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The 70th Anniversary of the Journal: Памяти Михаила Леоновича Гаспарова - In Memory of Mikhail Leonovich Gasparov (= Вестник древней истории [ISSN: 0321-0391]1 (260) 2007 


Woods, Gillian 2016. In the beginning…the origins of predynastic religion. PhD Thesis, Cardiff University.

Woods, Gillian 2016. In the beginning…the origins of predynastic religion. PhD Thesis, Cardiff University.
This work covers the Western Desert to the Nile Valley during the period ca. 6500-3750 calBC and determines the aetiology and nature of early Predynastic (Badarian- ca. 4350-3750 calBC) belief systems. The migration of peoples from the Western Desert to the Nile Valley as a result of the commencement of aridification in ca. 5300 calBC would have influenced belief systems. Throughout, a flexible theoretical framework is used to interrogate the heterogeneous evidence. The catalyst for the work is Bárta’s retrospective interpretation of the rock-art motifs in Wadi Sura as early representations of ancient Egyptian deities and the beginnings of ancient Egyptian religion. The motifs are also linked to Middle Kingdom concept of the dead by Le Quellec. These two interpretations are examined and are proved to be incorrect. The conclusion is that the motifs are the result of a shamanic rain ritual. Archaeological evidence reveals there was no direct contact between Wadi Sura and the Nile Valley. The rock-art in Dakhleh Oasis and environs was also analysed as was the megalithic site of Nabta Playa. Although different, both appear to have had concerns about rain and fertility. Ceramic evidence reveals contacts between Nabta Playa, Dakhleh Oasis and the early Badarian sites. This suggests that at least part of the aetiology of beliefs was the Western Desert. The interrogation of mortuary evidence at Gebel Ramlah, associated with Nabta Playa and that of the Badarian period reveals a belief in an afterlife, rebirth and regeneration. The role of the living is considered vital for the dead to achieve this transformational status. At all sites the supernatural and symbolism appear to play an important role as does shamanism. It is apparent that the concepts of fertility, an afterlife and rebirth formed the basis of the early Predynastic belief systems. No recognisable deities existed. 

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    ARA Bulletin 2012, Issue 21 Part 1   Part 2   Part 3
    Editorial on; the discovery of a hoard on Jersey; the Charioteer of Mozia; the Dancing Satyr of Mazara de Vallo
    The most north-westerly Roman villa in Wales: a summary of the discovery and excavation of a late Romano-British villa at Abermagwr, near Aberystwyth: Jeffrey L Davis and Toby G Driver
    Septimius Severus: Roman emperor, AD 193-211, an anniversary symposium: Philip Kenrick, Nick Hoddgson, Fraser Hunter, Hafed Walda and Grahame Soffe
    A silver serpent finger ring from St George's church, Southwark: Martin Henig and Bruce Watson
    New research at Roman Caerleon 2006-2011: survey and excavations in the legionary fortress and Canabae of Isca: Andrew Gardner and Peter Guest
    The Antinous Enigma, Part 1: Bryn Walters
    Trouble with the foundations: a warning to the archaeological interpreter : Anthony Beeson
    A possible Nymphaeum at Truckle Hill, Wiltshire: Phil Andrews
    Sacred springs and a pervasive Roman ritual: Eberhard Sauer
    Book reviews: Spirits of the Dead, Roman Funerary Commemoration in Western Eurpoe, and AD410 The Year that Shook Rome, and The Romans who Shaped Britain
    'Into the burning fiery furnace': Vivian Swan, kilns and pottery in the Roman world: Grahame Soffe

    ARA Bulletin 2010/2011, Issue 20 Part 1   Part 2   Part 3
    Editorial on the Crosby Garrett Helmet
    Discovering a new Roman villa and mosaic at Coberley, Gloucestershire, with Time Team: Anthony Beeson
    Further excavations at the Truckle Hill Roman bath-house in 2008 and 2009, an interim note: Phil Andrews
    Souvenir or votive? The Ilam Pan: Martin Henig
    The reconstruction of Legionary temples at Corbridge: Nick Hodgson
    Southwick Villa, Sussex, AD 150: Anthony Beeson
    Britannia: the numismatic evidence for its role in the civil wars of AD 68-69: Michael Hammerson and Bruce Watson
    Alan McWhirr: Roman Cirencester and a Romano-British industry: Grahame Soffe and Bryn Walters
    Poor man's silver? The role of pewter in Roman Britain; a collection in the British Museum: Lindsey Smith
    Roman Bulgaria: Grahame Soffe

    A.R.A. Bulletin April 2009 Issue 19 Part 1   Part 2
    An elaborate Roman sculptural facade at Caerwent: Anthony Beeson
    A detached Roman bathhouse at Truckle Hill, Wiltshire: Phil Andrews
    Bill Putnam (1930-2008): obituary: Grahame Soffe
    A coin-ring from Chirton, Wiltshire: Paul Robinson
    Big Wishes from small presents: the true value of miniature votive offerings: Philip Kiernan
    The Roman Furnace Project: an archaeological experiment in building and firing Roman glassmaking furnaces: Mark Taylor and David Hill
    Whitley Castle, Northumberland: Dave Went
    A geophysical survey of the Truckle Hill Roman villa, Wiltshire: David J Sabin and Kerry T Donaldson

    A.R.A. Bulletin December 2007 Issue 18 Part 1   Part 2    Part 3   Part 4
    The Chester Amphitheatre Project: Tony Wilmott
    Tessa Verney Wheeler, Archaeologist: an introductory note: Lydia Carter
    Statuettes and figurines in Roman Britain: Martin Henig
    Grace Simpson (1920-2007) obituary: Joanna Bird
    The Roman bridge at Corbridge: Paul Bidwell
    Aileen Fox and her contribution to Romano-British archaeology: Grahame Soffe
    Recent excavations in Roman Leicester: Richard Buckley, Tim Higgins, Jon Coward, John Tate, Anthony Gnanaratnam and Roger Kipling

    A.R.A. Bulletin October 2006 Issue 17 Part 1   Part 2   Part 3
    Professor Peter Brown: Hon. D. Litt award: Martin Henig
    Professor Barry Cunliffe: Knight Bachelor award: Grahame Soffe
    A Millennium excavation at Carlisle: a Roman fort revealed: David Evans
    New discoveries and further work at Pillerton Priors Roman villa, Warwickshire: David J Sabin and Kerry T Donaldson
    The Kettlebaston cameo ring: Martin Henig and Judith Plouviez
    A Roman circus at Colchester: Bryn Walters
    Evidence for iconoclasm at Chester? Cheryl Clay
    Maiden Castle: the casual dead or battle victims? Christopher Sparey-Green
    Brading villa: a phoenix rises in the land of the Vectis: David Tomalin
    Alchester: Vespasian's base discovered? Eberhard Sauer
    Brian Hartley (1929-2005): obituary: Grahame Soffe
    New mosaic discoveries in the South-West: Anthony Beeson
    Constantine the Great at York: Grahame Soffe

    A.R.A. Bulletin March 2004 Issue 16
    The Venus of Dubris: an exceptional piece of sculpture from Roman Dover: Anthony Beeson
    Engraved gemstones in Roman Britain: Part 2, Cameos: Martin Henig
    The Roman villa at Bradford-on-Avon: investigations at St. Laurence School: Mark Corney
    New villa discoveries in South Gloucestershire: Bryn Walters

