Napthali Lewis

Napthali Lewis Naphtali Lewis (1911-2005) taught at Brooklyn College from 1947 until his retirement in 1976. He received a BA in 1930 from City College of New York, his MA from Columbia in 1932, and a certificate at the University of Strasbourg (1933) and a doctorate in Paris (1934). From 1965 until 1969, Lewis was president of the American Society of Papyrologists; he was president of the Association Internationale de Papyrologues from 1974 until 1983. Lewis published extensively on Ptolemaic and Roman Egypt and authored The Interpretation of Dreams and Portents in Antiquity (Samuel Stevens Hakkert & Co., 1976; reprinted by Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 1996), Greeks in Ptolemaic Egypt: Case Studies in the Social History of the Hellenistic World (Oxford University Press, 1986), and Papyrus in Classical Antiquity (Clarendon Press, 1974).

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