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Mailing list and TM Varia
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Ancient Knowledge Networks: A Social Geography of Cuneiform Scholarship in First-Millennium Assyria and Babylonia

Ancient Knowledge Networks:  A Social Geography of Cuneiform Scholarship in First-Millennium Assyria and Babylonia 
Eleanor Robson
Ancient Knowledge Networks
Publication:November 14, 2019
Ancient Knowledge Networks is a book about how knowledge travels, in minds and bodies as well as in writings. It explores the forms knowledge takes and the meanings it accrues, and how these meanings are shaped by the peoples who use it.
Addressing the relationships between political power, family ties, religious commitments and literate scholarship in the ancient Middle East of the first millennium BC, Eleanor Robson focuses on two regions where cuneiform script was the predominant writing medium: Assyria in the north of modern-day Syria and Iraq, and Babylonia to the south of modern-day Baghdad. She investigates how networks of knowledge enabled cuneiform intellectual culture to endure and adapt over the course of five world empires until its eventual demise in the mid-first century BC. In doing so, she also studies Assyriological and historical method, both now and over the past two centuries, asking how the field has shaped and been shaped by the academic concerns and fashions of the day. Above all, Ancient Knowledge Networks is an experiment in writing about ‘Mesopotamian science’, as it has often been known, using geographical and social approaches to bring new insights into the intellectual history of the world’s first empires.
Praise for Ancient Knowledge Networks
'Eleanor Robson’s Ancient Knowledge Networks offers a fascinating portrait of the social and geographical life of cuneiform scholarship, scribal learning, or ṭupšarrūtu. It examines high cuneiform culture in the terms of the texts' own taxonomies of knowledge, while taking full account of relevant archaeological evidence and employing micro- and macro-geographical analysis. A lucid presentation of new ideas concerning the Assyrian and Babylonian first-millennium intelligentsia and their patrons, Ancient Knowledge Networks is a book for cuneiformists as well as non-specialist readers outside the ancient Middle Eastern fields.' - Francesca Rochberg, University of California, Berkeley 
1. Introduction
2. From ‘Ashurbanipal’s Library’ and ‘the stream of tradition’ to new approaches to cuneiform scholarship
3. Trust in Nabu? Assyrian royal attitudes to court scholarship
4. The writing-board was at my house: scholarly and textual mobility in seventh-century Assyria
5. Grasping the righteous sceptre: Nabu, scholarship, and the kings of Babylonia
6. At the gate of Eanna: Babylonian scholarly spaces before and after the early fifth century
7. Conclusions: Towards a social geography of cuneiform scholarship
Eleanor Robson is Professor of Ancient Middle Eastern History at UCL. She is equally interested in the social and political history of the cuneiform cultures of ancient Iraq, 5000–2000 years ago and the construction of knowledge about ancient Iraq in over the past two centuries. Her Mathematics in Ancient Iraq: A Social History (2008) won the History of Science Society’s Pfizer Prize in 2011. With UK and Iraqi colleagues she runs the AHRC/GCRF-funded Nahrein Network (2017–21), which fosters the sustainable development of history, heritage and the humanities in Iraq and its neighbours.

Rural Granaries in Northern Gaul (Sixth Century BCE – Fourth Century CE): From Archaeology to Economic History

Rural Granaries in Northern Gaul (Sixth Century BCE – Fourth Century CE): From Archaeology to Economic History
Cover Rural Granaries in Northern Gaul (Sixth Century BCE – Fourth Century CE)


In recent years, storage has come to the fore as a central aspect of ancient economies. However studies have hitherto focused on urban and military storage. Although archaeological excavations of rural granaries are numerous, their evidence has yet See More

Open Access Journal: Kelsey Museum Newsletter

[First posted in AWOL 1 November 2010. Updated 16 November 2019]

Kelsey Museum Newsletter
Kelsey Museum Newsletter Fall 2019
The Kelsey Museum is the brainchild of Francis W. Kelsey, Professor of Latin at the University of Michigan from 1889 to 1927. Kelsey pursued an active program of collecting antiquities for use in teaching, and launched the first university-sponsored archaeological excavations in the Mediterranean and Near Eastern regions in 1924. Most of the artifacts in the Kelsey Museum come from excavations carried out in Egypt and Iraq in the 1920s and 1930s.
In 1928, shortly after Kelsey’s death, the Museum of Classical Archaeology was installed in Newberry Hall on State Street. It was renamed in honor of Professor Kelsey in 1953, and enlarged with the construction of the William Upjohn Exhibit Wing in 2009. In addition to conserving and exhibiting its collections, the Museum still sponsors field projects in countries around the Mediterranean (although the artifacts recovered in those excavations now all remain in their countries of origin), and it plays a vital role in undergraduate and graduate teaching and research.

The Ancient World in Digizeitschriften

[Originally posted 1/7/09, updated 16 November 2019]

DigiZeitschriften is a research service. Students and researchers can access the core German research journals via subscribing institutions. Access is possible via libraries and academic institutions which have subscribed to DigiZeitschriften
Antiquity related journals in DigiZeitschriften include [* = open access] :
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Open Greek & Latin

Open Greek & Latin
An international collaboration committed to creating an open educational resource featuring a corpus of digital texts, deep-reading tools, and open-source software. We strive to support and enhance teaching and research. All materials can be downloaded, modified, and redistributed in accordance with all applicable licenses.

Read texts from all available partner repositories using the Scaife Viewer, a custom Canonical Text Services (CTS) compliant reading environment.


