Sunday, June 24, 2018

New Open Access Journal: Roman Roads Research Association Newsletter

Roman Roads Research Association Newsletter
Ivan Margary’s “Roman Roads in Britain”, last published in 1973, represented a fairly comprehensive assessment of the nation’s Roman road network as it was understood at the time. Unfortunately, it has all too often been assumed that after Margary’s work our knowledge and understanding of the Roman road network was reasonably complete, an assumption that has led to a lack of serious study within professional archaeology (with the notable exception of roads in Wales), and a failure to acknowledge that we are probably only reasonably certain of about 40% of the network at best.

For the last forty years and more, the serious study of Roman roads has largely been left to a handful of disparate individuals and small amateur groups, with little or no co-ordination or cooperation between them. Neither has it helped that the subject has, on occasions, attracted individuals whose enthusiasm has been rather more evident than their objectivity. The RRRA was formed to bring those disparate individuals together, and to coordinate a nationwide programme of research ensuring a consistent and high quality approach.

Open Access Journal: E-pigraphia: Epigrafía en Internet

E-pigraphia: Epigrafía en Internet
ISSN: 2340-7433
E-pigraphia: Epigrafía en Internet publica, de manera periódica,  información para conocer las novedades en materia de investigación y docencia de la Epigrafía: publicaciones recientes, congresos, seminarios, cursos. Está editado por el Departamento de Ciencias Históricas de la Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

Si desea hacernos llegar cualquier información que considere de interés para ser publicada en E-pigraphia, puede enviarnos un correo electrónico a la siguiente dirección:

La información publicada en E-pigraphia está disponible para su consulta con propósitos docentes y de investigación, exclusivamente, conforme a la licencia de CreativeCommons indicada abajo. Para cualquier uso comercial de los recursos de E-pigraphia (incluyendo los textos, en cualquier formato, e imágenes), será imprescindible contar con autorización escrita del autor/es de las obras o del propietario de las imágenes.

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Open Access Journal: Love Archaeology Magazine

 [First posted in AWOL 11 February 2012, updted 23 June 2018]

Love Archaeology Magazine 
Created and run by University of Glasgow archaeology postgrads, Love Archaeology Magazine is published twice a year.

We aim to provide a platform for aspiring researchers, but not necessarily a platform solely for new research. We believe that archaeology is a way of thinking about the world, and this can manifest itself through the study of the material remains of the past as easily as the culture of the present. As such, we strive to include both cutting-edge research alongside the musings of archaeologists and non-archaeologists alike which showcase the potential of archaeological modes of thought. Our tone is smart but fun, providing a bridge between a popular archaeology magazine and an academic journal.

In other words, anyone can submit! If you’ve got a great idea or even a finished piece, first check out our Style Guide (see link above) then email us at

World Atlas of Language Structures (WALS)

[First posted in AWOL 9 June 2011, updated 23 June 2018]

World Atlas of Language Structures (WALS)

Welcome to WALS Online

The World Atlas of Language Structures (WALS) is a large database of structural (phonological, grammatical, lexical) properties of languages gathered from descriptive materials (such as reference grammars) by a team of 55 authors.
The first version of WALS was published as a book with CD-ROM in 2005 by Oxford University Press. The first online version was published in April 2008. The second online version was published in April 2011.
The 2013 edition of WALS corrects a number of coding errors especially in Chapters 1 and 3. A full list of changes is available here.
Starting with this edition of WALS, there will not be specific editions every two or three years, but we will be updating it whenever corrections or additions are made. Changes in value assignment will be made transparent by showing a history on the respective pages.
WALS Online is a publication of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. It is a separate publication, edited by Dryer, Matthew S. & Haspelmath, Martin (Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, 2013) The main programmer is Robert Forkel.

Friday, June 22, 2018

Open Access Journal: British Numismatic Journal (BNJ)

[First posted in AWOL 26 March 2013, updated  22 June 2018]

British Numismatic Journal (BNJ)
The British Numismatic Journal (BNJ) is the Society's principal publication and has been published since 1903. The Society has recently made a complete digital archive of all issues of the BNJ to 2007 freely available available to download. New and recent volumes will be made available five years after publication. In late 2011, large PDF files of entire volumes were made freely available on the society's webspace. In 2012, the volumes have been split into their constituent articles and made available to search via the google bar below.
Each volume can be accessed by clicking the links below. This will lead to a list of the individual articles in each, each of which can be individually dowloaded. You may download the whole volume but the files are very large and may take some time to download. All of the files are PDFs and will require a reader to access them. To download a reader for free (Adobe Acrobat) please click here.

