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Corpus of Ptolemaic Inscriptions Conference April 1-2 2016



1-2 APRIL 2016

Provisional Programme:

Friday 1 April:

9.30 – 10.30: Alan Bowman, Introduction, the CPI project;

Dorothy Thompson, Peter Fraser and the Epigraphy of Ptolemaic Egypt

10.30.-11.00: Coffee

11.00-11.45: Kyriakos Savvopoulos, The Content of the Corpus (overview with


11.45-12.30: Rachel Mairs, The Bilingual Inscriptions: Egyptian Language Texts

12.30-1.15: Simon Hornblower, The Metrical Inscriptions

1.15-2.15: Lunch

2.15-3.00: Alan Bowman: Inscriptions of the Greek Cities

3..00-3.45: Charles Crowther: Palaeography of Ptolemaic Inscriptions

3.45-4.15: Tea

4.15-5.00: Imaging inscriptions – the Kingston Lacy obelisk [speaker tbc]

5.00-5.45: Charles Crowther and Supratik Baralay – Dedications [title tbc]

6.00: Reception

Evening: Dinner at Queens College


Saturday 2 April

9.30-10.15: Mario Paganini, Epigraphic Habits of Private Associations

10.30-11.15: Christelle Fischer Bovet [title tbc]

11.15-12.00: Willy Clarysse, Inscriptions and Papyri, two worlds with some overlaps

12.00-12.45: Closing discussion

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Call for Papers: Materiality of Communication

American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR) Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, Nov. 16-19, 2016

This new session is devoted to examining the ways in which the material of inscribed artifacts provides information regarding their use as objects of communication. We invite applications from scholars from all disciplines and periods who are interested in investigating the materiality of communication. The session will offer new perspective into the materiality of writing, by shifting the focus from traditional linguistic analysis to the means by which inscribed texts were created, shaped, and used as social tools in the different regions of the ancient Near East and Classical World. Priority will be give to papers that consider the art historical and metapragmatic aspects of writing and/or the ways in which the text-artifact was designed to enhance communication. In particular, we solicit papers that will offer new insight into the means by which aesthetic, form, placement, context, medium, or execution informed the communicative function of the text, both in linguistic and non-linguistic ways.

Chairs: Emily Cole (emilycole@ucla.edu) and Alice Mandell (mandell.alice@gmail.com) (University of California, Los Angeles)

The deadline for the submission of abstracts is February 15, 2016.  The following links to ASOR’s Online Abstract Submission Site: http://asor.conference-services.net/authorlogin.asp?conferenceID=4981&language=en-uk

Membership in ASOR and registration for the Annual Meeting is required in advance for participants. For more information, please visit http://www.asor.org/am/2016/rules.html

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Epigraphic training (École Française de Rome, September 2016)


12-16 SETTEMBRE 2016
École Française de Rome, Piazza Farnese 62 – Roma

Sotto il patronato del Comité delle Rencontres franco-italiennes sur l’épigraphie du monde romain, l’École Française de Rome, Labex ARCHIMEDE e l’Università di Poitiers organizzano un laboratorio di formazione avanzata in epigrafia a Roma dal 12 al 16 settembre 2016. Questa iniziativa parte dalla constatazione della difficoltà di offrire corsi di livello avanzato nelle università francesi e italiane. Al di fuori di qualche sede privilegiata, l’offerta si limita a una iniziazione a questa disciplina, che pure è essenziale per la conoscenza dell’Antichità.

Questo laboratorio è aperto agli studenti a partire dalla Laurea Magistrale e fino al dottorato (con tesi sostenuta da meno di 3 anni), di ogni nazionalità, iscritti in un’università francese o italiana. Si richiede la conoscenza di base del francese o dell’italiano. Le lezioni saranno in queste due lingue, con il supporto di un PPT in inglese.

Il tema prescelto riguarda “Le carriere al servizio dell’Impero romano
Le domande, che devono comprendere una lettera con le motivazioni, un CV, l’attestazione del superamento di un esame relativo a un corso introduttivo all’epigrafia latina e una lettera di presentazione di un docente o di uno studioso, dovranno pervenire entro il 16 febbraio ai seguenti indirizzi di posta elettronica:

I candidati saranno informati dell’esito della loro domanda prima della fine di marzo.

