Monday, January 31, 2022

Open Access Journal: Archaeology / Археология

Списание „Археология” е орган на Националния археологически институт с музей на Българската академия на науките. Основано е през 1959 г. като периодично издание, посветено на теренната и научноизследователска работа на българските археолози.

Пръв и дългогодишен главен редактор на „Археология” е акад. Д. П. Димитров, който създава формата на списанието.

То започва да излиза в 4 книжки годишно със следните рубрики: Статии, Публикации, Музейно дело и консервации, Лекции и консултации, Критика и рецензии и Преглед.


Sunday, January 30, 2022

Open Access Journal: ISAW Newsletter

[First posted in AWOL 18 December 2013, updated 30 Januarty  2022]

ISAW Newsletter (Institute for the Study of the Ancient World)
ISAW periodically publishes a print newsletter containing updates on research and teaching. PDF copies are available here for download (requires Adobe Reader or another PDF-capable program): 
Fall 2021

Open Access Journal: Atlantís - review

 [First posted in AWOL 11 May 2018, updates 30 January 2022]

Atlantís - review
e-ISSN: 2183-4326

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A ATLANTÍS divulga de forma agregada as recensões disponíveis nas revistas alojadas na plataforma digital Impactum da Imprensa da Universidade de Coimbra, com o objetivo de promover a visibilidade da investigação e a transferência do saber. As recensões cobrem um leque variado de temas e perspetivas de abordagem (literatura, cultura, história antiga, arqueologia, história da arte, filosofia, língua e linguística), mantendo embora como denominador comum os Estudos Clássicos e sua projeção na Idade Média, Renascimento e receção na atualidade.
ATLANTÍS makes available in aggregated form book reviews published in journals hosted at the digital platform Impactum of Coimbra University Press, with the objective of promoting the visibility of research and the transfer of knowledge. The reviews cover a wide range of topics and approaches (literature, culture, ancient history, archaeology, art history, philosophy, language and linguistics), while maintaining as common denominator the world of Classical Antiquity and its projection in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, as well as its reception in modern times.

Vol. 43 (2022)


Saturday, January 29, 2022

Objects for Eternity - Ancient Egyptian Art


The Arnold Meijer Archives of Egyptian Art


These archives of Egyptian Antiquities aim to facilitate the academic and private study of our rich heritage. It provides an overview of objects from the art market as well as from selected literature and museum collections.

Most of the art market entries are assembled from the important auction houses. The majority are from the period 1980 to the present; roughly the last four decennia. This mainly concerns objects that travel between private collections and otherwise remained unpublished. As a result, it is challenging to study these objects and it is hoped that these archives can contribute to this, although they do not pretend to be complete. All files can be downloaded free of charge.

Objects being included does not necessarily imply authenticity. Among the pieces on the free market there are undoubtedly also recent imitations that have not been recognized as such. Also the dating provided may be erroneous. The files from the art market refer to their source and the publication date if applicable.

The main abbreviations used are:

BO-LOBonhams London
CH-LOChristie's London
CH-NYChristie's New York
DR-PADrouot Paris
HV-MCHotel de Ventes Monte Carlo
PB-PAPierre Bergé Paris
PB-NYPark Bernet New York
SO-LOSotheby's London
SO-NYSotheby's New York

Selected further indications:

Antiquarian New York
Boisgirard Auction Paris
Cahn Auktionen Basel
Charles Ede Gallery London
Harmakhis Ancient Art Brussels
Medusa Ancient Art Montreal
Merrin Gallery New York
Millon Auction Paris
Phoenix Ancient Art Geneva
Piasa Auction Paris
Royal Athena New York
Rupert Wace London
Safani Gallery New York
Slitine Auction Paris
Tajan Auction Paris

Stone Vessels

Predynastic to the Middle Kingdom

1448 images


Old Kingdom to Late Periods
Human forms

1655 images


Figures of Small Sculpture
Online soon

Friday, January 28, 2022

Ugarit-Portal Göttingen

Das Ugarit-Portal Göttingen ist die Plattform der Göttinger Ugaritistik, die am alttestamentlichen Seminar unter der Leitung von Prof. Reinhard Müller betrieben wird.

