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Open Access Books from The Syriac Studies Reference Library

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[First posted in AWOL 14 July 2014, updates 24 October 2017]

The Syriac Studies Reference Library
Brigham Young University, Harold B. Lee Library
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The Syriac Studies Reference Library is a collection of rare and out-of-print titles that are of vital importance for Syriac studies. It is especially rich in early manuscript catalogs, dictionaries, and grammars, and contains many of the indispensable editions of Syriac texts that were produced in the 18th, 19th, and early 20th centuries. This collection was scanned from the holdings of the Semitics/ICOR Library of The Catholic University of America. More about the project…

  • Open Access Book: Art rupestre et peuplements préhistoriques au Yémen

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    Art rupestre et peuplements préhistoriques au Yémen
    Art rupestre et peuplements historiques au Yémen fait le point sur l'état actuel des connaissances en ce domaine.
    À l'inventaire iconographique de l'art rupestre préhistorique des régions de Saada et de Radā‘, établi par Madiha Rachad, s'est établie une nouvelle découverte dans la région d'al-Dalī‘, relevée par une équipe dirigée par Frank Braemer. Ainsi cet ouvrage révèle-t-il un remarquable ensemble gravé et peint de représentations d'animaux, ainsi que des figurations humaines et de...

    Lire la suite
    Christian Julien Robin
    Préface
    Marie-Louise Inizan et Madiha Rachad
    Introduction
    Marie-Louise Inizan
    II. Peuplements à l’Holocène
    Marie-Louise Inizan
    Conclusion générale

    Newly added to Orbis Biblicus et Orientalis Online

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    Newly added to Orbis Biblicus et Orientalis Online

    Newly Open Access Journal: The Israel Museum Studies in Archaeology

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    The Israel Museum Studies in Archaeology
    ISNN: 1565-3617
    An annual publication of The Samuel Bronfman Biblical and Archaeological Museum of The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, with the support of the Israel Museum Publications Fund
    Volume 8 (2016-2017)
    Contents      
    Yigal Bloch and Laura A. Peri     I Placed My Name There: The Great Inscription of Tukulti-Ninurta I, King of Assyria, from the Collection of David and Cindy Sofer, LondonDownload Pdf »

    Rachel Caine Kreinin     “Divine Reflexivity”: a Case Study of Greco-Roman Egyptian Terracotta Figurines from the Collection of the Israel Museum, JerusalemDownload Pdf »
    Orit Peleg-Barkat, Hillel Geva and Ronny Reich     A Monumental Herodian Ionic Capital from the Upper City of JerusalemDownload Pdf »
    Ronny Reich     Addendum 1:
    Where was the Capital Incorporated?
    Download Pdf »
    Orit Peleg-Barkat, Hillel Geva     Addendum 2:
    A Monumental Herodian Ionic Capital from the Royal Stoa? – a Reply to Ronny Reich
    Download Pdf »
    Tali Sharvit     A Marble Sphinx Statue from Horvat OmritDownload Pdf »
    Moshe Fischer, Arie Nissenbaum and Yannis Maniatis     Appendix:
    Marble Analysis of the Omrit Sphinx
    Download Pdf »
    Karni Golan, Haim Goldfus and David Mevorah     Why Hide? – Hoarding in Late Antiquity in View of a Byzantine Hoard from IsraelDownload Pdf »
    Bruno Callegher     A Hoard of Byzantine Folles (ca. 610 CE) within a Hoard of Bronze Objects: Some HypothesesDownload Pdf »

     

       

    The Digitizing Tell en-Naṣbeh (Biblical Mizpah of Benjamin) Project

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    The Digitizing Tell en-Naṣbeh (Biblical Mizpah of Benjamin) Project
    Figure 57
    Tell en-Naṣbeh is an archaeological site about 12 km (eight miles) north of the Old City of Jerusalem and south of the modern Palestinian city of Ramallah (31°53'07"N, 35°13'00"E; New Israel Grid 220559.86E - 643543.35N; Old Israel Grid 1706.1144) at 848 m (2762’) above sea level (Fig 1). The site sits on the trunk road running along the spine of the central hill country, connecting Hebron and Jerusalem on the south with important sites to the north, such as Samaria and Shechem. Tell en-Naṣbeh also sits near to the northern border of the tribe of Benjamin. Its location made it an important border fortress, protecting Jerusalem from attacks from the north (in Isaiah 10:27b–32 an imagined attacker diverts his approach on Jerusalem by taking the more roundabout eastern Michmash pass, rather than take the main road past Mizpah). The site, excluding surrounding cemeteries, is about 250 m north to south and 160 m east to west (Fig.2 and Plan of Plans below). It covers an area of 3.2 hectares (ca. 8 acres), though the area inside the fortifications only amounts to about 2.4 hectares and the actual area occupied by houses is only a bit over 1.7 hectares...

