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New Open Access Journal: Skenè. Journal of Theatre and Drama Studies

Skenè. Journal of Theatre and Drama Studies
ISSN: 2421-4353
The journal wishes to inspire and host, in a new academic site, a vivacious debate on issues, questions and specifics of drama and theatre texts from antiquity to the present. Areas of special interest are the forms, modes and genres of play texts, and the impact of dramaturgy and performance on their codification. The journal intends to stimulate a discussion on critical approaches to the play text and the performance text within an interdisciplinary context. Philological, linguistic, rhetorical, semiotic, and translation studies, as well as literary and philosophical hermeneutics, reception studies, sociology of theatre, and performance studies will all contribute to a lively confrontation between different perspectives and critical views. The journal promotes the interaction between international scholars of various humanistic areas, furthering a dialogue between renowned and younger researchers.

Skenè. Journal of Theatre and Drama Studies is a peer-reviewed publication.
Issues: Biannual (Spring and Fall), on-line and print on demand, illustrated.
Founded: 2014


Open Access Book from the Petrie Museum: The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology: Characters and Collections

The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology: Characters and Collections
Alice Stevenson | June 2015
Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology cover

Format: 255x192mm
ISBN: 978-1-910634-04-2
Pages: 120

About the book

The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology first opened its doors in 1915, and since then has attracted visitors from all over the world as well as providing valuable teaching resources. Named after its founder, the pioneering archaeologist Flinders Petrie, the Museum holds more than 80,000 objects and is one of the largest and finest collections of Egyptian and Sudanese archaeology in the world. Richly illustrated and engagingly written, the book moves back and forth between recent history and the ancient past, between objects and people. Experts discuss the discovery, history and care of key objects in the collections such as the Koptos lions and Roman era panel portraits. The rich and varied history of the Petrie Museum is revealed by the secrets that sit on its shelves. 

About the author

Alice Stevenson is the Curator of the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, UCL. She was previously Researcher in World Archaeology at the Pitt Rivers Museum. Her academic specialisation is Predynastic and Early Dynastic Egyptian archaeology, but she has a broad range of interests including the history of archaeology, anthropology and museums. She has written and co-edited many works.

Open Access Journal: Frankfurter elektronische Rundschau zur Altertumskunde (FeRA)

[First posted in AWOL 8 January 2010. Updated 30 May 2015]

Frankfurter elektronische Rundschau zur Altertumskunde (FeRA)
ISSN 1862-8478

Die Frankfurter elektronische Rundschau zur Altertumskunde(FeRA) ist ein open access online-journal für alle klassischen altertumskundlichen Fächer mit drei Ausgaben pro Jahr (April, August und Dezember). Obwohl am Frankfurter Institut für Archäologische Wissenschaften begründet und über den Server der Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität operierend, versteht sich die Zeitschrift nicht als reine Seminarpublikation, sondern lädt ausdrücklich Nachwuchswissenschafter aller Universitäten ein, Fachbeiträge und Rezensionen einzureichen.

The Frankfurter elektronische Rundschau zur Altertumskunde (FeRA) is an open access online journal especially designed for subjects which study the antiquities, and is being published three times a year (April, August and December). Though established by the Frankfurter Institut für Archäologische Wissenschaften and operating via the Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität server the journal is not intended to be a mere seminar publication, but explicitly invites qualified young researchers from universities all over the world to present their papers and reviews.

Current issue

FeRA 26 (2015)

ISSN 1862-8478


  • A. Kakoschke, Rekonstruktion einer verlorenen Grabinschrift aus Irsch in der Gallia BelgicaDownload (PDF) | p. 1 - 9

  • A. Kakoschke, Annotationes Epigraphicae I. Zu einigen Inschriften aus den zwei germanischen ProvinzenDownload (PDF) | p. 10 - 26


  • M. Bolder-Boos, Rezension zu: David T. Sugimoto (Hrsg.), Transformation of a Goddess. Ishtar – Astarte – AphroditeDownload (PDF) | p. 27 - 34

  • R. Brendel, Rezension zu: Geoff W. Adams, Marcus Aurelius in the Historia Augusta and beyondDownload (PDF) | p. 35 - 48

  • E. Kettenhofen, Rezension zu: Lawrence J. Baack, Undying Curiosity. Carsten Niebuhr and The Royal Danish Expedition to Arabia (1761–1767)Download (PDF) | p. 49 - 53

  • H. Köpp-Junk, Rezension zu: Christian Josef Bayer, Teje: Die den Herrn Beider Länder mit ihrer Schönheit erfreut. Eine ikonographische StudieDownload (PDF) | p. 54 - 57

  • K. Matijević, Rezension zu: Catherine Steel / Henriette van der Blom (Hrsg.), Community and Communication. Oratory and Politics in Republican RomeDownload (PDF) | p. 58 - 64

  • C. Mauro, Rezension zu: Caroline Sauvage, Routes Maritimes et Systèmes d’échanges internationaux au Bronze R´écent en Méditerranée OrientaleDownload (PDF) | p. 65 - 66

  • U. Reinhardt, Rezension zu: Christoph Jamme / Stefan Matuschek (Hrsg.), Handbuch der MythologieDownload (PDF) | p. 67 - 71

  • M. Steinmann, Rezension zu: Matthias Gelzer, Cicero. Ein biographischer Versuch, 2., erw. Aufl. mit einer forschungsgeschichtlichen Einleitung und einer Ergänzungsbibliographie von Werner RiessDownload (PDF) | p. 72 - 77

