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Open Access Journal: HEROM Journal on Hellenistic and Roman Material Culture

HEROM Journal on Hellenistic and Roman Material Culture
Print ISSN: 2294-4273
Online ISSN: 2294-4281
HEROM Volume 7 Issue 1 & 2, 2018 (Journal Subscription)
HEROM is an online journal presenting innovative contributions to the study of material culture produced, exchanged, and consumed within the spheres of the Hellenistic kingdoms and the Roman world. The journal publishes papers in the full range of the scholarly field and in all relevant academic disciplines within the arts, humanities, social sciences and environmental sciences. HEROM creates a bridge between material culture specialists and the wider scientific community, with an interest in how humans interacted with and regarded artefacts from the late 4th century BC to the 7th century AD.

The journal seeks to provide more visibility for studies of material culture in many ways which are not necessarily covered by existing scholarly journals or conference proceedings. HEROM studies material culture in its totality, with a view to clarifying the complex wider implications of such evidence for understanding a host of issues concerning the economy, society, daily life, politics, religion, history of the ancient world, among other aspects.

A peer-reviewed online journal
HEROM contains Guaranteed Peer Reviewed Content (GPRC), coordinated by a strong, global scientific committee, and implements up-to-date online publication strategies.

New Open Access Journal: Arimnestos. Ricerche di protostoria mediterranea

Arimnestos. Ricerche di protostoria mediterranea
ISSN: 2611-5867
Arimnestos, logo Museo, Comune di Verucchio.
La rivista nasce con l’intento di proseguire l’attività di ricerca avviata ormai da molti anni dal Museo Civico Archeologico di Verucchio. Obiettivo centrale del Museo è sempre stato quello di unire un approccio scientifico rigoroso ad una proposta accessibile e godibile da parte del pubblico. Il primo numero si articola in tre sezioni distinte. La prima, dedicata a Verucchio, si apre con due relazioni sui dati d’archivio relativi ai materiali conservati nel Museo Nazionale Preistorico Etnografico L. Pigorini di Roma e nel Museo Civico Archeologico di Bologna e alle ricerche e dati di archivio relativi alla Necropoli Lippi. Si prosegue con la presentazione dei dati di scavo: schede preliminari di ulteriori tombe scavate nella necropoli Lippi tra il 2006 e il 2008; studio dei resti botanici della ricchissima tomba Lippi 12/2005; relazione sull’intervento in area di insediamento in Via Nanni. Vengono inoltre inserite altre presentazioni complete di classi di materiali classificati tipologicamente. Nella seconda sezione, dedicata all’Emilia-Romagna, viene presentato il tema dei troni in legno, anche alla luce di altri scavi condotti a Bologna e Imola, e lo scavo della necropoli di Pontesanto a Imola. La terza sezione vede un contributo sulle tombe a inumazione della necropoli Emo di Padova, uno sulle perle di vetro a uccellino e infine uno sul metodo narrativo nell’arte delle situle.
This journal was created with the intention of continuing the research which has for many years been carried out by the Museo Civico Archeologico of Verucchio. The main aim of the Museum is that of combining a rigorous scientific approach with one which is both accessible and pleasing to the public. The first issue is divided into three sections. The first, dedicated to Verucchio, opens with two reports on archive data. One deals with archival material relating to material kept in the Museo Nazionale Preistorico L. Pigorini of Rome, and in the Museo Civico Archeologico of Bologna, and the other with archival material relating to research and excavations concerning the Lippi necropolis. Then there are a set of papers presenting excavation data: reports on some more of the tombs excavated between 2005 and 2009 in the Lippi necropolis (40 tombs had been published in the 2015 volume); a study of the botanical remains from the very rich tomb Lippi 12/2005; and a paper on the excavation in Via Nanni which revealed part the settlement. Finally, there are four papers each presenting in full a catalogue of a single class of material and its typological classification. The second section, dedicated to Emilia-Romagna, consists of a paper on the wooden thrones from Verucchio, viewing them in the wider context of other excavations conducted at Bologna and Imola, and a paper on the excavation in the necropolis of Pontesanto at Imola. The third section contains a paper on the inhumation burials in the necropolis of Emo at Padua, one on glass bird beads, and finally one on the narrative method in situla art.

ARIMNESTOS. Ricerche di Protostoria Mediterranea, 1/2018

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Le singole parti del volume:

Open Scriptures Hebrew Bible (OSHB) version 2.0

Open Scriptures Hebrew Bible (OSHB) version 2.0
We are pleased to announce the release of the Open Scriptures Hebrew Bible (OSHB) version 2.0!
This version includes the fully completed and verified morphological data for the entire Hebrew Bible (following the WLC). See the wlc folder in the attached source files or download the OSHB-v.2.0.zip file if you just want the OSIS files directly.
A page that describes the morphology codes that we use may be found at OSHB Morph Codes. You may also see the overarching parsing principles we used for consistency.
The 2.0 release completes phase 1 of the morphology project. Many thanks and congratulations to the over 500 people that have contributed to this project over the course of 10 years!
For the OSHB Team,
Jesse Griffin
P.S. There is a companion project to the OSHB that is a basic Hebrew reference grammar, the unfoldingWord Hebrew Grammar. This grammar is based on the morphology codes in the OSHB and should therefore be easy to embed in software applications that make use of the OSHB.

unfoldingWord Hebrew Grammar

unfoldingWord Hebrew Grammar


The unfoldingWord Hebrew Grammar (UHG) is a Biblical Hebrew reference grammar based on the morphology codesthat appear in the Open Scriptures Hebrew Bible (OSHB). It enables the global Church to gain the best possible understanding of the Hebrew grammar of the Old Testament.


