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LiLa: Linking Latin: Building a Knowledge Base of Linguistic Resources for Latin

LiLa: Linking Latin: Building a Knowledge Base of Linguistic Resources for Latin
LiLa: Linking Latin
Despite the headway made in the last decade in building, sharing and exploiting linguistic resources and tools for the automatic processing of Latin, these remain incompatible.
The objective of LiLa (2018-2023) is to connect and ultimately exploit the wealth of linguistic resources and NLP tools for Latin created so far, in order to bridge the gap between raw language data, NLP and knowledge descriptions. To do so, LiLa is building an open-ended Knowledge Base using the Linked Data paradigm, concurrently adding Latin to the multilingual Linguistic Linked Open Data (LLOD) cloud.
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New Open Access Journal: Boletín del Archivo Epigráfico

Boletín del Archivo Epigráfico
ISSN-e: 2603-9117
El proyecto que hoy presentamos aborda la creación de una publicación en forma de Boletín de contenido divulgativo, didáctico y sin ánimo de lucro, de carácter interdisciplinar y transversal en soporte digital (pdf), y abierto a la participación y colaboración de todo el público interesado en el estudio de la epigrafía, sin restricción debida al ámbito geográfico, cultural o temporal. La creación del mismo se debe a la iniciativa del Archivo Epigráfico de Hispania (dirigido por la Dra. I. Velázquez), y ha contado con el apoyo del Centro de Estudios del Próximo Oriente (dirigido por el Dr. J.A. Álvarez-Pedrosa), de la Asociación Barbaricvm (dirigido por la Dra. R.Sanz), del Instituto Confucio de Madrid (dirigido por la Dra. I. Cervera) y el Grupo de Investigación Sinología Española Complutense (dirigido por la Dra. Consuelo Marco Martínez).

    Spanish/Catalan/Portuguese Open Access Journals on the Ancient World

    See AWOL's full List of Open Access Journals in Ancient Studies

    Open Access Journal: STAR: Science & Technology of Archaeological Research

    STAR: Science & Technology of Archaeological Research
    Online ISSN: 2054-8923
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    STAR accepts papers utilising any of the array of scientific and computational techniques available to archaeologists, including, but not limited to:

    • Archaeological materials science
    • Airborne remote sensing, geophysical techniques and imaging
    • Artefact conservation and restoration methods
    • Biological and biochemical approaches
    • Environmental approaches
    • Forensic archaeology
    • Heritage studies and conservation methods
    • Mathematical modelling, computational analyses and virtual reality
    • Scientific dating including geochronological approaches
    • Spatial analysis and GIS
    • Underwater archaeological methods
    STAR incorporates a ‘Short Reports’ section, which provides rapid publication of important methodological advances. Editorial decision and publication times will be shorter for this feature.
    STAR encourages authors to link to full datasets archived appropriately for long-term access as well as to submit any supplementary data and media necessary for a full understanding of the article.

    See AWOL's full List of Open Access Journals in Ancient Studies

    Open Access Journal: Études et travaux / Centre d'archéologie méditerranéenne de l'Académie polonaise des sciences

     [First posted in AWOL 3 January 2018, updates 7 March 2019]

    Études et travaux / Centre d'archéologie méditerranéenne de l'Académie polonaise des sciences
    p-ISSN: 0079-3566 (until 2010), 2084-6762 (from 2011)
    e-ISSN: 2449-9579 
    Études et Travaux
    Scholarly annual of the Institute of Mediterranean and Oriental Cultures
    of the Polish Academy of Sciences
    dealing with archaeology of ancient and early medieval cultures of the Mediterranean Basin, Near East and North Africa

    Indexed by the European Reference Index for Humanities (ERIH) and is edited primarily in a print version
    Invites every scholar willing to share results of her/his studies  on Mediterranean archaeology

    Études et Travaux XXXI / 2018

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    Editorial board:
    Editor-in-Chief: Maciej Makowski
    Editorial assistant and editor: Jadwiga IwaszczukMariusz Drzewiecki
    Editors: Mariusz Drzewiecki
    Subject editor of the volume: Karol Myśliwiec

    Scientific Board:
    Michał Kobusiewicz (IAiE PAN, Warsaw)
    Ewa Laskowska-Kusztal (IKŚiO PAN, Warsaw)
    Demetrios Michaelides (University of Cyprus, Nicosia)
    Jean-Charles Moretti (IRAA-MOM, Université de Lyon 2/CNRS)
    Dietrich Raue (Ägyptisches Museum der Universität Leipzig)
    Paul Reynolds (ICREA, Barcelona)
    Derek Welsby (British Museum, London)

    The volume has been funded by the programme of the Minister of Science and Higher Education of Poland entitled “The National Programme of the Development of Humanities” in 2016-2021 (project no. 3bH 15 0099 83).
    Author: Karol Mysliwiec   |   Pages: 9–16

    Author: Amgad Joseph   |   Pages: 27–65

    Author: Krzysztof Borysławski, Anna Niwińska, Andrzej Niwiński, Agnieszka Tomaszewska, Krystyna Wasylikowa, Agnieszka Żelaźniewicz   |   Pages: 111–122

