Old and New Papyri from the Estate of Lady Victorina

Roberta Mazza

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A landlady Victorina is known from three published papyri: P.Herm. 42, P.Bodl. 1 26 and P.Grenf. II 97. This article presents two new texts belonging to her dossier: P.Ryl. Greek Add. 1150 and P.Berol.inv. 9083, and a new edition of P.Herm. 42. Although there are no firm elements allowing us to know the precise location of Victorina's Egyptian estate nor any other information on her family background, the papyri present interesting material features and shed light on the mechanics of land management in Byzantine Egypt.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)277-283
Number of pages7
JournalCentre de Recherche d'Histoire et Civilisation de Byzance. Travaux et Memoires
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2016


  • papyri, John Rylands Library
  • Byzantine Egypt
  • Women late antiquity
  • land management
  • large estates


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