This book provides the first edition with an extensive introduction
and full commentary of a unique land survey written on papyrus in
Greek which derives from that area of southern (Upper) Egypt known
as the Apollonopolite (or Edfu) nome and is now preserved in
Copenhagen. Dating from the late second century BC, this survey
provides a new picture of both landholding and taxation in the area
which differs significantly from that currently accepted. The
introduction sets this new evidence in its contemporary context,
drawing particular attention to what it reveals about the nature of
the relations of the Ptolemaic royal administration with local
grandees, Egyptian temples and the army. No student of Hellenistic
Egypt can afford to ignore this text, which importantly extends our
knowledge of Upper Egypt under the Ptolemaic kings and involves
some modification to the prevailing picture of landholding in
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