Open Access Journal: Bulletin of the Council of University Classical Departments

[First posted in AWOL 17 April 2013, updated 31 May 2015]

Bulletin of the Council of University Classical Departments
The Council of University Classical Departments is the professional forum for all teachers of classical Greek and Roman subjects in British Universities. It has four meetings annually: three meetings of the Standing Committee, and a plenary Council meeting in November, at which all UK Classics Departments (and remnants thereof) are represented (see the constitution, and "Contacts, Representatives, and Member Institutions" below). As well as serving as a voice for classical teachers in higher education on matters of academic and professional significance, CUCD collects annual statistics on students numbers in UK classical degree programmes, and publishes the CUCD Bulletin, which is available on-line from volume 24 (1995), and continues to appear in hard copy at the time of the annual Council meeting.

Projet Volterra wiki

Projet Volterra wiki
The Projet Volterra was established in honour of the memory of the distinguished Roman lawyer Edoardo Volterra (1904-1984), whose widow left his substantial and rich collection of Roman law books to the École Française de Rome. A catalogue of the older items, with reminiscences by relatives and colleagues, has now been published by Douglas Osler as vol. 3 in the series Bibliographica Iuridica(Frankfurt-am-Main, 2006). The general aims of the Projet Volterra are to promote the study of Roman law in its full social, political and legal context.

Please see the Projet Volterra web pages for more information about the project.

This wiki space is an easy way of maintaining Projet Volterra internet based resources
 Resources for Roman Law
 Early Mediaeval Law Resources

New Open Access Journal: Arabian Epigraphic Notes: An Open Access Online Journal on Arabian Epigraphy

ISSN: 2451-8875
Arabian Epigraphic Notes (ISSN: 2451-8875) is a journal of the Leiden Center for the Study of Ancient Arabia. It is dedicated to the publication of epigraphy from Arabia, and for the discussion of relevant historical and linguistic issues.

  1. M.C.A. MacdonaldOn the uses of writing in ancient Arabia and the role of palaeography in studying them
  2. A. Al-Jallad
    A. al-Manaser
    New Epigraphica from Jordan I: a pre-Islamic Arabic inscription in Greek letters and a Greek inscription from north-eastern Jordan

Open Access Articles in the Journal of Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology and Heritage Studies


Journal of Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology and Heritage Studies 


JEMAHS is a peer-reviewed journal devoted to traditional, anthropological, social, and applied archaeologies of the Eastern Mediterranean, encompassing both prehistoric and historic periods. The journal’s geographic range spans three continents and brings together the archaeologies of Greece and the Aegean, Anatolia, the Levant, Cyprus, Egypt, and North Africa. JEMAHS is co-edited by Ann E. Killebrew and Sandra A. Scham.
To access and/or subscribe, go to: JSTOR or Project MUSE

Many issues of JEMAHS include open access articles accessible via JSTOR:

Journal of Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology and Heritage Studies (Vol 3, No 2, 2015).
Journal of Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology and Heritage Studies (Vol 3, No 1, 2015).

Journal of Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology and Heritage Studies (Vol 2, No 3, 2014)

Journal of Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology and Heritage Studies (Vol 2, No 2, 2014)

Journal of Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology and Heritage Studies(Vol 1, No 4, 2013).

Open Access Journal: Ziridava Studia Archaeologica

Ziridava Studia Archaeologica 
ISSN: 1224–7316
Ziridava Studia Archaeologica (ISSN 1224–7316), edited by the Arad Museum Complex, is a periodical of archaeology that is meant to continue the old Ziridava. One must state that Ziridava Studia Archaeologica is published annually and is printed in the month of December of each year.

The periodical aims to publish studies on the archaeology of the Carpathian Basin, but also on the surrounding regions. Therefore, Ziridava Studia Archaeologica is envisioned, first of all, as a periodical with regional impact. One of the main goals of this academic initiative is to publish archaeological materials, but also older research remained unpublished and new research. The team also encourages and supports the publication of synthesis studies and modern approaches.
The first volume of Ziridava was published in 1967, and 25 volumes were edited since then, until 2010. This periodical published studies from various disciplines such as archaeology, history, art history, museology, or ethnography. In time, several independent specialized periodicals were created from the larger Ziridava: Armonii Naturale (since 1996), Zărandul (since 1999), Studii și comunicări (since 1992). A final stage of this process of increased editorial specialization is the publication of a separate periodical of archaeology, Ziridava Studia Archaeologica. Since in specialized archaeological literature Ziridava was correlated to the institution of the Arad Museum, but also due to the numerous archaeological researches performed mainly in the Lower Mureș were published in the periodical from Arad, the editorial board has decided to preserve the name of the periodical. At the same time, in order to avoid braking the tradition and forgetting the efforts of the periodical’s old editorial board, we have decided to continue the numbering the volumes with no. 26 (Ziridava Studia Archaeologica 26, 2012).

