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Open Access Journal: Σχολή: Ancient Philosophy and the Classical Tradition : A Journal of the Centre for Ancient Philosophy and the Classical Tradition

[First posted in AWOL 26 August 2013, updated 2 March 2015]

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Σχολή. Философское антиковедение и классическая традиция: Журнал Центра изучения древней философии и классической традиции -- Ancient Philosophy and the Classical Tradition : A Journal of the Centre for Ancient Philosophy and the Classical Tradition
ISSN: 1995-4336 (Online)
ISSN: 1995-4328 (Print)


Volume I (2007)
Issue 1
Issue 2
Volume II (2008)
Issue 1
Issue 2
Volume III (2009)
Issue 1
The Neopytagoreans
Issue 2
Volume IV (2010)
Issue 1
History and Philosophy of Law
Issue 2
Iamblichus of Chalcis
Volume V (2011)
Issue 1
Issue 2
Cosmology and Astronomy
Volume VI (2012)
Issue 1
Ancient Music
Issue 2
Ancient Psychology
Volume VII (2013)
Issue 1
Kosmos and Psyche
Issue 2

Volume VIII (2014)
Issue 1
The Platonic Tradition
Issue 2
Choice. Law. Power. Argument
Volume IX (2015)
Issue 1
The Natural and Human Sciences in Antiquity

See the full List of Open Access Journals in Ancient Studies

Assyian Empire Builders: Governors, diplomats and soldiers in the service of Sargon II and Tiglath-pileser III, kings of Assyria

[First posted in AWOL 31 May 2011, updated 3 March 2015]

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Assyian Empire Builders: Governors, diplomats and soldiers in the service of Sargon II and Tiglath-pileser III, kings of Assyria
The correspondence between Sargon II, king of Assyria (721-705 BC), and his governors and magnates is the largest text corpus of this kind known from antiquity and provides insight into the mechanisms of communication between the top levels of authority in an ancient empire. His letters are supplemented by the smaller corpus of correspondence of his predecessor, Tiglath-pileser III (744-727 BC). This website presents these letters together with resources and materials for their study and on their historical and cultural context.
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The five crucial edited volumes of this correspondence in the Assyrian and Babylonian dialects are:
  • S. Parpola, The Correspondence of Sargon II, Part I: Letters from Assyria and the West (State Archives of Assyria 1), Helsinki 1987
  • G. B. Lanfranchi and S. Parpola, The Correspondence of Sargon II, Part II: Letters from the Northern and Northeastern Provinces (State Archives of Assyria 5), Helsinki 1990
  • A. Fuchs and S. Parpola, The Correspondence of Sargon II, Part III: Letters from Babylonia and the Eastern Provinces (State Archives of Assyria 15), Helsinki 2001
  • M. Dietrich, The Neo-Babylonian Correspondence of Sargon and Sennacherib (State Archives of Assyria 17), Helsinki 2003
  • M. Luukko, The Correspondence of Tiglath-pileser III and Sargon II from Calah/Nimrud (State Archives of Assyria 19), Helsinki 2012
In addition to the royal correspondence, our knowledge of the organisation of the Assyrian empire at that time owes much to the eponym lists and chronicles, a group of texts edited in this volume:
  • A. R. Millard, The Eponyms of the Assyrian Empire 910-612 B.C. (State Archives of Assyria Studies 2), Helsinki 1994

Assyrian Empire Builders and Knowledge and Power are portals to State Archives of Assyria Online

and are components of The Open Richly Annotated Cuneiform Corpus (ORACC).

Open Access Digital Library: ArchNet

 [First posted in AWOL 24 July 2009, updated 3 March 2015]

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ArchNet is an exciting project being developed at the MIT School of Architecture and Planning in close cooperation with, and with the full support of The Aga Khan Trust for Culture, an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network. The Aga Khan Trust for Culture is a private, non-denominational, international development agency with programmes dedicated to the improvement of built environments in societies where Muslims have a significant presence.

The goal of ArchNet is to create a community of architects, planners, educators, and students. The community can help each other by sharing expertise, local experience, resources, and dialogue. Members are urged to take on a pro-active role in the community. Imagine the wealth of knowledge and history created in the various schools of architecture around the world. ArchNet hopes to tap that knowledge and provide a mechanism by which these valuable tools can be disseminated.

ArchNet will provide an extensive, high-quality, globally accessible, intellectual resource focused on architecture and planning issues and includes restoration, conservation, housing, landscape, and related concerns. It is to be achieved by providing on an accessible server, images, Geographic Information System and Computer-Aided Design databases, a searchable text library, bibliographical reference databases, online lectures, curricular materials, papers, essays, and reviews, discussion forums and statistical information. The structure will be designed to offer each user a personal workspace tailored to his or her individual needs. From this space, they will be able to contribute their own findings and research to the larger site. The website will aim to foster close ties between institutions and between users. Through the use of online forums, chat rooms, and debates, it is hoped that the site can encourage and promote discussions amongst participants. ArchNet will be accessible to anyone with an Internet connection. It will be a bottom-up system, in which information will eventually flow directly from the user to a continually expanding database which can be shared by all. The system will be designed to promote ready intercommunication and maintenance of an international scholarly community of ArchNet members.

