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Nomisma.org News: KENOM project joins Nomisma/OCRE

KENOM project joins Nomisma/OCRE
The KENOM project, a consortium of 13 German institutions contributing into a central numismatic portal, has been integrated into Nomisma.org. More than 4,500 Roman Imperial coins from three institutions (The State Coin Collection of Munich, the Coin Cabinet of the University of Goettingen, and Thuringian Museum for Pre- and Early History) have been made available Online Coins of the Roman Empire. All of these coins have been photographed at a high resolution and are published following the IIIF specification, which are treated as zoomable images in OCRE, and will eventually be useful for more sophisticated iconographic annotation.

Augustus 171A

Below is a fuller description of KENOM:

KENOM (Kooperative Erschließung und Nutzung der Objektdaten von Münzsammlungen) is a long time project of different numismatic collections in Germany to bring their numismatic objects (coins, medals, paper money and also coin find-informations) together online. There are a common internal database of the project for the data input and a portal of presentation of qualified data and images. Goals of KENOM are the harmonisation of numismatic data of the partners, the integration of open linked norm data and the definition and use of a LIDO-based data exchange format. 2012-2015 the project was funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, now KENOM is operated jointly. The strong technical partner of the project is the Gemeinsamer Bibliotheksverbund Göttingen. Today already 13 institutions present more than 33,000 numismatic objects together in the portal <http://www.kenom.de/>.

KENOM has developed lookup mechanisms that read OCRE and CRRO web services, making it easy for curators to link their collections directly to these Linked Open Data systems. The RDF data for OCRE were harvested from KENOM's OAI-PMH using a PHP script I put together yesterday afternoon. Project coordinator, Mario Schlapke, plans to write a more comprehensive post about the process of integrating KENOM with the wider ancient world linked data cloud.

Manuscripts in St. Catherine's Monastery, Mount Sinai

Manuscripts in St. Catherine's Monastery, Mount Sinai
The renowned Eastern Orthodox Monastery of St. Catherine’s on Mt. Sinai was constructed by the Byzantine Emperor, Justinian I, in the late sixth century AD over the relics of the martyred saint and the place of the biblical burning bush as identified by St. Helena, the mother of the Roman Emperor, Constantine.  It is home to reputedly the oldest continuously run library in existence today. Its holdings of religious and secular manuscripts are legendary and allegedly second only in number to the collection held by the Vatican: from bibles, to patristic works, to liturgies and prayers books, and on to legal documents such as deeds, court cases, Fatwahs (legal opinions).  The greater proportion of the manuscripts were copied in Greek, and then in Syriac, Georgian, Coptic, Armenian, Arabic, Ottoman Turkish, and Ethiopic, as well as Old Church Slavonic.

In 1949, Kenneth W. Clark, led an expedition to the Middle East under the Auspices of the Library of Congress and its partners, to microfilm old manuscripts in various libraries of the Middle East, the largest and most isolated of which was that at St. Catherine’s. His group evaluated the 3,300 manuscripts held there and chose 1,687 for filming.  Finally, the group also prepared under his direction a Checklist of Manuscripts in St. Catherine’s Monastery, Mount Sinai Microfilmed for the Library of Congress (1950), which gave researchers access to both the manuscripts microfilms and the black and white transparencies. The microfilm collection is in the custody of the Humanities and Social Sciences Division, where it still may be requested. 

Since its appearance, this set has been so widely consulted by scholars around the globe that the Library has now digitized the microfilms to facilitate their use by scholars worldwide. At the same time the descriptions of the manuscripts as found in the Checklist have also been edited and updated.
Clark’s group also chose 1,284 illuminations from 113 manuscripts to be photographed in 4 x 5 inch black and white format. These have been listed on pages 22-32 of the Checklist. These have not been digitized at this time but are available to researchers in the Prints and Photographs Division of the Library of Congress. 

Prints of the illuminations and microfilm reproductions of the manuscripts may be requested through our Photoduplication Service.
Articles and Essays

Erichsen, W. Demotisches Glossar

Open Access Publications of José Manuel Galán


Open Access Journal: Nailos: Estudios Interdisciplinares de Arqueologia

Nailos: Estudios Interdisciplinares de Arqueologia
ISSN: 2340-9126
e-ISSN: 2341-1074
Nailos admite para su publicación estudios relacionados directamente con la Arqueología, entendida esta como la disciplina científica que estudia las sociedades a partir de sus restos materiales, independientemente del periodo cronológico al que pertenezcan. También acepta colaboraciones relativas a temas como la epistemología y metodología arqueológica, historia de la ciencia arqueológica, geoarqueología, paleoantropología, arqueometría, estudios de paleoambiente, museología y didáctica de la Arqueología, gestión del patrimonio arqueológico o etnoarqueología.

Open Access Book: Sacred Landscapes of Hittites and Luwians


Sacred Landscapes of Hittites and Luwians: Proceedings of the International Conference Florence, February 6th-8th 2014 in Honour of Franca Pecchioli Daddi

Sacred Landscapes of Hittites and Luwians
This book contains studies on the symbolic significance of the landscape for the communities inhabiting the central Anatolian plateau and the Upper Euphrates and Tigris valleys in the 2nd-1st millennia BC. Some of the scholars who attended to the international conference Sacred Landscapes of Hittites and Luwians held in Florence in February 2014, present here contributions on the religious, symbolic and social landscapes of Anatolia between the Late Bronze Age and Iron Age. Archaeologists, hittitologists and historians highlight how the ancient populations perceived many elements of the environment, like mountains, rivers and rocks, but also atmospheric agents, and natural phenomena as essential part of their religious and ideological world. Analysing landscapes, architectures and topographies built by the Anatolian communities in the second and first millennia BC, the framework of a symbolic construction intended for specific actions and practices clearly emerges. 
Anno di edizione: 2015
Pagine: 170
e-ISBN: 978-88-6655-904-7

Open Access Journal: FuturoClassico FCl

FuturoClassico FCl
ISSN: 2465-0951
La rivista «FuturoClassico» è emanazione del Centro Interuniversitario di Ricerca di ‘Studi sulla Tradizione’ (Università di Bari-Università della Repubblica di San Marino-Università di Padova), nato nel 2013, per promuovere l’aggregazione di studiosi dei più disparati ambiti delle Humanities intorno al tema della tradizione e della sopravvivenza, della fortuna e della ricezione della civiltà classica e tardoantica nelle età medievale, umanistico-rinascimentale, moderna e contemporanea.

