H 290 x W 205 mm
Illustrated throughout in colour and black & white
Published Oct 2016
This book examines different forms of ritual activities performed in houses of Graeco- Roman Egypt. It draws on the rich archaeological record of rural housing and evidence from literature or papyrological references to both urban and rural housing.
Chapter I: The Internal Division of Houses; Chapter II: The Domestic Pylon; Chapter III: Ritual Activities Enacted Before the Front Door of Houses; Chapter IV: The Illumination of Lamps (Lychnocaia) for Athena-Neith on 13 Epeiph (Julian: 24 June); Chapter V: The House as Social Space; Chapter VI: The House as Religious Space; Appendix 1: Catalogue of Roman-period Houses; Bibliography