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Who Am I? (Mis)Identity and the Polis in Oedipus Tyrannus


One Man Show: Poetics and Presence in the Iliad and Odyssey.


The Ancaster Mallowan Collection

[First posted in AWOL 1 April 2013, updated 19 September 2020]

The Ancaster Mallowan Collection

'Agatha Christie delivers another mystery beyond the grave' proclaimed The Telegraph in February 2010, when it transpired that an auction of some of the contents of Greenway House, in Churston Ferrers, Devon (Agatha's holiday home), had contained more than the auctioneers realised. They had unwittingly sold a locked trunk that was later revealed to contain Agatha's family jewellery.
At another Agatha Christie related auction, this time held by Cheffin's of Cambridge in 2009, other boxes of 'treasure' were sold. These boxes did not contain 'treasure' of the sparkly kind; but evidence of Sir Max Mallowan's (Agatha Christie's second husband) career as a prominent archaeologist. This website brings together some of this evidence, so that it can be enjoyed by a wider audience.
It was originally thought that the boxes were sold at the Greenway House sale, but information has subsequently come to light that revealed the collection was sold as part of a sale of items from 22 Cresswell Place, Kensington, London; where Sir Max Mallowan lived with Agatha Christie and subsequently his second wife Barbara Hastings-Parker.

Notebook 1: Tell Arbid, Khabur River Basin, Syria, 1936. 
Notebook 2: Chagar Bazar, Khabur River Basin, Syria, 1937. 
Notebook 3: Crak (a mound to the east of Tell Brak) and Tell Brak, Upper Khabur Plain, Syria, 1937. 
Notebook 4: Tell Brak, Upper Khabur Plain, Syria,1938. 
Notebook 5: Tell Brak, Upper Khabur Plain, Syria, 1938. 
Notebook 6: Tell Sahlan, Tell Aswad and Tell Hammam, Balikh River Valley, Syria, 1938. 
Notebook 7: Tell Jidle, Tell Sahlan and Tell Hammam, Balikh River Valley, Syria, 1938. 
Notebook 8: Tell Jidle, Tell Aswad, Tell Sahlan and Tell Hammam, Balikh River Valley, Syria 1938. 
Notebook 9: Tell Brak and Chagar Bazar, Khabur Region, Syria, Notes and Queries for Proofs. 
The History Behind the Notebooks.

Open Access Classics Dissertations at Duke University

Open Access Classics Dissertations at Duke University
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  • A Commentary on Ovid's Ceyx and Alcyone Narrative (Met. XI.410-748)

    Kim, Young Eun(2015)
    This thesis seeks to analyze the longest story in Ovid's Metamorphoses, tale of Alcyone and Ceyx. Despite its length, its placement within the entire work, and the presence of the work's eponymous hero, Morpheus, the Alcyone's ...
  • Adaptation and Tradition in Hellenistic Sacred Laws

    Austino, Chad Erik(2012)
    This dissertation examines the adaptability of civic cults during the Hellenistic period. Faced with shifting populations, increasing social tensions, economic changes, and political pressures, Hellenistic communities devised ...
  • Athenian Democracy on Paper

    Aldrup-MacDonald, John P(2018)
    Thousands of public records survive from democratic Athens. Nearly all of them are inscribed on stone (or more rarely metal). A century and more of study has revealed that these inscriptions were the tip of the iceberg. ... 

The Assyrian Dictionary of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago (CAD)

The Assyrian Dictionary of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago (CAD)
The CAD project was initiated in the early 1920s, not long after James Henry Breasted founded the Oriental Institute in 1919, and barely one hundred years after the decipherment of the cuneiform script. This initial decipherment, and the soon-to-follow achievements in understanding the languages in which the hundreds of thousands of clay tablets were inscribed, opened an unsuspected treasure-house for the study and appreciation of one of the world's oldest civilizations.
The Chicago Assyrian Dictionary was conceived to provide more than lexical information alone, more than a one-to-one equivalent between Akkadian and English words. By presenting each word in a meaningful context, usually with a full and idiomatic translation, it recreates the cultural milieu and thus in many ways assumes the function of an encyclopedia. Its source material ranges in time from the third millennium B.C. to the first century A.D., and in geographic area from the Mediterranean Sea in the west to the Zagros Mountains in the east.
Completed in 2010, the Chicago Assyrian Dictionary has become an invaluable source for the study of the civilizations of the ancient Near East, their political and cultural history, their achievements in the sciences of medicine, astronomy, mathematics, linguistics, and the timeless beauty of their poetry.
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Bible and Religions of the Ancient Near East Collective: PhD Showcase

