Thursday, April 19, 2018

Herculaneum in Pictures

Herculaneum in Pictures
Jackie and Bob are pleased to announce the launch of HerculaneuminPictures as a companion site to our PompeiiinPictures offering.
We would like to thank Michael Binns and Buzz Ferebee for their many photographs that have helped fill the gaps we had with our own.
We would also like to thank Professor Andrew Wallace-Hadrill for allowing us to use material from his book Herculaneum Past and Future (Wallace-Hadrill, A. 2011. Herculaneum, Past and Future. London, Frances Lincoln.)
So many houses in Herculaneum are closed and under restoration which means that our coverage is limited in places.
This is our first offering and we look forward to expanding the coverage wherever the Parco Archeologico Ercolano allows access.

Our Pompeii sites and will continue to be available separately but the Herculaneum and Pompeii web sites will be linked so you can move between them, whenever you wish.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

kmz files from Knowledge and Power in the Neo-Assyrian Empire

Knowledge and Power in the Neo-Assyrian Empire includes a collection of teaching resources.  Among these are:
The identification of ancient places with modern sites is not always certain. We have followed the certainty codes 1-4 in Parpola and Porter, Helsinki atlas (2001), and coloured the pins in the Google Earth (KMZ) files accordingly:
  1. Yellow: definitely known location (no "probably/perhaps/possibly" in People, Gods, and Places)
  2. Green: "probably" known to be a modern location
  3. Aqua: "perhaps" known to be a modern location
  4. White: "possibly" known to be a modern location

Bibliography: Projet HospitAm

Projet HospitAm
The “Projet HospitAm” (Hospitalités dans l'Antiquité méditerranéenne : sources, enjeux, pratiques, discours), emerging project of the École normale supérieure de Lyon co-organized by Claire Fauchon-Claudon (ENS de Lyon – UMR 5189 Hisoma) and Marie-Adeline Le Guennec (EFR), aims to explore the concept of hospitality in the Ancient Mediterranean.

GODOT: Graph of Dated Objects and Texts

GODOT: Graph of Dated Objects and Texts
The aim of this graph database system is to create and maintain a gazetteer of calendar dates in different calendar systems used in the Greek and Roman antiquity all across the mediterranean sea. Like geographical gazetteers this authority list can be used to provide stable, unique identifiers (URIs) for each date in any of the calendar systems that has been used to refer to an astronomical day in any ancient source, be it papyri, ostraca or inscriptions. It will serve as a means to search and browse ancient texts by their precise temporal footprint using these URIs in digital editions and database or TEI/EpiDoc XML driven projects. 
Where a clear system of conversions between different calendar systems has been established, dates will be converted algorithmically into (proleptic) Julian calendar and Julian Day Numbers. As more and more dates from antiquity are linked to the GODOT infrastructure, a complex knowledge graph of ancient dated objects and texts evolves. More...

Open Access Journal: Βυζαντιακά - Byzantiaka

Βυζαντιακά - Byzantiaka
ISSN: 1012-0513
Τα Βυζαντιακά είναι ένα περιοδικό ανοικτής πρόσβασης, που εκδίδεται από την Ελληνική Ιστορική Εταιρεία και στο οποίο δημοσιεύονται πρωτότυπες εργασίες με αντικείμενο τη μελέτη του Βυζαντίου. Το περιοδικό δημοσιεύει τις ανακοινώσεις βυζαντινολογικού περιεχομένου που πραγματοποιούνται στο ετήσιο Συνέδριο της Ελληνικής Ιστορικής Εταιρείας και δέχεται προς δημοσίευση άρθρα και βιβλιοκρισίες που αφορούν στην Ιστορία, τη Φιλολογία, τη Θεολογία, την Αρχαιολογία, την Τέχνη, το Δίκαιο, τη Σφραγιδολογία και τη Νομισματική καθώς και μελέτες που σχετίζονται με την πρόσληψη και την ακτινοβολία του Βυζαντίου κατά τον Μεσαίωνα και τους νεότερους χρόνους.

Τα άρθρα που υποβάλλονται προς δημοσίευση αξιολογούνται από τη Συντακτική Επιτροπή του περιοδικού και έγκριτους βυζαντινολόγους.

Στο περιοδικό γίνονται δεκτές μελέτες που είναι γραμμένες στην ελληνική και στις κύριες ευρωπαϊκές γλώσσες (αγγλική, γαλλική, γερμανική, ιταλική) και συνοδεύονται υποχρεωτικά από περίληψη σε μία από τις παραπάνω γλώσσες.