    A.R.A. Bulletin August 2003 Issue 15
    Engraved gemstones in Roman Britain; Part 1 Intaglios: Martin Henig
    The Keynsham Eagles: Martin Henig
    The Keynsham Eagles; Anthony Beeson Replies
    The rediscovery of the Roman Temple at Millington, East Yorkshire: Peter Halkon, Henry Chapman, Helen Fenwick, Jeremy Taylor and Helen Woodhouse
    A tale of Two Villas, Beddington and Barcombe: David Rudling
    Roman London's Water Supply: Ian Blair and Dan Swift
    The International Roman Archaeology Conference 2003: Grahame Soffe
    ARA award for Bradford-on-Avon Roman Villa: Grahame Soffe

    A.R.A. Bulletin March 2003 Issue 14 Part 1   Part 2
    Roman Villa and Mosaic at Pillerton Priors, Warwickshire: David Sabin
    A note on The Heirs of King Verica, Kent: Grahame Soffe
    Minster Roman Villa, Kent: David Perkins
    From Petra to Keynsham; a Romano-British sculpture: Anthony Beeson
    Antiquities and Roman Religion: the British Evidence (Part 2): Martin Henig
    Driving on the correct side of the road: Anthony Beeson
    ARA events in 2002
    Shadwell Baths Complex; late Roman London: Bryn Walters
    London's Archaeological Experiment: Jenny Hall
    Further thoughts on the Tockenham Roman Villa, Wiltshire: Bryn Walters
    A new inscription from Roman London: Grahame Soffe

    A.R.A. Bulletin August 2002 Issue 13
    Alchester and the earliest tree-ring dates from Roman Britain: Eberhard Sauer
    New Light on the Roman Villa at Thruxton: Grahame Soffe and Martin Henig
    The Unknown Deity on the Compton Dando Corner Stone: Anthony Beeson
    Antiquities and Roman Religion: the British Evidence (Part 1): Martin Henig
    Taking Action in Roman Yorkshire: Bryn Walters
    An experiment in the manufacture of Roman window glass: Mark Taylor and David Hill

    A.R.A. Bulletin March 2002 Issue 12 Part 1   Part 2
    Graham Webster, Archaeologist: Martin Henig and Grahame Soffe
    Graham Webster, in Appreciation: Tim Strickland
    Graham Webster, at Chester: Kenneth Barton
    Under Graham's Trowel at Barnsley Park: Lance Smith
    Graham Webster, and Cirencester: David Viner
    Graham Webster: Small finds and pottery: Maggi Darling
    Graham Webster: Hadrian's Wall and the Roman Army: Brian Dobson
    Graham Webster, a personal view: Beth Bishop
    ARA events in 2001
    Graham and the Exploration of Wroxeter: Roger White
    Lady Godiva and a Celtic Festival: Graham Webster

    A.R.A. Bulletin August 2001 Issue 11
    Graham Webster: obituary
    Roman Mosaics: an overview: Roger Ling
    The Corpus of Romano-British Mosaics: SR Cosh and DS Neal
    News: two new mosaic discoveries: Dorchester, Dorset; D Ashford and A. Beeson: Langstone, Wales; B. Walters and KJ Langford
    On Finding a Roman mosaic: Bryn walters
    Romano-British Mosaics and Romano-Celtic Religion: Martin Henig
    The animals on the Orpheus Mosaic from Withington, Gloucestershire: Patricia Witts
    Keynsham's Roman art treasures go on display: Anthony Beeson
    Book Reviews

    A.R.A. Bulletin February 2001 Issue 10
    Thomas Fredrick Colston Blagg (1942-2000): Grahame Soffe, Martin Henig and Anthony King
    Colchester: Roman Garden Pool Indentified: Philip Crummy
    The Chesterton Project: Bryn Walters
    The Newton-St-Loe Orpheus Mosaic takes shape: Anthony Beeson
    Excavations at Plantation Place, London: Trevor Brigham (MoLAS)
    New work and displays along the Hadrianic Frontier: Bryn Walters
    A Relief of Jupiter from Bath: a new interpretation: Anthony Beeson
    ARA events in 2000

    A.R.A. Bulletin Summer 2000 Issue 9
    The Roman Invasion of Britain in AD 43: Grahame Soffe
    Timothy Potter (1944-2000); A personal appreciation: Anthony King and Grahame Soffe
    Ground Penetrating Radar at Gosbecks Archaeological Park: Philip Crummy
    Verulamium: celebration and cause for concern: Martin Henig
    Julie Hursts' Stained Glass Panel
    Chedworth: Roman Villa or Scantuary? A reinterpretation of a well known site: Bryn Walters
    More mosaics temporarily uncovered at Chedworth: Anthony Beeson
    Excavation of the Courtyard Garden at Chedworth: Anthony Beeson
    Durnovaria, Dorchester: A lost opportunity?: Christopher Sparey-Green
    Book Reviews

    A.R.A. Bulletin Autumn 1999 Issue 8
    Obituary of Gerald Brodribb MA, PhD, FSA (1915-1999)
    Abbey Farm excavation: phase three: David Perkins
    Fourth century mosaic in danger at Bignor: Anthony Beeson
    Recent work on the Newton St Loe Orpheus mosaic: Anthony Beeson
    Segedunum Roman fort and museum: Tyne and Wear museums
    Roman marble and bronze sculpture in the kingdom of Togidubnus: Grahame Soffe and Martin Henig
    Roman Bath excursion: Bryn Walters
    Roman fort at Syndale, near Faversham, Kent: Paul Wilkinson
    Arbeia Roman fort and museum: Tyne and Wear museums
    ARA excursion events: Grahame Soffe

    A.R.A. Bulletin Spring/Summer 1999 Issue 7
    Book review
    Alchester, Oxfordshire 1998: new fieldwork: Eberhard Sauer
    The Roman sarcophagus from Spitalfields, London: Jenny Hall
    Hayling Island: a Gallo-Roman temple in Britain: Anthony King and Grahame Soffe
    A new hypocaust for the millenium: Dr. Peter J Reynolds
    A new interpretation of a relief sculpture from Birdoswald: Anthony Beeson
    Mosaic archive installed in London: Patricia Witts
    The third international Roman archaeology conference: Grahame Soffe

    A.R.A. Bulletin Autumn 1998 Issue 6
    Roman villas in the Algarve: Anthony Stansfield
    Virtual Mithraeum
    Turkdean Time Team Excavation: Costwold Archaeological Trust
    Huge Roman quarry found in north Wiltshire: Bryn Walters
    The coloniae of Britannia: Ross Mitchell
    The Stonesfield mosaic embroidery appeal: Carol Anderson
    Book reviews
    ARA excursion events: Grahame Soffe

    A.R.A. Bulletin Spring 1998 Issue 5
    Monumental foundation discovered in Bath
    Salinae: recent finds increase knowledge of salt production site: Jane Weir
    Tullie House Museum
    The Weir Gardens, Swainshill, Hereford: Graeme Walker
    A lost grand staircase at Fishbourne: Anthony Beeson Swindon site is not a villa: Bryn Walters
    The Roman army in Oxfordshire: Alchester parade ground: Eberhard Sauer and Simon Crutchley
    Spotlight on St Albans: David Thorold
    Abbey Farm Roman villa: David Perkins

    A.R.A. Bulletin Autumn 1997 Issue 4 Part 1   Part 2
    The second international Roman archaeology conference: Grahame Soffe
    Operation DART '97: Swindon's 'Time team' locate a roman temple?: Bryn Walters
    Black Carts: research and management on Hadrian's Wall: Tony Wilmott
    Roman news update
    Britannia: the maritime links, conference review: Bryn Walters
    Roman wall conserved at Caerwent: Karl James Langford
    Villa group discovered in Kent: Paul Wilkinson
    ARA excursion events: Grahame Soffe
    Swindon villa update

