Tuesday, February 19, 2019

New in the Open Monograph Series Archéo.doct

New in the Open Monograph Series Archéo.doct

AXON: Silloge di Iscrizione Storiche Greche

[First posted in AWOL 27 January 2016, updated (new URLs) 19 February 2019]

AXON: Silloge di Iscrizione Storiche Greche / Greek Historical Inscriptios
Axon Project aims to offer a selection of Greek inscriptions, from the birth of the polis in the Archaic Age to 31 BC. The documents are provided with complete lemma and critical apparatus, information about date and place of their discovery, Italian translation, commentary, and updated bibliography. This digital anthology has been selected according to a broader notion of ‘historical’ inscription, which includes those documents relevant not only for their political and institutional contents, but also for the social as well as cultural issues they display.
Specific queries can be carried out with our Search functions, browsing the entire collection and using the interactive Map.
The Project is patronised by Istituto Italiano per la Storia Antica and has an affiliation agreement with Europeana EAGLE Project.
Il Progetto AXON nasce in seno alla Sezione Greca del Laboratorio di Epigrafia Greca diretta da Claudia Antonetti e trova in esso la sua sede scientifica ed operativa. Esso è stato finanziato dall’Università Ca’ Foscari nel quadro dei Progetti di Ateneo (PRA) 2013 e come tale è coordinato da Stefania De Vido.
AXON intende presentare una silloge di iscrizioni greche selezionate in base alla loro rilevanza ‘storica’, valorizzando il documento epigrafico quale fonte indispensabile non solo per la ricostruzione dei diversi aspetti della storia politica o istituzionale del mondo greco, ma anche come fondamentale risorsa per l’indagine diretta a numerosi temi di storia sociale e culturale. Accogliendo tale accezione ‘ampia’ di iscrizione storica, la silloge abbraccia un arco temporale particolarmente esteso, dalla nascita della polis al 31 a.C., corrispondente ai termini convenzionalmente impiegati nella didattica per definire la ‘storia greca’.

New Open Access Journal: New Classicists

New Classicists
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New Classicists is an online periodical aimed at providing a publication platform for postgraduate students in any field that relates to the Classical World.  Our advisory board members aid in sourcing international academics for the two person, blind peer reviewing of each accepted article before publication.
To begin with, there will be two publications a year, February and September, starting in February 2019.  Thanks to generous funding from the Classics department at King's College London, the journal will now be an open access publication.
If you are a postgraduate student of any recognised institution, or are within two years of completing a degree, and you would like to have an article peer reviewed and published, please submit a finished draft of up to 5000 words, along with a short abstract.  Articles can be submitted at any time during the year, but the peer reviewing process can take up to three months so bear this in mind if you want your article included in a particular edition.  Please use the Harvard referencing style for modern sources and the Oxford style for ancient sources, with footnotes, if required, at the bottom of each page.  For more information, please see this referencing guide.

Each article will be assessed for suitability and an outcome will be forwarded to you within two weeks of this date.
We are also looking for book reviews of recent Classical books.  Please contact the editor for more information if you would like to submit a book review.
In the meantime, please follow us on our social media sites and spread the word to your fellow postgrad students and friends!


 

Monday, February 18, 2019

Newly added in the Open Textbook Library

Newly added in the Open Textbook Library
Read more about Greek and Latin Roots: Part I - Latin

Greek and Latin Roots: Part I - Latin

Peter Smith, University of Victoria

Greek and Latin Roots: Part I - Latin is part one of a two part series. This series examines the systematic principles by which a large portion of English vocabulary has evolved from Latin and (to a lesser degree) from Greek. This book focuses on Latin roots. A link to the second part focusing on the Greek roots can be found below. Part I will try to impart some skill in the recognition and proper use of words derived from Latin. There is a stress on principles: although students will be continually looking at interesting individual words, their constant aim will be to discover predictable general patterns of historical development, so that they may be able to cope with new and unfamiliar words of any type that they have studied. They will be shown how to approach the problem by a procedure known as “word analysis,” which is roughly comparable to the dissection of an interesting specimen in the biology laboratory. The text assumes no previous knowledge of Latin, and does not involve the grammatical study of this language—except for a few basic features of noun and verb formation that will help students to understand the Latin legacy in English. Although there will be some attention paid to the historical interaction of Latin with English, this text is definitely not a systematic history of the English language. It focuses on only those elements within English that have been directly or indirectly affected by this classical language. In order to provide the broadest possible service to students, the text emphasizes standard English vocabulary in current use. The more exotic technical vocabulary of science and medicine can be extremely interesting, but is explored in only summary fashion. Nevertheless, this text should be of considerable value, say, to a would-be botanist or medical doctor, if only by providing the foundation for further specialized enquiry.