Byzantiaka is a peer review open access journal, published by the Greek Historical Society, which publishes original papers focused on the study of Byzantium. The first volume came out in 1981 and 33 more volumes have been published until 2016.The journal includes Byzantine-related papers from the annual Conference of the Greek Historical Society, as well as articles and reviews concerning History, Philology, Theology, Historical Geography, Archaeology, Art, Law, Sigillography and Numismatics; furthermore, it includes studies related to the perception and influence of Byzantium during the Middle Ages and modern history. The articles that are submitted for publication are evaluated by the journal’s Editorial Committee and other leading Byzantinists (double-blind review process). The journal accepts studies that are written in Greek and four European languages (English, French, German and Italian) and must be accompanied by an abstract in one of the above languages.
1 - 19812 - 19823 - 19834 - 1984
5 - 19856 - 19867 - 19878 - 1988
9 - 198910 - 199011 - 199112 - 1992
13 - 199314 - 199415 - 199516 - 1996
17 - 199718 - 199819 - 199920 - 2000
21 - 200122 - 200223 - 200324 - 2004
25 - 2005/0626 - 200727 - 200828 - 2009
29 - 2010/1130 - 2012/1331 - 201432 - 2015
33 - 2016   

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Medieval Nubia

Medieval Nubia
This is a site dedicated to the collaborative publication of scholarly resources for the study of medieval Nubia. It is a site that will grow as scholars from the international community use and contribute to it. A preliminary list of resources appears below. All articles on this site can be edited by multiple people at once, and their edits can automatically appear on the live website, available for the world to use. If you are interested in editing or adding to one of the available articles, or if you would like to contribute a new scholarly resource of your own, feel free to contact us, and we can give you the necessary editorial access. We welcome any and all ideas for growing this site and making it useful to the widest number of people.


Checklist of Editions of Greek, Latin, Demotic, and Coptic Papyri, Ostraca, and Tablets

[First posted in AWOL 9 July 2014, updated 17 April 2018]

Checklist of Editions of Greek, Latin, Demotic, and Coptic Papyri, Ostraca, and Tablets
Founding Editors: John F. Oates and William H. Willis
This new instance of the Checklist is a work in progress. Most of the data already supersede those of the previous site. Previous print and online editions were curated by a board of Editors, founded by the late Professors John F. Oates and William H. Willis. This latest carries forward the spirit of openness and collaboration that they championed. Abbreviations are arrived at after discussion by a variety of stakeholders, including Joshua D. Sosin (Duke), Rodney Ast (Heidelberg), Roger S. Bagnall (NYU), James Cowey (Heidelberg), Mark Depauw (Leuven), Alain Delattre (Brussels), Robert Maxwell (BYU), volume editors, and others, sometimes including the wider papyrological community (via papylist). The quickest way to initiate discussion of updates and abbreviations is to write the papylist, or any one of the individuals named above. Editors are strongly urged to let us know when new volumes are published.

The Ancient Egyptian Film Site

 [First posted in AWOL 9 August 2010. Updated 18 April 2018]

The Ancient Egyptian Film Site
"Egypt, 4000 years ago, a land of strange rituals and savage cruelty..."
(trailer of The Mummy, 1959)
Welcome to the Ancient Egypt Film Site! This site offers an elaborate overview of motion pictures and tv movies that prominently feature Egyptology and ancient Egypt, its monuments or sites. Looking for those magnificent mummy films, or films featuring pyramids or Cleopatra? This is the site to visit!
More than 930 movies, television films and episodes from television series are featured here.
The film and television productions that qualify for mention on this site either have the story set in Ancient Egypt, set in modern times with flashbacks or travel back in time to Ancient Egypt, or in modern times have an ancient Egyptian object or person somehow influence the storyline in a minor or major degree.
The listings presented here were gathered on basis of careful research done on the Internet, in books and by watching and collecting many movies and tv films. Though I did everything possible to give a complete overview, some films or television episodes may still have escaped my attention. If there is anything missing that you think should be included, films, film news or film oddities, please let me know!
Hans van den Berg