    A.R.A. Bulletin Spring 1997 Issue 3
    The Cramond Lioness: Fraser Hunter and Mark Collard
    The Newton St Loe Orpheus rises: Anthony Beeson
    The discovery of unidentified Roman circular buildings: Bob Chard
    Longinus restored, Colchester: Philip Crummy
    The Segedunum Project: Paul Bidwell
    Stanway, Colchester: an update: Philip Crummy
    Tideway Timebusters: Newhaven pupils on Hadrian's Wall: Jim Fanning
    Ribchester fort and museum: Ross and Rhoda Mitchell

    A.R.A. Bulletin Autumn 1996 Issue 2
    New Roman gallery opens at Devizes
    The most northery amphitheatre in the Roman empire located
    The temple tombs of Imbriogon: Anthony Beeson
    Whitley Grange villa: Dr. Roger White
    Enigma Delenda Est: Roman Ireland: Tom Condit
    A new campaign of excavations at Fishbourne: John Manley and David Rudkin
    Fire damage in Roman buildings: Michael J Astill
    New discoveries from the air over Norfolk
    The Dart Project 1996: Bryn Walters
    Roman gaming board, Stanway, Colchester: Philip Crummy
    The Antonine Wall and Roman Scotland study tour: Grahame Soffe

    A.R.A. Bulletin Spring 1996 Issue 1
    News from Bath
    Dorchester update
    Recent discoveries concerning the 1827 mosaic from Wroxeter
    The opening of Gosbecks Archaeological Park: Philip Crummy
    Gazetteer of ARA Partner Venues

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      Body Imagery in Psalm 139 and its Significance for a Biblical Anthropology
    • Susanne Scholz
      What “Really” Happened to Dinah. A Feminist Analysis of Genesis 34.
    • Caroline Vander Stichele
      Murderous Mother, Ditto Daughter? Herodias and Salome at the Opera.
    [ Ausgabe 1/2001 ]
    • Elzbieta Adamiak
      Gestohlene Bibel. Feministische Exegese im Kontext Mittel-Ost-Europa
    • Thomas Staubli
      Die Künder-Kinder der Weisheit. Mt 11,16-19||Lk 7,31-35 im Lichte antiker Texte und Terrakotten
    • Luzia Sutter Rehmann
      Die paulinischen Briefe in der feministischen Exegese
    • Thalia Gur-Klein
      Potiphar’s Wife and the Cultural Template of Sacred Sexuality
    [ Ausgabe 1/2011 ]
    • Dalia Marx
      Women and Priests: Encounters and dangers as reflected in I Sam 2:22
    • Susanne Plietzsch
      Verführung zur Tora: das Konzept idealer Weiblichkeit in der rabbinischen Überlieferung zu Rabbi Akiba und seiner Frau
    • Karen Strand Winslow
      "For Moses Had Indeed Married a Cushite Woman": The LORD's Prophet Married Well
    [ Ausgabe 2/2000 ]
    • Mieke Bal
      Religious Canon and Literary Identity. Plenary lecture Nijmegen, Conference ‘Literary Canon and Religious Identity’
    • Luzia Sutter Rehmann
      Sexuelle Differenzen. Geschichten des Missbrauchs in den Apokryphen Apostelakten – Grundzüge einer Hermeneutik des Konflikts
    • Ernst Axel Knauf
      Vom Prophetinnenwort zum Prophetenbuch. Jesaja 8,3f im Kontext von Jesaja 6,1-8,16
    [ Ausgabe 1/2000 ]
    • Silvia Schroer
      Die Gerechtigkeit der Sophia. Biblische Weisheitstraditionen und feministische Diskurse.
    • Irène Schwyn
      Kinderbetreuung im 9.-7. Jahrhundert. Eine Untersuchung anhand der Darstellungen auf neuassyrischen Reliefs.
    • Caroline Vander Stichele
      Just a Whore. The Annihilation of Babylon According to Revelation 17:16
    • Marie-Theres Wacker
      «Nicht Sklavin, sondern Freie». Stationen feministischer Theologie 1934 – 1999. Festrede zum 65. Geburtstag von Luise Schottroff in Kassel am 14. Juli 1999
    • Esther A. de Boer
      Mary Magdalene and the Disciple Jesus Loved

    Freimann-Sammlung der Universitätsbibliothek Frankfurt

    Freimann-Sammlung der Universitätsbibliothek Frankfurt
     Die Judaica-Sammlung der Universitätsbibliothek Frankfurt am MainRussische Zeitungen. entstand Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts durch großzügige Spenden Frankfurter Juden. Ihr langjähriger Leiter, Prof. Dr. Aron Freimann Wikipedia, baute sie bis 1933 zur umfangreichsten und bedeutendsten Spezialsammlung des europäischen Kontinents aus. Die Sammlung mit ihren ca. 15.000 Titeln ist in einem Katalog verzeichnet und umfasst die gesamte historische Literatur zur Wissenschaft des Judentums bis 1932.

    Das Projekt

    Infolge des Dritten Reichs und des Zweiten Weltkriegs ist die Freimann-Sammlung in der Frankfurter Universitätsbibliothek nicht mehr vollständig vorhanden. Ziel des Projekts ist die Erfassung der in alle Welt verstreuten Werke der ehemaligen Sammlung, ihre Digitalisierung und virtuelle Rekonstruktion in der Datenbank. Als "Virtuelle Judaica-Sammlung" steht sie weltweit für jeden Internetbenutzer zur Verfügung und bietet verschiedene Suchmöglichkeiten an.


    Das Digitalisierungsprojekt wird durchgeführt in einer Kooperation des Sondersammelgebiets Judentum der Universitätsbibliothek Frankfurt am Main und des Lehr- und Forschungsgebiets Deutsch-jüdische Literaturgeschichte an der RWTH Aachen.Das Projekt wurde von der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) gefördert.

    The Freimann Collection comprises the literature of Science of Judaism (Wissenschaft des Judentums) in European languages and is part of the historic Judaica collection. It was created at the end of the 19th century through generous donations of Frankfurt Jewish philanthropists. Professssor Dr. Aron Freimann, Wikipedia long-time curator until 1933, formed it into the most significant Judaica collection of the European continent before World War II. In 1932 a catalog of all titles was published, reprinted in 1968 as bibliography thus compiling the complete historic literature of Wissenschaft des Judentums.

    The project

    Due to National Socialism and the Second World War the collection suffered partial losses and is no longer complete.
    This portal aims to create a complete digital collection of the historic resources by complementing it with digital facsimiles of the missing titles from other libraries all over the world. The database offers various search options, downloading and printing of the texts.

    The project was sponsored by the German Research Foundation (DFG) in the years of 2007-2010 and carried out in cooperation with Prof. Dr. Hans Otto Horch, former Professor at the Lehr- und Forschungsgebiet Europäisch-Jüdische Literatur- und Kulturgeschichte at the RWTH Aachen University. Various libraries have contributed digital facsimiles to the portal.
    Since 2011 the project continues in cooperation with the Center for Jewish History / Leo Baeck Institute in New York and is sponsored by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the National Endowment of the Humanities (NEH).
    All Titles | Contact | Judaica

    Early Puzzles

    Early Puzzles
    Salve amice, ut vales? Puzzles and riddles are as old as history itself. Ancient Greeks and Latins - from Epimenides ("all Cretans are liars") to Eubulides of Miletus ("this statement is false"), from Archimedes ("Ostomachion puzzle") to Celsus ("posthumous twins" problem) - were ingenious inventors of puzzles and paradoxes. They appreciated particularly simple and neat recreational math problems, playwords and riddles and used them for educational purposes. This page is a tribute to the inventiveness of our ancestors. Some ones of the puzzles presented here are from the late Roman and medieval period.

