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Open Access Journal: Epistula: Roman Society e-News

[First posted in AWOL 3 July 2012, updated 17 April 2017]

Epistula: Roman Society e-News
ISSN: 2047-6292
Epistula, the Society's e-Newsletter, was introduced by the Society's Archaeology Committee to help keep members up to date with new discoveries and research. 
The initiative was one of a number of projects developed for the Society's centenary, and the first edition was published in July 2011.
Copies are emailed to all members twice a year in June and December, and members are invited to send contributions (office(at)romansociety.org) by the deadlines of 30 April and 31 October.  
Archive copies of Epistula are available below:

Epistula I
Epistula II
Epistula III
Epistula IV
Epistula V
Epistula VI
Epistula VII
Epistula VIII
Epistula IX
Epistula X
Epistula XI

Open Access Journal: Canadian Classical Bulletin (CCB)

[First posted in AWOL 1 November 2009. Updated 17 April 2017]

Canadian Classical Bulletin =Bulletin canadien des études anciennes ( (CCB)
ISSN: 1198-9149
The Canadian Classical Bulletin (CCB) is the official electronic bulletin of the CAC and is published on the 15th of every month, with special issues when necessary. Issues are mailed directly to subscribers’ e-mail accounts and are subsequently archived on the CCB Archive pages.

The CCB serves as the organ for the efficient dissemination of official announcements of the CAC. Our hope is that it will also help scholars, students, and other friends of Classics keep abreast of relevant developments in Canada and abroad.

CCB Archive

A full archive of the Bulletin can be found in the Electronic Collection of Library and Archives Canada.

Volume 23: September 2016 — August 2017

v. 23.05 (2017: Jan. 25 / 25 janv.)
v. 23.06 (2017: Feb. 21 / 21 févr.)
v. 23.06.1 (2017: Mar. 9 / 9 mars)

Volume 22: September 2015 — August 2016

v. 22.04.1 (2016: Jan. 1 / 1 janv.)
v. 22.05 (2016: Jan. 27 / 27 janv.)
v. 22.06 (2016: Feb. 29 / 29 févr.)
v. 22.06.1 (2016: Mar. 5 / 5 mars)
v. 22.07 (2016: Mar. 29 / 29 mars)
v. 22.08 (2016: May 9 / 9 mai)
v. 22.09 (2016: July 17 / 17 juil.)
v. 22.10 (2016: Aug. 31 / 31 août)
v. 23.01 (2016: Sept. 25 / 25 sept.)
v. 23.02 (2016: Oct. 15 / 15 oct.)
v. 23.02.1 (2016: Oct. 29 / 29 oct.)
v. 23.03 (2016: Nov. 19 / 19 nov.)
v. 23.03.1 (2016: Nov. 27 / 27 nov.)
v. 23.03.2 (2016: Nov. 29 / 29 nov.)
v. 23.04 (2016: Dec. 31 / 31 déc.)

Volume 21: September 2014 — August 2015

    v. 21.05 (2015: Jan. 19 / 19 janv.)
    v. 21.05.1 (2015: Feb. 1 / 1 févr.)
    v. 21.06 (2015: Feb. 22 / 22 févr.)
    v. 21.07 (2015: Mar. 19 / 19 mars)
    v. 21.07.1 (2015: Mar. 31 / 31 mars)
    v. 21.07.2 (2015: Apr. 11 / 11 avril)
    v. 21.08 (2015: May 17 / 17 mai)
    v. 21.09 (2015: July 19 / 19 juil.)
    v. 22.01 (2015: Sept. 9 / 9 sept.)
    v. 22.01.1 (2015: Sept. 20 / 20 sept.)
    v. 22.02 (2015: Oct. 15 / 15 oct.)
    v. 22.02.1 (2015: Nov. 5 / 5 nov.)
    v. 22.03 (2015: Nov. 22 / 22 nov.)
    v. 22.04 (2015: Dec. 18 / 18 déc.)

