Current Epigraphy
ISSN: 1754-0909

24 September, 2012

New online publication: MAMA XI

Filed under: EpiDoc,publications — Gabriel Bodard @ 10:10

Please find attached a flyer advertising the online publication of a new corpus of Greek and Latin inscriptions, Monumenta Asiae Minoris Antiqua XI: Monuments from Phrygia and Lykaonia.

MAMA XI is a corpus of 387 inscriptions and other ancient monuments, 292 of which are unpublished, from Phrygia and Lykaonia recorded by Sir William Calder (1881-1960) and Dr Michael Ballance (†27 July 2006) in the course of annual expeditions to Asia Minor in 1954-1957. The monuments have been edited with full commentaries and marked-up in xml using EpiDoc electronic editorial conventions by Peter Thonemann with the assistance of Édouard Chiricat and Charles Crowther.

The full corpus was published online on 14 September 2012 at the following address: A print volume will be published later as a Roman Society monograph.

The MAMA XI project has been funded by a grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council, and is based at the Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents in Oxford.

Peter Thonemann
Wadham College, Oxford

14 September, 2012

XIV Congressus Internationalis Epigraphiae Graecae et Latinae

Filed under: AIEGL,news — PaolaTomasi @ 18:57

From Werner Eck:

Liebe Kolleginnen und Kollegen,

nach Ende des 14. Kongresses für Griechische und Lateinische Epigraphik in Berlin sende ich Ihnen im Namen des Organisationskomitees die Abschlussrede. Diese E-Mail geht an alle, die sich für den Kongress angemeldet hatten, unabhängig davon, ob sie an der Tagung in Berlin selbst teilnehmen konnten oder nicht.


Liebe Kolleginnen und Kollegen,

wir sind am Ende dieses 14. Kongresses für Griechische und Lateinische Epigraphik angekommen. Es waren sehr dicht gefüllte Tage mit einem breiten, sehr unterschiedlichen Programm, das hoffentlich allen etwas gegeben hat. Dass man einem Kongress auch selektiv teilnimmt, ist legitim. Aber viele haben an allen Plenarsitzungen teilgenommen, und am Nachmittag das ausgewählt, was sie besonders interessierte. Dass mancher dabei manches nicht hören konnte, weil uns die Fähigkeit zur Bilokalität noch nicht geschenkt ist, ist eine Normalität eines großen Kongresses, die man nicht vermeiden kann. Sonst wären noch mehr von der aktiven Teilnahme ausgeschlossen gewesen.
Wir als Veranstalter sind Ihnen allen sehr dankbar, dass Sie diesen Kongress so aktiv mitgestaltet haben. Denn nur Sie konnten die Absicht, die mit der Thematik:


Associations in Context, Copenhagen, October 11-13, 2012

Filed under: events — Gabriel Bodard @ 15:15


The importance of religion for understanding ancient associations has long been recognised, and many monographs have focused specifically on cult or religious associations. The aim of this symposium is to go beyond so-called religious associations and assess more generally the role of religion in ancient associative life (with a focus on the eastern part of the Mediterranean, from ca. 300 BC to ca. AD 300). Cultic activities, and other religious aspects, such as theophoric names, seem to have been a central concern to private associations of many different kinds. The term ‘religious association’ is regularly used in scholarship, but its use and applicability need to be critically re-assessed. In an attempt to gain a more nuanced approach and a better understanding regarding the formation, organization and aims of ancient associations, this conference moves beyond the confines of religion. In a series of twenty papers on a variety of themes and locations, we shall reconsider the ways in which associations defined themselves, and examine their behaviour and interactions within the social, cultural, and sacred landscape of Hellenistic and Roman poleis.

