North American Scholar

MAYERSON, Philip

  • Date of Birth (YYYY-MM-DD): 1918-05-20
  • Born City: New York
  • Born State/Country: NY
  • Parents: Theodore & Clara Fader M.
  • Date of Death (YYYY-MM-DD): 2016-04-13
  • Death City: New York
  • Death State/Country: NY
  • Married: Ann Barkow, 1957; Joy Gottesman Ungerleider, 25 November 1976.
  • Education:

    A.B., NYU, 1947; Ph.D., 1956.

  • Professional Experience:

    With Puritan Federal Clothing Stores, New York, NY, 1935-42; U.S. Navy, 1942-5; instr. classics, NYU, 1948-56; asst. prof., 1956-60; asso. prof. 1960-6; prof., 1966-88; vice dean, 1969-71; acting dean, 1971-3; dean, Washington Square & University College of Arts & Sciences, 1973-8; Rockefeller fell., 1957; ACLS fell., 1961-2; vis. prof., Hebrew U., 1978-9.

  • Dissertation:

    "Arid Zone Farming in Antiquity. A Study of Ancient Agricultural and Related Hydrological Practices in Southern Palestine" (NYU, 1956). 

  • Publications:

    "Arid Zone Farming Practices in Palestina Tertia (VIth and VIIth cent. A.D.),” AJA 60 (1956) 180-1; “A Survey by Jeep of the Southern Desert of Palestine,” AJA 62 (1958) 224; The Ancient Agricultural Regime of Nessana and the Central Negeb with 3 appendices, “Botanical Specimens,” “Summary of Colt Papyri Relating to Agriculture,” and “Placenames,” (London: Brit. School of Archaeol. in Jerusalem, 1960). REVS: BO XX 1964 132; “The Ancient Agricultural Remains of the Central Negeb. Methodology and Dating Criteria,” BASO no. 160 (1960) 27-37; The Ancient Agricultural Regime of Nessana and the Central Negeb, (Jerusalem: Brit. School of Archaeol., 1961). REVS: PalEQ XCIV 1962 146-148 Brogan; “The Desert of Southern Palestine according to Byzantine Sources,” PAPS 107 (1963) 160-72; “The First Muslim Attacks on Southern Palestine (A.D. 633- 634),” TAPA 95 (1964) 155-99; Classical Mythology in Literature, Art, and Music (Toronto: Xerox College Publ., 1970). REVS: CW LXV 1972 205-206 Harmon | CPh LXVII 1972 151-153 Bruère | ACR III 1973 197 Dick; “Observations on the Nilus Narrationes. Evidence for an Unknown Christian Sect,” JARCE 12 (1975) 51-74; “An Inscription in the Monastery of St. Catherine and the Martyr Tradition in Sinai,” DOP 30 (1976) 375-9; “Procopius or Eutychius on the Construction of the Monastery at Mount Sinai. Which is the More Reliable Source?,” BASO 20 (1978) 33-38; “Anti-Black Sentiment in the Vitae Patrum,” HThR 71 (1979) 304-11; “The Ammonius Narrative. Bedouin and Blemmye Attacks in the Sinai,” in The Bible World. Essays in Honor of C. Gordon (New York KTAV Publ. 1980) 133-48; “Mauia, Queen of the Saracens. A Cautionary Note,” IEJ 30 (1980) 123-31; “The Clysma-Phara-Haila Road on the Peutinger Table,” in Coins. Culture and History in the Ancient World. Numismatic and Other Studies in Honor of Bluma L. Trell, ed. L. Casson & M. Price (Detroit: Wayne State U. Press, 1981) 167-76; “P. Oxy. 3574. Eleutheropolis of the New Arabia,” ZPE 53 (1983) 251-8; “‘Palaestina’ vs. ‘Arabia’ in the Byzantine Sources,” ZPE 