      Volume 20: September 2013 — August 2014

      Volume 19: September 2012 — August 2013

      Volume 18: September 2011 — August 2012

      Volume 17
      September 2010 — August 2011
      2011 9 03 — Call for papers, CACW (Victoria)
      2011 9 03 — Atlantic Classical Association Meeting
      2011 8 25 — In memoriam, Emmett Robins
      2011 8 15 — Regular Issue (August)
      2011 7 24 — Reminder: Atlantic Classical Association Meeting
      2011 7 15 — Regular Issue (July)
      2011 6 21 — Position available, Brock
      2011 6 13 — Regular Issue (June)
      2011 6 07 — In memoriam, John W Geyssen
      2011 6 07 — Positions available, Trent
      2011 5 15 — Regular Issue (May)
      2011 4 15 — Regular Issue (April)
      2011 4 08 — AGM
      2011 4 02 — Job opportunity
      2011 3 30 — Conference McGill; Conference UWO
      2011 3 24 — Desmond Conacher Scholarship
      2011 3 07 — Positions available — McMaster, Laurier
      2011 3 15 — Regular Issue (March)
      2011 3 07 — Position available — UBC
      2011 3 02 — UBC CNERS Grad Conference: The Role of Water
      2011 3 02 — Leipen Fellowship in Athens
      2011 2 16 — Desmond Conacher Award
      2011 2 15 — Regular Issue (February)
      2011 1 25 — Additional January announcements
      2011 01 15 — Regular Issue (January)
      2010 12 15 — Regular Issue (December)
      2010 12 10 — In memoriam Mary Ella Milham
      2010 11 15 — Regular Issue (November)
      2010 11 03 — 2011 Annual Meeting / Congrès annuel
      2010 10 15 — Regular Issue (October)
      2010 09 21 — 2010 CAC Undergraduate Essay awards
      2010 09 15 — Regular Issue (September)
      Volume 16
      September 2009 — August 2010
      2010 08 15 — Regular Issue (August)
      2010 07 21 —Position Available (Langara and Trent)
      2010 07 15 — Regular Issue (July)
      2010 07 03 — In memoriam Michel Janon
      2010 07 02— In memoriam Herbert H. Huxley
      2010 06 15 — Regular Issue (June)
      2010 05 28 — In memoriam Tom Elliot
      2010 05 28 — Position Available (Queens)
      2010 05 15 — Regular Issue (May)
      2010 05 07 — Additional announcements
      2010 04 15 — Regular Issue (April)
      2010 04 07 — Additional announcements
      2010 03 16 — In Memoriam, Colin Wells
      2010 03 15 — Regular Issue (March)
      2010 02 15 — Regular Issue (February)Attachment: 2010 Nomination Form
      2010 01 30 — Additional January announcements
      2010 01 23 — In Memoriam, Margaret Elaine Reesor
      2010 01 15 — Regular Issue (January)
      2009 12 16 — Regular Issue (December)
      2009 11 15 — Regular Issue (November)
      2009 11 07 — Special Announcement: 1010 AGM
      2009 10 15 — Regular Issue (October)
      2009 09 15 — Regular Issue (September)
      Volume 15
      September 2008 — August 2009
      2009 08 15 — Regular Issue (August)
      2009 07 15 — Regular Issue (July)
      2009 06 20 — Additional June Submissions
      2009 06 15 — Regular Issue (June)
      2009 04 25 — Additional April Submissions
      2009 04 11 — Regular Issue (April)Attachment: official documents for 2009 AGM
      2009 03 30 — Additional March Submissions
      2009 03 15 — Additional March Submissions
      2009 03 07 — Regular Issue (March)
      2009 02 15 — Regular Issue (February)
      2008 01 25 — Additional January Submissions
      2009 01 15 — Regular Issue (January)
      2008 12 18 — Correction
      2008 12 15 — Regular Issue (December)
      2008 11 15 — Regular Issue (November)
      2008 10 15 — Regular Issue (October)
      2008 09 15 — Regular Issue (September)Attachment: Tenure Stream Hires and Retirements in Canadian Classics departments and programs, 2005-2008
      Volume 14
      September 2007 — August 2008
      2008 08 15 — Regular Issue (August)
      2008 07 15 — Regular Issue (July)
      2008 06 10 — In Memoriam, C.W.J. Eliot
      2008 06 05 — Positions Available, CCB/BCEA Announcement
      2008 05 15 — Regular Issue (May) CCB/BCEA Announcement, Call for Papers, Summer Study
      2008 05 05 — Association Announcements
      2008 05 02 — CCB/BCEA Announcements; Positions Available
      2008 04 28 — Positions Available
      2008 04 22 — Association Announcements
      2008 04 15 — Regular Issue (April) Annual General Meeting
      2008 04 05 — Positions Available
      2008 03 31 — Positions Available; Calls for Papers
      2008 03 14 — Regular Issue (March) Positions Available; Conference Announcements; Varia
      2008 02 18 — Regular Issue (February) Positions Available; Calls for Papers; Conference Announcements; Scholarships; Varia
      2008 01 24 — Association Announcements
      2008 01 21 — Conference; Summer Study and Field Schools; Varia
      2008 01 15 — Regular Issue (January) Positions Available; Calls for Papers; Summer Study and Field Schools; Varia
      2007 12 10 — Association Announcements; Calls for Papers
      2007 12 07 — Association Announcements; Lectures; Summer Study and Fieldwork
      2007 11 27 — Association Announcements
      2007 11 15 — Regular Issue (November) Association Announcements, Positions Available, Calls for Papers, Scholarships, Varia
      2007 11 06 — Annual Meeting/ Congrès annuel
      2007 10 15 — Regular Issue (October) Association Announcements, Positions Available, Calls for Papers, Conference Announcements, Scholarships, Varia
      2007 10 05 — Obituary
      2007 10 03 — Memorial Service for Dr. Sandy McKay
      2007 09 28 — Positions Available
      2007 09 19 — Memorial Service for Dr. Sandy McKay
      2007 09 15 — Regular Issue (September) Association Announcements, Positions Available, Conference Announcements, Varia
      Volume 13
      September 2006 — August 2007
      2007 09 04 — Obituary
      2007 08 29 — Positions Available
      2007 08 20 — Positions Available, Conference Announcements
      2007 08 15 — Regular Issue (August) Association Announcements, Positions Available, Calls for Papers
      2007 08 08 — Obituary
      2007 07 13 — Regular Issue (July) Positions Available
      2007 07 12 — Calls for Papers
      2007 07 05 — Regular Issue (July) Positions Available, Calls for Papers, Conference Announcements
      2007 05 18 — Regular Issue (May) Positions Available, Calls for Papers
      2007 05 08 — Positions Available
      2007 05 03 — Annual Meeting, Positions Available, Conference Announcement, Varia
      2007 04 30 — Annual Meeting, Positions Available
      2007 04 25 — Annual Meeting
      2007 04 16 — Regular Issue (April) Calls for Papers
      2007 04 10 — Annual Meeting
      2007 03 19 — Regular Issue (March) Summer Study, Varia
      2007 02 27 — Calls for Papers, Summer Study
      2007 02 22 — Positions Available
      2007 02 16 — Association Announcement
      2007 02 16 — Conference Announcement
      2007 02 15 — Regular Issue (February) Association Announcements, Calls for Papers, Conference Announcements, Varia
      2007 02 08 — Call for Papers
      2007 02 07 — Positions Available
      2007 01 25 — Positions Available
      2007 01 17 — Positions Available
      2007 01 16 — Positions Available
      2007 01 15 — Regular Issue (January) Association Announcements, Positions Available, Calls for Papers, Conference Announceents, Fellowships
      2007 01 05 — Conference Announceents
      2006 12 15 — Regular Issue (December) Association Announcements, Positions Available
      2006 12 07 — Positions Available
      2006 11 30 — Positions Available, Programs, Calls for Papers, Fellowships, Summer Study
      2006 11 28 — Association Announcements
      2006 11 16 — Regular Issue (November) Association Announcements, Positions Available, Programs, Calls for Papers
      2006 11 06 — Positions Available, Calls for Papers, MA Programs
      2006 10 17 — Regular Issue (October)
      2006 10 06 — Association Announcements; Positions Available
      2006 10 06 — Positions Available; Call for Papers
      2006 09 29 — Positions Available
      2006 09 15 — Regular Issue (September)
      Volume 12
      September 2005 — August 2006
      2006 09 07 — Positions Available; Calls for Papers
      2006 09 05 — Obituary (Jim Butrica)
      2006 09 01 — Obituary (Peter Smith)
      2006 09 01 — Conference Announcements
      2006 08 24 — Calls for Papers; Positions Available; Conference Announcements
      2006 08 11 — Regular Issue (August)
      2006 06 29 — Varia
      2006 06 28 — Positions Available; Varia
      2006 06 22 — Association Announcements; Calls for Papers
      2006 06 20 — Regular Issue (June)
      2006 06 14 — Varia (OISE B.Ed. in Latin at risk)
      2006 05 18 — Positions Available; Calls for Papers
      2006 05 17 — Positions Available; Conference Announcements
      2006 05 15 — Regular Issue (May)
      2006 05 09 — Obituary
      2006 05 01 — Positions Available
      2006 04 18 — Association Announcements
      2006 04 13 — Regular Issue (April)
      2006 04 04 — Positions Available
      2006 03 31 — Positions Available
      2006 03 28 — Association Announcements
      2006 03 27 — Positions Available (Temporarily unavailable)
      2006 03 24 — Association Announcements
      2006 03 15 — Regular Issue (March)
      2006 03 01 — Calls for Papers
      2006 02 28 — Association Announcements; Positions; CIG-ICG; Calls for Papers; Summer Study
      2006 02 17 — Calls for Papers; Summer Study
      2006 02 16 — Regular Issue (February)
      2006 02 01 — Positions Available; Summer Study; Varia
      2006 01 19 — Positions Available
      2006 01 16 — Regular Issue (January)
      2006 01 05 — Association Announcements
      2005 12 15 — Regular Issue (December)
      2005 12 14 — Positions Available
      2005 12 01 — Association Announcements; Positions Available; Conferences
      2005 11 16 — Regular Issue (November)
      2005 10 28 — Association Announcements
      2005 10 19 — Regular Issue (October)
      2005 10 05 — Positions Available; Conference Announcements; Program Announcements; Varia
      2005 09 19 — Positions Available
      2005 09 15 — Regular Issue (September)
      Click here for CCB Volumes published before September 2005