Ziridava nr.1 - 24
Cuprins / Contents

Ziridava 27
Cuprins / Contents
Radu Pop, Călin Ghemiş
Contributions to the Knowledge of Parietal Art in North-Western Transylvania. the Discoveries from Ileanda (Sălaj County)

Florin Gogâltan, Victor Sava, Lucian Mercea
Sântana “Cetatea Veche”. Metal and power

Péter Polgár
Anzeichen der Metallbearbeitung bei einer Fundstelle in der Gemarkung von Sopron

Cristian Ioan Popa
A Bronze-Age Hoard Discovered in Ampoiţa (Alba County)

Victor Sava, Dan Matei
Prehistoric and Second-fourth-century Discoveries on the Present-day Territory of Aradu Nou District, in the City of Arad

Cosmin Mihail Coatu, Adrian Socaci
Des monnaies antiques appartenant a une collection privee

Iosif Vasile Ferencz
Dacian Objects from Ardeu in the Collection of the MNIR

Cristian-Constantin Roman
Landmarks in the Development of Carthographic Representations of the Dacian Settlement in Ardeu (Municipality of Balşa, Hunedoara County)

Alexandru Berzovan
Considerations on “Troianul” in Ţara Zarandului

Petru Ureche
The Bow and Arrow during the Roman Era

Erwin Gáll
Two 10-11th century arrow-heads from the environs of Kotori/Cattaro - Herceg Novi/Castelnuovo. Archaeology (?) and art-dealing in the Balkans

Erwin Gáll
From the fortress of Stephen I (997‒1038) to the centre of ‛lord Gelou’. Dăbâca (germ.: Dobeschdorf; hung.: Doboka) in the nationalist myths in the 20th Century

Luminiţa Andreica
Implications of a Tibia and Fibula Fracture in the Secondary Adaptation of the Skeleton of an Individual Discovered in Nădlac “Lutărie” (Arad County)

Florin Mărginean, George Pascu Hurezan, Augustin Mureșan
The Medieval Church in the Village of Secaș (Arad County) and its Vestiges

Florin Ciulavu
The Monetary Reform of Vladislav ii of Walachia (1447-1448; 1448-1456). Survey of research

Corina Toma
A Monetary Hoard Discovered in the Settlement of Cristur (Bihor County). Aspects on the Monetary Circulation of Thalers in Crişana during the Second Half of the Sixteenth Century
Ziridava 26
Cuprins / Contents

Peter Hügel, George Pascu Hurezan, Florin Mărginean, Victor Sava
One and Half Century of Archaeology on the Lower Mureș

Tibor-Tamás Daróczi
Environmental Changes in the Upperand Middle Tisza/Tisa Lowland during the Holocene

Florin Gogâltan, Victor Sava
War and Warriors duringthe Late Bronze Age within the Lower Mureş Valley

Victor Sava, George Pascu Hurezan, Florin Mărginean
Late Bronze Age Metal Artifacts Discoveredin Şagu, Site “A1_1”, Arad – Timişoara Highway (km 0+19.900 – 0+20.620)

Dan Matei
Abandoned Forts and their Civilian Reuse in Roman Dacia

Silviu Oţa
Tombs with Jewels in Byzantine Tradition Discovered on the Present-Day Territory of Romania, North of the Danube (end of the 11th Century-the 14thCentury)

Luminiţa Andreica
Dental Indicators of Stress and Diet Habits of Individuals Discovered in the Ossuary of the Medieval Church in Tauţ (Arad County)

Anca Niţoi, Florin Mărginean, George P. Hurezan
Medieval and Early Modern Military Items Discovered in the Village of Tauţ (Arad County, Western Romania)

Zsuzsanna Kopeczny, Remus Dincă
Tobacco Clay Pipes Discovered in the Historical Center of Timișoara

Călin Ghemiş, Constantin Iosif Zgardan
The Siege of The Fortification in Oradea (1692) Reflected on Baroque Medals

Ana-Maria Gruia
Depictions of Smokers on Stove Tiles (17th-19thcenturies)

Adrian Stoia
Graffiti Discovered in the Western Tower of the Church in Cincu


Historic Editions of the Greek New Testament online via Evangelical Textual Criticism

Reacting to the price (€ 8.640 / $ 11.490) being charged by Brill for its new online collection The Critical Editions of the New Testament Online, colleagues at Evangelical Textual Criticism have assembled a list of links to Historic Editions of the Greek NewTestament online, in open access repositories:

Greek New Testament

Erasmus (1516) (on later editions see Krans): Basel (e-rara): images & pdf; cspmt (pdf); images CSNTM

Complutensian Polyglot (vol five = NT) (1520?): cspmt (pdf)

Aldine (1518): cspmt (pdf)

Colines (1534): cspmt (pdf)

Stephanus (1550): cspmt (pdf); images CSNTM; Bibles online (nice images but fiddly orientation)

Beza: for links to the different editions (and other works of Beza) go here (Jan Krans).
Beza (1588): good individual images at CSNTM
Beza (1598): cspmt (pdf)

Elzevir (1624): cspmt (pdf)

Elzevir (1633): cspmt (pdf)

Mill (1707) good individual images at CSNTM
Mill (rev. by Kuster) (1710) [Google Books] (BSB images & pdf) (SLUB: nice images and pdf) [HT Jan Krans]
Mill (2nd ed. Kuster) (1723) Google Books (BSB images & pdf)

J. A. Bengel (1734) at archive.org (google books) (NB. 1763 Apparatus criticus also at archive.org)

J.J. Wettstein, Prolegomena In Novum Testamentum: Cum Quibusdam Characterum Graecorum Et Latinorum In Libris Manuscriptis Exemplis (1730) [pdf at archive.org] (1764 rev by Semler at Google Books [images & pdf @ mdz])

