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MAMA XI is a corpus of 387 inscriptions and other ancient monuments, 292 of which are unpublished, from Phrygia and Lykaonia recorded by Sir William Calder (1881-1960) and Dr Michael Ballance (†27 July 2006) in the course of annual expeditions to Asia Minor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: http://mama.csad.ox.ac.uk/. 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.
Wadham College, Oxford
ASSOCIATIONS IN CONTEXT
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: http://copenhagenassociations.saxo.ku.dk/symposium-2012/
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 (http://www.congressus2012.de/kalender/programm.html), 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, http://www.congressus2012.de/images/kongress/abstracts/abstract_varone.pdf ).
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!
INSTRVMENTA INSCRIPTA V
Signacula ex aere
Aspetti epigrafici, archeologici, giuridici, prosopografici, collezionistici
Università degli Studi di Verona
Polo Zanotto Aula 1.1
Silvia Braito: firstname.lastname@example.org
(Full details including programme: Depliant_convegno instrumentainscripta V)
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
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
Mag. Dr. Franziska Beutler
Institut fuer Alte Geschichte und Altertumskunde,
Papyrologie und Epigraphik
Scarcely recognisable but still EDH — and now much improved:
In the interests of user friendliness the internet presence (www.epigraphische-datenbank-heidelberg.de) has been substantially relaunched.
New aspects include
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
Sara Saba and I would like to announce that at the Oxford Bibliographies online site (http://www.oxfordbibliographies.com) 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.