Sunday, September 26, 2021

Open Access Monograph Series: Revue des Études Tardo-antiques suppléments

 [First ;posted in AWOL 15 February 2019, updated 26 September 2021]

Revue des Études Tardo-antiques suppléments

  • Supplément 1 (Réseaux sociaux et contraintes dans l’Antiquité Tardive).

  • Supplément 2 (Les dossiers de la Correspondance d’Ambroise).

  • Supplément 3 (ΕΝ ΚΑΛΟΙΣ ΚΟΙΝΟΠΡΑΓΙΑ. Hommages à la mémoire de P.-L. Malosse et J. Bouffartigue).

  • Supplément 4 (Poésie et Bible aux IVe-VIe siècles).

  • Supplément 5 (Canistrum ficis plenum. Hommages à Bertrand Lançon).

  • Supplément 6 (Figures du premier Christianisme).

  • Supplément 7 (ΠΟΙΜΕΝΙ ΛΑΩΝ. Studies in Honor of Robert J. Penella).

  • Supplément 8 (Les « lieux » de l’épigramme latine tardive : vers un élargissement du genre).

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New Fragments of Menander’s 'Epitrepontes'

William Furley
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In this brand new and exquisite 2021 translation of the classic Greek play, Epitrepontes, or 'The Arbitration', produced around 300 BC, Menander tackles the subject of a broken marriage. Charisios has left his young wife Pamphile over a suspected infidelity and moved in with his neighbour to drown his sorrows in wine and women, specifically, a spirited harp-girl called Habrotonon. The irate father-in-law will not tolerate this waste of a good dowry and demands of his daughter that she divorce. Bravely she holds out against her father's tirades and remains loyal to her husband.

A complex and masterly dramatic sequence ensures that by the end 'all's well that ends well' - and Menander has struck a blow for equality of the sexes, for understanding over arrogance and pride. Menander's subtle and, ultimately, good-natured treatment of marital crisis and family tensions, themes which, despite the ancient dress of strict metre and theatrical convention, are strikingly modern, not to say timeless.

A large portion of the Epitrepontes was recovered from oblivion in 1905. Now, this startling collection of the new fragments, complete with papyrological readings, translation and commentary, brings together the scholarly work from separate fragments to date, including the author's own edition and interpretation and a revised text of the play in entirety included as an appendix.

The commentary aims to explain the printed text, to place Menander's language in the context of Athenian dramatic art and rhetoric, and to appreciate his subtle insights into the psychology of his characters, from the huffy father-in-law Smikrines to the 'little people' of the comedy, the slaves, each with their private agenda.

June 4, 2021

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Saturday, September 25, 2021

Hieroglyphica Software

The program is intended as a toolset for searching signs in the integrated catalogue of the hieroglyphs and writing short hieroglyphic inscription or vast hieroglyphic texts in vector mode. The goal of the Program is to achieve a maximum operation effect in comparison with other text editors, since the Program design is based on a new concept of editing texts.

The Program Capabilities:

  • Search hieroglyph by its code (Sign ID), by name or by transliteration;
  • Group the search results;
  • Write a hieroglyphic text by “drop and drag” of the objects (hieroglyphs) to the client area of the graphic editor;
  • Display the search results as a graphical information with page/line scrolling;
  • Save a hieroglyphic text in XML;
  • Import to Microsoft Office

Hieroglyphica, version of 21.09.2021 is available to download.

You are free to download the software for non-commercial use. 

Links and references to HIEROGLYPHICA website are welcome.

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Installation Sep 21, 2021 Download
Manual Sep 22, 2021 Download
Run the file after a successful installation of the programSep 13, 2021Download

Open Access Monograph Series: Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies Supplements

Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies Supplements

The Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies Supplements include monographs, conference proceedings, newly edited texts, and the publication of international research projects, all supporting and facilitating the latest work in Classics around the world.

Cover for Themes in Plato, Aristotle, and Hellenistic Philosophy: Keeling Lectures 2011-18 Themes in Plato, Aristotle, and Hellenistic Philosophy: Keeling Lectures 2011-18
Fiona Leigh (ed)
January 28, 2021

The present volume collects together papers based on the annual Keeling Memorial Lecture in ancient philosophy given at University College London, over 2011-18 (and one from 2004, previously unpublished). It contains contributions to theoretical as well as practical ancient philosophy, and in some cases, to both. Susanne Bobzien argues that Frege plagiarised the Stoics in respect of logic, Gail Fine compares uses of doxa and epistêmê in the Phaedo to contemporary notions of belief and knowledge, David Sedley offers a novel...

