NOTE: This bibliography is from the 1983 exhibition catalogue and does not include more recent references; for these see the in-progress on-line bibliography at:
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All translations cited in the text are taken from editions of The Loeb Classical Library with the exception of Plutarch for which see J. G. Griffiths, below.

Columella, De Ru Rustica

Dio Chrysostomus, Orationes

Diodous Siculus, Bibliotheke

Herodotus, The Histories

Josephus, Bellum Iudaicum

Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia

Plutarch, De Iside et Osiride

Seneca, Epistulae

Strabo, Geography

Varro, De Re Rustica


NOTE: Abbreviations follow those recommended by the American Journal of Archaeology 82(1978) 5-10 and 84(1980) 304 with the exception of the Etudes preliminaires aux religions orientales dans l'empire romain, which appears here as EPRO.

Aldred, Cyril

1978, "the Temple of Dendur,: BMMA (Summer).

Andrews, Carol A.R.

1981, Catalogue of Egyptian Antiguties in the British Museum VI: Jewelry I (London).

The Art of the Ancient Weaver: Textiles from Egypts (4th-12th century A.D.) 1980, (Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, The University of Michigan; Ann Arbor).

Baker, H.S.

1966, Furniture in the Ancient World: Origins and Evolution, 3100-475 B.C. (New York) 17-150.

Bellah, M.S.

1980, "Agricultural and Carpentry Implements from Karanis," (unpublished paper: Kelsey Museum of Archaeology).

Bell, Harold

1948, "Popular Religion in Graeco-Roman Egypt," JEA 34: 82-97.

Boak, A.E.R.

1944-45, "Early Byzantine Tax Receipts from Egypt," Byzantion 17: 16-28.

1947, "Tax Collecting in Byzantine Egypt," JRS 37: 24-33.

Boak, A.E.R., ed.

1933, Karanis: The Temple, Coin Hoards, Botanical and Zoological Reports: Seasons 1924-31 (University of Michigan Studies, Humanistic Series XXX; Ann Arbor).

Boak, A.E.R. and Peterson, E.E.

1931, Topographical and Architectural Report of Excavations during the Seasons 1924-28 (University of Michigan Studies, Humanistic Series XXV; Ann Arbor).

Brady, T.A.

1935, The Reception of the Egyptian Cults by the Greeks (330-30 B.C.) (The University of Missouri Studies X, 1; Columbia).

Breccia, E.

1926, Monuments de l'Egypte greco-romaine, I, 2 (Bergamo).

Butler, Orma F.

1930, "Reprost of the Museum of Classical Archaeology," Report of the President of the University of Michigan, 1928-29 (Ann Arbor) 3-12.

Dolzani, Claudia

1961, 1l Dio Sobk (MemLinc set. VIII, vol. X, fasc. 4; Rome).

Domning, Daryl P

1977, "Some Examples of Egyptian Ropework," Cd'E 52: 49-61.

Drower, Margaret S.

1982, "The Early Years," Excavating in Egypt. The Egypt Exploration Society 1882-1982, ed. T.G.H. James (British Museum Publications, Ltd.; London).

Dunand, Frangoise

1973, Le culte d'Isis dans le bassin oriental de la Mediterranee I-III (EPRO 26; Leiden).

1975, "Les syncretismes dans la religion de l'Egypte romaine," Les syncretismes dans les religions de l'antiquite, Colloque de Besancon (22-23 Octobre 1973), eds. E Dunand and P Leveque (EPRO 46; Leiden) 152-85.

1979, Religion populaire en egypte romaine; Les terres cuites isiaques du Musee du Caire (EPRO 76; Leiden).

Duncan-Jones, R.P.

1976, "The Price of Wheat in Roman Egypt under the Principate," Chiron 6:241-62.

Egypt's Golden Age: The Art of Living in the New Kingdom 1558-1085 B.C. 1982, (Museum of Fine Arts; Boston).

Frankfort, Henri

1961, Ancient Egyptian Religion: An Interpretation (New York, Harper edition).

Fraser, PM.

1960, "Two Studies on the Cult of Sarapis in the Hellenistic World," OpusAth 3:1-55.

1967, "Current Problems Concerning the Early History of the Cult of Sarapis," OpusAth 7:23-45.

Gazda, E.K. et al.

1978, Guardians of the Nile: Sculptures from Karanis in the Fayoum (c. 250 B.C.-A.D. 450) (Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, The University of Michigan; Ann Arbor).

