ISAW Resources: New Online Content from the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World

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February 26, 2020



A fortified town in Laconia, Peloponnese, Greece, named as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1989.

Selenes (mountain)

A quasi-mythical mountain or range of mountains in equatorial Africa said to be the source of the Nile river. Some traditions associate the Rwenzori Mountains of Uganda as the location of this ancient place.

Lougeon Helos

Lake Cerknica is a an intermittent lake in southwestern Slovenia.

OSM location of Cerkniško jezero

Location based on OpenStreetMap


Luguvalium was a fortified Roman settlement in Britannia.

Tagrus M.

An ancient place, cited: BAtlas 26 A3 Tagrus M.

Barrington Atlas feature labeled 62

An ancient place, cited: BAtlas 14 E3 no. 62 (Boutiers-Saint-Trojan)

OSM location of modern Boutiers-Saint-Trojan

Location based on OpenStreetMap

Fucinus L.

A lake of ancient Italy, site of a major battle of 89 BC. Flood and drainage controls were attempted by both Claudius and Hadrian. The Torlonia family drained the lake in the nineteenth century.

Angitiae Lucus

An ancient place, cited: BAtlas 44 D2 Angitiae Lucus

Fanum Martis

An ancient place, cited: BAtlas 11 D2 Fanum Martis

Tmolus (mountain)

The modern Boz Dağ in Turkey, which lies immediately east of the city of Izmir.

location of Tmolus M.

verified in Google Earth 2013.

February 25, 2020

Ancient World Online (AWOL)

Greek papyri in the British Museum 1-3

Greek papyri in the British Museum vol. 1
Author: Kenyon, Frederic G. (Frederic George)Sir, 1863-1952Bell, H. Idris (Harold Idris), 1879-1967Crum, W. E. (Walter Ewing), 1865-1944
Publisher: British Museum
Place of Publication: London
Date of Publication: 1893-

Greek papyri in the British Museum vol. 2

Author: Kenyon, Frederic G. (Frederic George)Sir, 1863-1952Bell, H. Idris (Harold Idris), 1879-1967Crum, W. E. (Walter Ewing), 1865-1944
Publisher: British Museum
Place of Publication: London
Date of Publication: 1893-

Greek papyri in the British Museum vol. 3

Author: Kenyon, Frederic G. (Frederic George)Sir, 1863-1952Bell, H. Idris (Harold Idris), 1879-1967Crum, W. E. (Walter Ewing), 1865-1944
Publisher: British Museum
Place of Publication: London
Date of Publication: 1893-

Open Access Journal: THIASOS: Rivista di archeologia e architettura antica - Journal of archaeology and ancient architecture

 [First posted in AWOL 20 September 2013, updated 25 February 2020]

THIASOS: Rivista di archeologia e architettura antica - Journal of archaeology and ancient architecture
ISSN: 2279-7297
Thiasos è un’iniziativa editoriale on-line, collegata alla pubblicazione di volumi monografici, in formato digitale e cartaceo, per i tipi della Quasar Edizioni. Si tratta di un progetto volto a incrementare e migliorare il dialogo sui temi di ricerca delle culture antiche, nella consapevolezza della loro attualità.

La partecipazione si intende aperta a tutti coloro che intendono collaborare con contributi scientifici, proposte, informazioni, secondo gli schemi dell’implementazione libera e collettiva degli spazi della rete, da condividere non solo come fruitori. L’unico filtro ritenuto necessario è quello della qualità scientifica e dell’impegno, che vengono valutati dal comitato scientifico in prima istanza e poi da referee esterni, italiani e stranieri, sia per i testi a stampa che per quelli presentati on-line...

Thiasos is an on-line editorial initiative, connected to the publication of monographs, edited both in electronic and paper version, for Quasar Publisher. The project aims to increase and to improve the discussion concerning scientific research on ancient cultures, that are still nowadays a topical subject.

