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Open Access publishing by the Institute of Classical Studies

Open Access publishing by the Institute of Classical Studies
Dr. Liz Potter, ICS Publications Manager, reports on an initiative to make the Institute’s publications freely accessible online.
In the UK and EU, there are a range of initiatives currently aiming to make research widely and freely accessible to all. Publishing on an ‘Open Access’ (OA) basis makes research outputs free at the point of use, and thus aims to maximise their impact. OA publication is concerned to make research more easily accessible and reusable for as wide a range of audiences as possible—for research, for innovation, for teaching, and to support public engagement.

In line with these initiatives, the ICS is starting to make its publications available on an Open Access basis. The Institute’s activities have included publication since its early days: the Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies (BICS) was first published in 1954; and the Bulletin’s associated Supplements have been published on an occasional basis since 1955. For our Open Access work, we are starting with our recent Supplements.

We are publishing these Supplements via the Humanities Digital Library. This is the Open Access publishing platform for the University of London Press. Six of the research institutes which make up the University’s School of Advanced Study have Open Access publications on the platform: ourselves, the Institute of Historical Research, the Institute of Advanced Legal Study, the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, the Institute of English Studies, and the Institute of Latin American Studies. The Institute thus benefits from its connections with the wider University by being part of this platform, cross-referencing its publications with those of other Institutes, for example.

BICS Supplements available Open Access

To date, we have made available the following titles. They are all free to access as PDF versions online, published under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. There are also links on the site to purchase the title in book form for those who wish.

Eros and the Polis (BICS Supplement 119)
The articles in this edited volume take a historicizing approach to the conventions and expectations or erôs in the archaic and classical polis. Focusing on the poetic genres, they pursue issues including: the connection between homosexual erôs and politics; sexual practices that fell outside societal norms; the roles of sôphrosynê (self-control) and akrasia (incontinence) in erotic relationships; and the connection between erôs and other socially important emotions such as charis, philia, and storgê.

Creating Ethnicities and Identities in the Roman World (BICS Supplement 120)
This volume explores how practices of ethnic categorization formed part of Roman strategies of control across their expanding empire. It also considers how people living in particular places internalized these identities and developed their own sense of belonging to an ethnic community.

Persuasive Language in Cicero’s Pro Milone (BICS Supplement 121)
This innovative approach to Cicero’s persuasive language applies ideas from modern linguistics to one of his most important speeches. The reading of Pro Milone which emerges not only contributes to our understanding of late republican discourse, but also suggests a new methodology for using the study of language and style to illuminate literary/historical aspects of texts.

The Digital Classicist 2013 (BICS Supplement 122)
This wide-ranging volume showcases exemplary applications of digital scholarship to the ancient world and critically examines the many challenges and opportunities afforded by such research. As such it is a contribution to the development of scholarship both in the fields of classical antiquity and in Digital Humanities more broadly.

Profession and Performance (BICS Supplement 123)
This volume brings together six papers relating to oratory, orators, and oratorical delivery in the public fora of classical Greece and Rome. They range from the Athenian courts and Assembly to Cicero’s Rome, from the ‘Second Sophistic’ to the late Roman Empire. A final paper reflects on the continuing relevance of rhetoric in the modern, highly professionalized practice of the law in England.

Marathon: 2,500 Years (BICS Supplement 124)
This volume includes twenty-one papers originally presented at a colloquium in the Peloponnese in 2010 to mark the 2,500th anniversary of the battle of Marathon. It is a celebration of Marathon and its reception from classical antiquity to the present era.
Our aim is to publish more of our recent backlist on this platform in the coming months. Watch this space!
The BICS Mycenaean Studies

As I’ve previously reported on this blog, the abstracts from the ICS Mycenaean Seminar are also now published online on Humanities Digital Library. The seminar has been convened by the Institute since the 1950s, and summaries of the seminars have been published as part of BICS since 1963. Starting with the 2015-16 series, the Mycenaean summaries are now published separately online, and become far more widely available as Open Access publications. Click these links to read The BICS Mycenaean Seminar 2015-16 and The BICS Mycenaean Seminar 2016-17; the summaries of the 2017-18 and 2018-19 year are coming soon!
by Liz Potter

Open Access Monograph Series: Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies Supplements

Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies Supplements
The Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies Supplements  (BICS Supplements) include monographs, conference proceedings, newly edited texts, and the publication of international research projects, all supporting and facilitating the latest work in Classics around the world.