    Author: Philippe Guillaume   |   Pages: 145–166

    Author: Karolina Pawlik   |   Pages: 235–260

    Author: -   |   Pages: 261–264

    Open Access Journal: British Museum Studies in Ancient Egypt and Sudan (BMSAES)

    [First posted in AWOL 8 October 2009. Updated 7 March 2019]

    British Museum Studies in Ancient Egypt and Sudan (BMSAES)
    ISSN: 2049-5021 (on-line)
    The British Museum Studies in Ancient Egypt and Sudan(BMSAES) is a peer-reviewed, academic journal dedicated to presenting research on all aspects of ancient Egypt and Sudan and the representation of these cultures in modern times.
    BMSAES is open-access: all articles in this journal can be viewed and downloaded free-of-charge.
    This journal offers scholars the opportunity to include a large number of colour images, and other multimedia content, where appropriate to the article. Accepted papers will be published as soon as possible: there is no defined publication schedule or deadlines, as with print journals. The articles do not need to concern British Museum objects or projects.

    Issue 24: February 2019


    This special issue of BMSAES publishes papers and additional reflections arising from two workshops organised at the British Museum in 2011 and 2013 as part of the British Museum’s Naukratis Project. Contributions by archaeologists, Classicists, Egyptologists and other specialists explore the diverse and sometimes contrasting narratives of the different disciplines and the underlying ancient realities. The first workshop – entitled ‘The Nile Delta as a landscape of connectivity’ – concentrated on the subjects of transport networks; trade and consumption; Delta industry; and Delta communities. The second workshop was dedicated to ‘Religious Naukratis in context’. Some studies put the primary emphasis on cults, sanctuaries and offerings at Naukratis itself, while others aimed to situate Naukratis in the wider perspective of religious phenomena in the Mediterranean area, especially in the context of trading ports, but also in contemporary sites in the Delta and elsewhere.
    Aurélia Masson-Berghoff and Ross Thomas


    Naukratis in Context: programme and bibliography
    Aurélia Masson-Berghoff and Ross Thomas

    The Nile Delta as a landscape of connectivity

    The evolving environment of the Nile Delta from 6000 BP to the present
    Judith M. Bunbury, Ben Pennington and Laurence Pryer

    Greek landings and Hellenic appropriations in ‘the island’ (the Egyptian Delta)
    Jean-Yves Carrez-Maratray

    Identifying the amphora stamps from Naukratis
    Alan Johnston

    Faience finds from Naukratis and their implications for the chronology of the site
    Virginia Webb

    Ten lead containers from Thonis-Heracleion: tackling the problem of dating
    Elsbeth M. van der Wilt

    Religious phenomena in Naukratis

    The wool of Naukratis. About the stela Michigan Kelsey Museum 0.2.5803
    Damien Agut-Labordère

    Votive inscriptions from Naukratis
    Alan Johnston

    A new relief fragment from the soubassement of the Ptolemaic temple of Amun-Ra at Naukratis
    Ahmed Said el-Kharadly

    Naukratis: Egyptian offerings in context
    Aurélia Masson-Berghoff

    Absent, invisible or revealed ‘relics’? X-radiography and CT scanning of Egyptian bronze votive boxes from Naukratis and elsewhere
    Aurélia Masson-Berghoff and Daniel O’Flynn

    Terracotta and stone figurines from Naukratis
    Ross I. Thomas

    Naukratis: religion in a cross-cultural context
    Alexandra Villing

    Cults, sanctuaries and offerings in Egypt and the Mediterranean world

    Cypriot terracotta figurines in the East Aegean as evidence for a technical and cultic innovation transfer?
    Jan-Marc Henke

    Votive offerings and ritual practice in the Ionian sanctuary of Apollo at Klaros
    Ireen Kowalleck

    Attic vases in Miletos
    Norbert Kunisch †

    The significance of faience in the religious practices at Naukratis and beyond
    Virginia E. S. Webb

    Gateway to the underworld: the cult areas at Sais
    Penelope Wilson

    For more open access publications of the British Museum, see here.

    Open Access Journal: Bioarchaeology of the Near East

    [First posted in AWOL 13 July 2009. Updated 17March 2019]

    Bioarchaeology of the Near East
    Printed version ISSN: 1898-9403
    Online ISSN: 1899-962X
    Bioarchaeology of the Near East (printed version ISSN 1898-9403, online ISSN 1899-962X) is published annually in one volume. The aim of the journal is to promote research on the history of human populations inhabiting South-Western Asia (chiefly Mesopotamia, Syria, Palestine, Anatolia, Iran, and Egypt). It will publish original contributions in which methods of physical anthropology and bioarchaeology are used to answer historical questions. Three kinds of texts will be considered for publication: original papers, general review articles (especially those focussing on methodological issues), and short fieldwork reports. Papers of two first categories will be subject to peer review.

    The editors welcome contributions focusing on the biological background of historical processes observed in past populations in the region where most ancient civilisations of the Old World emerged. This includes large-scale studies e.g., on migrations, secular trends, microevolution, temporal changes or regional differences in the quality of life, disease patterns or demographical profiles, but also local studies or diagnostic case studies of distinguished individuals. Papers using not only biological, but also archaeological and textual evidence are mostly appreciated. For more effective exchange of information the journal also includes short fieldwork reports on human remains excavated at archaeological sites located in the region of interest.