N° 2 (2016)



Gilberto Marconi
Alessandra Elisa Visinoni
Simone Signaroli
Giulia Dovico
Nicola Zito


Josefa Álvarez

N° 1 (2015)



Olimpia Imperio
1 - 6

Luciano Canfora
7 - 11

Claudio Schiano
12 - 29

Corrado Petrocelli
30 - 35

Federico Rampini
36 - 41

Andrea Giardina
42 - 55

Open Access Journal: Civitas Avgvstiniana: Revista internacional sobre Agostinho de Hipona e a tradição agostiniana

Civitas Avgvstiniana: Revista internacional sobre Agostinho de Hipona e a tradição agostiniana
ISSN: 2182-7141

Revista internacional de estudos agostinianos. Promove estudos em todas as dimensões da obra de Agostinho de Hipona no seu tempo e na tradição posterior

Open Access Journal: Oriental Institute News & Notes

 [First posted in AWOL 23 April 2010. Most recently updated 5 May 2017]

Oriental Institute News & Notes
News & Notes is a Quarterly Publication of The Oriental Institute, printed for members as one of the privileges of membership.

2017 Winter (#232) Spring (#233)    
2016 Winter (#228) Spring (#229) Summer (#230) Fall (#231)
2015 Winter (#224) Spring (#225) Summer (#226) Fall (#227)
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2007 Winter (#192) Spring (#193) Summer (#194) Fall (#195)
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2005 Winter (#184) Spring (#185) Summer (#186) Fall (#187)
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2003 Winter (#176) Spring (#177) Summer (#178) Fall (#179)
2002 Winter (#172) Spring (#173) Summer (#174) Fall (#175)
2001 Winter (#168) Spring (#169) Summer (#170) Fall (#171)
2000 Winter (#164) Spring (#165) Summer (#166) Fall (#167)
1999 Winter (#160) Spring (#161) Summer (#162) Fall (#163)
1998 Winter (#156) Spring (#157) Summer (#158) Fall (#159)
1997 Winter (#152) Spring (#153) Summer (#154) Fall (#155)
1996 Winter (#148) Spring (#149) Summer (#150) Fall (#151)
1995 Winter (#144) Spring (#145) Summer (#146) Fall (#147)
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1992   Spring (#133) Summer (#134) Fall (#135)
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1990 Winter (#122) Spring (#123) Summer (#124) Fall (#125)
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1989 Winter (#117) Spring (#118) Summer (#119) Fall (#120)
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1988 Winter (#112) Spring (#113) Summer (#114) Fall (#115)
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1987 Winter (#107) Spring (#108) Summer (#109) Fall (#110)
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1986 Winter (#102) Spring (#103) Summer (#104) Fall (#105)
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1981 Winter (#67)
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1977 Winter (#33) Spring (#34) Summer (#35) Fall (#36)
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1976 Winter (#23)
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1975 Winter (#13)
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1974 Winter (#4)
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1973 Fall (#1)
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For years prior to 2002 the  Lead Article(s) from various issues were also being made available electronically with the permission of the editor.










See also  The Oriental Institute Archaeological Newsletter (1950-1973)

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

The Letters of Libanius

The Letters of Libanius
Beginning as a simple spreadsheet which catalogued the different editions and translations of all of the works of Libanius, this project quickly grew into something much bigger. It now stands as a database that catalogues as much metadata about the letters of Libanius as possible. A second goal was quickly added to this project, which is to represent spatially the distribution of Libanius' letters across the Roman Empire. A third goal was recently added to this database, which is to create a digital prosopography on the people that are involved in Libanius' epistolary network. This project, much like this website, is still in its infancy however, but letters and prosopographical information are added on a somewhat regular basis. This simple website attempts to link together all of the aspects of this big project.

Open Access Journal: CODEX – Revista de Estudos Clássicos

CODEX – Revista de Estudos Clássicos
ISSN 2176-1779
Cabeçalho da página
Codex - Revista de Estudos Clássicosé um espaço para a circulação dos trabalhos que se dediquem aos Estudos Clássicos.
Os leitores poderão acompanhar as pesquisas desenvolvidas por discentes de uma área que prospera largamente no Brasil. Poderão também entrar em contato com seus autores e com seus orientadores, para comentar os textos ou sugerir-lhes o que julgarem conveniente.
Codex - Revista discente de Estudos Clássicos enseja aos interessados um amplo mapeamento das pesquisas da área de Estudos Clássicos a partir do conhecimento mais aprofundado da formação e do desenvolvimento de seus pesquisadores.

A publicação preocupa-se em promover a percepção de que a interdisciplinaridade é intrínseca aos Estudos Clássicos. Assim, a Codex - Revista discente de Estudos Clássicos acolhe inclusive trabalhos de discentes - doutorandos, mestrandos e graduandos em Iniciação Científica - de Filosofia Antiga, Letras Clássicas, História Antiga e Arqueologia.


Athenian Agora Preliminary Reports

Athenian Agora Preliminary Reports


[Agora Report] 2015 Excavations: Agora Excavations Season Summary 2015

John McK. Camp II ... Excavations were carried out in three areas: in Byzantine levels over the Painted Stoa in Section ΒΘ; at the north end and beneath the Classical Commercial Building in Section ΒΖ; and in Section ΟΟ in ... 8 Jun-31 Jul 2015

[Agora Report] 2014 Excavations: Agora Excavations Preliminary Report - Summer 2014

John McK. Camp II ... Excavations in 2014 were carried out in three sections: ΒΘ, ΒΓ and ΒΖ. In Section ΒΘ, overlying the Painted Stoa, the Byzantine houses of the 11th century A.D. were further exposed in the western part ... 9 Jun-1 Aug 2014

[Agora Report] 2013 Excavations: Preliminary Report on the 2013 Excavation Season

John McK. Camp II ... Excavations were carried out in several areas, spanning Mycenaean to Byzantine times. Full exploration in Section ΒΘ East was prevented since the Byzantine walls could not yet be removed, but a trial trench ... 10 Jun-2 Aug 2013

[Agora Report] 2012 Excavations: Preliminary Report on the 2012 Excavation Season

John McK. Camp II ... Excavations were carried out in four areas during the 2012 season: three in the area of the Painted Stoa at the northwest corner of the Agora (sections ΒΗ, ΒΖ, ΒΘ), and one in the Panthenaic Way (section ... 11 Jun-3 Aug 2012

[Agora Report] 2011 Excavations: Preliminary Report on the 2011 Excavation Season

