Friday, June 29, 2012

Nvmeri Innvmeri

Nvmeri Innvmeri: Dr. Hendry’s Ancient Numbers Page

Ancient Numbers

Welcome to the Ancient Numbers Page. It is a work in progress, and many features will be added in the coming weeks and months.

Aim: To help my students and the general public better understand ancient Greek and Roman numbers, and how they were represented. Different subpages will provide explanations, calculators, and graded quizzes. Some in each category are already done, and can be reached through the links in the User Menu...

User Menu

Day of Archaeology 2012

Day of Archaeology 2012: A Day in the Life of Archaeologists
Day of Archaeology

About the Project

Have you ever wondered what archaeologists really get up to? Is it all just digging or is there a lot more to it? The Day of Archaeology project aims to give you a window into the daily lives of archaeologists from all over the world.

Day of Archaeology 2011

The first ever Day of Archaeology in 2011 had over 400 contributing archaeologists, from those working in the field through to specialists working in laboratories and behind computers, and their posts chronicled what they did on one day, July 29th 2011. This date was chosen to coincide with the Festival of British Archaeology, which runs annually in July.

View the past entries, or explore using the categories at the top of each page.

How it all began

Day of Archaeology was born after a Twitter conversation between PhD students and project organisers, Lorna Richardson and Matt Law, during the third annual Day of Digital Humanities in March 2011. They thought it would be interesting and fun to organise something similar to the Day of DH for those working or volunteering in (or studying) archaeology around the world. Thanks to some very generous offers of time, support, web design know how, and server space from digitally-minded colleagues (the server space from Daniel Pett of the British Museum), an organising ‘committee’ of sorts was formed, and the idea quickly became reality.

Read more background information about the Day of Archaeology 2011.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Open Access (limited time) Issue of BASOR

The latest issues of the Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research (No. 366, May 2012) is now available to subscribers at JSTOR

This is the first issue of BASOR to appear in color.

Even if you are not (yet) a subscriber, you can get access to this issue until July 31 free of charge. Just follow this link and set up a MyJSTOR account

the instructions are also available at ASOR's facebook page

A linked Table of Contents follows below.

Front Matter

The Long Life of a Dead King: A Bronze Statue from Hazor in Its Ancient Near Eastern Context Tallay Ornan

The Sanctuary at Mizpe Yammim: Phoenician Cult and Territory in the Upper Galilee during the Persian Period
Andrea M. Berlin and Rafael Frankel

Review: Evolution of Lithic Economies in the Levantine Neolithic: Development and Demise of Naviform Core Technology as Seen from ʿAin Ghazal, ʿAin Ghazal Excavation Reports, Volume 2. Berlin: ex oriente, 2010. xiv + 184 pp., 7 figures, 51 plates, 10 tables. Cloth. €72.00. by Leslie A. Quintero
Review by: Donald O. Henry

Review: Nuzi Texts and Their Uses as Historical Evidence, Writings from the Ancient World, Number 18. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2010. xxvi + 296 pp. Paper. $34.95. by Maynard Paul Maidman
Review by: Eva von Dassow

Review: Nomads, Tribes, and the State in the Ancient Near East: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives, edited by Jeffrey Szuchman. Oriental Institute Seminars, Number 5. Chicago: Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, 2009. xvi + 288 pp., 70 figures, 7 tables. Paper. $24.95. [Distributed in North America by The David Brown Book Company]
Review by: Alison Betts
     [n.b.  The full text of the reviewed volume is online at the Oriental Institute]

Review: Art and Society in Cyprus from the Bronze Age into the Iron Age, New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009. xviii + 397 pp., 100 figures, 4 tables. Cloth. $90.00. by Joanna S. Smith
Review by: Kevin D. Fisher

Review: Ancient Cyprus in the British Museum: Essays in Honour of Veronica Tatton-Brown, edited by Thomas Kiely. British Museum Research Publication Number 180. London: The British Museum, 2009. viii + 100 pp., 42 figures, 50 plates, 1 table. Paper. $50.00. [Distributed in North America by The David Brown Book Company]
Review by: Derek B. Counts