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    Articles in press

    Sarah A. Schrader, Michele R. Buzon, Stuart T. Smith
    Colonial-indigene interaction in ancient Nubia. An integrative analysis of stress, diet, and ceramic data.
    Abstract, PDF (349 KB)

    Theya Molleson
    The case for signs of joint hypermobility on disarticulated human bones.
    Abstract, PDF (228 KB)

    Short Fieldwork Reports

    Human remains from Tepe Qaleh Khalachan, Iran, 2016. PDF (307 KB)
    Human remains from Haft Tepe, Iran, 2012-2013. PDF (213 KB)
    Human remains from Hoseiniyeh Khanqah, Bidgol, Iran, 2017. PDF (240 KB)
    Human remains from Estark 1, Iran, 2018. PDF (247 KB)
    Human remains from Kaleh Kub, Iran, 2018. PDF (204 KB)
    Human remains from Sanandaj-Zagros, Iran, 2008. PDF (135 KB)

    Digital Art History Society (DAHS)

    Digital Art History Society (DAHS)
    Welcome to the homepage for the Digital Art History Society or DAHS. We’re 
delighted you’re here, and we hope that this space will be a hub for 
you in discovering new digital projects, brainstorming ideas of your 
own, and sharing in a community of like-minded art historians and 

The DAHS fosters and supports the practice and publication of art
historical scholarship incorporating and benefitting from digital
strategies and technologies by providing a forum for presenting and
advancing digital art history, examining problems confronting the
field, and identifying scholarly needs and opportunities to its


    Our aim is to use new technology to create accurate 3D recordings of heritage sites at risk and to contribute to capacity building in the region, the transfer of knowledge and the creation of permanent architectural inventory units. A specific aim of the project is to develop a new sustainable activity by empowering local professionals with training and tools to continue the documentation work of cultural heritage beyond the life of our project. It is our hope that Project Anqa should serve as an example of ‘people-centred’ cultural heritage documentation in a digital age through an open-access, participatory web platform. Collected data should be accessible and useful for scholars, professionals, and the wider public with state-of-the-art tools. Our hope is that, through this multi-partnered and interdisciplinary effort, Project Anqa may serve as a foundational platform for the study and documentation of tangible and intangible heritage sites, not only for conflicted regions in the Middle East, but more generally around the world.

    Inventory of Greek Coin Hoards

    Inventory of Greek Coin Hoards
    The original Inventory of Greek Coin Hoards (IGCH), edited by Margaret Thompson of the ANS, Otto Mørkholm of the Danish cabinet in Copenhagen and Coin Kraay of the Heberden Coin Room in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, was published in 1973 by the ANS for the International Numismatic Commission. The work contains inventory listings of 2387 hoards, covering the whole of the ancient Greek numismatic world.

    Online IGCH was devised by Sebastian Heath and Andrew Meadows as an attempt to create an open and accessible version of IGCH on the world Wide Web using the principles of Linked Open Data. The test version was housed within the Nomisma.org namespace before its migration to its own domain in February 2015.

    Work on the original project was enabled by funding from the American Numismatic Society, Stanford University, and the UK’s Arts and Humanities Research Council. Data was contributed by the Nomisma project based at Paris IV Sorbonne. Subsequent work to create the new site has been supported by the International Numismatic Council, under whose auspices the project has now been incorporated. Technical realisation of the new IGCH site is by Ethan Gruber.

    The current site is a prototype, and will undergo enhancement through the course of 2015. It is the long-term aim of the project to incorporate all published Greek coin hoards as part of the broader Online Greek Coinage initiative.

    ARCHER: American Numismatic Society Archives

    ARCHER: American Numismatic Society Archives
    In 2004 the ANS established a centralized archive when it was preparing to move to its location in Lower Manhattan. The mission of the Archives is to serve as a centralized resource for historical information about the Society. The ANS Archives fulfills this mission by:
    • collecting, preserving, and making accessible the historical records of the Society;
    • using these records to promote to key audiences the Society's heritage of success; and
    • supporting the Society's staff in their roles as scholars and administrators.
    The records housed in the ANS Archives document the history and development of the Society, its collections, exhibitions, and programs, as well as the contributions of individuals and groups associated with the Society — they are unique and irreplaceable assets.
    In short, the ANS Archives serves as the Society's "institutional memory."

    Open Access Journal: Cahiers du Centre d’Études Chypriotes

    [First posted in AWOL 15 June 2917, updated (volumes 40-44 added) 8 March 2019]

    Cahiers du Centre d’Études Chypriotes
    ISSN: 0761-8271
    Depuis 1984, les Cahiers du Centre d’Études Chypriotes (abréviation CCEC), propriété de l’association dont ils portent le nom, publient des études sur l’histoire et l’archéologie de Chypre, de l’Antiquité à nos jours, souvent dans le cadre de dossiers thématiques. La parution est annuelle depuis 1997 (semestrielle auparavant). La période la plus représentée est l’Antiquité, de la fin du IIe millénaire av. J.-C. au début de l’époque byzantine ; les études historiographiques tiennent, depuis l’origine, une place importante. La revue publie également des comptes rendus d’ouvrages récents. Les auteurs sont principalement des archéologues, des historiens et des historiens de l’art. La plupart des articles sont rédigés en français ou en anglais, mais les textes en allemand, en grec et en italien sont également acceptés. La revue s’adresse à un public de spécialistes : étudiants avancés, enseignants, chercheurs, conservateurs. Elle est soutenue financièrement par la Fondation A. G. Leventis (Londres).





