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28 February, 2012

Call for papers: The Materiality of Texts, Conference at Durham University

Filed under: events,news — AndrejPetrovic @ 15:53

Call for papers:

The Materiality of Texts. Conference at Durham University
September 24-26, 2012

Organizers: Dr Edmund Thomas, Dr Andrej Petrovic, Dr Ivana Petrovic

In recent years, the study of ancient texts has gained from a focus on the physicality of text. Epigraphists are interested more than ever in issues of context, reading and performance. Furthermore, studies of architecture have fed on literary approaches to take account of displays of writing and their implications. The project ‘The Materiality of Text’ brings together these cross-disciplinary approaches to focus on material aspects of the written word.

We invite scholars from a range of disciplines, including philology, epigraphy, ancient history, archaeology and art history, to join us in discussing the physical aspects of inscribed texts in the Greek and Roman world, in Greek, Latin and other scripts, and their relation to literature, art, cultural history, and aesthetics.

Papers are invited on both theoretical approaches and individual case-studies which seek to address questions such as: the visualization of text in a physical context, whether monumental or miniature; the relationship of inscriptions to their support, including steles and statue bases; the appearance of inscribed text in buildings and their impact on the perception of architectural space; the form and varieties of lettering, the aesthetics of writing, and its implications for the reading of a text; issues of visibility and legibility; the role of inscribed dedications or commemorative texts in the perception of buildings sacred or secular;
the placement and arrangement of inscriptions in public, religious or private space; the aesthetics of particular genres of text such as building contracts, epigrams and sacred laws; specific techniques in the display of prose and verse texts, ritual or magical use and performative aspects of inscribed texts; re-dedication and re-use of inscribed texts; and the use and contribution of specialized media of support from monumental bronze letters to miniature gold plaques and precious metals.

Keynote speakers:
Professor Joseph W. Day (Wabash College),
Professor John Mitchell (University of East Anglia),
Professor Joannis Mylonopoulos (Columbia University),
Professor em. Peter J. Rhodes (Durham University).

Abstracts of 250 words should be sent to Ivana Petrovic
( by 31st May 2012.

27 February, 2012

NEW: Tyche 26, 2011

Filed under: news,publications — FranciscaFeraudi @ 15:42

Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren!

Wir freuen uns, Ihnen mitteilen zu können, daß Tyche 26 erschienen ist.
Das Inhaltsverzeichnis finden Sie hier:

Den Band können Sie entweder direkt beim Verlag bestellen
oder auch über Amazon beziehen

Wir möchten Sie auch darauf aufmerksam machen, daß neben den Bänden 19–24 nun auch Tyche 25 DIGITAL online erworben werden kann:

Mit herzlichen Grüßen aus Wien
Im Namen der Tyche
Franziska Beutler

Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to announce that Tyche 26 has been published!
Please find the table of contents here:

You can either place an order for this volume at the publishing house
or via amazon

We also would like to inform you that apart from the volumes 19–24 Tyche 25 DIGITAL is available online:

Best regards from Vienna
for Tyche
Franziska Beutler

22 February, 2012

Geagan’s dedicatory inscriptions from the Athenian Agora volume published

Filed under: news,publications — Tom Elliott @ 21:12

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens has announced the publication of The Athenian Agora XVIII: Inscriptions: The Dedicatory Monuments, by Daniel J. Geagan. Additional information is available on the ASCSA website. Andrew Reinhard, who sent me this notice, has also published a blog post on the book, with an emphasis on John Traill’s work on the volume following Geagan’s death.

19 February, 2012

Hispania Epigraphica 17 (2008)

Filed under: news,publications — JoaquinGomezPantoja @ 12:30

This is to announce the publication of Hispania Epigraphica latest issue, which is respectfully dedicated to the memory of Géza Alföldy (1933-2011).

The volume deals with inscriptions published during the year 2008, although it also includes some selected pieces published in following years. It contains 255 references to new or revised inscriptions (mostly Latin, some in Greek and several in Paleohispanic scripts), sorted by modern place of finding; in total, 45 documents from Portugal and 210 from Spain, to which the editors often add comments, amends or further bibliography.