All Books

Cover for  The Digital Classicist 2013
The Digital Classicist 2013
Stuart Dunn, Simon Mahony
9 December 2013
Cover for  Marathon – 2,500 Years: Proceedings of The Marathon Conference 2010
Marathon – 2,500 Years: Proceedings of The Marathon Conference 2010
Christopher Carey, Michael Edwards
2 December 2013
Cover for  Erôs and the Polis: Love in context
Erôs and the Polis: Love in context
Ed Sanders; James Davidson, Nick Fisher, Dimitra Kokkini, Stavroula Kiritsi
1 July 2013
Cover for  Creating Ethnicities & Identities in the Roman World
Creating Ethnicities & Identities in the Roman World
Andrew Gardner, Edward Herring, Kathryn Lomas
4 November 2013
Cover for  Profession and Performance: Aspects of oratory in the Greco-Roman World
Profession and Performance: Aspects of oratory in the Greco-Roman World
Christos Kremmydas, Jonathan Powell, Lene Rubinstein
19 October 2017
Cover for  Persuasive Language in Cicero’s Pro Milone: A Close Reading and Commentary
Persuasive Language in Cicero’s Pro Milone: A Close Reading and Commentary
Lynn S. Fotheringham
19 October 2017

And see AWOL's Alphabetical List of Open Access Monograph Series in Ancient Studies

Greek Vocabulary Tool

Greek Vocabulary Tool

What can you (and will you be able to) do with this site?

Generate word lists with definitions for entire Greek works or specific passages.
View statistics on each word across the entire corpus or user-defined subsets of text.
Provide improvements to the underlying data and contribute to open philology.
Track your reading and scaffold new texts with just the vocabulary help you need.
Study vocabulary with adaptive, spaced flashcards customized to your reading. 
To get started, browse the Lemma List or Editions List.


The texts covered here are all from the Perseus Digital Library. They were lemmatized by Giuseppe Celano and combined with short definitions from Logeion, used with the generous permission of Helma Dik.
This site is being developed by Eldarion, supported in part by the Humboldt Chair of Digital Humanities at the University of Leipzig.

The Tiberian Pronunciation Tradition of Biblical Hebrew

The Tiberian Pronunciation Tradition of Biblical Hebrew, Volume 1

The Tiberian Pronunciation Tradition of Biblical Hebrew, Volume 2

  Geoffrey Khan
The Tiberian Pronunciation Tradition of Biblical Hebrew, Volume 1
These volumes represent the highest level of scholarship on what is arguably the most important tradition of Biblical Hebrew. Written by the leading scholar of the Tiberian Masoretic tradition, they offer a wealth of new data and revised analysis, and constitute a considerable advance on existing published scholarship. It should stand alongside Israel Yeivin’s ‘The Tiberian Masorah’ as an essential handbook for scholars of Biblical Hebrew, and will remain an indispensable reference work for decades to come.
—Dr. Benjamin Outhwaite, Director of the Taylor-Schechter Genizah Research Unit, Cambridge University Library

The form of Biblical Hebrew that is presented in printed editions, with vocalization and accent signs, has its origin in medieval manuscripts of the Bible. The vocalization and accent signs are notation systems that were created in Tiberias in the early Islamic period by scholars known as the Tiberian Masoretes, but the oral tradition they represent has roots in antiquity. The grammatical textbooks and reference grammars of Biblical Hebrew in use today are heirs to centuries of tradition of grammatical works on Biblical Hebrew in Europe. The paradox is that this European tradition of Biblical Hebrew grammar did not have direct access to the way the Tiberian Masoretes were pronouncing Biblical Hebrew.

In the last few decades, research of manuscript sources from the medieval Middle East has made it possible to reconstruct with considerable accuracy the pronunciation of the Tiberian Masoretes, which has come to be known as the ‘Tiberian pronunciation tradition’. This book presents the current state of knowledge of the Tiberian pronunciation tradition of Biblical Hebrew and a full edition of one of the key medieval sources, Hidāyat al-Qāriʾ ‘The Guide for the Reader’, by ʾAbū al-Faraj Hārūn. It is hoped that the book will help to break the mould of current grammatical descriptions of Biblical Hebrew and form a bridge between modern traditions of grammar and the school of the Masoretes of Tiberias.

