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Celtic Studies Wiki: Stichting A. G. van Hamel voor Keltische Studies

Stichting A. G. van Hamel voor Keltische Studies

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A. G. van Hamel Foundation
for Celtic Studies

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Changes to vanhamel.nl in progress

Laatst bewerkt door DG (talk) op 14 april 2015
Onderstaande aankondiging is vooral van belang voor gebruikers van de Engelstalige projecten op onze website.
Here’s a short but important announcement which will be of particular concern to users of *selgā catalogue, Tionscadal na Nod and other resources that have been made available through the vanhamel.nl domain. In an effort to improve the experiences of a heterogeneous variety of our visitors, the website is being split up into two distinct components. Briefly, the changes are as follows:
The website about the A. G. van Hamel Foundation specifically and the events calendar are to be found at http://www.vanhamel.nl/stichting. The URL http://www.vanhamel.nl will take you to the present site. Some information, particularly past news from the archives, is still in the process of being relocated to its new home and several links may require updating, but most pages of any current relevance should be accessible to you here.
Meanwhile, all online projects and resources hosted by the Foundation, including the *selgā catalogue and Tionscadal na Nod, will remain in place at http://www.vanhamel.nl/wiki, while a new project title has been coined to refer to these collectively. We can finally reveal that the umbrella website will bear the name CODECS: Online Database and eResources for Celtic Studies (a recursive acronym as some of you will instantly recognise, right?). CODECS is still very much in the process of being restructured and redesigned and for that reason, not quite ready for public consumption. There is, I regret to say, one inevitable side-effect to this transition. Due to rather limited resources at our disposal we are forced to remove the earlier copy of the website. In other words, this part of the site will be unavailable while work is under way. Hopefully, it should not take too long before a rough but ready and acceptable version can be presented.

Open Access Journal: Gazette archéologique: revue des Musées Nationaux

Gazette archéologique: revue des Musées Nationaux
Die Gazette archéologique wurde von Jean de Witte, einem belgischen Archäologen, Epigraphiker und Numismatiker gemeinsam mit François Lenormant, Professor für Archäologie an der Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris 1875 erstmals herausgegeben.

Die Gazette archéologique erschien bis 1889 in unregelmäßigen Abständen in insgesamt 15 Ausgaben. Sie enthält Beiträge zu Denkmälern aller Gattungen aus dem Bereich der Klassischen Archäologie.

Open Access Monograph Series: Oriental Institute Miscellaneous Publications

Oriental Institute Miscellaneous Publications

The following titles were published by the Oriental Institute, or by its departments, or by the University of Chicago Press on behalf of the Oriental Institute, or by members of the Oriental Institute Faculty and Staff.  All of them are available in pdf courtesy of the Electronic Publications Initiative of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago.
 By Krisztián Vértes and the Epigraphic Survey. 2014.
 By James A. Armstrong and Hermann Gasche, with contributions by Steven W. Cole, Abraham Van As, and Loe Jacobs. Mesopotamian History and Environment II, Memoirs IV. 2014.
  • Islamic Bindings & Bookmaking
      A Catalogue of an Exhibition in the Oriental Institute Museum, University of Chicago, May 18-August 18, 1981. By Gulnar Bosch, John Carswell, and Guy Petherbridge. Originally published in 1981. 
  • Most Ancient Verse.
      Selected and translated by Thorkild Jacobsen and John A. Wilson. Originally published in 1963.
  • When Egypt Ruled the East.
      By George Steindorff and Keith C. Seele. Revised by Keith C. Seele. Originally published as second edition in 1957. 
For an up to date list of all Oriental Institute publications available online see

4 Enoch Online Encyclopedia Update: Biographies

The Biography-Page of 4 Enoch Online Encyclopedia provides access to the biographies of more than 4,000 scholars, authors and artists who have contributed to the study of Second Temple Judaism (Jewish, Christian & Islamic Origins), from the 15th century to the present.