Bible and Religions of the Ancient Near East Collective: PhD Showcase
The BRANE Collective is excited to announce a new series showcasing the work of newly minted PhDs in conversation with established scholars. Our first two events are coming up:
Daniel O. McClellan
“Deity and Divine Agency in the Hebrew Bible: Cognitive Perspectives”Discussants: Debra Scoggins Ballentine, Mark McEntire, Brian Rainey, and Jen Singletary
Julia Lindenlaub
“The Beloved Disciple as Interpreter and Author of Scripture in the Gospel of John”Discussants: Chris Keith, Anne Kreps, and Hugo Méndez
Stay tuned for scheduling information and join us to celebrate and discuss the work of 2020 PhD graduates!
Do you know a 2020 PhD whose work should be celebrated and and discussed in this series? Let us know by filling out this form. We can help make it happen!

Hittite Epigraphic Findings In The Ancient Near East

[First posted in AWOL 30 December 2012, updated 21 September 2020]

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 Akkadian 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 updated 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 has been 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 Età del Bronzo e del Ferro", supervised by Professor Stefania Mazzoni.
Updating of the site is currently supported by the University of Florence (Dept. SAGAS) under the supervision of Giulia Torri.

Alin Suciu's Coptic Resources

Cairo (Coptic Museum)
Cairo (Institut français d’archéologie orientale)
Coquin, R.-G., “Le fonds copte de l’Institut français d’archéologie orientale du Caire,” in Écritures et traditions dans la literature copte. Journée d’études coptes, Strasbourg 28 mai 1982 (Cahiers de la bibliothèque copte, 1; Louvain 1983) 9-18
Louis, C., Catalogue raisonné des manuscrits littéraires coptes conservés à l’IFAO du Caire. Contribution à la reconstitution de la bibliothèque du Monastère Blanc (unpublished Ph.D. thesis, École Pratique des Hautes Études, Section des Sciences Religieuses: Paris)
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Paris (Bibliothèque Nationale)
Porcher, E., “Analyse des manuscrits coptes 131.1-8 de la Bibliothèque Nationale,” Revue d’Égyptologie 1 (1933) 105-160, 231-278, 2 (1936) 65-123
Lucchesi, E., Répertoire des manuscrits coptes (sahidiques) publiés de la Bibliothèque nationale de Paris (Cahiers d’Orientalisme, 1; Geneva: Patrick Cramer, 1981)
Bouvarel-Boud’hors, A., Catalogue des fragments coptes vol. 1: Fragments bibliques nouvellement identifiés (Paris: Bibliothèque Nationale, 1987)
Berlin (Papyrussammlung)
London (British Library)
Layton, B., Catalogue of Coptic Literary Manuscripts in the British Library Acquired Since the Year 1906 (London: British Museum, 1987)
Zanetti, U., “Un catalogue des additions coptes des Londres,” Analecta Bollandiana 106 (1988) 171-181
Manchester (John Rylands Library)
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Buzi, P., Catalogo dei manoscritti copti borgiani conservati presso la Biblioteca Nazionale “Vittorio Emanuele III” di Napoli (Accademia dei Lincei – Memorie, Ser. IX, 25/1; Rome: Scienze e lettere, 2009)
Leiden (Rijksmuseum van Oudheden)
Pleyte, W. & Boeser, P.A.A., Manuscrits coptes du Musée des Pays-Bas à Leide (Leiden: E.J. Brill, 1897)
Elanskaya, A.I., The Literary Coptic Manuscripts in the A.S. Pushkin State Fine Arts Museum in Moscow (Supplements to Vigiliae Christianae,18; Leiden: E.J. Brill, 1994)
Lambdin, T.O, Introduction to Sahidic Coptic (Macon GA: Mercer University Press, 1983)
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Isaiah of Scetis
The monk Augustinos, Tou hosiou patros hemon abba Esaiaou logoi 29 (Jerusalem, 1911; 2nd ed. S. Schoinas, Volos, 1962)
Hardy, E. R., “A Fragment of the Works of the Abbott Isaias,” Annuaire de l’Institut de Philologie et d’Histoire Orientales et Slaves 7 (1944) 127-140
Guillaumont, A., L’Asceticon copte de l’abbé Isaïe. Fragments sahidiques édités et traduits (Bibliothèque d’études coptes, 5; Cairo 1956) part 1; part 2
Draguet, R., Les cinq recensions de l’Ascéticon syriaque d’abba Isaïe 4 vols. (CSCO, 289-290, 293-294. Scriptores Syri, 120-123; Louvain: Secrétariat du CorpusSCO, 1968)
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Chitty, D.J., “Abba Isaiah,”Journal of Theological Studies n.s., 22 (1971) 47-72
Lucchesi, E., “Le dossier d’Apa Zénobe. Addenda et corrigenda. Appendice II: Un Logos inconnu d’Isaïe de Scété. Chenouté, Isaïe et Moïse,” Analecta Bollandiana 117 (1999) 67-80
Nessim Youssef, Y., “Un complément de l’Asceticon copte de l’Abbé Isaïe,” Vigiliae Christianae 55 (2001) 187-190

Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators

Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators

Discover the great currents of continuity and change throughout Middle Eastern history…

This resource was written by many of the best scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units, the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, and the eCUIP Digital Library Project.