Newly added to Orbis Biblicus et Orientalis Online, April 17, 2018

Newly added to Orbis Biblicus et Orientalis Online
Krapf, Thomas M. (1992). Die Priesterschrift und die vorexilische Zeit: Yehezkel Kaufmanns vernachlässigter Beitrag zur Geschichte der biblischen Religion. Freiburg, Switzerland / Göttingen, Germany: Universitätsverlag / Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht.
Bachmann, Manuel (1996). Die strukturalistische Artefakt- und Kunstanalyse: Exposition der Grundlagen anhand der vorderorientalischen, ägyptischen und griechischen Kunstanalyse. Freiburg, Switzerland / Göttingen, Germany: Universitätsverlag / Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht.
Ägypten-Bilder. Edited by: Staehelin, Elisabeth; Jaeger, Bertrand (1997). Freiburg, Switzerland / Göttingen, Germany: Universitätsverlag / Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht.
Abitz, Friedrich (1995). Pharao als Gott: in den Unterweltsbüchern des Neuen Reiches. Freiburg, Switzerland / Göttingen, Germany: Universitätsverlag / Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht.
Bollweg, Jutta (1999). Vorderasiatische Wagentypen: im Spiegel der Terracottaplastik bis zur Altbabylonischen Zeit. Freiburg, Switzerland / Göttingen, Germany: Universitätsverlag / Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht.
Otto, Eckart (1989). Rechtsgeschichte der Redaktionen im Kodex Ešnunna und im "Bundesbuch": Eine Redaktionsgeschichtliche und rechtsvergleichende Studie zu altbabylonischen und altisraelitischen Rechtsüberlieferungen. Freiburg, Switzerland / Göttingen, Germany: Universitätsverlag / Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht.
Keel, Othmar (1992). Das Recht der Bilder gesehen zu werden: Drei Fallstudien zur Methode der Interpretation altorientalischer Bilder. Freiburg, Switzerland / Göttingen, Germany: Universitätsverlag / Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht.
Ivantchik, Askold I. (1993). Les Cimmériens au Proche-Orient. Fribourg, Switzerland / Göttingen, Germany: Éditions Universitaires / Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht.

Dead Sea Discoveries: The following 5 articles are now freely accessible until 15 June:

To celebrate the 25th Volume of Dead Sea Discoveries, 25 articles from the past 25 Volumes will be available for free downloading during 2018. The following 5 articles are now freely accessible until 15 June:

Monday, April 16, 2018

Supplement to the Akkadian Dictionaries (eSAD)

Supplement to the Akkadian Dictionaries (eSAD)
Akkadian (Babylonian-Assyrian), a Semitic language written in the cuneiform script, was the native language of Babylonia and Assyria, the two main areas of Ancient Mesopotamia. It spread all over the Ancient Near East and was used, at least in written form and during certain periods, also from Elam in southwest Iran to Anatolia Syria, Palestine and even Egypt in the west. Written from ca. 2600 BC to the 1st century AD, Akkadian is one of the best attested languages of antiquity: the size of the Akkadian text corpus approximately corresponds to the size of the corpus of ancient Latin.
The Akkadian lexicon is actually accessible through two large dictionaries, W. von Sodens Akkadisches Handwörterbuch (1958–1981, 3 volumes) and The Assyrian Dictionary of the University of Chicago (1956–2010, 20 volumes). Both dictionaries present Akkadian words with their meaning in context and a large number of references. However, due to the many new texts published after the end of the Akkadisches Handwörterbuch and The Assyrian Dictionary of the University of Chicago, as well as new secondary literature and corrections, both dictionaries, especially in their earlier volumes, are outdated in part.
The Supplement to the Akkadian Dictionaries is meant to update both dictionaries. Since July 1st 2013, it is funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft as a long-term project, in connection with the Etymological Dictionary of Akkadian conducted by Manfred Krebernik (Jena) and Leonid Kogan (Moscow). All results are published on this website, and in addition printed volumes will appear successively. 
The project leader is Michael P. Streck. Collaborators are:  Nadezda Rudik (2013-2017), Elyze Zomer (2017), Janine Wende (since 2017), N. J. C. Kouwenberg (2017).
How to use the Supplement to the Akkadian Dictionaries

Content released under a CC BY-SA 3.0 license, 2007-14.
Text Corpus
Current State of Work
Supplement to the Akkadian Dictionaries:
A    B    D    E    G        I    K     L    M       P    Q    R    S        Š          U    W    Y    Z
Supplement to the Akkadian Dictionaries, Volume B, P. Harrassowitz 2018 (in press). Divergences or additions to the print version are marked yellow in the digital version (eSAD) .
Bibliographical Abbreviations

See also:

New Open Access Journal: Classical Association in Northern Ireland Newsletter

Classical Association in Northern Ireland Newsletter
Our aim is to promote Ancient History and Classical Studies and to support education in these subjects throughout Northern Ireland

The Association in Northern Ireland was relaunched at the culmination of the 2014 Summer School organised by the Classical Association of Ireland. 

Based in Belfast, we are a branch of The Classical Association of Ireland. 
“Never, with dogs on guard, need you fear a midnight thief at your stalls ” 
(Virgil, Georgics III, 404ff) 

We are dedicated to supporting Ancient History and the Classics so our emblem is the representation of a stylized hound signifying guardianship.The dog was a popular subject for mosaics on the entrance floors of  Roman homes and a recurring graphic motif in early Irish Latin manuscripts. Narratives featuring hounds were frequently incorporated into the earliest oral and written traditions of Northern Ireland.
Issue 1: April 2018