Monday, November 30, 2020

Open Access Journal: Karanos. Bulletin of Ancient Macedonian Studies

 [First posted in AWOL 10 November 2018, updated  30 November 2020]

Karanos. Bulletin of Ancient Macedonian Studies
eISSN: 2604-3521
ISSN: 2604-6199

Karanos. Bulletin of Ancient Macedonian Studies 
Karanos. Bulletin of Ancient Macedonian Studies is an Academic Journal focused in the Historical, Socioeconomical and Cultural perspectives related with Ancient Macedonia, from the Argead Dynasty to the Hellenistic Macedonian Kingdoms (Seleucids, Ptolemies, Antigonids, among others) and the Roman province of Macedonia.

Vol 3 (2020): Karanos 3

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Jeanne Reames
Antonio Ignacio Molina
Julius Guthrie
Marco Ferrario
Borja Antela
Marc Mendoza Sanahuja


Sylvie Le Bohec

Main Voices in Ancient Macedonian Studies

Antonio Ignacio Molina Marín, Deborah Molina Verdejo


Borja Antela-Bernárdez
Ignacio Molina
Ignacio Molina
Ignacio Molina
Borja Antela


Vol 2 (2019)
Second issue of Karanos. Bulletin of Ancient Macedonian Studies

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William Greenwalt
Victor Alonso Troncoso
Ian Worthington
Evan Michael Pitt
Borja Antela
Carlos Heredia Chimeno


A. Brian Bosworth

Main Voices in Ancient Macedonian Studies

Borja Antela, Marc Mendoza, Antonio Ignacio Molina Marín


Kyle Erickson
Ignacio Molina
Francisco Javier González Mora
Ignacio Molina
Mario Agudo Villanueva
Ignacio Molina


Vol 1 (2018): Alexander's Gaze. Studies in Honor to A. B. Bosworth

This first issue of Karanos. Bulletin of Ancient Macedonian Studies is a special number dedicated to the memory of A. B. Bosworth.

Die Bestattungsgruben in Bat

Author: Conrad Schmidt, with contributions by Stefan Giese und Christian Hübner and Steve Zäuner. Hardback; 210x297mm; 374pp; 250 figures; 187 tables (97 pages of colour). German text. 680 2020 Arabia Orientalis: Studien zur Archäologie Ostarabiens 1. Available both in print and Open Access. Printed ISBN 9781789697391. Epublication ISBN 9781789697858.
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Volume 1 of the series Arabia Orientalis presents the first comprehensive study of two Umm an-Nar (2700—2000 BC) burial pits from the UNESCO World Heritage site Bat in the Sultanate of Oman. They were excavated between 2010 and 2012 by the University of Tübingen. Each burial pit represents one of the largest closed finds of the Early Bronze Age in the region. Finds largely include beads and other items of personal adornment, as well as pottery and human bones. Detailed typologies of all objects are the basis for in-depth statistical analyses of the different categories of finds and the reconstruction of burial customs at Bat. Furthermore, imports and imitations from other regions including the Indus Valley, Iran, and Mesopotamia illuminate Bat’s foreign relations and integration into the interregional exchange and communication system. The interpretation of the unearthed human remains conducted by Steve Zauner offer, not only the number of individuals, sex, and age of the deceased, but also insights into lifestyle, diseases, and stress of the people in the past.

German description
Die Umm an-Nar-Zeit (2700–2000 v. Chr.) auf der östlichen Arabischen Halbinsel gilt als Periode tiefgreifender Veränderungen in der ökonomischen und sozialen Organisation der Gesellschaft sowie der Ausbeutung von Ressourcen. Einer der größten und bedeutendsten Fundplätze dieser Zeit im Sultanat Oman ist der seit 1988 auf der Welterbeliste der UNESCO stehende Fundort Bat in der Provinz Al-Dhahirah. Von 2010 bis 2015 führte die Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen ein Projekt zur Erforschung der Entwicklung der beiden Nekropolen von Bat und Al-Ayn sowie der Siedlung von Al-Zebah durch. Im Mittelpunkt der Untersuchungen stand die Frage nach den Gründen und Ursachen des sozioökonomischen Umbruchs im 3. Jahrtausend v. Chr. und wie sich dieser in den Lebensverhältnissen der damaligen Bevölkerung widerspiegelt.

