Between the second half of the nineteenth century and the first half of the twentieth century the British Museum acquired as part of its cuneiform collections one-hundred and twenty economic tablets from Uruk, dating to the Seleucid period, which belong to what has been described as the “most spectacular Hellenistic archives available today”. The book offers an analysis of the collection accompanied by the text editions. The approach adopted was that of exploring the documents according to three main thematic sections: arable land, urban properties and prebends. The administrative texts have been treated as a group. Particular attention is paid to the role played by specific families, individuals or groups in each area of interest, as well as in shedding new light on the ownership patterns and business strategies that characterised the activities of those who acted as the parties in the documents.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.