J.J. Wettstein (1751-2), vol one (1751) at Marburg: images & pdf; vol two (1752) at Marburg: images & pdf [HT Jan Krans]; vol one at archive.org; vols 1(?) & 2 at Stanford/Google Books; hathitrust

J.J. Griesbach, Synopsis Evangeliorum Matthaei, Marci et Lucae. Textum Graecum ad fidem codicum versionum et patrum emendavit et lectionis varietatem adiecit Io. Iac. Griesbach (Halle: Io. Iac. Curt., 1776)  (Synopsis = NT vol 1) [Google Books]
J.J. Griesbach, Libri historici novi testamenti graece: Epistolas Omnes Et Apocalypsin complectens. Novum Testamentum Graece Volumen II (Halle: Curt, 1775) [GB]
J.J. Greisbach, Novum Testamentum Graece. Textum ad fidem codicum versionum et patrum emendavit et lectionis varietatem adiecit Io. Iac. Griesbach (Halle: Io. Iac. Curt., 1777): vol 1 Evangelia et Acta Apostolorum (= Gospels & Acts) [Google Books]

J.J. Griesbach, Symbolae Criticae ad supplendas et corrigendas variarum N.T. lectionum collectiones (Halle) vol. 1 (1785) [Google Books]; vol. 2 (1793) [Google Books]

J.J. Griesbach, Novum Testamentum Graece. Textum ad fidem codicum versionum et patrum recensuit et lectionis varietatem adiecit D. Io. Iac. Griesbach (Halle: Io. Iac. Curt. & London: P. Elmsly, 1796, 2nd edition): vol 1 Evangelia (Google Books); vol. 2: Acta et Epistolas Apostolorum cum Apocalypsi (Halle: Io. Iac. Curtii Haeredes & Londno: Payne & MacKinlay, 1806, 2nd edition) (Google Books) (BSB images & pdf)
Griesbach, Synopsis (1797, 2nd ed.) [Google Books]
J.J. Griesbach, Commentarius Criticus in Textum Graecum Novi Testamenti (Halle) vol. 1 (1798) & vol. 2 (1811) [bound together] [Google Books]
J.J. Griesbach, Synopsis evangeliorum Matthaei, Marci et Lucae una cum lis Joannis pericopis quae omnino cum caeterorum evangelistarum narrationibus conferendae sunt / textum recensuit et selectam lectionis varletatem adjecit D. Jo. Jac. Griesbach. (Halle: Libraria Curtiana, 1809, third edition). [hathitrust]

(Griesbach NT vol 1, 1809 at archive.org; vol. 2, 1809)
(Griesbach NT vol 1, 1818 and vol 2, 1818)
J.J. Griesbach, Synopsis evangeliorum Matthaei Marci et Lucae: una com iis Joannis pericopis quae omnino cum ... (Halle: Officina Libraria Curtiana, 1822, fourth edition). [archive.org]
J.J. Griesbach,  Novum Testamentum Graece. Textum ad fidem codicum versionum et patrum recensuit et lectionis varietatem adiecit D. Io. Iac. Griesbach (rev. D. Schulz; Berlin: F. Laue, 1827, 3rd edition): vol 1 IV Evangelia  [Google Books] [second volume never published]

Harwood, The New Testament (1776) [GB]
Matthaei (1782-1788) vol. 11: Matthew (1788); vol. 12: Mark (1788); vol 10: John (1786); vol. 1: Acts (1782); vol 5: Catholic Epistles (1782); vol. 3: 1&2 Corinthians (1783); vol. 6: Gal, Eph & Phil (1784); vol. 4: Hebrews & Col (1784); vol. 7: 1&2 Thess and Timothy);  vol.8: Apocalypse (1785).
Matthaei, Novum Testamentum Graece (vol. 1, 1803 [Google Books]; vol. 2, 1804 & vol. 3, 1087 [Google Books]) 

F.C. Alter, Novum Testamentum ad codicem vindobonensem graece expressum (Vienna)
vol. 1 (1787) [Google Books]; vol. 2 (1786) [Google Books] [HT Jan Krans]

K. Lachmann, Novum Testamentum Graece (Berlin: G. Reimer, 1831) [archive.org/Google Books]
Lachmann-Buttmann (vol. 1, 1842 [Google Books]; vol. 2, 1850 [Google Books]) (hathitrust)
Tregelles (1857) good individual images at CSNTM    Tyndale House
Tischendorf (NTG, vol. 1, 1869 [Google Books]; vol. 2, 1872 [Google Books]; Prolegomena (C.R. Gregory, 1890) [Google Books])
Westcott & Hort (1881) text [GB]; Intro [GB]
von Soden (1902-13) good individual images of four volumes at CSNTM: one, two, three, four. Also pdfs at cspmt (vol one, two)

Nestle 1899 2nd edition (pdf)


(list of other catalogues) (BL: early printed Bibles)
Darlow & Moule, Historical Catalogue of the Printed Editions of Holy Scripture (London: BFBS, 1903-1911) (hathitrust)
E. Reuss, History of the Sacred Scriptures of the New Testament
E. Reuss, Bibliotheca Novi Testamenti Graeci (1872)
M.Vincent, A History of the Textual Criticism of the New Testament

Major Sites:

E-rara (rare books in Swiss Libraries)

Zentrales Verzeichnis Digitalisierter Drucke

Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek

Worth checking:
Online Books
Early English Books Online
Early European Books
Eighteenth Century collections online

Open Access Journal: Dotawo: A Journal of Nubian Studies

 [First posted in AWOL 13 June 2014, updated 2 June 2015]

Dotawo: A Journal of Nubian Studies
Nubian studies needs a platform in which the old meets the new, in which archaeological, papyrological, and philological research into Meroitic, Old Nubian, Coptic, Greek, and Arabic sources confront current investigations in modern anthropology and ethnography, Nilo-­Saharan linguistics, and critical and theoretical approaches present in post­colonial and African studies.