Die vorliegende Publikation stellt den ersten Band der Endberichte des Forschungsprojekts des Instituts für die Kulturen des Alten Orients der Universität Tübingen in Bat, Al-Zebah und Al- Ayn dar. Das Werk beinhaltet die vollständige Auswertung der beiden Umm an-Nar-zeitlichen Bestattungsgruben A-Inst. 0006 und A-Inst. 0025 in Bat einschließlich anthropologischer Analysen und einer geophysikalischen Prospektion in der Nekropole von Bat. Beide Gruben zählen zu den größten jemals im Oman untersuchten geschlossenen Fundkontexten der frühen Bronzezeit. Zur Publikation gehört ein online unter https://tinyurl. com/9781789697391-der-fundekatalog publizierter Katalog, der sämtliche Einzelnachweise zu den Funden aus den beiden Bestattungsgruben enthält.

The Future of the Bamiyan Buddha Statues: Heritage Reconstruction in Theory and Practice

Editors: Nagaoka, Masanori (Ed.) 

This Open Access book explores heritage conservation ethics of post conflict and provides an important historical record of the possible reconstruction of the Bamiyan Buddha statues, which was inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List in Danger in 2003 as “Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley”. With the condition that most surface of the original fragments of the Buddha statues were lost due to acts of deliberate destruction, this publication explores a reference point for conservation practitioners and policy makers around the world as they consider how to respond to on-going acts of destruction of cultural heritage.

Whilst there has been an emerging debate to the ethics and nature of heritage reconstruction, this volume provides a plethora of ideas and approaches concerning the future treatment of the Bamiyan Buddha statues. It also addresses a number of fundamental questions on potential heritage reconstruction: how it will be done; who will decide; and what it should be done for. Moreover when it comes to the inscribed World Heritage properties, how can reconstructed heritage using non-original materials be considered to retain authenticity?

With a view to serving as a precedent for potential decisions taken elsewhere in the world for cultural properties impacted by acts of violence and destruction, this volume introduces academic researches, experiences and observations of heritage conservation theory and practice of heritage reconstruction. It also addresses the issue not merely from the point of a material conservation philosophy but within the context of holistic strategies for the protection of human rights and promotion of peace building. 


De musicis: An Annotated Bibliography of Works on Ancient Greek and Roman Music

De musicis: An Annotated Bibliography of Works on Ancient Greek and Roman Music
Founding Bibliographer (2000-2009):  Gianfranco Mosconi; bibliographies for the years 2000-2005 (lists revised and supplemented by Maggi Creese)
Current Bibliographer (from 2009):  Maggi Creese 

Notes to the user:

Many bibliographical entries include an abstract, whose author is indicated at the bottom of the summary itself, after the full stop, between square brackets (e.g. in this manner: '...end of the summary. [Gianfranco Mosconi]')

Sometimes, the summary is an abstract which was already available within the text of the item, or which was taken from some other source, such as another internet database; in these cases, the source of the abstract is also indicated in square brackets (e.g. '...end of the summary. [Gianfranco Mosconi]  [POIESIS]')

When an abstract is not included but available within the text of the item itself, this is indicated in the abstract field.  Page numbers are provided for abstracts that are printed elsewhere in the volume.