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Studentship for Ancient History and Epigraphy (Munich)

Scholarship of the Gerda Henkel Foundation and the Elise and Annemarie Jacobi Foundation for Ancient History and Epigraphy at the DAI Munich

Thanks to funding by the Gerda Henkel Foundation and the Elise and Annemarie Jacobi Foundation the commission is able to support “PhD students of ancient history with outstanding talent and limited financial means,” as Ms. Annemarie Jacobi laid down in her last will and testament. The stipend can be awarded for dissertation projects within the entire scope of ancient history.

The commission awards the stipend for guest fellowships at their exquisitely equipped ancient historical library. Stipend holders are expected to stay in Munich for 2 to 3 months to work on their dissertations. The stipend includes a library carrel as well as free accommodation in a fully furnished apartment on the commission’s premises, travel expenses of up to 350 euros (for students from Europe)/750 euros (for students from overseas), as well as a monthly allowance of 600 euros for living expenses.

The international call for applications addresses students currently working on the preparation and implementation of their dissertation project in ancient history. “Dissertation project” in this context also includes equivalent degree theses in the applicant’s home country, e.g. thèse nouveau règime in France, tesi di Dottorato in Italy, and PhD theses in the UK and US.

Applications may be submitted in German, English, French, Spanish, and Italian and must include the following documents:

  • A presentation of the dissertation project including information on the current state of the project (no more than 5 pages);
  • A study plan for the duration of the stay in Munich;
  • The requested duration and dates for the stay in Munich (including possible alternatives, possibly for the following application period);
  • Curriculum vitae;
  • Academic qualifications/degrees, if available;
  • A statement/recommendation of the thesis advisor and one other university professor

Applications may be submitted on January 1, April 1, July 1, and October 1 of each year and addressed to the commission director. Please note that your application should be submitted at least six months prior to the beginning of the fellowship (as requested by you). Please submit your application in digital form as mail attachment or downloadable file (e.g. through WeTransfer) to the following recipients: ursula.vedder@dainst.de or info.aek@dainst.de. We kindly ask the academic referees (i.e. your thesis advisor and other university professor) to send their recommendations/statements directly to these same addresses.

For details see the full advertisements in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish on our homepage: http://www.dainst.org/karriere/stipendien/stipendien-aek

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2017 Annual Meeting of the Society for Classical Studies, Panel on ‘Epigraphic Economies’

The American Society of Greek and Latin Epigraphy invites submissions for a panel at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Society for Classical Studies in Toronto on the theme of ‘Epigraphic Economies’. The main objective of this panel will be to explore ways in which epigraphic material, both old and new, can be used to study the economies of the Greco-Roman world in the new sophisticated framework of theoretical analysis. The organisers welcome detailed studies of long-known inscriptions and epigraphic dossiers, presentations of unpublished epigraphic material, and more theoretical treatments that contain a significant epigraphic component.

Abstracts should be sent electronically as a Word file, along with a PDF of the Submission Form, by 1 March 2016 to Nikolaos Papazarkadas at papazarkadas@berkeley.edu. Full information on how to submit an abstract and the topic of the panel can be obtained here:


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Doctoral workshop on ‘Writing in urban and peri-urban contexts: reading and studying inscriptions in their archaeological context’

From 11 to 15 July 2016, the École Française de Rome will offer a doctoral workshop on ‘Writing in urban and peri-urban contexts: reading and studying inscriptions in their archaeological context’. The workshop aims at introducing some of the challenges, problems and methods related to the study of writing and its use in urban and peri-urban spaces. In addition to a presentation of the methods and tools of epigraphy, the workshop will seek to characterize the epigraphic habits of different areas that make up the fabric of a city, both in its everyday and exceptional expressions. The workshop is aimed at students of epigraphy (PhD students or PDs), but also and especially at historians and archaeologists whose research issues would overlap with these questions and who have a moderate familiarity with this kind of evidence. Lessons will be held in French, Italian and English: good skill in these languages is therefore required. A contribution of 150 Euros is required for the cost of accommodation, meals and tuition. The deadline for application is 1 March 2016.

Full information on the workshop and how to apply can be obtained here:



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New Publication: ΑΞΩΝ – Studies in Honor of Ronald S. Stroud

The Greek Epigraphic Society would like to announce the publication of a  two-volume Festschrift for Ron Stroud:

A. P. Matthaiou and N. Papazarkadas (edd.), ΑΞΩΝ: Studies in Honor of Ronald S. Stroud (Athens: Greek Epigraphic Society 2015).

