Electra Atlantis: Digital Approaches to Antiquity

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Tom Elliott (tom.elliott@nyu.edu)

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September 03, 2015

Archeomatica: Tecnologie per i Beni Culturali

Un centro museale multimediale all'interno della Cittadella di Sarzana

Il giorno 2 settembre 2015 il Comune di Sarzana ha consegnato ufficialmente a ETT Spa, la società genovese esperta in allestimenti museali interattivi, i lavori per la realizzazione del progetto del centro museale multimedialeLe due fortezze” che, come noto, verrà allestito all'interno della Cittadella dove il visitatore verrà accompagnato in un percorso interattivo che si snoderà lungo 24 sale, raccontando storia e caratteristiche della Lunigiana attraverso il cambiamento e la costruzione delle strutture fortificate del territorio. Un allestimento empatico ed emozionale, complice l’utilizzo delle tecnologie multimediali, che svelerà, attraverso la ricostruzione di ambienti e di architetture, le vicissitudini della città di Sarzana in epoca medievale. Tecnologia touch, proiezioni olografiche, animazioni in 3D per parlare quindi della Lunigiana e delle sue fortificazioni, degli usi e costumi dell’epoca, inserendoli nel loro contesto abitativo – borgo o castello - e, soprattutto, storico.

La nascita del museo multimediale alla Fortezza Firmafede - spiegano il sindaco Alessio Cavarrra e l'assessore alla cultura Sara Accorsi - potenzia in maniera importante l'offerta culturale e turistica del nostro territorio. E lo fa proponendo uno spazio espositivo originale e unico in Liguria che, per la prima volta, ricomprende un'intera epoca e ricompone un territorio, la Lunigiana storica, oggi suddiviso in tre regioni. Una proposta culturale importante che non sfuggirà ai turisti che amano il nostro territorio come testimoniano i 22mila biglietti staccati per visitare le fortezze sarzanesi da quando queste ultime sono state aperte quotidianamente al pubblico, oltre ai 4600 visitatori che hanno visitato le mostre”.

La realizzazione dell’allestimento multimediale presso la fortezza Firmafede di Sarzana è un’altra importante tappa nel percorso di crescita delle attività new media di ETT che sempre più si sta affermando in Italia e all’estero quale Industria Digitale e Creativa di riferimento - sottolinea Giovanni Verreschi, presidente e amministratore delegato di ETT. Siamo felici di poter contribuire alla crescita dell’attrattività turistica della nostra regione e, grazie alle nostre tecnologie e alla nostra esperienza, di poter amplificare il messaggio storico culturale, sottolineando l’unicità del Sistema Fortificato della Lunigiana”. Per l'assessore ai lavori pubblici e all'urbanistica Massimo Baudone “grazie ai 600mila euro di finanziamento regionale e agli oltre 200mila euro messi a disposizione dalla Provincia siamo riusciti a fare un importante intervento di valorizzazione del patrimonio storico munumentale della città che metterà in rete le due fortezze”.

I tempi per la realizzazione del museo “Le due fortezze” sono molto stretti dato che dovranno essere collaudati entro la fine del 2015.
Alla conferenza stampa era presente il responsabile del progetto per conto del Comune architetto Stefano Mugnaini ha seguito l'attuazione del progetto in collaborazione con il settore cultura diretto dalla dottoressa Patrizia Rossi e con il direttore dei lavori Giorgio Rossini, ex soprintendente ai beni culturali della Liguria.

 

Fonte: Comune di Sarzana

 

Shawn Graham (Electric Archaeology)

Animating Watling Street

In a previous post I shared with you the first stab at using Brian Foo’s ‘Two Trains’. That experiment was mostly so that I understood what the code was doing. In the version I’m sharing below, I’ve got better data: counts of inscriptions at points mentioned in the second antonine itinerary, ie, watling street-ish, and counts of inscriptions for the surrounding county as a whole (from romaninscriptionsofbritain.org). The difference in those two numbers is the fodder for Foo’s algorithmn for selecting instruments, pitch, tempo, etc.

I will write more eventually about what these choices do for the sonification, and what they imply as a means of ‘visualizing’ Roman Britain. (Right now, I’m working with instruments that Foo selected for his piece, albeit more of the percussion instruments and a few of the woodwinds; up to now all recreations of Roman instruments I’ve found are gawdawful. So, by selecting these few instruments, at least I’ve got a bit of sound that might’ve made sense to a Roman. Fodder for reflection on this point.)

Foo also provides a processing script that grabs the latitude and longitude for each stop along the way, scaling appropriately to match the changes in the music. It’s quite clever – procedurally generated music matched by a procedurally generated visualization. I also like that this movement along a line is much closer to Roman conceptions of space – a sequence of what comes next, ie, an itinerary – rather than a top-down birds-eye view. Now, Foo also provides code to generate that kind of view, too, and I’ll probably play with that, just to see. But I don’t think it’ll make it into the final version of this project.


Charles Ellwood Jones (AWOL: The Ancient World Online)

The Photo Archive of the Syrian-Norwegian research project Palmyrena: City, Hinterland and Caravan Trade between Orient and Occident

The Photo Archive of the Syrian-Norwegian research project Palmyrena: City, Hinterland and Caravan Trade between Orient and Occident
http://www.org.uib.no/palmyrena/images/top1.jpg 
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Jebel Abu Rigmenxxxxx
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South of Palmyra:MapAl-Bazuriyeh East 1Al-Bazuriyeh East 2Al-Bazuriyeh WestAl-BakhraQasr al-SukkariSalt LakeSouthwest of Palmyra:MapPalmyra mountain rangeKhan al-Hallabat (Veriaca)Khan al-QattarKhan al-BasiriHarbaqa damQasr al-Heir al-GharbiKhan Aneybeh (Oneuatha)Khan al-ManqouraEast of Palmyra:MapBir ArakAs SuknehOriza (Al-Tayyibeh)Qasr al-Heir al-SharqiAl-KowmSoutheast of Palmyra:MapJufahBurial MoundsLandscape




September 02, 2015

Charles Ellwood Jones (AWOL: The Ancient World Online)

The Ancient Graffiti Project: Developing a search engine for studying the graffiti of Herculaneum and Pompeii

 [First posted in AWOL 22 November 2013, updated 2 September 2015]

The Ancient Graffiti Project: Developing a search engine for studying the graffiti of Herculaneum and Pompeii
http://ancientgraffiti.academic.wlu.edu/files/2013/05/cropped-DCP_0238.jpg
Welcome to The Ancient Graffiti Project, a website that provides a search engine for locating and studying graffiti of the early Roman empire from the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum.

Ancient graffiti, inscriptions that have been incised or scratched into wall-plaster, comprise a special branch of epigraphy. They differ from inscriptions on stone in several respects. An inscription on stone may be commemorative, dedicatory, sacred (to name just a few classes of inscription), but in almost all cases forethought has gone into the preparation of the text and the inscribed monument. Graffiti, by contrast, are more often the result of spontaneous composition and are the handwritten creation of the “man on the street.” Since graffiti are scratched into friable wall-plaster, they are more easily perishable, but when they do survive they are almost always found in-situ, unlike many stone inscriptions that have survived to the present day through re-use.

Our search engine allows three different types of searches.
  • You can search for graffiti by location, selecting either the pull-down menu, or by clicking on the map, or
  • You can search specifically for graffiti drawings by choosing the class of drawing that interests you, or
  • You can search for a specific word or phrase and find where it occurs within the ancient city.
At present, the search engine and database are under construction, so searches are limited to Regio I, Insula 8 in the city of Pompeii. More will be available as the project progresses.


      The Omen Series Šumma Alu, Tablets 41-53

      Shumma Alu Vol. 3
      Sally Freedman
      I started working on the Šumma Alu omens as a graduate student at the University of Pennsylvania. My dissertation was a general overview of the series, and I completed text editions of Tablets 1-40 in If a City Is Set on a Height: The Akkadian Omen Series Šumma Alu ina Mele Šakin, volumes 1 and 2, published by the University of Pennsylvania Museum (1998 and 2006).
      It is uncertain whether further volumes will appear in a conventional book format. However, I am posting text editions of the reconstructed Tablets on academia.edu, so that the work I’ve done on the remaining Alu Tablets will be available for anyone who is interested. Images of almost all the original texts are online, either on the British Museum website or in the database CDLI (Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative).









      TerraWatchers: Crowd Sourced Satellite Image Analysis

      TerraWatchers: Crowd Sourced Satellite Image Analysis
      http://terrawatchers.org/images/banner3.png

      Who We Are

      TerraWatchers is dedicated to providing web-based, crowdsourced satellite image monitoring and overwatch tools for critical missions related to current events. We use interactive Google Maps© interfaces to display the latest freely available, high-resolution satellite imagery in our mission footprints.

      Get Involved!

      The public can participate in our citizen science efforts, and get involved in our missions by registering on the form to the right. Registered users can view and annotate satellite images with markers specific to our various missions. We provide training images for our missions, so you can see what we're looking for, and how to annotate our images.
      Only registered users can annotate the satellite images with observations, so please remember to Register first, using the form in the upper right corner. If you are registering, press the "Register Here" button; it will open a small form, where we collect your name, email address, a password, and a password reminder. That's all the personal information we need, and we don't share it with others. Once you've registered, you can log in with your email address and password.

      TerraWatchers.org Results Report as of September 2, 2015, 11:47 am (Arizona)

      TerraWatchers.org currently has 162 registered users.

      Currently, 63 users have contributed to
      "The Impact of Military Activity and Looting on Archaeological Sites in Lebanon, Syria, and Iraq"

      98.380% of the seedpoints in the mission have been visited at least once.
      There have been 9,574 visits to 2,551 of 2,593 seedpoints, an average of 3.753 visits per seedpoint.
      Users have made 2,264 observations on 1,250 seedpoints (49.000% of visited seedpoints), an average of 1.811 observations per seedpoint.

      Observations:

      • 34 users observed 521 instances of "Looting" on/near 243 seedpoints (9.526%).
      • 19 users observed 84 instances of "Air Defense" on/near 56 seedpoints (2.195%).
      • 36 users observed 343 instances of "Revetment/Berm" on/near 189 seedpoints (7.409%).
      • 20 users observed 88 instances of "Military Hardware" on/near 63 seedpoints (2.470%).
      • 23 users observed 88 instances of "Trench" on/near 67 seedpoints (2.626%).
      • 19 users observed 85 instances of "Bunker/Shelter" on/near 58 seedpoints (2.274%).
      • 17 users observed 46 instances of "Other Structure" on/near 39 seedpoints (1.529%).
      • 24 users observed 89 instances of "Impact Crater" on/near 66 seedpoints (2.587%).
      • 9 users observed 50 instances of "Other" on/near 36 seedpoints (1.411%).
      • 1 users observed 513 instances of "Confirmed" on/near 190 seedpoints (7.448%).
      • 2 users observed 357 instances of "Correction" on/near 110 seedpoints (4.312%).

      The Signal: Digital Preservation

      Viewshare Supports Critical Thinking in the Classroom

      This year I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Peggy Spitzer Christoff, lecturer in Asian and Asian American Studies at Stony Brook University. She shared with me how she’s using the Library of Congress’ Viewshare tool to engage her students in an introduction to Asia Studies course. Peg talked about using digital platforms as a way to improve writing, visual and information literacy skills in her students. In this interview, she talks about why and how Viewshare is useful in connecting the students’ time “surfing the web” to creating presentations that require reflection and analysis.

      Abbey: How did you first hear about Viewshare and what inspired you to use it in your classes?

      Peg Christoff, Lecturer at Stony Brook University

      Peg Christoff, Lecturer at Stony Brook University

      Peg: I heard about it through the monthly Library of Congress Women’s History Discussion Group, about three years ago. At the time, Trevor Owens [former Library of Congress staff member] was doing presentations throughout the Library and he presented Viewshare to that group. It sounded like a neat way to organize information. Around the same time, I was developing the Department of Asian and Asian American Studies’ introductory (gateway) course for first and second year students at Stony Brook University. Faculty in our department were concerned that students couldn’t find Asian countries on a map and had very little understanding of basic information about Asia. I thought that developing a student project using Viewshare would enable each student to identify, describe and visually represent aspects of Asia of their choosing — as a launching pad for further exploration. Plus, I liked the idea of students writing paragraphs to describe each of the items they selected because it could help them become better writers. Finally, I wanted students to learn how to use an Excel spreadsheet in the context of a digital platform.

      Abbey: So it sounds like the digital platforms project is allowing your students to explore a specific topic they may not be familiar with (i.e., Asian Studies) with a resource they are probably more familiar with (i.e., the web) while at the same time exposing them to basic data curation principles. Would you agree?

      Peg: Yes. Combining these into one project has been so popular because we’ve broadened student interest in how collections are developed and organized.

      Abbey: Why do you think Viewshare works well in the classroom?

      Peg: Because students have the freedom to develop their own collections of Asian artifacts and, at the end of the semester, share their collections with each other. Students approach the assignment differently and it’s surprising to them (and me) to see how their interests in “Asia” change throughout the semester, as they develop their collections.

      Abbey: Please walk us through how you approach teaching your students to use Viewshare in their assignments.

      Peg: I introduce the Viewshare platform to engage students in critical thinking. The project requires students to select, classify, and describe the significance of Asian artifacts relating to subjects of common concern — education, health, religion and values, consumer issues, family and home, mobility, children, careers and work, entertainment and leisure, etc. Also, I want students to think about cultured spaces in India, Southeast Asia, China, Korea, Japan and Asian communities in the United States. I encourage students to consider the emotional appeal of the items, which could include anything from a photograph of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) in Korea, to ornamental jade pieces from China, to ancient religious texts from India, to anime from Japan. Food has a particularly emotional appeal, especially for college students.

      Undergrad TAs have developed power point slides as “tutorials” on how to use Viewshare, which I post on Blackboard. We explore the website in class and everyone signs up for an account at the very beginning of the semester. The TA helps with troubleshooting. Four times throughout the semester, the students add several artifacts, I grade their written descriptions and the TA reviews their excel spreadsheet to correct format problems. Then, around the last few weeks of the semester, the students upload their excel spreadsheet into the Viewshare platform and generate maps, timelines, pie charts, etc. Here’s an example of a typical final project.

      Example Final Project

      Example Final Project

      Abbey: How have your students reacted to using Viewshare?

      Peg: Sometimes they are frustrated when they can’t get the platform to load correctly. Almost always they enjoy seeing the final result and would like to work more on it — if we only had more time during the semester.

      Abbey: Do you see any possibilities for making more use of Viewshare?

      Peg: I’d like to keep track of the Asian artifacts the students select and how they describe them over long periods of time — to interpret changes in student interests. (We have a large Asian population on campus and over 50% of my students are either Asian or Asian American.)

      Also, my department would like to use the Viewshare platform to illustrate a collection of Asian connections to Long Island.

      Abbey: Anything else to add?

      Peg: I think Viewshare is really ideal for student projects. And I have used Viewshare in academic writing to organize data and illustrate patterns. I just cited a Viewshare view in a footnote.

