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ePSD2 Public Beta 4: The Pennsylvania Sumerian Dictionary

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ePSD2 Public Beta 4 (built 2019-02-21)
Welcome to the new version of the electronic Pennsylvania Sumerian Dictionary, ePSD2. Here we provide listings of over 12,000 Sumerian words, phrases and names, occurring in almost 100,000 distinct forms a total of over 2.27 million times in the corpus of texts indexed for the Dictionary. The corpus covers, directly or indirectly, about 100,000 of the 134,000+ known Sumerian texts.
ePSD2 is organized as a glossary with a collection of subprojects providing the corpora. You can browse the subprojects and their individual glossaries, or you can work with the entire ePSD2 glossary and corpus by using the top-level ePSD2 project.

ePSD2 is a work in progress. See the News page for what changes between the releases, and see the What's Next? page for some of the things we are planning.
Here's a list of the things you can find here:

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COACS: Cataloguing Open Access Classics Serials

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COACS: Cataloguing Open Access Classics Serials
The Cataloguing Open Access Classics Serials (COACS) project will leverage the various sites that list or index open access (OA) publications, especially journals and serials in classics and ancient history, to produce a resource that subject libraries may use to automatically catalogue the publications and articles therein. The project is based in the ICS, in collaboration with the Combined Library of the Hellenic and Roman Societies, and in consultation with the Warburg Institute, the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World (NYU) and the German Archaeological Institute.
More news:
Partner institutions:
  • Institute of Classical Studies and Hellenic and Roman Societies Combined Library
  • Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, London
  • Senate House Library, University of London
  • Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University
  • Pennsylvania State University Library
Project progress and notes:

ISAW Papers 14: Roger S. Bagnall and Gilles Bransbourg. (2019). The Constantian Monetary Revolution.

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Roger S. Bagnall and Gilles Bransbourg. (2019). The Constantian Monetary Revolution. ISAW Papers, 14. <http://dlib.nyu.edu/awdl/isaw/isaw-papers/14/>.
Abstract: The fourth century CE represents a peculiar moment of monetary history. Most prices rose about fifty-fold, materializing the strongest inflationary period ever experienced during Antiquity. Traditionally, this price inflation has been linked to coinage debasement. However, the reality is more complex: imperial authorities also manipulated coinage tariffs in current units of account. This is particularly noticeable under the reign of Constantius II, when most prices increased about twenty-fold in a matter of few years in the early 350s, with no coinage change of comparable magnitude. Very interestingly, gold and silver rose to preeminence at the same moment, at the expense of base metal. We believe both phenomena were linked. A thorough analysis of papyrological and numismatic evidence will demonstrate that the increased supply of silver coinage was allowed by the removal of silver from the existing billon coinage supply, while growth in gold coinage depended on new metallic sources. The sudden price increase, sometimes explained by some form of competition between precious and base metals, would in fact result almost mechanically from the retariffication and subsequent demonetization of the existing billon coinage, replaced during that process by bronze coins of comparable monetary value but of much lesser commodity value. This led ultimately to the bimetallic gold:bronze bullion-based price system that defines the Byzantine period. This paper originated in a conference presentation at "Money Rules!", held in Orléans October 29-31, 2015, and organized by Thomas Faucher. A slightly different version will appear in the proceedings of that conference: R. Bagnall and G. Bransbourg, The Constantian Monetary Revolution. In Th. Faucher (ed.), Money Rules! The monetary economy of Egypt, from Persians until the beginning of Islam (Cairo, IFAO, forthcoming).

Newly Open Access Journal: Archeologia in Liguria, nuova serie

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Archeologia in Liguria, nuova serie
ISSN: 2499-927X
 



Archeologia in Liguria, nuova serie, Volume VI 2014-2015
Indice degli articoli
CONTRIBUTI
APPROFONDIMENTI
SCHEDE
I volumi 1-5 sono pubblicati e disponibili in forma cartacea.

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Open Access Books from the Soprintendenza Archeologia, Belle Arti e Paesaggio per la città metropolitana di Genova e le province di Imperia, La Spezia e Savona

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Open Access Books from the Soprintendenza Archeologia, Belle Arti e Paesaggio per la città metropolitana di Genova e le province di Imperia, La Spezia e Savona
Soprintendenza Archeologia, Belle Arti e Paesaggio per la città metropolitana di Genova e le province di Imperia, La Spezia e Savona 

ARCHEOLOGIA A GENOVA
Archeologia a Genova
Archeologia a Genova a cura della Soprintendenza Archeologica della Liguria e del Centro Ligure per la Storia della Cultura Materiale, Guide di Genova, Sagep Editore, Genova, 1977.
IndiceL’archeologia a Genova e i suoi possibili sviluppi, p. 2
Bibliografia essenziale, p. 12
Piazza Matteotti, p. 15
Iscrizioni Romane, p. 17
San Silvestro, p. 19
Glossario, p. 32
Scarica il volume [Formato Adobe PDF, 1,45 Mb ca].