The goal of Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators is to provide teachers of Middle Eastern history and culture with a rich, reliable, and easily accessible resource that draws upon sound humanities scholarship to help build student understanding of Middle Eastern history and culture. Drawing upon the unparalleled expertise of renowned scholars from the University of Chicago, the archaeological resources of a world-famous research facility and museum, and the inherent flexibility and strengths of the Internet, it is our hope that this resource will enhance teaching and learning about the Middle East in the nation’s classrooms.

Academically rigorous, thoughtful, and stimulating, Teaching the Middle East seeks to offer new ways of seeing and understanding by crossing cultural divides and illuminating how our shared human concerns cross oceans, time, and cultures.

For an up to date list of all Oriental Institute publications available online see:
The Oriental Institute Open Access Publications

Open Access Journal: Forum Classicum: Zeitschrift für die Fächer Latein und Griechisch an Schulen und Universitäten

[First posted in AWOL 3 November 2009. Updated 21 Septeember 2020 (recent volumes added)]

Forum Classicum: Zeitschrift für die Fächer Latein und Griechisch an Schulen und Universitäten
ISSN-Print: 1432-7511
ISSN-Internet: 2510-4705
Forum Classicum ist die Zeitschrift für die Fächer Latein und Griechisch an Schulen und Universitäten. Die Zeitschrift wird von Deutschen Altphilologenverband herausgegeben und erscheint jährlich mit vier Heften.

Die Zeitschrift Forum Classicum setzt das von 1958 bis 1996 in 39 Jahrgängen erschienene „Mitteilungsblatt des Deutschen Altphilologenverbandes“ fort.
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'Black Pharaohs? Egyptological bias, racism, and Egypt and Nubia as African Civilizations'

'Black Pharaohs? Egyptological bias, racism, and Egypt and Nubia as African Civilizations'
Date: Tuesday, September 22, 2020, 4:00pm
Location: Virtual Lecture
Stuart Smith
Stuart T. Smith, University of California, Santa Barbara
Black Pharaohs? Egyptological bias, racism, and Egypt and Nubia as African Civilizations
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Stuart Tyson Smith is Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Institute for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Research at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Smith’s research centers on the civilizations of ancient Egypt and Nubia with a theoretical focus on the social and ethnic dynamics of colonial encounters and the origins of the Napatan Kushite state, whose rulers became Pharaohs of Egypt’s 25th Dynasty. He has published on the dynamics of Egyptian imperialism and royal ideology, the use of sealings in administration, death and burial in ancient Egypt and Nubia, and the ethnic, social and economic dynamics of intercultural interaction between ancient Egypt and Nubia.  He has also participated in and led archeological expeditions to Egypt and since 1997 to Sudanese Nubia, where he co-directs the UCSB-Purdue University Tombos expedition to the third cataract of the Nile. This research has been funded by multiple grants from the National Geographic Society and the National Science Foundation. In addition to fieldwork, he is also engaged in a long-term study and write-up of the UCLA excavations conducted by the late Alexander Badawy at the fortress of Askut in Sudanese Nubia. In a new line of research, Smith applies a postcolonial approach to modern scholarly and popular views of ancient Egypt as not truly African and Nubia as its subordinate, confronting the intersection between racism and longstanding academic and political bias. In addition to numerous articles and book chapters, Dr. Smith has published three books, Askut in Nubia: The Economics and Ideology of Egyptian Imperialism in the Second Millennium BC, Valley of the Kings (for children), and Wretched Kush: Ethnic Identities and Boundaries in Egypt’s Nubian Empire. In 1993, he took a break from academia as Egyptological Consultant for the hit MGM movie ‘Stargate,’ commenting on the script and recreating spoken ancient Egyptian for the film. He returned to Hollywood consulting in 1998 and 2000 for the Universal remake of ‘The Mummy’ and its sequel, ‘The Mummy Returns,’ and most recently for 2018’s web production ‘Stargate Origins: Catherine.’ Prof. Smith holds a Ph.D. in Archaeology from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Open Access Journal: Ursus

Washington University in St. Louis

Ursus, the Classics department (Washington Ubiversity at Saint Louis) newsletter, is published annually. The newsletter includes updates on our faculty and students, recognition for those who have achieved honors in our department, news on our alumni, and so much more. For more frequent updates, visit our news page.

