Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Open Access Journal: Mediterranea. International Journal on the Transfer of Knowledge

Mediterranea. International Journal on the Transfer of Knowledge
ISSN: 2445-2378
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Mediterranea is an international journal focusing on various areas of knowledge transfer from Late Antiquity to the Early Modern period, covering the Middle East and the Mediterranean basin, and paying special attention to philological, philosophical, scientific, cultural and religious fields of research.
If there is one thing that characterizes the powerful process of knowledge exchange between the Near East and the Latin West it is the passion for knowledge and the discovery of its secrets that inspired scholars of the period. This led to long journeys and rich encounters, and the mutual exchange between cultures that have repercussions up to the present day.
Mediterranea is a project focused on combining efforts, by linking highly qualified research institutions with expertise in the field of transfer of knowledge within the different areas of study that will be addressed in the journal.


Table of Contents


Georgios STEIRIS
Ahmad Alahmad ALKHALAF
Kristin Love HUFFMAN

In memoriam





Pietro Bassiano ROSSI
Francisco CASTILLA
Thanasis RINOTAS





Papers of John Hansman and David Stronach

Papers of John Hansman and David Stronach

Scope and Content

These Papers are mainly concerned with excavations undertaken by David Stronach and John Hansman at Šahr-e Qumis in 1971 and 1976, and by David Stronach at Pasargadae in 1963. There is also the manuscript for Hansman's book, "Julfār, an Arabian Port", and more recent correspondence between Hansman and RAS Archivist, Nancy Charley.

Administrative / Biographical History

John Hansman graduated from the State University of Iowa and subsequently served with the U.S. Navy Submarine Staff Corps. From 1957-1960, he worked in the administration of an economic development program of the Kurdish region, Northeast Iraq. In Iraq, he had been introduced to archaeology when salvage excavating a 6000 year old simple burial site. During the early 1960s, he served two years on the administrative staff in Southwestern Iran. He moved to Britain during the mid-1960s to complete a PhD in archaeology at the School of Oriental Studies, University of London. His thesis required historical surveys of ancient cultural sites in adjoining areas of Southern Iraq and Iran. Following graduation in 1970, Hansman remained in Britain some 20 further years, researching and publishing papers on ancient Middle Eastern cultures and historical geography, while periodically revisiting those regions to excavate and carry out archaeological reconnaissance. His excavations include:
  • 1965 – Located Spasinou Charax. Capital of the small Parthian (Iranian) vassel state of Mesene (Characene) located on the Tigres river flood plain of Southern Iraq, a city that flourished ca. 129 B.C. – 220 A.D.
  • 1966 – Located Hecatompylos, Greek name of an early Persian settlement refounded by Alexander the Great in 330 B.C.; later Iranian Qumis, flourished second and first century B.C. as winter capital of the Parthian empire. Cultural debris of this now isolated site, which extends some 2.5 miles, contains eroded remains of large mud brick structures.
  • 1970 – Identified the site of Anshan, a royal capital of the Elamite civilization in South Iran; which flourished ca. 2300-1600 B.C.
  • During three seasons, Hansman served as co-director, under the British Institute of Persian Studies, at the Hecatompylos site. The last of these operations closed down after four weeks following outbreak, in 1979, of the Iranian revolution.
  • Over two seasons, he directed archaeological excavations at the medieval Islamic port site of Julfar on the Persian Gulf, in the United Arab Emirates.
In 1971-72, while based at London, Hansman organized an appeal for the sesquicentennial anniversary of the Royal Asiatic Society. He also mounted an exhibition of the Society's history and co-organized a symposium of international scholars on un-deciphered and little understood ancient Asian languages.
In 1977 and 2002 Hansman was commissioned by the successive curators at Iolani Palace (former residence of the Hawaiian kings), Honolulu, to identify ceramic material recovered from utility trenches successively opened on the palace grounds. These pieces consisted mostly of sherds from a variety of formal dinner ware used in two older, smaller palace residences that occupied that property earlier in the 1800s.
In 1980 he was elected a Research Fellow at Clare Hall graduate college, Cambridge University. Hansman was decorated in 1983 by Shaykh Saqr bin Mohammad al-Qasimi, ruler of Ra's-al-Khaimah, of the United Arab Emirates, for excavations undertaken over-several-years at the early, port site of Julfar on the Persian Gulf.
Dr. Hansman is an affiliate of Clare Hall, Cambridge University; a Life Fellow, Society of Antiquaries and Fellow Honoris Causa, Royal Asiatic Society, all in the United Kingdom.
David Stronach (born 1931) is a Scottish archeologist of ancient Iran and Iraq. He is an emeritus professor at the University of California, Berkeley. He is an expert on Pasargadae. Stronach was educated at Gordonstoun and Cambridge University. During the 1960s and 1970s he was Director of the British Institute of Persian Studies in Tehran. In the 1990s, he excavated several parts of Nineveh. His scholarship has earned him several honors and awards, including the invitation to deliver endowed lectures at Harvard and Columbia. He is also the recipient of the 2004 Archaeological Institute of America Gold Medal for "Distinguished Archaeological Achievement".
During his time in Iran, he met Ruth Vaadia (1937–2017), an Israeli archeologist who was also working in Iran, and married her. They have two daughters, The family left Iran at the time of the 1979 Iranian Revolution He became a professor at Berkeley in 1981 and retired in 2004.
Warwick Ball is an Australian-born Near-eastern archeologist. In the past 30 years, Ball has mainly excavated in Jordan, Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Afghanistan. Ball was formerly director of excavations at The British School of Archaeology in Iraq. He currently resides in Scotland.