First Thousand Years of Greek

First Thousand Years of Greek

This project aims to collect at least one edition of every Greek work composed between Homer and 250 CE with a focus on texts that do not already exist in other open source environments.
Perseus Digital Library

Perseus Digital Library

In the context of Open Greek & Latin, Perseus will offer open source, CTS versions of all public domain Perseus-published texts for integration and reuse.
LACE at Mount Allison University

LACE at Mount Allison University

Polylingual OCR editing. LACE catalogues the on-going campaign to produce high-quality OCR of polytonic, or 'ancient', Greek texts in a HPC environment.


Eldarion has provided the web application support to build the Scaife Viewer, a new reading environment for the Open Greek & Latin texts.
Center for Hellenic Studies

Center for Hellenic Studies

The CHS provides support for outreach and training through initiatives such as student internships, work on a new commentary environment for close reading.
University of Virginia Library

University of Virginia Library

Work at UVA Library includes digitization support, library outreach, and student internships.
Harvard Library

Harvard Library

The Harvard Library provides support in collection acquisition and management, including document identification, digitization work, and collection integration.
The Chair of Digital Humanities at the University of Leipzig

The Chair of Digital Humanities at the University of Leipzig

Work at the DH Chair in Leipzig provides the basis of all aspects of work, from document scanning and digitization review, markup, CTS review and presentation, and repository management.

Open Access Journal: Bulletin of the Center of Papyrological Studies

[First posted on AWOL 8 November 2018, updated (11 more volumes added) 17 November 2019]

Bulletin of the Center of Papyrological Studies
IISSN: 1110- 20155
Bulletin of the Center Papyrological Studies
مجلة مرکز الدراسات البردیة، هی دوریة متخصصة فی نشر البردی والنقوش والأوستراکا والعملة القدیمة، والدراسات المتعلقة بهم مثل: اللغة والأدب والتاریخ والآثار والفن والنحت والدیانة والفلسفة والترمیم، والأنشطة الاجتماعیة، وذلک فی الحضارات القدیمة: المصریة، والیونانیة، والرومانیة، وحضارات الشرق الأدنى القدیمة. تصدر عن مرکز الدراسات البردیة والنقوش بجامعة عین شمس. وقد صدر العدد الأول منها عام 1985 برئاسة تحریر الدکتور عبد الله المسلمی أستاذ علم البردی والدراسات الیونانیة والرومانیة بقسم الحضارة الأوروبیة، جامعة عین شمس. تُنشر المقالات باللغة العربیة، أو اللغات الأجنبیة مثل الإنجلیزیة والفرنسیة والألمانیة. کما تقوم المجلة بنشر أعمال المؤتمرات الخاصة بالمرکز.  

المقالة الأصلية


وزن أباطرة وأمراء المغول فی ضوء تصاویر المدرسة المغولیة الهندیة ورسوم بعض المستشرقین

الصفحة 1-52

أحمد الشوکی


الکائنات المائیة فی تصاویر المخطوطات الإسلامیة من القرن (7هـ- 13م/12هـ- 18م) دراسة آثاریة فنیة

الصفحة 53-75

أمنیة محمود


الأمراض والأوبئة من خلال بردیة تقویم القاهرة بالمتحف المصری الکبیر (رقم 86637 )

الصفحة 77-98

آیات عبد العزیز


مناظر تربیة الحیوان فی حفائر سلیم حسن بسقارة لعام 1937- 1938م

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سارة عبد الشافی


دور جزیرة میلوس فی بلاد الیونان خلال القرن الخامس ق.م.

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شروق سمیر منصور هیکل


صناعة السفن فی مصر الإسلامیة فی ضوء أوراق البردی العربیة (21– 923 هـ / 641–1517م)

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غادة محمد


الأصل اللُّغویّ للظرفین القبطیین ebol و eϩoun واستخداماتهما فی اللُّغة المصریة القدیمة

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می محمود


النقوش السبئیة القدیمة "دراسة لغویة"

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میادة شهاب


تصاویر الحیاة الاجتماعیة فی مدرسة شرکة الهند الشرقیة "عادة الساتی نموذجًا"

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نوال جابر


مصطلحات تزییف النقود الیونانیة فی العصرین الآرخی والکلاسیکی "دراسة فی ضوء المصادر الأدبیة"

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نورهان عماد


توظیف صیغة المصدر للدلالة على جملة النتیجة فی أسفار موسى الخمسة - مدلول البرکة نموذجًا

الصفحة 275-285

هیثم عرفة


Notes on the Bandeau-Texts of Columns of Kom Ombo Temple

الصفحة 287-304

Ali Abdelhalim


The Third Intermediate Period Lintel at the Egyptian Museum Cairo (JE.2213)

الصفحة 305-312

Bassem Ahmed


A Ptolemaic Stela of Hor in the Egyptian Museum Cairo

الصفحة 313-424

محمد أحمد السید محمد على


The concept of Account- Lists in Ancient Egypt

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Nesma Mohamed

Multilingual DH

Multilingual DH
Multilingual DH is a loosely-organized international network of scholars using digital humanities tools and methods on languages other than English. We work in many environments, including academia, libraries, museums, and beyond, but share the goal of raising the visibility of scholarship in and about many languages.
DH scholarship is frequently criticised as being "English-centric" and therefore culturally and technologically biased. This bias takes many forms, from the lack of awareness of DH scholarship from non-Anglophone countries, to the lack of robust tools for working with non-Latin scripts.
This website, and its associated GitHub organization and mailing list, provides space to share their achievements, failures, resources, and good practices for working with multi-lingual and multi-script data. To participate, please join the conversation on the mailing list!
We'll be looking for feedback soon on a SIG (Special Interest Group) proposal to ADHO, and a working group proposal to DARIAH.

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Open Access Journal: Cuneiform Digital Library Journal

First posted in AWOL  31 August 2009Most recently updated 18 November  2019]

Cuneiform Digital Library Journal
ISSN: 1540-8779
The Cuneiform Digital Library Journal is a non-profit, refereed electronic journal for cuneiform studies. We have set ourselves the task of publishing articles of a high academic standard which also try to utilise the potential of electronic publication.

