Friday, December 31, 2021

Ursus from Benevento, De nomine

From the Adbreviatio artis grammaticae, codex Casanatensis 1086, ff. 1r-11r

An experimental scholarly digital edition of section De nomine (folia 1r-11r) of the Adbreviatio artis grammaticae by Ursus from Benevento from codex Casanatensis 1086 (IX century), edited by Paolo Monella within the ALIM Project (2017).

What you see on this page is the JavaScript visualization of the XML/TEI source code. For more information on the Ursus Project, the full documentation and the source code (including XML/TEI and JavaScript), see the project home page on GitHub.

Click here for a visualization of the table of the signs (graphemes) found in the manuscript (the original CSV file is on GitHub).

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Show Alphabetic Layer (blue)
Show Graphematic Layer (black)
  1. The black row below (ꝑtinet, Graphemic Layer) encodes the graphemes.
  2. The blue row above (pertinet, Alphabetic Layer) encodes the alphabetic letters (alphabemes) represented by those graphemes. In this case, grapheme "ꝑ" (in green) represents the three underlined alphabetic letters "p", "e" and "r".
  3. The black box appearing when the user hovers a word with their mouse (pertinet: [pertineo] Verbal, II conjug, Active indicative, resent, III singular, Linguistic Layer) unambiguously encodes the linguistic word beyond any spelling or graphical differences, through a combination of lemma (pertineo) and morphology (Verbal, II conjug, Active indicative, Present, III singular).

Start of new folio Start of new folio (hover for folio number, click to see manuscript page image). Note: images are currently unavailable due to copyright restrictions)
Superscription Abbreviation with superscript abbreviation mark: at the Graphemic Layer the "base graphemes" (the graphemes above which the abbreviation mark is written) and the abbreviation mark itself are red. In this example, the macron spans above both graphems "q" and "m". At the Alphabetic Layer the abbreviated alphabemes are underlined, as for all abbreviation types
Start of new column Start of new column (hover for column number)
After Abbreviation with abbreviation mark written after the base grapheme(s): purple
Start of new line Start of new line (folio 1r, column 1, line 2)
Brevigraph Abbreviation through brevigraph (no abbreviation mark, one specific grapheme only): green
Start of new source Start of source (click to expand)
Omission Abbreviation through omission of some graphemes (no abbreviation sign, no specific brevigraph): pink
End of new source End of source (click to expand)
Space b/w words Space between words in the manuscript (at Graphematic Layer): the MS has a space between "et" and "in", and no space between "in" and "aliis"
Dropcap Dropcap
Space within word Space in the manuscript (at Graphematic Layer) within a linguistic word
Larger initial Larger initial
Unclear word Unclear word (darker shades of gray represent less clear reading)
Emendation Note on textual criticism
Nonsense Italics in the blue line at the Alphabetic Layer mark nonsensical words (due, in this example, to a gap that makes the word unintelligible)
Emendation Emendation (for the MS reading, click on the note).

Uncertain emendation Uncertain emendation: the red border indicates that the emendation is still being discussed.
Gap Gap (hover for gap extension in characters or words and for reason)
Note on the content Note on the content
Alphabemes Quotes in the blue line mark groups of alphabemes (not actual linguistic words)
Note on the source Note on the source
Foreign Small caps in the blue line mark Greek words, ancient abbreviations ("gn" for "Gnaeus") and Roman numerals ("xxxiiii" for 34)
Note script or graphic Note on the script, on glyphs with no graphemic value (e.g. allographs) or on the digital reproduction of the manuscript
Heading Section heading (not present in the manuscript, added by the editor)
Note on technological issues Note on technological issues
Add Text or graphemes ("in") written in the interlinear space

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Thursday, December 30, 2021

The Archaeology of Egyptian Non-Royal Burial Customs in New Kingdom Egypt and Its Empire

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  27 December 2021
The Archaeology of Egyptian Non-Royal Burial Customs in New Kingdom Egypt and Its Empire
This Element provides a new evaluation of burial customs in New Kingdom Egypt, from about 1550 to 1077 BC, with an emphasis on burials of the wider population. It also covers the regions then under Egyptian control: the Southern Levant and the area of Nubia as far as the Fourth Cataract. The inclusion of foreign countries provides insights not only into the interaction between the centre of the empire and its conquered regions, but also concerning what is typically Egyptian and to what extent the conquered regions were culturally influenced. It can be shown that burials in Lower Nubia closely follow those in Egypt. In the southern Levant, by contrast, cemeteries of the period often yield numerous Egyptian objects, but burial customs in general do not follow those in Egypt.


