Saturday, November 30, 2019

Hercules Project

Hercules Project
The Hercules Project aims to chart and account for the significance in western culture of the classical hero Hercules, from late antiquity via the Renaissance to the present day.
Building on the success of the 2013 Hercules: a Hero for All Ages conference, Stage 2 of Emma Stafford‘s Hercules project was supported by an AHRC Networking (2016-2018). This facilitated the development of a series of four publications on various aspects of the post-classical reception of Herakles-Hercules, via meetings between the editorial teams and a further conference, Celebrating Hercules in the Modern World, held at Leeds 7-9 June 2017.
The international network of scholars established by the two conferences is continually being consolidated and added to via the JISC mailing list Hercules: a hero for all ages and the Facebook Group Hercules2017: anyone interested in post-classical receptions of Herakles-Hercules is welcome to join!
You might also like to follow the Twitter Account @Hercules_Leeds, which we are using to promote activities undertaken by the Hercules Project.

Modern Classicisms

Modern Classicisms
What is it about ancient Greek and Roman art that still captivates and provokes the modern imagination? How can contemporary art help us to see the classical tradition with new eyes? And what can modern-day responses – set against the backdrop of others over the last two millennia – tell us about our own cultural preoccupations?
Modern Classicisms sets out to explore these and other questions by bringing together classicists, art historians, critics and artists. The project commenced in August 2017: activities have included a workshop on 10 November 2017, and an exhibition in spring 2018This project comes about thanks to the generous support of Christian Levett and the Mougins Museum of Classical Art, with additional support from the Department of Classics and Faculty of Arts and Humanities at King’s College London. King’s is proud to be working with other external collaborative partners, including the Courtauld Institute of Art and Minerva (The International Review of Ancient Art and Archaeology).

New Open Access Journal: Journal of Religious Competition in Antiquity

Journal of Religious Competition in Antiquity
The Journal of Religious Competition in Antiquity is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal dedicated to exploring competitive interactions among religious and philosophical persons and groups in the ancient Mediterranean, including Greeks, Romans, Jews, Christians, and Muslims. We specifically aim to foster the development of new approaches and methodologies that highlight contours and nuances of religious competition between and among these communities and individuals. Special consideration is given to submissions that are interdisciplinary in approach and/or employ social-scientific theoretical frameworks. Our goal is to demonstrate competitive interactions among differing socio-religious discourses in antiquity and to explore the ways that these groups mutually influenced each other.

Current Volume: Volume 1 (2019)


See AWOL's full List of Open Access Journals in Ancient Studies

Friday, November 29, 2019

The Leo Strauss Center

The Leo Strauss Center

The Leo Strauss Center seeks to promote the serious study of Leo Strauss’s thought primarily through the preservation and publication of the unpublished written and audio record that he left behind.

Thinking Through Thucydides

[First posted in AWOL 31 July 2012, updated 29 November 2019]

Thinking Through Thucydides (T3)
The ancient Greek historian Thucydides famously claimed that his work would be ‘a possession for all time’: not just the history of a single war between the Athenians and the Spartans, but a guide to the way that the world works, and especially to politics and war.  He was right. Over the last two hundred years, Thucydides has been one of the most frequently quoted ancient writers. His ideas have influenced historians, politicians, international relations experts and soldiers; all agree that his work is useful and important.

Thucydides does not offer simple lessons, but a training course in analysis and deliberation. He demands that his readers follow his narrative of events and think about how things could have turned out differently; he asks them to listen to opposing arguments and to weigh up the issues – and then to think about how those arguments relate what actually happened.  He shows how the world is complicated – and how we can make sense of that complexity. In brief, he aims to help his readers to develop the skills that every citizen of a democracy needs.

The lessons that Thucydides offers are needed today more than ever. The problem is that his work is complex and difficult, even in the original Greek – and of course most readers have to rely on translations, often of dubious quality. The aim of the T3 project (Thinking Through Thucydides, or Thinking, Through Thucydides) is to make key passages from Thucydides' work accessible to as many people as possible, setting his words in context and explaining significant points. These passages can then serve as a resource for thinking about the world and our place in it, a starting-point for debate about some of the most vital issues that face us today.