      New Open Access Journal: Studies in Digital Heritage

      Studies in Digital Heritage
      Bust of Agrippina Minor 
      Studies in Digital Heritage publishes peer-reviewed articles, monographs, and special issues treating the entire gamut of topics in the field of Digital Heritage.

      his peer-reviewed, online journal publishes innovative work applying new digital technologies to the various fields of cultural heritage such as Anthropology, Archaeology, Art History, Architectural History, Classics, Conservation Science, Egyptology, and History. The journal welcomes submissions treating any and all technologies applied to the study of these fields.

      While the journal covers the gamut of topics relating to the use of technology in the study of cultural heritage, its special emphasis is on 3D technologies, including 3D data capture, processing of 3D models, theory and practice of 3D restoration of cultural heritage objects, use of 3D models in research and instruction, metadata and paradata standards and best practices for 3D models, and the use of 3D models on VR and AR devices as well as on web pages.

      Hence, when appropriate, authors are encouraged to embed interactive 3D models into their articles in place of traditional 2D illustrations. The journal supports WebGL solutions currently in use by professionals in the field, including 3DHop, Sketchfab, and Unity.  

      From time to time the journal will publish special issues on a particular topic.

      Research leading to the creation of this journal was generously supported by the National Science Foundation (grant # IIS-1014956; and see the related article by D. Koller, B. Frischer, and G. Humphreys, "Research Challenges for Digital Archives of 3D Cultural Heritage Models,"JOCCH 5, 2009, pp. 1-20).

      Vol 1, No 1 (2017)

      Table of Contents



      The Ancient Egyptian Film Site

       [First posted in AWOL 9 August 2010. Updated 18 April 2017]

      The Ancient Egyptian Film Site
      "Egypt, 4000 years ago, a land of strange rituals and savage cruelty..."
      (trailer of The Mummy, 1959)
      Welcome to the Ancient Egypt Film Site! This site offers an elaborate overview of motion pictures and tv movies that prominently feature Egyptology and ancient Egypt, its monuments or sites. Looking for those magnificent mummy films, or films featuring pyramids or Cleopatra? This is the site to visit!
      More than 930 movies, television films and episodes from television series are featured here.
      The film and television productions that qualify for mention on this site either have the story set in Ancient Egypt, set in modern times with flashbacks or travel back in time to Ancient Egypt, or in modern times have an ancient Egyptian object or person somehow influence the storyline in a minor or major degree.
      The listings presented here were gathered on basis of careful research done on the Internet, in books and by watching and collecting many movies and tv films. Though I did everything possible to give a complete overview, some films or television episodes may still have escaped my attention. If there is anything missing that you think should be included, films, film news or film oddities, please let me know!
      Hans van den Berg

      Open Access Journal: HIPHIL Novum

      [First posted in AWOL  30 February 2013, updated 18 April 2017]