The rationale behind creating the first version of the UHG was to provide an openly licensed and up to date reference grammar for direct use with the OSHB. Such a grammar may be used in software to provide students and translators of Scripture with up to date and accurate descriptions of Hebrew grammar on an as needed basis. Because the articles are directly patterned after the morphological categories of the OSHB, it is easy for software to link directly to them.


A team of scholars and technicians worked together to create and revise each of the articles in the UHG over the course of a year and a half. The creation process included individuals drafting glossary and article entries for each grammatical topic and then a series of peer reviews of each. Several meetings were held to help standardize the format of the articles and to discuss difficult issues as they arose.
The differentiation between the glossary entries and the articles is similar to the approach of many Wikipedia articles. The glossary entry is a one or two sentence summary of the grammatical topic, while the article goes into much more detail and includes several examples. This has the effect of being useful in a pop up or tooltip in software applications, which may provide immediate access to the glossary in the pop up and then link to the full article.
A unique design goal was to make the language of the grammar as simple as possible so that the resource can more easily be translated into the Gateway Languages of the world. This should also have the effect of rendering the grammar accessible to people of varied educational backgrounds and varied proficiency in the English language.
The work was completed using an online content creation and translation platform, the Door43 Content Service. Because of this, all the work is under revision control, you can go back and see the commit historyif you’d like (it totals over 2500 commits at the time of writing).

Open Culture's List of Free Courses in Ancient History, Literature & Philosophy

[First posted in AWOL 15 January 2015, updated 16 January 2019]

Open Culture's List of Free Courses in Ancient History, Literature & Philosophy
Image by Barcex, via Creative Commons

History & Literature


Augustus and the Campus Martius in Rome: the Emperor's Rôle as Pharaoh of Egypt and Julius Caesar's Calendar Reform; the Montecitorio Obelisk, the Meridian Line, the Ara Pacis, and the Mausoleum Augusti in Honour of Eugenio La Rocca on the Occasion of His 70th Birthday.

HÄUBER, Chrystina (2017): Augustus and the Campus Martius in Rome: the Emperor's Rôle as Pharaoh of Egypt and Julius Caesar's Calendar Reform; the Montecitorio Obelisk, the Meridian Line, the Ara Pacis, and the Mausoleum Augusti in Honour of Eugenio La Rocca on the Occasion of His 70th Birthday. With Contributions by Nicola Barbagli, Frederick E. Brenk, Amanda Claridge, Filippo Coarelli, Luca Sasso D'Elia, Vincent Jolivet, Franz Xaver Schütz, and Raimund Wünsche and Comments by Rafed El-Sayed, Angelo Geißen, John Pollini, Rose Mary Sheldon, R.R.R. Smith, Walter Trillmich, Miguel John Versluys, and T.P. Wiseman, FORTVNA PAPERS vol. II (München: Hochschule München, 2017).

Open Access Journal: ARIT Newsletter

 [First posted in AWOL 4 December 2009. Updated 16 January 2019]

ARIT Newsletter
Twice a year the Institute publishes the ARIT Newsletter, distributed widely in the academic community and among the Friends of ARIT. It provides information about the ARIT's recent activities and programs, including the news from each center, research reports from recent fellows in Turkey, lists of current fellows and donors.

Volume 61, 2018
      - Fundraising successes and needs
Istanbul Library at Bibliopera; American Board Archives development
     - Ankara supports local conference on islands of the Byzantine Mediterranean and a writing workshop for students.
      - ARIT fellows reports: Ottoman textiles and cheese-making in northeastern Turkey.
Volume 60, Winter 2017-2018
      - New location for ARIT Istanbul
      - ARIT Ankara collaborates to present programs to protect cultural heritage. 

     - Hanfmann and Mellink fellows' symposium. 
      - Research reports: ARIT fellows report on archaeological and archival research.
Volume 59, Spring 2016
      - Research in Turkey continues.
      - ARIT helps develop programs to protect heritage. 

     - SALT Galata in Istanbul exhibits materials from the American Board Archive. 
- The Sardis Symphony debuts at the Temple of Artemis. 

      - Research reports: ARIT fellow reports on contemporary synagogue liturgy in Istanbul.