Participation is open to everyone wishing to contribute with scientific papers, proposals, information, in accordance with the free and collective implementation schemes of on-line spaces, to be used not only as beneficiaries. The sole participation criteria are scientific quality and commitment, that are evaluated firstly by the scientific committee and subsequently by external referees, Italian and foreign ones, with regard both to paper version and on-line version texts.
V. Santoro, Il Santuario ellenistico romano di Agrigento: ragioni, principi e metodi per una proposta di anastilosi, pp. 3-20;
P. Baronio, Note per la ricostruzione del portico a sigma della basilica episcopale di Parthicopolis (Sandanski, Bulgaria), pp. 21-44;
R. Brancato, Paesaggio rurale ed economia in età ellenistica nel territorio di Catania (Sicilia orientale), pp. 45-75;
Biblioteca virtuale
è un repertorio di edizioni rare o di difficile reperimento, relativo alle tematiche della rivista.

Classics in the Classroom

Classics in the Classroom
As part of the extensive outreach and public-engagement programme of the Department of Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology of the University of Birmingham, the project aims to provide teachers with educational materials which will be closely related to the content of the OCR Classics specifications and will be freely available online. The first pack of materials presented here is dedicated to the Late Roman Republic, a subject covered in both the A-Level Classical Civilisation syllabus and the A-Level Ancient History syllabus, and has been prepared by Dr Hannah Cornwell and Ben Salisbury (PhD Candidate), both experts in the field. The pack contains a series of videos as well as notes to teachers, slides and workbooks for pupils, all of which are downloadable and ready to use in the classroom. 
What is unique with this initiative is that the content of the material was not only designed for teachers, but also decided by teachers. Talking into account a large number of answers given by Ancient History and Classical Civilisation teachers to an online questionnaire, Dr Cornwell and Mr Salisbury created educational materials suited specifically to the teachers’ needs and purposes. It is with great enthusiasm therefore that we now publicly share this material. We are hopeful that it will be of use to both teachers and pupils!

TimeTravelRome (Mobile App)

Cover art
TimeTravelRome is dedicated to the history, architecture and literature of the Ancient Roman Empire. It is a history / travel mobile app that finds and describes every significant ancient Roman city, fortress, theater or sanctuary - in Europe, Middle East as well as across North Africa. TimeTravel Rome includes hundreds of ancient texts. TimeTravel Rome is made with passion for travelers to Rome, history geeks, classics teachers, students and anyone fascinated by the ancient Roman history and its culture.

Time Travel Rome can be used as a Travel Guide to Rome and to other places of the Ancient Roman Empire: it contains 200 articles about Rome alone, making it a complete archaeological Rome travel guide. Besides, TimeTravel Rome travel guide also includes thousands of articles about monuments in Pompeii, Herculaneum, Carthage, Jerash, Trier, Nîmes and all other important sites of the Ancient Roman Empire.

History information about Rome and other sites is complemented by ancient history and litterature texts written by Cicero, Augustus, Julius Cesar, Virgil, Horace, Appian, Pliny, Plutarch, Tacitus and many other famous classic authors, making the app suitable for use by Classics teachers and students.

TimeTravel Rome combines up-to-date travel guide description of Rome and a rich collection of Ancient Rome texts, which makes it an ultimate ancient history app dedicated to the Ancient Roman Empire.

What's New

Timetravelrome offers a description for 4500 ancient sites and monuments across the Roman Empire, a gallery of 8000 photos, and a library of 300 ancient texts. The new version offers improved search features; it also adds new content and photos for hundreds of ancient sites.

Additional Information

February 24, 2020
Current Version
Requires Android
4.0.3 and up
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Latin and Arabic: Entangled Histories

Latin and Arabic: Entangled Histories
Daniel G. König (Ed.)  
Heidelberg Studies on Transculturality
  Latin and Arabic
As linguistic systems comprising a large variety of written and oral registers including derivate “languages” and “dialects,” Latin and Arabic have been of paramount importance for the history of the Euromediterranean since Antiquity. Moreover, due to their long-term function as languages of administration, intellectual activity, and religion, they are often regarded as cultural markers of Europe and the (Arabic-)Islamic sphere respectively. This volume explores the many dimensions and ramifications of Latin-Arabic entanglement both from macro-historical as well as from micro-historical perspectives. Visions of history marked by the binary opposition of “Islam” and “the West” tend to ignore these important facets of Euromediterranean entanglement, as do historical studies that explain complex transcultural processes without giving attention to their linguistic dimension.
Table of Contents
Daniel G. König
Part I: Latin and Arabic: Macro-historical Perspectives
Benoît Grévin
1. Comparing Medieval “Latin” and “Arabic” Textual Cultures from a Structural Perspective
Daniel G. König
2. Latin-Arabic Entanglement: A Short History
Part II: Latin and Arabic: Case Studies
Daniel Potthast
3. Diglossia as a Problem in Translating Administrative and Juridical Documents: The Case of Arabic, Latin, and Romance on the Medieval Iberian Peninsula
Benoît Grévin
4. Between Arabic and Latin in Late Medieval and Renaissance Italy
Katarzyna K. Starczewska
5. Beyond Religious Polemics: An Arabic-Latin Qurʾān Used as a Textbook for Studying Arabic.
Jan Scholz
6. Cicero and Quintilian in the Arab World? Latin Rhetoric in Modern Arabic Rhetorical and Homiletical Manuals
About the Authors



