Classical & Archaeological Studies


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Dr Csaba La'da

Reader in Ancient History, Papyrology and Egyptology


Office: Cornwallis North West 165

Office Hours: Thursday 3-4pm


Csaba was educated at the Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, University College London and Cambridge University. He has held prestigious Research Fellowships at Oxford, Leuven, Hamburg, the Warburg Institute and Vienna, and came to Kent from a Research Fellowship at Manchester University. His research interests are wide-ranging but mainly concentrate on the Hellenistic and early Roman world. His particular interests are in Papyrology and Hellenistic and Roman Egypt. Csaba recently received a British Academy Research Grant to undertake a project entitled 'Greeks, Jews and Egyptians: An Alphabetically Arranged Tax List of a Multi-Cultural Village in Ptolemaic Egypt (P.Vindob. G60514-60518)'. He is a member of The Oxyrhynchus Papyri Management Committee, The Egypt Exploration Society (London) and a member of the Editorial Board, Acta Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae (Budapest)

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La'da, C. (2008). Greek Documentary Papyri from Ptolemaic Egypt. Berlin, New York: W. de Gruyter.
La'da, C. (2002). Foreign Ethnics in Hellenistic Egypt. Leuven, Brussels - Paris, France - Dudley, MA, US: Peeters.
Edited book
La'Da, C. (2006). Schrift, Text und Bild: Kleine Schriften von Herwig Maehler. La'da, C. A. and Römer, C. eds. Munich, Germany: K.G. Saur.
La'da, C. (2018). Greek Mummy Labels at the British Museum — A Note. TYCHE: Beiträge zur Alten Geschichte, Papyrologie und Epigraphik [Document] 32:265-266. Available at:
La'da, C. and Papathomas, A. (2018). Eine griechische Gestellungsbürgschaft aus dem spätantiken Herakleopolis. TYCHE: Beiträge zur Alten Geschichte, Papyrologie und Epigraphik [Online] 32:93-101. Available at:
La'da, C. and Papathomas, A. (2015). Enteuxis Concerning Illegal Sale of Cedria. TYCHE – Contributions to Ancient History, Papyrology and Epigraphy [Online] 30:81-90. Available at:
La'da, C. (2013). A new Greek letter from early Ptolemaic Egypt. Acta Antiqua [Online] 53:371-377. Available at:
La'da, C. (2013). Greek or Egyptian? The Origin of the Ptolemaic Title Syngenes. Archiv fuer Papyrusforschung und verwandte Gebiete [Online] 59:95-122. Available at:
La'da, C. (2011). A New Tax List from Hellenistic Egypt: A Preliminary Report. Acta Antiqua 51:23-29.
La'da, C. (2009). A New Greek Petition from Hellenistic Egypt. Acta Antiqua 49:375-382.
La'da, C. (2005). Egyiptomiak és bevándorlók: a társadalmi es kultúrális változások dinamikája a hellénisztikus Egyiptomban. Antik Tanulmányok [Online] 49:155-171. Available at:
La'da, C. and Papathomas, A. (2004). A Greek Papyrus Amulet from the Duke Collection with Biblical Excerpts: Septuagint Psalm 90, the Heading of Psalm 91 and the Lord's Prayer with a Doxology. Bulletin of the American Society of Papyrologists [Online] 41:93-113. Available at:
La'da, C. (2003). Bemerkungen zu Papyri XVI; Korr. Tyche 492-493. Tyche 18:255-256.
La'da, C. and Papathomas, A. (2003). A Ptolemaic Petition by a Royal Farmer Concerning the Postponement of Legal Proceedings before the Laokritai. Archiv für Papyrusforschung und verwandte Gebiete 49:183-189.
La'da, C. (2002). Bemerkungen zu Papyri XV; Korr. Tyche 477-483. Tyche 17:259-260.
La'da, C. and Papathomas, A. (2001). Ein neues Papyrusamulett mit dem Septuaginta-Psalm 30, 3d–4a. Aegyptus [Online] 81:37-46. Available at:
La'da, C. and Rubinstein, L. (1996). Greek Ostraca from Pselkis. Zeitschrift fuer Papyrologie under Epigraphik 110:135-155.
La'da, C. (1994). Review article of 'Ethnicity in Hellenistic Egypt' by Bilde, P. et al (Aarhus 1992). TOPOI, Orient-Occident [Online] 4:341-350. Available at:
