The Graeco-Roman Memoirs (GRM) are mostly concerned with the publication of the Greek papyri found by Grenfell and Hunt at Oxyrhynchus, but also cover other papyri and Graeco-Roman material held by the Society.

You can find further information on the Society’s collection here.

GRM for members: Members were previously able to subscribe to the GRM as part of their membership. This is suspended from 2021-22. 

GRM for institutions: academic and commercial institutions can subscribe to the GRM via our publishing partner, Bloomsbury Publishing LtD, who handle all institutional customer services. 

Current volume

Graeco-Roman Memoir 106 (Oxyrhynchus Papyri LXXXV)
edited by Nikolaos Gonis, Peter J. Parsons and W. Benjamin Henry

This volume contains the first editions of 55 Greek literary and documentary papyri. The theological texts include fragments of Genesis and Luke, both assignable to the third century. Pride of place among the new literary texts is given to a retelling of Egyptian mythology, in which Isis writes to Arianis, appealing for his help in locating the body of Osiris. Two others are philosophical (Peripatetic and Stoic). Among the extant classical texts, large fragments of Plato's Laches offer readings of particular interest. A paraphrase of Justinian's Digest shows a professor explaining the relationship between written law and custom in a mixture of Greek and Graeco-Latin. The documents include a group of ten private letters and an elaborate first-person account of a failed attempt to buy camels for the state.

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Editorial Committee

The EES appoints a Management Committee to oversee the Papyri collection and its publication. The current chairman of the committee is Professor Dominic Rathbone, King's College London. The basic work of organising the publication of the papyri is undertaken by a group of General Editors, at present Professor Peter Parsons (University of Oxford), Professor Nikolaos Gonis (University College London) and Dr Amin Benaïssa (University of Oxford). They are appointed by the Management Committee and are jointly responsible to it for the assignment of papyri and the preparation of texts for publication in the annual volume of The Oxyrhynchus Papyri, a part of the Society's Graeco-Roman Memoirs series. They draw on the regular assistance of the Advisory Editors, currently Professors Alan Bowman (University of Oxford), Giambattista D’Alessio (Naples 'Federico II'), and Dr Lucia Prauscello (University of Oxford), and also contributions by many other papyrologists in the UK and abroad.