Thursday, October 27, 2016

Open Access Monograph Series: Zetemata

[First posted in AWOL 6 June 2015, updated 27 October 2016]

Zetemata: Monographien zur klassischen Altertumswissenschaft
ISSN: 1610-4188
In dieser Schriftenreihe werden unterschiedliche Themen der Altertumswissenschaften, vor allem aus dem Bereich der Klassischen Philologie, aber auch der Alten Geschichte, Philosophie und der Geschichte des Faches behandelt.
Begründet wurde die Reihe 1951. Sie wird derzeit von Eckard Lefèvre und Gustav Adolf Seeck in Verbindung mit Thomas Baier und Dieter Timpe herausgegeben. Aktuell sind 148 Bände erschienen (Stand Mai 2014), die zum großen Teil noch lieferbar sind.

This series on classical studies examines topics such as philology, history, epistemology and theology in the works of writers and philosophers of ancient Greece and Rome.
The series was founded in 1951, and is currently edited by Eckard Lefèvre and Gustav Adolf Seeck in co-operation with Thomas Baier and Dieter Timpe. 148 titles have been published so far (as of May 2014), and most of them are still available.

Open Access Classical Studies Books from Verlag C.H.Beck

[First posted in AWOL 17 June 2016, updated 27 October 2016]

Classical Studies Books from Verlag C.H.Beck in Open Edition
Der Verlag C.H.Beck, gegründet im Jahr 1763, zählt zu den großen und traditionsreichen Namen im deutschen Verlagswesen. Sein Programm umfasst mehr als 9.000 lieferbare Titel und 70 Zeitschriften zu unterschiedlichsten Themen aus den Bereichen Recht, Geschichte, Theologie, Altertums¬wissenschaften, Literaturgeschichte, Kunstgeschichte, Naturwissenschaften und Wirtschaft. Mit einer jährlichen Produktion von bis zu 1.500 Neuerscheinungen und mehr als 14.000 Autoren rangiert der Verlag auch quantitativ unter den großen deutschen Buch- und Zeitschriftenverlagen. Der Hauptsitz des Verlags ist in München, Dependancen befinden sich in Warschau, Prag, Basel, Bukarest und Bratislava. Seit den späten 1980er Jahren erweitert C.H.Beck seine Publikationstätigkeit um den Bereich des elektronischen Publizierens.
In dieser Schriftenreihe werden unterschiedliche Themen der Altertumswissenschaften, vor allem aus dem Bereich der Klassischen Philologie, aber auch der Alten Geschichte, Philosophie und der Geschichte des Faches behandelt.
Begründet wurde die Reihe 1951. Sie wird derzeit von Eckard Lefèvre und Gustav Adolf Seeck in Verbindung mit Thomas Baier und Dieter Timpe herausgegeben. Aktuell sind 148 Bände erschienen (Stand Mai 2014), die zum großen Teil noch lieferbar sind.

Die Veröffentlichungen der papyrologisch-rechtshistorischen Reihe, die 1915 von Leopold Wenger begründet wurde, behandeln die Themen Recht, Politik, Wirtschaft und Verwaltung in antiken Kulturen, insbesondere in ptolemäischer und hellenistischer Zeit. Insgesamt wurden bislang 109 Bände dieser Zeitschriftenreihe veröffentlicht (Stand Mai 2014), wovon ein Großteil noch lieferbar ist.

Homer and the Papyri

 [First posted in AWOL 16 May 2011, updated 27 October 2016]

Homer and the Papyri


Homer and the Papyri, first created by Professor Dana Sutton of the University of California, Irvine, is here published in a second electronic edition. The edition consists of a database of Homeric papyri published prior to the year 2004.