      ASOR Blog (American Schools of Oriental Research)

      SURVEY ON FIELD SAFETY (2015): MIDDLE EAST, NORTH AFRICA, AND THE MEDITERRANEAN BASIN

      [FOR NEW PARTICIPANTS AND FOR THOSE WHO TOOK THE SURVEY IN 2014] Stories about romantic escapades on archaeological excavations are legend, as anyone who has worked on a dig can surely attest. We have all heard about happy relationships that began in the field and thrived for decades. But as we also know, excavation lore […]

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      Archeomatica: Tecnologie per i Beni Culturali

      Infrared and Raman Users Group (IRUG) Conference 2016

      L’Infrared and Raman Users Group (IRUG) ha annunciato che la dodicesima Conferenza IRUG (IRUG12) si terrà presso la Fondazione Ormylia – Art Diagnosis Centre, ad Ormylia Chalkidiki, Grecia, dal 23 al 25 ​​maggio 2016.
      La conferenza prevede sia sessioni orali, sia presentazioni poster che affrontano tutti gli aspetti dell’applicazione della spettroscopie IR e Raman per lo studio, la documentazione e la tutela del patrimonio culturale mondiale.

      Sustainability in Cultural Heritage, Conferenza a Roma

      A Roma presso la sede centrale del Centro Nazionale di Ricerca, CNR, nei giorni 11 e 12 gennaio 2016 si terrà il workshop internazionale Sustainability in Cultural Heritage (SICH). Il workshop rappresenta l’evento finale di disseminazione dei risultati raggiunti nell’ambito del progetto SICH e ha come obiettivo principale la creazione di una piattaforma di scambio di conoscenze tra l'intera gamma di professionisti coinvolti nella conservazione e tutela dei beni culturali.

      Corinthian Matters

      Corinthiaka

      Every month I sort through hundreds of google alerts, scholar alerts, academia notices, book review sites, and other social media in an attempt to find a few valuable bits to pass along via this site. I ignore the vast majority of hits that enter my inbox, store away those that I plan to develop into their own stories, and then release the ephemera (or those I fail to convert to stories) via these Corinthiaka posts. Here are a few from the last month–a small selection of the news, stories, and blogs about the Corinthia.

      UnionpediaArchaeology and Classics:

      New Testament:

      Modern Greece:

       


      Bill Caraher (The New Archaeology of the Mediterranean World)

      An Open Letter to the Empire Theater

      Over the last week I’ve been active in initiating a conversation with the Empire Theater regarding their decision to host the anti-Muslim firebrand Usama Dakdok for the second time this calendar year. To be clear, the Empire did not invite Dakdok to speak, but they agreed to rent the theater to the group who invited him to town.

      When Dakdok spoke in the spring, there were some protests and some behind-the-scenes expressions of disappointment at the Empire’s decision to host a speaker who advocated intolerance in our small town. It was all the more disappointing since Grand Forks has a small, new Muslim population and people are working hard to make help manage their transition into our community. Many of us felt that hosting a speaker like Dakdok did little to encourage the kind of acceptance and tolerance that our town needed at this moment in its history, but were heartened when many of those opposed to Dakdok message worked to create alternative events which brought Christians and Muslims together. In fact, Dakdok’s return engagement is “in response” to the events held after his last visit. Considering the success of these events and ongoing efforts to promote tolerance and diversity, we can certainly understand why someone of his predilections could justify a return engagement.

      Dakdok’s approach is particularly painful to those of us who study the Late Antique world and religion. He insists on a selective reading of Muslim scripture that portrays Islam in an unfavorable way, and asserts personal authority grounded in his knowledge of Arabic and upbringing in Egypt. Any religious can be made to look bad when subjected to a selective reading of scripture backed by personal authority. Certainly there have been instances of Christianity being subjected to similar attacks. The goal of Dakdok’s lecture is not to understand the history of Islam and their scripture, but, as his website says: “to warn all Americans about the deceptive methods being used by Muslims that lead so many into the cult of Islam.”

      Dakdok’s intentionally misleading approach to Islam is hardly the basis for a compassionate and tolerant engagement with another faith.

      This letter, however, is not about Usama Dakdok. This letter is directed to the Empire Theater and their decision to provide a venue for Dakdok’s visit twice over the course of the year. In the lead up to his first visit, the Empire and other institutions in our community deflected criticism leveled against them for allowing Dakdok into our town with appeals to freedom of speech.

      I’m not a legal scholar or a philosopher, but I am not convinced that hosting a speaker whose goal is to sow intolerance and suspicion is an effective time to appeal to freedom of speech. To my mind, freedom of speech is one of those pesky freedoms that ask us both as individuals and institutions to make compromises for the good of others. As individuals we regularly refrain from confrontation, recognize decorum, and, sometimes, remain silent when exercising our right to speak would do greater harm than good. Moreover, we recognize how positions of authority can lend speaking greater weight and positions of weakness can prevent even the most earnest speaker from being heard. Balancing the authority we grant to those in power against the need for dialogue is vital to preserving practical freedom of speech in any community. This is why we have rules and laws preventing consumer fraud, limiting the public use of profanity, restricting access to adult themed movies and events, and enforcing decorum. Finally, both private and public venues have standards and expectations ranging from noise restrictions to discretionary judgements regarding what is appropriate at a given site. Freedom of speech is always situational.

      The Empire Theater is in a uniquely privileged position in downtown Grand Forks. They have a productive and meaningful partnership with the University of North Dakota as host of its art collection and that relationship is proudly advertised on its walls. Associating the venue with the University, even if this is just relationship of convenience, gives the Empire prestige and authority and this extends to speakers in its venue. It may not be Carnegie Hall, but events hosted at the Empire gain legitimacy and prestige from the venue. Moreover, the Empire represents a meaningful anchor of the downtown hosting entertainment, civic events, and celebrations throughout the year. It is very much part of our local civic fabric and has contributed to recent downtown renaissance. The Empire occupies a position of authority through its associations with both the University and the downtown community.

      With this position of authority come certain responsibilities. I can perhaps forgive the decision to host Dakdok one time. While Dakdok does not obscure his mission, it may be too much expect an institution like the Empire which hosts hundreds of events a year, to vet every speaker carefully.

      To host Dakdok a second time, however, is simply inexcusable. Granting Dakdok the legitimacy of a prestigious venue contributes to his authority and the legitimacy of his message. This is clearly not the intent of the Empire’s board or management, because by authorizing his message, they are authorizing a message that hinders communication between Christians and Muslims in Grand Forks. The Empire must hold itself to a higher standard and recognize that hosting a speaker like Dakdok undermines the efforts of many in Grand Forks to make lives better for the Muslim minority.

      In fact, by allowing a speaker into our town bent on depicting a group within our community in a misleading way, the Empire is hindering opportunities for open dialogue between Muslims and Christians. They are not promoting freedom of speech in this situation, but making it more difficult for members of our community to speak freely and honestly. The Empire is helping to silence members of our community by contributing the prestige of their venue to a speaker who misrepresents the message of both Christianity and Islam.

      The Empire must recognize its position in the community and use the prestige associated with their venue in a more responsible way. If it cannot do this alone, then those institutions that have partnered with the Empire must encourage and support the Empire as they try to do better or divest themselves of this partnership. It is not acceptable for the name of the University of North Dakota to be associated with a venue in which Dakdok is speaking. It is not acceptable for a venue that serves as a cultural anchor of our downtown and our community to lend its reputation to a speaker like Dakdok. 


      Archeomatica: Tecnologie per i Beni Culturali

      Iscriviti ai workshop di LuBeC 2015!

      "Capitale Culturale e Capitale Umano. L'Innovazione al servizio della Cultura" è il tema della XI edizione di LuBec che si svolgerà dall’8 al 9 ottobre 2015 al Real Collegio di Lucca.
      Quest'anno il focus è su quattro aree tematiche di questa edizione: Istituzioni e Vision, Sviluppo e Business, Entertaiment e Audience Development, Energia e Mobilità, che verranno approfonditi mediante sessioni parallele, workshop, dibattiti, attività B2B e la rassegna espositiva LuBeC Digital Technology.

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

      Notes on Andrew of Crete’s Encomium on St Nicholas of Myra

      In all the Methodius stuff, I have not forgotten that there are many untranslated hagiographical texts about St Nicholas of Myra, or Santa Claus, which are still on my hit list.  A correspondent has written to offer help with translating Greek texts, and I recalled that the Encomium by Andrew of Crete (BHG 1362, CPG 8187) might be a possible starting point.  The work dates to the beginning of the 8th century, so might be a little early for that translator.  But we will see.

      Since I have to look this up, here’s some bibliography.

      Greek text:

      G. Anrich, Hagios Nikolaos, der Heilige Nikolaos in der Griechischen Kirche; Texte und Untersuchungen, 2 vols, Leipzig: Teubner, 1913-17. Volume 1, p.419-428.

      Patrologia Graeca 97, col. 1192-1205, where the work is given as “oration 18” of Andrew of Crete.  With Latin translation.

      Translations:

      German translation:  L. Heiser, “Die Festrede des Andreas von Kreta,”  in idem, Nikolaos von Myra. Heiliger der ungeteilten Christenheit, Trier, 1978, p.80-89.  I do have a copy of this, it turns out.

      Partial English translation: I find by looking online that someone has made an English translation of a slab of it here, although who and from what is not clear.  There is a link at the end to the PG text, so presumably that was used, or the Latin of it.

      Let’s see what comes of this.

      UPDATE: I came across a useful article on Andrew of Crete this morning, which gives us a little more information.[1]

      The best study of Andrew and his work is apparently S. Valhé, “Saint André de Crete”, Echos d’Orient 5 (1902), 378-87.  There are some modern articles in Greek also.  Also M.-F. Auzépy, “La carriere de André de Crete”, BZ 88 (1995) 1-12.

      The Encomium may not, in fact, be by Andrew of Crete.  It seems that Anrich expressed doubts on this (154-60, 339-56) which were endorsed by N. Sevcenko in The Life of St Nicholas in Byzantine Art, Turin, 1983, p.26.  Apparently Auzépy fails to mention this question, tho.

      1. [1] Mary B. Cunningham, “Andrew of Crete: a high-style preacher of the eighth century”, in: M. Cunningham and P. Allen, Preacher and His Audience: Studies in Early Christian and Byzantine Homiletics, 1998, 267-294.

      Archeomatica: Tecnologie per i Beni Culturali

      Call for project App e prodotto audiovisivo con APR nell'ambito del progetto I AM

      Il Comune di Alghero, nell’ambito del progetto Europeo “I AM - International Augmented Med” di cui è capofila, ha pubblicato due bandi per l’individuazione dei migliori progetti di app per dispositivi mobili e di un prodotto audiovisivo innovativo su dispositivi a pilotaggio remoto, volti a promuovere il patrimonio culturale e ambientale del territorio di Alghero.

      September 01, 2015

      Charles Ellwood Jones (AWOL: The Ancient World Online)

      Meketre Scene Repository

      Meketre Scene Repository
      http://meketre.org/images/meketre_logo.png

      Upload is part of the interdisciplinary research project From Object to Icon, conducted at the Institute for Egyptology in cooperation with the research group Multimedia Information Systems at the University of Vienna (funded by the Austrian Science Fund, project number P 25958). It is based on the research that was initiated with the project MeKeTRE (Middle Kingdom Tomb Relief Evolution), in the course of which we have started to systematically collect, research, and study the reliefs and paintings of Middle Kingdom tombs of Ancient Egypt. For more details on the projects click here.
      The data collected so far are available online in the MEKETREpository that has been developed in order to serve public use. It provides users with a collection of themes and scenes attested in the decorative programme of the tombs of officials datable to the First Intermediate Period and Middle Kingdom (ca. 2150–1640 BC) and encompasses plans, images (drawings and photographs), descriptions as well as references. 

      Upload constitutes a crowd sourcing approach that is ideally suited to enrich the MEKETREpository. It is a platform enabling users to upload unrestricted high-quality photographs depicting relevant art items in Middle Kingdom tombs, provide annotations, or suggest inclusion of new thesaurus terms. It offers an easy-to-use interface through which everyone can share private photo collections and perform simple repetitive but highly helpful tasks, thereby contributing to the scholarly enterprise. Upload is meant to engage both scholars as well as the interested public. 

      The expected results are twofold: First, we aim to acquire extensive material (especially photographs) that has the potential to complement the MEKETREpository. All data of sufficient quality gathered through Upload will be regularly transferred to the repository and certainly improve its usability. Second, the methods developed and applied in the implementation and data gathering process will constitute a contribution on their own, hopefully providing valuable insights about quality assessment and integration of data coming from citizen science projects. 

      Utilizing a crowd sourcing approach to support the work of Egyptologists is a novel yet promising way to assist the workflow of scholars. 


      Upload
      click here to share your images of middle kingdom
      Repository
      click here for exploring the scenes we've collected so far!
      Thesaurus
      view/query the terms used in the repository
      Literature Database
      view/query the bibliography used in the repository

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      Shikhin Between Jews and Romans

      The Roman period village of Shikhin in Israel’s Lower Galilee is one of those sites. On one hand, it fills out our picture of Jewish villages in the Roman period. The material culture allows archaeologists to see connections between Judeans in the [...]

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      Charles Ellwood Jones (AWOL: The Ancient World Online)

      Open Access Journal: Arts Asiatiques

      [First posted in AWOL 9 June 2010, updated 1 September 2015]

      Arts Asiatiques
      eISSN - 2111-4552 
      Arts asiatiques a repris la tâche qu'avait assumée la Revue des Arts asiatiques, fondée en 1924. Après une interruption due à la deuxième guerre mondiale, cette revue a repris, sous l'égide des Musées Guimet et Cernuschi, son rôle d'information. Arts asiatiques fait paraître chaque année, sans périodicité, des recueils d'articles de fond, largement illustrés, sur des questions d'archéologie et d'art de l'Asie, ainsi qu'une chronique et des comptes rendus.
      (1962 -2010)
      59 Issues
      1068 Articles 

      Available periods  :

      1962-1969

      1970-1979

      1980-1989

      1990-1999

      2000-2009

      2010-2014

      See the full List of Open Access Journals in Ancient Studies

      Source: Journalism Code, Context & Community

      Introducing Tik Tok: Beautiful Timelines, the Easy Way

      By Alan Palazzolo

      Introducing Tik Tok: Beautiful Timelines, the Easy Way

      Hello, Tik Tok.

      Tik Tok is a simple, mobile-friendly, vertical timeline tool. With just a few lines of JavaScript and some interesting, timely data, Tik Tok creates simple, elegant timelines that can pull data from various spreadsheets and data sources, can include embedded media from sources like YouTube and SoundCloud, and can change styles to fit your design needs. Tik Tok is perfect if you have small, chronological narrative pieces and are working with a design that lends itself to vertical content, which is often the case for existing news sites.

      Origins

      Origins

      Tik Tok was born when we started to rethink another popular tool, Super Awesome Vertical Timeline, which was created a few years back by WNYC, with the help of a web firm. It provided code and templates for a well-designed, vertically oriented timeline. Around then, many of the popular timeline tools were horizontally oriented, so this was a great, one-of-a-kind resource, and it was adopted by newsrooms and non-newsrooms alike.

      Tinkering with Timeline

      Over the years, people began to customize Timeline. When I was at MinnPost, we worked on creating a more reusable codebase that was a bit easier to use and configure, but we kept the design mostly the same. Soon after that, Chris Keller over at KPCC took that altered code and made some really great design improvements—specifically allowing for a more mobile-friendly layout—and added some new features, too. You can see these changes in their Life of Nelson Mandela timeline. And, it’s probable that someone reading this has made her own improvements to this tool.

      Recently we found some time to finally revisit this, trying to rethink and redesign Timeline. Talking things over with our team and KPCC, we decided to focus on mobile-friendly, simple, and easy as our main design goals. We also decided we actually wanted fewer features and just needed to start over, as far as the code was concerned. So, Tik Tok was born.

      Tik Tok now

      Tik Tok's new look, better code.

