Friday, May 7, 2021

Open Access Journal: Ktèma : civilisations de l'Orient, de la Grèce et de Rome antiques

Ktèma est une revue annuelle de recherche consacrée à l'histoire, l'archéologie et la littérature de la Grèce, de Rome, de l'Égypte et du Proche-Orient antiques. Fondée en 1976 par Edmond Frézouls et Edmond Lévy, elle est publiée par l'Université de Strasbourg. Elle accueille des dossiers thématiques ainsi que des varia qui proposent des articles originaux en français, en anglais, en italien, en allemand et en espagnol. Elle jouit d'une solide réputation internationale et ses articles sont abondamment cités.


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Thursday, May 6, 2021

Open Access Monograph Series: Dickinson College Commentaries

 [First posted in AWOL 18 May 2012, updated 6 May 2021]

Dickinson College Commentaries
DCC is a platform for peer-reviewed and edited commentaries on Latin and ancient Greek texts. It is hosted at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. The commentaries and other resources are created by scholars from all over the world. Contributors include commentary authors, an editorial boardsecondary teachersstudentscontent editors, and other scholars. Along with annotated editions DCC publishes Ancient Greek and Latin grammars and vocabularies, including the Core Vocabularies (translated into various languages, including Chinese and Arabic) and running vocabularies on each text. The commentaries also incorporate audio and video elements, annotated images, and interactive and static maps. Funding comes primarily from the Roberts Fund for Classical Studies at Dickinson College.

Open Access Journal: The Israel Museum Studies in Archaeology

 [First posted in AWOL 23 July 2018, updated 6 May 2021]

The Israel Museum Studies in Archaeology
ISNN: 1565-3617

An annual publication of The Samuel Bronfman Biblical and Archaeological Museum of The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, with the support of the Israel Museum Publications Fund

Volume 9 • 2018‒2019

Eran Arie

The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Pomegranate and Poppy-Capsule Headings from Ivory and Bone in the Late Bronze and Iron Ages: Putting the Famous Inscribed Ivory Pomegranate in Context

Amitai Baruchi-Unna

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Mordechai Cogan

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
The Cylinder Inscription of Sargon II: A Study in the Relationship between Text Composition and City Construction

Avner Ecker

Bar-Ilan University

Hannah M. Cotton

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
The Legio X Fretensis Welcomes the Emperor: A Latin Inscription on a Monument Erected for Hadrian in 129/130 CE

Matthew J. Adams

W. F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research

Melissa Cradic

University of California, Berkeley

Yoav Farhi

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Max Peers

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Yotam Tepper

The Israel Antiquities Authority
A Betyl with a Decorated Base from the Principia of the Roman VIth Ferrata Legionary Base, Legio, Israel

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Volume 8 (2016-2017)

Yigal Bloch and Laura A. Peri

I Placed My Name There: The Great Inscription of Tukulti-NinurtaI, King of Assyria, from the Collection of David and Cindy Sofer, London Download Pdf »

Rachel Caine Kreinin

“Divine Reflexivity”: a Case Study of Greco-Roman Egyptian Terracotta Figurines from the Collection of the Israel Museum, Jerusalem Download Pdf »
Orit Peleg-Barkat, Hillel Geva and Ronny Reich

A Monumental Herodian Ionic Capital from the Upper City of Jerusalem Download Pdf »
Ronny Reich

Addendum 1:
Where was the Capital Incorporated?
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Orit Peleg-Barkat, Hillel Geva

Addendum 2:
A Monumental Herodian Ionic Capital from the Royal Stoa? – a Reply to Ronny Reich
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Tali Sharvit

A Marble Sphinx Statue from Horvat Omrit Download Pdf »
Moshe Fischer, Arie Nissenbaum and Yannis Maniatis

Marble Analysis of the Omrit Sphinx
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Karni Golan, Haim Goldfus and David Mevorah

Why Hide? – Hoarding in Late Antiquity in View of a Byzantine Hoard from Israel Download Pdf »
Bruno Callegher

A Hoard of Byzantine Folles (ca. 610 CE) within a Hoard of Bronze Objects: Some Hypotheses Download Pdf »



