Teiresias Supplements Online

Posted for Fabienne Marchand:

Teiresias Online Review and Bibliography of Boiotian Studies (http://www.teiresias-journal.org) has recently launched a new supplementary series, Teiresias Supplements Online (http://teiresias-supplements.mcgill.ca/index), an open access venue for the publication of high-end research in Classical Studies.

The mission of the series is to foster research on Central Greece and its core region Boiotia. At the same time, the supplements have a wider geographical range, branching out into the history and culture of the Greek mainland and the Peloponnese, from the Bronze Age to Late Antiquity.

Publications appear as peer-reviewed monographs or edited volumes, with extensive coverage of scholarship in Ancient History, Classical Philology, Archaeology, and Epigraphy. The series also invites submissions in related special disciplines such as, for instance, Historical Topography, Onomastics, Prosopography, or Environmental History. Continue reading

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Premio Giancarlo Susini

EPIGRAPHICA – Periodico Internazionale di Epigrafia


             L’Editore F.lli Lega e la Direzione di “Epigraphica” bandiscono la terza edizione di un premio intitolato al prof. Giancarlo Susini, da attribuire ad una pubblicazione di epigrafia greca o latina.

  1. Il premio è destinato all’opera a carattere monografico di un giovane studioso che non abbia superato i 40 anni di età alla data del bando. Sono ammesse opere scritte in francese, inglese, italiano, spagnolo, tedesco; sono escluse le ristampe e le edizioni successive alla prima, anche se riviste ed ampliate.
  2. L’importo del premio, indivisibile, è di € 2.000,00.
  3. Possono partecipare al concorso gli studiosi la cui opera sia stata pubblicata negli anni 2015-2016.
  4. La domanda di partecipazione dovrà essere inviata entro il 31 marzo 2017 al seguente indirizzo: donati@unibo.it e dovrà essere corredata dal curriculum degli studi del richiedente e da tutti gli elementi identificativi dell’opera presentata (titolo, editore, data di edizione, ISBN).  Un esemplare stampato dell’opera   dovrà essere inviato a: Epigraphica, via Valeriani 64 – 40134 Bologna (Italia). Le opere presentate non saranno restituite.
  5. Il premio sarà assegnato da una Commissione Internazionale composta da 5 membri, fra i quali un delegato dell’ Editore F.lli Lega ed un componente del Comitato di Direzione della Rivista.
  6. Il premio sarà consegnato nel giugno 2017, nel corso del Convegno epigrafico Borghesi 2017.

 Faenza, 10 maggio 2016


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Local Scripts of Archaic Greece, Oxford Jun 30-Jul 1

Forwarded for Robert Parker:

“Archaia Grammata. The  Local scripts of Archaic Greece. A conference in memory of L. H. Jeffery (1915-1986).”  June 30–July 1, Ioannou School, 66 St Giles, Oxford.

Provisional list of speakers and topics:

Charles Crowther, ‘The Anne Jeffery Archive’.
Laurent Dubois,  ‘Les nouveautés alphabétiques en pays ioniens’.
Peter Haarer,  “Letter Frequencies and ‘Retrograde’ in Early Alphabetic Greek Writing”.
Alan Johnston, ‘LSAG Dodona a no-no?’.
Nino Luraghi, ‘Sounds, Signs, and Boundaries’.
Angelos Matthaiou,  ‘Attica,the Attic-Ionic Islands of the Cyclades,  and the Dorian islands’.
Andrew Meadows, ‘Legends on Early Coins’.
Julián Méndez Dosuna, “The Pronunciation of Upsilon and Related Matters.  A U-Turn?”
Sophie Minon, ‘Alphabetic and Graphic Mutations in the Peloponnese: the Case of Arcadia (c. 500-350 BC)’.
Catherine Morgan,  ‘The Formation of Epichoric Alphabets in the Area of the Corinthian Gulf and the Central Ionian Islands: Material Considerations’.
Nikolaos Papazarkadas,  ‘Local Scripts of Boeotia’.
Rosalind Thomas , ‘Writing and Pre-writing at Methone and Eretria’.
Rudolf Wachter, ‘The Genesis of the Local Alphabets of Archaic Greece’.
Roger Woodard, ‘Origins of the Alphabet’.

All are welcome to attend without charge, but please inform Robert Parker (robert.parker@new.ox.ac.uk) if you plan to attend.  For accommodation, try http://conference-oxford.com/bb-self-catering.

