Sunday, August 25, 2019

Digital Library: Electronic Publications of the Czech Institute of Egyptology

[First posted in AWOL 13 September 2011, updated 25 August 2019]

 Electronic Publications of the Czech Institute of Egyptology
  • The publications of the members of Czech Institute of Egyptology are available also through  Academia.
  Publication Programme of Czech Institute of Egyptology in Arabic

The Abusir Series

Abusir_I   Miroslav Verner Abusir I. The Mastaba of Ptahshepses: Reliefs, vol. I-II
Charles University, Prague 1982

This two-volume work is dedicated to the analysis and publication of the reliefs preserved in situ in the area of the mastaba of Ptahshepses. The first volume contains the text, the second consists of the drawings of the individual reliefs.
Abusir_II Miroslav Verner Abusir II. Baugraffiti der Ptahschepses Mastaba
Czech Institute of Egyptology, Prague 1992
The publication of building graffiti found on the walls of the Mastaba of Ptahshepses. Building graffiti represent an important source of information about the organization of ancient Egyptian construction works, their creation and the people who had built them.
Abusir_III Miroslav Verner Abusir III. The Pyramid Complex of Khentkaus
Charles University in Prague and Academia, Prague 1995
The unique pyramid complex of Khentkaus (the ‘mother of two kings’ who lived around 2500 BC) was discovered by the Czech Institute of Egyptology in 1976. This volume provides the final report on the excavation as well as specialist reports on the masons’ marks, the fragments of papyri and reliefs, and the sealings. It also contains an evaluation of the architectural remains and some conclusions about what this find tells us about Egyptian history at the beginning of the 5th Dynasty.
Abusir_IV Ladislav Bareš Abusir IV. The Shaft Tomb of Udjahorresnet
Charles University in Prague, Prague 1999
This report describes work in the 1980s and 1990s on the tomb of Udjahorresnet, a prominent official who participated in the Persian occupation of Egypt around 525 BC and may even have been one of their main collaborators. As well as chapters on the results of excavations, on the development of the Saite-Persian shaft tomb tradition, and the finds, this book presents a full review of what we know about this colourful 1st Millennium BC figure.
Abusir_V Miroslav Bárta Abusir V. The Cemeteries at Abusir South I
Set Out and the Czech Institute of Egyptology, Prague 2001
This report describes work carried out between 1991 and 1993 on a number of Old Kingdom tombs, mostly of lesser officials. Each tomb is given a full treatment with archaeology, architecture, decoration, epigraphic descriptions and a catalogue of significant finds, with the exception of pottery, which will be published separately. The volume is illustrated with line drawings. Contents: The tomb of Ity; the Lake of Abusir tombs; the tomb of Fetekty and adjacent tomb complexes; the tomb of Kaaper; some taphonomic, demographic and pathologic aspects of the skeletons from mastaba tombs at Abusir South; Palaeographic table; Indexes: Royal names, non-royal names, titles and epithets, gods, tombs.
Abusir_VI Miroslav Verner – Vivienne G. Callender Abusir VI. Djedkare’s Family Cemetery
Czech Institute of Egyptology and Set Out, Prague 2002
This volume contains the results of excavations at the Djedkare’s family cemetery at Abusir, arranged by individual tomb. Verner and Callender describe the structure and archaeology of the tomb including plans of the rooms, its owner, wall paintings and finds from the tomb. These chapters are succeeded by a discussion of the chronology of the tombs, a typology and details on the skeletal remains. Appendices look at the role of female members of the Djedkare family in the old Kingdom.

Conference Proceedings

Barta_Abusir-Sakkara_2000 Miroslav Bárta – Jaromír Krejčí (eds.) Abusir & Saqqara in the Year 2000
Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Oriental Institute, Prague 2000
This collection of articles contains the basic survey of the works that have been realized in the Abusir-Saqqara area in the course of the last fifty years. The book is arranged into several sections: varia, Islamic, Coptic and Late Periods, the New Kingdom and the Second Intermediate Period, the Middle Kingdom and the First Intermediate Period, and the Old Kingdom and the Archaic Period.