John McK. Camp II ... Excavations were carried out in three sections, two of them overlying the Painted Stoa (ΒΗ and ΒΘ) and one in the Panathenaic Way (ΒΓ). In Section ΒΓ, excavations were concentrated on the Panathenaic Way ... 13 Jun-5 Aug 2011

[Agora Report] 2010 Excavations: Preliminary Report on the 2010 Excavation Season

John McK. Camp II ... Excavations took place in five sections: ΒΗ, ΒΘ, ΒΖ, Γ and Δ. In Section ΒΗ, excavation continued and late fills overlying the Stoa Poikile were cleared. A good cross-section of the stoa foundations was ... 15 Jun-6 Aug 2010

[Agora Report] 2009 Excavations: Preliminary Report on the 2009 Excavation Season

John McK. Camp II ... Excavations were conducted in four sections: Γ, ΒΘ, ΒΗ and ΒΖ. In Section Γ, the investigation of the Classical buildings south of the Tholos continued with the aim to find out if they were civil, commercial ... 8 Jun-31 Jul 2009

[Agora Report] 2008 Excavations: Preliminary Report on the 2008 Excavation Season

John McK. Camp II ... Excavations took place in three sections, two north of Hadrian Street (ΒΗ and ΒΘ) and one in the old area south of the Tholos (Γ). In Section ΒΗ, layers in, over and behind the building identified as the ... 10 Jun-1 Aug 2008


[Agora Report] 2007 Excavations: Preliminary Report on the 2007 Excavation Season

John McK. Camp II ... Excavation continued this year in the sections ΒΖ, ΒΗ and Γ. In Section ΒΖ South, two areas were investigated: the north-south road and the areas west of the road. In the road, hard-packed gravel surfaces ... 13 Jun-3 Aug 2007

[Agora Report] 2006 Excavations: Preliminary Report on the 2006 Excavation Season

John McK. Camp II ... This summer the 75th anniversary of the beginning of the excavations and the 50th anniversary of the reconstruction of the Stoa of Attalos were celebrated. Excavation were concentrated on two areas: northwest ... 13 Jun-4 Aug 2006

[Agora Report] 2005 Excavations: Preliminary Report on the 2005 Excavation Season

John McK. Camp II ... Excavations were carried out in three sections in the summer of 2005: BZ, BH and Γ. In section BZ, mostly Roman levels were excavated, dating from the 1st to the 5th centuries A.D. Much more of the north-south ... 13 Jun-5 Aug 2005

[Agora Report] 2004 Excavations: Preliminary Report on the 2004 Excavation Season

John McK. Camp II ... All the work during the season 2004 was concentrated on the northwest corner of the Agora north of the Panathenaic Way. In BZ North, the last remains of Byzantine fills and walls were removed and Hellenistic, ... 7 Jun-16 Jul 2004

[Agora Report] 2003 Excavations: Preliminary Report on the 2003 Excavation Season

John McK. Camp II ... Excavations in 2003 were carried out largely in the northwest corner of the Agora known as Section BZ. The area was divided into two parts: the north-south road and areas to the west, and east of the road ... 13 Jun-25 Jul 2003

[Agora Report] 2002 A Portrait of an Imperial Priest: A Portrait of an Imperial Priest

John McK. Camp II ... A Roman portrait head was found on the north slopes of the Acropolis. The crown on his head indicate that the man was a priest of the imperial cult. Imperial worship in Athens is attested as early as the ... 19-20 Jun 2002

[Agora Report] 2002 Excavations: Preliminary Report on the 2002 Excavation Season

John McK. Camp II ... Excavations continued in the northwest corner of the Agora (sections ΒΕ and ΒΖ) and in the Eleusinion area (ΕΛ), and a trial trench was opened up in the Panathenaic Way (Σ). In section ΒΖ, the exploration ... 10 Jun-2 Aug 2002

[Agora Report] 2001 Excavations: Preliminary Report on the 2001 Excavation Season

John McK. Camp II ... Excavations were carried out at the northwest of the Agora in sections ΒΖ and ΒΕ, and in the area of the Eleusinion in section ΕΛ. In Section ΒΖ, the investigation of the settlement of the 11th century ... 11 Jun-3 Aug 2001

[Agora Report] 2000 Excavations: Preliminary Report on the 2000 Excavation Season

John McK. Camp II ... Excavations were carried out in three sections, two to the northwest, (ΒΖ and ΒΕ) and one to the southeast of the Agora square (ΕΛ). In Section ΒΖ the investigation of the remains of the 11th century settlement ... 6 Jun-28 Jul 2000

[Agora Report] 1999 Excavations: Preliminary Report on the 1999 Excavation Season

John McK. Camp II ... Most of the work this season was concentrated in the northern half of Section ΒΖ where the Byzantine levels were further explored. Street walls along both sides of the north-south road were revealed and ... 7 Jun-30 Jul 1999

[Agora Report] 1998 Excavations: Preliminary Report on the 1998 Excavation Season

John McK. Camp II ... Most work this year was concentrated to a new area at the extreme northwest, where a modern building had been demolished. Fill from modern to Byzantine times were excavated. The principal feature uncovered ... 8 Jun-31 Jul 1998

[Agora Report] 1997 Excavations: Agora Excavations 1997 Season Preliminary Report

John McK. Camp II ... Excavations were carried out in two separate areas: under the Middle Stoa in the Agora square, and just north of the northwest entrance of the Agora. The excavations produced material covering a wide chronological ... 10 Jun-1 Aug 1997

[Agora Report] 1996 Excavations: 1996 Excavation Summary

John McK. Camp II ... Excavations were carried out in two areas: in early levels underneath the west end of the Middle Stoa, and in and around the Classical commercial building north of the Stoa Poikile. The result of the 1996 ... 10 Jun-2 Aug 1996

[Agora Report] 1995 Excavations: Agora Excavations 1995 Preliminary Report

John McK. Camp II ... Excavations continued in the areas of the Panathenaic Way, west of the Stoa Poikile, and in and around the Classical commercial building north of the Stoa Poikile. In the Panathenaic way the exploration ... 12 Jun-4 Aug 1995

[Agora Report] 1992 Excavations: Report on Excavations in the Athenian Agora 1992

T. Leslie Shear, Jr ... This is a report on the archaeological excavations in the Athenian Agora during 1992. The investigations continued in two areas: on the south side of Hastings Street and along the north side of Hadrian ... 8 Jun-7 Aug 1992

[Agora Report] 1991 Excavations: Report on Excavations in the Athenian Agora 1991