News from the international Digital Corpus of Literary Papyri Project

Digitally Publishing Literary Papyri
An update on work in progress by the international Digital Corpus of Literary Papyri Project, co-directed by Roger Bagnall (ISAW) and Rodney Ast (Institut für Papyrologie, Heidelberg).
by Tom Elliott Apr 16, 2015 
In 2013, ISAW and the Papyrological Institute at the University of Heidelberg in Germany were recipients of parallel grants from the US National Endowment for the Humanities and the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft or DFG). The funding request had been designed to unite researchers not only at ISAW and Heidelberg, but at other institutions around the world, in extending the existing digital publication infrastructure for ancient works written on papyrus in order to address the particular and challenging needs of literary and sub-literary texts like medical treatises, philosophical and scientific works, fiction, poetry, drama, and scripture.  The project team, therefore, is refining and extending the software and practices developed for Papyri.info— the largest on-line publication of ancient documentary texts — to provide for the extended lengths, unique structural features, and greater variety of symbols found in the literary papyri, as well as variations in scholarly apparatus and analytical encoding mechanisms necessary for the associated genres. This work involves not only software changes, but also the preparation of descriptive records and digital editions using the EpiDoc conventions for text encoding, a standard format maintained by an international collaborative in which ISAW participates.

Significant progress has been made. Teams at Heidelberg and Leuven University's Trismegistos project have worked together to create descriptive records for over 14,000 literary and sub-literary papyri, drawing on data from the Leuven Database of Ancient Books and other resources. The Würzburg team has concentrated its efforts on the Herculaneum papyri, creating additional descriptive records for over 250 of these uniquely complex and difficult objects. These teams have also been working together to prepare texts, of which nearly 200 have been prepared, including 99 of the Herculaneum papyri...
The following links provide some examples of individual documents (all fragmentary) as presented in the ever-improving test development environment.

New Open Access Journal: Eidolon: A Modern Way to Write about the Ancient World

Eidolon: A Modern Way to Write about the Ancient World
Eidolon is a home for scholarly writing about Classics that isn’t formal scholarship. Our goal is to create a platform for essays that have a strong authorial voice and a unique point of view.

what will you see on Eidolon?

We’re especially interested in submissions between 1,500 and 2,500 words that fall into these categories:
  • Explorations of how the ancient world relates to modern life
  • First-person, anecdotal accounts that bring pieces of classical art or literature to life
  • Personal approaches to academic topics, especially those that embrace marginalized voices
  • Risky, provocative arguments that push the boundaries of accepted consensus views
  • Creative and funny pieces that don’t take the Classics too seriously
This list is by no means exhaustive. We expect and hope to be surprised and educated by what people submit.

Hungry Eyes

Medusa from the ancient world to Sports Illustrated

I was in the checkout aisle at my local supermarket, looking at the covers of Cosmopolitan, Self

Aeneas in Palestine

How the Israeli-Palestinian conflict makes sense of Virgil’s Aeneid

What is wrong with the second half of the Aeneid? Why does nobody read…

Not All Tragedians

Aristophanes’ Thesmophoriazusae and the convoluted gender politics of studying Greek drama

Introducing EIDOLON

a modern way to write about the ancient world

Eidolon is a home for scholarly writing about Classics that isn’t formal scholarship. Our goal is…

Wolfram von Soden: Akkadisches Handwörterbuch


METIS QTVR: A QTVR Interface for Ancient Greek Archaeological Sites

[First posted in AWOL 4 December 2013, updated 28 April 2015]

Bruce Hartzler (Agora Excavations) has delivered from Athens a stunning set of additions to his ongoing electronic publication project, Metis: A QTVR Interface for Ancient Greek Archaeological Sites, which now includes 51 multi-node panoramas. Bruce has enhanced this beautifully photographed archive with hotlinks throughout to the pertinent archaeological materials provided on-line by the Perseus Project, including the Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites, plans, and other documentation of sites and architectural remains.
[Description from http://www.merlot.org/merlot/viewMaterial.htm;jsessionid=74264F2DC93A8243006C13CFE074196C?id=75784]
Actium (Ambracian Gulf)
Aegina (Temple of Aphaia)
Argos (Larissa "Castle")
Argos (Theater and Agora)
Athens (Acropolis)
Athens (Agora)
Athens (Kerameikos)
Athens (Olympieion)
Athens (Pnyx and Philopappus Hill)
Athens (Roman Agora)
Athens (South Slope)
Epidauros (Sanctuary of Asklepios)
Epidauros (Theater)
Helicon (Valley of the Muses)
Herakleia under Latmos
Myrtos (Phournou)
Myrtos (Pyrgos)
Nemea (Stadium)
Nemea (Temple of Zeus)
Orchomenos (Treasury of Minyas)
Pylos (Cave of Nestor)
Pylos (Epano Englianos)
Pyramid of Kenkreai
Smyrna (Bayrakli)
Sparta (Menelaion)
Sparta (Theater Area)
Thebes ("3 Roads")
Thebes ("7 Gates")
Vaphio (Tholos Tombs)