Volume 7 - 2015 


Fanny Vitto     Wall Paintings in the Synagogue of Rehov: An Account of Their Discovery
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Haggai Misgav     The List of Fast Days from the Synagogue of Rehov
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Edna Engel, Mordechay Mishor     An Ancient Scroll of the Book of Exodus:
The Reunion of Two Separate Fragments
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Michael Maggen     Appendix 1
The Conservation of MS Ashkar
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James H. Charlesworth     Appendix 2
Ashkar Manuscript 2:
Introducing a Phenomenal
New Witness to the Bible
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Le Discours comme image: Énonciation, récit et connaissance dans le Timée-Critias de Platon

Le Discours comme image

Pourquoi la mise en scène complexe du Timée avec ses contextes spatiotemporels emboîtés et ses narrations enchâssées ? Quelle est la fonction du discours cosmogonique et anthropogonique de Timée, intercalé entre le résumé du récit de l’Atlantide dans le prologue du Timée et la narration même de ce récit dans le Critias ? Quel est le rapport entre les discours des deux protagonistes et celui de Socrate sur la cité idéale dans la République ? Voilà les principales questions auxquelles tente de répondre cette étude intégrale du Timée-Critias, qui combine analyse littéraire et approche philosophique.
Elle cherche à mettre en évidence la fonction pragmatique et la cohérence narrative des récits de Timée et de Critias sur la genèse du cosmos, des hommes et des cités, tout en montrant comment leurs discours résultent de conceptions différentes de la nature humaine et du monde et des positions philosophiques divergentes sur l’être, le devenir et la connaissance. Elle propose enfin de lire le Timée-Critias à la fois comme une continuation et comme une réécriture de la République : non seulement les trois dialogues ont la même thématique (la cité idéale et la question de sa réalisation), mais ils présentent aussi des parallèles dans leur structure et leur situation dramatique.

  • Éditeur : Les Belles Lettres
  • Collection : Études Anciennes
  • Lieu d’édition : Paris
  • Année d’édition : 2016
  • Publication sur OpenEdition Books : 03 mai 2021
  • EAN (Édition imprimée) : 9782251328966
  • EAN électronique : 9782251914053
  • Nombre de pages : 448 p.


Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Prototype Object Viewer in Kerameikos

Over the last few days, I have put together a prototype of an object viewer within the framework that reads the vase URI from a URL parameter and executes a SPARQL query of the underlying Linked Art-compliant CIDOC CRM to gather all of the metadata necessary to create a nice, human-readable page. The construction of these page includes an API call of Kerameikos to get all of the associated SKOS concept data for any URI referred to by the vase RDF. This pipeline can be extended to query data APIs from, the Getty vocabularies, or other controlled vocabulary data systems.

I have taken the additional step of implementing an XSLT function that returns multilingual UI labels, even though almost none of these UI labels have been translated into other languages yet. However, the language (whether set by the Accept-Language header by the browser or manually overridden with the 'lang' request parameter) is used to display the preferred label for the SKOS concept, if it is available in the underlying RDF data. This is often, though not always, the case for concepts that have been aligned to Wikidata, and labels extracted programmatically from their API.

Collections that make their images available through IIIF manifests (represented by crm:P129i_is_subject_of), such as the Fitzwilliam Museum will have these manifests rendered by Mirador. For other collections that conform to IIIF image APIs, but do not produce manifests, such as the British Museum, the image(s) will be displayed in the Leaflet IIIF viewer. Eventually, I will generate an intermediate API that dynamically generates a manifest from underlying IIIF image URIs so that these images can be annotated with iconographic URIs in order to build a more LOD-integrated research tool for iconography. This framework will extend beyond just vases to encompass other types of material culture.

British Museum vase of Exekias, partially displayed in French.

These pages are constructed by the following URL pattern:{object URI}

A dynamic GeoJSON response that may contain the production place coordinates or polygon and/or the findspot coordinates follows the pattern:{object URI}


A link has been added to any image popup in the various concept pages (see below).

A popup of a vase of the Achilles Painter.
 In the long-term, I hope to be able to peel this functionality from the software architecture and turn it into a standalone system that is more generalizable for any CIDOC-CRM that conforms to the profile expressed by the Linked Art community. This system is entirely driven by SPARQL queries at the moment, but I plan to integrate Fuseki with Solr or ElasticSearch to build out a faceted search interface and various data visualization tools, from geographic distributions to networks of artists to other sorts of statistical distributions. The system will be agnostic about specific types of content (vases), and could serve as a large scale aggregation and research tool for many types of objects, a sort of new rendition of Pelagios' dormant Peripleo.


