Current Epigraphy
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28 February, 2011

Seminario “Epigrafía, sociedad y cultura en la antigua Roma”

Filed under: events — Tom Elliott @ 14:29

Over at e-pigraphia, we learn about a seminar on “Epigraphy, society and culture in ancient Rome.” It is organized by the Institut Català d’Arqueologia Clàssica and will be held 2-4 March 2011.

22 February, 2011

Cambridge Epigraphic Saturday

Filed under: BES,events — Gabriel Bodard @ 16:08

Epigraphic Saturday in Cambridge on 19 March 2011: a day of lectures and shorter presentations in Room G.21 of the Classics Faculty Building, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge.

10.00 Coffee
10.30-11.00 Nicholas Milner: New Hypsistos dedications from Oenoanda
11.00-11.30 Branka Migotti and Marguerite Hirt: About a stone from Certissia
11.30-12.30 Manfred Schmidt (Brandenburg-Berlin Academy): The goblets from Vicarello (CIL XI 3281-3284): their date and purpose
12.30-2.00 Lunch (available in Newnham College cafeteria)
2.00-2.30 Michael Crawford: What would a rescript look like if one met one in a pub?
2.30-3.00 Ulrike Roth: Sexing ancient weavers (not in a pub)
3.00-3.30 Muriel Moser: Golden statues for a Praetorian Prefect: re-asserting Imperial authority in Late Antiquity
3.30-4.00 Francesco Trifilo: Representing age in the Roman Empire. Stages of life and life approximation on epitaphs from Italy, Africa and key provinces of the Western Empire
4.00 Tea

Full details online.

Could anyone interested in attending please let Dorothy Thompson know by e-mail (

Greek Epigraphic Society

Filed under: news,publications — Gabriel Bodard @ 11:12

Posted for Nikolaos Papazarkadas:

I think that followers of Current Epigraphy would be interested to know that the Greek Epigraphic Society (Ελληνική Επιγραφική Εταιρεία) has recently launched its website:

The website includes, amongst others, epigraphic news (from discoveries of inscriptions to announcements of epigraphic events) and information on the periodical HOROS and the Society’s other publications (Horos Supplements, monographs, Festschrifts, etc.), which have hitherto been rather hard to find.

Nikolaos Papazarkadas
UCB, Aleshire Center for the Study of Greek Epigraphy

18 February, 2011

CIEGL 2012 Berlin, Newsletter & CFP

Filed under: CIEGL,events — Gabriel Bodard @ 11:07

The first newsletter for the 2012 Congressus Internationionalis Epigraphiae Graecae et Latinae to be held in Berlin (27-31 August, 2012) is being circulated, and includes the call for papers and posters, and a list of suggested panel topics, including:

  • Harbours: infrastructure and society
  • The world of the Military
  • Inscriptions in private space
  • Inscriptions and the digital world
  • History of epigraphic scholarship
  • The measurement of space
  • Sanctuaries and cults
  • Inscriptions and Christian cult places
  • The dialogue of the living and the dead: tombs and their inscriptions
  • Space, image and inscription

The deadline for submission of short papers under these topics is March 31, 2011. Full details in the newsletter (below).


16 February, 2011

BMCR review of Maurin/Navarro

Filed under: publications,review — Gabriel Bodard @ 17:21

In BMCR 2001.02.41, Hagith Sivan reviews:

Louis Maurin, Milagros Navarro Caballero, Inscriptions latines d’Aquitaine (ILA): Bordeaux. Pessac: Ausonius, 2010. Pp. 688. ISBN 9782356130259. €70.00.

At the end of this review, Sivan asks the now increasingly common question:

Let me end with a question. In this age of rapid expansion of electronic databases do we really need a very hefty (15 pounds? 20?) and rather expensive volume of local inscriptions of a city that even in the fond terms of its successful son ranked no higher than twentieth in the order of famous cities (and would have ranked lower by less biased observers)? I am asking not only because epigraphic databases have become widespread and accessible but also because I narrowly avoided a major injury to my feet when I accidentally dropped this large volume on the floor. Over a decade ago John Drinkwater had asked the same question when reviewing another volume in this series (CR 50.2 (2000), 685). It is to be hoped that this contribution will become available soon in a digital format.

I leave readers to answer that question (discussion in comments here welcome).

15 February, 2011

Practical Epigraphy Workshop, Oxford 12-14 April 2011

Filed under: training — Gabriel Bodard @ 12:14

Classics Subject Centre Practical Epigraphy Workshop for University Lecturers/Postdoctoral staff
12-14 April 2011 Classics Centre/Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford

A Practical Epigraphy Workshop is taking place for those who are interested in developing hands-on skills in working with epigraphic material (Greek and Latin). The workshop is aimed at lecturers in post and postdoctoral status academics in UK HE institutions, whether or not they have previous experience of epigraphy. With expert tuition provided by members of the British Epigraphy Society, participants will learn the practical aspects of how to record and study inscriptions. The programme will include the making of squeezes; photographing and recording inscribed stones; reading and transcribing squeezes; and the production of editions (transcriptions, lemmata, translations and commentaries).

The workshop will take place in Oxford and be based in the Classics Centre, with the support of the Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents (Classics Faculty, University of Oxford), and work with the epigraphical collection in the recently re-opened Ashmolean Museum (Department of Antiquities).

The workshop will start on Tuesday 12th April 2011 at 14.00 and run until 14.00 Thursday 14th April; there will be two early evening talks on the Tuesday and Wednesday.