The journal Dotawo: A Journal of Nubian Studies brings these disparate fields together within the same fold, opening a cross­-cultural and diachronic field where divergent approaches meet on common soil. Dotawo gives a common home to the past, present, and future of one of the richest areas of research in African studies. It offers a crossroads where papyrus can meet internet, scribes meet critical thinkers, and the promises of growing nations meet the accomplishments of old kingdoms.

We embrace a powerful alternative to the dominant paradigms of academic publishing. We believe in free access to information. Accordingly, we are proud to collaborate with DigitalCommons@Fairfield, an institutional repository of Fairfield University in Connecticut, USA, and with open-access publishing house punctum books. Thanks to these collaborations, every volume of Dotawo will be available both as a free online pdf and in online bookstores.

Current Volume: Volume 2 (2015)

From the Editors
We are proud to present the second volume of Dotawo: A Journal of Nubian Studies. This journal offers a multi-disciplinary, diachronic view of all aspects of Nubian civilization. It brings to Nubian studies a new approach to scholarly knowledge: an open-access collaboration with DigitalCommons@Fairfield, an institutional repository of Fairfield University in Connecticut, usa, and publishing house punctum books.
The first two volumes of Dotawo have their origins in a Nubian language panel organized by Angelika Jakobi within the Nilo-Saharan Linguistics Colloquium held at the University of Cologne, May 22 to 24, 2013. Since many invited participants from Sudan were unable to get visas due to the shutdown of the German Embassy in Khartoum at that time, the Fritz Thyssen Foundation funded the organization of a second venue of specialists on modern Nubian languages. This so-called “Nubian Panel 2” was hosted by the Institute of African & Asian Studies at the University of Khartoum on September 18 and 19, 2013. This volume publishes the proceedings of that panel. We wish to extend our thanks both to the Fritz Thyssen Foundation and to Professor Abdelrahim Hamid Mugaddam, the then director of the Institute of African & Asian Studies, for their generous support.
Future volumes will address three more themes: 1) Nubian women; 2) Nubian place names; 3) and know-how and techniques in ancient Sudan. The calls for papers for the first two volumes may be found on the back of this volume. The third volume is already in preparation with the assistance of Marc Maillot of the Section française de la direction des antiquités du Soudan (sfdas), Department of Archeology. We welcome proposals for additional themed volumes, and invite individual submissions on any topic relevant to Nubian studies.


Old Nubian Relative Clauses
Vincent van Gerven Oei

Relative Clauses in Andaandi (Nile Nubian)
Angelika Jakobi and El-Shafie El-Guzuuli

Focus Constructions in Kunuz Nubian
Ahmed-Sokarno Abdel-Hafiz

Kadaru-Kurtala Phonemes
Thomas Kuku Alaki and Russell Norton

Tabaq Kinship Terms
Khaleel Ismail

Number Marking on Karko Nouns
Angelika Jakobi and Ahmed Hamdan

Nubische Berichtigungsliste (1)
Grzegorz Ochała and Giovanni Ruffini
Volume 1 (2014)

Palingenesia of Latin Private Rescripts. 193-305 AD: from the Accession of Pertinax to the Abdication of Diocletian

 By Tony Honoré 
Editor's Note—The palingenesia presented on these pages was prepared by Professor Honoré to accompany his Emperors and Lawyers, 2nd ed. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1994), ISBN 0-19-825769-4. It is reproduced here by the kind permission of the author and of the Oxford University Press. Those who consult the palingenesia are asked to observe all appropriate copyright restrictions.
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The Palingenesia lists private imperial rescripts in Latin between 193 and 305 AD. General information about its character is given in the preface. Its core is a comprehensive collection, arranged chronologically, of Latin rescripts to private petitioners on points of law (ad ius). These number 2,609, though as explained in the preface the number of texts listed is somewhat greater, because the compilers of legal codes and other collections have sometimes split a rescript into two or three parts. Some documents that are not private rescripts but that occur in well-known legal sources have also been included. The rescripts have been drawn from a number of sources, including Justinian's Codex (CJ), Digest (D) and Institutes (J Inst) and other ancient collections such as Vatican Fragments (FV), Collatio legum Mosaicarum et Romanarum (Collatio), Consultatio veteris iurisconsulti (Cons), the Visigothic summary of the Codex Gregorianus and Hermogenianus (CG Visi, CH Visi) the Appendices to Lex Romana Visigothorum (Appx LR Visi), and the modern Collectio Librorum Iuris Anteiustiniani (Collectio) together with those found on inscriptions and papyri. All the constitutions listed are taken to be rescripts on points of law in answer to petitions by private individuals (i.e. what were at one time called subscriptiones) except those that are specifically marked as letters to officials or prominent people (epistulae) or other types of imperial law, such as edicts (edicta), final or interlocutory judgments (sententiae), and oral pronouncements made out of court (interlocutiones de plano). In principle these other types of constitution should not be included in the Palingenesia, but exceptions have been made when they appear in well-known legal sources such as CJ or Vatican Fragments, so that their omission might cause puzzlement. Rescripts on matters other than law, such as the granting or refusal of concessions or privileges, are likewise in principle excluded; so are those of which we have only a text in Greek (with the exception of three from Justinian's Codex and Digest), and those that cannot be dated to the period 193-305. The same holds of impromptu answers to petitioners of the sort collected in the Apokrimata of Septimius Severus, which were not referred to the secretary for petitions (procurator a libellis, magister libellorum) to draft a reply on a point of law and so cannot be relied on as evidence for the secretary's style.