Links and QR codes in the book allow readers to listen to an oral performance of samples of the reconstructed Tiberian pronunciation by Alex Foreman. This is the first time Biblical Hebrew has been recited with the Tiberian pronunciation for a millennium.

The Tiberian Pronunciation Tradition of Biblical Hebrew, Volume 1
Geoffrey Khan | Forthcoming February 2020
762 pp. | 6.14" x 9.21" (234 x 156 mm)
Semitic Languages and Cultures vol 1 | ISSN: 2632-6906 (Print); 2632-6914 (Online)
ISBN Paperback: 978-1-78374-675-0
ISBN Hardback: 978-1-78374-676-7
ISBN Digital (PDF): 978-1-78374-677-4
DOI: 10.11647/OBP.0163
Subject codes: BIC: HRCG (Biblical studies and exegesis), CFF (Historical and comparative linguistics), CFP (Translation and interpretation); BISAC: REL006020 (RELIGION / Biblical Biography / General), LAN009010 (LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Historical & Comparative)

Corpus Grammaticorum Latinorum: Bibliography of the *Grammatici Latini *(1855-2018)

Corpus Grammaticorum Latinorum: Bibliography of the *Grammatici Latini *(1855-2018)
While waiting for the imminent reopening of the website* Corpus Grammaticorum Latinorum* (*CGL*) in the framework of the project directed by Professor Alessandro Garcea, we are pleased to announce that the bibliography of the *Grammatici Latini *(1855-2018) is now available at the link https://cgl.hypotheses.org/. By way of links to specific web-pages there appear bibliographical information on : grammarians, grammatical texts, cited authors, thematic sections, *generalia*.

Best regards,

Manuela Callipo
[Posted on the CLASSICISTS listserve]

Open Access Journal: Ancient Narrative

[First posted in AWOL 11 March 2013, updated 21 February 2020 (new URL)]

Ancient Narrative
Online ISSN: 1568-3532
Print ISSN: 1568-3540

As the name Ancient Narrative indicates, the areas of interest of the new journal are: Greek, Roman, Jewish novelistic traditions, including novels proper, the "fringe", as well as the fragments; narrative texts of the Byzantine age, early Christian narrative texts - and the reception of these works in modern literature, film and music. Ancient Narrative encourages approaches which range from editorial and philological work on these texts, and literary-theoretical studies, to theological, sociological, cultural and anthropological approaches. No particular area or methodology is preferred. The audience of our journal will thus comprise not only those who are working mainly in classical or religious studies, but all those who are interested in the birth and development of narrative fiction in all its aspects, from antiquity to the modern times.

Ancient Narrative (AN) is first and foremost an electronic journal, in which selected articles will be discussed during a period of several months. At the end of the year the authors have the opportunity to revise their articles. A volume containing all revised articles of the past year will appear both in print and on the website.
AN also publishes special, theme-oriented issues. Your suggestions for such issues are very welcome.

AN is the electronic continuation of the Petronian Society Newsletter (ed. Gareth Schmeling) and the Groningen Colloquia on the Novel (eds. Heinz Hofmann and Maaike Zimmerman). Therefore, AN will, besides full articles, publish bibliographical information as well as brief notes on relevant subjects. The editors will also invite specialists for reviews, which will be published in the electronic journal and in the annual printed volume of AN.

2020: AN 17, preliminary version


Gods in Color: Polychromy in Antiquity

Gods in Color: Polychromy in Antiquity
1/30 – 2020/8/30 
Museum exhibitions of ancient Greek and Roman sculptures are striking for the dominance of pure white marble. But looks can be deceiving. These figures of gods and heroes were once richly clothed in vivid colors! We’ve known this for centuries – so why does the image of whiteness still persist?
For many years the Liebieghaus has dedicated itself to unraveling the mystery of the original polychromy of ancient sculptures. Indeed, the museum has taken the lead in this area of research.
Vinzenz Brinkmann’s reconstructions are made in collaboration with the archaeologist Ulrike Koch-Brinkmann and give current viewers a vibrant picture of the former polychromy of the sculptures. The exhibition Gods in Color has been touring the world in one form or another since 2003 – a testament to its popularity and success – and originally went on show at the Liebieghaus in Frankfurt am Main in 2008.