Online Corpus of the Minoan and Mycenaean Seals / Corpus der minoischen und mykenischen Siegel

 [First posted in AWOL 2 June 2012, updated 28 April 2015]

Corpus of the Minoan and Mycenaean Seals / Corpus der minoischen und mykenischen Siegel
Prof. Dr. Reinhard Förtsch, Prof. Dr. Henner von Hesberg, Prof. Dr. Walter Müller, Prof. Dr. Ingo Pini
The Corpus of the Minoan and Mycenaean Seals (CMS) has been published exclusively in a printed version since being established in 1958. The project’s aim is the scholarly publication of every preserved seal and clay cast from the Aegean Bronze Age. Most of the Corpus should be digitized, updated and available on the internet for free before the project ends in 2011. The final volume CMS XIV, which contains the typology that is essential to the project, is already in progress and the index of the entire work, including summaries of the most important themes of the seal research, will be developed comprehensively...

CMS I - Athen, Nationalmuseum
CMS IS - Athen, Nationalmuseum Ergänzungen
CMS II,1 - Iraklion, Siegel derVorpalastzeit
CMS II,2 - Iraklion, Siegel der Altpalastzeit
CMS II,3 - Iraklion, Siegel der Neupalastzeit
CMS II,4 - Iraklion, Siegel der Nachpalastzeit
CMS II,5 - Iraklion, Siegelabdrücke von Phästos
CMS II,6 - Iraklion, Siegelabdrücke von Aj. Triada
CMS II,7 - Iraklion, Siegelabdrücke von Kato Zakros
CMS II,8 - Iraklion, Siegelabdrücke von Knossos
CMS III - Iraklion, Sammlung Giamalakis
CMS IV - Iraklion, Sammlung Metaxas
CMS V - Griechenland, Kleinere Sammlungen
CMS VS1A - Griechenland, Neufunde
CMS VS1B - Griechenland, Neufunde
CMS VS2 - Lamia, Nekropole von Elatia
CMS VS3 - Griechenland, Neufunde
CMS VI - Oxford, Ashmolean Museum
CMS VII - Englische Museen
CMS VIII - Englische Privatsammlungen
CMS IX - Paris, Cabinet des Médailles
CMS X - Schweizer Sammlungen
CMS XI - Kleinere europäische Sammlungen
CMS XII - New York, Metropolitan Museum
CMS XIII - Nordamerika

Digital Dead Sea Scrolls

[First posted in AWOL 26 October 2011, updatesd29 April 2015

The Digital Dead Sea Scrolls
The Israel Museum welcomes you to the Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Project, allowing users to examine and explore these most ancient manuscripts from Second Temple times at a level of detail never before possible. Developed in partnership with Google, the new website gives users access to searchable, fast-loading, high-resolution images of the scrolls, as well as short explanatory videos and background information on the texts and their history. The Dead Sea Scrolls, which include the oldest known biblical manuscripts in existence, offer critical insight into Jewish society in the Land of Israel during the Second Temple Period, the time of the birth of Christianity and Rabbinic Judaism. Five complete scrolls from the Israel Museum have been digitized for the project at this stage and are now accessible online.

"We are privileged to house in the Israel Museum's Shrine of the Book the best preserved and most complete Dead Sea Scrolls ever discovered," said James S. Snyder, Anne and Jerome Fisher Director of the Israel Museum. "They are of paramount importance among the touchstones of monotheistic world heritage, and they represent unique highlights of our Museum's encyclopedic holdings. Now, through our partnership with Google, we are able to bring these treasures to the broadest possible public." 

The five Dead Sea Scrolls that have been digitized thus far include the Great Isaiah Scroll, the Community Rule Scroll, the Commentary on Habakkuk Scroll, the Temple Scroll, and the War Scroll, with search queries on Google.com sending users directly to the online scrolls. All five scrolls can be magnified so that users may examine texts in exacting detail. Details invisible to the naked eye are made visible through ultra-high resolution digital photography by photographer Ardon Bar-Hama– at 1,200 mega pixels each, these images are almost two hundred times higher in resolution than those produced by a standard camera. Each picture utilized UV-protected flash tubes with an exposure of 1/4000th of a second to minimize damage to the fragile manuscripts. In addition, the Great Isaiah Scroll may be searched by column, chapter, and verse, and is accompanied by an English translation tool and by an option for users to submit translations of verses in their own languages.
    Examine the scrolls:

      ANCIENT ROME LIVE: A new way to learn about Rome's past

      ANCIENT ROME LIVE:A new way to learn about Rome's past
      Rome’s enduring contribution to world civilization can, and should, be communicated in a way that combines the hard facts, solid reasoning, and new discoveries of university research with the excitement and immediacy of on-location filming in Rome. If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a video is worth a million.

