Saturday, November 30, 2019

Hercules Project

Hercules Project
The Hercules Project aims to chart and account for the significance in western culture of the classical hero Hercules, from late antiquity via the Renaissance to the present day.
Building on the success of the 2013 Hercules: a Hero for All Ages conference, Stage 2 of Emma Stafford‘s Hercules project was supported by an AHRC Networking (2016-2018). This facilitated the development of a series of four publications on various aspects of the post-classical reception of Herakles-Hercules, via meetings between the editorial teams and a further conference, Celebrating Hercules in the Modern World, held at Leeds 7-9 June 2017.
The international network of scholars established by the two conferences is continually being consolidated and added to via the JISC mailing list Hercules: a hero for all ages and the Facebook Group Hercules2017: anyone interested in post-classical receptions of Herakles-Hercules is welcome to join!
You might also like to follow the Twitter Account @Hercules_Leeds, which we are using to promote activities undertaken by the Hercules Project.

Modern Classicisms

Modern Classicisms
What is it about ancient Greek and Roman art that still captivates and provokes the modern imagination? How can contemporary art help us to see the classical tradition with new eyes? And what can modern-day responses – set against the backdrop of others over the last two millennia – tell us about our own cultural preoccupations?
Modern Classicisms sets out to explore these and other questions by bringing together classicists, art historians, critics and artists. The project commenced in August 2017: activities have included a workshop on 10 November 2017, and an exhibition in spring 2018This project comes about thanks to the generous support of Christian Levett and the Mougins Museum of Classical Art, with additional support from the Department of Classics and Faculty of Arts and Humanities at King’s College London. King’s is proud to be working with other external collaborative partners, including the Courtauld Institute of Art and Minerva (The International Review of Ancient Art and Archaeology).

Friday, November 29, 2019

The Leo Strauss Center

The Leo Strauss Center

The Leo Strauss Center seeks to promote the serious study of Leo Strauss’s thought primarily through the preservation and publication of the unpublished written and audio record that he left behind.

Thinking Through Thucydides

[First posted in AWOL 31 July 2012, updated 29 November 2019]

Thinking Through Thucydides (T3)
The ancient Greek historian Thucydides famously claimed that his work would be ‘a possession for all time’: not just the history of a single war between the Athenians and the Spartans, but a guide to the way that the world works, and especially to politics and war.  He was right. Over the last two hundred years, Thucydides has been one of the most frequently quoted ancient writers. His ideas have influenced historians, politicians, international relations experts and soldiers; all agree that his work is useful and important.

Thucydides does not offer simple lessons, but a training course in analysis and deliberation. He demands that his readers follow his narrative of events and think about how things could have turned out differently; he asks them to listen to opposing arguments and to weigh up the issues – and then to think about how those arguments relate what actually happened.  He shows how the world is complicated – and how we can make sense of that complexity. In brief, he aims to help his readers to develop the skills that every citizen of a democracy needs.

The lessons that Thucydides offers are needed today more than ever. The problem is that his work is complex and difficult, even in the original Greek – and of course most readers have to rely on translations, often of dubious quality. The aim of the T3 project (Thinking Through Thucydides, or Thinking, Through Thucydides) is to make key passages from Thucydides' work accessible to as many people as possible, setting his words in context and explaining significant points. These passages can then serve as a resource for thinking about the world and our place in it, a starting-point for debate about some of the most vital issues that face us today.

