Electra Atlantis: Digital Approaches to Antiquity


Tom Elliott (tom.elliott@nyu.edu)

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July 15, 2019

Roger Pearse (Thoughts on Antiquity, Patristics, putting things online, and more)

From my diary

This evening I spent some time upgrading the software on my personal Wiki.  It was a project for Syriac literature that I did many years ago, and I only discovered today that it was no longer functioning.  Thankfully the upgrade was smooth and I got everything back.  But it does make you realise that websites created with document management tools will just rot, naturally, over time.  As the PHP version increases, they will cease functioning.  This is a rather serious problem for the future-proofing of content.

While looking around the web for material on St Valentine of Rome, I realised just how important the BHL and BHG numbers are for the researcher.  I’ve modified the header of my post with the St Valentine of Terni translation accordingly, to make it easier to find.  In the process I discovered that an Italian translation of it exists, albeit in a book that nobody has or can access, so I modified the post with that info and updated my files also.  I’ve just finished putting those new versions on Archive.org as well.

I’ve been looking for a new contract for a month now – it usually takes 6-8 weeks – and by God’s providence an old client contacted me on Friday asking me to return.  The role is local as well, which is good news.  This will involve starting very soon, as soon as Thursday.  So … all my projects will go back on hold again.  I shall need to spend the next few days revising what I know about that client, and sorting out paperwork, so expect reduced blogging.

St Valentine – his “Passio” (BHL 8460) now online in English

St Valentine’s Day is February 14.  But who was St Valentine?  Well, he was bishop of Terni, or Interamna.  His (fictional) “Life” or “Passio” is now online in English.  This has the Bibliotheca Hagiographica Latina (BHL) number 8460.  The work probably dates from the 6th century AD.  It’s fairly short, and it has – sadly – nothing to do with romance.  The romantic connection with St Valentine’s Day goes back no further than Chaucer.

I’ve also included the Latin text and a short introduction.  As usual, the material is placed in the public domain – use it as you like.

Here it is:

I’ve also placed the files at Archive.org here.

There is another Life of a saint Valentine on 14th Feb – a “St Valentine of Rome”, who was a priest.  He might be the same chap, actually.  The Life is not so well attested, or widely known.  I might look at translating this next.

Update (15/07/2019): Via this site I learn that an Italian translation does exist of BHL 8460: E. d’Angelo, Terni Medievale: La Città, la Chiesa, i Santi, l’Agiografia, Spoleto (2015), p.243-7.  But this I have not seen.  I have updated the files and re-uploaded them.

Charles Ellwood Jones (AWOL: The Ancient World Online)

Open Access Journal: Journal of Biblical Perspectives in Leadership

[First posted in AWOL 4 August 2016, updated (new URLS) 15 July 2019]

Journal of Biblical Perspectives in Leadership
ISSN: 1941-4692
The Journal of Biblical Perspectives in Leadership (JBPL) is a refereed scholarly journal that aims to provide a forum for international research and exploration of leadership studies focused on the Hebrew and Christian scriptures. Representing the multidisciplinary fields of biblical, social-science, historical and leadership studies, the JBPL publishes qualitative research papers that explore, engage and extend the field of knowledge and understanding of the phenomenon of leadership as found within the contexts of the Hebrew and Christian scriptures.
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Tom Brughmans (Archaeological Network Analysis)

MANIFESTO: Romanists, let’s do complexity! (open access)

Our manifesto for complexity science in Roman studies is now published open access in the Theoretical Roman Archaeology Journal. It is the result of true collaboration between a big team of scholars passionate about this topic, with the generous support of the journal editors and the TRAC Edinburgh conference organisers. Thank you all! Roman Studies... Continue Reading →

Mia Ridge (Open Objects)

‘In search of the sweet spot: infrastructure at the intersection of cultural heritage and data science’

It’s not easy to find the abstracts for presentations within panels on the Digital Humanities 2019 (DH2019) site, so I’ve shared mine here. In search of the sweet spot: infrastructure at the intersection of cultural heritage and data science Mia Ridge, British Library This paper explores some of the challenges and paradoxes in the application … Continue reading ‘In search of the sweet spot: infrastructure at the intersection of cultural heritage and data science’

‘The Past, Present and Future of Digital Scholarship with Newspaper Collections’

It’s not easy to find the abstracts for presentations within panels on the Digital Humanities 2019 (DH2019) site, so I’ve shared mine here. The panel was designed to bring together range of interdisciplinary newspaper-based digital humanities and/or data science projects, with ‘provocations’ from two senior scholars who will provide context for current ambitions, and to … Continue reading ‘The Past, Present and Future of Digital Scholarship with Newspaper Collections’

Charles Ellwood Jones (AWOL: The Ancient World Online)

Fundmünzendatenbank AFE4HD

Fundmünzendatenbank AFE4HD
Mittels der Fundmünzendatenbank werden im Rahmen von Forschungsprojekten (Münzhorizont Rhein-Neckar) des Heidelberger Zentrums für antike Numismatik (ZAN), angesiedelt am Seminar für Alte Geschichte und Epigraphik, antike Fundmünzen der Großregion erfasst. Die Datenbank AFE4HD basiert auf der AFE-Datenbank (Antike Fundmünzen in Europa). Diese wurde in Kooperation von Römisch-Germanischer Kommission und der DBIS der Goethe-Universität Frankfurt entwickelt. Mit beiden Institutionen kooperiert das ZAN hinsichtlich der Anpassung der Datenbank an die spezifischen Projektbedürfnisse, der Optimierung der Erfassungssystematik sowie der Entwicklung und Implementierung passender, detaillierter Abfrageapplikationen.
Mit AFE4HD wird somit langfristig nicht nur die Erfassung von Fundmünzen mit insg. über 30 Parametern möglich, sondern auch eine direkte Auswertung und Visualisierung der Abfrageergebnisse.
Momentan ist die Datenbank noch nicht für die Öffentlichkeit freigeschaltet.

Open Access Publications of The Inscriptions of the Temple of Edfu Project

Open Access Publications of The Inscriptions of the Temple of Edfu Project
D. Kurth unter Mitarbeit von A. Behrmann, D. Budde, A. Effland, H. Felber, J.-P. Graeff, S. Koepke, S. Martinssen-von Falck, E. Pardey, S. Rüter und W. Waitkus: Die Inschriften des Tempels von Edfu. Abteilung I Übersetzungen; Band 2. Edfou VII, Harrassowitz Verlag 2004  (ISBN 978-3-447-05016-6)

D. Kurth unter Mitarbeit von A. Behrmann, A. Block, R. Brech, D. Budde, A. Effland, M. von Falck, H. Felber, J.-P. Graeff, S. Koepke, S. Martinssen-von Falck, E. Pardey, St. Rüter, W. Waitkus und S. Woodhouse: Die Inschriften des Tempels von Edfu. Abteilung I Übersetzungen; Band 3. Edfou VI, PeWe-Verlag 2014  (ISBN  978-3-935012-14-0)

A. Effland, M. von Falck, J.-P. Graeff, "Nunmehr ein offenes Buch..." - Das Edfu-Projekt. Herausgegeben zum 160. Geburtstag des Marquis Maxence de Rochemonteix (1849-1891), Hamburg 2009

A. Effland, M. von Falck, J.-P. Graeff, Das Edfu-Projekt. Inschriften des ptolemäerzeitlichen Tempels von Edfu, 7-33
A. Effland & J.-P. Graeff, Neues zur Lage von Behedet, 34-52
J.-P. Graeff, Einblicke in die Arbeit des Edfu-Projektes, 53-63
A. Lochte, Das Projekt von Außen gesehen, 64-67

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Bybliothecae Pierpont Morgan Codices Coptici Photographice Expressi

Bybliothecae Pierpont Morgan Codices Coptici Photographice Expressi
On verso of t.p.: Membranas reficiendas evravervnt praesides Bybliothecae Vaticanae adaventibvs svmmis pontificibvs Pio x Benedicto xv Pio xi. Codices ordinavit tabvlas omnes photographicasmembranis contvlit titvlos adposvit indices digessit Henricvs Hyvernat ... For contents see index volume. Supplemented by: "[Index]" (2 p. ℓ. [235] p. : 38 x 29 cm.) published: Romae, 1922. Lettered on cover: Bybliothecae Pierpont Morgan codices coptici. Index. The index consists of extra copies of the title-pages and contents of the 56 volumes, preceded by two leaves (notice of gift and half-title). "Bybliothecae Vniversitatis stvdiorvm Statvs Michigan ensis exemplar e xii qvae perfecta svnt decimvm lohannes Pierpont Morgan page p. p."

Archeomatica: Tecnologie per i Beni Culturali

Inside the Belt and Road - China and Italy

The Silk Road, originated in ancient China’s Western Han period (202 B.C – A.D 8), started from Chang’an (now Xi’an) and connected many countries in Asia, Europe, and Africa, and finally arrived in ancient Rome. The Silk Road’s initial role was to transport China’s silk, porcelain, and other products to the other countries, but it gradually plays a role in the cultural, political, and economic communications between different countries. On March 23, 2019, Italy signed China’s New Silk Road project. Through thousands of years’ communication, China and Italy have built strong ties over various facets. Archaeology is one of the closest bonds. The archaeological and cultural cooperation between Italy and China have created innovative and surprising breakthroughs.

Bill Caraher (The New Archaeology of the Mediterranean World)

Environmental Determinism and Causality in Archaeology

This weekend as I descended into a seasonally appropriate panic about how little I had accomplished, I read the most recent discussion in Archaeological Dialogues on environmental determinism and causality in archaeology. Like most archaeologists, I’ve struggled to understand much less integrate the flood (see what I did there?) of regional and global climate data into the archaeology of particular places in the Eastern Mediterranean. I’ve recently read work by Sturt Manning and Katie Kearns on Cyprus and John Haldon, Hugh Elton, and James Newhard on Anatolia and started to think a tiny bit about environmental data might speak to issues like urban change in Late Antiquity, the nature of insularity, and agricultural and settlement patterns in the Western Argolid.  

Connecting how we understand environmental data to how we produce archaeological arguments pushes us both to think about temporality (and the multiple scales of time that shape archaeological knowledge) and, as the articles in Archaeological Dialogues foreground, causality. There’s a temptation to connect environmental changes to social, economic, and political change in the archaeological record. This, of course, maps on nicely to recent discussions on the impact of climate change in the 21st century. As Bruno Latour and others have suggested, the ancient and modern challenge of associating environmental changes with political changes is that it rests on the dichotomy between the natural and the human. Recent, and to my mind more subtle and thoughtful, work has emphasized the blurred lines between the natural, the social, the political, and the culture. As a result, arguments for causality that see one variable – say climate change – directly transforming another – say political or economic relationships – tend to be problematic. Contemporary commentators, for example, have proposed alternately, that the poor will bear the burden of modern climate change more than the rich; others have suggested that the poor may well be more resilient than the wealthy when faced with ecological and environmental instability. As Amitav Ghosh sagely noted, in the 21st century, the poor are already experiencing the future. This observation nicely complicates the idea of progress that seems to reinforce the linear ideas of causality. 

July 14, 2019

Charles Ellwood Jones (AWOL: The Ancient World Online)

The Body and Mask in Ancient Theatre Space - Research Project

The Body and Mask in Ancient Theatre Space - Research Project 
The Body and Mask in Ancient Theatre Space - home page
The project has applied advanced 3D visualisation technologies to study the practice of ancient masked theatre. It has made 3D scans of Greek and Roman mask miniatures relating both to comedy and tragedy, and reproduced them at life-size by rapid prototyping. The project has used motion capture and chromakey video technologies to record experimentation with these masks by practitioners of Asiatic and European traditions, and has situated the results in 3D models of ancient theatre spaces. 

July 13, 2019

Charles Ellwood Jones (AWOL: The Ancient World Online)

Open Access Journal: Scriptorium

[First posted in AWOL 18 Octobere 2016, updated 13 July 2019]

ISSN: 0036-9772


Revue internationale des études relatives aux manuscrits. International review of manuscript studie

 Fondée en 1946, Scriptorium revue internationale des études relatives aux manuscrits médiévaux, est une publication semestrielle multilingue qui traite de codicologie (description matérielle de tous les éléments du livre manuscrit : support, mise en page, reliure, paléographie, miniature, etc.), du contexte culturel et de la bibliographie afférant aux manuscrits médiévaux d'Europe occidentale, centrale et orientale. Elle comprend des articles, des notes et matériaux, une chronique et des comptes rendus approfondis d'ouvrages. La revue est éditée sous la responsabilité d'un comité scientifique international. 









And see also:


Vitrine de la revue Scriptorium et du Bulletin codicologique, sur le web, les index présents sur Scriptorium ont pour objectif de rendre la culture écrite du Moyen Âge européen accessible à un public international.

  • Un index cumulatif, par institutions de conservation, des manuscrits traités dans la revue Scriptorium et dans le Bulletin codicologique (1946 - 2014) La base de données renferme tous les index annuels de la revue depuis 1946 jusqu'à nos jours,
    soit près de 258.505 cotes de manuscrits accessibles grâce au formulaire de recherche " Chercher un manuscrit "
    (cliquer sur le bouton du menu " Catalogue et recherche ").

  • Un index catalographique exhaustif des ouvrages et articles recensés dans le Bulletin codicologique (1994 - 2014) Les références bibliographiques issues des volumes 1994-2014 sont actuellement consultables via le formulaire de recherche
    " Chercher un compte rendu " (cliquer sur le bouton du menu " Catalogue et recherche ").

  • Un sommaire complet, cumulatif et par volume, des articles, notes et matériaux, chroniques et comptes rendus, publiés dans la revue Scriptorium (1946 - 2014) Toutes les tables des matières de la revue, depuis le premier volume paru jusqu'à nos jours, sont disponibles sur le site
    (cliquer sur le bouton du menu " Catalogue et recherche ").

Open Access Journal: EXARC Journal

[First posted in AWOL 19 February 2013, updated 23 July 2019]

EXARC Journal
ISSN: 2212-8956
EXARC Journal online and Digest
The leading journal for those involved in experimental archaeology or archaeological open-air museums, featuring the latest developments in fieldwork, academic research, museum studies and living history interpretation.
EXARC is the ICOM* Affiliated Organisation representing archaeological open-air museums and experimental archaeology. EXARC raises the standard of scientific research and public presentation among our membership through collaborative projects, conferences and publications.

Open Access Ancient Law Journals

These are the open access eJournals focused on ancient law of which I am aware.  Are there others?  Please let me know.

Roger Pearse (Thoughts on Antiquity, Patristics, putting things online, and more)

How to approach translating hagiography; St Valentine of Rome; and why I won’t translate his “Life”

I pressed “Publish”.  My post with my translation of the Passio of St Valentine of Terni shot out onto the internet.  What now?

I found myself thinking about the “other” St Valentine, Valentine of Rome, the priest.  I went back to the Acta Sanctorum, February vol. 2, for February 14th, and looked at the material there.  I obtained the electronic text, including introduction and footnotes, and created a Word file; then fixed up the Latin by getting rid of ligatures, and the Word file by setting the paragraph margins to zero, left and right.

The text was in five Lectiones.  It was printed from two manuscripts and a breviary.  There was reference to a “Ms. Ultraiectinum S. Salvatoris”.  After a bit of guesswork, this turned out to be the church of St Saviour, part of the Cathedral of Utrecht.  Another manuscript was mentioned, which I could not identify.

But clearest of all was that this “passio” was merely a selection from a long work, the Acts of Marius, Martha, Audifax and Abachum, printed in the Acta Sanctorum under January vol. 2, for January 19!  If so, why bother with it?  No wonder it was just extracts from breviaries.  It would be better, surely, to translate the full Acts.

So off I went to the January vol. 2, and did the process again with the Acts of Marius &c.  Luckily for me, the electronic text that I had found had the BHL number for the work at the top – the Bibliotheca Hagiographica Latina index number, which was BHL 5543.  Had it not been there, of course, the BHL volume is at Archive.org, for it is a century old.

Now once I have a BHL or BHG number, I always google for it.  It’s always a good idea to see what is out there.  Has somebody written a study on it?  Can I get an idea of its contents, its age, the scholarship?

So off I went and googled “BHL5543”.

Initial results were discouraging.  All dross really.  But I have found by experience that I need to keep going through several pages, and even redo the search in Google Books.  So I did.  And…. boy did I get this right.  I hit jackpot.