      On this page you'll find a collection of interesting latin rebuses and riddles, pangrams, a vanish puzzle, magic ROTAS squares, Greek and Latin palindromes, chronograms, tongue twisters, famous double-meaning sentences, anagrams, a verbal labyrinth, some jokes, and finally the Archimedes' puzzle (aka 'Stomachion' or 'Ostomachion'). Specta, lege atque delecteris. Vale!

    Rotas square
    Word Labyrinth

    Ancient jokes

    Newly Open Access Journal: Cahiers du Centre d’Études Chypriotes

    Cahiers du Centre d’Études Chypriotes
    Depuis 1984, les Cahiers du Centre d’Études Chypriotes (abréviation CCEC), propriété de l’association dont ils portent le nom, publient des études sur l’histoire et l’archéologie de Chypre, de l’Antiquité à nos jours, souvent dans le cadre de dossiers thématiques. La parution est annuelle depuis 1997 (semestrielle auparavant). La période la plus représentée est l’Antiquité, de la fin du IIe millénaire av. J.-C. au début de l’époque byzantine ; les études historiographiques tiennent, depuis l’origine, une place importante. La revue publie également des comptes rendus d’ouvrages récents. Les auteurs sont principalement des archéologues, des historiens et des historiens de l’art. La plupart des articles sont rédigés en français ou en anglais, mais les textes en allemand, en grec et en italien sont également acceptés. La revue s’adresse à un public de spécialistes : étudiants avancés, enseignants, chercheurs, conservateurs. Elle est soutenue financièrement par la Fondation A. G. Leventis (Londres).



    Open Access Journal: AGER, Bulletin de liaison (association d'étude du monde rural gallo-romain)

    [First posted in AWOL 14 April 2012, updated 18 September 2016]

    AGER, Bulletin de liaison (association d'étude du monde rural gallo-romain)
    L'association AGER a été créée au mois de février 1991. Son objectif est de promouvoir la recherche dans le domaine de l'archéologie et de l'histoire rurale de la Gaule romaine, d'en valoriser l'image et de participer à une relance des recherches en la matière.
    Dans ce but elle organise un Colloque tous les deux ans et diffuse chaque année un Bulletin de Liaison, de 25 à 35 pages, contenant diverses informations et actualités des recherches.

    Bulletin 19 – 2009

    Décembre 2009 – Bulletin AGER n°19 : Télécharger le bulletin AGER 19 en pdf (complet) Manifestations scientifiques –       Colloque AGER IX : « Paysages ruraux et territoires dans les cités de l’Occident romain » –       Journée d’étude à Université Lille 3, Maison de la Recherche, avril 2009 : Y a-t-il...

    Bulletin 5 – 1995

    Décembre 1995 – Bulletin AGER n°5 : Télécharger le bulletin AGER 5 en pdf (sélection) Laure NuningerMore Posts

    Bulletin 4 – 1994

    Juin 1994 – Bulletin AGER n°4 : Télécharger le bulletin AGER 4 en pdf (sélection) Laure NuningerMore Posts

    Index par numéro

    Numéro Auteur (s) Titre de l’article Année  Type AGER 1 Bayard D., Collart J.-L. Recherches récentes sur les établissements agricoles antiques en Picardie 1991 article AGER 1 Pellecuer C. Formes de l’habitat et culture matérielle en Narbonnaise 1991 article AGER 1 Poupet P. Archéo-agronomie en Languedoc. Etude des faits techniques...

    Index par auteur

    Auteur (contact) Titre de l’article (lien sur le résumé) Numéro Année  Type d’article A Alix S. Le peuplement agraire gallo-romain de la vallée de la Tave (Gard) : cartographie et caractérisation des établissements par SIG, compte rendu de Master. AGER 16 2006 compte rendu de Master Allinne C Les villes...

    Open Access Journal: DIO: The International Journal of Scientific History

    [First posted in AWOL 23 April 2009. Updated 18 September 2016]

    DIO: The International Journal of Scientific History
    ISSN: 1099-5757
    DIO is primarily a journal of scientific history & principle. Most articles are authored by astrononomers, physicists, mathematicians, & classicists — not historians. There are no page charges.
    • Since 1991 inception, has gone without fee to leading scholars & libraries.
    • Publisher & journal cited (1996 May 9) in New York Times frontpage story on his discovery of data blowing open the famous 70-year Richard Byrd North Pole controversy. [Featured in DIO 10 [2000], co-published with the University of Cambridge.]
    • See also New York Times Science 2010/9/8, or fuller version(including link to DIO) on NYT website.
    • Journal is published primarily for universities' and scientific institutions' collections; among subscribers (by written request) are libraries at: Oxford University, Cambridge University, Johns Hopkins, Cal Tech, Cornell University, the universities of Chicago, Toronto, London, Munich, Göttingen, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Tartu, Amsterdam, Liège, Ljubljana, Bologna, Canterbury (NZ); the US Naval Observatory, Royal Astronomical Society (London), Royal Observatory (Scotland), British Museum, Russian State Library, International Center for Theoretical Physics (Trieste).
    • Contributors include world authorities in their respective fields, experts at, e.g., Johns Hopkins University, Cambridge University, University of London.
    • New findings on Mayan eclipse math, Columbus' landfall, and Comet Halley apparitions.
    • Journal first to reveal orbital evidence proving the priority of Paris Observatory's U.Leverrier as Neptune's 1846 discoverer, and overturning history's harsh verdict on J. Challis (Cantab) for missing the planet. On Leverrier's instruction, Neptune was found at Berlin Observatory 1846/9/23 within 1° of his computed spot — still, 1 1/2 centuries later, astronomical history's #1 miracle-event.
    • [DIO 2.3, 4.2, 7.1 & DIO 9.1 [1999], the last cited at Scientific American 2004 Dec p.98 for the key finding that undid England's long-previously-accepted priority claim.]
    • Includes occasional satirical supplement, customarily devoted to an ever-bubbling stream of math-science howlers, published by the most dissent-suppressive History-of-astronomy professorial deities.
    • Entire 1993 volume [DIO vol. 3] devoted to the first (and still the only) critical edition of Tycho's legendary 1004-star catalog.
    Scholars familiar with DIOare urged to bring it to the attention of the serials departments of appropriate institutional libraries.
    DIO 20 DIO1. Archimedes as Astronomer: His 2200-Year Sunsize Disguise Unmasked; Use of Degrees in 3rd Century Hellenistic Science
    2. Ancient Solstices: Hipparchos' 158 BC solstice and Solar Year from his Eclipse Invervals & the Fouad 267A Papyrus
    3. Hipparchos' Fake −381/12/12 Eclipse's 179° Elongation & His Math's Mechanical Flawlessness; Greek Solar Theory's Invention of Ordmag

    DIO 19 DIO
    Galileo's Jupiter Satellite Observations, transl. Charles J. Donovan

    DIO 18 DIO
    Marlowe Created Shakespeare --- and the Perfect Non-Murder

    DIO 17 DIO
    Searching for the Ether: Leopold Courvoisier, by Roberto De Andrade Martins