The exhibition now returns to Frankfurt with new findings and reconstructions never before displayed. The juxtaposition of color reconstructions with selected masterpieces from the Liebieghaus allows viewers to experience the history of these brightly painted sculptures first-hand.

Open Access Monograph Series: Forschungen in Ephesos


Ogham 3D Pilot Project

Ogham 3D Pilot Project
Ogham stones are among Ireland's most remarkable national treasures. These perpendicular cut stones bear inscriptions in the uniquely Irish Ogham alphabet, using a system of notches and horizontal or diagonal lines/scores to represent the sounds of an early form of the Irish language. The stones are inscribed with the names of prominent people and sometimes tribal affiliation or geographical areas. These inscriptions constitute the earliest recorded form of Irish and, as our earliest written records dating back at least as far as the 5th century AD, are a significant resource for historians, as well as linguists and archaeologists.

Partially Open Access Monograph Series: OREA - Oriental and European Archaeology

Open Access Monograph Series: Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum - Österreich

Open Access Journal: Rheinisches Museum für Philologie

[First posted in AWOL 25 January 2010. Updated 23 February 2020]

Rheinisches Museum für Philologie
ISSN: 0035-449X
Die Zeitschrift wurde 1827 unter dem Titel „Rheinisches Museum für Philologie, Geschichte und griechische Philosophie“ von Barthold Georg Niebuhr, August Böckh und Christian August Brandis gegründet und erschien unter diesem Namen bis 1829/32. Von 1832/33 bis 1839 wurde die Zeitschrift unter dem Titel „Rheinisches Museum für Philologie“ von Friedrich Gottlieb Welcker und August Ferdinand Naeke weitergeführt. Seit 1842 erscheint die „Neue Folge“ des „Rheinischen Museums für Philologie“. Erstherausgeber waren Friedrich Ritschl und Friedrich Gottlieb Welcker (vgl. auch C.W. Müller, Das Rheinische Museum für Philologie 1842–2007. Zum Erscheinen des 150. Bandes der Neuen Folge, RhM 150, 2007, 1–7).

Das „Rheinische Museum für Philologie“ ist die älteste, bis heute erscheinende altertumswissenschaftliche Fachzeitschrift. Seit ihrer Gründung veröffentlicht sie wissenschaftliche Beiträge zu Sprache, Literatur und Geschichte des griechischen und römischen Altertums und seiner Rezeption in den Sprachen Deutsch, Englisch, Französisch, Italienisch und Latein. Sie ist international verbreitet, und die im „Rheinischen Museum für Philologie“ veröffentlichten Artikel sind jeweils drei Jahre nach Erscheinen der Druckfassung kostenfrei im Internet abrufbar.

Alle eingesandten Beiträge werden von wenigstens zwei Experten begutachtet, die dem Herausgebergremium angehören oder extern hinzugezogen werden. Für weitere Auskünfte wende man sich an den Herausgeber unter: Bernd.Manuwald@uni-koeln.de
Rheinisches Museum für Philologie (Neue Folge) 
Open access to volumes 1 (1842) -  160 (2017)

Band 160 (2017)



Rheinisches Museum für Philologie

Rheinisches Museum für Philologie, Geschichte und griechische Philosophie

Open Access Journal: Epigraphica Anatolica: Zeitschrift für Epigraphik und historische Geographie Anatoliens

[First posted in AWOL 2 November 2009. Updated 24 February 2020]

Epigraphica Anatolica: Zeitschrift für Epigraphik und historische Geographie Anatoliens

Jahrgang 38 (2005)

Jahrgang 37 (2004)

Jahrgang 36 (2003)

Jahrgang 35 (2002)

Video of conference presentations: Neo-Paleography: Analysing Ancient Handwritings in the Digital Age


Basel, 27-29 January 2020
Venue: Kollegienhaus, Regenzzimmer 111, Petersplatz 1, 4001 Basel

Click here for directions.
Click here to download the programme.
Click here to download the abstracts.
Click here for the presented posters.
Click here for the conference videos.