The Papers cover a range of material which were organised mainly according to their archaeological site thus:
  • JH/1 - Pasargadae
  • JH/2- Correspondence
  • JH/3 - Šahr-e Qumis - drawings
  • JH/4 - Šahr-e Qumis - notes and articles
  • JH/5 - Šahr-e Qumis 1976 notebook
  • JH/6 - Julfār manuscript
  • JH/7 - Correspondence with Royal Asiatic Society Archivist

Conditions Governing Access

Open. Please contact the archivist. nc@royalasiaticsociety.org The archive is open on Tuesdays and Fridays 10-5, and Thursdays 2-5. Access is to any researcher without appointment but it will help if an appointment is made via phone or email. Please bring photo ID

Open Access Journal: Archeomedia - Rivista di Archeologia On-line

[First posted in AWOL 11 October 2015, updated 30 Apr 2019]

Archeomedia - Rivista di Archeologia On-line
ISSN: 1828-0005
ArcheoMedia è una rivista ad abbonamento gratuito, per le persone che si interessano di archeologia. La redazione è composta da soci Mediares Sc, Società di Servizi per la Cultura, con il supporto di “collaboratori esterni”. ArcheoMedia è uno strumento di aggiornamento sulle novità archeologiche.

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Monday, April 29, 2019

Open Access Journal: Exemplaria Classica

[First posted in AWOL 2 September 2011, updated 29 April 2019]

Exemplaria Classica
e-ISSN: 2173-6839
ISSN: 1699-3225
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 In recent years the University of Huelva has been at the vanguard of studies in textual criticism and codicology. Throughout the pages of its annual publication Exemplaria Classica (Vol. 8 (2004-); superseding Exemplaria (1997-2003), which was not restricted to Classical literature), a wide array of material with a textual focus (whether Textkritik, Textgeschichte or Überlieferungsgeschichte) has been treated in all corners of Greek and Latin literature. The first volume boldly announced the admirably rigorous line that the journal wished to pursue: "we are convinced, against the fashions of the day, that the classical texts carry their own meaning. This meaning is not a mere construction or ideation of the critic... We discourage speculative or heavily theoretical commentaries which are not firmly anchored in the discussion of texts and factual information" (A. Ramírez de Verger, Vol. 8 (2004), pp.3-4).
[Description from David Butterfield's review of M. Sanz Morales, M. Librán Moreno (ed.), Verae Lectiones: estudios de crítica textual y edición de textos griegos. Exemplaria classica: Vol. Anejo 1. Huelva: Universidad de Huelvá, 2009 in BMCR 2010.05.46]

All but the most recent volume are open access.

