Tuesday, September 18, 2018

SCADS: Seleucid Coins Addenda System

SCADS: Seleucid Coins Addenda System


In 2002 and 2008 the American Numismatic Society and Classical Numismatic Group published the two parts of Seleucid Coins: A Comprehensive Catalogue, by Arthur Houghton, Catharine Lorber, and Oliver Hoover. The first part, by Houghton and Lorber, presented and interpreted all the  numismatic material for Seleucus I to Antiochus III known up to 2002. The second part, by Houghton, Lorber, and Hoover, did the same for the Seleucid kings from Seleucus IV to  Antiochus XIII. In total, more than 2,491 primary coin types were published in these volumes.
No sooner had these important books come out in print than new types and varieties began to appear at the rate of almost 100 a year. This rapid growth of material made necessary the development of a system that could keep up with the coins. The Seleucid Coins Addenda System (SCADS) is intended to provide online access to the new material that has appeared since 2008. As there is no indication that the flow of previously unrecorded types and varieties will stop anytime soon, it is expected that the SCADS database will continue to grow over time. Interested parties will be instantly notified of new additions to the database through alerts on Facebook, Twitter, and direct email subscription.

The coins in the SCADS database are categorized by ruler, making it easy for users to find all new entries for a particular king with a single click. Extensive tagging of entry content allows for full searchability. Thus, for example, a user interested in all new material depicting Apollo  would simply enter “Apollo” as the search criterion and SCADS would provide all the relevant entries. If a user was interested only in Apollo on issues of bronze denomination C, “denomination C” could be added to narrow down the search. The coins in the database have all been given a unique catalogue number (SCADS1, SCADS2, SCADS3, etc.) for ease of reference, but these only reflect the order of entry and are not tied to the numbering system used in the Seleucid Coins volumes.

New Open Access Monograph Series: Teiresias Supplements Online

Teiresias Supplements Online
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Teiresias Supplements Online (ISBN) is an open access venue for the publication of high-end research in Classical Studies. Supplementing the journal Teiresias Online Review and Bibliography of Boiotian 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. 
The journal Teiresias continues to be distributed free of charge ever since its inception and, since 1991, has also been made available electronically. Teiresias Supplements Online is faithful to this spirit of knowledge advancement. The series makes a bold, pioneering move in the publication of specialized Humanities research. Available in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) and maintaining the highest standard of peer-review, the supplement series reduces price barriers and delays in the production process, while allowing authors to maintain copyright over their intellectual output. This includes the upload of contributions to academic platforms such as academia.edu, if authors wish to do so. Click here for further copyright information. Participating in the DOAJ also ensures that publications in Teiresias Supplements Online are indexed and searchable on platforms like Google scholar. As open access supplements, the series embraces a sustainable publishing model that benefits researchers and their multiple audiences. 

Teiresias Supplements Online is a publication out of McGill University in Montreal. It offers a swift two-step reviewing process. A detailed proposal will be examined in the first instance by the advisory board, and, if successful, the editors will welcome the submission of the whole manuscript for peer-reviewing. All inquiries and submissions should be directed to the series editors.
Latest Volume 2018

Vol 1: Megarian Moments. The Local World of an Ancient Greek City-State. Edited by Hans Beck and Philip J. Smith

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Table of Contents


Front Matter
Hans Beck
Hans Beck, McGill University, Montreal
Sheila Ager, University of Waterloo
Kevin Solez, MacEwan University, Edmonton
Klaus Freitag, Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule, Aachen
Elke Stein-Hölkeskamp, Universität Duisburg-Essen
David Yates, Millsaps College, Jackson
Jonathan Reeves, McMaster University, Hamilton
Daniel Tober, Fordham University, New York
Philip J. Smith, McGill University, Montreal
Alex McAuley, Cardiff University
Matthias Haake, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Münster
Franco De Angelis, University of British Columbia
Adrian Robu, Université de Fribourg

And see AWOL's Alphabetical List of Open Access Monograph Series in Ancient Studies

new Trismegistos Texts, part 1

Trismegistos is happy to announce a further step towards a completely innovated online interface. This time we have tackled the core database, Trismegistos Texts. We have developed a new detail page that offers easier access to all related information (e.g. words, people, places, …). But we have also tackled our search page, and it should now be much easier to search for specific texts in Trismegistos. There is only a single field in which users can type publications sigels, inventory numbers or even names of texts (e.g. 'Rosetta Stone’ or ‘Charta Borgiana’). The algorithm in the background should ideally convert everything according to our conventions, or offer possible alternatives for typos etc. Although we hope to have implemented enough flexibility for users to find what they are looking for, we know that there is still much work to do. But we think it is a good step towards a tool that will be able to cope with any reference to a text, and which in the future we hope to offer as an API and use in the context of text mining or annotation in pdf’s.

