Thursday, April 17, 2014

Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire

Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire
Johan Åhlfeldt, Lund, Sweden.
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ROMAQ: The Atlas Project of Roman Aqueducts

ROMAQ: The Atlas Project of Roman Aqueducts

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Roman aqueducts are amongst the most impressive and interesting structures that have survived from the Ancient World. Although aqueduct bridges such as the Pont du Gard are best known, roman aqueducts are complex water supply line systems that are impressive feats of engineering even by today's standards. Some of the aqueducts are simple water channels, but many contain complex structures such as inverted siphons, tunnels, basins and drop shafts while the channels themselves can be up to 240 km in length. Over 1400 roman aqueducts have been described in the Mediterranean basin and the aim of this website is to present the available corpus of literature on the subject in a systematic way. Besides available literature on each aqueduct, we aim to present summarised data on each aqueduct. However, this is a project in development, and it will take time to add new data and publications, and to update content.

Newly open access from NINO

C.H. van Zoest writes:
NINO celebrates its 75 year anniversary in 2014. As a modest part of the celebrations, we are digitizing our sold-out publications to make them available as free pdf downloads on our website. Eight titles have been added just now:
  • H. Sancisi-Weerdenburg, A. Kuhrt (eds.) – Asia Minor and Egypt: Old Cultures in a New Empire. Proceedings of the Groningen 1988 Achaemenid History Workshop (Achaemenid History 6), 1991.
  • R.J. Demarée – The 3h ikr n R` stelae. On Ancestor Worship in Ancient Egypt (Eg. Uitg. 3), 1983.
  • D. van der Plas – L’hymne à la crue du Nil. Tome I: Traduction et commentaire; Tome II: Présentation du texte, texte synoptique, planches (Eg. Uitg. 4), 1986.
  • Compte rendu de la troisième Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale. Organisée à Leiden du 28 juin au 4 juillet 1952 par le Nederlandsch Instituut voor het Nabije Oosten (NINO 1), 1954.
  • J. Ryckmans – La persécution des Chrétiens himyarites au sixième siècle (PIHANS 1), 1956.
  • J. Doresse – Des hiéroglyphes à la Croix. Ce que le passé pharaonique a légué au Christianisme (PIHANS 7), 1960.
  • J. Zandee – The Terminology of Plotinus and of some Gnostic Writings, Mainly the Fourth Treatise of the Jung Codex (PIHANS 11), 1961.
  • B. van de Walle – L’humour dans la littérature et dans l’art de l’ancienne Égypte (SABMD 4), 1969.

More titles will follow! All digitized NINO publications are found on this page: http://bit.ly/NINOpdf

Information on our jubilee activities (mostly Dutch-language and Leiden-based): http://bit.ly/NINO75

Via AWOL

An Analytical Onomasticon to the Metamorphoses of Ovid

An Analytical Onomasticon to the Metamorphoses of Ovid
WILLARD MCCARTY, with MONICA MATTHEWS, AARA SUKSI, BURTON WRIGHT and JOHN BRADLEY
The Analytical Onomasticon is a reference work to persons and places in the Metamorphoses of Ovid. It is intended to assist the study of a poem that has remained curiously intractable to the literary critical quest for its coherence. The problem has not been a want of schemes, but rather too many, or at least more than can be accounted for by any one reckoning. As Brooks Otis pointed out years ago, Ovid sports with the idea of continuity: at the same time, and often with the same device, both supporting and undermining it. The Onomasticon assumes no particular theory of how the poem is constructed, nor that it has a single construction. Yet it is based on the idea that Ovid's is a serious play, not meant to scatter our attention but to redirect it. This book is intended to assist that redirection by supplying several different means for commanding the most extensive and significant body of textual evidence for the interrelation of persons, hence the interconnection of stories: the words and phrases that refer to and so name them. The Onomasticon is not limited to the quest for continuity in change, but its explicit aim is to further understanding of the poem as a coherent or, more accurately, cohesible work of literature.


  1. Prototype (as of 10/02)
    1. Introduction [X]
    2. Indexes (with concordance to the Latin text & a narrative index]
      1. Persons [X]
      2. Nominals [X]
      3. Attributes [X]
      4. Verbs [X]

  2. Personification model (as of 7/03)
    1. W. McCarty, "Depth, markup and modelling", Text Technology 12.1 and CH Working Papers A.25 (2003) [X]
    2. Prototype model (downloads)
      1. Spreadsheet front-end (MS Excel) [X]
      2. Relational database (MS Access) [X]

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Heidelberger historische Bestände: Archäologische Literatur – digital

Heidelberger historische Bestände: Archäologische Literatur – digital
West Front des Parthenon
Zu den Beständen des Sondersammelgebietes Archäologie der UB Heidelberg gehört auch ein umfangreicher und sehr bedeutender Bestand archäologischer Literatur des 16. bis frühen 20. Jahrhunderts, aus dem ausgewählte Werke vollständig digitalisiert und via Internet kostenfrei zugänglich gemacht werden. Seit dem 1. September 2009 wird das Angebot im Rahmen des DFG-Projekts „Rezeption der Antike im semantischen Netz: Buch, Bild und Objekt digital” systematisch ausgebaut. 

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Heidelberger historische Bestände: Ägyptologische Literatur – digital

Heidelberger historische Bestände: Ägyptologische Literatur – digital
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Zu den Beständen des Sondersammelgebietes Ägyptologie der UB Heidelberg gehört auch ein umfangreicher und sehr bedeutender Bestand ägyptologischer Literatur des 16. bis frühen 20. Jahrhunderts, aus dem ausgewählte Werke vollständig digitalisiert und via Internet kostenfrei zugänglich gemacht werden.

Seit dem 1. September 2009 wird das Angebot im Rahmen eines DFG-Projekts systematisch ausgebaut. Über das Themenportal „Rezeption der Antike im semantischen Netz: Buch, Bild und Objekt digital“ können die Heidelberger Titel gemeinsam mit weiteren digitalisierten Werken der Projektpartner recherchiert werden.
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Rodopis: Associazione culturale

Rodopis: Associazione culturale
Rodopis è un’associazione culturale senza fini di lucro fondata nel 2010 da alcuni laureandi e dottorandi in Storia antica dell’Università di Bologna, con lo scopo di promuovere lo studio dei contenuti e dei metodi propri delle discipline dell’antichità, all’interno e all’esterno delle Università e nel tentativo di coinvolgere diversi interlocutori. L’azione principale è volta alla sensibilizzazione nei confronti di alcune tematiche proprie dell’antichità e alla divulgazione dei risultati più aggiornati della ricerca (quelli ancora in corso), creando un ponte tra Università e non addetti ai lavori. Allo stesso tempo si facilita l’incontro tra giovani antichisti per creare una comunità internazionale non competitiva che, grazie a una condivisione e a un confronto autentici relativamente a contenuti, modalità, metodi e approcci di ricerca esca da logiche accademiche spesso limitanti, dalla specializzazione estrema che rischia di far chiudere  i settori di studio su se stessi e dal localismo che inevitabilmente ne riduce gli orizzonti di sviluppo.