The project is at a very early stage of development; on this webpage you will find one sample passage of Thucydides (II.43, from the Funeral Oration) along with contextual material and key questions to discuss, to show you what we have in mind. We plan to develop this resource in partnership with schools, so that it can serve as a resource for the study of both Classical Civilisation and Citizenship, but we hope that this will be of interest to everyone. In due course we will be introducing a blog where you can post your comments and suggestions, and get involved in debates about the significance of passages; in the meantime, if you have any comments, or if you would like to be involved in developing this project, please contact Neville Morley (n.d.g.morley(at)

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Intermediate Biblical Greek Reader: Galatians and Related Texts

Intermediate Biblical Greek Reader: Galatians and Related Texts
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Nijay K. Gupta, Portland Seminary
Jonah M. Sandford
Pub Date: 2018
ISBN 13: 9780999829233
Publisher: George Fox University Library
Language: English
Intermediate Biblical Greek Reader: Galatians and Related Texts cover image
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.
This reader is a collaborative project that developed out of an advanced Greek course at Portland Seminary (2017-2018). The following students contributed equally to the content of the textbook.
Alexander Finkelson (MATS, Portland Seminary, 2018)
Bryn Pliska Girard (MATS, Portland Seminary, 2018)
Charles E. R. Jesch (MDIV, Portland Seminary, current student)
Paul C. Moldovan (MDIV, Portland Seminary, current student)
Jenny E. Siefken (MATS, Portland Seminary, current student)
Julianna Kaye Smith (MATS, Portland Seminary, 2018)
Jana Whitworth (MDIV, Portland Seminary, current student)
Kyle J. Williams (MATS, Portland Seminary, 2018)

Table of Contents

  • Lesson One: Galatians 1:1-9
  • Lesson Two: Galatians 1:10-17
  • Lesson Three: Galatians 1:18-24
  • Lesson Four: Galatians 2:1-10
  • Lesson Five: Galatians 2:11-21
  • Lesson Six: Galatians 3:1-9
  • Lesson Seven: Galatians 3:10-18
  • Lesson Eight: Galatians 3:19-29
  • Lesson Nine: Galatians 4:1-11
  • Lesson Ten: Galatians 4:12-20
  • Lesson Eleven: Galatians 4:21-31
  • Lesson Twelve: Galatians 5:1-15
  • Lesson Thirteen: Galatians 5:16-26
  • Lesson Fourteen: Galatians 6:1-10
  • Lesson Fifteen: Galatians 6:11-18
  • Lesson Sixteen: Introduction to Textual Criticism
  • Lesson Seventeen: LXX Genesis 12:1-3/LXX Leviticus 18:1-5
  • Lesson Eighteen: LXX Habakkuk 2:1-5/LXX Psalm 142:1-6
  • Lesson Nineteen: James 2:14-24
  • Lesson Twenty: John Chrysostom on Galatians 6:2
  • Lesson Twenty-One: Marcion's Redaction of Galatians

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Géoarchéologie des îles de la Méditerranée/Geoarchaeology of the Mediterranean Islands