Other books of the Czech Institute of Egyptology

Barta_Memories Miroslav Bárta (text) – Kamil Voděra (photography) Memories of 4500 years ago
Foto-Grafika Kamil Voděra, Brandýs nad Labem 2002
A guide to the exhibition dedicated to new discoveries of Czech Egyptologists in South Abusir, in the family tomb complex of vizier Qar and judge Inti. Czech and English versions.
Strouhal_Secondary-cemetery Eugen Strouhal – Ladislav Bareš Secondary Cemetery in the Mastaba of Ptahshepses at Abusir
Charles University, Czech Institute of Egyptology, Prague 1993
This large-format excavation report describes work at a large mastaba tomb which was used for successive burials between the 7th Century BC and 1st Century AD. There are chapters on the burials in and around the monument, the coffins and funeral equipment, demography, burial rites, the human and accompanying animal bones.
Verver_CAA Miroslav Verner
CAA Tschechoslowakei Lieferung I: Altagyptische Saerge in den Museen und Sammlungen der Tschechoslowakei

Czech Institute of Egyptology, Prague 1982
This huge volume of loose-leaf text and plate pages constitutes volume 1 in the Corpus Antiquitatum Aegyptiacarum for the Czech Republic. Mummy cases from the extensive Czech collections are catalogued and discussed in detail, and each example is shown in black and white photographs. Text in German.
Verner_Ztracene-pyramidy-zapomenuti-faraoni Miroslav Verner Lost Pyramids, Forgotten Pharaohs, Abusir
Academia, Prague 1997
This volume is addressed to the general public with interest in the history and culture of ancient Egypt. It relates to the reader the results of the work of Czech Egyptologists at Abusir from the beginning of their excavation at this site to the mid 1990s. The book exists in Czech, English and German versions.
Verner_Some-nubian-petroglyphs Miroslav Verner Some Nubian Petroglyphs on Czech Concessions
Czech Institute of Egyptology, Acta Universitatis Carolinae, Philologia Monographia XLV 73, Prague 1973
This book presents results of work by the Czech Institute to catalogue rock art later covered over by the waters of the Aswan High Dam. The symbols discovered are grouped into: Foot and sandal prints; Signs and symbols and Erotica. Despite the problems of dating rock art, the different types of mark discovered seem to show a long tradition and, as well as cataloguing the material, this book contains some interesting discussion about what the marks meant and how they were used.
Verner_Objevovani Miroslav Verner et al. Unearthing Ancient Egypt / Objevování starého Egypta 1958-1988
Czech Institute of Egyptology, Prague 1990
Presented in both Czech and English this book commemorates work by the Czech Institute of Egyptology in Egypt between 1958 and 1988. The topics covered are: The international UNESCO campaign to save the monuments of Nubia; work at the Mastaba of Ptahshepses at Abusir; work in the South Field at Abusir; an overview of Czech Egyptological Expeditions and a bibliography of Czech Egyptological publications. Text in Czech and English.
Zaba_Maximes Zbyněk Žába Les maximes de Ptahhotep
Édition de l’Académie Tchécoslovaque des Sciences, Prague 1956
Zaba_Orientation Zbyněk Žába L’orientation astronomique dans l’anceinne Égypte, et la précision de l’axe du monde
Édition de l’Académie Tchécoslovaque des Sciences, Prague 1953
Zaba_rock_inscriptions Zbyněk Žába The Rock Inscriptions of Lower Nubia, Czechoslovak Concession
Czech Institute of Egyptology, Prague 1974
This huge book records 293 inscriptions on rock from the area which the Czech Institute took responsibility for surveying as the waters of the Aswan dam rose. This was a region 100 km long, extending between the famous temples of Kalabsha and Gerf Hussein. Most of the inscriptions are in Egyptian, dating from the 1st Dynasty down to the Coptic period with a particularly large number from the early 12th Dynasty (shedding new light on the conquest of Nubia under Amenemhet I and Senwosret I). The remaining inscriptions were written in Greek, Latin, Carian, Meroitic and Aramaic. Each inscription is translated, discussed and given both location and date. Each is also shown in a black and white photograph and transcribed.
_Lexa František Lexa: The Founder of Czech Egyptology / Der Begruender der tschechischen Aegyptologie
Charles University, Prague 1989
This bilingual publication (in Czech and in German) describes the life and work of the founder of Czech Egyptology Prof. František Lexa.
_Preliminary-report Zbyněk Žába – Miroslav Verner et al. Preliminary Report on Czechoslovak Excavations in Mastaba of Ptahshepses at Abusir
Czech Institute of Egyptology, Prague 1976
Ptahshepses was a high official of the 5th Dynasty pharaoh Sahure. His mastaba was first discovered in 1893 but proper investigation was left to a series of Czech expeditions which mapped and excavated the site between 1960 and 1974. This book contains preliminary reports on the 7 expeditions and special studies on: The geodetic documentation survey; The architecture; The reliefs; The inscriptions and marks on masonry blocks; Secondary burials; Coffins of secondary burials; Pottery; The pillar system of the pillar court; The eight-stems columns of the East portico. The book is well illustrated.

