Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Marriage & Divorce Papyri of the ancient Greek, Roman and Jewish world

A collection of papyri from 4thC BCE to 4th C CE

Every published Greek, Roman and Jewish marriage contract and divorce deed is collected here, from the 4th C BCE to the 4th C CE. Each text is presented in its original language, with references to English translations, other online texts, and online images of the papyrus, where available. Some additional marriage contracts have been added which fall outside these boundaries, including a 2nd BCE Edomite marriage written on pottery, and a 5th C CE Jewish marriage contract written on vellum an a 6th C CE Samaritan Greek divorce deed. A few related texts have also been added which illustrate marriage laws...

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