Driver, G. R.
Title ARAMAIC DOCUMENTS OF THE FIFTH CENTURY B.C. Transcribed and Edited with Translation and Notes with Help from a Typescript by E. Mittwoch, W. B. Henning, H. J. Polotsky and F. Rosenthal.
Book Condition Near Fine with no dust jacket
Publisher Oxford University At the Clarendon Press 1954
Seller ID 1876
Book has minor rubbing to extremities. ; Aramaic Documents published here for the first time came from an unknown site in Egypt and consist of 13 or 14 more or less complete letters and the fragments of others from the Archives of Arsham, satrap of Egypt in the time of Darius II, and may be dated c. 410 B. C. They deal with the administrative problems confronting the satrap's subordinate officers, and with those arising from the relations of these officers with the native population, especially in the matter of their fiefs; one is concerned with the making of an equestrian statue for the writer, one is a letter of thanks for the safe transport of certain goods for personal use, and one is a safe-conduct for a Persian officer proceeding by way of Syria to Egypt.
Aramaic Near East Near Eastern Studies Epigraphy & Palaeography Egypt Egyptology Egyptian Persia Persian Empire