Digital Classicist London seminar 2021

Digital Classicist London seminar 2021
The 2021 season of the Digital Classicist London seminar is on the theme of world classics: we have put together a programme of speakers who are working with digital humanities and digital classics methods to the study of antiquity—whether language, corpora, archaeology—from across the world. All sessions are streamed live on Youtube, and will also be available to watch there afterwards.

All seminars at 17:00 UK time.

  • Fri, Apr 16 Christian Prager (Bonn) & Cristina Vertan (Hamburg), Machines Reading and Deciphering Maya Hieroglyphs: Towards a Digital Epigraphy of Maya Hieroglyphic Writing (Youtube)
  • Fri, May 28 Andreas Fuls (TU Berlin), Mathematical epigraphy and the Interactive Corpus of Indus Texts (ICIT) (Youtube)
  • Fri, Jun 11 Arlo Griffiths (EFEO Paris) & Dániel Balogh (HU-Berlin), Project DHARMA: Pushing South and Southeast Asian Textual Sources into the Digital World (Youtube)
  • Fri, Jun 25 Chiara Palladino (Furman) & Tariq Yousef (Leipzig), We want to learn all languages! Applications of translation alignment in digital environments (Youtube)
  • Fri, Jul 9 Heidi Jauhiainen (Helsinki), Machine-Readable Texts for Egyptologists (Youtube)
  • Fri, Jul 23 Daria Elagina (Hamburg), Modelling Vocabulary of Digital Competencies for the Project ENCODE (Youtube)
  • Fri, Aug 6 Kylie Thomsen (UCLA), The utilization of SfM and RTI to study ancient Egyptian statuary reuse (Youtube)

In addition to the summer seminars listed above, occasional seminars on this theme will run throughout the 2020-2021 year.

  • Fri, Sep 10, 2021 Amir Zeldes (Georgetown), Caroline Schroeder (Oklahoma), Lance Martin (CUA), Leveraging non-named entities in Coptic antiquity (Youtube)
  • Fri, Nov 12, 2021 Mariarosaria Zinzi (Florence), Languages and Cultures of Ancient Italy. Historical Linguistics and Digital Models (Youtube)
  • January 2022 (date tbd) James E. Walters (Hill Museum and Manuscript Library), Ad fontes: The Digital Syriac Corpus as a Resource for Teaching and Learning Syriac (link tba)
  • Fri, Mar 18, 2022 Ortal-Paz Saar & Berit Janssen (Utrecht), PEACE: The Portal on Jewish Funerary Culture (link tba)
  • Fri, May 27, 2022 Matei Tichindelean (UCLA), Digital Reconstruction of the Akhenaten Torso in the Brooklyn Museum (link tba)


Le convive et le savant: Sophistes, rhéteurs, grammairiens et philosophes au banquet de Platon à Athénée

Le convive et le savant

Pourquoi Platon, Xénophon, Plutarque, Lucien et Athénée ont-ils choisi de placer leurs savants personnages dans des banquets ? Aucun d’entre eux ne semble pouvoir se comporter à table et dans le vin comme il le ferait dans le cercle, moins agité, d’une école. Il en va jusqu’à Socrate qui, loin de refuser les plaisirs de la chère, s’en sert pour conduire ses compagnons de boisson vers la philosophie. Car le banquet ne constitue pas le simple cadre formel de discussions plus déliées qu’ailleurs : il en devient le sujet même et permet, à partir d’une incongruité ou d’une plaisante obscurité, d’ébranler l’opinion première des convives et de créer les conditions d’une recherche partagée. Mauvais savant serait celui qui, dans de pareilles circonstances, revendiquerait un savoir établi et définitif pour refuser le plaisir symposiaque d’une conversation volontiers facétieuse à laquelle chacun, loin de toute érudition de mauvais aloi, doit, au contraire, apporter son écot. La table et le vin révèlent l’homme tel qu’il est, philosophe ou ignorant, non seulement dans ses paroles mais aussi dans ses actes : bon convive est le vrai savant.

© Les Belles Lettres, 2017

Conditions d’utilisation :

  • Éditeur : Les Belles Lettres
  • Collection : Études Anciennes
  • Lieu d’édition : Paris
  • Année d’édition : 2017
  • Publication sur OpenEdition Books : 03 mai 2021
  • EAN (Édition imprimée) : 9782251447025
  • EAN électronique : 9782251914084
  • Nombre de pages : 392 p.