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Ancient World Mapping Center: Maps for Texts

[First posted in AWOL 14 June 2017, updated 24 August 2019]

Maps for Texts
In this series, the Center compiles maps for ancient texts which can be usefully illustrated in this way.  Naturally, the likelihood is that in most, perhaps all, instances these texts were not originally accompanied by maps.  The series is openly licensed under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0.  Please direct all questions or comments to

The Black Sea Region Described by Arrian around 130 C.E.
The scale (1:750,000) and presentation of this map match the Center’s Asia Minor in the Second Century C.E. (2017). Arrian’s names are transliterated as in the Barrington Atlas (Directory, p. vii). The map is accompanied by a listing of these names, with references to the Barrington Atlas and its Directory, and to the editions of Arrian’s Periplus by Alain Silberman (1995) and Aidan Liddle (2003).
To download the map and listing of names via Dropbox, contact
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Dionysius of Byzantium, Anaplous of the Bosporus
The Center’s single, static map is at a scale of 1:100,000. The place names follow the forms as in the text of Rudolf Güngerich (1927, reprinted 1958). Ancient cultural and geographic data follows data derived from Barrington Atlas Map 53 compiled by C. Foss and its Directory. For a link to download the map please email
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Hierokles, Synekdemos
The Center’s single, interactive web map (available via the link above) follows the text of Hierokles, Synekdemos in Ernest Honigmann’s edition (Brussels, 1939), and aims to supersede his four maps.  With the Center’s Map Tiles as its base, the map marks all cities and regions which may identified and located with at least some confidence according to the Barrington Atlas and related publications listed below.  Greek names are transliterated as in the Barrington Atlas (see Directory, p. vii).  A full database lists all the place-names in the Synekdemos with references (thus including those that cannot be located and marked on the map).  In addition, the text of Honigmann’s edition of the Synekdemos (and of the geographic work of George of Cyprus) is accessible via the Center’s Dropbox.  On Hierokles and George of Cyprus, see further briefly, The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium, ss. vv.

Ptolemy, Table of Important Cities
Two maps, each in two versions, are offered.  They are produced by Richard Talbert, Gabriel Moss, Alexandra Locking, Peter Raleigh, and the staff of the Center.  Both maps are based on the edition by Lutz Koch, Florian Mittenhuber, and Alfred Stückelberger in Ptolemaios Handbuch der Geographie, vol. 3 (Basel, 2009).  One map (labelled “ancient”) adopts Ptolemy’s projection as drawn by Alfred Stückelberger et al, ibid. vols. 1-2 (2006), using files kindly provided by them, with all sites marked at Ptolemy’s co-ordinates.  The other map (labelled “modern”, ending at longitude 90 degrees E) is based on Antiquity à-la-Carte and shows all the sites which can be located, positioning and naming them as in the Barrington Atlas.  For both maps, one version (labelled “original”) shows only sites originally included in the Table; the other version (labelled “all”) includes sites only added in some later manuscripts.  A searchable directory provides further information on all names in the Table, including the Barrington Atlas reference for each.
All files available for download via Dropbox.