      When starting over with the code, we wanted good practices and solid tools to ensure quality and ease development. Front-end project tools and methods are plentiful these days, and it can be difficult to choose the right ones. You can see our initial, general thoughts on project architecture on GitHub. We decided on a few different things as we started building, but here’s the basic list of tools and practices for the project:

      • Code quality and standardizing tools are important to create consistent, stable code, so we use Editorconfig, JSHint, JSCS, and Recess.
      • Build and workflow is handled with Gulp.js. Gulp does a lot for the project; check out the Gulpfile to see more detail.
      • Tik Tok is also published on Bower and NPM for easy download and dependency management.
      • There is support for module loaders like Browserify and RequireJS, since these are more efficient ways to include JS libraries.
      • Unit testing is handled with Mocha which is run through Karma, allowing us to do automated, cross-browser testing with SauceLabs.
      • Continuous integration is handled with TravisCI which helps us ensure that any commits don’t break things.
      • And Tik Tok has minimal dependencies, just Moment and Underscore.

      Using Tik Tok

      Tik Tok is a code library, so developers are its main audience, but we’ve kept our definition of “developer” really broad. So, if you know a bit about HTML and have copy and pasted some JS code snippets before, you should be just fine. Also, feel free to call yourself a "developer,” along with your other roles like journalist, editor, or publisher.

      The main project page describes how Tik Tok works using the library itself as an example. You give it some event data, maybe throw in a link to some media, and Tik Tok puts it all in order for you, groups it according to the span of the whole timeline, and spits out some pretty HTML.

      The examples page is full of different ways to customize and use the library, and all examples tell you the JavaScript, HTML, and any CSS that was used. Examples include:

      Check out the GitHub page for more technical information about installing Tik Tok, all of its many wonderful options and methods, as well as how you can contribute (which is very encouraged). Tik Tok works like most any front-end library, just include the JS and CSS files in your HTML page. Here’s a real simple example using CDN sources:

      <script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/underscore.js/1.8.3/underscore-min.js"></script>
      <script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/moment.js/2.10.6/moment.min.js"></script>
      <link href="https://cdn.rawgit.com/datanews/tik-tok/0.1.0/dist/tik-tok.min.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css">
      <script src="https://cdn.rawgit.com/datanews/tik-tok/0.1.0/dist/tik-tok.min.js"></script>
      
      <script>
        var t = new TikTok({
          el: 'example-tik-tok-container',
          entries: [{
            date: '2015-09-01',
            title: 'Tik Tok is great AND easy!',
            body: 'It totally is...'
          }, ... ]
        });
      </script>
      

      Tik Tok in Production

      We’ve just started using Tik Tok in production. For a series looking back on the year since Eric Garner’s death, we put together this timeline.

      Garner timeline

      A recent timeline with Tik Tok.

      We really encourage you to try this out, use it in your projects, and send feedback. We hope to keep iterating on this to make it better for everyone. If you have any questions or issues, just add an issue to GitHub.

      And Finally…

      We had a long, very important conversation about what Tik Tok’s mascot or theme would be, mostly waffling between the Oz robot character and the Ke$ha song. We decided on the robot, but there is a Ke$ha-themed Easter egg on the project page, if you look hard enough. The only clue is “$”.

      ASOR Blog (American Schools of Oriental Research)

      Hill Museum & Manuscript Library: Working to Preserve the Manuscript Heritage of Syria and Iraq

      The Hill Museum & Manuscript Library at Saint John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota (HMML) began in 1965 as a project to microfilm monastic libraries in Cold War Europe [...]

      The post Hill Museum & Manuscript Library: Working to Preserve the Manuscript Heritage of Syria and Iraq appeared first on The ASOR Blog.

      Ancient World Open Bibliographies

      Bibliography: Donatism

      The following has been added to the Zotero Group for Ancient World Open Bibliographies and the Ancient World Open Bibliographies Wiki.

      Biblical Studies 

      Donatism (Zotero Group)
      https://www.zotero.org/groups/donatism
      Paola Marone, Università “La Sapienza” di Roma and 38 contributors
      Currently updated as of 09/2015.
      This Zotero group library currently contains 1610 items, categorized as Primary Sources, Secondary Literature, and Book reviews, and heavily tagged. A guide for contributors is available at https://www.academia.edu/9073090/Donatism._Online_Dynamic_Bibliography_-_Guide


      Charles Ellwood Jones (AWOL: The Ancient World Online)

      Newly Open Access Journal: ARCHAEOFAUNA: International Journal of Archaeozoology

      ARCHAEOFAUNA: International Journal of Archaeozoology
      ISSN: 1132-6891
      https://revistas.uam.es/public/journals/4/homepageImage_es_ES.jpg
      ARCHAEOFAUNA, International Journal of archaeozoology publica trabajos originales relacionados con cualquier aspecto del estudio de restos animales recuperados en yacimientos arqueológicos. 

      Vol 23 (2014): Archaeofauna

      Table of Contents

      Presentación

      Arturo Morales

      Artículos

      David Cuenca Solana, Ignacio Clemente Conte, Mónica Oliva Poveda, Igor Gutiérrez Zugasti
      Igor Gutiérrez Zugasti, Manuel R. González Morales, David Cuenca Solana, Natividad Fuertes, Alejandro García Moreno, José E. Ortiz, John Rissetto, Trinidad de Torres
      Víctor Bejega García, Eduardo González Gómez de Agüero, Carlos Fernández Rodríguez
      Eduardo González Gómez de Agüero, Víctor Bejega García, Carlos Fernández Rodríguez, Natividad Fuertes Prieto, Juan Carlos Álvarez García
      Eduardo M. Mesa Hernández, Ana María Niveau de Villedary y Mariñas
      Darío Bernal-Casasola, Juan Jesús Cantillo Duarte, Alicia Arévalo González, Ángel Muñoz Vicente
      Ana Belén García Barbo, Antonio J. Rodríguez Hidalgo, Juan Ignacio Morales, Jordi Martinell, Artur Cebriá, Ruth Blasco, Jordi Rosell
      Juan Jesús Cantillo Duarte, Eduardo Vijande Vila, José Ramos Muñoz, Mehdi Zouak, Milagrosa Soriguer Escofet
      Marcello A. Mannino, Kenneth D. Thomas, Enrico R. Crema, Melanie J. Leng
      João Paulo S. Cabral
      Lluís Lloveras, Oriol Vicente, Miquel Molist, Jordi Nadal, Santiago Riera, Ramon Julià, Alícia Estrada
      André Carlo Colonesse, Domenico Lo Vetro, Fabio Martini
      Ricard Marlasca Martín, Benjamín Costa, Jordi H. Fernández
      Josep Lluís Pascual Benito
      Ester Verdún Castelló

      In Memoriam

      Arturo Morales

      ASOR Blog (American Schools of Oriental Research)

      Hill Museum & Manuscript Library: Manuscripts Image Gallery

      Parts of the manuscript are bilingual, providing the Greek text of certain prayers in addition to the Arabic. The manuscript was copied in 1682; the right-hand page features an ownership inscription from 1695 [...]

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      From Stone to Screen

      Recollections of Tell-es-Safi/Gath 2015: When I Learned Tureas are the Real MVP

      The Tell-es-Safi/Gath project has recently been receiving much attention due to the recent discovery of the monumental city gate. As someone who was there at the time of the discovery, I can attest to the fact that it was very exciting to see and to be a part of! But…

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      Archeomatica: Tecnologie per i Beni Culturali

      Capolavori in viaggio. Un incontro a Milano sul trasporto delle opere d'arte

      Quali sono gli aspetti critici legati al trasferimento di un oggetto d'arte da una sede ad un'altra? Gli esperti che si riuniranno il 18 settembre a Brera affronteranno i numerosi temi legati alle opere in movimento. Nuovo incontro a Brera e quinto della serie di conferenze del ciclo Conservare per ricordare. Un viaggio tra le eccellenze italiane, voluto dal MiBACT per EXPO 2015.

      Perseus Digital Library Updates

      Collaborating Courses on Fifth-Century Greek History in Spring 2016?

      Call for Collaboration

      Gregory Crane
      Leipzig and Tufts Universities
      September 1, 2015

      This is a preliminary call for comment and for participation.

      I expect to be teaching an advanced Greek course in Spring 2016, quite possibly on Thucydides. I would like to explore the possibility of coordinating that teaching with others so that our students can interact and, ideally, collaborate across institutions and even across countries. Courses may also be in advanced Greek but can be on history, archaeology or any other subject relevant to the period. This model of collaboration can be applied quite broadly and others may pursue such collaborations in my subjects. My particular goal is to get something started in North America that focuses on Fifth-Century Greek History and that could feed into the Sunoikisis DC efforts that my colleague Monica Berti began in 2015.

      The goals of this collaboration are

      (1) to connect students, who may be in small and somewhat isolated classes or in larger lecture classes and who often have little sense that they are participating in a larger community of learners.

      (2) to enable students to contribute something as they learn and to leave behind contributions with their names attached. Larger lecture classes could, for example, contribute by analyzing people and places in English translations and thus participate in social network and/or geospatial analysis. Advanced language courses could, for example, contribute by treebanking texts.

      (3) to link courses in Europe, North America and elsewhere by exploiting the differing academic schedules in different countries. Students in North America who begin their semesters in January 2016 can aim to develop courses projects and presentations that will feed into courses that begin at Leipzig in April, with US students presenting via videoconference to introduce topics and methods to students in Germany. In January and early February 2017, European students, who began their classes in October 2016, can reciprocate, presenting topics and methods to North American students, who can, in turn, present in April to the next semester of Europeans students. Here we hope not only to help students develop ties across national boundaries but to recognize that learning is an on-going and cumulative process.

      One method of collaboration would be to participate in the 2016 version of http://sunoikisisdc.github.io/SunoikisisDC/ (Sunoikisis Digital Classics), which in turn builds up on the long term efforts of the http://sunoikisis.org/ program that Harvard’s Center for Hellenic Studies supports. Collaborations can, however, take various forms. Different classes could, for example, focus upon a single task (e.g., Treebanking selections of Greek historical sources or focusing upon comprehensive Treebanking of a particular author). Different classes might create shared discussion lists or complementary projects (e.g., one class focusing on language and another on the material record). I particularly welcome anyone from the Boston area who would be interested in the possibility of having our students meet jointly in person one or more times.

      I welcome both public discussions in venues such as the Digital Classicist and private inquiries (which can be sent to gcrane2008@gmail.com).

      Charles Ellwood Jones (AWOL: The Ancient World Online)

      Byzantine Texts Added to the Thesaurus Linguae Graecae (TLG®) on 2015-08-19 (not open access)

      Byzantine Texts Added to the Thesaurus Linguae Graecae (TLG®) on 2015-08-19
      http://www.tlg.uci.edu/images/sub_header_left.gif
      0087Aelius HERODIANUS et Pseudo-HERODIANUS Rhet. et Gramm.
      1312DIDYMUS Gramm.
      2006SYNESIUS Phil.
      2602TIMAEUS Sophista Gramm.
      2705NICETAS DAVID Phil., Scr. Eccl. et Gramm.
      2709Joannes MAUROPUS Poeta et Rhet.
      2718Manuel PHILES Scr. Eccl., Scr. Rerum Nat. et Poeta
      2742APOPHTHEGMATA Gnom. et Eccl.
      2815JOANNES Scholasticus Theol.
      2892MAXIMUS CONFESSOR Theol.
      3003Alexius I COMNENUS Imperator Poeta
      3005ANDREAS Cretensis Poeta et Scr. Eccl.
      3024Constantinus STILBES Poeta et Rhet.
      3074Constantinus MANASSES Poeta et Hist.
      3076METROPHANES Scr. Eccl. et Poeta
      3086NICEPHORUS I Theol., Scr. Eccl. et Hist.
      3092Nicephorus BLEMMYDES Phil. et Theol.
      3099Nicetas STETHATUS Theol. et Hagiogr.
      3141Georgius ACROPOLITES Hist.
      3159BARLAAM Calabrius Theol., Math. et Epist.
      3197Demetrius CYDONES Theol., Transl. et Philol.
      3200Manuel II PALAEOLOGUS Imperator Theol. et Rhet.
      3224Nicolaus CABASILAS Theol. et Rhet.
      3229BESSARION Theol. et Rhet.
      3232SYMEON THESSALONICENSIS Scr. Eccl.
      3248Joannes CYPARISSIOTES Theol.
      3254Gregorius PALAMAS Theol. et Scr. Eccl.
      3263Theodorus AGALLIANUS Theol.
      3307Charitonymus HERMONYMUS Rhet.
      3322Georgius AMOERUTZES Epist. et Theol.
      3345CALLISTUS I Patriarcha Scr. Eccl. et Orat.
      3374JOANNES CARPATHIUS Theol.
      3375Constantinus TARONITES Theol.
      3376Georgius PHACRASES Theol.
      3377SERAPION Thmuitanus Theol.
      4015JOANNES PHILOPONUS Phil.
      4093Georgius CHOEROBOSCUS Gramm.
      4145Nicephorus GREGORAS Hist. et Scr. Rerum Nat.
      4146Maximus PLANUDES Polyhist. et Theol.
      4434Nicetas MYRSINIOTES Theol.
      4436NICETAS Maroniensis Theol. et Hagiogr.
      4441Manuel STRABOROMANUS Rhet.
      4442Joannes PLUSIADENUS Hymnograph. et Theol.
      4443Constantinus MELITENIOTES Theol.
      5011SCHOLIA IN ANTHOLOGIAM GRAECAM Schol.
      5021SCHOLIA IN DIOPHANTUM Schol.
      5023SCHOLIA IN EURIPIDEM Schol.
      5034SCHOLIA IN PINDARUM Schol.
      5054SCHOLIA IN TIMAEUM LOCRUM Schol.
      5147VITAE SANCTI NILI JUNIORIS Hagiogr.
      5356EPISTULA AD THEOPHILUM IMPERATOREM DE IMAGINIBUS Epist.
      9006GREGORIUS II Patriarcha Theol., Phil., Hagiogr., Epist. et Paroemiogr.
      9014CONSTANTINUS Rhodius <Epigr.>
      9024Isaac TZETZES Gramm.
      9034ANONYMA DE MUSICA ECCLESIASTICA Mus. et Eccl.
      9035Georgius TRAPEZUNTIUS Phil.
      9041Demetrius PEPAGOMENUS Med.
      9042Georgius MOSCHAMPAR Theol.
      9043<SPANEAS> Poem.
      9044Marinus Tzanes BUNIALES Poeta
      9048Joannes Andreas TROÏLUS Trag. vel Comic.
      9049Neophytus RHODINUS Epist. et Hagiogr.
      9050Anthimus DIACRUSES Poeta

      SCARLET (Special Collections using Augmented Reality to Enhance Learning and Teaching)

      5 take aways from SIGGRAPH 2015

      siggraph

      The annual SIGGRAPH conference is a five-day interdisciplinary educational experience in the latest computer graphics and interactive techniques including an exhibition, technical papers, industry talks and hands-on courses that attracts hundreds of exhibitors from around the world and many thousand delegates.

      Having been recommended to attend by several 3D/VR/AR luminaries, it quickly surpassed my inflated expectations, leaving at the end of the week truly inspired and invigorated with fresh perspectives. I thought it would be useful to put together my top five takeaways from the conference and how they could be applied in an educational setting.

