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Webfestschrift Boris Ilich Marshak

Webfestschrift Marshak 2003 Ērān ud Anērān: Studies presented to Boris Ilich Marshak on the Occasion of His 70th Birthday
Electronic Version
Matteo Compareti, Paola Raffetta, Gianroberto Scarcia - Editors
October 2003
Transoxiana regrets the passing away of Boris Marshak (9 July 1933-28 July 2006) at the site of the archeological excavations of Ancient Panjikent.
Table of Contents

Hittite Epigraphic Findings In The Ancient Near East

Hittite Epigraphic Findings In The Ancient Near East
The present web-site has been developed with the purpose of creating a general geographic map of the epigraphic findings belonging to the Hittite Kingdom (1600 – 1150 BC). The findings listed here concern texts, seals, and inscribed objects written either in Akkadic or Hittite.

Data come from more than 70 archaeological sites spread over a territory extending from the Western Anatolian coast to the Tigris valley and from the Northern Anatolian coast to the Syro-Lebanese border. 

The web-site and its contents have been created and are currently curated by Dr. Dario Fossati. The page was realized as part of the project "Creazione di una mappa interattiva dei ritrovamenti epigrafici nei siti anatolici e siriani sotto controllo ittita" and has been supervised by Professor Franca Pecchioli Daddi of the University of Florence.

It is part of the research project PRIN 2009 "Modelli di costruzione fisica ed ideologica del territorio e identità culturali: città sacre, santuari, complessi funerari in Siria, Anatolia e Transcaucasia nelle Et� del Bronzo e del Ferro", supervised by Professor Stefania Mazzoni. 


Open Access Journal: Acta Palaeobotanica

Acta Palaeobotanica
ISSN: 2082-0259 (electronic version)
ISSN: 0001-6594 (printed version)
Acta Palaeobotanicais an international journal publishing high quality contributions to palaeobotany and palynology. It is the only journal in Central and Eastern Europe focused on all fields of palaeobotanical and palynological investigations and publishes original palaeobotanical, palaeoecological, palaeophytogeographical, palynological, and archaeobotanical papers in addition to monographs, comprehensive review and discussion articles and book reviews. The journal is open to contributors from all over the world. 

It is published regularly with one volume per year each comprising two numbered parts, printed in June (No. 1) and in December (No. 2). The language of the journal is English. All manuscripts to be published in the journal are peer reviewed by at least two referees, and after acceptance of corrected manuscripts printing time is only approximately 6 months. 

Acta Palaeobotanicais now an open access journal and currently abstracts and full text of the articles in the PDF format beginning from volume 1 (1960) are freely accessible onwards here.

The internet service also provides catalogues for volumes and supplements published since 1960 and includes information on ordering forms of printed copies.
Contents & Abstracts> full text - pdf [Year (Volume): No.]
1960(1): 1, 2 1961(2): 1, 2, 3 1962(3): 1, 2 1963(4): 1,2
1964(5): 1, 2 1965(6): 1, 2 1966(7): 1, 2 1967(8): 1, 2, 3
1968(9): 1 1969(10): 1, 2 1970(11): 1, 2 1971(12): 1, 2
1972(13): 1, 2 1973(14): 1, 2, 3 1974(15): 1, 2 1975(16): 1, 2
1976(17): 1, 2 1977(18): 1, 2 1978(19): 1, 2 1979(20): 1, 2
1980-81 (21): 1, 2 1982(22): 1, 2 1983-84(23): 1, 2 1984(24): 1-2
1985(25): 1-2 1986(26): 1-2 1987(27): 1, 2 1988(28): 1-2
1989(29): 1, 2 1990(30): 1, 2 1991(31): 1-2 1992(32): 1
1993(33): 1, 2 1994(34): 1, 2 1995(35): 1, 2 1996(36): 1, 2
1997(37): 1, 2 1998(38): 1, 2 1999(39): 1, 2 2000(40): 1, 2
2001(41): 1, 2 2002(42): 1, 2 2003(43): 1, 2 2004(44): 1, 2
2005(45): 1, 2 2006(46): 1, 2 2007(47): 1, 2 2008(48): 1, 2
2009(49): 1, 2 2010(50): 1, 2 2011(51): 1, 2 2012(52): 1, 2
Supplements: Contents & Abstracts  [No. (Year)]
S. 1 (1994) S. 2 (1999) S. 3 (2003) S. 4 (2003)
S. 5 (2004) S. 6 (2005)

Open Access Journal: Empúries: revista de món clàssic i antiguitat tardana

[First posted in AWOL 2 July 2009. Updated 30 December 2012]

Empúries: revista de món clàssic i antiguitat tardana
ISSN 0213-9278
Empúries (ISSN 0213-9278) és una publicació bianual del Museu d'Arqueologia de Catalunya, que publica, des de l'any 1939, treballs científics de recerca generals sobre el món clàssic i l'antiguitat tardana de Catalunya i de la Mediterrània occidental fins l'alta edat mitjana. La revista desenvolupa una secció de tema monogràfic, amb articles de profunditat, tipus assaig o de síntesi; una d'estudis, amb articles d'assaig o de síntesi, analítics o concrets, de tema lliure i una secció amb ressenyes bibliogràfiques.

Fins l'any 1983 el títol era Ampúrias (ISSN 0212-0909)



Open Access Journal: Sylloge epigraphica Barcinonensis

[First posted 25 May 2012. Updated 31 December 2012]

Sylloge epigraphica Barcinonensis
ISSN 2013-4118
Sylloge epigraphica Barcinonensis: SEBarc
Sylloge epigraphica Barcinonensis (ISSN 2013-4118), fundada el 1994 pel professor Marc Mayer i Olivé, és una publicació científica anual que vol difondre estudis i novetats epigràfiques de qualitat, originals i inèdites, i abraça des del punt de vista de temes d'epigrafia, filologia clàssica, paleografia, història antiga, topografia antiga, arqueologia clàssica i llengües paleohispàniques. 



