Judaism and Rome: New Website

Posted for Aitor Blanco:

Dear colleagues,

It is with great pleasure that we announce the opening of the website for the ERC project “Re-thinking Judaism’s Encounter with the Roman Empire: Rome’s Political and Religious Challenge to Israel and its Impact on Judaism (2nd century BCE – 4th century CE” (short title: “Judaism and Rome”). To visit the website and learn about the project, please go to: judaism-and-rome.cnrs.fr

The website gives access to ancient sources connected to the theme of Roman imperialism and its reception by the provincials, providing as much information as possible: images, original text, translation…

It also provides the reader with an original and detailed analysis of each source, a service that is very rarely offered on the web, and which makes this website comparable to a rich sourcebook in Open Access.

Finally, it seeks to promote interdisciplinary discussion between scholars working on Roman history, Jewish Studies, Epigraphy, Numismatics, Classics, Patristics, History of Christianity, etc.

We welcome your feedback!

Best wishes,

Katell Berthelot, PI of the ERC project “Judaism and Rome,” together with the “Judaism and Rome” team

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Novità epigrafiche in movimento, Giornata Terra Italia Onlus (Venice, 31 January 2017)


Programme attached

Locandina Giornata Terra Italia Venezia 2017

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Congressus2017: Poster application deadline

The deadline to submit poster proposals for the XVth International Congress of Greek and Latin Epigraphy expires next week (<http://epicongr2017.univie.ac.at/en/submit-a-paper-or-poster/).
In order to have your proposal considered, please make sure that it reaches me (<theresia.pantzer@univie.ac.at) until Wednesday, January 31 (23:59 Pacific Standard Time).

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Congressus 2017 – deadlines for poster proposals and Géza Alföldy stipends

Last chance to apply for a Géza Alföldy stipend: application deadline Friday, 28 January 2017. See: http://www.aiegl.org/geza-alfoeldy-stipend.html

Poster proposals deadline Tuesday, 31 January 2017. See: http://epicongr2017.univie.ac.at/en/submit-a-paper-or-poster/


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EpiDoc training workshop, London, April 2017

We invite applications to participate in a training workshop on digital editing of papyrological and epigraphic texts, at the Institute of Classical Studies, London, April 3–7, 2017. The workshop will be taught by Gabriel Bodard and Lucia Vannini (ICS) and Simona Stoyanova (KCL). There will be no charge for the workshop, but participants should arrange their own travel and accommodation.

EpiDoc: Ancient Documents in XML

EpiDoc (epidoc.sf.net) is a community of practice and guidance for using TEI XML for the encoding of inscriptions, papyri and other ancient texts. It has been used to publish digital projects including Inscriptions of Aphrodisias and Tripolitania, Duke Databank of Documentary Papyri, Digital Corpus of Literary Papyri, and EAGLE Europeana Project. The workshop will introduce participants to the basics of XML markup and give hands-on experience of tagging textual features and object descriptions, identifying and linking to external person and place authorities, and use of the online Papyrological Editor tool.

The workshop will assume knowledge of papyrology or epigraphy; Greek, Latin or another ancient language; and the Leiden Conventions. No technical skills are required, and scholars of all levels, from students to professors, are welcome. To apply, please email gabriel.bodard@sas.ac.uk with a brief description of your background and reason for application, by February 14, 2017.

(Revised to bring back deadline for applications to Feb 14th.)

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BSA Course in Greek Epigraphy (June 4-17, 2017)


4th June – 17th June 2017

Whether publishing new inscriptions, reinterpreting old ones, or critically analysing editions, this course provides training for historians, archaeologists and textual scholars alike in the discipline of reading and interpreting epigraphic evidence. Students will be guided through the process of producing editions of inscriptions, gaining practical first hand experience with the stones as well as instruction in editorial and bibliographic skills. Guest lectures on historical and thematic subjects will explore the ways in which epigraphic evidence can inform a wide range of Classical subjects. The course will be taught primarily by Prof. Graham Oliver (Brown) and Mr. Robert Pitt (BSA) and will utilise the most significant epigraphic collections around Athens, where students will be assigned a stone from which they will create a textual edition. The importance of seeing inscriptions within their archaeological and topographical contexts will be explored during site visits around Athens, Attica, and Delphi. Some prior knowledge of Greek is essential, although students with only elementary skills are advised that reading inscriptions is a very good way to advance in the language!

The course fee of £780 includes accommodation in shared rooms at the BSA, where self-catering facilities are available, as well as 24 hour access to the superb library, entry to all sites and museums, and BSA membership. Free membership for the remainder of the session will be offered to students wishing to remain at the BSA after the course to continue their research. Travel to and from Greece is the sole responsibility of the course participant.

The course is limited to 14 places, and open to students of any university pursuing Masters or Post-graduate degrees.

Further information can be obtained from the BSA website (www.bsa.ac.uk). Completed application forms and an academic reference letter should be emailed to the Assistant Director, Dr. Chryssanthi Papadopoulou, (assistant.director@bsa.ac.uk) no later than January 31st 2017.