A famous temple of Artemis Phakelitis at Mylae, now unlocated.

February 24, 2020

Ancient World Online (AWOL)

Palaeolexicon: Word study tool for ancient languages

Palaeolexicon: Word study tool for ancient languages

About Palaeolexicon

Palaeolexicon is a tool for the study of ancient languages. Its name derives from the Greek words palaeo meaning 'old' and lexicon meaning 'dictionary'. If you're interested of the ancient world and its languages, then this is a site for you. It is a place for people who love historical linguistics and ancient history.


Palaeolexicon started as a project in December 2008 and its aim was to provide a searchable index of Mycenaean Greek glosses. During the early development stages, it was decided that Phrygian should be docked in as well. Then languages of the greater Balkan and Anatolia area followed.

Language support

The Palaeolexicon database contains public and partial dictionaries that in turn contain thousands of words. The difference between a public and partial dictionary, is that a public dictionary is available for browsing, while a partial dictionary will return results corresponding the search criteria of a user.

Palaeolexicon has currently the following public dictionaries:
  • Avestan
  • Cappadocian Greek
  • Carian
  • Cypriot Syllabic Script
  • Early Proto-Albanian
  • Eteocypriot
  • Etruscan
  • Hattic
  • Hittite
  • Linear B
  • C. Luwian
  • Lycian
  • Lydian
  • Old Norse
  • Palaic
  • Phrygian
  • Pre-Celtic
  • Pre-Greek toponyms
  • Proto-Altaic
  • Proto-Indo-European
  • Proto-Kartvelian
  • Proto-Semitic
  • Proto-Turkic
  • Safaitic
  • Thracian
  • Tocharian A
  • Tocharian B
  • Urartian
The partial dictionaries include the following languages:
  • Aeolic Greek
  • Ancient Macedonian
  • Arcado-Cypriot Greek
  • Armenian
  • Attic Greek
  • Basque/Euskara
  • Doric Greek
  • Greek
  • Hurrian
  • Ionic Greek
  • Latin
  • Lemnian
  • Mitanni
  • Old Persian
  • Ossetian (Iron)
  • Pr.Indo-Iranian
  • Proto-Anatolian
  • Proto-Celtic
  • Proto-Italic
  • Proto-Tungus
  • Proto-Uralic
  • Sanskrit

    Liddell, Scott, Jones Ancient Greek Lexicon (LSJ) Wiki

    [First posted in AWOL 10 My 2013, updated 24 February 2020]



    This project consisted originally in the conversion into mediawiki format of Liddell, Scott, Jones' A Greek–English Lexicon, which is more commonly known as LSJ. The data have been provided by the Perseus Project with a Creative Commons Sharealike / Non-Commercial / Attribution license. And it was launched on February 2013.
    Since then a number of other sources (Ancient Greek/Latin to and from other languages) have been added. For example:
    • Diccionario Griego-Español (DGE)
    DGE is and Ancient Greek to Spanish Dictionary produced at the Instituto de Lenguas y Culturas del Mediterráneo y Oriente Próximo (ILC) of the Centro de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales (CCHS) of the CSIC (Madrid) under the direction of Francisco R. Adrados and Juan Rodríguez Somolinos. The online version (about 60,000 entries) contains lemmata from α through ἔξαυος and is the work of this amazing team. Work on this dictionary has been sponsored by the Greek Leventis Foundation among others and it is offered under a non-commercial creative commons license.
    • Anatole Bailly, Dictionnaire Grec-Français abrégé as digitized by Chaeréphon


    Apart from making accessible a variety of sources, the objective is to improve upon them. Many of the works are old and apart from antiquated language there are also numerous errors. Hence the work being carried out on editing those sources and producing reverge language versions (i.e. from other languages into Ancient Greek).