    DIO 16 DIO & The Journal for Hysterical Astronomy
    1. Hipparchos' Eclipse-Based Spica&Regulus, Solved Via JHA Parallax Sign-Muff
    2. Pytheas' Ideal Southern-View Marseilles Observatory Located: Cape Croisette
    3. A.Diller's Sph Trig Klimata Theory Perfected, & Gratuitous JHA Attack Upon It Refereed
    4. Scrawlins

    DIO 15
    1. Charles Kowal's Account of His Discovery of Galileo's 1612-1613 Neptune Observations
    2. Statistical Dating of the Phenomena of Eudoxus, by Dennis Duke
    3. An Interesting Property of the Equant, by Dennis Duke
    4. A Database for British Neptune-discovery Correspondence, by Nick Kollerstrom

    DIO 14
    1. Eratosthenes: Pharos Truth Behind Alexandria-Aswan Myth
    2. Aristarchos Unbound: Ancient Vision
    3. The Ptolemy GEOGRAPHY’s Secrets

    DIO 13.2-3
    1. The Babylonian Theory of the Planets, by Hugh Thurston
    2. Source of Hebrew Month: Babylonian Science or Ancient Tradition? by Morris Engelson
    3. Hebrew Month:  Information from Almagest? by Morris Engelson
    4. Ancient Declinations and Precession, by Dennis Duke

    DIO 13.1
    1. On the Orientation of Early Egyptian Pyramids
    2. Vast Eclipse Cycles: Stabilities & Gaps

    DIO 12
    1. The Southern Limit of the Ancient Star Catalog, by Keith A. Pickering
    2. On the Clarity of Visibility Tests, by Dennis Duke
    3. The Measurement Method of the Almagest Stars, by Dennis Duke
    4. The Instuments Used by Hipparchos, by Keith A. Pickering
    5. A Re-identification of some entries in the Ancient Star Catalog, by Keith A. Pickering

    DIO 11.3  [Three Ways Ptolemy Could've Solved Venus' Orbit Honestly]
    5. Ancient Solutions of Venus & Mercury orbits, by Dennis Duke
    6. The Crucial-Test V-bomb [Hey-Nobody's-Perfect], by Dennis Rawlins
    7. Unveiling Venus, by Hugh Thurston

    DIO 11.2
    4. Ancient Planet Tables' Long-Cycle Ancestries

    DIO 11.1
    1. Aristarchos & the "Babylonian" System B Month
    2. Babylon's System A & the 1274 BC Eclipse
    3. Hipparchos' Draconitic Month & the 1245 BC Eclipse

    DIO 10 DIO & The Journal for Hysterical Astronomy
    DIO's Report (co-published with the University of Cambridge) on R.Byrd's 1926 North Pole Hoax
      Amundsen: Cheated & Uncheated … First at EACH Pole
      Byrd 1926 North Pole Claim's Burial Slides from Decent to Indecent
      Bernt Balchen's Air Double Priority & Skepticism Vindicated
      Byrd's Courage & Navigational Pioneering Merit Admiration Nonetheless

    DIO 9.2-3
    4. Response to FACS's "Critical Review", by Robert M. Bryce
    5. The "Washburn-Rawlins-Bryce Troika", by Robert M. Bryce
     The Journal for Hysterical Astronomy6. High Comedy at Low Altitude, a DIO Commentary

    DIO 9.1
    1. British Neptune-Disaster File Recovered
    2. Ecliptical Coordinates Beneath Hipparchos' Commentary, by Keith Pickering
    3. Continued-Fraction Decipherment: Ancestry of Ancient Yearlengths & [pre-Hipparchan] Precession

    DIO 8   A Thurston Collection
    1. R.R. Newton versus Ptolemy, by Hugh Thurston
    2. Mediaeval Indians and the Planets, by Hugh Thurston
    3. WWII Cryptography, by Hugh Thurston
    4. Book Reviews of J.Evans 1998 & N.Swerdlow 1998, by Hugh Thurston
    5. Scrawlins

    DIO 7.2-3
    7. The Fake Peak Revisited, by Robert M. Bryce
    8. Cook's Curious Timetable, by Robert M. Bryce
     The Journal for Hysterical Astronomy9. Unfalsifiability-Summit, Flub-Summit, Barometer-Bomb: a DIO commentary

    DIO 7.1
    1. Robertson's Data Fabrications, by E. Myles Standish
    2. Hipparchus and Spherical Trigonometry, by Curtis Wilson
    3. Hipparchos at Lindos, a Modest Confirmation, by Dennis Rawlins
    4. Peary's Memorandum on Steering, by Hanne Dalgas Christiansen
    5. Unpublished Letters
    6. van der Waerden: a Mathematician's Appreciation, by Hugh Thurston

    DIO 6 DIO-Journal for Hysterical Astronomy
    1. Testing Princetitute-Muffia Omertà: Equation 31, by Dennis Rawlins
     DIO2. A Mayan Table of Eclipses, by Hugh Thurston
    3. Crawling Towards Integrity
    4. OJ Darts & Nordberg Walks
    5. Hero & Doppelfanger: A Shaggy Were-Dog Story

    DIO 5
    Aubrey Diller’s edition of Ptolemy’s Geography, Book 8
      Plus 2009's Surprise 14-for-14 Vindication of Diller's 1934 Proof of 2nd Century BC Spherical Trig

    DIO 4.3
    11. Concise Chronology of Approaches to the Poles, by R. K. Headland
    12. Richard Byrd, Bernt Balchen, & the North Pole, by Dennis Rawlins
    13. Scrawlins
    14. Recovering Hipparchos' Last Lost Lustrous Star
    15. Naked Came the Arrogance

    DIO 4.2
    Competence Held Hostage #2: The Princeton Institute vs. Aubrey Diller
    6. Ptolemy's Backwardness, by Hugh Thurston
    7. Unpublished Letters
    8. The JFK Assassination Conspiracy Conspiracy
    9. Scrawlins
    10. The "Theft" of the Neptune Papers: Amnesty for the Astronomer Royal?

    DIO 4.1
    Competence Held Hostage #1
    1. Pan-Babylonianism Redivivus? Ivy League Fundamentalism, by David Dicks
    2. Columbus's Landfall at Plana Keys, by Keith Pickering
    3. Hipparchos' Sites, his Spherical Trig, & R. Newton's Star Catalog Test, by Dennis Rawlins
    4. Casting Pearls Before Pyglets: a Cautionary Tale of Duffermuffs & Flatterfeet
    5. Announcing DIO Edition of Tycho's Star Catalog: Gratis to Subscribing Libraries

    DIO 3
    Tycho's Star Catalog: the First Critical Edition
      A. KiloPerfectionism
      B. Spherical Trig: Precision by Brainpower
      C. The Catalog's Misunderstood Accuracy
      D. Error Medians
      E. Error Standard Deviations
      F. Least-Squares Analysis of Errors
      G. Principal-Star Error Trends
      H. Exceptional-Star Error Trends
      I. Select-Star Error Trends
      J. Discussion of Error Tables
      K. Total Star Count
      L. How Dim Was Tycho's Magnitude Limit?
      M. Discussion of Individual Stars' Errors [& List of Abbreviations]
      N. The Final Fifty Stars: Complete Spherical Trig Reconstructions
      O. Tycho's Rank
      P. Preface to Full Tabulation of Catalog D's 1004 Stars & 100 Select Stars