Volume 58, Spring 2015

      - Studies related to Turkey grow, along with ARIT institutional membership
      - ARIT Istanbul opens new on-line access to American Board archives and library materials
      - ARIT Ankara director presents at the 20th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists
and facilitates programs on cultural heritage protection
      - Research reports: On social complexity and crop production at chalcolithic Çadır Höyük and on Looking over Ottoman readers' shoulders.
Volume 57, Fall 2014
     - ARIT and the NEH.
      - ARIT Istanbul Friends initiate the John Freely Fellowship Fund.
      - ARIT welcomes additional new institutional members.
      - Research report: Subsistence and Ritual as evidenced by bone remains in southern Cappadocia.
Volume 56, Spring 2014
      - Reflections on ARIT's 50th.
      - ARIT welcomes additional new institutional members.
      - Research reports: Statistics and reform in contemporary Turkey; the musical life of two Bektashi communities; Ottoman physical culture.
Volume 55, Spring 2013
      - 2014 is ARIT's 50th year: reflecting on past accomplishments and future plans.
 - ARIT welcomes additional new institutional member
      - New publication: writings of Dr. Toni M. Cross
      - Research reports: library collections of Ottoman Sufi scholars; Armenian churches in Istanbul.
Volume 54, Fall 2012
      - ARIT plans adaptations to reduced funding
 - ARIT welcomes five new institutional members
      - Research report: Classical architects of Asia Minor; Authenticating Eyüp in Istanbul.
Volume 53, Spring 2012
- ARIT's funding worries continue
 - ARIT Istanbul Library acquires the massive archive of the American Board of Missions
      - ARIT Ankara director reports on Turkish fellows traveling to Greece
      - Research report: Early Republican political cartoons
Volume 52, Fall 2011
      - ARIT loses much of its federal support for overseas operations and programs
      - ARIT Istanbul Library posts publications from the Library of the American Board of Missions on-line
      - ARIT Ankara director shares new developments concerning permits for U.S. archaeological excavations and surveys
      - Research report: Byzantine shipwreck explored
Volume 51, Spring 2011
      - ARIT Istanbul facilities and developments
      - Library of the American Board of Missions at ARIT Istanbul
      - ARIT Ankara names Coulson - Cross Aegean Exchange fellows for 2011
      - Research reports:  Ottoman Women, Legal Reform, and Social Change; Spanish Moriscos in the Ottoman realm
Volume 50, Fall 2010
      - Local Archives and Libraries of Overseas Research Centers (LAORC) launches new database on the Digital Library for International Research (DLIR)
      - Access to research facilities in Istanbul
      - ARIT facilitates cooperation with new permit procedures for archaeological projects
      - Research reports:  Religion and politics and the Ottoman-Iranian border; Polychromy of Roman marble sculpture from Aphrodisias
Volume 49, Spring 2010
      - Meet the new ARIT President
      - New ARIT Turkish fellows pursue a broad range of research projects
      - Archaeologists adapt to new excavation regulations
      - Research reports:  Late Antique Portrait Sculpture; Perspectives of German-Turkish return migrants.
Volume 48, Fall 2009
      - ARIT President Sams recounts his presidency that is coming to an end
      - ARIT center affiliates have diverse backgrounds and interests
      - ARIT Ankara and Cypriot American Archaeological Research Institute exchange scholar/directors
      - Research reports:  Piracy in the Ottoman Mediterranean; Hittite conception of space.
Volume 47, Spring 2009
      - ARIT Mellon Fellows contributions.
      - New tours and sites in Turkey
      - Machteld J. Mellink remembered in Ankara
      - Research report:  A study of Ottoman deeds in Çorum yields detailed histories.
Volume 46, Fall 2008
       - ARIT Ankara director changes: farewell to Baha Yildirim, greetings to Elif Denel.
       - Turkish Language programs and fellowships program grow
       - ARIT continues to seek new facilities for the Istanbul center
       - Research reports:  Ottoman military levies; Little Ice Age crisis in Ottoman lands.
Volume 45, Spring 2008
        - ARIT begins building a library endowment with the help of the NEH Endowment Challenge grant.
        - Kress Foundation fellows cited; Turkish fellowships program grows
        - ARIT seeks new facilities for the Istanbul center
        - Research reports:  Turkish Alevism; Greek pottery at Gordion.
Volume 44, Fall 2007
        - ARIT wins NEH Endowment Challenge grant to upgrade libraries.
        - Joukowsky Family Foundation supports publication of fellows' research.
        - Research reports:  Suleyman the Lawgiver; Cultural Debates in Istanbul Recording Studios.
Volume 43, Spring 2007
        - Ankara Library receives Mellink collection and expands.
        - Expanded intensive Department of State Turkish language programs continue.
        - Research reports:  The Making of the National Identity in Ottoman Macedonia; The Tektaş Burnu Shipwreck.
Volume 42, Fall 2006
        - The Council of American Overseas Research Centers marks twenty-five years.
        - New Department of State funding supports advanced language study in Turkey for U.S. beginning students.
        - List of ARIT Fellowships for 2006-2007.
        - Research report:  The Architectural Patronage of Sultan Alaeddin Keykubad
Volume 41, Spring 2006
       - Machteld Johanna Mellink remembrance.
       - New legal status for ARIT in Turkey in process.
       - Annual Fund drive.
       - Research reports:  Thracian Names and the Greek Epigraphic Evidence in East Thrace and Asia Minor; Secularizations and their Discontents:  a Cross-National Study;        The Civil Basilica of Aphrodisias.   
Volume 40, Fall 2005
        - George and Ilse Hanfmann Fellowship Program.
        - Increased research activities in libraries and hostels in both Ankara and Istanbul.
        - List of ARIT Fellowships for 2005-2006.
        - Research report:  Roman urbanism in southwestern Turkey; history of the Sabbatian communities.    
 Volume 39, Spring 2005
        - The Turkish Cultural Foundation offers new support for Turkish fellows in Turkey.
        - Increased support means more Turkish fellows supported in the program administered by the Istanbul Dernek.
        - Aegean Exchange fellows plan their research projects in Greece.
        - Annual fund drive.
        - Research Report:  Byzantine-Ottoman 'overlap' architecture in Turkey. 

