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CITY OF THE SHARP-NOSED FISH : Greek Lives in Roman Egypt by  Peter Parsons - First Edition - 2007 - from Diversity Books and Biblio.com

CITY OF THE SHARP-NOSED FISH : Greek Lives in Roman Egypt

by Parsons, Peter

Condition: Very Good +/Very Good +


London: Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 2007. xxviii, + 258pp., plus 3 x 8 page, colour and b/white illustrated sections. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain red boards undamaged. Leaves clean and unmarked. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly edge-creased only. From the rear panel: "When Grenfell and Hunt began digging near the Nile in 1807 they made what has turned out to be one of the great archaeological discoveries which is still today enriching what we know about the ancient world . . . The total lack of rain in Middle Egypt preserved the papyri beneath the sand, as nowhere else in the Roman Empire. The result is a unique picture of everyday life in the Nile Valley as it was lived by its Greek-speaking settlers between Alexander the Great and the Arab Conquest a thousand years later." Book weight approx. 645g. . First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
  • Bookseller: Diversity Books AU (AU)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 012297
  • Title: CITY OF THE SHARP-NOSED FISH : Greek Lives in Roman Egypt
  • Author: Parsons, Peter
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good +
  • Jacket condition: Very Good +
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • ISBN 10: 0297645889
  • ISBN 13: 9780297645887
  • Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicholson
  • Place: London
  • Date published: 2007
  • LCCN: 2007407883
  • Keywords: History, Ancient Egypt, Greek Settlers, Roman Egypt
  • Bookseller catalogs: Archaeology;
  • Subjects: HISTORY / General; SOCIAL SCIENCE / Archaeology;
  • Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

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