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Open Access Journal: Archaeo+Malacology Group Newsletter

 [First posted in AWOL 14 July 2009, updated 11 March 2014]

Archaeo+Malacology Group Newsletter
The Archaeo+Malacology Group Newsletter - A Brief Introduction

The Archaeomalacology Group was formed indirectly as the result of a talk I gave to fellow members of the Conchological Society of Great Britain and Ireland at the Natural History Museum in London in February 2000. Having worked as an archaeomalacologist, albeit on a freelance and very part time basis, for nearly 25 years in almost total isolation, it came as a revelation to me that there were others out there with similar interests! It therefore seemed a good idea to try to establish a forum where archaeomalacologists could air their views, exchange information and above all make contact with others working in similar subject areas.

The first issue of the AMG Newsletter appeared in July 2001 and consisted of the names, contact details and research interests of the thirty-two people who had responded to a notice I published in The Conchologists' Newsletter (No. 154: 385, September 2000). Since then the list has expanded to include around 80 members. Further issues have appeared at approximately six-monthly intervals, and have included short articles, research notes, abstracts of publications, notices of meetings, requests for information, and so on.

The ICAZ Archaeomalacology Working Group was then set up as a result of the one-day archaeomalacology session held at the ICAZ Conference in Durham in August 2002. It was obvious that the AMG Newsletter and the ICAZ Group were aimed at the same audience, and it seemed sensible to join forces. The ICAZ Archaeomalacology Working Group has therefore kindly agreed to host the AMG Newsletter on their new website, starting with issue number 5. It is hoped to add the four previous issues at a later date, and future issues are scheduled for March and September each year.
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Iliados: Structural Search: Perform grammatical and syntactical searches on the Perseus Greek Treebank

Iliados: Structural Search: Perform grammatical and syntactical searches on the Perseus Greek Treebank
To get started, read the query guide and then read about dependency trees.
This is a brief overview of the query language for searching the Perseus Treebank data, which has syntactically annotated ancient texts, such as Homer's Iliad. Each sentence in the texts are turned into trees, like sentence diagrams, in a format called a dependency tree. The query language for searching these trees is just the CSS3 query language, with some custom additions...

Learning Latin

Open Access Journal: Damqãtum: The CEHAO News letter/ El Boletín de Noticias del CEHAO

[First posted in AWOL 9 September 2009. Updated 13 April 2014]

Damqatum es el boletín de noticias del CEHAO editado tanto en castellano como en inglés, con el que se busca acercar la comunidad científica al público en general, para lo cual se realizan entrevistas a destacados académicos y se promueven o informa sobre diversas actividades tanto de extensión como de grado y posgrado, como exposiciones, congresos, jornadas y seminarios.

Se aceptan todo tipo de contribuciones y/o información sobre eventos destacados sobre la historia de antiguo Cercano Oriente.
Damqatum is the CEHAO newsletter, edited in Spanish and English. The newsletter endeavors to present scholarly topics to the general public, publishing interviews to prestigious scholars and promoting or informing academic and extra-curricular activities, such as expositions, congresses, workshops and seminars
Damqatum accepts all kinds of contributions and/or information on important events of the history of the ancient Near East.
Damqatum : El boletín de noticias del CEHAO, 2006, nº 1

Damqatum : The CEHAO newsletter, 2006, nº 1 (versión en inglés)

Damqatum : El boletín de noticias del CEHAO, 2007, nº 2

Damqatum : The CEHAO newsletter, 2007, nº 2 (versión en inglés)

Damqatum : El boletín de noticias del CEHAO, 2007, nº 3

Damqatum : The CEHAO newsletter, 2007, nº 3 (versión en inglés)

Damqatum : El boletín de noticias del CEHAO, 2008, nº 4

Damqatum : The CEHAO newsletter, 2008, nº 4 (versión en inglés)

Damqatum : El boletín de noticias del CEHAO, 2009, nº 5

Damqatum : The CEHAO newsletter, 2009, nº 5 (versión en inglés)

