Saturday, July 20, 2019

Ancient Lives: Uncover the past through ancient manuscripts

Ancient Lives: Uncover the past through ancient manuscripts
Ancient Lives launched in 2011 as the first effort to enlist volunteers across the world to help transcribe papyrus fragments—fragments of texts on a form of paper used in the ancient Mediterranean world. The project was initiated with the Oxyrhynchus collection, a vast trove of papyrus fragments discovered in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. This collection includes literature, legal documents, and personal letters from Egypt during the millennium when it was ruled by the successors of Alexander the Great and then the Romans (3rd c. BCE - 7th c. CE).
The current batch of papyri belongs to the Egypt Exploration Society, and their texts will eventually be published and numbered in the Society's Greco-Roman Memoirs series in the volumes entitled The Oxyrhynchus Papyri. In this latest version of the project, we will integrate additional collections of fragments over time and have adapted the keyboard to allow transcription in Coptic, the language of early Christian Egypt, as well as in Greek.

Open Access Journal: Stylos

ISSN: 0327-8859
Revista del Instituto de Estudios Grecolatinos “Prof. F. Nóvoa”. Su objetivo es reunir trabajos originales sobre temas del mundo griego y latino antiguos. El interés también se extiende a otras épocas (por ejemplo, temas de la cultura y el latín medievales, como del Humanismo, la literatura neolatina, la literatura neohelénica). También, a estudios de comparación o de influencia del mundo clásico con la cultura posterior. Eventualmente a estudios sobre pueblos antiguos relacionados con griegos y romanos (p. ej. Egipto).

Vol 27, No 27 (2018)

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Ignacio Antelo Reinoso
Alberto Daniel Anunziato
Agustín Ávila
Judith Deolinda del Valle Bazán, Walter Norberto Herrera
María Emilia Cairo
Elsa Danna De Dorado
Paola Druille
Lorena Esteller
Tomás Fernández
Juan Héctor Fuentes
Lucía A. Liñares
Eduardo Esteban Magoja
Victoria Maresca
Ana María Martino
Natalia Milovich
Augusto Moreira
Laura Pérez
María Elena Pontelli
Roberto Jesús Sayar
María Jimena Schere

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Friday, July 19, 2019

Laboratoire d'Analyse Statistique des Langues Anciennes

[First posted in AWOL  4 May 2012, updated 19 July 2019]

Laboratoire d'Analyse Statistique des Langues Anciennes
Fondé à l’Université de Liège en novembre 1961, le Laboratoire d’Analyse Statistique des Langues Anciennes (LASLA) est le premier centre de recherche à avoir étudié les langues classiques – grecque et latine – en recourant aux technologies du traitement automatique de l’information.
Unité facultaire de recherche en langues et littératures classiques de la Faculté de Philosophie et Lettres de l’Université de Liège, le LASLA a pour mission :
  • L’étude approfondie des langues et littératures grecque et latine en recourant aux techniques informatiques et aux méthodes statistiques et quantitatives.
  • La constitution de banques de données littéraires et d’outils informatiques visant à leur diffusion et à leur exploitation via tous les médias disponibles.
  • L’organisation de colloques et d’échanges dans ces domaines.
Fidèle aux objectifs qu’il s’était assigné lors de sa fondation, le LASLA a rassemblé dans des fichiers informatiques de nombreuses œuvres latines antiques, de Plaute à Ausone, ainsi que des textes de la littérature grecque classique.
Online publications
Govaerts S., Denooz J., Lexique de base du latin
Liège, lasla 2e éd., 1974, 275 p.
Delatte L., Évrard E., Govaerts S., Denooz J., Dictionnaire fréquentiel et index inverse de la langue latine
Liège, lasla, 1981, 542p. (épuisé).
Delatte L., Govaerts S., Denooz J., La subordination en latin
Liège, lasla, 1981, 201 p. (épuisé).
Évrard Ét., Stephania selecta
Liège lasla, 2002.
Denooz J., Aduerbia
Liège 2004 (Lasla, n° 28).
Delatte L., Govaerts S., Denooz J., L’ordinateur et le latin. Techniques et méthodes, morphologie, syntaxe, lexico­logie, stylistique
Liège, lasla, 1978, 98 p.
Denooz J., Le traitement automatique de l’information en sciences humaines. Initiation au langage PL/1
Liège, lasla, 1979, 130 p. (Epuisé).
Actes du congrès international  » Informatique et Sciences humaines  » (Liège, 18-21 novembre 1981)
Liège, lasla, 958 p.

Open Access Index to Bibliotheca Orientalis

Bibliotheca Orientalis Index
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Jenny Lane Journals Online

Jenny Lane Journals Online

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Biographical history

Eldest daughter of George Lane, a market gardener in Pulborough, Sussex. Lady's maid to Lucy Renshaw, travelling companion of Amelia A. B. Edwards. She married twice, firstly to George Collins and then in 1885 to William Norton Western; this explains her ... »

Archival history

Previously in the hands of Jenny Lane's family (great-nephew Mr J. Martin of Broadstairs).

