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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.

2 September, 2011

New publications on Spanish Epigraphy

Filed under: news — JoaquinGomezPantoja @ 22:13

Among the news circulated this summer by Prof. Donati on behalf of the AIEGL, there are three related to the Iberian Peninsula, which I summarize in this post:
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26 July, 2011

Sine fine sodales – In Memoriam Dr. Xavier GómezFont

Filed under: publications — JoaquinGomezPantoja @ 11:54

The 13th (2011) issue of Studia Philologica Valentina (ISSN 1135-9560), is dedicated to the memory of Dr. X. Gómez-Font, who died two years ago after a long and painful illness. Gómez Font taught Latin at Valencia and he was mainly known for his collaboration with J. Corell editing the rich epigraphy of the Spanish Pais Valencià. Attached is a PDF with the volume’s index.

8 March, 2011

Hispania Epigraphica 16 (2007)

Filed under: publications — JoaquinGomezPantoja @ 22:43

El Archivo Epigráfico de Hispania de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid  dedica este nuevo volumen  a la memoria de J. Corell i Vicent y de F. López Pardo y en él se recopilan las referencias a inscripciones publicadas principalmente en el año 2007, aunque también se contemplan algunas otras hasta el año 2010.
En total,  se recogen 680 entradas, correspondientes a epígrafes paleohispánicos, latinos, griegos, cristianos y visigodos, que se relacionan según su procedencia (609 de España y 71 de Portugal); 494 se consideran inéditos y 196 presentan comentario.
Entre los conjuntos epigráficos que se han tenido en cuenta están los corpora de la Colonia Norba Caesarina, publicado por J. Esteban Ortega; de la civitas Igaeditanorum, de A. M. de Sá; de los carmina béticos, de C. Fernández Martínez et alii; y el de los graffiti segobricenses, de J. M. Abascal y R. Cebrián. Entre las inscripciones inéditas, destaca la que menciona a Betatun, nueva divinidad ibérica, procedente de Fuerte del Rey, Jaén (nº 446); el altar a Júpiter de Lamego, dedicado por la civitas Coilarnorum (nº 678); el ara a Ilurbeda, procedente de San Martín de Trevejo, Cáceres (nº 129); las dedicatorias imperiales a Tiberio de Corduba (nº 165) y Minas de Riotinto (nº 440) así como sus dos miliarios, de las inmediaciones de Segobriga. También son reseñables la nueva statera de Valencia (nº 577); una dedicación a Marte que documenta un procurator Augusti provincia Lusitaniae inédito (nº 12); dos carmina funerarios reutilizados en el circo de Segobriga (nn. 177 (en la portada) y 178); el epitafio de la nutrix Amma Nova de Villalpando, Zamora (nº 599); las pizarras esgrafiadas de Minas de Riotinto, que debieron de pertenecer a un archivo contable (nn. 431-438); los nuevos graffiti rupestre del santuario de Peñalba de Villastar, con una dedicación a Lugoobos (nº 568a); la nueva edición y análisis del ara dedicada a Denso, procedente de Felgar, Bragança (nº 613); y el estudio de la famosa inscripción de Antonius Flavinus, de Monsaraz, Évora, que vuelve a ser considerada falsa (nº 655). Entre las llamadas «paleohispánicas», son mencionables el colgante de Sabadell (nº 49); la nueva lectura del plomo de Penáguila, Alicante (nº 5); el análisis lingüístico e interpretación del plomo de Castilleja de Iniesta (?), Cuenca (nº 151); la nueva edición del plomo procedente de Grau Vell, en Sagunto (nº 573).
Se incluyen, como es habitual, unos detallados índices epigráficos (págs. 245-303) -que permiten búsquedas rápidas y completas -, listados con la bibliografía referida (págs. 307-344) y con las principales novedades aparecidas entre 2009 y 2010.
La dirección del Archivo Epigráfico de Hispania es: Escuela Universitaria de Estadística, Avda. Puerta de Hierro s/n, Ciudad Universitaria, 28040 Madrid; tlfno. 913943953, e-mail: archivoepigrafico@filol.ucm.es. .
Los fondos del Archivo (que incluyen una exhaustiva información sobre las cerca de 24.000 inscripciones de Hispania), abierto a investigadores y estudiosos, están siendo incluidos en una gran base de datos europea, en el marco del programa de la U.E. Culture 2000; una muestra de la misma se puede ver en Hispania Epigraphica Online

19 January, 2011

Some new inscriptions found in Rome

Filed under: news — JoaquinGomezPantoja @ 09:52

Prof. Alfredo Valvo (Univ. Cattolica di Milano) reports in Il Sussidiario (17/01/2011) on new inscriptions brought out in the area between Piazza Venezia and the Fori Romani by the works for Rome’s new Underground line. Valvo mentions two pieces: in p.zza Venezia, an inscription from the praef. Urbis F. Felix Passifilus Paulinus (a.D. 473); and in front of the Pal. Madonna dei Loreto, several fragment which could pertain to Hadrian’s dedicatory parentibus suis in the temple of divus Traianus and diva Plotina (CIL VI, 31215 = ILS 306; news of this were circulated two weeks ago by a post in flickr). Valvo also writes both findings are forthocming in a special issue of Bollettino d’arte (2010).

(with thanks to Prof Encarnação (U. Coimbra) for forwarding the news).