In fact I found this: Michael Lapidge, The Roman Martyrs: Introduction, Translations, and Commentary, Oxford University Press (2017), present on Google Books preview here.  It contained 800 pages of pure gold: translations and commentary and a sterling introduction to every single Passio relating to a Roman martyr.  This included a full translation of the Acts of Marius, Martha, Audifax and Abachum, complete with the bits that are about St Valentine of Rome.

So there is in fact no need for me to make a translation of this work at all; Dr. Lapidge has done it, and with the aid of his publisher probably better than I could.  The only fly in the ointment is the extraordinary price of the volume – $140 at Amazon, and £115 at Amazon UK (discounted from a p***-taking £140).  This places it firmly outside of the hands of the general reader.

It is a remarkable book.  The sheer labour in translating 800 pages of passiones is awe-inspiring.  But that is only part of what it achieves.  This is not just a translation but a study.

I learned – from what I could see of the introduction – that it soon becomes clear that all these Roman passiones correspond exactly to places of pilgrimage in Rome!  There is a church dedicated to each and every one of them, all of much the same period.  The conclusion, that the passiones were composed by the clergy of these churches is hard to resist.  But without working on the entire body of saints for Rome, Dr. L. might never have noticed this.

Likewise the clearly fictional nature, and even the stereotyped nature of the stories becomes clear.  Flicking through the introduction, I found page after page of solid hard information about hagiographical literature, about why it was written, when it was written, the history of printing them, and much else.  It’s almost a primer on hagiography, although at 42 pages, all too short, and one studded with up-to-date bibliography.  To read it is to feel the crying need for workers in this field.

But …. it is a book that nobody can afford to read.  I wish I had a copy.  I have a feeling that it would repay reading right through.

July 12, 2019

Charles Ellwood Jones (AWOL: The Ancient World Online)

The Body and Mask in Ancient Theatre Space - Digitised masks archive

The Body and Mask in Ancient Theatre Space - Digitised masks archive
by Martin Blazeby
The digitised masks archived on the project website have been recorded using photogrammetry and laser scanning technologies (see: Project pipeline - Mask scanning process). All masks have been subjected to varying degrees of post scan manipulation using 3D editing software and a selection chosen for rapid prototyping (see: Project pipeline - Rapid prototyping process). Some of the masks have also been 'virtually' decorated used in preparation for full-sized mask construction (see: Project pipeline - Virtual mask decoration process).
The masks are categorised by type and listed by their respective museum accession numbers. Other classifications i.e. Webster, Monuments Illustrating New Comedy are also referenced where possible.
Digitised Masks archive:

Female (10)

Slave (13)

Young Men (25)

Middle-aged Men (6)

Old Men (7)

Satyr (4)

Miscellaneous (7)

Romans 1 by 1

Romans 1 by 1
Romans 1by1 is a population database recording people identified in Greek and Roman epigraphy. The areas integrally covered at this point are the provinces of Moesia Inferior, Moesia Superior and Dacia. From Pannonia Superior, we have integrated so far the urban centers of Poetovio, Neviodunum, Siscia, Savaria, Brigetio and Scarbantia. 

Open Access Journal: Quaderni di Vicino Oriente

Quaderni di Vicino Oriente
ISSN: 1127-6037
e-ISSN: 2532-5175
Quaderni di Vicino Oriente XI - 2017:

La percezione dell'ebraismo in altre culture e nelle arti IV-2015
a cura di Alessandro Catastini


L. Sist - I sogni del faraone (Genesi 41: 1-36): abbondanza e carestia in Egitto tra realtà e τόπος letterario

S. Zincone - “Allora tutto Israele sarà salvato”: osservazioni sull’esegesi cristiana antica di Rom. 11, 26 segg

F. Cocchini - La dichiarazione Nostra Aetate

A. Gebbia - Il teatro Yiddish in America

M. Passalacqua - Un umanista del XX secolo: Paul Oskar Kristeller

A. Camplani - Mosè, Elia e Abramo nel Vangelo di Marcione
Quaderni di Vicino Oriente X - 2015:

La percezione dell'ebraismo in altre culture e nelle arti III-2014
a cura di Alessandro Catastini


R. Nicolai - La Giudea di Strabone e la percezione del giudaismo all'epoca di Augusto

S. Zincone - Non insultando sed exsultando:
l'Adversus Iudaeos di Agostino tra polemica e dilectio

L. Capezzone - L'eredità classica greca e il medioevo islamo-ebraico di Leo Strauss

P. Botta - A. Garribba - Judío e derivati negli antichi dizionari spagnoli

D. Vaccari - Il personaggio del judío nel teatro spagnolo del XVII secolo

M. Sonnino - La classicità rifiutata.
Filologi classici (ed) ebrei nella Germania tra Otto- e Novecento

E. Prinzivalli - Gli ebrei nella predicazione di Origene:
note a margine delle omelie sui Salmi del Cod. Mon. Gr. 314

L. Sist - Note su alcuni motivi egizi presenti nella cultura materiale giudaica

E. Tagliaferro - Augusto e gli ebrei

A. Catastini - Il banchetto della necromante di En Dor

L. Nigro - David e la presa di Gerusalemme:
sinnôr al millô: ri-costruzione della storia
Quaderni di Vicino Oriente IX – 2015:

Jamshid’s takht or Solomon’s malʿab? Archaeological Reflections on Persepolis and Iṣṭakhr in Arabic and Persian Texts (9th-15th centuries)
Michelina di Cesare
Quaderni di Vicino Oriente VIII - 2014:

La percezione dell'ebraismo in altre culture e nelle arti II-2013
a cura di Alessandro Catastini


L. Nigro - David e Golia: Filistei e Israeliti ad un tiro di sasso. Recenti scoperte nel dibattito sull'archeologia in Israele

M. Passalacqua - Lezioni di filologia: Ludwig Traube, Elias Avery Lowe, Eduard Fraenkel

P. Buzi - Il conflitto che non c'era. Ebrei e cristiani nella tradizione letteraria copta del V-VIII secolo

A. Gebbia - Nuove tendenze e nuove voci nelle letterature ebraiche degli Stati Uniti e del Canada

F. Mastrofini - Presente e prospettive del dialogo ebraico-cristiano

S. Zincone - Giudei e giudaizzanti nelle omelie Adversus Iudaeos di Giovanni Crisostomo

P. Botta - A. Garribba - Canti giudeo-spagnoli di tradizione orale

L. Sist - Testimonianze di giudaismo in Egitto: i templi di Yahweh e le risultanze archeologiche

A. Catastini - La simbologia del vino nuovo nel banchetto sacro
Quaderni di Vicino Oriente VII – 2014:

Umberto Scerrato: saggi inediti e opera minora
a cura di Maria Vittoria Fontana
Quaderni di Vicino Oriente VI - 2013:

La percezione dell'ebraismo in altre culture e nelle arti
a cura di Alessandro Catastini


E. Prinzivalli - "Noi" e "Loro", la lacerazione indicibile. Ebrei e Cristiani nel I e nel II secolo

A. Camplani - Declinazioni dell'antigiudaismo nel cristianesimo siriaco delle origini

A. Gebbia - Il violinista su Hollywood: gli Ebrei e il cinema americano

F. Gabizon - Percorsi ebraici nella letteratura inglese e americana

A. Catastini - La questione delle origini ebraiche

J. Nigro Covre - R. Cilione - Gli artisti e l 'ebraismo tra Italia e Francia intorno al 1930

F. Piperno - Ebrei in Musica

L. Nigro - L 'Archeologia Biblica e la percezione dell 'ebraismo

M. Caffiero - Gioco di specchi. Ebrei e Cristiani in età moderna: rappresentazioni e autorappresentazioni
Quaderni di Vicino Oriente V – 2010:

Ana turri gimilli. Studi dedicati al Padre Werner R. Mayer da amici e allievi
Quaderni di Vicino Oriente IV – 2010:

Tiro, cartagine, Lixus: nuove acquisizioni.
Atti del Convegno Internazionale in onore di Maria Giulia Amadasi Guzzo. Roma, 24-25 novembre 2008
a cura di Gilda Bartoloni - Paolo Matthiae - Lorenzo Nigro - Licia Romano
Quaderni di Vicino Oriente III – 2002:

Da Pyrgi a Mozia. Studi sull’archeologia del Mediterraneo in memoria di Antonia Ciasca
a cura di Maria Giulia Amadasi Guzzo - Mario Liverani - Paolo Matthiae
Quaderni di Vicino Oriente II –

Quaderni di Vicino Oriente I –

Open Access Journal: Vicino Oriente

[First posted 7/26/09,   Updatee 12 July 2019]

Vicino Oriente
ISSN: 0393-0300
e-ISSN: 2532-5159
Vicino Oriente is the journal of the Sezione di Orientalistica (Section of Oriental Studies) of the Department of Sciences of Antiquity of Rome “La Sapienza” University. 
VO is published yearly and deals with Near and Middle Eastern Archaeology, History, Epigraphy, extending its view on the whole Mediterranean with the study of Phoenician and Punic documents. 
Purposes of the journal are: to host preliminary reports of excavations currently carried on by the Department in the Near and Middle East, Egypt and the Mediterranean; to report about and update the status of research projects in progress; to introduce PhD projects currently undergoing in the Department.
The journal publishes contributions of historical, archaeological, artistic, philological, philosophical, and religious disciplines in ancient Mediterranean, Asia, and Africa. Papers submitted to the Editorial Board are, of course, selected by the members of the Scientific Committee, all scholars of the Section of Oriental Studies of Department of Sciences of Antiquities at the University of Rome “La Sapienza”.
Current Issue


L. Nigro - Da Gerico a Betlemme. La missione della Sapienza a Gerico e l’archeologia italiana in Palestina (1997-2017)
con il contributo del Ministero degli Affari Esteri e della Cooperazione Internazionale

L. Nigro - L. Fattore - D. Montanari - 3D scanning, modelling and printing of ultra-thin nacreous shells from Jericho: a case study of small finds documentation in archaeology

Z. Kafafi - Life and settlements during the Iron Age in the Central Jordan Valley: aspects from the site Tell Deir ‘Alla and nearby sites

L. Nigro - F. Spagnoli - Pomegranate (Punica granatum L.) from Motya and its deepest oriental roots

A.Mª Niveau-de-Villedary y Mariñas - Gadir revisited. A proposal for reconstruction of the archaic Phoenician foundation

F. Giusfredi - On Phoenicians in Ptolemaic Cyprus: a note on CIS I 95

M. Guirguis - Una brocchetta eburnea dalla necropoli di Douïmès: artigianato fenicio tra Nimrud e Cartagine

P. Bartoloni - Bambini fenici nel tofet. Review article: B. D’Andrea (2018), Bambini nel ‘limbo’. Dati e proposte interpretative sui tofet fenici e punici, Roma 2014

M.G. Amadasi - Due colleghi all’“Orientale” di Napoli
Review article:
G. Toloni (a cura di), L’opera di Francesco Vattioni (1922-1995), Brescia 2016
G. Toloni (a cura di), L’opera di Luigi Cagni (1929-1998), Brescia 2018

A.L. Corsi - A stucco merlon from the Congregational Mosque of Siraf at the British Museum

F. Duva - Gay in the Sasanian period: some preliminary notes on its circular urban plan

M.V. Fontana - A small intruder: a Medieval marble winged lion from Ravello

V. Laviola - Some newly discovered Islamic buckets from Ghazni (Afghanistan)

G. Maresca - Between ‘Early and ‘Late’ Iron Age in South-eastern Iran: notes on the possibility to evaluate the ‘Achaemenid impact’ on the area

M. Massullo - Une inscription au nom d’Akbar. Écho du pouvoir moghol à Ġaznī (Afghanistan)

S. Paolini - Palanquins on camels and elephants in the Islamic world



A. Catastini - Ricordo di Giovanni Garbini (1931-2017)

Nigro - D. Montanari - A. Guari - M. Tamburrini - P. Izzo - M. Ghayyada - I. Titi - J. Yasine - New archaeological features in Bethlehem (Palestine): the Italian-Palestinian rescue season of 2016

J. Bogdani - The archaeological atlas of Coptic literature. A question of method

V. Pisaniello - Hittite (ninda) kaz(za)mi(t)-

A.L. Corsi - A brief note on the Early Abbasid stucco decoration.
Madinat al-Far and the first Friday Mosque of Isfahan

F. Duva - New perspectives on the first Abbasid Masjid-i Jumʿa of Iṣfahān

V. Laviola - Three Islamic inkwells from Ghazni excavation

R. Giunta - Tombeaux et inscriptions funéraires de Ghazni (Afghanistan).
Quelques documents inédits Du XIe-XIIIe siècle

M.V. Fontana - Qalʿa-Iṣṭakhr and the Si Gunbadān

L. Colliva - G. Terribili - A forgotten Sasanian sculpture. The fifth bust of Narseh from the monument of Paikuli

M. Di Cesare - A note on an Umayyad carved ivory plaque kept at the Walters Art Gallery

A. Santi - The role of Madīna in the emergence of the Mosque-Dār al-Imāra combination: a preliminary note

L. Nigro - D. Montanari - M. Ghayyada - J. Yasine - The el-Atan Tomb: an Early Bronze IVB female burial in the heart of Palestine

V. Laviola - Unpublished Islamic bronze cauldrons from private collections: two early and one very late specimens

D. Montanari - Bollettino delle attività del Museo del Vicino Oriente, Egitto e Mediterraneo della Sapienza, anno 2017

A. Ten - Roma, il culto di Iside e Serapide in Campo Marzio: alcuni aggiornamenti



F. Spagnoli - Una brocchetta con protome d'ariete dall'Area Sacra del Kothon a Mozia

R. Francia - Gli avverbi di luogo ittiti in -an: forme di nominativo accusativo neutro singolare?

A. Carfì - Early Islamic models of urban and rural settlements in the South Bilād al-Shām

M.V. Fontana - A brief note on the Yemenite chahār tāq mausoleums. The case of Barāqish

Scavi e Ricerche

L. Nigro - R. Gharib - Jamaan at the pass of Bi'rein: an Iron Age IIB-C Ammonite stronghold in central Jordan

M.V. Fontana - A.A. Asadi - M. Rugiadi - A.C. Felici - A. Fusaro - Estakhr Project - third preliminary report of the joint Mission of the Iranian Center for Archaeological Research, the Parsa-Pasargadae Research Foundation and the Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

Museo del Vicino Oriente, Egitto e Mediterraneo

E. Pomar - Save Palmyra. La distruzione del patrimonio archeologico nel Vicino Oriente. Perché e come ricostruire

D. Montanari - Bollettino delle attività del Museo del Vicino Oriente, Egitto e Mediterraneo della Sapienza, anno 2016



L. Nigro - Bethlehem in the Bronze and Iron Ages in the light of recent discoveries by the Palestinian MOTA-DACH

V. Pisaniello - Parallel passages among Hittite-Luwian rituals: for the restoration of KUB 35.146

F. Spagnoli - Una testa di sileno in bronzo da Mozia

N. Chiarenza - Una matrice per terrecotte con sileno dall'Area sacra del Kothon a Mozia

G. Labisi - al-Fudayn: an Umayyad residence in Northern Jordan

P. Buzi - Early Christianity in the Fayyūm: the new contribution of archaeology

I. Materia - Preliminary notes on the ware depicted on the ceiling of the Cappella Palatina in Palermo

S. Autiero - Indian Ocean trade: a reassessment of the pottery finds from a multidisciplinary point of view (3rd Century BC-5th century AD)

M.M. Jamhawi - N. Al-Shakarchi - I. Al-Hashimi - Assessment of tourists' satisfaction in the downtown of Amman

Scavi e Ricerche

L. Nigro - C. Fiaccavento - M. Jaradat - J. Yasine - Archaeology from A to Z: Abu Zarad, an ancient town in the heartland of Palestine

L. Nigro - D. Montanari - M. Ghayyada - J. Yasine - Khalet al-Jam'a. A Middle Bronze and Iron Age necropolis near Bethlehem (Palestine)

L. Nigro - G. Ripepi - I. Hamdan - J. Yasine - The Jericho Oasis Archaeological Park - 2015 Interim Report. Italian-Palestinian Cooperation for protection and valorization of archaeological heritage

R. Francia - L'archivio di tavolette del complesso B-C-H di Büyükkale e l'organizzazione degli archivi reali ittiti. Considerazioni preliminari