T. Leslie Shear, Jr ... This is a report on the archaeological field work conducted in the Athenian Agora during the period from December 1990 to December 1991. The actual excavation period was preceded by the demolition of a ... 10 Jun-9 Aug 1991


[Agora Report] 1990 Excavations: Report on Excavations in the Athenian Agora 1990

T. Leslie Shear, Jr ... This is a report on the archaeological field work conducted in the Athenian Agora during the period from December 1989 to December 1990. The actual excavation period was preceded by preparatory operations ... 4 Jun-3 Aug 1990

[Agora Report] 1972 ΒΔ: Excavation Summary Section ΒΔ: 1972

Stephen G. Miller ... With the exception of the removal of certain modern intrusions, the recovery of a few layers of a late Roman road, and the discovery of the westward continuation of the southern foundation of Roman Building ... 22 Mar-20 Jun 1972

[Agora Report] 1971 Topographical Notes: Topographical Notes: Northeast Corner of the Agora

S. G. Miller ... Two monuments, a milestone and a large poros base, discovered during earlier excavations, are discussed in an attempt to understand their purpose, history and original location.

[Agora Report] 1971 ΒΔ: Excavation Summary Section ΒΔ: 1971

Stephen G. Miller ... This season's work in Section ΒΔ was confined to the eastern half of the section. The area was somehow disturbed, partly by a trench dug by Koumanoudes in 1890. Remains of roads, drains and buildings were ... 22 Mar-21 Sep 1971

[Agora Report] 1971 Ω: Excavation Summary Section Ω: 1971

John McK. Camp II ... Roman House H was fully exposed and the underlying Early Roman and Greek remains were explored ... 22 Mar-27 May 1971

[Agora Report] 1970 ΒΔ: Excavation Summary. Section ΒΔ: 1970

Stephen G. Miller ... This is a report of the first year of excavation in Section ΒΔ, a problematic area due to its limitation by the railroad on the south and the Hadrian Street on the north, and to the disturbances made by ... 6 Mar-15 Aug 1970

[Agora Report] 1970 Ω: Excavation Summary Section Ω: 1970

John McK. Camp II ... Excavations were centered around a large late Roman complex know as the Roman House H. In addition, a late Hellenistic cistern was dug under the northwest corner of the house ... 24 May-22 Aug 1970

[Agora Report] 1969 ΟΟ: Excavation Summary Section ΟΟ: 1969

John McK. Camp II ... Further excavations were conducted in Section ΟΟ, supplementing those done earlier. The large Roman complex, now known as the Southwest Bath, were completely explored. Cuts to the north of the building ... 13 May-6 Jul 1969

[Agora Report] 1969 Ω: Section Ω 1969

John McK. Camp II ... Excavations were carried out in the Late Roman complex known as Philosophical School C, and in House D, a private house of the 5th c. B.C. which underlies the north half of the school. A second house of ... 8 Jul-23 Aug 1969

[Agora Report] 1968 Κ: Excavation Summary Section K: 1968

S. Grobel ... Excavations in Section Κ were conducted in the Marble Worker's Establishment, a series of rooms grouped around a courtyard. A cistern-well was discovered and excavated, as was a pit and a pyre burial ... 17 Jun-17 Aug 1968

[Agora Report] 1968 ΟΟ: Excavation Summary Section ΟΟ 1968

M. Alison Frantz ... The excavation of the Roman Bath east of the Poros Building was resumed in order to clarify aspects on plan and chronology of the building. It was discovered that there had been a bath in the area from ... 17 Jun-31 Jul 1968

[Agora Report] 1967 Ε: Section Ε: 1967

T. Leslie Shear, Jr ... The campaign of 1967 included both excavation and architectural study of various monuments in Section Ε along the east side of the Great Drain. Excavation took place in and about the Peribolos of the Eponymous ... 4 Jun-2 Aug 1967

[Agora Report] 1966 Κ: Agora Excavation Summary 1966

Gerald Lalonde ... Excavation was carried out beneath the modern road south of the Theseion and the Southwest Fountain House. The purpose was to investigate the coarse of the roadway and its adjacent monuments at successive ... 4 Jul-2 Sep 1966

[Agora Report] 1961 Κ: 1961: Season's Report for Section K

Homer A. Thompson ... A report on the completing of the exploration of the Heliaia, the Southwest Fountain House and the southwest entrance to the Agora, as well as some work of conservation and path-making in the area ... 24 Jul-19 Aug 1961

[Agora Report] 1960 Κ: The Heiaia

Homer A. Thompson ... A summary account taking cognizance of the result of the exploration of the ancient building, the Heliaia, carried out in July and August, 1960 ... 15 Jul-5 Sep 1960

[Agora Report] 1959 Ψ: Section Ψ Supplementary Exploration: July-August 1959

Eugene Vanderpool ... Excavations in Section Ψ did not go to the bottom throughout the area; considerable masses of early fill were left. Instead, late disturbances and test cuts down to bedrock revealed enough of both stratification ... 29 Jul-20 Aug 1959

[Agora Report] 1958 Υ: Section Υ: 1958 Excavation Report

Dorothy Burr Thompson ... Two areas at the north foot of the Areopagus were uncovered. The first area did not yield much of interest due to modern disturbances. Excavations of a well, three pits and a water channel produced however ... 3 Mar-3 May 1958

[Agora Report] 1958 Φ: Excavation Report 1958

Dorothy Burr Thompson ... This report covers the excavations in the southwestern side of Section Φ and in the area under Aischanes Street. The section had been excavated down to the Classical level in the previous season. Part ... 12 Mar-15 May 1958

[Agora Report] 1957 Excavations Φ, Χ, Ψ: Sections Φ, Χ, Ψ, April-June 1957

A. L. Boegehold ... Three private dwellings, already known from the preliminary excavation of 1937, formed the major themes of the investigation this year: Southwest House, Polygonal House and Late Roman House and Water Channel ... 10 Mar-12 Aug 1957

[Agora Report] 1956 ΠΠ: Section ΠΠ March-June, 1956

A. Boegehold ... The ruins unearthed in section ΠΠ represent six roughly defined periods: 4th century B.C. to Hellenistic, Augustan, pre-Herulian, post-Herulian, Byzantine and Turkish. The results of the excavation are ... 20 Feb-29 Jun 1956

[Agora Report] 1954 Excavations ASCSA: Reports from ASCSA Excavations around Greece

John L. Caskey ... A general review of the ASCSA activities in the summer of 1954. The School's excavations at Lerna, the University of Chicago's excavation at Isthmia, and the University of Cincinnati's excavation at Pylos ... 25 Jun-2 Sep 1954