12 October, 2009

In memoriam Lidio Gasperini

Filed under: news — JoaquinGomezPantoja @ 11:14

Prof. Lidio Gasperini (Università di Roma II) passed away last Friday after surgical procedure in a Rome hospital.
Here is an  early obituary with some details.

1 May, 2009

Hispania Epigraphica 14

Filed under: news,publications — JoaquinGomezPantoja @ 15:07

Slightly delayed (the Global Crisis has also hit us), the Archivo Epigráfico de Hispania (Universidad Complutense de Madrid) announces a new issue of Hispania Epigraphica (ISSN 1132-6875), a cooperative effort of several Spanish and Portuguese scholars who list and comment new epigraphic finding and bibliography from Roman Spain.

The serial’s 14th annual issue (2008) deals with inscriptions published during the year 2005, although it also includes some selected pieces published in following years. This issue contains 462 references to new or revised inscriptions (mostly Latin but also some written in Greek and in several Paleohispanic languages), sorted by modern place of finding; in total, 51 documents from Portugal and 411 from Spain, to which the editors often add comments, amends or further bibliography.

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Changes in Hispania Epigraphica Online

Filed under: news — JoaquinGomezPantoja @ 15:05

This is the new URL for HEpOl databank:

www.eda-bea.es

Nevertheless, the older one (http://www.ubi-erat-lupa.austrogate.at/hispep/public/index.php) will remain active meanwhile migration from one to other system is in progress and to allow time for testing data completeness and the new features.

The move was made for several reason: to facilitate a more mnemonic address,  to highlight several non-apparent upgrades (migrating from a Windows-based server to UNIX, for instance) and to unify the URL with those  used by the EAGLE consortium, in which HEpOl is now a full partner.

In line with this, notice the new common search routine for all EAGLE’s databases at this gateway:

http://cisadu4a.let.uniroma1.it/eagle1/Italiano/portale3.htm

4 March, 2009

Hispania Epigraphica 13 (2007)

Filed under: news,publications — JoaquinGomezPantoja @ 21:37

A PDF version of the last published issue of Hispania Epigraphica (13, 2007) is now available for free download at the UCM’s Journals server . The issue covers years 2003-2004.

8 February, 2009

Amicitia and isopoliteia in the Spanish NW gold mining district

Filed under: events,news,report — JoaquinGomezPantoja @ 14:41

Inés Sastre and her colleagues from the CSIC (the Spanish National Research Council) have circulated the announcement of the discovery of a new bronze tessera hospitalitis dated by the consuls of 27 A.D. The piece was dug up some months ago during archaeological work in a small settlement beside a gold mine close to Pino del Oro, Zamora, where only two unconnected fragments with parts of the dating and the pact were found. The agreement deals with the renewal of [hospitium], amicitia and isopoliteia between an ignotum and the civitas Bletisama.

Inés also tells that a full study of the document will be shortly published in ZPE; meanwhile, she sent this booklet from which I am extracting this information:

  • Inés Sastre, Alejandro Beltrán, Fco. Javier Sánchez Palencia, Damián Romero, El bronce de El Picón - Pino de Oro, Zamora. Madrid 2009 [ISBN 978-84-00-08761-6].

She also has called for a one-day meeting to be held in her institute in Madrid on April 1st to discuss the new find. For more information, write her or Alejandro Beltrán.

An URL worth of notice

Filed under: news,notes — JoaquinGomezPantoja @ 13:07

Prof. Juan M. Abascal (U. of Alicante) has made of his personal website a gateway to several useful resources for epigraphers:

  • A direct access to the Museo Virtual de Segobriga, the website of this important archaeological site in Central Spain, offering several views of the city’s main monuments (like this one on the forum) and a catalogue of the artefacts found during more than a century of archaeological explorations; the database includes about 15000 records and 5000 photos, among them those containing description, bibliography and images of near 600 inscriptions like this one. Other links point to teaching materials (in Spanish), a complete bibliography and other scholarly stuff related to Segobriga, many of them offering downloadable complete text versions of books and papers.
  • El anaquel de Spantamicus, a sort of personal library with references to several scholars’ work, mostly on Spanish topics (Alföldy, Blázquez, Fita, García y Bellido, himself, Le Roux, Stylow, Tovar, et cet.); many of the citations deals with epigraphical matter and there are downloadable complete versions of the  original printed pieces.
  • Abascal’s own actual research, like this listing of digitalized works on José Córnide, a Spanish XVIII century traveller with a kind eye for ancient monuments and inscriptions.

3 February, 2009

A new Epigraphic Handbook

Filed under: publications — JoaquinGomezPantoja @ 22:34

A new textbook (in Spanish) on Epigraphy  under Dr. Andreu’s editorial  direction  has just came out.

More information on the publisher’s website.

A new inscription from Gades’ theatre

Filed under: news — JoaquinGomezPantoja @ 22:22

Prof. Alicia Canto directed my attention to this inscription found during archaeological work in the roman theatre of Gades, which is commonly dated in the first Century B.C. (For information on the building’s remains and its situation in Cádiz, see this post).

The  graffito is cut in a block (ca. 80 x 15 cm) from the theatre’s subsellia, where it was set upside down so the letters remained out of sight. The editors believe this was due to the inscription insulting purpose: Latro, Balbe!

I find compelling both the graffito and the editors’ reading; the former because of its down-to-earth flavour, so common in Roman graffiti; and the latter because I  would rather read  BAE(BIVS) instead of  BAL(B)E.

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