    Mari: il y'a 500 ans

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    Mari: il y'a 500 ans

    Newly Online Kernos suppléments

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    Newly Online Kernos suppléments
    Mixanthrôpoi: Animal-human hybrid deities in Greek religion
    Mixanthrôpoi
    Many of the beings in this book – Cheiron, Pan, Acheloos, the Sirens and others – will be familiar from the narratives of Greek mythology, in which fabulous anatomies abound. However, they have never previously been studied together from a religious perspective, as recipients of cult and as members of the ancient pantheon. This book is the first major treatment of the use of part-animal – mixanthropic – form in the representation and visual imagination of Greek gods and goddesses...

    Section One : Cults and composition of mixanthropic deities

     Chemins d'Hécate: Portes, routes, carrefours et autres figures de l'entre-deux
    Chemins d'Hécate
    Hécate est une figure divine qui a longtemps été reléguée dans le monde d’en bas, dans l’univers de la superstition et de la magie. Les approches classiques n’ont guère rendu justice au rapport que la déesse entretient à l’espace, par sa présence aux portes, aux carrefours et aux divers autres points de passage. C’est une exploration attentive aux réalités concrètes, voire triviales, qu’offrent les analyses de ces Chemins d’Hécate, où la déesse fonctionne comme une sorte d’opérateur...

    Open Access Journal: Kentron: Revue pluridisciplinaire du monde antique

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    [First posted in AWOL 1 January 2011. Updated 25 October  2017]

    Kentron: Revue pluridisciplinaire du monde antique
    ISSN: 0765-0590
    Couverture du volume 32 – 2016
    Kentron est une revue pluridisciplinaire du monde antique qui ouvre ses pages aux littéraires, philosophes, linguistes, historiens et archéologues. Son champ de recherche couvre les mondes européen, méditerranéen et proche-oriental.
    Les anciens numéros (à partir de l’année 1994) sont accessibles au format PDF sur le site des Presses universitaires de Caen (http://www.unicaen.fr/puc/html/spip848a.html?rubrique142) et seront progressivement mis en ligne en texte intégral sur ce site.
    Back issues:
    Kentron 30, 2014
    Kentron 29, 2013
    Kentron 28, 2012
    Kentron 27, 2011
    Kentron 26, 2010
    Kentron 25, 2009
    Kentron 24, 2008
    Kentron 23, 2007
    Kentron 22, 2006
    Kentron 21, 2005
    Kentron 20, 1-2, 2004
    Kentron 19, 1-2, 2003
    Kentron 18, 1-2, 2002
    Kentron 17, 2, 2001
    Kentron 17, 1, 2001
    Kentron 16, 1-2, 2000
    Kentron 15, 2, 1999
    Kentron 15, 1, 1999
    Kentron 14, 1-2, 1998
    Kentron 13, 1-2, 1997
    Kentron 12, 2, 1996
    Kentron 11, 2 (1995) et 12, 1 (1996)
    Kentron 11, 1, 1995
    Kentron 10, 2, 1994
    Kentron 10, 1, 1994


    Open Access Journal: Espacio, tiempo y forma. Serie II, Historia antigua

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    [First posted in AWOL 5 October 2010. Updated 25 October 2017]

    Espacio, tiempo y forma. Serie II, Historia antigua
    ISSN: 1130-1082 (Print)
    ISSN: 2340-1370 (Online)
    La revista acoge trabajos inéditos de investigación y debates sobre Historia Antigua y disciplinas afines, en especial artículos que constituyan una aportación novedosa, que enriquezcan el campo de investigación que abordan, o que ofrezcan una perspectiva de análisis crítico, tanto de ámbito nacional e internacional, y en lenguia espñola o extranjera (preferiblemnete en nglés).
    ETF Serie II sólo admite trabajos originales e inéditos que no hayan sido publicados, ni vayan a serlo, total o parcialmente, en otra publicación. independientemente de la lengua en la que ésta se edite. Los trabajos recibidos en la revista son sometidos a evaluación externa por pares ciegos.
    La revista está compuesta por dos secciones, Artículos y Reseñas.
    a. Los trabajos presentados a la sección de Artículos tendrán, como máximo, una extensión de 60.000 caracteres con espacios, sin contar la bibliografía.
    Envío abierto. Revisión por pares
    b. Los trabajos presentados a la sección de Reseñas deberán tener una extensión máxima de 9.600 caracteres con espacios.
    Envío abierto


