Archnet is pleased to offer open access to a very unique set of resources related to the built environment of the Muslim world. These archives, images, drawings, publications, seminar proceedings, articles, serials and project documentation comprise an unparalleled resource and research tool for the study of Islamic art and architecture. They bring together donated photo collections, journals published around the world, monographs and architect’s archives that are linked to sites, people, publications and other related materials. These resources are updated on a regular basis and new materials are always in the pipeline. Enjoy your browsing.

Drawings of Islamic Monuments


Newly Open Access Journal: Topoi. Orient-Occident

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Topoi. Orient-Occident
The first issue of Topoi was published in 1991 ; proceedings of a colloquium or a festschrift dedicated to a scholar are published in supplement volumes. The Eastern Mediterranean, the Near East, from archaic times to the Late Roman period are at the heart of the interests of the journal, with a special focus on the Hellenized East, economics, temples and shrines, cultural interactions ... Other periods or regions (Indian world and Central Asia, Western Greeks ) or other topics ( paleoenvironnemnatl studies ) may be included. Topoi stands out by giving a large place to books reviews and debates.

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This is a collection of prose texts in various historical languages which I have marked up with notes on grammar, vocabulary (lots of vocabulary), text criticism and history. The model is similar to the poetry texts at Aoidoi.org. The main difference is that the prose texts here may be in a less complete stage of commenting. It is hoped others will find them useful, but they are probably less useful for beginners than for intermediate and advanced readers. 

Those who know LaTeX — and are familiar with the Unicode-aware XeTeX variant of it — can get the LaTeX source for any document by changing the .pdf in the file name to .tex. It is a quirk of the ledmac library that you will have to run xetex two or three times on the file to get the vocabulary notes to settle firmly in the correct position.

The Wiki was retired on April 30th, 2012. Certain documents from that site were reformatted and preserved here, however.

Classical Greek

First, there are a number of texts of Greek philosophy in various stages of commenting:
Light letters and dialogs:
Finally, things that don't belong anywhere else:

Classical Nahuatl

I have recently started studying Classical Nahuatl, on and off. With Greek and Latin texts, we usually have regularized critical texts to work from, but this is much less common for Nahuatl, where interesting spelling and abundant variants are usual.
Someone produced a series of translations, both linguistic and cultural, of the fables of Aesop.

New Online from the CHS: Giovanni Parmeggiani, ed., Between Thucydides and Polybius: The Golden Age of Greek Historiography


News from the The Annotated Corpus of Luwian Texts (ACLT)

From "Ilya Yakubovich"<sogdiana783@gmail.com>:
The Annotated Corpus of Luwian Texts (ACLT), available for public use at <http://web-corpora.net/LuwianCorpus/search/>, has now been updated to includes the analysis of Luwian cuneiform texts published in Die keilschrift-luwischen Texte in Umschrift (StBoT 30) by Frank Starke. The Iron Age Luwian texts published since the appearance of the Corpus of Hieroglyphic Luwian Inscriptions (CHLI) by J. David Hawkins have also been included in the new version of the corpus.

The interface of the corpus contains the provisional Luwian glossaries, whose lemmata can be used as entries for automated search. For practical reasons, the glossaries to the cuneiform and hieroglyphic corpora are given separately, even though they reflect essentially the same language. I The narrow transliteration of the hieroglyphic texts used in the corpus generally follows the system of the CHLI but incorporates several modifications reflecting the recent progress in the Luwian Studies. The narrow transliteration of the cuneiform texts reflects the conventions of StBoT 30 and its computer adaptation by H. Craig Melchert. Note that the present corpus, as a rule, does not contain isolated Luwian forms occurring in Hittite texts.

This project has been completed with the assistance of a research grant of the Corpus Linguistics Program sponsored by the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Dr. Ilya Yakubovich acted as the principal investigator of the project, whose team consisted of Dr. Timoofey Arkhangelskiy, Mr. Sergey Boroday, and Dr. Alexei Kassian.

Queries and corrections of both linguistic and technical errors will be warmly welcomed.
For linguistic issues, please contact Ilya Yakubovich (sogdiana783@gmail.com).
For possible problems with computer interface, please contact Timofey Arkhangelskiy (timarkh@gmail.com).