Homer & the Papyri Editors and Advisors

Editor in Chief: Gregory Nagy, Director of the Center for Hellenic Studies

Editor Emeritus: Dana F. Sutton, The University of California, Irvine

A note to users about the Homer and the Papyri database

The database archived here was created in 2002 by Michael Jones, with the cooperation and supervision of the Stoa Consortium, edited at that time by Anne Mahoney and Ross Scaife. The database is now more than a decade old and has not been updated since 2003. Instead, complete editions of Homeric papyri are now being published as part of the Homer Multitext project. What follows is an overview of the current functionality of the two major types of searches available in this archived version of Homer and the Papyri.

Searching for variants: Users may search for variants by specifying Iliad or Odyssey, book number, or a particular witness, as described on the Homer and the Papyri Help page and in the Introduction.

Searching and generating lists of papyrus witnesses: Lists of Homeric papyri (regardless of whether or not they contain variants) can be generated by the database for the Iliad and Odyssey by simply choosing the title and selecting the "search witnesses" button. This list cannot be further specified. 
More Information
Read Information on the Present Edition
Read the Introduction to the Previous Web-based Edition of Homer and the Papyri

Read the Letter from Gregory Nagy to Dana Sutton, which created the present edition of Homer and the Papyri
How to Contribute
Homer and the Papyri is now part of the Homer Multitext. If you would be interested in contributing XML editions of Homeric papyri to the project, please contact the project editors, Casey Dué and Mary Ebbott. All contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and credited to their editor(s).

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Open Access Journal: Hugoye: Journal of Syriac Studies

[First posted in AWOL 23 October 2009. Updated 26 October  2016]

Hugoye: Journal of Syriac Studies
ISSN: 1097-3702
Hugoye: Journal of Syriac Studies is an electronic journal dedicated to the study of the Syriac tradition, published semi-annually (in January and July) by Beth Mardutho. Published since 1998, Hugoye seeks to offer the best scholarship available in the field of Syriac studies.
The word Hugoye, the plural form of Hugoyo, derives from the root hg' meaning 'to think, meditate, study'. Hugoyo itself means 'study, meditation'. In modern times, the term has been applied for academic studies; hence, Hugoye Suryoye translates as 'Syriac Studies'.
Volume 1 (1998)
Volume 2 (1999)
Volume 3 (2000)
Volume 4 (2001)
Volume 5 (2002)
Volume 6 (2003)
Volume 7 (2004)
Volume 8 (2005)
Volume 9 (2006)
Volume 10 (2007)
Volume 11 (2008)
Volume 12 (2009)
Volume 13 (2010)
Volume 14 (2011)
Volume 15 (2012)
Volume 16 (2013)
Volume 17 (2014) 
Volume 18 (2015) 
Volume 19 (2016)
Searching for a particular article, but not sure which volume it's in? Try searching our Author Index Page.

Online Coins of the Roman Empire (OCRE) News

RIC 9 published to OCRE
RIC volume 9 has been published to Online Coinage of the Roman Empire. This represents about 1,700 types and 3,200 subtypes. In total, there are now more than 43,000 Roman Imperial coin types in OCRE, spread over half a millennium from Augustus to Zeno. This was a huge undertaking with many collaborators from the ANS and DAI, as well as contributors of data from more than a dozen American and European cultural heritage institutions. Without generous support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, we may never have completed this project, which will officially come to a close in December. Since publishing the types to OCRE yesterday, I have begun the process of harvesting relevant coins from partner institutions. The British Museum alone has contributed an additional 11,600 RIC 9 coins to OCRE, and the total number of physical specimens linked into the project stands around 93,000. We hope to surpass 100,000 when the ANS and Fitzwilliam Museum coins are added soon.

Despite the official "end" of the project (with respect to meeting the specifications of the original NEH grant application), the project will continue to evolve in a variety of ways. We anticipate aggregating content from more partners, especially from the archaeological community. There are more than 200,000 Roman Imperial coins in the Portable Antiquities Scheme, but so far barely over 300 have been linked to OCRE URIs. I am continuing to build more sophisticated analysis and visualization interfaces. These advancements have been implemented directly in, but I anticipate porting these code updates into OCRE and various other Numishare-based coin type projects. We also plan to unveil two new features by the end of this year: an intuitive coin type identification interface that non-specialists (collectors or archaeologists working in the field) might use to identity coins, and a faceted search function for architecture depicted on Roman coinage (which extends into Republican coins in CRRO).

