Department of ClassicsUniversity of Cincinnati
Department of Classics

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Another issue of the Bulletin of the American Society of Papyrologists has just appeared at Cincinnati. It is a volume of over 450 pages, with text editions and essays as well as shorter notes and reviews on a great variety of topics having to do with Greco-Roman Egypt. Highlights are two articles presenting Greek papyri from the earliest Roman period. One edits four poll tax receipts, which add substantially to what we know about taxation in early Roman Egypt. The other edits four labor contracts, two for a girl under the age of ten, who will feed olives into an oil press and do other chores as needed by her employer. There are very few texts that are as explicit about child labor in antiquity.

Peter van Minnen has been editor-in-chief of this international journal since 2006. Many graduate students at Cincinnati, in summer institutes, and at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens have publishing their first articles in BASP, some assisting van Minnen in the production of the journal.