Khirbat en-Nahas Project خربة النحاس

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Khirbat en-Nahas Project خربة النحاس 
As a part of the Edom Lowlands Regional Archaeology Project the UCSD Levantine Archaeology Lab under the direction of Prof. Thomas Levy, has excavated three seasons at Khirbat en-Nahas (KEN). This study of Iron Age state formation in southern Jordan is deeply rooted in three conceptual frameworks: a) general anthropological theory concerning processes of secondary state formation and the evolution of social power, b) historical models concerning the Iron Age based on Anthropology, Biblical and extra-Biblical sources, and c) Middle Range theory that aims at linking raw archaeological data with more complex generalizations and conclusions about the past based on the hard archaeological evidence retrieved from the excavations. Fundamentally, the research was a response to the unsolved problem of who controlled metal production at this key Levantine site during the Iron Age, a period that follows the collapse of many of the Late Bronze Age civilizations in the eastern Mediterranean region. Recent field work at KEN and limited AMS radiocarbon dating have pushed back the dates for the Iron Age in Edom some 200 to 400 years earlier than previously thought (Levy et al 2004, 2005; Higham et al 2005). This has opened up new research questions that challenge models that explain the emergence of the Edomite state (i.e. core-civilization (Assyrian) dominance over Edom vs. local peer polity interaction with neighboring statelets such as Israel, Judah, Moab and others).
Field Directors
Research Team Members
1365 digital objects.
Levy TE, Najjar M, and Ben-Yosef E, editors. 2014. New Insights into the Iron Age Archaeology of Edom, Southern Jordan - Surveys, Excavations and Research from the Edom Lowlands Regional Archaeology Project (ELRAP). Los Angeles: Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Press UCLA.
Preferred Citation
Levy, Thomas E.; UC San Diego Levantine Archaeology Laboratory (2014): Khirbat en-Nahas Project. UC San Diego Library Digital Collections. http://dx.doi.org/10.6075/J0WD3XHP
Scope And Content
Since 1997, the UC San Diego Levantine Archaeology Laboratory has worked closely with the Department of Antiquities of Jordan on a deep-time study of the role of mining and metallurgy over nine thousand years from the Neolithic period to Islamic times – in Jordan’s Faynan district, some 50 km south of the Dead Sea. Faynan, located near the beautiful Dana Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature Biosphere Reserve, is home to one of the world’s best preserved ancient copper mining and metallurgy districts. The UCSD project is called the Edom Lowlands Regional Archaeology Project, or ELRAP. ELRAP is special because of its focus on developing and using a high-tech, on-site digital archaeology system. Through the project students have gained extensive experience not only participating in archaeological survey and excavation, but also mastering an array of digital survey and recording tools. There is also a strong daily field laboratory component to the research that includes analysis of ceramics, zooarchaeology, archaeometallurgy, lithics, digital photography, GIS and more.

The excavated material from KEN consists primarily of ceramics and material associated with the process of copper production, including slag, furnace fragments, tuyere pipes and copper left behind. Other special finds include scarabs, beads and other objects related to daily life at KEN. The digital collection consists of the spatial data collected during excavation, descriptions of important finds, illustrations, photographs, video, three-dimensional scans of objects and the site, and spectrographic data.
Location Of Originals
The physical collection is on permanent loan from Jordan to the Levantine Archaeology Lab at UC San Diego.
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The Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts (CSNTM): Manuscripts

 [First posted in AWOL 13 December 2013, updated 4 March 2015]

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The Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts (CSNTM): Manuscripts
The requirements that need to be satisfied for using these images in publication vary from manuscript to manuscript. Each possessing institute or individual has its own requirements. If you wish to publish any of these images, you will need to get permission from CSNTM first. We can then direct you to the contact person of the institute that owns the manuscript(s) for further instructions. CSNTM does not charge for the use of these images, though the institute that owns the manuscripts may. At minimum, CSNTM needs to be credited with the photographs and the possessing institute needs to be credited with ownership of the manuscript in all research for which these images are used. For more information about usage of manuscript images, contact info@csntm.org

In order to find your way through the images of manuscripts, you should download the scripture index for each manuscript (it's the first document on each manuscript's page). Only a few manuscripts currently have a scripture index, but more are coming.

Press Release
2 March 2015
In the summer of 2013, the Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts (CSNTM) digitized the Greek biblical papyri housed at the Chester Beatty Library (CBL) in Dublin, Ireland. The Chester Beatty collection includes some of the earliest and most important Greek biblical manuscripts in the world. In addition to these biblical manuscripts, CSNTM also digitized several extra-biblical Greek papyri that are part of the CBL collection.
For the first time, images of two of these extra-biblical Chester Beatty manuscripts have now been made available:
1) The Apocryphon of Jannes and Jambres the Magicians
Jannes and Jambres is an apocryphal work. Its text is fragmentary and dated from the 3rd-4th century.
2) Enoch and Melito
Enoch is an extra-biblical work. Melito is an early Christian homily. The text is from the 4th century.
These texts are uniquely significant, as they contain an early witness to rare works for which only a handful of copies have survived, and in the case of Jannes and Jambres, this is the only Greek manuscript known to exist.
Visit the manuscript page to view these new images from Dublin.

Open Access Journal: Art & Cultural Heritage Law Newsletter

[First posted in AWOL  31 October 2009. Updated 4 March 2015]

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Art & Cultural Heritage Law Newsletter: A Publication of the Art & Cultural Heritage Law Committee
This committee is composed of attorneys with an interest in the field of art, cultural heritage, and cultural property law and who work in a variety of settings, including private practice, museums, government, and academia. This area of law is concerned with both movable and immovable property of artistic, cultural, religious and historic interest. Topics recently considered by the committee include the 1970 UNESCO Convention and international trade in antiquities, underwater cultural heritage, art works stolen during the Holocaust, ratification of the 1954 Hague Convention on the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict, and the impact of war on the cultural heritage of Iraq. Within a diverse field with often sharply differing opinions, the committee endeavors to represent a variety of perspectives and welcomes all with an interest in this timely and fascinating subject.
A&CH Law Committee Spring 2014 Newsletter
A&CH Law Committee Year in Review (2013)
Newsletters and Year in Review Archive
Call for Articles!

Iraqi Open Access Journals

 [First posted in AWOL 7 December 2012, updated 5 March 2015]

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Iraqi Academic Scientific Journals - نبذة حول المشروع
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The Ministry of Higher Education & Scientific Research of Iraq is pleased to announce the launch of the new service "Iraqi Academic Scientific Journals" (IASJ). 