      HIPHIL Novum
      HIPHIL Novum is a peer-reviewed academic e-journal publishing on global education and research on the Bible. Issues feature papers accepted by Society of Biblical Literature's Program Unit GERT - Global Education and Reseach Technology as well as other papers on next generation biblical research. We want to promote open education for all continents, races, genders, and communities.
      HIPHIL Novum publishes papers on research or projecs focusing on the Bible's
      History  *  Interpretation  * Pedagogy * Hermeneutics * Interactive Technology *  Linguistics
      HIPHIL is Novum - the focus is on new Biblical Studies for a digital and global age. We welcome papers that take a lead in emerging global 21st Century education.
      • Editor: Nicolai Winther-Nielsen and his assistants Randall Tan (New Testamaent), David Kummerow (Hebrew Bible) and Jens Bruun Kofoed (history theory).
      • Board, at upstar: Kirk Lowery, Joshua Berman and Wido van Peursen
      • Peer reviewers: members of the advisory group of Biblicalhumanities.org/ and individual scholars.
      HIPHIL Novum publishes
      • Peer-reviewed articles: normally 7500 words, occasionally longer. One other competent researcher must approve the quality of this research before publication.
      • Conference papers: normally 2500 words, acceptance based on public presentation.
      • Reports: News on projects, dissertations or unique studies of global relevance.
      • Reviews: Promotion of books or digital ressources

      Table of Contents

      Editor Introduction

      Top Notch Participant Tracking in the Hebrew Bible PDF
      Nicolai Winther-Nielsen 1


      Approaching the mountain of Exodus 19: thou shalt explore syntax first PDF
      Eep Talstra 2-24
      Participant-Reference Shifts in Zech. 1:1-6. An Assessment of Diachronic and Synchronic Approaches PDF
      Christian Højgaard Jensen 25-46


      New Additions to e-Clavis: Christian Apocrypha (April 2017)

      New Additions to e-Clavis: Christian Apocrypha (April 2017)
      Six new entries have been added to e-Clavis: Christian Apocrypha, the comprehensive bibliography of Christian Apocrypha research assembled and maintained by members of NASSCAL. The new entries are:
      e-Clavis is always looking for volunteers to contribute entries for unassigned texts. Contact members of the editorial board for more information.


      biblicalhumanities.org is a community of computer scientists, Bible scholars, and digital humanists collaborating to create open digital resources for biblical studies. Our emphasis is on open resources for biblical languages, such as morphologically tagged texts, treebanks, and lexicons. We hope that these resources will be used widely for teaching, research, and resources used to read and study the Bible.
      We are working to grow a community, not to own it or control it. We try to track resources that exist, create resources that are missing, and help people coordinate with others who are working on similar things to maximize interoperability and minimize duplication of effort. See our dashboard for an overview of these resources. We are now beginning to create standards to maximize interoperability among resources.
      In addition, we sponsor two online forums for discussing biblical languages:
      • Nestle 1904 Greek New Testament
        • Diego Santos (.odt, .pdf): Text of the Nestle 1904 Greek New Testament. Used in morphologically tagged texts and treebanks listed below. Not under source code control.
      • SBL Greek New Testament
        • SBLGNT (XML, OSIS, text, several other formats): High quality critical text created by Logos Software and the Society of Biblical Literature. Note the license, which imposes conditions on downstream works that use it.
      • Greek New Testament - Byzantine Text
        • byztxt.com: Robinson-Pierpoint Byzantine text, a Majority Text.
      • Codex Sinaiticus
      • Swete’s Septuagint
      • Migne’s Patrologia Graeca
      • Cramer’s Catenae
        • OpenGreekAndLatin (XML): For each verse, lists any comments that the early Fathers made on that verse.
      • Sefaria
        • Sefaria (JSON): A wonderful collection of Jewish texts containing Tanakh, Commentaries (Rashi, Ibn Ezra, etc.), Midrash, Targums, Talmud, Kabbalah, a lexicon, and a Hebrew grammar.

      Morphologically Tagged Texts

      • Nestle 1904 Greek New Testament
      • SBLGNT Greek New Testament
        • MorphGNT (Plain text in columns): SBLGNT, done by MorphGNT, the first initiative to produce truly open high quality morphologies for the Greek New Testament.
      • Westcott-Hort
      • Tischendorff Greek New Testament
        • MorphGNT (Plain text in columns): Tischendorff, done by MorphGNT.
      • Rahlf’s Septuagint
      • Swete’s Septuagint
        • An openly licensed morphologically tagged Swete’s Septuagint is under development. Contact James Tauber for details.
      • Coptic Scriptorium
        • Coptic Scriptorium (XML): Coptic corpus with morphology and phrasing. Freely licensed, data available on Github.
      • Hebrew Old Testament
        • Shebanq (SQL): Hebrew Old Testament, SQL database data.


      • Nestle 1904 Greek New Testament
        • Global Bible Initiative (XML): High quality treebank using HPSG constituent grammar.
        • Lowfat (XML): Lowfat trees transformed from GBI trees to make them easier to query. XML text.
      • SBLGNT Greek New Testament
        • Global Bible Initiative (XML): High quality treebank using HPSG constituent grammar.
        • Lowfat (XML): Lowfat trees transformed from GBI trees to make them easier to query.
      • Tischendorff Greek New Testament
        • PROIEL (XML): High quality dependency trees in an eclectic and expressive format. Part of a parallel corpus of old Indo-European Bible translations, including Greek, Armenian, Gothic, Old Church Slavonic, and Latin.
      • Hebrew Old Testament
        • Shebanq (SQL): Hebrew Old Testament, SQL database data.

      Discourse Analysis

      • Levinsohn’s Greek New Testament Discourse Features
        • Levinsohn: Stephen Levinsohn’s complete discourse features markup of the Greek New Testament (UBS4/NA27). Released by SIL International and Paul O’Rear, and recognized as the 2016 Dataset of the Year.


      • Abbott-Smith
      • Dodson
        • biblicalhumanities (CSV, XML): This lexicon has simple glosses and short definitions. Originally developed by Jeffrey Dodson, released to the public domain.
      • Liddell-Scott-Jones
        • Perseus Lexica (TEI XML): The Great Scott, a massive and extremely useful lexicon. The version currently used on Perseus, converted to Unicode, can be found in Giuseppe Celano’s repository. (The smaller “Middle Liddell” is also available from Perseus.)
      • Mounce Lexicon
        • Mounce (JSON): Mounce’s Concise Greek-English Dictionary of Biblical Greek.
      • Strong’s Dictionary
        • MorphGNT (XML): One of the most commonly used lexicons, keyed to Strong’s Numbers for easy cross reference.
      • Hebrew Lexicon
        • Shebanq (XML): A Hebrew lexicon from the Shebanq project.

