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The Digital Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Statues, Reliefs, and Paintings

The Digital Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Statues, Reliefs, and Paintings
This is the home for the Digital Topographical Bibliography and presents the new framework for the project. Alongside searchable PDFs of the current print version, vols. 1-7, examples of new data focusing on two case-studies (Tuna el-Gebel and Tell el-Farʿun) have been made available. The third case-study is a revised edition for part of Volume 8 - Objects of Provenance Not Known available here as a XHTML text (as opposed to PDF), and covers the complete section for Royal Statues.

Excerpt from new TopBib outline
The Digital TopBib 
You may browse or search the Digital Topographical Bibliography

Spinces of Porter & Moss volumes

The published volumes
Access the searchable PDFs

Checklist of Editions of Greek, Latin, Demotic, and Coptic Papyri, Ostraca, and Tablets

Checklist of Editions of Greek, Latin, Demotic, and Coptic Papyri, Ostraca, and Tablets
Founding Editors: John F. Oates and William H. Willis
This new instance of the Checklist is a work in progress. Most of the data already supersede those of the previous site. Previous print and online editions were curated by a board of Editors, founded by the late Professors John F. Oates and William H. Willis. This latest carries forward the spirit of openness and collaboration that they championed. Abbreviations are arrived at after discussion by a variety of stakeholders, including Joshua D. Sosin (Duke), Rodney Ast (Heidelberg), Roger S. Bagnall (NYU), James Cowey (Heidelberg), Mark Depauw (Leuven), Alain Delattre (Brussels), Robert Maxwell (BYU), volume editors, and others, sometimes including the wider papyrological community (via papylist). The quickest way to initiate discussion of updates and abbreviations is to write the papylist, or any one of the individuals named above. Editors are strongly urged to let us know when new volumes are published.

Open Access Journal: FOLD&R (Fasti On Line Documents & Research)

[First posted in AWOL 30 April 2012, updated 9 July 2014]

FOLD&R (Fasti On Line Documents & Research)
ISSN 1828-3179  

FOLD&R is an archaeological journal published since 2004 by the International Association for Classical Archaeology in collaboration with the Italian Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities.
The journal is dedicated to the proposition that reports on all excavations should be easily available to the general public. It is a peer-reviewed journal, with an editorial board that covers all of the archaeological disciplines. We welcome illustrated submissions, in English, Italian, French, Spanish or German, on recent Italian excavations or geophysical or surface surveys of individual sites. We guarantee a rapid review of the material, which, after any agreed changes, should be published within a month. Two sets of proofs will be submitted for correction by the authors. The reviewers are asked to address the scientific validity and presentation of the submission rather than the scale or importance of the excavation; all excavations are important. No translation is offered, but we are willing to advise on translators for anyone who wishes to publish their text in another language.
An on-line journal follows the same rules as those on paper from both an academic and a juridical point of view. Publications on FOLD&R are thus valid from the point of view of a personal curriculum and should be cited just like other publications. The law protects the intellectual property of the author and the journal. Texts are published in a pdf format, and they can be consulted online, with Acrobat Reader, and downloaded for printing and circulation to colleagues. Texts can be republished by their authors (although only by the authors) without permission from the review; however, we request that the first publication be credited to FOLD&R.

Texts and illustrations, in colour or black and white, should be sent to Helga Di Giuseppe, Piazza San Marco 49, Rome 00186 (tel. 39-06 68683399), or by email to helga.digiuseppe@aiac.org, The illustrations may be sent either as digital or paper files. If the site in question is not already part of the Fasti Online it must be accompanied by a completed Record Sheet

We will register each FOLD&R article at the CNR central library, the Biblioteca Centrale “G. Marconi”, that has established a database, SOLAR, which registers the deposition of digital scientific publications. Registration and certification by the CNR guarantees the author and the preservation of the work. We assume that the authors of submissions will authorize the deposition of their texts. The authors will receive, via email, the certificate of deposition, which can be annexed to their own FOLD&R for distribution.
FOLD&R Italy