Monday 27 January


Tuesday 28 January


Wednesday 29 January

9:00 Marie Beurton-Aimar, Cecilia Ostertag in abs. (Bordeaux): Re-assembly Egyptian potteries with handwritten texts
9:30 Vincent Christlein (Nuremberg): Writer identification in historical document images 
10:00 Imran Siddiqi (Islamabad): Dating of Historical Manuscripts using Image Analysis & Deep Learning Techniques 
10:30 Discussion
10:45 Coffee break
11:00 Tanmoy Mondal (Montpellier): Efficient technique for Binarization, Noise Cleaning and Convolutional Neural Network Based Writer Identification for Papyri Manuscripts
11:30 Andreas Fischer (Fribourg): Recent Advances in Graph-Based Keyword Spotting for Supporting Quantitative Paleography
12:00 Discussion
12:30 Coffee break
14:00 Vlad Atanasiu, Peter Fornaro (Basel): On the utility of color in computational paleography
Visit of the Digital Humanities Lab and the papyrus collection in the University Library

Animales salvajes en Mesopotamia: los grandes mamíferos en el tercer milenio a. C.

Animales salvajes en Mesopotamia: los grandes mamíferos en el tercer milenio a. C.
Author:  Lladó Santaeularia, Alexandra
Director/Tutor:  Molina Martos, Manuel
 Los animales han tenido siempre una gran repercusión en la Historia del ser humano. Durante el Paleolítico eran cazados como fuente de alimento para complementar una dieta pobre en proteínas. Más tarde, la domesticación de algunas especies fue uno de los principales motores de la revolución neolítica, convirtiéndolos en un recurso económico de gran importancia. Además de la carne y las pieles, se empezaron a explotar otros productos secundarios como la leche o la lana, y algunos animales fueron empleados como fuerza de trabajo agrícola y medio de transporte terrestre. Pese a estos cambios trascendentales, los animales salvajes siguieron teniendo una importante presencia en la sociedad. Los depredadores eran una amenaza constante para las personas y sus rebaños, mientras que los herbívoros seguían siendo cazados por necesidad o por entretenimiento. El caso de Mesopotamia no es distinto. A lo largo de toda su historia encontramos multitud de referencias a los animales salvajes tanto en las fuentes escritas como en las representaciones figurativas, demostrando que su importancia, al menos simbólica, era parecida a la de los animales domésticos. Incluso algunos de ellos tuvieron cierta trascendencia en actividades económicas. En este contexto, la presente tesis analiza la presencia de fauna salvaje en la Mesopotamia del tercer milenio a. C. y su relación con la sociedad de la época, centrándose en el caso concreto de los grandes mamíferos. Para ello, se propone un enfoque multidisciplinar que incluye el estudio de los restos faunísticos, las representaciones figurativas y las fuentes escritas (lexicográficas, literarias y administrativas), con el objetivo de tener una visión lo más completa posible sobre la situación concreta de cada una de estas especies en el periodo estudiado.
Animals have always had quite a large repercussion on humans’ history. In the Paleolithic, they were hunted as feeding source to complement a low-protein diet. Later on, the domestication of some species facilitated the Neolithic revolution as animals became an important economic resource. Apart from consuming their meat and using their furs, other secondary products such as milk and wool started to being exploited. Some others were used as working animals in agriculture and for terrestrial transportation. Even though all these transcendental changes, wild animals still had an important presence in society. Predators were a constant threat for people and herds, while herbivores were hunted because of necessity or as entertainment. Mesopotamian case was not different. Throughout all its history, numerous references to wild animals in textual sources as well as figurative representations can be found, what demonstrates that their importance was similar to the domestic animals’, at least in a symbolic way. Some of these wild animals even had a certain transcendence in economic activities. In this context, the aim of this dissertation is to analyse the presence of wild fauna in Mesopotamia during the third millennium BC and its relationship with the society of the period, focusing on the specific case of big mammals. To achieve such a goal, an interdisciplinary approach is proposed, which includes the study of faunal remains, figurative representations and written sources (lexical, literary and administrative) to provide a general picture of the status of the animal world in the third millennium BC.