IASJ is one platform where all scholarly journals published by the Iraqi universities and research institutions are indexed and discovered. All journals in IASJ are peer-reviewed and open access. 

The main aim of IASJ is to improve the online discoverability and visibility of and access to the published scholarly research of iraqi academics. IASJ will help Iraqi authors to disseminate their research globally. 

At the moment IASJ is launched in a Beta version with only 71 journals published by 18 institutions. The service will be further developed and will cover all journals, more than 200 journals publisher by 40 academic institutions in Iraq. 

IASJ is developed and hosted by SemperTool, a company specialized in building digital library products. All content of IASJ will be included in the Iraqi Virtual Library System IVSL and it's discovery system LibHub provided by SemperTool. 

نبذة حول المشروع
يعتبر المشروع من اهم المشاريع الاستراتيجية الكبرى التي تبنتها وزارة التعليم العالي والبحث العلمي العراقية بنشر وفهرسة المجلات العراقية الصادرة من الجامعات والهيئات العراقية كافة حيث ان جميع المجلات المتوفرة على هذا الموقع هي مجلات محكمة و ستكون الاعداد متوفرة منذ عام 2005 ولغاية الان وتتحدث دوريا وسيتم تطبيق نظام استكشاف وفهرسة متطور من شركة SemperTool الدنماركية ويمتاز بالعديد من المواصفات الشبيهة بنظام المستخدم لادارة المكتبة الافتراضية العراقية

The following journals are listed under the subject Archaeology

مجلة مركز دراسات الكوفة

واسط للعلوم الانسانية
ISSN: 1812512
Publisher: Wassit University
Subject: Historical archaeology --- Education (General)

مجلة كلية التربية للبنات للعلوم الانسانية
ISSN: 19935242
Publisher: Kufa University
Subject: Historical archaeology

Open Access Australasian Society for Classical Studies Proceedings

 [First posted in AWOL 28 July 2010, updated (addition of the 30 papers from ASCS 32) 5 March 2015]

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Australasian Society for Classical Studies (ASCS) Conference Proceedings
Following the ASCS tradition to publish a limited number of papers presented at the annual conference on the society’s website, we are pleased to announce that the papers from ASCS 33 (2012) are now available, edited by Eva Anagnostou-Laoutides.
The link below will take you to the abstracts of papers presented at the ASCS 33 conference in Melbourne in 2012:

These SelectedProceedings consist of 30 papers originally presented at the University of Auckland, 24-27 January 2011, edited by Assoc. Prof. Anne Mackay.
Editor's preface
These SelectedProceedings consist of papers originally presented at the 32nd Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Classical Studies (ASCS), convened by my colleague, Dr Jeremy Armstrong, and myself, and held in New Zealand at the University of Auckland, 24th-27th January 2011. ASCS is the professional body in Australasia for those engaged in study of the classical world, and its conference is the largest annual meeting in the region for the dissemination of new research in the many subsidiary fields.
ASCS 32 was exceptionally large, with over 180 registrants drawn from both hemispheres variously attending five parallel sessions in which were presented some 150 papers. A wider range of research areas than usual was represented: in addition to Greek and Roman history, philosophy and literature, there were several sessions on archaeology and material evidence, including Egyptology; there were particularly strong contingents of those involved in the fields of ancient philosophy and late antiquity, and also the classical  tradition. This broader representation of research expertise enabled a valuable measure of interdisciplinarity in many post-paper discussions. The Conference’s range of sub-disciplines is, as it has turned out (and not by design), well represented in these Selected Proceedings.
ASCS 32 confirmed the decision taken at ASCS 31 (Perth, Australia) to publish the selected proceedings of the conference on line. Speakers were accordingly invited to submit manuscripts, which were then subjected to independent and expert anonymous peer review: the papers presented here have all been selected as a result of this review process. I should like to acknowledge my sincere gratitude to those necessarily anonymous colleagues in several countries who have supported the endeavour by generously agreeing to serve as referee-readers.
Access to these refereed papers is free, but the copyright of all material remains with the individual authors unless otherwise indicated. While each paper is individually paginated and accompanied by its own list of references, it has been the editor’s intention to impose on the collection a homogeneity of presentation sufficient to warrant its being regarded as a single publication. Abbreviations are standard, where possible following the OCD3.
Papers should be cited as follows:
Author (2011). ‘Title’, in ASCS 32 Selected Proceedings, ed. Anne Mackay (ascs.org.au/news/ascs32/Author.pdf).
Anne Mackay
University of Auckland
New Zealand
June 2011