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GEPHYRA 13 (2016)

Contents and Abstracts:

  1. The Cult of Hecate in Lydia: Evidence from the Manisa Museum Nalan Eda Akyürek Şahin
  2. Beiträge zur kleinasiatischen Münzkunde und Geschichte: 12. Mastaura am Fuße der Mesogis – Überlegungen zu den Patriatraditionen einer wenig bekannten antiken PolisJohannes Nollé
  3. Vermutungen zum Namen Mastaura Diether Schürr
  4. Parerga to the Stadiasmus Patarensis (16): The Roads, Settlements and Territories Fatih Onur
  5. Ein bronzenes römisches Hohlmaß (sextarium) mit militärischer Inschrift und Bemerkungen zu gleichartigen InschriftenPeter Rothenhöfer
  6. Zum sidetischen Ypsilon Diether Schürr
  7. Reconsidering the Interpretation and Dating of Ancient Coins: the case of Bronze Coins from Dodona in the Name of Menedemos Argeades Atalante Betsiou
  8. sana mente sanaque memoria testamentum feci: Eine testamentarische Verfügung vom 12. April 340 n. Chr. – Peter Rothenhöfer, Jürgen Blänsdorf
  9. ‘The Thousand and One Churches’ Revisited – Gerhard Huber
  10. Parerga to the Stadiasmus Patarensis (17): A Correction to the Course of the Road between Xanthos and Neisa – Fatih Onur
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Inschriftenkulturen im kommunalen Italien (DHI, Rome, May 19-20, 2016)

Inschriftenkulturen im kommunalen Italien: Traditionen, Brüche, Neuanfänge

Ort: Rom
Veranstaltungsort: Deutsches Historisches Institut in Rom; Via Aurelia Antica, 391; I-00165 Roma
Veranstalter: Deutsches Historisches Institut in Rom
Datum: 19.05.2016 – 20.05.2016
Url: http://www.dhi-roma.it


PD Dr. Marc von der Höh
Deutsches Historisches Institut in Rom
Via Aurelia Antica, 391; I-00165 Roma

(Programme website)

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New publication: La città inquieta.

A. Iannucci, F. Muccioli, M. Zaccarini,

La città inquieta. Selinunte tra lex sacradefixiones,

Milano – Udine: Mimesis Edizioni, 2015 (2016). Pp. 351. ISBN 9788857534497. € 18.

Among the Western Greek cities, Selinous seems to experience an unusual series of turmoil, strife, and unresolved issues which affect and challenge its multiethnic social and political structure. From archaic times to the Carthaginian destruction in 409 BC, these perturbations are reflected also by a significant epigraphic production, and especially by the lex sacra and a number of defixiones. This volume explores the many sides of the ‘restlessness’ of this polis, moving from an interdisciplinary approach to these sources and aiming at their detailed, accessible understanding.

Table of contents:
La città inquieta. Note introduttive a un nuovo libro su Selinunte
La Selinunte di Cartagine
I travagli dell’aristocrazia
Sélinonte et les deux Mégara. Considérations autour de l’héritage de la métropole
Le famiglie di Selinunte
Per una rilettura dei santuari di Selinunte. Paesaggio del sacro e ritualità lungo il fiume Modione
The lex sacra from Selinous. Introduction, translation and notes
La lex sacra di Selinunte. Analisi paleografica e prospettive storico-religiose di una laminetta iscritta
Rereading the ritual tablet from Selinous
Réflections sur des sacrifices et des purifications dans la ‘loi sacrée’ de Sélinonte
La lex sacra: une loi contre la malédiction? Pratiques magiques à Sélinonte au Ve siècle av. J.-C.
Diventare un dio a Selinunte? Empedocle e la bonifica/purificazione della città
Selinunte tra madrepatria e mondo coloniale. La testimonianza della lingua delle defixiones
Appendice 1
La lex sacra di Selinunte. Trascrizione e traduzioni a cura di Matteo Zaccarini
Appendice 2
La lex sacra di Selinunte. Rielaborazioni fotografiche a cura di Federico Taverni
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Oxford Epigraphy Workshop (Trinity 2016)

All meetings start at 1 pm, and are held in the First Floor Seminar Room, Ioannou School, 66 St Giles, Oxford. All are welcome!

Monday, May 2: Theodora Jim, ‘Private Dedications to Hellenistic Monarchs’.

Monday, May 9: Georgy Kantor, ‘The New Municipal Law from Troesmis’.

Monday, May 16: Stephen Lambert, ‘Attic Inscriptions Online’.

Monday, May 23: Gregory Crane, ‘How to help epigraphic data play a wider role in the study of the ancient world’.

Monday June 6: Nathan Badoud, ‘Some unpublished inscriptions found on Rhodes by the Swedish explorer Johan Hedenborg (1786-1865)’.

Monday, June 13 : John Wilkes, ‘Syrian migrants in the Roman Balkans; late memorials from Odessos, Salona and other places’.

(Full programme online.)

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PhD studentship on Early Greek Alphabet, Cambridge

Posted for Philippa Steele:

The Faculty of Classics, University of Cambridge, is pleased to announce a fixed term fully-funded PhD Studentship on the European Research Council funded Project Contexts of and Relations between Early Writing Systems (CREWS).

