Thursday, April 9, 2020

Numismatic News: First batch of Philip II coins added to PELLA

First batch of Philip II coins added to PELLA
The first few collections of Philip II coins have been linked to new Le Rider URIs and have been made accessible in PELLA through Nomisma.org's SPARQL endpoint. The American Numismatic Society linked 656 coins to these new URIs. Over the weekend, Karsten Dahmen at the Berlin Münzkabinett cataloged the first 17 coins of their collection. Additionally, I used Matt Lincoln's old data dump of years-old British Museum RDF data running locally in an endpoint to query for Le Rider references among their coins. Using OpenRefine to perform some additional cleanup, almost 60 coins of Philip II from the British Museum are now available in PELLA. Furthermore, just about a half hour ago, Julien Olivier at the Bibliothèque nationale de France sent a spreadsheet of 202 coins of Philip II with their corresponding Le Rider URIs. At this phase, there are now over 900 physical specimens linked into these typologies in PELLA. Not bad since we only just published them less than a week ago!

PELLA Philip II 137 is one of the best-represented types.


I expect a lot more contributors to come along as the cataloging process begins to proliferate through partners such as KENOM and NUMiD.

As it stands now, there are 382 total parent types in PELLA. The coins from the aforementioned collections are cataloged with a mixture of Le Rider (subtype [skos:broader] or skos:exactMatch [for plate-figure numbers]) URIs and PELLA parent type URIs. With the following SPARQL query, I can get a count of the number of photographed specimens per type:

PREFIX rdf: <http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#>
PREFIX dcterms: <http://purl.org/dc/terms/>
PREFIX foaf: <http://xmlns.com/foaf/0.1/>
PREFIX nm: <http://nomisma.org/id/>
PREFIX nmo: <http://nomisma.org/ontology#>
PREFIX skos: <http://www.w3.org/2004/02/skos/core#>

SELECT ?type (count(?coin) as ?count) WHERE {  
  ?type dcterms:source|skos:exactMatch/dcterms:source nm:pella_type_series .
  ?coin nmo:hasTypeSeriesItem|nmo:hasTypeSeriesItem/skos:broader ?type .
  {?coin nmo:hasObverse/foaf:depiction ?img}
  UNION {?coin foaf:depiction ?img}
} GROUP BY ?type


Hoards of Philip II coins
There are 258 types of Philip II with at least one photographed specimen, which is about two-thirds of the entire range of coinage. Not too bad for just several collections working together to catalog their coins in a few days.

Now that we have linked the Philip II Nomisma ID to typologies and specimens, some of these specimens also include hoard references, therefore populating the Philip II URI with additional research context for geographic and statistical visualization.

Average weights of tetradrachms from Philip to Alexander

As you can see from the chart above, the weight of Macedonian tetradrachms remains consistent from Philip II to Alexander until 336 B.C (https://bit.ly/2wCuH8G).

Online Open House | Minoan-Mycenaean Scribal Legacy, Gregory Nagy

Online Open House | Minoan-Mycenaean Scribal Legacy, Gregory Nagy
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We are excited to welcome back Gregory Nagy of Harvard University, Francis Jones Professor of Classical Greek Literature and Professor of Comparative Literature and the Director of the Center for Hellenic Studies, Washington, DC for an Online Open House. The title of the discussion is “Minoan-Mycenaean Scribal Legacy” which will take place on April 16 at 11:00 a.m. EDT. The event will be live-streamed and recorded. You can view the event on the Center for Hellenic Studies YouTube channel.