The Journal is supported by a number of institutions, chief among them the University of California, Los Angeles, and the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin. Primary academic supervision of the Journal derives from the Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI).

No. Author Title Date File
2018:1 Overmann, K. A. Updating the Abstract-Concrete Distinction in Ancient Near Eastern Numbers 2018/08/07 PDF
2017:2 Cripps, E. The Structure of Prices in the Neo-Sumerian Economy (I): Barley:Silver Price Ratios 2017/12/26 PDF
2017:1 Chen Y. & Wu Y. The Names of the Leaders and Diplomats of Marḫaši and Related Men in the Ur III Dynasty 2017/09/25 PDF
2016:2 Bonechi, M. Remarks on the Putative Source A2 of the Ebla Bilingual Lexical List 2016/12/19 PDF
2016:1 Firth, R. Synchronization of the Drehem, Nippur, and Umma Calendars During the Latter Part of Ur III 2016/12/19 PDF
2015:3 Such-Gutiérrez, M. The Texts from the 3rd Millennium BC at the Oriental Museum, University of Durham (England) 2015/10/02 PDF
2015:2 Benati, G. Re-modeling Political Economy in Early 3rd Millennium BC Mesopotamia: Patterns of Socio-Economic Organization in Archaic Ur (Tell al-Muqayyar, Iraq) 2015/10/01 PDF
2015:1 Hawkins, L. A New Edition of the Proto-Elamite Text MDP 17, 112 2015/05/02 PDF
2014:4 Kassian, A. Lexical Matches between Sumerian and Hurro-Urartian: Possible Historical Scenarios 2014/12/03 PDF
2014:3 Middeke-Conlin, R. & Proust, C. Interest, Price, and Profit: An Overview of Mathematical Economics in YBC 4698 2014/06/13 PDF
2014:2 Spada, G. Two Old Babylonian Model Contracts 2014/03/24 PDF
2014:1 Middeke-Conlin, R. The Scents of Larsa: A Study of the Aromatics Industry in an Old Babylonian Kingdom 2014/03/24 PDF
2013:3 Cripps, E. Messengers from Šuruppak 2013/07/20 PDF
2013:2 Tsouparopoulou, Ch. A Reconstruction of the Puzriš-Dagan Central Livestock Agency 2013/06/02 PDF
2013:1 Firth, R. Notes on Year Names of the Early Ur III Period: Šulgi 20-30 2013/03/18 PDF
2012:1 Ouyang, X. & Brookman, W. R. The Cuneiform Collection of the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts 2012/02/20 PDF
2012:2 Damerow, P. Sumerian Beer: The Origins of Brewing Technology in Ancient Mesopotamia 2012/01/22 PDF
2011:2 Firth, R. A Discussion of the Use of im-babbar2 by the Craft Workers of Ancient Mesopotamia 2011/10/30 PDF
2011:1 Cathcart, K. J. The Earliest Contributions to the Decipherment of Sumerian and Akkadian 2011/03/03 PDF
2010:2 Adams, R. McC. Slavery and Freedom in the Third Dynasty of Ur: Implications of the Garshana Archives 2010/07/06 PDF
2010:1 Ragavan, D. Cuneiform Texts and Fragments in the Harvard Art Museum / Arthur M. Sackler Museum 2010/07/06 PDF
2009:7 Adams, R. McC. Old Babylonian Networks of Urban Notables 2009/10/26 PDF
2009:6 Widell, M. Two Ur III Texts from Umma: Observations on Archival Practices and Household Management 2009/10/24 PDF
2009:5 Lafont, B. The Army of the Kings of Ur: The Textual Evidence 2009/10/21 PDF
2009:3 Friberg, J. A Geometric Algorithm with Solutions to Quadratic Equations in a Sumerian Juridical Document from Ur III Umma 2009/09/23 PDF
2009:4 Englund, R. K. The Smell of the Cage 2009/08/21 PDF
2009:2 Robson, E. & Clark, K. The Cuneiform Tablet Collection of Florida State University 2009/07/19 PDF
2009:1 Proust, C. Numerical and Metrological Graphemes: From Cuneiform to Transliteration 2009/06/22 PDF
2008:2 Hilgert, M. Cuneiform Texts in the Collection of St. Martin Archabbey Beuron 2008/07/07 PDF
2008:1 Adams, R. McC. An Interdisciplinary Overview of a Mesopotamian City and its Hinterlands 2008/03/25 PDF
2007:1 Seri, A. The Mesopotamian Collection in the Kalamazoo Valley Museum 2007/08/25 PDF
2006:3 Richardson, S. F. C. gir3-gen-na and Šulgi’s “Library”: Liver Omen Texts in the Third Millennium BC (I) 2006/08/06 PDF
2006:2 Johnson, J. C. The Ur III Tablets in the Valdosta State University Archives 2006/04/24 PDF
2006:1 Damerow, P. The Origins of Writing as a Problem of Historical Epistemology 2006/01/28 PDF
2005:3 Dahl, J. L. Complex Graphemes in Proto-Elamite 2005/06/19 PDF
2005:2 Friberg, J. On the Alleged Counting with Sexagesimal Place Value Numbers in Mathematical Cuneiform Texts from the Third Millennium B.C. 2005/06/14 PDF
2005:1 Monaco, S. Unusual Accounting Practices in Archaic Mesopotamian Tablets 2005/05/01 PDF
2004:2 Widell, M. The Calendar of Neo-Sumerian Ur and Its Political Significance 2004/07/14 PDF
2004:1 Heimpel, W. AO 7667 and the Meaning of ba-an-gi4 2004/01/12 PDF
2003:5 Chambon, G. Archaic Metrological Systems from Ur 2003/12/23 PDF
2003:4 Hilgert, M. New Perspectives in the Study of Third Millennium Akkadian 2003/08/26 PDF
2003:3 Michalowski, P. An Early Dynastic Tablet of ED Lu A from Tell Brak (Nagar) 2003/03/05 PDF
2003:2 Widell, M. The Ur III calendar(s) of Tūram-ilī 2003/02/20 PDF
2003:1 Englund, R. K. The Year: "Nissen returns joyous from a distant island" 2003/02/15 PDF
2002:2 Widell, M. A Previously Unpublished Lawsuit from Ur III Adab 2002/09/27 PDF
2002:1 Englund, R. K. The Ur III Collection of the CMAA 2002/09/11 PDF