La'da, C. (1993). Report on the Symposium on Research Topics in Graeco-Roman Egypt, University College, London 8-10 July, 1991. Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies [Online] 38:271-272. Available at:
Book section
La'da, C. (2012). 'Amnesty in Pharaonic Egypt' and 'Amnesty in Hellenistic Egypt'. in: Harter-Uibopuu, K. and Mitthof, F. eds. Akten des Kolloquiums 'Vergessen und Vergeben? Amnestie in der Antike'. Vienna: Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, pp. 17-43 & 163-209.
La'da, C. (2005). Die wirtschaftliche Stellung der Frau im hellenistischen, römischen und byzantinischen Ägypten (332 v. Chr.-642 n. Chr.). in: Froschauer, H. and Harrauer, H. eds. Emanzipation am Nil: Frauenleben und Frauenrecht in den Papyri. Vienna, Austria: Phoibos-Vlg, pp. 35-49.
La'da, C. and Papathomas, A. (2004). A Papyrus Fragment of a New Greek Paschal Letter. in: Harrauer, H. and Pintaudi, R. eds. Gedenkschrift U. Horak. Florence, Italy: Papyrologica Florentina XXXIV, pp. 9-17.
La'da, C. (2003). Encounters with Ancient Egypt: The Hellenistic Greek Experience. in: Matthews, R. and Roemer, C. eds. Ancient Perspectives on Egypt. London: University College London Press, pp. 157-169.
La'da, C. (2002). The Demotic Papyrus Collection of the Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Hamburg Carl von Ossietzky. in: Ryholt, K. ed. Acts of the Seventh International Conference of Demotic Studies, Copenhagen, 23-27 August 1999. Copenhagen: Museum Tusculanum Press, pp. 249-254.
La'da, C. (2002). Immigrant Women in Hellenistic Egypt: the Evidence of Ethnic Designations. in: Melaerts, H. and Mooren, L. eds. Le Role et le Statut de la Femme en Egypte Hellenistique, Romaine et Byzantine Actes du Colloque International. Leuven, Brussels - Sterling, VA, US: Peeters, pp. 167-192.
La'da, C. (2001). Lease of a Vineyard and Work-Contract. in: Palme, B. ed. Wiener Papyri als Festgage zum 60. Geburtstag von Hermann Harrauer. Vienna: P. Harrauer, pp. 227-232.
La'da, C. (2004). Review of 'Rechtsgeschichtliches zur Ackerverpachtung auf Tempelland nach demotischem Formular'. Zeitschrift der Savigny-Stiftung für Rechtsgeschichte, Romanistische Abteilung 121:539-544.
La'da, C. (2003). Review of 'Cleopatras'. Discussions in Egyptology 55:99-105.
La'da, C. (2003). Review of 'Piracy in the Graeco-Roman World'. Mnemosyne 56:250-255.
La'da, C. (2003). Review of 'Dokumentarische Papyri des 2. Jh. v. Chr. aus dem Herakleopolites (P.Heid. VIII)'. Tyche 18:264-267.
La'da, C. (2002). Review of 'Taposiris Magna, Port of Isis'. Discussions in Egyptology 53:123-130.
La'da, C. (1999). Review of 'Soldier and Society in Roman Egypt; A Social History'. Discussions in Egyptology 43:57-63.
La'da, C. (1999). Review of 'Alexandria Rediscovered'. Discussions in Egyptology 45:105-108.
La'da, C. (1999). Review of 'Columbia Papyri X' Bagnall, R. S. and Obbink, D. D. eds. Mnemosyne 52:635-639.
La'da, C. (1999). Review of 'The Genius of Alexander the Great'. Mnemosyne 52:757-761.
La'da, C. (1998). Review of 'Sex and Society in Graeco-Roman Egypt'. Discussions in Egyptology 41:83-87.
La'da, C. (1997). Review of 'Egypt after the Pharaohs; 332 BC-AD 642 from Alexander to the Arab Conquest' (Second paperback edition). Discussions in Egyptology 38:135-137.
La'da, C. (2018). A Late Hellenistic Fragment of a Tractate on Classical and Post-Classical (?) Literature: New Information on Aristophanes' Daitales? Rheinisches Museum für Philologie.
Total publications in KAR: 38 [See all in KAR]
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Csaba La'da teaches modules on ancient Egypt and on the Greek language.

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Classical & Archaeological Studies, School of European Culture and Languages, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NF

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Last Updated: 02/02/2018