D.A. Alexander Marc Antony’s Assault of Publius Clodius: Fact or Ciceronian Fiction? abstract full text
J. Armstrong Power and Politics in Fifth Century BC Rome. The Censorship and Consular Tribunate in Context abstract full text
J. Barsby Classics At Otago 3: The Manton Period (1949-65) abstract full text
M. Bissett Visualising Festivals: Black-figure Depictions of the Delia abstract full text
D. Burton Hades: Cornucopiae, Fertility And Death abstract full text
M.W. Champion Aeneas of Gaza on the Soul abstract full text
R. Covino The Fifth Century, the Decemvirate, and the Quaestorship abstract full text
M. Davies Senecan Philosophy as Counter-ideology (Epistle 31) abstract full text
A. Dawson Seeing Dead People: A Study of the Cypselids abstract full text
R. Evans Learning to be Decadent: Roman Identity and the Luxuries of Others abstract full text
V. Gray Work in Progress on Xenophon’s Language abstract full text
L. Grech From Popery to Paganism: Oscar Wilde in Greece abstract full text
C.R. Hamilton ‘I Judge between two brothers, to their satisfaction’ – Biographies and the Legal System in the Old Kingdom abstract full text
P. Hannah Soldier and Sceptre-Bearer: a Question of Identification in Attic Vase Painting abstract full text
J. Hellum Pepi I: a Case Study of Royal Religious Devotion in the Old Kingdom abstract full text
V. Howan Three Fleets or Two? abstract full text
I. Kehrberg Roman Gerasa Seen From Below. An Alternative Study of Urban Landscape abstract full text
M. Leenen The Evolution of Roman Diplomatic Interaction with the Achaean League, 200-146 B.C.E abstract full text
B. Marshall ‘Where Have All the Leaders Gone?’ A Possible Reason for the Failure of the Sullan Senate. abstract full text
M. Masterson The Visibility of ‘Queer’ Desire in Eunapius’ Lives of the Philosophers abstract full text
P. Mountford Aeneas: An Etruscan Foundation Legend abstract full text
J. O’Maley Paradigm Introductions and Mytho-Historical Authority in the Iliad abstract full text
L. O’Sullivan Tyrannicides, Symposium and History: A Consideration of the Tyrannicide Law in Hyperides 2.3 abstract full text
S.R. Perris What Maketh the Messenger? Reportage in Greek Tragedy abstract full text
J. Ratcliffe Cornelius Celsus and the Treatment of Fistula in Ano: a Surprise and a Conundrum abstract full text
G. Salapata The More the Better? Votive Offerings in Sets abstract full text
K. Slaska-Sapala Paradise Lost and the Language of Epic Rebellion abstract full text
J. Stove ‘Gut-madness’: Gastrimargia in Plato and Beyond abstract full text
H. Tarrant A Six-Book Version of Plato’s Republic: Same Text Divided Differently, or Early Version? abstract full text
L. Wadeson Nabataean Tomb Complexes at Petra: New Insights in the Light of Recent Fieldwork abstract full text
All abstracts (PDF)

The Proceedings of the Conference, containing 29 of the papers delivered, were edited, after a refereeing process, and produced in electronic format by Dr Neil O'Sullivan. They are available online at

Editor's preface

These papers were originally presented at the 31st conference of the Australasian Society for Classical Studies, convened by my colleague, Dr Lara O'Sullivan, and held in Perth at the University of Western Australia, 2-5 February 2010. ASCS is the peak body in Australasia for the professional study of the classical world, and its conference is the largest annual meeting in the region for the dissemination of new research in this very international field. The Discipline Group of Classics and Ancient History at UWA wishes to acknowledge the generous contribution of the UWA Vice-Chancellor, Professor Alan Robson, in support of this event.
As the programme shows, ASCS 31 featured some 80 papers, with speakers drawn from four continents. This year, for the first time, a plan was formulated to publish the papers of the conference and so make their findings available to a much wider audience. Speakers were invited to submit their work, which was then subjected to independent and expert anonymous peer review. The papers presented here have all passed this review process and been recommended for publication. I take this opportunity to thank once more the referees for the generous donation of their time and expertise.

Access to these refereed papers is free, but the copyright of all material remains with the individual authors unless otherwise indicated.

Please cite papers in the following way:

Author, 'Title', in ASCS 31 [2010] Proceedings: classics.uwa.edu.au/ascs31

Each paper is individually paginated.

Neil O'Sullivan
University of Western Australia
July 2010


M. Beasley A philosophical Gigantomachy in the Metamorphoses abstract full text
F. Billot Hannibal, elephants and turrets abstract full text
D. Blyth Philosophy in the late Latin West abstract full text
D. Burton The role of Zeus Meilichios in Argos abstract full text
M.W. Champion Creation from Gaza abstract full text
J. Davidson Prometheus Bound in Christchurch 2009 abstract full text
S. Ford Spatial context of Odyssey 5.452 to 6.317 abstract full text
S. Gador-Whyte Emotional preaching: ekphrasis in the Kontakia of Romanos abstract full text
P. Garrett Character inheritance in Suetonius'Caligula and Nero abstract full text
M. Gillett The 'Etruscan League' reconsidered abstract full text
K.M. Heineman The chasm at Delphi: a modern perspective abstract full text
D. James Art of gold: precious metals and Chariton's Callirhoe abstract full text
P. Jarvis The politics of fraud: a Seruilius Casca in Livy abstract full text
P. Johnson Fabius, Marcellus and Otacilius - the alliance that never was abstract full text
D. Keenan-Jones The Aqua Augusta and control of water resources in the Bay of Naples abstract full text
B. Leadbetter Galerius, Gamzigrad and the politics of abdication abstract full text
J. Maitland Homer and the Aiakid cousins: kinship celebrated or overlooked in the Iliad abstract full text
B. Marshall 'With friends like this, who needs enemies?' Pompeius' abandonment of his friends and supporters abstract full text
S. Midford From Achilles to Anzac: Heroism in the Dardanelles from antiquity to the Great War abstract full text
G. Miles 'I, Porphyry': narrator and reader in the Vita Plotini abstract full text
P. O'Sullivan Use your illusion: 'Critias' on religion reconsidered abstract full text
K.J. O'Toole The Demosthenic basileus: a phantom in the Ath. Pol.? abstract full text
D.J. Phillips Thucydides 1.99: tribute and revolts in the Athenian empire abstract full text
D. Pritchard War, democracy and culture in classical Athens abstract full text
R. Sing Jury pay and Aristophanes abstract full text
H. Tarrant The Theaetetus as a narrative dialogue? abstract full text
W.J. Tatum Tyche in Plutarch's Aemilius Paulus - Timoleon abstract full text
J. Wallis (Un)Elegiac characterisation in Propertius 3.12 abstract full text
K. Welch Pietas, Pompeiani and Cicero's Thirteenth Philippic abstract full text


