Current Epigraphy
ISSN: 1754-0909

30 March, 2007

CIL Online

Filed under: publications,review — Gabriel Bodard @ 14:57

As just reported by AIEGL, the Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum have launched a website available in German and English at The site appears to contain:

  • Searchable database of CIL numbers, listing photographs, squeezes, and bibliography among the results
  • Sample indices of Latin words in Republican Inscriptions (CIL I² 2, 4) and Milestone Inscriptions (CIL XVII 4, 1), with detailed “keyword in context” features
  • PDF versions of the Addenda and Corrigenda to the Internal Concordance to the CIL
  • A glossary of terms and metadata used in the editions of inscriptions (Latin and German)
  • Archivum Corporis Electronicum: an Anthology of Latin verse inscriptions from Roman Africa (German only). It doesn’t look as if there are any texts here; there is a clickable map of North Africa, but selecting Lepcis Magna (for example) returns the result “Zu Ihrer Abfrage sind keine Daten vorhanden”.

This is an attractive and, at first glance, professionally put together site, although the data inside it is a trifle thin. I can only hope that this is the beginnings of a growing electronic dissemination project, rather than a meagre attempt to advertise the paper produce. I can also only hope and appeal that any future plans to put epigraphy online will be done in a format compatible with the EAGLE and EpiDoc standards.

28 March, 2007

Literary Epigraphy workshop

Filed under: AIEGL,events,publications — Gabriel Bodard @ 15:35

Peter Liddell and Polly Low (Manchester University) have been working for a couple of years now on a collection of inscriptions “quoted or mentioned in ancient Greek and Latin literary texts”. For reference purposes, a prototype database showcasing some of their data and ideas for presentation has been made available. They now ask:

There appear to be two options for the next stage. One possibility is that we put together a major grant application to the Arts and Humanities Research Council to support an open-access database, based possibly in Manchester. The other possibility is collaboration with [an academic publisher]. Whichever option we decide on, the establishment of an editorial board which would oversee contributions by scholars working on assigned literary texts is a desideratum.

We would like to establish what other scholars would like to see in such a database, the kinds of fields and search-options that would be useful, how the management of such a database would work, and who would be willing to be involved on an editorial board.

With this in mind, we would like to invite [a small group] to a workshop to discuss the design and running of such a database. We intend to hold a meeting at the forthcoming 13th International Congress of Greek and Latin Epigraphy in Oxford in September 2007 at 4pm on Friday 7th of September. We would be very grateful for any advice that you are willing to offer, and if you were to extend this invitation to others who may be interested in the project.

The first question that I can think of, of course, is how to make sure that this collection becomes compatible with AIEGL-approved archival and interchange standards such as EpiDoc and the EAGLE databases.

26 March, 2007

Two reviewed: Sicilia cristiana

Filed under: review — Tom Elliott @ 14:54

R.J.A. Wilson has reviewed for BMCR (2007-03-37)

  • Francesco Paolo Rizzo, Sicilia cristiana dal I al V secolo. Volume Primo. Testimonia Siciliae Antiquae I.14; Supplementi a Kokalos 17. Rome: Giorgio Bretschneider Editore, 2005. ISBN 88-7689-191-9 (worldcat record here).
  • Ibid., Gli albori della Sicilia cristiana. Secoli I-V. Temi e luoghi del mondo antico 17. Bari: Edipuglia, 2005. ISBN 88-7228-443-0 (worldcat record here).

23 March, 2007

LGPN IV reviewed

Filed under: review — Tom Elliott @ 10:52

Zosia Archibald has reviewed for BMCR (2007-03-32):

  • Peter M. Fraser, Elaine Matthews, A Lexicon of Greek Personal Names. Vol. IV. Macedonia, Thrace, Northern Regions of the Black Sea. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2005. ISBN 0-19-927333-2 (worldcat record here).

22 March, 2007

New list: Apparatus Criticus

Filed under: news — Tom Elliott @ 15:59

By way of a post to the Classics List, Chris Weimer alerts us to the launch of a new, moderated listserv called Apparatus Criticus:

Apparatus Criticus is an academic email list which focuses on the study of manuscripts and textual criticism. This includes the study of manuscript traditions, critical apparatuses, palaeography (paleography), epigraphy, the restoration of fragmentary texts, emendation proposals, and text-critical methods and applications.

Note that access to the lists’ archives are restricted to members only.