Liddell, Scott, Jones Ancient Greek Lexicon (LSJ) Wiki

[First posted in AWOL 10 My 2013, updated 24 February 2020]



This project consisted originally in the conversion into mediawiki format of Liddell, Scott, Jones'A Greek–English Lexicon, which is more commonly known as LSJ. The data have been provided by the Perseus Project with a Creative Commons Sharealike / Non-Commercial / Attribution license. And it was launched on February 2013.
Since then a number of other sources (Ancient Greek/Latin to and from other languages) have been added. For example:
  • Diccionario Griego-Español (DGE)
DGE is and Ancient Greek to Spanish Dictionary produced at the Instituto de Lenguas y Culturas del Mediterráneo y Oriente Próximo (ILC) of the Centro de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales (CCHS) of the CSIC (Madrid) under the direction of Francisco R. Adrados and Juan Rodríguez Somolinos. The online version (about 60,000 entries) contains lemmata from α through ἔξαυος and is the work of this amazing team. Work on this dictionary has been sponsored by the Greek Leventis Foundation among others and it is offered under a non-commercial creative commons license.
  • Anatole Bailly, Dictionnaire Grec-Français abrégé as digitized by Chaeréphon


Apart from making accessible a variety of sources, the objective is to improve upon them. Many of the works are old and apart from antiquated language there are also numerous errors. Hence the work being carried out on editing those sources and producing reverge language versions (i.e. from other languages into Ancient Greek).

Attribution Required

According to the above license, if you copy text from this site you are required to provide attribution with a link to the page you used. To be clear as to what attribution means, you have to:
Hyperlink directly to the original page on the source site of the specific article you quote from (e.g. ἀγάπη)
“Directly”, means that each hyperlink must point directly to this domain in standard HTML visible even with JavaScript disabled, and not use a tinyurl or any other form of obfuscation or redirection. Furthermore, the links must not be nofollowed.

Palaeolexicon: Word study tool for ancient languages

Palaeolexicon: Word study tool for ancient languages

About Palaeolexicon

Palaeolexicon is a tool for the study of ancient languages. Its name derives from the Greek words palaeo meaning 'old' and lexicon meaning 'dictionary'. If you're interested of the ancient world and its languages, then this is a site for you. It is a place for people who love historical linguistics and ancient history.


Palaeolexicon started as a project in December 2008 and its aim was to provide a searchable index of Mycenaean Greek glosses. During the early development stages, it was decided that Phrygian should be docked in as well. Then languages of the greater Balkan and Anatolia area followed.

Language support

The Palaeolexicon database contains public and partial dictionaries that in turn contain thousands of words. The difference between a public and partial dictionary, is that a public dictionary is available for browsing, while a partial dictionary will return results corresponding the search criteria of a user.

Palaeolexicon has currently the following public dictionaries:
  • Avestan
  • Cappadocian Greek
  • Carian
  • Cypriot Syllabic Script
  • Early Proto-Albanian
  • Eteocypriot
  • Etruscan
  • Hattic
  • Hittite
  • Linear B
  • C. Luwian
  • Lycian
  • Lydian
  • Old Norse
  • Palaic
  • Phrygian
  • Pre-Celtic
  • Pre-Greek toponyms
  • Proto-Altaic
  • Proto-Indo-European
  • Proto-Kartvelian
  • Proto-Semitic
  • Proto-Turkic
  • Safaitic
  • Thracian
  • Tocharian A
  • Tocharian B
  • Urartian
The partial dictionaries include the following languages:
  • Aeolic Greek
  • Ancient Macedonian
  • Arcado-Cypriot Greek
  • Armenian
  • Attic Greek
  • Basque/Euskara
  • Doric Greek
  • Greek
  • Hurrian
  • Ionic Greek
  • Latin
  • Lemnian
  • Mitanni
  • Old Persian
  • Ossetian (Iron)
  • Pr.Indo-Iranian
  • Proto-Anatolian
  • Proto-Celtic
  • Proto-Italic
  • Proto-Tungus
  • Proto-Uralic
  • Sanskrit