      Ancient Rome Live (ARL) is an immersive journey that provides new perspectives about the ancient city. A multi-platform learning experience, ARL first and foremost presents original content:

      • a clickable map of ancient Rome
      • a library of videos arranged according to topic
      • live streaming from sites in Rome and her empire.
      ARL provides an interactive platform to engage the many layers of Rome: monuments, people, places, and events.  Ancient Rome Live  is a valuable resource for teachers- and a lot of fun for anyone interested in history.

      Later in 2015 ARL will release an ebook, app, and free online course.   WIth all of these new, coordinated formats, ARL will change the way ancient Rome is studied.

      Darius Arya, Archaeologist and TV host, Founder, director, producer

      Albert Prieto, Archaeologist, Chief film and editing
      Mark Brewer, Zagara Films, Film and editing
      AndreaTroiani, Animator
      Darbouze & Daughters, Digital Creative

      Archaeogaming: Exploring the archaeology of (and in) video games

      Archaeogaming: Exploring the archaeology of (and in) video games
      Archaeogaming is a blog dedicated to the discussion of the archaeology both of and in video games (console, computer, mobile, etc.). If a game uses archaeology in some way (like the Archaeology skill in World of Warcraft), we’ll discuss it here. If the design and function of pottery, textiles, and architecture vary between iterations of a game (e.g., Elder Scrolls), we’ll discuss it here. If a game contains an archaeologist character class or NPC (non-player character), we’ll discuss it here. We’ll review games containing (or about) archaeology, too.

      If you’d like to write a game review or contribute a guest post, please email archaeogaming@gmail.com.

      Pleiades Data for Download

       [First posted in AWOL 18 October 2013, updated 29 April 2015]

      Pleiades Data for Download
      Creators: Sean Gillies
      Contributors: Brian Turner, Tom Elliott
      Copyright © The Contributors. Sharing and remixing permitted under terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (cc-by).
      Last modified Mar 19, 2014 11:47 AM
      Get complete and regular shapshots of all Pleiades resources, available in multiple formats including CSV, KML, and RDF.

      CSV Tables

      Each morning, tables summarizing published locations, names, and places are written to gzipped CSV files at http://atlantides.org/downloads/pleiades/dumps/. Text in these files is UTF-8 encoded; some CSV readers (e.g., Microsoft Excel) assume ASCII encoding for CSV files, so be careful!
      We keep a week's worth of files, deleting older ones. The files named pleiades-*-latest.csv.gz are symbolically linked to the most recent catalog dumps. The schemas of these files are documented in a README. The resources under http://pleiades.stoa.org/places/ remain the canonical ancient world resources; the contents of the tables are only thin slices. The recently modified page or its corresponding RSS feedare the best ways to track what is changing in these daily dumps.
      In addition to the individual resource editorial workflow, the Pleiades project is developing a workflow for updating resources in bulk using modified subsets of these dumped tables. After manipulating the names table in Google Refine, we've successfully updated the attested time periods of 2071 ancient names. We expect to be able to guide tables modified by users through this same process soon.


      All mappable places are read from our catalog and written to a zipped KML (KMZ) file each morning. We keep a week's worth of files at http://atlantides.org/downloads/pleiades/kml/ and delete older ones.


      The latest data for all places, errata, authors, place types, and time periods in a compressed tar archive is available at http://atlantides.org/downloads/pleiades/rdf/pleiades-latest.tar.gz. Previous dumps are also available at http://atlantides.org/downloads/pleiades/rdf/.
      Data for individual places can be had from links on the place pages, such as http://pleiades.stoa.org/places/579885/turtle for Athens, or by a negotiated request for the resource http://pleiades.stoa.org/places/579885#this. Please see the README in https://github.com/isawnyu/pleiades-rdf for a description of the RDF and the vocabularies and ontologies used.