    DIO 2.3
    6. Scrawlins
    7. Unpublished Letters
    8. Current Developments: Columbus, Amundsen, and Ptolemy's Jekyll&Hide Defenders
    9. The Neptune Conspiracy: British Astronomy's Post-Discovery Discovery

    DIO 2.2
    5. Amundsen's "Nonexistent" 1911 South Pole Aiming Data
      A. Ted Heckathorn
      B. The You're-Another Defense of Peary's Alleged Course-Setting
      C. Clott of the Antarctic?
      D. Moore Logic
      E. The NavFou Piles On
      F. Heckathorn Finds Amundsen's Transverse Data
      G. Recovering Amundsen's Spherical Trig Calculations
      H. Scott's Navigational Math
      I. Ex-Meridian Overprecision & Fatigue
      J. Amundsen's Path to the Pole
      K. Bunker Buncombe
      L. Appendix: Coverup Cubed

    DIO 2.1
    1. Scrawlins
    2. Correspondence
    3. Referees Refereed
    4. Tycho 1004-Star Catalog's Completion Was Faked

    DIO 1.2-3 The Journal for Hysterical Astronomy
      9. Muffia Orbituary
      A. Let Us Now Braise Famous Men
      B. The Winter of Our Disrefereeing
      C. Somersaults & Winter Equinoxes
      D. Even a Hun Can Have Fun: Blitzkreig in the 'Jest
      E. DeToga Party: Lead Paper, Lead Balloon
      F. R.R.Newton's Ghost Flattens Babylonian Unicycle
      G. TrigOut Orgy
      H. Browning-Squared
      I. It Is Best To Be Clear About One's Conduct
      J. And The Last Shall Be First: Muffia Immolation-Scene
     DIO  K. Old Turkey: The Mystery of Hipparchos' Roots
      L. Hipparchos' Eclipse Trio B Reveals His Early Solar Orbit
      M. Frankensteinorbit Meets Trio A
      N. From Hipparchos' Sham Emerges: Aristarchos' Lunar Apogee
      O. Ancient Heliocentrists' Adoption of the Astronomical Unit
      P. Basking Case
      Q. Improved Estimates of Aristarchos' Distances to Sun & Moon
      R. Haute Cowture & Pseudo-Aristarchos' Fatal Contradiction
      S. Hipparchos in Scientific History
     The Journal for Hysterical Astronomy  10. Black Affidavit

    DIO 1.1
    1. Prologue: by Dennis Rawlins
    2. Rawlins' Scrawlins
    3. Unpublished Letters
    4. Peary, Verifiability, and Altered Data
    5. The Scholarly Integrity of Book Reviews, by Robert R. Newton
    6. Hipparchos' Ultimate Solar Orbit
     The Journal for Hysterical Astronomy7. Figleaf Salad: Ptolemy's Planetary Model as Funny Science
    8. Royal Cometians: Reputability, Reform, & Higher Selfpublication

    Open Access Journal: Women in Judaism: A Multidisciplinary Journal

    [First posted in AWOL 25 July 2013, updated 18 September 2016]

    Women in Judaism: A Multidisciplinary Journal
    ISSN: 1209-9392
    WOMEN IN JUDAISM: A MULTIDISCIPLINARY JOURNAL is an academic, refereed journal published exclusively on the Internet, and devoted to scholarly debate on gender-related issues in Judaism. The ultimate aim of the journal is to promote the reconceptualization of the study of Judaism, by acknowledging and incorporating the roles played by women, and by encouraging the development of alternative research paradigms. Cross-methodological and interdisciplinary, the journal does not promote a fixed ideology, and welcomes a variety of approaches.


    Vol 3, No 2 (2003)

    "The First Night"
    Abaye said, Mother told me: Like hot water on a bald man’s head. Raba said, the daughter of Rab Hisda (Raba’s wife) told me: Like the prick of bloodletting. Rav Papa said, the daughter of Aba of Sura (Rav Papa’s wife) told me: Like hard bread for the gums. [Babylonian Talmud Ketubot 39b] (The Defiant Muse, Hebrew Feminist Poems from Antiquity to the Present: A Bilingual Anthology. Edited by Shirley Kaufman, Galit Hasan-Rokem and Tamar S. Hess. With a foreward by Alicia Suskin Ostriker. The Helen Rose Scheuer Jewish Women’s Series. New York: Feminist Press, 1999, p. 59. This passage was translated by Shirley Kaufman and Galit Hasan-Rokem.)


    Vol 3, No 1 (2002)

    Bread and cake cake and bread which is better, I myself think that bread when there is good butter is better than cake, bread and butter but when there is no bread and butter then there is cake Marie Antoinette was quite right about that. [Gertrude Stein, "The Coming of the Americans," in Collected Writings of Gertrude Stein (New York: Vintage Books, 1990), 648.]


    Vol 2, No 2 (2001)

    "I had never considered myself religious. I am the daughter of a secular city, of the generation that witnessed the Holocaust to ask: 'Is God dead?' For me as for other Jewish feminists, religion perpetuated the patriarchal tradition that denied women access to Judaism's most sacred rituals and enshrined them within the strict confines of their biological role. The Judeo-Christian religion kept alive that feminine mystique which was at the heart of the problem.
    It took the confidence born of the women's movement for me and other Jewish feminists to embrace our Jewishness, but in a new way. We took the task of making Judaism accept that women are equal to men in the sight of our God." [Betty Friedan, Life So Far: A Memoir (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2000), 330.]


    Vol 2, No 1 (1999)

    "In the month of Nissan, 5479 [1719], a woman was kneeling by the bank of the Moselle, washing her dishes. It was about ten o'clock at night, and of a sudden it became as light as day, and the woman looked in the Heavens, and the Heavens were opened, like unto a ...[word illegible]... and sparks flew therefrom; and then the Heavens closed, as one closes a curtain, and all was dark again. God grant that it be for our good!" (The Memoirs of Gluckel of Hameln, Translated by Marvin Lowenthal, p. 277)


    Vol 1, No 2 (1998)

    "Rav Hisda said: A man should never terrorize his household. The concubine of Giv'ah [Judges 19-21] was terrorized by her husband, and she was the cause of many thousands being slaughtered in Israel." - BabylonianTalmud, Gittin 6b


    Vol 1, No 1 (1997)

    "A woman is acquired by three means and acquires herself by two means" - Mishnah Kiddushin 1:1

    Open Access Journal: Studia Historica: Historia Antigua

    Studia Historica: Historia Antigua
    ISSN: 0212-2052
    STVDIA HISTORICA. HISTORIA ANTIGUA es una revista de Historia fundada en 1983 y cuyo objeto de estudio es la historia antigua romana e hispánica. Su actual director es Manuel SALINAS DE FRÍAS, profesora de la Universidad de Salamanca.

    Se encuentra indexada en DOAJ, Dialnet, Proquest, y Ebsco.

    La revista tiene una periodicidad anual (1 volumen al año) y publica los textos en castellano, aunque todos sus artículos llevan, además, el título, el resumen y las palabras clave también en inglés. Publica números monográficos en torno a un tema de actualidad.

    Número actual:
    Vol. 33 (2015)

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    The Harley Trilingual Psalter (Harley MS 5786 f012v)
    Greek manuscript collections at the British Library range from the 3rd century BCE to the early 20th century CE. Written on papyrus, parchment and paper, and produced in regions as diverse as Greece, Egypt, Asia Minor, Italy, France, and England, they reveal the enduring significance of Greek culture and learning over the centuries. 