NAVIGIA FUNDO EMERGUNT
Navigia Fundo Emergunt
Navigia fundo emergunt. Trentatrè anni di ricerche e di attività in Italia e all’estero del Centro Sperimentale di Archeologia Sottomarina, Mostra di Archeologia Sottomarina in Liguria, Genova, 15-24 ottobre 1983, Albenga (SV), F.lli Stalla, 1983 (Quaderni della Soprintendenza Archeologica della Liguria, n. 1)

Descrizione

Il titolo é tratto da.uno dei frammenti del libro IV delle Historiae di C. Sallustio Crispo che narra di navi (o delle loro reliquie) riemergenti dal fondo del mare dopo essere state inghiottite dal vortice Cariddi e trascinate per sessanta miglia da correnti sottomarine.
La figura è la riproduzione ingrandita e volta a destra di un intaglio su gemma di stile ellenistico rinvenuta in Albenga nel 1941: Tritone, divinità dalla doppia natura umana e pisciforme, mentre si appresta a dar fiato alla bùccina per sedare i flutti in tempesta, tira e sostiene sulle vie del mare una nave a remi e con vela quadra di maestra, con timoniere alla barra, dalla prua munita di enorme rostro a forma di protome di pistrice, dalla poppa adorna di alto aplustre a guisa di drago dal volto umano con barba e corna come del dio Pan.
Titolo e illustrazione riferiti a fenomeni naturali o ad eventi mitici e prodigiosi, ma che in questa Mostra vogliono indicare l’opera spettacolare dell’archeologia subacquea ed in particolare l’attività più che trentennale del Centro Sperimentale di Archeologia Sottomarina di Albenga nonché il programma di scavi e di ricerche che la Soprintendenza dal 1981 ha svolto e intende svolgere con il Centro nei fondali della Liguria e specialmente il progetto ambizioso del recupero, del restauro e della sistemazione museale, nel territorio dei rispettivi Comuni, dei relitti delle navi onerarie di Albenga e di Diano Marina-S. Bartolomeo.
I numerosi reperti provenienti da queste due navi parzialmente scavate, qui in parte esposti e descritti, nonché di altri ritrovamenti (Isola Gallinaria, Moneglia), ci hanno dato notizie preziose su varie classi di materiali, sulla produzione agricola, su mezzi e sistemi di carico, su traffici e rotte commerciali in determinati periodi.
Lo studio degli scafi, delle sovrastrutture, degli attrezzi e impianti di bordo potrà aumentare ed approfondire le nostre cognizioni sulla scienza delle costruzioni navali, sulle tecniche e produzioni artigianali ed indu­striali nell’antichità.
La nave di Albenga, il cui scafo è conservato quasi integro alla profon­dità di circa quarantadue metri, era del tipo corbita con propulsione esclusivamente a vela, di grande portata (circa 500 tonnellate), della lun­ghezza di circa 40 metri e larghezza 10. Naufragò probabilmente verso il 100/90 a.C. in viaggio verso la Gallia o la Spagna con un carico di più di diecimila anfore Dressel 1 stivate in cinque strati e contenenti vino della Campania o di altri siti dell’Italia centro-meridionale.
La nave di Diano Marina-S. Bartolomeo, dello stesso tipo ma di minor grandezza (lungh. ca. m. 30, largh. ca. m. 6) naufragò in età claudio­neroniana (41/68 d.C.) per lo sfondamento dello scafo poco robusto o difet­toso nella struttura oppure a causa dell’enorme peso dei grandi contenitori centrali. Essa proveniva dalla Spagna con un carico di vini della Baetica e della Tarraconensis contenuti in anfore di forma Dressel 2/4 meno pesanti e più maneggevoli delle prime. Quattordici grandi dalia vinaria fittili, veri e propri «containers» in dotazione di bordo, di forma sferica (diam. m. 1,80, capacità 3100 litri) od oblunga (h. m. 2, capacità 1200 litri) contenevano probabilmente mosto alla cui fermentazione sono da attribuire le numerose fenditure che vennero riparate con grappe di piombo.
Testimonianze di traffici e di rapporti commerciali tra Hispania, Gallia e Italia già duemila e più anni or sono nonché di produzione e sovrap­produzione vinicola ed industriale i cui problemi, non tanto dissimili da quelli odierni nei Paesi europei, furono allora risolti con atti di imperio dal governo centrale ed ora potranno esserlo nella concordia e nella pace con provvedimenti di solidarietà internazionale in una Europa unita. Ce lo conferma la cortese partecipazione alla Mostra dei signori Consoli ge­nerali di Francia e di Spagna ai quali va il mio sincero ringraziamento.