The Festschrift was presented to the honorand at Berkeley on the occasion of the 2nd North American Congress of Greek and Latin Epigraphy on January 5, 2016. It brings together several of Ron’s friends, colleagues, and students with articles on the epigraphy and historical topography of Athens and Attica, the Peloponnese, and the wider Greek world.

For more information on AΞΩΝ and other publications of the Greek Epigraphic Society, please check the website of our official distributor: http://www.andromedabooks.gr/category.asp?catid=35893

cover of Festschrift for R. S. Stroud

Volume A

  1. A. L. Boegehold (+): Some Views on Ronald S. Stroud
  2. E. Gruen: Ronald S. Stroud at Berkeley
  3. N. Bookidis: Ronald S. Stroud in Corinth
  4. H. Pleket: Stroud and SEG
  5. P. J. Rhodes: The Date of the Financial Decrees of Callias (IG I3 52)
  6. M. K. Langdon: Herders’ Graffiti
  7. M. Osborne: The Athenian Decree for Kallias of Sphettos and the Panathenaia
  8. G. Steinhauer Ἀλκμεωνίδαι, Κήρυκες καὶ ἡ ἀττικὴ λατρεία τῆς Κυβέλης
  9. L. Threatte: The Phanodikos Inscription from Sigeum
  10. H. B. Kritzas: Αττικά ψηφίσματα προς τιμήν των σιτοφυλάκων (239/8–238/7 π.Χ.)
  11. N. Papazarkadas: A New Fragmentary Inscribed Account from Athens
  12. G. E. Malouchou: Τῶν σκηνῶν καὶ τῶν ἐδαφῶν: Νέα ἀττικὴ ἐπιγραφὴ τοῦ 4ου αἰ. π.Χ.
  13. G. K. Papadopoulos: Παράδοσις τῶν ταμιῶν τῶν ἄλλων θεῶν
  14. A. K. Makres: Θραῦσμα καταλόγου ἱερῶν ἀντικειμένων ἀπὸ τὴν Ἀκρόπολη
  15. S. D. Lambert: Dedication and Decrees Commemorating Military Action in 339/8 BC (IG II2 1155)
  16. K. F. Daly: A New Reading of I.Eleusis 193 (IG II2 1280)
  17. D. Knoepfler: Τὰ τριάκοντα ἔτη: Observations sur le texte, le contenu et la date du décret d’Athènes pour Képhisodôros
  18. S. V. Tracy: Eurykleides I of Kephisia and the Office of Hoplite General at Athens
  19. D. S. Sourlas: Ανέκδοτη επιγραφή Θησειδῶν από την Αθήνα
  20. G. V. Lalonde: Early Athenian Astronomy: A New Interpretation of the Siebensesselplatz
  21. J. McK. Camp: Porto Raphti in 1805
  22. A. C. Scafuro: The Economics of the Athenian Court System
  23. E. E. Cohen, Maritime Profiteering in Fourth-Century Athens

Volume B

  1. S. Alipheri, Ἀνάθημα ἐφήβων στὸν ἥρωα Λεώ
  2. C. Κ. Williams ΙΙ: Notes on the Development of Corinthian Oligarchy and its Interruption by the Kypselid Tyranny
  3. M. D. Dixon: A List of Properties from the Sanctuary of Poseidon at Isthmia
  4. S. G. Miller: Nemea, Sikyon, and Delphi
  5. B. W. Millis: An Overlooked Hellenistic Sculptor from Lacedaemonia (SEG XI 131a)
  6. E. Zavvou: Ἀναθηματικὴ ἐπιγραφὴ ἀπὸ τὶς Κροκεὲς Λακωνίας
  7. C. Habicht: Die in Messene verwendete Ära
  8. Y. A. Pikoulas: Οἱ ἐπιγραφὲς (tituli rupestri) στὴ λαγκάδα τοῦ Νέδοντος
  9. A. A. Themos, Γίνεσθαι τὸν ἀγῶνα τῶν Βαδησιείων κατ᾽ ἐνιαυτόν. Ἐπιγραφὴ καθιερώσεως ἀγώνων ἀπὸ τὸ Ἐξωχώρι Καρδαμύλης
  10. V. N. Bardani: Μεσσήνιοι δικαστὲς στὴ Λάρισα
  11. J. Kroll: A Bronze Allotment Plate from Central Greece
  12. E. Culasso Gastaldi: Composizione e mobilità sociale di una cleruchia: l’esempio di Lemnos e non solo
  13. N. Dimitrova— K. Clinton: The Annual Samothracian Festival Attended by Theoroi
  14. M. Faraguna: Citizen Registers in Archaic Greece: The Evidence Reconsidered
  15. A. Chaniotis: Archival Research, Formulaic Language, and Ancient Forgeries of Legal Documents
  16. R. K. Pitt: Some Mid-Fifth Century Athenian Building Accounts
  17. A. P. Matthaiou: Τρία Ἀττικὰ ψηφίσματα τοῦ 5ου αἰ. π.Χ.
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Post-doctoral Researcher in Greek and Roman epigraphy (one year)

