Thursday, May 24, 2018

Open Access Journal: Acta Universitatis Carolinae: Philologica: Graecolatina Pragensia

Acta Universitatis Carolinae: Philologica: Graecolatina Pragensia
ISSN: 0567-8269
E-ISSN: 2464-6830
Tematicky pestrá čísla této podřady, vycházející od roku 1960, připravují editoři z Ústavu řeckých a latinských studií FF UK. Studie pracovníků ústavu a jejich hostů jsou psány německy, latinsky, italsky či anglicky a zabývají se jak problematikou kulturněhistorickou či jazykovědnou, ale najdeme zde i příspěvky věnované numismatice. Jsou vždy doplněny krátkými resumé.
Issues of this sub-series, varied in topics, have been published since 1960. They are edited by experts from the Institute for Greek and Latin Studies, CU Faculty of Philosophy and Arts. Contributions by the Institute's teachers and their guests are published in German, Latin, Italian and English and cover both the cultural history and linguistic topics, although we can also find works on numismatics. All texts are supplemented with brief summaries.

W.A.D.I: Wadi Abu Dom Itinerary

W.A.D.I: Wadi Abu Dom Itinerary
Bayuda is the name of the region defined by the large bend in the Nile’s course between the cities of Omdurman and Korti. The desert-like landscape is characterized by stretches of gravel and boulders as well as by extensive expanses of sand. In the middle of Bayuda there is an impressive volcanic region – wadis that transport the annual rainfall to the Nile originate here and from a few other mountain ranges. The most important of these channel-like valleys are the Wadi Muqqadam and the Wadi Abu Dom. The focus of our project is the latter wadi of dendritic origin which is located somewhat south of the volcanic region and runs then in an approximately southeasterly to northwesterly course to the Nile.
Until the initiation of our project, the large region of Bayuda had been scarcely explored archaeologically; a survey conducted in 1952 approximately from Damer and Abu Hamed by O. G. S. Crawford produced the first indications of sites with antiquities. At the conclusion of that expedition, four days were devoted to a detour from Damer into the interior of Bayuda. Then in 1942, H. N. Chittick and P. L. Shinnie travelled through Bayuda from Meroe in the direction of Shendi. In their report they included sketch-like plans of the structures at Umm Ruweim, Umm Quweib, and Umm Khafur in Wadi Abu Dom. Thereafter P. L. Shinnie excavated and published the monastery at Ghazali which is located in the lower part of Wadi Abu Dom.
Following on Shinnie’s excavations, Bayuda was for all intents and purposes forgotten, archaeologically speaking, until the later 1990s. The Sudanese Antiquities Service (NCAM) carried out a test clearance of a tomb (empty of finds) at Umm Ruweim in 1989, but it would be 1997 before T. Kendall undertook a survey of Wadi Muqqadam in the southern part of Bayuda.
Beginning in 2009 H. Paner of the Archaeological Museum, Danzig, has conducted a survey by automobile of the entire area of Bayuda with the goal of mapping the larger sites. In the same year Paner initiated his survey, the project “Wadi Abu Dom Itinerary” began exploring and documenting in detail the evidence for human activity there.

Paratext: Scripture Translation Software

Paratext: Scripture Translation Software
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Paratext is the world’s leading software application for the development and checking of new Bible translation texts, or revisions to existing texts. Developed jointly by UBS and SIL International, it enables consistent and accurate translation, based on original texts, and modelled on versions in major languages. Due in part to its cutting edge collaboration features, Paratext greatly assists in producing higher quality translations in much less time than previous tools and methods have allowed.

Open Access Journal: British School of Archaeology in Iraq Newsletter

[First posted in AWOL 10 June 2015, updated 24 May 2018]

British School of Archaeology in Iraq Newsletter
BISI currently produces an annual newsletter, presenting the highlights of the year and reports on funded research and outreach projects. Below you can read PDFs of BISI Newsletters from 2003 to the present.

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      Newly Open Access Journal: Novensia: Studia i Materiały

      Novensia: Studia i Materiały
      ISSN: 0860-5777
      The Centre for Research on the Antiquity of Southeastern Europe publishes the annual Novensia since 1987. It includes articles in English, Russian, Polish, Bulgarian, German and French. The works are usually focused on Greek and Roman antiquity related issues in general and the sites excavated by the Centre in particular.

      Newly Open Access Monograph Series: Beihefte der Bonner Jahrbücher

      Beihefte der Bonner Jahrbücher
      Die Buchreihe steht für die Interessensgebiete der universitären historischen und archäologischen Forschung in der klassischen Altertumswissenschaft einerseits und die musealen Interessen des Bonner Landesmuseums andererseits. Ein Schwerpunktthema ist die Archäologie und Militärgeschichte des Rheinlandes, und auch klassisch-archäologische Themen finden hier Platz. Neben umfassenden Abhandlungen und Qualifikationsarbeiten sind auch Sammelbände, Festschriften und Kongressberichte erschienen. Vergriffene Bände werden durch die Herausgeber in lockerer Folge als Digitalisate eingestellt.

      Michael Rathmann

      Untersuchungen zu den Reichsstraßen in den westlichen Provinzen des Imperium Romanum

      Beihefte der Bonner Jahrbücher, Band 55
      Die Studie legt den Fokus auf die Reichsstraßen in den Provinzen des Imperium Romanum, ihre Definition, Administration und Finanzierung. Auf italischem Boden wird eine Via publica durch Rechtsnormen  definiert, für überregionale Straßen in den Provinzen sind wir hingegen auf Meilensteine entlang der Strecke, die Erwähnung der Verbindung in den Itineraren sowie ihre Darstellung auf der Tabula Peutingeriana angewiesen. Die Administration erfolgt in Italien durch Straßenkuratoren, in den Provinzen primär durch die Städte, punktuell von den Statthaltern unterstützt; kaiserliche Eingriffe sind selten. Folglich obliegen auch die Finanzierung und der Unterhalt den Städten an der Strecke.
      Rezensionen: Gerion 22, 2004, S. 554f.; sehepunkte 5, 2005, Nr. 9; Gymnasium 112, 2005, S. 570f.; Museum Helveticum 62, 2005, S. 257; Historische Zeitschrift 282, 2006, S. 174f.; Latomus 65, 2006, S. 1072f.; Klio 89, 2007, 237f.; Anzeiger für die Altertumswissenschaft 62, 2009, S. 72-74; Gnomon 85, 2013, S. 342-347