    Thematic Issues

    Open Access Monograph Series: Dialogues d'histoire ancienne. Suppléments

    [First posted in AWOL 8 December 2016, updated 9 March 2019]

    Dialogues d'histoire ancienne. Suppléments
    eISSN: 1955-270X
    Issue cover
    Fondée en 1974, la revue Dialogues d’Histoire Ancienne est conçue comme un espace de présentation et de discussion des études sur l’histoire des sociétés antiques, de leurs structures sociales, économiques, religieuses et culturelles. DHA s’efforce d’offrir des approches diverses, d’inventorier des domaines nouveaux, de s’intéresser à des espaces considérés trop longtemps comme périphériques.
    Most recent volumes online:

    Dialogues d'histoire ancienne. Supplément n°17, 2017. 

    Conseillers et ambassadeurs dans l’Antiquité.

    Under the direction of

    restrictedContents / Sommaire [tables and indexes]
    6 - 13
    restrictedAvant-propos [liminary]
    15 - 16
    restrictedIntroduction [liminary]
    17 - 32
    restrictedPrésentation détaillée de l’ouvrage [article]
    33 - 55

    En guise de prologue. Représentations du conseiller et de la relation de conseil

    59 - 95
    restrictedLe centaure et les ambivalences du conseiller. Nessos et Chiron [article]
    59 - 74
    restrictedConseiller pour le meilleur et pour le pire : réflexions sur le conseil et la délibération dans les fables grecques [article]
    75 - 95

    Première partie. Figures de sages conseillers

    101 - 210

    Chapitre 1. Conseils éclairés et politique

    101 - 162
    restrictedLa philaletheia come expertise etica dello storico politicamente impegnato. Il caso di Teopompo [article]
    101 - 124
    restrictedConseiller, expert ou maître ? Interrogations autour de la dimension politique des Phénomènes [article]
    125 - 144
    restrictedL’expertise éthique et politique de Calanos et Dandamis, les conseillers indiens du roi Alexandre [article]
    145 - 162

    Chapitre 2. Conseil et religion

    165 - 210
    restrictedDes princes divinement conseillés. Processus et autorité des consultations divinatoires (Haut Empire) [article]
    165 - 181
    restrictedLes conseils des haruspices pour les prodiges de 56 av. J.-C. [article]
    183 - 193
    restrictedI Decemviri sacris faciundis in Sicilia: l’espiazione a Ceres del 133 a.C. fra i tumulti graccani e la prima rivolta servile [article]
    195 - 210

    Deuxième partie. Conseillers en régime démocratique : le cas d'Athènes

    215 - 355

    Chapitre 1. La représentation du conseil sur la scène tragique

    215 - 241
    restrictedConseiller dans la tragédie grecque antique [article]
    215 - 241

    Chapitre 2. Élaboration et théorisation du statut du conseiller : les sophistes et Isocrate

    245 - 299
    restrictedLa revendication du statut de conseiller par les sophistes : aspects politiques et éthiques [article]
    245 - 262
    restrictedCounsellor, Teacher, Friend. The apragmôn as Political Figure in Isocrates [article]
    263 - 290
    restrictedDiscours panhellénique et discours de conseil : des Olympiques de Gorgias et Lysias au Panégyrique d’Isocrate [article]
    291 - 299

    Chapitre 3. L’orateur à la tribune

    303 - 355
    restrictedSumbouloi : la perception de soi chez les orateurs attiques [article]
    303 - 317
    restrictedLa dynamique de mémoire dans le discours démosthénien au milieu du IVe siècle – ou comment conseiller les Athéniens pour qu’ils redeviennent eux-mêmes [article]
    319 - 355

    Troisième partie. Les conseillers des puissants

    361 - 482

    Chapitre 1. Enjeux tactiques, stratégiques et politiques : le rôle des conseillers

    361 - 401
    restrictedConsiglieri inascoltati alla corte di Alessandro il Grande [article]
    361 - 372
    restrictedDes hommes à tout faire dans l’entourage de César [article]
    373 - 385
    restrictedThéodora. De la femme de l’empereur à la conseillère du prince [article]
    387 - 401

    Chapitre 2. Enjeux stratégiques et politiques : les réseaux d’influence

    405 - 482
    restrictedComment identifier des appuis discrets ? L’entourage des reines Cléopâtre I et Cléopâtre II (180-115 av. J.-C.) [article]
    405 - 421
    restrictedLe cercle d’Hérode : enquête prosopographique. Identités ethniques et choix politiques dans l’entourage du roi [article]
    423 - 452
    restrictedQuintus Cicéron conseiller de Marcus [article]
    453 - 464
    restrictedCicéron, éminence grise ou conseiller raté ? [article]
    465 - 482