The bibliography is managed by Maggi Creese, MOISA Bibliographer; corrections and proposed additions may be addressed to her at .  Notice of forthcoming publications is welcome: please consider including a brief (c. 300-350 word) abstract of your work. 
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Open Access Monograph Series: Pontica Supplementum

Pontica Supplementum

Supplementum VI (2019) VARIA EPIGRAPHICA ET ARCHAEOLOGICA: Volume dédié à mémoire de MARIA BĂRBULESCU

Supplementum II (2013) PATABS III
Supplementum I (2009) PONTIC GREY WARES

Open Access Monograph Series: Schriften des Historischen Kollegs. Kolloquien

[First posted in AWOL 24 March 2016, updated 30 November 2020]

 Schriften des Historischen Kollegs. Kolloquien

Das Historische Kolleg, 1980 gegründet, hat seit 1988 seinen Sitz in der Kaulbach-Villa zwischen Bayerischer Staatsbibliothek und Englischem Garten. Im Kern gewährt es Gelehrten Stipendien, um frei von anderen Verpflichtungen ein Buch zu vollenden. Zudem ist das Historische Kolleg als Ort wissenschaftlicher Kolloquien und Vorträge ein lebendiges Zentrum der historischen Forschung. Mit der Diskussionsreihe "Blick zurück nach vorn" richtet es sich auch an eine breitere Öffentlichkeit. Alle drei Jahre wird der "Preis des Historischen Kollegs" vergeben - das nächste Mal im November 2016.

102 volumes of this series have been digitized, click through above for the full list. Following are the volumes dealing with antiquity:

94 Stefan Rebenich (Hg.)
Monarchische Herrschaft im Altertum. Berlin/Boston 2017, XIII, 678 S.
ISBN 978-3-11-046385-9
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75 Aloys Winterling (Hg.)
Zwischen Strukturgeschichte und Biographie. Probleme und Perspektiven einer neuen Römischen Kaisergeschichte 31 v. Chr. - 192 n. Chr. München 2011, IX, 350 S.
ISBN 978-3-486-70454-9
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73 Karl-Joachim Hölkeskamp (Hg.)
Eine politische Kultur (in) der Krise? Die "letzte Generation" der römischen Republik. München 2009, XII, 222 S.
ISBN 978-3-486-59053-1
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49 David Cohen (Hg.)
Demokratie, Recht und soziale Kontrolle im klassischen Athen. München 2002, VI, 205 S.
ISBN 978-3-486-56662-8
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44 Aharon Oppenheimer (Hg.)
Jüdische Geschichte in hellenistisch-römischer Zeit. Wege der Forschung: Vom alten zum neuen Schürer. München 1999, XII, 275 S.
ISBN 978-3-486-56414-3
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42 Werner Eck (Hg.)
Lokale Autonomie und römische Ordnungsmacht in den kaiserzeitlichen Provinzen vom 1. bis 3. Jahrhundert. München 1999, X, 327 S.
ISBN 978-3-486-56385-6
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30 Bernhard Kölver (Hg.)
Recht, Staat und Verwaltung im klassischen Indien, The State, the Law, and Administration in Classical India. München 1997, XVIII, 257 S.
ISBN 978-3-486-56193-7
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24 Kurt Raaflaub (Hg.)
Anfänge politischen Denkens in der Antike. Die nahöstlichen Kulturen und die Griechen. München 1993, XXIV, 461 S.
ISBN 978-3-486-55993-4
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22 Dieter Simon (Hg.)
Eherecht und Familiengut in Antike und Mittelalter. München 1992, IX, 168 S.
ISBN 978-3-486-55885-2
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Saturday, November 28, 2020

Carsten Peust's Publications

Carsten Peust's Publications




Private papers



Open Access Journal: Systasis: E-Journal of the Association of Classical Philologists "Antika"

[First posted in AWOL 10 February 2010. Updated 28 November 2020]