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Read more about Greek and Latin Roots: Part II - Greek

Greek and Latin Roots: Part II - Greek

Peter Smith, University of Victoria

Greek and Latin Roots: Part II - Greek is part two of a two part series. This series examines the systematic principles by which a large portion of English vocabulary has evolved from Latin and (to a lesser degree) from Greek. This book focuses on Greek roots. A link to the first part focusing on the Latin roots can be found below. Part II will try to impart some skill in the recognition and proper use of words derived from Greek. There is a stress on principles: although students will be continually looking at interesting individual words, their constant aim will be to discover predictable general patterns of historical development, so that they may be able to cope with new and unfamiliar words of any type that they have studied. They will be shown how to approach the problem by a procedure known as “word analysis,” which is roughly comparable to the dissection of an interesting specimen in the biology laboratory. The text assumes no previous knowledge of Greek, and does not involve the grammatical study of this language—except for a few basic features of noun and verb formation that will help students to understand the Greek legacy in English. All students will be asked to learn the Greek alphabet. This skill is not absolutely essential for a general knowledge of Greek roots in English. However, it will help students understand a number of otherwise puzzling features of spelling and usage. Although there will be some attention paid to the historical interaction of Greek with English, this text is definitely not a systematic history of the English language. It focuses on only those elements within English that have been directly or indirectly affected by this classical language. In order to provide the broadest possible service to students, the text emphasizes standard English vocabulary in current use. The more exotic technical vocabulary of science and medicine can be extremely interesting, but is explored in only summary fashion. Nevertheless, this text should be of considerable value, say, to a would-be botanist or medical doctor, if only by providing the foundation for further specialized enquiry.

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Read more about Intermediate Biblical Greek Reader: Galatians and Related Texts

Intermediate Biblical Greek Reader: Galatians and Related Texts

Nijay Gupta, Portland Seminary
Jonah Sandford

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.



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Read more about The Ideologies of Lived Space in Literary Texts, Ancient and Modern

The Ideologies of Lived Space in Literary Texts, Ancient and Modern

Jo Heirman, University of Amsterdam
Jacqueline Klooster, University of Amsterdam

In a brief essay called Des espaces autres (1984) Michel Foucault announced that after the nineteenth century, which was dominated by a historical outlook, the current century might rather be the century of space. His prophecy has been fulfilled: the end of the twentieth century witnessed a ‘spatial turn' in humanities which was perhaps partly due to the globalisation of our modern world. Inspired by the spatial turn in the humanities, this volume presents a number of essays on the ideological role of space in literary texts. The individual articles analyse ancient and modern literary texts from the angle of the most recent theoretical conceptualisations of space. The focus throughout is on how the experience of space is determined by dominant political, philosophical or religious ideologies and how, in turn, the description of spaces in literature is employed to express, broadcast or deconstruct this experience. By bringing together ancient and modern, mostly postcolonial texts, this volume hopes to stimulate discussion among disciplines and across continents. Among the authors discussed are: Homer, Nonnus, Alcaeus of Lesbos, Apollonius of Rhodes, Vergil, Herodotus, Panagiotis Soutsos, Assia Djebar, Tahar Djaout, Olive Senior, Jamaica Kincaid, Stefan Heym, Benoit Dutuertre, Henrik Stangerup and David Malouf.



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Read more about Introduction to Human Osteology

Introduction to Human Osteology

Roberta Hall, Oregon State University
Kenneth Beals, Oregon State University
Holm Neumann
Georg Neumann, Indiana University
Gwyn Madden, Grand Valley State University

This text was designed for use in the human osteology laboratory classroom. Bones are described to aid in identification of skeletonized remains in either an archaeological or forensic anthropology setting. Basic techniques for siding, aging, sexing, and stature estimation are described. Both images of bone and drawings are included which may be used for study purposes outside of the classroom. The text represents work that has been developed over more than 30 years by its various authors and is meant to present students with the basic analytical tools for the study of human osteology.



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Open Access Journals: Palaeohistoria

Palaeohistoria
ISSN: 0552-9344
Palaeohistoria
The annual journal Palaeohistoria - full title Acta et Communicationes Instituti Bio-Archaeologici Universitatis Groninganae - is edited by the staff of the Institute, and carries detailed articles on material culture, analysis of radiocarbon data and the results of excavations, surveys and coring campaigns. Palaeohistoria plays an essential role in the exchange network of journals that has been established with 160 other archaeological institutes in the Netherlands and abroad.

