Naphtali Lewis

Naphtali Lewis was an American papyrologist who published extensively on subjects ranging from the ancient papyrus industry to government in Roman Egypt. He also wrote several social histories of Ptolemaic and Roman Egypt to make his research more accessible to non-specialists. He served as president of the American Society of Papyrologists (1965-1969) and as president of the Association Internationale de Papyrologues (1974-1983).