Review: Wadi Araba in Classical and Late Antiquity: An Historical Geography, BAR International Series 2173. Oxford: Archaeopress, 2010. x + 141 pp., 102 figures. Paper. £34.00. [Distributed in North America by The David Brown Book Company] by Andrew M. Smith II
Review by: Burton MacDonald

Back Matter

Monday, June 25, 2012

Online Genealogy of the Seleucids

Alex McAuley
Department of History & Classical Studies
McGill University
In the haphazard patchwork that is our understanding of Hellenistic genealogy, the Seleucid dynasty stands out as particularly threadbare.

Despite the wealth of recent scholarship on countless facets of the Seleucid World, the genealogy and descent of the Seleucids themselves has received only sporadic and fragmentary attention.

This site has been created in the hope of producing and presenting as near a comprehensive stemma of the Dynasty as possible. Ancient literary evidence, numismatics, epigraphic remains, and contemporary scholarship have been combined with my own judgement and reasoning in (numerous) cases of controversy.

In the interest of objectivity I have erred on the side of conservatism; all hypotheses and conjectures are indicated as such. For the sake of convenience and accessibility, I have presented all Greek names in their latinized forms.

Gregory Nagy "Short Writings" (2 volumes) Online

Newly online at the Center for Hellenic Studies

Nagy, Gregory,
Short Writings, Volume 1.
Volume one (2012) in a series of online anthologies containing articles written by Gregory Nagy.

This volume contains the following articles:
  1. "The Aeolic Component in Homeric Diction."
    Expanded online edition of an article originally published in 2011 in Proceedings of the 22nd Annual UCLA Indo-European Conference (ed. S. W. Jamison, H.C. Melchert, B. Vine) 133–179. Bremen: Ute Hempen Verlag. Copyright, Ute Hempen Verlag.

  2. "'Dream of a Shade': Refractions of Epic Vision in Pindar’s Pythian 8 and Aeschylus’ Seven against Thebes."
    2012 online version of an article that originally appeared in Harvard Studies in Classical Philology 100 (2000) 97–118. Published here by permission of Harvard University Press. Copyright, Harvard University Press.

  3. "Epic."
    2010 online version of an essay that originally appeared as Chapter 1 of The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Literature (ed. R. Eldridge; Oxford 2009) 19-44. Copyright, Oxford University Press.

  4. "The Epic Hero."
    2006 online second edition of an article that orginially appeared in A Companion to Ancient Epic (ed. J. M. Foley; Malden and Oxford 2005) 71-89. Copyright, Oxford University Press.

  5. "The Fragmentary Muse and the Poetics of Refraction in Sappho, Sophocles, Offenbach."
    2010 second expanded online edition of an article that originally appeared in Theater des Fragments: Performative Strategien im Theater zwischen Antike und Postmoderne (ed. A. Bierl, G. Siegmund, Ch. Meneghetti, C. Schuster; Bielefeld 2009) 69-102. Published here under a Creative Commons License 3.0.

  6. "Genre and Occasion."
    Online version of an article originally published in 1994 in Métis: Anthropologie des mondes grecs anciens 9–10:11–25. Copyright, Centre Louis Gernet.

  7. "Lyric and Greek Myth."
    2008 online second edition of an article that originally appeared in The Cambridge Companion to Greek Mythology (ed. R. D. Woodard; Cambridge University Press 2007) 52-82. Copyright, Cambridge University Press.

  8. "Homer and Greek Myth."
    2008 online second edition of an article that originally appeared in The Cambridge Companion to Greek Mythology (ed. R. D. Woodard; Cambridge University Press 2007) 52-82. Copyright, Cambridge University Press.

  9. Introductions and Suggested Bibliographies.
    From Greek Literature, ed. Gregory Nagy, 9 vols. Routledge, New York, 2001. Copyright, Routledge.