Cover for The Afterlife of Apuleius The Afterlife of Apuleius
F. Bistagne, C. Boidin, R. Mouren (eds)
January 28, 2021

Apuleius’ literary and philosophical fortune has been considerable since antiquity, mostly through the reception of The Golden Ass. The aim of this collection of essays is to highlight a few major aspects of this afterlife, from the High Middle Ages to early Romanticism, in the fields of literature, linguistics and philology, within a wide geographical scope.

The volume gathers the proceedings of an international conference held in March 2016 at the Warburg Institute in London, in association with the Institute of Classical Studies. It includes both diachronic...

Cover for The Digital Classicist 2013 The Digital Classicist 2013
Stuart Dunn, Simon Mahony (eds)
December 2, 2019

This edited volume collects together peer-reviewed papers that initially emanated from presentations at Digital Classicist seminars and conference panels.

This wide-ranging volume showcases exemplary applications of digital scholarship to the ancient world and critically examines the many challenges and opportunities afforded by such research. The chapters included here demonstrate innovative approaches that drive forward the research interests of both humanists and technologists while showing that...

Cover for Marathon – 2,500 Years: Proceedings of The Marathon Conference 2010 Marathon – 2,500 Years: Proceedings of The Marathon Conference 2010
Christopher Carey, Michael Edwards (eds)
November 8, 2019

Some two and a half millennia ago, in the summer of 490 BC, a small army of 9,000 Athenians, supported only be a thousand troops from Plataea, faced and overcame the might of the Persian army of King Darius I on the plain of Marathon.

While this was only the beginning of the Persian Wars, and the Greeks as a while would face a far greater threat to their freedom a decade later, the victory at Marathon had untold effects on the morale, confidence, and self-esteem of the Athenians, who would commemorate their finest hour in art and literature for centuries to come.


Cover for Erôs and the Polis: Love in context Erôs and the Polis: Love in context
Ed Sanders (ed)
November 1, 2019

Arising out of a conference on ‘Erôs in Ancient Greece’, the articles in this volume share a historicizing approach to the conventions and expectations of erôs in the context of the polis, in the Archaic and Classical periods of ancient Greece.

The articles focus on (post-Homeric) Archaic and Classical poetic genres – namely lyric poetry, tragedy, and comedy – and some philosophical texts by Plato, Xenophon, and Aristotle.

They pursue a variety...

Cover for Creating Ethnicities & Identities in the Roman World Creating Ethnicities & Identities in the Roman World
Andrew Gardner, Edward Herring, Kathryn Lomas (eds)
October 25, 2019

Questions of ethnic and cultural identities are central to the contemporary understanding of the Roman world.

The expansion of Rome across Italy, the Mediterranean, and beyond entailed encounters with a wide range of peoples. Many of these had well-established pre-conquest ethnic identities which can be compared with Roman perceptions of them. In other cases, the ethnicity of peoples conquered by Rome has been perceived almost entirely through the lenses of Roman ethnographic writing and administrative structures.

The formation of such identities, and the shaping of these...

Cover for Profession and Performance: Aspects of oratory in the Greco-Roman World Profession and Performance: Aspects of oratory in the Greco-Roman World
Christos Kremmydas, Jonathan Powell, Lene Rubinstein (eds)
October 18, 2017

This volume brings together six papers relating to oratory and orators in public fora of Classical Greece and Rome. Edwards and Bers explore aspects of oratorical delivery in the Athenian courts and Assembly, including the demands placed on orators by the physical settings. Tempest examines the conceptions of oratorical competence and incompetence, particularly in respect of performance, as they are implied in Cicero’s criticisms of the rival prosecutor in the trial of Verres. Papers by Karambelas and Powell look at evidence for the importance of advocacy in the Second...

Cover for Persuasive Language in Cicero’s Pro Milone: A Close Reading and Commentary Persuasive Language in Cicero’s Pro Milone: A Close Reading and Commentary
Lynn S. Fotheringham
October 18, 2017

This innovative approach to Cicero’s persuasive language analyses the style and structure of one of his important speeches in more details than has ever been done before.

It applies ideas from modern linguistics (sentential topic, lexical patterning, interactional discourse), and explores the possibilities and limitations of quantitative analysis, made easier by modern computing power, in the areas of syntax and vocabulary.