    2006


    núm. 19 (2006)

    Años 2006-2007



    2004


    núm. 17-18 (2004)

    Años 2004-2005

























    1992


    núm. 5 (1992): "Aguas mineromedicinales, termas curativas y culto a las aguas en la Península Ibérica"

    Actas de la mesa redonda: "Aguas mineromedicinales, termas curativas y culto a las aguas en la Península Ibérica". Madrid, 28, 29 y 30 de noviembre de 1991








    1988

    núm. 1 (1988)

    Open Access Journal: Hebrew Higher Education: A Journal for Methodology and Pedagogy For Teaching of Hebrew Language and Literature in the University

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    Open Access Journal: Iggeret: The official newsletter of the National Association of Professors of Hebrew

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    Iggeret: The official newsletter of the National Association of Professors of Hebrew
    Home
    Founded in 1950, The National Association of Professors of Hebrew (NAPH) is dedicated to the advancement of scholarship and academic teaching Hebrew language, literature and culture of all periods, from the biblical era to the immediate present. Membership consists of Hebrew scholars, teachers and graduate students in universities, colleges and seminaries all over the world. NAPH convenes an annual International Conference on Hebrew Language, Literature and Culture. It also organizes a series of sessions at the annual conference of the Society for Biblical Literature. NAPH publishes Hebrew Studies, an internationally recognized scholarly journal covering all periods of Hebrew language, literature and culture. It also publishes Higher Hebrew Education, an online journal devoted to the methodology and pedagogy of teaching Hebrew in institutions of higher learning. In addition, NAPH sponsors Eta Beta Rho, a national scholastic honors society for students of Hebrew in institutions of higher learning.

    One Off Open Access Journal Issues: Cultura giuridica e diritto vivente, V. 3: L'economia delle passioni. Etica, diritto e mercato finanziario tra antico e moderno

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    Cultura giuridica e diritto vivente, V. 3 (2016)
    Testata della pagina

    L'economia delle passioni. Etica, diritto e mercato finanziario tra antico e moderno

    Atti del Convegno di Urbino, 13 giugno 2016
    a cura di Marina Frunzio


    [The Economy of the Passions. Ethics, law and financial market between ancient and new times]. 
    On June 13th this year the conference 'The Economy of the Passions. Ethics, law and financial market between ancient and modern times' was held in Urbino (Department of Law). It concluded the 2016 “Francesco De Martino Lectures”, an annual initiative which is aimed at investigating the relationship between legal and economic institutions in antiquity and is curated by Giuseppe Giliberti and Marina Frunzio. The papers presented by the scholars have been published in Cultura giuridica e diritto vivente in a logical chronological order ranging from antiquity to modern times.
    Keywords :
    Economy, Behavioral economics, financial market, history of law, history of economics
    DOI: 10.14276/2384-8901/106

    Fascicolo completo

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    Sommario

       
    Marina Frunzio
    Aldo Petrucci
    Giuseppe Giliberti
    Giovanni Luchetti
    Massimo Ciambotti
    Elisabetta Righini





    Network for the Study of Archaic and Classical Greek Song

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    [First posted in AWOL 27 October 2010, updated 26 October 2017 (new host]]

    Network for the Study of Archaic and Classical Greek Song
    http://greeksong.ruhosting.nl/images/thumb/e/e9/Detail_entrance_museumArgos.jpg/500px-Detail_entrance_museumArgos.jpg
    Welcome to the website of the Network for the Study of Archaic and Classical Greek Song. The Network was founded in 2007 at the initiative of Ewen Bowie (University of Oxford) and André Lardinois (Radboud University Nijmegen) with the aim of promoting the exchange of information and ideas between scholars engaged in the study of archaic and classical lyric, elegiac and iambic poetry.
    Today, it is overseen by Anastasia-Erasmia Peponi (Stanford University) and Lucia Athanassaki (University of Crete), who act as the Network's choragoi, and its principal activity is the organisation of annual conferences on themes identified as key to advancement of the field by an international team of core members or choreutai.
    Additionally, this website hosts a Bibliography of scholarship on Greek song published by its members.

