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28 August, 2008

Epigraphica Anatolica (EA) Online

Filed under: news,publications — JMCarbon @ 09:40

The periodical Epigraphica Anatolica is now (partly) online, following the model of ZPE (which is also hosted by the University of Köln’s website). At the moment, only three issues (2003-2005) are available for download but there is a plan to add more. Also featured on the website are a general ‘index’ (actually a bibliography) of all of the published issues (1983-2007), as well as a table of contents of the recently published 2007 issue. Information about the editors, submission and ordering is also available on the site.

27 August, 2008

Writing in the Classical World (Oxford, October 25, 2008)

Filed under: events,training — Gabriel Bodard @ 12:33

As circulated by the BES:

Writing in the Classical World

Sunday October 25th 2008

Provisional Timetable:

9.00-9.30: Registration

9.30-10.30: Dr. Lisa Bendall: Clay tablets and Linear B: the earliest written Greek

10.30-11.30: Dr. Peter Haarer: The Emergence of Alphabetic Writing

11.30-11.45: Tea, Coffee and biscuits

11.45-12.45: Dr. Charles Crowther: Writing on Stone

12.45-1.30: Richard Grasby: Stone Cutting Demonstration (Group I)

1.30-2.30: Buffet Lunch

2.30-3.15: Richard Grasby: Stone Cutting Demonstration (Group II)

3.15-4.15: Professor Peter Parsons: Papyrus: Books and Bureaucrats

4.15-4.30: Tea, Coffee and biscuits

4.30-6.00: Latin Cursive Documents:

Professor Alan Bowman: Writing on Wood: The Vindolanda ink Tablets

Dr. Roger Tomlin: Waxed Stilus and lead tablets

6.00 Wine

The cost will be £50 for a very full day, inclusive of a buffet lunch (£40 without lunch)

For further details and a registration form please contact: Maggy Sasanow, Research Support Officer, The Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents, The Ioannou School, 66 St. Giles, Oxford OX1 3LU; e-mail: margaret.sasanow@classics.ox.ac.uk; Tel: 01865 288255; Fax: 01865 288262

25 August, 2008

More fragments from the Diogenes inscription at Oionanda?

Filed under: news,query — Tom Elliott @ 14:39

Via Mondo Archeologia Glaucopide alerts us to a terse news item from ANSA: In Licia iscrizioni II secolo dc (with obscure photo; here via Yahoo). It reports the discovery, by an unnamed “team of archaeologists” in Lycia, of 26 fragments (some extensive) of text attributable to Diogenes of Oenoanda. I assume — and would be grateful for correction from someone affiliated with the excavation if I am wrong — that these are new fragments of the famous Epicurean inscription at Oenoanda (near modern İncealiler in Turkey).

If you can provide further information on this find, please post a comment.

19 August, 2008

ZPE 165 in press

Filed under: news — GreggSchwendner @ 14:26

The Complete contents here

The following deal with epigraphic subjects:

Avner, U. – Roll, I., Tetrarchic Milestones Found Near Yahel in the Southern Aravah 267–286
Bârc, V. – Ciongradi, C. – Timofan, A., Eine neue Erwähnung des kastellum Starva in einer Inschrift aus Alburnus maior. Studium zu epigraphisch bezeugten kastella und vici im dakischen Goldbergwerksgebiet 249–266
Bruun, C., A New Senator: Codonius Taurus c. v. 287–290
Bunsch, E. – Mrozewicz, L., C. Sammucius Maior im titulus pictus aus Novae (ILatNovae 38 = IGrLat Novae 57) 241–248
Catling, R. W. V. – Kanavou, N., Hikesios Son of Lykinos of Kolophon, Victor in the Boys Wrestling at Olympia, and Pausanias VI 17.4 109–110
Ciongradi, C. – Timofan, A. – Bârc, V., Eine neue Erwähnung des kastellum Starva in einer Inschrift aus Alburnus maior. Studium zu epigraphisch bezeugten kastella und vici im dakischen Goldbergwerksgebiet 249–266
Eck, W. – Pangerl, A., Nochmals: „Vater, Mutter, Schwestern, Brüder …“ 213–218
Eine Konstitution für die Auxiliartruppen Syriens unter dem Statthalter Cornelius Nigrinus
aus dem Jahr 93 219–226
Das erste Diplom für die Flotte von Britannien aus dem Jahr 93 n. Chr. 227–231
Ein Diplom für einen Soldaten der classis Moesica vom 20. August 127 n. Chr. 232–236
Eck, W. – MacDonald, D. – Pangerl, A., Ein weiteres Diplom aus der Konstitution des Antoninus Pius für die Truppen von Moesia superior vom 23. April 157 237–239
Faure, P., Les symboles des centuries légionnaires 293–303
Gouw, P., Hadrian and the Calendar of Greek Agonistic Festivals. A New Proposal for the Third Year of the Olympic Cycle 96–104
Grzybek, E., Rhodische Inschriften 67–83
Horváth, L., Die Leidensgeschichte des Heiligen Pamun. Bemerkungen zu P.Oxy. 4759 209–211
Matthaiou, A. P., Inschriften von Milet VI 3, 1020. A Note 84–86
Tansey, P., L. Sempronius Atratinus Aug. Imp. 304–306
Thonemann, P., A Ptolemaic Decree from Kourion 87–9