  10. "On Dialectal Anomalies in Pylian Texts."
    2011 online edition of an article that originally appeared in the Atti e memorie del 1o congresso internazionale di micenologia, v. 2 (=Incunabula Graeca 25[2]; 1968), 663–679. Made available online under a Creative Commons License 3.0.

  11. "Performance and Text in Ancient Greece."
    2010 online expanded edition of an essay that originally appeared as Chapter 34 in The Oxford Handbook of Hellenic Studies (ed. G. Boys-Stones, B. Graziosi, and P. Vasunia; Oxford 2009) 417-431. Copyright, Oxford University Press.

  12. "Poetics of Repetition in Homer."
    2012 online edition of an article that was originally published in 2004 as Chapter 7 of Greek Ritual Poetics (ed. D. Yatromanolakis and P. Roilos) 139–148. Hellenic Studies 3. Cambridge, MA and Washington, DC. Copyright, Center for Hellenic Studies.

  13. "Review (part I) of M. L. West's Indo-European Poetry and Myth (Oxford 2007)."
    Originally published in Indo-European Studies Bulletin 13 (2008) 60–65. Copyright, Institute for the Study of Man.

  14. "Review (part II) of M. L. West, Indo-European Poetry and Myth (Oxford 2007)."
    Expanded and revised online edition of a review first published in Classical Review 60 (2010) 333–338.

Nagy, Gregory,
Short Writings, Volume 2.
Volume two (2012) in a series of online anthologies containing articles written by Gregory Nagy.

This volume contains the following articles:
  1. "Ancient Greek Elegy."
    Originally published in 2010 in The Oxford Handbook of the Elegy by Oxford University Press. Copyright, Oxford University Press. Published here by permission of the editor. Also available for purchase in print here.

  2. "An Apobatic Moment for Achilles as Athlete at the Festival of the Panathenaia."
    Originally published in ΙΜΕΡΟΣ 5.1 (2005) 311-317. Published here by permission of the author under a Creative Commons License 3.0.

  3. "Hesiod and the Ancient Biographical Traditions."
    Originally published in The Brill Companion to Hesiod (ed. F. Montanari, A. Rengakos, and Ch. Tsagalis; Leiden 2009) 271–311. Copyright, Brill.

  4. "The Homer Multitext Project."
    Originally published in Online Humanities Scholarship: The Shape of Things to Come. Proceedings of the Mellon Foundation Online Humanities Conference at the University of Virginia March 26-28, 2010 (ed. J. McGann with A. Stauffer, D. Wheeles, and M. Pickard; Rice University Press 2010) 87-112. Published here in its original form under a Creative Commons License 3.0. To view the conference website, which features papers available for download, click here. To purchase the Online Humanities Scholarship: The Shape of Things to Come in print, click here.

  5. "The Idea of the Library as a Classical Model for European Culture."
    Originally published in Europa e Cultura, Seminário Internacional, Maio de 1998, by the Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian (Lisbon 2001) 275-281. Copyright, Gulbenkian Foundation.

  6. "The Library of Pergamon as a Classics Model."
    Originally published in 1998 in Pergamon: Citadel of the Gods (ed. H. Koester) 185–232. Harvard Theological Studies 46.

  7. "Orality and Literacy."
    Originally published in the Encyclopedia of Rhetoric (ed. T. O. Sloane; Oxford 2001) 532–538. Copyright, Oxford University Press.

  8. "Reading Bakhtin Reading the Classics: An Epic Fate for Conveyors of the Heroic Past."
    Originally published in Bakhtin and the Classics (ed. R. B. Branham; Evanston, IL 2002) 71-96. Copyright, Northwestern University Press.

  9. "The Sign of the Hero: A Prologue to the Heroikos of Philostratus."
    Originally published in Flavius Philostratus, Heroikos (ed. J. K. Berenson Maclean and E. B. Aitken; Atlanta 2001) xv-xxxv. Copyright, Society for Biblical Literature.