Open Access Journal: Nekhen News

 [Originally posted 7/26/10, updated 31 December 2012].

Nekhen News
Download and read back issues of Nekhen News, the Hierakonpolis Expedition's newsletter, in PDF format - which is accessible by using Adobe Acrobat Reader (which is free to download).
The earliest of these Nekhen News editions are truly archaeological documents in their own right, and you can read how the excavations at Hierakonpolis took shape, as well as see how we developed our 'Friends' organisation.
Nekhen News Fall 1985 vol I.1 (0.3MB)
The first ever edition of our 'ground-breaking reports of work on site.
Nekhen News, June 1986 vol 2.1 & 2.2 (0.7 MB)
The Hierakonpolis Expedition discovers Egypt's oldest temple, the lure of potsherds and mystery petroglyphs.

Nekhen News, Winter 1986 vol 3.1 (0.7 MB)
'The First Egyptians', Predynastic Lapis Lazuli and 'Excavating Old Archaeologists'.

Nekhen News, Fall 1987 vol 3.2 (1.0 MB)
The Truth about Narmer, Pathways to the Past and Plans for the Hierakonpolis Expedition Center.

Nekhen News, Winter 1987 vol 4.1 (1.0 MB)
HK-64 reveals a well-kept secret; Beads, Borers & Bifaces; Shadows of the Past - The Compound Wall completed.

Nekhen News, Summer 1988 vol 4.2 (1.0 MB)
An archaeologist reconstructs his Past; Mapping Hierakonpolis; Fish stories and Tall Tails.

Nekhen News, Fall 1988 vol 4.3 (0.9 MB)
Details of the start of the 1988-89 season; The first Egyptians; New light on ancient yeast; and updates about the excavations on site.

Nekhen News, Spring 1989 vol 5.1 (0.9 MB)
Hierakonpolis comes to Beverly Hills; Zooarchaeology at Hierakonpolis; an engineer's view of Hierakonpolis.

Nekhen News, Fall 1990 vol 6 (1.3 MB)
In Memoriam to Michael Hoffman - remembering a friend and colleague.

(There was no volume 7 of Nekhen News)

Nekhen News, Fall 1996 vol 8 (1.5 MB)
We're back! Pharaonic rock art; Dig-house update; human remains at HK43; Elephants, hippopotami and pigs; Hierakonpolis in Dublin.

Nekhen News, Fall 1997 vol 9 (1.6 MB)
Read about the first mummies, excavations at the Predynastic cemetery HK43, the plant macro remains at HK43, the conservation of the Old Kingdom and Second Intermediate period tombs, the Hierakonpolis Centenary, and more! Now in full color!

Nekhen News, Fall 1998 vol 10 (1.5 MB)
Read about 100 years of discovery at Hierakonpolis, discoveries at the Elite Cemetery (HK6), excavations at the Predynastic cemetery HK43, giraffes in ancient Egypt, archaeobotanical studies at HK43, the continuing conservation of the Old Kingdom and Second Intermediate Period tombs, Hierakonpolis at the Cairo Museum, and much more! The first edition in colour!

Nekhen News, Fall 1999 vol 11 (2.6 MB)
Learn about the exciting new discoveries at the Elite Cemetery (HK6), the investigation of the Fort of Khasekhemwy, the geophysical survey of Hierakonpolis, the lower Second Intermediate Periods tombs, the artists at the tomb of Hormose, conservation at the tomb of Djehuty, the Painted Tomb at Hierakonpolis, and more!

Nekhen News, Fall 2000 vol 12 (2.8 MB)
Read about perspectives on the Elite Cemetery (HK6) finds, the analysis of the human remains from HK43 and HK6, the exciting excavations at HK11, Hierakonpolis' chipped stone animal finds, lithic analysis from Dr. Michael Hoffman's excavations at 10N5W, the plant remains from HK43, mapping the Fort of Khasekhemwy, and the ongoing work at the Old Kingdom and Second Intermediate Period tombs.

Nekhen News, Fall 2001 vol 13 (1.9 MB)
The Season of Surprises. Locality 6:amazing revelations, The home of the giant cafish, Buried in her bark pyjamas, Excavating in the Nubian cemeteries, Adornment circa 1700BC.

Nekhen News, Fall 2002 vol 14 (3.0 MB)
A memoriam issue to Barbara Adams, former co-director of excavations on site. Ma'asalama Mudira, Barbara and the boxes in Brussels, Funerary Textiles of the rich and poor, Saving the Fort, Return to the temple, Barbara Adams-a reminiscence

Nekhen News, Fall 2003 vol 15 (4.1 MB)
Return to the Temple: Excavations at HK29A, Excavating an elephant, The case of the curious cones, A basket of delights: The 2003 Excavations at HK43.

Nekhen News, Fall 2004 vol 16 (4.4 MB)
Farewell to HK43, Searching for temple walls, Predynastic kilns at HK11C, Close encounters with HK Potters, Nobody can eat 30 eggs.

Nekhen News, Fall 2005 vol 17 (3.5 MB)
Exceeding Expectations, Excavating Egypt's earliest kings, Lifestyles of the Hierakonpolis rich and famous, Finding Lost Souls, Monuments in Mud, Fort within a Fort.

Nekhen News, Fall 2006 vol 18 (4.4 MB)
The Fort Fixers, It's the pits!, An enigmatic bird from HK25, When is a tomb not a tomb? A Scorpion for Eternity, Mapping Hierakonpolis, The Forgotten Potter of Horemkhawef, Pillow Talk, and much more besides...

Nekhen News, Fall 2007 vol 19 (5.2 MB)
A New Pillared Hall at HK6, The Falcon has landed: Falcons in "the City of the Falcons", headless at Hierakonpolis, Beer After Sheep? HK11C Squares A6-A7 in 2007, Mouse Patrol II.

Nekhen News, Fall 2008 vol 20 (3.3 MB)
A new piece of the puzzle, Grand Design in the Sacred Compound, Return to the Temple and Workshop, The Fort under Siege, Khasekhemwy's Cat...