Index for 2014

  • 316 - Alessandra Albiero, Valentino Vitale , Valentina Petrucci, Agnese Ugolini, Chiara Fernandez. 2014. Le terme centrali di Aquinum (Castrocielo, FR). Campagne di scavo 2009-2013 . PDFpermalinkRecord Sheet
  • 315 - Maria Ausilia Fadda. 2014. Il villaggio adiacente al nuraghe Tanca Manna e l'età del Bronzo nella città di Nuoro . PDFpermalinkRecord Sheet
  • 314 - Paolo Visonà, George M. Crothers, Justin N. Carlson , Donald L. Handshoe , Silvana Lora, Piera Allegra Rasia – Università degli Studi di Venezia - Ca’ Foscari, Luana Toniolo. 2014. A Forgotten Roman Settlement in the Veneto. University of Kentucky Geoarchaeological Investigations at Tezze di Arzignano (Vicenza, Italy) in 2012 . PDFpermalinkRecord Sheet
  • 313 - Paolo Bernardini , Pier Giorgio Spanu , Raimondo Zucca. 2014. Tharros: indagini nell’area dell’anfiteatro romano. PDFpermalinkRecord Sheet
  • 312 - Paolo Bernardini , Pier Giorgio Spanu , Raimondo Zucca. 2014. SANTA GIUSTA - OTHOCA Ricerche di archeologia urbana 2013 . PDFpermalinkRecord Sheet
  • 311 - Giuseppa Tanda , Marco Serra , Riccardo Cicilloni. 2014. Indagini archeologiche presso la grotta di Su Mrajani di Monte Casula – Iglesias (Sardegna meridionale). Relazione preliminare (campagne 2011-2012-2013) . PDFpermalinkRecord Sheet
  • 310 - Lidia Puddu. 2014. Il complesso megalitico di Biru 'e Concas (Sorgono NU): lo scavo del 1994. PDFpermalinkRecord Sheet
  • 309 - Antonio Alfano, Viva Sacco. 2014. Tra alto e basso medioevo. Ceramiche, merci e scambi nelle valli dello Jato e del Belìce Destro dalle ricognizioni nel territorio (Palermo) . PDFpermalinkRecord Sheet
  • 308 - Giuseppe Lepore, Emanuele Mandolini , Francesco Belfiori , Michele Silani, Federica Galazzi. 2014. Archeologia urbana a Senigallia III: i nuovi dati dall’area archeologica “La Fenice” . PDFpermalinkRecord Sheet
  • 307 - Romina Carboni, Emiliano Cruccas, Luca Lanteri. 2014. Indagini archeologiche dell’Università degli Studi di Cagliari a Nora (CA) Progetto Isthmos - Ricognizione e campagna di scavo 2013 . PDFpermalinkRecord Sheet
  • 306 - Attilio Mastrocinque, Fiammetta Soriano, Chiara Marchetti, Ine Jacobs - Università di Anversa. 2014. Archaeological research at Grumentum 2013: a three-dimensional documentation . PDFpermalinkRecord Sheet
  • 305 - Lidia Puddu. 2014. Un frammento di fiasca del pellegrino di Abini (Teti - Nu). PDFpermalinkRecord Sheet
  • 304 - Simonetta Menchelli, Giulia Picchi. 2014. Distorsioni interpretative e concretezza epistemologica nello studio delle anfore romane: l’esempio dell’ager Firmanus (Marche meridionali, Italia) . PDFpermalinkRecord Sheet
  • 303 - Ilaria Frontori. 2014. Nora (Pula, Cagliari). Indagini archeologiche nel quartiere delle Terme Centrali, Area E (Campagna di scavo 2013) . PDFpermalinkRecord Sheet

 See also FASTI

(Partially)Open Access Series: Oxyrhynchus Papyri 1-15


Open Access Journal: Neotestamentica: Journal of the New Testament Society of South Africa - Tydskrif van die Nuwe-Testamentiese Werkgemeenskap van Suider-Afrika

Neotestamentica: Journal of the New Testament Society of South Africa - Tydskrif van die Nuwe-Testamentiese Werkgemeenskap van Suider-Afrika
ISSN: 0254-8356
Neotestamentica is the Journal of the New Testament Society of Southern Africa (NTSSA), which has been published annually since 1966 and currently provides two issues per annum with a total of about 450 pages. The journal showcases South African and African scholarship, including the publishing of contributions from the annual conference of the NTSSA. Submissions by international experts in the field of New Testament are also most welcome. A critical book review section is included in each issue.

