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Oxyrhynchus: the city and its texts

Tuesday 3rd April, 2012

Oxyrhynchus: the city and its texts 

In association with the Hellenic Society and Egypt Exploration Society


Dr Colin Adams, University of Liverpool: Shaking down the town: corruption and government in Oxyrhynchus

Prof Alan Bowman, Oxford University: Oxyrhynchus: the history of an Egyptian provincial town

Prof Peter Parsons, Oxford University: Good books and lower tastes

Prof Dominic Rathbone, Kings College London: Oxyrhynchus: site and city


A vidcast on ‘Oxyrhynchus: the city and its texts’ is available to view at

The video was produced in association with the Open University. 

Speakers: Prof. Dominic Rathbone, Dr. Colin Adams, Prof. Peter Parsons and Dr. Nick Lowe.

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