      1. Augmented Reality used in Hollywood film making

      The director of Jurassic World (Colin Trevorrow) along with camera operators used an iPad app called Cineview developed by ILM (Industrial Light and Magic) to frame shots on location. They used the iPad in combination with a 3D structure sensor (http://structure.io/)  to measure camera depth where there was no visual reference, as most effects were added post production.

      Tim Alexander, the Visual Effects Supervisor explains the process further.

      “We would load our models into the program and stick them into the live image…The director and director of photography could look at a scene through the iPad camera and see where Indominus would be. They could see how tall she would be 20 feet away. They’d know if they would need to tilt the camera or move her back farther. Its a great tool for previs’ing.”

      It is amazing to think that AR is being used in this way in the top production studios and the application for education is endless, imagine a similar tool in such diverse disciplines as theatre direction, lighting or product design, architecture and construction. Not only does it help to quickly present a stunning visualisation but reduces expense by allowing the learner to pre-empt future problems easily in a digital snapshot without  spending time creating complex physical models.

      2. Virtual Reality WILL be massive

      SIGGRAPH devoted a whole “Village” to the demonstration of bleeding edge Virtual Reality and I was lucky enough to have first hand experience of a few of them. The first experience placed you in the position of a crash test dummy accelerating towards a barrier, simulating crash trauma and the differences between safety features on a modern car and a similar vehicle in the 1980’s. The immersion was breathtaking – on the moment of impact the display went into slow motion with shards of glass flying towards you and your passenger, contorted as the crumple zone concertinaed and air bags deploy before your eyes. Even more frightening was the second experience in the earlier car model without what we would consider to be fundamental safety features. The VR resource was built for the road traffic agency in Australia to dispel the common myth amongst drivers that the old heavier cars were more protective in accidents.

      VR-Village-Dome-DSC_1211

      VR Car crash dummy test

      One of the other examples was being used by Ford executives, engineers and technicians to experience new car models without having to create expensive Clay Models (Commonly over £250K), a costly process of layering thousands of pounds of clay over a foam core, spending months shaping every curve by hand. Using gesture based controllers, it allows the user to peel back engine components, seeing detailed cross sections, check joins in the shell and run quality assurance testing.

      vrcar

      Ford Mustang Virtual Reality experience

      Being part of these immersive demonstrations really brought home the potential of VR within education for simulated environments (media caves) and interactive worlds. The early laggy, underwhelming graphical representations of VR are slowly being replaced by photorealistic and truly mind-blowing creations. Imagine being able to experience the awe and adventure of following in Howard Carter’s footsteps uncovering Tutankhamum’s tomb as an archaeology student; hearing the wind blow through a crypt sealed for millennia and taking in the priceless artefacts and mysterious hieroglyphs.

      3. Pixar is Coming

      The core 3D rendering engine used by Pixar in their recent animated films is now available for FREE, integrated into Blender software. It can be downloaded after initial registration at http://renderman.pixar.com/view/renderman and has some great features including a realistic hair renderer, denoiser, enhanced physical cameras simulated the imperfections of real world cameras and visual integrator. This is a real step change from traditional renderer pricing models (often thousands of of pounds per year), meaning that instead of purchasing a costly add-on, educational institutions and schools can now experiment with industry standard software for free.  This is especially useful for making students more employable when they finally graduate.

      Render man Walking Teapot

      Render man Walking Teapot

       

      4. Science and Maths are cool!

      In the latest blockbuster Interstellar, Chris Nolan wanted the main tenets of the film, namely interstellar travel, black holes, wormholes and other dimensions to be grounded in some semblance of theoretical fact. Hiring renowned astro-physisist Kip Thorne, Nolan based the films rich space visualisation on the mathematical algorithms and physical laws present in the universe, keeping it as real as theoretically possible.

      Now, if ever students would be inspired to learn more about complex mathematical equations, presenting an authentic example like this would certainly hold their attention. Throughout the conference talks, academics talked through their scientific processes and Algorithms, across such diverse subjects as Multi-resolution Geometric Transfer – allowing animators to switch between high and low polygon dinosaur models and the Procedural Animation Technology behind Microbots in Big Hero 6.

      I always struggled as a student of mathematics with pre-concieved notions of it being dry, devoid of excitement, not really relatable to anything my life. Put simply, I had no frame of reference. Hearing how it can move from the theoretical to the visual in an interesting and authentic way should be the template for more Maths and Science teaching to follow. It made a subject that was previously incomprehensible (to me, anyway), at least a little more digestible. We’ve all heard the criticism constantly thrown at the teaching of maths by disenfranchised students – “When will I ever use it in my life?”, this is a perfect instance of being able to point them in a direction that might interest them, after all there are a lot of visual learners out there. If you want to learn more about the Science/ Maths behind the film I would recommend you read Kip Thorne’s book – Science of Interstellar

      5. Gamification 

      Three of the main game engines – Unreal Engine, Unity and Cryengine were at the conference, much of their focus was on developing games and experiences for the educational community.

      One of my earlier posts this year discussed my frustration at Metaio’s acquisition by Apple and the gap this left in the AR developer community. By using platform independent, FREE game engines to output to a variety of devices can help to overcome the fragmentation that currently prevails the AR landscape. Unity, for example has the ability to export AR for a number of different app based solutions including DAQRI, VUFORIA, Wikitude etc. Because the assets and workflow are not solely locked into proprietary AR experiences, it means they can be slightly edited to work within VR or act as standalone learning resources for web browsers/ apps.

      One of my current projects (AR-Sci) involves developing an AR experience around Photosynthesis in nature for secondary school students. In parallel with this work, I am developing with Unity/ Unreal to re-use the same assets and storyboards to port a similar resource to a VR environment.

      In my view, the reason early educational forays into simulated/ Virtual environments such as Second Life weren’t more successful was because there was a vast chasm between the realism of these constructed worlds and console/ PC games. Students were used to playing graphically polished games such as Return to Castle Wolfenstein (2001) and Unreal (1998) meaning education based resources often fell short of  their high expectations leading to limited adoption. The ability to develop now in Unity for education or Unreal Engine 4 creating photorealistic experiences has a huge potential to stimulate students that were brought up on  a diet of console/ pc/ mobile games.

      Unreal Engine VR science resource screenshot

      Unreal Engine VR science resource screenshot

      Despite being prone to exaggeration when technology and graphics are concerned, I would unequivocally state that SIGGRAPH 2015 was the best conference Ive ever attended; it certainly lived up to its hype. It turned me into that excitable child on Christmas Eve, every morning reading through the conference schedule seeing what gems are on show today. I believe that being able to view CG development through the eyes of other industries can prove priceless in being more open to new approaches that education can truly benefit and learn from. Over the coming months I hope to put into practice what I have learned from SIGGRAPH, not only hoping to inspire those working in education with examples, but illustrating how this wow factor can enthuse and captivate students so their thirst for learning is never satisfied.


      Archeomatica: Tecnologie per i Beni Culturali

      Creare gallerie 3D online con Sketchfab, corso online

      3D ArcheoLab organizza per giovedì 8 ottobre dalle ore 19 alle 22 un corso online dedicato a conoscere Sketchfab, piattaforma per la condivisione online di contenuti contenuti 3D online. Chi opera nel settore del rilievo o della modellazione tridimensionale ha sempre più spesso l’esigenza di rendere fruibili i propri modelli 3D. Sketchfab rende questa operazione molto semplice.

      Bill Caraher (The New Archaeology of the Mediterranean World)

      The War with the Sioux: Open Access Teaser

      I’m very happy to announce that the first English translation of Karl Jakob Skarstein’s War with the Sioux: Norwegians against Indians 1862-1863 is pushed to publication. It should be available on Amazon and via a free download by the end of tomorrow! (I’m feeling super impatient right now, to be honest!)

      Since we’ve been developing The Digital Press’s website as the official presence of The Press on the web, I feel free to be a bit more colloquial here about the book.

      This is a watershed for me because it’s the first book that The Digital Press has published in which I don’t have a academic interest. I’m not uninterested. In fact, having read through a bunch of versions of this book, produced the maps, and laid out the manuscript, I’ve developed a bit of Oslo Syndrome with the text. I eventually ended up visiting the Killdeer Mountain Battlefield where Richard Rothaus gave me a couple of great mini-lectures on the war and now feel more at ease with names like Inkpaduta and Alfred Sully.  

      I also got to work with a fine group of collaborators from our translators and authors, Danielle Mead Skjelver, Melissa Gjellstad, Richard Rothaus, and Dakota Goodhouse, to our copy-editor, Amanda Osgood Jonientz, Eirin Hagen of the Hagen Agency in Norway, and various other voices who contributed throughout the process. Jason Jenkins from the university’s legal office deserve particular commendation as he patiently worked with me through the various contracts necessary to purchase rights for the book from its Norwegian publishers and Aaron Bergstrom who created the digital back end that will allow us to count downloads the book. Unlike the other books from the press, we do not have unlimited rights to this book so we had to be more careful when it came to circulating it.

      We do, however, share rights to the new introductory material with the authors, so I can make available the new front matter as a teaser for the book. Click here to download the introductions.

      WwSCover2FINALCover08272015 Front

      When the book is ready, I’ll update its page on The Digital Press’s website, push out a press release, and, of course, blog something here.


      ASOR Blog (American Schools of Oriental Research)

      Fire: a Burning Issue in Human Evolution

      Yet we are also alone in the animal world in manipulating and controlling fire. Somewhere in our deep past the ability to use fire altered the course of human evolution in crucial ways. Nevertheless, while the oldest documented instance of fire [...]

      The post Fire: a Burning Issue in Human Evolution appeared first on The ASOR Blog.

      Charles Ellwood Jones (AWOL: The Ancient World Online)

      The International Potmark Workshop

      The International Potmark Workshop
      http://www.potmark-egypt.com/images/logo.gif 
      Since the publication in the early 1990-ies of the Thinitische Töpfmarken (Helck 1990) and the Corpus and numerical evaluation of the "Thinite" potmarks (van den Brink 1992), only few studies dealing specifically with Early Dynastic pottery 'inscriptions' have appeared until very recently (Adams and Porat 1996; Engel 1997; Kroeper 2000; Gilroy et al. 2001). Notable exception to this situation are a number of studies dealing exclusively with the incised serekh-signs (van den Brink 1996, 2001; Dreyer 1999; Gilroy 2001; Köhler and van den Brink 2002; van den Brink and Braun 2002).

      Lately the publication of the final potmark corpus of the Predynastic/Early Dynastic cemetery at Minshat Abu Omar (Kroeper 2000), and the pre-publication of provisional corpora of newly uncovered potmarks, deriving from in particular late Predynastic/Early Dynastic Delta sites at Kafr Hassan Dawood (102 potmarks; Hassan et al. in press), Tell el-Farkha (51 potmarks exclusively from the cemetery site; Jucha in press), Tell el-Samara, Tell el-Dab'a/Qana'an and Heluan (cf. Köhler and Smythe 2004), and Adaïma in Upper Egypt (Bréand 2005) have given a new impetus to further this line of research.


      As a consequence of the renewed interest in Early Dynastic potmarks and with the formal approval of the Scientific Committee of the second international conference on Predynastic and Early Dynastic Egypt. Origin of the State, which took place from the 5th – 8th of September 2005 in Toulouse, France, an International Potmark Workshop was established at the end of the former conference in preparation of the next conference on Predynastic and Early Dynastic Egypt. Origin of the State, to be held in 2008 in London, England.


      The present data-base driven web-site Potmark-Egypt.com, containing over 3360 individual Early Dynastic potmarks, is but a tool- as yet still unfinished- to further and hopefully facilitate research and - through the Forum - communication amongst the 20 odd participants to this Workshop.
      Although the workshop's main focus is on potmarks from the Proto- and Early Dynastic periods (Dynasties 0-2), several workshop participants will bring in their expertise concerning Old Kingdom and Middle Kingdom potmarks as well, thus providing hopefully a diachronic perspective to the subject matter at hand as well as the possibility of a study in contrasts.

      A first progress report of the Workshop will be presented during the third conference on Predynastic and Early Dynastic Egypt. Origin of the State to be held in London, England, in 2008.

      Archeomatica: Tecnologie per i Beni Culturali

      Avvisi esplorativi per restauro e rilievo reperti del Museo Archeologico di Dorgali

      Il Comune di Dorgali (NU) ha pubblicato due bandi relativi al restauro e rilievo tridimensionale di reperti archeologici appartenenti al Museo Archeologico. Si tratta di due avvisi esplorativi per la manifestazione di interesse finalizzata all'espletamento della procedura negoziata nell'ambito dellle attività di "Ottimizzazione dell’offerta dei percorsi culturali musealizzati di cui al Sistema museale della Sardegna – Restauro e valorizzazione di Beni Culturali”.

      August 31, 2015

      Mia Ridge (Open Objects)

      How an ecosystem of machine learning and crowdsourcing could help you

      Back in September last year I blogged about the implications for cultural heritage and digital humanities crowdsourcing projects that used simple tasks as the first step in public engagement of advances in machine learning that mean that fun, easy tasks like image tagging and text transcription could be done by computers. (Broadly speaking, ‘machine learning’ … Continue reading How an ecosystem of machine learning and crowdsourcing could help you

      The post How an ecosystem of machine learning and crowdsourcing could help you appeared first on Open Objects.

      Kristina Killgrove (Powered by Osteons)

      Roman Bioarchaeology Carnival LXXIV

      Welp, seems like summer vacation, plus Forbes blogging, plus the beginning of the fall academic semester collided and made it impossible for me to stick to a monthly Roman bioarch blogging schedule.  So here's the carnival of links for July and August... (And if you want news faster, these all come through the feed at my Facebook page for Powered by Osteons.)

      Italy
      • 26 August - Pompei, Scoperta Rara Sepoltura Infantile (ArtsBlog.it). A baby tomb was found at the necropolis of Porta Nola in Pompeii.  I haven't followed up to see if there's news coverage of their press conference in English or not.  Here's a blog post on the discoveries this season at Porta Nola.
      Greece and Macedonia
      Philip II's knee... or is it? (From Bartsiokas et al. paper.)


      Egypt

      • 26 August - Unusual Use of Blue Pigment Found in Ancient Mummy Portraits (Science Daily). Egyptian mummy portraits, which date to the Roman period, are truly fascinating, and this discovery is great.  I would like to someday be known by a moniker similar to that of the lead researcher, who is an "expert on the color blue."
      Turkey

      Syria

      Iran
      Parthian necropolis found in Iran. (From Iran Front Page)
      Israel
      Lebanon


      Charles Ellwood Jones (AWOL: The Ancient World Online)

      Open Access Journal: Classics@

       [First posted in AWOL 1/11/2009, most recently updated 31 August 2015]

      Classics@
      ISSN: 2327-2996
      http://chs.harvard.edu/wa/dImage?bdco=472&bdc=12
      Classics@, edited by a team working for the Center for Hellenic Studies and headed by Gregory Nagy and James O'Donnell, is designed to bring contemporary classical scholarship to a wide audience on the World Wide Web. Each issue will be dedicated to its own topic, often with guest editors, for an in-depth exploration of important current problems in the field of Classics. We hope that Classics@ will appeal not only to professional classicists, but also to the intellectually curious who are willing to enter the conversation in our discipline. We hope that they find that classical scholarship engages issues of great significance to a wide range of cultural and scholarly concerns and does so in a rigorous and challenging way.

      Each issue of Classics@ is meant to be not static but dynamic, continuing to evolve with interaction from its readers as participants. New issues will appear when the editors think there is good material to offer. Often it will emphasize work done in and through the Center for Hellenic Studies, but it will also call attention to fresh and interesting work presented elsewhere on the web. It stresses the importance of research-in-progress, encouraging collegial debate (while discouraging polemics for the sake of polemics) as well as the timely sharing of important new information.