Strabo, Geography
The Center has created an interactive web map (available here) to accompany the Duane Roller’s translation of Strabo’s Geography. The map is freely accessible online and plots all locatable geographic and cultural features in the text. The map is available at this  link.
Theophanes, Journeys between Hermopolis and Antioch
The Center’s single, static map (available via dropbox) plots Theophanes’ journeys between Hermopolis and Antioch in the early fourth century C.E., as recorded in the Rylands Papyri. The map is based on the edition by Colin Roberts (1952), and the translation by John Matthews, The Journey of Theophanes: Travel, Business, and Daily Life in the Roman East (2006). The name-forms and dates marked are as in the papyri.

Open Access Journal: Epistula: Roman Society e-News

[First posted in AWOL 3 July 2012, updated 24 August 2019 (new URL)]

Epistula: Roman Society e-News
ISSN: 2047-6292
Epistula, the Society's e-Newsletter, was introduced by the Society's Archaeology Committee to help keep members up to date with new discoveries and research. 
The initiative was one of a number of projects developed for the Society's centenary, and the first edition was published in July 2011.
Copies are emailed to all members twice a year in June and December, and members are invited to send contributions ( by the deadlines of 30 April and 31 October. 

Epistula I
Epistula II

Epistula III
Epistula IV
Epistula V
Epistula VI
Epistula VII
Epistula VIII
Epistula IX
Epistula X
Epistula XI
Epistula XII
Epistula XIII
Epistula XIV
Epistula XV
Epistula XVI

