Current Epigraphy
ISSN: 1754-0909

25 March, 2010

Filed under: events — LuciaCriscuolo @ 13:25

S emin a r i o  I n t e r n a z i o n a l e  d i  S t u d i
“Gli Ateniesi fuori dall’attica
Modi d’intervento e di controllo del territorio

Torino, 8-9 Aprile 2010
Biblioteca Centrale della Facoltà di Lettere
Università degli Studi di Torino
Via Po 17, Torino

10.00-10.30: INTRODUZIONE a cura di M. Moggi (Università di Siena)
10.30-11.10: D. Knoepfler (Collège de France), L’occupation athénienne du territoire d’Oropos en diverses
périodes : une clérouquie délibérément dissimulée?
11.10-11.50: O. Philaniotou (K’ Ephoria, Mitilene,Grecia), Données nouvelles sur les récentes fouillesarchéologiques à Lemnos
11.50-12.10: PAUSA
12.10-12.40: D. Marchiandi (Università di Torino),Considerazioni sulla topografia di Myrina
12.40-13.10: L. Ficuciello (Università di Napoli “Orientale”), Il territorio di Myrina: indizi archeologici
sull’occupazione e sullo sfruttamento delle risorse
13.10-13.50: DISCUSSIONE
13.50-15.30: PAUSA PRANZO
15.30-16.00: C. Bearzot (Università Cattolica di Milano), Lemno, gli oratori e il “nuovo Iperide”
16.00-16.30: A. Correale (Università di Napoli “Orientale”), Il santuario in proprietà Lazaridis a Efestia
16.30-16.50: PAUSA
16.50-17.20: R. Leone (Università di Torino), Tra Lemno e Samotracia: il santuario degli dei Cabiri
17.20-17.50: F. Rocca (Università di Torino), Le iscrizioni di manomissione dal Cabirio di Lemno
17.50-18.20: DISCUSSIONE
9.30-10.00: E. Culasso Gastaldi (Università di Torino), L’epigrafia ateniese dell’isola di Lemno
10.00-10.30: L. Gallo (Università di Napoli “Orientale”), Problemi della terra a Lemno
10.30-11.00: F. Landucci Gattinoni (Università Cattolica di Milano), La cleruchia ateniese di Samo nelle fonti letterarie
ed epigrafiche
11.00-11.20: PAUSA
11.20-11.50: W. Held – B. Ruhl (Università di Marburg), The Athenians on Imbros
11.50-12.20: K. Rhomioupoulou (Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Atene), The Athenians in Potidea-Chalkidike
12.20-13.10: DISCUSSIONE
13.10-15.30 PAUSA PRANZO
15.30-16.00: M. Mari (Università di Cassino), Atene, l’impero e le apoikiai. Riflessioni sui primi tredici anni di vita
di Anfipoli
16.00-16.30: S. Gallotta (Università di Napoli “Orientale”), Atene e il Chersoneso
16.30-17.00: C. Lasagni (Università di Torino), Histiaia- Oreos e l’insediamento ateniese
17.00-17.30: CONCLUSIONI a cura di M. Lombardo (Università di Lecce)

24 March, 2010

Practical Epigraphy Workshop, June 22-24, 2010

Filed under: BES,training — Gabriel Bodard @ 11:48

Practical Epigraphy Workshop


22-24 June 2010, Great North Museum, Newcastle

A Practical Epigraphy Workshop is taking place for those who are interested in developing hands-on skills in working with epigraphic material. The workshop is aimed at graduate students, but other interested parties are welcome to apply, whether or not they have previous experience. With expert tuition, participants will learn the practical aspects 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.

The course fee is £100 but we hope to be able to provide bursaries to participants to assist with the cost. Accommodation will be extra, but we are arranging B&B nearby for around £30-40.

If you wish to apply for a place on this course please contact Dr Charlotte Tupman by e-mail immediately. The closing date is 31 March but we shall consider applications which have been received by 10.00 a.m. on Tuesday 6 April.

For further details please contact Dr. Charlotte Tupman:

The Practical Epigraphy Workshop is sponsored by The British Epigraphy Society, an independent ‘chapter’ of the Association Internationale d’Epigraphie Grecque et Latine.

22 March, 2010

ASGLE First North American Congress of Greek and Latin Epigraphy

Filed under: ASGLE,news — PaulIversen @ 13:36


5 January 2011, San Antonio, Texas

The American Society of Greek and Latin Epigraphy (ASGLE) invites abstracts for the First North American Epigraphical Congress, to be held on January 5th, 2011 in San Antonio, Texas at the Marriott Riverwalk, over the course of a single day, immediately before the Joint Annual Meeting of the American Philological Association (APA) and the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA). The topic will be broadly defined as Greek and Latin Epigraphy.

Abstracts will be adjudicated anonymously by a committee of ASGLE; they should include the title but not the author’s name and they should not be longer than one double-spaced page.  There is a limit of one abstract per person. The abstracts themselves, along with a completed abstract submission form, should be sent electronically as pdf files to: Nora Dimitrova, Vice-President, ASGLE, at The deadline is June 15, 2010.

