Langellotti, Dr Micaela
British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow
Tel +44 (0)20 7848 1840
Address Department of Classics
King's College London
E4, North Wing
London WC2R 2LS
My research interests focus on the economy, society and administration of Graeco-Roman Egypt. I am particularly interested in the fundamental problem of how the system of taxation developed and changed from the first to the third century AD, and how the fiscal burden affected village society and its economic activities. My current project, entitled 'Village economy and society: early Roman Tebtunis', aims to construct the first detailed village study for the Roman Empire, for Tebtunis, in the Fayum. The main evidence is the archive of Kronion, who ran the local 'notarial office' of the village of Tebtunis. This remarkable sample of the economic activities in the village enables study of the socio-economic stratification of village society.
Social, administrative and economic history of the Roman Empire
Greek documentary papyrology
L’allevamento di pecore e capre nell’Egitto romano: aspetti economici e sociali, Bari, 2012.
ʻThe meaning of εἴδη in tax documents in Roman Egyptʼ, Actes du 26e Congrès International de Papyrologie, Genève,16-21 août 2010 (2012), pp :425-28.
ʻConto e lettera eroninianiʼ, Eirene 46 (2010) 102-4.
ʻLocazioni di capre nell’Egitto romanoʼ, Analecta Papyrologica 18-20 (2006-8) 145-54.
‘Sales in the grapheion archive of Kronion’, in Legal Documents in Ancient Societies Proceedings (2013, forthcoming).
PSI XVI 1618 ‘Petizione allo stratego’ (2013, forthcoming)
PSI XVI 1621 ‘Registro’ (2013, forthcoming)
Village economy and society: early Roman Tebtunis (in preparation).
Edition of 16 first-century AD documentary texts for the Oxyrhynchus Papyri (in preparation).
Edition of 24 grapheion papyri from the Michigan Collection (in preparation).