      Grammars and Paradigms

      • Greek Syntax
        • Rydberg-Cox(XML): Jeffrey A. Rydberg-Cox, Overview of Greek Syntax. Extremely useful summaries of Greek syntax, easily integrated into a reading environment.
      • Greek Paradigms
        • Masternarde (HTML, PDF): Ancient Greek Tutorials, by Donald J. Mastronarde with the assistance of the Berkeley Language Center of the University of California, Berkeley. ©1999-2005 The Regents of the University of California. Copyright prevents free distribution, but this can be useful for producing resources.
      • Gesenius’ Hebrew Grammar
        • Gesenius: An old classic reference grammar.

      Commentaries, Secondary Literature, and Other Resources

      • Lace
        • Lace(hOCR): Contains a massive number of Greek texts in hOCR format, including several scholarly commentaries on the Greek text of each New Testament book, Septuagint resources, Cramer’s Catenae, Migne, the Sophocles lexicon, and many other resources that are just begging for the community to adopt and do manual editing.
      • Bible Support

      4 Enoch: The Online Encyclopedia of Second Temple Judaism, and Christian and Islamic Origin

       [First posted in AWOL 23 November 2009. Updated 18April, 2017]

      4 Enoch: The Online Encyclopedia of Second Temple Judaism, and Christian and Islamic Origin
      4 Enoch: The Online Encyclopedia of Second Temple Judaism and Christian Origins is an academic project of the Enoch Seminar, created in 2009 by Gabriele Boccaccini (University of Michigan, USA), in collaboration with the late Hanan Eshel (Bar-Ilan University, Israel), Loren T. Stuckenbruck (Princeton Theological Seminary, USA), and Carlos A. Segovia (Camilo José Cela University, Spain). The current Board of Directors of the Enoch Seminar includes: Gabriele Boccaccini (chair), Kelley Coblentz Bautch, Esther Eshel, Matthias Henze, Pierluigi Piovanelli, Carlos A. Segovia, and Loren T. Stuckenbruck. See the Enoch Seminar Website
      Born as a bibliography in the early 1990s and developed as a database in the 2000s, 4 Enoch has been made freely accessible online in wiki-format since August 2009. It now includes more than 1,000 encyclopedic entries, 8,000 abstracts of scholarly and fictional works, 3,000 biographies of scholars and authors, from the 15th century to the present...
      4 Enoch offers a comprehensive and authoritative introduction to Scholarship and Fiction in Second Temple Judaism (including Samaritan and New Testament Studies), i.e. the period from Ezekiel to the completion of the New Testament and the Mishnah. It also deals with the roots of Second Temple traditions in the Ancient Israelite Religion, as well as the influence and legacy of those traditions for Christian, Jewish and Islamic Origins, up to the time of the completion of the Qur'an. 4 Enoch includes scholarly and fictional works authored from the mid-15th century to the present, all around the world, with biographies of Scholars and Authors and a Dictionary of People, Places, Topics, etc. of Second Temple Judaism & Christian Origins.
      With more than 20,000 pages, "4 Enoch" provides a comprehensive WHO's WHO of the period, as well as BIOGRAPHIES of Scholars and Authors, and ABSTRACTS of scholarly and fictional Works, authored from the mid-15th century to the present, all around the world. Still a work in progress, the Encyclopedia, created in 2009 by Gabriele Boccaccini of the University of Michigan with the collaboration of Carlos A. Segovia of the Camilo Jose Cela University Madrid, is the collective work of international specialists in the field associated with the Enoch Seminar[1]
      • Are you a scholar or graduate student, and would you like to contribute to the Encyclopedia? Please, contact Editor-in-Chief Professor Gabriele Boccaccini<gbocca@umich.edu>, or Associate Editor Professor Carlos A. Segovia<segoviamail@gmail.com>, and join the team of international specialists working in this project.
      • 4 Enoch is a work in progress (changes are made of a daily basis). Some entries are fully developed, others exist only in a draft form. Everytime you visit the site, you will see that new features have been added.
      • It is the editors' understanding in good faith that each and all uploaded images are either of public domain or are here reproduced exclusively for non-commercial, educational purposes. If by mistake any rights were violated, the image will be immediately removed.
      • Note: 4 Enoch is a work in progress. In the first phase (Aug 2009 - Jul 2010) thousands of entries (abstracts of works of scholarship and fiction, biographies of scholars and authors, etc.) were included.
      The keywords associated with each bibliographical and biographical entry have generated numerous "Subject entries" or "Categories" (now existing mostly in a draft form), which in the second phase of the project (Aug 2010 - Aug 2014) are now in the process of being assigned to specialists and developed as original contributions to the study of Second Temple Judaism and Christian Origins

      A digital corpus for Greco-Arabic studies

       [First posted in AWOL 17 February 2014, updated 19 April 2017]

      A digital corpus for Greco-Arabic studies
      Between the 8th and 10th centuries AD, hundreds of Greek philosophical and scientific works were translated into Arabic. These translations exerted immense influence on the development of philosophy and science in the Islamic world and, through a later process of translation and transmission, in the Latin West as well. We propose to establish a new foundation for the study of this crucial period of Classical influence on the Islamic world by creating a large-scale corpus of digital texts and new tools to study them. We also aim to enhance scholarly communication by forging new connections between classicists and Arabists from the Middle East and the United States.
      For access to reading aids, view the texts in Firefox with the Alpheios Tools installed. 