Nekhen News, Fall 2009 vol 21 (4.4 MB)
A Tour of the Palace, Elephant hunting at Hierakonpolis, The Tale of Tomb 30, The Earliest Green Monkey in the Nile Valley, Into the Breach: Fixing the Fort in 2009. 

Nekhen News, Fall 2010 vol 22 (9.0 MB)
Further Adventures at HK6, Seeds of Destruction, Back to Magnetometry: Survey 2010, The Watercolours of Frederick William Green, Fort Finale: Phase One Finished.

Nekhen News, Fall 2011 vol 23 (6.2 MB)
Meet the Flintstones, A Hartebeest and its handler, Dog Days: Tomb 48, Focus on Flint: Artisans of the Elite Cemetery, Up against the Walls at HK11C.

Open Access Journal: Tamid: Revista Catalana d’Estudis Hebraics

Tamid: Revista Catalana d’Estudis Hebraics
Print ISSN: 1138-5561
Tamid ofereix un recull anual de treballs originals dels membres de la Societat Catalana d’Estudis Hebraics dels diferents camps o èpoques en què solen dividir-se els estudis hebraics: l’època biblicotalmúdica, l’edat mitjana (amb la vasta producció cultural dels jueus de la Catalunya medieval) i els temps moderns (incloent-hi l’estudi de la literatura contemporània en llengua hebrea). Els articles que conté aquesta publicació són el fruit d’investigadors que treballen aquests camps d’una manera específica, coneixedors de primera mà de la documentació històrica i filològica pertinent i assabentats dels estudis més recents en la matèria. Però al mateix temps, Tamid inclou, traduïts al català, els treballs d’erudits de fora que, pel coneixement aprofundit que tenen d’algun tema, mereixen ser coneguts entre nosaltres.


Administrative: 01.01.2013

 Happy New Year!

AWOL passed the one million page views threshold this autumn(1,133,268 as of today, to be exact), and is now approaching 5500 subscribers by email, three and a half years after I deployed that function.  I'm gratified that such a large number of you find AWOL interesting enough to voluntarily add another piece of email to your busy queues each day.

You may follow AWOL directly via News Feed (user count not easy to discover), via Feedburner (these are the ca. 5500 email subscribers), on Facebook (825 likes),  or on Twitter @ISAWLibrary (572 followers).  You can also follow AWOL on Google+.

AWOL' s Alphabetical list of Open Access Journals in Ancient Studies currently includes 1056 titles. We reached the 1000 title benchmark a little more than a year ago.  I'm  currently editing and revising the list - a slow process

The following graph charts the growth of traffic on AWOL over its lifetime:

Since May 2010, Blogger has been keeping detailed statistics on usage of files hosted there. In that period the ten most frequently viewed AWOL pages have been:

Entry Pageviews





Mar 8, 2012




Oct 18, 2009

I invite you to make use of the full suite of Online Resources from ISAW currently available from ISAW and its collaborators under the terms of open licenses:

Ancient World Digital Library Book Viewer
The first fruits of an effort to accelerate and enhance access to the emerging global library of digital publications on the ancient world, the AWDL Book Viewer lets users read and search digitized copies of previously printed scholarly materials. In addition to page images of many digitized volumes, AWDL currently hosts an online version of Roger Bagnall and Giovanni Ruffini. (2012) Amheida I. Ostraka from Trimithis, Volume 1: Texts from the 2004–2007 Seasons.
Ancient World Image Bank
View and download over 2,000 free digital images of sites and objects from the ancient world, contributed by ISAW faculty, staff and friends.
Ancient World Online
Find out about all the latest online and open-access material relating to the ancient world, regardless of where it's published.
Learn about the objects and cultures featured in ISAW's public exhibitions at 15 East 84th Street in New York. Even though these exhibitions eventually close or move on to other locations, the websites for them remain, providing permanent access to images, maps and other materials.
ISAW Papers
ISAW Papers is an open-content scholarly journal that publishes article-length works on any topic within the scope of ISAW's scholarly research.
Search and browse over 50,000 ancient Greek and Latin documents preserved on papyrus and other materials. Images, texts, translations and descriptions contributed by scholars and institutions around the world. Get the latest project news via the Digital Papyrology Blog.
Planet Atlantides
News aggregators for ancient studies. This site gathers together news, commentary and other posts from a variety of blogs and sites around the web and provides the aggregate in an easy-to-read web page as well as in a variety of web feed formats.
Use, create and share information about ancient places, spaces and geographic names. Over 30,000 places registered (and growing). Get Pleiades Project News here.
Social Media
You can follow ISAW on TwitterFacebook, LinkedIn, Academia.edu, Google+, or (via one of our web feeds) in your favorite feed reader or aggregator.

I  also invite you to amuse yourself by browsing through Bookplates of Scholars in Ancient Studies. If any of you have additions, corrections or comments on that, please do get in touch with me.  I'm particularly interested if you can surface other interesting bookplates of scholars of antiquity.

As always, comments - online or offline - about AWOL are welcome.

Earlier administrative notes with user statistics have been posted in October 2012, August 2012April 2012, March 2012, November 2011, October 2011July 2011, April 2011, January 2011December 2010October 2010, August 2010July 2010, May 2010, and  January 2010.

New Open Access Journal: Peitho: Exa­mina Anti­qua

Peitho: Exa­mina Anti­qua
ISSN: 2082-7539
PEITHO / Exa­mina Anti­qua is an inter­na­tio­nal jour­nal devo­ted to the inve­sti­ga­tion of ancient Greek, Roman and Byzan­tine tho­ught. Foun­ded in May 2010, the jour­nal is edi­ted by the Insti­tute of Phi­lo­so­phy at Adam Mic­kiewcz Uni­ver­sity in Poland.