      Comprehensive Knowledge Archive Network

      Pleiades data can also be downloaded from the CKAN Data Hub: http://thedatahub.org/dataset/pleiades.

      Pleiades Plus

      Pleiades Plus is an experimental machine alignment between Pleiades place resources and content in the Geonames Gazetteer. It pairs Pleiades URIs with Geonames URIs when a given pair seems likely to identify the same place. This alignment was conceived and prototyped by Leif Isaksen (University of Southampton/Pelagios Project) under the auspices of the Google Ancient Places project (you can read the original announcement from 2011 on the GAP Blog). The current version is produced daily by Ryan Baumann (Duke Collaboratory for Classics Computing). Code and data are available from https://github.com/ryanfb/pleiades-plus. You can download the latest versions of the data at http://atlantides.org/downloads/pleiades/plus/. There is also an essential README file.

      New Book from the Oriental Institute: Household Studies in Complex Societies: (Micro) Archaeological and Textual Approaches

      OIS 10. Household Studies in Complex Societies: (Micro) Archaeological and Textual Approaches

      Edited by Miriam Müller

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      Household Archaeology in Complex Societies coverThe volume is the result of the ninth annual University of Chicago Oriental Institute Postdoc Seminar, held on March 16-17, 2013. Twenty scholars specialized in the Old and New World from all over Europe and the U.S. came together to find new approaches in the study of households in complex societies. The papers in this volume present case studies from the Near East, Egypt and Nubia, the Classical World, and Mesoamerica, including three comparative responses from the perspective of the different disciplines. By combining the archaeology record, scientific data, and written documents, the papers examine and contextualize different approaches and techniques in uncovering household behavior from the material record and discuss their suitability for the respective region and site. Building on the methodological groundwork laid out in a number of recent publications on household archaeology, the volume contributes to the methodological and theoretical discussion, expands on the topics of society, identity, and ethnicity in household studies, and opens up new avenues of research such as the perception of space in this innovative field. At the same time the papers reveal problems and disparities with which household archaeology is still struggling. It is hoped that the variety of case studies presented in this volume will further inspire the interested reader to establish new research agendas and excavation strategies that contribute to the development of the field in the various regions covered in the different papers and beyond.

      Table of Contents

      Introduction: Household Studies in Complex Societies: (Micro) Archaeological and Textual Approaches. Miriam Müller
      PART I: Method and Theory
      1. Investigating Traces of Everyday Life in Ancient Households: Some Methodological Considerations. Lynn Rainville
      2. Activity-area Analysis: A Comprehensive Theoretical Model. Peter Pfälzner
      3. How to Reconstruct Daily Life in a Near Eastern Settlement: Possibilities and Constraints of a Combined Archaeological, Historical,
      and Scientific Approach. Adelheid Otto
      4. Ancient Egyptian Houses and Households: Architecture, Artifacts, Conceptualization, and Interpretation. Kate Spence
      5. Artifact Assemblages in Classical Greek Domestic Contexts: Toward a New Approach. Lisa C. Nevett

      PART II: Perception of Space
      6. Interaction between Texts and Social Space in Mesopotamian Houses: A Movement and Sensory Approach. Paolo Brusasco
      7. Clean and Unclean Space: Domestic Waste Management at Elephantine. Felix Arnold
      8. Creating a Neighborhood within a Changing Town: Household and Other Agencies at Amara West in Nubia. Neal Spencer
      9. Crucial Contexts: A Closer Reading of the Household of the Casa del Menandro at Pompeii. Jens-Arne Dickmann

      PART III: Identity and Ethnicity
      10. Private House or Temple? Decoding Patterns of the Old Babylonian Architecture. Peter A. Miglus
      11. Hybrid Households: Institutional Affiliations and Household Identity in the Town of Wah-sut (South Abydos). Nicholas Picardo
      12. Living in Households, Constructing Identities: Ethnicity, Boundaries, and Empire in Iron Ii Tell en-Nasbeh. Aaron J. Brody
      13. Micro-archaeological Perspectives on the Philistine Household throughout the Iron Age and Their Implications. Aren M. Maeir

      PART IV: Society
      14. Property Title, Domestic Architecture, and Household Lifecycles in Egypt. Brian P. Muhs
      15. Late Middle Kingdom Society in a Neighborhood of Tell el-Dabʿa/Avaris. Miriam Müller
      16. Family Structure, Household Cycle, and the Social Use of Domestic Space in Urban Babylonia. Heather D. Baker
      17. Reconstructing Houses and Archives in Early Islamic Jēme. Tasha Vorderstrasse