The project is at a very early stage of development; on this webpage you will find one sample passage of Thucydides (II.43, from the Funeral Oration) along with contextual material and key questions to discuss, to show you what we have in mind. We plan to develop this resource in partnership with schools, so that it can serve as a resource for the study of both Classical Civilisation and Citizenship, but we hope that this will be of interest to everyone. In due course we will be introducing a blog where you can post your comments and suggestions, and get involved in debates about the significance of passages; in the meantime, if you have any comments, or if you would like to be involved in developing this project, please contact Neville Morley (n.d.g.morley(at)

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Intermediate Biblical Greek Reader: Galatians and Related Texts

Intermediate Biblical Greek Reader: Galatians and Related Texts
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Nijay K. Gupta, Portland Seminary
Jonah M. Sandford
Pub Date: 2018
ISBN 13: 9780999829233
Publisher: George Fox University Library
Language: English
Intermediate Biblical Greek Reader: Galatians and Related Texts cover image
After completing basic biblical Greek, students are often eager to continue to learn and strengthen their skills of translation and interpretation. This intermediate graded reader is designed to meet those needs. The reader is “intermediate” in the sense that it presumes the user will have already learned the basics of Greek grammar and syntax and has memorized Greek vocabulary words that appear frequently in the New Testament. The reader is “graded” in the sense that it moves from simpler translation work (Galatians) towards more advanced readings from the book of James, the Septuagint, and from one of the Church Fathers. In each reading lesson, the Greek text is given, followed by supplemental notes that offer help with vocabulary, challenging word forms, and syntax. Discussion questions are also included to foster group conversation and engagement. There are many good Greek readers in existence, but this reader differs from most others in a few important ways. Most readers offer text selections from different parts of the Bible, but in this reader the user works through one entire book (Galatians). All subsequent lessons, then, build off of this interaction with Galatians through short readings that are in some way related to Galatians. The Septuagint passages in the reader offer some broader context for texts that Paul quotes explicitly from the Septuagint. The Patristic reading from John Chrysystom comes from one of his homilies on Galatians. This approach to a Greek reader allows for both variety and coherence in the learning process.
This reader is a collaborative project that developed out of an advanced Greek course at Portland Seminary (2017-2018). The following students contributed equally to the content of the textbook.
Alexander Finkelson (MATS, Portland Seminary, 2018)
Bryn Pliska Girard (MATS, Portland Seminary, 2018)
Charles E. R. Jesch (MDIV, Portland Seminary, current student)
Paul C. Moldovan (MDIV, Portland Seminary, current student)
Jenny E. Siefken (MATS, Portland Seminary, current student)
Julianna Kaye Smith (MATS, Portland Seminary, 2018)
Jana Whitworth (MDIV, Portland Seminary, current student)
Kyle J. Williams (MATS, Portland Seminary, 2018)

Table of Contents

  • Lesson One: Galatians 1:1-9
  • Lesson Two: Galatians 1:10-17
  • Lesson Three: Galatians 1:18-24
  • Lesson Four: Galatians 2:1-10
  • Lesson Five: Galatians 2:11-21
  • Lesson Six: Galatians 3:1-9
  • Lesson Seven: Galatians 3:10-18
  • Lesson Eight: Galatians 3:19-29
  • Lesson Nine: Galatians 4:1-11
  • Lesson Ten: Galatians 4:12-20
  • Lesson Eleven: Galatians 4:21-31
  • Lesson Twelve: Galatians 5:1-15
  • Lesson Thirteen: Galatians 5:16-26
  • Lesson Fourteen: Galatians 6:1-10
  • Lesson Fifteen: Galatians 6:11-18
  • Lesson Sixteen: Introduction to Textual Criticism
  • Lesson Seventeen: LXX Genesis 12:1-3/LXX Leviticus 18:1-5
  • Lesson Eighteen: LXX Habakkuk 2:1-5/LXX Psalm 142:1-6
  • Lesson Nineteen: James 2:14-24
  • Lesson Twenty: John Chrysostom on Galatians 6:2
  • Lesson Twenty-One: Marcion's Redaction of Galatians

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Géoarchéologie des îles de la Méditerranée/Geoarchaeology of the Mediterranean Islands