Damqatum : El boletín de noticias del CEHAO, 2010, nº 6

Damqatum : The CEHAO newsletter, 2010, nº 6 (versión en inglés)

Damqatum : El boletín de noticias del CEHAO, 2011, nº 7

Damqatum : The CEHAO newsletter, 2011, nº 7 (versión en inglés)

Damqatum : The CEHAO newsletter, 2012, nº 8 (versión en inglés)

Damqatum : The CEHAO newsletter, 2013, nº 9 (versión en inglés)
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Digital Library of Old Spanish Texts: Spanish Biblical Texts

Digital Library of Old Spanish Texts: Spanish Biblical Texts 
The Corpus of Spanish Biblical Texts is a free online resource developed by the Hispanic Seminary of Medieval Studies in collaboration with the Biblia Medieval project. Its main goal is to facilitate the study and dissemination of a unique aspect of the medieval Hispanic language and culture: the translations of the Bible into Castilian undertaken during the Middle Ages. 

This new research tool not only brings together the text of 19 biblical translations into medieval Spanish, but also makes the texts more useful to the scholarly community by seamlessly integrating in an easy to use interface all three components (indexes, concordances, and texts). With just with a click of the mouse it will be possible to jump from index (alphabetic, frequency, reverse alphabetic) to KWIC concordance, to text. 

This corpus will be a significant source of information for historical linguists, lexicographers, and any other researcher interested in the medieval Castilian biblical translations. They will be able to access and search the contents of the texts for a wide variety of research tasks connected with the diachronic developments of medieval Spanish, allowing them to examine the shift, continuities and patterns of variation that occurred over several centuries. 

The original paleographical transcriptions were processed using commercially available software: Concordance® , a text analysis and concordancing program used to generate and export the concordances to html format; TextPad® and WildEdit®, a text editor and a macro editor, respectively, used to process the resulting htm files.



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South Arabian inscriptions on wood at the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek

Altsüdarabische Inschriften auf Holzstäbchen - Ancient South Arabian inscriptions on wood
Die Bayerische Staatsbibliothek verwahrt die weltweit zweitgrößte Sammlung an hölzernen Schriftdokumenten aus dem antiken Südarabien, dem heutigen Jemen. Es handelt sich dabei um Alltagskorrespondenz in sabäischer und minäischer Sprache: Briefe, Rechts- und Wirtschaftsurkunden, Schreibübungen und Texte aus der rituellen Praxis. Die in Palmblattrippen und Holzstäbchen eingeritzten Texte dokumentieren die gesamte Spanne der altsüdarabischen Kultur vom frühen 1. Jahrtausend v. Chr. bis in die unmittelbar vorislamische Zeit. 

The Bavarian State Library houses the second-largest collection worldwide of written documents on wood from Ancient South Arabia (present-day Yemen). These contain everyday-life’s correspondence in Sabaic and Minaic languages, such as letters, legal and business documents, writing exercises and texts from ritual practice. The texts are carved in palm-leaf stalks and wooden sticks. Historically, the documents cover the entire span of the so-called Ancient South Arabian civilisation – from the early 1st millennium BC up to the period immediately before the emergence of Islam. 

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Sunoikisis: A National Consortium of Classics Programs

Sunoikisis: A National Consortium of Classics Programs
Sunoikisis is a national consortium of Classics programs. Since 1999, Sunoikisis has yielded new collaborative and interdisciplinary paradigms of learning in the liberal arts for the 21st century.

“Sunoikisis” comes from Thucydides (3.3.1) in reference to the alliance formed by the cities of Lesbos (Methymna excluded) in their revolt against the Athenian empire in 428 B.C.E. Likewise, this collaborative program seeks to develop a set of common goals and achieve a degree of success and prominence that goes beyond the capacity of a single program.
Sunoikisis enables students and faculty at participating institutions to benefit from opportunities normally available only at large research institutions, while maintaining the advantages of a small liberal arts learning environment. The curricular elements within Sunoikisis include inter-institutional collaborative courses, excavations, internships, travel study, undergraduate research symposia, and faculty development seminars.
The curricular elements of Sunoikisis expose our students to a wider range of subject material and faculty than would be possible otherwise. Indeed, the president of an elite northeastern college commented in October 2004 that the Sunoikisis program surpasses programs offered by large institutions in that the collaborative nature unusually enriches it in terms of content and methodological approach. The program, by providing a range and quality of opportunities for majors, prepares students who choose to continue their training in graduate school to compete with graduates from the leading research universities in the country.

