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Ancient History, Leuven

Research Group

Lifecycle:1 Jul 1977 →  Today
Organisation profile:

The research unit Ancient History studies the Greco-Roman World from 800 B.C. until 650 A.D., mainly based in written sources.

HISTORY OF PTOLEMAIC AND ROMAN EGYPT: - Study of the political, institutional, social and economic history of Ptolemaic and Roman Egypt. - Edition and study of texts on papyrus. - Prosopographia Ptolemaica: elaboration of a computerized database of all known persons from Ptolemaic Egypt. - Historical topography and administration of the Fayum. - Early christianity in Egypt. ANCIENT HISTORIOGRAPHY: - Study of purposes and methods of history, as defined and applied by Greek and Roman historians. - Continuation of F. Jacoby: "Die Fragmente der griechischen Historiker". - Study of fragments of Greek Historians.

Keywords:Roman History, Hellenistic History, Greek History, Historiography, Prosopographical method, Social stratification, Papyrology, Epigraphy