PEITHO publi­shes rese­arch papers and short notes in the fields of phi­lo­so­phy, lite­ra­ture, history and lan­gu­age. The lan­gu­ages of publi­ca­tion are English, French, Ger­man, Ita­lian, Latin and Polish.

The deci­sion to esta­blish an inter­na­tio­nal scho­larly jour­nal for the study of ancient tho­ught and its recep­tion has been promp­ted by the desire to esta­blish a com­mon gro­und for a fru­it­ful exchange of views between various Hel­le­ni­sts and to sti­mu­late the debate on the ancient roots of our continent.

Evi­den­tly, Greek phi­lo­so­phy is one of the stron­gest foun­da­tions of Euro­pean cul­tu­ral iden­tity. Con­se­qu­en­tly, the jour­nal aims to show this immense intel­lec­tual heri­tage. While PEITHO focu­ses on reve­aling the ancient sour­ces of ideas that are fun­da­men­tal to modern Europe, the credo of the jour­nal is that without under­stan­ding the ori­gins of these ideas it is vir­tu­ally impos­si­ble to under­stand our con­ti­nent in its pre­sent shape.

Volume 1 (2) / 2011

Artic­les: Volume 1 (2) / 2011
Divine Com­mand and Socra­tic Piety in the Euthy­phro

Un Socrate che non ascolta: per esem­pio nell’Eutifrone

Down­load Vol. 2
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Il metodo adatto per Eutifrone: una calma distanza

Hosion, eu dzen und dika­io­usune in der Apo­lo­gie des Sokra­tes und im Euthy­ph­ron

‘Plato Socra­ti­cus’ – Apo­lo­gia Sokra­tesa i Euty­fron


Defiance, Per­su­asion or Conformity? The Argu­ment in Plato’s Apo­logy and Crito

Ethi­cal Dimen­sion of Time in Plato’s Apo­logy of Socrates

Pla­tona Kriton. Wokół oby­wa­tel­skiego nie­po­słu­szeń­stwa i poli­tycz­nego zobowiązania

Oskar­ży­ciele Sokratersa

Why Not Escape? On the Hosio­tes in Plato’s Crito

Socra­tes’ Phi­lo­so­phy as a Divine Service in Plato’s Apology

Some Remarks on the Nine­te­enth Cen­tury Stu­dies of the Euthy­phro in Poland


Ripen­sare Socrate: note su alcuni studi recenti [ Livio Ros­setti, Le dia­lo­gue socra­ti­que, Les Bel­les Let­tres, Paris 2011 e Livio Ros­setti, Ales­san­dro Sta­vru (a cura di), Socra­tica 2008, Atti Conve­gno Napoli 2008, Le Rane, Levante, Bari 2011. ]

Z nowych badań nad dia­lo­giem Sokra­tej­skim [ Livio Ros­setti, Le dia­lo­gue socra­ti­que, Éditions Les Bel­les Let­tres, Paris 2011, ss. 296. ]

Zde­kon­stru­ować Meta­fi­zykę Ary­sto­te­lesa [ Jan Bigaj, Zrozu­mieć meta­fi­zykę. Tom I: Roz­szy­fro­wa­nie dzieła zwa­nego ‘Meta­fi­zyką’ Ary­sto­te­lesa, Część 1: Biblio­fil­ska kom­pi­la­cja i jej skutki, Toruń 2004 (ss. 339); Część 2: Ele­menty skła­dowe i ich pocho­dze­nie. Księgi cen­tralne, Toruń 2005 (ss. 516). 

Cha­ri­ste­ria Livio Ros­setti Oblata [ Il quinto secolo. Studi di filo­so­fia antica in onore di Livio Ros­setti. A cura di S. Giom­bini e F. Mar­cacci, Peru­gia 2010, ss. 752. ]

Volume 1 (1) / 2010

Artic­les: Volume 1 (1) / 2010
Socrate, questo sconosciuto

Tablica Kebesa jako przy­kład ale­go­rycz­nej popu­la­ry­za­cji etyki w starożytności

Down­load Vol. 1
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Sokra­tes und die deli­be­ra­tive Demo­kra­tie. Zum sokra­ti­schen Poli­ti­kver­ständ­nis in Pla­tons Apo­lo­gie, Kri­ton und Gor­gias

Le «mon­tage» par Michel Psel­los du com­men­ta­ire d’Hermias sur le Phèdre de Pla­ton

Prawny, filo­zo­ficzny, poli­tyczny i reli­gijny wymiar pro­cesu i stra­ce­nia Sokratesa

Zarys histo­ryczny filo­zo­fii bizan­tyń­skiej i jej pod­sta­wowe zagadnienia

O zwy­kłej nie­chęci wobec agra­pha dogmata

Wokół sporu papieża i cesa­rza o wła­dzę — Mar­sy­liu­sza z Padwy Defen­sor pacis

ΔΙΑ ΤΙ ΦΙΛΟΣΟΦΩΤΕΡΟΝ ΚΑΙ ΣΠΟΥΔΑΙΟΤΕΡΟΝ ΠΟΙΗΣΙΣ ΙΣΤΟΡΙΑΣ ΕΣΤΙΝ; In Ari­sto­te­lis Poeti­co­rum libel­lum adnotatiuncula

Kolejny tom stu­diów nad Sokra­te­sem [ L. Ros­setti, A. Sta­vru (eds.), Socra­tica 2008. Stu­dies in Ancient Socra­tic Lite­ra­ture, Bari 2010 ]

De Cice­rone poeta — sine ira et stu­dio [ K. Mar­ci­niak, Pro Cice­rone poeta. Poezja Marka Tul­liu­sza Cyce­rona na prze­strzeni stu­leci, War­szawa 2008 ]

Pro­ta­go­ras wydo­byty z Teaj­teta [ Z. Ner­czuk, Miarą jest każdy z nas. Pro­jekt zwo­len­ni­ków zmien­no­ści rze­czy w Pla­toń­skim „Teaj­te­cie” na tle myśli sofi­stycz­nej, Toruń 2009 ]