19 March, 2007

New Epigraphic Finds at Xanthos: 2006 Season

Filed under: news,publications — Tom Elliott @ 10:57

The directors of the 2006 Survey Season at Xanthos (BAtlas 65 B5 = Pleiades Place 639166) report significant progress on three major goals:

  • organization and inventory of all inscribed blocks in the Letoon storehouse and elsewhere on the site
  • topographic and cartographic survey of the site, to include the recording of locations (using GPS) for all inscribed blocks
  • general survey of the higher (so-called “Roman”) acropolis

In the course of this work, 24 new documents were identified (none previously published):

  • 4 honorific bases
  • 1 epitaph
  • 14 uncategorized fragments
  • 5 inscribed architrave blocks (1-3 letters each)

These discoveries bring the project’s total epigraphic inventory to 361 documents, of which only 58 were previously published in Tituli Asiae Minoris (76 other inscriptions published in TAM have not been located on the site).

The full 2006 survey report has not been published yet, but will be linked from the Overview of the 2006 Season (whence this information) in due course.


16 March, 2007

AIEGL Prize / Premio AIEGL: Rinvio scadenza 31/03 a 30/05/2007

Filed under: AIEGL,news — FranciscaFeraudi @ 11:13

Fonte (Secretariato dell’AIEGL, 16/03/07):

Su richiesta di alcuni Soci la scadenza per la presentazione delle domande é
rinviata al 30 maggio 2007.
Il bando é stato reso noto nell’ottobre 2006 in “Epigraphica” e nel sito
della AIEGL; all’inizio del mese di marzo é stato inviato  un messaggio
e-mail con l’indicazione della originaria scadenza al 31 marzo, che va ora

13 March, 2007

International Summer Course in Greek and Latin Epigraphy

Filed under: training — Tom Elliott @ 15:15

The Center for Epigraphical and Palaeographical Studies at the Ohio State University has announced a summer Epigraphy course, to be held 30 July – 10 August 2007 in Columbus Ohio USA. The application deadline (with 2 letters of recommendation) is 16 April 2007.

The full announcement includes information about fees (which are subsidized by the American Society of Greek and Latin Epigraphy), a course overview and the syllabus from the 2005 version of the course.

12 March, 2007

BSA Postgraduate Taught Course

Filed under: events,training — Gabriel Bodard @ 15:57

Announcement just seen on Classicists:

In case anyone would like to incorporate the course into their PG training programme undertakings to the AHRC for particular individual graduate students, here is an early warning of the Sixth Biennial British School of Athens Postgraduate Taught Course:

The History, Archaeology, and Epigraphy of the Greek Sanctuary

This eight-week residential course will take place from January to March 2008 under the direction of Professor J.K. Davies and the incoming BSA Director, Professor C.A. Morgan. The course is specifically designed for graduate students at United Kingdom universities, who are taking either a Master’s degree course or a research degree in Classics, Classical Archaeology, Ancient History and related subjects. Course demands are flexible and adapted to individual students, and it is possible for students with limited classical languages successfully to complete the course.

Formal teaching for the course will involve 48 hours of on-site teaching at archaeological sites and museums and 12 hours of seminar teaching.

Students will be expected to make occasional presentations at sites, to give a 20-minute seminar paper, and to produce (normally) one substantial piece of written work on a topic chosen by them in discussion with Course Director. A variety of ‘training needs’ can be met, including training in epigraphy and Modern Greek.

Please bring this to the notice of any would-be Master’s or Ph.D student who would benefit. Professor Davies will be happy to answer any detailed queries about the content of the course. A ‘course template’ is available (from should any department need one. The template is designed particularly for departments which have modular Masters’ schemes, to allow students to gain the appropriate credit.

Applications forms will be made available on the BSA website in June and a further circular will be made to alert you to this.

9 March, 2007

Phil Harland’s Epigraphy Series

Filed under: news,publications — Tom Elliott @ 21:00

In blogging the unveiling of Current Epigraphy (thanks!), Phil Harland mentioned his interesting series of posts on Greek Epigraphy.


Filed under: AIEGL — Gabriel Bodard @ 14:22

The A.I.E.G.L. Scientific Committee approved the President’s and Bureau’s proposal to award two prizes for epigraphic publications at the next International Epigraphic Conference in Oxford: one will be awarded to a work in the field of Greek epigraphy, the other to a work in the field of Latin epigraphy. Each prize will consist of 3000 Swiss Francs.

The prizes are reserved to works almost ready for publication but not published yet. The works may consist in a corpus of inscriptions or in a study essentially concerned with epigraphic material; the prizes intend to support young researchers and therefore authors must be under age 40 when they submit their works.

The complete manuscripts should be sent in two copies, by registered mail and by the end of March 2007, to the Secretary general (Prof. Angela Donati, Dipartimento di Storia Antica, Via Zamboni, 38, I-40126 Bologna), together with a letter of recommendation by a member of A.I.E.G.L. and a letter of acceptance written by the editor of a scientific series or from a publishing house.

The Bureau will appoint two Committees of specialists, who will examine the works and will appoint the winners; the prizes will be awarded during the meeting of the A.I.E.G.L. which will be held in Oxford on September 7th, 2007; the works, once published, should acknowledge the financial support of A.I.E.G.L.