V. Pisaniello - La collezione di tavolette del complesso B-C-H di Büyükkale

T. De Vincenzi - L'archivio di tavolette del complesso B-C-H sull'acropoli di Büyükkale

Museo del Vicino Oriente, Egitto e Mediterraneo

L. Nigro - Il nuovo allestimento del Museo del Vicino Oriente, Egitto e Mediterraneo della Sapienza

D. Montanari - Bollettino delle attività del Museo del Vicino Oriente, Egitto e Mediterraneo della Sapienza, anno 2015


A. Orsingher - E. PAPPA (2013), Early Iron Age Exchange in the West: Phoenicians in the Mediterranean and the Atlantic (Ancient Near Eastern Studies Supplement Series 43), Leuven - Paris - Walpole 2013, MA.: Peeters


L. Nigro - Editoriale


M. Jafari-Dehaghi - Čahār zahagān in Middle Persian literature

S. Seminara - Beyond the words. Some considerations about the word "to translate" in Sumerian

R. Francia - Gli Ittiti e la loro riscoperta nella Turchia repubblicana

K. Rashid Rahim - C.G. Cereti - L. Colliva - A. Fusaro - C. Insom - G. Labisi - S. Mancini - J. Bogdani - M. Galuppi - G. Terribili - MAIKI, Missione Archeologica Italiana nel Kurdistan Iracheno: la carta archeologica dell'area di Paikuli, obiettivi e metodologie applicate

L. Nigro - The Copper Route and the Egyptian connection in 3rd millennium BC Jordan seen from the caravan city of Khirbet al-Batrawy

M. Sala - EB II-III aegyptiaca east of the Jordan: a reevaluation of trade and cultural interactions between Egypt and Transjordanian urban centres

C. Fiaccavento - Two EB III Red Polished jugs from Palace B in Khirbet al-Batrawy and jugs with Reserved Alternate-Hatching Decoration (RAHD) from Palestine and Transjordan

D. Montanari - An EB IV dagger from Tell es-Sultan/Jericho

F. Spagnoli - Una brocchetta dipinta dal Tempio di Astarte nell'Area sacra del Kothon a Mozia

B. D'Andrea - Nuove stele dal Tofet di Mozia

A. Orsingher - Listen and protect: reconsidering the grinning masks after a recent find from Motya



P. Gignoux - Souvenirs d'un grand savant: Gherardo Gnoli (1937-2012)

N.N.Z. Chegini - M.V. Fontana - A. Asadi - M. Rugiadi - A.M. Jaia - A. Blanco - L. Ebanista - V. Cipollari Estakhr Project - second preliminary report of the joint Mission of the Iranian Center for Archaeological Research, the Parsa-Pasargadae Research Foundation and the Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

A. Asadi - S.M. Mousavi Kouhpar - J. Neyestani - A. Hojabri-Nobari - Sasanian and Early Islamic settlement patterns north of the Persian Gulf

L. Nigro - Before the Greeks: the earliest Phoenician settlement in Motya - recent discoveries by Rome «La Sapienza» Expedition

C. Fiaccavento - Potters' wheels from Khirbet al-Batrawy: a reconsideration of social contexts

D. Montanari - A copper javelin head in the UCL Palestinian Collection

A. Massafra - A group of metal weapons from Tell el-'Ajjul in the Hunterian Museum, University of Glasgow

A. Campus - Costruire memoria e tradizione: il tofet

F. Spagnoli - Demetra a Mozia: evidenze dall'area sacra del Kothon nel V secolo a.C.

R. Francia - Lo stile 'poetico' delle historiolae ittite

V. Pisaniello - Il sumerogramma IR nei testi ittiti



D. Montanari - Copper axes and double-apses buildings: investigating EB I social interrelations

P. Sferrazza - Cattivi presagi: analisi della raffigurazione della Stanza 132 del Palazzo Reale di Mari

I. Melandri - A new reconstruction of the anklets of Princess Khnumit

G. Ripepi - Gli edifici su podio in Palestina durante l'Età del Ferro II

F. Spagnoli - Un altare bruciaprofumi punico dalla "Casa del sacello domestico" a Mozia

M. Guirguis - Monte Sirai 2005-2010. Bilanci e prospettive

V. Tusa - Le armi dei corredi tombali della necropoli arcaica di Mozia

M.C. Benvenuto - F. Pompeo - Il sincretismo di genitivo e dativo in persiano antico

M.V. Fontana - S.M. Mireskandari - M. Rugiadi - A. Asadi - A.M. Jaia - A. Blanco - L. Colliva - Estakhr Project - first preliminary report of the joint Mission of the Iranian Center for Archaeological Research, the Parsa-Pasargadae Research Foundation and the Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

C.G. Cereti - L. Colliva - M.V. Fontana - G. Terribili - J. Bogdani - A. Bizzarro - A. Tilia - S.S. Tilia - From flint to silicon, modern technologies applied to the understanding of history. The Italian Archaeological Mission in Iraqi Kurdistan

M. Rugiadi - Il complesso di ricevimento del palazzo ayyubide a Shawbak

L. Nigro - An EB IIIB (2500-2300 BC) gemstones necklace from the Palace of the Copper Axes at Khirbet al-Batrawy, Jordan

A. Caltabiano - Temples et sanctuaires urbains du littoral syrien à l'âge du Fer: continuité et transformation culturelles

M. Sala - Egyptian and Egyptianizing objects from EB I-III Tell es-Sultan/ancient Jericho


F. Spagnoli - Un'anforetta dipinta dalla Tomba T.177 di Mozia


M. Sala - Sanctuaries, Temples and Cult Places in Early Bronze I Southern Levant

D. Montanari - Sei lance rituali in metallo del Bronzo Antico I (3400-3000 a.C.) dal Levante meridionale

L. Romano - La stele del simposio?

S. Lanna - Land-management and food-production in early Egypt (Dynasties 0-2)

S. Paradiso - La brocca RS 24.440 da Ugarit: rappresentazione di una scena di offerta

G. Pagliari - Ancient Egyptian Palace: The Tripartite Plan of Audience System

M.G. Amadasi Guzzo - On the Beginnings of the Punic Scripts

B. D’Andrea - S. Giardino - “Il tofet: dove e perché”: alle origini dell’identità fenicia

L. Sist - Preliminary notes on two royal buildings discovered in Napata

A. Colazilli - Il pianto nell’antico Egitto

A. D’Aleo - Il mito di Butes: un caso paradigmatico di “sincretismo”?

S. Della Ricca - I. Della Ricca - Quale sanità nel Vicino Oriente urbanizzato?

V. Messina - J. Mehr Kian - Ricognizione dei rilievi partici d’Elimaide. La piana di Izeh- Malamir

M. Rugiadi - The Emergence of Siliceous-paste in Iran in the Last Quarter of the 11th century and Related Issues. The Dated Assemblage from the Southern Domed Hall of the Great Mosque of Isfahan

I. Melandri - Nuove considerazioni su una statua da Qaw el-Kebir al Museo delle Antichità Egizie di Torino


D. Nadali - Eph‘al, I.,The City Besieged. Siege and Its Manifestations in the Ancient Near East, Culture and History of the Ancient Near East 36, Brill Ed., Leiden - Boston 2009

D. Nadali - Curtis, J.E. - Tallis, N (eds.), The Balawat Gates of Ashurnasirpal II, The British Museum Press, London 2008


A. Vacca - Rappresentazioni di edifici sacri nella glittica dei periodi di Uruk, Jemdet Nasr e Protodinastico I

L. Romano - La corona del dio. Nota sull’iconografia divina nel Protodinastico

M. Sala - Il Temple en L a Biblo

M. D’Andrea - Trickle Painted Ware: an Early Bronze IV Specialized Pottery Production in Palestine and Transjordan

A. Iob - Forme, colori, funzione dei collari usekh: confronto tra immagine e modello reale

D. Nadali - La Stele di Daduša come documento storico dell’età paleobabilonese. Immagini e iscrizione a confronto

L. Peyronel - Guerre e alleanze in epoca paleobabilonese: il peso di Inibšina, figlia di Daduša di Ešnunna

G. Pedrucci - Kubaba: presenze anatoliche e antecedenti siriani

S. Festuccia - Le forme da fusione della Città Bassa Settentrionale di Tell Mardikh-Ebla

L. Mori - Osservazioni sulla tipologia delle strade dai testi di Emar

A. Vallorani - Bâtiment III: il palazzo neosiriano di Hama

M.G. Amadasi Guzzo - J.-Á. Zamora Lopez - Un ostracon phénicien de Tavira (Portugal)

M. L’Erario - Un Osco a Solunto. Una nota sul cosiddetto «oscillum» di Solunto

M.G. Amadasi Guzzo - Su due dediche neopuniche da Henchir Ghayadha

F. Bron - L’inscription néo-punique de Cherchell, NP 130

D. Piacentini - Una bilingue greco-palmirena dal Negev: una nuova interpretazione

L. Nigro - L’unzione del re? nota su un passabriglie protodinastico al Museo del Louvre

L. Romano - Recensione al volume: Margueron, J.-Cl., Mari. Métropole de l’Euphrate au IIIe et au debut du IIe millénaire av. J.-C., Paris 2004



L. Romano - La Stele degli Avvoltoi: una rilettura critica

L. Nigro - Alle origini della prima urbanizzazione palestinese. Il caso dell’Edificio 7102 di Tell el-‘Areini

M. Sala - Prodromi della prima urbanizzazione palestinese ai confini del deserto basaltico siro-giordano: l’insediamento fortificato del Bronzo Antico I (3400-3200 a.C.) a Jawa

G. Spreafico - La formulazione architettonica e spaziale dell’area sacra nell’edilizia templare del Ferro I in Palestina

R. Francia - Osservazioni sulle strategie linguistiche e stilistiche nelle lettere ittite

G. Capriotti Vittozzi - Rivisitando la tomba di Petosiri: note su alcuni aspetti iconografici

A. Orsingher - Bruciaprofumi lotiformi: una produzione fenicia 115

F. Susanna - Templi punici o di matrice punica con cripta o con strutture sotterranee in Nord Africa

N. Chiarenza - Una nota su un altare a tre betili da Selinunte

M.G. Amadasi Guzzo - Une lamelle magique à inscription phénicienne

C. Greco - Recensione al volume Mozia - XI


M. Liverani - La scoperta del mattone. Muri e archivi nell’archeologia mesopotamica

A. Archi - The “lords”, lugal-lugal, of Ebla: a prosopographic study

M.G. Biga - Wet-nurses at Ebla: a prosopographic study

M. Ramazzotti - Appunti sulla semiotica delle relazioni stratigrafiche di Gerico neolitica

N. Marchetti - A Middle Bronze I ritual deposit from the ‘Amuq Plain: note on the dating and the significance on the metal anthropomorphic figurines from Tell Judaidah

E. Ascalone - Interpretazione stratigrafica e proposta di periodizzazione della città di Susa. Studio comparativo degli scavi effettuati e analisi storica dell’abitato tra la fine del IV e l’inizio del III millennio a.C.

L. Peyronel - Sigilli harappani e dilmuniti dalla Mesopotamia e dalla Susiana. Note sul commercio nel golfo Arabo-Persico tra III e II millennio a.C.

L. Nigro - L’assedio di Bīt Bunakki da Ninive ai Musei Vaticani. La sua collocazione originaria nel Palazzo Nord di Assurbanipal e gli scavi di Giovanni Bennhi

R. Bertolino - I corpora delle iscrizioni semitiche di Hatra, Palmira e Dura-Europos: un bilancio

P. Grossmann - Zur Rekonstruktion der Südkirche von Antinoopolis

M. Ramazzotti - Un’ipotesi di proposta interpretativa: l’architettura domestica in Egitto come indice del cambiamento nella struttura socio-economica


A. Amenta - Aspetti culturali dal tempio di Tod

A. Bongioanni - Tradizioni sciamaniche nel manto “stellato” sacerdotale: il caso di Anen e Tutankhamon

R. Buongarzone - Una nuova versione del Libro della Terra

G. Capriotti Vittozzi - Una statua di sovrana al Museo Egizio di Torino: la tradizione del Nuovo Regno nell’iconografia della regine tolemaiche

E.M. Ciampini - I percorsi misteriosi di Rosetau

S. Demichelis - Papiri calendariali al Museo Egizio di Torino

P. Gallo - Una nuova statua del re Nekhthorheb sotto forma di falco da Pharbeithos

E. Fiore Marochetti - Un frammento di iscrizione proveniente dalla grande “Mastaba du Nord” a el-Lisht

V. Massa - I giuramenti demotici di Pathyris nel Museo Egizio di Torino

A. Piccato - Percezione della storia, narrazione degli eventi e storiografia dell’Egitto del III e del II millennio a.C. Alcune brevi osservazioni

P. Romeo - Stele di Qadesh e stele di Horus


M. Krebernik - Neue Beschwörungen aus Ebla

A. Archi - Bulle e cretule iscritte da Ebla

A. Archi - Eblaita: paš–šu “colui che è addetto all’unzione; sacerdote purificatore; cameriere al servizio di una persona”

L De Urioste Sanchez - Aspetti della circolazione di metalli preziosi ad Ebla: catene di distribuzione e restituzione parziale

M. Bonechi - ARET I 2 + ARET IV 23

A. Enea - Per una rilettura delle abitazioni palestinesi a pianta curvilinea del Bronzo Antico I

N. Marchetti - L’aquila Anzu: nota su alcuni amuleti mesopotamici

L. Nigro - Dieci asce protodinastiche dal Luristan della Collezione Lorenzo Vannini

F. Venturi - Una ‘fiasca del pellegrino’ da Tell Afis. L'evoluzione dei ‘Pilgrim Flasks’ cananaici nel passaggio tra Bronzo Tardo e Ferro I

S. Di Paolo - Gli avori di Megiddo: un esempio di arte siriana?

R. Francia - Il pronome possessivo enclitico in antico ittita: alcune riflessioni

A. Roccati - La datazione di opere letterarie egizie

E.M. Ciampini - Testi funerari del Medio Regno in contesto “anomalo”: il caso di formule su stele

E. Mitchell- Redazione preliminare della carta archeologica del Jebel Barkal

A. Ciasca, R. Di Salvo, M. Castellino, C. Di Patti - Saggio preliminare sugli incinerati del Tofet di Mozia



S. Donadoni - La situazione archeologica

L Sist - Le figurazioni della Tomba TT 27

A. Roccati - Reminiscenze delle Tombe di Asiut nel monumento di Sheshonq

F. Tiradritti - Il capitolo 146w del Libro dei Morti

G. Rosati - Il Libro dei Morti sui pilastri orientali della corte

S. Bosticco - I ritrovamenti

B. Moiso - Conservazione del monumento e ripristino architettonico



M.G. Biga - Osservazioni sui criteri di redazione dei testi di Ebla: TM. 75. G.1730 e i testi del rituale per il re e la regina