Vol. 21 (2017)

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.33776/ec.v21i0

Tabla de contenidos


Marco Gemin
Ángel Escobar
José Antonio Bellido Díaz
Luis Rivero García
José B. Torres Guerra
Dámaris Romero
Sandra R. Piedrabuena
Justin Stover, George Woudhuysen

Review Articles

Krystyna Bartol
Antonio Moreno Hernández
G. Liberman
Adam Kemezis
Domenico Cufalo


Luigi De Cristofaro, Histologia Homerica: studio sulle sezioni dell’Iliade. I gruppi di nove versi (1 + 8, 2 + 7), Roma: Arbor Sapientiae Editore, 2016, 406 pp., ISBN 9788897805779.
Andrew Faulkner, Athanassios Vergados and Andreas Schwab (edd.), Reception of the Homeric Hymns. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2016, xiv+409 pp., $150.00, ISBN 978-0-19-872878-8.
Tom Phillips, Pindar’s Library. Performance Poetry and Material Texts (Oxford Classical Monographs), Oxford: OUP, 2016, x+330 pp., ISBN 978-0-19-874573-0
David Mulroy, Agamemnon, Aeschylus (a verse translation with introduction and notes), Wisconsin Studies in Classics. Madison: The University of Wisconsin Press, 2016, xliv+81 pp., ISBN 978-0-299-30634-2.
N. G. Wilson (ed.), Herodotus Historiae, Libri I-IV, Oxford Classical Texts, Oxford: OUP, 2015, xiii+471 pp., £40,00, ISBN 978-0-19-956070-7. N. G. Wilson (ed.), Herodotus Historiae, Libri V-IX, Oxford Classical Texts, Oxford: OUP, 2015, vi+440 pp., £40,0
J.C. Mckeown–Joshua M. Smith, The Hippocrates code: unraveling the ancient mysteries of modern medical terminology, Indianapolis– Cambridge: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc., 2016, xxiii+370 pp., ISBN 978-1-62466-464-9.
Dániel Kiss, (ed.). What Catullus wrote: problems in textual criticism, editing and the manuscript tradition, Swansea: The Classical Press of Wales, 2015, xxx+194 pp., ISBN 978-1-905125-99-9.
Virgile. Bucoliques. Texte établi par E. de Saint-Denis. Traduction d’Anne Videau. Introduction, commentaire et annotations d’Hélène Casanova-Robin. Paris, Les Belles Lettres, 2014, lviii+296 pp., ISBN 978-2-251-24002-0.
Nicholas Horsfall, The Epic Distilled: Studies in the Composition of the Aeneid., Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2016, xv+160 pp. $75.00, ISBN 978-0-19-875887-7.
Egil Kraggerud, Vergiliana. Critical Studies on the Texts of Publius Vergilius Maro, Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2016, 363 pp., ISBN 978-1-138-20134-7.
Stephanie McCarter, Horace Between Freedom and Slavery: The First Book of Epistles, Madison-Wisconsin: The University of Wisconsin Press, 2015, 378 pp., ISBN 978-0-299-30570-3.
Andrea Cucc hiarelli (trans., comm.). Orazio. L’esperienza delle cose (Epistole, Libro I). Letteratura universale Marsilio, 317, Venezia: Marsilio Editori, 2015, 182 pp., € 14.00 (pb). ISBN 978-88-317-2312-1.
Karin Margareta Fredborg, Minna Skafte Jensen, Marianne Pade and Johann Ramminger (eds.) Karsten Friis-Jensen, The Medieval Horace, Analecta Romana Instituti Danici - Supplementum, 46. Roma: Edizioni Quasar, 2015, 229 pp., ISBN 978-88-7140-600-8.