    Quatrième partie. Perception et représentation des conseillers

    487 - 636

    Chapitre 1. Les “mauvais” conseillers

    487 - 547
    restrictedTanaquil, Tullia, Damarata : les conseillères officieuses des rois dans l’Histoire romaine de Tite-Live et la dégradation de la monarchie [article]
    487 - 509
    restrictedL’image des conseillers chez Tacite : un art de la dissimulation et de la manipulation [article]
    511 - 533
    restrictedAède ou longue barbe ? Quel conseiller choisir ? (Athénée, Deipnosophistes, V, 47-54, 211a-215c) [article]
    535 - 547

    Chapitre 2. Les “mauvais” conseillers et la question des sources

    551 - 615
    restrictedCléandridas le Spartiate : un cas énigmatique [article]
    551 - 572
    restrictedBôlis et la mort d’Achaios. Entre diplomatie, services secrets et manigances [article]
    573 - 592
    restrictedLes mauvais conseillers de Pompée [article]
    593 - 615

    Épilogue : ouverture sur une représentation du conseiller au siècle d’or espagnol

    619 - 636
    restrictedDieu, le ministre et le roi : délégation et justification du pouvoir dans Politica de Dios. Gobierno de Cristo de Francisco de Quevedo [article]
    619 - 636

    Cinquième partie. Ambassadeurs, négociateurs et intermédiaires

    641 - 820

    Chapitre 1. Qualité et légitimité des ambassadeurs

    641 - 718
    restrictedConseillers (et) ambassadeurs, de la Grèce homérique à la Sparte classique [article]
    641 - 657
    restrictedDu choix des ambassadeurs dans la cité d’Athènes : l’exemple de l’ambassade de 346 [article]
    659 - 676
    restrictedTraître ou bienfaiteur ? Le citoyen “spécial” devant le peuple et la loi d’Athènes [article]
    677 - 693
    restrictedAmbassadeurs royaux, rois ambassadeurs. Contribution à l’étude du “métier de roi” dans le monde hellénistique [article]
    695 - 718

    Chapitre 2. La parole messagère : codes attendus et enjeux

    721 - 770
    restrictedEntre messenger-scenes et scènes d’ambassade : enjeux narratologiques dans l’Iliade [article]
    721 - 744
    restrictedLa parole diplomatique : l’ambassade athénienne de 432 à Sparte (Thucydide, I, 72-78) [article]
    745 - 770

    Chapitre 3. Une autre diplomatie

    773 - 820
    restrictedScripsit mihi, domine, Lycormas, libertus tuus (Pline, Lettres, X, 63) : Pline le Jeune, le gouverneur, et Lycormas, l’affranchi de Trajan chargé de mission [article]
    773 - 798
    restrictedAntoninos, un ambassadeur alexandrin citoyen romain ayant trahi l’Empire [article]
    799 - 820

    Ouverture en épilogue

    823 - 840
    restrictedL’archéologue classique aux prises avec le monde diplomatique. Le cas de Salomon Reinach en 1881 [article]
    823 - 840
    restrictedRésumés [abstracts]
    841 - 866

    Islamic Painted Page: A database of Islamic Arts of the Book (rev 5.1, 25/09/2018)

    Islamic Painted Page: A database of Islamic Arts of the Book (rev 5.1, 25/09/2018)
    Welcome to the Islamic Painted Page database - a huge free database of references for Persian paintings, Ottoman paintings, Arab paintings and Mughal paintings. This site enables you to locate printed reproductions, commentaries and weblinks for thousands of Islamic paintings, including illuminated "carpet" pages, decorated Quran pages, and book bindings from over 230 collections all over the world.
    If you wish, you can also create your own private account within the website, where you can bookmark specific searches, add your own notes for each item, and suggest corrections direct to the administrator. We warmly encourage you to provide feedback or make suggestions via the contact page so that we can improve the site.

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    Open Access Journal: ISMAgazine: Periodico di informazione dell’Istituto di Studi sul Mediterraneo Antico (ISMA-CNR)

