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NO.53 SUMMER 1999
BENE LEGERE
NEWSLETTER OF THE LIBRARY ASSOCIATES

The Library Associates

Join more than 6,000 other friends, book lovers, alumni, and faculty who recognize that the influence of a great research library reaches beyond the university it serves to the many communities of which it is a part.

Library Associates receive complimentary copies of the quarterly newsletter Bene Legere, as well as invitations to special occasions at the Library. For more information on the Library Associates program, please write or telephone: The Library Development Office, Room 188 Doe Library, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-6000; telephone (510) 642-9377. Or, check our website.

Picture of Papyrus (P.Teb. 256) of "Iliad".

Papyrus (P.Teb. 256) of Homer's Iliad, (late 2nd century A.D.), The Bancroft Library

Ancient Lives:
The Tebtunis Papyri in Context

September 24 - December 1999
Bancroft Library Gallery

The Bancroft Library's fall exhibit opens Friday, September 24 and runs until December 1999. The exhibit features a number of interesting selections from the Library's collection of 22,000 papyri which were discovered in Egypt at the turn of the century by university archaeologists. Included are literary texts (Homer and Sophocles) as well as documents of official and daily life of the times. The exhibit examines the nature of papyrus (ancient "paper"), the history of the discovery of the papyri, and the conservation and scholarly use of the collection.


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