F. Pomponio - Abba-kalla di Puzriš-Dagan

G. Wilhelm - Zum eblaitischen Gott Kura

C. Zaccagnini - Ceremonial Transfers of Real Estate at Emar and Elsewhere

L. Sist - Un frammento di statua da Crocodilopoli

F. Tiradritti - Stele di Amanitore e Arikankharor dal «Palazzo di Natakamani» al Gebel Barkal

M. Salvini. - Note sulle tavolette di Bastam

G. Falsone - Nuove coppe metalliche di fattura orientale

A. Ciasca - Mozia: sguardo d'insieme sul tofet

N. Marchetti - L'iscrizione della cappella rupestre di En-Numêr a Petra e la paleografia nabatea

A. Alberti - Nihil sub sole novum. Osservazioni a margine di MEE 10

A. Archi - Integrazioni alla prosopografia dei «danzatori», ne-di, di Ebla

E. Badalì - La festa di primavera AN. TAÐ.ŠUM: contributi su alcuni aspetti del culto ittito

L. Innocente - Stato delle ricerche sul cario

F. Israel - Note di onomastica semitica 6: l’apporto della glittica all’onomastica aramaica

Addendum to: D. Schmandt-Besserat: Tokens as Funerary Offerings, VO 7, pp. 3-9



A. Archi - F. Pomponio - Tavolette economiche neo-sumeriche dell’Università Pontificia Salesiana

DIALG: The Diachronic Interactive Lexicon of Greek

 DIALG: The Diachronic Interactive Lexicon of Greek

 [Description from the Digitalclassicist Wiki]
The Diachronic Interactive Lexicon of Greek contains all the entries of the dictionaries and provide them meanings (seasonally), referring primarily to quotations and other details in the dictionary (or dictionaries) which is the source of Information-importance. The same will be done with different types of a word (eg. verb types) or how to write when it is diverse, with references back-references to the "dictionaries-sources." The dictionary is open to additions or new entries or additional information (types, meanings and pensions), which are not mentioned in sub-dictionaries sources DialG. These additions come either from the team or from users' suggestions. The new data will be incorporated to the Dictionary at regular intervals, following a review by the editorial team. So we will have in the future a key tool for the Greek texts of all time. As it is widely known, the compilation of a lexicon of Greek is actually an endless project. Almost in every byzantine text (or text of the late antiquity), even among those already critically edited, words remain to be discovered; that is words which either have not got registered at all yet, they have an unregistered meaning, they appear in a new form or within a new construction. It is also well known that every index verborum or index graecitatis supplies new lexicographical material, and such material is also to be found in numerous minor or major publications. Besides, many isolated lexicographical observations remain unpublished, therefore unknown. Collecting such information systematically may in the best case, and only after a long time, lead to the compilation of a new Volume supplementary to the existing Lexica. This is is not exactly useless, but rather very inconvenient for the user. Even worse, this new Volume itself is bound to be “old” and obsolete from the very first moment of its publication. The vanity of such an effort could be observed in the case of the Supplement of the LSJ: After the user has read for example the entry ἀβόλλα in LSJ (where only one instance of the word is given), he/she is encountered in the Supplement with the statement: “delete the article”. Even more, this also proves to be false by means of new evidence: According to TLG ἀβόλλα does occur, and more than once. Additionally, allow me to remind you, that also all the Lexica Sophocles, Lampe, and Trapp (from now on LBG) are in fact supplementary to LSJ. Furthermore, the Greek translation of LSJ (: from now on LSK) is not only a translation but an enrichment too, and it has its own supplement (not identical to the English one!). Similarly, Demetrakos copies LSK for the ancient Greek, but offers additionally new material concerning medieval and late and, of course, modern Greek. Last but not least, the old Thesaurus Graecae Linguae (from the 16th. century) is still not completely replaced, that is, it offers material, which has not been thoroughly incorporated in the modern Lexica). An example will be given in due course. These are the Lexica usually consulted when reading a byzantine text. It goes without telling that all these Lexica need to get updated from time to time! This situation, in fact the idea of updating, has led us to the concept of a web-lexicon of Greek, which will comprise all the existing lexicographical information and will be able to get continuously enriched and corrected, in other words, updated. The DIAL-G will also be interactive; this means, it will be possible for anyone to suggest new material or corrections or supplementary notes, which, after being supervised, might be incorporated, in fact uploaded. This implies that it will be offered to all readers, and still retain the name of the first one to make the suggestion. Let us now present how it works with the help of some examples: Τhe word ἐθνεσιφόντης (used only once in Th. Prodr. carm. hist. 42 vers 21) is not registered, even in LBG, so it will be displayed only in DIAL-G: ἐθνεσιφόντης, ὁ only: Th. Prodr. Hist. Ged. XLII 21, slayer of the enemies/not Christian people...

Stoa Archiving and Rehosting

Stoa Archiving and Rehosting
At Duke University's Digital Classics Collaboratory (DC3)Ryan Baumann undertook to ensure that at least one snapshot of every page on the Stoa had been submitted to the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine for long-term preservation. This archival copy may be browsed starting at https://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.stoa.org/.
In order to keep as many Stoa URIs from going stale as possible, Tom Elliott (Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, NYU), undertook to establish a new, primary server for the domain and to work with original project authors and others to rehost static versions of the Stoa content. This is an on-going effort, and the status of individual projects is provided on the new home page.
Following are links to the new locations:

In memoriam


Since 2003, the Stoa Blog fronted this site, providing news, announcements, and other posts of interest to creators and users of digital resources in the Classics. In 2019, the blog was rehosted to a server operated by the Institute of Classical Studies at the University of London. It can be reached directly at https://blog.stoa.org/.

About this site

The Stoa Consortium for Electronic Publication in the Humanities was founded by Allen Ross Scaife in 1997 as an umbrella project for many projects in the Classics. Information about the history and the current status of the Stoa may be found on this site's "about" page.


A list of abbreviations for "1253 Greek Authors, from an older edition of the LSJ". The origins of this list are unclear, but the resource is linked from a number of other pages on the web.

Ancient City of Athens

The Ancient City of Athens is a photographic archive of the archaeological and architectural remains of ancient Athens (Greece), developed by Kevin T. Glowacki in 2004.

Ancient Journeys

Ancient Journeys: A Festscrift in Honor of Eugene Numa Lane was edited by Cathy Callaway with the assistance of Pamela A. Draper and published on the Stoa in 2002 with the editorial oversight of Anne Mahoney and Ross Scaife (assisted by Mark Weber and Phillip Sauerbeck). The version available here as of 2019 is a static HTML capture of the original, which used the Perseus hopper to transform the XML files used to encode the text.


The Confessions of Augustine: An Electronic Edition is an on-line reprint of James J. O'Donnell's 1992 text and commentary (Oxford: ISBN 0-19-814378-8).


Dēmos: Classical Athenian Democracy was developed and edited by Christopher W. Blackwell for the Stoa. It incorporates contributions from Danielle Allen, Elizabeth Baughman, Victor Bers, Michael de Brauw, Matthew Christ, Christopher Cotten, Casey Dué, Michael Gagarin, Craig Gibson, Edward Harris, Steven Johnstone, Konstantinos Kapparis, Adriaan Lanni, Thomas R. Martin, Josiah Ober, David Phillips, Hershal Pleasant, Amy Smith, and S.C. Todd. The original publication was encoded in TEI XML and converted to HTML for web dissemination on demand using a bespoke web application dependent on Apache Tomcat and Coccoon. This application could no longer be maintained after 2019 and so a static HTML version of the content is now hosted here.


Diotima: Materials for the Study of Women and Gender in the Ancient World was launched by Ross Scaife and Suzanne Bonefas in early 1995 and was maintained by Scaife until his death in 2008. In 2017, the Women's Classical Caucustook over maintenance of a "new and improved" Diotima, which may be accessed at https://diotimawcc.wordpress.com/. An archival copy of the old Diotima can be accessed via the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine at https://web.archive.org/web/20190628224208/http://www.stoa.org/diotima/.


Enhanced Digital Unwrapping for Conservation and Exploration was a project Scaife was pursuing at the time of his death in 2008. It aimed to develop non-destructive mechanisms for detecting and visualizing text preserved on problematic objects like papyrus scrolls and damaged codices. The page linked here announces the award, in 2006, of a large grant from the National Science Foundation to Scaife and his co-investigators (Brent Seales and James Griffioen). Seales has continued the work in collaboration with others under the rubric: "The Digital Restoration Initiative".

The Electronic Aelfric

For a period of time between 2006 and 2010, the Stoa seems to have hosted an informational website about a project directed by Aaron J. Kleist and funded by the U.S. National Endowment for the Humanities ("The Ælfric of Eynsham Project"; Grant number: RQ-50239-06). This project has since reached full publication under the auspices of the Modern Language Association's "Approved Edition" program. Its title is now The Digital Aelfric: Eight Catholic Homilies and it is hosted on the Scholarly Digital Editions website: http://www.sd-editions.com/aelfric/.

EpiDoc Guidelines

Since the late 1990s, the Stoa has hosted both the Guidelines and the RelaxNG schema maintained by the EpiDoc Community, an international, collaborative effort that provides guidelines and tools for encoding scholarly and educational editions of ancient documents.

Johannes Tinctoris

A digital edition of The Theoretical Works of Johannes Tinctoris, created by Ronald WoodleyThe Stoa version, kept here for historical reasons, was superseded in 2014 by a new version on the Early Music Theory website.


Metis QTVR was developed by Bruce Hartzler and initally published on the Stoa in 1998, with a major upgrade for performance and function in 2003. Metis provided users with manipulable panoramas for 63 different ancient Greek sites, using the "QuickTime VR" format introduced by Apple in 1995. Apple discontinued QTVR in the late 2000s, thus rendering inoperative Metis and other web publications that had used the technology. Discussions are underway concerning the feasibility of creating an archival version in another format. Meantime, the structure of the site (but not the movie content) can be reviewed via the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine at https://web.archive.org/web/20190513015842/http://www.stoa.org/metis/.

Miscellaneous Texts

The Perseus Hopper instance on stoa.org contained a number of scholarly texts in a collection titled, simply, "misc". As the hopper could not be re-installed on the new server in the summer of 2019, these texts are currently not available here; however, work is underway to produce static versions of them. In the meantime, captured versions are available from the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine:

Neo-Latin Colloquia

The Colloquia Scholastica (Neo-Latin Collquia) page on the Stoa was created by graduate students and faculty associated with the University of Kentucky's Institute for Latin Studies. It was intended to serve as "a gateway to a variety of materials" they developed "for the renewed study and enjoyment of neo-Latin colloquia scholastica, texts that date primarily from the 16th century." It was last updated in 2011. Several of the texts produced by this group were encoded in TEI XML and hosted through the Perseus hopper at stoa.org. As the Perseus Hopper cannot be maintained on stoa.org following the 2019 transition to a new server, Terence Tunberg and Mark Lauersdorf are working on a new hosting arrangement. In the meantime, archival versions of these materials may be viewed through the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine at https://web.archive.org/web/20190405153208/http://www.stoa.org/colloquia/.


Stoa content related to the ancient city of Olynthus was developed by Nicholas Cahill and collaborators. As of 2002, it was to have included the full text of Cahill's 2002 book Household and city organization at Olynthus (Yale), as well as a "Database of Houses, Rooms, and Objects" linked to a "Site Plan" GIS. The book content was still functional, via the Stoa copy of the Perseus hopper, as of 2019, but "Coming soon" notices were posted for both the database and GIS, so it seems that this portion of the site was never completed. A static version of the book content will soon be brought forward to the new server. Until the static version is available, interested users can access a copy of the book content via the Internet Archive Wayback Machine at: https://web.archive.org/web/20110608124937/http://www.stoa.org/hopper/text.jsp?doc=Stoa:text:2003.01.0003.


Since 2007, the Pleiades gazetteer of ancient places has been hosted on its own server at https://pleiades.stoa.org/. The Stoa provided incubation space on a development server during the early years of the project's design (2002-2007), as well as a permanent "home" in the form of a subdomain within stoa.org domain.

Pembroke 25

At one time, the Stoa site hosted information about a project to transcribe the late anglo-saxon period manuscript known as Pembroke 25 (collection of Cambridge University, Pembroke College). In 2010, this information was transferred off the Stoa. The project, which is co-directed by Dot Porter and Paul E. Szarmach, is now headquartered at the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies (University of Pennsylvania): https://schoenberginstitute.org/pembroke25/.

Pompeian Households

Pompeian Households: An On-line Companion was published by the Stoa in 2004. These "materials to accompany Penelope M. AllisonPompeian Households: An Analysis of the Material Culture (Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, Monograph 42, 2004) [include] detailed documentary information on 30 Pompeian houses and their contents, consisting of 865 rooms and more than 16,000 artifacts." A static version of the original site will be posted here during summer 2019. In the meantime, the Internet Archive's copy may be browsed starting at https://web.archive.org/web/20190619221951/http://www.stoa.org/projects/ph/home.

Pompeii, Insula of the Menander

The On-line Companion to Penelope M. Allison, The Insula of the Menander in Pompeii volume iii (August 2008) is hosted on a server at the University of Leicester: https://www.le.ac.uk/archaeology/menander/.
Ross Scaife added the Stoa Image Gallery to the Stoa site in 2004 or 2005 using the now-defunct open-source "Gallery" software package. A number of collaborators were given access to make changes and additions to the gallery through its web interface. Most activity on the site seems to have ended in 2006 or 2007; however, some users have continued to make minor changes through 2019. As of July 2019, the gallery hosted 12,639 images in 17 top-level albums. Gallery software could not be migrated to the new server in summer 2019, so the image gallery will be offline until a new hosting strategy can be implemented and the content migrated. In the meantime, Stoa Gallery images can be browsed via the Internet Archive Wayback Machine athttps://web.archive.org/web/20190326121223/http://www.stoa.org/gallery/albums.php?set_albumListPage=1.

Suda On Line

Suda On Line: Byzantine Lexicography began in 1998 and achieved its initial goal in 2013: an open, peer-reviewed English translation of all 31,000+ entries in the 10th century Byzantine encyclopedia known as the Suda. This ground-breaking, collaborative digital project continues today, with the continual update and improvement of the translations and other related research tasks. It is currently hosted on a server operated by the department of Computer Science at the University of Kentucky while a more permanent new home is sought.

Suetonius: Electronic Texts and Resources

In the late 1990s, Laura Gibbs curated a page on the Stoa devoted to information about online texts of Suetonius: http://www.stoa.org/suetonius/. Updates seem to have stopped around 2000.

Trajan’s Column

In 1999, the McMaster Column of Trajan Project produced an on-line presentation of the Column of Trajan. At least two copies were put online. One was at McMaster University. It can be accessed at https://sws.humanities.mcmaster.ca/~trajan/, although some images and pages (notably, the credits page) are now missing. Another copy was put online at the Stoa. The Stoa version is offline as of summer 2019, as the new Stoa server cannot host the database-driven portion of the site; however, the Internet Archive Wayback Machine's copy of the Stoa mirror (which seems to include most or all of the missing pages and images) may still be browsed via https://web.archive.org/web/20190703121009/http://www.stoa.org/trajan/. The original McMaster version is also backed up in the Internet Archive Wayback Machine at https://web.archive.org/web/20190708192356/https://sws.humanities.mcmaster.ca/~trajan/.

Bill Caraher (The New Archaeology of the Mediterranean World)

Summertime Quick Hits

I generally don’t surf the web as much in the summer as I do during the academic year when my days are more structured and I find myself sitting in front of a computer more often. 

That being said, I do see things that I’m sure other folks have seen, but maybe not all of the other folks, and so it seems worthwhile sharing them. I’m pretty excited to read Archaeological Dialogues 26.1 (2019) dedicated to Environmental Determinism and while finding a link to this issue, I came across this article on the archaeology of home and the Chinese diaspora in American Antiquity

I’m also looking forward to reading Anthony Kaldellis and Ioannis Polemis recently published translation of the Saints of Ninth and Tenth-Century Greece which includes the lives of Peter of Argos and Theodore of Kythera. We work in the shadow of the former’s church and I’ve published a bit on the latter.

My colleagues at North Dakota Quarterly continue to amaze me. Out poetry editor Paul Worley and his co-editor Rita Palacios appear on the SECOLAS (Southeast Council on Latin American Studies) podcast to discuss their new book. Our non-fiction editor, Sheila Liming has a new piece on Inside Higher Ed (and she grew up next door to Octavia Butler). David Haeselin, who might as well be “editor at large” for NDQ and is my co-conspirator at The Digital Press appears on the podcast Meant to be Eaten to talk about driving a beet truck and food in general. One of our newest board members, Suzzanne Kelley is the director of the North Dakota State University Press and one of that press’s most recent books, Pacing Dakota, was just named book of the month by UNL Center from Great Plains Studies

As if you didn’t know, podcasts really are a thing. You can hear a lecture by Sun-Ra here. This is an interesting landscape review of scholarly publishing and academic resources. The entire Dirk Obbink saga is weird

Check out this review of Dynaco’s first solid state amplifier. It’s sort of wild to think that 50 years ago we were still debating whether serious amplifiers could be solid state.

Translating garbage could describe what we do as archaeologists. Go pet a dog.

Juan Garcés (Digitised Manuscripts Blog)

Underwater adventures

The British Library’s current exhibition, Leonardo da Vinci: A Mind in Motion (7 June–8 September 2019), investigates the great thinker’s fascination with water. But Leonardo was not the first to send his imagination plunging beneath the waves. Here are some of the ways that medieval people imagined being able to...

July 11, 2019

dh+lib: where the digital humanities and librarianship meet

What I’m Reading This Summer: Andy Boyles Petersen

Note: As the dh+lib Review editors work behind the scenes this summer, we have invited a few members of our community to step in as guest editors and share with us what they are reading and why the dh+lib audience might want to read it too. This post is from Andy Boyles Petersen, Digital Scholarship Librarian at Michigan State University Libraries.