17 August, 2008

Charlotte Roueché, ‘From Stone to Byte’

Filed under: EpiDoc,events — Gabriel Bodard @ 12:14

At the Digital Classicist work in progress seminar, held at the Insititute for Classical Studies in London on Friday August 8th, Charlotte Roueché gave a presentation under the title, ‘From Stone to Byte: Implications of the XML publication of inscriptions’. She discussed several categories of ancient and mediaeval texts, not only inscriptions, in a whirlwind history of how scholars have developed both “markup” and “citation schemes” to aid in the discussion of texts with other scholars. Editorial conventions and stable citation, both staples of modern scholarship, are the “semantic and structural markup” that are the keystones of TEI XML (and therefore EpiDoc).

Like all of the Digital Classicist seminars this year, Roueché’s presentation is available to download as a pocast audio file and attached slideshow.

Other seminars in this series treated explicitly epigraphic topics, including Porter, Baumann, and Tupman, but most would be worth following for anyone with an interest in the application of computer science to the study of ancient texts.

5 August, 2008

Epigraphic Spring Academy Athens 2009

Filed under: events,training — Gabriel Bodard @ 14:20

As circulated by Christian Witschel, “an Epigraphic Spring Academy for students and young scholars in the Classics, jointly organized by Inscriptiones Graecae, the Kommission fuer Alte Geschichte und Epigraphik in Munich and the University of Heidelberg”:

Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften

Seminar für Alte Geschichte und Epigraphik, Universität Heidelberg

Kommission für Alte Geschichte und Epigraphik des DAI

Ausschreibung für eine

Epigraphische Frühjahrsakademie

Athen, 15. bis 25. März 2009

Die internationale Akademie richtet sich an fortgeschrittene Studierende sowie an Doktorandinnen und Doktoranden der Alten Geschichte und der benachbarten altertumswissenschaftlichen und historischen Fächer. Sie soll der Vertiefung der Kompetenzen von Nachwuchswissenschaftlern in der griechischen Epigraphik dienen.

Aus dem Programm: Aufnahme und Edition griechischer Inschriften; zur Geschichte Athens in klassischer, hellenistischer und römischer Zeit; Studium epigraphischer Monumente auf der Akropolis und der Agora von Athen, Arbeiten an Originalen im Epigraphischen Museum Athen (u.a. zu den Monumenten des Seebundes), Exkursionen – verbunden mit Übungen im Feld – nach Attika. Ein detailliertes Programm der Veranstaltung (mit Themenliste für Referate) wird den Teilnehmern rechtzeitig zugestellt. Anreisetag ist Sonntag, der 15. März 2009; Abreisetag Mittwoch, der 25. März 2009.

Leitung und Durchführung: Klaus Hallof (IG, Berlin), Christof Schuler (DAI München), Christian Witschel (Universität Heidelberg); in Kooperation mit der Abt. Athen des DAI sowie der Ecole Française d’Athènes.

Von den Bewerberinnen und Bewerbern werden gute Kenntnisse des Griechischen erwartet, außerdem Grundkenntnisse in der Epigraphik (in der Regel durch Nachweis der Teilnahme an einem einschlägigen universitären Kurs). Unterrichtssprache ist in der Regel Deutsch (gegebenenfalls aber auch Englisch). Die Teilnehmerzahl ist auf 12 beschränkt. Zu den Reisekosten wird ein Zuschuß (voraussichtlich ca. 150,- Euro pro Person) gewährt; die Übernachtungskosten können weitgehend übernommen werden.