      PART V: Responses
      18. Social Conditions in the Ancient Near East: Houses and Households in Perspective. Elizabeth C. Stone
      19. Multifunctionality and Hybrid Households: The Case of Ancient Egypt. Nadine Moeller
      20. A Mesoamerican Perspective on Old World Household Studies in Complex Societies. Cynthia Robin

      • Oriental Institute Seminars 10
      • Chicago: The Oriental Institute, 2015
      • ISBN 978-1-61491-023-7
      • Pp. xlii + 470; 208 illustrations
      • $25.95

      For an up to date list of all Oriental Institute publications available online see:

      Open Access Journal: Archeomatica

      ISSN: 2037-2485

      Archeomaticaè una nuova rivista multidisciplinare, stampata in Italia, dedicata alla presentazione e alla diffusione di metodologie avanzate, tecnologie emergenti e tecniche per la conoscenza, la documentazione, salvaguardia, conservazione e valorizzazione del patrimonio culturale.

      La rivista si propone di pubblicare articoli di valore significativo e duraturo scritti da ricercatori, archeologi, storici, conservatori e restauratori coinvolti in questo settore, per la diffusione di nuove metodologie specifiche e dei risultati sperimentali. Archeomatica solleciterà il dibattito costruttivo sulle ultime applicazioni scientifiche, per il confronto di idee  e delle scoperte relazionate ad ogni aspetto del settore dei beni culturali.

      Archeomatica è destinata anche ad essere una fonte primaria di informazioni multidisciplinari e di divulgazione per il settore del patrimonio culturale.

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      New Book from the Oriental Institute: Unpublished Bo-Fragments in Transliteration I (Bo 9536 - Bo 9736)


      CHDS 2. Unpublished Bo-Fragments in Transliteration I (Bo 9536 - Bo 9736)

      By Oğuz Soysal

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      This monograph offers a large number of unpublished text fragments in photo and transliteration and gives succinct philological notes to these fragments. The fragments are part of a large collection that had been found during the early German campaigns at the Hittite capital Hattusa before the Second World War. The fragments were taken to the Staatliche Museen in Berlin (which fell to Eastern Germany after the war) and were finally returned by the German Democratic Republic to Turkey (the Museum of Ancient Anatolian Civilizations, Ankara) in the year 1987. They were then divided among a team of eminent Turkish Hittitologists under the supervision of Sedat Alp, but most of the pieces remained unpublished. Following a decision of the Turkish Ministry of Culture in 2010, a new team was formed, partly consisting of members of the former team, but also supplemented by several Turkish Hittitologists of the younger generation. The author of the present monograph is one of these new team members.
      Oğuz Soysal is an experienced Hittitologist and the author of a number of important publications, which have received much attention in the field. In more than one case he has already dealt with unpublished fragments, and on these occasions he has shown himself to be a skilled editor of new texts. As a collaborator of the Hittite Dictionary of the University of Chicago, Soysal was able to draw upon the rich lexical files of this project in order to assign fragments to a text or even join them together with other fragments.
      Soysal provides photographs and transliterations of each piece. Photos offer the users of his book all the information needed on the sign forms of the fragments, and the transliterations show how Soysal has interpreted those signs. Wherever necessary, Soysal gives philological notes to explain certain forms or to present relevant text variants. Each fragment, if possible, is accompanied by information on its assignment to a Hittite text or text genre, the date of the composition, the fragmentʼs measurements, and previous bibliography. After the presentation of the fragments highly useful indexes on onomastics and lexicographical matters close the book.

      Table of Contents

      Unpublished Bo-Fragments in Transliteration (Bo 9536 – Bo 9756)
      Index of Proper Names
      Select Lexical Entries from Lexical Citations
      Citations from other Boğazköy Texts
      Concordance of the CTH-Numbers according to “CHDS 2” and “Konkordanz”

      • Unpublished Bo-Fragments in Transliteration I (Bo 9536 - Bo 9736)
      • Chicago Hittite Dictionary Supplements 2
      • Chicago: The Oriental Institute, 2015
      • Pp. xvi + 224; 234 illustrations
      • ISBN 978-1-61491-028-2
      • $41.95
      For an up to date list of all Oriental Institute publications available online see:

      News from Online Coins of the Roman Empire (OCRE)

      Major photographic updates to OCRE
      Much progress has been made recently in photographically covering the American Numismatic Society collection for the Roman imperial department. By using some NEH funding to hire a photographer to focus mainly on Roman imperial coins in a more high-speed workflow, photos for more than 7,000 Roman imperial coins have been captured over the last six months or so.