Scopo precipuo della Mostra, finanziata dal Ministero per i Beni Cul­turali e Ambientali, è di portare a conoscenza di tutti le cose del passato e di rendere attuale il loro significato storico, nonché di raccomandarne il rispetto trattandosi di cose tutelate dalla legge 1089/1939, poiché, come è noto, ogni reperto archeologico, terrestre o subacqueo, non deve essere ar­bitrariamente staccato dal suo contesto né può ridursi a semplice oggetto ornamentale o di smercio.
Negli splendidi locali della Fiera Internazionale di Genova gentilmente offerti, la Mostra di Archeologia sottomarina vuole essere anche un tributo di omaggio alla nobilissima città di Genova, con l’auspicio che essa, superata la crisi del momento, torni ad essere, con il suo splendido porto e i suoi operosi cantieri, signora dei mari.
In questa manifestazione la Soprintendenza Archeologica ricorda un suo alto funzionario ed insigne studioso, il prof. Nino Lamboglia, pioniere e massimo artefice delle ricerche sottomarine in Italia, che dedicò, anche come primo direttore del Centro Sperimentale, tutte le sue energie allo studio del passato.
Con animo riconoscente ringrazio anzitutto il Direttore dell’Istituto Internazionale di Studi Liguri e del Centro prof Francisca Pallarés, i cui contributi scientifici per la conoscenza del mondo sottomarino sono uni­versalmente noti, per la preziosa collaborazione davvero determinante per la realizzazione della Mostra; l’ispettore dott. Gian Piero Martino che insieme a me ha validamente operato in questo triennio nelle ricerche sot­tomarine effettuate dalla Soprintendenza con il Centro; le Capitanerie di Porto di Savona e di Imperia; i Comandi di Legione dei Carabinieri e della Guardia di Finanza di Genova e i Carabinieri Subacquei di Genova-Voltri ed il loro comandante Cap. Antonio Gasparro, per la costante e preziosa collaborazione; i Sindaci dei Comuni di Albenga, Diano Marina, San Bar­tolomeo al Mare e Porto Venere per il contributo che vorranno dare a questa Soprintendenza nell’opera di valorizzazione dei resti archeologici sottomarini giacenti nelle acque antistanti i loro territori, ed infine tutti i collaboratori della Soprintendenza e del Centro Sperimentale che si sono adoperati per la realizzazione e l’allestimento della Mostra ed in particolare la dott. Daniela Gandolfi del Centro, esempio della nuova generazione di archeologi subacquei.
Un vivo ringraziamento infine a coloro che hanno comunicato agli Enti tutori i diversi ritrovamenti subacquei contribuendo così alla scoperta di testimonianze antiche, con l’augurio che altre segnalazioni future vengano ad arricchire ulteriormente questo prezioso patrimonio.
Antonio Bertino
Genova, 19 Settembre 1983.
INDICE
A. Bertino, Naviga Fundo Emergunt, p. 7
N. Lamboglia, L’Archeologia Sottomarina Italiana dal 1970 al 1976, p. 11
F. Pallarés, L’Attività del Centro Sperimentale di Archeologia Sottomarina, p. 19
F. Pallarés, Il Centro di Raccolta della “Forma Maris Antiqui”, p. 30
D. Gandolfi, F. Pallarés, Carta Archeologica Sottomarina della Liguria, p. 33
F. Pallarés, La Nave Romana di Albenga (Savona), p. 45
Sezione maestra della nave romana di Albenga ricostruita nel Museo Navale di Albenga, p. 54
(Catalogo a cura di D. Gandolfi, F. Pallarés), p. 56
F. Pallarés, La Nave Romana di Diano Marina – San Bartolomeo al Mare (Imperia), p. 69
(Catalogo a cura di A. Bertino, D. Gandolfi, G.P. Martino, F. Pallarés), p. 82
RITROVAMENTI SPORADICI
Isola Gallinaria (Savona) – Anfora Greco-Massaliota (da N. Lamboglia, sunto a cura di A. Bertino), p. 119
Punta Moneglia (Genova) – Ceppo d’ancora di tipo mobile (scheda a cura di P. Melli), p. 119
Porto Venere (La Spezia) – Terracotta architettonica, laterizi (schede a cura di A. Bertino), p. 121
Abbreviazioni bibliografiche, p. 124
G.P. Martino – Appunti per una buona conservazione dei reperti sottomarini, p. 126
Circolari e ordinanze sulla tutela dei reprti e relitti archeologici sottomarini, p. 129
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L’UOMO DI NEANDERTAL IN LIGURIA
L’uomo di Neandertal in Liguria
L’uomo di Neandertal in Liguria, Mostra di Archeologia Preistorica, Savona, 4-26 maggio 1985, a cura di A. Del Lucchese-G.Giacobini-G.Vicino, Genova, Tormena, 1985 (Quaderni della Soprintendenza Archeologica della Liguria, n.2)