The volumes are arranged chronologically. If you are looking for a specific subject then you can either consult the Index of BNJ contents 1903-2010 or use the google search bar...
This is a new resource and there are probably some errors within it. If you find any of these please report them to the BNS Webmasters
Volume Year Series Series Volume
1 1903-1904 First Series I
2 1905 First Series II
3 1906 First Series III
4 1907 First Series IV
5 1908 First Series V
6 1909 First Series VI
7 1910 First Series VII
8 1911 First Series VIII
9 1912 First Series IX
10 1913-1914 First Series X
11 1915 Second Series I
12 1916 Second Series II
13 1917 Second Series III
14 1918 Second Series IV
15 1919-1920 Second Series V
16 1921-1922 Second Series VI
17 1923-1924 Second Series VII
18 1925-1926 Second Series VIII
19 1927-1928 Second Series IX
20 1929-1930 Second Series X
21 1931-1933 Third Series I
22 1934-1937 Third Series II
23 1938-1941 Third Series III
24 1942-1944 Third Series IV
25 1945-1948 Third Series V
26 1949-1951 Third Series VI
27 1952-1954 Third Series VII
28 1955-1957 Third Series VIII
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Ancient Mesopotamian Gods and Goddesses

[First posted in AWOL 25 February 2013, updated  22 June 2018]

Ancient Mesopotamian Gods and Goddesses
about the site, deities a-z, bibliography
The Mesopotamian literary corpus is one of the oldest literatures in the world. It is infused with the divine, because religion played a crucial part in the way Mesopotamians expressed their thoughts about human life. Mesopotamian religion was polytheistic, with a pantheon consisting of hundreds if not thousands of gods of varying importance. This website offers information about the fifty most important gods and goddesses and provides starting points for further research.

Newly Open Access Journal: Classica Cracoviensia

Classica Cracoviensia
ISSN: 1505-8913
E-ISSN: 2391-6753
Classica Cracoviensia
Rocznik Classica Cracoviensia został założony w roku 1995 z inicjatywy ówczesnego dyrektora Instytutu Filologii Klasycznej Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego, prof. dr hab. Stanisława Stabryły. Od roku 1996 funkcję redaktora naukowego pełni nieprzerwanie prof. dr hab. Jerzy Styka. Od samego początku Classica Cracoviensia były pomyślane jako forum współpracy naukowej Instytutu Filologii Klasycznej UJ z europejskimi ośrodkami uniwersyteckimi, rozwijającymi studia nad antyczną kulturą grecko-rzymską, w jej różnych kształtach – literackim, społeczno-politycznym, filozoficznym, religijnym, prawnym, artystycznym i oczywiście recepcyjnym – oddziaływania na nowożytną kulturę europejską. Organizowane cyklicznie konferencje, wspólnie podejmowane projekty badawcze, gościnne wykłady, inicjowane nowe serie wydawnicze – to niektóre przykłady tej współpracy, która wnosi istotny wkład w rozwój nauki o starożytności grecko-rzymskiej, ale także w równym stopniu zbliża ludzi i ma swój indywidualny wymiar w dziele jednoczenia Europy. Poprzez prezentację badań nad różnorodnymi postaciami kultury grecko-rzymskiej, dążymy do ukazania procesów kształtowania się tej kultury, złożoności zachodzących w niej przemian cywilizacyjnych, staramy się podkreślić jej uniwersalny charakter i jej inspirującą rolę w kształtowaniu się nowożytnej Europy. Przyjęta, bardzo szeroka formuła czasopisma, sprzyja badaniom interkulturowym i interdyscyplinarnym, umożliwiającym wieloaspektową i pogłębioną prezentację kulturowych zjawisk oraz występującego w antycznym świecie grecko-rzymskim dialogu kultur, uczy szacunku dla odmienności i różnorodności warsztatów badawczych, dostarcza argumentów służących obronie dziedzictwa antycznego we współczesnym świecie. Classica Cracoviensia są adresowane w pierwszym rzędzie do ludzi nauki, służą nowoczesnemu postępowi naukowemu i szerokiej wymianie poglądów w dziedzinie studiów nad starożytnością grecko-rzymską. Odpowiada temu językowa formuła czasopisma, publikowania artykułów w językach kongresowych, angielskim, niemieckim, francuskim i włoskim (wyjątkowo w języku polskim, w przypadku tomów in honorem alicuius, zawsze jednak z obszernym streszczeniem obcojęzycznym), powszechnie stosowanych w dyscyplinach starożytniczych. Kolejną grupę odbiorców stanowią studenci kierunków starożytniczych i wszyscy zainteresowani pogłębioną wiedzą o antycznej kulturze grecko-rzymskiej. Classica Cracoviensia wpisały się już z sukcesem w pejzaż naukowych europejskich wydawnictw i ich kolejne tomy odnaleźć można na półkach wielu bibliotek uniwersyteckich w Europie i w Ameryce Północnej.