      These images have finally pushed through the main image processing workflow and are now available online. The Nomisma.org SPARQL endpoint has been updated with the latest dump from Mantis to reflect these additions. Furthermore, more than 1,100 new links to OCRE have been made from the ANS collection from RIC Volumes I to IV. Nearly 15,300 coins from the ANS are now linked in OCRE, up from just over 14,000 previously. Furthermore, the photographic coverage has been extended from 3,499 coins in our collection to about 12,000.

      Lastly, we have pushed the first portion of RIC Volume V into OCRE. These are the coins from during Valerian's life, from his sole reign to joint reign with his son, Gallienus. We have not yet linked physical specimens from the ANS or other museum collections into these RIC V URIs yet, but look for this to be done in the next week or two. For now, you can take a look at the types at http://numismatics.org/ocre/results?q=recordId:ric.5*. 
      Thursday, April 30, 2015

      Open Access Monograph Series: Ugaritica

      [First posted in AWOL 1 March 2012, updated 1 May 2015]

      Ugaritica in AMAR

      One of a series of AWOL pages seeking to pull together publication series digitized and served through AMAR: Archive of Mesopotamian Archaeological Site Reports

      Ugaritica. I: études relatives aux découvertes de Ras Shamra Ugaritica. I: études relatives aux découvertes de Ras Shamra Schaeffer, Claude F.-A. (Claude Frédéric-Armand), 1898-1982 1939

      Ugaritica. II: nouvelles études relatives aux découvertes de Ras Shamra Ugaritica. II: nouvelles études relatives aux découvertes de Ras Shamra Schaeffer, Claude F.-A. (Claude Frédéric-Armand), 1898-1982 1949

      Ugaritica. III : sceaux et cylindres hittites, épée gravée du cartouche de Mineptah, tablettes Ugaritica. III : sceaux et cylindres hittites, épée gravée du cartouche de Mineptah, tablettes chypro-minoennes et autres découvertes nouvelles de Ras Shamra Schaeffer, Claude F.-A (Claude Frédéric-Armand), 1898-1982 1956

      Ugaritica. IV: Découvertes des 18e et 19e campagnes, 1954-1955 : fondements préhistoriques d'Ugarit Ugaritica. IV: Découvertes des 18e et 19e campagnes, 1954-1955 : fondements préhistoriques d'Ugarit et nouveaux sondages, études anthropologiques, poteries grecques et monnaies islamiques de Ras Shamra et environs Schaeffer, Claude F.-A. (Claude Frédéric-Armand), 1898-1982 1962

      Ugaritica. V: nouveaux textes accadiens, hourrites et ugaritiques des archives et bibliothèques privées Ugaritica. V: nouveaux textes accadiens, hourrites et ugaritiques des archives et bibliothèques privées d'Ugarit Nougayrol, Jean 1968

      Ugaritica. VI: publié à l'occasion de la XXXe campagne de fouilles à Ras Shamra (1968) Ugaritica. VI: publié à l'occasion de la XXXe campagne de fouilles à Ras Shamra (1968) Schaeffer, Claude F.-A. (Claude Frédéric-Armand), 1898-1982 1969

      Ugaritica. VII Ugaritica. VII Schaeffer, Claude F.-A. (Claude Frédéric-Armand), 1898-1982

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      New Open Access Journal: Comparative Mythology