Das Portal enthält:

  • eine Einführung in die Geschichte und die schriftliche Überlieferung aus Ugarit
  • eine Bibliographie
  • eine Einführung in die ugaritische Poesie und eine kurze Geschichte der poetologischen Forschung
  • digitalisierte Umschriften der ugaritischen poetischen Texte (samt Verbesserungen zu KTU3)
  • Informationen zum Studium (samt Überblick über die wichtigsten Hilfsmittel)
  • die Publikationen des Teams der Göttinger Ugaritistik
  • den Katalog der Ugarit-Bibliothek

Leiter: Prof. Dr. Reinhard Müller
Koordinator: Clemens Steinberger






Divine Names on the Spot: Towards a Dynamic Approach of Divine Denominations in Greek and Semitic Contexts

Edited by: Galoppin, Thomas; Bonnet, Corinne (2021). Leuven Paris Bristol: Peeters.
Ancient Greek and Semitic languages resorted to a large range of words to name the divine. Gods and goddesses were called by a variety of names and combinations of onomastic attributes. This broad lexicon of names is characterised by plurality and a tendency to build on different sequences of names; therefore, the Mapping Ancient Polytheisms project focuses on the process of naming the divine in order to better understand the ancient divine in terms of a plurality in the making. A fundamental rule for reading ancient divine names is to grasp them in their context ? time and place, a ritual, the form of the discourse, a cultural milieu?: a deity is usually named according to a specific situation. From Artemis Eulochia to al-Lat, al-'Uzza and Manat, from Melqart to "my rock" in the biblical book of Psalms, this volume journeys between the sanctuary on Mount Gerizim and late antique magical practices, revisiting rituals, hymnic poetry, oaths of orators and philosophical prayers. While targeting different names in different contexts, the contributors draft theoretical propositions towards a dynamic approach of naming the divine in antiquity.

This book is published open access. It can be downloaded here.
Item Type:Edited Scientific Work
Communities & Collections:01 Faculty of Theology > Institute of Religious Studies
Special Collections > Orbis Biblicus et Orientalis
Dewey Decimal Classification:200 Religion
Language:English, French
Date:23 December 2021
Deposited On:28 Jan 2022 11:01
Last Modified:28 Jan 2022 11:01
Series Name:Orbis Biblicus et Orientalis
ISBN:978 90 429 4726 9
Additional Information:9789042947276 (eISBN)
OA Status:Green
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Thursday, January 27, 2022

Latin as the Language of Science and Learning

Philipp Roelli  
Funded by: Schweizerischer Nationalfonds (SNF) 
book: Latin as the Language of Science and Learning
Volume 7 in the series Lingua Academica

About this book

Open Access

This book investigates the role of the Latin language as a vehicle for science and learning from several angles. First, the question what was understood as ‘science’ through time and how it is named in different languages, especially the Classical ones, is approached. Criteria for what did pass as scientific are found that point to ‘science’ as a kind of Greek Denkstil based on pattern-finding and their unbiased checking. In a second part, a brief diachronic panorama introduces schools of thought and authors who wrote in Latin from antiquity to the present. Latin’s heydays in this function are clearly the time between the twelfth and eighteenth centuries. Some niches where it was used longer are examined and reasons sought why Latin finally lost this lead-role. A third part seeks to define the peculiar characteristics of scientific Latin using corpus linguistic approaches. As a result, several types of scientific writing can be identified. The question of how to transfer science from one linguistic medium to another is never far: Latin inherited this role from Greek and is in turn the ancestor of science done in the modern vernaculars. At the end of the study, the importance of Latin science for modern science in English becomes evident.

  • Published: November 22, 2021
  • ISBN: 9783110745832
  • Published: December 6, 2021
  • ISBN: 9783110745757

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Acknowledgements and practicalities
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Part 1 Semantics of the term ‘science’

1 Modern languages: Wissenschaft, science, наука, επιστήμη
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2 Terms for ‘science’ in Greek and Latin
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3 The wider semantic field of ‘science’ in the classical languages
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4 What is science and how does it relate to Denkstil?
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5 The demarcation problem
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Part 2 Diachronic panorama of Latin science and learning

6 Introductory remarks on Denkstile, epochs, and genres
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7 Greek science and its language in Antiquity
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8 Foundations of Roman science in Latin
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9 The age of the artes liberales
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10 The adoption of the Greek Denkstil
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11 University science: An Aristotelian Revolution
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12 New approaches in the Renaissance
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13 New science in the old tongue
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14 The demise of Latin as language of science
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15 Niches where Latin survived longer
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16 From Latin to vernacular science
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Part 3 Changes in the language of science

17 Introduction to the linguistics of scientific language
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18 Linguistic development studied in a general scientific corpus
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19 Conclusions on the Latin used in scientific texts
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20 Specific corpora: Arithmetic, historiography, scientific poetry
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21 How are new scientific concepts expressed?
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22 How was Greek science imported into other languages?
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23 The reuse of Latin in the modern languages of science
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24 On the relation between science, culture, and language
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Summary and concluding remarks
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Appendix 1
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Appendix 2
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General Index
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