A review in BMCR 2007.07.63 of:
Sviatoslav Dmitriev, City Government in Hellenistic and Roman Asia Minor. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005. Pp. xiii, 428. ISBN 0-19-517042-3. GBP 45.00.
Reviewed by Andrea Raggi, Dipartimento di Scienze Storiche del Mondo Antico, Università di Pisa. 1803 words
The reviewer summarises a useful work and makes some serious and convincing criticisms, including evidence of over-generalisation, use of epigraphic databases for searching and listing comparanda without enough attention to detail and local variation, and sometimes atypical conclusions. An epigraphic index, inventory of city offices, and bibliography seem to be particularly useful.
The Oscan Fringe: Research Agendas for the Ancient Central-South Apennines.
An international workshop at the University of Exeter, 11-12 September 2007.
The need to bridge the divide between History and Archaeology has become particularly clear in the study of the ancient central-south Apennines, where more holistic and alternative histories are beginning to be written by combining the information in ancient literary accounts with a growing body of archaeological and epigraphic data. Better articulation between recent contributions is essential for the development of the field, especially by evaluating how the latest archaeological finds and approaches to texts and material culture are being used to continue developing the themes of community transformations in the central-south Apennines.
Posted to the Digital Classicist list (from ancientpglinguistics) by Kalle Korhonen.
This event ought to be of interest to anyone involved in: EpiDoc publications; EAGLE and other databases; APIS and other papyrological corpora; digital or analogue linguistic study of documentary texts.
Electronic corpora of ancient languages
Prague (Czech Republic), November 16-17th, 2007
Call for papers
Aims of conference
Electronic corpora of ancient languages offer important information about the culture and history of ancient civilizations, but at the same time they constitute a valuable source of linguistic information. The scholarly community is increasingly aware of the importance of computer-aided analysis of these corpora, and of the rewards it can bring. The construction of electronic corpora for ancient languages is a complex task. Many more pieces of information have to be taken into account than for living languages, e.g. the artefact bearing the text, lacunae, level of restoration, etc. The electronic corpora can be enriched with links to images, annotations, and other secondary sources. The annotations should deal with matters such as textual damage, possible variant readings, etc., as well as with many features specific to ancient languages. (more…)
Sandrómaca, writing on the Miscellaena Classica blog, provides a text of, and offers some personal reflections on CIL I² 1211 (= ILS 8403), the epitaph of a Roman matron of the second century AD.
Noted by way of Antiquitatis Nuntii.
This inscription is also registered in the Epigraphik-Datenbank Clauss/Slaby (EDCS), but evidently not in EDH or EDR. Therein we find the following publication lemma:
CIL 06, 15346 (p 3517, 3913) = CIL 01, 01211 (p 970) = CLE 00052 = D 08403 = ILLRP 00973 = AE 2001, +00011
Hermann Dessau’s edition of this text can be viewed online (as an image) via the Google Books copy of Volume II, part 2 of his Inscriptiones Latinae Selectae. Searching in the book for the text number takes you directly to ILS 8403.
In BMCR 2007.07.04 a review by Jean MacIntosh Turfa of:
Giovanni Colonna, Daniele F. Maras, Corpus Inscriptionum Etruscarum, Academiis Litterarum Borussica et Saxonica legatum, Carolus Pauli primum edidit. Voluminis secundi, Instituti Studiis Etruscis et Italicis Provehendis et Academiae Scientiarum Berolinensis et Brandenburgensis communi opera et studio resumpti prolatique, Instituto Studiis de Gentibus Italiae Marisque Mediterranei Antiqui Provehendis Italicis Scientiis Pervestigandis Consilii curante. Sectionis I, Fasciculum 5 (Tit. 6325-6723) et additamentum Sectionis II, Fasciculi 1 (Tit. 8881-8927). Inscriptiones Veiis et in agro veientano, nepesino sutrinoque repertae, additis illis in agro capenate et falisco inventis, quae in fasciculo CIE II, 2, 1 desunt, nec non illis perpaucis in finitimis sabinis repertis. Pisa-Rome: Istituti Editoriali e Poligrafici Internazionali, 2006. Pp. viii, 140; figs. 37, b/w pls. ISBN 10: 88-8147-452-3. ISBN 13: 978-88-8147-452-3. €800.00.
The review points out that this is a volume in the very traditional style of CIE, and summarises in some depth a few of the most exciting and new inscriptions and collections recorded. It is nice to see this vital work continuing to be prepared to this high standard.
- Sara Saba reviews (BMCR 2007.07.27) Katja Mueller, Settlements of the Ptolemies: City Foundations and New Settlement in the Hellenistic World, Studia Hellenistica 43, Leuven: Peeters, 2006, ISBN: 9789042917095 (WorldCat Record; NB: BMCR prints an erroneous ISBN).
- Ruth Scodel reviews (BMCR 2007.07.23) Ralph M. Rosen, City, Countryside, and the Spatial Organization of Value in Classical Antiquity, Mnemosyne Supplements 279, Leiden: Brill, 2006, ISBN: 9004150439 (WorldCat Record; Table of Contents from Library of Congress).
Thanks to rogueclassicism and What’s New in Papyrology for the heads up.
The Photographic Database, a subsidiary database of the Epigraphische Datenbank Heidelberg has gone online.
See Content / Search
Just reported on the PAPY discussion list:
ROBERT (L.). Choix d’écrits.
Éd. D. Rousset, avec la collaboration de Ph. Gauthier et I. Savalli-Lestrade.
Présentation par Ph. Gauthier, indices par D. Rousset.
Paris, Les Belles Lettres, 2007. 800 p. dont 77 fig. ; index (Collection Histoire).
See attached brochure for full table of contents.
Conference announcement via AIEGL:
PATRIA DIVERSIS GENTIBUS UNA?
Unità politica e identità etniche nell’italia antica
20 21 22 settembre 2007, Cividale del Friuli
See attached programme (PDF):