Ara Pacis Augustae Online

Ara Pacis Augustae


This web publication honors all those who have worked
to bring the Ara Pacis so impressively back to life.

The Ara Pacis Augustae (Altar of Augustan Peace), known as the "Ara Pacis", is a world famous Roman monument housed in a new museum opened in 2006, the Museo dell'Ara Pacis. The Ara Pacis has undergone extensive changes since first constructed in 13-9 BCE, during the reign of Augustus. Like much of ancient Rome, it was gradually covered by earth and later buildings and was even forgotten for many centuries. During the long, complicated process of rediscovery, the most transforming event was the remarkable excavation and reconstruction of much of the Ara Pacis at a new location in 1837-38. It remains in this new location, between the Tiber River and the Mausoleum of Augustus, with hundreds of small changes and restorations, but largely as reconstructed at that time. The new museum building dramatically improves the conditions under which the Ara Pacis is preserved from further deterioration. The Ara Pacis continues to provide one of the primary sources for our understanding of Augustan art, social structure and political history.

Purpose of this Website

The main purpose of this website is to make available a larger, more comprehensive body of high quality images of the Ara Pacis Augustae than previously available in any print or web publication. This includes images of the monument itself, of the Museo dell’Ara Pacis in which the altar is newly housed and displayed, and of closely related materials.
I think of this website partly as a supplement to the superb 2006/2009 volume, Ara Pacis, by Orietta Rossini, Responsabile Ufficio Ara Pacis, which provides authoritative, up-to-date reviews of all aspects of the monument, with outstanding illustrations. This is now the single most informative volume about the Ara Pacis.

Classical Works Knowledge Base

Classical Works Knowledge Base: A Service of the American Philological Association
The CWKB knowledge base assembles data about Classical works (1,550 authors and 5,200 texts, with variants forms in the main modern languages of Classical studies and common abbreviations). The knowledge base also contains the linking heuristics to the passage level for 6,732 manifestations of Classical works. The full-text services linked to are:
  • the Classical Latin Texts of the Packard Humanities Institute (PHI Latin Texts);
  • the Greek and Roman Texts from the Perseus Digital Library;
  • the Library of Latin Texts - Series A (LLT-A) from Brepols Publishers [licensed];
  • the Thesaurus Linguae Graecae (TLG) [licensed] and the Abridged Online TLG.

Monuments of Syria

[First posted in AWOL 14 October 2012, updated 12 July 2014]

Monuments of Syria: A Window on Syria's Past by Ross Burns
This website is a visual introduction to the writer’s two books on the history and archaeology of Syria. Few countries can match Syria in the richness of its historical remains. In the zone west of Aleppo, for example, over 600 Byzantine-era villages survive, often with multiple churches with walls up to their rooflines. There is practically no era not represented in Syria. Palmyra, the great caravan city at the westernmost point of the Silk Road, still slumbers in the desert, its beautifully carved limestone as crisp and dramatic as 2000 years ago. Magnificent reminders of the folly of past confrontations, including the Crusades, survive in the great fortifications that are scattered across the country — the Krak des Chevaliers; the great Islamic citadel that crowns Aleppo; the refuges of the ‘Assassins’ hidden away in the coastal mountains; or the Damascus Citadel that sustained the long Muslim resistance to the Crusades. Not to be overlooked are the many mosques and madrasas, often tucked away quietly in backstreets or buried within the busy suqs (markets) of the major centres.

