Sunday, July 31, 2022

Geschichte des Königreichs Pontos

Geschichte des Königreichs Pontos

Meyer, E. (1879) : Geschichte des Königreichs Pontos, Leipzig.

Cette ouvrage constitue l’habilitation à 24 ans d’Eduard Meyer, reconnu par la suite comme le fondateur de l’école moderniste pour l’histoire de l’économie antique. Il présente l’histoire du royaume du Pont en commençant à l’époque perse et s’arrête à la mort de Mithridate VI en une centaine de pages.

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Friday, July 29, 2022

Open Access Journal: The Journal of Iran National Museum

ISSN:  2783-222 
Journal of Iran National Museum








Journal of Iran National Museum publishes research and reports on all issues associated with museums and archaeology. It publishes two peer-reviewed issues per year in English and Persian.

The journal brings together curators, museum administrators, and archaeologists to present their research results about the museums and archaeology. Submissions must comply with the requirements set out in the instructions to contributors. The journal is open access and free to all individuals and institutions.

Volume & Issue: Volume 2, Issue 1 - Serial Number 2, December 2021 

Kohne Tepesi: A Kura-Araxes and Parthian settlement in the Araxes River Basin, Northwest Iran

Pages 75-100

Ali Zalaghi; Sepideh Maziar; Bayram Aghalari; Marjan Mashkour; Mozhgan Jayez


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Thursday, July 28, 2022

New Approaches to Seaborne Commerce in the Roman Empire

Thomas Schmidts und Martina Seifert (Hrsg.) 
 New Approaches to Seaborne Commerce in the Roman Empire

Panel 5.17

Archaeology and Economy in the Ancient World – Proceedings of the 19th International Congress of Classical Archaeology, Cologne/Bonn 2018

Der Seehandel im Römischen Reich zeichnet sich durch eine für die vormoderne Welt bemerkenswerte Leistungsfähigkeit aus. Von Ägypten bis nach Britannien lassen sich Handelsverbindungen anhand von archäologischen Funden nachweisen. Die Aktionsräume dieser Aktivitäten umfassen Mittelmeer, Schwarzes Meer und Teile des nordöstlichen Atlantik. Wichtige Bezugsgrößen für eine Beurteilung der römischen Handelsschifffahrt stellen Häfen, Schiffe und Ladungsreste dar. Aufgrund der Quantität der bekannten Schiffswracks und Häfen kann insbesondere die Archäologie zum besseren Verständnis des Seehandels beitragen.
Die Beiträge nehmen sich mit einem breiten methodischen Spektrum verschiedener Aspekte des Themas „Seehandel“ an.  Neben Wrackfunden werden die Relevanz von Aufschriften auf Amphoren und anderen Ladungsresten ebenso behandelt wie die Bildung von Netzwerken, die Rekonstruktion von Schiffsrouten und die Leistungsfähigkeit antiker Wasserfahrzeuge aufgrund von Experimenten.


Dieses Werk ist unter der
Creative Commons-Lizenz 4.0
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ISBN 978-3-96929-153-5 (PDF)
ISBN 978-3-96929-154-2 (Softcover)

Veröffentlicht am 27.07.2022.


Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Oberlin Classics: Online commentaries by Oberlin College faculty and students

This page is maintained by the Oberlin College Classics Department.

It houses two commentary projects: a student commentary to Horace’s Epistles I, and a scholarly commentary to Seneca’s Naturales Quaestiones Book 3 (see the NQ introduction for acknowledgements).

In the Spring of 2019, Prof. Christopher Trinacty taught a course on Horace’s Epistles with the goal of producing commentaries for intermediate Latin students. These commentaries were written by Prof. Trinacty, Neil McCalmont, and Thomas Valle-Hoag (with editing help provided by Hannah Long). Prof. Trinacty continued to work on these commentaries with the help of students in the Fall of 2020. The student researchers were Colin Regan, Emma Glen, Emily Hudson, Zihua Ren, Elliott Ronna, and Charlotte Glessner-Fischer. In the Fall of 2021, students in a Horace class were tasked with producing the commentary to Epistle 2.1. Those students were Emily Hudson, Kayla Elias, Yang Han, Sam Tar, Raphael Thomas, and Elliot Diaz. We hope you enjoy them (and feel free to get in touch with us about comments, questions, or corrections). This wouldn’t be possible without the programming help of Bret Mulligan at Haverford College and Aidan Kidder-Wolff.

We relied heavily on previous commentaries such as those by Cucchiarelli 2019, