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An abridged C.V.

of
Prof. Dr. Mohamed El-Sayed
Abd-el-Ghani

I Personal Data:
Name: Mohamed S. Abd-el-Ghani.
Date and Place of Birth: 7.5.1955 Souhag.
Post (Academic Position): Professor of Greek and Roman History and Civilization
since March 1996.
Affiliation: Faculty of Arts, Alexandria University, Egypt.
Mobile Number: 00201002665503
E-mail: msghani55@yahoo.com
mohamed.abdelghani@alexu.edu.eg

II Academic Promotion:
- B.A. in Classics (Greco-Roman Studies) from the Department of Greco-Roman
Civilization, Faculty of Arts, Alexandria University, May 1977, Excellent
Honours.
- Ph.D. in Greco-Roman History and Civilization in January 1985 from the same
Department in Alexandria University (with the collaboration and joint
supervision of Oxford University) for a dissertation entitled:
“Public and Crown Land in the Fayyūm in Roman Egypt to the End of the
Second Century A.D.” (in Arabic). Obtained Ph.D. degree with First Rate
Honours (Summa Cum Lauda) and promoted to the post of lecturer in the same
Department in Alexandria University.
- Promoted to the Degree and Post of Associate Professor in October 1990 in the
same Department.
- Promoted to the Degree and Post of Professor in the same Department since
March 1996 till now.
- Member of the General Academic Committee for the Promotions of the
Academic Staff of the Egyptian Universities (The History Committee) to the
degrees of “Associate Professor” and “Professor” since 2008 till now.

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- Member of the Academic Council of the Alexandria Centre for Hellenistic
Studies (in the Bibliotheca Alexandrina) since 2010 till now.

- Held the post of Head of the Department of Archaeology and Greco-Roman


Studies (formerly called Department of Greco-Roman Civilization) twice: from
2002 to 2005, then from 2007 to 2010.

- One of the Board of Directors of the Archeological Society of Alexandria since


2005 till now.
- Member of the Committee of Archaeology in the Supreme Council of Culture in
Egypt between 2007 and 2011, and member of the committee of History in the
same Council from 2016 - 2018.

III The Academic Publications:

A - Papers achieved since 1985 (after obtaining Ph.D.):


Achieved about 70 papers ( 45 in Arabic and 25 in English ) in various topics in
the field in various periodicals, conferences, colloquia; examples of which are as
follows:
- “The problem of   in Roman Egypt” in the Proceedings of the 18th
International Congress of Papyrology, Athens, 1986.

- “The Arabs in Ptolemaic and Roman Egypt through Papyri and Inscriptions” in
the Acta of the Colloquio Internazionale (Egitto e Storia Antica dall’Ellenismo
all’Eta Araba) in Bologna, 1987. (in English).

- “The Oases in Roman Egypt in the Light of Papyri” in the Acta of the 1st
Egyptian - Italian International Colloquium in Cario, 1989. (in English).
- “Notes on the Penthemeral Reports of Revenue Accounts in Roman Egypt” in
the Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik, Band.82, 1990. (in English).

- “The Earnest-money “arrhabo” in Ptolemaic and Roman Egypt in the light of


Papyri” in the Bulletin of the Centre of Papyrological Studies and Inscriptions,
Ain Shams University, Cairo, vol. 9, 1993. (in Arabic).

- “The Crisis of the Mendesian Nome in the Reign of Marcus Aurelius”, in the
Bulletin of the Centre of Papyrological Studies and Inscriptions, Ain Shams
Univ., vol. 11, 1994 (in English).

- “Coptos and its Role in the Eastern Trade of the Roman Empire” in the Acta of

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the 3rd International Egyptian-Italian Colloquium in Rome, 1995. (in English).

- “Gerrha and its Role in the Ancient Arabian Trade”, in the Proceedings of the
Conference of the Union of Arab Historians held in Cario in November 1996. (in
Arabic).
- “Ptolemais in Upper Egypt and its Role Outside its Frontiers” in the Proceedings of
the 22nd International Congress of Papyrology held in Florence 1998. (in English).
- “The Arab-Roman Relations in the 1st Century A.D.”, in the Proceedings of the
Conference of the Union of Arab Historians held in Cairo in November 1999. (in
Arabic).
- “The Antaiopolite Nome and its Administrative Changes under the Roman
Rule”, in the Proceedings of the 8th International Congress of Egyptology, held in
Cario in April 2000. (in English).
- “Monotheism in Ancient Greek Thought!”, in the 4th annual Book of the
Egyptian Association of Greco-Roman Studies in Cairo, dedicated to Professor
Lotfy Abd-el-Wahab Yehia, 2000 (in Arabic).
- “The Panopolite Nome during the Ptolemaic and Roman Period”, in the Bulletin
of the Archaeological Society of Alexandria, vol. 46, 2001, Dedicated as an
Honorary Volume to Professor Mostafa El-Abbadi on his seventieth anniversary
in 1998. (in Arabic).
- “Alexandria and Middle Egypt: Some Aspects of Social and Economic
Contacts under the Roman Rule”, in the Proceeding of the International
Conference held in Columbia University (New York), October 2002 under the
theme (Ancient Alexandria between Greece and Egypt) eds. W. V. Harris and
Giovanni Ruffini, in Columbia Studies in the Classical Tradition, vol. 26,
Brill. Leiden, 2004.
- “The Pathyrite Nome in Upper Egypt in the light of Greek Papyri”, in the
Proceedings of the 9th International Congress of Egyptology, held in Grenoble,
France, in September 2004. (in English).
- “The Sea and Land Routes of the Arabian Trade with the Roman Empire through
Egypt”, in the Proceedings of the 6th Egyptian - Italian International Conference
held in Sharm El-Sheikh in December 2005 (in English).
- “Apries and Amasis II in Herodotus - A Critical Study”, in the Proceedings of the
Annual Conference of the Union of Arab Archaeologists held in Cairo,

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November 2006 (in Arabic).