Notice that, effective from the previous issue, the publisher (Universidad Complutense de Madrid) has changed its policy on digital editions. Now, Hispania Epigraphica is not sequestered for a year after publication, so the latest issue is already available for free download at the UCM journals’ server. Nevertheless,  I’m attaching to this post the volume’s front matter for easy reference.

The inscriptions reviewed in Hispania Epigraphica 17 are now being posted in Hispania Epigraphica Online, with full data and pictures.

16 February, 2012

Languages of pre-Roman Italy (Lyon, March 15 2012)

Filed under: events,news — Gilles van Heems @ 16:39

Ve Séminaire sur les langues de l’Italie préromaine

“Du mot à l’inscription : recherches lexicales et lexicographiques sur les langues de l’Italie préromaine”

Lyon, 15 mars 2012

Organisé par l’université Lumière-Lyon 2 et l’UMR 5189 HiSoMA.

Papers will deal with: Etruscan, Latin, Sabellic languages, Venetic.
Speakers include: E. Benelli, J.-P. Brachet, D. Briquel, A. Calderini, E. Dupraz, J. Hadas-Lebel, S. Magnin, V. Martzloff, E. Tellier, G. van Heems.

See both Poster and Programm.

Contact: Gilles van Heems (

3 February, 2012

GEPHYRA 8 (2011) published…

Filed under: publications — Fatih Onur @ 16:06

GEPHYRA 8, 2011.

Il cosiddetto «Ciprominoico 2»: Una decifrazione possibile? – Matilde Serangeli
At the current state of the studies concerning the decipherment of the so–called «Cypro–Minoan»…

Eumenes II and ApollonioucharaxPeter Thonemann
This article presents a revised edition of an important new Hellenistic document from Lydia,…

Three new sarcophagi from Kios (Gemlik)Enver Sağır, Hüseyin Uzunoğlu, Koncagül Hançer
Three sarcophagi (Fig. 2) dated to the Roman Imperial Period were recently unearthed in Gemlik…

The funerary inscription of Gaius TarquitiusKonrad Stauner
This article presents a fragmentary inscription of a Roman soldier named Gaius Tarquitius …

Parerga zum Stadiasmus Patarensis (5): STR 59 und Daseia von BondaSencer Şahin
The road between Myra and Limyra (STR 59) was not built along the coast, …

Parerga to the Stadiasmus Patarensis (6): Route 54 (Patara – Phellos) and new inscriptionsFatih Onur, Mehmet Alkan
In the field survey of the Stadiasmus Patarensis (SP) in 2009, the route between Patara and Phellos …

Parerga to the Stadiasmus Patarensis (7): New inscriptions from the territory of PhellosHüseyin Uzunoğlu, Erkan Taşdelen
Some results of the 2010 survey conducted in Central Lycia within the framework of the Stadiasmus …

Parerga to the Stadiasmus Patarensis (8): On the named places in the journeys of sacrifice recorded in the Vita of Saint Nicholas of Holy SionMehmet Alkan
This paper aims to determine the route taken by Nicholas of Holy Sion in his journeys of sacrifice …

Iulius Tarius Titianus, Proconsul of Lycia et PamphyliaNuray Gökalp
The inscription presented here was found in a quarter of Antalya and contains an honorary decree …

A Revised Gravestone from Pisidian ApolloniaAsuman Coşkun Abuagla
A gravestone from Pisidian Apollonia, published, with mistakes, by Sterrett, has been revised …

Zu Inschriften aus Kleinasien IIThomas Corsten
This article proposes thoughts and corrections to three inscriptions…

An interpretation of some unpublished in situ and recorded Rum Seljuk 13th c. external and internal figural relief work on the Belkıs (Aspendos) Palace, AntalyaTerrance Michael Patrick Duggan
This article is divided into four parts. Firstly, it notes the precedent provided by the conversion…

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