You may like to read the following to get ready for the event:
About writings and rewritings by scribes: an e-dialogue with Hana Navratilova
https://classical-inquiries.chs.harvard.edu/did-the-kings-of-sparta-commission-texts-to-be-written-down-by-scribes/
https://classical-inquiries.chs.harvard.edu/i-am-a-scribe-who-writes-letters-and-my-writing-gives-me-power-variations-on-a-theme-in-the-ancient-mediterranean-and-near-east/
https://classical-inquiries.chs.harvard.edu/some-missing-links-in-my-efforts-to-trace-continuities-as-well-as-discontinuities-in-minoan-mycenaean-scribal-practices/
https://classical-inquiries.chs.harvard.edu/echoes-of-a-minoan-mycenaean-scribal-legacy-in-a-story-told-by-herodotus/
https://classical-inquiries.chs.harvard.edu/a-minoan-mycenaean-scribal-legacy-for-converting-rough-copies-into-fair-copies/
https://classical-inquiries.chs.harvard.edu/minoan-and-mycenaean-fig-trees-some-retrospective-and-prospective-comments/
https://classical-inquiries.chs.harvard.edu/about-writings-and-rewritings-by-scribes-an-e-dialogue-with-hana-navratilova/
https://classical-inquiries.chs.harvard.edu/about-what-kinds-of-things-we-may-learn-about-mythology-by-reading-about-rituals-recorded-by-bureaucratic-scribes/
https://classical-inquiries.chs.harvard.edu/thinking-comparatively-about-greek-mythology-xvii-with-placeholders-that-stem-from-a-conversation-with-tom-palaima-starting-with-this-question-was-herakles-a-dorian/


Gregory Nagy

Gregory Nagy is the Francis Jones Professor of Classical Greek Literature and Professor of Comparative Literature at Harvard University, and is the Director of the Center for Hellenic Studies, Washington, DC. In his publications, he has pioneered an approach to Greek literature that integrates diachronic and synchronic perspectives. His books include The Best of the Achaeans: Concepts of the Hero in Archaic Greek Poetry (Johns Hopkins University Press), which won the Goodwin Award of Merit, American Philological Association, in 1982; also Pindar’s Homer: The Lyric Possession of an Epic Past (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1990), Poetry as Performance: Homer and Beyond (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996), Homeric Questions (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1996), Homeric Responses (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2003), Homer’s Text and Language (University of Illinois Press 2004), Homer the Classic (Harvard University Press, online 2008, print 2009), and Homer the Preclassic (University of California Press 2010). His latest work, Masterpieces of Metonymy, is now available online. He co-edited with Stephen A. Mitchell the 40th anniversary second edition of Albert Lord’s The Singer of Tales (Harvard Studies in Comparative Literature vol. 24; Harvard University Press, 2000), co-authoring with Mitchell the new Introduction, pp. vii–xxix. Professor Nagy has taught versions of this course to Harvard College undergraduates and Harvard Extension School students for over thirty-five years. Throughout his career Nagy has been a consistently strong advocate for the use of information technology in both teaching and research. He is currently writing articles for Classical Inquiries, including commentaries on Iliad.

Society of Biblical Literature and American Academy of Religion Program Books 1938-2019

Society of Biblical Literature and American Academy of Religion Program Books
Pitts Theology Library holds the archival records for both the Society of Biblical Literature (Collection RG 100) and the American Academy of Religion (Collection RG 057). These two organizations have held joint annual meetings since 1970 (with the exception of 2008-2011). Presented here are program books from these organizations (1938-2018). We plan to fill in missing program books as we produce digital copies of them.

NB: The American Academy of Religion was previously known as the National Association of Biblical Instructors and the Society of Biblical Literature was formerly known as the Society of Biblical Literature and Exegesis.