    Open Access Monograph Series: Studies in Archaic and Classical Greek Song

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    Studies in Archaic and Classical Greek Song
    The proceedings of the Network's biannual open meetings are published in a dedicated Mnemosyne Brill series: Studies in Archaic and Classical Greek Song.



    Further volumes currently in preparation:

    • The Reception and Transmission of Greek Lyric Poetry, 600 BC - 400 AD, edited by B. Currie and I. Rutherford. Forthcoming

    Open Access Book: Underwater archaeology between Bulgaria and Turkey

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    International Conference: Where are the Sites: Research, Protection and Management of Cultural Heritage
    Angelova, Khr. et M. Özdoğan (2014) : International Conference: Where are the Sites: Research, Protection and Management of Cultural Heritage, 5-8 December 2013, Аhtopol, Sozopol.
    Ce colloque coorganisé par le centre d’archéologie sous-marine de Sozopol s’intéresse principalement au patrimoine de la partie de la mer Noire située près de la frontière bulgaro-turque. La plupart des articles sont consacrés au Chalcolithique, que ce soit des sites submergés ou non.

    L’ouvrage en ligne https://issuu.com/vasilantonov/docs/conference_proceedings

    Open Access Journal: ISAW Papers

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    [First posted 15 December 2011. Most recently updated 27 October 2017]

    ISAW Papers
    ISSN: 2164-1471
    ISAW Papers is an open-content scholarly journal that publishes article-length works on any topic within the scope of ISAW's scholarly research. All works are distributed under a Creative Commons-Attribution license and will be archived in the NYU Faculty Digital Archive (FDA). ISAW is collaborating with the NYU Library's Digital Library Technology Services team to deliver innovative digital versions through a richly-linked online reader in harmony with another joint initiative, the AncientWorldDigitalLibrary (AWDL), which aims to accelerate and enhance access to the emerging global library of digital publications on the ancient world.

    Articles in ISAW Papers are either anonymously reviewed by expert readers or are submitted by individual faculty members. The review process for each document is clearly indicated.

    As part of ISAW's digital publication initiative, the editorial workflow of ISAW Papers will come to rely on authoring tools that enable lower-cost creation of high-quality digital resources.

    Most Recent Article

    Dorian Greenbaum and Alexander Jones. (2017). P.Berl. 9825: An elaborate horoscope for 319 CE and its significance for Greek astronomical and astrological practice. ISAW Papers, 12. <http://dlib.nyu.edu/awdl/isaw/isaw-papers/12/>.
    Abstract: The discovery of this elaborate horoscope in the Berlin papyrus collection is a milestone in the history of ancient horoscopes. The papyrus takes its place among very few such detailed horoscopes well preserved from antiquity. This paper discusses both the astronomical and astrological details of P.Berl. 9825, enumerating its contents and situating it within the broader historical and cultural context of astrological material from western antiquity. The first section outlines the physical details of the papyrus, its paleography, and the layout of the material among the different sections of the papyrus. It consists of seventeen columns spread among four framed sections. The beginning of the papyrus is lost, but enough remains to allow reconstruction of the date and time of the horoscope, in addition to the positions of the missing luminaries and planet (Saturn). A transcription and translation with apparatus and textual notes follow. A commentary in three parts follows the first section. Part 1 contains restorations, confirmations and corrections. This includes both a tabular summary of the data given in the horoscope, and a diagrammatic representation of the data. Part 2 consists of an astronomical commentary, comparing the astronomical data in the papyrus with Ptolemy’s Almagest and modern theory, to demonstrate that the horoscope was constructed using tables distinct from Ptolemy's, though of comparable quality. The commentary also includes analysis of solar and lunar data, planetary latitudes, and fixed stars “co-rising” with the longitudes of the relevant heavenly body. Part 3 is an astrological commentary. Comparisons with other elaborate horoscopes are made, in addition to analysis of the astrological techniques based on the data provided. Because this is the only extant example of a documentary horoscope containing all seven of the “planetary” lots of Paulus Alexandrinus, there is a more extensive discussion of the lots used here within their historical and cultural context.