Online ISBN: 9781009064521
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication: 31 January 2022
© Wolfram Grajetzki 2021

This Element is free online from 28th December - 11th January

Rome and the Near Eastern Kingdoms and Principalities, 44-31 BC: A Study of Political Relations During Civil War

Book cover Rome and the Near Eastern Kingdoms and Principalities, 44-31 BC: A Study of Political Relations During Civil War 
The study presents a critical analysis of the political relations between Rome and Near Eastern kingdoms and principalities during the age of civil war from the death of Julius Caesar in 44 to Mark Antony's defeat at Actium in 31 BC. By examining each bilateral relationship separately, it argues that those relations were marked by a large degree of continuity with earlier periods. Circumstances connected to the civil war had only a limited impact on the interstate conduct of the period despite the effects that the strife had on Rome's domestic politics and the res publica. The ever-present rival Parthia and its external policies were more influential in steering the relations between Rome and Near Eastern powers.
Year: 2020
Publisher: Brill
Language: english
Pages: 322
ISBN 10: 9004441743
ISBN 13: 9789004441743
File:PDF, 4.29 MB


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Episode Five: The First Israel
Episode Six: The Conquest of Canaan
Episode Seven: The Early Philistines
Episode Eight: The Philistines in the Bible
Episode Nine: A United Monarchy?
Episode Ten: King Saul
Episode Eleven: The Earliest David
Episode Twelve: The Later Layers of the David Story
Episode Thirteen: Solomon, King of Globalization
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Episode Fifteen: Jerusalem in Biblical Times
Episode Sixteen: The Northern Kingdom, The First 50 Years
Episode Seventeen: The Omrides
Episode Eighteen: Israel in the Days of Jeroboam II
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Episode Twenty: The Many Layers of the Exodus Tradition
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Episode Twenty-two: Kiriath-Jearim and the Ark Narrative
Episode Twenty-three: Late Monarchic Judah
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Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Open Access Monograph Series: Monografías del Mundo Antiguo y Medieval

Monografías del Mundo Antiguo y Medieval
Esta publicación es semestral y monográfica. El primer semestre se publica sobre “Temas de Historia Antigua y Tradición Clásica” y el segundo semestre sobre “Temas de Historia Medieval y Renacentista”. Los temas pueden ser abordados desde diversas disciplinas, tales como historia, filosofía, literatura, arte, entre otras. Solo se aceptan artículos científicos y reseñas de libros recientes (hasta 5 años de su publicación).

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Open Access Journal: Археологія і давня історія України - Archaeology and Early History of Ukraine

ISSN: 2227-4952







у журналі публікуються результати досліджень з археології й давньої історії України та суміжних територій. Висвітлюються питання соціально-економічного розвитку та культурних зв’язків у кам’яному та мідно-бронзовому віках, сторінки з історії кіммерійців, скіфів та сарматів, матеріальна й духовна культура античних греків у Північному Причорномор’ї, етногенез та рання історія слов’ян, розвиток давньоруських міст і сіл, матеріальної культури середньовіччя і нового часу. Видаються нові археологічні матеріали, розвідки з історії археології та архівні джерела.

The journal publishes the results of research on the archaeology and ancient history of Ukraine and neighboring regions. The issues of socio-economic development and cultural relations in the Stone and Copper-Bronze Ages, pages on the history of the Cimmerians, Scythians and Sarmatians, material and spiritual culture of the ancient Greeks in the Northern Pontic region, ethnogenesis and early history of the Slavs, the development of Greek and Roman cities and villages, the material culture of the Middle Ages and early modern times are covered. New archaeological materials, the research on the history of archaeology and archival sources are published.

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Vol 40 No 3 (2021): Archaeology and Early History of Ukraine
Published: 2021-11-05


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Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Digital Humanities Awards 2021 – Call For Nominations

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The annual open DH Awards 2021 is now accepting nominations!

Please nominate any Digital Humanities resource in any language that you feel deserves to win in any of this year’s categories. The open DH Awards are openly nominated by the community and openly voted for by the public as a DH awareness activity. Although the working language of DH Awards is English, nominations may be for any resource in any language. Awards are not specific to geography, language, conference, organization or field of humanities. There are no financial prizes, just the honour of having won and an icon for your website.