Please note that for searches for sets of texts according to criteria you still have to use the old interface or approach the solution through related tables such as Places or Authors. We hope to get something up and running for sets of texts before long as well. 

For Trismegistos,

Yanne Broux (CSS, HTML, Javascript)
Mark Depauw (PHP, MySQL)

Open Access Journal: Iliria

[First posted in AWOL 17 July 21917, updated 18 September 2018]

Iliria est une revue scientifique, publication de l’Institut Archéologique d’Albanie, dont le premier numéro est paru en 1971. Elle est publiée à un rythme annuel au cours de sa première décennie, puis devient périodique à partir de 1981.

Elle publie des études et matériaux archéologiques des auteurs albanais et étrangers, qui travaillent sur le territoire de l’Albanie actuelle dans les domaines de la préhistoire, de l’antiquité et du bas moyen âge, ainsi que des études historiques se rapportant à ces domaines. L’objet principal de ces études a été les problèmes fondamentaux de l’archéologie albanaise, tels que l’ethnogenèse des Illyriens, la naissance et le développement de l’État illyrien et la formation du peuple albanais et de sa civilisation. Les articles sont accompagnés d’un résumé en français ou en anglais et, dans des cas particuliers, sont traduits intégralement.

La collection complète de la revue Iliria compte jusqu’à présent 46 volumes, qui embrassent plus de 15000 pages de la recherche scientifique archéologique albanaise.

Les changements démocratiques qui ont eu lieu en Albanie au début des années 90 ont conduit à la liberté académique dans les écrits et à l’ouverture avec le monde étranger.






Monday, September 17, 2018

Open Access Journal: International Journal of the Platonic Tradition

[First posted in AWOL 7 April 2012. Updated 17 September 2018]

The International Journal of the Platonic Tradition
ISSN 1872-5082
Online ISSN: 1872-5473
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From 2012 this is a full Open Access journal, which means that all articles are freely available, ensuring maximum, worldwide dissemination of content, in exchange for an article processing fee. For more information, see our Open Access Policy page.  
This journal is published under the auspices of the International Society for Neoplatonic Studies. The international editorial board is headed by Professor John Finamore of the University of Iowa. This exciting journal covers all facets of the Platonic tradition (from Thales through Thomas Taylor, and beyond) from all perspectives (including philosophical, historical, religious, etc.) and all corners of the world (Pagan, Christian, Jewish, Islamic, etc.).
The journal is published in 2 issues per year.
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Volumes & issues:

The Eastern Desert of Egypt during the Greco-Roman Period: Archaeological Reports

The Eastern Desert of Egypt during the Greco-Roman Period: Archaeological Reports
The Eastern Desert of Egypt during the Greco-Roman Period: Archaeological Reports
The Eastern Desert of Egypt extends over a vast area of mountains and sandy plains between the Nile and the Red Sea. Its natural riches –gold, gems and high quality stones (such as granite from Mons Claudianus, Tiberianè or Ophiatès, porphyry from Porphyritès, basanites [greywacke] from the Wâdi al-Hammâmât, etc.)– have, despite the difficulties due to harsh climatic conditions, been exploited since the Predynastic period. The Pharaohs, the Ptolemies and the Roman emperors often sent exped...

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Note de l’éditeur

This book comes from a colloquium held at the Collège de France in Paris on March 30th and 31st, 2016.
Its objective was to take stock of the archaeological work of the last forty years by bringing together all the invited field actors to present a synthesis of their research on the occupation and exploitation of the Ptolemaic desert at the end of the Byzantine period.
Caption cover image: The Roman fort of Dios, 2nd-3rd century AD
© J.-P. Brun

  • Éditeur : Collège de France
  • Collection : Institut des civilisations
  • Lieu d’édition : Paris
  • Année d’édition : 2018
  • Publication sur OpenEdition Books : 14 septembre 2018
  • ISBN électronique : 9782722604889
  • DOI : 10.4000/books.cdf.5230
Jean-Pierre Brun, Thomas Faucher, Bérangère Redon et al.
Adam Bülow-Jacobsen
Quarries with Subtitles
Marijke Van der Veen, Charlène Bouchaud, René Cappers et al.
Roman Life in the Eastern Desert of Egypt: Food, Imperial Power and Geopolitics
Charlène Bouchaud, Claire Newton, Marijke Van der Veen et al.
Fuelwood and Wood Supplies in the Eastern Desert of Egypt during Roman Times
Felicity Wild et John Peter Wild
Textile Contrasts at Berenike

Open Access Journal: British Institute for the Study of Iraq Newsletter

[First posted in AWOL 25 October 2009. Updated 17 September 2018]

British Institute for the Study of 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.