Ancient World Mapping Center: Maps for Texts

[First posted in AWOL 14 June 2017, updated 22 June 2018]

Maps for Texts
In this series, the Center compiles maps for ancient texts which can be usefully illustrated in this way.  Naturally, the likelihood is that in most, perhaps all, instances these texts were not originally accompanied by maps.  The series is openly licensed under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0.  Please direct all questions or comments to


Theophanes, Journeys between Hermopolis and Antioch
The Center’s single, static map (available via dropbox) plots Theophanes’ journeys between Hermopolis and Antioch in the early fourth century C.E., as recorded in the Rylands Papyri. The map is based on the edition by Colin Roberts (1952), and the translation by John Matthews, The Journey of Theophanes: Travel, Business, and Daily Life in the Roman East (2006). The name-forms and dates marked are as in the papyri.

Hierokles, Synekdemos
The Center’s single, interactive web map (available via the link above) follows the text of Hierokles, Synekdemos in Ernest Honigmann’s edition (Brussels, 1939), and aims to supersede his four maps.  With the Center’s Map Tiles as its base, the map marks all cities and regions which may identified and located with at least some confidence according to the Barrington Atlas and related publications listed below.  Greek names are transliterated as in the Barrington Atlas (see Directory, p. vii).  A full database lists all the place-names in the Synekdemos with references (thus including those that cannot be located and marked on the map).  In addition, the text of Honigmann’s edition of the Synekdemos (and of the geographic work of George of Cyprus) is accessible via the Center’s Dropbox.  On Hierokles and George of Cyprus, see further briefly, The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium, ss. vv.

Ptolemy, Table of Important Cities
Two maps, each in two versions, are offered.  They are produced by Richard Talbert, Gabriel Moss, Alexandra Locking, Peter Raleigh, and the staff of the Center.  Both maps are based on the edition by Lutz Koch, Florian Mittenhuber, and Alfred Stückelberger in Ptolemaios Handbuch der Geographie, vol. 3 (Basel, 2009).  One map (labelled “ancient”) adopts Ptolemy’s projection as drawn by Alfred Stückelberger et al, ibid. vols. 1-2 (2006), using files kindly provided by them, with all sites marked at Ptolemy’s co-ordinates.  The other map (labelled “modern”, ending at longitude 90 degrees E) is based on Antiquity à-la-Carte and shows all the sites which can be located, positioning and naming them as in the Barrington Atlas.  For both maps, one version (labelled “original”) shows only sites originally included in the Table; the other version (labelled “all”) includes sites only added in some later manuscripts.  A searchable directory provides further information on all names in the Table, including the Barrington Atlas reference for each.
All files available for download via Dropbox.


Arrian, Periplus of the Black Sea
Dionysius of Byzantium, Treatise on the Bosporus

Oxford Classical Dictionary Abbreviations List

Oxford Classical Dictionary Abbreviations List
Oxford Classical Dictionary, 4th Edition
Abbreviations List: Downloadable abbreviations PDF
General Abbreviations can be found here.
Authors and Books Note: [- -] names of authors or works in square brackets indicate false or doubtful attributions.  A small number above the line indicates the number of an edition
A · B · C · D · E · · G · H · I · J · K · L · M · N · O · P · Q · R · S · T · U · V · W · X ·Y ·Z

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Open Access Journal: Minerva: The International Review of Ancient Art & Archaeology

 [First posted in AWOL 6 August 2012. Updated 21 June 2018]

Minerva: The International Review of Ancient Art & Archaeology
ISSN 0957-7718
Minerva is the leading international publication focusing on archaeology, the antiquities markets, and exhibitions. Enjoyed by academics and non-specialists alike, Minerva is published six times a year and features a broad range of articles, news, interviews, travel, book reviews and listings of upcoming events.