    ISMAgazine: Periodico di informazione dell’Istituto di Studi sul Mediterraneo Antico (ISMA-CNR)
    ISSN: 2385-300X
    ISMAgazine 4 2017 red YYYx1080
    L’Istituto di Studi sul Mediterraneo Antico (ISMA)è nato nel 2013, dalla fusione dell’Istituto di Studi sulle Civiltà Italiche e del Mediterraneo Antico (ISCIMA) e dell’Istituto di Studi sulle Civiltà dell’Egeo e del Vicino Oriente (ICEVO). Svolge ricerche interdisciplinari di carattere storico, archeologico e filologico-epigrafico relative ad una vasta area geografica e ad un ampio arco cronologico: le attività dell’Istituto, infatti, riguardano le civiltà antiche del Vicino Oriente e del bacino del Mediterraneo (Egeo, area etrusco-italica e fenicio-punica, età classica e tardo-antica), coprendo un periodo che va dal IV millennio a.C. fino ai primi secoli della nostra era.
    Dal punto di vista metodologico i metodi della ricerca storica sono integrati da archeometria e informatica, con lo scopo di realizzare anche soluzioni innovative avanzate applicabili alle fonti storiche, ai dati archeologici e a quelli epigrafico-linguistici. L’Istituto intrattiene strette collaborazioni con Enti locali, Soprintendenze, Musei ed altre Istituzioni nazionali e con Enti di ricerca e Istituzioni di numerosi Paesi stranieri europei ed extra-europei.
    Periodico di informazione dell’Istituto di Studi sul Mediterraneo Antico (ISMA-CNR)Coordinamento:Alessandro NasoRedazione:Lucia Alberti, Vincenzo Bellelli, Marco bonechi, Massimo Botto, Alessandra Caravale, Carla SfameniCuratori:Alessandra Caravale, Marco BonechiProgetto grafico, ricerca iconografica, impaginazione, elaborazioni e trattamento delle immagini:Marcello Bellisario, Laura Attisani

    ISMAgazine 4 2017 red YYYx1080
    N° 1 – Settembre 2014 N° 2 – Luglio 2015 N° 3 – Dicembre 2016 N° 4 – Dicembre 2017

    Novum Glossarium Mediae Latinitatis

    [First posted in AWOL 28 March 2016, updated 10 March 2019]

    Novum Glossarium Mediae Latinitatis
    Dictionnaire international du latin médiéval (800-1200), le Novum Glossarium Mediae Latinitatis participe au lancement d’une encyclopédie interactive du latin médiéval, dont un premier prototype est actuellement en cours de développement.

    Index Scriptorum

    Consultation de l’Index des sources du Novum Glossarium (800-1200) : Version 0.5 (2017).

    Novum Glossarium Mediae Latinitatis

    Consultation du Novum Glossarium (L-Pe) : Version 0.4 (2015).

    New Open Access Jlournal: Hypothekai: Journal of the History of Ancient Pedagogical culture

    Hypothekai: Journal of the History of Ancient Pedagogical culture
    ISSN: 2587- 7127
    A journal on the history of ancient pedagogical culture is a peer-reviewed international academic journal established in September 2017. The “Hypothekai” journal publishes research materials on the study, preservation and popularization of ancient pedagogical culture in its historical dynamics. Throughout its pages, within the framework of the themes identified, a wide range of topical issues of the formation of ancient education and the development of ancient educational practices in different historical periods are considered. The journal is published yearly. The languages are Russian and English. The journal’s founder is its editor.

