A Million Little Pieces (Really!): The Recovery of Demotic Egyptian Literature from the Graeco-Roman Period

Tuesday, April 1st
Morrison Library

Led by Richard Jasnow, Professor of Near Eastern Studies at Johns Hopkins University

Richard Jasnow is one of the leading experts in the study of the demotic Egyptian literary manuscripts of Greek and Roman Egypt (c. 400 BC – AD 300). About a third of the Tebtunis papyri fragments at Berkeley are in Egyptian, including important temple literary texts. The Center for the Tebtunis Papyri is very pleased to have a prominent Egyptologist contribute to its annual Distinguished Lecturer series. Professor Jasnow's public lecture will give an overview of the study of demotic literature, describing the interesting personalities (and quarrels) of the Egyptologists since Champollion who have worked in this area. He will explain the nature and scope of Demotic Literature and give a glimpse of some of the fascinating stories that are coming to light. An exhibition of Egyptian literary manuscripts from the Tebtunis temple library will accompany this lecture. Never before have these papyri been displayed to the public.

For more information or to RSVP, please contact Barbara Young at (510) 643-0116 or byoung@library.berkeley.edu

Spring Intersession Hours

From March 24th – 27th, The Bancroft Library will have limited hours of operation. The intersession hours will be as follows –

Monday through Thursday: 1 – 5 p.m.

The Bancroft Library will be CLOSED on Friday, March 28th.

Our regular hours will resume Monday, March 31st.