[Agora Report] 1954 Excavations Ζ, Κ, Μ, ΜΣ, Τ: Agora Excavations July-August 1954

Homer A. Thompson ... A general report on the activities at the Agora during the summer 1954. Modest excavations were carried out in the southwest and southeast corners of the square. The restoration of the Stoa of Attalos ... 1 Jul-31 Aug 1954

[Agora Report] 1954 Water Supply for Agora Park: Water Supply for the Agora Park

Eugene Vanderpool ... An account on the water supply situation for the Agora Park. Since the wells at the Agora would not provide enough water, the Water Company was approached and an estimation was presented on how to best ... 19 Aug 1959

[Agora Report] 1954 Ζ: Section Ζ, 1954 Excavation Report

Dorothy Burr Thompson ... The area excavated in 1954 fn Section Ζ φell within the Middle Stoa to the east, the Great Drain to the north and west, and the terrace walls to the south. Various parts had been previously excavated under ... 16 Apr-6 Jul 1954

[Agora Report] 1954 Κ: Section K Excavation Report: 1954

Eugene Vanderpool ... Report on the excavations of the Southwest Fountain House, the Aqueduct east of the Fountain House, and of the adjustments of levels at the southwest corner of the Middle Stoa ... 1 Apr-5 Jun 1954

[Agora Report] 1953 Κ: Section Κ 1953

Eugene Vanderpool ... Excavations was carried out in the building fill in the area south of the Middle Stoa, and in the area between the South Stoa and the Fountain House. Work was also done to the porch of the Fountain House ... 23 Feb-30 Jul 1953

[Agora Report] 1953 Συνοπτική Έκθεσις Πεπραγμένων: Συνοπτική Έκθεσις Πεπραγμένων

Sophokles Lekkas ... This report, written in Greek by the chief foreman of the Agora excavations, is a synopsis of supplementary work that took place in and around the excavation area. The works included, among others, demolition ... 22 Sep 1952-31 Jan 1953

[Agora Report] 1951 Excavations: Excavation in the Athenian Agora: 1951

Homer A. Thompson ... A report on the 1951 excavations presented at the Open Meeting of the ASCSA, March 20, 1952. Field work was concentrated in the market place proper, and large areas in the west, north central and southeastern ... 9 Apr-31 Aug 1951

[Agora Report] 1952 Excavations Ε, Η, Ν: Sections Ε, Ν, Η 1952

Homer A. Thompson ... Mycenaean graves were excavated in section Ε. Section Ν was disturbed by late pits, bothroi and walls. Excavation was carried out through Roman levels. The area seemed to have been leveled out and raised ... 4 Mar-31 May 1952

[Agora Report] 1951 Ε: Excavation and Cleaning along the East Side of the Great Drain, 1951

R. C. Wood ... There had been four major Byzantine dwelling units in the northern part of section Ε. Two of them had been removed during earlier campaigns. Excavations manage to establish the outline of the four houses, ... 9 Apr-7 Jul 1951

[Agora Report] 1951 Ζ: Section Ζ 1951

Homer A. Thompson ... The remaining pieces of the so-called Byzantine wall were removed, as well as a late Roman wall. Excavations in front of the Civic Offices revealed a hard road surface from the 3rd century A.D. More than ... 21 May-13 Jun 1951

[Agora Report] 1950 ΟΟ: Section ΟΟ: Excavation Summary February, 1950 The Poros Building

Margaret Crosby ... A report on the excavation of the Poros Building in Section ΟΟ. As a result of the investigation, the plan of the building, as suggested in 1948, was considerably modified. Revealed is a building with ... 21-26 Jun 1950


[Agora Report] 1949 ΟΟ: Section ΟΟ 1949 Grave Area

Margaret Crosby ... A report on the excavation in the immediate vicinity of the Early Geometric burial found in 1948 in Section ΟΟ. Two Geometric graves were uncovered, and also walls and drainage systems belonging to the ... 28 Mar-9 Nov 1949

[Agora Report] 1948 Excavations: Report on the Agora Excavations May, 1947-April, 1948

Homer A. Thompson ... A report on the activities in the Athenian Agora during the period May 1947 to April 1948. The 1947 excavation lasted from March 10 to November 1. The efforts were concentrated on completing the exploration ... 10 Mar-1 Nov 1947

[Agora Report] 1948 Excavations 6th Week Summary: Agora Excavations 1948 Fifth and Sixth Weeks: April 5 - April 17

Homer A. Thompson ... Report on the 5th and 6th week of the 1948 season in Section Κ. Excavations were carried out from 5-17 April 1948 and focused on the area of the Fountain House and the area west of the Aeropagus. E. Vanderpool ... 5-17 Apr 1948

[Agora Report] 1948 Excavations ΝΝ, ΞΞ: Sections ΝΝ-ΞΞ 1948 Early Houses

Rodney S. Young ... Excavations were confined to a strip on the west side of the Great Drain where four houses of the 5th and 4th centuries B.C. were excavated and examined in their relationship to the Great Drain. In the ... 13 Mar-29 Apr 1948

[Agora Report] 1948 Κ: Section Κ 1948

Eugene Vanderpool ... The removal of a long narrow dike, formed by the modern Eponymon Street, was completed, and the ancient remains below were exposed for future exploration ... 8 Mar-24 Apr 1948

[Agora Report] 1948 ΟΟ: Section ΟΟ 1948

Margaret Crosby ... Work in Section ΟΟ was concentrated on the east and west ends of the north side of the section: parts of the ancient east-west street were explored; ca 20 meters of the Great Drain was clearly exposed; ... 8 Mar-26 Apr 1948

[Agora Report] 1948 ΠΠ: Section ΠΠ 1948

Mabel Lang ... The western and northern parts of Section ΠΠ were brought down to Roman level. Revealed were Roman houses (North House and South House), drains and roads (East-West Road with two drains underneath it, ... 16 Mar-29 Apr 1948

[Agora Report] 1947 ΝΝ: Section ΝΝ: 1947

Rodney S. Young ... Excavation continued in section ΝΝ with the aim of clearing the area for the new museum. Because of the unforeseen depth of filling, the area remained unfinished. Several features were dug and examined ... 10 Mar-3 Nov 1947