Descrizione

Presentazione, A. Gallina Zevi, p. 3
Prefazione, H. de Lumley, p.4
Una tappa dell’evoluzione umana: I Neandertaliani
L’importanza delle testimonianze paleolitiche liguri, A. Del Lucchese, G. Giacobini, G. Vicino, p.7
L’origine dell’Uomo di Neandertal e il problema degli Anteneandertaliani, H. e M-A. de Lumley, p.11
L’Uomo di Neandertal, G. Giacobini, p.14
L’Industria litica musteriana, M. Perpère, F. d’Errico, p.25
Lo studio delle tracce d’usura sull’industria litica, F. d’Errico, p.30
Ambiente e modo di vita, F. d’Errico, p.33
II destino dei Neandertaliani e il problema dell’origine dell’Uomo moderno, F. d’Errico, G. Giacobini, p.39
I Neandertaliani in Liguria:I siti
Storia delle ricerche, A. Del Lucchese, G. Vicino, p.44
I siti musteriani
Pié  Lombard, A.Echassoux, p.48
Grotta dell’Osservatorio, I Balzi  Rossi, A. Del Lucchese, S. Simone, G. Vicino, p.49
Il sito di S. FrancescoGrotta della Madonna dell’Arma, A.  Del Lucchese, G. Vicino, p.53
Grotta del Colombo, Grotta di S. Lucia Superiore, Caverna delle  Fate, A.  Del Lucchese, pp.53-54
Arma delle Mànie, Siti  minori della Liguria Occidentale, A. Del  Lucchese, G. Vicino, p.55
Le stazioni all’aperto della Liguria Orientale, R. Maggi, p.56
I  Neandertaliani  in Liguria  –  I risultati  delle ricerche
La  collocazione crono-stratigrafica  ed  ambientale del Musteriano ligure, A. Arobba, G. Vicino, p.60
I  resti umani neandertaliani della  Caverna  delle  Fate, G.  Giacobini, M-A.  de  Lumley, p.63
La  datazione  dei resti neandertaliani della  Caverna  delle  Fate, Y.  Yokoyama, p.70
L’approvvigionamento  di  materia prima  litica, G. Vicino, F. d’Errico, p.73
Il  Musteriano ligure, G. Vicino, p.75
Altre  tracce  di attività  umana, G. Vicino, p.81
Gli  pseudomanufatti  e  il  problema  dell’utilizzazione  dell’osso, G. Giacobini, p.82
La  fauna dei tempi musteriani.  I  resti  di  macromammiferi, M.  Patou, p.85
La  ricostruzione del  paesaggio  vegetale, D. Arobba, p.91
L’interpretazione delle impronte umane di Toirano, H. de Lumley, G. Giacobini, G. Vicino, Y. Yokoyama, p.96
Appendice
La  tecnica  di  scavo, A. Echassoux, G. Vicino, p.101
I calchi di suolo: importanza scientifica e valore espositivo, R. David, F. d’Errico, G. Giacobini, p.103
I sedimenti dei depositi archeologici, G. Imperiale, p.104
Bibliografia, p.108
Indice, p.111
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Open Access Journal: Polis: revista de ideas y formas políticas de la Antigüedad

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AriadnePlus Project

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AriadnePlus Project
ARIADNE PLUS Logo
The ARIADNEplus project is the extension of the previous ARIADNE Integrating Activity, which successfully integrated archaeological data infrastructures in Europe, indexing in its registry about 2.000.000 datasets (ARIADNE portal). ARIADNEplus will build on the ARIADNE results, extending and supporting the research community that the previous project created and further developing the relationships with key stakeholders such as the most important European archaeological associations, researchers, heritage professionals, national heritage agencies and so on. The new enlarged partnership of ARIADNEplus covers all of Europe. It now includes leaders in different archaeological domains like palaeoanthropology, bioarchaeology and environmental archaeology as well as other sectors of archaeological sciences, including all periods of human presence from the appearance of hominids to present times. Transnational Activities together with the planned training will further reinforce the presence of ARIADNEplus as a key actor.
The ARIADNEplus data infrastructure will be embedded in a cloud that will offer the availability of Virtual Research Environments where data-based archaeological research may be carried out. The project will furthermore develop a Linked Data approach to data discovery, making available to users innovative services, such as visualization, annotation, text mining and geo-temporal data management. Innovative pilots will be developed to test and demonstrate the innovation potential of the ARIADNEplus approach.