Open Access Journal: Oriental Institute News & Notes

 [First posted in AWOL 23 April 2010. Most recently updated 18 November 2019]

Oriental Institute News & Notes
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Weights and Marketplaces from the Bronze Age to the Early Modern Period: Proceedings of Two Workshops Funded by the European Research Council (ERC)

Weights and Marketplaces from the Bronze Age to the Early Modern Period: Proceedings of Two Workshops Funded by the European Research Council (ERC) 
Lorenz Rahmstorf, Seminar für Ur- und Frühgeschichte der Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Edward Stratford: Weights and Marketplaces from the Bronze Age to the Early Modern Period
  • herausgegeben von Lorenz Rahmstorf, Seminar für Ur- und Frühgeschichte der Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Edward Stratford
  • Weight & Value
  • Band: 1
  • 1. Auflage
  • 406 Seiten
  • Erscheinungsdatum: 08.10.2019
  • ISBN 978-3-529-03540-1


How can we identify balance weights in the archaeological record? What economic changes did such objects bring about? And were formal marketplaces a usual area where such devices were used? What variety can we observe in pre-modern marketplaces worldwide? These are some of the questions which were investigated in two workshops held in 2016 and 2017 in Munich and Göttingen in Germany. The volume ›Weights and marketplaces‹ presents 21 contributions. The theme of the first part of the volume is the identification and use of early weights from the Chalcolithic and Early Bronze Age in Western Asia to the Early Medieval period in Northern Europe. In the second part, the phenomenology of marketplaces from the Bronze Age to the modern period is discussed within a global perspective. Both workshops were funded by the ERC-2014-CoG ›WEIGHTANDVALUE‹: Weight metrology and its economic and social impact on Bronze Age Europe, West and South Asia' [Grant no. 648055]. The new series ‚Weight & Value‘ publishes research stemming from this project and related investigations.

Wie können wir Gewichte in archäologischen Kontexten identifizieren? Welche ökonomischen Veränderungen zog die Verwendung solcher Objekte nach sich? Und waren Marktplätze der übliche Raum, in dem diese metrologischen Hilfsmittel genutzt wurden? Dies sind einige der Fragen, die während zweier Workshops (in München in 2016 und in Göttingen in 2017) untersucht wurden. Der Band „Weights and marketplaces“ beinhaltet 21 Beiträge. Thema des ersten Teils ist das Problem der Identifizierung und der Nutzung von frühen Gewichten vom Chalkolithikum/Bronzezeit in Westasien bis in das Frühmittelalter Nordeuropas. Im zweiten Teil des Bandes wird die Phänomenologie von Marktplätzen von der Bronzezeit bis in die moderne Zeit innerhalb eines globalen Rahmens diskutiert. Beide Workshops wurden durch das Projekt ERC-2014-CoG ›WEIGHTANDVALUE‹: Weight metrology and its economic and social impact on Bronze Age Europe, West and South Asia' [Grant no. 648055] finanziert. In der neuen Reihe »Weight & Value« werden Ergebnisse des Projekts und verwandte Untersuchungen publiziert werden.

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Appeal: The campaign for papyri.info

The campaign for papyri.info
papyri.info: studying the past, securing the future

A call to sustain our digital tools in papyrology

Ancient papyri are the earliest and largest corpus of documents from the ancient world. They have made a major contribution to our knowledge and understanding of the civilizations of the Ancient Mediterranean, including everyday life, administrative and legal dynamics, political change and literary production.
For many years, scholars active in the field of papyrology have benefited from a wide range of reliable tools in print. In the digital revolution, papyrologists have taken the lead in establishing new tools that serve the scientific community. We take pride both in the high standards of scholarship offered by such instruments, and in the fact that the underlying data are freely available to all as an open access repository. Among the various digital tools which papyrologists use on a daily basis, papyri.info no doubt holds the most essential position, while other important devices revolve around it.
Can we take all this for granted?
Certainly not.
Funding agencies have become reluctant to support projects that, essentially, have no time limit. While this can be partly compensated by the input made directly by the community of scientists, papyri.info still requires monitoring on a daily basis to channel these efforts.
The Association Internationale de Papyrologues (AIP) and the American Society of Papyrologists (ASP) are launching a joint call to establish an endowment to cover the salary for the permanent, full-time position of papyri.info coordinator. The endowment’s target is set at 2.5 million USD, of which $500,000 has already been secured in matching funds, thanks to the generosity of a donor. We appeal to the further generosity of all individuals, institutions and funding agencies, asking them to help us to ensure that scholars and students in papyrology and related disciplines can continue to benefit from this important resource over the coming decades. The target is realistic, provided that all members of the scientific community contribute to the effort; but if we do not act promptly, the sustainability of this essential tool will soon be severely threatened.
You can make a donation through the following link:
Or you may contact Helen Cullyer, Executive Director of the Society for Classical Studies (helen.cullyer@nyu.edu), who will help you to channel your contribution in the most appropriate way.
Please help us to secure the future for the next generation of papyrologists, be generous, and encourage your friends and colleagues to join us in supporting this call.
Prof. Sofia Torallas Tovar
University of Chicago
ASP Representative
Prof. Paul Schubert
University of Geneva
AIP President

