Dr Youssri Abdelwahed

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Dr Youssri Abdelwahed
Position/Fellowship type:
Visiting Fellow
Fellowship term:
01-Sep-2020 to 31 March 2021 - POSTPONED
Institute of Classical Studies
Home institution:
Minia University
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Over the past two decades, a number of studies have been published in hope of better understanding the daily life activities of the house occupants in Graeco-Roman Egypt, a highly rich province in both archaeological and textual evidence. My research project attempts to identify different forms and causes of violent behaviour committed by or against the house occupants in the light of Greek papyri uncovered from Graeco-Roman Egypt. It also deals with the location of different forms of violent behaviour in relation to the spatial and physical arrangement of the house. It simply argues that the house was not a safe place in Graeco-Roman Egypt, where violence was one of the expressions of social interaction between the house occupants and their partners or other inhabitants. The timespan of the research project extended from the foundation of the Ptolemaic Dynasty in 305 BC to the official recognition of Christianity in AD 325. During my stay at the Institute of Classical Studies, I intend to finish a monograph on domestic violence in Graeco-Roman Egypt based on Greek papyri, literary evidence, and relevant literature. Once finished, I intend to l submit it for publication by BAR.

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