Geremek, Hanna

1969, "Karanis: communaute rurale de l' Egypte romaine au IIe-IlIe siecle de notre ere," Archiwum Filogiczne 17 (Warsaw).

Gods of Egypt in the Graeco-Roman Period

1977, eds. A. Haeckl and K. Spelman (Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, The University of Michigan; Ann Arbor).

Goodspeed, E.J.

1902, "Karanis Papyri," University of Chicago Studies in Classical Philology 3:1-66.

Grenfell, B.R, Hunt, A.S. and Hogarth, D.G.

1900, Fayum Towns and Their Papyri (Egypt Exploration Fund, Graeco-Roman Branch; London).

Griffiths, John Gwyn, ed. and trans.

1970, Plutarch's de Iside et Osiride, with introduction and commentary (University of Wales Press).

Haatvedt, R.A. and Peterson, E.E.

1964, Coins from Karanis, ed. E. Husselman (Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, The University of Michigan; Ann Arbor)

Habachi, Labib

1936, "Une 'Vaste Salle' d'Amenenihat III a Kiman-Fares (Fayoum),"Annales du Service des antiquites de I'Egypte 37: 85-95.

1955, "A Strange Monument of the Ptolemaic Period from Crocodilopolis," JEA 41: 106-11.

Haden, Donald B.

1936, Roman Glass from Karanis (University of Michigan Studies, Humanistic Series XLI; Ann Arbor).

Hartenberg, R. and Schmidt,

1969, "The Egyptian Drill and the Origin of the Crank," Technology and Culture 10: 155-66.

Hayes, John W

1972, Late Roman Pottery (British School at Rome; London).

Hunt, A.S.

1922, "Twenty-Five Years of Papyrology," JEA 8: 121-28.

Husselman, Elinor M.

1952, "The Granaries of Karanis," TAPA 83: 56-73.

1953, "The Dovecotes of Karanis," TAPA 84: 81-91.

1958, "Report of the Supervisors of the Oil Tax,"TAPA 89: 132-37.

1971, Papyri from Karanis [American Philological Association. Philological Monographs 29. (Michigan Papyri IX); Case Western Reserve University Press).

1979, Karanis. Excavations of The University of Michigan in Eygpt, 1928-35: Topography and Architecture (Kelsey Museum of Archaeology Studies 5; Ann Arbor).

Johnson, A.C.

1936, Roman Egypt (An Economic Survey of Ancient Rome II, ed. T Frank; Baltimore).

Johnson, Barbara

1981, Pottery from Karanis. Excavations of The University of Michigan. (Kelsey Museum of Archaeology Studies 7; Ann Arbor).

Jones, A.H.M.

1960, "The Cloth Industry Under the Roman Empire," Economic History Review, ser. 2, vol. 12: 183-92.

Kees, Hermann

1929, "Kulttopographische und mythologische Beitrage," ZAeS 64: 99-112.

1931, "Suchos," RE, ser. 2, vol. 4: cols. 540-60.

1961, Ancient Egypt: A Geographical History of the Nile, ed. T.G.H. James, trans. L.F.D. Morrow (Chicago).

Kelsey, Francis W

1926, University of Michigan Near East Research Committee: Memorandum 14 (unpublished manuscript: Kelsey Museum of Archaeology).

Kemp, Barry J.

1977, "The City of El-Amarna as a Source for the Study of Urban Society in Ancient Egypt," World Archaeology, 9: 123-29.

Kuentz, M. Charles

1929, "Quelques monuments de culte de Sobk." BIFAO 28:113-72.

1969, "Stele aux crocodiles," Melanges Dunand, MeIUSI 45: 185-94.

Leek, F. Filce

1972, "Teeth and Bread in Ancient Egypt," JEA 58: 126-32.

1973, "Further Studies Concerning Ancient Egyptian Bread," JEA 59:199-204.

Lindsay, Lack

1963, Daily Life in Roman Egypt (London).

Lucas, A.

1948, Ancient Egyptian Materials and Industries, 3rd ed. (London).

Milne, J. G.

1924, A History of Egypt Under Roman Rule, 3rd ed. (London).

Montet, Pierre

1958, Everyday Life in Egypt in the Days of Ramesses the Great (London).

Packman, Zola

1968, The Taxes in Grain in Ptolemaic Egypt (American Studies in Papyrology IV; New Haven).