For more information about how Sunoikisis is impacting Classics education, read “Collaborative Classics: Technology and the Small Liberal Arts College” by Rebecca Frost Davis and “Chaos and in the New Academy” by Susan Frost and Aimee Pozorski.

Sunoikisis Undergraduate Research Journal

Sunoikisis Undergraduate Research Journal
The Sunoikisis Undergraduate Research Journal is a peer-reviewed online journal with a variety of features intended to make research attractive and accessible to a broad spectrum of readers, from scholars to curious young people.

The Center for Hellenic Studies publishes two issues each year to correspond with the biannual research symposia in December and April.

Volume 1

Issue 1: December 1, 2012 | Issue 2: April 27, 2013

Volume 2

Issue 1: December 7, 2013 | Issue 2: April 26, 2014

Open Access Backfiles: Classical Philology (Open Access Backfiles)

Classical Philology (Open Access Backfiles)
ISSN: 0009837X
E-ISSN: 1546072X
Classical Philology is a University-owned journal that is sponsored by the University of Chicago’s Department of Classics. The Department of Classics retains editorial control and appoints editors. The Chair of the Department has recommended the appointment of Mark Payne to replace Elizabeth Asmis as editor of Classical Philology. Both the Department and the Press are fully confident in Payne’s ability to lead the journal, as he has already exhibited this competence by serving as acting editor during Asmis’s leave 2009-10.

Classical Philology has been an internationally respected journal for the study of the life, languages, and thought of the Ancient Greek and Roman world since 1906. The journal covers a broad range of topics from a variety of interpretative points of view.
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New Open Access Journal: Lexicon Philosophicum: International Journal for the History of Texts and Ideas

Lexicon Philosophicum: International Journal for the History of Texts and Ideas
ISSN: 2283-7833
Lexicon Philosophicum is an annual peer-reviewed, open access journal, with an interdisciplinary character. The journal, published by CNR-ILIESI (Roma), provides open access to original, unpublished high quality contributions: critical essays, research articles, short texts editions, and critical bibliographic reviews on the history of philosophy, the history of science, and the history of ideas, with a special attention to textual and lexical data.

See the full List of Open Access Journals in Ancient Studies


Open Access to all Oxford University Press Online products April 13-19th

National Library Week All OUP Online products are free April 13-19th

[n.b.: "The free access starts on April 13th and will run through the end of the day on the 19th, running for the full duration of National Library Week. Access is available in the United States and Canadaonly" (emphasis added)]
To celebrate National Library Week in the United States (April 13th-19th) and all the hard work librarians do to support their patrons, OUP is freeing up all of our online products* for the week! Libraries are a vital part of many communities, whether it is a school, a town/city, the government, a corporation, or a hospital, and we have freed up this unprecedented amount of content to show our appreciation for these libraries.

National Library Week 

New Book from the Oriental Institute: In Remembrance of Me: Feasting with the Dead in the Ancient Middle East

OIMP 37. In Remembrance of Me: Feasting with the Dead in the Ancient Middle East
Edited by Virginia Rimmer Herrmann and J. David Schloen

This Oriental Institute Museum exhibit catalog looks at how the living commemorated and cared for deceased ancestors in the ancient Middle East. The focus of the exhibit is the memorial monument (stele) of an official named Katumuwa (ca. 735 BC), discovered in 2008 by University of Chicago archaeologists at the site of Zincirli, Turkey. Part I of the catalog presents the most comprehensive collection of scholarship yet published on the interpretation of the Katumuwa Stele, an illuminating new document of ancestor cult and beliefs about the soul. In Part II, leading scholars describe the relationship between the living and the dead in Mesopotamia, Egypt, Anatolia, and the Levant (Syria-Palestine), providing a valuable introduction to the family and mortuary religion of the ancient Middle East. The fifty-seven objects cataloged highlight the role of food and drink offerings and stone effigies in maintaining a place for the dead in family life.