Assyrian and Babylonian Scholarly Text Catalogues: Medicine, Magic and Divination

Assyrian and Babylonian Scholarly Text Catalogues: Medicine, Magic and Divination
Ed. by Steinert, Ulrike
Die babylonisch-assyrische Medizin in Texten und Untersuchungen, Vol. 9
ISBN: 978-1-5015-0491-4

Aims and Scope

The reconstruction of ancient Mesopotamian medical, ritual and omen compendia and their complex history is still characterised by many difficulties, debates and gaps due to fragmentary or unpublished evidence. This book offers the first complete edition of the Assur Medical Catalogue, an 8th or 7th century BCE list of therapeutic texts, which forms a core witness for the serialisation of medical compendia in the 1st millennium BCE. The volume presents detailed analyses of this and several other related catalogues of omen series and rituals, constituting the corpora of divination and healing disciplines. The contributions discuss links between catalogues and textual sources, providing new insights into the development of compendia between serialization, standardization and diversity of local traditions. Though its a novel corpus-based approach, this volume revolutionizes the current understanding of Mesopotamian medical texts and the healing disciplines of "conjurer" and "physician". The research presented here allows one to identify core text corpora for these disciplines, as well as areas of exchange and borrowings between them.

Open Access Journal: Gouden hoorn: tijdschrift over Byzantium = Golden horn: journal of Byzantium

 [First posted in AWOL 25 February 2010, updated 21 June 2018]

Gouden hoorn: tijdschrift over Byzantium = Golden horn: journal of Byzantium
ISSN: 0929-7820
This is the archive of Gouden Hoorn (Golden Horn), Journal of Byzantium, which was published by Godiva Éditions on the initiative of the Council of Independent Byzantinists (Onafhankelijk Byzantinologen Overleg, OBO), that was founded on 29th November, 1991. The OBO aims at informing and bringing together lovers of Byzantium. The OBO hoped to reach its goal by publishing Gouden Hoorn twice a year.
Gouden Hoorn was published in a paper version as well as on this website. We no longer publish the paper version, and since 2002 we have not published any new issue (9:1 was the last issue).
Gouden Hoorn was edited by Annabelle Parker and André de Raaij. Jan Pieter Kunst was webmaster of the old Gouden Hoorn site that was hosted on Isidore-website.
Copyright of the articles is with each author. Articles can be reproduced only after consulting the editors and not without mentioning the source. The editors have aimed at settling copyright according to statutory regulation. Those who nevertheless think they are entitled to certain rights, can apply to the editors.
Gouden Hoorn can be contacted via P.O. Box 10730, 1001 ES Amsterdam, The Netherlands, or via our e-mail-address: goudenhoorn @
Gouden Hoorn (printed edition) = ISSN 0929-7820

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Open Access Monograph Series: Mitteilungen des Septuaginta-Unternehmens Volumes Online

Mitteilungen des Septuaginta-Unternehmens
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Bei den Veröffentlichungen des Septuaginta-Unternehmens ist zwischen Editionen und wissen­schaft­lichen Unter­suchung­en zu unter­scheiden. Die Editionsreihe trägt den Titel: Septuaginta Vetus Testamentum Graecum auctoritate Academiae Scienti­arum Gottingensis editum. In dieser Reihe sind bislang 23 Bände, das sind knapp Zwei­drittel der Gesamt­aus­gabe, er­schienen. Mit dem 2004 publizierten ersten Teil­band des Rahlfs’schen Hand­schriften­ver­zeich­nis­ses in der Neu­be­ar­beit­ung von Detlef Fraenkel wurde eine Supplement­reihe zur Edition er­öffnet. Von den unter dem Gesamttitel Mitteilungen des Septuaginta-Unternehmens (MSU) erscheinen­den Unter­suchung­en, deren Schwer­punkt bis­her vor allem auf dem Ge­biet der Text- und Über­lieferungs­ge­schichte lag, werden die kürzeren Einzel­studien in den Nach­richten der Aka­demie der Wissen­schaften in Götting­en I. Phil.- hist. Klasse, die mono­graphisch­en Bei­träge in den Ab­hand­lungen der Aka­demie der Wissen­schaften I. Phil.- hist. Klasse ver­öffent­licht.

Within the body of publications produced by the Septuaginta-Unternehmen, one can distinguish between editions and studies. The series of editions is entitled Septuaginta. Vetus Testamentum Graecum auctoritate Academiae Scientiarum Gottingensis editum. At present, it comprises 23 volumes—which adds up to about two thirds of the complete Septuagint corpus. In 2004, a supplementary series to the edition was launched with the first volume of D. Fraenkel’s revised edition of A. Rahlfs’ Verzeichnis der griechischen Handschriften des Alten Testaments. Scholarly research on textual criticism and the transmission history of the Septuagint is published in the series Mitteilungen des Septuaginta-Unternehmens (MSU). This collective title is used to gathers studies that are published in the Nachrichten der Akademie der Wissenschaften in Göttingen I. Phil.-hist. Klasse (in the case of shorter studies), and in the Abhandlungen der Akademie der Wissenschaften I. Phil.-hist. Klasse (for monographs). 

