Resources for Further Study  Trexler Library | Muhlenberg College


Introductions to papyri and how scholars interpret them:

Bagnall, Roger S.  Reading Papyri, Writing Ancient History.  London: Routledge, 1995.  
Trexler Library Main Collection 930.072 B147r

Grenfell, Bernard P. Fayûm Towns and Their Papyri. London: Egypt Exploration Fund, 1900.
Trexler Library Main Collection 880.82 G826f

Hunt, Arthur S. Select Papyri. London: W. Heinemann, ltd, 1932.   
Trexler Library Main Collection 880.82 H939s

Johnson, William A.  Bookrolls and Scribes in Oxyrhynchus.  Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2004. 
Trexler Library Main Collection 880.82 J71b

Parsons, Peter.  City of the Sharp-Nosed Fish: Greek Lives in Roman Egypt.  London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 2007.
Trexler Library Main Collection 932.022 P269c

Turner, E. G.  Greek Papyri: An Introduction.  Princeton: University Press, 1968. 
Trexler Library Main Collection 880.82 T945g

The Oxyrhynchus Papyri. London: Egypt Exploration Fund, 1898.
Trexler Library Rare Books Collection 888.01 O98


Studies on particular aspects of Greek papyri:

Betz, Heinz Dieter, ed.  The Greek Magical Papyri in Translation: Including the Demotic Spells.  Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1986.
Trexler Library Main Collection 133.4 G793

Petri, W.M. Flinders.  Egyptian Tales: Translated from the Papyri.  New York: Blom, 1973.
Trexler Library Main Collection 398.2 P495e

Skemer, Don C.  Binding Words: Textual Amulets in the Middle Ages.  Pennsylvania State University Press, 2006.
Trexler Library Main Collection 133.44 S627b
(Note: this discusses late ancient textual amulets, such as Muhlenberg’s O. Pap. 1077, although that particular papyrus is not mentioned.)

Epp, Eldon Jay.  “The Oxyrhynchus New Testament Papyri: ‘Not Without Honor Except in Their Hometown’?”  Journal of Biblical Literature 123/1 (2005): 5-55. (accessed October 22, 2008).



The University of Michigan Papyrus Collection.  This is a very accessible site, and a good place to start on-line.

Princeton University Library Papyrus Collection:

Duke University Papyrus Archive:

Glasgow University Papyrus Collection:

Advance Papyrological Information System hosted by Columbia University:

Yale University Papyrus Collection:

Oxyrhynchus Papyri Online:

Center for the Tebtunis Papyri.   This site contains information about the Tebtunis papyri, from another town roughly adjacent to Oxyryhnchus, and also excavated by Grenfell and Hunt.

NOVA: ScienceNow: Papyrus.  This is a streaming video from the PBS NOVA series.

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