    All Articles

    Alexander Jones and John M. Steele. (2011). A New Discovery of a Component of Greek Astrology in Babylonian Tablets: The “Terms”. ISAW Papers, 1. <http://dlib.nyu.edu/awdl/isaw/isaw-papers/1/>.
    LOC Subjects: Astronomy, Assyro-BabylonianAstronomy, EgyptianAstronomy, Greek
    Abstract:Two cuneiform astrological tablets in the British Museum provide the first evidence for Babylonian knowledge of the so-called "doctrine of the Terms" of Greco-Roman astrology (BM 36326 and BM 36628+36817+37197). Greek, Latin, and Egyptian astrological sources for the various systems of Terms and their origin are reviewed, followed by preliminary editions and translations of the relevant sections of the tablets. The system of Terms is shown to be so far the most technically complex component of Greek astrology to originate in Babylonia. Over the course of the Hellenistic period an Egyptian origin was ascribed to the systems of Terms as it was combined with components of Greek horoscopic astrology. By Ptolemy's day, this spurious history had largely displaced the true.
    Links: worldcatzotero
    Catharine Lorber and Andrew Meadows. (2012). Review of Ptolemaic Numismatics, 1996 to 2007. ISAW Papers, 2. <http://dlib.nyu.edu/awdl/isaw/isaw-papers/2/>.
    Abstract: The authors review scholarship on Ptolemaic numismatics published between 1996 and 2007. They present the major conclusions of articles discussing the distribution, role in the economy, iconography, weights standards and other aspects of this important Hellenistic coinage.
    Links: worldcatzotero
    Gilles Bransbourg. (2012). Rome and the Economic Integration of Empire. ISAW Papers, 3. <http://dlib.nyu.edu/awdl/isaw/isaw-papers/3/>.
    Abstract: The modern economist Peter Temin has recently used econometrics to argue that the Roman grain market was an integrated and efficient market. This paper gathers additional data and applies further methods of modern economic analysis to reach a different conclusion. It shows that the overall Roman economy was not fully integrated, although the Mediterranean Sea did create some meaningful integration along a few privileged trade routes. Still, it is not possible to identify pure market forces that existed in isolation, since the political structures that maintained the Empire strongly influenced the movement of money and trade goods.
    Links: worldcatzotero
    Tony Freeth and Alexander Jones. (2012). The Cosmos in the Antikythera Mechanism. ISAW Papers, 4.<http://dlib.nyu.edu/awdl/isaw/isaw-papers/4/>.
    Abstract:The Antikythera Mechanism is a fragmentarily preserved Hellenistic astronomical machine with bronze gearwheels, made about the second century B.C. In 2005, new data were gathered leading to considerably enhanced knowledge of its functions and the inscriptions on its exterior. However, much of the front of the instrument has remained uncertain due to loss of evidence. We report progress in reading a passage of one inscription that appears to describe the front of the Mechanism as a representation of a Greek geocentric cosmology, portraying the stars, Sun, Moon, and all five planets known in antiquity. Complementing this, we propose a new mechanical reconstruction of planetary gearwork in the Mechanism, incorporating an economical design closely analogous to the previously identified lunar anomaly mechanism, and accounting for much unresolved physical evidence.
    Links: worldcatzotero
    Adam C. McCollum. (2012). A Syriac Fragment from The Cause of All Causes on the Pillars of Hercules. ISAW Papers, 5. <http://dlib.nyu.edu/awdl/isaw/isaw-papers/5/>.
    Abstract: This brief note draws attention to a passage from the Syriac Cause of All Causes that describes the Pillars of Hercules, but as being three in number rather than two. The Syriac text in question has been well-known since it was published in 1889. This particular passage is studied and commented on here especially as it appears in a recently cataloged manuscript from Dayr Al-Za‘farān, in which the passage is completely divorced from its context in the Cause of All Causes.
    Links: worldcatzotero
    Mantha Zarmakoupi. (2013). The Quartier du Stade on late Hellenistic Delos: a case study of rapid urbanization (fieldwork seasons 2009-2010). ISAW Papers, 6. http://dlib.nyu.edu/awdl/isaw/isaw-papers/6/>.
    Abstract: This study examines recent archaeological evidence for the Quartier du Stade on Delos, which was newly formed after 167 CE. Analysis of the changes in the houses and the overall urban development of this neighborhood contribute to revealing the forces that shaped the city of Delos in this period, such as economy, politics, and ideology.
    Links: worldcatzotero
    Tom Elliott, Sebastian Heath and John Muccigrosso. (2014). Current Practice in Linked Open Data for the Ancient World. ISAW Papers, 7. <http://dlib.nyu.edu/awdl/isaw/isaw-papers/7/>.
    Abstract: Reports on current work relevant to the role of Linked Open Data (LOD) in the study of the ancient world. As a term, LOD encompasses approaches to the publication of digital resources that emphasize stability, relatively fine-grained access to intellectual content via public URIs, and re-usability as defined both by publication of machine reabable data and by publication under licenses that permit further copying of available materials. This article presents a series of reports from participants in 2012 and 2013 sessions of the NEH-funded Linked Ancient World Data Institute. The contributors come from a wide range of academic disciplines and professional backgrounds. The projects they represent reflect this range and also illustrate many stages of the process of moving from concept to implementation.
    Links: zotero
    Federico De Romanis. (2014). Ivory from Muzuris. ISAW Papers, 8. <http://dlib.nyu.edu/awdl/isaw/isaw-papers/8/>.
    Abstract: The extant portion of the verso side of the “Muziris papyrus” (PVindob G 40822 v = SB XVIII 13617 v) contains the monetary evaluation of three-quarters of an Indian cargo loaded on the ship Hermapollon. Among the commodities are 167 elephant tusks weighing 3,228.5 kgs and schidai weighing 538.5 kgs. It is argued that schidai are fragments of tusks trimmed away from captive elephants. A comparison with commercial ivory lots of the early sixteenth century shows the selected quality of the tusks loaded on the Hermapollon.
