Year: 1993 ISBN: 978-90-429-2768-1 Pages: XXI-293 p. Price: 40 EURO
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This book offers a complete survey of all festivals, official and private, in Greco-Roman Egypt, with a thorough discussion of their name, date in the calender, religious and social background, etc. The collection of evidence is of importance to papyrologists, anthropologists, egyptologists and historians of Greek and Egyptian religion and customs in Antiquity. Important sections deal with problems of calendar and with the economic aspects of festivals.