      Issue 13

      Issue 13: Greek Poetry and Sport. Many studies on Pindar, Homer, and other poets have discussed the specific uses of sport in each context, and studies on Greek sport have acknowledged the ways in which agonistic values and practices have been reflected in poetic literature, but there has been no single collection of studies devoted specifically to the intersection of Greek poetry and sport. This volume includes a range of contributions that represent a diversity of genres, periods, and approaches, which cut across strict poetic genres, occasionally even mixing poetry and prose in their approach. Poetry's interest in sport survived the rise and fall of genres like epinikia and satyr plays, and the rise and fall of myriad political and cultural changes in the Greek Mediterranean. We can only speculate on the many and complex reasons for the grip of poetry on sport and vice-versa, but they no doubt include Homeric intertextuality, the universal appeal of the topic to the elite and the dêmos, the universal presence of gymnasia and agonistic festivals (both blending poetry and sport), and the agonistic resonances between poetry and sport.

      Issue 12

      Issue 12: Comparative Approaches to India and Greece. This issue contains papers by four scholars comparing specific literary and cultural traditions in India and Greece. The papers served as the basis of discussion at an event in February 2015 organized by the Center for Hellenic Studies in association with the Embassy of India. The discussion that took place among the scholars and guests on that occasion, which began with summaries of the four papers, is included as it was recorded. This is intended to be a starting point for further discussion of the topics presented and of other topics suggested by the nature and spirit of the event.

      Issue 11

      Issue 11: The Rhetoric of Abuse in Greek Literature. This volume grew out of the need for a venue in which to engage collaboratively on the topic of abuse. Abuse has of course been widely studied, and in the last few years there has been a renewed interest in abuse as a broader cultural and literary phenomenon, but there are reasonable restrictions as to how it has been addressed. One goal of this volume is to initiate a scholarly discussion that will allow greater heterogeneity in the material covered and in the theoretical models brought to bear on that material. Another is to encourage experimentation and collaborative exchange among scholars working in seemingly unconnected fields. Most importantly, perhaps, we would like to foster a deeper understanding of the role of abuse in all of Greek literature, across genres and time periods, through the kind of cumulative knowledge that comes from collaborative work in different fields.

      Issue 10

      Issue 10: Historical Poetics in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Greece: Essays in Honor of Lily Macrakis. History needs art to give it form; art needs history to give it resonance. This relationship of history and art is the theme of the essays by distinguished international scholars collected in this volume. Its publication celebrates the career and work of Professor Lily Macrakis. She is an eminent chronicler of modern Greek history whose seminal work, Venizelos: A Study in Cretan Leadership, remains essential to an understanding of the most influential Greek leader of the 20th century. Among her other accomplishments, Professor Macrakis was president of The Modern Greek Studies Association from 1977 to 1979 and has been an influential figure in the organization since its inception. Equally significant has been her role as a devoted teacher of Greek history and culture to multitudes of students. Professor Macrakis thus truly embodies the spirit and significance of the articles presented in this Festschrift so fittingly dedicated to her.

      Issue 9

      Issue 9: Defense Mechanisms in Interdisciplinary Approaches to Classical Studies and Beyond. Nowadays people speak of “defense mechanisms” as both negative and positive forms of behavior: examples of negative forms are denial, repression, acting out, projection, rationalization, intellectualization, while one of the few positive forms is assertion, a way of responding that takes the middle ground between aggressive and passive. In the spirit of this positive form of assertion and in both technical and non-technical senses of the expression “defense mechanisms,” the present issue of Classics@ has been given its title. The aim is to publish online research papers and essays in Classics and in other disciplines, related or unrelated, that explore strategies where the primary purpose is to defend assertively rather than attack. The justification is straightforward: discoveries and discovery procedures in research require and deserve a reasoned defense.

      Issue 8

      Issue 8: A Homer commentary in progress, eds. D. Frame, L. Muellner, and G. Nagy (coming soon)

      Issue 7

      Issue 7: Les femmes, le féminin et le politique après Nicole Loraux, Colloque de Paris (INHA), novembre 2007 is the result of a conference held in Paris (INHA, 15–17 November 2007) which was co-organized by the Centre Louis Gernet (CNRS-EHESS), the Équipe Phéacie (Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne and Université Denis-Diderot Paris VII) and the Réseau National Interuniversitaire sur le Genre (RING, Paris). The aim of the conference was to explore Nicole Loraux’s legacy concerning the feminine and the polis both in Hellenic Studies and in feminist scholarship.

      Issue 6

      Issue 6: Reflecting on the Greek Epic Cycle is the result of a conference held in Ancient Olympia on 9–10 July 2010, which was co-organized by the Center for Hellenic Studies (Harvard University) and the Centre for the Study of Myth and Religion in Greek and Roman Antiquity (University of Patras). The goal of the conference was to explore problems concerning the surviving fragments of the Greek Epic Cycle that have heretofore been neglected. Guest Editor: Efimia D. Karakantza.

      Issue 5

      Issue 5: Proceedings of the Derveni Papyrus Conference reflects a three-day symposium on the Derveni Papyrus hosted by the Center for Hellenic Studies in July, 2008, on the occasion of the recent publication of the edition by Theokritos Kouremenos, George M. Parássoglou, and Kyriakos Tsantsanoglou (Florence, Olschki, 2006; the text of the papyrus from that edition is available on this website here). The symposium was an opportunity to gather scholars who in the course of the past decades have been working on this text to address a set of issues relating to the edition and integration of the papyrus, its translation, and its interpretation.

      Issue 4

      Issue 4: The New Sappho on Old Age: Textual and Philosophical Issues is the online edition of a print volume published by the Center for Hellenic Studies in 2009 (available through Harvard University Press, here). This volume is the first collection of essays in English devoted to discussion of the newly-recovered Sappho poem and two other incomplete texts on the same papyri. Containing eleven new essays by leading scholars, it addresses a wide range of textual and philological issues connected with the find. Using different approaches, the contributions demonstrate how the "New Sappho" can be appreciated as a gracefully spare poetic statement regarding the painful inevitability of death and aging. Guest Editors: Ellen Greene and Marilyn B. Skinner.

      Issue 3

      Issue 3: The Homerizon: Conceptual Interrogations in Homeric Studies is the result of a colloquium held at the Center. The colloquium had as its goals the serious interrogation of cherished assumptions about Homeric “culture” and “texuality”; and the exploration of the wider cultural significance of the perennial Homeric Question(s).

      Issue 2

      Issue 2: Ancient Mediterranean Cultural Informatics. The second issue of Classics@ is the first edition of an ongoing project of publication aimed at documenting this emerging sub-discipline of our field, the scholarship of creating, analyzing, and disseminating humanist learning electronically. This issue features articles describing these projects and others like them — new work of high quality that is expanding the depth and breadth of our field. It also looks back at the history of this sub-discipline, and forward toward emerging standards, tools, and potentials.

      Issue 1

      Issue 1: New Epigrams Attributed to Posidippus of Pella. Editors: Gregory Nagy and James O'Donnell. Guest Editors of Issue One: Benjamin Acosta-Hughes, Elizabeth Kosmetatou, Martine Cuypers, and Francesca Angiò.








      Source: Journalism Code, Context & Community

      Tell Us How You Work

      By Erin Kissane, Lindsay Muscato

      Tell Us How You Work

      SRCCON 2015 participants, looking industrious. (Erik Westra for OpenNews)

      As we head into September, we’re gearing up for our first annual Work Week at Source. Like our annual #botweek, Work Week will collect a batch of thematically connected articles—this time, about workflow, project management, team structure and communication, burnout, and lots more along those lines. This year, Work Week will run September 14–18, and we want your work in the mix.

      What We&#8217;re Looking For

      Most pieces will be 1,500–2,500 words long, and they’ll include process descriptions, advice, and strategies grounded in real projects or discussions.

      Shorter Source pieces don’t pay, but if you’d be interested in taking it further and doing a reported piece or round table, we have a small budget set aside for paid reported pieces ($200–300/article), and also for lengthier case-study pieces like those on Source Learning, which pay $500/article—these pieces usually take several weeks to to think through and write, but you’re welcome to pitch one and talk through potential timelines if you have a more ambitious project in mind.

      When We Need It

      Work Week pitches are due by Friday, September 5. You can pitch by writing to source@opennews.org and telling us what you’d like to write about, and we’ll get right back to you. All drafts are due by Tuesday, September 8.

      Bring Us Your Nerds

      Lastly, if you know someone you’ve been meaning to nudge to write for Source, this is a great introductory chance, especially for folks in smaller newsrooms who wrestle with extra time-management challenges—and who don’t usually get to write “How we made this giant expensive project” articles. If you can think of someone who should be writing for us, please send them our way!

      Event Roundup, Aug 31

      By Erika Owens

      Event Roundup, Aug 31

      The SNDMakes event is coming to Austin this fall and wants applications for participants. (Photo: SNDMakes website)

      Deadlines

      Know of any upcoming fellowship or conference proposal deadlines? Have an upcoming event? Let us know: source@mozillafoundation.org.

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

      From my diary

      I have just spent four hours on an application for grant funding.  I ache as much as if I had been doing manual labour!  Why is this process so awful?  I did smile, though, at the assurances that the process is not intended to be a barrier to applicants – an assurance contained in a PDF guide to applying which was itself 57 pages long!

      The application is for money to translate from Old Slavonic Methodius’ De resurrectione and De autexusio, plus the Greek fragments of each, plus whatever remains of other works in Greek.  The price tag is a lot more than I can afford to spend, and the work does need doing.

      After all, nobody is ever likely to translate Methodius into English again.  An academic would need Greek and Old Slavonic, and that isn’t such a common combination.  And, as we all know, the way that research funding is set up, just making a translation is not “research”.  So how does it ever get to happen?

      Anyway I thought I’d see if anyone might fund the work.

      It’s slightly daunting to realise that the timescale for the project is 18 months of my life!  Ouch!  I just wish I could think of some way to get some money out of it myself.  A good project is one that profits everyone.

      I’ve produced a combined version of De Lepra, and I’ve today had back some comments from Ralph Cleminson on the differences between the Old Slavonic and the Greek.  I hope to work on this later today, and I hope to get it out of the door.

      I rather grudge the time on that application.  I had so much useful to do, and that time is all gone.  Rats!  And I know that I need to reread that application and make sure it explicitly answers the questions asked, rather than rambling.

      It’s probably all time wasted.  But I do have to try.

      Bill Caraher (The New Archaeology of the Mediterranean World)

      Funding Academic Publishing

      The last few years have been relatively bleak for university presses. The decline in library funding, increased competition from for-profit presses, and the shift from longterm priorities to short-term at universities not only encourage the purchase of increasingly expensive serials, but also made the university press an appealing target of budget reallocation. As a result, presses have been asked to more independent and to develop sustainable approaches to publishing that draw new sources of revenue ranging from endowments, to grants, subventions, and collaborations. For a nice, basic history of the university press go here.

      There are any number of challenges facing the university press as they look to make this transition. I’m just beginning to do research in this area, so my observations here are very preliminary, but they’re appropriate for my experiences at the University of North Dakota. I am pleased to announce that I received a small grant to support efforts by The Digital Press at the University of North Dakota as it looks for new and innovative forms of funding to support our digital publications and our collaboration with North Dakota Quarterly. As readers of this blog know, North Dakota Quarterly has been on a kind of life support for the last few years as it explores more sustainable funding models and adapts to new opportunities provided by digital publication.

      The grant from UND provides me with some time to work with folks at the Alumni Association and Foundation to explore new sources of funding. For us to do this successfully, however, we need to discuss frankly the limits of working in a university environment. There area  few structural issues that I’d like to use this grant to find ways to work around.

      First, I’ve discovered that it’s very difficult to move money from sales from outside the university to within the university accounting system. From what I understand, services like Paypal are not approved by UND, and the internally approved online purchasing system is not fully functional at present (or we have not succeeded in getting it set up for us efficiently).

      Second, the lifeblood of most university projects is external grant money. Most external grants have rather restrictive rules on how we can use the resources. The assumption is that unscrupulous faculty members, if not constrained by as many rules as possible, will spend all their grant money on “hookers and blow.” As a result, these funds are micromanaged in such a way that most of one’s time is spent making sure that grant money is accounted for properly rather than doing the actual work. (Ok, that’s an exaggeration, but having worked on grant funded archaeological projects, I’d argue that accounting takes up 10%-15% of our time in the field, and much of that accounting has to do with following university guidelines.) The greatest challenge is that most grant money serves to fund a specific project rather than to build infrastructure.  

      Finally, because funds at universities are very restrictive in how they can be spend and because it is very difficult to create a revenue stream, there are few within the academy who are willing to offer “venture capital.” There is a good bit of talk about entrepreneurship, innovation, and “business models,” but our ability to leverage these concepts and approaches is hamstrung by layers of ossified bureaucracy, a “cya” culture among mid-level administrators, and fear that any situational response will produce crippling future precedents. In effect, the institutional weight hampers the kind of dynamic innovation that the university hopes to demonstrate. 

      (To be clear, universities also are great incubators for projects like The Digital Press because they pay my salary, provide infrastructural support – like server space, computers, office space, et c. – and, in good ways, help manage funds and generate publicity. These things are great when a project is starting, but the burdens associated with these advantages run the risk of stifling growth.) 

      I’m hoping to use the recent small grant to find viable and sustainable “work arounds” for some of these issues. My hope is that the grant will help me to start to develop three streams of funding which can work around various limitations at the modern university. Maybe. 

      1. Crowd Funding. Crowd funding is clearly a useful way to fund and publicize publications. By pre-selling your product, you have the funds upfront and this can serve as a kind of venture capital for a particular project. Moreover, if funding goals are set appropriately, the income from a crowd funded campaign can build re-usable infrastructure as long as project goals are met. Finally, crowd funded projects can put us in direct contact with people who are most interested in our product.  

      As far as I know there has never been a successful crowd funding campaign at the University of North Dakota, and it is unclear how and whether funds from a Kickstarter could move into a university account. At the same time, it seems useful to use crowd funding as one stream of revenue for a particular project rather than the sine qua non for an undertaking. After all, an author or editor is not likely to decide whether to pursue or finish a project based on the whims of the crowd and there is always the risk that a crowdfunded project will fail. 

      It is tempting to imagine a Kickstarter for North Dakota Quarterly because it might serve as an exciting way to general publicity for a particular side project, because we have a built in base of supporters, because we have some stable support from the University. It would free us to innovate without burdening the existing staff with added responsibilities.

      2. Corporate Partners. The Digital Press has a series of books focused on the history of North Dakota and its various communities and a few little projects “in the hopper” that will or could cater to a popular audience. For example, our neighborhood history series uses microhistories of Grand Forks neighborhoods to celebrate the diversity and history of our small town. We also have been thinking about a smaller series of very short guides that would lead readers on interesting engagements with the local landscapes (e.g. 20 Beers in Grand Forks: A Guide to Local Watering Holes or  Grand Forks’ Vanished Past: A Guide to Destroyed Buildings.)

      While we’ll have to think hard about whether we want to embrace a playfully popular series of books, there’s no doubt that this could draw some interest from corporate partners. Corporate sponsor money has the advantage of being somewhat more flexible for internal use, but also having strings attached. A good partner, who understands the Press’s mission can be a tremendous help, but there will always be that little feeling that we’ve sold out.