[Agora Report] 1947 ΟΟ: Section ΟΟ: Preliminary Summary 1947

Margaret Crosby, Eugene Vanderpool ... Excavations in Section ΟΟ were taken place in four parts: the modern and Turkish road levels were removed; a part of the Great Drain, and drains connected with it, were examined; high Roman levels of Building ... 17 Mar-14 Aug 1947

[Agora Report] 1947 ΠΠ: Section ΠΠ 1947 Season Preliminary Report

Arthur W. Parsons Margaret Crosby ... The early part of the excavation season in Section ΠΠ was concerned almost exclusively with the removal of the Asteroskopiou Street, a road going back to the 1st or 2nd century A.D. The work of the remainder ... 28 Apr-11 Aug 1947

[Agora Report] 1946 Excavations ΝΝ, ΞΞ: Sections ΝΝ - ΞΞ Excavation Summary 1946

Rodney S. Young ... The objective of this year's excavation was to clear the southern part of the section to bedrock. Features earlier investigated (the 6th century cemetery, the Hellenistic-Early Roman terrace and one large ... 31 May-14 Aug 1946

[Agora Report] 1946 Χ: Section X Miscellaneous Notes Compiled in Summer of 1946

Margaret Crosby ... This report is a summary of the excavations taken place in 1937 as well as in 1946. Some pottery indicate habitation in the area from the Geometric period. Two shallow graves of the 6th and 5th centuries ... 27 May-21 Jun 1946

[Agora Report] 1939 ΜΜ: Section ΜΜ Season of 1939

Homer A. Thompson ... Section Μ was to be refilled this year and supplementary explorations took place to resolve some remaining obscurities. The most significant discovery was a road running northwest-southeast, probably the ... 20 Feb-8 Apr 1939

[Agora Report] 1939 ΝΝ: Section ΝΝ Season of 1939

Rodney S. Young ... Section ΝΝ lies at the mouth of the valley between Pnyx and Areopagus, which was the important thoroughfare from the Agora to the Pnyx and to the southern parts of the city, as well as to the Piraeus Gate, ... 26 Sep 1938-24 Jun 1939

[Agora Report] 1939 Ψ: Section Ψ Season of 1939

Eugene Vanderpool ... During the 1939 campaign in Section Ψ, several wells were dug that had been discovered but left unfinished or undug in 1938: Great Hole and Early Well at 33/Z (N 18:8); Tiled Roman Well at 18/H (N 17:1); ... 11 Apr 1939

[Agora Report] 1939 ΩΔ: The Odeion

Homer A. Thompson ... The exploration of the Odeon was resumed and the remainder of the late accumulation around the foundations of both the Odeion and the overlying late Roman building were removed, and the pre-Odeion ground ... 1 Jun 1938-23 Jun 1939

[Agora Report] 1938 Excavations Β, ΟΕ: Area of the Tholos and Metroon Provisional Historical Sketch, June 1938

Eugene Vanderpool ... After some years of excavations in the area around the Tholos and the Metroon, this report outlines the development and the history of this part of the Agora. Only the notebook pages from the 1938 excavation ... 1 Mar-6 Jul 1938

[Agora Report] 1938 Ψ: Section Ψ Season of 1938

Eugene Vanderpool ... Finds from Section Ψ span from Turkish down to the Neolithic and Geometric times. Several wells and cisterns from various periods were found and explored. The most extensive remains in the section belong ... 24 Jan-18 Jun 1938

[Agora Report] 1938 Ω: Section Ω 1938

M. Crosby ... Section Ω lies in the east end of the north slope of the Areopagus, well to the southeast of the market square proper. Excavation showed, as expected, that the area was a residential district throughout ... 16 Jan-17 Jun 1938

[Agora Report] 1937 Excavations Η, Ρ: Sections Rho and Eta 1937

James H. Oliver ... Byzantine settlements in Sections Η and Ρ were removed and the foundations of the Temple of Ares exposed. The most noticeable feature was the road serving as the main thoroughfare in the neighborhood from ... 24 Feb 1937

[Agora Report] 1937 Tholos: Investigations in the Area of the Tholos 1937

Homer A. Thompson ... An overview of the work carried out in the area of the Tholos in 1937. The 6th century B.C. accumulation was stripped away revealing a complex of foundation walls, of limestone polygonal construction, ... 5 Apr 1937-21 Jul 1947

[Agora Report] 1937 ΛΛ: Section ΛΛ 1937 Excavation Summary

Dorothy Burr Thompson ... Excavations in Section ΛΛ revealed that the original contour of Kolonos Agoraios had been much sharper than in modern times. No traces of early graves were found in the area; first sign of habitation is ... 1 Feb-23 Jun 1937

[Agora Report] 1937 Ν: Section Ν 1937

R.H. Howland ... Report on the excavation in the northern end of Section Ν, which started at Byzantine level and went down to the first classical level. A strip of the Byzantine and Vandal road was the largest area exposed ... 25 Jan-30 Mar 1937

[Agora Report] 1937 Υ: Section Υ 1937 Excavation Summary

Rodney S. Young ... Section Υ had suffered from modern leveling operations and in some parts there were no visible antiquities. In the southeast corner were traces of Proto-Geometric grave cuttings. Excavation revealed the ... 1 Oct 1936-24 Apr 1937

[Agora Report] 1937 Φ: Section Φ Season of 1937

Eugene Vanderpool ... In antiquity the area included in Section Φ lay outside the Agora proper and were apparently occupied only by houses and small buildings. The earliest period of which any considerable remains were found ... 25 Jan-17 Jun 1937

[Agora Report] 1937 Χ: Section Χ 1937

Margaret Crosby ... The area signified as Section Χ lays outside the Agora proper and no signs of any public buildings were found. The area seems to have been used for private houses from the end of the 6th c. B.C. Apart ... 25 Jan-18 May 1937

[Agora Report] 1936 ΚΚ: ΚΚ Excavation Report 1936

Dorothy Burr Thompson ... Section ΚΚ, the area inside the modern fence around the so-called Theseion, was cleared to bedrock in order to determine the entire history of that portion of Kolonos Agoraios. Excavation revealed that ... 10 Feb-13 Mar 1936

[Agora Report] 1936 ΜΜ: Section ΜΜ Summaries for 1936

Homer A. Thompson ... Three main ancient features were excavated within Section ΜΜ: the North Stoa, the South Building and the ancient East-West Street passing between the two buildings. After the destruction of the buildings, ... 10 Feb-25 May 1936

[Agora Report] 1935 ΟΕ: Gleanings from the West Side of the Agora Spring of 1935, Section ΟΕ