Those familiar with the extraordinary variety of Syria’s remains are invited to leave their own tips and requests in the Suggestion Box. The task of maintaining an updated store of information on recent research is an unending challenge given the hundreds of sites of historical interest and the continuing research of Syrian and foreign teams. Suggestions will be taken into account in future editions of the works already published or posted to guide other visitors. The Suggestion Box also provides an opportunity for Syrians and others with a passion for the country’s past to post photos or sketches.

And see also:

Monuments of Syria Photostream 
This Flickr site brings together a large number of photographs of archaeological sites in both Syria and Southeast Turkey. The site gives a sample of the archive of 70,000 photos taken over the last 40 years which [the author] hopes to make available to a wider audience. In case of further inquiries, a mailbox is available either through Flickr or here.

Open Access Journal: Antiquitatis Notae: Bulletin des sciences antiques du monde méditerranéen

ANTIQUITATIS NOTAE: Bulletin des sciences antiques du monde méditerranéen
Antiquitatis Notae est un bulletin en ligne, consacré à l’Antiquité, qui a pour cadre les civilisations s’étant développées autour de la Méditerranée et pour objectif d’établir des liens entre des disciplines isolées les unes des autres. Le bulletin permettra la diffusion d’informations rapides entre spécialistes. Il est destiné aussi à des non-spécialistes désireux de s’informer dans le secteur de leur choix.


CDLI News: Amarna and Middle Assyrian cuneiform tablets in the Vorderasiatisches Museum, Berlin

This link displays 825 recently completed archival images of 811 cuneiform tablets in the Vorderasiatisches Museum, Berlin. The text artifacts were raw-scanned by CDLI research associate Imad Samir, assisted by Chief Curator Achim Marzahn and his VAM staff, and were assembled to fatcrosses, cleaned and posted by us at UCLA. Dr. Samir’s work was materially facilitated by the technical and organizational support of our Berlin partners at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, in particular by Jürgen Renn, Director, and Urs Schoepflin, Head of the Library.

Among these files are a good number of images of the famous Amarna tablets. In collaboration with Steve Tinney, we have, further, uploaded the full set of Amarna transliterations submitted by Shlomo Izre’el to the Oracc consortium, with some cleansing of the file done to achieve C-ATF consistency, and in Oracc; to C-ATF).

The larger group of new VAM additions to CDLI consists of images of some 630 Middle Assyrian texts from German-led excavations at Assur and Kar-Tukulti-Ninurta. This addition to our files results in substantial image, though still poor transliteration coverage of the museum’s 1925 Middle Assyrian text artifacts catalogued in CDLI (the total number of mA texts housed in the VAM is unknown to us). Comments, corrections and additions to these online files are of course welcome and should be directed to <cdli@ucla.edu>.

This addition to CDLI files marks the completion of our Mellon Foundation-supported capture of that major European collection.

Groddeks Liste der Sekundärliteratur zu Textstellen aus Boğazköy

 [First posted in AWOL 8 March 2012, updated 14 July 2014]

Groddeks Liste der Sekundärliteratur zu Textstellen aus Boğazköy
Version 0.5

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Open Access Journal: Studia Humaniora Tartuensia (SHT): An international online journal of the classics and the humanities

[First posted in AWOL 23 October 2009. Most recently updated 14 July 2014]

Studia Humaniora Tartuensia (SHT): An international online journal of the classics and the humanities
The purpose of Studia Humaniora Tartuensia (SHT) is to publish scholarly papers and notes embodying original research in all areas of the humanities, but especially classical studies and ancient history, Neo-Latin studies, classical tradition, history of scholarship and philosophy. We encourage interdisciplinary contributions and submissions that use new approaches to elucidate their topic. Detailed treatments of specific themes are also welcome. We also publish book notices and reviews. 
Studia Humaniora Tartuensia is an open access journal with free full text content. Despite its name the journal is not restricted to contributors from Tartu. We encourage all interested parties to take part in its development. If you are interested in publishing in SHT, you are welcome to contact the editors using either e-mail or postal address. Be sure to check the guidelines for contributors before submitting your article.