Géoarchéologie des îles de la Méditerranée/Geoarchaeology of the Mediterranean Islands
Géoarchéologie des îles de la Méditerranée/Geoarchaeology of the Mediterranean Islands
  • Éditeur : CNRS Éditions
  • Collection : Histoire
  • Lieu d’édition : Paris
  • Année d’édition : 2016
  • Publication sur OpenEdition Books : 28 novembre 2019
  • EAN (Édition imprimée) : 9782271089151
  • EAN électronique : 9782271130457
  • Nombre de pages : 344 p.
Parmi les dix mille îles et îlots de Méditerranée, moins de trois cents seraient habités et seulement deux cents mesureraient plus de 5 km2. Ces îles sont des entités géologiques et géographiques complexes où coexistent des formations de roches très anciennes et d'autres créées très récemment (îles volcaniques). A la fois ouvertes sur l'horizon et les côtes continentales voisines, elles restent, paradoxalement, relativement fermées de par leur isolement, créant ainsi des spécificités quant à leur biodiversité et leur colonisation par les sociétés humaines. Les îles de Méditerranée forment ainsi un objet d'étude privilégié pour la géoarchéologie. Celte dernière emprunte les concepts, les méthodes et les techniques de disciplines relevant des sciences humaines et environnementales (l'archéologie, l'épigraphie, la philologie, la géographie. la paléoécologie, la paléontologie...).
Cet ouvrage établit un premier état des connaissances dans le domaine de la géoarchéologie des îles de Méditerranée. L'éclatement géographique de ces dernières, ainsi qu'une histoire de l'occupation propre à chacune, démontrent toute la difficulté de globaliser ces espaces géographiques, progressivement transformés en territoires sous l'action répétée des sociétés humaines. Des spécialistes dressent ici les relations complexes entre les dynamiques et les processus paysagers et les logiques d'occupation humaine depuis la fin du Pléistocène.
Le présent ouvrage recueille vingt-quatre contributions regroupées dans cinq parties intitulées « Anthropisation et mutations paysagères à la transition Paléolithique/Néolithique » ; « Mobilité et reconstitution des anciens niveaux marins depuis la fin de la dernière grande glaciation quaternaire » ; « Adaptation aux mutations paysagères à l'échelle intra-site : la nécessaire prise en compte des paramètres environnementaux » ; « Deltas, lagunes et marais : des interfaces propices à l'implantation des sociétés humaines » et « Matières premières ; exploitation et interactions ».
Cet ouvrage s'adresse principalement à des spécialistes de géographie, d'archéologie et de paléoécologie mais aussi à un public plus large : étudiants des niveaux L-M-D, enseignants et simples néophytes souhaitant s'initier aux concepts, méthodes et techniques de la géoarchéologie.
Ghilardi Matthieu, Leandri Franck, Bloemendal Jan et al.
Introduction générale

Géoarchéologie des îles de Méditerranée

Partie 2. Mobilité et reconstitution des anciens niveaux marins depuis la fin de la dernière grande glaciation quaternaire / Shoreline displacements and sea level changes since the Last Glacial Maximum

Partie 3. Adaptation aux mutations paysagères à l'échelle intra-site : la nécessaire prise en compte des paramètres environnementaux / Human adaptation to site-scale landscape changes: the importance of environmental parameters

Giaime Matthieu, Morhange Christophe, Carayon Nicolas et al.
Les ports antiques des petites îles de Méditerranée

Proposition d’une typologie géoarchéologique

Partie 4. Deltas, lagunes et marais : des interfaces propices à l'implantation des sociétés humaines / Deltas, lagoons, and marshes as suitable environments for human habitation

Lespez Laurent, Müller Celka Sylvie et Pomadère Maia
Changements environnementaux et impact des sociétés humaines autour du site minoen de Malia (Crète, Grèce)

Bilan des acquis et nouvelles recherches

De Samarcande à Istanbul : étapes orientales: Hommages à Pierre Chuvin - II

De Samarcande à Istanbul : étapes orientales: Hommages à Pierre Chuvin - II
Véronique Schiltz (dir.)
De Samarcande à Istanbul : étapes orientales
  • Éditeur : CNRS Éditions
  • Collection : Histoire
  • Lieu d’édition : Paris
  • Année d’édition : 2015
  • Publication sur OpenEdition Books : 28 novembre 2019
  • EAN (Édition imprimée) : 9782271083203
  • EAN électronique : 9782271130464
  • Nombre de pages : 466 p.
Grand helléniste, arpenteur de terres et de textes, Pierre Chuvin double son érudition académique de professeur des Universités d'un intérêt vivant pour les mondes de l'Asie centrale et de la Turquie sous leurs aspects les plus divers. Ainsi a-t-il fondé et dirigé l'Institut français d'études sur l'Asie centrale (1993-1998), avant de prendre la tête de l'Institut d'études anatoliennes (2003-2008).
Succédant à un premier recueil d'hommages consacré au monde grec du mythos au logos, le présent volume rassemble des contributions consacrées à l'Orient centrasiatique et turc. Leur diversité est à l'image de la curiosité inlassable de celui auquel elles sont dédiées.
Des mausolées de Samarcande à la Sublime Porte, de l'Antiquité à l'époque contemporaine, de l'écrit à l'image, de l'Histoire à l'aventure, de la mythologie à la médecine, sans oublier la poésie, ce sont les facettes très multiples d'une culture d'une extrême richesse qui sont illustrées ici. Écrits par des chercheurs de plusieurs pays, les textes réunis et présentés dans cet ouvrage de référence renouvellent notre approche d'un monde fascinant et trop souvent méconnu.
Véronique Schiltz
Valérie Hannin
Un passeur entre les mondes