ARIADNEplus is funded by the European Commission under the H2020 Programme, contract no. H2020-INFRAIA-2018-1-823914.
The project started on 1st January 2019 and runs for 48 months.

Open Access Journal: Revue d'assyriologie et d'archéologie orientale

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[First posted 8/23/09, updated 24 February 2019] 

Revue d'assyriologie et d'archéologie orientale
ISSN: 0373-6032 
ISSN: 2104-3817 (online)
Revue d'assyriologie et d'archéologie orientale 2006/1
La Revue d'assyriologie et d'archéologie orientale est l'héritière d'une longue tradition, puisqu'elle a vu le jour en 1884 (une esquisse de son histoire a été publiée dans le n°100, 2006, p. 5-12). Son contenu a évolué sur le fonds comme sur la forme en fonction des besoins de chaque époque. Mais elle est restée fidèle à son but initial: communiquer les résultats de la recherche sur l'histoire et les civilisations du Proche-Orient antique.

Actuellement, elle est publiée en une livraison annuelle de 192 pages. Les contributions y sont essentiellement en français, en anglais et en allemand. Le directeur de la revue est assisté d'un Comité scientifique international de dix membres, compétents dans l'ensemble du domaine couvert par la revue; en cas de besoin, le Comité fait appel à des relecteurs extérieurs.
Open access through volume 110 ( 2016)


    Open Access Journal: Archives de Philosophie: Recherches et documentation

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    Archives de Philosophie: Recherches et documentation
    ISSN: 0003-9632
    La revue a pour objectif d’une part de fournir une information historico-critique et problématisante sur l’histoire de la philosophie, et de l’autre de rendre attentif dans le champ philosophique actuel, à de nouvelles formes d’interrogation, ainsi qu’à des propositions de voies nouvelles. Dans cette double perspective, un axe majeur est de faire connaître en langue française les courants philosophiques non français, tout spécialement en sollicitant des collaborateurs qui les représentent.

    Les Bulletins réguliers (Descartes, Hobbes, Hegel, Spinoza, philosophie médiévale, philosophie esthétique) sont une permanente mise à jour bibliographique. Des numéros ou dossiers spéciaux présentent l’état de la recherche ; ainsi en 1997, Hegel ; en 1999, Machiavel ; en 2000, quatre dossiers pour chacun des numéros : la question de Dieu, la question politique, la question épistémologique, la question éthique ; en 2001, Wittgenstein ; en 2002, Wolff, droit et philosophie en Allemagne. En projet : le taoïsme. Nous cherchons toutefois à éviter une multiplication qui retarderait la publication d’études isolées de valeur. 
    I include here only those volumes devoted to Antiquity.

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    iDAI.chronontology

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    iDAI.chronontology

    About iDAI.chronontology

    iDAI.chronontology (short form: ChronOntology)is a web service that connects chronological terms, i.e. epochs, periods and events, with dating information. Hosted by the German Archaeological Institute (DAI) and part of the iDAI.welt, ChronOntology is an internet research tool for the Archaeology and Altertumswissenschaft. Anyone can refer to its data, and anyone can add their additional project-specific or research-specific data on request. At the DAI, ChronOntology is the standard gazetteer for period names. Like the iDAI.gazetteer for place names, it serves as a norm data vocabulary for other information systems at the DAI and links them with other global time gazetteer systems.
    The ChronOntology project was funded from 2015 to 2018 by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and was developed by two partner institutes: the German Archaeological Institute (DAI) and Institute for Spatial Information and Surveying Technology (i3mainz). The long-term availability of the data is guaranteed by the DAI within the scope of the iDAI.welt.

    How to use

    ChronOntology is provided free of charge. Creating an account is optional. You can search for periods and use the permalinks to refer to the selected periods in your work. On request you can add your own periods to ChronOntology.
    In order to use ChronOntology you will need a modern internet browser. Recent version of Firefox, Chrome and Safari are supported. Modern versions of the Internet Explorer and Edge should also work. The browser needs to accept cookies and JavaScript. Normally these settings are active out of the box, but if you have problems displaying ChronOntology in your browser please make sure these settings are in fact active.
    The interface of ChronOntology will be displayed in your preferred language if possible, with English as the default language. Since you see this text in English, your browser preference is either set to English or to another language for which no translation of this page exists at this time. ChronOntology uses the text encoding “Unicode (UTF-8)”. Your browser should recogonize this encoding automatically.