Post-doc position in the project “Segregated or Integrated? – Living and Dying in the Harbour-city of Ostia, 300 BC and AD 700”, directed by prof. Arja Karivieri (Stockholm university)

The School of Language, Translation and Literary Studies at the University of Tampere, Finland, invites applications for a one-year Postdoctoral researcher position in Greek and Roman epigraphy to begin 1st of April 2016 at earliest (may be negotiated). Any specialization in Roman social and cultural history is welcome. The successful candidate will be expected to have a special interest in social-historical approach covering the Republic to the late Empire. The candidate must have completed a Ph.D.by the start of the appointment (a candidate who had viva and is awaiting for formal graduation can be accepted as applicant), and will be expected to have very good written and verbal communication skills in English.

The salary will be based on job requirement level 5 on the salary scale for teaching and research staff according to the salary system for Finnish universities. In addition, the appointee will be paid a salary component based on personal work performance. Monthly salary will be from 3154 € up to 3878 €.

The position carries a four-month trial period.

The application must be submitted no later than 28th February 2016 at 15:45 Finnish time using the university’s electronic application form (see link below).

The application should include a cover letter stating your interest in research and explaining your expertise and abilities to contribute to the Ostia-Project (max 5 pages), a list of publications and CV.

All application documents must be in English.


Further information is available from professor Arja Karivieri, arja.karivieri@antiken.su.se, tel. +46 816 29 48, dean Päivi Pahta, paivi.pahta@uta.fi, tel. +358 50 3181 131 and head of administration Tiina Harjula, tiina.harjula@uta.fi, tel. +358 50 3186 397 (recruitment process).

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Practical Epigraphy Workshop (Oxford)

Practical Epigraphy Workshop 2016
Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 21- 23 June

The Practical Epigraphy Workshop 2016 will take place from 21 to 23 June at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. With the help of expert guidance participants will gain direct experience of the practical elements of how to record and study inscriptions in museums or in the field. The programme will include: the making of squeezes; imaging and measuring inscribed stones; and the production of transcriptions, translations and commentaries. Instructors will include Roger Tomlin (Oxford), Charles Crowther (Oxford), Abigail Graham (Warwick) and Alison Cooley (Warwick); course directors Peter Haarer (Oxford) and Abigail Graham (Warwick).

The workshop is aimed primarily at graduates in any year and undergraduates who will be entering their third and/or final year of study next September, though we will consider applications from others who wish to develop hands-on skills in working with epigraphic material. The workshop is open to those with or without previous epigraphic training and participants may choose to work on Latin or Greek texts. We anticipate that the course fee will be £100 for this three-day event including accommodation and food.

For a programme and to request an Application Form please contact Maggy Sasanow: margaret.sasanow@classics.ox.ac.uk.
Please direct enquiries about the workshop to the Director, Peter Haarer: peter.haarer@classics.ox.ac.uk, cc Maggy Sasanow.

Closing date for applications and receipt of references: 15 March 2016.

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AXON – Silloge di iscrizioni storiche greche

Posted on behalf of Stefania De Vido

The scientific team of the Greek Epigraphy Lab is pleased to announce the launch of AXON, a database of Greek historical inscriptions, financed by Ca’ Foscari University of Venice and coordinated by Stefania De Vido.

AXON is a potentially ever growing online edition of a wide selection of epigraphic texts (selected according to the broad notion of “historical inscription”), provided with complete lemma and critical apparatus, Italian translation, commentary, and updated bibliography. This digital anthology will be progressively improved by scholars: a first set of documents is currently available and freely accessible, together with some useful materials: an aid for scholars and students alike. The website is mostly in Italian at the moment, but we are working to provide users with an English translation of its contents.

AXON is a member of Europeana EAGLE Project and is supported by the Istituto Italiano per la Storia Antica. Our database will contribute to the international panorama of the Digital Humanities: it provides a shared epigraphic vocabulary, a SEG-derived and widely implemented bibliography, and accurate indexing.

