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

Author Name    Parsons, Peter

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

Binding   Hardcover and Dustjacket

Book Condition   Very Good +

Jacket Condition   Very Good +

Edition   First Edition

Size   8vo - over 7" - 9" tall

Publisher   London Weidenfeld & Nicholson 2007

ISBN Number    0297645889 / 9780297645887

Seller ID   012297

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.

History, Ancient Egypt, Greek Settlers, Roman Egypt

Price = 30.08 AUD

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