Philip Hardie, Ovidio, Metamorfosi. Volume VI, Libri XIII–XV. A cura di Philip Hardie. Testo critico basato sull’edizione oxoniense di Richard Tarrant. Traduzione di Gioachino Chiarini. Scrittori greci e latini. Milano: Fondazione Lorenzo Valla - Arnoldo
Marguerite Johnson, Ovid on cosmetics: Medicamina faciei femineae and related texts. London-New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2016, xiii+171 pp., ISBN 978-1-4725-0657-3.
Ingo Gildenhard, Andrew Zissos, Ovid, Metamorphoses, 3.511-733. Latin Text with Introduction, Commentary, Glossary of Terms, Vocabulary Aid and Study Questions, Cambridge, UK: Open Book Publishers, 2017. ISBN 978-1-78374-082-6.
Ju?rgen Paul Schwindt, Thaumatographia oder Zur Kritik der philologischen Vernunft. Vorspiel: die Jagd des Aktaion (Ovid, Metamorphosen 3, 131-259), Bibliothek der klassischen Altertumswissenschaften, NF, 150. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter, 2016.
H. Malaspina, Lucius Annaeus Seneca, De clementia libri duo, Berlin-Boston: De Gruyter, 2016, xxxviii+44 pp., ISBN 978-3-11-026257- 5.
Beth Severy-Hoven, The Satyrica of Petronius: an intermediate reader with commentary and guided review, Oklahoma series in classical culture, 50, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2014, pp. 312, ISBN 978-08-06144-38-2.
Gesine Manuwald, Valerius Flaccus, Argonautica, Book III (edition and commentary), Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015, x+286 pp., ISBN 978-1-107-69726-3.
Fuensanta Garrido Domené, Los teóricos menores de la música griega. Euclides el Geómatra, Nicómaco de Gerasa y Gaudencio el filósofo, Barcelona: Editorial Cerix, 2016, 517 pp., ISBN 978-84-608-7915-2.
J. A. Stover, A New Work by Apuleius. The Lost Third Book of the De Platone. Edited and Translated with an Introduction and Commentary, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016, xi+216 pp., ISBN 978-0-19-873574-8.
Juan Martos, Apuleyo de Madauros, Apología o Discurso sobre la magia en defensa propia, Floridas, [Prologo de El dios de Sócrates], introducción, traducción y notas, Alma Mater, Colección de autores Griegos y Latinos, Madrid: CSIC, 2015, 257 pp., ISBN 978
Stephen Harrison (ed.), Characterisation in Apuleius‘ Metamorphoses: nine studies, Pierides, 5, Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015, xvii+190 pp., ISBN 978-1-4438-7533-2.
Barrie Fleet, Plotinus. Ennead IV, 7: on the immortality of the soul. The Enneads of Plotinus with philosophical commentaries. Las Vegas, Zurich, Athènes, Parmenides Publishing, 2016, 1 vol. 12,5x19, 341 pp., ISBN 978-1-930972-95-7 ; -96-4.
Eric. D. Perl, Plotinus. Ennead V, 1: On the Three Primary Levels of Reality. The Enneads of Plotinus with philosophical commentaries. Las Vegas, Zurich, Athènes, Parmenides publishing, 2015, 1 vol. 12,5x19, 228 pp., ISBN 978-1-930972-91-9 ; -92-6.
Paola Paolucci, Pentadius Ovidian poet: music, myth and love. Anthologiarum Latinarum Parerga, 5, Hildesheim: Weidmann, 2016, xiv+132 pp., ISBN 978-3-615-00422-9.