Volume 38, Fall 2004
        - William D. E. Coulson - Toni M. Cross Aegean Exchange gains permanent funding through the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
        - Changes in the laws guiding applications for research permissions occupy directors in both centers.
        - List of ARIT Fellowships for 2004-2005.
        - Research report:  ancient wine-making in Turkey.    
Volume 37, Spring 2004
        - Interest in U.S.-based research in Turkey on the increase; research are programs thriving.
        - New Turkish law changes the process for foreigners applying for research permissions.  
        - Hanfmann Fellows travel abroad to carry out varied research projects; the Public Affairs Office of the U.S. Consulate in Ankara continues to support the Aegean Exchange Program.
        - Research report:  prehistoric dietary habits examined through micro-wear analysis.
ARIT Newsletter Archive:
Volume 36, Fall 2003 Volume 18, Fall 1994
Volume 35, Spring 2003 Volume 17, Spring 1994
Volume 34, Fall 2002 Volume 16, Fall 1993
Volume 33, Spring 2002 Volume 15, Spring 1993
Volume 32, Fall 2001 Volume 14, Fall 1992
Volume 31, Spring 2001 Volume 13, Spring 1992
Volume 30, Fall 2000 Volume 12, Fall 1990
Volume 29, Spring 2000 Volume 11, Spring 1990
Volume 28, Fall 1999 Volume 10, Fall 1989
Volume 27, Spring 1999 Volume 8-9, 1988-1989
Volume 26, Fall 1998 Volume 7, 1988
Volume 25, Spring 1998 Volume 6, 1987.2
Volume 24, Fall 1997 Volume 5, 1987.1
Volume 23, Spring 1997 Volume 4, 1980
Volume 22, Fall 1996 Volume 3, 1977
Volume 21, Spring 1996 Volume 2, 1976
Volume 20, Fall 1995 Volume 1, 1975
Volume 19, Spring 1995

Greek Lexica for Students and Readers (Test)

Greek Lexica for Students and Readers (Test)
This site is intended as a repository of dictionaries for readers of Ancient Greek Texts. The idea is that your reading of a text will be a much better experience the least time you need to look up for the words on the dictionary, but you need to use the dictionary! Currently this is only a test. In time, it will develop into a place where students and readers will be able to download (and upload, too) lexica tailored for their readings of the Greek classics. To test the idea and the design, here you can download the lexicon for the first book of the Iliad. Lexica come in two flavours: extended and short (see description below), and each flavour has two versions, pdf or epub.
Please note that, as of now, the lexica contains many mistakes. Some of them come from mishaps in the digital transcription of the texts, or errata in lemmatization, and some of them are my own.

Please, send your comments and ideas to Daniel!
The contents of this site are CC by Daniel Riaño Rufilanchas
Please, send your comments and ideas to Daniel!
The contents of this site are CC by Daniel Riaño Rufilanchas

HOMER'S ILIAD XXX: A Lexicon of Proper Names (and adjectives)

HOMER'S ILIAD XXX: A Lexicon of Proper Names (and adjectives)
The text from the Iliad (Munro-Allen 1902), and the lemmatization, comes from the Perseus Treebank (Celano, Crane, Almas: 2015 https://perseusdl.github.io/treebank_data/).
The definitions come from the digital versions of the following lexica, via the Perseus Project The order of the list is relevant: if a word appears in one lexicon, it is no longer searched for.
  • 1: Autenrieth
  • 2: MiddleLiddell
  • 3: Slater
  • 4: LSJ
  • 5: DGE
  • 6: Perseus “Short Definitions”
  • 7: Perseus “Words and definitions”
CC: Daniel Riaño Rufilanchas danielrianno@gmail.com

Open Access Journal: Le Bulletin de l’Institut français d’archéologie orientale (BIFAO)

[First posted in AWOL 6 July 2009. Updated 17 January 2019]

n.b. BIFAO is is now also beginning to emerge at Open EditionVolume 1116 (2017) appeared there in early December 2018.