Friday, August 23, 2019

Texts Added to the TLG August 20, 2019

Texts Added to the TLG August 20, 2019
The TLG has just been updated with 91 new texts from 52 authors. Additions includes a number of Byzantine and post-Byzantine works (by E. Limenites, N. Capianus, S. Sachlices, C. Lucares, M. Myrinaeus, Patriarch Parthenius and others, part of the ongoing expansion of the corpus to later periods) several monastic documents and lives of saints, two mathematical texts and a number of works by Severian (TLG 4139). Thanks are due to Katherin Papadopoulos who shared her transcriptions of MPG texts and Drs. Sever Voicu and Richard Bishop for their suggestions regarding the Severian corpus. 
Updated on: 2019-08-20
0099 STRABO Geogr. ()
004 Chrestomathiae e Strabonis Geographicorum libris
002 Geographica
2116 ARCADIUS Gramm. ()
002 De prosodia catholica epitome
2721 Theodorus PRODROMUS Poeta et Polyhist. ()
015 De manganis carmina xii
009 Chronographia Anonyma (e cod. Monac. gr. 551)
2742 APOPHTHEGMATA Eccl. et Gnom. ()
014 Νέον Μητερικόν
2797 HESYCHIUS Scr. Eccl. ()
005 Prooemium seu epigramma in psalterium (e commentario magno)
006 Commentarius in Psalmum 37 (e commentario magno)
007 Commentarius in Psalmos 77-99 (e commentario magno)
009 Fragmenta in Psalmos (e commentario magno) (in catenis)
010 Scholia in Acta apostolorum (e commentario magno)
011 Scholia in epistulas catholicas (e commentario magno)
013 Epitome duodecim prophetarum
018 Interpretatio Isaiae
024 Collectio difficultatum et solutionum (fort. epitome operis Εὐαγγελικὴ συμφωνία )
2918 JOANNES I Hagiogr. et Scr. Eccl. ()
004 In dormitionem Deiparae (epitome)
2935 JOANNES Euboeensis Scr. Eccl. ()
003 Homilia in Lazarum (e cod. Cryptoferr. gr. B. a. 14, ff. 167v-175r)
001 Panoplia dogmatica ad Alexium Comnenum
3191 Theodorus METOCHITES Phil. et Polyhist. ()
012 Carmina
020 Byzantios vel laus Constantinopolitana
3196 Constantinus ACROPOLITES Hagiogr. et Rhet. ()
009 Oratio in sanctum Barbarum
3197 Demetrius CYDONES Philol., Theol. et Transl. ()
012 Translatio ex Romana lingua libri fratris Richardi contra Mahometem
015 Translatio questionum summae theologicae Thomae Aquinae: De fide
016 Translatio questionum summae theologicae Thomae Aquinae: De spe (secunda secundae xvii-xxii)
018 Translatio questionum summae theologicae Thomae Aquinae: De effectibus amoris et de prudentia (secunda secundae xxxiv-lvi)
020 Translatio questionum summae theologicae Thomae Aquinae: De religione (secunda secundae lxxx-c)
3249 Constantinus LUCITES Rhet. et Scr. Eccl. ()
002 Epitaphius in imperatorem Alexium II magnum Comnenum
3292 GEORGIUS Nicomediensis Theol. ()
002 Orationes ad Deiparam
003 Idiomela
3387 GEORGIUS Presbyter Theol. ()
001 Adversus haereticos
3388 HESYCHIUS Sinaïta Theol. ()
001 De temperantia et virtute
3389 EUSEBIUS HIERONYMUS Theol. et Transl. ()
001 De viris illustribus (fortasse sub translatore Sophronius)
4083 EUSTATHIUS Thessalonicensis Philol. et Scr. Eccl. ()
015 Orationes
016 Exegesis in canonem iambicum pentecostalem
4139 SEVERIANUS Orat. et Scr. Eccl. ()
001 De fide et lege naturae [Sp.] (CPG 4185)
002 De Christo pastore et ove [Sp.] (CPG 4189)
003 In illud Dominus regnavit, exsultet terra (Psal. 96.1); et in illud, cum tradiderit regnum deo et patri (1. Cor. 15. 24), et in mysterium baptismi. [Sp.] (CPG 4190)
004 Quomodo animam acceperit Adamus [Dub.] (CPG 4195)
005 In Genesim sermo II [Sp.] (CPG 4197)
006 In filium prodigum [Sp.] (CPG 4200)
007 Homilia de legislatore [Dub.]
008 In psalmum 95 [Sp.]
009 De serpente homilia [Sp.]
010 De spiritu sancto [Sp.] (olim sub auctore Joanne Chrysostomo)
011 In mundi creationem (homiliae 1-6)
012 In illud: Quomodo scit litteras [Sp.]
013 In Chananaeam et in Pharaonem [Sp.]
014 In dictum apostoli: Non quod volo facio [Sp.]
015 In proditionem servatoris [Sp.]
016 In illud: In principio erat verbum [Dub.]
017 In dei apparitionem
018 De pace (e cod. Sabb. 32, ff. 130r-135v)
4145 Nicephorus GREGORAS Hist. et Scr. Rerum Nat. ()
023 Laudatio sancti Mercurii (BHG 1277)
4478 Stephanus SACHLICES Poeta ()
001 Carmina
4479 ANONYMA THEOLOGICA Hist. et Theol. ()
001 Opusculum de origine schismatis
002 Orationes tres adversus Armenios
4480 Stephanus SGUROPULUS Poeta ()
001 Versus encomiastici ad imperatorem Alexium Comnenum
001 Prologus in sanctum Joannem evangelistam
001 Miracula sancti apostoli Marci (e cod. Athon. Stauron. 18, ff. 175v-189r)
001 Vita sancti apostoli Titi archiepiscopi Cretensis (e cod. Par. gr. 548 et Vat. Ottob. 411)
002 Vita altera (e cod. Vindob. hist. 45)
001 Vita sancti Heraclidis (e cod. Par. gr. 769 et 979)
4485 ANONYMUS NOTARIUS Acta et Legal. ()
001 Acta et epistulae
5000 CONCILIA OECUMENICA (ACO) Epist. et Theol. ()
012 Documenta concilii Constantinopoleos
004 Acoluthiae in sanctum Athanasium
5110 VITAE AMBROSII Hagiogr. ()
002 Vita sancti Ambrosii Mediolanensis (sub auctore Paulino) (e cod. Sabb. 242, ff. 140b-173a)
5161 MARTYRIUM SANCTI MERCURII Hagiogr. et Hymn. ()
001 Martyrium sancti Mercurii (BHG 1275)
002 Acoluthiae sancti Mercurii
5314 ACTA MONASTERII CHILANDAR Acta, Eccl. et Legal. ()
049 Acta monasterii Chilandar (a. 1320 - 1768)
001 Acta monasterii s. Nicolai
022 Testamentum monasterii Rusanii (sub auctoribus Joasaph et Maximo)
5335 ANONYMA ASCETICA Orat. et Theol. ()
001 Oratio ascetica
001 Acta monasterii s. Nicodemi
001 Acta monasterii
003 Tractati geometrici
5514 Antonius EPARCHUS Epist. ()
001 Epistulae
002 Ὑποτύπωσις
003 Lamentatio
5516 Georgius CONTES Epist., Rhet. et Transl. ()
001 Paraphrases orationum sancti Joannis Chrysostomi in lingua vulgata
9022 Joannes TZETZES Gramm. et Poeta ()
016 Argumentum et allegoriae in Homeri Iliadem
9058 Meletius PEGAS Patriarcha Hagiogr. ()
005 Oratio ad Silvestrum patriarcham
9060 Nicolaus CAPIANUS Legal. et Nomograph. ()
001 Acta castri Cephaloniae
9063 Emmanuel LIMENITES Poeta ()
001 Narratio de plagae Rhodi
001 Epistula ad Sinaitas
001 Epistulae encyclicae
002 Actum concilii
9066 Cyrillus LUCARES Scr. Eccl. ()
001 Dialogus brevis
9067 PARTHENIUS Patriarcha Scr. Eccl. ()
001 Ἱστορία τῆς μεταξὺ Ῥωμαίων τε καὶ Ἀρμενίων διαφορᾶς
9068 PHILO CARPASIANUS Hymnograph. et Scr. Eccl. ()
001 Epistula ad Eucarpium (e cod. Sabb. 408 fol. 34-40)
002 Enarratio in canticum canticorum
9069 MATTHAEUS MYRINAEUS Hagiogr. et Theol. ()