Nominations will be open until 2022-01-30. Voting will take place shortly after.

Please note that the nominations must be for projects/resources/sites that were launched/finished/update/created in 2021.

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Open Access Journal: Incontri (triestini) di filologia classica

 [First posted in AWOL 20 May 2013, updated (two new volumes) 28 December 2021]

Incontri (triestini) di filologia classica
SSN (print): 2464-8752
ISSN (online): 2462-8760

Gli Incontri di filologia classica (fino al vol. IX Incontri triestini di filologia classica) sono una pubblicazione periodica annuale che raccoglie le relazioni di studiosi appositamente invitati, presentate e discusse negli omonimi cicli di seminari, organizzati dal "Centro di studi sulla tradizione e la ricezione dell'antico" del Dipartimento di studi umanistici dell'Università di Trieste che si tengono con calendario prefissato per ogni anno accademico presso la Biblioteca statale di Trieste.

Si propongono di rendere disponibili alla comunità degli studiosi e a un più vasto pubblico interventi inediti (la cui redazione scritta è sottoposta a peer review) su temi inerenti la cultura classica, riuniti sia in volume (EUT – Edizioni Università di Trieste), sia liberamente accessibile online. I contributi, accompagnati da abstract in inglese e in italiano di max 200 parole, potranno essere nelle lingue italiana, inglese, tedesca, francese, spagnola, portoghese.

20. Incontri di filologia classica (2020-2021) : [15] Collection home page


Costanza Salvatore

Nomi antichi e moderni dei tiri di astragali. Fonti letterarie, lessicografiche e folcloriche (vezyris)

Marangoni Claudio

Un’apostrofe di Lucano e Catullo 101 (a casa di Eritto, ancora)

De Romanis Federico

Mέχρι τοῦ σύνεγγυς: nota a Periplus Maris Erythraei 50

Mudry Philippe

Les mains des dieux. Pharmacologie médicale et pharmacologie populaire dans le monde romain

Petorella Fabrizio

Come parla un santo? Osservazioni sull’uso dell’ἠθοποιία nelle opere biografiche tardoantiche

Zimbardi Emanuele

Efrem e gli Hymni contra Julianum: l’insegnamento di un sapere storico-escatologico sul destino della Chiesa e dell’Impero alla morte di Giuliano l’Apostata

Gasti Fabio

Dinamiche di rappresentazione e scrittura nei sermones agostiniani su Perpetua

Bakhouche Béatrice

Le ‘je’ auctorial dans Les noces de Philologie et Mercure de Martianus Capella

Merisio Nuria Elisa

Giochi di parole ed evergetismo in un’iscrizione metrica di Synnada: l’epigramma per Kynegia

Russo Giuseppe

Note testuali agli Excerpta rhetorica di Emporio

Banniard Michel

Un jugement impérial à Arezzo en 833 : entre rigueur procédurière et adaptabilité langagière

Mondini Ugo

Un’incoronazione imperiale nel monastero di Sostenio (Giovanni Mauropode, Carm. 80)

La Bua Giuseppe

Osservazioni sui pseudepigrapha ciceroniani e la ‘tradizione catilinaria’: la Responsio Catilinae

Capizzi Federico

Note critiche inedite di Pieter Burman il Vecchio alle ""Declamationes maiores"" e ad altre opere latine


07. Incontri triestini di filologia classica (2007-2008) [23]    

Il calamo della memoria. Riuso di testi e mestiere letterario nella tarda antichità.
Atti del III convegno. Trieste, 17-19 aprile 2008

06. Incontri triestini di filologia classica (2006-2007) [18]    

Atti della giornata di studio in onore di Laura Casarsa

05. Incontri triestini di filologia classica (2005-2006) [21]    

Il calamo della memoria. Riuso di testi e mestiere letterario nella tarda antichità.
Atti del II convegno. Trieste, 27-28 aprile 2006

04. Incontri triestini di filologia classica (2004-2005) [26]    

Phantasia: il pensiero per immagini degli antichi e dei moderni.
Atti del convegno internazionale

03. Incontri triestini di filologia classica (2003-2004) [24]    

Il calamo della memoria. Riuso di testi e mestiere letterario nella tarda antichità.
Atti del I convegno. Trieste, 21-22 aprile 2004