 See the full List of Open Access Journals in Ancient Studies

Open Access Monograph Series: Ancient Narrative Supplementum

[First posted in AWOL 18 June 2015, updated 28 February 2019]

Ancient Narrative Supplementum
ISSN: 1568-3540
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Ancient Narrative publishes regular volumes and supplements, which appear both in print and online. AN is published continuously, not in separate issues, but after the end of the year a volume containing all articles of the past year will appear simultaneously in print and on this website.
Fully open access volumes 1-12, partially open access volumes 11 ff.

2018

ANS 25 The Alexander Romance: History and Literature

The Alexander Romance: History and Literature
Ancient Narrative Supplements 22
Richard Stoneman, Krzysztof Nawotka & Agnieszka Wojciechowska (eds.)

ANS 24.2 Re-Wiring the Ancient Novel 2: Roman Novels and Other Important Texts

Re-Wiring the Ancient Novel
Volume 2: Roman Novels and Other Important Texts
Ancient Narrative Supplements 24.2
Edmund Cueva, Gareth Schmeling, Paula James, Karen Ní Mheallaigh, Stelios Panayotakis, Nadia Scippacercola

ANS 24.1 Re-Wiring the Ancient Novel 1: Greek Novels

Re-Wiring the Ancient Novel
Volume 1: Greek Novels
Ancient Narrative Supplements 24.1
Edmund Cueva, Stephen Harrison, Hugh Mason, William Owens, Saundra Schwartz (eds.)

2017

ANS 22 Xenophon’s Ephesiaca

Xenophon’s EphesiacaA Paraliterary Love-Story from the Ancient World
Ancient Narrative Supplements 22
Aldo Tagliabue

2016

ANS 21 From Bedroom to Courtroom

From Bedroom to Courtroom
Law and Justice in the Greek Novel
Ancient Narrative Supplements 21
Saundra Schwartz

2015

ANS 20 Philosophy and the Ancient Novel

Philosophy and the Ancient Novel
Ancient Narrative Supplements 20
Edited by Marí­lia P. Futre Pinheiro and Silvia Montiglio

ANS 19 Holy Men and Charlatans in the Ancient Novel

Holy Men and Charlatans in the Ancient Novel
Ancient Narrative Supplements 19
Edited by Stelios Panayotakis, Gareth Schmeling, and Michael Paschalis

2014

ANS 18 The Ancient Novel and the Frontiers of Genre

The Ancient Noveland the Frontiers of Genre
Ancient Narrative Supplements 18
Edited by Marí­lia P. Futre Pinheiro, Gareth Schmeling, and Edmund P. Cueva

2013

ANS 17 The Construction of the Real and the Ideal…

The Construction of the Real and the Ideal in the Ancient Novel
Ancient Narrative Supplements 17
Edited by Michel Paschalis and Stelios Panayotakis

2012

ANS 16 The Ancient Novel and Early Chr. and Jewish Narrative

The Ancient Novel and Early Christian and Jewish Narrative: Fictional Intersections
Ancient Narrative Supplements 16
Marí­lia P. Futre Pinheiro, Judith Perkins, Richard Pervo (Eds.)

ANS 15 The Alexander Romance in Persia and the East

The Alexander Romance in Persia and the East
Ancient Narrative Supplements 15
Richard Stoneman, Kyle Erickson, Ian Netton (Eds.)

2011

ANS 14.2 Fictional Traces 2

Fictional Traces: Receptions of the Ancient Novel Volume 2
Ancient Narrative Supplements 14.2
Marí­lia P. Futre Pinheiro and Stephen J. Harrison (eds.)

ANS 14.1 Fictional Traces 1

Fictional Traces: Receptions of the Ancient Novel Volume 1
Ancient Narrative Supplements 14.1
Marí­lia P. Futre Pinheiro and Stephen J. Harrison (eds.)

ANS 13 Echoing Narratives

Echoing Narratives: Studies of Intertextuality in Greek and Roman Prose Fiction
Ancient Narrative Supplements 13
Konstantin Doulamis (ed.)


2009

ANS 12 Readers and Writers in the Ancient Novel

Readers and Writers in the Ancient Novel
Ancient Narrative Supplements 12
Michael Paschalis, Stelios Panayotakis, Gareth Schmeling (eds.)FREE

2008

ANS 11 Paideia at Play

Paideia at Play: Learning and Wit in Apuleius
Supplements 11
Werner Riess (ed.)FREE

2007

ANS 10 Philosophical Presences in the Ancient Novel

Philosophical Presences in the Ancient Novel
Ancient Narrative Supplements 10
J.R. Morgan, Meriel Jones (eds.)FREE

ANS 9 Greek Identity and the Athenian Past in Chariton

Greek Identity and the Athenian Past in Chariton:
The Romance of Empire
Ancient Narrative Supplements 9
Steven D. SmithFREE