Bewerbungen (mit Lebenslauf, Zwischenprüfungs- oder Abschlußzeugnis, Nachweis über absolvierte Seminare oder Übungen mit epigraphischen Inhalten, Interessensschwerpunkte, ggf. auch Projektskizzen zu Examens-/Magisterarbeiten oder Dissertationen) richten Sie bitte bis zum 17. Oktober 2008 an:

Prof. Dr. Christian Witschel
Seminar für Alte Geschichte und Epigraphik
der Universität Heidelberg
Marstallhof 4 69117 Heidelberg
E-mail: christian.witschel@zaw.uni-heidelberg.de

4 August, 2008

Virtual Seminar on Some Unpublished Inscriptions from Corinth VIII

Filed under: e-seminar,EpiDoc — PaulIversen @ 14:13

This is post VIII on our “Virtual Seminar on Some Unpublished Inscriptions from Corinth.” The seven previous posts may be found by following the links from here. This installment features three joining fragments of a finely prepared revetment of white marble with slightly tan accretions on the face. Fragments A (top left) and B (bottom) were found 13 April, 1935 in Area 1 of the Agora Southeast in a wall. They were later rediscovered on 7 April, 1938 in Agora South Central. Fragment C (top right) was found 9 July, 1976 in West Road Trench IV of Temple Hill. Photo, squeeze, and autopsy of joined stones.

Fragments A & B:
Published: Kent, ICor VIII,3, 115.
Corinth Inventory I 1583 ; NB 147 p. 104 ; NB 176, p. 89 ; CECI III 1583.

Fragment C:
Unpublished.
Corinth Inventory I-76-17; NB 654, p. 10 ; NB(FI) 655, p. 65, Object 664.

Measurements of the joined fragments:
Height, 0.150 m. ; width 0.220 m. ; thickness, 0.023 m.
Height of letters, 0.165 m. ; interspace, 0.020 m.

238-244 p.                NON-STOIX

[— — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — —]
[— — — — — — — — — — — — — — Ἀντ]ώ̣νι̣ον [•] Οὐ̣α̣[λέριον? • officium?]     1
[τοῦ • Αὐτοκράτορος • Καίσαρος • Μάρκου • Ἀντω]νίου • Γορδιάν[ου • — — — —]
[— — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — —].Ο̣Ρ̣Ι̣Ν̣Ο̣Υ̣Α̣Ν̣[— — — —]
[— — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — —]

Apparatus:

Line 1: At the beginning, only the bottom of a round letter with the rising of a round stroke on the right is visible followed by a nu, then the bottom quarter of a hasta followed by an omicron, followed by another nu. Then there is an empty space below a broken field that is suitable for an interpunct. After the putative interpunct there is an omicron, then the foot of a slightly bowed hasta that is compatible with the upsilon or rho in the line below, which we take to be an upsilon. At the beginning of the line before the new fragment was found, Kent read [—]ο̣ν̣τ̣ο̣λ̣[—], but with the new fragment we can see that the last letter before the supplied interpunct is a nu, not a lamba. The last name could also be restored Οὐ̣α̣[λερίανον] or Οὐ̣ᾶ̣[ρον].

Line 3: The reading is very difficult and not at all secure. At the beginning of the line only the broadening of the tip of a stroke, perhaps diagonal, is visible at the top of the inscribed line. It is followed by the tops of several letters, the space between which does not seem wide enough to accommodate an interpunct. We believe the traces favor the letters given above, which are the same that Kent read. Possibly Κ̣ο̣ρ̣ί̣ν̣⟨θ⟩ο̣υ̣?

Commentary:

The traces in the line above and below Gordian’s name do not appear to be consistent with any of the formulae that usually accompany inscriptions in his honor. The stone possibly honors an Antonius Valerius or an Antonius Valerianus, who may have been an official of Gordian III. For a portrait head of Gordian III found at Corinth, see BCH 99 (1975) 603-4, fig. 39.

3 August, 2008

Forthcoming: Database of Early Dynastic (Egyptian) Inscriptions

Filed under: news — Tom Elliott @ 13:13

Of related interest:

By way of Egyptology News, we learn of a forthcoming release from Ilona Regulski and the Institut für Ägyptologie und Koptologie der Westfälischen Wilhelms-Universität Münster:

The current database (which will be accessible to the general public soon) assembles all available Early Dynastic inscriptions, covering the first attestations of writing discovered in tomb U-j (Naqada IIIA1, ca. 3250 BC) until the earliest known continuous written text in the reign of Netjerikhet–more commonly known as Djoser (ca. 2700 BC). The database contains 4524 inscriptions [and] includes detailed information regarding date, provenance, type of inscription, dating criterion, and present depository.

The conversion of the database from Microsoft Access to a more web-friendly form (presumably PHP over MySQL as other databases from the same department) is reportedly in final stages under the care of Erhart Graefe at Münster. We will watch the Database of Early Dynastic Inscriptions Login Page for the promised public unveiling (it is presently password-protected).

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