Ursus 2020 (pdf)
Ursus 2019 (pdf)
Ursus 2018 (pdf)
Ursus 2017 (pdf)
Ursus 2016 (pdf)
Ursus 2015 (pdf)
Ursus 2014 (pdf)
Ursus 2013 (pdf)

See AWOL's full List of Open Access Journals in Ancient Studies 

A Conversation about Iraq's Cultural Heritage

A Conversation about Iraq's Cultural Heritage
TARII invites you to a conversation about Iraq’s cultural heritage, to be moderated by Dr. Katharyn Hanson. We look forward to welcoming Maysoon Al-Damluji, Dr. Abdulameer Al-Hamdani, Dr. Patty Gerstenblith, and Dr. Nada Shabout for this webinar discussion.
Among the topics to be discussed by the scholars will be:
Photograph by Olivia Kuzio, Imaging Intern, MCI (Smithsonian Institution, 2019)
  • Key issues for Iraq’s cultural heritage today
  • The progression of cultural heritage research
  • The role of the international community
  • The trafficking of cultural heritage objects and artifacts
  • The preservation of modern art and historic architecture
  • Effects of the global pandemi

Dr. Katharyn Hanson (Moderator)

Dr. Katharyn Hanson is a Smithsonian Secretary's Scholar and a Cultural Heritage Preservation Scholar at the Museum Conservation Institute. She works as an archaeologist specializing in the protection of cultural heritage. Dr. Hanson received her doctorate from the University of Chicago with a dissertation entitled: Considerations of Cultural Heritage: Threats to Mesopotamian Archaeological Sites. Previously she held a visiting research position with the Geospatial Technologies Team at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and post-doctoral fellowships at the University of Pennsylvania Museum and MCI. She directs archaeological site preservation training at the Iraqi Institute for the Conservation of Antiquities and Heritage in Erbil, Iraq and serves on the Board of The Academic Research Institute in Iraq (TARII). She has been involved in various archaeological fieldwork projects for over 25 years and has curated museum exhibits and published on damage to ancient sites in Iraq and Syria. Her research combines field archaeology, remote sensing, and cultural heritage protection methodology and policy with on-the-ground action to protect culture

Maysoon Al-Damluji

Maysoon Al-Damluji is a liberal politician who studied at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London and practised as an architect until 2003. She served as Deputy Minister of Culture (2003- 2006) in Iraq, was a Member of the Iraqi Parliament for 3 terms (2006- 2018), and chairperson of the Parliamentary Committee for Culture and Media. Her main focus is cultural issues and women's rights in Iraq. Currently, she is Adviser of Culture and Reconstruction Affairs for President Barham Saleh.

Dr. Abdulameer Al-Hamdani

Dr. Abdulameer Al-Hamdani is an Anthropological Archaeologist specializing in the Near Eastern and Mesopotamian archaeology. He has a Bachelor degree in Ancient Archaeology, Baghdad University 1987, an MA in Archaeology from the Department of Anthropology of State University of New York at Stony Brook, May 2013, entitled Town, Village and Marsh Settlement in the Eridu Basin: Economic, Spatial, Political and Ritual Relationships between Settlements in the Sumerian Heartland in the Early Second Millennium BCE. He has a PhD from the Department of Anthropology-the State University of New York at Stony Brook, 2015 entitled The Shadow States: The Archaeology of Power in the Marshes of Southern Mesopotamia. He has specialized in using remote sensing, GIS, and geospatial techniques in archaeology; regional archaeological survey, internal systematic survey, and landscape archaeology. Dr. Al-Hamdani has served as the Minister of Culture, Tourism, and Antiquities in Iraq, Chairman of the State Board of Antiquities and Heritage, Director of the Antiquities office of the Dhiqar province, Director of the Nasiriya Museum, and has led numerous excavations in Iraq.

Dr. Patty Gerstenblith

Dr. Patty Gerstenblith is a Distinguished Research Professor of Law at DePaul University and Director of its Center for Art, Museum & Cultural Heritage Law. She is founding president of the Lawyers Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation (2005-2011), an officer of the U.S. Committee of the Blue Shield, a member of the steering committee for ABA's Art and Cultural Heritage Law Committee, and a research associate at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. From 2011 to 2017, she served as an appointee of President Obama as the chair of the President's Cultural Property Advisory Committee in the U.S. Department of State, on which she had previously served as a public representative in the Clinton administration. From 1995 to 2002, she was editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Cultural Property. Gerstenblith received her AB from Bryn Mawr College, PhD in art history and anthropology from Harvard University, and JD from Northwestern University. Before joining the DePaul law faculty, Gerstenblith clerked for the Honorable Richard D. Cudahy of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit.