Systasis: E-Journal of the Association of Classical Philologists "Antika"
ISSN: 1857-5129
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Името на списанието (во превод "Состав") потекнува од големото откритие на професор М. Д. Петрушевски, кој во 1980 година (преиздадено во 1990 г.) во Скопје го објави својот превод на Аристотеловото дело „За поетиката“ (Περὶ ποητικῆς). Тој откри, дека во дефиницијата за трагедијата не стои изразот прочистување на страстите (κάθαρσις παθημάτων), или некоја друга синтагма, туку состав од дејства (σύστασις πραγμάτων), што предизвикуваат жал и страв, што е најважна характеристика на трагедијата.
Дека составот на делото од соодветни компоненти е основа за тоа да биде токму такво дело, на книжевно-теоретски и философски план покажа професор Елена Колева, во своето дело "Систаса на прагми" (Охрид, 1992), со што од книжевно-теоретски аспект го потврди лингвистичкото откритие на М. Д. Петрушевски.
Списанието е отворено за статии, резимеа на магистерски трудови, резимеа на докторски трудови, преводи од класични автори, пофалени/наградени семинарски работи, кратки белешки и прикази на книги од областите што ги покриваат класичните студии во поширока смисла на зборот: класична филологија, историја на стариот век, археологија, епиграфија, палеографија, и други области врзани за антиката, но и за нејзиниот континуум и наследство и дидактика на класичните дисциплини.
Членови на редакцијата на Systasis се членови на Здружението „Антика“ во соработка со колеги од регионот и Европа. Списанието се уредува двапати годишно.
The name of our periodical, Systasis, meaning 'a composition', relates to the great discovery made by our Professor M. D. Petruševski, who published his translation of Aristotle's Poetics (Περὶ ποητικῆς) in Skopje, the Republic of Macedonia, in 1990. He emended the phrase in Aristotle's definition of tragedy, usually known as κάϑαρσις παϑημάτων, to σύστασις πραγμάτων, i.e. 'a composition of acts' that cause fear and compassion—the essential characteristics of tragedy.

The thesis that the composition of the components of a deed determine literary genre was elaborated on theoretical and philosophical grounds by Professor Elena Koleva in her work 'The composition of Acts', published in Ohrid in 1992. In this book, she developed the linguistic discovery of M. D. Petruševski on literary theoretical grounds.

Тhe e-journal is edited by the members of Antika, the Association of Classical Philologists of the Republic of Macedonia, in collaboration with colleagues from the region and throughout Europe. It is open for the publication of articles, summaries of master’s theses, summaries of doctoral theses, translations of classical authors, academic papers adjudged of distinction and book reviews on subjects from the wider range of classical studies: classical philology, history of the ancient world, archaeology, epigraphy, paleography, and other subjects related to antiquity, as well as to the continuity, heritage and didactics of classical disciplines.

Systasis 37 (2020) 

Systasis 36 (2020)  

Systasis 35 (2019) 

Systasis 34 (2019) 

Systasis 33 (2018) 

Systasis 32 (2018) 

Systasis 31 (2017) 

Systasis 30 (2017)



Friday, November 27, 2020

The Max von Oppenheim photo collection Online

[First posted in AWOL 6 June 2012, updated 27 November 2020]

The Max von Oppenheim photo collection

Max Freiherr von Oppenheim (1860-1946) was not only a famous explorer but also a well known diplomat and collector of oriental artifacts. As an employee of the German consulate general in Cairo, he observed the Arabian world and excavated Tell Halaf in Syria. In his many expeditions, most taking several years, he explored the region between the Levante and Mesopotamia.

Oppenheim was always accompanied by professional photographers. The Near East and its people as well as its nature and architecture kept him mesmerized for decades. The result was a collection of 13.000 photos that captured the life and culture of a world gone by.

Max von Oppenheim's literary contributions and the photo-collection are kept in the house-archive of the Bankhaus Sal, Oppenheim jr. & Cie. in Cologne. It is owned by the Max Freiherr von Oppenheim Foundation and was established in 1929 by von Oppenheim himself.

Max von Oppenheim's photo-collection is accessible to the greater public by the Arachne database. In order to view images of the Max von Oppenheim photo-collection in a higher resolution, interested persons should contact the house-archive of the Bankhaus Sal. Oppenheim by e-mail to request the necessary rights.

The photo-collection contains 75 albums (show all) and many single photographs. The photo volumes form chronological and spatial units regarding the following topics:
1. Travel through Asian Turkey in 1899 2. Journeys (1911-1939) 3. Excavations in Tell Halaf (1911-1929) 4. Special collections and single pictures (1899-1939)