Monday, December 5, 2022

City of Caesar, City of God: Constantinople and Jerusalem in Late Antiquity

Edited by: Konstantin M. Klein and Johannes Wienand
book: City of Caesar, City of God
Volume 97 in the series Millennium-Studien / Millennium Studies

When Emperor Constantine triggered the rise of a Christian state, he opened a new chapter in the history of Constantinople and Jerusalem. In the centuries that followed, the two cities were formed and transformed into powerful symbols of Empire and Church. For the first time, this book investigates the increasingly dense and complex net of reciprocal dependencies between the imperial center and the navel of the Christian world. Imperial influence, initiatives by the Church, and projects of individuals turned Constantinople and Jerusalem into important realms of identification and spaces of representation. Distinguished international scholars investigate this fascinating development, focusing on aspects of art, ceremony, religion, ideology, and imperial rule. In enriching our understanding of the entangled history of Constantinople and Jerusalem in Late Antiquity, City of Caesar, City of God illuminates the transition between Antiquity, Byzantium, and the Middle Ages. 

  • Language: English
  • Publisher: De Gruyter
  • Copyright year: 2022
  • Audience: Scholars (Ancient Hist./Classics, Late Antiquity/Byzantine Hist., Church Hist./Theology/Relig.Stud., Classical Archaeology)
  • Pages
    • Front matter: 16
    • Main content: 349
  • Illustrations
    • Illustrations: 13
    • Coloured Illustrations: 14
  • Keywords: Jerusalem; Constantinople; Late Antiquity; empire and church
  • Published: December 5, 2022
  • ISBN: 9783110718447
  • Published: December 5, 2022
  • ISBN: 9783110717204




Galeni In Hippocratis Epidemiarum librum VI commentariorum I–VIII versio Arabica

Edited by: Uwe Vagelpohl
 book: Galeni In Hippocratis Epidemiarum librum VI commentariorum I–VIII versio Arabica
Volume 5/3,3 in the series Corpus Medicorum Graecorum

The present volume offers the first critical edition of the medieval Arabic translation of Galen's Commentary on Book 6 of the Hippocratic Epidemics produced by Ḥunayn ibn Isḥāq (d. ca. 870). The edition is based on all extant Arabic textual witnesses, including the Arabic secondary transmission.

Only about two thirds of the Greek original of this text is extant; the Arabic translation is therefore the only complete witness to this important work. The number and extent of quotations from this commentary in medieval Arabic medical writings, which are documented in the introduction to the volume, demonstrate that it became a crucial source for the development of medicine in the Islamic world. It also gave rise to a wide range of didactic writings which illustrate its importance for medical teaching.

The English translation aims to convey some of the flavour of the Arabic text. The volume also contains comprehensive indices that map out the terminology and style of the translation.

  • Languages: Arabic, English
  • Publisher: De Gruyter Akademie Forschung
  • Copyright year: 2023
  • Audience: All those interested in the history of medicine and the reception of Galen and Hippocrates
  • Pages
    • Front matter: 9
    • Main content: 721
  • Keywords: Medicine in antiquity; Arabistic; History of medicine; Galen
  • Published: December 5, 2022
  • ISBN: 9783110775006
  • Published: December 5, 2022
  • ISBN: 9783110773194


Laying the Foundations: Manual of the British Museum Iraq Scheme Archaeological Training Programme

[First posted in AWOL 19 January  2022, updated (Arabic and Kurdish translations) 5 December 2022]
edited by John MacGinnis and Sébastien Rey. Paperback; 205x225mm; illustrated in full colour throughout. 808 2022. Available both in print and Open Access. Printed ISBN 9781803271408. Epublication ISBN 9781803271415.