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Band 25

R. Hanhart, Text und Textgeschichte des 2. Esrabuches, Göttingen 2003.

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Band 24

A. Aejmelaeus/U. Quast (Hg.), Der Septuaginta-Psalter und seine Tochterübersetzungen. Symposium in Göttingen 1997, Göttingen 2000.

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Band 23

O. Wahl, Der Deuteronomium-Text der Sacra Parallela, Göttingen 1997.

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Band 22

R. Hanhart, Ein unbekannter Text zur griechischen Esra-Überlieferung, Göttingen 1995.

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Band 21

J. W. Wevers, Text History of the Greek Exodus, Göttingen 1992.

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Band 20

D. Fraenkel/J. W. Wevers/U. Quast (Hg.), Studien zur Septuaginta – Robert Hanhart zu Ehren. Aus Anlaß seines 65. Geburtstages, Göttingen 1990.
[Derzeit nicht lieferbar.]

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Band 19

J. W. Wevers, Text History of the Greek Leviticus, Göttingen 1986.

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Band 18

J. Ziegler, Beiträge zum griechischen Iob, Göttingen 1985.

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Band 17

R. Hanhart, Text und Textgeschichte des Buches Tobit, Göttingen 1984.

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Band 16

J. W. Wevers, Text History of the Greek Numbers, Göttingen 1982.

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Band 15

J. Barr, The Typology of Literalism in Ancient Biblical Translations, Göttingen 1979.

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Band 14

R. Hanhart, Text und Textgeschichte des Buches Judith, Göttingen 1979.

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Band 13

J. W. Wevers, Text History of the Greek Deuteronomy, Göttingen 1978.

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Band 12

R. Hanhart, Text und Textgeschichte des 1. Esrabuches, Göttingen 1974.

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Band 11

J. W. Wevers, Text History of the Greek Genesis, Göttingen 1974.

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J. Ziegler, Sylloge, Göttingen 1971.
[Derzeit nicht lieferbar.]

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Band 9

A. Schmitt, Stammt der sogenannte „θ´“-Text bei Daniel wirklich von Theodotion?, Göttingen 1966.

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Band 8

K. Treu, Majuskelbruchstücke der Septuaginta aus Damaskus, Göttingen 1966.
[Derzeit nicht lieferbar.]

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R. Hanhart, Zum Text des 2. und 3. Makkabäerbuches, Göttingen 1961.

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J. Ziegler, Beiträge zur Ieremias-Septuaginta, Göttingen 1958.
[Derzeit nicht lieferbar.]

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Band 5

A. Möhle, Theodoret von Kyros. Kommentar zu Jesaia, Berlin 1932.
[Derzeit nicht lieferbar.]

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Band 4

A. Rahlfs, Paul de Lagardes wissenschaftliches Lebenswerk im Rahmen einer Geschichte seines Lebens dargestellt, Berlin 1928.

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Band 3,3

M. Johannessohn, Der Gebrauch der Präpositionen in der Septuaginta, Berlin 1926.
[Derzeit nicht lieferbar.]

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Band 3,2

A. Rahlfs, Studie über den griechischen Text des Buches Ruth, Berlin 1922.

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Band 3,1

A. Rahlfs, Über einige alttestamentliche Handschriften des Abessinierklosters S. Stefano zu Rom, Berlin 1918.

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Band 2

A. Rahlfs, Verzeichnis der griechischen Handschriften des Alten Testaments, Berlin 1914.

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Band 1,7

A. Rahlfs, Kleine Mitteilungen aus dem Septuaginta-Unternehmen, Berlin 1915.

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Band 1,6

L. Lütkemann/A. Rahlfs, Hexaplarische Randnoten zu Isaias 1–16, aus einer Sinai-Handschrift, Berlin 1915.

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A. Rahlfs, Die alttestamentlichen Lektionen der griechischen Kirche, Berlin 1915.

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W. Gerhäußer/A. Rahlfs, Münchener Septuaginta-Fragmente, Berlin 1913.

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E. Große-Brauckmann, Der Psaltertext bei Theodoret, Berlin 1911.

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P. Glaue/A. Rahlfs, Fragmente einer griechischen Übersetzung des samaritanischen Pentateuch, Berlin 1911.

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E. Hautsch, Der Lukiantext des Oktateuch, Berlin 1909.
[Derzeit nicht verfügbar.]