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By Timothy Venning

ISBN-10: 1441154787

ISBN-13: 9781441154781

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Inscriptions are still coming to light that recount and date events of which we were previously totally ignorant. 43 After inscriptions, the second most important non-literary source for chronological data are documents written on the crude paper of the period, papyrus, and so referred to as ‘papyri’. Their study is called ‘papyrology’. Papyrus paper was an invention of ancient Egypt, where the heat and dryness of the climate helped conserve the very fragile writing medium that was just one of many items made from the native papyrus reed.

348. 32 Cf. below pp. 000, 000, 000. 1–273; T. P. Wiseman (1991), Death of an Emperor. Exeter; below p. 98–100]. 16, 20; below p. 42–3]. 35 On which see most recently R. Rees (2000), Layers of Loyalty in Latin Panegyric AD 289–307. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 36 Kienast (1996), p. 19. O. Seeck’s (1919), Regesten der Kaiser und Päpste für die Jahre 311 bis 476 n. Chr. Stuttgart, was the first comprehensive exploitation of this aspect of the laws. 37 Kienast (1996), p. 2; R. W. Burgess (1993), The Chronicle of Hydatius and the Consularia Constantinopolitana.

AD 347–420) and then by Hydatius (c. AD 400–c. 470) and others. Also important is the world-history, in Greek, of John Malalas (c. 19 Christians also took up and Christianized the traditional Roman calendar with, for example, that of Polemius Silvius (mid-fifth century AD). And Christians of the early Christian Roman Empire wrote valuable church histories. The genre of the Historia Ecclesiastica was invented by Eusebius of Caesarea and continued by Socrates Scholasticus and Sozomen (both fl. mid-fifth century AD), and Theodoret (c.

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