Sunday, February 23, 2020

Open Access Journal: Rheinisches Museum für Philologie

[First posted in AWOL 25 January 2010. Updated 23 February 2020]

Rheinisches Museum für Philologie
ISSN: 0035-449X
Die Zeitschrift wurde 1827 unter dem Titel „Rheinisches Museum für Philologie, Geschichte und griechische Philosophie“ von Barthold Georg Niebuhr, August Böckh und Christian August Brandis gegründet und erschien unter diesem Namen bis 1829/32. Von 1832/33 bis 1839 wurde die Zeitschrift unter dem Titel „Rheinisches Museum für Philologie“ von Friedrich Gottlieb Welcker und August Ferdinand Naeke weitergeführt. Seit 1842 erscheint die „Neue Folge“ des „Rheinischen Museums für Philologie“. Erstherausgeber waren Friedrich Ritschl und Friedrich Gottlieb Welcker (vgl. auch C.W. Müller, Das Rheinische Museum für Philologie 1842–2007. Zum Erscheinen des 150. Bandes der Neuen Folge, RhM 150, 2007, 1–7).

Das „Rheinische Museum für Philologie“ ist die älteste, bis heute erscheinende altertumswissenschaftliche Fachzeitschrift. Seit ihrer Gründung veröffentlicht sie wissenschaftliche Beiträge zu Sprache, Literatur und Geschichte des griechischen und römischen Altertums und seiner Rezeption in den Sprachen Deutsch, Englisch, Französisch, Italienisch und Latein. Sie ist international verbreitet, und die im „Rheinischen Museum für Philologie“ veröffentlichten Artikel sind jeweils drei Jahre nach Erscheinen der Druckfassung kostenfrei im Internet abrufbar.

Alle eingesandten Beiträge werden von wenigstens zwei Experten begutachtet, die dem Herausgebergremium angehören oder extern hinzugezogen werden. Für weitere Auskünfte wende man sich an den Herausgeber unter:
Rheinisches Museum für Philologie (Neue Folge) 
Open access to volumes 1 (1842) -  160 (2017)

Band 160 (2017)



Rheinisches Museum für Philologie

Rheinisches Museum für Philologie, Geschichte und griechische Philosophie

Open Access Monograph Series: Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum - Österreich

Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum - Österreich

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Partially Open Access Monograph Series: OREA - Oriental and European Archaeology

OREA - Oriental and European Archaeology

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Ogham 3D Pilot Project

Ogham 3D Pilot Project
Ogham stones are among Ireland's most remarkable national treasures. These perpendicular cut stones bear inscriptions in the uniquely Irish Ogham alphabet, using a system of notches and horizontal or diagonal lines/scores to represent the sounds of an early form of the Irish language. The stones are inscribed with the names of prominent people and sometimes tribal affiliation or geographical areas. These inscriptions constitute the earliest recorded form of Irish and, as our earliest written records dating back at least as far as the 5th century AD, are a significant resource for historians, as well as linguists and archaeologists.

Friday, February 21, 2020

Open Access Monograph Series: Forschungen in Ephesos

Forschungen in Ephesos

The Bouleuterion at Ephesos

Gods in Color: Polychromy in Antiquity

Gods in Color: Polychromy in Antiquity
1/30 – 2020/8/30 
Museum exhibitions of ancient Greek and Roman sculptures are striking for the dominance of pure white marble. But looks can be deceiving. These figures of gods and heroes were once richly clothed in vivid colors! We’ve known this for centuries – so why does the image of whiteness still persist?
For many years the Liebieghaus has dedicated itself to unraveling the mystery of the original polychromy of ancient sculptures. Indeed, the museum has taken the lead in this area of research.
Vinzenz Brinkmann’s reconstructions are made in collaboration with the archaeologist Ulrike Koch-Brinkmann and give current viewers a vibrant picture of the former polychromy of the sculptures. The exhibition Gods in Color has been touring the world in one form or another since 2003 – a testament to its popularity and success – and originally went on show at the Liebieghaus in Frankfurt am Main in 2008.