      3. Grants. The final source of income for these digital ventures are grants. The funding that I received from UND is to help me find non-governmental grants to support our projects. Some of our local projects, for example, could find support from grants that focus on community development. We funded a recent translation project with a grant from an agency that funds the translation of Norwegian literature.

      The challenge with grants is that they tend to be focused on a specific projects. These projects might be a single publication – say of reprints from North Dakota Quarterly – or – or a larger digital archiving projects – like subventing the publication of a digital site for the North Dakota Man Camp Project. It is tricky, albeit possible, to use grants to build infrastructure, but this typically involves creative grant writing.

      Many grants designed to support the digital humanities, for example, are geared to large-scale projects of archiving or publication or depend on more substantial infrastructure support than we have available at UND.

      At the same time, I am optimistic that my cooperative model of academic publishing might be a hook that I can use to attract support from a granting agency. Perhaps a kind of “intellectual infrastructure” including workflow, innovative approaches to marketing and distribution, and cooperative understanding might be enough to attract support from external grant money.  

      Wish me luck as I go forward into these new ventures and be sure to check out The Digital Press and North Dakota Quarterly.


      ASOR Blog (American Schools of Oriental Research)

      Policemen in 1st millennium BC Babylonia

      There is always crime and sometimes there is punishment. But where do policemen come from? The exceptionally abundant cuneiform documentation from Babylonia dating to the period of the Neo-Babylonian (626-539 BCE) and Achaemenid Empires [...]

      The post Policemen in 1st millennium BC Babylonia appeared first on The ASOR Blog.

      Corinthian Matters

      Corinthian Scholarship, August 2015

      About three dozen new Corinthiaka articles and books came to my notice over the last month. The complete list is included below, or you may browse a 30 page report that includes full abstracts (download this PDF). You may also wish to visit the Corinthian Studies Zotero Page and search a growing Zotero Library of 2,549 articles and books. The new entries are tagged according to master categories CSM_2015_August, .ARCHAEOLOGY AND HISTORY, .NEW TESTAMENT, and .RELIGION.

      • Amanze, James N., and Tino Shanduka. “Glossolalia: Divine Speech or Man-Made Language? A Psychological Analysis of the Gift of Speaking in Tongues in the Pentecostal Churches in Botswana.” Studia Historiae Ecclesiasticae 41, no. 1 (2015): 3–19. 
      • Anastasakis, Panteleymon. The Church of Greece under Axis Occupation. Fordham University Press, 2014. http://fordhampress.com/index.php/the-church-of-greece-under-axis-occupation-cloth.html.&nbsp;
      • Barfoed, Signe. “The Significant Few. Miniature Pottery from the Sanctuary of Zeus at Olympia.” World Archaeology 47, no. 1 (January 1, 2015): 170–88. doi:10.1080/00438243.2014.992077. 
      • Barnaby, Andrew. “‘The Botome of Goddes Secretes’: 1 Corinthians and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Renaissance Drama 43, no. 1 (March 1, 2015): 1–26. doi:10.1086/680467. 
      • Brummett, Palmira. Mapping the Ottomans: Sovereignty, Territory, and Identity in the Early Modern Mediterranean. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015. https://books.google.com/books?id=LlytCAAAQBAJ.&nbsp;
      • Coutsoumpos, Panayotis. Paul, Corinth, and the Roman Empire. Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2015. 
      • Dimakis, Nikolas. “Ancient Greek Deathscapes.” Journal of Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology and Heritage Studies 3, no. 1 (2015): 27–41. 
      • Gambash, Gil. Rome and Provincial Resistance. Routledge, 2015. 
      • Glazebrook, Allison. “Prostitution, Archaeology Of, Classical World.” In The International Encyclopedia of Human Sexuality. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, 2015. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/9781118896877.wbiehs384/abstract.&nbsp;
      • Graybehl, Heather. “The Production and Distribution of Hellenistic Ceramics from the Northeast Peloponnese at the Panhellenic Sanctuary at Nemea: A Petrographic Study.” Phd, University of Sheffield, 2015. http://etheses.whiterose.ac.uk/8265/.&nbsp;
      • Hadler, Hanna, Andreas Vött, Benjamin Koster, Margret Mathes-Schmidt, Torsten Mattern, Andreas Konstantin Ntageretzis, Klaus Reicherter, and Timo Willershäuser. “Multiple Late-Holocene Tsunami Landfall in the Eastern Gulf of Corinth Recorded in the Palaeotsunami Geo-Archive at Lechaion, Harbour of Ancient Corinth (Peloponnese, Greece).” Zeitschrift Für Geomorphologie, Supplementary Issues 57, no. 4 (December 1, 2013): 139–80. doi:10.1127/0372-8854/2013/S-00138. 
      • Hinojosa-Prieto, H.R., and K. Hinzen. “Seismic Velocity Model and near-Surface Geology at Mycenaean Tiryns, Argive Basin, Peloponnese, Greece.” Near Surface Geophysics 13, no. 2061 (March 17, 2015). doi:10.3997/1873-0604.2015002. 
      • Hionidis, Pandeleimon. “Civilized Observers in a Backward Land: British Travellers in Greece, 1832–1862.” In Cultural Tourism in a Digital Era, edited by Vicky Katsoni, 297–312. Springer Proceedings in Business and Economics. Springer International Publishing, 2015. http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-15859-4_25.&nbsp;
      • Israelowich, Ido. Patients and Healers in the High Roman Empire. JHU Press, 2015. 
      • Joubert, Stephan J. “‘Walking the Talk’: Paul’s Authority in Motion in 2 Corinthians 10–13.” In Die Skriflig/In Luce Verbi 49, no. 2 (2015). doi:10.4102/ids.v49i2.1899. 
      • Kaplan, Leslie G. “‘“Writing Down the Country”: Travelers and the Emergence of the Archaeological Gaze.’” In Archaeology in Situ: Sites, Archaeology and Communities in Greece, edited by Anna Stroulia and Susan B. Sutton, 75–108. Plymouth: Lexington Books, 2010. https://books.google.com/books?id=EmX8QQAACAAJ.&nbsp;
      • Kaplan, Leslie Glickman. “‘A Good Considerable Country Town’:  Visions of a Greek Village in European Travel Narratives.” PhD Thesis, University of Pennsylvania, 2001. http://repository.upenn.edu/dissertations/AAI3031678.&nbsp;
      • Kelly, Benjamin. “NOTICE. R. Waterfield Taken at the Flood. The Roman Conquest of Greece. Pp. Xxiv + 287, Ills, Maps. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. Cased, £20, US$27.95. ISBN: 978-0-19-965646-2.” The Classical Review FirstView (April 2015): 1–1. doi:10.1017/S0009840X15000025. 
      • Kimble, Jeremy M. That His Spirit May Be Saved. Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2015. 
      • Lepinski, Sarah. “Antike Malerei zwischen Lokalstil und Zeitstil. Akten des XI. Internationalen Kolloquiums der AIPMA 13.-17. September 2010 in Ephesos.” In A diachronic perspective of Roman paintings from ancient Corinth, Greece: Period styles and regional traditions, edited by Norbert Zimmerman, 468:185–92. Denkschriften der phil.-hist. Klasse. Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 2015. http://hw.oeaw.ac.at/0xc1aa500e_0x0032043a.pdf.&nbsp;
      • Mavragani, Eleni. “Greek Museums and Tourists’ Perceptions: An Empirical Research.” Journal of the Knowledge Economy, August 11, 2015, 1–14. doi:10.1007/s13132-015-0283-2. 
      • McGowan, Andrew. “The Myth of the ‘Lord’s Supper’: Paul’s Eucharistic Terminology and Its Ancient Reception.” The Catholic Bible Quarterly 87, no. 3 (2015): 503–21. 
      • Minos – Minopoulos, Despina, Kosmas Pavlopoulos, George Apostolopoulos, Efthymis Lekkas, and Dale Dominey – Howes. “Liquefaction Features at an Archaeological Site: Investigations of Past Earthquake Events at the Early Christian Basilica, Ancient Lechaion Harbour, Corinth, Greece.” Tectonophysics. Accessed August 6, 2015. doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2015.07.010. 
      • Nicklas, Tobias, and Joseph Verheyden, eds. The Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Apocrypha. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015. https://books.google.com/books?id=yHQ_CgAAQBAJ.&nbsp;
      • Papafotiou, E., and K. L. Katsifarakis. “Ecological Rainwater Management in Urban Areas. Preliminary Considerations for the City of Corinth, Greece.” Agriculture and Agricultural Science Procedia, Efficient irrigation management and its effects in urban and rural landscapes, 4 (2015): 383–91. doi:10.1016/j.aaspro.2015.03.043. 
      • Parkes, Stuart. “Review. The Church of Greece Under Axis Occupation.” Journal of Contemporary European Studies 0, no. 0 (August 7, 2015): 1–2. doi:10.1080/14782804.2015.1067443. 
      • Peppiatt, Lucy. Women and Worship at Corinth: Paul’s Rhetorical Arguments in 1 Corinthians. Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2015. https://books.google.com/books?id=0nLDCAAAQBAJ.&nbsp;
      • Puglisi, Giovanni, Filippo Stanco, Germana Barone, and Paolo Mazzoleni. “Automatic Extraction of Petrographic Features from Pottery of Archaeological Interest.” J. Comput. Cult. Herit. 8, no. 3 (March 2015): 13:1–13:13. doi:10.1145/2700422. 
      • Ritter, Bradley. Judeans in the Greek Cities of the Roman Empire: Rights, Citizenship and Civil Discord. BRILL, 2015. https://books.google.com/books?id=ejq2CAAAQBAJ.&nbsp;
      • Robbins, Vernon K., and Jonathan M. Potter. Jesus and Mary Reimagined in Early Christian Literature. SBL Press, 2015. 
      • Rogers, Trent Alan. “The Representation of God in First Corinthians 8-10: Understanding Paul in the Context of Wisdom, Philo, and Josephus.” PhD Thesis, Loyola University, 2015. 
      • Schellenberg, Ryan S. “The First Pauline Chronologist? Paul’s Itinerary in the Letters and in Acts.” Journal of Biblical Literature 134, no. 1 (March 1, 2015): 193–213. 
      • Strijdom, Johan. “Conservative and Liberal, Hierarchical and Egalitarian: Social-Political Uses of the Concept of ‘Home’ in Greco-Roman Antiquity and Early Christianity.” Phronimon 16, no. 1 (January 2015): 1–10. 
      • Twelftree, Graham H. “Paul’s Experience of the Miraculous.” Evangelical Quarterly 87, no. 3 (n.d.): 195–206. 
      • White, Adam. “Not in Lofty Speech or Media: A Reflection on Pentecostal Preaching in Light of 1 Cor 2:1–5.” Journal of Pentecostal Theology 24, no. 1 (March 28, 2015): 117–35. doi:10.1163/17455251-02401010. 
      • Wiseman, Emeritus Professor of Classics and Ancient History T. P., and T. P. Wiseman. The Roman Audience: Classical Literature As Social History. Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 2015. https://books.google.com/books?id=nClUCgAAQBAJ.

      Charles Ellwood Jones (AWOL: The Ancient World Online)

      Ramses Online: An annotated corpus of Late Egyptian

      Ramses Online: An annotated corpus of Late Egyptian
      Ramses Online est une interface web donnant accès à une partie des données et des fonctionnalités du corpus annoté des textes néo-égyptiens développé à l’Université de Liège et connu sous le nom de Projet Ramsès

      Dans sa version bêta, qui a été mise en ligne à l’occasion du 11e Congrès International des Égyptologues en août 2015, Ramses Online offre aux utilisateurs un sous-corpus de textes néo-égyptiens traduits en français et dont toutes les occurrences sont lemmatisées et annotées morphologiquement.

      Il est dès à présent possible de visualiser les textes de ce corpus et d’y effectuer des recherches simples portant (a) sur les lemmes (translitération ou traduction française du lemme), (b) sur les graphies hiéroglyphiques ou (c) sur les traductions des propositions en contexte.

      En sus, les utilisateurs enregistrés ont accès à un moteur de recherche avancé permettant de construire des requêtes complexes portant simultanément sur les niveaux d’annotations suivants :
      • le lemme ;
      • la graphie ;
      • l'analyse grammaticale.
      Outre le corpus des textes qui sera enrichi en permanence, à brève échéance, la version bêta de Ramses Online évoluera notamment sur les trois points suivants :
      • L’interface deviendra entièrement bilingue (français et anglais).
      • Pour chacun des lemmes, il sera possible de visualiser une fiche lexicale comprenant : (a) des précisions de nature morphologique et sémantique, (b) des références à des outils et études lexicographiques portant sur le mot, (c) l’ensemble des graphies attestées pour le lemme en question.
      • L’utilisateur pourra choisir les niveaux d’annotation qu’il souhaite visualiser : les hiéroglyphes, la lemmatisation, l’analyse morphologique, la traduction des propositions.

      Archeomatica: Tecnologie per i Beni Culturali

      Al via il Concorso fotografico Wiki Loves Monuments Italia 2015

      Si svolgerà per la quarta edizione Wiki Loves Monuments, il concorso fotografico promosso da Wikimedia Italia per raccogliere fotografie del patrimonio culturale italiano ed aperto a tutti i cittadini.

      Convegno “Gestione del Rischio e delle Emergenze per i Beni Culturali”

      Il 19 settembre 2015 dalle ore 10.00 alle 19.00 si terrà il convegno dal titolo “Gestione del Rischio e delle Emergenze per i Beni Culturali” presso il Museo Luzzati, area del Porto Antico,6, Genova.
      Evento organizzato da CHIEF Onlus, in collaborazione con CESMAR7.

      Shawn Graham (Electric Archaeology)

      Listening to Watling Street

      I greatly admire the work of Brian Foo, the ‘Data Driven DJ‘. His ‘Two Trains: A Sonification of Income Inequality on the NYC Subway’ uses data on incomes around the stops on the subway as fodder for an algorithmically generated sound scape that captures (to my mind; I’ve never been to NY) the dynamics of that city. Brian released all of his code and data on Github, and I’ve been playing around with it.

      I’ve got big plans.

      But I thought you’d enjoy, to start with, my first experiment, which is a sonification of the epigraphic density of Watling Street (also known as Route II of the Antonine Itinerary in Roman Britain). My data is extremely rough (mere counts of inscriptions per town), as I was just trying to understand in the first place how the scripts work. (I’ve got big plans for all of this, as I said). I’ve found a bit of a marching beat; when the song really picks up we’re at the big centres like Eboracum (York), Verulamium (St Albans), Londinium. The script is set for 100 BPM, with 3000 m per beat (the script takes the longitude and latitude for each place and figures out the distance between each one in the sequence, to work out the length etc of the song).

      It’s pretty catchy. Hope you enjoy; I’m excited to play with these scripts some more. Thank you Data Driven Dj Brian Foo!

      (See the continuation of this experiment here)


      Charles Ellwood Jones (AWOL: The Ancient World Online)

      Open Access Journal: ALMA (Archivum Latinitatis Medii Aevi)

      [First posted in AWOL 25 January 2010. Updated 30 August 2015]

      ALMA (Archivum Latinitatis Medii Aevi)
      ISSN: 1376-7456
      http://documents.irevues.inist.fr/bitstream/id/6849/alma.gif?sequence=-1
      Revue en Sciences Humaines et Sociales lancée en 1924, en complément du dictionnaire Novum Glossarium Mediae Latinitatis et actuellement publiée par la Section de lexicographie latine de l'Institut de Recherche et d'Histoire des Textes (CNRS), reprenant les missions du Comité du Cange. Celle-ci est placée sous l'égide de l'Union Académique Internationale représentée par l'Académie des Incriptions et Belles-Lettres avec le concours du CNRS et de l'Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes.
      Elle a fait paraître depuis sa création 72 volumes et couvre essentiellement le domaine de la lexicographie latine ainsi que les instruments de la vie intellectuelle au Moyen Age (gloses, commentaires...).
      Tous les articles, jusqu'en 2011, sont en libre accès sous format PDF .