Laying the Foundations, which developed out of the British Museum’s ‘Iraq Scheme’ archaeological training programme, covers the core components for putting together and running an archaeological field programme. The focus is on practicality. Individual chapters address background research, the use of remote sensing, approaches to surface collection, excavation methodologies, survey with total (and multi) stations, use of a dumpy level, context classification, on-site recording, databases and registration, environmental protocols, conservation, photography, illustration, post-excavation site curation and report writing. While the manual is oriented to the archaeology of Iraq, the approaches are no less applicable to the Middle East more widely, an aim hugely facilitated by the open-source distribution of translations into Arabic and Kurdish.

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Also available in Arabic and Kurdish

Open Access Journal: Forum for Digital Archaeology and Infrastructure

ISSN: 2748-8861

In der Open-Access-Zeitschrift Forum für digitale Archäologie und Infrastruktur können ohne feste Redaktionstermine zeitnah Beiträge publiziert werden, die aktuelle Themen der diskutieren. Das Themenspektrum ist weit gefasst. Diskussionen zum Forschungsdatenmanagement, zu digitalen Technologien und Verfahren, aber auch zur Weiterentwicklung von Informationsinfrastrukturen. Die Publikation geschlossener Datenbestände oder 3D-Modellen aus Projekten des DAI. Best Practice-Beispiele aus der Anwendung digitaler Systeme und vieles mehr. 
Die Zeitschrift erscheint jährlich in zwei Faszikeln. Die zugehörigen Artikel werden sukzessive im Laufe des jeweiligen Halbjahres publiziert.
Veröffentlicht: 2022-02-23


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Sunday, December 4, 2022

Open Access Journal: Bibliographie analytique de l’Afrique antique (BAAA)

ISSN: 1592-1719
Initiée au début des années 1960 sous le nom de Bulletin d’archéologie algérienne, la Bibliographie analytique de l’Afrique antique (BAAA) est un périodique annuel de bibliographie critique des publications internationales concernant l’Afrique du Nord antique, pour la période allant de la protohistoire à l’époque byzantine puis musulmane. 
Les notices, organisées de manière chronologique et thématique, couvrent l’ensemble des champs de l’histoire et de l’archéologie ou des sciences auxiliaires. Des index complets et développés en facilitent la consultation dans la version papier des ouvrages. 
C’est ainsi un outil de travail particulièrement utile et reconnu non seulement par la communauté des spécialistes de l’Afrique du Nord antique, en France, en Europe ainsi que dans les pays du Maghreb, mais aussi par tous les chercheurs s’intéressant à cette thématique.

Most recent volume:

Bibliographie analytique de l’Afrique antique LI (2017)

Ce volume de la B.A.A.A. permet de rattraper plusieurs lacunes des deux volumes antérieurs puisque le travail de notre équipe a repris plus aisément avec la fin de la crise sanitaire. Nous observons cette année l’abondance des travaux de géographie historique, en particulier ceux qui sont à la croisée des sources pour identifier les peuples et les cités d’Afrique. Nous déplorons comme chaque année le nombre très faible des publications de numismatique, alors même que la documentation est abondante et les réserves des musées maghrébins très riches. Nous plaidons pour que leur accès aux chercheurs de toute origine soit facilité, au nom de l’intérêt scientifique général.



Open Access Journal: Sudan & Nubia: The Sudan Archaeological Research Society Bulletin

[First posted in AWOL 9 November 2012, updated 4 December 2022]

Sudan & Nubia: The Sudan Archaeological Research Society Bulletin
ISSN: 1369-5770
Sudan \& Nubia No.17
Sudan & Nubia is published each autumn. It contains much of interest on recent archaeological fieldwork in Sudan, including many articles on surveys and excavations only undertaken during the previous winter.

The bulletin is an ideal way to keep abreast of current British activities in Sudan, and also contains contributions by eminent foreign scholars. It is profusely illustrated with line drawings and monochrome and colour photographs.

Sudan & Nubia is free of charge to Society members, who receive it a year in advance of online release … JOIN THE SOCIETY >

Individual articles can be read (free) through the online reading service ISSUU by following the links below. If a download is preferred, sign up to ISSUU, which will then provide download links (free).