Program Books
1938 The National Association of Biblical Instructors
Twenty-Ninth Annual Meeting
New York, New York
View program book (PDF) [621 KB]
1940 The National Association of Biblical Instructors
Thirty-First Annual Meeting
New York, New York
View program book (PDF) [635 KB]
1941 The National Association of Biblical Instructors
Thirty-Second Annual Meeting
New York, New York
View program book (PDF) [641 KB]
1946 The National Association of Biblical Instructors
Thirty-Seventh Annual Meeting
New York, New York
View program book (PDF) [1006 KB]
1947 The National Association of Biblical Instructors
Thirty-Eighth Annual Meeting
New York, New York
View program book (PDF) [597 KB]
1950 The National Association of Biblical Instructors
Forty-First Annual Meeting
New York, New York
View program book (PDF) [3.3 MB]
1951 The National Association of Biblical Instructors
Forty-Second Annual Meeting
New York, New York
View program book (PDF) [3.8 MB]
1952 The National Association of Biblical Instructors
Forty-Third Annual Meeting
New York, New York
View program book (PDF) [4.4 MB]
  The Society of Biblical Literature and Exegesis
Eighty-Eighth Meeting
New York, New York
View program book (PDF) [907 KB]
1953 The Society of Biblical Literature and Exegesis
Eighty-Ninth Meeting
Evanston, Illinois
View program book (PDF) [961 KB]
1954 The National Association of Biblical Instructors
Forty-Fifth Annual Meeting
New York, New York
View program book (PDF) [761 KB]
  The Society of Biblical Literature and Exegesis
Ninetieth Meeting
New York, New York
View program book (PDF) [991 KB]
1955 The National Association of Biblical Instructors
Forty-Sixth Annual Meeting
New York, New York
View program book (PDF) [4.4 MB]
  The Society of Biblical Literature and Exegesis
Ninety-First Meeting
New York, New York
View program book (PDF) [949 KB]
1956 The National Association of Biblical Instructors
Forty-Seventh Annual Meeting
New York, New York
View program book (PDF) [3.7 MB]
  The Society of Biblical Literature and Exegesis
Ninety-Second Meeting
New York, New York
View program book (PDF) [874 KB]
1957 The National Association of Biblical Instructors
Forty-Eighth Annual Meeting
Louisville, Kentucky
View program book (PDF) [3.9 MB]
  The Society of Biblical Literature and Exegesis
Ninety-Third Meeting
Louisville, Kentucky
View program book (PDF) [9.3 KB]
The SBL archives does not have a copy of the 1957 program. Presented here is the conference proceedings, which was published in the Journal of Biblical Literature.
1958 The National Association of Biblical Instructors
Forty-Ninth Annual Meeting
Louisville, Kentucky
View program book (PDF) [3.6 MB]
  The Society of Biblical Literature and Exegesis
Ninety-Fourth Meeting
New York, New York
View program book (PDF) [969 KB]
1959 The National Association of Biblical Instructors
Golden Anniversary Meeting
New York, New York
View program book (PDF) [3.9 MB]
  The Society of Biblical Literature and Exegesis
Ninety-Fifth Meeting
New York, New York
View program book (PDF) [962 KB]
1960 The National Association of Biblical Instructors
Fifty-First Annual Meeting
New York, New York
View program book (PDF) [839 KB]
  The Society of Biblical Literature and Exegesis
Ninety-Sixth Meeting
New York, New York
View program book (PDF) [888 KB]
1961 The National Association of Biblical Instructors
Fifty-Second Annual Meeting
St. Louis, Missouri
View program book (PDF) [3.6 MB]
  The Society of Biblical Literature and Exegesis
Ninety-Seventh Meeting
St. Louis, Missouri
View program book (PDF) [792 KB]
1962 The National Association of Biblical Instructors
Fifty-Third Annual Meeting
New York, New York
View program book (PDF) [3.7 MB]
  The Society of Biblical Literature and Exegesis
Ninety-Eighth Meeting
New York, New York
View program book (PDF) [997 KB]
1963 The National Association of Biblical Instructors
Fifty-Fourth Annual Meeting
New York, New York
View program book (PDF) [23.6 MB]
  The Society of Biblical Literature, Ninety-Ninth Meeting
New York, New York