For further information, please visit Axon web-site or contact us via e-mail: axon@unive.it.

Scientific Director of the Greek Epigraphy Lab, DSU, Ca’ Foscari: Claudia Antonetti

Project Coordinator (Progetto di Ricerca d’Ateneo 2013): Stefania De Vido

Scientific team: Ivan Matijašić, Silvia Palazzo, Michela Socal, Luigi Tessarolo

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Call for Papers: Seminar for Arabian Studies

Posted on behalf of Irene Rossi.

The Seminar for Arabian Studies is the only annual international forum for the presentation of the latest academic research on the Arabian Peninsula. The subjects covered include archaeology, history, epigraphy, languages, literature, art, culture, ethnography, geography, etc. from the earliest times to the present day or, in the case of political and social history, to the end of the Ottoman Empire (1922).

The 50th Seminar for Arabian Studies will be held at the British Museum from Friday 29th July to Sunday 31st July 2016. Abstracts of paper and posters can be sent to seminar.arab@thebfsa.org on or before the 28 February 2016 for consideration by the Steering Committee. See https://www.thebfsa.org/content/papers-and-posters for the guidelines. For further information on booking and accommodation, visit https://www.thebfsa.org/seminar/the-latest-seminar.

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Attic Inscriptions Online new release

Posted on behalf of Stephen Lambert

A substantial new batch of English translations of Attic inscriptions has published on www.atticinscriptions.com, including further important historical inscriptions of the 5th century BC and Athenian decrees datable to 287/6-230/229 BC. To accompany the translations AIO Papers 7, on the last building accounts of the Erechtheion, is also published today:https://www.atticinscriptions.com/papers/. The new material is listed, with links, in the “Updates”, upper right of Home Page.

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Ancient history seminar (London): Pontos Euxeinos in and out of the Mediterranean

School of Advanced Study, University of London

January – March 2016
Senate House
All sessions are on Thursday at 4.30pm

21 January (room 349)
Askold Ivantchik (Moscow/Bordeaux)
Herodotus and Archaeology of the Northern Black Sea: Scythian Kings and the Symbolism of the Ancient Iranian Kingship

28 January (room 349)
Victor Cojacaru (Iaşi)
External Relations of the Pontic Greek Cities in the Hellenistic and Roman Times

4 February (room 349)
Alla Buyskikh (Kiev)
The Foundation of Olbia Pontica. New Evidence on the Greek Colonisation of the North-Western Black Sea Littoral

11 February (Court Room, 1st floor)
Sergey Solovyov (St. Petersburg)
Borysthenes and Bosporus: A New Light on the Interactions between the Greeks, Anatolians and the Natives from the Archaic to the Hellenistic Periods

3 March (room 349)
Vladimir Stolba (Aarhus)
More than Money: Commemoration and Visual Communication in the Black Sea Coinage

10 March (room G22/26)
Catherine Morgan (Oxford)
Colonising Bosphorus: the Creation of the Bosphoran Kingdom in the Archaic Period

17 March (room 349)
David Braund (Exeter)
Herakles and the Challenges of Colonial Environments in the Black Sea

31 March (room 349)
Irina Levinskaya (St. Petersburg)
Religion and Identity in the Black Sea Region: Jewish Communities of the Bosporan Kingdom

Convenor: Irene Polinskaya, KCL

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BSR Postgraduate Epigraphy Course: Final call

The BSR Postgraduate Course in Epigraphy returns for a third time from 11-20 July 2016. This course will focus on ‘Inscriptions in Context’ considering epigraphy in both the archaeological, historical, virtual and museum environments in Rome. The course will offer practical experiences (rubbings, recording, publishing translations, and intro to EpiDoc) as well as more detailed research presentations by a number of leading scholars in the field. The application deadline is 31 January 2016.

Applicants are welcome to contact the course coordinator, Dr Abigail Graham: Abigail.graham@warwick.ac.uk.

A provisional syllabus and further particulars about the research proposal are on my staff page, http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/classics/staff/graham as is a link to the BSR webpage and application.


The BSR course is taught back-to-back with a course offered by the American Academy in Rome. Each course can be enrolled in separately and stands independently, but instruction is coordinated so that participants enrolling in both courses will encounter little overlap and will benefit from a more complete introduction to the rich epigraphic heritage of the city of Rome. The application deadline for the AAR course is 31 January 2016. Full information on this course can be found on the AAR website:


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