Monday, December 27, 2021

Counting the People in Hellenistic Egypt

W. Clarysse and D. J. Thompson, Counting the People in Hellenistic Egypt, Cambridge, 2004.

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This homepage is intended as a supplement to Willy CLARYSSE and Dorothy J. THOMPSON, Counting the People in Hellenistic Egypt (Cambridge, 2004). It consists of the following items:

Corrigenda: for a list of corrections to the printed text, click here (pdf-file).

Prosopography: All persons mentioned in the texts of Volume I were listed in an exhaustive database. This database has been incorporated within the Prosopographia Ptolemaica on line, which was in turn incorporated in TM People. By using TM People the individuals in P. Count can be placed in the wider context of Ptolemaic Egypt as a whole. The original database, created in Filemaker Pro 7, is no longer fully compatible with current Filemaker Pro versions (currently - in 2021 - version 19), but data can now be downloaded in csv format (see the download box above). In the compressed zip file, you'll find several csv files, one for each table in the original relational database of all people in P. Count.

Tax households: This is a non-relational database with all the families in P. Count. It was used for the figures and statistics in Volume II, Chapter 7. The entire database is now available in csv format, and can be downloaded with the rest of the P. Count files in the download box above. For the tax households database in particular, there is an explanatory document (pdf-file).



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