The result is a reading of the Pro Milone as a unified text, whether aimed at persuading the jury to acquit Milo or at persuading...

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Open Access Journal: ARIT Newsletter

 [First posted in AWOL 4 December 2009. Updated 25 September 2021]

ARIT Newsletter
the Institute publishes the ARIT Newsletter annually, distributed widely in the academic community and among the Friends of ARIT. The Newsletter provides information about the ARIT’s recent activities and programs, including the news from each center, research reports from recent fellows in Turkey, lists of current fellows and donors.
  • ARIT Newsletter Fall 2020

    October 1, 2020
    ARIT Ankara and Istanbul present new online programs.  ARIT centers closed but offering limited services. ARIT fellows reports: Peoples’ parks of the early Republic Studies in Syriac identity View volume 63 here
  • ARIT Newsletter Fall 2019

    October 1, 2019
    ARIT Istanbul director Dr. Antony Greenwood retires; new director Zeynep Simavi takes up the post. Visiting interns work on American Board Archives and Feriköy Cemetery projects. ARIT Ankara collaborates to offer a workshop on the joint heritage of the Pergamon-Lesbos micro-region. Remembering CAORC’s Dr. Mary Ellen Lane. ARIT fellows report: Drama in Greek festivals of Asia Minor Uyghur language and culture ...
  • ARIT Newsletter Fall 2018

    October 1, 2018
    ARIT fundraising successes and ongoing needs. Istanbul Library at Bibliopera; American Board Archives development. Ankara facilitates local conference on islands of the Byzantine Mediterranean and a writing workshop for students. ARIT fellows reports: 18th Century Ottoman textiles Cheese-making in northeastern Turkey Late Roman Pottery of Arycanda View volume 61 here
  • ARIT Newsletter Fall 2017

    October 1, 2017
    ARIT Istanbul relocates to ANAMED in Beyoğlu. ARIT Ankara collaborates to present programs to protect cultural heritage. Hanfmann and Mellink fellows present a symposium. ARIT fellows report: Iron and Bronze Age imperial expansion in light of botanical remains Study of economic, social, and cultural ties between the U.S. and the Ottoman Empire View volume 60 here

ARIT Newsletter Archive, 1972 through 2016


Friday, September 24, 2021

Numismatic News: More than 2,000 coins of Hadrian from the British Museum added to OCRE

I have received a major update from Richard Abdy, curator at the British Museum and author of the most recent RIC volume on Hadrian, which was published to OCRE in June of 2020. Nearly 2,300 coins from the British Museum have been linked to Hadrian type URIs in the new volume, an increase by about 2,000 over the relatively small number of Hadrianic coins the BM had previously contributed to OCRE. The photographic coverage of Hadrian types is nearly complete. There are, in fact, about 850 types where the British Museum specimen is the only photographed example: about one-quarter of all Hadrianic coin types.

Furthermore, I queried the BM's API for each coin to extract IIIF service URIs, when available. This extended to all of the BM's contributions to the ecosystem (Iron Age, Hellenistic, and Roman coinage), and about 16,000 of the 72,000 total coins from the British Museum have zoomable IIIF images.

A British Museum example of Hadrian 103

The British Museum's API for individual objects is not publicized, but I happened upon it by looking at the console in Firefox to locate the British Museum's IIIF URI pattern (which is also not publicized). The ID portion of the object URI serves as the 'id' request parameter for the API, e.g.,

The IIIF URL is 'zoom' property for each 'processed' in the 'multimedia' array. This is a relative path that should be appended to The other static jpg files paths are appended to

Frustratingly, the object metadata are not encoded in the JSON response as clean and machine-readable. It is possible to parse data from the escaped HTML in 'xtemplate', but it requires a little clean-up. I was able to parse the measurements for the Hadrianic coins from the xtemplate for the Hadrianic coins in OpenRefine, since they weren't in the the spreadsheet export I had received.


Open Access Monograph Series: Collection de l'École française de Rome

First posted in AWOL 6 October 2020, updates 24 September 2021]
ISSN (Édition imprimée): 0223-5099 
Publications de l’École française de Rome

L’École française de Rome a créé en 1964 les Suppléments aux Mélanges qui deviendront en 1972 la Collection de l’École française de Rome (CEFR). Elle rassemble les ouvrages collectifs issus des programmes de recherches, les publications des chantiers de fouilles, des monographies. Elle couvre une vaste chronologie allant de la préhistoire aux temps présents.