Live Stream: Hugoye Symposium IV: Syriac and the Digital Humanities

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Live Stream: Hugoye Symposium IV: Syriac and the Digital Humanities

March 6, 2015
Hosted by:

Beth Mardutho Research Library, Piscataway, N.J.
Rutgers University Libraries
Rutgers Department of African, Middle Eastern, and South Asian Languages and Literature
Rutgers Center for Middle Eastern Studies
Syriaca.org: The Syriac Reference Portal, Vanderbilt University

Alexander Library, Scholarly Communication Center (4th Floor)

 This event will be live streamed for free, thanks to the support of Rutgers Libraries. Live stream can be accessed at the link here: https://stream.libraries.rutgers.edu/live/

Friday, March 6: Public Symposium

10:00 AM      Symposium Opening
                    Welcome address by Charles Häberl, (AMESALL Department Chair)
                    RUL welcome address by Lila Fredenburg, Executive Director of Administrative Services
                    DH at RU Library by Francesca Giannetti (Digital Humanities Librarian)
                    Beth Mardutho Address (George A. Kiraz)

First Mawtbā / Dīwān: Syriac Digital Libraries I
Chair: Ute Possekel, Harvard University
10:30 AM      The Syriac Corpus, Kristian Heal (Brigham Young University)
11:00 AM      eBethArké, Grace Agnew & Isaiah Beard (Rutgers University)
11:30 AM      Electronic Critical Editions of Syriac Texts, James Walters (Princeton Theological Seminary)

12:00 PM      Lunch
Second Mawtbā / Dīwān: Syriac Digital Libraries II
Chair: Francesca Gianetti, Rutgers University
1:00 PM      Comprehensive Bibliography on Syriac Christianity, Daniel Salem (The Hebrew University) & Sergey Minov (University of Oxford)
1:30 PM      eKtobe, A Portal for Syriac Manuscripts, Andre Binggeli (CNRS, France)
2:00 PM      vHMML, OLIVER, & Reading Room, Columba Stewart (Hill Museum & Manuscript Library)
2:30 PM      Syriaca.org: Linking Data from the Syriac Heritage, David Michelson (Vanderbilt University) 

3:00 PM      Coffee Break
Third Mawtbā / Dīwān: Digital Tools for Historical Research
Chair: Maria Doerfler, Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
3:15 PM      The Cult of the Saints, Sergey Minov (University of Oxford)
3:45 PM      Gateway to the Syriac Saints, Jean-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent (Marquette University)
4:15 PM      SPEAR: Syriac Persons Events and Relations, Daniel Schwartz (Texas A&M University)

4:45 PM      Coffee Break
Fourth Mawtbā / Dīwān: Tools for Syriac Digital Philology
Chair: Charles Häberl, Rutgers University
5:00 PM      What can we learn from Image Pixels? Image Processing of Dictionaries (for SEDRA) and Text Editions (for OCR),                          George Kiraz (Beth Mardutho)
5:30 PM      The SEDRA 4 Database, A Syriac Lexical Resource, James Bennett (Beth Mardutho)
6:00 PM      Prospects for Syriac OCR, James Prather (Abilene Christian University)

6:30 PM      Adjourn

Open Access Monograph Series: Bibliothèque archéologique et historique

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Bibliothèque archéologique et historique
ISSN (Édition imprimée) : 0768-2506
Sous la direction de Marc Griesheimer 
Née en 1921, la Bibliothèque archéologique et historique (BAH) comprend quelque 200 titres consacrés au Proche-Orient sémitique, dont la préhistoire et le moyen-âge constituent les bornes chronologiques.

La variété des contributions témoigne du dynamisme de la recherche et de l'évolution des disciplines qui interrogent le passé : monographies archéologiques de sites ou de monuments, corpus épigraphiques, éditions de sources, recueils d'articles, mélanges, actes de colloques et rapports de fouilles.

Open Access Monograph Series: Les dossiers de l'Institut Français d'Études Anatoliennes: série: patrimoines au présent

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Les dossiers de l'IFEA: série: patrimoines au présent
Sous la direction de Jean-François Pérouse

Précédents directeurs de publication :
Pierre Chuvin, 2004-2006
Paul Dumont, 1999-2003

La collection « Patrimoines au présent » présente des synthèses courtes et actuelles sur les problématiques liées aux questions de préservation du patrimoine en lien avec les dynamiques propres à la société turque contemporaine. Tous comme leur série sœur « La Turquie aujourd'hui », ces dossiers alliant la rigueur du travail de fond à l'enquête de terrain sont le fruit des recherches de chercheurs turcs et français dans une perspective pluridisciplinaire.