Program and registration at:

12 September, 2012

XIV Congressus Internationalis Epigraphiae Graecae et Latinae

Filed under: CIEGL,events,news,report — PaolaTomasi @ 23:04

Denso di eventi concomitanti, il Congresso berlinese si è articolato ogni giorno in una sessione plenaria, cui sono seguite diverse sessioni tematiche pomeridiane. Punto di partenza è stata la storia dell’epigrafia come disciplina accademica intrecciata strettamente alla temperie politica e culturale di Berlino, le cui tappe ha ripercorso l’intervento iniziale del prof. Stefan Rebenich (University of Bern). Il congresso si è snodato attraverso le varie tematiche tradizionalmente oggetto di studio (, che spaziano dall’ambito privato a quello pubblico e riverberano le molteplici sfaccettature delle informazioni veicolate dalle iscrizioni: dalla edilizia pubblica, gli spettacoli, la gestione territoriale, l’esercito, si passa alle iscrizioni in ambito privato, di valenza funeraria, religiosa o anche sapidamente personale (A. Varone, ).
Accanto alla storia dell’indagine epigrafica attraverso le fonti manoscritte, si sono affrontate anche questioni metodologiche e nuovi progetti, quali la riedizione di CIL, V, per non parlare delle iniziative in ambito digitale.
Per il 2012 è tutto: appuntamento a Vienna nel 2017!

Instrumenta Inscripta V (Verona, Sept 20-21, 2012)

Filed under: events — Gabriel Bodard @ 17:45

Signacula ex aere

Aspetti epigrafici, archeologici, giuridici, prosopografici, collezionistici

Convegno Internazionale
Università degli Studi di Verona
Polo Zanotto Aula 1.1

Silvia Braito:

(Full details including programme: Depliant_convegno instrumentainscripta V)

11 September, 2012

14th International Congress of Greek and Latin Epigraphy, Berlin 27-31 August 2012

Filed under: AIEGL,CIEGL — Tom Elliott @ 18:59

From Stephen Mitchell:

The 14th International Epigraphy Congress ( fittingly marked the continued importance of Berlin as a major center of epigraphic scholarship.  The introductory lecture, given by Professor Stefan Rebenich (University of Bern), traced the history of the two major long-term epigraphic projects, Inscriptiones Graecae and Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum, from the first origins at the beginning of the nineteenth century through extraordinary political and economic changes until their present thriving state in the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences. This presentation underlined the combination of vision, professionalism and persistence required to sustain these huge projects at the highest quality through generations of scholarship. The final lecture of the Congress, given by Professor Jürgen Hammerstaedt (Universty of Köln), traced the discovery and publication of the longest of all known Greek epigraphic monuments, the philosophical inscriptions of Diogenes of Oinoanda, with special emphasis on the work which was initiated by Martin Smith in the 1980s, and has now been given a major new impetus by the German Archaeological Institute at Istanbul and Professor Hammerstaedt’s collaboration.  The lecture also offered a remarkable illustration of the Congress’s main theme, summed up in the words PUBLICUM – MONUMENTUM – TEXTUS (Display, Monument and Text).  Contributors to the plenary sessions in particular were asked to use these key concepts as a guide to the interpretation of inscriptions in different public contexts:  the transformation of civic cultures; the confrontation and combination of different languages within a shared epigraphic culture;  inscriptions in rural contexts; and the epigraphy of public entertainment.  The plenary lectures will form the main content of the published record of the Congress, which should appear within two years.  Many of the thematic panels were designed to emphasise the same ideas.  These will be published in summary form.

The Congress was organised on behalf of the Association Internationale d’Épigraphie Grecque et Latine (AIEGL), which held its general assembly during the week.  Unfortunately, as had also happened at the Oxford Congress in 2007, attendance at this meeting fell just below the high quorum that the AIEGL constitution requires to complete elections of officers and comité members for the next quinquennium, and so the vote will have to be completed, probably by a secure on-line process, in the next 4-6 weeks.  AIEGL membership itself had risen from 325 to 395 paying members since the last Congress. One important resolution was reached by consensus, that the 15th Congress in 2017 will be held in another major epigraphic centre, Vienna.

Stephen Mitchell
AIEGL President

Two New Fascicles of David French’s Corpus of the Milestones of Roman Asia Minor

Filed under: publications — Tom Elliott @ 18:49

From Stephen Mitchell:

The British Institute at Ankara has published two new fascicles of David French’s Corpus of the Milestones of Roman Asia Minor as PDF files on the Internet, from which they can be downloaded without charge. They are available on the web-site of the BIAA (Home page: RRMAM 3.1 (63 pages) contains the Republican milestones from the province of Asia, RRMAM 3.2 (358 pages) the 132 milestones from the province of Galatia. The publications include not only the texts, concordances and other apparatus, but also schematic maps and abundant illustrations ( A fascicle with the texts from Cappadocia is due to be published shortly.