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    The title of this collection is Hypothêkai – a polysemantic word (“instructions”, “advice”, “precepts”), which should not mislead the reader: they will not be taught by the ancient texts or tired by some clever advice. This title was suggested by Brett M. Rogers, a specialist in ancient pedagogy and lecturer at the University of Puget Sound, whose knowledge of ancient texts is leagues ahead of mine. I would like to express my deep gratitude to him for this idea as well as for our scientific discussions, during one of which he pointed to the fragments of the precepts of the centaur Kheiron “Hypothêkai of Kheiron” (“Precepts of Kheiron”) often ascribed to Hesiod. According to the legend, that lost poem of collected wisdom was passed to humans by the centaur Kheiron, the famous mentor of Achilles. The collection title just alludes to that lost work, inviting to a deep study of ancient texts. I wish to express a heartfelt gratitude to my colleague, Professor Vitaliy G. Bezrogov for his support and his inspirational insistence on the highest academic standards.
    Issue 1. Mark Tullius Cicero’s concept of education through culture.
    The theme of the first issue is Mark Tullius Cicero’s concept of education through culture. Numerous sources reflecting Cicero’s life and career allow us to conclude that the general view of the Roman pedagogy formed in posterity is largely due to Cicero. Cicero’s vision of the educational ideal and the ways to achieve it were associated with the aspiration to “cultivate the soul” (“cultura animi”) and formed the basis for the Western pedagogical tradition of "educating through culture," thus defining the phrase "humane pedagogy" for many centuries ahead. Cicero understood education through culture not only as a kind of educational achievement, but also as a set of thinking and behavioral strategies developed by the mentor in the pupil, which will allow the latter to carry out educational design of himself in the future.
    Despite the considerable amount of general and special works devoted to various aspects of Cicero's heritage, the question of whom he wrote them for and what he wanted to achieve by resorting to the form of presentation with a special arrangement of semantic emphasis is still open. Regardless of whom he was directly addressing (a friend, a companion, a representative of a particular philosophical school, the senate, the court or Roman people), Cicero often clothed his arguments in the form of precepts. He outlined ways and means not to lose, but to find oneself through education relevant to human nature, his humanitas. In all subsequent epochs, this kind of pedagogical reflection has been historically specific, but it has not lost its connection with the meaning found in Cicero’s writings. Identifying the heuristic and methodological potential of Cicero's heritage requires an interdisciplinary evaluation of that peculiar kind of dialogue which Cicero initiated with the ancient Greek tradition of intellectual and political education. The authors of this issue invite the reader not only to follow the logic of the formation, development and practical embodiment of Cicero’s educational ideal and its further manifestation in other epochs and cultures, but also to rethink some fundamental educational ideas in the history of pedagogical culture.
    The issue presents the results of scientific research activities of researchers and teachers of higher and secondary educational institutions from Volgograd, Kaluga, Kamyshin, Moscow, Rostov-on-Don, Saratov, St. Petersburg, and two universities of USA. The first issue is available in libraries receiving a compulsory copy through the Russian book chamber, as well as in the Volgograd Regional Universal Scientific Library named after Maxim Gorky.
    Preface (.pdf*)
    Contents of the first issue (.pdf*)
    Section 1. Mark Tullius Cicero on the education of decent 
    Greek Household Academies of the Roman Intellectual: the Pedagogical Dimension of Cicero's Letters (Victoria K. Pichugina) DOI:10.32880/2587-7127-2017-1-1-9-32
    The image of an ideal speaker in Cicero (Tatyana A. Bobrovnikova) DOI:10.32880/2587-7127-2017-1-1-33-43
    The subject of education of a citizen in the works of Cicero (Yana Volkova) DOI:10.32880/2587-7127-2017-1-1-44-58
    Self-education of poetry and theater in the works of Cicero (Victoria K. Pichugina, K.Vorobyeva) DOI:10.32880/2587-7127-2017-1-1-59-76
    Section 2. The cultured concept of Cicero
    The nature of gods and the nature of people: the function of the ideal in the ethical-semantic program of ancient culture (L.Aksenovskaya) DOI:10.32880/2587-7127-2017-1-1-77-105
    Place and role of the Hellenistic culture in the humanitarian concept of Cicero (V. Nikishin ) DOI:10.32880/2587-7127-2017-1-1-106-128
    Ecophilosophical concept of education of Mark Tullius Cicero (E. Kozlovtseva) DOI:10.32880/2587-7127-2017-1-1-129-142
    Education of the military and political leader in the ancient Greek and Roman realities: versions of Xenophon and Cicero (M.Vetoshkina) DOI:10.32880/2587-7127-2017-1-1-143-161
    Section 3. Reception of pedagogical ideas of Cicero by subsequent epochs and cultures
    Antique apprenticeship in the understanding of Cicero and his Christian interpreters (V.Bezrogov) DOI:10.32880/2587-7127-2017-1-1-162-190
    Cicero's Treatise on Obligations and the Problem of its Reception in the Pedagogical Heritage of the XVI Century (M.Polyakova) DOI:10.32880/2587-7127-2017-1-1-191-205
    To the problem of thinking and speech (on the example of the text of Cicero "On the Orator") (A.Bermus) DOI:10.32880/2587-7127-2017-1-1-206-229
    Translations of contemporary research
    J. Jackson Barlow. Education policy in the work of Cicero “On the State” (translated by N.Lazareva, V. Pichugina) DOI:10.32880/2587-7127-2017-1-1-231-256
    Walter J. Nikgorski. Cicero on education: humanizing sciences (trans. Yana Volkova, V.K. Pichugina) DOI:10.32880/2587-7127-2017-1-1-258-280
    List of contributors (.pdf*)

    Issue 2. Teaching through the theater and in the theater: ancient pedagogy of the stage.