Dr. Nada Shabout

Nada Shabout is a Professor of Art History and the Coordinator of the Contemporary Arab and Muslim Cultural Studies Initiative (CAMCSI) at the University of North Texas. She is the founding president of the Association for Modern and Contemporary Art from the Arab World, Iran and Turkey (AMCA). She is the author of Modern Arab Art: Formation of Arab Aesthetics, University of Florida Press, 2007; co-editor of New Vision: Arab Art in the 21st Century, Thames & Hudson, 2009; and co-editor of Modern Art in the Arab World: Primary Documents, Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2018. She is also founding director of Modern Art Iraq Archive. Notable among exhibitions she has curated: Sajjil: A Century of Modern Art, 2010; traveling exhibition, Dafatir: Contemporary Iraqi Book Art, 2005-2009; and co-curator, Modernism and Iraq, 2009. Major awards of her research include: Getty Foundation 2019; Writers Grant, Andy Warhol Foundation 2018; The Academic Research Institute in Iraq (TARII) fellow 2006, 2007, Fulbright Senior Scholar Program, 2008. She is currently working on a new book project, Demarcating Modernism in Iraqi Art: The Dialectics of the Decorative, 1951-1979, under contract with the American University in Cairo Press. Dr. Shabout is also on the Board of TARII.

Registration is now open!

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This webinar will be held over Zoom but space will be limited. For those who cannot join us, the discussion will be recorded and shared on the TARII Conferences page after the event.

The Database of Byzantine Book Epigrams (DBBE)

[First posted in AWOL 21 October 2016, updated 23 September 2020]

The Database of Byzantine Book Epigrams (DBBE)
The Database of Byzantine Book Epigrams (DBBE) is an ongoing project that makes available both textual and contextual data of book epigrams - also known as “metrical paratexts” - from medieval Greek manuscripts dating up to the fifteenth century. We define book epigrams as poems in and on books: they have as subject the very manuscript in which they are found, elaborating on its production, contents and use.

We distinguish between two kinds of textual material, namely occurrences and types. Further explanation of our definitions and working principles is to be found on the Help page. A technical guide to the use of DBBE is to be found on the Search tips and tricks page.

Open Accesss Journal: Acta Classica: Proceedings of the Classical Association of South Africa

[First posted in AWOL 28 December 2013, updated 23 September 2020]

Acta Classica: Proceedings of the Classical Association of South Africa
ISSN: 0065-1141 [print]
ISSN: 2227-538X [online]
Acta Classica (ISSN 0065-1141) publishes articles (536), notes (162), and reviews (107). The language of publication is mainly English (650), but many contributions have also been written in Afrikaans (72), German (62), French (11), Dutch (9), Latin (5), and Italian (2). 

Acta Classica is an international journal. It has published work by scholars residing in South Africa (550), the United States of America (69), the United Kingdom of Great Britain (38), Canada (38), Australia (35), Germany (26), The Netherlands (13), Rhodesia and Nyasaland / Zimbabwe / Tanzania (11), Belgium (5), New Zealand (4), Italy (4), Israel (3), Poland (2), Greece (2), France (2), and Japan (1).
The journalpublishes work in all fields of Classics, from textual criticism (37) to the Classical Tradition / Reception Studies (17). Many contributions have been made in the field of Ancient History (approximately 188), but the majority have been literary in nature (305). Further contributions have been made in the field of Ancient Philosophy (42) and Ancient Religion (14). Some interesting work has also been done in the history of Classical Scholarship -- including the work of South African Classics scholars (52) -- Lexicography (19), Epigraphy (12), Art (10),  and Archaeology (2). There have also been articles in such diverse areas of study as Research Methodology in Classics (3) and Byzantine / Medieval Studies (18).
The longest article published in the journal, written in German, runs to over fifty pages, the shortest to just five, but on average articles are in the region of thirteen to fifteen pages in length. 

Users of Endnote may want to download the Acta Classica Endnote style (ActaClassica.ens) and the compressed data files for work published in the journal (ActaClassica.enlx) in order to search for articles, notes, and reviews, using this bibliographical package.