The exhibition now returns to Frankfurt with new findings and reconstructions never before displayed. The juxtaposition of color reconstructions with selected masterpieces from the Liebieghaus allows viewers to experience the history of these brightly painted sculptures first-hand.

Open Access Journal: Ancient Narrative

[First posted in AWOL 11 March 2013, updated 21 February 2020 (new URL)]

Ancient Narrative
Online ISSN: 1568-3532
Print ISSN: 1568-3540

As the name Ancient Narrative indicates, the areas of interest of the new journal are: Greek, Roman, Jewish novelistic traditions, including novels proper, the "fringe", as well as the fragments; narrative texts of the Byzantine age, early Christian narrative texts - and the reception of these works in modern literature, film and music. Ancient Narrative encourages approaches which range from editorial and philological work on these texts, and literary-theoretical studies, to theological, sociological, cultural and anthropological approaches. No particular area or methodology is preferred. The audience of our journal will thus comprise not only those who are working mainly in classical or religious studies, but all those who are interested in the birth and development of narrative fiction in all its aspects, from antiquity to the modern times.

Ancient Narrative (AN) is first and foremost an electronic journal, in which selected articles will be discussed during a period of several months. At the end of the year the authors have the opportunity to revise their articles. A volume containing all revised articles of the past year will appear both in print and on the website.
AN also publishes special, theme-oriented issues. Your suggestions for such issues are very welcome.

AN is the electronic continuation of the Petronian Society Newsletter (ed. Gareth Schmeling) and the Groningen Colloquia on the Novel (eds. Heinz Hofmann and Maaike Zimmerman). Therefore, AN will, besides full articles, publish bibliographical information as well as brief notes on relevant subjects. The editors will also invite specialists for reviews, which will be published in the electronic journal and in the annual printed volume of AN.

2020: AN 17, preliminary version


Corpus Grammaticorum Latinorum: Bibliography of the *Grammatici Latini *(1855-2018)

Corpus Grammaticorum Latinorum: Bibliography of the *Grammatici Latini *(1855-2018)
While waiting for the imminent reopening of the website* Corpus Grammaticorum Latinorum* (*CGL*) in the framework of the project directed by Professor Alessandro Garcea, we are pleased to announce that the bibliography of the *Grammatici Latini *(1855-2018) is now available at the link By way of links to specific web-pages there appear bibliographical information on : grammarians, grammatical texts, cited authors, thematic sections, *generalia*.

Best regards,

Manuela Callipo
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The Tiberian Pronunciation Tradition of Biblical Hebrew

The Tiberian Pronunciation Tradition of Biblical Hebrew, Volume 1

The Tiberian Pronunciation Tradition of Biblical Hebrew, Volume 2

  Geoffrey Khan
The Tiberian Pronunciation Tradition of Biblical Hebrew, Volume 1
These volumes represent the highest level of scholarship on what is arguably the most important tradition of Biblical Hebrew. Written by the leading scholar of the Tiberian Masoretic tradition, they offer a wealth of new data and revised analysis, and constitute a considerable advance on existing published scholarship. It should stand alongside Israel Yeivin’s ‘The Tiberian Masorah’ as an essential handbook for scholars of Biblical Hebrew, and will remain an indispensable reference work for decades to come.
—Dr. Benjamin Outhwaite, Director of the Taylor-Schechter Genizah Research Unit, Cambridge University Library

The form of Biblical Hebrew that is presented in printed editions, with vocalization and accent signs, has its origin in medieval manuscripts of the Bible. The vocalization and accent signs are notation systems that were created in Tiberias in the early Islamic period by scholars known as the Tiberian Masoretes, but the oral tradition they represent has roots in antiquity. The grammatical textbooks and reference grammars of Biblical Hebrew in use today are heirs to centuries of tradition of grammatical works on Biblical Hebrew in Europe. The paradox is that this European tradition of Biblical Hebrew grammar did not have direct access to the way the Tiberian Masoretes were pronouncing Biblical Hebrew.

