CITY OF THE SHARP-NOSED FISH : Greek Lives in Roman Egypt

By: Parsons, Peter

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xxviii, + 258pp., plus 3 x 8 page, colour and b/white illustrated sections. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain red boards undamaged. Leaves clean and unmarked. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly edge-creased only. From the rear panel: "When Grenfell and Hunt began digging near the Nile in 1807 they made what has turned out to be one of the great archaeological discoveries which is still today enriching what we know about the ancient world . . . The total lack of rain in Middle Egypt preserved the papyri beneath the sand, as nowhere else in the Roman Empire. The result is a unique picture of everyday life in the Nile Valley as it was lived by its Greek-speaking settlers between Alexander the Great and the Arab Conquest a thousand years later." Book weight approx. 645g.

Title: CITY OF THE SHARP-NOSED FISH : Greek Lives in Roman Egypt

Author Name: Parsons, Peter

Categories: History - General, Archaeology,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld & Nicholson: 2007

ISBN Number: 0297645889

ISBN Number 13: 9780297645887

Binding: Hardcover and Dustjacket

Book Condition: Very Good +

Jacket Condition: Very Good +

Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

Seller ID: 012297

Keywords: History, Ancient Egypt, Greek Settlers, Roman Egypt