Further information is available here:


Interested parties should read in detail the information given on the page linked to above, which explains the application process. Please note that due to restrictions of funding, the studentship is open to UK/EU nationals only.

For further information on the CREWS project, visit the project blog here:


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Lingue dello stretto nella documentazione materiale dall’Ellenismo alla Tarda Antichità

Messina, Villa Pace, May 10-11, 2016


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Eikones Summer School (Basel, Sept 4–9, 2016)

eikones Summer School
September 4–9, 2016

Course 1: Iconicity in writing.
Practices and constraints

Complex writing systems—such as the Egyptian, the Cuneiform, the Anatolian Hieroglyphic, the Chinese or the Mesoamerican ones—display a characteristic iconic quality. To various degrees, their signs adopt forms with recognizable visual referents. Crucially, the values of these signs can be motivated in various ways by their visual referents. In a number of different manners, scribes could also deliberately enhance or obscure the iconic potential of signs. The field for this kind of playfulness or iconic manipulation is broad, yet it is constrained by certain rules. The same goes for the general level of iconicity in any complex writing system. The course aims at developing methodological approaches toward identifying the different facets of iconicity as a central phenomenon of complex writing systems. Iconicity is conceived here as an inherently pragmatic and dynamic category. It reveals its potential as a methodological framework at the interfaces between a) the text artefact in which the signs exist, b) the broader semiotics of the (visual) culture to which a writing system is more or less closely related, and c) the cognitive issues associated with sign recognition and reading.

The eikones Summer School invites applications from advanced and graduate students in any of the relevant fields (Egyptology, Assyriology, Sinology, etc.) as well as, more broadly, students with a marked interest in the semiotic, philosophical, cognitive, high-cultural or aesthetic facets of the problem. Familiarity with one complex writing system is obviously an advantage, but not a requirement.

Please send applications as a pdf to Annick.payne@unibas.ch by 30 May 2016.

Full details and description in German at https://eikones.ch/fileadmin/documents/ext/event/2016/summerschool/Ausschreibung_eikones_SummerSchool_Kurs1.pdf

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15th International Congress of Greek and Latin Epigraphy – Website

Dear colleagues!
The website of the 15th International Congress of Greek and Latin Epigraphy is finally online. Please visit <http://epicongr2017.univie.ac.at/en/home/ to obtain more information on the congress.
Liebe Kolleginnen und Kollegen!
Der 15. Internationale Kongress für Griechische und Lateinische Epigraphik ist nun endlich mit einer Homepage im Netz vertreten. Um weitere Informationen zum Kongress zu erhalten, besuchen Sie bitte <http://epicongr2017.univie.ac.at/home/.
On behalf of the Organising Committee with best regards,

Für das Organisationskomitee mit besten Grüßen

Theresia Pantzer
Institut für Alte Geschichte und Altertumskunde, Papyrologie und Epigraphik
Universität Wien
Universitätsring 1
1010 Wien
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Epigraphic Database Heidelberg – survey

Dear user of EDH,

hereby we’re going to start a series of short surveys about the handling of the search options of EDH (www.epigraphische-datenbank-heidelberg.de).

We’d be particularly grateful if you would be willing to spend a few minutes in order to answer these questions.
We would like to reward your effort by offering some improvements and more effective search functions.

The following episodes in this series of surveys will build up each time on the results of your answers.
Thank you in advance!

Please find here ‘episode 1’:

Kind regards,
The team of EDH

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Tyche 30: published!

Sehr geehrte Kolleginnen und Kollegen!

Wir freuen uns, Ihnen mitteilen zu können, daß Tyche 30 erschienen ist (Inhaltsverzeichnis).

Den Band können Sie direkt beim Verlag bestellen

Online können Sie die Beiträge unter <<www.tyche-journal.at lesen.

Mit herzlichen Grüßen aus Wien
Im Namen der Tyche
Franziska Beutler


Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to announce that Tyche 30 has been published! (Content)

You can place an order for this volume at the publishing house
<<https://shop.verlagholzhausen.at/hhshop/buch.wissenschaft/Tyche/Jahresbaende.htm .

Or you can read the contributions online at <<www.tyche-journal.at .

Best wished from Vienna
On behalf of Tyche
Franziska Beutler

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Epigraphical Museum – Rencontres épigraphiques

On Tuesday March 29, Dr. Georgios Steinhauer (Ephor Emeritus, Greek Archaeological Service) will present a paper entitled “Ostraka from Piraeus” at the lecture hall of the Epigraphical Museum (1 Tositsa Street). The lecture starts at 3.00pm, and admission is free.

[The Rencontres épigraphiques are co-organized by the Epigraphical Museum, the École française d’Athènes, the British School at Athens, and the Greek Epigraphic Society].


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International Conference “Le curae cittadine nell’Italia romana”, Siena, 18-19 April 2016


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