While the NEH funding was instrumental in the development of OCRE specifically, the open source code and the workflows we developed for this project have had an impact on our ability to publish similar online type corpora. In 2015, we saw the release of Coinage of the Roman Republic Online and PELLA. Since the multilingual and visualization functionality are inherent to Numishare, our other projects benefit from the funding the NEH invested directly into OCRE. One of these, obviously, is the Egyptian National Library collection of Islamic coinage, which is available in both English and Arabic

Open Access Journal: Humanitas

[First posted in AWOL 28 June 2013, updated 26 October 2016]

ISSN: 0871-1569
Instituto de Estudos Clássicos, Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Coimbra
HVMANITAS 1 (1947)
HVMANITAS 2 (1948-1949)
HVMANITAS 3 (1950-1951)
HVMANITAS 4 (1952)
HVMANITAS 5-6 (1953-1954)
HVMANITAS 7-8 (1955-1956)
HVMANITAS 9-10 (1957-1958)
HVMANITAS 11-12 (1959-1960)
HVMANITAS 13-14 (1961-1962)
HVMANITAS 15-16 (1963-1964)
HVMANITAS 17-18 (1965-1966)
HVMANITAS 19-20 (1967-1968)
HVMANITAS 21-22 (1969-1970)
HVMANITAS 23-24 (1971-1972)
HVMANITAS 25-26 (1973-1974)
HVMANITAS 27-28 (1975-1976)
HVMANITAS 29-30 (1977-1978)
HVMANITAS 31-32 (1979-1980)
HVMANITAS 33-34 (1981-1982)
HVMANITAS 35-36 (1983-1984)
HVMANITAS 37-38 (1985-1986)
HVMANITAS 39-40 (1987-1988)
HVMANITAS 41-42 (1989-1990)
HVMANITAS 43-44 (1991-1992)
HVMANITAS 45 (1993)
HVMANITAS 46 (1994)
HVMANITAS 47 (1995)
HVMANITAS 48 (1996)
HVMANITAS 49 (1997)
HVMANITAS 50 (1998)
HVMANITAS 51 (1999)
HVMANITAS 52 (2000)
HVMANITAS 53 (2001)
HVMANITAS 54 (2002)
HVMANITAS 55 (2003)
HVMANITAS 56 (2004)
HVMANITAS 57 (2005)
HVMANITAS 58 (2006)
HVMANITAS 59 (2007)
HVMANITAS 60 (2008)
HVMANITAS 61 (2009)
HVMANITAS 62 (2010)
HVMANITAS 63 (2011)

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

David Kennedy's 'Kites in Arabia' iBook now free to download

Publications - 'Kites in Arabia' iBook now free to download
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Back in 2014 we launched an iBook that brought together a lot of our research on Kites (see our blog 

The iBook is now FREE TO DOWNLOAD!

You may also be interested in the following:
The Global Kites Project:
Arabian Archaeology and Epigraphy Special Issue Desert Kites - Old Structures, New Research: (Pay Wall)

You can browse thousands of photographs of Kites from Jordan in our archive.




In this book, Professor David Kennedy explores all aspects of kites and related structures from their basic function to more elaborate arrays of kites. Together with examples and case studies, he explores all aspects of these intriguing structures and the methods being employed to better understand them. In particular, the use of aerial archeology techniques from airborne photography in the early days to today’s use of Google Earth and similar tools.

Prior to the aerial crossing of the Jordanian desert and lava fields of the early 20th Century, little was known in the Western world of the structures built from the basalt boulders which became known as kites. News of these structures were published in the journal Antiquity and speculation began on their purpose, composition and the various styles of structure which were being observed. Kites are formed from walls built from these boulders and form a head or enclosure and a run of walls which flow out for up to more than a kilometre.