Papers are published in PDF format and on-line only. If you cannot access them, download and install the free Adobe Acrobat Reader for viewing PDF-documents. This also enables you to view Greek text and other original formatting without problems.

When citing a paper published in SHT, do not forget to include the number of the volume, the letter marking a subdivision (if applicable), and the number of the article.



Thesaurus Indogermanischer Text- und Sprachmaterialien


Open Access Books from The Syriac Studies Reference Library

The Syriac Studies Reference Library
Brigham Young University, Harold B. Lee Library
The Syriac Studies Reference Library is a collection of rare and out-of-print titles that are of vital importance for Syriac studies. It is especially rich in early manuscript catalogs, dictionaries, and grammars, and contains many of the indispensable editions of Syriac texts that were produced in the 18th, 19th, and early 20th centuries. This collection was scanned from the holdings of the Semitics/ICOR Library of The Catholic University of America. More about the project…

IraqCrisis: A moderated list for communicating substantive information on cultural property damaged, destroyed or lost from libraries, museums, monuments, and achaeological sites in Iraq

IraqCrisis: A moderated list for communicating substantive information on cultural property damaged, destroyed or lost from Libraries and Museums in Iraq during and after the war in April 2003, and on the worldwide response to the crisis.

La liste d'abonnes "IraqCrisis" est fournie et variee, venant de tres nombreux pays. Toutes les interventions sont les bienvenues, qu'elles soient redigees en francais, en allemand, en anglais, en arabe, ou en toute autre langue requise pour diffuser une information sur le sujet considere.
Die "IraqCrisis list" wendet sich an ein breitgefachertes internationales Publikum. Beitrage auf Franzosisch, Deutsch, Englisch, Arabisch oder in beliebigen anderen Sprachen, die Informationen zu diesem Thema vermitteln konnen, sind willkommen.

The IraqCrisis list has a broad and varied international subscribership. Submissions are welcome in French, German, English, Arabic and any other language required to communicate information on the subject matter.

IraqCrisis is one of the projects of the Iraq Museum Working Group at the Oriental Institute, University of Chicago.
 IraqCrisis was founded in April 2003  as an email lists to share substantive information on damage to sites, libraries, and museums following the American invasion of Iraq that Spring. It has remained active these past eleven years. It still seeks to assist in passing along reliable reports of risk and damage to cultural property during the current crisis.

Coptica: Textes Coptes et Documents en Libre Access

[First posted in AWOL 29 March 2010. Updated 15 July 2014]

Le site personnel COPTICA est destiné à tous les étudiants et amateurs de langue et littérature copte. Les uns y trouveront les textes et indices nécessaires à la poursuite de leur cursus universitaire (baccalauréat et maîtrise), mais aussi des liens essentiels. Les autres y trouveront informations et outils de travail.
   1.  Dictionnaires et encyclopédies (51)

    2.  Portails bibliographiques (11)
    3.  Texte biblique (26) 
    4.  Textes grecs et latins (13)  
    5.  Références diverses (21)

Drunk Archaeology

Drunk Archaeology 
Drunk Archaeology is the podcast featuring archaeologists doing what they do: drinking & talking shop. Join us! 
Welcome to the Drunk Archaeology tumblr for the DA podcast which will premier late in July 2014. Modeled loosely after the wildly popular Drunk History series, Drunk Archaeology will initially be an audio-only podcast featuring archaeologists doing what they do best: drinking and then talking shop. Each week will feature either a one-on-one interview with a drunk archaeologist, or a panel of drunk archaeologists tackling questions about archaeology, cultural heritage, higher education, and theory, not to mention various retellings of ancient tales and a sharing of secrets divulged only by the drunk.