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Bonhams, London. Travel and Exploration, Sale 25106, 6 February 2019, lot 115. Acquired by the Griffith Institute at auction (£8,125.00) thanks to grants from the Friends of the National Libraries (50%), the Friends of the Petrie Museum (25%) and a ... »

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Journals of Jenny Lane, lady's maid to Lucy Renshaw, travelling companion of Amelia A. B. Edwards, describing in detail their various trips including the 1873-1874 journey through France and Italy, crossing from Brindisi to Alexandria on the Simla, thence up the Nile to Dendara, Karnak, Luxor, Aswan, Philae and Abu Simbel, and the return journey via Port Said, through Lebanon to Damascus, Baalbek and Beirut, Constantinople, Athens, and the Rhine. They contain vivid descriptions of the landscape, weather and peoples, and anecdotes and observations of fellow travellers and places visited. They cover the period from 4 September 1873 to 6 March 1876. 286 pages in three volumes, calf, worn, 8vo:
  • I: 4 September 1873 to 24 March 1874, dark red cover, 17.5 x 11.5 x 2 cm, 194 pages;
  • II: 1 May to 29 June 1874, dark blue cover, 18 x 11.7 x 0.9 cm, 70 pages;
  • III: 26 February to 6 March 1876, black cover, 17.8 x 11.5 x 0.8 cm, 22 pages.

Landscape and environmental changes at Memphis during the dynastic period in Egypt

Landscape and environmental changes at Memphis during the dynastic period in Egypt
Lourenço Gonçalves, P. M. (2019). Landscape and environmental changes at Memphis during the dynastic period in Egypt (Doctoral thesis).
Memphis is considered to have been the main metropolis of dynastic Egypt. For more than 3000 years the settlement played a primary role in political, economic and cultural life of the state, functioning as capital for long periods. Nonetheless, little is known about the setting and archaeology of the city itself, even when compared to other Egyptian settlements. This work investigates the context and archaeology of Memphis, recognising distinctive development phases, and examines potential reasons for historical changes. Sedimentary records of 77 boreholes taken in the area of Mit Rahina are analysed to detect palaeoenvironmental conditions and palaeo-landscape features. Their interpretation is sustained by a multidisciplinary approach drawing together prior archaeological, historical and geomorphological studies. A model reflecting the transformations of Memphis is formulated and multi-scale landscape and environmental changes in the Memphite region over the last 5000 years are established. According to this new model, a settlement was founded during the Early Dynastic Period on a complex of sandbanks which were separated and surrounded by three branches of the Nile. After its foundation and during the Early Dynastic Period and the Old Kingdom, the city grew on the western cluster of sandbanks while the West Channel was losing flow. During the First Intermediate Period and the beginning of the Middle Kingdom extreme floods significantly affected the settlement. It recovered during the Middle Kingdom when large-scale landscape management initiatives and strong interventions on the margins of the Central Channel were undertaken. By the New Kingdom, the Middle Birka was already dry land, mainly as a result of human intervention. The East Channel became the only active branch of the Nile serving the city and the Eastern Koms were intensively settled. In the Late Period the city had expanded to the Northern Koms and the North Birka silted up. During the Ptolemaic Period, the city reached its maximum extension, despite important changes in its status and social-economic background. Subsequently, the importance of the city declined with the end of the dynastic state, while the East Channel started to migrate slowly eastward. The city decayed and was abandoned after a few centuries. Some landscape and environmental changes are positively associated both with urban mutation and with different social, economic and political phases of Memphis’ history. Human interventions actively induced the evolution of both landscape and local environment. Events at the supra-regional level, both natural and especially anthropic, also had impact and are linked to changes at Memphis. Conversely, contingencies restricted to the Memphite region influenced the development of the state. Local situations at Memphis—e.g., crisis, disaster, conflict, prosperity, or affluence—could be magnified to the extent that they have been perceived as having affected the state as a whole. The foundation and development of Memphis were tightly interconnected with the fortunes of state and power. The city embodied the cultural and political identity of the state and maintained its prominence through dynastic Egyptian history. Triangular complex cause–effect relations between local changes in Memphis, historical change in Egypt, and climatic and environmental evolution both at regional and supra-regional scales are recognised. The significance of each varied with time, determining the evolution of Memphis and also of dynastic Egypt.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Open Access Monograph Series: Valcamonica Symposium

Valcamonica Symposium
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Proceedings of the International Symposia of Valcamonica.

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Open Access Journal: Bollettino del Centro Camuno di Studi Preistorici

Bollettino del Centro Camuno di Studi Preistorici
 ISSN: 1594-7084
Le Edizioni del Centro sono la divisione editoriale del CCSP e offrono spazi di editoria e diffusione delle informazioni a studiosi e ricercatori in Italia e all'estero.

Il BCSP, periodico internazionale di arte preistorica e tribale, testimonia quarant'anni di progresso nella ricerca e pubblicando articoli, rapporti di ricerca e resoconti di recenti scoperte da tutto il mondo. Gli indici analitici per località geografica, autore, temi e contenuti dei volumi 15 e 30 rendono il BCSP una piccola enciclopedia che ogni anno si accresce di un volume. Ogni testo è pubblicato in una lingua a scelta fra italiano, francese o inglese ed è seguito da un riassunto in inglese e italiano.


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