Most recent available issue online:
Sudan & Nubia : No. 24
Bulletin of the Sudan Archaeological Research Society, London, 2020

222 pages
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Obituariesdownload [ 1.1Mb ]

Yann Ardagna and Marc Maillot. The palace of Muweis and its Medieval necropolisdownload [ 1.4Mb ]
Mohamed Bashir. Kedurma: a Meroitic regional administrative town north of the Third Cataractdownload [ 2.1Mb ]
Laurel Bestock and Christian Knoblauch. Leather, mud and grain: the 2018 excavations in Uronarti Fortressdownload [ 2.2Mb ]
Amanuel Beyin, Abubakr Abdelrahman Adam, Ahmed Alhaj O. Balela and Boshra Abdella Adem. Results of a second season of Paleolithic survey in the Agig area: the Red Sea region of the Sudandownload [ 5.8mb ]
Julia Budka. Kerma presence at Ginis East: the 2020 season of the Munich University Attab to Ferka Survey Projectdownload [ 3.2Mb ]
Gabrielle Choimet. The Meroitic settlement at Damboya: preliminary resultsdownload [ 2.1Mb ]
Nadine DieuDonnéGlad, Charlène Bouchaud, Dominique Gemehl, Samuel Guérin, Marie Millet and Antoine Zazzo. Iron craftsmanship in Muweis, a town of the Meroe Empire: metal production and smithingdownload [ 2.6Mb ]
Mariusz Drzewiecki, Robert Ryndziewicz, Joanna A. Ciesielska, Tomasz Michalik, Maciej Kurcz, Ewa Czyżewska-Zalewska and Rajaa Alamein Adam. New fieldwork at Soba East (2019-2020 season)download [ 2.4Mb ]
Fakhri Hassan Abdallah. An archaeological survey of Gadarif State (Eastern Sudan) from 2006-2013download [ 4.8Mb ]
Serge Feneuille. Renders of the Amun Temple Complex in el-Hassa: practices, pigments and painting methodsdownload [ 2.3Mb ]
Gilda Ferrandino and Vincent W. J. van Gerven Oei. Potential Old Nubian cognates for Meroitic aleqese
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Kathryn Howley. New discoveries at Sanam Temple and its surroundings: Sanam Temple Project, 2019-2020download [ 2.5Mb ]
Francesca Iannarilli. Natakamani and the bronze oil lamp. Some evidence of metallurgy from Jebel Barkaldownload [ 1.3Mb ]
Eleanora Kormysheva. The lion temple at Abu Erteiladownload [ 5.3Mb ]
Adam Łajtar. Literacy in Christian Nubia: perspectives from the Polish mission in Dongoladownload [ 3.2Mb ]
Marc Maillot. The archaeological site of Damboya in the Shendi reach. First seasondownload [ 1.6Mb ]
Michael Mallinson, Helen Mallinson, Abdelrahman Ali Mohamed, Ghalia Gar al-Nabi and Iglal Mohamed Osman el-Malik. Western Sudan Community Museum (WSCM) — British Council Cultural Protection Fund, in partnership with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport — the story so fardownload [ 2.8Mb ]
Liliane Mann and Ben van den Bercken. Shokan. Revival of a forgotten villagedownload [ 1.4Mb ]
Elizabeth Minor, Sarah M. Schellinger, Christopher Sevara, Ahmed El-Ameen Ahmed El-Hassan (Sokhari) and Sajda Adam Omer Ahmed. Laying the groundwork: 2020 survey season and community outreach programme at the Kerma Period settlement site es-Selim R4 in the Northern Dongola Reachdownload [ 2.2Mb ]
Claire Nicholas. Reflections on lost traditions since the 1960s Nubian diasporadownload [ 633k ]
Federica Pancin. Meroitic painted decoration at Jebel Barkal: the external façades of Palace B1500download [ 1.7Mb ]
Alexandra J. Ptacek and Brenda J. Baker. Incorporation of faunal remains in Kerma to Napatan Period burials from the ASU BONE concession between the Fourth and Fifth Cataractsdownload [ 1.4Mb ]
Claude Rilly, Vincent Francigny and Romain David. Collective graves and ba-statues. The 2018 and 2019 campaigns at Sedeingadownload [ 4.1Mb ]
Tsubasa Sakamoto. Christianising a Nubian landscape: a chronology of Post-Meroitic goblets from the Dal Cataractdownload [ 952k ]
Lucy Skinner. Flocks and herds: animal skin and hide exploitation for the manufacture of Nubian leatherdownload [ 1.6Mb ]
Yahia Fadl Tahir. Cairns and below: the el-Ga’ab Depression, Western Dongola Reachdownload [ 1.6Mb ]
Elsa Yvanez. Building textile archaeology in ancient Sudan. The example of the TexMeroe Projectdownload [ 1.4Mb ]