Open Access Library: Theological Commons

The Theological Commons is a digital library of over 80,000 resources on theology and religion. It consists mainly of public domain books but also includes periodicals, audio recordings, and other formats. 

Please see the Acknowledgments page for information on our partners and sponsors.
Selection of materials for inclusion in the Theological Commons is guided by the Library’s Collection Development Policy. Additionally, due to legal restrictions on copyrighted works, the Theological Commons only includes materials that are out of copyright, or for which special permission has been obtained from the copyright holder. Typically, works published before 1923 are unambiguously out of copyright, and such works constitute the vast majority of content in the Theological Commons.









Open Access Journal: Journal of Textual Reasoning

Journal of Textual Reasoning
The Journal of Textual Reasoning is the main publishing expression of the Society of Textual Reasoning, which sponsors an electronic list-serve [textualreasoning@list.mail.virginia.edu] and meetings at professional academic conferences. The Journal will publish essays in the exegetical analyses of Jewish texts and the practice of textual reasoning as well as statements in the on-going development of the theory of Textual Reasoning. The Journal will generally follow a particular theme in each issue and include reviews of books relevant to Textual Reasoning. In the traditions of rabbinic thought and dialogical philosophy, we aim to present individual articles along with commentaries to them. To subscribe or to check on your options, write to textualreasoning-request@list.mail.virginia.edu.

Volume 8, Number 1: Narrative, Textuality, and the Other

General Editors Peter OchsSteven Kepnes
Issue Editors Peter Ochs Ashley Tate
Managing Editor Ashley Tate

Peter Ochs, University of Virginia

Part I: Language, Identity, and Textuality
The Teshuvah of Jacques Derrida: Judaism Hors-texte Emilie Kutash, St. Joseph’s College
The Plot within the Piyyut: Retelling the Story of Balak on the Liturgical Stage Laura Lieber, Duke University

Part II: Textual Reasonings for a “Vav” and a “Na”
About a Vav: Arguments for Changing the Nusach Masorti Regarding Hanukkah Bernhard Rohrbacher
The Binding of Isaac as a Trickster Narrative: And God Said “Na” Eugene F. Rogers, Jr, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Part III: Reading Texts With and Against the Other
Inter-religious Dialogue and Debate: Ibn Kammuna’s Cultural Model Abdulrahman Al-Salimi, al-Tafahom Journal, Sultanate of Oman
Textual Reasoning as Constructive Conflict: A Reading of Talmud Bavli Hagigah 7a Jonathan Kelsen, Drisha Institute

Volume 7, Number 1 (March 2012): Autonomy, Community, and the Jewish Self
Volume 6, Number 2 (March 2011): The Female Ruse: Women’s Subversive Voices in Biblical and Rabbinic Texts
Volume 6, Number 1 (December 2010): Halakhah and Morality
Volume 5, Number 1 (December 2007): Prayer and Otherness
Volume 4, Number 3 (May 2006): Jewish Sensibilities
Volume 4, Number 2 (March 2006): Rational Rabbis
Volume 4, Number 1 (November 2005): The Ethics of the Neighbor
Volume 3, Number 1 (June 2004): Strauss and Textual Reasoning
Volume 2, Number 1 (June 2003): The Aqedah: Midrash as Visualization
Volume 1, Number 1 (2002): Why Textual Reasoning? 

Old Series
The Journal of Textual Reasoning evolved from “The Postmodern Jewish Philosophy Bitnetwork,” a collaborative project begun in 1991. An archive of these correspondences and early iterations of the journal may be found here. The year 2002 marked the official transition to the  Journal of Textual Reasoning, whose publications are listed above.

Open Access Book: 11th International Conference on Greek Linguistics (Rhodes, 26-29 September 2013): Selected Papers

New Open Access Journal: Thersites: Journal for Transcultural Presences & Diachronic Identities from Antiquity to Date

Thersites: Journal for Transcultural Presences & Diachronic Identities from Antiquity to Date
ISSN: 2364-7612
thersites is an international open access journal for innovative transdisciplinary classical studies founded in 2014 by Christine Walde, Filippo Carlà and Christian Stoffel.
  • thersites expands classical reception studies by reflecting on Greco-Roman antiquity as present phenomenon and diachronic culture that is part of today’s transcultural and highly diverse world. Antiquity, in our understanding, does not merely belong to the past, but is always experienced and engaged in the present.
  • thersites contributes to the critical review on methods, theories, approaches and subjects in classical scholarship, which currently seems to be awkwardly divided between traditional perspectives and cultural turns.
  • thersites brings together scholars, writers, essayists, artists and all kinds of agents in the culture industry to get a better understanding of how antiquity constitutes a part of today’s culture and (trans-)forms our present.