Andrew Reinhard, punk archaeologist without borders, archaeological publisher, and archaeological gamer, will host the podcast each week. Episodes will feature in-depth, drunken discussion, a drunk lightning round of questions, drunk archaeology sing-a-longs, drunk name-that-archaeologist contests, and much, much more. Podcasts will be hosted on Soundcloud and linked to the tumblr and to Twitter. Ultimately there will be YouTube videos, as well as a free podcast channel via iTunes.
If you would like to be on a Drunk Archaeology panel, or want to be interviewed by Andrew on a variety of archaeological topics, or if you have topics or questions that you’d love to have drunk archaeologists answer, send an email to drunkarchaeology@gmail.com. Archaeology-inspired cocktail recipes are also welcome.



Les Annales Archeologiques Arabes Syriennes (AAAS)

The Syrian Ministry of Culture announced today the appearance of a double issues (Volumes 53 and 54) of  Les Annales Archeologiques Arabes Syriennes (AAAS). They are at present unable to make it available online in open access as they had been doing with recent volumes. The website they had been using as a platform for a variety of open access publishing, Studia Orontica, is no longer functional, in great measure because of the death of the man responsible for the site, Bassel Shehadeh, film-maker and activist in the Syrian uprising. He was killed in Homs on May 28, 2012.

The original set of open access volumes of AAAS are accessible at the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine,  as is much of the other content of the Studia Orontica website.

Pelagios needs YOU

Pelagios needs YOU
As many of you may be aware, the linked open data project “Pelagios” has recently entered a third phase, where we’re involved in (among other things) annotating Early Geospatial Documents. Our intention is to help create a critical mass of data, which would make joining the network more rewarding for other content providers and enable new opportunities for digital research and learning.

Thus far we’ve been busy annotating the Latin tradition of geospatial documents (for the results, see: http://pelagios-project.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/what-have-romans-ever-mapped-for-us.html). Next up is the Greek tradition - and this is where we need YOUR help.

We would like to invite volunteers to join us in annotating the Greek geospatial documents that the wider Classics community has identified as being of interest to students of ancient geographical thought. These include the obvious texts such as Ptolemy and Strabo, as well as less obvious ones where itineraries (for example) still play a key role (such as in Aeschylus’s Persians or Pindar’s Odes).

To facilitate the annotation process, we have developed a dedicated platform called Recogito (http://pelagios.org/recogito/?collection=greek+tradition). This has a public interface, which shows the results of all annotation work. But, if you are interested in participating, you will be provided with a user account, allowing you access to the annotation platform itself where you will be able to contribute to the data production and sharing. All steps of the annotation process are fully documented, so everyone will receive due credit for their contributions. Indeed, we are thinking of introducing incentives to encourage *friendly* competition among contributors…

If anyone is interested in volunteering, either as an individual or else as a group co-ordinator (we have trialled Recogito in a university classroom with great success: http://sites.tufts.edu/perseusupdates/2014/03/10/pelagios-used-in-tufts-classes/), do let us know by replying to this email.

with all best wishes

elton, leif, rainer + pau

Elton Barker, Reader in Classical Studies, The Open University, Milton Keynes MK7 6AA

Newly published (with Joel Christensen): A Beginner's Guide to Homer (One World publishers)

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New Open Access Journal: Classics Library Journal

Classics Library Journal

CL members are invited to write articles to share and publish here in a digital journal format for all other members, posterity, and to share with the wider Classics community. Articles will appear here ‘in real time’, published online as soon as possible after they are submitted, and will also be collated and published as a freely available pdf/ebook, twice yearly (January and July). The process should be relatively informal, articles could be from 500 to 2,000 words, and the main aim is always to provide information and ideas to help others with their teaching of Classics.
If Classics teachers would be interested in submitting a student’s work, they should first contact the editor as to suitability prior to submission. As student submission will comprise only a small part of each issue, the final decision on inclusion will most likely take place after the final submission deadline.

January 2014 Issue now available!Classical Reception in Classics Teachingpdf  | ebook (epub) | ebook (Kindle)

Submissions invited on next issue’s theme, but always welcome on any theme.