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Open Access Journal: Anales de Filología Clásica

[First posted in AWOL 5 October 1017, updated 23 September 2020]

Anales de Filología Clásica
ISSN: 0325-1721 (impreso)
ISSN: 2362-4841 (en línea)
Anales de Filología Clásica es una revista académica con arbitraje del Instituto de Filología Clásica (Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, Universidad de Buenos Aires) que se ha publicado desde 1939. Reúne contribuciones originales e inéditas (artículos y reseñas bibliográficas) acerca de variados aspectos del mundo grecolatino antiguo y medieval: lingüísticos, literarios, retóricos, filosóficos, históricos, artísticos y la proyección de los mismos en edades posteriores. Su objetivo es ofrecer un espacio de discusión e intercambio en el área de los Estudios Clásicos. A partir del número 25 (2012) se integra al portal de publicaciones de acceso abierto, libre y gratuito de la Facultad de Filosofía y Letras de la Universidad de Buenos Aires.
Está abierta a especialistas e investigadores/as tanto del país como del extranjero y acepta colaboraciones escritas en español, inglés, francés, italiano, portugués y alemán.
Los trabajos presentados se someten a arbitraje externo doble ciego realizado por pares expertos.
En su versión online publica dos volúmenes por año, que se reunen en un único número anual en versión impresa.
Vol. 2 Núm. 32 (2019)
Publicado: 2020-08-03


IKUWA6. Shared Heritage: Proceedings of the Sixth International Congress for Underwater Archaeology

IKUWA6. Shared Heritage: Proceedings of the Sixth International Congress for Underwater Archaeology
28 November–2 December 2016, Western Australian Maritime Museum Fremantle, Western Australia edited by Jennifer A. Rodrigues and Arianna Traviglia. Paperback; 205x290mm; 698 pages; illustrated throughout in colour. 666 2020. Available both in print and Open Access. Printed ISBN 9781784916428. Epublication ISBN 9781784916435. 
About the Editors
Jennifer Rodrigues graduated as an archaeologist in Australia before specialising her training at the University of Southampton’s Centre for Maritime Archaeology, England, in 2000, after which she joined the Mary Rose Trust. Upon returning to Australia, she worked as a heritage consultant in Victoria and New South Wales, investigating Indigenous heritage sites, before joining the Western Australian Museum as Curator, Collections Manager then Exhibitions Project Manager over 16 years. She completed her doctorate at the University of Western Australia in 2011, and was Editor of the Australasian Journal for Maritime Archaeology from 2012 to 2015. In 2019 she joined the National Museum of Australia in Canberra as Senior Curator of the Centre for Indigenous Knowledges.

Arianna Traviglia is the Coordinator of the IIT Centre for Cultural Heritage Technology (Italy). Trained as an archaeologist, her work primarily focuses on mediating the inclusion of digital technology within the study of archaeological landscapes, especially waterscapes and lagoon environments. From 2006 to 2015 she held positions as Postdoctoral Fellow in Australia at Sydney and Macquarie Universities, before re-entering European academia as recipient of a Marie Curie Fellowship in 2015. She is Co- Editor of the Journal of Computer Application in Archaeology (JCAA) and currently a member of the Management Committee of the EC COST Action Arkwork, and a PI on the H2020 NETCHER project focused on protection of endangered Cultural Heritage.

Survey of Mediterranean Survey Projects

Survey of Mediterranean Survey Projects
We are conducting a survey of Mediterranean Survey Projects, which has two main purposes:
  1. We intend to use the data gathered here as part of a review article on archaeological survey in the Mediterranean world for Journal of Archaeological Research. We see this as an excellent opportunity to compile and aggregate data about historical, recent, and ongoing survey projects, as gathered from the people who have participated in and run these projects. The goal is to collect basic information and compare research and fieldwork practices across the Mediterranean. We also want to be aware of, access, and cite as broad a range of survey work as possible. Your responses will help us do that.
  2. We also plan to integrate this data into an online database at Fieldwalker.org, which aims to provide a very simple and open spatial directory of current and past systematic survey projects across the Mediterranean, with project website and data links, enabling readers to find projects and connect quickly to data sources. Information about methods and some quantitative elements are designed to allow quick comparisons between projects, and complement the strengths of other online inventories of survey projects (like Fasti or MAGIS). This survey is a starting point. If you would like to provide more information about your project, there will be an opportunity to do that as well.
Please fill out the form linked below with information about your project. This will take about 10 minutes. Please fill out one form per project, but do not worry about duplication if another member of the team fills out a form for the same project (duplicates will be edited out).

Thank you for participating in this short survey, and please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
  • Alex Knodell (aknodell@carleton.edu)
  • Tom Leppard (tleppard@fsu.edu)
  • Hector Orengo (horengo@icac.cat)
  • Toby Wilkinson (tcw50@cam.ac.uk)

The Fieldwalker: Essays in archaeological survey and ancient landscapes

The Fieldwalker: Essays in archaeological survey and ancient landscapes 

Welcome to the The Fieldwalker

Here you will find articles on ancient landscapes and archaeological survey in the Mediterranean, alongside featured project pages with links to official survey websites and open data sources, plus event listings for relevant archaeological survey events.
The inaugural articles by Sabine Huy and Barbora Weissova, and Elif Koparal will introduce the reader to two survey projects from the Turkish Aegean coast. New also a thought piece from Michael Loy on the relationship between methodology and the intellectual genealogy of archaeologists…