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Digital Library

[First posted in AWOL 10 December 2014, updated 23 August 2019]

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Digital Library
The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Digital Library contains rare books and art works related to Greek history, archaeology and culture which are made available online for the first time.

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Items of special interest have been chosen from UCL Special Collections' Euclid and Flaxman collections and the Institute of Archaeology's excavation reports and site surveys, complemented by images of UCL Art Museum's Flaxman plasters.

 You can preview the content of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Digital Library in this web app for tablets.

The materials in the ICS/JL collection have been kindly provided by the Institute of Classical Studies Library and Joint Library of the Hellenic and Roman Societies, where they may be consulted.
Further information on photographic orders and image reproduction for the Euclid, Flaxman or IoA collections is available from UCL Special Collections.

Information on reproduction of images of UCL Art Museum's Flaxman collection for publication or broadcast is available from UCL Art Museum.

The project is generously supported by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation. The Foundation has also supported the digitisation of Euclid editions at the British Library.
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Open Access Journal: Rónai. Revista de estudos clássicos e tradutórios

Rónai. Revista de estudos clássicos e tradutórios
ISSN: 2318-3446
Rónai – Revista de Estudos Clássicos e Tradutórios é uma publicação eletrônica semestral pertencente à Faculdade de Letras (FALE) da Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora (UFJF).  O seu objetivo é divulgar trabalhos oriundos de instituições de ensino nacionais e internacionais que abordem questões pertinentes aos estudos clássicos e tradutórios.
A Rónai aceita artigos científicos, traduções técnicas e literárias, resenhas críticas e entrevistas – em português, inglês, francês, espanhol e italiano – produzidas por discentes de graduação e pós-graduação (também sob orientação) e por docentes de instituições de ensino nacionais e estrangeiras.