Registration for the Congress must be made online here. The registration fee before December 1, 2010 is $35 for student and $50 for non-student participants, which includes a group dinner. After December 1, 2010 the rate will be $50 for students and $70 for non-students.  ASGLE full members receive a $10 discount and ASGLE student/retirees a $5.00 discount.  To become a member of ASGLE, see here.  There will be a stipend  available for at least one student whose abstract is accepted.

In the future, these congresses are expected to be held immediately before the APA/AIA meetings. This should have the additional benefit of attracting a large number of Classicists and archaeologists to the audience of the congress and promoting epigraphy among graduate students attending the meetings.

Interested scholars from all countries are encouraged to participate.

Please cross-post this announcement.

19 March, 2010

Claire Taylor, Graffiti or Inscriptions

Filed under: report — Gabriel Bodard @ 18:36

(Paper given at the Ancient History Seminar, London, March 11th, 2010. Brief report by Caroline Barron.)

Graffiti or Inscriptions? The Epigraphic Habit in Attica
Claire Taylor

Dr Taylor’s talk focussed on the problems that arise through the categorisation of some inscriptions as Graffiti. She suggested that by making such a stark categorisation, some ‘marks’ have not received the attention that that might deserve, and that, therefore, their full potential as not been realised. These categories also encourage us to view the texts in a certain way. In the modern world, graffiti is often considered part of an illicit subculture, with a common critical response. By referring to these marks and texts as graffiti, we are therefore imposing the judgement that they too are illicit, as well as unconsciously (or consciously?) comparing them less favourably with other epigraphic forms. This is further complicated by the variety of texts and marks that are called graffiti: Individual Letters, Names, Trademarks, Commercial notations, Dedications, Sexual references and pictures. Dr Taylor argued that each mark must be considered in terms of the context in which it appeared eg. A commercial notation on is an important communication for both the buyer and the seller. That it was added to the pot later on, and by a different hand, shouldn’t become more important than the trade information that it relates. Equally, the sexual graffiti found in Pompeii is entirely appropriate for the place in which it was found – a brothel. So, while there is very little that connects the Greek pot’s commercial notation and Pompeii’s sexual graffiti, they are both found in the same category of Graffiti.


5 March, 2010

X. Epigraphic Round Table (Debrecen, March 30-31, 2010)

Filed under: news — Gabriel Bodard @ 17:24

Xe Table ronde de l’épigraphie grecque et latine

Debrecen, 30-31. 03. 2009.

Debreceni Egyetem Főépület III. em. 316.

A konferencia plakátja innen letölthető.

More information:


Low, Constructing Lives from Stones (March 4)

Filed under: report — Gabriel Bodard @ 14:27

(Paper given at the Ancient History Seminar, London, March 4th, 2010. Brief report by Susan Fogarty.)

Constructing Lives from Stone: Inscriptions and Biographical Traditions
Dr. Polly Low, Manchester

This lively seminar set out to explore whether the development of literary biography in the 4th C can be seen to be reflected in the epigraphic practice of the period. There is a change in style detected in the epigraphic material in the Classical and early Hellenistic periods and, concentrating on mostly Athenian examples, Dr. Low certainly posed some very interesting questions.

In exploring how an epigraphic text may be classed as biographical, Dr. Low looked at honorific decrees which concentrate on the moral qualities of the individual – for example IG i3 158 (honours for Corinthios) the honorand is simply an ἀνὴρ ἀγαθός, or IG i3 97 (Eurytion and his father) shows a shift to abstraction in describing them as possessing ἀνδραγαθία. These moral qualities are presented as paradigms of behaviour. The publication formula states the reason for the publication: “so that all other men may know”. This method and intention is seen in literary texts also: Isocrates’ Evagoras describes his individual characteristics (ἐυσεβία, σοφία) in order that he be emulated by the young (Evagoras 73-77). Therefore there is an overlap between the literary and the epigraphic with regard to individual character but this is not the same thing as biography. Dr. Low stated that it is the interaction between the abstract and the individual that is biographical and while Greek epigraphy is a good source for character at this stage, it is less so for action.


2 March, 2010

Lambert, Athenian Decrees Honouring Priests (February 25, 2010)

Filed under: report — Gabriel Bodard @ 17:47

(Paper given at the Ancient History Seminar, London, February 25th, 2010. Brief report by Caroline Barron.)

Athenian Decrees Honouring Priests and Priestesses to 20/19BC.
Stephen Lambert, Cardiff University

In this seminar Stephen Lambert presented a series of Inscriptions from the forthcoming IG II³, which are concerned with Athenian decrees honouring Priests and Priestesses from the early Classical period to 20/19BC.

Dr Lambert highlighted that the decrees honouring the Priests and Priestesses were inscribed on stone, thus indicating the worth of the individual, or individuals, being honoured. They are presented as being worthy of praise in the eyes of the citizens, and in the eyes of Athens, and therefore, in the eyes of the gods.

The presentation was divided into three sections, the outlines of which are detailed below:


1 March, 2010

DM Giovanni Pugliese Carratelli

Filed under: news — Tom Elliott @ 13:18

Dr Michael Metcalfe writes with the sad news, widely reported in the Italian press, of the death in Ferbruary of Giovanni Pugliese Carratelli. Here is one obituary, selected at random: .

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