Cornell Collections of Antiquities

Cornell Collections of Antiquities
Photograph of frieze from Cornell Collection of Antiquities
Cornell University owns several collections of antiquities – originals and reproductions – from the ancient Mediterranean. Acquired mostly in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, their primary purpose was to serve as hands-on material for teaching and research. Once housed in the ground floor of Goldwin Smith Hall, the University’s former Museum of Archaeology, they are now dispersed over several institutions, colleges, departments and buildings on campus. This website aims to reunite them again so that faculty, students and laypeople alike in Ithaca and beyond can discover these precious resources. So far, the collection of plaster casts, ancient coins, gems, photographs and squeezes are being documented and catalogued.

Resources for Classical Civilisation and Ancient History

Resources for Classical Civilisation and Ancient History
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ACE recently put out a call for resources on a range of Class Civ and Ancient History topics which teachers had told us they wanted support with. We’ve had a really positive response, and while not every topic has been covered, we’re delighted to share some useful content below. Many of these were pulled from the Classics Library, so huge thanks to that entire community for its ongoing support of Classics teaching, as well as @NCCHistory.
There’s still time to reach out with more resources if you have them; just email ace@kcl.ac.uk.
I’ve just moved into school teaching myself after completing my PhD at King’s. So I know how important it is to pool resources, share best practice and support each other as we work to expand Classical subjects in schools across the country. In the wider school environment, Classical subjects can sometimes be overlooked as less important than the ‘core’ subjects. But as Classics teachers, we know the huge benefits a Classical education gives students; for skills acquisition, for future prospects, and also for their own well-being and engagement. This is particularly true of Classical Civilisation and Ancient History, with their wide-ranging syllabuses.
I’m therefore proud to be a newly-minted school teacher, and proud to be continuing my work with ACE to ensure that every child gets the opportunity of a Classical education.

Dire la ville en grec aux époques antique et byzantine: Actes du colloque de Créteil, 10-11 juin 2016

Dire la ville en grec aux époques antique et byzantine: Actes du colloque de Créteil, 10-11 juin 2016
Dire la ville en grec aux époques antique et byzantine
  • Éditeur : MOM Éditions
  • Collection : Littérature & Linguistique | 1
  • Lieu d’édition : Lyon
  • Année d’édition : 2020
  • Publication sur OpenEdition Books : 23 septembre 2020
  • EAN (Édition imprimée) : 9782356680648
  • EAN électronique : 9782356681713
  • Nombre de pages : 348 p.
À partir de tous les types de textes disponibles, les actes de ce colloque international invitent à s’interroger sur les mots et les discours relatifs à la ville dans les territoires où l’on a parlé grec au cours de l’Antiquité et du Moyen Âge. L’étude du vocabulaire et du langage vise à mieux comprendre le sens des mots eux-mêmes, leur évolution dans le temps, leur variation selon les régions et la diversité de leurs usages dans des écrits de nature différente. Elle a aussi pour but d’expliciter les représentations mentales qui tout à la fois sous‑tendent l’usage de ces mots et en résultent. Comment les mots de la ville se façonnent-ils ? Comment les mots façonnent-ils la ville ?
Les articles, consacrés à un terme pris isolément, à une famille lexicale, à un champ sémantique ou à une œuvre concernant des mondes urbains réels ou fictifs, examinent la ville dans son ensemble, ses édifices, les activités conçues comme proprement urbaines, ou les personnes qui y vivent. Ils sont répartis en quatre chapitres intitulés « Des hommes et des villes », « Composantes et composition de l’espace urbain », « Nommer et classer les villes » et « Des villes dans un empire ».
Liliane Lopez‑Rabatel , Virginie Mathé et Jean‑Charles Moretti

Des hommes et des villes

Flavia Frisone et Mario Lombardo
Dire les villes des « Autres »

Les établissements des peuples non grecs de l’Occident dans l’historiographie grecque, d’Hécatée à Thucydide

Composantes et composition de l’espace urbain

Sylvie Rougier‑Blanc
Des mots pour dire la maison dans la ville

Usages poétiques et représentations de l’habitat domestique

Cécile Durvye et Jean‑Charles Moretti

De la comparaison architecturale à la métaphore spectaculaire

Dominique‑Marie Cabaret et Anca Dan
Jérusalem comme théâtre hasmonéen et hérodien

Open Access Journal: Arabian Epigraphic Notes: An Open Access Online Journal on Arabian Epigraphy

 [First posted in AWOL 4 January 2016, updated 25 September 2020]