      August 30, 2015

      Shawn Graham (Electric Archaeology)

      Distant Reading

      The study of invisible writings was a new discipline… [the mathematics are] complex, but boil down to the fact that all books, everywhere, affect all other books. This is obvious: books inspire other books written in the future, and cite books written in the past. But the General Theory of L-Space suggests that, in that case, the contents of books as yet unwritten can be deduced from books now in existence.

      – Terry Pratchett, Lords and Ladies

      I’d say Pratchett has nailed it again, yes?


      Charles Ellwood Jones (AWOL: The Ancient World Online)

      New at OsirisNet: TT100, the tomb of REKHMIRE at Thebes

      TT100, the tomb of REKHMIRE at Thebes

      Coming from a powerful family that had already supplied before him at least two Viziers to Egypt, Rekhmire occupied the Viziership under Thutmose III and remained there in turn until the first part of the reign of Amenhotep. 

      Many thanks to
      Peter Sullivan for
      this translation
      His tomb (or rather its chapel), TT100, is carved at the base of the hill of Sheikh Abd el-Qurna. It is exceptional, and historically important for its pictorial quality, especially in the texts it contains, which explain the various functions and responsibilities of the Vizier as well as his duties. It also contains magnificent scenes of foreign peoples’ payment of tribute and the most comprehensive version of the ritual of opening the mouth in all the Theban tombs. Rather well preserved in its most interesting parts, the chapel is recognizable at the first glance into its long room that directly faces the entrance. It is indeed unique because its ceiling rises gradually along its length up to 8m high at its end. 
      Images and text are inseparable in ancient Egypt, and this is particularly true in the tomb of Rekhmire which we can illustrate with over 600 photos thanks to the help of many people (see end of article for acknowledgements).
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      Open Access Journal: Res Militares: The Official Newsletter of the Society of Ancient Military Historians

       [First posted in AWOL 23 January 2015, updated (new website) 30 August 2015]

      Res Militares: The Official Newsletter of the Society of Ancient Military Historians
      ISSN: 1533-4708
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      Res Militares is the official newsletter of the Society. It appears twice per year and it is edited by the SAMH Secretary. If you have any news, CFPs, conference or lecture announcements related to ancient warfare studies, please contact Dr. Ioannis Georganas. Publishers can send their books for review to the Book Reviews Editor, Dr. Lee Brice.
      Current Volume of Res Militares
      Vol. 15.1
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      Past Volumes

      2014
      Vol. 14.2
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      Vol. 14.1
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      2013
      Vol. 13.1
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      2012
      Vol. 12.2
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      Open Access Journal: Rheinisches Museum für Philologie

      [First posted in AWOL 25 January 2010. Updated 30 August 2015]

      Rheinisches Museum für Philologie
      http://rhm.phil-fak.uni-koeln.de/fileadmin/templates/RRZK-Vorlagen/images/siegel.gif
      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) 

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    • 7 - 14       (1850 - 1859)
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    • 25 - 34     (1870 - 1879)
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    • 153 -  …   (2010 - …     )
    • August 29, 2015

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

      Thinking about Methodius, De resurrectione and De autexusio

      This evening I combined the English translation of the Old Slavonic text of De Lepra with the translation of the Greek fragments of the same work.  The latter were considerably fuller, where I had both, and sometimes with startling differences.  However I hope to have this completed before too long.

      This will complete the four short works of Methodius, leaving some Greek fragments, but also two large works: the De resurrectione and the De autexusio (On Free will).  The latter has a French translation by Vaillant.

      I’ve worked out the price of translating both, and it is far beyond my means.  If it is to be done, it must be done by a grant.  Fortunately I have such a body in mind, so this evening I have been doing some calculations.

      It is relatively straightforward to work out a price for the Old Slavonic of both works, based on the page count of the manuscript.  That said, Vaillant did edit the Old Slavonic text, so in this case we do have an edition to work from.

      But working out a price for the Greek is much harder.  It turns out that there is an awful lot of Greek extant for these works.  The total for the Greek is 50% of the total for the Old Slavonic!

      A further issue came to my attention when skimming through Vaillant’s preface.  It seems that the Old Slavonic translation is often almost unintelligible.

      The reason for this, says Vaillant, is that the translator simply substituted for each Greek word the equivalent term in Old Slavonic, without bothering much about whether the resulting sentence made sense!  In fact he says that often the best thing to do is to reverse the process – to work out what Greek word lies behind each Slavonic word, and then see what the sentence actually originally meant in the Greek!

      If we are to take this seriously – and translators are known to exaggerate the difficulty of their achievement sometimes, at the behest of their publishers – then this would mean that only a translator fluent in both Greek and Old Slavonic could make a translation of Methodius.  Only a native English speaker fluent in Greek and Old Slavonic could make an English translation.  Does anyone know of such a prodigy?

      But I suspect that this is a tall tale.  Doubtless this may sometimes be the case; but I don’t think that I should abandon the effort of getting a translation made for such a reason.

      It is late now, tho, so the application process will have to wait until another day.

      One other point caught my eye.  Interestingly Vaillant refers to an unpublished French translation of an Armenian recension of De autexusio.  I wonder where that is now?

      Charles Ellwood Jones (AWOL: The Ancient World Online)

      New Website of the Society for Classical Studies Launched Today

      Launch of New Web Site
      https://classicalstudies.org/sites/default/files/logo_scs_main.png 
      Thanks to the extraordinary efforts of Information Architect, Samuel Huskey, and to the programming and web designing skills of Confluence Corporation, we have launched a new web site with a new URL:  https://classicalstudies.org/.  Both the site and the URL reflect the Society’s new name and its effort to be more useful and accessible to both its members and to a wider audience of people interested in classical antiquity.  The site is easier to navigate and will present more opportunities for featuring and discussing new work in classics.  The site will also include all Placement Service operations.

      To ensure that the site and our social media outlets are comprehensive and current, President John Marincola is appointing a new Communications Committee.  Once this Committee begins operations, I will publish contact information and procedures that members can use to make suggestions to its members.  In the interim, please send comments and suggestions to me (blistein@sas.upenn.edu).

      Streamlined Access for SCS Members

      As before, much of the information on the SCS web site will be available to any visitor.  However, the new site will make it easier for members to become Placement Service candidates and subscribers at no charge and to enjoy other benefits exclusive to members because it will permit them to use a single set of credentials for all functions on the SCS web site and for all SCS-related activities on the Johns Hopkins University Press (JHUP) web site.  Members no longer need to create multiple online accounts for SCS.  Accounts already established or to be established at the JHUP web site will be the only credentials you need.

      Members with Existing Accounts at JHUP.  If you have ever created an account on the JHUP web site, for example, to pay your dues via credit card or to view our directory of members, the username and password associated with that account will now give you access to the SCS web site as well.  If you need a reminder of either your username or password on the JHUP web site, click on the relevant link to request it. 
      Members Needing to Create an Account at JHUPFollow this link to create an online account.  You will need both the e-mail address you gave to Johns Hopkins when you paid your dues and your member number.  If you need a reminder of your member number, click here
      If you need further assistance from staff at Johns Hopkins, they can be reached in the following ways:
      If you call JHUP and reach an answering machine, be sure to leave a message that includes a suggested time to call you back.  This will enable staff to follow up with you as soon as they can.

      Site Navigation

      Two menus appear at the top of every page on the site.  In the higher of the two, note especially the links for member log-in and for “SCS News”.  The former gives members access to the portions of the site that are set aside for them, and the latter (as the APA Blog did before) contains announcements of Society activities and other information for anyone interested in classics.  Clicking on SCS News will generate a list of the most recent announcements of all kinds, but the drop-down menu and search box above the first item on the list permit the user to obtain a specific range of entries.

      The second menu, in white type on a blue background, gives links to the most commonly used functions on our site.  Each of these links contains a drop-down menu leading to a specific subtopic.  Clicking on the white text will also take the user to an introductory page where the links in the drop-down menu appear on the right hand side of the screen.  The menu on the right appears on many related interior pages as well.

      Below the image on the main page only are four links to “landing pages”.  On these four pages we have attempted to place links to the information that we think will be most useful for our four overlapping constituencies:  members, professional classicists, classics students, and enthusiasts for classics.  For that reason some links appear on more than one landing page.  Underneath these four links are an additional link for the annual meeting, the most recent letter from the President, and a number of other useful links for the field.

      Further down the main page, we have also added a Member Spotlight that will feature information about a new member every few weeks.  To begin this new feature we have asked (first) Sara Forsdyke and (in a few weeks) Matt Roller, both of whom rotated off the Board last January as at-large Directors, to write about their service to the Society.  Members with suggestions for this new feature should write to me (blistein@sas.upenn.edu) for transmission to the new Communications Committee.

      Members Only Page

      The Members Only page contains links to the Directory of Members, to TAPA online, and to discounts on various publications and resources including our GreekKeys software.  To reach that page, first log in to the SCS web site, and then click on the drop-down menu under “Membership” or click on “Membership” itself.  You will then see a link labeled “For Members Only”.  Note that this link will not appear unless you are logged in.  Finally, if the resource you are seeking is on the Johns Hopkins site rather than our own (the Directory and TAPA are examples), you will need to enter your membership credentials again.

      Placement Service

      The 2015-2016 Placement Service is now open.  Before registering for the service, please read the information below about new features this year.

      As President Marincola announced in his most recent letter, SCS members may enroll as candidates or subscribers to the Placement Service at no charge for 2015-2016.  The Finance Committee and Board of Directors took this step enthusiastically as part of the Society’s efforts to provide as much assistance as possible to those members who have the least resources.  If you register, note that “candidates” have access to the full range of services provided to job-seekers, including the scheduling of interviews at the annual meeting.  We offer “subscriber” status to members who are not on the job market themselves but who want to monitor that market, usually because they are advising candidates in some capacity.  Nonmembers can again purchase either service for $55.

      Candidates and subscribers should note carefully the information above about verifying membership before registering for the Service.  If you are not yet a member of the Society or if your dues are not current, the fastest way to gain access to a free subscription is to pay dues online, and then log in to the Placement Service using the credentials you create during the payment.

      In part to recover some of the revenue that will be lost by offering candidates and subscriber services to members at no charge, the Society has increased the fees for institutions for the first time in several years.  Institutions purchasing Comprehensive Service (which includes facilities for conducting interviews at the annual meeting) will pay $475.  The fee for institutions simply placing an advertisement will be $200 until January 9 and $175 thereafter.  If you are purchasing an institutional service, note that individual or departmental membership is not required, and that membership brings no reduction in institutional fees.

      If you have used the Service in previous years, you know that candidates, subscribers, and comprehensive institutions used to receive an e-mail each night if we had approved any new job listings that day.  The e-mail list serve will operate in a slightly different manner this year.  A day or two after you register for the Service, you will receive an e-mail confirming your addition to the Placement list serve.  While your e-mail subscription will not be active immediately, you will have access to all published jobs by visiting the Placement Service pages once you are logged in and clicking on a link entitled “Recent Advertisements (Not Public)”.

      In addition, once your e-mail subscription is active, you will receive an e-mail immediately after each new listing is approved.  These separate individual e-mails will replace the daily summary of jobs posted sent in previous years.

      To register for the 2015-2016 Service, go to classicalstudies.org and then click on “Placement Service” in the menu with the blue background.  Scroll down to find either Services for Candidates and Subscribers or Services for Institutions, and click on the appropriate link.

      Over the last two weeks, we published new job advertisements for 2015-2016 on last year’s Placement site.  Now that that site is offline, I have posted those listings again in SCS News and will continue to make them available there for about a week.  We ask that the institutions posting those advertisements now register for the Service and post them in the new online system.

      Conclusion

      I hope you will enjoy the new site.  Please send comments and reports of broken links to me (blistein@sas.upenn.edu).

      Adam D. Blistein
      Executive Director
      - See more at: https://classicalstudies.org/scs-news/launch-new-web-site#sthash.NswUEis0.dpuf

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

      Methodius of Olympus, On the Leech – now online in English

      The third of the short works by Methodius of Olympus, On the leech (De sanguisuaga) is now available online, thanks once again to Ralph Cleminson who has translated it from Old Slavonic for us all.  It’s an explanation of a couple of passages from the Old Testament.

      Here are the files:

      I have also uploaded them to Archive.org here.

      As usual, I make these files and their contents public domain.  Use them in any way you like!

      Charles Ellwood Jones (AWOL: The Ancient World Online)

      Open Access Journals on Antiquity at BiASA – Periodici Italiani Digitalizzati

      [First posted in AWOL 14 December 2009. Updated 29 August 2015]

      BiASA – Periodici Italiani Digitalizzati
      http://www.archeologica.librari.beniculturali.it/getImage.php?id=33

      L'applicazione dei Periodici Italiani Digitalizzati rende disponibili, per la consultazione in linea, una banca dati di 117 testate, per un totale di 785.321 immagini, possedute dalla Biblioteca e pubblicate tra il XVIII e i primi decenni del XX secolo.

      Si tratta di una importante realizzazione che, da un lato, risponde alle esigenze della salvaguardia del materiale e dall'altro, attraverso l'impiego della tecnologia digitale, consente una più ampia fruizione, grazie alla consultazione da remoto dei testi.
      BiASA includes 117 titles of which 39 deal more or less directly with Antiquity:

      August 28, 2015

      Charles Ellwood Jones (AWOL: The Ancient World Online)

      IraqCrisis: Communicating substantive information on cultural property damaged, destroyed or lost in Iraq, Syrias, Yemen, and Elsewhere

      IraqCrisis
      Subscribe by Email
      On Twitter @IraqCrisis
      On Facebook
      IraqCrisis: Communicating substantive information on cultural property damaged, destroyed or lost from Libraries and Museums, and archaeological sites in Iraq during and after the war in April 2003, and on the worldwide response to the crisis.

      La liste d'abonnes "IraqCrisis" est fournie et variee, venant de tres nombreux pays. Toutes les interventions sont les bienvenues, qu'elles soient redigees en francais, en allemand, en anglais, en arabe, ou en toute autre langue requise pour diffuser une information sur le sujet considere.
      Die "IraqCrisis list" wendet sich an ein breitgefachertes internationales Publikum. Beitrage auf Franzosisch, Deutsch, Englisch, Arabisch oder in beliebigen anderen Sprachen, die Informationen zu diesem Thema vermitteln konnen, sind willkommen.

      The IraqCrisis list has a broad and varied international subscribership. Submissions are welcome in French, German, English, Arabic and any other language required to communicate information on the subject matter.

      IraqCrisis oroginated one of the projects of the Iraq Museum Working Group at the Oriental Institute, University of Chicago.
      IraqCrisis was founded in April 2003  as an email lists to share substantive information on damage to archaeological sites, libraries, and museums following the American invasion of Iraq that Spring. It has remained active these past twelve years. It still seeks to assist in passing along reliable reports of risk and damage to cultural property during the current crisis.

      In 2014, in response to the widening conflict, IraqCrisis expanded its scope to cover Syria, Yemen and elsewhere.