    The Data Model

    ChronOntology is a tool to collect and link periods as found in publications or other sources. It neither seeks to define periods or assign dates to them if the information is not found in the original sources, nor does it aim to solve dating problems or to make any decisions about what is a good dating methodology. ChronOntology provides periods with fixed IDs that other systems can refer to. It is flexible enough to allow several timespans for the same period (which may be imprecise or quite specific) as needed by the researches and projects making use of our system.
    An important aspect of the ChronOntology data model is that periods are spacetime volumes (STV), i.e. they have a geographical extent in addition to their temporal extent. The system also accepts periods with missing or incomplete time or space specifications to allow for an accurate reflection of the state of research. For instance, a period may not yet be well determined in time and/or space, or such information is not explicitly mentioned in the sources. Accordingly, every period record represents a period as described in the provenance or source cited, and only includes the information available in that source. If any information is missing in the original source, or could not be deduced, the respective field it is left empty in ChronOntology.

    Archaeological Atlas of Coptic Literature

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    Archaeological Atlas of Coptic Literature
    Tracking Papyrus and Parchment Paths. An Archaeological Atlas of Coptic Literature. Literary Texts in their Geographical Context: Production, Copying, Usage, Dissemination and Preservation
    An exhaustive digital Archaeological Atlas of Coptic Literature provides a new comprehensive perspective on the spread and development of Coptic literature and manuscript culture. This versatile tool allows detailed and focused research and correlation of chronological, regional and thematic data. It also illustrates the relationship between settlements uncovered by the archaeological and topographical investigations and intellectual activity revealed in manuscripts.
    The Archaeological Atlas of Coptic Literature is based on a central web database will be continuously updated in the future. The database is composed of seven fundamental parts (entities), dedicated to Places, Manuscripts, Works, Authors, Titles, Colophons, and Collections. Each part addresses specific issues and follows its own methodological guidelines and descriptive protocols which are closely linked to each other in a network pattern that draws it strength from these links. The principal aim is to provide the literary and manuscript tradition with a sound archaeological and geographical context and vice-versa.
    The Atlas gives full access to the main database and provides different types of search experience, from the easiest (and easy to perform) to the most refined and granular.
    To help and guide users towards interesting research results some default search filters are prepared and made available, ready to be run and visualised. These “Saved queries” are available for single parts and for geographic data visualisation.

    And see AWOL's Roundup of Resources on Ancient Geography

    Open Access Journal: e-Forschungsberichte des Deutschen Archäologisches Instituts (eDAI·F)

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    [First posted in AWOL 1 February 2916, updated 25 February 2019]

    e-Forschungsberichte des Deutschen Archäologisches Instituts (eDAI·F)
    www.dainst.org
    Um immer aktuell zu sein, erscheinen die e-Forschungsberichte das gesamte Jahr über in einzelnen Faszikeln zeitnah zu den jeweiligen Forschungskampagnen. Sie sind open access zugänglich und erlauben es so einem breiten Leserkreis, die Forschungen des DAI zu verfolgen.

    Mit diesem ersten Faszikel der e-Forschungsberichte setzt das DAI die Neustrukturierung seines Berichtswesens um. Er spiegelt die Bandbreite der Aktivitäten des DAI in den unterschiedlichsten Regionen der Welt, vom Mittelmeerraum über die Länder Eurasiens, Asiens und Afrikas bis nach Südamerika. Der Faszikel umfasst die Forschungsergebnisse der Jahre 2012/13 und zeigt die vielfältigen neuen Einblicke in vergangene Gesellschaften sowie das Engagement des DAI im Bereich der Erschließung und Bewahrung kulturellen Erbes in den Gastländern.

    Faszikel 1 - 2019

    Mit seinen 20 Standorten und über 350 Projekten ist das DAI eine der größten archäologischen Forschungseinrichtungen weltweit. Die im vorliegenden Band vereinten Forschungsberichte spiegeln die Bandbreite der Aktivitäten in den unterschiedlichsten Regionen der Welt. Sie umfassen Forschungsergebnisse aus den Jahren 2017-2018.

    Faszikel 1 - 2017


    Mit seinen 20 Standorten und über 350 Projekten ist das DAI eine der größten archäologischen Forschungseinrichtungen weltweit. Die im vorliegenden Band vereinten Forschungsberichte spiegeln die Bandbreite der Aktivitäten in den unterschiedlichsten Regionen der Welt. Sie umfassen Forschungsergebnisse aus den Jahren 2015-2017.
     