- “The Evolution of the Greek Attitude towards the relation between History and
Myth”, in the Honorary volume dedicated to the late Professor Ahmed Sobhy
(Philosophy Department, Alexandria University), 2009 (in Arabic).

- “The Emperor Philip the Arab in the Roman Sources - A Critical Study of the
Roman Recialism”, in the Proceedings of an International Conference held in
Ryiadh in Saudi Arabia in December 2010 under the title (The International
Colloquium of the Relations between the Arabian Peninsula and the Greek and
Byzantine World) (in Arabic).

- “The Mareotic Region in Ancient Sources”, in the Proceedings of an


International Conference held in Alexandria University in April 2010 under the
title (Lake Mareotis: Reconstructing the Past) (in English).

- “The Cynopolite Nome during the Ptolemaic and Roman Times” in the
Proceedings of the 4th conference of the Centre of Papyrological Studies and
Inscriptions, Ain Shams University, Cairo, April 2013 (in Arabic).

- “An Epitaph of a Roman Legionary Soldier from the Legio II Traiana in


Alexandria from the 2nd Century A.D.” (First Publication of a recently discovered
inscription), in the periodical “Abjadiat” of the Calligraphy Centre in the
Bibliotheca Alexandrina 2013. (in English).

- “The Egyptian Pyramids in the Classical Sources”, in an Honorary Volume


dedicated to Professor El-Sayed Filifil (Institute of the African Studies and
Researches in Cairo University), Cairo, 2013 (in Arabic).

- “Naucratis in the Literary and documentary Sources”, in the Proceedings of 5th


International Conference of the Centre of Papyrological Studies and Inscriptions,
Ain Shams University, April 2014.

- “Business and Politics in the Egyptian - Syrian Relations during the Hellenistic
and Roman Times - Some Case-Studies”, in the Proceedings of an International
Conference held in the Bibliotheca Alexandrina to celebrate the 120th anniversary
of the Archaeological Society of Alexandria in April 2013 (in English) The
volume has been published as vol. 49 (in two parts) of the Bulletin of the
Archaeological Society of Alexanfria, 2015 (in English).

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B - Books and Monographs:
The author and composer of 10 books and monographs (in Arabic), the most
important among them are:
- The Arabian Peninsula, Egypt and the Ancient Oriental Trade - A Documentary
Study, Alexandria, 1999.

- Some of the Features of Ancient Greek Thought, Alexandria, 2000.

- Examples of the Numidian Struggle against Roman Hegemony and Domination,


Alexandria, 2000.

- Aspects of Life in Egypt during the Ptolemaic and Roman Period in the Light of
Papyri, Alexandria, 2001.

- The Political History of the Roman Republic to 133 B.C., Alexandria, 2005.

- The Ancient Alexandrian Society - Researches and Studies in the Ptolemaic and
Roman Times, Cairo, 2008.
- Souhag in Ptolemaic and Roman Times - Researches and Studies, Alexandria
2012.

- Ancient Egypt from a Greek perspective: Between Conceptions and Practices,


forthcoming.

C - Translations:
Translated a lot of articles and books in the field from English (and French) into
Arabic for regional cultural magazines (particularly in the Magazine of “Al-Thakafa
El-Ἁlamia”, i.e. “International Culture” for the articles) and for the Bibliotheca
Alexandrina and the Egyptian National Centre for Translation for the books: Examples
of such translations are:
- The History of Writing from Idiograms to Multimedia, edited by Anne-Marie
Christin, Calligraphy Centre, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria, 2005. (in
participation with others).

- Lost Languages: The Enigma of the World Undeciphered Scripts, by Andrew


Robinson, Calligraphy Centre, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, 2006 (in participation
with others).

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- Reading the Maya Glyph, by Michael d. Coe, Calligraphy Centre, Bibliotheca
Alexandrina, 2012 (revised the translations).

- Ibn Khaldoun: The Mediterranean in the Fourteenth Century A.D.: The Rise and
Fall of Empires, Calligraphy Centre, Bibliotheca Alexandrina (in Participation
with others).

- The Cambridge Ancient History of Greek and Roman Political Thought, The
National Centre for Translation, Cairo, 2012 (in participation with another
colleague), published in March 2017.

- 7 articles published in the issues of the magazine of “Al-Thakafa El-Ἁlamia” in


Kuwait from 1994 to December 2002.

IV Academic Participations:
- Supervised, evaluated and examined 50 M.A. dissertations as well as 27 Ph.D.
dissertations in the field in the Egyptian Universities from 2000 till now.
- Examined and evaluated more than 35 cases of promotions to the ranks of
Professorship and Associate Professorship in the field of “Greco-Roman History”
since 2001 till now.
- Evaluated more the 70 articles in the field for the validity of publication in
various national and regional periodicals.

V Foreign Languages:
- Having an excellent command of the English language as well as a
moderate knowledge and practice of French and German.
- Teaching Ancient Greek and Latin in undergraduate and postgraduate
courses in the department of Greek and Roman Archeology and Classical
Studies.
VI Awards:
- Obtained the Award of Academic Distinction of Alexandria University in
Humanities in 2005.

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