Open Access Journal: Abstracta Iranica

 [First posted in AWOL 28 February 2014, updated 28 November 2019]

Abstracta Iranica
Couverture Abstracta Iranica - Volume 32-33
Revue de bibliographie sélective et critique pour le monde irano-aryen sur tous les aspects de la culture et de la civilisation iraniennes, des origines à nos jours

A selective and critical bibliographical journal of Iranian studies, also covering Afghanistan and other areas relevant to Iranian culture

چکیده‌های ایرانشناسی یک نشریه کتابشناسی گزیده و انتقادی است از پژوهشهای مربوط به همهً زمینه‌های فرهنگ و تمدن ایرانی‌ از آغاز تا امروز.

Abstracta Iranica est une revue de bibliographie sélective et critique pour le monde irano-aryen ; elle rend compte des travaux concernant tous les aspects de la culture et de la civilisation iraniennes, des origines à nos jours.

Les travaux présentés dans Abstracta Iranica sont sélectionnés parmi les publications de l’année précédente, et présentés par des chercheurs.

Les auteurs et maisons d’édition sont invités à adresser à la Rédaction les ouvrages et tirés-à-part des articles destinés à faire l’objet d’un compte rendu dans la revue.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Open Access Journal: Classica et Mediaevalia: Danish Journal of Philology and History

 [First posted in AWOL 5 February 2013, updated 27 November 2019]

Classica et Mediaevalia: Danish Journal of Philology and History
ISSN 0106-5815
ISSN 1604-9411 (Online)
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Classica et Mediaevalia encourages scholarly contributions covering the fields of Greek and Latin languages and literature up to, and including the late middle ages as well as Graeco-Roman history and traditions as manifested in general history, history of law, history of philosophy and ecclesiastical history. General linguistics, archaeology and the history of art are not usually dealt with.
Classica et Mediaevalia is a peer-reviewed annual online journal (January) which provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.
Classica et Mediaevalia (vol. 67, 2019) 
Classica et Mediaevalia (vol. 66)
Table of contents
Kristoffer Maribo Engell Larsen: "Aphrodite and Inanna: The Homeric Hymn to Aphrodite and Sumerian Poetry on Inanna"

M. Carmen Encinas Reguero: "Rhetoric in Classical Athens: The Recognition Scene in Aeschylus' Choephoroi and in Sophocles' and Euripides'Electra"

Janek Kucharski: "Matricide and Silence in Sophocles' Electra"

Charles Pry: "The Artist as Critic? Some Notes on the Portrayal of the Athenian Warmaking in the Plays of Euripides"

Benjamin Pedersen: "Callisthenes and the Creation of a Homeric Hero"

Katerina Philippides: "Altars and Temples in Plautine Comedy"

Nick Geller: "Rhetoric's "Cure": The Sublime τέχνη of Longinus"

Keith R. Bradley: Artemidorus and the Dreams of Slaves"

Marc Steinmann: "Eine fiktive Depesche der Gymnosophisten an Alexander den Großen: Die Epistula Bragmanorum ad Alexandrum als Einleitung zu einer moralisch-ethnographischen Epitome" Willum Westenholz: "Sidonius as an Auctor in the Middle Ages"

Stavroula Constantinou: "The Saint's Two Bodies: Sensibility under (self-)Torture in Byzantine Hagiography

Vasileios Pappas: "Justin Neograecus: The Translation of Epitome of Philippics by Daniel Philippides"

Heta Björklund: "A Note on the Aspects of the Greek Child-Killing Demon"
Classica et Mediaevalia (vol. 65) 
Classica et Mediaevalia (vol. 64)
Classica et Mediaevalia (vol. 63)
Classica et Mediaevalia (vol. 62)
Classica et Mediaevalia (vol. 61)
Classica et Mediaevalia (vol. 60)
Classica et Mediaevalia (vol. 60) 
 The following volumes have TOC and abstracts only
Classica et Mediaevalia (vol. 58) 
Classica et Mediaevalia (vol. 57) 
Classica et Mediaevalia (vol. 56) 
Classica et Mediaevalia (vol. 55) 
Classica et Mediaevalia (vol. 54) 
Classica et Mediaevalia (vol. 53)