    Ancient culture was marked by a love for theatrical performances which always found their audience and exerted educational influence on them through their scale, rituality, and the very opportunity to express oneself in public. For the first time in the history of pedagogy, in the works of ancient thinkers living in different periods of ancient history, it is emphasized that the theater was a school for adults and adolescents, where the audience were taught the correct understanding of events through the demonstration of the approved patterns of thinking and behavior. The works of ancient playwrights of different periods are not only a reflection of the poets’ critical views on the contemporary educational system, but they also represent attempts to visualize ideal educational practices. The second issue is available in libraries receiving a compulsory copy through the Russian book chamber, as well as in The Blegen Library of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens (54 Souidias Street, GR-106 76, Athens, Greece)The library of the Athens Department of the Deutsches Archäogisches Institut (Fidiou 1, 10678, Athens, Greece)The library of French School at Athens (École française d’Athènes) (6 Didotou Street, 10680 Athens, Greece), The library of the Rome Department of the Deutsches Archäogisches Institut (Via Valadier 37, 00193 Rom)The library at the Head Office of the Deutsches Archäologisches Institut (Bibliothek der Zentrale, Berlin Podbielskiallee, 69-71, 14195 Berlin, Deutschland)University Library of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (Unter den Linden, D - 10099 Berlin)University Library of Freie Universitat Berlin (Kaiserswerther Str. 16-18, 14195 Berlin)University Library of Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (Piazza Università, 1, 39100 Bolzano BZ), The library of Kozma Minin Nizhny Novgorod State Pedagogical University, The library of Lobachevsky UniversityThe library of Moscow Pedagogical State Universitythe Volgograd Regional Universal Scientific Library named after Maxim Gorky .
    (Preface) (.pdf*) 
    Contents of the second issue (.pdf*)
    Section 1. Theater as a School for the Mature and Maturing 
    What did Sophocles’ “Dilogy” about Oedipus teach? (Igor E. Surikov) DOI:10.32880/2587-7127-2018-2-2-17-33
    Pedagogical Dreams of the Past in the Tragedies by Aeschylus, Euripides and Sophocles about Eteocles and Polyneices: Paradoxes of Brotherly Hatred (Victoria K. Pichugina) DOI:10.32880/2587-7127-2018-2-2-34-53
    An exemplum Play by Plautus (Tatyana A. Bobrovnikova) DOI:10.32880/2587-7127-2018-2-2-54-63
    The Pedagogical Attraction of Terentian Dramaturgy (Sophia Papaioannou). DOI:10.32880/2587-7127-2018-2-2-64-78
    Section 2. Ancient Upbringing by Theatrical Performances in the Perspective of Acheology, Philosopy, Philology and History of Pedagogy
    The rivers and the gates of Thebes in the tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides, as the educational landscape of the city (Andrej Yu. Mozhajsky) DOI:10.32880/2587-7127-2018-2-2-79-96
    The Theatre of Chaeronea and Rectilinear Koila (Marco Germani) DOI:10.32880/2587-7127-2018-2-2-97-105
    Dionysus Chooses Aeschylus (Larisa B. Poplavskaya) DOI:10.32880/2587-7127-2018-2-2-106-130
    Helen of Troy in Euripides’ Tragedies (Konstantin I. Dugar, Alexander A. Sanzhenakov) DOI:10.32880/2587-7127-2018-2-2-131-142
    Symposium as a Theater. The Mise en Scène of “The Sarurnalia” (Maya S. Petrova) DOI:10.32880/2587-7127-2018-2-2-143-162
    Section 3. The Multifaceted Nature of the Ancient Theatre: Retrospective and Prospective Approaches 
    Pedagogy of the Scene and Theatricalization of the School: Two Sides of the Educational Process (Maria A. Polyakova) DOI:10.32880/2587-7127-2018-2-2-163-173
    Classical Theater and Christian School: the Theater of the German Humanists in the 15-16th Centuries (Zinaida A. Lurie)  DOI:10.32880/2587-7127-2018-2-2-174-183
    The Image of Antique Philosopher Diogenes in John Amos Comenius' Play for XVII Century School Theatre (Svetlana M. Mashevskaya) DOI:10.32880/2587-7127-2018-2-2-184-201
    Translated articles
    Morgan T. J. Literate Education in Classical Athens (transl. into Russian by Victoria K. Pichugina) DOI:10.32880/2587-7127-2018-2-2-204-229
    Cribiore R. The Grammarian's Choice: the Popularity of Euripides' Phoenissae in Hellenistic and Roman Education (transl. into Russian by Victoria K. Pichugina) DOI:10.32880/2587-7127-2018-2-2-231-250
    Wiles D. Education for Citizenship: the Uses of Antigone (transl. into Russian by Yana A. Volkova) DOI:10.32880/2587-7127-2018-2-2-252-259
    Toliver H.M. The Terentian Doctrine of Education (transl. into Russian by Yana A. Volkova, Victoria K. Pichugina) DOI:10.32880/2587-7127-2018-2-2-261-273
    List of contributors (.pdf*)

    Issue 3. Education in Late Antiquity.
    The period of Late Antiquity was a time of rapid transformation of all spheres of social life, the emergence of new and the development of old cultural and religious traditions. In the era of the decline of the Roman Empire the traditions of ancient education experienced their last floutish, marked by activities of such outstanding mentors as Libanius and Choricius, Marius Victorinus and Themistius, Ausonius Hymerius, the functioning of such important educational centers as the schools Athens, Alexandria, Gaza, Burdigala, Beritus. We dedicate the third issue of "Hypothekai" to the studies of a wide range of factors that provided this socio-cultural phenomenon and the interaction of old and new elements of the education life of the Mediterranean world III - VII centuries.

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    Classical Doctorates in the UK and the Republic of Ireland


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    WISDOM OF THE EGYPTIANS by W.M. Flinders Petrie First Digital Edition 2019

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     This is a digitized and manually edited version of Flinders Petrie’s book Wisdom of the Egyptians, published in London in 1940. The digitization project was carried out by scanning an original copy of the hardback version of the book and then processing the images through Optical Character Recognition software. The pages were then manually assembled, edited, and proofread into a finished document. The work was in part carried out by crowd sourced volunteers. In the editorial introduction that follows, I attempt to contextualize the book for modern readers and explain why it remains significant, 80 years after it was published.
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    SALAVS – Learn Oscan Online

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    Oscan is a language spoken and written in central and southern Italy from around 500 BCE to 50 BCE. It is closely related to Latin, but is a language in its own right – they were about as similar as English and Dutch are today. Oscan was in use in many areas that are now of great archaeological importance, including Pompeii and Herculaneum.
    This short course includes some help learning the alphabets used to write Oscan, basic vocabulary and grammar, and some exercises for you to complete. This is not a linguistics-heavy introduction – hopefully it should be helpful whether you want to learn Oscan because you are interested in history, archaeology, linguistics, or random ancient languages generally. If you spot any mistakes or have any comments to pass on, please email k.l.mcdonald@exeter.ac.uk.
    If you’ve found this useful or fun, please let me know!
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