Arabian Epigraphic Notes: An Open Access Online Journal on Arabian Epigraphy
ISSN: 2451-8875
The Arabian Peninsula contains one of the richest epigraphic landscapes in the Old World, and new texts are being discovered with every expedition to its deserts and oases. Arabian Epigraphic Notes is a forum for the publication of these epigraphic finds, and for the discussion of relevant historical and linguistic issues. The Arabian Peninsula is broadly defined as including the landmass between the Red Sea and the Arabo-Persian gulf, and stretching northward into the Syrian Desert, Jordan, and adjacent cultural areas. In order to keep up with the rapid pace of discoveries, our online format will provide authors the ability to publish immediately following peer-review, and will make available for download high resolution, color photographs. The open-access format will ensure as wide a readership as possible.
AEN invites original articles and short communications dealing with the Ancient South Arabian, Ancient North Arabian, Nabataean (and Aramaic in general), Arabic, and Greek epigraphy from the Arabian Peninsula, but also from other areas so long as the link to Arabia and its cultures is clear. The language of the Journal is English. Review articles will also be considered.
Arabian Epigraphic Notes is essential reading for all interested in the languages and scripts of the ancient Near East, and of interest to students of Northwest Semitic epigraphy, Cuneiform studies, Egyptology, and classical antiquity. We hope that the journal will contribute to our understanding of the languages and cultures of Arabia, from their earliest attestations until the contemporary period. It is hoped that the journal’s accessibility will further help integrate the epigraphy and languages of ancient Arabia into the broader field of Semitic Philology.


Politics of Value: New Approaches to Early Money and the State

Politics of Value: New Approaches to Early Money and the State
Elon D. Heymans , Marleen K. Termeer (Hrsg.)
 Panel 5.11 Archaeology and Economy in the Ancient World – Proceedings of the 19th International Congress of Classical Archaeology, Cologne/Bonn 2018
 Politics of Value: New Approaches to Early Money and the State 
Als eine der beständigsten Ikonen des Wirtschaftslebens war Geld von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart ein gemeinsames Merkmal und ein zentraler Fokuspunkt in komplexen Gesellschaften. Im Laufe des ersten Jahrtausends v. Chr. gewann es als wesentliches Merkmal der Volkswirtschaften des Mittelmeerraums an Gewicht, meist in Form von Münzen. Aber Geld ist mehr als nur eine Münze, und seine Bedeutung ist nicht nur im engeren Feld der "Wirtschaft" allgegenwärtig.
Im antiken Mittelmeerraum waren Geld und sein Bedeutungsgewinn überwiegend mit dem Staat assoziiert. Aber kann Geld nur unter staatlicher Autorität entstehen? Der vorliegende Band hinterfragt den vermuteten Zusammenhang zwischen der Verbreitung früher Geldformen und dem Staat und macht auf verschiedene Möglichkeiten aufmerksam, wie Geld als Innovation verankert und gesellschaftlich eingebettet werden konnte.
Dieses Werk ist unter der
Creative Commons-Lizenz 4.0
(CC BY-SA 4.0)
Creative Commons Lizenz BY-SA 4.0
ISBN 978-3-948465-02-5 (PDF)
ISBN 978-3-948465-03-2 (Softcover)
Veröffentlicht am 24.09.2020.

Martin Bentz, Michael Heinzelmann
Elon D. Heymans, Marleen K. Termeer
Rethinking Early Money and the State
Nicholas Borek
More than Just Coins: A Metrological Approach to Studying Coin Hoards from the Western Mediterranean c.550−480 BC
David Wigg-Wolf
The Adoption of Coinage by Non-State Societies
Two Case Studies from Iron-Age Northern Europe
Andreas M. Murgan
Between Lumps and Coins
Italy in the First Millennium BC
Merav Haklai
How Money Defined the Romans
Nicola Terrenato
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The Academic Research Institute in Iraq

The Academic Research Institute in Iraq
TARII was established in 1989 to promote scholarly research on and in Iraq and ancient Mesopotamia. The Institute, a consortium of American universities and museums, intends to establish a multidisciplinary American scholarly research center in Iraq when conditions permit. TARII raises funds for graduate and post-graduate fellowships for Americans to work on Iraq in as broad a range of disciplines as possible. It also has a fellowship program for Iraqi academics to aid them in carrying out research in Iraq. TARII initiates its own research projects and fosters joint projects between American and Iraqi academics. Like similar American overseas research centers, TARII has as its primary focus the humanities and social sciences, as well as closely related natural sciences, but it will facilitate outstanding research in any legitimate academic field. 
TARII was formerly the American Association for Research in Baghdad (AARB) and The American Academic Research Institute in Iraq (TAARII). For security reasons, TAARII has operated as The Academic Research Institute in Iraq (TARII) since 2017. 

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