Table of Contents

    1. Foreword
    2. Preface
    3. List of Contributors
    4. Map of Select Sites
    5. Introduction: The Katumuwa Stele and the Commemoration of the Dead in the Ancient Middle East. Virginia R. Herrmann
  1. Part I. The Katumuwa Stele from Zincirli
    1. The City of Katumuwa: The Iron Age Kingdom of Sam’al and the Excavations of Zincirli. J. David Schloen
    2. Katumuwa’s Banquet Scene. Dominik Bonatz
    3. The Katumuwa Inscription. Dennis Pardee
    4. The Katumuwa Stele in Archaeological Context. Virginia R. Herrmann
    5. The Katumuwa Stele in the Context of Royal Mortuary Cult at Sam’al. Herbert Niehr
  2. Part II. Feasts for the Dead in the Ancient Middle East
    1. Religious, Communal, and Political Feasting in the Ancient Middle East. Marian H. Feldman
    2. Feasts for the Dead and Ancestor Veneration in Levantine Traditions. Theodore J. Lewis
    3. Death Binds: On Some Rites Surrounding Death in Ancient Anatolia. Theo van den Hout
    4. Dead that Are Slow to Depart: Evidence for Ancestor Rituals in Mesopotamia. Karel van der Toorn
    5. Feasts for the Dead and Ancestor Veneration in Egyptian Tradition. Miriam Müller
  3. Part III. Catalog
    1. The Katumuwa Stele (Nos. 1-12)
    2. The Soul in the Stone: Effigies of the Dead (Nos. 13-21)
    3. The Banquet in Life and Death (Nos. 22-27)
    4. Dishes for the Dead (Nos. 28-49)
    5. Fast Food: Magical Methods of Provisioning the Dead (Nos. 50-52)
    6. Epilogue: Contemporary Commemorations (Nos. 53-59)
    1. Concordance of Museum Registration Numbers
    2. Checklist of the Exhibit
    3. Bibliography

  • In Remembrance of Me: Feasting with the Dead in the Ancient Middle East
  • Edited by Virginia Rimmer Herrmann and J. David Schloen
  • Oriental Institute Museum Publications 37
  • Chicago: The Oriental Institute, 2014
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-61491-017-6
  • Pp. 176; 140 illustrations
  • 9 x 11.5 inches, paperback
  • $29.95

And for an up to date list of all Oriental Institute publications available online see

The Syriac Gazetteer Launched

The Syriac Gazetteer   Launched
Editors: Thomas A. Carlson (Princeton University) and David A. Michelson (Vanderbilt University)
The Syriac Gazetteer is a geographical reference work of Syriaca.org for places relevant to Syriac studies. It is growing from an initial publication of over two thousand place records.
  • Index page: an alphabetic index of places in the gazetteer.
  • About page: an overview of the gazetteer and its contributors.
  • Help page: documentation, editorial guidelines, and technical definitions.
  • Browse maps: browse places on an interactive map.
  • Edessa: featured place.
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The Syriac Gazetteer is a publication of Syriaca.org: The Syriac Reference Portal.

Nubian Monasteries

Nubian Monasteries
This page aims at making information on Byzantine Nubia and Nubian monasteries in particular available to wider audience. It will present projects regarding Nubian monasticism but also Nubian culture in general from the times between Napata and Funj kingdoms.

Two years ago I've started a program aimed at synthesis on Nubian monasteries. Thanks to the hospitality of the Oriental Institute, University of Chicago and generosity of the Foundation for Polish Science and de Brzezie Lanckoronski Foundation I lead a project carried out by a team of early career European scholars publishing the Qasr el-Wizz monastery. The monastery has been fully excavated by George Scanlon on behalf of the Oriental institute in 1965, yet only two preliminary reports in Journal of Egyptian Archaeology has been published. Our aim is to publish the entire material recovered at the site and made this exceptional collection available for the public...