      Möller's Hieratische Paläographie Online

      [First posted in AWOL 5 February  2014, updated 28 August 2015]

      Möller G. Hieratische Paläographie. Bd. I–IV (1909–1936)
      Neudruck der 2. verbesserten Auflage. Osnabrück, 1965
      Bd I. S. 1-22 [.pdf 4,26 мб] Bd I. S. 23-76 [.pdf 2,16 мб]
      Bd II. S. 1-30 [.pdf 2,23 мб] Bd II. S. 31-74, Taf. [.pdf 4,69 мб]
      Bd III. S. 1-31 [.pdf 2,27 мб] Bd III. S. 32-72, Taf. [.pdf 5,11 мб]
      Bd IV (Ergänzungsheft zu Bd. I und II) [.pdf 626 кб]
       

      Index bij Möller, Hieratische Paläographie by F. Vervloesem (24 februari 2006)

      Facsimiles of Egyptological books from http://www.egyptology.ru/

      Facsimiles of Egyptological books from http://www.egyptology.ru/

      Montet P.
      Géographie de l'Égypte Ancienne. Pt. I-II. Paris, 1957-1961.


      Ranke H.
      Die ägyptischen Personennamen. Bd. I, II, III. Glückstadt, 1935, 1949, 1977.

        Bd. I. Verzeichnis der Namen / Список имен.
        Bd. II. Form und Inhalt der Namen. Geschichte der Namen. Vergleiche mit anderen Namen. Nachträge und Zusätze zu Band I. Umschreibungslisten / Форма и содержание имен. История имен. Сравнение с другими именами. Приложения и дополнения к I тому. Списки имен на других языках.
        Bd. III. Verzeichnis der Bestandteile / Список составных элементов.
      Второй и третий тома отсканированы с ксерокопии, поэтому они несколько уступают первому по качеству.
      Bd. I: Einleitung [.pdf 1,78 мб] A-b [.pdf 4,97 мб] p-n [.pdf 6,36 мб] r-S [.pdf 6,12 мб] q-D [.pdf 5,18 мб] Bd. II: S. 1-94 [.pdf 7,13 мб] S. 95-185 [.pdf 6,12 мб] S. 186-256 [.pdf 8,12 мб] S. 257-335 [.pdf 5,97 мб] S. 336-414 [.pdf 5,18 мб] Bd. III [.pdf 5,95 мб]


      Большаков А. О.
      Человек и его двойник. СПб., 2001



      Книга публикуется с разрешения автора.
      Номера страниц издания 2001 года, проставленные в квадратных скобках, предшествуют тексту соответствующих страниц.
      Главы 1-2
      [.pdf 316 кб]
      От автора.
      Принципы исследования.
      Полтора века изучения проблемы kA.

      Глава 3
      [.pdf 1,81 мб]
      Психология восприятия и категория kA.

      Глава 4
      [.pdf 367 кб]
      Египетское представление о зрении и свете.

      Глава 5
      [.pdf 470 кб]
      Египетская интерпретация двойника.

      Глава 6
      [.pdf 780 кб]
      Изображение человека в египетском искусстве и представление о двойнике.

      Глава 7
      [.pdf 352 кб]
      Мир-двойник староегипетской гробницы.

      Глава 8
      [.pdf 314 кб]
      Место двойника в египетской онтологии и аксиологии.
      Вместо эпилога. Проблема двойника: ученые и поэты.
      Заключение.

      Библиография
      [.pdf 283 кб]
      Библиография. Список сокращений.
      Оглавление.



      Викентьев В. М.
      ДРЕВНЕЕГИПЕТСКАЯ ПОВЕСТЬ О ДВУХ БРАТЬЯХ. М., 1917

      [.pdf 1,2 мб]
      Номера страниц издания 1917 года, проставленные в квадратных скобках, следуют после текста соответствующих страниц.

      Повесть о Двух Братьях. Комментарии и фольклористические сопоставления.


      Волков И. М.
      ДРЕВНЕЕГИПЕТСКИЙ БОГ СЕБЕК. Пг., 1917


      Номера страниц издания 1917 года, проставленные в квадратных скобках, следуют после текста соответствующих страниц.
      Текст
      [.pdf 691 кб]
      Предисловие.
      Глава I. К истории вопроса.
      Глава II. Себек в религиозных представлениях.
      Глава III. Культ Себека.

      Иллюстрации
      [.pdf 6,86 мб]
      Таблицы с рисунками.



      Коростовцев М. А.
      Путешествие Ун-Амуна в Библ.


      Египетский иератический папирус № 120
      Государственного музея изобразительных искусств им. А. С. Пушкина в Москве.

      М., 1960



      Книга отсканирована, распознана и предоставлена в наше распоряжение Валерием Ивановым (Ростов-на-Дону).
      Номера страниц издания 1960 года, проставленные в квадратных скобках, следуют после текста соответствующих страниц.
      Часть 1
      [.pdf 263 кб]
      Происхождение папируса и его историческое значение.
      Описание папируса.

      Часть 2
      [.pdf 106 кб]
      Перевод.

      Часть 3
      [.pdf 449 кб]
      Исторический комментарий.

      Часть 4
      [.pdf 392 кб]
      Филологический комментарий.

      Часть 5
      [.pdf 385 кб]
      Глаголы в тексте отчета Ун-Амуна.
      Указатель комментируемых строк.
      Список сокращений. Библиография.

      Часть 6
      [.pdf 695 кб]
      Иероглифическая транскрипция.

      Часть 7
      [.pdf 1,83 мб]
      Текст (публикация папируса).


      КУЛЬТУРНО-ИСТОРИЧЕСКИЕ ПАМЯТНИКИ ДРЕВНЕГО ВОСТОКА
      Под общей редакцией проф. Б. А. Тураева

      В 1914-1918 гг. в составе названной серии вышло шесть книг. Четыре из них мы помещаем в этом разделе:
      • Выпуск 1. Волков И. М. Законы вавилонского царя Хаммураби. М., 1914.
      • Выпуск 2. Волков И. М. Арамейские документы иудейской колонии на Элефантине V века до н. э. М., 1915.
      • Выпуск 3. Тураев Б. А. Рассказ египтянина Синухета и образцы египетских документальных автобиографий. М., 1915.
      • Выпуск 4. Викентьев В. М. Древнеегипетская повесть о двух братьях. М., 1917.
      • Выпуск 5. Франк-Каменецкий И. Г. Памятники египетской религии. I. М., 1917.
      • Выпуск 6. Франк-Каменецкий И. Г. Памятники египетской религии. II. М., 1918.


      Лукас А.
      МАТЕРИАЛЫ И РЕМЕСЛЕННЫЕ ПРОИЗВОДСТВА ДРЕВНЕГО ЕГИПТА. М., 1958

      На сайте Петербургское востоковедение имеется краткая, но весьма любопытная биографическая справка о переводчике этой книги, Б. Н. Савченко.
      Номера страниц издания 1958 года, проставленные в квадратных скобках, следуют после текста соответствующих страниц.
      Вступление
      [.pdf 376 кб]
      Вступительная статья. Предисловие к третьему изданию. Введение.

      Глава I
      [.pdf 301 кб]
      Клейкие и связующие вещества (альбумин, пчелиный воск, глина, клей, камедь, гипс, натрон, смола, припой, крахмал, соль, вещества неустановленного состава).

      Глава II
      [.pdf 466 кб]
      Алкогольные напитки и сахар (пиво, вина, производство вин, дистиллированный спирт).

      Глава III
      [.pdf 336 кб]
      Материалы животного происхождения (кость, перо, кишки, волос, рог, слоновая кость, кожа, перламутр, скорлупа страусовых яиц, пергамент, панцирь черепахи, морские и пресноводные раковины).

      Глава IV
      [.pdf 264 кб]
      Бусы.

      Глава V
      [.pdf 676 кб]
      Строительные материалы (кирпич и производство кирпича, камень и обработка камня, строительные растворы, штукатурка, дерево).

      Глава VI
      [.pdf 455 кб]
      Косметические средства, ароматические вещества и благовонные курения (ароматические породы дерева).

      Глава VII
      [.pdf 651 кб]
      Инкрустированные глаза.

      Глава VIII
      [.pdf 472 кб]
      Волокна ткани и крашение (плетение корзин, щетки и кисти, веревки и канаты, циновки, папирус, ткани, крашение).

      Глава IX
      [.pdf 534 кб]
      Глазурованные изделия (глазурованный стеарит, фаянс, глазурованный цельный кварц, глазурованная керамика, происхождение глазурования в Древнем Египте, способ изготовления глазури, связующие вещества для основы фаянса).

      Глава X
      [.pdf 347 кб]
      Стекло.

      Глава XI (1) [.pdf 474 кб]
      Глава XI (2)
      [.pdf 422 кб]
      Металлы и сплавы. Минералы (сурьма, медь, бронза и латунь, золото и электрон, обработка металлов и минералов, железо, свинец, платина, серебро, олово, соединения кобальта, графит, соединения марганца, слюда, природная сода, селитра, соль, сера).

      Глава XII (1) [.pdf 417 кб]
      Глава XII (2)
      [.pdf 357 кб]
      Бальзамирование.

      Глава XIII
      [.pdf 242 кб]
      Масла, жиры и воск.

      Глава XIV
      [.pdf 349 кб]
      Материалы для живописи и письма.

      Глава XV
      [.pdf 312 кб]
      Керамика.

      Глава XVI
      [.pdf 292 кб]
      Драгоценные и полудрагоценные камни.

      Глава XVII
      [.pdf 337 кб]
      Поделочный камень. Каменные сосуды.

      Глава XVIII
      [.pdf 383 кб]
      Дерево.

      Глава XIX
      [.pdf 224 кб]
      Исторический обзор.

      Приложение
      [.pdf 739 кб]
      Химические анализы.

      Указатель и оглавление
      [.pdf 352 кб]
       



      Лурье И. М.
      ОЧЕРКИ ДРЕВНЕЕГИПЕТСКОГО ПРАВА XVI-X веков до н.э. Л., 1960



      Книга отсканирована и предоставлена в наше распоряжение Еленой Певчевой.

      Часть 1
      [.pdf 2,85 мб]
      Предисловие. Введение. Часть I. ОЧЕРКИ ДРЕВНЕЕГИПЕТСКОГО ПРАВА XVI-X ВЕКОВ ДО Н.Э.
      Гл. I. Организация суда.

      Часть 2
      [.pdf 4,2 мб]
      Гл. II. Храмовый суд.
      Гл. III. Судебные оракулы.
      Гл. IV. К истории древнеегипетского законодательства.

      Часть 3
      [.pdf 1,22 мб]
      Часть II. ПЕРЕВОДЫ ДОКУМЕНТОВ Документы государственно-административного права
      Должностные документы.
      Документы, связанные с храмовым имуществом.

      Часть 4
      [.pdf 1,69 мб]
      Документы гражданского права и процесса
      Документы, рисующие положение рабов.
      Документы, касающиеся земельной собственности.
      Долговые документы.

      Часть 5
      [.pdf 1,66 мб]
      Документы, касающиеся иных имущественных отношений.
      Документы, касающиеся семейных отношений.

      Часть 6
      [.pdf 3,9 мб]
      Документы уголовного права
      Дела грабителей царского некрополя города Фив.
      Документы, касающиеся ограбления храмов.

      Часть 7
      [.pdf 2,27 мб]
      Документы, касающиеся гаремного заговора при Рамсесе III.
      Документы секретного следствия.
      Прочие юридические документы.
      Указатель (указатель источников, древнеегипетские меры, именной и предметный указатель, список иллюстраций, условные сокращения). Оглавление.



      Стучевский И. А.
      РАМСЕС II и ХЕРИХОР. Из истории древнего Египта эпохи Рамессидов. М., 1984



      Книга отсканирована, распознана и предоставлена в наше распоряжение Александром Кериным (Волгоград).
      Номера страниц издания 1984 года, проставленные в квадратных скобках, следуют после текста соответствующих страниц.
      Часть 1
      [.pdf 1,08 мб]
      Предисловие. РАМСЕС II. 1. Предки Рамсеса II. 2. Абсолютная датировка начала царствования Рамсеса II. 3. Продолжительность царствования Рамсеса II. 4. О так называемом старшем брате и сопернике Рамсеса I. 5. Соправление Рамсеса II с Сети I. 6. Предыстория военной политики Рамсеса II в Азии (войны Сети I). 7. Войны Рамсеса II в Азии. 8. Битва при Кадеше на Оронте. 9. Мирный договор Рамсеса II с Хаттусилисом III. 10. Брак Рамсеса II с хеттской принцессой, дочерью Хаттусилиса III. 11. Рамсес II и Нубия. 12. Рамсес II и античная традиция. 13. Пер-Рамсес — резиденция Рамсеса II. 14. Монументальное строительство во времена Рамсеса II. 15. Экономическое состояние Египта в царствование Рамсеса II. 16. Рамсес II и жречество. 17. Рамсес II и культы египетских богов. 18. Азиатские божества и азиаты-семиты в Египте в царствование Рамсеса II и его преемников. 19. Обожествление Рамсеса II. 20. Юбилеи «тридцатилетия» Рамсеса II. 21. Семья Рамсеса II. 22. Рамсес II в библейской традиции.

      Часть 2
      [.pdf 658 кб]
      ХЕРИХОР. 1. Источники о Херихоре. 2. Родственные связи Херихора. 3. Херихор на пути к престолу фараонов. 4. Продолжительность правления Херихора. 5. Херихор и решение оракула Хонсу и Амуна. 6. Доктрина амунократии и Херихор.

      Часть 3
      [.pdf 300 кб]
      Эхнатон — религиозный реформатор и политик (К проблеме использования религии в политических целях).

      Часть 4
      [.pdf 278 кб]
      Примечания к главе "Рамсес II".

      Часть 5
      [.pdf 272 кб]
      Примечания к главам "Херихор" и "Эхнатон — религиозный реформатор и политик".

      Часть 6
      [.pdf 414 кб]
      Список сокращений. Список использованной литературы. Именной указатель. Указатель географических и этнических названий. Summary. Оглавление.


      Тураев Б. А.
      РАССКАЗ ЕГИПТЯНИНА СИНУХЕТА
      И ОБРАЗЦЫ ЕГИПЕТСКИХ ДОКУМЕНТАЛЬНЫХ АВТОБИОГРАФИЙ.
      М., 1915

      [.pdf 426 кб]
      Номера страниц издания 1915 года, проставленные в квадратных скобках, следуют после текста соответствующих страниц.

      Перевод рассказа Синухета.
      Посмертные надписи в автобиографической форме:


      Хирхуф, номарх Элефантины.
      Архитектор Инени.
      Надписи Хер-Ра на ватиканской статуе № 97.
      Мемфисская жрица Ти-Тхути.


      Франк-Каменецкий И. Г.
      ПАМЯТНИКИ ЕГИПЕТСКОЙ РЕЛИГИИ В ФИВАНСКИЙ ПЕРИОД. Ч. I-II. М., 1917-1918

      Номера страниц издания 1917-1918 года, проставленные в квадратных скобках, следуют после текста соответствующих страниц.
      Часть I
      [.pdf 489 кб]
      Введение.
      I. Важнейшие этапы в развитии фиванской религии.
      II. Отождеcтвление Амона и Ра, как исходный пункт развития фиванской религии.
      III. Национальный характер Амона-Ра и связь его с царской властью.

      Часть II
      [.pdf 532 кб]
      I. Идея мирового бога в фиванской религии.
      II. Фиванское богословие. Официальный культ и народная религия.
      III. Амон в частном быту.