Le Bulletin de l’Institut français d’archéologie orientale (BIFAO)
Le BIFAO est maintenant disponible en ligne pour tous les numéros jusqu’au 100 (2000). Le site rassemble près de 1 650 articles pour un total de plus de 35 000 pages de texte et d’illustrations, permettant l’accès direct aux numéros de la revue qui sont actuellement pour une très grande part épuisés. Ce site est destiné à être mis à jour régulièrement. Les sommaires de tous les numéros (1 à 111) sont également accessibles sur ce site.  
Issu d’un projet lancé par l’Ifao en 2001, cet outil de recherche est le fruit de la collaboration, au sein de l’institut, de l’imprimerie, du service des publications et du service informatique. La première phase, réalisée à l’imprimerie, a consisté à scanner les 95 premiers volumes du Bulletin de l’Institut français d’archéologie orientale, puis à appliquer aux fichiers obtenus le traitement optique de reconnaissance des caractères. Les numéros récents déjà disponibles sous forme électronique ont été ajoutés. Le service des publications a effectué ensuite la relecture et la correction des tables des matières. L’ensemble des données a ensuite été transmis au service informatique qui a réalisé l’indexation du texte et sa mise en ligne.
Volumes up to and including 117 (2018) are open access:
auteurs titre pages taille fichier
Collombert (Philippe), Schuler (François) Jean Jacquet (1921-2016) p. 1-8 5.3 Mb BIFAO117_art_01.pdf
Abou Zaid (Omar) A New Discovery of Catacomb in Qurnet Murai at Thebes p. 9-27 0.9 Mb BIFAO117_art_02.pdf
Arnette (Marie-Lys) La gémellité biologique dans l’Égypte ancienne. Synthèse des cas potentiels p. 29-75 1.2 Mb BIFAO117_art_03.pdf
Ashour (Sobhi), Hassan (Ahmed) A Terracotta Portrait-Head of Alexander the Great from Karanis p. 77-86 0.2 Mb BIFAO117_art_04.pdf
Boud’Hors (Anne), Delattre (Alain), Berkes (Lajos), Chang (Ruey-Lin), Garel (Esther), Gascou (Jean), Marthot (Isabelle), OchaŁa (Grzegorz), Vanthieghem (Naïm) Un nouveau départ pour les archives de Papas. Papyrus coptes et grecs de la jarre d’Edfou  p. 87-124 1.9 Mb BIFAO117_art_05.pdf
Charloux (Guillaume), Ali Abady Mahmoud (Mona), Angevin (Raphaël), Biston-Moulin (Sébastien), Marchand (Sylvie), Mohamed Sayed Elnasseh (Ahmed), Pfingsttag (Florian), Pirou (Florie), Roberson (Joshua), Thiers (Christophe), Zignani (Pierre) Le temple « primitif » de Ptah à Karnak p. 125-159 4.5 Mb BIFAO117_art_06.pdf
Desclaux (Vanessa) La syntaxe des appels aux vivants p. 161-202 0.7 Mb BIFAO117_art_07.pdf
Ebel (Anke), Lurson (Benoît), Mourot (Franck) Un dépôt de fondation découvert dans le temple de Touy. Étude micro-stratigraphique, étude céramologique et étude de synthèse p. 203-237 2.5 Mb BIFAO117_art_08.pdf
Eschenbrenner-Diemer (Gersande) Un nouvel éclairage sur l’artisanat du bois dans la région Memphis/Fayoum. La collection statuaire du musée d’Ethnographie de Neuchâtel p. 239-260 0.6 Mb BIFAO117_art_09.pdf
Hassan (Khaled) An 18th Dynasty Writing-Board from Saqqara in the Cairo Museum (Prophecy of Neferti – CG 25224, JE 32972) p. 261-280 1.8 Mb BIFAO117_art_10.pdf
Hassan (Khaled) The Longest Visitor’s Ostracon Concerning the Temple of Deir el-Bahri. A Recombination of Two Pieces, Ostraca Cairo 430 and 432 p. 281-292 0.4 Mb BIFAO117_art_11.pdf
Motte (Aurore) Reden und Rufe, a Neglected Genre? Towards a Definition of the Speech Captions in Private Tombs p. 293-317 0.7 Mb BIFAO117_art_12.pdf
Nasr El-Dine (Hassan) Bronzes d’ibis conservés au Musée égyptien du Caire p. 319-327 0.3 Mb BIFAO117_art_13.pdf
Preys (René) Le cas « Philométor » dans les temples égyptiens p. 329-356 1 Mb BIFAO117_art_14.pdf
Ragazzoli (Chloé)  Présence divine et obscurité de la tombe au Nouvel Empire. À propos des graffiti des tombes TT 139 et TT 112 à Thèbes (avec édition et commentaire) p. 357-407 3.3 Mb BIFAO117_art_15.pdf
See also the list of open access IFAO Périodiques en ligne

Dodona Online (DOL): A New Collection and Edition of the lamellae of the Oracle at Dodona

 [First posted in AWOL 11 April 2017, updated 18 January 2019]

Dodona Online(DOL): A New Collection and Edition of the lamellae of the Oracle at Dodona
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Dodona Online (DOL) is a project whose main aim is to edit online all the oracular questions from Dodona. It will first include the 4216 new lamellae from the Evangelidis’ excavations, whose edition, which was long prepared by late researchers I. Vokotopoulou, S. Dakaris and A.-Ph. Christidis, was eventually published in 2013, thanks to the devoted efforts of S. Tselikas. Montreal is the epicentre of the project, but the team itself is scattered all over the world, mainly in Europe. It gathers the most eminent scholars of the Dodonaean field, Greek epigraphy, and Greek religion. Dodona online will eventually be hosted by the Perseus Digital Library, which will allow a worldwide, quick, free, and open access to the material.
  • DVC 219B: Private Question concerning Household and Safety
  • DVC 268A: Public Question concerning a Sign
  • DVC 272A: Private Supplementary Question concerning Business, and Magic or Poisoning
  • DVC 274B: Answer (?) concerning Offerings (?)
  • DVC 632: Private Question concerning Success
  • DVC 1075A: Fragment of Private Question
  • DVC 1077B: Question or Answer (?) from a Private Consultation
  • DVC 1078B: Fragment of Private Question
  • DVC 1093A: Question (or Summary) from a Private Consultation concerning Safety of Family
  • DVC 1124B: Private Question concerning a Legal Dispute
  • DVC 1148A: Question from a Private Consultation concerning Travel
  • DVC 1268A: Question from a Private Consultation concerning Procreation/Progeny
  • DVC 1313B: Question from a Private Consultation concerning Business
  • DVC 1381B: Question from a Private Consultation concerning Possessions
  • DVC 1395A: Private question concerning manumission
  • DVC 1411: Private question concerning manumission or a judgement on the freeing of a slave
  • DVC 1509B: Question from a Private Consultation
  • DVC 2319A: Question from a Private Consultation concerning Harvest/Crops
  • DVC 2384B: Question from a Private Consultation concerning a Payment
  • DVC 2430: Private Supplementary Question or Answer (?) concerning an Olive Tree (?)
  • DVC 2432: Answer (?) to a Private Consultation concerning an Olive Tree, and Prescribing Rites
  • DVC 2521A: Question from a Private Consultation concerning a Legal Dispute
  • DVC 2525A: Supplementary Question from a Private Consultation concerning Health
  • DVC 3009A: Question from a Private Consultation concerning Health
More soon / Autres à venir!
Présentation du Choix d’inscriptions oraculaires de Dodone (CIOD)
Le CIOD, dirigé par Éric LHÔTE, est un sous-programme de Dodona Online, dirigé par Pierre Bonnechere. Dans cette entreprise, EL est étroitement associé à Jan-Mathieu CARBON, d’une grande compétence en épigraphie et en informatique. Les deux programmes sont complémentaires : DOL se consacre à un dépouillement systématique des 4216 inscriptions de DVC en vue d’une exploitation informatique et statistique, tandis que CIOD offre un choix des inscriptions les plus intéressantes, présentées sous forme canonique et en PDF. Chaque fiche est datée de sa dernière mise à jour, et le mail qui est indiqué permet à tout lecteur d’adresser ses critiques ou suggestions au responsable, qui s’engage à citer nommément les correspondants dont il retiendra les idées. Cette formule permet de mettre immédiatement à la disposition du public les interprétations que nous supposons plausibles, quitte à les modifier au gré de l’avancement des recherches, et des remarques des uns et des autres. Notre but est une présentation aussi concise et synthétique que possible, dans l’esprit de la Sammlung par exemple. 
Consulter les lamelles:

