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The John Rylands Research Institute

Will Mundy

Euhemeria - from the Roman conquest in 30 BCE to the end of the first century CE.

Papyri
Will's research is exploring how the Roman conquest and the change from Greek to Roman rule affected the lives of the people of Euhemeria.

Will is working on a portrait of Euhemeria, a village in the Fayum region of Egypt, in the period from the Roman conquest in 30 BCE to the end of the first century CE. This was a period of administrative and social change as well as continuity for the village. Euhemeria also produced a lot of papyri at this time, and a great many of its papyri are housed in the John Rylands Library. He works on documentary texts, such as petitions, letters, contracts and receipts, but is really interested in telling the stories of the people who produced these documents and how the change from Greek to Roman rule affected their lives.

Will undertook an MA Classics and Ancient History at The University of Manchester, producing a dissertation on papyri of the early Roman period in the Rylands collection, an interest which informs his current PhD research.