Géoarchéologie des îles de la Méditerranée/Geoarchaeology of the Mediterranean Islands
Géoarchéologie des îles de la Méditerranée/Geoarchaeology of the Mediterranean Islands
  • Éditeur : CNRS Éditions
  • Collection : Histoire
  • Lieu d’édition : Paris
  • Année d’édition : 2016
  • Publication sur OpenEdition Books : 28 novembre 2019
  • EAN (Édition imprimée) : 9782271089151
  • EAN électronique : 9782271130457
  • Nombre de pages : 344 p.
Parmi les dix mille îles et îlots de Méditerranée, moins de trois cents seraient habités et seulement deux cents mesureraient plus de 5 km2. Ces îles sont des entités géologiques et géographiques complexes où coexistent des formations de roches très anciennes et d'autres créées très récemment (îles volcaniques). A la fois ouvertes sur l'horizon et les côtes continentales voisines, elles restent, paradoxalement, relativement fermées de par leur isolement, créant ainsi des spécificités quant à leur biodiversité et leur colonisation par les sociétés humaines. Les îles de Méditerranée forment ainsi un objet d'étude privilégié pour la géoarchéologie. Celte dernière emprunte les concepts, les méthodes et les techniques de disciplines relevant des sciences humaines et environnementales (l'archéologie, l'épigraphie, la philologie, la géographie. la paléoécologie, la paléontologie...).
Cet ouvrage établit un premier état des connaissances dans le domaine de la géoarchéologie des îles de Méditerranée. L'éclatement géographique de ces dernières, ainsi qu'une histoire de l'occupation propre à chacune, démontrent toute la difficulté de globaliser ces espaces géographiques, progressivement transformés en territoires sous l'action répétée des sociétés humaines. Des spécialistes dressent ici les relations complexes entre les dynamiques et les processus paysagers et les logiques d'occupation humaine depuis la fin du Pléistocène.
Le présent ouvrage recueille vingt-quatre contributions regroupées dans cinq parties intitulées « Anthropisation et mutations paysagères à la transition Paléolithique/Néolithique » ; « Mobilité et reconstitution des anciens niveaux marins depuis la fin de la dernière grande glaciation quaternaire » ; « Adaptation aux mutations paysagères à l'échelle intra-site : la nécessaire prise en compte des paramètres environnementaux » ; « Deltas, lagunes et marais : des interfaces propices à l'implantation des sociétés humaines » et « Matières premières ; exploitation et interactions ».
Cet ouvrage s'adresse principalement à des spécialistes de géographie, d'archéologie et de paléoécologie mais aussi à un public plus large : étudiants des niveaux L-M-D, enseignants et simples néophytes souhaitant s'initier aux concepts, méthodes et techniques de la géoarchéologie.
Ghilardi Matthieu, Leandri Franck, Bloemendal Jan et al.
Introduction générale

Géoarchéologie des îles de Méditerranée

Partie 2. Mobilité et reconstitution des anciens niveaux marins depuis la fin de la dernière grande glaciation quaternaire / Shoreline displacements and sea level changes since the Last Glacial Maximum

Partie 3. Adaptation aux mutations paysagères à l'échelle intra-site : la nécessaire prise en compte des paramètres environnementaux / Human adaptation to site-scale landscape changes: the importance of environmental parameters

Giaime Matthieu, Morhange Christophe, Carayon Nicolas et al.
Les ports antiques des petites îles de Méditerranée

Proposition d’une typologie géoarchéologique

Partie 4. Deltas, lagunes et marais : des interfaces propices à l'implantation des sociétés humaines / Deltas, lagoons, and marshes as suitable environments for human habitation

Lespez Laurent, Müller Celka Sylvie et Pomadère Maia
Changements environnementaux et impact des sociétés humaines autour du site minoen de Malia (Crète, Grèce)

Bilan des acquis et nouvelles recherches

De Samarcande à Istanbul : étapes orientales: Hommages à Pierre Chuvin - II

De Samarcande à Istanbul : étapes orientales: Hommages à Pierre Chuvin - II
Véronique Schiltz (dir.)
De Samarcande à Istanbul : étapes orientales
  • Éditeur : CNRS Éditions
  • Collection : Histoire
  • Lieu d’édition : Paris
  • Année d’édition : 2015
  • Publication sur OpenEdition Books : 28 novembre 2019
  • EAN (Édition imprimée) : 9782271083203
  • EAN électronique : 9782271130464
  • Nombre de pages : 466 p.
Grand helléniste, arpenteur de terres et de textes, Pierre Chuvin double son érudition académique de professeur des Universités d'un intérêt vivant pour les mondes de l'Asie centrale et de la Turquie sous leurs aspects les plus divers. Ainsi a-t-il fondé et dirigé l'Institut français d'études sur l'Asie centrale (1993-1998), avant de prendre la tête de l'Institut d'études anatoliennes (2003-2008).
Succédant à un premier recueil d'hommages consacré au monde grec du mythos au logos, le présent volume rassemble des contributions consacrées à l'Orient centrasiatique et turc. Leur diversité est à l'image de la curiosité inlassable de celui auquel elles sont dédiées.
Des mausolées de Samarcande à la Sublime Porte, de l'Antiquité à l'époque contemporaine, de l'écrit à l'image, de l'Histoire à l'aventure, de la mythologie à la médecine, sans oublier la poésie, ce sont les facettes très multiples d'une culture d'une extrême richesse qui sont illustrées ici. Écrits par des chercheurs de plusieurs pays, les textes réunis et présentés dans cet ouvrage de référence renouvellent notre approche d'un monde fascinant et trop souvent méconnu.
Véronique Schiltz
Valérie Hannin
Un passeur entre les mondes