Open Access Journal: Documenta Praehistorica

[First posted in AWOL 21 January 2010. Most recently updated 10 April 2014]

Documenta Praehistorica
Print ISSN: 1408-967X
Online ISSN: 1854-249
DOCUMENTA PRAEHISTORICA is a yearly journal of archaeological interdisciplinary scientific research. It is one of the main world-wide international journals of interpretations of modern archaeological research data related to the processes and to the events in the European and Asian prehistory.

Research papers and reports are published in English language and worldwide distributed. They are mainly focused on: cognition and materialities of prehistoric cultures, archaeogenetic studies, palaeo- demography, population dynamics and cultural trajectories in prehistory, settlement and landscape dynamics, climate anomalies, radiocarbon dating, palaeodietary reconstruction based on stable isotope analysis, chemistry in archaeology and palaeoenvironmental studies.


Ashurbanipal Library Project

Ashurbanipal Library Project
 What is the Library?, The Life of the Library, the corpus catalogue
The Library that once belonged to Ashurbanipal, King of Assyria (668-c. 630 BC), is one of most remarkable and fascinating archaeological discoveries ever made. More than 30,000 clay tablets bearing cuneiform inscriptions were excavated by the British Museum between the 1850's and 1930's at the site of the imperial capital, Nineveh. In its day it had been the biggest and most wide-ranging collection of texts yet assembled. Its discovery threw wide open the doors to our understanding of ancient Mesopotamia.  

Open Access Journal: Latina et Graeca

New Book from the Oriental Institute: Extraction & Control: Studies in Honor of Matthew W. Stolper


SAOC 68. Extraction & Control: Studies in Honor of Matthew W. Stolper. 

Edited by Michael Kozuh, Wouter F. M. Henkelman, Charles E. Jones, and Christopher Woods.