Bd. 1 (2015): Caesar's Salad: Antikerezeption im 20. und 21. Jahrhundert



Geleitwort der Herausgeber
Filippo Carlà, Christian Stoffel, Christine Walde
Christine Walde, Christian Stoffel


Christian Rollinger
Maria Rossdal
Annemarie Ambühl
Annalisa De Rosa
Christian Stoffel
Lisa Sannicandro
Eva Marie Noller
Stefan Ardeleanu
Andreas Lenz

See the full List of Open Access Journals in Ancient Studies

Propylaeum E-Books: Archäologische Berichte, Daidalos, and Studies in African Archaeology

Propylaeum E-Books
Mit der Software Open Monograph Press (OMP) bietet Propylaeum eine technische Plattform zur Veröffentlichung elektronischer  Bücher. Das Angebot richtet sich an Altertumswissenschaftler und Altertumswissenschaftlerinnen weltweit.

Die Universitätsbibliothek Heidelberg gewährleistet die Grundeinrichtung und das Hosting der Software Monograph Press (OMP) als technische Plattform für Ihr Buch oder Ihre Schriftenreihe.

Die Open-Source-Software OMP ist ein Angebot des internationalen "Public Knowledge Project". Sie bildet den gesamten redaktionellen Begutachtungs- und Publikationsprozess bei der Veröffentlichung eines E-Books ab. So lässt sich von der Einreichung eines Beitrags über die Organisation des Peer Review bis hin zur Veröffentlichung jeder Schritt komfortabel über den Webbrowser abwickeln. Eine Print-on-Demand-Lösung ist in Vorbereitung.

Wir bieten vor Ort in der Universitätsbibliothek Heidelberg eine Einführung in die Bedienung von OMP und in dessen Funktionen und Arbeitsprozesse und übernehmen nach Absprache einen Teil der notwendigen Aufgaben. Wir bieten Ihnen hier zudem die Möglichkeit, Ihre Forschungsdaten zu archivieren.

Ein erstes Beispiel für eine solche Kooperation ist die neue Open-Access-Schriftenreihe "Archäologische Berichte" der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Ur- und Frühgeschichte (DGUF).
Weitere in Propylaeum E-Books online gestellte Monographien finden Sie hier.

Wenn Sie auch Interesse an unserem Angebot haben, melden Sie sich bei uns – egal, ob sich Ihr Open-Access-E-Book noch in der Planungsphase befindet oder ob eine bereits im Printformat existierende Schriftenreihe in eine elektronische Ausgabe transformiert werden soll.
Archäologische Berichte
Die Archäologischen Berichte (Arch. Ber.) sind die Monografien der DGUF. Sie erscheinen seit 1987 mit etwa einem Band pro Jahr. Ziel der DGUF bei der Gründung der Reihe war es, unseren Autoren eine Möglichkeit zu bieten, mit hoher Reichweite und wissenschaftsüblicher Qualitätssicherung preiswert und schnell publizieren zu können. Um dieses Ziel noch wirksamer erreichen zu können, erscheinen die Monografien seit Band 25 (2014) hybrid: in einer Druckausgabe und – in Kooperation mit der Universitätsbibliothek Heidelberg – zusätzlich online im Open Access. Wie unsere Zeitschrift Archäologische Informationen nehmen auch die Monografien seit Band 25 bei Bedarf ergänzende Materialien und Open Data auf.
In einigen Bänden der Reihe wurden Arbeiten publiziert, die in der DGUF selbst entstanden sind, wie etwa die zweibändige Gedenkschrift für Wolfgang Taute (Arch. Ber. 14, 2001) oder die Literaturempfehlungen des DGUF-Arbeitskreises "Archäologie in Schule und Bildung" (Arch. Ber. 21, 2006). Die überwiegende Mehrheit der Bände entsteht jedoch aus guten Examensarbeiten und Dissertationen, die wir hier – kostengünstig für Autoren wie Leser – zeitnah zum Druck bringen. Die Werke erscheinen mit weltweiter Reichweite, gedruckt und im Open Access, samt Verlag und ISBN-Nummer in einer etablierten Reihe: Ein erheblicher Mehrwert gegenüber einer Publikation in Eigenregie, für Autoren wie für Leser.
Übersicht über alle bisher erschienenen Bände hier:

Daidalos: Heidelberger Abschlussarbeiten zur Klassischen Archäologie

Daidalos ist eine Publikationsplattform für überdurchschnittlich gute Abschlussarbeiten des Instituts für Klassische Archäologie der Universität Heidelberg. 

Studies in African Archaeology

IMAGO: The Roman Society Centenary Image Bank

IMAGO: The Roman Society Centenary Image Bank
IMAGO was conceived in 2010 to commemorate the Roman Society's centenary. It is intended to be used by students, teachers, lecturers and everyone interested in the archaeology, history and material culture of ancient Rome.

Photos are donated and available to use and share for educational and research purposes only, and downloadable images can be quickly saved or copied into presentation software such as PowerPoint.
Click here for the complete list with brief descriptions of all photos in the IMAGO database (downloads as an Excel spreadsheet).

The majority of the photos are digitised copies of the Society's slide collection, which grew to include 3,500 slides - the best of the collection was scanned and enhanced to improve access to this valuable resource. Although the quality of some slides, mostly donated in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, is variable, they are also important records of how Roman monuments and their environments (and the people studying these remains) have changed over time. Many digital images are also available and these will grow as more photos are donated.