Open Access Bibliographical Database: DAPHNE

[First posted in AWOL 120 October 2010. Updated 3 January 2013]

DAPHNE - Data in Archeology, Prehistory and History on the Net
DAPHNE (Data in Archaeology, Prehistory and History on the Net) is a portal providing a single entry point to free subject-oriented bibliographic databases.
Subjects : Prehistory, Protohistory, Archaeology (from early human evidences to the industrial era), Sciences of Antiquity (all aspects : religion, politics, society, philosophy, economics, art, daily life, etc.) and History until the year 1000 on all continents.
Data Types : Bibliographic records covering international literature and resulting from the indexing and analysis of various types of documents (journal articles, books, conference proceedings, exhibits, theses, journals, electronic resources, etc). Records include keywords and abstracts (depending on the analysis specificity).
Special Features : The main idea behind this portal is to provide relevant answers to targeted queries through the use of precise and up to date indexing languages.
Thus, DAPHNE pools together data from three databases : BAHR, FRANCIS (Prehistory and Protohistory, Art and Archaeology files and part of the History and Science of Religion), FRANTIQ-CCI.
This pooling of resources takes two forms :
  • Terminological convergence (indexing term matching) and
  • Data convergence according to the MODS international format for DAPHNE
However, the three databases continue to exist on their own and can be searched separately.
DAPHNE guaranties that the data are available at no charge. Therefore, non CNRS users can have free access to part of the FRANCIS database.

Open Access Bibliographies: Neo-Latin

[First posted in AWOL 11 January 2010. Updated 3 January 2013] 

An Analytic Bibliography of Online Neo-Latin Texts
By Dana F. Sutton
The enormous profusion of literary texts posted on the World Wide Web will no doubt strike future historians as remarkable and important. But this profusion brings with it an urgent need for many specialized on-line bibliographies. The present one is an analytic bibliography of Latin texts written during the Renaissance and later that are freely available to the general public on the Web (texts posted in access-restricted sites, and Web sites offering electronic texts and digitized photograpic reproductions for sale are not included).
This page was first posted January 1, 1999 and most recently updated on December 21, 2012 . The reader may be interested to know that it currently contains 43,800 records. I urge all those are able to suggest additions or corrections to this bibliography as well as those who post new texts on the Web, to inform me by e-mail, so that this bibliography can be kept accurate and up to date. I take this opportunity to express my gratit5de to all the individuals who have supplied me with corrections and information (I extend especial thanks to Klaus Graf, Tommy Tyrberg and J. R. Stockton, who are both responsible for the addition of many hundreds of bibliographical items to this list.
A few further Neo-Latin on-line texts are omitted he because an invalid URL address is provided. Over the passage of time, of course, some of the URL addresses given here may be changed or broken. If you become aware of such difficulties, I would be grateful to have them drawn to my attention.

NOTE: in addition to standard abbreviations, in this bibliography the special abbreviation dpr (“digitized photographic reproduction”) is employed; unless otherwise specified, the file in question is in PDF format. Other abbreviations used are: GDZ = Göttinger Digitalisierungszentrum; HAB = Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel; MDZ = Münchener Digitalisierungszentrum.
NOTE: Access to post-1864 items on the Google Books and University of Michigan University Library sites appear to be at least partially blocked for residents of at least some non-US nations.
NOTE: Two sources of texts listed here, La Biblioteca Virtual de Andalucia, and the Universitat de Valéncia Biblioteca Digital, appear to be in the process of rebuilding their sites, and a number of texts previously posted by them are not currently available. These have therefore been at least temporarily withdrawn from this bibliography, but I would hope that they will eventually be posted once more.
NOTE: Many books posted by Google Books are registered here as if they were posted by Internet Archive. The reason for this is that Google Books offers no catalogue to its holdings, and evidently relegates that responsibility to Internet Archive, at least to some unknown degree, which therefore, to a certain extent, functions as a “front end” to Google Books.

Neo-Latin Bibliography Search Engline

Bibliographies: Late Antique and Early Medieval Inscriptions

 [First posted in AWOL 13 August 2010. Updated 2 January 2013]

Late Antique and Early Medieval Inscriptions
By Mark Handley
The purpose of this website is to provide a full collection of links to on-line databases, books, Phds, and articles on late antique and early medieval inscriptions, covering the period from A.D. 300 to 900. So far there are over 520 such links.
As can be seen from the tags above, the links are organized by region. Please note that the regional bibliographies provided here are limited purely to what is freely available on-line.
The 'New publications' page is intended as a resource to enable those interested to keep track of new publications. By contrast, it is not limited to what is available on-line. Currently it covers the years 2008-2012, and includes c. 200 publications. Scholars are warmly invited to email me with news of their recent relevant publications for inclusion in this list. Similarly, anyone with comments, criticisms, additions or corrections, along with anyone who thinks copyright is being infringed by a link should email me at mark3handley 'at' hotmail 'dot' co 'dot' uk (my email is shown this way to try and avoid generating spam).
A new feature has been added to the site - "Notes on Late Antique and Early Medieval Inscriptions". This will be a page for me to informally-publish short articles. The first such note is now available.
For a full bibliography of my own publications to date (including Dying on Foreign Shores. Travel and Mobility in the Late-Antique West, Journal of Roman Archaeology Supplementary Series Vol. 86 (Portsmouth RI, 2011)), with available links, click on the 'My publications' tab.
And I note in particular the author's Excelentlist of online databases:
Items in Red added since the launch of the site. 
Celtic Inscribed Stones Project– UCL’s database of all monumental non-runic inscriptions in Celtic speaking countries, AD 400-1200. Link.
Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum. On-line database, and photo collection.Link. 
Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum II, website includes links to photos and entries for:
             CIL II2/5 – Conventus Astigitanus.Link.
            CIL II2/7 – Cordubensis.Link.
            CIL II2/14.1 – Tarraconensis pars meridionalis.Link. 
Curse Tablets of Roman Britain. Link.
EAGLE. Electronic archive of Greek and Latin Epigraphy. Link. 
Epigraphische Datenbank Heidelberg. CIL, AE, and many more recent corpora, with a notable coverage of the Balkans. There is also an on-line bibliography, and over 20,000 photos. Link.
Hispania Epigraphica. Online database. Roman Inscriptions from the Iberian Peninsula.Link.
ICUR-on line. Christian Inscriptions of Rome Database. This so far contains 26,164 inscriptions. Link. 
Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica (2009). Link.
Kiel Rune Project (focuses on the Older Futhark).Link.
Last Statues of AntiquityLink. 
Ogam-Inschriften– Jost Gippert’s database of ogham inscriptions. Link.
Packhard Humanities Institute. Database of Greek Inscriptions. Searchable, and browseable, and divided by regions. Link.
Reynolds, J.M. and Ward-Perkins, J.B., enhanced electronic reissue by Boddard, G., and Roueche, C., (eds.), Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania (2009). Link.
Samnordisk Runtextdatabas. Full downloadable database of all Scandinavian runic inscriptions from across Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Iceland, Ireland and the British Isles. Link.
Visualizing Statues in the late antique Roman Forum. Link.