    Links: zotero
    Paola Davoli and Christian Miks. (2015). A New “Roman” Sword from Soknopaiou Nesos (El-Fayyum, Egypt). ISAW Papers, 9. <http://dlib.nyu.edu/awdl/isaw/isaw-papers/9/>.
    Abstract: A long and well preserved sword was brought to light in 2006 during the archaeological excavations carried out by the Soknopaiou Nesos Project (University of Salento, Lecce) in the temenos of the main temple in Soknopaiou Nesos, modern Dime. The current state of research would suggest a classification as a Roman, or at least Roman influenced, weapon of the late Republican period. However, some peculiar elements of this sword seem to point to an oriental or Egyptian final assemblage. It thus may give a new impulse to the still open discussion about the appearance of Hellenistic swords starting from the period of Alexander's Successors. The weapon can have been used by soldiers of the late Ptolemaic period as well as by members of the Roman army. The question whether the sword ended up in the temenos as part of local defensive arms or as a votive object will largely remain speculative, as its find context is not stratigraphically reliable.
    Links: zotero
    Sebastian Heath, J.L. Rife, Jorge J. Bravo III, and Gavin Blasdel. (2015). Preliminary Report on Early Byzantine Pottery from a Building Complex at Kenchreai (Greece). ISAW Papers, 10. <http://dlib.nyu.edu/awdl/isaw/isaw-papers/10/>.
    Abstract: This paper presents the results of preliminary study of Early Byzantine pottery from a large building near the waterfront at Kenchreai in southern Greece. Kenchreai served as the eastern port of Corinth throughout antiquity. The building was first excavated in 1976 by the Greek Archaeological Service, and it has been investigated since 2014 by the American Excavations at Kenchreai with permission from the Ministry of Culture under the auspices of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. The pottery is characterized by the presence of many Late Roman Amphora 2 rims as well as stoppers and funnels. This indicates that the building had a role in the distribution of regional agricultural products during its final phase, which is dated to the very late sixth or early seventh centures A.D. by African Red-Slip and Phocaean Red-Slip tablewares. A wide range of lamps, glass vessels, and other small finds has also been recorded. Results to date are preliminary but ongoing work may allow further precision as to the chronology and use of this building.
    Links: zotero 
    Christián C. Carman and Marcelo Di Cocco. (2016). The Moon Phase Anomaly in the Antikythera Mechanism. ISAW Papers, 11. <http://dlib.nyu.edu/awdl/isaw/isaw-papers/11/>.
    Abstract: The Antikythera Mechanism is a mechanical astronomical instrument that was discovered in an ancient shipwreck at the beginning of the twentieth century, made about the second century B.C. It had several pointers showing the positions of the moon and sun in the zodiac, the approximate date according to a lunisolar calendar, several subsidiary dials showing calendrical phenomena, and also predictions of eclipses. The mechanism also had a display of the Moon’s phases: a small ball, half pale and half dark, rotating with the lunar synodic period and so showing the phases of the moon. The remains of the moon phase display include a fragmentary contrate gear. According to the reconstruction offered by Michael Wright, this gear is now pointing unintentionally in the wrong direction. In this paper we offer for the first time a detailed description of the remains of the moon phase mechanism. Based on this evidence, we argue that the extant contrate gear direction is the originally intended one, and we offer a conjectural explanation for its direction as an essential part of a representation of Aristarchus’s hypothesis that half moon phase is observably displaced from exact quadrature.
    Dorian Greenbaum and Alexander Jones. (2017). P.Berl. 9825: An elaborate horoscope for 319 CE and its significance for Greek astronomical and astrological practice. ISAW Papers, 12. <http://dlib.nyu.edu/awdl/isaw/isaw-papers/12/>.
    Abstract: The discovery of this elaborate horoscope in the Berlin papyrus collection is a milestone in the history of ancient horoscopes. The papyrus takes its place among very few such detailed horoscopes well preserved from antiquity. This paper discusses both the astronomical and astrological details of P.Berl. 9825, enumerating its contents and situating it within the broader historical and cultural context of astrological material from western antiquity. The first section outlines the physical details of the papyrus, its paleography, and the layout of the material among the different sections of the papyrus. It consists of seventeen columns spread among four framed sections. The beginning of the papyrus is lost, but enough remains to allow reconstruction of the date and time of the horoscope, in addition to the positions of the missing luminaries and planet (Saturn). A transcription and translation with apparatus and textual notes follow. A commentary in three parts follows the first section. Part 1 contains restorations, confirmations and corrections. This includes both a tabular summary of the data given in the horoscope, and a diagrammatic representation of the data. Part 2 consists of an astronomical commentary, comparing the astronomical data in the papyrus with Ptolemy’s Almagest and modern theory, to demonstrate that the horoscope was constructed using tables distinct from Ptolemy's, though of comparable quality. The commentary also includes analysis of solar and lunar data, planetary latitudes, and fixed stars “co-rising” with the longitudes of the relevant heavenly body. Part 3 is an astrological commentary. Comparisons with other elaborate horoscopes are made, in addition to analysis of the astrological techniques based on the data provided. Because this is the only extant example of a documentary horoscope containing all seven of the “planetary” lots of Paulus Alexandrinus, there is a more extensive discussion of the lots used here within their historical and cultural context.
    Links: zotero
    Bibliographic records for ISAW Papers articles are available in a Zotero group.