56 (1984) 223-30; “The Wine and Vineyards of Gaza in the Byzantine Period,” BASO 257 (1985) 75-80; “Wheat in the Roman World. An Addendum,” CQ 34 (1984) 243; “The Beersheba Edict,” ZPE 64 (1986) 141-8; “Choricius of Gaza on the Water Supply System of Caesarea,” IEJ 36, 3-4 (1986) 269-72; “Nea Arabia (P. Oxy. 3574); An Addendum to ZPE 53,” ZPE 64 (1986) 139-40; “The Saracens and the Limes,” BASO 262 (1986) 35-47; “Libanius and the Administration of Palestine,” ZPE 69 (1987) 251-60; “A Note on the Roman limes. Inner versus Outer,” IEJ 38 (1988) 181-3; “The Word Saracen (Σαρακηνός) in the Papyri,” ZPE 79 (1989) 283-7; “The Meaning of the Word Limes (λίμιτον) in the Papyri,” ZPE 77 (1989) 287-91; “Saracens and Romans. Micro-Macro Relationships,” BASO 274 (1989) 71-9; “The Words τονάχιον and γονάχιον in the Egyptian Papyri,” ZPE 83 (1990) 241-2; “Towards a Comparative Study of a Frontier,” IEJ 40 (1990) 267-79; “The Use of the Term phylarchos in the Roman-Byzantine East,” ZPE 88 (1991) 291-5; “The Island of Iotabê in the Byzantine Sources: A Reprise,” BASO 287 (1992) 1-4; “A Confusion of Indias: Asian India and African India in the Byzantine Sources,” JAOS 113,2 (1993) 169-74; “The Use of Ascalon Wine in the Medical Writers of the Fourth to the Seventh Centuries,” IEJ 43 (1993) 169-73; Monks, Martyrs, Soldiers and Saracens: Papers on the Near East in Late Antiquity (1962-1993) (Jerusalem: The Israel Exploration Society in Association with New York University, 1994). REVS: RBi 1995 102 (2): 301-302 | PalEQ 1998 130 (1): 82-83 Julian M. C. Bowsher | SCI 1994 13: 208-210 David J. Wasserstein; “Rhouzikon and Rhoga in the Post-Conquest Papyri,” ZPE 100 (1994) 126-8; “An Additional Note on Ῥουζικόν (Ar. rizq),” ZPE 107 (1995) 279-81; “Aelius Gallus at Cleopatris (Suez) and on the Red Sea,” GRBS 36,1 (1995) 17-24;“Grain Prices in Late Antiquity and the Nature of the Evidence,” in Solving Riddles and Untying Knots: Biblical, Epigraphic, and Semitic Studies in Honor of Jonas C. Greenfield, ed. Ziony Zevit, Seymour Gitin, & Michael Sokoloff (Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 1995) 443-9; “An Additional Note on Ascalon Wine: P. Oxy. 1384,” IEJ 45, 2-3 (1995) 190; “The Port of Clysma (Suez) in Transition from Roman to Arab Rule,” JNES 55,2 (1995) 119-27; “Another Unreported Ascalonian Jar: the Sabitha/Sapation,” IEJ 46, 3-4 (1996) 258-61; “A Note on κοῦφα ‘Empties’,” BASP 34 (1997) 47-52; “σπάτιον: a Wineskin,” ZPE 121 (1998) 226-8; “Epiphanius' sabitha in Egypt: σάμβαθον/σάμφαθον/σάμαθον,” BASP 35, 3-4 (1998) 215-18; “σηκώματα: ‘Standard’ Measures for Decanting Wine,” BASP 35, 3-4 (1998) 153-8; “A Note on O.Mich. 1, 249: λόγος οἴνου σακ( ),” BASP 35, 3-4 (1998) 211-13; “The Word λινοκαλάμη (Flax) vis à vis ἀμοργίς,” ZPE 121 (1998) 223-5; “The Sack (σάκκος) is the Artaba Writ Large,” ZPE 122 (1998) 189-94;“Measures (μετρηταί) and Donkeyloads of Oil in P. Wisc. II. 80,” ZPE 127 (1999) 189-92; “Κα(μ)ψάκης in the Papyri, LXX and TLG,” BASP 36, 1-4 (1999) 93-7; “A Note on Syriac sabitha and kollathon in the Papyri,” BASP 36, 1-4 (1999) 83-6; “Transactions Involving γλεῦκος / μοῦστος: Must or Wine? Or Must Wine?,” BASP 36, 1-4 (1999) 123-8; “The Knidion Jar in Egypt: Popular, Made in Egypt, and of Unknown Capacity,” ZPE 131 (2000) 165-7; “The Monochoron and Dichoron: Standard Measures for Wine based on the Oxyrhynchition,” ZPE 131 (2000) 169-72; “A Note on P. Col. X 280. 