The Long Augment in Homer: a formula-based approach

Chiattelli, Edoardo

In ancient Greek, past tenses of verbs starting with a consonant are prefixed with the vowel epsilon, but some verbs in Homer show an eta instead. These forms were linked to Vedic instances of long augments by part of the relevant literature. Other scholars preferred to explain the Greek instances as inner developments, while others denied any philological validity for the long augment as an actual morpheme, and rather explained its presence in some Homeric verbs as the product of analogical processes. My thesis focusses on specific Homeric forms within the heterogeneous set of evidence offered by ancient Greek. I take these long-augmented verbs to be artificial creations of the Homeric language. This line of interpretation is supported not only by considerations of historical phonology and morphology, but also through an innovative formula-based method. Its aim is to describe, through an analysis of the Homeric traditional language, the possible reasons and dynamics for the creation in the Kunstsprache of artificial long-augmented forms. More specifically, it might be possible to explain them as part of analogical modifications of pre-existent formulaic patterns, so as to provide an accurate description of how (and why) their artificial structure was used as a metrical alternative to their counterparts in the spoken language. The focus of my thesis is on ἠείδη ‘she/he knew’ (and ἠείδης ‘you knew’), ἤϊκτο ‘she/he resembled’, ἀπηύρα ‘she/he took away’, and the trisyllabic forms of the imperfect of εἶμι, i.e. ἤϊα ‘I went’, ‘ἤϊε ‘she/he went’, ἤϊσαν/ἤϊον ‘they went’. A detailed analysis of historical morphology shows that none of them can be assumed to be the result of linguistic processes in the ordinary language. This is also confirmed by their attestations limited to Homeric diction or later poetry imitating it. Furthermore, I show through the formula-based method how most of these long-augmented forms are part of analogical modifications derived from formulaic patterns, which contain forms of the same paradigm but without long augment (i.e. ᾔδεε ‘she/he knew’, ἐϊκυῖα/ἔϊκτο ‘resembling’/‘she/he resembled’, ἴσαν ‘they went’). This suggests that long-augmented forms are used primarily as metrically functional alternatives, which is a feature typical of artificial creations in Homer. Since the results of the method confirm the artificial nature of these forms, they cannot be compared with the Vedic data, nor can their long augment be deemed a genuine morpheme of ancient Greek. It is rather the product of analogical processes within the Homeric Kunstsprache. In particular, I provide a possible narrative for the origin and analogical use of a Homeric long augment in the pluperfect of οἶδα and imperfect of εἶμι, while explaining the initial long vowels of ἠειδ- and ἤϊκτο as analogical temporal augments used by the Homeric poets for metrical purposes. As for ἀπηύρᾱ, this morphologically controversial form is best explained as another analogical use of temporal augmentation, applied by the Ionian bards to original *ἀπεύρᾱ despite its metrical irrelevance. My method shows how forms like ἀπηύρᾱ, which had become extraneous to the Ionian bards, could nonetheless undergo analogical reshaping through the influence of structural connections among formulaic patterns.

Meissner, Torsten
Clackson, James
Awarding Institution
University of Cambridge
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)