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  1. Matthew W. Stolper. Christopher Woods, Wouter F. M. Henkelman, Charles E. Jones, and Michael Kozuh
  2. Bibliography of Publications of Matthew W. Stolper. Charles E. Jones, University of Pennsylvania, University of Chicago
  3. Persepolis Fortification Aramaic Tablet Seal 0002 and the Keeping of Horses. Annalisa Azzoni, Vanderbilt University, and Elspeth R. M. Dusinberre, University of Colorado at Boulder
  4. An Episode in the Reign of the Babylonian Pretender Nebuchadnezzar IV. Paul-Alain Beaulieu, University of Toronto
  5. Achaemenid Estate(s) Near Pasargadae? Rémy Boucharlat, CNRS – University of Lyon
  6. Les tablettes de bois du Grand roi (Note sur les communications officielles dans un royaume itinérant). Pierre Briant, Collège de France
  7. Royal Women in Elamite Art. Elizabeth Carter, University of California, Los Angeles
  8. Iddin-Nabû sepir sa gardu. Walter Farber, University of Chicago
  9. The Royal-Name Seals of Darius I. Mark B. Garrison, Trinity University
  10. De vie à trépas. Françoise Grillot-Susini, CNRS – Paris
  11. The Estates of Shamash on the Habur. Michael Jursa and Klaus Wagensonner, University of Vienna
  12. Elamite and Akkadian Inscribed Bricks from Bard-e Karegar (Khuzistan, Iran). Michael Kozuh, Auburn University
  13. Reassessing the Reign of Xerxes in the Light of New Evidence. Amélie Kuhrt, University College London
  14. Cultural Exchange at Kültepe. Mogens Trolle Larsen, University of Copenhagen, and Agnete Wisti Lassen, Yale University
  15. The Curricular Context of an Akkadian Prayer from Old Babylonian Ur (UET 6 402). Jacob Lauinger, Johns Hopkins University
  16. Myth, History, Cosmology, and Hydraulics in Achaemenid Iran. Bruce Lincoln, University of Chicago
  17. Biography of a Sentence: Assurbanipal, Nabonidus, and Cyrus. Piotr Michalowski, University of Michigan
  18. Periodicities and Period Relations in Babylonian Celestial Sciences. Francesca Rochberg, University of California, Berkeley
  19. On Persons in the Old Babylonian Law Collections: The Case of mar awilim in Bodily Injury Provisions. Martha T. Roth, University of Chicago
  20. Gilgamesh and the ius primae noctis. Gonzalo Rubio, Pennsylvania State University
  21. Cyrus the Great, Exiles, and Foreign Gods: A Comparison of Assyrian and Persian Policies on Subject Nations. R. J. van der Spek, VU University Amsterdam
  22. Persians on the Euphrates? Material Culture and Identity in Two Achaemenid Burials from Hacinebi, Southeast Turkey. Gil J. Stein, The Oriental Institute, University of Chicago
  23. On the Dynasty of Šimaški: Twenty Years (or so) After. Piotr Steinkeller, Harvard University
  24. Some Thoughts on the ustarbaru. Jan Tavernier, Université catholique de Louvain
  25. A Statue of Darius in the Temple of Sippar. Caroline Waerzeggers, VU University Amsterdam
  26. Earth, Water, and Friendship with the King: Argos and Persia in the Mid-fifth Century. Matthew W. Waters, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
  27. Freedom and Dependency: Neo-Babylonian Manumission Documents with Oblation and Service Obligation. Cornelia Wunsch, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, and F. Rachel Magdalene, Leipzig University
  28. From Lower Land to Cappadocia. Ilya Yakubovich, University of Chicago
Matthew Wolfgang Stolper began working for the Chicago Assyrian Dictionary in 1978 and became full professor in the Oriental Institute 1987, focusing on Neo-Babylonian and Middle Elamite. Matt has worked tirelessly to raise the necessary funding, to assemble a team of scholars, to promote the importance of the Persepolis Fortification Archive to academic and popular audiences, and most significantly, to concisely, passionately, and convincingly place the Persepolis Archives in their Achaemenid, ancient Near Eastern, and modern geo-political contexts. The twenty-six papers from Stolper's colleagues, friends, and students show the breadth of his interests.
  • Studies in Ancient Oriental Civilization 68
  • Chicago: The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, 2014
  • ISBN: 978-1-61491-001-5
  • Pp. xvi + 352; frontispiece (Matthew W. Stolper); 140 illustrations, 9 tables
  • $34.95

And for an up to date list of all Oriental Institute publications available online see

Now available: Corpus Scriptorum Ecclesiasticorum Latinorum (CSEL)

CSEL is now on GitHub!
We’re really proud to announce that EpiDoc XML versions of all 99 volumes of the monumental Corpus Scriptorum Ecclesiasticorum Latinorum (CSEL) are now being added to the Open Greek and Latin Project‘s GitHub repository! The Latin text was OCR-ed, corrected (at 99% accuracy) and encoded according to our specifications by French Data Entry company Jouve. CSEL is the first in a line of texts Jouve is currently helping us digitise. Each XML file is available under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License and contains a link to the Archive.org scan it was taken from.
While rare, the Latin text still contains some mistakes and typos. Similarly, our basic CTS-compliant EpiDoc markup is waiting to be further annotated. So you -yes,  YOU- come and help us out already! Feel free to pull, push and share this work with friends and colleagues. The more, the merrier!

OCRE Update: Caracalla through Elagabalus

Caracalla through Elagabalus published to OCRE
All of the types from Caracalla through Elagabalus have been published to OCRE. Additionally, the University of Virginia Art Museum collection has been re-published into the nomisma.org triplestore. The number is small, but there are four coins in this batch from UVA (see http://numismatics.org/ocre/id/ric.4.el.132 for example). So far, there is no coverage from the ANS collection, but we hope to make these coins available in OCRE by the end of next week.  Additionally, I expect to have most or all of the imperial coins from the British Museum available in OCRE tomorrow or Monday.