In the last few decades, research of manuscript sources from the medieval Middle East has made it possible to reconstruct with considerable accuracy the pronunciation of the Tiberian Masoretes, which has come to be known as the ‘Tiberian pronunciation tradition’. This book presents the current state of knowledge of the Tiberian pronunciation tradition of Biblical Hebrew and a full edition of one of the key medieval sources, Hidāyat al-Qāriʾ ‘The Guide for the Reader’, by ʾAbū al-Faraj Hārūn. It is hoped that the book will help to break the mould of current grammatical descriptions of Biblical Hebrew and form a bridge between modern traditions of grammar and the school of the Masoretes of Tiberias.

Links and QR codes in the book allow readers to listen to an oral performance of samples of the reconstructed Tiberian pronunciation by Alex Foreman. This is the first time Biblical Hebrew has been recited with the Tiberian pronunciation for a millennium.

The Tiberian Pronunciation Tradition of Biblical Hebrew, Volume 1
Geoffrey Khan | Forthcoming February 2020
762 pp. | 6.14" x 9.21" (234 x 156 mm)
Semitic Languages and Cultures vol 1 | ISSN: 2632-6906 (Print); 2632-6914 (Online)
ISBN Paperback: 978-1-78374-675-0
ISBN Hardback: 978-1-78374-676-7
ISBN Digital (PDF): 978-1-78374-677-4
DOI: 10.11647/OBP.0163
Subject codes: BIC: HRCG (Biblical studies and exegesis), CFF (Historical and comparative linguistics), CFP (Translation and interpretation); BISAC: REL006020 (RELIGION / Biblical Biography / General), LAN009010 (LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Historical & Comparative)

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Greek Vocabulary Tool

Greek Vocabulary Tool

What can you (and will you be able to) do with this site?

Generate word lists with definitions for entire Greek works or specific passages.
View statistics on each word across the entire corpus or user-defined subsets of text.
Provide improvements to the underlying data and contribute to open philology.
Track your reading and scaffold new texts with just the vocabulary help you need.
Study vocabulary with adaptive, spaced flashcards customized to your reading. 
To get started, browse the Lemma List or Editions List.


The texts covered here are all from the Perseus Digital Library. They were lemmatized by Giuseppe Celano and combined with short definitions from Logeion, used with the generous permission of Helma Dik.
This site is being developed by Eldarion, supported in part by the Humboldt Chair of Digital Humanities at the University of Leipzig.

Open Access Monograph Series: Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies Supplements

Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies Supplements
The Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies Supplements  (BICS Supplements) include monographs, conference proceedings, newly edited texts, and the publication of international research projects, all supporting and facilitating the latest work in Classics around the world.

All Books

Cover for  The Digital Classicist 2013
The Digital Classicist 2013
Stuart Dunn, Simon Mahony
9 December 2013
Cover for  Marathon – 2,500 Years: Proceedings of The Marathon Conference 2010
Marathon – 2,500 Years: Proceedings of The Marathon Conference 2010
Christopher Carey, Michael Edwards
2 December 2013
Cover for  Erôs and the Polis: Love in context
Erôs and the Polis: Love in context
Ed Sanders; James Davidson, Nick Fisher, Dimitra Kokkini, Stavroula Kiritsi
1 July 2013
Cover for  Creating Ethnicities & Identities in the Roman World
Creating Ethnicities & Identities in the Roman World
Andrew Gardner, Edward Herring, Kathryn Lomas
4 November 2013
Cover for  Profession and Performance: Aspects of oratory in the Greco-Roman World
Profession and Performance: Aspects of oratory in the Greco-Roman World
Christos Kremmydas, Jonathan Powell, Lene Rubinstein
19 October 2017
Cover for  Persuasive Language in Cicero’s Pro Milone: A Close Reading and Commentary
Persuasive Language in Cicero’s Pro Milone: A Close Reading and Commentary
Lynn S. Fotheringham
19 October 2017

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