Valéry Berlincourt, Lavinia Galli Mili? and Damien Nelis (edd.). Lucan and Claudian: Context and Intertext. Bibliothek der klassischen Altertumswissenschaften, 151, Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter, 2016. x+322 pp., € 40.00, ISBN 978-3-8253-6549-3.
Francesca Romana Nocchi, Commento agli Epigrammata Bobiensia, Series: Texte und Kommentare 54, Berlin-Boston: De Gruyter, 2016, x+482 pp., ISBN 978-3-11-046201-2.
Albertus G. A. Horsting, Prosper Aquitanus. Liber epigrammatum, Series: Corpus Scriptorum Ecclesiasticorum Latinorum 100, Berlin / Boston: De Gruyter 2016, vii+160 pp., ISBN 978-3-11-033398-5.
Orestis Karavas, ????????? ?????? ??????. ????????, ?????????, ?????? ??????? ???????, Athens: ???????? – ?????????? ??????? ??????????, 2015, pp. 159, ISBN 978-6188006058.
Calvin B. Kendal – Faith Wallis, Isidore of Seville: On the Nature of Things. Translated with introduction, notes and commentary. Translated Texts for Historians, 66, Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2016, xiv+313 pp., £25.00 (pb), ISBN 978-1-78138-
Enara San Juan Manso (ed.), El Commentum Monacense a Terencio. Anejos de Veleia, Series Minor, 31, Vitoria-Gasteiz: Universidad del País Vasco/ Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea, 2015, 571 pp., ISBN 978-84-9082-162-6.
Martin Revermann (ed), The Cambridge Companion to Greek Comedy, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014, 498 pp., ISBN 978- 0-521-74740-0.Karen Rosenbecker Loyola University New Orleans krosenbe@loyno.edu
Andrea Falcon (ed.), Brill’s Companion to the Reception of Aristotle in Antiquity, Leiden-Boston: Brill, 2016, xvi+512 pp., ISBN 978-90-04- 26647-6 (hardback), 978-90-04-31540-2 (e-book).
Serena Bianchetti, Michele R. Cataudella, Hans-Joachim Gehrke (eds.), Brill’s Companion to Ancient Geography. The Inhabited World in Greek and Roman Tradition, Leiden-Boston: Brill, 2016, xviii+490 pp., ISSN 1872-3357; ISBN 978-90-04-28511-8 (hardback); I
Philip Hardie (ed.), Augustan poetry and the irrational, Oxford-New York: Oxford University Press, 2016, xiv+327 pp., ISBN 978-0-19-872472-8.
Richard Hunter - S. P. Oakley (eds.), Latin literature and its transmission: Papers in honour of Michael Reeve, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016, xiv+366 pp., ISBN 978-1-107-11627-6.
D. Paniagua- M. A. Andrés-Sanz (eds.), Formas de acceso al saber en la Antigu?edad Tardía y la Alta Edad Media. La transmisión del conocimiento dentro y fuera de la escuela, Turnhout: Brepols Publishers, 2016, xi+311 pp., ISBN 978-2-503-56987-1.
Randall J. Pogorzelski, Virgil and Joyce: nationalism and imperialism in the Aeneid and Ulysses, Madison; London: The University of Wisconsin Press, 2016, x+78 pp., ISBN 978-0-299-30800-1.
Thomas Hendrickson (ed.), Ancient Libraries and Renaissance Humanism. The De bibliothecis of Justus Lipsius, Brill’s Studies in Intellectual History, 265 = Brill’s Texts and Sources in Intellectual History, 20, Leiden - Boston: Brill, 2017, xiv+336 pp., $
L. Zurli, Il limen (sottile) tra congettura e restituzione, Perugia: Editrice Pliniana, 2016 (Centro Studi Anthologia Latina. Biblioteca 2), 150 pp., 45’00 €, ISBN 978-88-97830-41-2.


Vol. 8 (2004)