CEDOPAL: Centre de Documentation de Papyrologie Littéraire

CEDOPAL: Centre de Documentation de Papyrologie Littéraire
Centre de Documentation de Papyrologie Littéraire
Centre de recherche de la Faculté de Philosophie et Lettres, le CEDOPAL est installé depuis juin 1999 dans le bâtiment central de l'Université de Liège (Bât. A1), 7, Place du 20-Août, 3e étage, local 3/46. Il dispose :

  • d'un fichier unique au monde, commencé il y a quelque trente ans par le Professeur Paul Mertens, regroupant les c. 7000 papyrus littéraires grecs et latins répertoriés à ce jour ;
  • d'une collection unique au monde, commencée il y a plus de trente ans et sans cesse enrichie, de plus de 8000 photographies de papyrus littéraires ;
  • d'une magnifique bibliothèque d'éditions, de commentaires, d'études et de revues papyrologiques, incluse au sein de l'UD des Langues et littératures classiques ;
  • d'une bibliothèque spécialisée d'une centaine d'ouvrages sur l'histoire du livre ;
  • d'une collection de 3000 tirés à part, une centaine de thèses et mémoires et 800 photocopies d'articles anciens ou rares relatifs à la papyrologie ;
  • de bibliographies spécialisées ;
  • d'un cours d'Initiation à la papyrologie documentaire (Titulaire : Jean A. Straus) ;
  • d'un cours d'Initiation à la papyrologie littéraire (Titulaire : Marie-Hélène Marganne) ;
  • des outils informatiques nécessaires pour l'identification des textes littéraires dans les papyrus, ainsi que pour le traitement de texte et des informations ;
  • d'une base de données expérimentale pour enregistrer le fichier Mertens-Pack3.
Les archives photographiques, les photocopies d'articles anciens ou rares, les bibliothèques, les collections et le fichier du Catalogue des papyrus littéraires grecs et latins sont accessibles sur place sans restriction. Sauf problème de copyright, les documents peuvent faire l'objet de reproductions sous forme d'images numérisées, photocopies, photographies ou diapositives. Le coût de ces travaux varie en fonction de l'ampleur de la demande.

sAb Corpus Prosopographie

sAb Corpus Prosopographie
version 4
by Etienne Vande Walle
The author provides a database (in French) of the sAb-titel during the Old Kingdom and FIP. It is in PDF-format, 349 pages, with 3 (private) photos. Suggestions and corrections are invited.
Based on this material, the author published an article (in English) about the sAb-titel in the June 2011 issue of the journal Egyptological.
Version 4 (January 2013) was a major update (over a dozen pages added).
"Le présent ouvrage a pour objet de mettre à la disposition du lecteur une banque de données basique relative aux titres sAb à l’Ancien Empire et à la Première Période Intermédiaire. Elle s’articule autour de 79 titres regroupés en autant de sections, chacune d’elles contenant les occurrences du titre que j’ai pu récolter.

Chaque occurrence fait l’objet d’une entrée numérotée comportant le nom du titulaire, l’époque, le lieu de la découverte (avec mention des coordonnées de la Topographical Bibliography de Porter et Moss lorsqu’elles sont disponibles) ou la référence muséale, une bibliographie sommaire, et la titulature du défunt à laquelle j’ai pu accéder.

Mon initiative a pour objet de situer sAb dans le terreau des titulatures de la période concernée afin de définir le contexte dans lequel les porteurs du titre se meuvent, et de contribuer de la sorte à une meilleure préhension de leur secteur d’activité et de leurs compétences..."

The Prosopography of Ebla Online

 [First posted in AWOL 28 February 2011. Updated 3 January 2013]