  10. "The Subjectivity of Fear as Reflected in Ancient Greek Wording."
    Originally published in Dialogues 5 (2010) 29–45. Published here under a Creative Commons License 3.0.

  11. "Theognis and Megara: A Poet's Vision of his City."
    In Theognis of Megara: Poetry and the Polis (ed. Thomas J. Figueira and Gregory Nagy; Baltimore, Johns Hopkins University Press 1985) 22-81. Copyright, Johns Hopkins University.

  12. "Transformations of Choral Lyric Traditions in the Context of Athenian State Theater."
    Originally published in Arion 3 (1994/5) 41–55. Copyright, Trustees of Boston University.

  13. "Transmission of Archaic Greek Sympotic Songs: From Lesbos to Alexandria."
    Originally published in Critical Inquiry 31 (2004) 26–48. Copyright, University of Chicago Press.

  14. "Did Sappho and Alcaeus Ever Meet?"
    2009 revised and corrected second edition of an article that originally appeared in Literatur und Religion I. Wege zu einer mythisch–rituellen Poetik bei den Griechen (ed. A. Bierl, R. Lämmle, K. Wesselmann; Basiliensia – MythosEikonPoiesis, vol. 1.1; Berlin / New York 2007) 211–269. Copyright, de Gruyter Saur.

  15. "The 'New Sappho' Reconsidered in the Light of the Athenian Reception of Sappho."
    This article was originally published March 11, 2011 in the online journal Classics@ Volume 4 (eds. Ellen Greene and Marilyn Skinner) by the Center for Hellenic Studies of Harvard University. To access the original version, click here. The contents of Classics@ 4 can be purchased in print as Hellenic Studies Series 38 here.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Open Access Journal: Glyph Dwellers : Mayan historical linguistics

Glyph Dwellers: Mayan historical linguistics
Glyph Dwellers is an occasional publication of the Maya Hieroglyphic Database Project, at the University of California, Davis, California. Its purpose is to make available recent discoveries about ancient Maya culture, history, iconography, and Mayan historical linguistics deriving from the project.

Funding for the Maya Hieroglyphic Database Project is provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities, grants #RT21365-92, RT21608-94, PA22844-96, the National Science Foundation, #SBR9710961, and the Department of Native American Studies, University of California, Davis.