      Comparative Mythology
      ISSN: 2409-9899
      The International Association for Comparative Mythology (http://compmyth.org ) is happy to present the inaugural issue of our long - planned journal Comparative Mythology. 
      IACM was founded in 2006, and we have held annual conferences on three continents. Comparative Mythology was conceived near the beginning of the organization, but the birth has been (like that of Väinamöinen ) protracted for technical reasons. The aim of th e new journal – the only one dedicated to comparative mythology with a worldwide scope – is to study ancient and current mythologies by employing various appropriate methodologies, some traditional, some radically new. 
      We have long felt that the field of mythology is in need of an international journal dealing with world - wide mythology, as distinct from journals with a local or regional focus and from those of the adjacent field of folklore. The lack of a journal fully dedicated to comparative mythology h as been and still is a large lacuna in the field. Even though the new French journal Nouvelle mythologie comparée (http://nouvellemythologiecomparee.hautetfort.com ) covers some of the same territory as ours, it rather seems to focus more narrowly on Indo-European myths. Instead, we want to include accounts of mythologies from all regions and time periods, including prehistory as far as visible in Stone Age rock art or as appearing in careful reconstructions. The latter includes the innovative approach of combining traditional comparison with the historical study of myths, both extinct and current, which allows for the reconstruction of earlier stages. 
      Comparative Mythology will thus include studies on the various forms that mythologies have taken in history and prehistory, including their use in ritual, their presence as archaeological remnants and in various religions, while making use, when relevant, of philological, linguistic, genetic and other scientific information and methods. Attention will also be given to the study of the origin and spread of the mythologies of human populations out of East Africa, possibly remnants of the tales of the “African Eve” 

      Vol 1 (2015): Issue 1

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      Modern Language Translations of Byzantine Sources

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      Search for modern language translations of Byzantine primary sources by keywords in the "Site search" box above, or browse to results using the pull-down menus in the right hand column.
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      Title Author Century Publication Year Translation Language
      Leben der byzantinischen Kaiser : (978 - 1075) 11th
      Die große Arithmetik aus dem Codex Vind. phil. gr. 65 15th
      Vida de Espiridón 7th
      San Cosme y san Damián : vida y milagros 3rd
      The life of St. Basil the Younger
      The wars of Justinian 6th
      Memoirs of Sylvester Syropoulos, Section IV 15th
      An English translation and commentary on Origo Constantini imperatoris
      The Histories 15th
      The Acts of the Lateran Synod of 649
      Ancoratus 4th, 5th
      Michael Psellos on Symeon the Metaphrast and on the Miracle at Blachernae 11th
      Three Christological treatises 5th
      The fragmentary history of Priscus 5th
      On the difficulties in the Church Fathers 6th, 7th
      Vita di s. Aussenzio di Bitinia 11th
      La vie métrique de Théodore Stoudite par Stéphane Mélès (BHG 1755m) 12th
      История ромеев 14th
      Ὁ ἅγιος Νεόφυτος ὁ Ἔγκλειστος καὶ ἡ τυπικὴ διαθήκη τοῦ 13th
      Greek (Modern)
      Die Jakobus-Liturgie in ihren Überlieferungssträngen. Edition des Cod. arm. 17 von Lyon
      Asketische Schriften 13th
      Biographien über Philosophen und Sophisten 4th, 5th
      Libros de Retórica 15th
      Sobre las imágenes sagradas 8th
      De fide orthodoxa 8th
      Secular orations 1167/8 to 1179 12th
      Two early lives of Severos, Patriarch of Antioch 6th
      A review of Logos 38 of Nikon of the Black Mountain 11th
      The foundation of the Pantokrator monastery in its urban setting
      The Panarion of Epiphanius of Salamis, Books II and III, De fide 4th
      Empress Piroska-Eirene’s Collaborators in the Foundation of the Pantokrator Monastery : The Testimony of Nikolaos Kataphloron 12th
      Jacob of Sarug's homily on the sinful woman 5th, 6th
      Manuel Philes and the Asan family 14th
      On celestial signs (De ostentis) 6th
      Accounts of medieval Constantinople : the Patria
      9th, 10th, 11th
      Three unpublished texts on Christ’s unique will and operation from the Syriac florilegium in the ms. London, British Library, Add. 14535 7th, 8th
      On the months (De mensibus) 6th
      Pseudo-Kodinos and the Constantinopolitan court 14th
      Violence in Roman Egypt
      1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
      The life of Saint Symeon the new theologian 11th
      Encheiridion and spurious works 5th
      Light on the mountain 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 12th, 13th, 14th
      Treasury 13th
      The Anonymous Sayings of the Desert Fathers 5th, 6th, 7th
      The life of Patriarch Ignatius 10th
      The funerary speech for John Chrysostom
      Il “Canto di Armuris”
      I manoscritti e il testo di quattro Ἕτερα κεφάλαια 11th
      Les Zélotes : une révolte urbaine à Thessalonique au 14è siècle 14th
      Un recueil inédit de miracles de Cyr et Jean dans le Koutloumousiou 37 6th, 7th