Examines a group of papyri held at Yale’s rare book library, the Beinecke


Yale Papyri in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library IV springs from work undertaken at Yale University’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, at its Papyrological Summer Institute in 2003. This fourth volume of Yale papyri presents three groups of texts dating from the second century BCE to the seventh century CE. Editions are presented in chronological order, and include items such as samples of scribal training, mathematical tables and exercises, schoolroom work, letters, tax- receipts, contracts, and petitions. Contributors in addition to the volume editors include Daniel Markovich, Charles W. Hedrick, Jr., Jitse H. F. Dijkstra, Kevin Wilkinson, AnneMarie Luijendijk, Richard L. Phillips, Gary Reger, Shane Berg, Elizabeth Penland, George Bevan, Josiah E. Davis, Mariam Dandamayeva, Andrew T. Crislip, and Jean Gascou.

Hélène Cuvigny is Research Director at the Institute of Research and Text History.

Ruth Duttenhöfer has recently completed her doctoral work in Germany.  She has published a number of papyrological articles, and has updated the document that the Beinecke uses to introduce their papyri collection. 

Ann Ellis Hanson is Professor Emerita of Classics at Yale University, and is a past winner of a MacArthur Fellowship.  She was one of the founding editors of UMP’s series New Texts from Ancient Cultures, with Ludwig Koenen and Traianos Gagos, in 1993.