    Attribution Required

    According to the above license, if you copy text from this site you are required to provide attribution with a link to the page you used. To be clear as to what attribution means, you have to:
    Hyperlink directly to the original page on the source site of the specific article you quote from (e.g. ἀγάπη)
    “Directly”, means that each hyperlink must point directly to this domain in standard HTML visible even with JavaScript disabled, and not use a tinyurl or any other form of obfuscation or redirection. Furthermore, the links must not be nofollowed.

    Animales salvajes en Mesopotamia: los grandes mamíferos en el tercer milenio a. C.

    Animales salvajes en Mesopotamia: los grandes mamíferos en el tercer milenio a. C.
    Author: Lladó Santaeularia, Alexandra
    Director/Tutor: Molina Martos, Manuel
     Los animales han tenido siempre una gran repercusión en la Historia del ser humano. Durante el Paleolítico eran cazados como fuente de alimento para complementar una dieta pobre en proteínas. Más tarde, la domesticación de algunas especies fue uno de los principales motores de la revolución neolítica, convirtiéndolos en un recurso económico de gran importancia. Además de la carne y las pieles, se empezaron a explotar otros productos secundarios como la leche o la lana, y algunos animales fueron empleados como fuerza de trabajo agrícola y medio de transporte terrestre. Pese a estos cambios trascendentales, los animales salvajes siguieron teniendo una importante presencia en la sociedad. Los depredadores eran una amenaza constante para las personas y sus rebaños, mientras que los herbívoros seguían siendo cazados por necesidad o por entretenimiento. El caso de Mesopotamia no es distinto. A lo largo de toda su historia encontramos multitud de referencias a los animales salvajes tanto en las fuentes escritas como en las representaciones figurativas, demostrando que su importancia, al menos simbólica, era parecida a la de los animales domésticos. Incluso algunos de ellos tuvieron cierta trascendencia en actividades económicas. En este contexto, la presente tesis analiza la presencia de fauna salvaje en la Mesopotamia del tercer milenio a. C. y su relación con la sociedad de la época, centrándose en el caso concreto de los grandes mamíferos. Para ello, se propone un enfoque multidisciplinar que incluye el estudio de los restos faunísticos, las representaciones figurativas y las fuentes escritas (lexicográficas, literarias y administrativas), con el objetivo de tener una visión lo más completa posible sobre la situación concreta de cada una de estas especies en el periodo estudiado.
    Animals have always had quite a large repercussion on humans’ history. In the Paleolithic, they were hunted as feeding source to complement a low-protein diet. Later on, the domestication of some species facilitated the Neolithic revolution as animals became an important economic resource. Apart from consuming their meat and using their furs, other secondary products such as milk and wool started to being exploited. Some others were used as working animals in agriculture and for terrestrial transportation. Even though all these transcendental changes, wild animals still had an important presence in society. Predators were a constant threat for people and herds, while herbivores were hunted because of necessity or as entertainment. Mesopotamian case was not different. Throughout all its history, numerous references to wild animals in textual sources as well as figurative representations can be found, what demonstrates that their importance was similar to the domestic animals’, at least in a symbolic way. Some of these wild animals even had a certain transcendence in economic activities. In this context, the aim of this dissertation is to analyse the presence of wild fauna in Mesopotamia during the third millennium BC and its relationship with the society of the period, focusing on the specific case of big mammals. To achieve such a goal, an interdisciplinary approach is proposed, which includes the study of faunal remains, figurative representations and written sources (lexical, literary and administrative) to provide a general picture of the status of the animal world in the third millennium BC.

    Video of conference presentations: Neo-Paleography: Analysing Ancient Handwritings in the Digital Age

    Basel, 27-29 January 2020
    Venue: Kollegienhaus, Regenzzimmer 111, Petersplatz 1, 4001 Basel

    Click here for directions.
    Click here to download the programme.
    Click here to download the abstracts.
    Click here for the presented posters.
    Click here for the conference videos.