      Database: Glossarium Græco-Arabicum: A lexicon of the mediæval Arabic translations from the Greek

      [First posted in AWOL 5 April 2011. Updated 19 April 2017]

      Glossarium Græco-Arabicum: A lexicon of the mediæval Arabic translations from the Greek
      The database Glossarium Græco-Arabicum makes available the files of a lexical project, intended to open up the lexicon of the mediæval Arabic translations from the Greek. It contains images of the filecards (ca. 80,000) which have not yet been published in the analytical reference dictionary A Greek and Arabic Lexicon (Leiden: Brill, 1992ff.), and comprises Arabic roots from the letter jîm to the end of the Arabic alphabet.

      From the eighth to the tenth century A. D., Greek scientific and philosophical works were translated wholesale into Arabic. This activity resulted in the incorporation and reorganization of the classical heritage in the new civilization which, using Arabic, spread with Islam.

      The object of project Glossarium Graeco-Arabicum is to make readily available to scholars the direct information which the Graeco-Arabic translations contain for several areas of research. These include:

      – the vocabulary and syntax of Classical and Middle Arabic;
      – the development of a scientific and technical vocabulary in Arabic;
      – the vocabulary of Classical and Middle Greek;
      – the chronology and nature of the translation movement into Arabic; and
      – the establishment of the texts of Greek works and their Arabic translations.

      Open Access Journal: Acta Orientalia Vilnensia

      Acta Orientalia Vilnensia
      ISSN: 1648-2662
      The Acta Orientalia Vilnensia publishes articles on various aspects of the Indian Subcontinent, the Middle East, Central Asia, the Far East and South-East Asia, classical and modern. AOV sets up a working alliance amongst specialists in all branches of the social sciences and humanities as a way of bringing together multidisciplinary research, cultural studies, and theory, especially in anthropology, history, archaeology, literature, language, religion and art, and part of each issue is devoted to reviews of books in these fields. Articles range from close analysis of individual texts to detailed annotated translations of texts. The journal also publishes more speculative discussions of cultural issues based on a close reading of primary sources.


          Pompeii - resources and links related to the study of Pompeii...

          [First posted in AWOL 12 November 2012, updates 20 April 2017]

          Perdar W. Foss
            This page collects the following materials, resources and links related to the study of Pompeii, Herculaneum, and the other settlements buried by the eruption of Mt Vesuvius in AD 79.
            Here is the link to the translation blog posts for Pliny the Younger’s Vesuvian letters, in ascending order: PLINY TRANSLATION BLOG
            The items below particularly, but not exclusively, relate to The World of Pompeii, a comprehensive handbook edited by John J. Dobbins, Professor of Classical Art and Archaeology in the McIntire Department of Art at the University of Virginia, and director of the Pompeii Forum Project, and Pedar W. Foss, Professor in the Department of Classical Studies at DePauw University.
            1. E-book: A. Mau, Pompeii: its life and art, F.W. Kelsey, trans., London, rev. ed. 1907 (in the public domain)
            2. Marginalia, meant to enhance the utility of The World of Pompeii for teaching, research and reference.
            3. Index/Concordance of individual houses and shops at Pompeii and Herculaneum for The World of Pompeii
            4. A Master Bibliography compiled from all the chapters of The World of Pompeii
            5. A short list of essential links to other online resources on Pompeii
            6. The Table of Contents for The World of Pompeii
            7. Publication information for The World of Pompeii
            8. Reviews of The World of Pompeii
            9. E-version of a Ph.D. dissertation on Pompeii: Pedar W. Foss, Kitchens and dining rooms at Pompeii:  the spatial and social relationship of cooking to eating in the Roman household, University of Michigan, 1994.
            10. Pompeii dissertation excerpt: “Age, gender, and status divisions at mealtime in the Roman house:  a synopsis of the literary evidence” (1995)
            11. The category of ‘Pompeii’-related posts on the quemdixerechaos.com blog

            1. MAU and KELSEY’S POMPEII: ITS LIFE AND ART (2nd edn, 1907): e-book
            This book has been the standard handbook on Pompeii for the last century, and was the inspiration for The World of Pompeii. Now out of copyright and in the public domain, we reproduce it here as an additional resource for students and scholars of Pompeii. Individual chapters are provided as PDF files, from a grayscale scan of the original. 
            2. MARGINALIA (supplementary teaching and reference material) for The World of Pompeii
            On this page can be found a series of links to web-pages or references to additional resources that elaborate or illustrate points in the text, organized by chapter and page number. This is a large and detailed page, which we hope provides added value to the book. It is in the process of being updated and expanded.
            A complete list of every house and shop mentioned in The World of Pompeii was too large and unwieldy to include in the printed index. This electronic version also has the advantage of being easily searchable by name or address.
            A compilation of all the sources cited in The World of Pompeii, in one easily-searchable list, with their short titles. Forthcoming.
            This is a short list of links to official, reliable and/or useful sites concerning the ancient cities buried by Vesuvius.
            I. Beginnings
            Ch. 1: An orientation to the cities and countryside P. G. Guzzo
            Ch. 2: History and historical sources J.-P. Descoeudres
            Ch. 3: Rediscovery and resurrection P. W. Foss
            Ch. 4: The environmental and geomorphological context H. Sigurdsson
            Ch. 5: Recent work on early Pompeii P. Carafa
            Ch. 6: The first sanctuaries S. De Caro
            Ch. 7: The urban development of the pre-Roman city H. Geertman
            Ch. 8: Building materials, construction methods, and chronologies J.-P. Adam
            Ch. 8 Appendix: A note on Roman concrete (opus caementicium)
            and other wall construction J. J. Dobbins

            II. The Community
            Ch. 9: Development of Pompeii’s public landscape in the Roman period R. Ling
            Ch. 10: Urban planning, roads, streets and neighborhoods C. W. Westfall
            Ch. 11: The walls and gates C. Chiaramonte Trerè
            Ch. 12: The forum and its dependencies J. J. Dobbins
            Ch. 13: Urban, suburban and rural religion in the Roman period A. M. Small
            Ch. 14: Amphitheatre, palaestra, and entertainment complexes C. Parslow
            Ch. 15: The city baths A. O. Koloski-Ostrow
            Ch. 16: The water system: supply and drainage G. Jansen