View program book (PDF) [900 KB]
1964 American Academy of Religion
Annual Meeting
New York, New York
View program book (PDF) [26.7 MB]
  The Society of Biblical Literature
The Hundredth General Meeting
New York, New York
View program book (PDF) [774 KB]
1965 American Academy of Religion
Annual Meeting
New York, New York
View program book (PDF) [17.7 MB]
  The Society of Biblical Literature
One Hundred First Meeting
Nashville, Tennessee
View program book (PDF) [991 KB]
1966 American Academy of Religion
Annual Meeting
Chicago, Illinois
View program book (PDF) [16.6 MB]
  The Society of Biblical Literature
One Hundred Second Meeting
New York, New York
View program book (PDF) [891 KB]
1967 American Academy of Religion
Annual Meeting
Chicago, Illinois
View program book (PDF) [26.3 MB]
  The Society of Biblical Literature
One Hundred Third Meeting
New York, New York
View program book (PDF) [717 KB]
1968 American Academy of Religion
Annual Meeting
Dallas, Texas
View program book (PDF) [39.7 MB]
  The Society of Biblical Literature
One Hundred Fourth Annual Meeting
Berkeley, California
View program book (PDF) [1.6 MB]
1969 American Academy of Religion
Annual Meeting
Boston, Massachussetts
View program book (PDF) [58.7 MB]
  The Society of Biblical Literature
One Hundred Fifth Meeting
Toronto, Ontario
View program book (PDF) [1.5 MB]
1970 American Academy of Religion, Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, Society of Biblical Literature
Annual Meeting
New York, New York
View program book (PDF) [10.7 MB]
1971 American Academy of Religion, Society of Biblical Literature
Annual Meeting
Atlanta, Georgia
View program book (PDF) [10.3 MB]
1972 Religion and the Humanizing of Man
International Congress of Learned Societies in the Field of Religion
Los Angeles, California
View program book (PDF) [31 MB]
1973 American Academy of Religion, Society of Biblical Literature
Annual Meeting
Chicago, Illinois
View program book (PDF) [12.1 MB]
1974 American Academy of Religion, Society of Biblical Literature, Society for the Scientific Study of Religion
Annual Meeting
Washington DC
View program book (PDF) [20.8 MB]
1975 Society of Biblical Literature, American Academy of Religion
Annual Meeting
Chicago, Illinois
View program book (PDF) [18 MB]
1976 American Academy of Religion, American Schools of Oriental Research, Society of Biblical Literature
Annual Meeting
St. Louis, Missouri
View program book (PDF) [24.7 MB]
1977 American Academy of Religion, American Schools of Oriental Research, Society of Biblical Literature
Annual Meeting
San Francisco, California
View program book (PDF) [32 MB]
1978 American Academy of Religion, Society of Biblical Literature
Joint Annual Meeting
New Orleans, Louisiana
View program book (PDF) [27.3 MB]
1979 American Academy of Religion, Society of Biblical Literature
Annual Meeting (Scholars Press Scholia VIII)
New York, New York
View program book (PDF) [28 MB]
View 1979 Supplement (PDF) [4 MB]
1980 American Academy of Religion, Society of Biblical Literature
Annual Meeting (Scholars Press Scholia XII)
Dallas, Texas
View program book (PDF) [31.7 MB]
View 1980 Supplement (PDF) [1.7 MB]
1981 American Academy of Religion, Society of Biblical Literature
Annual Meeting
San Francisco, California
View program book (PDF) [27.8 MB]
View 1981 Supplement (PDF) [1.3 MB]
1982 American Academy of Religion, Society of Biblical Literature
Annual Meeting
New York, New York
View program book (PDF) [30.3 MB]
1983 American Academy of Religion, Society of Biblical Literature
Annual Meeting
Dallas, Texas
View program book (PDF) [33.1 MB]
View 1983 Supplement (PDF) [1.8 MB]
1984 American Academy of Religion, Society of Biblical Literature, American Schools of Oriental Research
Annual Meeting
Chicago, Illinois
View program book (PDF) [37.4 MB]
1985 American Academy of Religion, Society of Biblical Literature, American Schools of Oriental Research
Annual Meeting
Anaheim, California
View program book (PDF) [45.3 MB]
1986 American Academy of Religion, Society of Biblical Literature, American Schools of Oriental Research