14: κενώματα μέτρῳ οἰνικῷ κοτυλῶν δεκαεννέα,” ZPE 132 (2000) 255-6; “The Relationship of P. Oxy. XVII 2153 to P. Oxy. L 3595-3597,” ZPE 132 (2000) 257-8; “The Value of the Maximian Cotyla in P. Oxy. L 3595 and PSI XII 1252,” ZPE 131 (2000) 167-9; “The Meaning and Function of ληνός and Related Features in the Production of Wine,” ZPE 131 (2000) 161-5; “The Economic Status of Potters in P.Oxy. 50, 3595-3597 and 16, 1911, 1913,” BASP 37, 1-4 (2000) 97-100; “ἐπαλείψομεν in P.Oxy. 14, 1631, 17 and 47, 3354, 18: ‘oiling’ or ‘sealing’,” BASP 37, 1-4 (2000) 101-3; “Standardization of Wine Measures at Oxyrhynchus in the Third Century A.D. and Its Extension to the Fayum,” BASP 37, 1-4 (2000) 105-9; “Radish Oil: A Phenomenon in Roman Egypt,” BASP 38, 1-4 (2001) 109-17; “σηκώματα: Measures of Wine, not Jars,” BASP 38, 1-4 (2001) 97-101; “The Brief Life of an Innovation: The Tri-Keramia System based upon the Maximian Cotyla,” ZPE 136 (2001) 221-4; “A Clarification of φοῖνιξ μονόξυλος and φοῖνιξ καθαρός / ῥυπαρός,” BASP 38, 1-4 (2001) 103-7; “Jar Stoppers and the Sealing of Winejars,” ZPE 136 (2001) 217-20; “Pliny's pateta (φοῖνιξ πατητός) in Egypt, Palestine, and Arabia,” ZPE 136 (2001) 225-8; “P.Mich. Inv. 1884 in a Broader Context,” ZPE 141 (2002) 213-14; “P.Oxy. IV 708: δείγματα Found to be οὐ καθαρά and Their Implications,” BASP 39, 1-4 (2002) 111-17; “Qualitative Distinctions for ἔλαιον (Oil) and ψωμίον (Bread),” BASP 39, 1-4 (2002) 101-9; “The Enigmatic Kinidion: A Wine Measure in Late Roman/Byzantine Egypt?,” ZPE 141 (2002) 205-9; “Three Pharaonic Crops in Ptolemaic Egypt: ὄλυρα (Emmer Wheat) and Maslins of κριθόπυρον and ὀλυρόκριθον,” ZPE 141 (2002) 210-13; “The κάγκελλον Artab Measure Equals Five Modii Xysti?,” BASP 40, 1-4 (2003) 179-85; “ἀμπελουργός: More than a ‘Vine Dresser’, BASP 40, 1-4 (2003) 187-90; “Pitch (πίσσα) for Egyptian Winejars: An Imported Commodity,” ZPE 147 (2004) 201-4; “κριθολογία and κριθολογηθῆναι,” BASP 41, 1-4 (2004) 127-37; “σῖτος/πυρός in Egypt as Deliberate Mixtures of Wheat with Barley,” BASP 42, 1-4 (2005) 51-62; “Μέγα κάγκελλον and μέτρον in Late Receipt and Expenditure Accounts,” BASP 43, 1-4 (2006) 107-11; “The modius as a Grain Measure in Papyri from Egypt,” BASP 43, 1-4 (2006) 101-6; “The Case for 8,000,000 modii in Justinian's Edict 13.8,” BASP 44 (2007) 167-74; “The ἐμβολάτωρ in Sixth/Seventh-Century Papyri,” BASP 46 (2009) 139-43; “The Pharanitai in Sinai and in Egypt,” BASP 47 (2010) 225-9.

  • Sources:

    NYTimes (27 April 2016); Roger Bagnall, BASP 54 (2017) 7-8; WhAm 63 (2009) 3279.

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