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Greek verse inscriptions – Venice, February 16, 2017


 Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici, Sala Geymonat

 Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia

 16 Febbraio 2017


10.00   Ettore Cingano (Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia)

Epigramma iscrizionale, epos ed elegia nell’Attica arcaica: CEG 432 e CEG 47

10.45   Sara Kaczko (Sapienza Università di Roma)

“Dialoghi” (in)tra monumenti: riflessioni su alcuni epigrammi arcaici

11.30   Pausa caffè

12.00   Lucia Floridi (Università degli Studi di Milano)

Guarigioni miracolose nell’epigramma greco, tra epigrafia e letteratura

12.45   Pausa pranzo

14.30   Valentina Garulli (Università di Bologna), Eleonora Santin (CNRS, Lyon)

Oltre le parole: comunicazione non verbale nella poesia epigrafica bilingue greco-latina

16.00   Discussione finale

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Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the Culture and Ideology of Writing in the Ancient Mediterranean, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island (USA)

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the Culture and Ideology of Writing in the Ancient Mediterranean, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island (USA)


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Greek Epigraphy in Torino

SAEG 2017 immagine

Aula Magna della Cavallerizza Reale,

via Giuseppe Verdi 9, Torino

Programme attached: SAEG 5°



Special events on January 20 (reservation required):

Historic tram city tourGala dinner

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Conference on Greek numerals in inscriptions

International Conference “Epigrammata 4. L’uso dei numeri greci nelle iscrizioni”

16-17 December 2016

Università di Roma Tor Vergata, Sala R. Pretagostini, Via Columbia 1, Rome

Programme attached

Epigrammata 4 – Programma

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[Congressus2017] 15th International Congress of Greek and Latin Epigraphy – Call for Posters

2. Rundschreiben – Call for Posters

2nd Circular  Call for Posters

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Research project on epigraphic forgeries

The Italian Ministry of Education has recently funded a three-year National Research Project (PRIN) on fake Roman inscriptions. The Project, entitled “False testimonianze. Copie, contraffazioni, manipolazioni e abusi del documento epigrafico antico”, is led by ASGLE and BES member Lorenzo Calvelli, tenured lecturer in Roman History and Latin Epigraphy at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. The project goals include: (1) the creation of an open-access online database of fake inscriptions called EDF (Epigraphic Database Falsae), (2) the organization of an international conference on epigraphic forgeries and the publication of its proceedings, and (3) the organization of two temporary exhibits in Venice and Rome. Project participants include scholars from the Universities of Venice, Rome, Bari, Genoa, Pisa, Macerata, Trieste, Milan, Verona, Turin, and Bologna. The project will last from February 2017 to January 2020. For further information, please contact lorenzoc@unive.it

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Digital Epigraphy am Scheideweg? / Digital Epigraphy at a crossroads?

“Error message: Server not found”: If everything remains as it is now, the familiar click on EDH’s Internet address (www.epigraphische-datenbank-heidelberg.de) in four years will generate exactly this feedback – after a total of 34 years work on EDH and 23 years availability online. The reason: … read more … .
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Memorial to Prof. Silvio Panciera

Wednesday 2 November 2016 at 5 pm at the Odeion del Museo dell’Arte Classica, Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia, Università di Roma La Sapienza, Rome, Andrea Giardina will deliver a commemoration speech in honour of Prof. Silvio Panciera. Invitation attached


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TOPOI Supplément 14 (2016)

Topoi Supplément 14: L’Éolide dans l’ombre de Pergame, édité par Ivana Savalli-Lestrade à été publiée. Voici le sommaire:

I. Savalli-Lestrade, « L’Éolide comme espace régional et construction culturelle » 7-28

R. Hodot, « Dialecte, koinè, latin… État des lieux » 29-41

B. Helly, « Aioleis à Démétrias. De l’ethnique au démotique ? » 43-64

A. Grüner, « Theutrania. Eine kleinasiatische Polis der klassischen Zeit und ihre Bedeutung für die Herrschaftsideologie des attalidischen Pergamon » 65-86

A. Matthaei, « Atarneo. Una città all’ombra di Pergamo ? » 87-105

L. Meier, « L’établissement éolien d’Élaia et ses relations extérieures à l’époque hellénistique » 107-121

G. Ragone, « Territorio e formazione dell’identità nella regione tra il Caico e l’Ermo » 123-169

R. Pace, « Kyme eolica in età classica ed ellenistica. Uno sguardo attraverso le necropoli » 171-197

Cl. Biagetti et A. Serrano Méndez, « “All’ombra di Archippe”. A proposito di un’iscrizione monumentale da Cuma eolica » 199-228

J. Chameroy et I. Savalli-Lestrade, « Pergame, cité et capitale dynastique au miroir de la prosopographie interne et des trouvailles monétaires » 229-284

D. Kassab, « La petite plastique de Myrina inspirée de la grande plastique de Pergame » 285-302

Chr. Schuler, « Die Aiolis in regionalgeschichtlicher Perspektive. Zugänge und Schwierigkeiten » 303-319

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