Friday, July 29, 2016

Open Access Journal: Figura. Studi sull’immagine nella tradizione classica

Figura. Studi sull’immagine nella tradizione classica
ISSN 2317-4625
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Figura. Studi sull’immagine nella Tradizione Classica è una rivista internazionale di accesso illimitato in rete, destinata alla divulgazione di ricerche attuali e di testi di riferimento sulla Tradizione Classica. Il suo dominio comprende studi sulla cultura visiva e testuale dell’Antichità, ma anche sulle appropriazioni e sulle trasfigurazioni di questa tradizione operate dal mondo antico e post-antico. Si può intendere per mondo post-antico anche il periodo contemporaneo, in modo che il taglio che fa da quadro di riferimento ai testi proposti dalla rivista non è temporale, ma concettuale, cosa che richiede una precisazione.

Figura. Studi sull’immagine nella Tradizione Classica is a new international journal to be published twice yearly online with unrestricted access, in order to  disseminate current research and writing on the Classical Tradition’s repertoire. The journal will encompass studies of Antiquity’s visual and textual culture, as well as appropriations and transfigurations of this legacy in the ancient and post-ancient world. Post-antiquity may be taken to include the contemporary period, therefore the cut-off used as a frame of reference for content proposed by Figura is conceptual rather than temporal, which calls for a distinction in this respect...     

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Pleiades Help: Getting Coordinates for a Place

Getting Coordinates for a Place
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Last modified Jul 27, 2016 06:00 PM

Coordinate information is stored in Pleiades "location" resources, which are grouped inside the "place" resources. We also calculate "representative points" (centroids) for each place on the basis of the associated locations. You can get whichever of these values is best for your purposes.
Portion of a place page, showing the location of the representative point and the clickable list of locations. 
Pleiades "place resources", e.g., are essentially containers for information about notional places (see further our Conceptual Overview). The maps on each place pull their coordinates from any "location resources" that have been assigned to that place. You'll see links to these under the "Locations" heading. If you click on a location there, you'll see information about the associated coordinates (points, lines, polygons), displayed in GeoJSON format.

For each Pleiades place resource, we calculate a "representative point" as well. This point -- which is the centroid of all associated locations -- is prominently displayed on the place page and rendered in the map on the place page with a distinctive orange circle. You can easily copy the representative point coordinates by selecting the "copy-to-clipboard" icon that appears immediately after the latitude and longitude coordinate pair under the "Representative Point" heading on the place page.

You can also download all of our data here: The places tables include "reprLong", "reprLat" and "reprLatLong" columns which hold the coordinates of a single representative point (centroid) for a place. If you'd just like the agreed upon, single representative latitude and longitude pair for a place, that's the best data source.

Sardis Publications from the Archaeological Exploration of Sardis Project

Sardis Publications from the Archaeological Exploration of Sardis Project

greek-accentuation 1.0.0 Released

greek-accentuation 1.0.0 Released
greek-accentuation has finally hit 1.0.0 with a couple more functions and a module layout change.
The library (which I’ve previously written about here) has been sitting on 0.9.9 for a while and I’ve been using it sucessfully in my inflectional morphology work for 18 months. There were, however, a couple of functions that lived in the inflectional morphology repos that really belonged in greek-accentuation. They have now been moved there.

There is syllabify.debreath which removes smooth breathing and replaces rough breathing with an h. And there is syllabify.rebreath which reverses this.

The other big change made is there are no-longer three top-level modules—everything is enclosed in a greek_accentuation package so instead of from syllabify import * you say from greek_accentuation.syllabify import *.

You can pip install greek-accentuation==1.0.0. The repo is at

greek-accentuation is made available under an MIT license.

Thanks to Kyle Johnson of the wonderful Classical Language Toolkit project for encouraging me to finally do the 1.0.0 release.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

New Open Access Monograph Series: OrientLab Series Maior

OrientLab Series Maior
OrientLab Series Maior is a peer-reviewed, multi-language series dealing with archaeology, epigraphy and environmental studies, relating to the ancient Near East. This series follows the policy of the open access to scientific data and its volumes can be consulted online, downloaded, or purchased in printed format. 
1 H. Peker Texts from Karkemish, I. Luwian Hieroglyphic Inscriptions from the 2011-2015 Excavations 31/03/2016

2 G. Marchesi Literary Old Sumerian: The Texts 31/05/2016 coming soon

New Open Access Journal: The Journal of Ancient Egyptian Architecture

The Journal of Ancient Egyptian Architecture
The Journal of Ancient Egyptian Architecture is a scientific, open access and annual periodical. Its purpose is to promote the publication of research devoted to Ancient Egyptian architecture (domestic, civil, military, ritual/religious and funerary), from the Predynastic Period to the Roman imperial era, whatever the modern geographical context (Egypt, Sudan, Near East, etc). The subject scope includes everything relating to construction, regardless of its original importance or purpose.

The journal publishes fieldwork reports and studies undertaken in the Egyptological tradition, including discussions of epigraphy and iconography, but also work that utilizes specific skills such as structural and materials sciences, or modern investigative techniques. In this way, JAEA seeks to encourage the development of detailed technical descriptions, and deeply theorized understanding (of architectural symbolism, propaganda, climatic and geological influences, etc.). This interdisciplinary approach will help connect adjacent areas of expertise which, alone, could not reflect the richness and complexity of the Ancient Egyptian built heritage.

The periodical welcomes any study that meets any one of these goals, only on the condition that the formatting and content of articles are subject to JAEA scientific publication requirements.

Volume 1

July 2016 - December 2016

The use of the ‘ceremonial’ cubit rod as a measuring tool. An explanation

Fr. Monnier, J.-P. Petit & Chr. Tardy

This article deals with data inscribed on Ancient Egyptian cubit rods, and more specifically on the ceremonial cubit rods. Following a description of their technical and symbolic aspects, the paper reveals a property of the fine subdivisions engraved on the graduated part of these objects, and demonstrates that they could have allowed the cubits to be used as very accurate measuring rulers for architectural drawings and craft works.

Submissions are still open for this issue !

Index Theologicus: International Bibliography of Theology and Religious Studies

Index Theologicus: International Bibliography of Theology and Religious Studies

Dear users of the Index Theologicus

We are pleased to present to you the alpha version of the new IxTheo.

The new IxTheo is a comprehensive bibliography for theology and religious studies. It is now possible to search not only for articles, but also for monographs, databases and relevant Internet links. A selection of review journals is now also included. When the relevant licenses permit it, it is possible to access directly the complete text of the articles, reviews and books.

The new IxTheo remains a free and open access service to the worldwide scholarly community. The editors of the IxTheo are the Universitätsbibliothek Tübingen (library of the university of Tübingen) as well as the Evangelisch-Theologische Fakultät Tübingen (the protestant faculty of theology of the university of Tübingen) and the Katholisch-Theologische Fakultät Tübingen (the catholic faculty of theology of the same university).

We apologize in advance for any errors which might come up at this early stage of development. We wish you an enjoyable experience as you explore the new IxTheo and we would be glad to get your feedback!