Parlasca, Klaus

1966, Mumienportrits und verwandte Denkmijler (Wiesbaden).

Peterson, Enoch E.

n.d. The Architecture and Topography of Karanis (unpublished manuscript: Kelsey Museum of Archaeology).

Petrie, W M. Flinders

1890, Kanun, Gurob, and Hawara (London).

1892, Ten Years of Digging in Egypt: 1881-1891 (The Religious Tract Society; London).

1917, Tools and Weapons (British School of Archaeology in Egypt; London).

1927, Objects of Daily Use (British School of Archaeology in Egypt; London). 1938, Egyptian Architecture (British School of Archaeology in Egypt; London).

Riad, H. and Shelton, J. C

1975 A Tax List from Karanis (P Cair. Mich. 359)

Richter, Gisela M.A.

1966, The Furniture of the Greeks, Etruscans and Romans (London).

Rickman, G.

1971 Roruan Granates and Store Buildings (Cambridge).
1980, The Corn Supply of Ancient Rome (Oxford).

Robinson, D.M. and Graham, J.W

1938, "The Hellenic House," Excavations at Olynthus, part 8 (Baltimore).

Root, Margaret Cool, with the assistance of L. A. McCoy.

1982, Wondrons Glass: Reflections on the World of Rome (Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, The University of Michigan; Ann Arbor).

Rostovtzeff, M.

1926, The Social and Economic History of the Roman Empire (Oxford).

Rübsam, Winfried J.R
1974, Gotter und Kulte in Faijum wijhrend der griechisch-romisch-byzantinischen Zeit (diss. Bonn).

Singer, Charles, et al.
1957, A History of Technology II (Oxford).
Aldred, Cyril, "Fine Wood Work," 684-703.
Crowfoot, Grace M., "Textiles, Basketry, and Mats"413-47.
Forbes, R. J., "Chemical, Culinary and Cosmetic Arts," 238-98.
Gibert, K. R, "Rope-Making" 451-55
Grant, Julius, "A Note on the Materials of Ancient Textiles and Baskets," 447-51.

Shelton, John C.
1977, A Tax List from Karanis (P Cairo. Mich. 359) (Bonn).

Shier, Louise
1949, "A Roman Town in Egypt," The Classical Outlook 26: 61-63.
1978, Terracotta Lamps from Karanis, Egypt (Kelsey Museum of Archaeology Studies 3; Ann Arbor).

Toutain, J
1915, "Le culte du crocodile dans le Fayoum,"RHR 71:171-94.

Turner, Eric
1982, "The Graeco-Roman Branch," Excavating in Egypt. The Egypt Exploration Society 1882-1982, ed. IG.H. James (British Museum Publications, Ltd.; London).

"Unearthing the Past: The Expeditions of the Kelsey Museum,"
1972, Research News XIII, no. 5 (Office of Research Administration, The University of Michigan; Ann Arbor)

Wallace, Sherman LeRoy
1938, Taxation in Egypt from Augustus to Diocletian

Wanscher, 0.
1966, The Art of Furniture: 5000 Years of Furniture and Interiors (New York).

Wild, J. P.
1970, Textile Manufacture in the Northern Roman Provinces (Cambridge).

Williams, Caroline Ransom
1924, The New York Historical Society, Catalogue of Egyptian Antiquities: Gold and Silver Jewelry and Related Objects (New York).

Wilson, L.
1933, Ancient Textiles from Egypt in The University of Michigan Collection (University of Michigan Studies, Humanistic Series XXXI; Ann Arbor).

Witt, R.E.
1971, Isis in the Graeco-Roman World (Aspects of Greek and Roman Life, ed. H.H. Scullard; Ithaca, New York).

Yeivin, S.
1934, "Notes on the Northern Temple at Karanis," Aegyptus. Rivista italiana di Egittologia e di papirologia 14: 71-79.

Youtie, H. C.
1948, "The Kline of Sarapis," HthR 41: 9-29.

Youtie, C. and Pearl, O.M.
1939, Tax Rolls from Karanis [University of Michigan Studies, Humanistic Series XLVII. (Michigan Papyri VI; Ann Arbor].

Youtie, H. C. and Winter, J. G.
1951, Papyri and Ostraka from Karanis, Second Series [University of Michigan Studies, Humanistic Series L (Michigan Papyri VIII); Ann Arbor].


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