ANS 8 The Greek and the Roman Novel: Parallel Readings

The Greek and the Roman Novel: Parallel Readings
Ancient Narrative Supplements 8
Michael Paschalis, Stavros Frangoulidis, Stephen Harrison, Maaike Zimmerman (eds.)FREE

ANS 7 Seeing Tongues, Hearing Scripts

Seeing Tongues, Hearing Scripts: Orality and Representation in the Ancient Novel
Ancient Narrative Supplements 7
Victoria Rimell (ed.)FREE

2006

ANS 6 Lectiones Scrupulosae

Lectiones Scrupulosae: Essays on the Text and Interpretation of Apuleius' Metamorphoses in Honour of Maaike Zimmerman
Ancient Narrative Supplements 6
W.H. Keulen, R.R. Nauta, S. Panayotakis (eds.)FREE

ANS 5 Authors, Authority, and Interpreters in the Ancient Novel

Authors, Authority, and Interpreters in the Ancient Novel: Essays in Honor of Gareth L. Schmeling
Ancient Narrative Supplements 5
Shannon N. Byrne, Edmund P. Cueva, Jean Alvares (eds.)

2005

ANS 4 Metaphor and the Ancient Novel

Metaphor and the Ancient Novel
Ancient Narrative Supplements 4
Stephen Harrison, Michael Paschalis, Stavros Frangoulidis (eds.)FREE

ANS 3 The Bakhtin Circle and Ancient Narrative

The Bakhtin Circle and Ancient Narrative
Ancient Narrative Supplements 3
R. Bracht Branham (ed.)

2004

ANS 2 The Recollections of Encolpius

The Recollections of Encolpius: The Satyrica of Petronius as Milesian Fiction
Ancient Narrative Supplements 2
Gottskálk JenssonFREE

2002

ANS 1 Space in the Ancient Novel

Space in the Ancient Novel
Ancient Narrative Supplements 1
Michael Paschalis, Stavros Frangoulidis (eds.)FREE

    Project Announcement: Linking Islands of Data

    Linking Islands of Data
    https://data-islands.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/images/layouts/salamis.jpg
    “Linking Islands of Data” will create a research network based around centres of excellence that study the Classical World. This network will focus on classics, archaeology, epigraphy and museology and create a variety of digital and analogue outputs - including an application programming interface (API), documentation and guidance for best practice in the use of Linked Open Data and high resolution document handling - using established and emergent technological methods and communities of practice based around 3 workshops held at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Brown University and Open Context.
    The outputs of this networked activity will build upon the extremely strong collective outputs that were generated at the National Endowment for the Humanities funded Linked Ancient World Data Institute held at New York and Drew Universities in 2012 and 2013. The PI and Co-I were both members of faculty for the Institute and this project will draw on the experience of our American partners (Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, Brown, Iowa, Open Context, New York University, American Numismatic Society, the Getty) to inform and develop this network to be inclusive, open and ultimately of academic and public value. This network will address the paucity of exemplars, guidance and documentation that exists within the museum and digital humanities sector about integrating multiple digital approaches into a coherent and sustainable exhibition framework. Worldwide, there are beacons of brilliance in individual areas but lack of face to face time and funding makes it hard to coalesce this knowledge into something tangible. This project provides this opportunity and will build on the USA institutional partners’ track records of building digital tools that become infrastructure or software as a service platforms (SaaS).
    Our proposed network draws on a wide array of partners and collaborators with specialist experience in all of the key museological areas, including Epigraphy (Brown), Linked Open Data (the Getty, American Numismatics Society, Pelagios, Portable Antiquities Scheme, British Museum, Open Context, Kerameikos), the use and implementation of IIIF (American Numismatics Society, Cambridge University, J. Paul Getty Trust), 3D technologies which include replication, printing, Augmented Reality, and Virtual Reality (Fitzwilliam Museum and University of London) and Crowdsourcing (Fitzwilliam Museum and British Museum). Our network is also based around long term and proven excellence and uses the expertise of its team. For example, PI Pett on the British Museum’s Portable Antiquities Scheme and MicroPasts and 3D technologies, Vitale on Classical Archaeology and the Pelagios project, Co-I Barker on the Pelagios project, University of Virginia and the American Numismatic Society on Keramikos and numismatics projects respectively, Open Context’s extensive specialist knowledge of publishing digital data from archaeology and related fields, ISAW’s Pleiades network which is now seen as digital infrastructure for a wide variety of projects, Kings College London’s Historic Gazetteer of Cyprus, Brown University’s work on epigraphy, the Getty’s work on conceptual modelling, IIIF and metadata as a service, the scholarly network of Cambridge University’s museums and Classical Archaeology department.
    This project which is generously funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and can be found under grant number AH/S012478/1.