Electronic Corpus of Urartian Texts (eCUT) Project

Electronic Corpus of Urartian Texts (eCUT) Project
Rock niche Meher Kapisi with offering inscription of king Minua, photo: Mirjo Salvini, Juli 2003

The Project and its Aims

The open-access electronic Corpus of Urartian Texts (eCUT) Project, a sub-project of the Munich Open-access Cuneiform Corpus Initiative (MOCCI) prepared by Birgit Christiansen, is the first electronic corpus of the written sources from the kingdom of Urartu, which in the first half of the 1st millennium stretched from its eastern Anatolian capital Ṭušpa (today's Van) over the Armenian highlands and was one of the most fierce adversaries of the Neo-Assyrian Empire. Moreover, eCUT is the first corpus that presents Urartian texts in transliterations with annotations of individual words (lemmatization), English translations, and glossaries of Urartian words, proper nouns, and logograms. The editions are based on Mirjo Salvini's Corpus dei testi urartei I–V, which, to date, is by far the most comprehensive and most recent scholarly treatment of Urartian texts. In addition to the editions, the portal pages of the eCUT project provide further information on Urartu's history and culture and the Urartian language, in which most of the text from the Urartian kingdom are composed. The project thus intends to help the kingdom of Urartu escape its shadowy existence, which it holds in the cultural memory of today's world, and to increase knowledge about its rich archaeological and written sources among scholars, students, and interested members of the public.

Important Notes

Please note that eCUT is still a work in progress. We kindly ask you to be patient with us as we expand, improve, and refine our content, and to bear in mind that the information presently included on the eCUT website is still incomplete and is subject to change, without warning. In the course of 2019, the editions of the stone and rock inscriptions will be refined and complimented with score transliterations, information about individual exemplars of texts, as well as commentaries and bibliographic references. In addition, we will add editions of archival texts on clay tablets, as well as inscriptions on bronze and silver objects, agate stone and bone, and inscriptions on seals, pithoi and clay bullae. For further information, see the About the project page. Should you wish to cite the texts edited on the eCUT Project in a forthcoming publication, please contact Birgit Christiansen (birgit.christiansen@lrz.uni-muenchen.de) and she will suggest the best way to reference the text(s). Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Furthermore, please note that the Urartian language belongs to the lesser known languages of the ancient Near East. Many Urartian sources are, to date, only partially understandable. Another obstacle is that many texts are only fragmentarily preserved. Transliterations and translations in eCUT, therefore, often contain omission marks, round and square brackets and words marked with question marks. For further information see the portal page "Using eCUT" and the portal page "Language and Writing".

Open Access Journal: Paléorient

[First posted in AWOL 9 March 2011. Updated 18 January 2019]

eISSN - 1957-701X
Paléorient est une revue internationale pluridisciplinaire qui favorise les échanges d’idées entre préhistoriens, archéologues et tout spécialiste menant des recherches sur l’évolution de l’Homme et de son environnement, depuis son apparition jusqu’aux débuts de la civilisation urbaine. L’aire géographique couverte s’étend de la Méditerranée à l’Indus, de l’Asie centrale au golfe persique.
Most recent issue online:

Paléorient, 2016, vol. 42, n°1.



7 - 198


199 - 216
Ouvrages reçus [received books]

Open Access Journal: Epoiesen – A journal for creative engagement in history and archaeology

[First posted in AWOL 18 September 2017, updated 18 January 2019]

Epoiesen – A journal for creative engagement in history and archaeology
Epoiesen (ἐποίησεν) – made – is a journal for exploring creative engagement with the past, especially through digital means. It publishes primarily what might be thought of as “paradata” or artist’s statements that accompany playful and unfamiliar forms of singing the past into existence.
What have you made? What will you make? This journal, in its online home, makes space to valorize and recognize the scholarly ways of knowing that are expressed well beyond the text. Bill White reminds us why society allows archaeologists to exist in the first place:

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Volume 1 (2018): FREE Download | Buy on Amazon ($6)
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Open Access Publications of the Digitale Topographie der Stadt Rom Project