    Monday 27 January


    Tuesday 28 January


    Wednesday 29 January

    9:00Marie Beurton-Aimar, Cecilia Ostertag in abs. (Bordeaux): Re-assembly Egyptian potteries with handwritten texts
    9:30Vincent Christlein (Nuremberg): Writer identification in historical document images 
    10:00Imran Siddiqi (Islamabad): Dating of Historical Manuscripts using Image Analysis & Deep Learning Techniques 
    10:45Coffee break
    11:00Tanmoy Mondal (Montpellier): Efficient technique for Binarization, Noise Cleaning and Convolutional Neural Network Based Writer Identification for Papyri Manuscripts
    11:30Andreas Fischer (Fribourg): Recent Advances in Graph-Based Keyword Spotting for Supporting Quantitative Paleography
    12:30Coffee break
    14:00Vlad Atanasiu, Peter Fornaro (Basel): On the utility of color in computational paleography
    Visit of the Digital Humanities Lab and the papyrus collection in the University Library



    An ancient place, cited: BAtlas 59 C2 Myrrinoutta


    An ancient place, cited: BAtlas 59 B3 Perithoidai


    An ancient place, cited: BAtlas 59 C2 Pentele


    A deme of ancient Attica that was located in the center of Athens to the northeast of the Dipylon Gate.

    Ancient World Online (AWOL)

    Open Access Journal: Epigraphica Anatolica: Zeitschrift für Epigraphik und historische Geographie Anatoliens

    [First posted in AWOL 2 November 2009. Updated 24 February 2020]

    Epigraphica Anatolica: Zeitschrift für Epigraphik und historische Geographie Anatoliens

    Jahrgang 38 (2005)

    Jahrgang 37 (2004)

    Jahrgang 35 (2002)

    February 23, 2020



    Anagyrous was a deme of ancient Attica.


    An ancient place, cited: BAtlas 59 C3 Thorai?


    An ancient place, cited: BAtlas 59 B2 Azenia?

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    Open Access Journal: Rheinisches Museum für Philologie

    [First posted in AWOL 25 January 2010. Updated 23 February 2020]

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

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

    Alle eingesandten Beiträge werden von wenigstens zwei Experten begutachtet, die dem Herausgebergremium angehören oder extern hinzugezogen werden. Für weitere Auskünfte wende man sich an den Herausgeber unter:
    Rheinisches Museum für Philologie (Neue Folge) 
    Open access to volumes 1 (1842) -  160 (2017)

    Band 160 (2017)



    Rheinisches Museum für Philologie

    Rheinisches Museum für Philologie, Geschichte und griechische Philosophie



    An ancient place, cited: BAtlas 58 D3 Prasiai


    An ancient place, cited: BAtlas 59 D3 Prasia


    An ancient place, cited: BAtlas 59 D3 Steiria


    An ancient place, cited: BAtlas 59 D2 Araphen


    An ancient place, cited: BAtlas 59 C3 Prospalta


    An ancient place, cited: BAtlas 59 C3 Sphettos


    An ancient place, cited: BAtlas 59 B2 Hermos


    An ancient place, cited: BAtlas 59 B3 Xypete


    An ancient place, cited: BAtlas 59 unlocated Echelidai


    Ancient deme-site in the city of Athens, located in modern Keratsini, a western suburb of Piraeus.

    Artemis, T.

    An ancient place, cited: BAtlas 72 D2 Artemis, T.

    Halai Araphenides

    A deme of Attica, located on the eastern shore north of Brauron. The site was known in antiquity for its sanctuary dedicated to Artemis Tauropolos.


    The possible site of the temple of Artemis Proseoa beneath the Ag. Georgios chapel, Artemision (Kourbatsi) Euboea.

    DARE Location

    Representative point location, village precision


    Artemision? Pr.

    An ancient place, cited: BAtlas 65 A4 Artemision? Pr.

    Artemision (mountain)

    A mountain located between Argolis and Arcadia, with a temple of Artemis at its summit.

    Artemisia/Dianium (island)

    A small island of the Tuscan Archipelago.

    Algidus M.

    Algidus M. refers to the eastern rim of the dormant Alban volcano in the Alban Hills of central Italy.


    An ancient place, cited: BAtlas 47 unlocated Artemision