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Open Access Journal: Palethnologie

[First posted in AWOL 14 February 2013, updated 27 November  2019]

ISSN: 2108-6532
P@lethnologie est la première revue bilingue de préhistoire en ligne (français/anglais). Cette double volonté (support numérique et bilinguisme) est au service de la plus grande diffusion de travaux, en particulier de recherches francophones, auprès d'une large communauté scientifique. L'approche socio-culturelle des populations préhistoriques (celles des chasseurs-cueilleurs, pasteurs et agro-pasteurs) y est développée grâce à la grande diversité des sujets, des contextes géographiques ainsi que des disciplines envisagés : analyse du mobilier archéologique, paléoenvironnement, archéozoologie, art, étude monographique de site... Ces annales proposent, au sein de chaque numéro, un dossier thématique, des contributions sur divers sujets qui composent l'actualité scientifique.
P@lethnologie is the first on-line bilingual (French-English) review of Prehistory. Its digital and bilingual format permits diverse works, particularly research by French speaking authors, to be widely diffused to a broad scientific community. A socio-cultural approach to prehistoric populations (hunter-gatherers, pastoralists and agro-pastoralists) is developed through the inclusion of a broad range of disciplines: archaeological artifact analysis, paleoenvironment, zooarchaeology, art, monographs of site studies, etc. Each issue includes a thematic section, composed of articles presenting recent research.


Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Open Access Monograph Series: Catalogus Translationum et Commentariorum

Catalogus Translationum et Commentariorum
Founded in 1945, with its first volume published in 1960, the Catalogus Translationum et Commentariorum has attracted the support and participation of an international team of scholars interested in classical tradition during the Middle Ages and Renaissance.
Each article treats a separate classical author, beginning with a detailed essay on the author’s reception from antiquity to 1600. This Fortuna is followed by a comprehensive list both of printed and manuscript commentaries in Latin on the author and, in the case of Greek authors, a list of Latin translations as well.
This site provides Open Access to previously published volumes of the Catalogus Translationum et Commentariorum; beginning with Volume X, printed volumes of the CTC will be published by the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies.



Title iii  pdf
Preface, by Greti Dinkova-Bruun vii  pdf
Preface to Volume I, by Paul Oskar Kristeller xvii  pdf
General Bibliography xxv  pdf
Abbreviations xxxvii  pdf

Polybius, by Jeroen De Keyser (University of Leuven) 1
Diodorus Siculus, by John Monfasani (University at Albany – SUNY) 61
Zosimus Historicus, by Francesca Niutta (Rome, Italy) 153
Procopius Caesariensis, by Réka Forrai (Centre for Medieval Literature, University of Southern Denmark) 211

Dares Phrygius, by Frederic Clark (New York University) 237

Valerius Maximus, by Marijke Crab (University of Leuven) 307
Petronius Arbiter, by Bratislav Lučin (Marulianum, Split, Croatia) 337
Martialis, by Marianne Pade (Danish Academy at Rome, Århus University) 371
Martianus Capella, by Sinéad O'Sullivan (Queen's University, Belfast) 383

Index of Ancient and Medieval Authors and Works 401  pdf
Index of Manuscripts 405  pdf
Index of Translators and Commentators 410  pdf
Index of Ancient Authors Treated in Volumes I–XI 415  pdf

Volume I1960Volume XI2016
Volume II1971Volume XIITBA
Volume III1976
Volume IV1980
Volume V1984
Volume VI1986
Volume VII1992
Volume VIII2003
Volume IX2011
Volume X2014