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  • Forthcoming Open Access Journal: Interpretatio: Sources and Studies in the History of Science, Series A

    Interpretatio:Sources and Studies in the History of Science, Series A
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    This peer-reviewed publication is devoted to the history of premodern science understood as a subject that includes not only what was variously called science from antiquity up to the early modern period in cultures ranging from Spain to India, and from Africa to northern Europe, but also the diverse contexts in which this science figured at a given  time. It aims to make fundamental texts in the history of science accessible to the modern reader both online and in print, primarily (but not exclusively) by means of editions, translations, and interpretations that satisfy the requirements of specialists but still address the needs of non-specialists and general readers.
    Interpretatio comes in two forms. The first, Series A, is comprised of brief  items (each numbered and paginated separately) that are published as they are ready. The second, Series B, is for monographs, collections of essays, and the like.
    Interpretatio is intended for readers interested in the history and interpretation of the various disciplines called science in the West from antiquity until the modern era, as well as in intellectual history and philology.
    Sonja Brentjes

    Fabio Acerbi
    Open Access Content
    In January 2019 the first open access issue will be available through the Archives section of this web site.


    Partially Open Access Journal: Archéo-Nil: Revue de la société pour l'étude des cultures prépharaoniques de la vallée du Nil

     [First posted in AWOL 24 October 2012, updated 19 September 2016]

    Archéo-Nil: Revue de la société pour l'étude des cultures prépharaoniques de la vallée du Nil (Partial content)
    ISSN: 1161-0492
    Fondée en 1990 par Béatrix Midant-Reynes, la revue Archéo-Nil est consacrée à la préhistoire et à la protohistoire de la vallée du Nil. Ses champs d'intérêt concernent une chronologie très large, depuis les premières communautés néolithiques jusqu'à l'émergence des sociétés complexes, dans une aire géographique
    tout aussi étendue, de la Méditerranée jusqu'aux sources du Nil, et dans les régions désertiques périphériques. Elle se situe au carrefour de différentes disciplines telles que la préhistoire, l'égyptologie, l'archéologie, l'anthropologie ou l'ethnologie. Archéo-Nil est une revue destinée aux spécialistes, mais se veut tournée
    à la fois vers les échanges d'idées entre les acteurs des différentes disciplines concernées et un public beaucoup plus large. 

    Archéo-Nil publie chaque année un numéro thématique regroupant des articles de synthèses, des notes d'information, des comptes rendus d'ouvrages scientifiques ou de colloques, ainsi qu'une bibliographie des volumes et articles récemment parus. Les contributions sont rédigées en français et en anglais par des spécialistes internationaux. La revue est disponible dans toutes les bibliothèques et les centres d'études liés au monde de l'égyptologie et de la préhistoire orientale. Le comité de rédaction de la revue est assisté d'un comité de lecture regroupant 20 scientifiques (égyptologues, préhistoriens et archéologues)
    de huit nationalités différentes. 

    Les adhérents de la société Archéo-Nil reçoivent la revue de l'année par courrier postal. Les anciens numéros sont en vente à la librairie Cybèle. Les articles des volumes épuisés peuvent être téléchargés sur ce site.
    Partial content of out of print volumes is available as follows (with TOC and ordering information for all volumes)
    Archéo-Nil 0 (1990) épuisé
    Béatrix Midant-Reynes

    Archéo-Nil 1 (1991) : « Le masque » épuisé
    Béatrix Midant-Reynes

    Archéo-Nil 3 (1993) : « Lectures de l’espace figuratif dans l’Égypte ancienne » épuisé
    Béatrix Midant-Reynes
    Identification d'un potier prédynastique
    Alexandre Livingstone Smith

    Archéo-Nil 4 (1994) : « La gestion de l’eau dans l’Égypte ancienne » épuisé
    Béatrix Midant-Reynes

    Archéo-Nil 5 (1995) : « L’eau et le pouvoir » épuisé
    Béatrix Midant-Reynes
    La tête de massue du roi Scorpion
    Patrick Gautier et Béatrix Midant-Reynes
    Archéo-Nil 6 (1996) : « La paléobotanique et les débuts de l’agriculture en Égypte »
    Béatrix Midant-Reynes
    Christian de Vartavan
    Bibliography of the Prehistory and the Early Dynastic Period of Egypt and Northern Sudan - 1996 addition
    Stan Hendrickx
    Archéo-Nil 7 (1997) : « Sources et acquisition des matières premières »
    Béatrix Midant-Reynes
    Archéo-Nil 8 (1998) : « El Adaïma » épuisé
    Béatrix Midant-Reynes
    Archéo-Nil 9 (1999) : « Les questions de chronologie »
    Béatrix Midant-Reynes
    Préhistoire et radiocarbone
    Béatrix Midant-Reynes et Philippe Sabatier
    Archéo-Nil 11 (2001) : « L’invention de l’écriture »
    Béatrix Midant-Reynes
    Bibliography of the Prehistory and the Early Dynastic Period of Egypt and Northern Sudan - 2001 Addition
    Stan Hendrickx

    A Latin Macronizer

    [First posted in AWOL 20 July 2015, updated (new URL) 19 September 2016]

    A Latin Macronizer
    This automatic macronizer lets you quickly mark all the long vowels in a Latin text. The expected accuracy on an average classical text is estimated to be about 98% to 99%. Please review the resulting macrons with a critical eye!

    The macronization is performed using a part-of-speech tagger (RFTagger) trained on the Latin Dependency Treebank, and with macrons provided by a customized version of the Morpheus morphological analyzer. An earlier version of this tool was the subject of my bachelor’s thesis in Language Technology, Automatic annotation of Latin vowel length.

    If you want to run the macronizer locally, or develop it further, you may find the source code on GitHub.

    Copyright 2015, 2016 Johan Winge. Please send comments to johan.winge@gmail.com.

    Newly Open Access Journal: Journal of Classics Teaching

    Journal of Classics Teaching
    ISSN: -EISSN: 2058-6310
    Journal of Classics Teaching
    Now online and open access the Journal of Classics Teaching (JCT) aims to be the leading journal for teachers of Latin, ancient Greek, Classical Civilisation and Ancient History internationally. JCT covers the primary, secondary and tertiary education sectors and welcomes articles and short book reviews of interest to Classics teachers.

    Open Access Journal: ANMED: News of Archaeology from Anatolia's Mediterranean Areas

    [First posted in AWOL 16 June 2009. Updated 19 September 2016]

    ANMED: News of Archaeology from Anatolia's Mediterranean Areas
    ISSN: 1303-9660
    ANMED, one of the annual periodicals by Suna & İnan Kıraç Research Institute on Mediterranean Civilisations, has been published bilingual in Turkish and English in Antalya since 2003.