Open Access Journal: Classics@

 [First posted in AWOL 1/11/2009, most recently updated 19 November 2019]

ISSN: 2327-2996

Classics@, edited by Casey Dué and Mary Ebbott, under the general editorship of Gregory Nagy, is designed to bring contemporary classical scholarship to a wide audience on the World Wide Web. Each issue will be dedicated to its own topic, often with guest editors, for an in-depth exploration of important current problems in the field of Classics. We hope that Classics@ will appeal not only to professional classicists, but also to the intellectually curious who are willing to enter the conversation in our discipline. We hope that they find that classical scholarship engages issues of great significance to a wide range of cultural and scholarly concerns and does so in a rigorous and challenging way.
Each issue of Classics@ is meant to be not static but dynamic, continuing to evolve with interaction from its readers as participants. New issues will appear when the editors think there is good material to offer. Often it will emphasize work done in and through the Center for Hellenic Studies, but it will also call attention to fresh and interesting work presented elsewhere on the web. It stresses the importance of research-in-progress, encouraging collegial debate (while discouraging polemics for the sake of polemics) as well as the timely sharing of important new information.

Issue 17

Issue 17: Digital Literacies, 2019 (ed. Paul Dilley). This volume demonstrates the rich spread of digital literacies along a broad spectrum of teaching and research practices, from classroom engagement with contemporary multimedia reception of classical themes; the use of online resources by citizen scientists with little or no classical training, as well as classicists with little or no familiarity with computers; complex editorial structures which attempt to integrate historical patterns of textual transmission with contemporary information structures; and training in coding which adapts human strategies for identifying word structures to produce resources for large-scale philological work available through a basic interface. Digital literacies, as applied to the ancient world, involve a “big tent” of skills and strategies that are best learned through practice, whether in formal instructional settings or individual use.
[From the Introduction] This volume of Classics@ aims to explore and analyze how the present digital turn enables a renewed theoretical engagement with multimodal ancient literacies. Cultural transmission in Antiquity was primarily oral, supplemented by images and texts. Nevertheless, Classicists first employed the term “literacy” in the singular, according to its 19th-century definition: the ability to read and write texts. But since the 2000s, the plural form has gained currency, notably in Johnson and Parker’s collection of essays, Ancient Literacies, which explores literacy from the perspective of “text-oriented events embedded in particular sociocultural contexts.” Different settings, kinds, and uses of literacies emerge, often reflecting differing specializations, competencies, and social hierarchies. In the past several decades, new digital tools and expanding digital culture have provided additional opportunities to explore and theorize ancient literacies.
The connection between digital and ancient literacies can be elucidated by the of New Literacy Studies, which explores literacy “in its full range of contexts and practices, not just cognitive, but social, cultural, historical, and institutional, as well.” Given this broader perspective, the importance of literacy as it relates to digital media, including the internet, is steadily being recognized, even if no clearly defined academic sub-field devoted to it has emerged. According to the American Library Association, “Digital literacy is the ability to use information and communication technologies to find, evaluate, create, and communicate information, requiring both cognitive and technical skills. ” The articles in this collection explore various aspects of digital literacies as they relate to the study of the ancient world; indeed, we use the plural form to signal their diverse modalities, following Parker and Johnson’s approach. The multiple contexts, uses, and practices of digital literacy include pedagogy in and beyond the undergraduate classroom (Tulley); the building, use, and evaluation of a major online scholarly resource (Bacalexi and Skarsouli); the use of digital affordances to theorize the optimal means of presenting ancient medical sources (Reggiani); and the role of coding, and how to learn it, in the study of ancient languages (Burns, Hollis, and Johnson).


Introduction, Paul Dilley, with David Bouvier, Claire Clivaz, and David Hamidovic
Dina Bacalexi and Pinelopi Skarsouli, "Digital Literacies and the Study of Antiquity: Case Studies on Databases."
Patrick J. Burns, Luke Hollis, and Kyle P. Johnson, "The Future of Ancient Literacy: Classical Language Toolkit and Google Summer of Code."
Nicola Reggiani, "Ancient Doctors’ Literacies and the Digital Edition of Papyri of Medical Content."
Christine Tulley, "Exploring the “Flute Girls” of Ancient Greece through Multimodality."

Issue 16

Issue 16: Seven Essays on Sappho, 2017 (ed. Paul G. Johnston). These seven papers are the product of a graduate seminar led by Gregory Nagy at Harvard in the fall of 2016, entitled ‘Sappho and her Songmaking’. The scope of the seminar was wide-ranging, encompassing philological, linguistic, historical, anthropological, comparative, and reception-based approaches to the great female poet of antiquity. The student participants in the seminar likewise came from a variety of different backgrounds: graduates and undergraduates, classicists and not. This diversity is reflected in the papers gathered in this collection.

Issue 15

Issue 15: A Concise Inventory of Greek Etymology, 2017 (ed. Olga Levaniouk). The goal of CIGE is to provide access to etymologies that are important for the study of Greek culture and that are often not yet referenced in conventional dictionaries. CIGE represents an understanding of Greek—and especially Homeric—etymology as part of the formulaic system of early Greek poetry. The main content is organized in the mode of a dictionary: each entry appears under a heading or lēmma that indicates the basic word to be analyzed. Each entry contains a reference to a fuller analysis, if available, and identifies the author who suggested or advocates the etymology in question. The editors of the individual entries are identified by name-stamp and date-stamp at the end of each entry. Each editor is the owner of his or her own entry as edited.