After returning from another year of terrific conversations at the Digital Humanities Summer Institute’s Surveillance and the Critical Digital Humanities course, my summer reading list continues our discussions on surveillance of the marginalized. In particular, I am drawn to the ways in which recent texts in critical surveillance studies are making visible the structures that underpin our current digital identities, ranging from exposés on human interactions with the surveillance machine to explorations of racialized surveillance systems. As I delve into preparations for the upcoming year, these readings provide theories and strategies that will continue to inform and enrich my understandings of surveillance culture and its implications for both my research and teaching.

Roberts, S. T. (2019). Behind the screen: Content moderation in the shadows of social media. New Haven: Yale University Press.

Since its recent release, I’ve been eagerly devouring Sarah Roberts’ Behind the Screen, which focuses on the workers responsible for social media content moderation by bringing them “out of the shadows, out from behind the screen, and into the light” (222). In doing so, it challenges the invisibility often leveraged on this work by social media sites and their governing bodies. Historical discussions, interviews with workers, and future speculations about content moderation pair to paint a scene fraught with dehumanization, obfuscation, and marginalization. In an interview with The New Yorker, Roberts states, “It’s worrisome to see those kinds of colonial traditions and practices picked up again, especially in this digital marketplace, this marketplace of the mind that was supposed to be deliverance from so many of the difficult working conditions of the twentieth century.” For those of us who are actively embroiled in social media and the platform economy, this text asks us to reexamine the ways we engage with technology—both in our personal lives as well as in the classroom. As such, it helps make visible many of the underlying mechanisms that control our daily interactions, offering a gateway into discussions about new social structures and speculative surveillance futures.

Zuboff, S. (2019). The age of surveillance capitalism: The fight for a human future at the new frontier of power. New York: PublicAffairs.

After glowing review from several of our students at DHSI, I’ve also settled down to read Shoshana Zuboff’s text on the capitalist foundations of our modern surveillance economy. Written in an accessible, quasi-journalistic style, The Age of Surveillance Capitalism weaves surveillance theory and scholarship with personal anecdotes, grounding the inequities and dehumanization inherent to surveillance capitalism in our lived experiences. Zuboff details how consumer convenience technologies, when paired with the monetization of aggregated personal data, markedly blur personal and private lives. This focus lends an urgency to the text, particularly when Zuboff notes: “if industrial civilization flourished at the expense of nature and now threatens to cost us the Earth, an information civilization shaped by surveillance capitalism will thrive at the expense of human nature and threatens to cost us our humanity” (347). Most importantly, Zuboff carefully traces the path of surveillance capitalism to its logical end—increased marginalization, indifference for morality, and the centralization of power. As a final call to action, Zuboff states “friction, courage, and bearings are the resources we require” to fight back against surveillance capitalism, asking readers to intervene in harmful surveillance structures and defend social and communal values (524).

Browne, S. (2015). Dark matters: on the surveillance of blackness. Durham: Duke University Press.

Browne’s foundational text explores the long history of surveillance mechanisms used against black bodies, from lantern laws to the Book of Negroes to biometric technologies. Through these examples, Browne introduces us to racializing surveillance, “a technology of social control where surveillance practices, policies, and performances concern the production of norms pertaining to race and exercise a ‘power to define what is in or out of place’” (16). This work shifts the field of surveillance studies by providing a new frame with which to understand and analyze the surveillance experiences of marginalized groups. For the past few years, Dark Matters has been a cornerstone of both our DHSI course and my work in surveillance studies, particularly in regards to Browne’s discussions of biometric technology, sousveillance, and security theater. I’m eager to once again return to Browne’s text this summer, fresh with new ideas, theories, and strategies, in order to consider them through her focus on racialized surveillance and dark sousveillance.

Petty, T., Saba, M., Lewis, T., Gangadharan, S. P., Eubanks, V. (2018). Our data bodies: reclaiming our data.

Last on my summer reading list is the Our Data Bodies project’s 2018 interim report. This project provides an excellent entry point into the lived experiences of marginalized communities most heavily impacted by surveillance culture, investigating the effect of data collection and data-driven systems on their livelihoods. In particular, Petty, et.al include real stories from individuals across the United States who describe the difficulty in acquiring fair access to housing, social services, and employment. Interviewing residents of communities in Detroit, Los Angeles, and Charlotte highlights that these injustices are systemic, affecting marginalized communities across the U.S. Moreover, the Our Data Bodies project encourages readers to think carefully about their own data stories and the many ways in which surveillance culture—with admittedly different contexts and outcomes—affects us all. Overall, this text serves as a great introduction to critical surveillance studies and offers models of data storytelling and ethical community engagement to our students and colleagues.

**For those interested in exploring these themes further, Michele Gilman and Rebecca Green’s The Surveillance Gap: The Harms of Extreme Privacy and Data Marginalization is a fantastic companion resource to this article. Additionally, as the Our Data Bodies project is ongoing, be sure to keep an eye on their site for further developments.

Roger Pearse (Thoughts on Antiquity, Patristics, putting things online, and more)

Still working on the translation of the “Life” of St Valentine of Terni

The two pages of the medieval Life of St Valentine have taken me rather more time to translate than I had realised.  But we’re getting there!

When I decided to make this translation, I first located the text in the Acta Sanctorum (AASS) volume for February 14.  I was preparing to transcribe this, but I was then was directed to an online transcribed version.

I split the text into sentences, sometimes phrases, and interleaved it with the output from Google Translate for those same phrases.  Google Translate is not that good for Latin, but it often picks up when the text is that of scripture, and generally offers some vocabulary.  This works best for short bits of Latin, which is another reason why I proceeded as I did.

Having created this file in Word, I proceeded to work through it, translating each bit, and looking up words in QuickLatin or other tools.

On getting to the end of the first pass – a few knotty bits aside – I had intended to revise.  But in fact I then obtained a copy of the modern critical text by D’Angelo.  I could hardly ignore this, so I scanned this to create an electronic version.  Then I coloured it red, and interleaved it into my working document, placing D’Angelo first, the AASS next, and my draft translation after that.  This gave me something like this:

It was, inevitably, tedious to go through the whole thing comparing three lines at each point.  But I have just reached the end of this.

My principle, naturally, was to use the modern text wherever possible.  I found, in fact, very few differences, and almost none that made any significant difference to the meaning.  A couple of examples appear above, but these were rare.  This validated D’Angelo’s remark that the AASS text was basically sound.

I did modify D’Angelo in a couple of ways.

Firstly he used strange medieval spellings, like “nichil” for “nihil” and “michi” for “mihi”.  He admits that the spelling of the author’s copy is not recoverable, so I could see no reason to preserve the corruptions of the copyists.  His policy led him, in fact, to give the name “Ephebus” in two different spellings, which is simply confusing.  These features would merely be a barrier to any seeking to read the Latin.  I normalised the text, therefore.

Secondly he followed the modern practice of replacing “v” with “u”.  This fad came in during the early 20th century, and was justified on the grounds that no such letter ever existed in lower case Latin.  But this is the same issue.  Roman books were written in capitals, without word division or punctuation.  There were no lower case letters.  There is no obvious reason to reproduce this today.  We do not reproduce the incompetent spellings and renderings of the age of Shakespear or even Jane Austen in our modern editions, because to do so is to interpose a barrier between the text and the reader.  The old approach is of interest to specialist scholars, but to nobody else.  My purpose is always to encourage the general reader to look at the text.  Such a reader has no interest in the oddities that we have discussed.  So once again I restored a more normal spelling.

The process of reading through the whole translation again was useful in improving it.  It was burdensome to do, but it did produce real improvements.  We have to allow for the fact that translators get tired, and make mistakes; and a second pass will pick these up.

The translation document at the moment is as shown above.  The next stage is to produce a proper word document, and read through it all again, looking for bugs.  We’re not too far away, I feel.

Charles Ellwood Jones (AWOL: The Ancient World Online)

Open Access Journal: Egyptian journal of archaeological & restoration studies (EJARS)

 [First posted in AWOL 2 November 2011. Updated 11 Jul 2019]

Egyptian journal of archaeological & restoration studies (EJARS)
National ISSN: 18178/2010
International ISSN: 2090-4932
Online ISSN: 2090-4940
The Egyptian Journal of Archaeological and Restoration Studies (EJARS) is an International Journal issued by Center of Archaeological and Conservation Studies and Research (ACSRC) - Sohag University. 

The international journal EJARS Encourage international discussion on several fields such as archaeological problems, Conservation science, coupling between archaeology, archaeometry and management of Conservation projects.

It focuses on the Arabian, African and Mediterranean regions and presents an international forum of research, innovations, discoveries, applications and meetings concerning the modern approaches to the study of human past. Also, the journal focuses on a specific new methodology in archaeological and restoration fields

Volume 9 Issue 1(Current)

It is our owner to introduce the 9th volume - issue (1) of EJARS. This volume comprises 9 articles in restoration and archaeological fields. 5 in the Restoration field, 2 articles in Egyptology & 2 in Islamic Archaeology.
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Amin, E.

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El-Badry, A.

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Omar, A., Taha, A.& El-Wekeel, F.

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Elsayed, Y.

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Hamed, S.

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Hagras, H.

Open Richly Annotated Cuneiform Corpus, Korp Version, May 2019

Open Richly Annotated Cuneiform Corpus, Korp Version, May 2019


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Open Richly Annotated Cuneiform Corpus (Oracc) brings together the work of several Assyriological projects to publish online editions of cuneiform texts. The Korp version of Oracc allows extensive searches on the texts and presents the results as a KWIC concordance list. Korp also offers statistical information and comparison of the search results. Downloading the query results is possible as well.

This version of Oracc in Korp contains almost all the data that were available on the Oracc project website in May 2019. The data have been extracted from the JSON files provided by Oracc. The Oracc projects in Korp are:

ADsD: Astronomical Diaries Digital
ARIo: Achaemenid Royal Inscriptions online
blms: Bilinguals in Late Mesopotamian Scholarship
CASPo: Corpus of Akkadian Shuila-Prayers online
CAMS: Corpus of Ancient Mesopotamian Scholarship
CTIJ: Cuneiform Texts Mentioning Israelites, Judeans, and Other Related Groups
DCCLT: Digital Corpus of Cuneiform Lexical Texts
DCCMT: Digital Corpus of Cuneiform Mathematical Texts
eCUT: Electronic Corpus of Urartian Texts
ETCSRI: Electronic Text Corpus of Sumerian Royal Inscriptions
HBTIN: Hellenistic Babylonia: Texts, Iconography, Names
OBMC: Old Babylonian Model Contracts
RIAo: Royal Inscriptions of Assyria online
RIBo: Royal Inscriptions of Babylonia online
Rīm-Anum: The House of Prisoners
RINAP: Royal Inscriptions of the Neo-Assyrian Period
SAAo: State Archives of Assyria Online

Other projects, contains texts from several smaller projects:
-Idrimi: Statue of Idrimi
-akklove: Akkadian Love Literature
-Contributions Amarna
-CKST: Corpus of Kassite Sumerian Texts
-Glass: Corpus of Glass Technological Texts
-LaOCOST: Law and Order: Cuneiform Online Sustainable Tool
-OBTA: Old Babylonian Tabular Accounts
-Suhu: The Inscriptions of Suhu online.

The Languages present in the Corpora are:
Old Persian

Archeomatica: Tecnologie per i Beni Culturali

Dalla modellazione 3D al deep learning per il Cultural Heritage: Scuola di Computer Graphics 2019

Anche quest'anno Cineca organizza la Scuola di Computer Graphics per i Beni Culturali - che si pone l'obiettivo di fornire ai partecipanti le istruzioni di base per poter partecipare a progetti di digital heritage. La scuola si terrà dal 7 all'11 ottobre e avrà come tema "Ambienti virtuali interattivi: dalla modellazione 3D al deep learning per il Cultural Heritage".

Charles Ellwood Jones (AWOL: The Ancient World Online)

Philosophie antique 10: Philosophie et mathématiques

Philosophie antique 10 | 2010  

Philosophie et mathématiques
couverture PA 10/2010
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ISBN 978-2-7574-0179-8
Les mathématiques tiennent une place importante dans la pensée de Platon, tant par la nature de leurs objets que par leur puissance démonstrative. Quel était le degré de développement des mathématiques à son époque ? Quelle a été leur influence sur le type de raisonnement employé en philosophie ? La postérité de Platon a-t-elle donné autant d'importance aux mathématiques ? Les mathématiques ont-elles eu le même privilège épistémologique dans les autres écoles ? Telles sont les questions auxquelles ce numéro propose des réponses.

Les gouverneurs et les provinciaux sous la République romaine

Les gouverneurs et les provinciaux sous la République romaine
Les gouverneurs et les provinciaux sous la République romaine
Le colloque tenu à Nantes en mai 2010 a permis d'affiner la connaissance de l'administration concrète des provinces de la République romaine par la prise en compte simultanée des textes littéraires, des inscriptions et de l'archéologie, avec un souci de casser les divisions géographiques entre l'Est et l'Ouest de ce qui devenait un empire territorial. Cet ouvrage regroupe en quelques grands thèmes les articles de spécialistes des provinces romaines.
Les relations entre les autorités romaines e...

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  • Éditeur : Presses universitaires de Rennes
  • Collection : Histoire
  • Lieu d’édition : Rennes
  • Année d’édition : 2011
  • Publication sur OpenEdition Books : 10 juillet 2019
  • EAN (Édition imprimée) : 9782753514201
  • EAN électronique : 9782753568181
  • Nombre de pages : 304 p.
Nathalie Barrandon et François Kirbihler
Jean-Michel Roddaz

Juan Garcés (Digitised Manuscripts Blog)

Jerome and the lion

Everyone loves a picture of a medieval lion. The Twitter hashtag #notalion celebrates how amusingly unrealistic they often look, frequently resembling cuddly housecats more than the king of beasts. In medieval manuscripts, lions are found not only in bestiaries but also in illuminated bibles and other religious works, and sometimes...

July 10, 2019

Roger Pearse (Thoughts on Antiquity, Patristics, putting things online, and more)

Ignorant musings about saints

This evening I was thinking about saints.  As a protestant I know very little about them, and how the institution works.  That makes me admirably suited to make some ignorant remarks on the subject.

What sparked my interest was the question of whether there was a patron saint of cats.  There seems to be a popular idea around that it is an obscure lady named Gertrude of Nivelle.  But … it seems to be a confection of time and imagination and the internet.  In fact I wonder if the cult of various saints might arise in a rather similar way, by popular tradition, invention, imagination.  Certainly the saints’ lives in medieval literature arise in this way – they are a form of folkstory, like the ballads of Robin Hood, not history.  So the creation of a cult by a gradual process is not a modern thing.

So… is it valid?  What does it mean, if it just appears over time?  One could say that perhaps this is an example of the work of God, to reveal an idea to the people.  But does anybody say that?

This led me to think about saints that actually probably never existed.  Their cult grew up over time, in a more or less popular, or even superstitious way.  But then in modern times the investigations by people like the Bollandists reveal that Saint Rastus – or whoever – never actually lived.  We could say this of St George; if he lived, he certainly was not responsible for a line of the various hagiographic stories, which themselves were condemned as “silly” in the Decretum Gelasianum in late antiquity.

St George is a good example of another phenomenon.  He gets adopted as the patron saint of England during the crusades.  So … how does this work?  How does anybody know that the saint, if he existed, and is in heaven, has the slightest interest in England?  How is this real?  Can patron saints just be created?  Or is it the case that, in reality, the distinction is an earthly one: that any saint may be prayed to about anything, but that for convenience the church, official or otherwise, suggests that people pray to this saint or that for specific things?

I have no answers on this, but suggestions of things to read would be welcomed.  It is, after all, rather embarrassing to produce material about the saints while having so little understanding of the subject!