Survey: Use of Open Data in Higher Education - Uso de datos abiertos en la Educación Universitaria

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Use of Open Data in Higher Education - Uso de datos abiertos en la Educación Universitaria
Are you an academic? Have you used open data for your teaching? Can you please share your experience?
We are conducting a mini survey to understand which portals, tools or repositories academics use to retrieve open datasets and how this information is being used in teaching and learning in Higher Education.
If you have any questions, please contact @jatenas. The results of this survey will be published and shared as soon as possible.

¿Eres académico/a? ¿Has utilizado datos abiertos en tu docencia? ¿Puedes por favor compartir tu experiencia?
Estamos realizando un mini "investigación" para entender que portales, herramientas o repositorios se utilizan en la educación universitaria para recuperar conjuntos de datos abiertos y cómo esta información es utilizada por docentes universitarios

Si tienes alguna pregunta, por favor contáctate conmigo en Twitter (jatenas), publicaré los resultados de esta encuesta como una entrada en el blog tan pronto como sea posible.
Javiera Atenas

Leo Havemann (@leohavemann)
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Open Access Journal: The Classical Journal Reviews

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The Classical Journal Reviews
ISSN: 0009-8353
The Classical Journal (ISSN 0009-8353) is published by the Classical Association of the Middle West and South (CAMWS), the largest regional classics association in the United States and Canada, and is now over a century old. All members of CAMWS receive the journal as a benefit of membership; non-member and library subscriptions are also available. CJ appears four times a year (October-November, December-January, February-March, April-May); each issue consists of about 100 pages.

CJ contains a mix of academic articles and notes on Graeco-Roman antiquity, generally with a literary, historical or cultural focus; paedagogical articles and notes, many having to do with the challenges of teaching Latin and Greek in modern high schools, colleges and universities; book reviews; and a list of books received. In addition, CJ generally publishes the annual CAMWS Presidential Address and the year's Ovationes. Abstracts of all academic articles and notes in volumes 101 (2005-06), 102 (2006-07), 103 (2007-08), 104 (2008-09) and 105 (2009-10) are posted here. PDF versions of a number of recent Forum articles are also available for downloading, and JSTOR links to many others are provided.

CJ-Online, the journal's list-serve, publishes book reviews, including many that do not appear in the hard-copy portion of the journal. All reviews published in CJ-Online are archived. CJ: Online subscriptions are free, and membership in CAMWS is not required to receive the postings or to publish reviews.

This page contains all views entered using the new automated system for listing, starting with reviews at the beginning of 2014. For earlier reviews please follow the links on the Main Reviews Page.
15.03.01Digital Loeb Classical Library
 +Review by Helma Dik
15.02.13Sophocles: Philoctetes
 +Review by Thomas R. Keith
15.02.10A Companion to Plutarch
 +Review by Patrick Hogan
15.02.08Shaggy Crowns: Ennius’ Annales and Virgil’s Aeneid
 +Review by Jackie Elliott
15.02.08Seneca’s Tragedies and the Aesthetics of Pantomime
 +Review by Thomas D. Kohn
15.02.07Saint Augustine of Hippo: An Intellectual Biography
 +Review by Joshua Thurow
15.02.06Greek to Latin: Frameworks and Contexts for Intertextuality
 +Review by Antony Augoustakis
15.02.05The Poems of Gaius Valerius Catullus
 +Review by Betty Rose Nagle
15.02.05The Poems of Gaius Valerius Catullus
 +Review by Betty Rose Nagle
15.02.04Myth and Tragedies in their Ancient Greek Contexts
 +Review by Christina A. Salowey
15.02.03Helen of Troy: Beauty Myth, Devastation
 +Review by William Duffy
15.02.01Speech Presentation in Homeric Epic
 +Review by Christodoulos Zekas
15.01.12Homer: The Iliad: Translation, Introduction and Notes
 +Review by Maura K. Williams
15.01.11Classics in the Modern World: A ‘Democratic Turn’?
 +Review by Zara M. Torlone
15.01.09Sport and Democracy in the Ancient and Modern Worlds.
 +Review by William S. Morison
15.01.08Dialoguing in Late Antiquity
 +Review by Kathleen Burt
15.01.07Homeric Speech and the Origins of Rhetoric
 +Review by Victoria Pedrick
15.01.06A Companion to Persius and Juvenal.
 +Review by Bryce Walker
15.01.05Syrian Identity in the Greco-Roman World
 +Review by Walter D. Ward
15.01.03A Companion to Greek Art
 +Review by Kristen Seaman
15.01.01God, Space, & City in the Roman Imagination
 +Review by Tom Sienkewicz
14.12.08Greek Comedy and the Discourse of Genres
 +Review by Kenneth S. Rothwell, Jr.
14.12.07Rome's Economic Revolution
 +Review by Lucia Francesca Carbone
14.12.05Tacitus, Annals, 15.20-23, 33-45
 +Review by Andre Stipanovic
14.12.04Ovid and Hesiod: The Metamorphosis of the Catalogue of Women
 +Review by Patricia J. Johnson
14.12.03Ovid’s Revisions: The Editor as Author
 +Review by Samuel J. Huskey
14.12.02Wiley’s Real Latin: Learning Latin from the Source
 +Review by Marianthe Colakis
14.11.13Egypt and the Limits of Hellenism
 +Review by Roshan Abraham
14.11.12Inscriptions and their Uses in Greek and Latin Literature
 +Review by Timothy F. Winters
14.11.10Individuals and Society in Mycenaean Pylos
 +Review by Rachele Pierini
14.11.09Aeschylus’s Suppliant Women: The Tragedy of Immigration
 +Review by Aspasia Skouroumouni Stavrinou
14.11.08Augustan Poetry and the Roman Republic
 +Review by Andreas T. Zanker
14.11.06Galen: Three Treatises: An Intermediate Greek Reader
 +Review by Thomas Cirillo
14.11.05Music in Roman Comedy
 +Review by Antonis K. Petrides
14.11.04A Classical Greek Reader
 +Review by Patrick G. Lake