    Digital Marmor Parium

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     [First posted in AWOL 20 December 2014, updated 26 October 2017]

    Digital Marmor Parium
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    The Digital Marmor Parium is a project of the Humboldt Chair of Digital Humanities at the University of Leipzig. The aim of this work is to produce a new digital edition of the so called Marmor Parium (Parian Marble), which is a Hellenistic chronicle on a marble slab coming from the Greek island of Paros. The importance of the document is due to the fact that it preserves a Greek chronology (1581/80-299/98 BC) with a list of kings and archons accompanied by short references to historical events mainly based on the Athenian history. The project team is producing a new XML edition of the text according to the EpiDoc Guidelines, is encoding all the named entities mentioned in the inscription, and is producing a timeline visualization of the chronological information preserved on the stone.
    Visit the Digital Marmor Parium on GitHub.

    Open Access Journal: Aegean Studies

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    [First posted in AWOL 4 March 2012, updated 27 October 2017]

    Aegean Studies
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    Aegean Studies accepts papers which present new theoretical approaches and innovative means of data analysis with the aim of illuminating and explaining the prehistory and early Iron Age of the Aegean and its neighbouring areas. Especially welcome are interdisciplinary contributions, as well as studies for the promotion and management of prehistoric culture. The Aegean Book Reviews are part of Aegean Studies.

    Texts are accepted in Greek and in English. All papers are submitted to anonymous reviewing. They are initially published electronically on the Aegeus website, and, together with the Aegean Book Reviews, in an annual printed volume of Aegean Studies.

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