Charles Ellwood Jones (AWOL: The Ancient World Online)

Open Access Journal: Rheinisches Museum für Philologie

[First posted in AWOL 25 January 2010. Updated 10 July 2019]

Rheinisches Museum für Philologie
ISSN: 0035-449X
Die Zeitschrift wurde 1827 unter dem Titel „Rheinisches Museum für Philologie, Geschichte und griechische Philosophie“ von Barthold Georg Niebuhr, August Böckh und Christian August Brandis gegründet und erschien unter diesem Namen bis 1829/32. Von 1832/33 bis 1839 wurde die Zeitschrift unter dem Titel „Rheinisches Museum für Philologie“ von Friedrich Gottlieb Welcker und August Ferdinand Naeke weitergeführt. Seit 1842 erscheint die „Neue Folge“ des „Rheinischen Museums für Philologie“. Erstherausgeber waren Friedrich Ritschl und Friedrich Gottlieb Welcker (vgl. auch C.W. Müller, Das Rheinische Museum für Philologie 1842–2007. Zum Erscheinen des 150. Bandes der Neuen Folge, RhM 150, 2007, 1–7).

Das „Rheinische Museum für Philologie“ ist die älteste, bis heute erscheinende altertumswissenschaftliche Fachzeitschrift. Seit ihrer Gründung veröffentlicht sie wissenschaftliche Beiträge zu Sprache, Literatur und Geschichte des griechischen und römischen Altertums und seiner Rezeption in den Sprachen Deutsch, Englisch, Französisch, Italienisch und Latein. Sie ist international verbreitet, und die im „Rheinischen Museum für Philologie“ veröffentlichten Artikel sind jeweils drei Jahre nach Erscheinen der Druckfassung kostenfrei im Internet abrufbar.

Alle eingesandten Beiträge werden von wenigstens zwei Experten begutachtet, die dem Herausgebergremium angehören oder extern hinzugezogen werden. Für weitere Auskünfte wende man sich an den Herausgeber unter: Bernd.Manuwald@uni-koeln.de
Rheinisches Museum für Philologie (Neue Folge) 
Open access to volumes 1 (1842) -  159 (2016)

Band 159 (2016)



Rheinisches Museum für Philologie

Rheinisches Museum für Philologie, Geschichte und griechische Philosophie

Open Access Monograph Series: Patrimoine de la Méditerranée

Patrimoine de la Méditerranée
CNRS Éditions
« Patrimoine de la Méditerranée » : une collection qui se propose de retrouver l’esprit des lieux, de les faire revivre à travers leur histoire, de susciter l’imagination du passé. Chaque ouvrage, s’appuyant sur les acquis les plus récents de la recherche, s’organise autour d’un thème privilégié. 

Open Access Journal: Rivista del Museo Egizio

Rivista del Museo Egizio
ISSN: 2611-3295
La Rivista del Museo Egizio promuove, raccoglie e diffonde le ricerche su tutti gli aspetti della collezione del Museo Egizio di Torino e sui siti archeologici da esso indagati oggi e in passato, nonché studi su argomenti aventi una rilevanza indiretta per la collezione.

Invito a pubblicare

La rivista sta raccogliendo i contributi per il secondo numero (2018). Per le modalità di presentazione e le linee guida, vedi la sezione Pubblica con noi.

RiME 3 (2019)

Open Access Journal: In Situ. Revue des patrimoine

[First posted in AWOL 1 July 2011, updated 10 Jul 2918]

In Situ. Revue des patrimoine
ISSN électronique 1630-7305
In Situ. Revue des patrimoines offre à l'ensemble des professionnels du patrimoine un
organe de diffusion des résultats de leurs travaux portant sur la connaissance, la conservation et la valorisation du patrimoine. Elle favorise les échanges entre les différents acteurs et les différentes disciplines de la recherche appliquée au patrimoine et met à disposition du public les nouvelles connaissances sur le patrimoine.

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Imagerie numérique et patrimoine culturel : enjeux scientifiques et opérationnels

Imagerie numérique et patrimoine culturel : enjeux scientifiques et opérationnels
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Coming Soon: Digital Classicist London 2019: Translating the Homeric Scholia

Digital Classicist London 2019: Translating the Homeric Scholia

July 12, 4:30 PM GMT+1
The Homer Multitext project offers a complete, web-based, digital scholarly edition of the contents of the manuscript Venetus A (10th century), the oldest complete witness to the poem, together with its marginal comments (scholia). The text and scholia have been transcribed as a digital diplomatic edition, representing faithfully the text of the manuscript, and marked up with TEI-XML encoding for several key features. In this paper, our goal is double: we will explain something of the importance of this deluxe manuscript and we will describe the work of transcribing and translating it in digital form.

Seminar will be livestreamed and archived at: https://youtu.be/u4GylPmR17s

Full programme: http://www.digitalclassicist.org/wip/wip2018.html

Open Access Monograph Series: Edizioni dell’Istituto Papirologico «G. Vitelli»

Edizioni dell’Istituto Papirologico «G. Vitelli»
La collana si propone di accogliere l’edizione di testi su papiro dell’antichità greca, romana e bizantina, nonché volumi di studi e approfondimenti su tematiche particolari nel vasto campo della papirologia letteraria e documentaria. Le Edizioni dell’Istituto Papirologico «G. Vitelli» intendono proseguire una più che secolare tradizione, iniziata dalla Società Italiana per la ricerca dei papiri greci e latini in Egitto (1908-1927) e proseguita poi dall’Istituto Papirologico «G. Vitelli». L’Istituto, costituito in seno all’Università di Firenze nel 1928, presenta dal 1939 nella sua denominazione ufficiale il nome di Girolamo Vitelli suo primo direttore e iniziatore degli studi papirologici in Italia.

Archeomatica: Tecnologie per i Beni Culturali

Al Centro di Conservazione e Restauro La Venaria Reale una Borsa di studio per manufatti in materiale cartaceo e fotografico

La Fondazione Cecilia Gilardi mette a disposizione una borsa di studio per perfezionare le tecniche di conservazione e restauro di manufatti in materiale cartaceo e fotografico presso il Centro.

Dimostrazione 3D Imaging Scanner Leica BLK360 al Centro di Conservazione e Restauro La Venaria Reale

Martedì 16 luglio 2019 a Moncalieri, presso il laboratorio metrologico di LEONARDO 3D METROLOGY il Centro di Conservazione e Restauro La Venaria Reale sarà ospite d'eccezione per la presentazione e dimostrazione del laser scanner BLK360 di Leica Geosystems.

Il World Heritage Policy Compendium dell'Unesco è ora completamente online

È stato presentato durante la  43-esima sessione del World Heritage Committee in Baku, Azerbaijan (30 June – 10 July 2019) il compendio sulla politica del patrimonio mondiale, una raccolta di politiche che hanno guidato l'attuazione della World Heritage Convention sin dalla sua adozione nel 1972. Assembla le politiche adottate dal Comitato del patrimonio mondiale e dall'Assemblea generale degli Stati parti nelle loro decisioni, risoluzioni e altre testi strategici.

July 09, 2019

Roger Pearse (Thoughts on Antiquity, Patristics, putting things online, and more)

Tutorial: How to download the LIDAR datasets from the UK Environment Agency website

Lidar is a technique for displaying the shape of the ground using pulses of laser light.  The results have been widely used to discover Roman monuments, as they can process them to omit modern buildings, trees, etc.  I have been interested in this ever since I discovered some Lidar images of the seabed showing the submerged ruins of the Roman fort of Walton Castle at Felixstowe.

Most of the United Kingdom has been surveyed using Lidar, and the resulting datasets are now freely available for download on the Environment Agency / DEFRA website.  If you can download them, then you can pull them into a tool like QGIS, and turn the data into images.   But this website is not well organised.  I have never been able to work out how to download anything!

Partly this is because I used my Android mobile much of the time.  Just don’t.  You won’t be able to get it to work.  Instead go to your trusty PC and open your browser.

1. Go to the Defra Home page, and search for LIDAR

Go to https://environment.data.gov.uk/ and put LIDAR in the search box.  You currently (July 2019) get 20 results, which look like this.  (Click on the image for a larger image)

The LIDAR Composite DTM and DSM materials are what you want, taken at various resolutions.  DSM is the raw data.  DTM removes surface objects like trees and houses.

2. Click on LIDAR Composite DTM – 1m

This takes you to a waffle page.  At the bottom are various links:

The “Dataset links” do not work – any of them.  On enquiry I was told that:

You need to open the WMS/WFS links within the GIS software in order for the data to load, please refer to the following FAQ:


Apparently “WMS” is is a way to get the datasets from the GIS tool directly.  Not what I have in mind here at the moment.

The one you want is the “Survey Download” icon, which I have highlighted in red.

3.  Click on Survey Download

This takes you to https://environment.data.gov.uk/DefraDataDownload/?Mode=survey, which after a long pause builds the following inscrutable screen:

Note how, cunningly, the pane marked “Download your data” only refers to *uploading*!

Ignore everything in the grey box under “Select your area”.  I have no idea what it is for, other than to confuse.

The bit you need is the square.  But… NOT YET!  If you hover over it, the mysterious tooltip “Polygon” will appear.  It is, in fact, a tool to draw an area on the map.  We’ll use it in a moment.

4.  First, zoom into the area that you want to look at

This bit is fairly obvious.  Use the “+” icon to zoom, and drag the map around.  Once you get far enough in, a grid will appear with references on it. If you know the reference, you can enter it in the search box, although I notice this sometimes does not work.

I’m using the area off Felixstowe, so I get to this.

Until you are zoomed in, you can’t do anything.  You can only download datasets for small areas, you see.  But this is probably enough.

5.  Draw a polygon on the map of the area for which you want Lidar

Now at last you can click on the “polygon” button.  It turns blue.  Now you can draw.  (This frankly can be pretty tricky too.)

  • Hover over the map at one corner of wherever you want to draw.  A tooltip will come up telling you to click to start.  Do so.  Nothing will seem to happen.
  • Now move the mouse.  A red line will follow you.  Click again for that corner.
  • Repeat until your polygon looks right, then double-click to save.

It will now look like this:

Note my polygon on the map.  But … also note that, cunningly, some extra stuff has appeared underneath the drawing tool, where you were not looking!  And partly off the page – so scroll down.

Now, at last, you have something you can download.  Hit the down arrow underneath “Download your data”.

There will be quite a pause – and then a new menu will appear!

What this lists is the various different types of dataset.  In fact it lists the lot, of all sizes and resolutions.  Whatever you choose, you get a link in blue, which I have highlighted.

The link is to a zip file.  In Chrome, just click on it to download to the Downloads folder; in IE, right-click and choose “Save target as” in the usual way.  Either way you will end up with a Bathy-Coastal-Multibeam-2013-TM33nw.zip file on your PC.

I’m more interested in the DTM 1 meter stuff, so I will redo this for that:

What are these various types of file?  Well who knows?!  I believe I want DTM anyway.

6.  Unzip the dataset

How you use the dataset is a different question, but I will give you what I found out.

First, you need to unzip the dataset.  I use 7Zip on my PC, and right-click, 7-Zip, and extract to folder.  So…

That created a folder Bathy-Coastal-Multibeam-2013-TM33nw in that directory.

I’m more interested in the DTM 1 meter stuff, so I get a download of LIDAR-DTM-1M-TM33nw.zip, and unpack it to a folder LIDAR-DTM-1M-TM33nw.

Inside the new folder are a bunch of .asc files.  These together make up the dataset.

Next, you need a GIS tool to view this stuff.

7. Import into QGIS

I found this very hard to do, but here’s some notes on what I did.  I worked it out based on this tutorial for an older version: http://geophyswithsnuffler.blogspot.com/2015/11/processing-uk-environment-agency-lidar.html

First, I installed the latest version of QGIS from the download site, which for me was 3.4.5.  Look for the “long term stable release” stuff, and ignore the rest.  This installed fine, and created a folder on my desktop, labelled QGIS 3.4, and an icon, “GRASS GIS 7.6.0”.  Now … do NOT try to start that icon.  Instead drag it into the folder, and forget about it.

Next open the folder, and double-click on the QGIS Desktop icon, again ignoring the GRASS thing.  This will open something you can work with.

Next, create a project by Project -> New.  Then do Project -> Save, and choose a name for your QGZ file – I used my own name.

Next, you need to import the dataset.  Raster -> Miscellaneous -> Merge brings up a daft dialog box headed “Merge”.

Click on the “…”, and you get another daft dialog box headed “Multiple Selection”.  Click on “Add”, and browse into the folder LIDAR-DTM-1M-TM33nw.

Select all the files in the folder, and hit “Open”.  They will all appear in the “Multiple Selection” box.

Now hit “OK”.  You’ll be back at the Merge dialog box.

You’ll want to save the resulting .tif file, so under “Merged” there is “Save to temporary file” – hit the “…” next to that and choose “Save to file”, and then pick a name.

Your “Merge” dialog will now look like this:

Don’t twiddle anything else.

Now hit Run, and go and make a cup of coffee.  It takes a while.

When it finishes, it will pop up “Algorithm ‘Merge’ finished”, and look like this:

Hit “close” to get rid of the dialog box.  You now have some results.

You can use the mouse to drag it around, and zoom in.  The results are likely to look… disappointing.

On the left side is a box “Layers”.  If you right-click on “Merged”, and choose “Properties”, you get stuff that you can play with.  Select “Symbology”, and you can change the “Render type”.  You can change it to “Hillshade” (whatever that is), and hit “Apply” and you get more details:

But that’s as far as I could get.

However, it IS more than I knew before.


Some links that I found useful:

  • http://apps.environment-agency.gov.uk/wiyby/151365.aspx – overview of the datasets
  • https://www.gislounge.com/what-is-a-shapefile/ – the datasets are “shape files”
  • https://www.gislounge.com/shapefile-viewers/ – possible viewers
  • https://houseprices.io/lab/lidar/map – Easily the best way to  view Lidar.  Only works on Chrome tho.  Based on the 1m DSM data.  Actually better than anything I got from this!

A good portrait of Constantius II?

I’ve been googling online, and I have been unable to locate a good likeness of Constantius II, who succeeded his father Constantine, murdered all his cousins, then his brothers and left only a nephew, Julian the Apostate, to succeed him.  His reign is described vividly by Ammianus Marcellinus, and the church remembered him as an Arian.

Long ago I placed online the Chronography of 354, a magnificent collection of documents illustrated by a famous artist and presented to a nobleman in that year.  The original is lost, but copies have reached us.  One of the illustrations is of “our emperors”, Constantius and his nephew, the luckless Gallus.

Since then the Barberini manuscript (Vatican barberini latini 2154B) of the Chronography has come online.  Here’s the portrait of Constantius from it, online here:

Constantius II in 354 AD. From Ms. Vatican Barb. lat. 2154 B, folio 13.

It is a splendid portrait, isn’t it?  What a face!

But I was surprised to discover that the illustrations were monochrome.  The printed version was monochrome but I had always assumed that was just to make it possible to print.

Another manuscript of the Chronography is also online,  in Vienna, here.  But this does not include the portraits of the emperors, although it does include other illustrations.

I wanted to see if other representations matched the one above.  The first item that I found was a bust of a young prince, almost 3 feet tall, and identified as either Constantius II or possibly his brother Constans.  It’s at the Capitoline Museum in Rome, inv. MC2882:

Colossal head of Constantius II or possibly Constans. Musei Capitolini, Roma, inv. MC2882.

The Last Statues database catalogues this as LSA-561, and gives a reference to a catalogue, sadly offline.[1]  I must say the portrait is not obviously similar to that of the Chronography.

Another portrait at Wikipedia is this:

Presumed bust of emperor Constantius II (317 – 361), son and successor of Constantine the Great. Temporary exhibition in Colosseum (aug.2013), Rome, Italy.

I don’t know anything else about this, but I can see that the nose seems to be restored, and much else; so I fear this is not a likeness.  There is also a widely miscaptioned picture of Theodosius II under the name of Constantius.

The next item I found on Tumblr:

Emperor Constantius II (?). Second third of IV century AD. Bust is modern. Marble. Musée du Louvre, Paris. Inv. Cp 6399 / Ma 1021

The head is ancient but the darker bust material is modern.  But again is this Constantius?

Also on Tumblr, was this silver bowl from the Bosporan kingdom, i.e. the Crimea.  I think that it is from Kerch, and is probably held in the Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg, Russia.[2]

Bowl: the triumph of Constantius II. Place of origin: Eastern Mediterranean. Date: A.D. 4th century. Archaeological site: Bosporan Necropolis, vault on the Gordikov estate.

The long face is very like that of the Chronography.

Here’s another item, the Missorium of Kerch, preserved in the Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg in Russia.  Wikipedia has a monochrome image here.

The Missorium of Kerch is a ceremonial dish depicting the Emp. Constantius II on horseback, leading a soldier and being crowned by Victory.