Homer A. Thompson ... An account, based on archaeological evidence so far discovered, on some of the buildings in the west side of the Agora: Stoa of Zeus Eleutherios and vicinity, Sanctuary of Apollo Patroos, Sanctuary of ... 27 Jan 1934-30 May 1935

[Agora Report] 1935 ΩΔ: The Odeum

Homer A. Thompson ... A rectangular building with poros foundations was excavated in the central part of the eastern area of the excavation. The southwest corner, lying in Section Μ, was excavated in 1934 and the rest of the ... 2 Apr-27 Jun 1935

[Agora Report] 1934 Β: 1. The Tholos. A Brief Sketch of the History of the Building as Revealed by the Excavations of 1934 2. The Bouleuterion

Eugene Vanderpool ... A report mainly about the results of the excavations of the Tholos and the Bouleuterion, but a notebook index attached refer to all features excavated during 1934. A list of coins associated with the construction ... 15 Jan-19 May 1934

Access the Collections of the Oriental Institute

Access the Collections of the Oriental Institute
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The Oriental Institute welcomes researchers to make use of our wide-ranging collection of ancient Near Eastern artifacts as well as our expansive photographic and document archives. In order to facilitate access to our collections, we have created a new section on our website entitled Access the Collections (https://oi.uchicago.edu/access-collections). From the landing page, you will find links to pages devoted to Museum Registration, Museum Archives, and the Tablet Collection and to photo requests and permissions to publish. Guidelines and fillable PDF request forms are available for all modes of access. We hope this new feature of our website, alongside our ever-growing Search Our Collections (https://oi-idb.uchicago.edu), will encourage the use of the Oriental Institute collections.

Rome Research Group: Rome Research Group Exploring Romeʻs Past

Rome Research Group: Rome Research Group Exploring Romeʻs Past 
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The Rome Research Group is a collection of projects involved in exploring various features of the city of Rome and the world it influenced. Working broadly in the world of the Digital Humanities, current projects are mapping the street shrines (edicole sacre) of Rome, built beginning in the Medieval period, and the temples of the ancient Roman world. Find out more about us here.

Open Access Journal: Digital Classics Online

Digital Classics Online
ISSN: 2364-7957
Digital Classics Online ist ein für Autoren und Nutzer kostenfreies E-Journal, das Beiträge aus dem Gebiet der Alten Geschichte und angrenzender Gebiete der Altertumswissenschaften in Verbindung mit der Anwendung oder Entwicklung von Methoden aus den Digital Humanities veröffentlicht.
Alle Artikel des E-Journals werden nach dem Open-Access-Prinzip unter einer CC-BY-SA Lizenz von den Autoren frei verfügbar bereitgestellt.

Manuskripte (Sprachen: deutsch, englisch, französisch und italienisch) können über unser elektronisches Publikationssystem eingereicht werden. Auch Beiträge von Nachwuchswissenschaftlern und Nachwuchswissenschaftlerinnen, Doktoranden und Doktorandinnen sowie Ergebnisse aus gemeinschaftlich unter der Leitung eines Wissenschaftlers oder einer Wissenschaftlerin durchgeführten Seminaren oder Workshops sind ausdrücklich erwünscht, ebenso Tagungs- und Konferenzbeiträge oder deren Erweiterung zu Aufsätzen. Die Qualität eingereichter Manuskripte wird nach dem Peer Review-Verfahren geprüft.

Im Wege des hybriden Publizierens soll eine monographische Reihe „Digital Classics Books“ (Arbeitstitel) aufgebaut werden, in der die elektronische und gedruckte Publikation sich ergänzen. Einzelne Beiträge aus Digital Classics Online, die zu einer Monographie erweitert werden oder mehrere Beiträge, die einem inhaltlich zusammenhängenden Thema gewidmet sind und zu einem Themenband erweitert werden, können in diese Reihe aufgenommen werden. Ebenso können Qualifikationsschriften (Dissertationen, Habilitationen), die Methoden der Digital Humanities auf Fragestellungen der Altertumswissenschaften anwenden, dort publiziert werden. Auch für Digital Classics Books gilt die Qualitätsprüfung durch ein Peer Review-Verfahren.

Bitte beachten Sie das Style Sheet und die Hinweise zur Online Einreichung sowie die Open Access Einverständniserklärung im Bereich „Für Autoren“. Im Bereich Frequently Asked Questions geben wir Auskunft über den Begutachtungs- und Publikationsprozess, den lizenzrechtlichen Rahmen, Open Access, Qualitätssicherung und Termine.


Bibliographie Papyrologique en ligne

Bibliographie Papyrologique en ligne
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La BP a pour ambition de fournir une information bibliographique complète, correcte et rapide dans tous les domaines qui relèvent, au sens large, de la papyrologie. Elle a été fondée en 1932 par Marcel HOMBERT, à la suite d'un projet présenté au IIe congrès international de Papyrologie (Leyde, 1931).
Poursuivie par Georges NACHTERGAEL, la BP est aujourd'hui rédigée par Alain MARTIN, Alain DELATTRE, Paul HEILPORN et Naïm VANTHIEGHEM, avec la collaboration de Henri MELAERTS et Cecilia SAERENS. Elle est éditée par l'Association Égyptologique Reine Élisabeth, avec le concours du Centre de Papyrologie et d'Épigraphie grecque de l'Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB).
On peut consulter en annexe:

  le projet original, tel qu'il a été formulé en 1931 par Marcel HOMBERT;
  un historique dressé à l'occasion du XVe Congrès international de Papyrologie Bruxelles, 1977) par Georges NACHTERGAEL et Roger S. BAGNALL;
  le bilan de 75 années de BP présenté par Alain MARTIN, dans le cadre du XXVe Congrès international de Papyrologie (Ann Arbor, 2007);
  l'annonce de nouveaux développements par Alain DELATTRE et Paul HEILPORN lors du XXVIIe Congrès international de Papyrologie (Varsovie, 2013).
La banque de données en ligne accessible ici rassemble toutes les fiches distribuées depuis la création de la BP jusqu'au dernier envoi de l'année écoulée, ainsi qu'un certain nombre de fiches complémentaires. Sa réalisation a bénéficié du concours de Roger S. BAGNALL, Alexandre BUCHET et Annie DEKNUDT (†).