The Workshop will provide lunches on Wednesday and Thursday; an evening meal Tuesday for all those involved in the Workshop; bed and breakfast accommodation at St John’s College; and the materials required to complete the workshop.

The Workshop is supported by the Classics Subject Centre. The cost of the workshop for participants (to include accommodation and meals) is £50. Those who would otherwise be prevented from attending by the cost should mention this in their application, as bursaries may be available.

Those interested in taking part should write to Sarah Francis ( at the Classics Subject Centre explaining briefly how participation in the Workshop will enhance the applicant’s teaching and research profile and how experience on this workshop might enable the Higher Education environment in which the participant is operating to develop the teaching of epigraphy. Participants may choose to work on Latin or Greek texts and should state their preference.

Deadline for applications: Thursday 3rd March 2011.

13 February, 2011

Linguaggio politico e lessico storiografico in età ellenistica, 21-23 febbraio 2011, program of an international conference in Rome

Filed under: events — LuciaCriscuolo @ 17:43

Linguaggio politico e lessico storiografico
in età ellenistica

Lunedì 21 febbraio 2011, Aula Odeion, Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia, Sapienza Università di Roma – piazzale Aldo Moro, 5
Ore 15.00 Saluti delle autorità accademiche e introduzione dei lavori
Ore 15.30-16.30 Relazioni:
Manuela Mari (Università di Cassino) Introduzione
Giovanni Salmeri (Università di Pisa) Storia delle mentalità e lessico politico greco
Guido Schepens (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven) Hellenistic Historiography: an Introduction
16.30 Pausa
17.00-17.40 Relazioni:
Leone Porciani (Università di Pavia) Koinos: aspetti della nozione di “comune”, “collettivo” e “generale” tra politica, società e storiografia
Mario Mazza (Sapienza Università di Roma) L’atto di nascita dell’Ellenismo? Considerazioni sulla c.d. “Lettera di Aristotele ad Alessandro sulla politica verso le città”
17.40-18.30 Discussione

Martedì 22 febbraio 2011, Università Europea di Roma – Via degli Aldobrandeschi 190
Ore 9.30 Saluti delle autorità accademiche
Ore 9.45-10.45 Relazioni:
Cinzia Bearzot (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano), Paolo Andrea Tuci (Università Europea di Roma), Il lessico della collaborazione e dell’opposizione politica in Polibio
Andrew Erskine (University of Edinburgh), Expressions of power in Polybius’ Histories
10.45 Pausa
11.15-12.15 Relazioni:
Paolo Desideri (Università di Firenze), Terminologia imperiale in Polibio
Laura Mecella, Umberto Roberto (Università Europea di Roma), Isotimia tra Roma e la Persia: una testimonianza dell’età di Alessandro Severo
12.15-13.15 Discussione
13.15 Pranzo

Ore 15.00-16.00 Relazioni
Giuseppe Zecchini (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano), Aderiton in Polibio
John Thornton (Sapienza Università di Roma), Tragedia, emozioni e verità nella polemica di Polibio contro Filarco
Paola Lombardi (Sapienza Università di Roma), Parole nuove per nuovi equilibri: su alcuni termini del lessico epigrafico politico di età ellenistica
16.00 Pausa
16.30-17.15 Relazioni
Biagio Virgilio (Università di Pisa), Linguaggi e forme della comunicazione e del potere fra re ellenistici e città
Daniela Motta (Università di Palermo), I soldati nelle città: sul lessico della ‘buona condotta’ in decreti ellenistico-romani
17.15-18.00 Discussione

Mercoledì 23 febbraio 2011, Aula Odeion, Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia, Sapienza Università di Roma – piazzale Aldo Moro, 5
Ore 9.30-10.40 Relazioni
Pierre Carlier (Université Paris X – Nanterre), Il linguaggio della Pace del Re
Stefania De Vido (Università di Venezia Ca’ Foscari), Stratego, tiranno, re. Le ambigue parole del potere nella Sicilia di IV secolo
Stefano Ferrucci (Università di Siena-Grosseto), L’ambigua virtù. Philotimia nell’Atene degli oratori
10.40-11.15 Pausa
11.15-12.00 Relazioni
Miltiadis Hatzopoulos (K.E.R.A., Research Centre for Greek and Roman Antiquity, National Hellenic Research Foundation), Le vocabulaire de la prise de décision dans les sources littéraires et épigraphiques de la Macédoine antique
Anna Magnetto (Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa – École Pratique des Hautes Études, Paris), Presbeis e presbeis autokratores in età classica ed ellenistica
12.00-13.00 Discussione
13.00 Pranzo

Ore 15.00-15.45 Relazioni
Paschalis Paschidis (K.E.R.A., Research Centre for Greek and Roman Antiquity, National Hellenic Research Foundation), “Being a friend of…”. Philoi and philia between poleis and royal courts in the Hellenistic period
Andrea Raggi (Università di Pisa), Il lessico dei privilegi in età ellenistica e romana
15.45-16.15 Pausa
16.15-17.15 Relazioni
Adolfo La Rocca (Sapienza Università di Roma), Apuleio e gli ekklesiastai
Angelos Chaniotis (Institute for Advanced Studies, Princeton), Emotional language in Hellenistic decrees and Hellenistic histories
17.15-18.15 Discussione
18.15 John K. Davies (University of Liverpool), Conclusioni

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