Manuscripts will not be returned.

8 March, 2007

ISSN Assigned for CE:

Filed under: news,publications — Tom Elliott @ 12:28

The ISSN UK Centre has issued an International Standard Serial Number for Current Epigraphy, effective 8 March 2007:

ISSN 1754-0909 (Online)

6 March, 2007

Practical Epigraphy Workshop: Programme

Filed under: BES,events,news,training — Charlotte Tupman @ 17:19

27-28th June 2007: Roman Legionary Museum, Caerleon

A Practical Epigraphy Workshop is taking place for graduate students and non-student members of the British Epigraphy Society who are interested in developing hands-on skills in working with epigraphic material. With expert tuition, participants will gain direct experience of the practical elements of how to record and study inscriptions. The programme will include the making of squeezes; photographing and measuring inscribed stones; and the production of transcriptions, translations and commentaries. Participants may choose to work on Latin or Greek texts, and both those with some epigraphic experience and those who have not studied inscriptions previously are welcome.

Practical Epigraphy Workshop

Roman Legionary Museum, Caerleon

27/8 June 2007

Provisional Programme

Wednesday 27th June

• Travel to venue. DIY tour of Caerleon, the Roman fortress, the Roman Legionary Museum and its epigraphic collections.

• Early evening talk (Richard Grasby: Making the Trajanic marble inscription from Caerleon, RIB 330). Open to the public.

• Dinner in a local pub / restaurant.

Thursday 28th June

• 09.00-09.30: Roger Tomlin (Oxford): Introduction.

• 09.30-10.30: Julie Reynolds (Roman Legionary Museum, Caerleon): Walking tour of the epigraphic collection at Caerleon.

• 10.30-11.00: tea / coffee & biscuits.

• 11.00-13.00: hands-on practical session (measuring, *digital photographing, *squeeze-making, drawing (* = directly supervised))

• 13.00-14.00: sandwich lunch

• 14.00-15.00: further supervised practical session, focussing on prepared texts.

• 15.00-15.30: tea / coffee & cake.

• 15.30-17.30: presentations by participants (10 mins each)

• 17.30-18.00: close (an opportunity to look at the material presented in the preceding two hours).

Instructors / Supervisors

Dr Charles Crowther, CSAD, Oxford.

Dr Graham Oliver, Liverpool.

Dr Charlotte Tupman, King’s College, London.

Assistant: Dr Peter Haarer.

Sponsored by

The British Epigraphy Society –

Classics in the Subject Centre (CSC) via a Themed Network Grant from The Higher Education Academy Subject Centre for History, Classics and Archaeology

For further details and an application form (there is a limited number of places for the workshop) please contact Charlotte Tupman:

by e-mail to “” or by phone on 07714 073805.

New Inscriptions from Argos

Filed under: events — Gabriel Bodard @ 13:51

Announcement from BES:

Dr Charalambos Kritzas, until recently director of the Epigraphic Museum in Athens, will give a special lecture on: NEW INSCRIPTIONS FROM ARGOS: THE ARCHIVES OF THE SACRED TREASURY (4th century BC).

  1. in LONDON tomorrow (Weds 7th March 2007) at 5.00pm in Room 336, 3rd floor, North Block, Senate house, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU.
  2. in OXFORD on Thursday (8th March 2007) at 5.00 p.m. in the lecture theatre in the Ioannou Classics Centre, 66 St Giles.

(Dr Kritzas is preparing this archive, one of the most extensive and important epigraphic finds of the last quarter century, for publication).

5 March, 2007

Hispania Epigraphica 12

Filed under: publications — Gabriel Bodard @ 11:27

Reported via AIEGL, the latest volume of Hispania Epigraphica:

HEp 12 reviews Portuguese and Spanish inscriptions published during the year 2002, although it ocassionally covers later publications. In total 677 Paleohispanic (i.e. those writen in Celtic or Latin and using a rather peculiar script), Greek, Latin, Christian and Visigothic inscriptions are sorted out by geographical origin (559 from Spain and 118 from Portugal) and many amended or with additional comments.

Hispania Epigraphica 12, 2002 (2006), 17 x 24 cm., 360 pp. ISSN 1132-6875 – ISBN 978-669-2878-2

Hispania Epigraphica en CD-ROM, vol. 1-10 (1989-2001), ISBN 84-95215-53-5.

Hispania Epigraphica on line:

Hispania Epigraphica could be ordered or exchanged; the CD-Rom Hispania Epigraphica 1-10 (1989-2001) only ordered.

  • ORDER from Servicio de Publicaciones de la Universidad Complutense Obispo Trejo, 2. E-28040 Madrid or
  • Ask for a PUBLICATON EXCHANGE to Servicio de Canje · Biblioteca de la Universidad Complutense · Ciudad Universitaria E-28040 Madrid ·
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