    Within the frame of the Institute's foundation goals and priorities, the preliminary annual reports of excavations, surveys, restoration-conservation projects and other archaeological works by scientific missions undertaken in the region identified as Anatolia's Mediterranean Areas, that is encompassing ancient Lycia, Pamphylia, Cilicia and Pisidia, constitute the scope of ANMED
    ANMED Issue:2015-13 

    . Mehmet �ZHANLI "Excavations at Pisidian Antioch in 2014";
    . Birol Can - Michael Hoff - Rhys Townsend - Ece Erdo?mu? - Timothy Howe "The Antiochia ad Cragum Archaeological Research Project: 2014 Season";
    . Sema Do?an - Ebru F?nd?k - Vera Bulgurlu "Excavations, Conservation and Restoration Work at St. Nicholas Church in Demre-Myra 2014";
    . Eugenia Equini Schneider - Tullia Ritti "Elaiussa Sebaste 2014 Archaeological Research";
    . G�ls�n Umurtak - Refik Duru "Excavations at Hac?lar B�y�k H�y�k in 2014";
    . Turgut H. Zeyrek - Ali Nadir Zeyrek "Kastabala 2014";
    . K. Levent Zoro?lu "Excavations at Kelenderis in 2014";
    . ?�kr� �z�do?ru "Archaeological Work at Kibyra in 2014";
    . Burhan Vark?van� "Excavations at Xanthos in 2014";
    . Sema Atik Korkmaz - M. Baki Demirta? - Mustafa H. Sayar - A. Tolga Tek "Fieldwork of the Letoon Excavations 2014";
    . Martin Seyer "Limyra 2014";
    . Emel Erten - Murat �zy?ld?r?m - Tuna Ak�ay "Olba Excavations 2014";
    . B. Yelda Olcay U�kan - G�k�en K. �zta?k?n "Excavations at Olympos 2014";
    . ?evket Akta? - Erkan D�ndar - Serap Erko� - Mustafa Ko�ak "Work at Patara 2014";
    . Peter Talloen - Dries Daems - Bas Beaujean - Jeroen Poblome "The 2014 Control Excavations on the Upper Agora of Sagalassos";
    . Peter Talloen - Jeroen Poblome - H. Ali Ekinci "Salvage Excavations at a Rock Sanctuary near Sagalassos in 2014";
    . H�seyin S. Alanyal? "Excavations and Research at Side in 2014";
    . Remzi Ya?c? "Excavations at Soli-Pompeiopolis in 2014";

    . Bilge H�rm�zl� Korholt - Mustafa Adak - �a?atay �elik "Surveys at Adada in 2014";
    . Hakan �niz "Archaeological Underwater Surveys along the Coastline of the Gazipa?a, Alanya, Serik and Kumluca Districts of Antalya Province in 2014";
    . G�nder Varinlio?lu "Bo?sak Archaeological Survey 2014";
    . F. Arzu Demirel "Surveys for the Identification of Fossil Localities in the Province of Burdur 2014";
    . Tevfik Emre ?erifo?lu "Lower G�ksu Valley Archaeological Salvage Surveys Project 2014 Campaign";
    . Matthew Dillon - ?pek �zalp - Nicholas Rauh "Rough Cilicia Highland Archaeological Survey: Deforestation Research in 2014";
    . H�seyin Metin - B. Ay�a Polat Becks - Ralf Becks - Abdurrahman Uzunaslan - Salih Soslu "Surveys in and around Kremna in 2014";
    . Hamdi ?ahin "2014 Work of the Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum XVII/5-3 Miliaria Provinciarum Lyciae-Pamphyliae et Ciliciae Project";
    . Ralf Becks - B. Ay�a Polat Becks - H�seyin Metin "New Surveys in Southwest Pisidia at and around ?eref H�y�k/Komama 2014";
    . Fikret �zcan "Surveys in North Pisidia in 2014";
    . Murat Arslan - Nihal T�ner �nen "The Surface Exploration of Phaselis and its Territorium in 2014";
    . F. Eray D�k� - ?smail Baytak "Uylup?nar (Early Kibyra) Settlement Surveys in 2014";
    . Hakan �niz - Harun �zda? "2014 Excavations at the Adrasan Plate Wreck";
    . Onur Kara "Excavations at the Akmed Hotel in Kalei�i, Antalya: An East Roman (Byzantine) Burial Area";
    . H. Ali Ekinci "Excavation at ?ncir Han in 2014";
    . Onur Kara - Mustafa Demirel "Excavations at Perge in 2014";
    . A. Tolga Tek - H�seyin K�ker "Numismatic Studies at the Side Archaeological Museum in 2014";


    ANMED Back Issues

    ANMED 2014-12

    ANMED 2013-11

    ANMED 2012-10

    ANMED 2010-8

    ANMED 2011-9

    ANMED 2009-7

    ANMED 2008-6

    ANMED 2007-5

    ANMED 2006-4

    ANMED 2005-3

    ANMED 2004-2

    ANMED 2003-1

    Ancient Greek and Latin Dependency Treebank 2.0

    Ancient Greek and Latin Dependency Treebank 2.0
    Responsible for the project
    Giuseppe G. A. Celano (celano at informatik.uni-leipzig.de) & Gregory Crane (crane at informatik.uni-leipzig.de)

    Advisory board
    Joakim Nivre
    Jonathan Robie

    Treebanking is the activity of annotating texts syntactically. It is part of a relatively new field of research exploring the potential of linguistic annotation for a great variety of purposes, ranging from natural language processing tasks, such as machine translation or summarization, to linguistic research, where computational treatment of data has been significantly impacting method and results in linguistics.

    Continuing the pioneer work at the Perseus Project, where the first texts were treebanked (Ancient Greek and Latin Dependency Treebank 1.0), the Humboldt Chair for Digital Humanities promotes the building of the Ancient Greek and Latin Treebank 2.0 within the project Treebanking: building a linguistic corpus for Ancient Greek and Latin, started on 2015.

    The aim of the project is twofold: (1) produce new treebanked data following a new specification and (2) develop annotation and conversion tools, so that annotation can be as automatic as possible and data can be converted into different formats: this is particularly relevant in that the newly produced data will also be released as part of the project Universal Dependencies.

    Currently, our annotation can be performed online through the Perseids platform: users are freely granted access to Arethusa, a new annotation environment currently allowing three layers of linguistic annotation: the morphological layer, the syntactic layer, and the advanced syntax (or semantic) layer.

    Morpheus PoS tagger allows semi-automatic annotation for morphology. The annotator is provided with some morphological analyses for each word. S/he can choose one of them or add a new one, if the right one is missing.

    The syntactic annotation consists in building syntactic trees according to a dependency grammar model and assigning a grammatical relation label, such as SBJ or OBJ, to each node of a tree on the basis of its relationship with the governor node. The current implemented model builds on the one developed for the Prague Dependency Treebank 2.0.

    Ancient Greek can also be annotated for semantics. The advanced syntax (or semantic) layer allows annotation of the categories identified in Smyth’s grammar (where the term “syntax” is used in a broader sense, to also cover semantic roles).  Starting from the morphosyntactic annotation of a word, the annotator is algorithmically guided to the identification of a relevant semantic role (e.g., genitive > genitive proper > genitive of possession).

    Currently, a selection of Aesop’s fables, passages from the Bibliotheca (Pseudo-Apollodorus), and the fables of Phaedrus are being annotated. The creation of the corpus is documented on github:

    guidelines 2.0 for the annotation

    inter-coder agreement for the Greek and Latin texts (work in progress)

    repository for the treebank, both AGDT 1.0 and 2.0 (work in progress)

    Annotation platform:

    Arethusa through Perseids Platform

    A few videos on how to use Arethusa to annotate

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    Open Access Monograph Series: Cuneiform Monographs

    [First posted in AWOL 13 May 2015, updated 20 September 2016]

    Cuneiform Monographs
    ISSN: 0929-0052

    If a Man Builds a Joyful House, Assyriological Studies in Honor of Erie Verdun Leichty
    Series: Cuneiform monographs v. 31 Brill's ancient world selection
    Publisher: Styx Publications, Groningen, 2006 Koninklijke Brill NV
    Approaches to Sumerian Literature: Studies in Honour of Stip (H.L.J. Vanstiphout)
     Series: Cuneiform monographs v. 35Publisher: Styx Publications, Groningen, 2006 Koninklijke Brill NV