Issue 14

Issue 14: Singers and Tales in the 21st Century; The Legacies of Milman Parry and Albert Lord, 2016 (ed. David F. Elmer and Peter McMurray). In December, 2010, a conference was convened at Harvard to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of Albert Lord’s seminal book, The Singer of Tales, and the seventy-fifth anniversary of the death of Lord’s mentor, Milman Parry. Twenty-nine speakers from around the world presented papers intended to illustrate the wide-ranging impact of the work of Parry and Lord. A collection of these papers will soon appear as a printed volume published by the Milman Parry Collection of Oral Literature. To facilitate the dissemination of these studies, we present here preliminary versions of a number of the contributions.

Issue 13

Issue 13: Greek Poetry and Sport, 2015 (ed. Thomas Scanlon). Many studies on Pindar, Homer, and other poets have discussed the specific uses of sport in each context, and studies on Greek sport have acknowledged the ways in which agonistic values and practices have been reflected in poetic literature, but there has been no single collection of studies devoted specifically to the intersection of Greek poetry and sport. This volume includes a range of contributions that represent a diversity of genres, periods, and approaches, which cut across strict poetic genres, occasionally even mixing poetry and prose in their approach. Poetry's interest in sport survived the rise and fall of genres like epinikia and satyr plays, and the rise and fall of myriad political and cultural changes in the Greek Mediterranean. We can only speculate on the many and complex reasons for the grip of poetry on sport and vice-versa, but they no doubt include Homeric intertextuality, the universal appeal of the topic to the elite and the dêmos, the universal presence of gymnasia and agonistic festivals (both blending poetry and sport), and the agonistic resonances between poetry and sport.

Issue 12

Issue 12: Comparative Approaches to India and Greece, 2015 (ed. Douglas Frame). This issue contains papers by four scholars comparing specific literary and cultural traditions in India and Greece. The papers served as the basis of discussion at an event in February 2015 organized by the Center for Hellenic Studies in association with the Embassy of India. The discussion that took place among the scholars and guests on that occasion, which began with summaries of the four papers, is included as it was recorded. This is intended to be a starting point for further discussion of the topics presented and of other topics suggested by the nature and spirit of the event.

Issue 11

Issue 11: The Rhetoric of Abuse in Greek Literature, 2013 (ed. Håkan Tell). This volume grew out of the need for a venue in which to engage collaboratively on the topic of abuse. Abuse has of course been widely studied, and in the last few years there has been a renewed interest in abuse as a broader cultural and literary phenomenon, but there are reasonable restrictions as to how it has been addressed. One goal of this volume is to initiate a scholarly discussion that will allow greater heterogeneity in the material covered and in the theoretical models brought to bear on that material. Another is to encourage experimentation and collaborative exchange among scholars working in seemingly unconnected fields. Most importantly, perhaps, we would like to foster a deeper understanding of the role of abuse in all of Greek literature, across genres and time periods, through the kind of cumulative knowledge that comes from collaborative work in different fields.

Issue 10

Issue 10: Historical Poetics in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Greece: Essays in Honor of Lily Macrakis, 2012 (ed. Stamatia Dova). History needs art to give it form; art needs history to give it resonance. This relationship of history and art is the theme of the essays by distinguished international scholars collected in this volume. Its publication celebrates the career and work of Professor Lily Macrakis. She is an eminent chronicler of modern Greek history whose seminal work, Venizelos: A Study in Cretan Leadership, remains essential to an understanding of the most influential Greek leader of the 20th century. Among her other accomplishments, Professor Macrakis was president of The Modern Greek Studies Association from 1977 to 1979 and has been an influential figure in the organization since its inception. Equally significant has been her role as a devoted teacher of Greek history and culture to multitudes of students. Professor Macrakis thus truly embodies the spirit and significance of the articles presented in this Festschrift so fittingly dedicated to her.

Issue 9

Issue 9: Defense Mechanisms in Interdisciplinary Approaches to Classical Studies and Beyond, 2011 (ed. Carol Gilligan, Leonard Muellner, and Gregory Nagy). Nowadays people speak of “defense mechanisms” as both negative and positive forms of behavior: examples of negative forms are denial, repression, acting out, projection, rationalization, intellectualization, while one of the few positive forms is assertion, a way of responding that takes the middle ground between aggressive and passive. In the spirit of this positive form of assertion and in both technical and non-technical senses of the expression “defense mechanisms,” the present issue of Classics@ has been given its title. The aim is to publish online research papers and essays in Classics and in other disciplines, related or unrelated, that explore strategies where the primary purpose is to defend assertively rather than attack. The justification is straightforward: discoveries and discovery procedures in research require and deserve a reasoned defense.

Issue 8

Issue 8: A Homer commentary in progress, 2011 (ed. Douglas Frame, Leonard Muellner, and Gregory Nagy). This commentary applies a special methodology of linguistics that stems primarily from the research of Antoine Meillet and his teacher, Ferdinand de Saussure, to the formulaic system of Homeric poetry based squarely on the cumulative research of Milman Parry and his student, Albert Lord. The methodology of this research, as inherited by Parry, combines a rigorous study of Indo-European linguistics with two complementary perspectives on language as a system—perspectives that Saussure described as synchronic and diachronic. Our linguistic approach in analyzing both synchronically and diachronically the formulaic system of Homeric poetry provides an empirical foundation for the discoveries and discovery procedures that we assemble and organize in our Homer commentary.

Issue 7

Issue 7: Les femmes, le féminin et le politique après Nicole Loraux, Colloque de Paris (INHA), novembre 2007, 2011 (ed. Nathalie Ernoult and Violaine Sebillotte Cuchet) is the result of a conference held in Paris (INHA, 15–17 November 2007) which was co-organized by the Centre Louis Gernet (CNRS-EHESS), the Équipe Phéacie (Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne and Université Denis-Diderot Paris VII) and the Réseau National Interuniversitaire sur le Genre (RING, Paris). The aim of the conference was to explore Nicole Loraux’s legacy concerning the feminine and the polis both in Hellenic Studies and in feminist scholarship.

