The Gnomon of the Idios Logos

Meet the Gnomon of the Idios Logos – a handbook of administrative law from Roman Egypt.

The Museum Island in Berlin is home to some of the most extensive collections of ancient artefacts in the world. Like the British museum, each museum on the island deserves more time than the single day I was able to devote to them when I visited in September last year. Nevertheless, I’ve picked out one piece that grabbed my attention – for no other reason than that it provides a snapshot of the colourfulness of law and life in the ancient world.

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