This also depicts a long-faced Constantius.  So I think we may treat the depiction in the Chronography as fairly accurate.  Not bad for a renaissance copy of a Carolingian copy of an ancient book!

  1. [1]Fittschen, K. and P. Zanker, Katalog der Porträts in den Capitolischen Museen und den anderen kommunalen Sammlungen der Stadt Rom, Band I, Mainz 1985, 156-7, no. 125, pl. 156
  2. [2]This I infer from a snippet view of a book on Google Books: Bernard Samuel Myers, Encyclopedia of world art, – Volume 9 – Page xcvi: “Two dishes found at Kerch (Leningrad, The Hermitage) refer to an anniversary of Constantius in 343. The style of these dishes … The third, and most splendid, piece of this type is the Missorium of Theodosius I (II, PL. 487), which celebrates …”

Tom Brughmans (Archaeological Network Analysis)

CAA Netherlands/Flanders in Leuven. CFP

The CAA Dutch and Flemish chapter will take place in Leuven this year! My Alma Mater 🙂 The call for papers is out now and I can very much recommend attending this amazing conference and visiting beautiful Leuven. CFP deadline: 2 september Conference dates: 29-30 October Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology Netherlands/Flanders is... Continue Reading →

Ethan Gruber (XForms for Archives)

135 ANS authority records merged into SNAC

Finally, after fine-tuning the xEAC-to-SNAC publication workflow over the last few months after initially building this functionality into xEAC last summer, I have switched over to the SNAC production API. We have integrated authority data from 135 EAC-CPF records in the American Numismatic Society Biographies into the Social Networks and Archival Context project. Among these authority records are dozens of new ones inserted into SNAC, complete with biographical information and references to digital archival and library holdings at the ANS. One of the more notable additions to SNAC is Margaret Thompson, one of the most prominent Greek numismatists of the latter 20th century and a long-time curator at the ANS.

Not only have we provided a comprehensive biography of Margaret Thompson, but also URIs in other systems, such as VIAF and Wikidata.  The Bibliographic Resources for Thompson include numerous archival photographs (which link back to the ANS Archives--many of these are available in IIIF) and four ebooks in our Open Access Digital Library. These ebooks were digitized as part of the NEH-Mellon Foundation Open Humanities Book program.

SNAC record for Edward T. Newell, with biography from the ANS.

In fact, since many of the ~200 books digitized as part of this NEH-Mellon project were authored by prominent numismatists represented in the ANS archival authorities, 74 of these books have been made accessible to scholars through SNAC. This was the aim of our initial application to this grant program--finally realized by much work in extending xEAC to be able to interact with SNAC's JSON APIs. We not only wanted to create a large corpus of TEI ebooks that linked to URIs in our numismatic collection or research databases like Online Coins of the Roman Empire and the Inventory of Greek Coin Hoards (and similar systems), but to integrate these books into the larger cloud of cultural heritage data by linking the authors to large-scale authority systems like SNAC that could be leveraged to point researchers back to our own services.

SNAC was funded not only by Mellon (like our ebooks project), but also initially by the IMLS and the NEH. In this way, we are providing value to funders by building upon projects in which they have already invested: creating a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts. I hope that other institutions will look at xEAC and our broader archival LOD strategy (see Linked Open Data and Hellenistic Numismatics and Linked Open Data for Numismatic Library, Archive, and Museum Integration for further information about this architecture) as a means by which they too can enhance SNAC while simultaneously broadening access to their own materials.

By incorporating our archival authorities and digital archives and library into SNAC, we are providing pathways through broader, more generalized aggregators for non-numismatic researchers who may otherwise never think to query our archives directly. A great example of this is the record for the prominent sculptor, Augustus Saint-Gaudens. This record links to more than 160 finding aids published by dozens of institutions, including museum archives, and so art historians may find correspondences in our archives as well as the Smithsonian Archives of American Art or the New York Public Library. Furthermore, since we have already used the Wikidata API look-up inherent to xEAC to embed related authority URIs in our own EAC-CPF record, we inserted the Getty ULAN URI for Saint-Gaudens into SNAC. This would, in theory, make it possible for SNAC to interact with art historical aggregators built on the Getty vocabularies to extract other works of cultural heritage, such as medals held at the American Numismatic Society or sculptures held in other art museums both in the United States and abroad.

I think we are only seeing the tip of the iceberg of what will be possible interacting with SNAC.

Charles Ellwood Jones (AWOL: The Ancient World Online)


n 1947 the American School of Classical Studies at Athens produced a color film called Triumph Over Time. The project was envisioned as a publicity tool to launch the first post-war capital campaign of the American School. The 40-minute film was produced by the numismatist Margaret Thompson and directed by the Swedish American archaeologist, Oscar Broneer.  Fox Movietone processed the motion picture in the United States at the request of the founding owner of Fox Studios, Spyros P. Skouras, who served as a Trustee of the American School from 1946 to 1971.

In 2006, a search through the School’s Archives produced a celluloid original and a wealth of information concerning the film's history. At the same time, the School acquired the papers of Oscar Broneer, which offered unknown information about Broneer’s role in the making of the movie and his active participation in a number of relief organizations helping Greece during WWII. Further research indicates that, although Triumph Over Time was the first of a series of archaeological films made about Greece, it has largely been forgotten. The film received a brief mention in the second volume of the History of the American School at Athens, but was missed by the two most important surveys of existing archaeological films. This is surprising when one considers that it played for over a decade in the United States, England, and Greece, and was used as a diplomatic tool by the U.S. Department before dropping out of circulation.
Read the story behind the filming of Triumph Over Time, here.
Triumph Over Time from ASCSA on Vimeo.

Bill Caraher (The New Archaeology of the Mediterranean World)


Despite my efforts to have a “shorter season” this summer, it still felt pretty long. My time in Greece and Cyprus was both productive and exhausting. I’m looking forward to going home and tucking into a few publishing projects, the next issue of North Dakota Quarterly, and some more serious writing. Maybe I’ll even have time to pet the dogs (but not because Donna Zuckerberg told me to).

I learned new stuff this summer. I discovered that I really like Loux brand soda waterI learned how to make and how not to make a GeoJSON, and I discovered that for a label to be effective in a photograph, it must be visible. I also feel like I came to accept my fate as someone who publishes Hellenistic fortifications and I learned about topobros. I continue to try to come to grips with the 7th century in Greece and maybe the 8th century in Cyprus. I thought carefully about how I use legacy data and started to think about whether island archaeology can productively inform the archaeology of Late Antiquity and Byzantium. So far, then, it was a good summer.

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Finally, I discovered that sometimes it’s not the lamp that you photograph, it’s how you photograph the lamp.

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Charles Ellwood Jones (AWOL: The Ancient World Online)


The 486 proto-Elamite tablets from Susa published in MDP 26 and housed in the National Museum of Iran (NMI), Tehran, have been imaged, processed and uploaded to web <https://tinyurl.com/yy77tf42>. This  milestone brings to completion the online posting of a near complete set of published proto-Elamite tablets from both the Louvre Museum, Paris, and the National Museum of Iran, Tehran.

A majority of the tablets were imaged by M. Parsa Daneshmand (University of Oxford), with the assistance of S. Piran (National Museum of Iran, Tehran) and Sepideh Yeganeh (University of Tehran). In the first instance we upload the flatbed images, while we are processing our additional digital photos. This work is part of the on-going collaboration between the CDLI and the NMI
<https://cdli.ucla.edu/?q=news/national-museum-iran-cuneiform-collection-joins-cdli>. A more comprehensive overview of our joint efforts with colleagues in Iran to digitise cuneiform collections there will be sent out separately.

Images of c. 650 cylinder seals in the Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF) have been posted to web <https://tinyurl.com/y6rua6g2>.
Most of the plates contain an image of the side of the seal and top of bottom as well as a digital unwrapping, a mirrored and enhanced unwrapping, an image of a roll-out if available, and various
microscopic detail images. Additional web-resources for the study of seals are currently being developed by members of the CDLI. A specific website has recently been launched <http://sespoa.huma-num.fr>. Our work in the BnF has been funded by the French research cluster LabEx “The Pasts in the Present”, and the University of Oxford.

The transliterations of large numbers of texts have been added and corrected by collaborators of the CDLI. Our current log of updates lists more than 5500 updates since September 2018. We are particularly thankful for the contributions of Richard Firth, Cale Johnson, Dan Foxvog, Bram Jagersma,  Els Woestenburg, William McGrath, Bob Englund, Tohru Osaka, Alba de Ridder, Émilie Pagé-Perron, Martijn Kokken, Bertrand Lafont, Jacob L Dahl, and Jinyan Wang. Others have contributed substantial edits to the catalog.

Veronica Hughey, CDLI student assistant at UCLA, has prepared images of the following texts for the CDLI: SANTAG 9 (214 texts); BIN 10 (329 texts); BiMes 17 (45 texts); BiMes 19 (22  texts); JSSSS 2 (119 texts); WAS I & II (253 & 443 seals).

Five new additions have been made to the CDLI Preprints (CDLP).

CDLP <https://cdli.ucla.edu/?q=cuneiform-digital-library-preprints>

  • 13.0  P.J. Huber. "Early Linguists."
  • 14.0  J.L. Dahl, H. Hameeuew, K. Wagensonner. "Looking both forward and back: imaging cuneiform.”
  • 15.0 J. Peterson. "The Literary Sumerian of Old Babylonian Ur: UET 6/1-3 in Transliteration and Translation with Select Commentary Part 1/3."
  • 16.0 J. Peterson. "The Literary Sumerian of Old Babylonian Ur: UET 6/1-3 in Transliteration and Translation with Select Commentary Part 2/3."
  • 17.0 J. Peterson. "The Literary Sumerian of Old Babylonian Ur: UET 6/1-3 in Transliteration and Translation with Select Commentary Part 3/3."

New collaborations:
Natural History Museum of Utah is currently preparing digital files for their collection of c. 80 cuneiform tablets published in 1997 by David Owen (in ASJ 19) to be added to CDLI. A fuller introduction to the collection will be published in the next digest.

Google Summer of Code 2019:
We are proud to announce that CDLI was chosen for a second year for he Google Summer of Code 2019. Each year, Google offers summer internship positions to full-time students that participate in the elaboration of Open Source code with chosen organizations. This year, Assyriologists, computer scientists and computational linguists unite to mentor a very interesting selection of students with projects covering a wide range of topics such as computer vision and neural machine translation of the Sumerian language, using CDLI data. Mentors this year are Émilie Pagé-Perron, Ilya Khait, Willis Monroe, Rune Rattenborg, Jayanth, Shraddha Manchekar, Max Ionov and Niko Shenk.

 Follow this link for more information on individual projects:

For further information about the program, see :

If you would like to participate as a mentor or student next year, please get in touch with Émilie at epp@ucla.edu.  We are also welcoming volunteer programmer contributions (specifically Python and PHP)  throughout the year.

Call for further collaboration:

CDLI is always looking for lined-based translations (preferably English but other languages welcome), ATF formated transliterations (<http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/doc/help/editinginatf/cdliatf/index.html>) and curated catalogue data. Do not hesitate to inquire for nstructions concerning formats and workflow.

On behalf of the CDLI
Émilie Pagé-Perron, Bertrand Lafont, Jacob L Dahl

July 08, 2019

Charles Ellwood Jones (AWOL: The Ancient World Online)

Open Access Monograph Series: Collection de l'École française de Rome

Collection de l'École française de Rome
Publications de l’École française de Rome 
L'École française de Rome publie les travaux de ses membres et le résultat des ses activités scientifiques en histoire, archéologie et dans les sciences sociales. Les ouvrages sont principalement publiés au sein des séries traditionnelles : la Bibliothèque des Écoles françaises d'Athènes et de Rome (BEFAR) créée en 1876, et la Collection de l'École française de Rome (CEF) créée en 1964.

Open Acccess Monograph Series: Bibliothèque des Écoles françaises d’Athènes et de Rome

Bibliothèque des Écoles françaises d’Athènes et de Rome
Publications de l’École française de Rome 
L'École française de Rome publie les travaux de ses membres et le résultat des ses activités scientifiques en histoire, archéologie et dans les sciences sociales. Les ouvrages sont principalement publiés au sein des séries traditionnelles : la Bibliothèque des Écoles françaises d'Athènes et de Rome (BEFAR) créée en 1876, et la Collection de l'École française de Rome (CEF) créée en 1964.

And see AWOL's Alphabetical List of Open Access Monograph Series in Ancient Studies

The Signal: Digital Preservation

Acquiring Open Access Children’s Books

This is a guest post by Kristy Darby, a Digital Collections Specialist in the Digital Content Management Section in Library Services.

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A cover image of the book Tumi Goes to the Park (LCCN 2018296484).

The Library of Congress’ Digital Collecting Plan, finalized in 2017, proposes to “Develop and implement an acquisitions program for openly available content.” To support this goal, the Library’s Digital Content Management section has been helping to pilot new procedures, including the acquisition of digital, open access children’s books. Many discussions of open access eBooks focus on the significant impact of openly licensed works in academic and scientific publishing, but beyond this, a broader community of authors and artists also share creative works. As part of the pilot effort, the Library of Congress acquired and made available 6 creative commons licensed books from Book Dash, a nonprofit organization founded in 2014 in Cape Town, South Africa. The founders organize “Book Dashes” — 12-hour book-making events that bring authors, editors, designers, and illustrators together to create new, born-digital children’s books that are openly licensed and made available on the web for free.

The successful acquisition of these titles involved many offices within the Library. Selections were initially identified by Donna Brearcliffe, formerly of the Library’s Collection Development Office (CDO). Next, staff in the Literature section of United States Programs, Law and Literacy Division (USPRLL) made catalog records according to the Children’s and Young Adults’ Cataloging (CYAC) Program’s methods. Then, the files for the books were acquired and processed through the pilot general routine workflow for acquiring open eBooks, which has been developed by the Digital Collections Management section. “It was great to have the opportunity to recommend these titles for the Library’s collections,” said Brearcliffe. “Being able to make openly licensed, born-digital, children’s book freely available on loc.gov is an important step in the direction of making more open access content available to our users.” Ultimately, these books received full cataloging and are now available directly and freely from the Library of Congress website for online viewing or download by users anywhere in the world.

Acquiring, Preserving, and Providing Access

A cover image of the book Zandi and Birdy Monster (Library of Congress item 2018296486).

A cover image of the book Zandi and Birdy Monster (LCCN 2018296486).

As part of the Digital Content Management section, I collaborated with staff in CDO and USPRLL to create and implement workflows for managing and making available these eBooks. I downloaded the eBook files directly from the publishers’ websites, where the files are openly available, then transferred the files to Library of Congress’ long-term digital storage. During this process, the content was also copied to servers providing public access, ensuring that the eBooks will be freely available to any end user with an internet connection. As the catalog records were already created and available in the Library of Congress catalog, just a few additions to the MARC records were needed to connect the descriptive metadata with the metadata associated with the digital content and make the books available in the public presentation. After that, each book became available on the Library’s website for viewing and download.

Lee Ann Potter, Director of Educational Outreach for the Learning and Innovation Office, describes her experience working with both new born-digital children’s eBooks as well as traditional books: “Earlier this year, we were thrilled that the Library made available an online collection of children’s books—but due to rights restrictions, all of the titles included were published prior to 1923.” she says. “While they are marvelous selections, they are less diverse than more contemporary titles,” she says. Thus, “Making contemporary open access children’s eBooks available is exciting—especially in multiple languages!”

The Added Value of CYAC Cataloging

The pilot books were cataloged and described according to the specifications maintained by the Library of Congress CYAC program. CYAC guidelines focus on producing records that enable discovery of cataloged works to children, youth, school teachers, and public libraries. Along with this, each record for these works of fiction includes a brief description. Because these works have received this kind of cataloging, the work of the Library of Congress not only enhances the long-term preservation of these digital works, but it also makes it easier for other libraries to get access to catalog records that they can use to enable access of this content for their users. Stacey Devine, Cataloger for USPRLL Literature Section, states, “The CYAC Program is focused on our end user. For Children and Young adult material, we want to ensure that Library resources are easily retrievable for this specific audience. The CYAC Program tailors the cataloging to include brief summaries that are non-biased. We also tailor the subject headings so they are accessible and geared toward the way children search.”

descriptive information, from the item page for Zandi and Birdy Monster (LCCN 2018296486).

A screenshot showing added subject headings and additional descriptive information, from the item page for Zandi and Birdy Monster (LCCN 2018296486).