The Prosopography of Ebla

The Prosopography of Ebla

Studies on the Prosopography of Ebla

Studies on Prosopography includes links to digitized versions of the following articles:
  • Archi A. (1981) "Kiš nei testi di Ebla", SEb 4, pp. 77-87 PDF PDF (889.63 KB)
  • Archi A. (1985) "Les noms de personnes mariotes à Ebla (IIIème millénaire)", MARI 4, pp. 53-58  PDF PDF (149.37 KB)
  • Archi A. (1986) "Varianti grafiche negli antroponimi di Ebla", VO 6, pp. 243-248  PDF PDF (236.13 KB)
  • Archi A. (1992) "Integrazioni alla prosopografia dei "danzatori", ne-di, di Ebla", VO 8, pp. 189-198  PDF PDF (322.11 KB)
  • Archi A. (1996) "Chronologie relative des archives d'Ebla", Amurru 1, pp. 11-28 PDF PDF (832.33 KB)
  • Archi A. (1996) "Eblaita pashishu: colui che è addetto all'unzione", VO 10, pp. 37-71 PDF PDF (236.68 KB)
  • Archi A. (1996) "Les comptes rendus annuels de métaux (CAM)", Amurru 1, pp. 73-79 PDF PDF (1.05 MB)
  • Archi A. (1996) "Les femmes du roi Irkab-damu", Amurru 1, pp 101-124 PDF PDF (144.62 KB)
  • Archi A. (2000) "The lords, lugal-lugal, of Ebla", VO 12, pp. 19-58 PDF PDF (248.34 KB)
  • Archi A. (2001) "The King-Lists from Ebla", in Actes 45 RAI, pp. 1-13 PDF PDF (691.87 KB)
  • Biga M. G. (1987) "Femmes de la famille royale d'Ebla", in Actes 33 RAI, pp. 41-47 PDF PDF (439.85 KB)
  • Biga M. G. - Pomponio F. (1993) "Critères de rédaction comptable et chronologie relative des textes d'Ebla", MARI 7, pp. 107-128 PDF PDF (1.11 MB)
  • Catagnoti A. (1989) "I NE.DI nei testi amministrativi degli archivi di Ebla", MisEb 2, pp. 149-201 PDF PDF (3.97 MB)
  • Fronzaroli P. (1987) "La formation des noms personnels féminins à Ebla", in Actes 33 RAI, pp. 63-73 PDF PDF (361.57 KB)
  • Steinkeller P. (1993) "Observations on the Sumerian Personal Names in Ebla Sources...", in Fs Hallo , pp. 236-245 PDF PDF (780.02 KB)
  • Tonietti M.V. (1989) "Aggiornamento alla cronologia dei NAR", QuSem 16 - MisEb 2, pp. 117-129 PDF PDF (828.22 KB)

The Ancient World in JSTOR

This is the full list of journals in JSTOR with substantial representation of the Ancient World
[Originally posted 6/24/09. Most recently updated 3 January 2013]

187 titles

                            Open Context Projects and Collections Online

                            Open Context Projects and Collections
                            Each project represents a specific study or research effort conducted by a single investigator or a team of collaborating investigators. The data and documentation presented in a project can be freely used and referenced by the research community and public for re-analysis, comparison with other collections, visualization , or other applications provided data contributors are properly credited with citation.

                            Open Context currently publishes 24 projects.

                            Project Editorial Status Description Primary People Keywords
                            Murlo ★★★☆☆ Poggio Civitate Excavation Project Anthony Tuck Iron Age, Etruscan, Settlement, Archaeology, Architecture, Economy
                            Hacksilber Project (Forthcoming) Lead isotope and other analyses of metal objects from the Near East and Mediterranean (1500 - 500 BCE) Christine Thompson Market, Economy, Monetary, Ingots, Money, Coinage, Exchange, Trade, Metallurgy, Hoards, Coins, Late Bronze Age, Iron Age, Archaic
                            Kenan Tepe ★★★★☆ The Upper Tigris Archaeological Research Project’s Excavations at Kenan Tepe in Southeastern Turkey Bradley Parker, Peter Cobb Ubaid Period, Late Chalcolithic Period, Anatolia, Northern Mesopotamia, Middle Bronze Age, Early Iron Age, Tigris River, Archaeology
                            Rough Cilicia ★★★☆☆ Survey exploring Roman provincial acculturation through the lens of Rough Cilician material and cultural remains Nicholas K. Rauh Roman, Romanization, Cilicia, Anatolia, Asia Minor, Archaeological Survey, Acculturation, Pastoralism, Mortuary Archaeology
                            Dhiban Excavation and Development Project (Forthcoming) Archaeology of an Early Bronze through Islamic settlement south of Amman, Jordan Benjamin Porter, Bruce Routledge, Danielle S. Fatkin, Katherine Adelsberger Archaeology, Jordan, Early Bronze Age, Iron Age, Nabataean, Roman, Byzantine, Islamic, geology, anthropology, tourism studies, history
                            Tal-e Malyan Zooarchaeology ★★★☆☆ Zooarchaeology of Tel-e Malyan Melinda A. Zeder Zooarchaeology, subsistence, economy, Early Bronze Age, Iranian Plateau, Elamite, Anshan, Middle Elamite
                            Zooarchaeology of Medieval Emden ★★★★☆ Animal Bone Analysis in medieval Emden, Germany Jessica Grimm zooarchaeology, medieval, Lower Saxony, Germany, subsistence,
                            Chogha Mish Fauna ★★★★★ Zooarchaeological observations from Prehistoric and Achaemenid levels at Chogha Mish, Iran. Levent Atici, Justin S.E. Lev-Tov, Sarah Whitcher Kansa Zooarchaeology, subsistence, economy, Early Bronze Age, Iranian Plateau, Elamite
                            Khirbat al-Mudayna al-Aliya ★★★★☆ Investigations of an Early Iron Age site in a semi-arid zone in west-central Jordan Bruce Routledge, Benjamin Porter pastoralism, economy, agriculture, Southern Levant, Semi-Arid, Kerak Plateau, Jordan, Iron I, Early Iron Age, subsistence
                            Dove Mountain Groundstone ★★★★☆ Analysis of groundstone finds from the Dove Mountain Project in the Tucson Basin Jenny Adams Southwest, Pioneer Period, Sedentary Period, Hohokam, Early Agricultural, Groundstone, Arizona, Archaeology
                            Bade Museum ★★★★☆ Tell en-Nasbeh Collection at the Badè Museum of Biblical Archaeology Aaron Brody Israel, Palestine, Southern Levant, Judah, Near East, Biblical Archaeology, Archaeology, Iron Age, 1st Millennium, 4th Millennium, Early Bronze, Town, Tomb, Babylonian, Persian, Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine
                            San Diego Archaeological Center ★★★★★ Collections maintained by the San Diego Archaeological Center San Diego Archaeological Center historical archaeology, San Diego, California, Spanish colonial, Mexican, finds catalog, education, cultural resource management, archaeological collections
                            Presidio of San Francisco ★★★☆☆ Ongoing investigations of El Presidio de San Francisco and other archaeological resources at the Presidio of San Francisco Presidio Archaeology Lab (Presidio Trust) historical archaeology, presidio, San Francisco, California, Spanish colonial, Mexican, US Army, education
                            Aegean Archaeomalacology ★★★★★ Mollusk Shells in Troia, Yenibademli, and Ulucak: An Archaeomalacological Approach to Environment and Economy in the Aegean Canan Çakırlar Anatolia, Aegean, bronze age, chalcolithic, mollusks, Archaeomalacology, subsistence, economy, environment
                            Petra Great Temple Excavations ★★★☆☆ Brown University Excavations at the Great Temple of Petra, Jordan Martha Sharp Joukowsky Religion, Hellenistic, Jordan, Roman, Roman Empire, Archaeology, Architecture, Nabateans, Nabatean, Petra
                            Iraq Heritage Program ★★☆☆☆ Overview of the Global Heritage Fund's conservation work in Iraq Global Heritage Fund, Alexandria Archive Institute Meopotamia, Cultural Heritage, Conservation, Assyria, Sumer, Babylonia, Documentation, Sumer, Archaeology, Iron Age, Early Bronze Age, Early Dynastic, World Heritage
                            Lake Carlos Beach Site, 1992 and 1996 ★★★☆☆ Descriptions and provenience information for 7837 artifacts State of Minnesota, Department of Natural Resources, Division of Parks and Recreation, Minnesota State Parks Cultural Resource Management Program staff, State of Minnesota, Department of Natural Resources, Division of Parks and Recreation
                            Corneal Ulceration in South East Asia ★☆☆☆☆ Epidemiology and Etiology of Corneal Ulcers in South India Mathuiah Srinivasan, John P. Whitcher ophthalmology, India, public health, infections disease, eye, public health, developing world
                            Harvard Peabody Mus. Zooarchaeology ★★☆☆☆ Harvard Peabody Museum Zooarchaeology Laboratory Reference Collection Richard Meadow, Levent Atici archaeology, reference collection, zoology, zooarchaeology, archaeology, specimen, bone
                            Hazor: Zooarchaeology ★★★☆☆ Zooarchaeological observations for Late Bronze Age and Iron Age Hazor, Israel Justin Lev-Tov archaeology, Iron Age, Late Bronze Age, Near East, Excavations, Hazor, Biblical archaeology, subsistence
                            Hayonim: Micromorphology ★☆☆☆☆
                            Paul Goldberg archaeology, Mousterian, geology, Middle Paleolithic, Kebaran, Epi-Paleolithic, Israel, Levant, Micromorphology, Geology, Cave, Deposition
                            Geissenklosterle: Micromorphology ★☆☆☆☆
                            Paul Goldberg archaeology, Aurignation, geology, Upper Paleolithic, Europe, Germany
                            Pınarbaşı 1994: Animal Bones ★★★☆☆ Analysis of faunal remains from prehistoric contexts at Pınarbaşı in central Turkey Denise Carruthers archaeology, Epi-Paleolithic, Neolithic, Near East, Anatolia, Turkey, zooarchaeology, Pinarbasi, 9th millennium, agriculture, foraging, hunting
                            Domuztepe Excavations ★★★☆☆ Excavations of a Late Neolithic site in south-central Turkey Stuart Campbell, Elizabeth Carter Archaeology, Halaf, Neolithic, Near East, Excavations, Domuztepe, 7th millennium, Village