Open Access Publications of the Digitale Topographie der Stadt Rom Project

Index of publications on this webserver

HÄUBER, Chrystina (2017): Augustus and the Campus Martius in Rome: the Emperor's Rôle as Pharaoh of Egypt and Julius Caesar's Calendar Reform; the Montecitorio Obelisk, the Meridian Line, the Ara Pacis, and the Mausoleum Augusti in Honour of Eugenio La Rocca on the Occasion of His 70th Birthday. With Contributions by Nicola Barbagli, Frederick E. Brenk, Amanda Claridge, Filippo Coarelli, Luca Sasso D'Elia, Vincent Jolivet, Franz Xaver Schütz, and Raimund Wünsche and Comments by Rafed El-Sayed, Angelo Geißen, John Pollini, Rose Mary Sheldon, R.R.R. Smith, Walter Trillmich, Miguel John Versluys, and T.P. Wiseman, FORTVNA PAPERS vol. II (München: Hochschule München, 2017). HÄUBER, Chrystina, SCHÜTZ, Franz X., WINDER, Gordon M. (eds.) (2014): Reconstruction and the Historic City: Rome and Abroad - an interdisciplinary approach. München. (= BWM Bd. 6) HÄUBER, Chrystina 2013, Archäologische Stadtforschung. Teil I: Das Beispiel Rom HÄUBER, Chrystina 2012, Rome: the city of memories. Or, why and how reconstruct and visualize ancient and post-antique Rome using digital technologies? The "AIS ROMA", diachronic and phase maps of (ancient) Rome in the WWW HÄUBER, Chrystina, SCHÜTZ, Franz-Xaver, WINDER, Gordon M. (eds.) 2012, The International Symposium Reconstruction and the Historic City: Rome and Abroad - an interdisciplinary approach. Abstracts * get PDF HÄUBER, Chrystina 2012, Reconstruction and Visualization of the Horti Sallustiani in Rome - a digital and diachronic topography (Rekonstruktion und Visualisierung der Horti Sallustiani in Rom - eine digitale und diachrone Topographie) Bibliographie / Bibliografie / Bibliography / Bibliografia HÄUBER, Chrystina 2011, The Horti of Maecenas on the Esquiline Hill in Rome * get PDF HÄUBER, Chrystina 2011,The Horti of Maecenas: the ancient structures and buildings within their area (catalogue nos. 1-58) that are visible on the here published maps, some remarks on the maps, on the database and on the bibliography * get PDF HÄUBER, Chrystina 2011,The Horti of Maecenas: Explanations for the maps * get PDF HÄUBER, Chrystina 2011, "Die Horti des Maecenas auf dem Esquilin in Rom - eine diachrone Topographie" ("The Horti of Maecenas on the Esquiline in Rome - a diachronic topography") Bibliographie / Bibliografie / Bibliography / Bibliografia HÄUBER, Chrystina 2005, Das Archäologische Informationssystem `AIS ROMA´: Esquilin, Caelius, Capitolium, Velabrum, Porta Triumphalis, Bullettino della Commissione Archeologica Comunale (BullCom) 106, 2005, S. 9-59. HÄUBER, Ruth Christine 1991, Horti Romani. Die Horti Maecenatis und die Horti Lamiani auf dem Esquilin. Geschichte, Topographie, Statuenfunde (Köln 1991).
Guest on our server: SCHÜTZ, Franz Xaver (2008): Zum Regensburger und Kölner Stadtgrundriss. Eine GIS-gestütze Untersuchung (zugl. Univ.-Diss., Philosophische Fakultät III, Geschichte, Gesellschaft und Geographie, Universität Regensburg mit dem Titel: Entwicklung und Erprobung neuer digitaler Methoden zur geographischen Stadtgrundrissanalyse mit Fallbeispielen aus Regensburg und Köln. Eine GIS-gestützte Untersuchung).

The Dietrich von Bothmer Fragment Collection Online

The Dietrich von Bothmer Fragment Collection Online
The collection is a study resource of over 16,000 fragments of Greek vases assembled by Dietrich von Bothmer, former head of the Department of Greek and Roman Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Bothmer began acquiring the pieces in the late 1960s, around the time he began to teach. On his death in 2009, he bequeathed them to The Met, which accepted them with the approval of the Italian Ministry for Cultural Property and Activity. Between 2013 and 2018, the Department of Greek and Roman Art, together with the Imaging and Digital Departments, accessioned, photographed, and digitized the collection. It is a work in progress that The Met is pleased to make available online. A selection of fragments is on view in gallery 157.
Born in 1918, Dietrich von Bothmer joined the Department of Greek and Roman Art at the Metropolitan Museum in 1946. He became head of the Department in 1959 and Chairman in 1973 until his retirement in 1990; thereafter, he was the Distinguished Research Curator until his death. While his competence extended to all areas of classical art, as reflected by his acquisitions, publications, and teaching, his particular expertise lay in Greek vase-painting, notably that of Athens.
Following in the footsteps of his mentor, the great English scholar Sir John Beazley, Bothmer's special interest lay in reassembling ancient vases—actually, or on paper—from their component pieces that had become dispersed. He formed his study collection in large measure to make it possible for fragments of vases, many of which came from the backfill of nineteenth-century excavations, to be reunited and joined together. This work has benefitted museums worldwide.
The Met website presents the contents of the study collection and records the identifications that Bothmer provided for the vase fragments. The primary rubrics are the fabric (the geographical region where the object was made); the shape of the original whole vase; the subject of the figural decoration; and the artist. The majority of attributions are Bothmer's own; the initial cataloguing has not gone beyond this stage of documenting his work.
Given the large number of pieces, they have been subdivided into groups for ease of reference. After the general accession number for the entire bequest (2011.604.), the subgroups are:
2011.604.1Attic red-figure kylikes (cups)
2011.604.2Attic red-figure shapes other than cups
2011.604.3Attic black-figure vases
2011.604.4Attic fragments from the Bothmer and Love collections
2011.604.5Black-glaze fragments from Attic cups
2011.604.6Black-glaze fragments from Attic shapes other than cups
2011.604.12South Italian
2011.604.13East Greek
2011.604.14Fabric unknown
2011.604.23Miscellaneous Bone and Ivory 
The photography records the appearance of the fragments, obverse and reverse. In view of the quantity, they have not been measured individually but appear on a grid measuring 1 cm. The reverses in many cases retain the stickers, attached by Bothmer, that identify the year in which he acquired the fragment and the source. Some stickers also indicate dimensions.
Communications to the Museum concerning the fragments may be sent to fragmentcollection@metmuseum.org. Appointments to study the original works may also be made by writing to that address. Individuals must indicate the purpose of their study and provide a list, by accession number, of the objects they wish to see.