Classical Journal Online Book Review Archives

AUTHOR INDEX 2007–2010
2007 Book Reviews Archive
2008 Book Reviews Archive
2009 Book Reviews Archive
2010 Book Reviews Archive
2011 Book Reviews Archive
2012 Book Reviews Archive
2013 Book Reviews Archive

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Open Access Journal: CAMWS Newsletter

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CAMWS Newsletter
The Classical Association of the Middle West and South, Inc. (CAMWS)

CAMWS was founded at the University of Chicago in 1905 and incorporated in the State of Missouri on July 13, 1948. Its members (c. 1500) are primarily college and university professors, K-12 teachers, and graduate students whose specialty is Classics: Classical languages (Greek and Latin) and the world of ancient Greece and Rome. An educational, not-for-profit organization, CAMWS is exempt from federal income tax as a public charity under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The CAMWS region covers 32 midwestern, western, and southern states and three Canadian provinces. CAMWS publishes a quarterly, The Classical Journal (ISSN 0009-8353; circulation c. 2300), an online pedagogical journal, Teaching Classical Languages (twice a year), and a Newsletter (thrice a year). The Annual Meeting of CAMWS takes place in the spring, in late March or early April.

The CAMWS Newsletter is published three time per year, in the fall, winter, and spring.

Current and Back Issues of the CAMWS Newsletter
Spring 2014 (pdf) Fall 2014 (pdf) Winter 2015 (available to current members only)
Fall 2001 Winter 2002 Spring 2002
Fall 2000 Winter and Spring 2001 Summer 2001
Fall 1999 Winter 2000 Spring and Summer 2000
Fall 1998 Winter 1999 Spring 1999
Fall 1997 Winter 1998 Spring 1998
Fall 1996 Winter 1996 -----
Fall 1995 Winter 1996 Spring and Summer 1996
Summer 1994 Winter 1994 -----
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CLAROS. Concordancia de Inscripciones griegas

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CLAROS. Concordancia de Inscripciones griegas

Quienes trabajan en epigrafía griega saben lo laborioso que resulta a veces rastrear la bibliografía generada por una inscripción o una serie concreta de inscripciones a lo largo de los años. El propósito de la base de datos CLAROS es facilitar la tarea de localizar nuevas ediciones de inscripciones griegas aparecidas a lo largo del último siglo. Está pensada para servir de ayuda tanto a los especialistas en epigrafía griega como a los historiadores, lingüistas y filólogos en general, menos habituados que aquellos a desenvolverse en la jungla bibliográfica en que se ha convertido esta disciplina.

El origen de esta base de datos se remonta al año 1990, cuando una parte del equipo del DGE empezó a recoger en una versión previa bajo entorno MSDOS este tipo de información con el fin de servir de ayuda en la tarea de revisión del material epigráfico incluido en el diccionario. Su filosofía es la misma que la de otras secciones de esta página web: poner a disposición de los investigadores información de uso interno del DGE que difícilmente vería la luz de otro modo.

Esta Base de Datos en modo alguno pretende ser exhaustiva, ni aspira a recoger todas las ediciones de cada inscripción citada. Es sencillamente una suma de las concordancias que aparecen al final de numerosas colecciones epigráficas publicadas en los últimos cien años, más o menos. A ello se añade un cierto número de concordancias preparadas por los autores del Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum para volúmenes que carecían de ella o la tenían incompleta y, por último, un buen número de concordancias realizadas por nosotros directamente para volúmenes que igualmente carecían de ella. Entre estos últimos pueden citarse por ejemplo colecciones como GVI, ICr., Hell., IGR, INomima, ISE, ISic.MG, RDGE, Schwyzer o Sokolowski...
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App: Emperors

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By Dan Weiner


A complete listing of inscription titles for every Roman emperor from Augustus to Galerius.

Look up the name of an emperor (either his official inscription name or his common name) and then see a full list of his titles and the dates. You can also look up each emperor on Wikipedia!

Emperors also includes a guide, written by a member of the University of Rochester Classics Department, to help you interpret the dates.

This app is a must-have for anyone interested in ancient Rome, from a tourist visiting the Roman Forum to a classicist writing their next book!
This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Education
  • Released: Mar 06, 2015
  • Version: 1.0.0
  • Size: 0.6 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Dan Weiner