Issue 6

Issue 6: Reflecting on the Greek Epic Cycle, 2010 (ed. Efimia D. Karakantza) is the result of a conference held in Ancient Olympia on 9–10 July 2010, which was co-organized by the Center for Hellenic Studies (Harvard University) and the Centre for the Study of Myth and Religion in Greek and Roman Antiquity (University of Patras). The goal of the conference was to explore problems concerning the surviving fragments of the Greek Epic Cycle that have heretofore been neglected. Guest Editor: Efimia D. Karakantza.

Issue 5

Issue 5: Proceedings of the Derveni Papyrus Conference, 2009 (ed. Ioanna Papadopoulou and Leonard Muellner) reflects a three-day symposium on the Derveni Papyrus hosted by the Center for Hellenic Studies in July, 2008, on the occasion of the recent publication of the edition by Theokritos Kouremenos, George M. Parássoglou, and Kyriakos Tsantsanoglou (Florence, Olschki, 2006; the text of the papyrus from that edition is available on this website here). The symposium was an opportunity to gather scholars who in the course of the past decades have been working on this text to address a set of issues relating to the edition and integration of the papyrus, its translation, and its interpretation.

Issue 4

Issue 4: The New Sappho on Old Age: Textual and Philosophical Issues, 2007 (ed. Ellen Greene and Marilyn Skinner) is the online edition of a print volume published by the Center for Hellenic Studies in 2009 (available through Harvard University Press, here). This volume is the first collection of essays in English devoted to discussion of the newly-recovered Sappho poem and two other incomplete texts on the same papyri. Containing eleven new essays by leading scholars, it addresses a wide range of textual and philological issues connected with the find. Using different approaches, the contributions demonstrate how the "New Sappho" can be appreciated as a gracefully spare poetic statement regarding the painful inevitability of death and aging.

Issue 3

Issue 3: The Homerizon: Conceptual Interrogations in Homeric Studies, 2005 (ed. Richard Armstrong and Casey Dué) is the result of a colloquium held at the Center. The colloquium had as its goals the serious interrogation of cherished assumptions about Homeric “culture” and “texuality”; and the exploration of the wider cultural significance of the perennial Homeric Question(s).

Issue 2

Issue 2: Ancient Mediterranean Cultural Informatics, 2004 (ed. Christopher Blackwell and Ross Scaife). The second issue of Classics@ is the first edition of an ongoing project of publication aimed at documenting this emerging sub-discipline of our field, the scholarship of creating, analyzing, and disseminating humanist learning electronically. This issue features articles describing these projects and others like them — new work of high quality that is expanding the depth and breadth of our field. It also looks back at the history of this sub-discipline, and forward toward emerging standards, tools, and potentials.

Issue 1

Issue 1: New Epigrams Attributed to Posidippus of Pella, 2003 (ed. Benjamin Acosta-Hughes, Elizabeth Kosmetatou, Martine Cuypers, and Francesca Angiò). The focus of this first issue of Classics@ is the new Posidippus papyrus of some 112 epigrams, first published in 2001 as Posidippo di Pella: Epigrammi (P. Mil. Vogl. VIII 309), Papiri dell' Univeristà degli Studi di Milano - VIII, by LED - Edizioni Univeritarie di Lettere Economia Diritto (ed. Guido Bastianini and Claudio Gallazzi, with Colin Austin). The guest editors have constructed an in-progress working document of the Posidippus text based ultimately on this editio princeps. From the cumulative evidence of ongoing restorations, it becomes ever more evident that the real challenge in this case is not to distinguish between better and worse poetry, corresponding to the real and the would-be Posidippus, but between better and worse restorations. The better the restorations, the more one can see the consistency of quality in the poetry. Without the ongoing re-examination of the text by way of electronic documentation, the scholarly verdict on the value of the Posidippus papyrus may harden too early into set views that inhibit the kind of rethinking needed as important new evidence and interpretations continue to be brought to light.

Proposals Welcome

The CHS welcomes proposals for future Issues of Classics@. proposals should be sent by e-mail to the CHS Executive Editors Casey Dué (casey@chs.harvard.edu) and Mary Ebbott (ebbott@chs.harvard.edu). Please see the CHS Publications page for guidelines and details.


Firstdrafts@Classics@ is intended to give early exposure to creative scholarship before its formal publication. Please check regularly for new contributions and updates on ways to provide feedback to authors.
The First Drafts are listed in order of publication, with the most recent first.

Open Access Journal: DABIR: Digital Archive of Brief notes & Iran Review

[First posted in AWOL 10 October 2014, updated19 November 2019]

DABIR: Digital Archive of Brief notes & Iran Review
Dabir Journal
The Digital Archive of Brief notes & Iran Review (DABIR) is an open access, peer-reviewed online journal published by the Dr. Samuel M. Jordan Center for Persian Studies and Culture at the University of California, Irvine. DABIR aims to quickly and efficiently publish brief notes and reviews relating to the pre-modern world in contact with Iran and Persianate cultures. The journal accepts submissions on art history, archaeology, history, linguistics, literature, manuscript studies, numismatics, philology and religion, from Jaxartes to the Mediterranean and from the Sumerian period through to and including the Safavid era (3500 BCE-1500 CE). Work dealing with later periods can be considered on request.
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Issue 06 [Hanns-Peter Schmidt Gedenkschrift]


Open Access Journal: Gilgameš

ISSN: 2531-9515
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Gilgameš vuole essere uno spazio di condivisione e discussione interdisciplinare aperto agli studiosi di ambito umanistico. I contributi pubblicati dovranno essere originali e potranno spaziare dalla filologia alla letteratura e alla linguistica, passando per l'archeologia, la storia dell'arte, della musica e dello spettacolo, e le scienze umane dell'ambiente.