Catalogue of the Greek papyri in the John Rylands Library by John Rylands University Library of Manchester


Poesia latina

Poesia latina
Il proposito di queste pagine è quello di facilitare per quanto possibile lo studio e la conoscenza delle lingue e delle letterature dell'antichità classica. L'utilizzo delle tecnologie messe a disposizione dal web e più in generale dagli strumenti informatici e multimediali potrà risultare utile a chi intenda approfondire lo studio dell'antichità greco-romana in ambito scolastico o per puro interesse culturale.

Nello studio della lingua greca e latina le numerose pagine interattive potranno consentire sia una più agevole visualizzazione dei contenuti che una valutazione del proprio livello di apprendimento.

Una particolare attenzione, almeno nei propositi, è dedicata alla poesia greca e latina ed alla metrica, che della poesia classica costituisce il mezzo espressivo caratterizzante ed essenziale.

Nei limiti del possibile saranno affrontati in un'unica trattazione alcuni argomenti che coinvolgono entrambe le lingue classiche, come appunto la metrica, l'analisi logica e l'analisi del periodo, con esemplificazioni che consentiranno di evidenziare analogie e differenze mediante una visualizzazione sinottica dei vari contenuti.

Data l'ampiezza del progetto tutte le sezioni che costituiscono il sito sono da considerare attualmente in fase di costruzione e pertanto incomplete.

Ringrazio anticipatamente quanti vorranno collaborare con proposte, suggerimenti e segnalazioni di errori o problemi.

Hittite Texts

Hittite Texts
Our ultimate goal at Hittite Texts is to provide you with curated tools to satisfy all your Hittite study and research needs.
Result: 249 texts


Corpus statistics
Texts: 249, pages: 461, sentences: 7093, words: 22956

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

[First posted in AWOL 17 April 2013, updated 20 January 2019 (New URLs)]

Bulletin of the Council of University Classical Departments
Council of University Classical Departments | CUCD
Welcome to CUCD Bulletin, the forum for raising, reflecting on and debating issues of academic and professional significance for UK classics teachers (of all sorts – ECRs, PhD students, in-post academics, visiting lecturers, hourly-paid staff etc.) As editor, a role I’ve held since Bulletin 40 (2011), I welcome pieces of various shapes – from short reports on pedagogical events/projects through to longer, reflective articles. Recent issues have included obituaries celebrating the lives of late colleagues. Each number is crowned by the statistics on student numbers. Do contact me if you would like to offer a piece or suggest a topic. We publish throughout the year, building up to a publication ‘moment’ each winter.
Bulletin 48 (2019)
Josephine Quinn, After San Diego: Reflections on Racism in Classics

Bulletin 47 (2018)
Chair’s Report 2018
Christine Plastow, Staff-Student Partnerships in Pedagogy and Research-Based Education: Lessons for Classics
Daniel Ogden, Research-led Teaching in Classics
Cressida Ryan, Teaching Ancient Greek for a Theology Faculty
Douglas Cairns and Keith Rutter, Obituary for Gordon Howie
James Robson and Mair E Lloyd, A Survey of Beginner’s Language Teaching in UK Classics Departments: Ancient Greek
Mair E Lloyd and James Robson, A Survey of Beginner’s Language Teaching in UK Classics Departments: Latin
Effrosyni Kostara, Diversity and the Study of the Ancient World: Event Report
Alan M Greaves, Putting the ‘T’, the ‘Q’ and the ‘I’ into LGBTQI Classics: An example of museum-based learning
Constantine Cristoforou and Kathryn Tempest, Classics after the Classroom
Dominic Rathbone, Jane Rowlandson (1953-2018)

Bulletin 46 (2017)
Chair’s Report 2017
Sharon Marshall, Creative Classics in Exeter
Anastasia Bakogianni, Too hot to handle? Medea in schools: two experimental workshops at Roehampton University (2016/17)
Anastasia Bakogianni, Too Hot to Handle? Medea for Schools: Part 2 (July 2017)
Evelien Bracke, Cymru Wales Classics Hub: Developing Classics in Wales
Helen Lovatt, CUCD Transition Survey 2015-16
D.M. Carter, How and why I became a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Teaching the Classical Reception Revolution
1. Rosa Andújar and Barbara Goff, Introduction
2. Emma Cole, Classical Reception Pedagogy in Liberal Arts Education
3. Joanna Paul, LivyLatin Pedagogy, Revolutions and Receptions
4. Luke Richardson, Teaching the Classical Reception ‘Revolution’
5. Susan Deacy, Black Athena and the Classical Classroom
6. Carol Atack, Precarity and Protest: The politics of Aristophanes’ Lysistrata
Ellie Mackin, Kate Cook, Rebecca Fallas, Classics and Feminist Pedagogy: Practical tips for teaching
Ellie Mackin, Kate Cook, Rebecca Fallas, Practical Tips for Feminist Pedagogy in Classics
Katherine McDonald, Employment and Casualisation in Classics Departments in UK Universities
Susan Deacy and Esther Eidinow, Approaches to Teaching Students with Anxiety
2016-17 Statistics
Back issues: Bulletin 24 (1995) – Bulletin 45 (2016)