                            key papers from the new Cambridge Classical Journal

                            From email:
                            We are pleased to announce that the 2012 volume of The Cambridge Classical Journalis now online with Cambridge Journals. To celebrate we are pleased to offer complimentary access to three key papers from the new volume. Simply click on the links below to enjoy access to these articles until 31st January 2013.

                            Horace, Odes 3.27: A New World For Galatea
                            Elizabeth Mitchell

                            The ‘Phoenician Letters’ of Dictys of Crete and Dionysus Scytobrachion
                            Karen Ní Mheallaigh

                            Tragedy and the Seductions of Philosophy
                            Miriam Leonard

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                            Epigraphik-Datenbank Clauss / Slaby EDCS

                            Epigraphik-Datenbank Clauss / Slaby EDCS
                            Sie finden hier eine Datenbank, in der weitgehend alle lateinischen Inschriften erfaßt sind. Die Texte sind aufgelöst und ergänzt. Die Präsentation der Texte ist so einfach wie möglich gestaltet. Neben den allgemein üblichen Angaben von Auflösungen, Ergänzungen und Tilgungen sind die verwendeten Sonderzeichen auf ein Minimum beschränkt. Die Abkürzungen geben die verwendeten Publikationen an. Die statistische Aufschlüsselung enthält Angaben darüber, welche Bände - mit wieviel Texten pro Band, was die lateinischen Inschriften betrifft - komplett erfaßt und bereits in die Datenbank eingegeben sind.
                            Inzwischen sind 663.016 Datensätze zu 451.742 Inschriften aus über 1.800 Publikationen für mehr als 21.600 Orte mit 70.024 Fotos aufgenommen.
                            Datenbank-Recherche (Suchtext ohne Auflösungen)
                            Ausgabe nach Corpora 


                            Open Access Journal: Habis

                            [First posted in AWOL 3 November 2009. Updated 5 January 2013]

                            ISSN: 0210-7694
                            Habis, revista fundada en 1970 y consagrada al mundo antiguo, publica un volumen anual y atiende cuatro áreas de conocimieto: Filología Griega y Latina (con inclusión del mundo bizantino y latino medieval y humanístico), Historia Antigua y Arqueología Clásica. Su larga trayectoria así como el prestigio internacional de muchos de los investigadores que han colaborado hacen de ella una revista de referencia ineludible en el panorama de la investigación del mundo antiguo en sus diferentes facetas.

                            Habis admite artículos en las principales lenguas en las que se expresa la labor investigadora de la comunidad científica: español, francés, inglés, alemán e italiano. 
                            Three year moving wall