La rivista adotta l'open access per garantire la massima diffusione e fruibilità dei contenuti.

Visualizing the invisible with the human body: Physiognomy and ekphrasis in the ancient world

Visualizing the invisible with the human body: Physiognomy and ekphrasis in the ancient world
Ed. by Johnson, J. Cale / Stavru, Alessandro

Open Access

Part I: Mesopotamia and India

Open Access Journal: Chicago House Bulletin

 [First posted in AWOL 28 December 2010. Updated 20 November 2019]

Chicago House Bulletin
The Epigraphic Survey based at Chicago House in Luxor, Egypt, is directed by W. Raymond Johnson, PhD, Research Associate (Associate Professor) NELC and Oriental Institute.
The mission of the Survey since its founding in 1924 has been to produce photographs and precise line drawings of the inscriptions and relief scenes on major temples and tombs at Luxor for publication. More recently the Survey has expanded its program to include conservation, restoration, and site management. In addition to the field director, the professional staff of the Survey normally includes three to four epigraphers, four to five artists, two photographers, an architect, a librarian, several conservators, stonemasons, and IT consultants. The epigraphers and artists include both graduate students and post-doctoral scholars who have received training in all aspects of Egyptology. The Epigraphic Survey is currently conducting its 90th archaeological field season.
Some issues of the Chicago House Bulletin originally appeared as a part of the Oriental Institute News & Notes:

For a listing of all Oriental Institute publications available online  see:

Open Access Journal: Athens University Revue of Archaeology (AURA)

Athens University Revue of Archaeology (AURA)
ISSN (digital): 2623-3428
ISSN (print): 2623-3436

The Athens University Review of Archaeology (AURA) is an international, peer-reviewed archaeological journal published annually by the Faculty of History and Archaeology of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. It is dedicated to the publication of original research articles and reports focusing on, or related to the archaeology, art and material culture in the broader Greek world, from the earliest Prehistory to the Modern Era.
We welcome contributions in Greek or English about (1) the Stone and Bronze Age in Greece and related adjacent areas, (2) the Geometric to Classical periods in Greece and the Greek colonies in the Mediterranean, (3) the broader Hellenistic world, (4) Roman Greece, (5) the Byzantine Empire, (6) the period of Latin and Ottoman rule in Greece, (7) Modern Greek art, (8) the Eastern Mediterranean and the Near East, (9) Environmental Archaeology and Archaeometry, (10) Museology and (11) Computer Applications in Archaeology. The range of studies varies, including synthetic works, reports on excavations and field surveys, studies of archaeological material or works of art, various case studies, as well as preliminary publications of on-going research projects dealing with the scientific areas described above.
AURA is a fully open access journal issued annually. Each issue is published electronically as a PDF file. All papers are available on the Internet to all users immediately upon publication and free of charge, according to the Creative Commons CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.
AURA issues and AURA Supplements can also be distributed on a print-on-demand basis and posted or collected from the bookstore of the Kardamitsa Publications, 8 Ippokratous str, Athens. The costs of priting and posting are covered by the customer. If you wish to request a hard copy, please contact us.

AURA vol. 2 (2019)


An archaeobotanical study of Alepotrypa Cave (pp. 9-17)

Two Middle Bronze Age Pottery Kilns at Plasi, Marathon (pp. 19-63)

Phoenicians, Cypriots and Euboeans in the Northern Aegean: a reappraisal (pp. 65-102)

Εxotic offerings in the archaic Rhodian sanctuaries (pp. 103-116)

An Overview on Ancient Quarries of Southeastern Attica (pp. 117-136)

The Salamis’ Sea Battle Tumulus revisited (pp. 137-160)

Βιώνοντας τον δημόσιο χώρο στην αρχαία Ελλάδα (6ος-1ος αι. π.Χ.) (pp. 161-171)

The Architecture of the ‘Pantheon’ in Athens. Recent Discoveries (pp. 173-190)

Τα νέα ευρήματα πεσσών στην Αθήνα και το Ώδείο του Αγρίππα (pp. 191-217)

Μαρμάρινα και άλλα λίθινα αγγεία από την Σπάρτη (pp. 219-244)

Ένα άγνωστο υστεροβυζαντινό οχυρό: Το κάστρο των Βατίκων στη Λακωνία (pp. 245-274)

Χρήστος Τσούντας:  ο Καθηγητής Αρχαιολογίας στο Πανεπιστήμιο Αθηνών (pp. 275-283)

Στα μονοπάτια της παράδοσης: καταγραφή και προστασία της ξυλοναυπηγικής στην Κύπρο (pp. 285-303)

Open Access Journal: Hesperia (1932-2011)

[First posted in AWOL 28 August 2013, updated 21 November 2019]

ASCSA Publications

Hesperia Open Access

The ASCSA has made all Hesperia articles from 1932 to 2011 available as downloadable PDFs. This webpage is intended for the use of individuals who do not have access to JSTOR. Look for articles by using the search box below. Click on a column heading to sort the results by title, author, volume, issue, or keyword/abstract. Display 10, 25, 50, or 100 entries at a time, and navigate results at the bottom of the page. Click an article's “Download” link to read on-screen with PDF software (e.g., Adobe Reader), or save the file to a reading device. Online access is not required to read these articles once they have been downloaded, and there is no limit to the number of articles that readers can save for future use. The articles are free of digital rights management (DRM), but are protected under the Creative Commons BY-NC license that allows for downloading and sharing articles, as long as the ASCSA and Hesperia are credited as the source. The articles and works derived from them cannot be used for commercial purposes.