    Latin and Arabic: Entangled Histories

    Latin and Arabic: Entangled Histories
    Daniel G. König (Ed.)  
    Heidelberg Studies on Transculturality
      Latin and Arabic
    As linguistic systems comprising a large variety of written and oral registers including derivate “languages” and “dialects,” Latin and Arabic have been of paramount importance for the history of the Euromediterranean since Antiquity. Moreover, due to their long-term function as languages of administration, intellectual activity, and religion, they are often regarded as cultural markers of Europe and the (Arabic-)Islamic sphere respectively. This volume explores the many dimensions and ramifications of Latin-Arabic entanglement both from macro-historical as well as from micro-historical perspectives. Visions of history marked by the binary opposition of “Islam” and “the West” tend to ignore these important facets of Euromediterranean entanglement, as do historical studies that explain complex transcultural processes without giving attention to their linguistic dimension.
    Table of Contents
    Daniel G. König
    Part I: Latin and Arabic: Macro-historical Perspectives
    Benoît Grévin
    1. Comparing Medieval “Latin” and “Arabic” Textual Cultures from a Structural Perspective
    Daniel G. König
    2. Latin-Arabic Entanglement: A Short History
    Part II: Latin and Arabic: Case Studies
    Daniel Potthast
    3. Diglossia as a Problem in Translating Administrative and Juridical Documents: The Case of Arabic, Latin, and Romance on the Medieval Iberian Peninsula
    Benoît Grévin
    4. Between Arabic and Latin in Late Medieval and Renaissance Italy
    Katarzyna K. Starczewska
    5. Beyond Religious Polemics: An Arabic-Latin Qurʾān Used as a Textbook for Studying Arabic.
    Jan Scholz
    6. Cicero and Quintilian in the Arab World? Latin Rhetoric in Modern Arabic Rhetorical and Homiletical Manuals
    About the Authors

    TimeTravelRome (Mobile App)

    TimeTravelRome is dedicated to the history, architecture and literature of the Ancient Roman Empire. It is a history / travel mobile app that finds and describes every significant ancient Roman city, fortress, theater or sanctuary - in Europe, Middle East as well as across North Africa. TimeTravel Rome includes hundreds of ancient texts. TimeTravel Rome is made with passion for travelers to Rome, history geeks, classics teachers, students and anyone fascinated by the ancient Roman history and its culture.

    Time Travel Rome can be used as a Travel Guide to Rome and to other places of the Ancient Roman Empire: it contains 200 articles about Rome alone, making it a complete archaeological Rome travel guide. Besides, TimeTravel Rome travel guide also includes thousands of articles about monuments in Pompeii, Herculaneum, Carthage, Jerash, Trier, Nîmes and all other important sites of the Ancient Roman Empire.

    History information about Rome and other sites is complemented by ancient history and litterature texts written by Cicero, Augustus, Julius Cesar, Virgil, Horace, Appian, Pliny, Plutarch, Tacitus and many other famous classic authors, making the app suitable for use by Classics teachers and students.

    TimeTravel Rome combines up-to-date travel guide description of Rome and a rich collection of Ancient Rome texts, which makes it an ultimate ancient history app dedicated to the Ancient Roman Empire.

    What's New

    Timetravelrome offers a description for 4500 ancient sites and monuments across the Roman Empire, a gallery of 8000 photos, and a library of 300 ancient texts. The new version offers improved search features; it also adds new content and photos for hundreds of ancient sites.

    Additional Information

    February 24, 2020
    Current Version
    Requires Android
    4.0.3 and up
    Content Rating
    In-app Products
    $5.99 - $9.99 per item
    Offered By
    Pavla S.A.
    23 Riga Fereou str.144 52 Metamorfossis Athens, Greece

    Classics in the Classroom

    Classics in the Classroom
    As part of the extensive outreach and public-engagement programme of the Department of Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology of the University of Birmingham, the project aims to provide teachers with educational materials which will be closely related to the content of the OCR Classics specifications and will be freely available online. The first pack of materials presented here is dedicated to the Late Roman Republic, a subject covered in both the A-Level Classical Civilisation syllabus and the A-Level Ancient History syllabus, and has been prepared by Dr Hannah Cornwell and Ben Salisbury (PhD Candidate), both experts in the field. The pack contains a series of videos as well as notes to teachers, slides and workbooks for pupils, all of which are downloadable and ready to use in the classroom. 
    What is unique with this initiative is that the content of the material was not only designed for teachers, but also decided by teachers. Talking into account a large number of answers given by Ancient History and Classical Civilisation teachers to an online questionnaire, Dr Cornwell and Mr Salisbury created educational materials suited specifically to the teachers’ needs and purposes. It is with great enthusiasm therefore that we now publicly share this material. We are hopeful that it will be of use to both teachers and pupils!