Newly Open Access Journal: Bulletin de l'Association Internationale pour l'Etude de la Mosai͏̈que Antique (AIEMA)

Bulletin de l'Association Internationale pour l'Etude de la Mosai͏̈que Antique (AIEMA)
À l’issue du Ier Colloque international sur la mosaïque gréco-romaine, tenu à Paris en 1963, à l’initiative de Henri Stern, directeur de recherche au CNRS, une trentaine de savants étrangers et français décident de fonder l’Association internationale pour l’étude de la mosaïque antique : l’AIEMA. Son but est de promouvoir et de coordonner les recherches scientifiques dans ce domaine en contribuant à encourager et coordonner l'oeuvre entreprise en ce sens dans les différents pays.

Open Access Journal: Δελτίο Κέντρου Μικρασιατικών Σπουδών - Bulletin of the Center for Asia Minor Studies

Δελτίο Κέντρου Μικρασιατικών Σπουδών - Bulletin of the Center for Asia Minor Studies
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Το Δελτίο Κέντρου Μικρασιατικών Σπουδών εγκαινιάστηκε ως περιοδική επιστημονική έκδοση του Κέντρου Μικρασιατικών Σπουδών το 1977. Οι πρωτότυπες εργασίες, τα κείμενα και οι βιβλιοκρισίες που δημοσιεύονται - μετά από κρίση -  στους τόμους του Δελτίου κωδικοποιούν τον ερευνητικό προσανατολισμό του ιδρύματος και ασχολούνται αποκλειστικά με την επιστημονική μελέτη του μικρασιατικού ελληνισμού σε όλες τις φάσεις της ιστορίας του και σε όλες τις πτυχές του πολιτισμού του. Στo περιοδικό συμπεριλαμβάνονται και τα χρονικά των δράσεων του Κέντρου Μικρασιατικών Σπουδών.

The Bulletin of the Centre for Asia Minor Studies was founded in 1977 as the scientific journal of the Centre for Asia Minor Studies. The articles, critical contributions and book reviews published after peer review in the volumes of the Bulletin signify the research scope and interests of the institution focusing exclusively on the scientific study of Asia Minor Greek Hellenism during all its historical periods and covering every aspect of its civilization. The chronicles of the activities of the Centre are also published in the journal.

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The Liber Glossarum, saec. VII-VIII: A Digital Edition

The Liber Glossarum, saec. VII-VIII: A Digital Edition 
The Liber Glossarum is a vast encyclopaedic glossary compiled from heterogeneous materials of various kinds (patristic, exegetical, encyclopaedic, scientific, grammatical, lexicographical …) and homogeneous by nature, originating in VIIth century wisigothic Spain. It was widely circulated by the end of the VIIIth century, probably in Charlemagne’s court, and is present in Carolingian libraries such as Corbie, Reichenau, Saint-Riquier, Fleury, Lorsch, Tours and Auxerre among others. While it was a major resource for Carolingian scholars, the project of a complete edition by W.M. Lindsay resulted only in a list of lemmata and sources, so that it was not possible to read the real text of the Liber Glossarum nor to explore on a larger scale the question of its sources. This new edition is as important as the new edition of Isidore’s Etymologies. It also provides information on the way such a work was assembled and copied, and the extensive use over time of materials found in Isidore’s Sevillian scriptorium : the preparatory files underpinning Isidore’s treatises were indeed combined with thousands of Isidore's extracts to give birth to the Liber Glossarum.

Le Liber Glossarum est un vaste glossaire encyclopédique compilé à partir de matériaux hétérogènes par leur nature (patristique, exégétique, encyclopédique, scientifique, grammaticale, lexicographique…) et homogènes par leur origine, qui est l’Espagne wisigothique du VIIe siècle. Il a été diffusé à la fin du VIIIe siècle, probablement dans l’entourage de Charlemagne, et est représenté dans les bibliothèques carolingiennes de Corbie, Reichenau, Saint-Riquier, Fleury, Lorsch, Tours et Auxerre entre autres. Alors qu’il s’agissait d’une ressource capitale pour les lettrés carolingiens, le projet d’une édition complète par W.M. Lindsay a seulement abouti à une liste des lemmes et des sources utilisées, en sorte qu’il n’était pas possible d’accéder au texte réel du Liber Glossarum ni de travailler sur une grande échelle la question de ses sources. Cette nouvelle édition est aussi importante que la nouvelle édition des Etymologies d’Isidore de Séville. Elle apporte aussi des informations sur la façon dont un tel ouvrage a été assemble et copié, et sur l’usage prolongé des matériaux du scriptorium sévillan d’Isidore : ce sont en effet les dossiers préparatoires de l’œuvre isidorien qui ont été a posteriori combinés à des milliers d’extraits d’Isidore lui-même pour donner naissance au Liber glossarum. 

Open Access Journal: Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents Newsletter

[First posted in AWOL 1 November 2009. Updated (additional issues) 9 May 2017]

Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents Newsletter
The Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents was established in 1995 under the auspices of Oxford University's Faculty of Literae Humaniores to provide a focus for the study of ancient documents within Oxford. Over the last six years it has developed into a research centre of national and international importance. The Centre forms part of the Classics Centre, currently located in the Old Boys' School in George Street.
The Centre provides a home for Oxford University's epigraphical archive, which includes one of the largest collections of squeezes (paper impressions) of Greek inscriptions in the world, together with the Haverfield archive of Roman inscriptions from Britain, and a substantial photographic collection. The strengths of the epigraphical archive lie in its broad coverage of early Greek inscriptions, Attic epigraphy and the Hellenistic world. Individual sites well represented in the archive include Chios, Samos, Priene, Rhodes, and Samothrace. The material in the archive is currently being reorganised and catalogued.
The Centre's Newsletter, published biannually in spring and autumn, offers news of events and activities at CSAD. The newsletter can be read or downloaded either in HTML format or as an Adobe Acrobat document.
The following issues are available:

Newsletter no. 1 (Winter 1995/96)

Newsletter no. 2 (Spring 1996)

Newsletter no. 3 (Autumn 1996)

Newsletter no. 4 (Summer 1997)

Newsletter no. 5 (Autumn 1997)

Newsletter no. 6 (Summer 1998)

Newsletter no. 7 (Spring 1999)

Newsletter no. 8 (Autumn 1999)

Newsletter no. 9 (Winter 2002)

Newsletter no. 10 (Autumn 2002)

Newsletter no. 11 (Winter 2004/5)

Newsletter no. 12 (Winter 2009/10)

Newsletter no. 13 (Summer 2010)

Newsletter no. 14 (Winter 2010/11)

Newsletter no. 15 (Winter 2011/12)

Newsletter no. 16 (Spring 2013)

Newsletter no. 17 (Spring 2014)

Newsletter no. 18 (Spring 2015)