Annual Meeting
Atlanta, Georgia
View program book (PDF) [46.6 MB]
1987 American Academy of Religion, Society of Biblical Literature
Annual Meeting
Boston, Massachusetts
View program book (PDF) [53.8 MB]
1988 American Academy of Religion, Society of Biblical Literature
Annual Meeting
Chicago, Illinois
View program book (PDF) [61.6 MB]
1989 American Academy of Religion, Society of Biblical Literature
Annual Meeting
Anaheim, California
View program book (PDF) [58 MB]
1990 American Academy of Religion, Society of Biblical Literature
Annual Meeting
New Orleans, Louisiana
View program book (PDF) [65.4 MB]
1991 American Academy of Religion, Society of Biblical Literature
Annual Meeting
Kansas City, Missouri
View program book (PDF) [59.7 MB]
1992 American Academy of Religion, Society of Biblical Literature
Annual Meeting
San Francisco, California
View program book (PDF) [63.9 MB]
1993 American Academy of Religion, Society of Biblical Literature
Annual Meeting
Washington DC
View program book (PDF) [74.3 MB]
1994 American Academy of Religion, Society of Biblical Literature
Annual Meeting
Chicago, Illinois
View program book (PDF) [77.4 MB]
1995 American Academy of Religion, Society of Biblical Literature
Annual Meeting
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
View program book (PDF) [77.9 MB]
1996 American Academy of Religion, Society of Biblical Literature
Annual Meeting
New Orleans, Louisiana
View program book (PDF) [79.3 MB]
1997 American Academy of Religion, Society of Biblical Literature
Annual Meeting
San Francisco, California
View program book (PDF) [80.6 MB]
1998 American Academy of Religion, Society of Biblical Literature
Annual Meeting
Orlando, Florida
View program book (PDF) [74.4 MB]
2003 American Academy of Religion, Society of Biblical Literature
Annual Meeting
Atlanta, Georgia
View program book (PDF) [19.5 MB]
2005 American Academy of Religion, Society of Biblical Literature
Annual Meeting
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
View program book (PDF) [8.1 MB]
2007 American Academy of Religion, Society of Biblical Literature
Annual Meeting
San Diego, California
View program book (PDF) [17.6 MB]
2008 American Academy of Religion
Annual Meeting
Chicago, Illinois
View program book (PDF) [57.8 MB]
2009 American Academy of Religion
Annual Meeting
Montreal, Quebec
View program book (PDF) [58.1 MB]
  Society of Biblical Literature
Annual Meeting
New Orleans, Louisiana
View program book (PDF) [35.6 MB]
2010 American Academy of Religion
Annual Meeting
Atlanta, Georgia
View program book (PDF) [67.4 MB]
  Society of Biblical Literature
Annual Meeting
Atlanta, Georgia
View program book (PDF) [79.7 MB]
2011 American Academy of Religion
Annual Meeting
San Francisco, California
View program book (PDF) [3.6 MB]
  Society of Biblical Literature
Annual Meeting
San Francisco, California
View program book (PDF) [34.1 MB]
2012 American Academy of Religion, Society of Biblical Literature
Annual Meeting
Chicago, Illinois
View program book (PDF) [27.1 MB]
2013 American Academy of Religion, Society of Biblical Literature
Annual Meeting
Baltimore, Maryland
View program book (PDF) [17.6 MB]
2014 American Academy of Religion, Society of Biblical Literature
Annual Meeting
San Diego, California
View program book (PDF) [22.7 MB]
2015 American Academy of Religion, Society of Biblical Literature
Annual Meeting
Atlanta, Georgia
View program book (PDF) [23.6 MB]
2016 American Academy of Religion, Society of Biblical Literature
Annual Meeting
San Antonio, Texas
View program book (PDF) [17.7 MB]
2017 American Academy of Religion, Society of Biblical Literature
Annual Meeting
Boston, Massachusetts
View program book (PDF) [20.8 MB]
2018 American Academy of Religion, Society of Biblical Literature
Annual Meeting
Denver, Colorado
View program book (PDF) [14.9 MB]
2019 American Academy of Religion, Society of Biblical Literature
Annual Meeting
San Diego, California
View program book (PDF) [17.7 MB]

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