Donating photos of new and well known sites ensures users of IMAGO will continue to be able to access images of the lastest Roman finds and discoveries.

Fasti Congressum

Fasti Congressum
Every week, somewhere in the world, a congress, seminar, encounter, conference or workshop is hold, with a subject directly related with Classics. The interest generated by this period within the academic world leads to an exchange of ideas which is hard to track. Fasti Congressum is born with the aim of becoming a useful tool for professionals, researchers, students and amateurs by compiling the greatest number of events as possible in a single calendar with two kinds of information: Call for Papers and Congress programs. Topics are framed in the many aspects of Classics: Rome, Greece, Egypt, East, History, Proto-History, Archaeology, Epigraphy, Numismatics, Art, Philology, Literature, Philosophy, Reception and Topography.

Cada semana en algún lugar del mundo, se celebra un congreso, un seminario, un encuentro, una conferencia o un taller cuya temática está directamente relacionada con la Antigüedad. El interés que suscita este periodo en el mundo académico permite un intenso tráfico de ideas al que es difícil seguirle la pista. Fasti Congressuum nace con la intención de transformarse en una herramienta útil para profesionales, investigadores, estudiantes y curiosos al recopilar el mayor número posible de estos eventos en un único calendario con dos tipos de informaciones, las relativas a los Call for Papers y los propios congresos. Su temática se encuadra en los numerosos aspectos relacionados con la Antigüedad Clásica: Roma, Grecia, Egipto, Oriente, Historia, Protohistoria, Arqueología, Epigrafía, Numismática, Arte, Filología, Literatura, Filosofía, Legado y Topografía.
Ogni settimana in ogni posto del mondo, si celebra un congresso, un seminario, un’incontro, una conferenza o un simposio la cui tematica è direttamente relazionata con l’Antichità. L’interesse che suscita questo periodo nel mondo accademico, permette un intenso traffico di idee delle quali è difficile seguire le tracce. Fasti Congressuum nasce con l’intenzione di trasformarsi in uno strumento utile per professionisti, ricercatori, studenti e curiosi di raccogliere il maggior numero possibile di questi eventi in un unico calendario con due tipi d’informazioni, quelle dei Call for Papers e i congressi veri e propri. I temi si inquadrano nei numerosi aspetti connessi con l’Antichità Classica: Roma, Grecia, Egitto, Vicino Oriente, Storia, Protostoria, Archeologia, Epigrafia, Numismatica, Arte, Filologia, Letteratura, Filosofia, Eredità e Topografia.

Journal of Cuneiform Studies Vol. 67, 2015 available without charge until 5 July

Available without charge until 5 July 2015, courtesy of The American Schools of Oriental Research, only via the following link:

Journal of Cuneiform Studies Vol. 67, 2015
Front Matter
DOI: 10.5615/jcunestud.67.2015.fm
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5615/jcunestud.67.2015.fm
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The King's Standard from Ebla Palace G (pp. 3-22) 
Frances Pinnock
DOI: 10.5615/jcunestud.67.2015.0003
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Erra-kibri, ŠABRA d'Iddin-ilum et ses collègues (pp. 23-38) 
Laurent Colonna d'Istria and Dominique Beyer
DOI: 10.5615/jcunestud.67.2015.0023
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5615/jcunestud.67.2015.0023
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A New Manuscript of the Lament for Eridu (pp. 39-43) 
Ilan Peled
DOI: 10.5615/jcunestud.67.2015.0039
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An Adab Composition of Nergal/Meslamtaea At Lagaš and Ĝirsu for Šulgi (pp. 45-63) 
Jeremiah Peterson
DOI: 10.5615/jcunestud.67.2015.0045
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5615/jcunestud.67.2015.0045
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Discharge of Duty: Hittite šaḫḫan luzzi (pp. 65-66) 
Jaan Puhvel
DOI: 10.5615/jcunestud.67.2015.0065
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5615/jcunestud.67.2015.0065
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An Illicit Hittite-Latin Affair
(pp. 67-70) 
Benjamin W. Fortson IV
DOI: 10.5615/jcunestud.67.2015.0067
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5615/jcunestud.67.2015.0067
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Ura= ḫubullu XXII: The Standard Recension
(pp. 71-125) 
Yigal Bloch and Wayne Horowitz
DOI: 10.5615/jcunestud.67.2015.0071
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5615/jcunestud.67.2015.0071
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Sustaining the Assyrian Army among Friends and Enemies in 714 BCE (pp. 127-143) 
John Marriott and Karen Radner
DOI: 10.5615/jcunestud.67.2015.0127
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New Proposed Chronological Sequence and Dates of Composition of Esarhaddon's Babylon Inscriptions (pp. 145-168) 
Jamie Novotny
DOI: 10.5615/jcunestud.67.2015.0145
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Birds, Balaĝs, and Snakes (K.4206+) (pp. 169-186) 
Sam Mirelman
DOI: 10.5615/jcunestud.67.2015.0169
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A Late Babylonian Compendium of Calendrical and Stellar Astrology
(pp. 187-215) 
J. M. Steele
DOI: 10.5615/jcunestud.67.2015.0187
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Discovery of the Zodiac Man in Cuneiform (pp. 217-233) 
John Z. Wee
DOI: 10.5615/jcunestud.67.2015.0217
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Iconicarchive: Fondation pour le Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae (LIMC)

Iconicarchive: Fondation pour le Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae (LIMC)

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