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    Project Announcement: Scripta Qumranica Electronica

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    Scripta Qumranica Electronica
    By means of computerized analytical tools and the new possibilities afforded by digital visualizations of data, the Scripta Qumranica Electronica project seeks to expand upon traditional methods of scrolls studies and to bring them into the new millennium. This aim will be achieved through the production of online work­spaces for the recon­struction of ancient manuscripts and for textual analysis of the compositions they contain, providing an Environ­ment for Digital Scholarly Editions of the Qumran Texts. The backbone of the project is two large specialized databases: the Digital Images and cataloguing database published online as the Leon Levy Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Library, which is curated, updated, and maintained by the Israel Antiquities Authority, Jerusalem, and the Textual and Linguistic Database, which was created for the Qumran-­Wörter­buch-­Projekt (Qumran Dictio­nary Project, QWB) housed at the Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities.
    The basic idea behind the project is to connect two major scholarly databases for the first time, and to make all data usable to provide the means to produce a Digital Scholarly Edition of the Dead Sea Scrolls. First envisioned in a smaller range, one of the driving forces behind the project was (among a number of contributors from the field) Prof. Dr. Shani Tzoref from the University of Potsdam who is, albeit no member in the strict sense, still a personal cooperation partner and counsellor of the Göttingen Team. In a way, the project can be described as an expanded and updated version of an envisioned earlier project by Tzoref.

    Digital Hammurabi YouTube Channel

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    Digital Hammurabi YouTube Channel
    Digital Hammurabi is the creative outlet for two Assyriologists, Megan Lewis and Joshua Bowen. Driven by a passion for the ancient Near East and the belief that history is both important and relevant to modern life, Megan and Josh aim to break out of the ivory tower of academia and bring ancient Mesopotamia to the world! Joshua graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a Ph.D. in Assyriolgy in 2016, while Megan is still working on hers and hopes to graduate in early 2020.
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    The Online Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon

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     [First posted in AWOL 8 February 2010, updated 27 February 2019]

    The Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon
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    A new dictionary of the Aramaic language, entitled The Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon, is currently in preparation by an international team of scholars, with headquarters at the Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio USA. This major scholarly reference work covers all dialects and periods of ancient Aramaic, one of the principal languages of antiquity, with a literature of central importance for history and civilization, and especially for the Jewish and Christian religions.

    Why a New Lexicon?

    Many dictionaries of some part of Aramaic exist, but individually and as a whole they are inadequate in important ways. Lexical treatment of Aramaic has been fragmented. Existing dictionaries treat one dialect, or one body of literature, but not the whole language. It is as though we had a dictionary of Shakespeare, and one of Hemingway, without having a dictionary of English! An additional hurdle in the path of users is that Aramaic dictionaries are written in an imposing variety of living and dead languages: not only English but also German, French, Russian, and Latin! Many of the existing dictionaries do not come up to modern standards of accuracy, and practically all are seriously incomplete and out-of-date. Practically every area of Aramaic studies has been enriched by recent discoveries: new inscriptions, new papyri, new scrolls, and new fragments from the Cairo Genizah, a synagogue store-room where a trove of manuscripts was discovered in the 19th century. These recently discovered materials demand inclusion in a lexicon.

    A Comprehensive Lexicon

    The new lexicon is comprehensive in the following ways: 1) it includes all of ancient Aramaic, not just selected portions; 2) it is based on a new and thorough compilation of all Aramaic literature, not just on existing dictionaries; 3) it takes into account modern scholarly discussion of the Aramaic language.


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    Additions and Corrections to the Sokoloff Dictionaries

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    Additions and Corrections to the Sokoloff Dictionaries
    Those working with M. Sokoloff's new English translation of Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum (or with the original for that matter) will discover many instances wherein headwords found in the CAL are not found in that work. The reason is that Brockelmann included not a few such headwords under other forms with the same meaning. He probably did so because given his organization of entries by Aramaic root, his users would have no problem finding the entry. Sokoloff has reordered headwords in alphabetical order, however, so it is no longer easy to find such forms in his dictionary. We have prevailed upon him to provide our users with a list of such words along with cross-references to the entry wherein they are to be found.

