studied in the course of the project “New Medical Papyri from Oxyrhynchus”, funded by the Wellcome Trust. These include known medical texts by Hippocrates, Dioscorides and Galen, but also new material: texts from the 1st to 3rd/4th centuries on acute diseases, medical recipes, surgical texts, and doctors' reports. It is the first major collection of medical papyri from a single place, amplifying Peter Parson's magisterial account of medicine, health and disease at Oxyrhynchus, City of the Sharp-Nosed Fish: Greek Lives in Roman Egypt of 2007.
Wellcome Trust, the Arts and Humanities Research Council, and the British Academy.
Th e papyri edited in this volume by M. Hirt and D. Leith were studied in the research project ‘New Medical Papyri from Oxyrhynchus’, generously funded by the Wellcome Trust [grant number: 082230], and directed by N. Gonis and V. Nutton (University College London, 2007–10). A pilot project (2006–7), also funded by the Wellcome Trust [grant number: 079234], provided much of the groundwork, developing an idea originally conceived by V. Nutton and C. E. Römer. Two workshops at UCL allowed closer study of a number of texts with the help of external advisors (I. Andorlini, R. Flemming, J.-L. Fournet, C. Magdelaine, M.-H. Marganne). Other texts were discussed by a larger group of experts at the British Academy workshop ‘New Light on Ancient Medicine’ on 17 May 2011. We are grateful to all participants for their comments and advice. Th e fi nal drafts were revised for publication by W. B. Henry; the volume has benefi tted enormously from his exacting scholarship and customary attention to detail. He also compiled the indexes and undertook the typesetting of the volume, a novel task carried out with accuracy and speed. D. Colomo dealt with many imaging, conservation, and editorial issues with effi ciency and promptness. A. Sarri and D. Bafa helped with the imaging at UCL. It remains to express our sincerest gratitude to the institutions that made the research for this volume possible: the Wellcome Trust, the Arts and Humanities Research Council, and the British Academy.
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