            III. Housing
            Ch. 17: Domestic spaces and activities P. M. Allison
            Ch. 18: The development of the Campanian house A. Wallace-Hadrill
            Ch. 19: Instrumentum domesticum – a case study J. Berry
            Ch. 20: Domestic decoration: paintings and the “Four Styles” V. M. Strocka
            Ch. 21: Domestic decoration: mosaics and stucco J. R. Clarke
            Ch. 22: Real and painted (imitation) marble at Pompeii J. C. Fant
            Ch. 23: Houses of Regions I and II S. Ciro Nappo
            Ch. 24: Regions V and IX: early anonymous domestic architecture K. Peterse
            Ch. 25: Intensification, heterogeneity and power in the development of insual VI.1 R. Jones and D. Robinson
            Ch. 26: Rooms with a view: residences built on terraces (Regions VI-VIII) R. A. Tybout
            Ch. 27: Residences in Herculaneum J.-A. Dickmann
            Ch. 28: Villas surrounding Pompeii and Herculaneum E. M. Moormann

            IV. Society and economy
            Ch. 29: Shops and industries F. Pirson
            Ch. 30: Inns and taverns J. DeFelice
            Ch. 31: Gardens W. F. Jashemski
            Ch. 32: The loss of innocence: Pompeian economy and society W. M. Jongman
            Ch. 33: Epigraphy and society J. Franklin
            Ch. 34: Pompeian women F. Bernstein
            Ch. 35: The lives of slaves M. George
            Ch. 36: Pompeian men and women in portrait sculpture K. E. Welch
            Ch. 37: The tombs at Pompeii S. Cormack
            Ch. 38: Victims of the cataclysm E. Lazer
            Ch. 39: Early published sources for Pompeii A. Laidlaw
            Routledge has published the book. It can be ordered at the Routledge website here:
            The book, originally printed on 4 July 2007, had a second hardback printing (still available); a paperback was printed on 26 June 2008, available at Amazon, listed at $49.95 and £28.50:
            (US): http://www.amazon.com/World-Pompeii-Pedar-Foss/dp/0415475775/ref=sr_11_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1215456862&sr=11-1
            (UK): http://www.amazon.co.uk/World-Pompeii-Pedar-Foss/dp/0415475775/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1215616011&sr=8-1

            The book format is a decent size, at 174mm x 246 mm, about 10″ x 7″. In addition, the book includes a CD insert, and a detailed glossary. It has 662 + xlii pages, 234 illustrations, 4 maps and 3 tables for its 39 chapters.
            The CD contains the full-size, full-color versions of the maps for the book, at various sizes, and in various (non-editable raster) formats (e.g., TIF, JPG, PDF, BMP), based on a CAD plan provided graciously by the Pompeii Soprintendenza, but with many additions and several corrections. The maps are the most complete available, with all street entrances, gates, towers, and most streets labeled. At the level of individual structures, however, the maps are not precise because of errors in the CAD-digitization process (not under our control) from the original RICA (CTP, Corpus Topographicum Pompeianum) paper basemaps. Users should always consult and compare the RICA, Eschebach, PPM (Caratelli and Baldassarre, eds, Pompeii, Pitture e Mosaici) and other published maps for any particular structure. An accompanying ‘ReadMe’ file contains coordinates for georeferencing the large Pompeii plan for those who wish to use it for making a GIS (Geographic Information System). We think the plans will be a major research and teaching tool.
            8. REVIEWS OF THE WORLD OF POMPEII. We thank these authors for their careful reading, their corrections and criticisms, their insightful comments, and their kind words.

              Open Access Journal: Heritage for Peace: Damage Newsletter

              Heritage for Peace: Damage Newsletter
              Heritage for Peace is a non-profit organization whose mission is to support all Syrians in their efforts to protect and safeguard Syria’s cultural heritage during the armed conflict.
              As an international group of heritage workers we believe that cultural heritage, and the protection thereof, can be used as a common ground for dialogue and therefore as a tool to enhance peace. We call on all Syrians of any religion or ethnicity to enter into a dialogue and work together to safeguard their mutual heritage.

                New from California Classical Studies: Joey Williams: The Archaeology of Roman Surveillance in the Central Alentejo, Portugal, 2017

                New from California Classical Studies

                Abstract: During the first century B.C.E. a complex system of surveillance towers was established during Rome’s colonization of the central Alentejo region of Portugal. These towers provided visual control over the landscape, routes through it, and hidden or isolated places as part of the Roman colonization of the region. As part of an archaeological analysis of the changing landscape of Alentejo, Joey Williams offers here a theory of surveillance in Roman colonial encounters drawn from a catalog of watchtowers in the Alentejo, the artifacts and architecture from the tower known as Caladinho, and the geographic information systems analysis of each tower’s vision. Through the consideration of these and other pieces of evidence, Williams places surveillance at the center of the colonial negotiation over territory, resources, and power in the westernmost province of the Roman Empire.

                Publication Date:
                February 16, 2017
                California Classical Studies
                archaeology, surveillance, watchtower, Portugal, Roman archaeology, Roman Portugal, Portuguese archaeology, landscape archaeology, colonization, geographic information systems, viewshed, viewshed analysis, Alentejo
                Data Availability Statement:
                The data associated with this publication are in the supplemental files.

                Open Access Journal: Expedition

                [First posted in AWOL 29 September 2009. Updated 20 April 2017 (Expeditions is no longer accessible from the University of Pennsylvania Museum website. All links are now to the Internet Archive)]

                ISSN: 0014-4738
                The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology publishes Expedition (ISSN 0014-4738), a full-color peer-reviewed magazine that offers direct access to the latest findings of archaeologists and anthropologists around the world—many of them the Museum’s own scholars. Issues also focus on special themes such as recent excavations in Italy or Greece, and may include articles by curators of upcoming Penn Museum exhibitions. In this section you can find the current issue of Expedition magazine, or browse through the entire run of back issues.
                Expedition magazine is the official members' magazine of the Penn Museum. Members of the Museum receive three issues of Expedition per year mailed directly to their homes. Join the Penn Museum as a member today to enjoy Expedition magazine plus a host of additional exciting and exclusive benefits.