      Prioject Announcement: Magica Levantina

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      Magica Levantina

      The project Magica Levantina (ML) aims at the edition of mainly unpublished Greek magical texts from towns in the Levant in the late Roman Imperial and early Byzantine periods. Most of the texts are curses inscribed on sheets of lead but also some protective charms inscribed on sheets of gold and silver.
      Print editions are planned to appear in two volumes of the series Papyrolo­gica Coloni­en­sia. The ML Website, which is being developed as a complement to these volumes, will doc­u­ment the inscribed objects photographically and include Greek transcriptions and English translations of their texts.
      Since decipherment of the inscribed objects usually requires constantly varying angles of light and magnification, the editors have depended to a very large extent on photographic documentation made by the recently developed technology called Reflectance Transforma­tion Imaging (RTI). One of the main features of the ML Website will be to make available to the public—for the first time in the fields of Greek and Latin epigraphy—the RTI documen­tation that the editors themselves used to read the texts. The ML Website will also include a selection of supporting photo­graphic material showing images of the rolled tablets before they were opened (if such images are available) or, occasionally, of other interesting features such as the materia magica that was found with a few of the tablets. The transcriptions and translations are currently being enter­ed in EpiDoc.
      When ML Vol. I has gone to press, the correspond­ing documen­tation will be made available on the ML Website. The new material will include inter alia:

      • most of the leaden curse tablets from the Syrian towns of Antioch and Daphne that were found during excavations in 1934 and 1935 conducted by W.A. Camp­bell on behalf of a Franco-American consortium of institutions and that are now housed in the Princeton Art Museum.
      • all of the legible leaden curse tablets of the Israel Antiquities Authority that had been found in a well at Promontory Palace in Caesarea (Israel) during excavations conducted in 1994 by Barbara Burrell and Kathryn Gleasen on behalf of ###.

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      Demos: Classical Athenian Democracy

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      Demos: Classical Athenian Democracy
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      Our goal is to build a digital encyclopedia of classical Athenian democracy that will be useful to a wide audience. We hope to describe the history, institutions, and people of democratic Athens in the 5th and 4th centuries BCE, to publish the efforts of scholars to answer questions about Athenian democracy, and to invite you, our audience, to explore, discover, and judge for yourselves. 
      Dēmos is a publication of The Stoa: a Consortium for Scholarly Publication in the Humanities, and has greatly benefited from the infrastructure, expertise, and friendship of that institution and everyone involved with it, especially Anne Mahoney and Ross Scaife. Dēmos would not exist without The Perseus Project and its editor-in-chief, Gregory Crane. This project has also profited from an association with Harvard University’s Center for Hellenic Studies, under the wise direction of Gregory Nagy. Hugh Cayless, of OASIS and the UNC Digital Library Project, is responsible for writing the Transcoder that allows this site to display Greek; we are deeply indebted to him. Thomas Martin and Neel Smith of The College of the Holy Cross have been instrumental throughout the lifetime of the project. The earliest work on Dēmos was supported by grants from Furman University and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
      The contents of the articles in Dēmos are licensed under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike-1.0). This scripts that drive the site are licensed under a Creative Commons License (NonCommecial-1.0).

      Starting Points

      The Evidence for Athenian Democracy · Christopher Blackwell
      Necessary Context: descriptions of the ancient genres, authors, and works that form our textual evidence for Athenian democracy · Christopher Blackwell, Christopher Cotten, David Phillips, & Hershal Pleasant.
      An Introduction to the Athenian Democracy · Christopher Blackwell
      A Brief Early History of Athenian Democracy · Christopher Blackwell

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      The Council of 500: the institution · Christopher Blackwell
      The Council of 500: its history · Christopher Blackwell
      The Council of the Areopagus · Christopher Blackwell
      Legislation under the Athenian Democracy · Christopher Blackwell
      Special Investigations under the Athenian Democracy · Christopher Blackwell

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      Ephialtes · Christopher Blackwell
      Scythian Archers: policing Athens · Elizabeth Baughman
      Poetry and the Dēmos: State Regulation of a Civic Possession · Casey Dué
      Portraits of historical individuals · Amy Smith
      The Eponymous Heroes of Athens · Amy Smith
      Images of personifications of political ideas · Amy Smith
      A Bibliography of Democratic Art · Amy Smith

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      Papyri.info Announcement: Images for Corpus Papyrorum Raineri II, IV

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       Images for Corpus Papyrorum Raineri II, IV
      Images have now been made available for Coptic texts of volumes II and IV of the CPR series. Images are courtesy of the Österreichische Nationalbibliothek. Thanks to the API of Trismegistos it was easy to match the relative image links to the papyri.info identifiers.

      Corpus Papyrorum Raineri

      • II, Koptische Texte, ed. J. Krall. 1895. Nos. 1—255. Many texts are reedited in CPR IV; see concordance there p. xv; and in CPR XII; see concordance there p. 11. [MF 2.67] cpr;2 
      • IV, Die koptischen Rechtsurkunden der Papyrussammlung der Oesterreichischen Nationalbibliothek, ed. W. Till. 1958. Nos. 1—212. No. 34 reedited in P.Rain.Unterricht 112. [ÖNB] cpr;4 
      All texts in the CPR at Papyri.info