Thoughts On Turner's Greek Papyri
Today I finished a very useful book entitled Greek Papyri: An Introduction by E. G. Turner. I do not have the background to review its contents, but I found the book pretty enjoyable and informative. To read it you should know Greek (though you often don’t need it to know what is going on) and it would be beneficial to you if you are familiar at all with classical studies (I am not very familiar myself though that is changing) or textual criticism, but it is not necessary. You should have a good grasp of the basic time-line of history of the Hellenistic period.
The book now is about forty years old, so there are a lot of things about which this book is probably out of date. I imagine there are much newer introductions to Greek papyri (and if you have any suggestions, I’m open). This is a book I picked up from the DTS library. I think I may have to buy myself a copy.
Over the last week or so this book has served as my "please pick of Samuel and hold him because he’s crying" book. Consequently my five-month-old has something of an education in papyrology now. I hope he retains it. In the meantime I’ve moved on to Huizinga’s biography of Erasmus. I hope he finds that enjoyable as well.