                Online Supplements to Palilia

                Palilia Project
                The volumes of the series called "Palilia" existing since 1997 by the Rome Department of the German Archaeological Institute (DAI) are not only impressive on account of their excellent readability but also their handy size. In order to guarantee this continuously and to allow the publication of works based on extensive documentation of archaeological material at the same time, CoDArchLab and the DAI Rome are treading a new path of archaeological publication: Supplementation of printed works by digital provision of additional materials using the adapted book structure. The volumes of the Palilia-serie themselves are independent and completely comprehensible in their reasoning. At the same time they are also readable and manageable. Readers who want to see details of the material are invited to take a look at the catalogues of each volume available in Arachne. On this page you get to the individual supplements of the Palilia-volumes. If you are interested in the volumes themselves, please contact the Reichert Verlag (link: http://www.reichert-verlag.de)

                To the catalogues available in Arachne:
                Palilia 20: Alexandra W. Busch, Military in Rome. Military and paramilitary units in the imperial cityscape
                Palilia 24: Johannes Lipps, The Basilica Aemilia on the Forum Romanum. The building and its ornamentation in imperial times (Dissertation, Cologne 2008)
                Palilia 25: Martin Tombrägel, The Republican otium-villas at Tivoli (Dissertation, Marburg 2005)
                Palilia 26: Wolfgang Ehrhardt, Decorative and residential context. Removal, restoration and preservation of wall paintings in the Campanian antique sites.

                Open Access Journals: Revue internationale des droits de l’antiquité. 3e Série

                 [First posted in AWOL 15 September 2009. Updated 21 April 2017]

                Revue internationale des droits de l’antiquité. 3e Série
                ISSN: 0556-7939
                faisant suite à Archives d'histoire du droit oriental et Revue internationale des droits de l'antiquité


                DIRECTEURS H. JONES, J-H. MICHEL et J.-Fr. GERKENS


                SECRÉTAIRE A. RUELLE

                Transposition sur Internet avec le concours de La Fondation Universitaire de Belgique
                3e Série
                Tome LXII, 2015 (à paraître)
                Tome LXI, 2014 (à paraître)
                Tome LX, 2013
                Tome LIX, 2012
                Tome LVIII, 2011
                Tome LVII, 2010
                Tome LVI, 2009
                Tome LV, 2008
                Tome LIV, 2007
                Tome LIII, 2006
                Tome LII, 2005
                Tome LI, 2004
                Tome L, 2003
                Tome XLIX, 2002
                Tome XLVIII, 2001
                Tome XLVII, 2000
                Tome XLVI, 1999
                Tome XLV, 1998
                Tome XLIV, 1997
                Tome XLIII, 1996
                Tome XLII, 1995
                Tome XLI, 1994
                Tome XL, 1993
                Tome XXXIX, 1992
                Tome XXXVIII, 1991
                Tome XXXVII, 1990
                Tome XXXVI, 1989
                Tome XXXV, 1988
                Tome XXXIV, 1987
                Tome XXXIII, 1986
                Tome XXXII, 1985
                Tome XXXI, 1984
                Tome XXX, 1983
                Tome XXIX, 1982
                Tome XXVIII, 1981
                Tome XXVII, 1980
                Tome XXVI, 1979
                Tome XXV, 1978

                Archaeology of Pre-Modern Economies Databases

                Archaeology of Pre-Modern Economies Databases

                Craft production sites of pre-modern economies

                To the data base on craft production sites of pre-modern economies
                To the data base on craft production sites of pre-modern economies
                Craft production was a key element of pre-modern economies, the workshop acting as an important point of intersection between exploitation and daily use of resources (e.g. clay/pottery, stone/architectural elements, iron ore/tools). Within the framework of the Research Training Group 1878 »Archaeology of pre-modern economies« funded by the DFG, it is aimed to compile craft production sites attested by archaeological material as exhaustively as possible. This data base is accessible for free all over the world, thus providing an important foundation for further scientific questions and projects as well as an overview on essential aspects of the economic and daily life in pre-modern societies for the broader public.

                Database of coinfinds with pamphylian coins

                The following database was created as a part of an unfinished dissertation of Fabian Richter with the topic ‘Pamphylian Coin Hoards as Indicators of Economic Interrelations during the Hellenistic Period’. It raises no claim to completeness. The work served as basis for an article published in the journal KUBA: F. Richter, Zur Prägung von Alexander-Tetradrachmen in Pamphylien und der Datierung des Gegenstempels „Anker“ auf pamphylischen Münzen, KuBA 6, 216, im Druck.
                Downloadlink of the Database ->

                Digital Corpus of Literary Papyri: DCLP

                Digital Corpus of Literary Papyri: DCLP 
                DCLP offers information about and transcriptions of Greek and Latin literary and subliterary papyri preserved on papyri, ceramic sherds (ostraka), wooden tablets, and other portable media. It is built on the model of papyri.info, relying on its own versions of the Papyrological Navigator (PN) for searching and browsing and Papyrological Editor (PE) for peer-reviewed curation of texts. The site aims to do for ancient literature preserved on papyri what papyri.info does for Greek and Latin documents. An ultimate goal is also to provide search and browse functionality across the entire corpus of Greek and Latin papyri--documentary, literary, and subliterary alike.
                DCLP aggregates material from the Leuven Database of Ancient Documents (LDAB), Bibliographie Papyrologique (BP), Thesaurus Herculanensium Voluminum, and the Parma Medical Project, and depends on close collaboration with the Department of Classics at the University of Würzburg and the Duke Collaborative for Classics Computing (DC3). ...read more.

                Studium Angelopolitanum: Commentaria de humanioribus litteris latine conscripta