7 September, 2012

Special offer: TYCHE print, digital & ebooks

Filed under: news,publications — FranciscaFeraudi @ 09:09

Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren!

Anläßlich des 14. Internationalen Kongresses für Lateinische und  Griechische
Epigraphik bietet der Verlag Holzhausen die im Anhang  angeführten Angebote für Tyche
Jahresbände sowie Supplement- und  Sonderbände.

Das Angebot gilt bis November 2012.

Mit herzlichen Grüßen aus Wien

Franziska Beutler

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

On the occasion of the XIV Congressus Internationalis Epigraphiae
Graecae et Latinae Holzhausen publishing house presents special offers
of the Journal Tyche and its Supplement as well as Special Volumes.

Please find enclosed these offers valid until November 2012.

With best wishes from Vienna

Franziska Beutler

Mag. Dr. Franziska Beutler
Institut fuer Alte Geschichte und Altertumskunde,
Papyrologie und Epigraphik
Universitaet Wien
Universitaetsring 1
1010 Vienna


NEW: Tyche 26 iBook @ iBookstore

Filed under: news,publications — FranciscaFeraudi @ 08:22
Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren! TYCHE Band 26 steht ab sofort auch im Apple iBookstore als digitales Buch zur Verfügung.
Um zum Buch zu gelangen, besuchen Sie bitte den unten stehenden Link.Mit freundlichen Grüßen
Verlag Holzhausen
Ladies and Gentlemen! We are happy to annouce that TYCHE Vol. 26 is now also avilable on the Apple iBookstore.
To purchase the book, please visit the below link on the iBookstore.Kind regards,
Verlag Holzhausen

iBook @ iBookstore
Beiträge zur Alten Geschichte, Papyrologie und Epigraphik
Contributions to Ancient History, Papyrology and Epigraphy

Herausgeber | Editors: Thomas Corsten | Fritz Mitthof
Bernhard Palme | Hans Taeuber

410 Seiten mit 20 Tafeln I 24x17cm I Softcover
410 Pages | 20 Gallery Pages I 24x17cm I Soft cover
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4 September, 2012

New EDH search interface online!

Filed under: news — FranciscaFeraudi @ 10:24

Scarcely recognisable but still EDH — and now much improved:

In the interests of user friendliness the internet presence ( has been substantially relaunched.

New aspects include …

Improved performance
Search for two or more contiguous words in the text of an inscription is now possible
logical combination of two search words with “AND NOT” is possible
it is possible to combine searching for words in the text as well as all metadata categories
multi select options also possible in the search interface
search results may be sorted

the content of various metadata fields has been reworked and more complex and better
query strategies are now possible (e.g. Material, Engraving technique, Historically relevant data)
cross linking of the three constituent database of EDH (Epigraphic Text Database, Bibliographic Database, Photographic Database)

attractive, modern design
extensive context based online help  with search examples and further explanatory
all search results are provided with easy and comfortable print options

1 September, 2012

Announcing two online annotated epigraphical bibliographies

Filed under: news — Gil Renberg @ 15:13

Sara Saba and I would like to announce that at the Oxford Bibliographies online site ( our annotated bibliography for Greek epigraphy has recently been joined by the one for Latin epigraphy. While there is a chance that even experts in the use of epigraphical materials may discover the existence of works they had not previously known, our intended audience was scholars with relatively little knowledge of epigraphy, as well as graduate students and the occasional undergraduate. (The bibliographies may well prove useful to those teaching epigraphy courses or seminars that focus on sources and methods for research into the ancient world.)

Following the philosophy and format of the OBO series, these bibliographies are not comprehensive, since there is an overall size limit AND for each section contributors are permitted to provide no more than eight examples, so both bibliographies represent what we believe to be some/most of the important works on a given subject, though certainly not all.

Since OBO is a web-based resource, it should be possible to update the bibliographies over time. Unfortunately, however, OBO’s rules and procedures would make this somewhat time-consuming and burdensome – i.e., it is not simply a matter of typing out the title of a new work, writing a few sentences about it, and sending in the new entry – so we shall be updating the bibliographies sparingly, and only for works that are truly essential. With that said, we would certainly welcome suggestions, given either now or in the future, for what ought to be included when we do update one or both contributions.

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