Managing endangered openly available content benefits the Library as well as American librarians and readers. The Library of Congress distributes MARC records for all content cataloged at the Library through the Cataloging Distribution Service. The original, full level MARC records for these children’s eBooks are available for librarians around the country for ingest into their own cataloging module. The digital content on the Library of Congress servers is safely managed in a stable system, and the content can be reliably linked using persistent URLs assigned to resources so that links to not change over time. Libraries that choose to add MARC records to their catalogs for this content can use those URLs to link to the Library of Congress content with confidence, knowing that the material will be reliable and enduring.

Charles Ellwood Jones (AWOL: The Ancient World Online)

Open Access Journal: Cuneiform Commentaries Project Newsletter

Cuneiform Commentaries Project Newsletter
The origins of the Cuneiform Commentaries Project (CCP) go back to E. Frahm’s 2011 study on Mesopotamian commentaries. Even though it included numerous quotations of individual commentary entries, Frahm’s study was not aimed at publishing in full large numbers of commentaries. Its goal was rather to provide a comprehensive catalog of every known commentary tablet. The book made it abundantly clear that there was a need for a comprehensive edition of all known commentary tablets: of the 878 known tablets and fragments, only 396 were edited, and still only a handful of those in modern, reliable editions. In contrast 482 commentary tablets (55% of the total) remain either unedited or entirely unpublished. Frahm’s monograph thus constitutes the basis for the ultimate goal of editing all the commentaries, including those that have never been properly studied before.

See AWOL's full List of Open Access Journals in Ancient Studies

Open Access Journal: Suhayl

[First posted in AWOL 23 February 2011. Updated 8 July 2019]

Suhayl. International Journal for the History of the Exact and Natural Sciences in Islamic Civilisation
ISSN 1576-9372
ISSN electrònic 2013-620X
Suhayl. International Journal for the History of the Exact and Natural Sciences in Islamic Civilisation
Suhayl  (ISSN 1576-9372 / ISSN electrònic 2013-620X) és una revista anual  publicada pel Grup Millàs Vallicrosa d'Història de la Ciència Àrab de la  Universitat de Barcelona que s'edita en llengua anglesa i àrab. Des de  2009 es publica en col·laboració amb la Commision on History of Science  and Technology in Islamic Societies (IUPHS-DHS).

"Suhayl" (Canop) és una estrella usada sovint per la tradició islàmica  com a indicador de la qibla, la direcció de La Meca, ja que l'axis  principal de la Ka'ba està orientat cap el punt de la seva sortida.



2016-2017 Vol.: 15


Bill Caraher (The New Archaeology of the Mediterranean World)


I’m notorious for struggling to take time off during the summer. This not only damages my ability to work efficiently, but also makes me tired, impatient, and generally grumpy. This summer, I was well on my way to being a big ole grumpy pants and stumbling and bumbling to the end of our study season on the Western Argolid Regional Project. 

But then Fotini Kondyli invited me and Dimitri Nakassis to her family’s home on Methana for a day. It was relaxing and beautiful.

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July 07, 2019

Charles Ellwood Jones (AWOL: The Ancient World Online)

Open Access Journal: Археологія

 [First posted in AWOL 12 November 2014, updated 7 July 2019]


Відкритий доступ до номерів журналу "Археологія"

Спілка археологів України за ініціативи Сергія Горбаненка за узгодженням з редакцією журналу «Археологія» Інституту археології НАН України розпочинає оприлюднення в інтернеті випусків «Археології» з 1947 р. включно.
Висловлюємо щиру вдячність всім, хто допомагає проекту, особливо:
Геннадію Свистуну, Марині Сергеєвій,
а також співробітникам кафедри археології історичного факультету Київського Національного університету імені Тараса Шевченка.

Крім того надаємо посилання на номери «Археології», викладені на інших ресурсах.

| 1947, вип. I. Зміст, Збірник |
| 1948, вип. IІ. Зміст, Збірник |
| 1950, вип. IIІ. Зміст, Збірник || 1950, вип. IV. Зміст, Збірник |
| 1951, вип. V. Зміст, Збірник || 1952, вип. VI. Зміст, Збірник || 1952, вип. VII. Зміст, Збірник || 1953, вип. VIII. Зміст, Збірник |
| 1954, вип. IX. Зміст, Збірник || 1957, вип. X. Зміст, Збірник || 1957, вип. XI. Зміст, Збірник || 1961, вип. XII. Зміст, Збірник |
| 1961, вип. XIII. Зміст, Збірник || 1962, вип. XIV. Зміст, Збірник || 1963, вип. XV. Зміст, Збірник || 1964, вип. XVI. Зміст, Збірник |
| 1964, вип. XVII. Зміст, Збірник || 1965, вип. XVIII. Зміст, Збірник || 1965, вип. XIX. Зміст, Збірник || 1966, вип. XX. Зміст, Збірник |
| 1968, вип. XXI. Зміст, Збірник || 1969, вип. XXII. Зміст, Збірник || 1970, вип. XXIII. Зміст, Збірник || 1970, вип. XXIV. Зміст, Збірник |
| 1971, вип. 1. Зміст, Збірник || 1971, вип. 2. Зміст, Збірник || 1971, вип. 3. Зміст, Збірник || 1971, вип. 4. Зміст, Збірник |
| 1972, вип. 5. Зміст, Збірник || 1972, вип. 6. Зміст, Збірник || 1972, вип. 7. Зміст, Збірник || 1973, вип. 8. Зміст, Збірник |
| 1973, вип. 9. Зміст, Збірник || 1973, вип. 10. Зміст, Збірник || 1973, вип. 11. Зміст, Збірник || 1973, вип. 12. Зміст, Збірник |
| 1974, вип. 13. Зміст, Збірник || 1974, вип. 14. Зміст, Збірник || 1975, вип. 15. Зміст, Збірник || 1975, вип. 16. Зміст, Збірник |
| 1975, вип. 17. Зміст, Збірник || 1975, вип. 18. Зміст, Збірник || 1976, вип. 19. Зміст, Збірник || 1976, вип. 20. Зміст, Збірник |
| 1977, вип. 21. Зміст, Збірник || 1977, вип. 22. Зміст, Збірник || 1977, вип. 23. Зміст, Збірник || 1977, вип. 24. Зміст, Збірник |
| 1978, вип. 25. Зміст, Збірник || 1978, вип. 26. Зміст, Збірник || 1978, вип. 27. Зміст, Збірник || 1978, вип. 28. Зміст, Збірник |
| 1979, вип. 29. Зміст, Збірник || 1979, вип. 30. Зміст, Збірник || 1979, вип. 31. Зміст, Збірник || 1979, вип. 32. Зміст, Збірник |
| 1980, вип. 33. Зміст, Збірник || 1980, вип. 34. Зміст, Збірник || 1980, вип. 35. Зміст, Збірник || 1981, вип. 36. Зміст, Збірник |
| 1982, вип. 37. Зміст, Збірник || 1982, вип. 38. Зміст, Збірник || 1982, вип. 39. Зміст, Збірник || 1982, вип. 40. Зміст, Збірник |
| 1982, вип. 41. Зміст, Збірник || 1983, вип. 42. Зміст, Збірник || 1983, вип. 43. Зміст, Збірник || 1983, вип. 44. Зміст, Збірник |
| 1984, вип. 45. Зміст, Збірник || 1984, вип. 46. Зміст, Збірник || 1984, вип. 47. Зміст, Збірник || 1984, вип. 48. Зміст, Збірник |
| 1985, вип. 49. Зміст, Збірник || 1985, вип. 50. Зміст, Збірник || 1985, вип. 51. Зміст, Збірник | | 1985, вип. 52. Зміст, Збірник |
| 1986, вип. 53. Зміст, Збірник || 1986, вип. 54. Зміст, Збірник | | 1986, вип. 55. Зміст, Збірник || 1986, вип. 56. Зміст, Збірник |
| 1987, вип. 57. Зміст, Збірник || 1987, вип. 58. Зміст, Збірник || 1987, вип. 59. Зміст, Збірник | | 1987, вип. 60. Зміст, Збірник |
| 1988, вип. 61. Зміст, Збірник | | 1988, вип. 62. Зміст, Збірник || 1988, вип. 63. Зміст, Збірник || 1988, вип. 64. Зміст, Збірник |
| 1989, № 1. Зміст, Збірник || 1989, № 2. Зміст, Збірник || 1989, № 3. Зміст, Збірник || 1989, № 4. Зміст, Збірник |
| 1990, № 1. Зміст, Збірник || 1990, № 2. Зміст, Збірник || 1990, № 3. Зміст, Збірник || 1990, № 4. Зміст, Збірник |
| 1991, № 1. Зміст, Збірник || 1991, № 2. Зміст, Збірник || 1991, № 3. Зміст, Збірник || 1991, № 4. Зміст, Збірник |
| 1992, № 1. Зміст, Збірник || 1992, № 2. Зміст, Збірник || 1992, № 3. Зміст, Збірник || 1992, № 4. Зміст, Збірник |
| 1993, № 1. Зміст, Збірник || 1993, № 2. Зміст, Збірник || 1993, № 3. Зміст, Збірник || 1993, № 4. Зміст, Збірник |
| 1994, № 1. Зміст, Збірник || 1994, № 2. Зміст, Збірник || 1994, № 3. Зміст, Збірник || 1994, № 4. Зміст, Збірник |
| 1995, № 1. Зміст, Збірник || 1995, № 2. Зміст, Збірник || 1995, № 3. Зміст, Збірник || 1995, № 4. Зміст, Збірник |
| 1996, № 1. Зміст, Збірник || 1996, № 2. Зміст, Збірник || 1996, № 3. Зміст, Збірник || 1996, № 4. Зміст, Збірник |
| 1997, № 1. Зміст, Збірник || 1997, № 2. Зміст, Збірник || 1997, № 3. Зміст, Збірник || 1997, № 4. Зміст, Збірник |
| 1998, № 1. Зміст, Збірник || 1998, № 2. Зміст, Збірник || 1998, № 3. Зміст, Збірник | | 1998, № 4. Зміст, Збірник |
| 1999, № 1. Зміст, Збірник || 1999, № 2. Зміст, Збірник || 1999, № 3. Зміст, Збірник || 1999, № 4. Зміст, Збірник |
| 2000, № 1. Зміст, Збірник || 2000, № 2. Зміст, Збірник || 2000, № 3. Зміст, Збірник || 2000, № 4. Зміст, Збірник |
| 2001, № 1. Зміст, Збірник || 2001, № 2. Зміст, Збірник || 2001, № 3. Зміст, Збірник || 2001, № 4. Зміст, Збірник |
| 2002, № 1. Зміст, Збірник || 2002, № 2. Зміст, Збірник || 2002, № 3. Зміст, Збірник || 2002, № 4. Зміст, Збірник |
| 2003, № 1. Зміст, Збірник || 2003, № 2. Зміст, Збірник || 2003, № 3. Зміст, Збірник || 2003, № 4. Зміст, Збірник |
| 2004, № 1. Зміст, Збірник |
| 2004, № 2. Зміст, Збірник |
| 2004, № 3. Зміст, Збірник || 2004, № 4. Зміст, Збірник |
| 2005, № 1. Зміст, Збірник |
| 2005, № 2. Зміст, Збірник |
| 2005, № 3. Зміст, Збірник || 2005, № 4. Зміст, Збірник |
| 2006, № 1. Зміст, Збірник |
| 2006, № 2. Зміст, Збірник |
| 2006, № 3. Зміст, Збірник || 2006, № 4. Зміст, Збірник |
| 2007, № 1. Зміст, Збірник |
| 2007, № 2. Зміст, Збірник |
| 2007, № 3. Зміст, Збірник || 2007, № 4. Зміст, Збірник |
| 2008, № 1. Зміст, Збірник |
| 2008, № 2. Зміст, Збірник |
| 2008, № 3. Зміст, Збірник || 2008, № 4. Зміст, Збірник |
| 2009, № 1. Зміст, Збірник |
| 2009, № 2. Зміст, Збірник |
| 2009, № 3. Зміст, Збірник |
| 2009, № 4. Зміст, Збірник |
| 2010, № 1. Зміст, Збірник |
| 2010, № 2. Зміст, Збірник |
| 2010, № 3. Зміст, Збірник || 2010, № 4. Зміст, Збірник |
| 2011, № 1. Зміст, Збірник |
| 2011, № 2. Зміст, Збірник |
| 2011, № 3. Зміст, Збірник || 2011, № 4. Зміст, Збірник |
| 2012, № 1. Зміст, Збірник |
| 2012, № 2. Зміст, Збірник |
| 2012, № 3. Зміст, Збірник || 2012, № 4. Зміст, Збірник |
| 2013, № 1. ЗмістЗбірник |
| 2013, № 2. Зміст, Збірник |
| 2013, № 3. Зміст, Збірник |
| 2013, № 4. ЗмістЗбірник |
| 2014, № 3. Зміст / Content, Збірник || 2014, № 4. Зміст / Content, Збірник |

Open Access Journal: plekos: Elektronische Zeitschrift für Rezensionen und Berichte zur Erforschung der Spätantike

[Pirst posted in AWOL 11/6/09. Updated 7 July 2019]

plekos: Elektronische Zeitschrift für Rezensionen und Berichte zur Erforschung der Spätantike
ISSN: 1435-9626
Plekos ist eine Internet-Fachzeitschrift (ISSN: 1435-9626) für Rezensionen und Berichte zur Erforschung der Spätantike. Plekos veröffentlicht wissenschaftliche Besprechungen zu Neuerscheinungen vor allem aus dem Bereich der spätantiken Geschichte, Philologie und Archäologie. Neben dem Schwerpunkt auf der Spätantike werden auch Publikationen aus Nachbardisziplinen und -epochen rezensiert, etwa solche zur römischen Kaiserzeit, zum Byzantinischen Reich, zum Kulturkreis des Oriens Christianus sowie zum frühen Mittelalter und zu den ersten islamischen Jahrhunderten. Besprechungen erscheinen in deutscher, englischer, französischer, italienischer und spanischer Sprache.

Plekos wurde 1998 gegründet und bis 2016 herausgegeben von Prof. Dr. Joachim Gruber (Erlangen) sowie von Prof. Dr. Kai Brodersen (Erfurt), Prof. Dr. Martin Hose (München), Prof. Dr. Peter von Möllendorff (Gießen), Prof. Dr. Ferdinand Prostmeier (Freiburg), Prof. Dr. Stefan Rebenich (Bern) und Dr. Marcus Reuter (Trier).

July 06, 2019

Charles Ellwood Jones (AWOL: The Ancient World Online)

Bibliotheca Polyglotta Graeca et Latina

Bibliotheca Polyglotta Graeca et Latina
The Bibliotheca Polyglotta Graeca et Latina (BPGL) documents the multilingual diffusion of the Greek literature of antiquity, showing how the concepts of Greek and Roman thinking historically has influenced thinking in a global context, first in a Latin medium, then Syriac and Arabic, as well as German and French, and then to some extent the whole world.
The library contains:
Further the multilingual HermeneuticsPrior AnalyticsRhetorics as well as other texts are planned.
The Alpheios (home page) site supports applications that can be used for, among other things, accessing a lexical entry for a given word by double-clicking on it. So far, it supports Greek, Latin and Arabic, and as such, it is very useful for looking up any word in the Bibliotheca Polyglotta Greaca and Latina in these languages. With time,  Alpheios intends to support more languages, including Sanskrit, Syriac, etc. To use Alpheios with the BP, the Firefox browser must be employed, and the Alpheios application must be downloaded from its installation page. It will then appear in the in the bookmark line, from where it can be activated for Greek, Latin or Arabic. When activated, clicking on any word in the BP will display a small popup with morphological information and a brief definition with links to more complete definitions in various lexicons, grammatical information, and a display of the relevant inflection paradigm. See the "How do I ..." section on the Alpheios main page for screen casts and further information on Alpheios features.
The copyrights for all the texts in the Bibliotheca Polyglotta belong to Jens Braarvig and the Norwegian Institute of Palaeography and Historical Philology. Any fair use of the texts is allowed under general Open Access conditions. 
The Bibliotheca Polyglotta application is Copyright 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 University of Oslo, Norwegian Institute of Palaeography and Historical Philology, Jens Braarvig, Asgeir Nesøen, and released under the GNU General Public License version 3.

Authors, translators, editors and other contributors