(c) 1997–2009 Martha J. Macri & Matthew G. Looper. All rights reserved. Written material and artwork appearing in these reports may not be republished or duplicated for profit. Citation of more than one paragraph requires written permission of the publisher. No copies of this work may be distributed electronically, in whole or in part, without express written permission from the publisher.
Links to Glyph Dwellers from other sites are welcome. 
Report 1: A Venus god as patron of Quiriguá Matthew G. Looper, December 1997
Report 2:
A new Cholan complement clause at Palenque Martha J. Macri, July 1998
Report 3:
T683a and T683b: Two words for "twenty" Martha J. Macri, January 1998
Report 4:
A Note on the carved bone from Copán Temple 11 Matthew G. Looper, August 1998
Report 5:
T540 as WINIK Matthew G. Looper, August 1998
Report 6:
A New Interpretation of the Ball Compound Martha J. Macri and Matthew G. Looper, September 2000
Report 7:
The Quatrefoil T510cd as 'Cave' Matthew G. Looper, September 2000
Report 8:
T855: A Numeral Classifier Martha J. Macri, December 1998
Report 9:
Phonological Variation in the Maya Codices Gabrielle Vail, November 1999
Report 10:
The Jog Sign as the Day Muluk Martha J. Macri, October 2000
Report 11:
T536 Xo, from Nahuatl Xochitli 'Flower' Martha J. Macri, October 2000
Report 12:
Mutal, a Possible Mixe-Zoque Toponym Martha J. Macri, December 2000
Report 13:
Another Example of T757 as the Day Muluk Martha J. Macri, April 2001
Report 14:
The Inscription on Dumbarton Oaks Jade B-157.MAJ Matthew G. Looper, May 2001
Report 15:
The 3-11-pih Title in Classic Maya Inscriptions Matthew G. Looper, December 2002
Report 16:
The 'Manikin' Glyph Compound (T86:700) as a Reference to Headdresses Matthew G. Looper, December 2003
Report 17:
The Meaning of the Maya Flapstaff Dance Matthew G. Looper, December 2003
Report 18:
A "Macaw Face Headband" Dance on Site R Lintel 5 Matthew G. Looper, April 2004
Report 19:
A Possible Alternative Way of Expressing Month Names in Maya Writing David F. Mora-Marín, June 2005
Report 20:
A Tale of a Tail: The GII Prefix Michael J. Grofe, February 2006
Report 21:
Glyph Y and GII: The Mirror and the Child Michael J. Grofe, February 2006
Report 22: Cascajal Block: Sign Ordering Martha J. Macri, October 2006
Report 23: A Possible Western Ch'olan Innovation Attested on Itzan Stela 17. David F. Mora-Marín, July 2007
Report 24: The History of Xkuy, an Unidentified Southeastern Center Matthew G. Looper, August 2007
Report 25: Stylistic Analysis of Dancing Maize Gods on Polychrome Ceramics Matthew G. Looper, April 2008
Report 26: Dated Monuments in the Hieroglyphic Database Martha J. Macri, December 2008
Report 27: Statements of Sociopolitical Network Interactions in Classic Maya Texts Martha J. Macri, Matthew G. Looper, Jessica L. Munson, June 2009

Open Access Journal: Open Journal of Philosophy

Open Journal of Philosophy
ISSN Online: 2163-9442
Open Journal of Philosophy (OJPP) is an international journal dedicated to the latest advancement of philosophy. The goal of this journal is to provide a platform for scientists and academicians all over the world to promote, share, and discuss various new issues and developments in different areas of philosophy.

All manuscripts must be prepared in English, and are subject to a rigorous and fair peer-review process. Accepted papers will immediately appear online followed by printed hard copy. The journal publishes original papers including but not limited to the following fields:

Analytic Philosophy
Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy
Art Aesthetics
Cognitive Science
Comparative Philosophy West and Chinese
Dialectics of Nature
Eastern Philosophy
Ecological Ethics
Environmental Ethics
Ethical Principles
Ethics Education
Formal Logic
History of Chinese Philosophy
History of Logic
History of Western Philosophy
Indian Philosophy
Language Logic
Marxist Philosophy
Medical Ethics
Medieval Philosophy
Modern Foreign Philosophy
Other Subjects of Ethics
Philosophy of Education
Philosophy of Law
Philosophy of Logic
Philosophy of Mind
Philosophy of Natural Science
Philosophy of Nature
Philosophy of Psychology
Philosophy of Science
Philosophy of Social Science
Philosophy of Technology
Political Philosophy
Professional Ethics
Social Philosophy
Philosophy and Other Subjects

We are also interested in: 1) Short Reports – 2-5 page papers where an author can either present an idea with theoretical background but has not yet completed the research needed for a complete paper or preliminary data; 2) Book Reviews – Comments and critiques.

Iranian Studies Directory

Iranian Studies Directory
Putting the world's scholars and organisations at your fingertips, the Iranian Studies Directory (ISD) is a pioneering initiative to develop a comprehensive reference and research facility that will open up the fields of Persian and Iranian studies to academics, teachers, students, curators, professionals and lay enthusiasts across the globe.

If you are in any way involved in the world of Iranian or Persian studies, get networked now! Register with this public resource and connect yourself to other professionals and institutions in your field throughout the world.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Linked Data about Roman Emperors

About Roman Emperors
This dataset provides: Linked Data about Roman Emperors
Primary URI for this dataset (permalink):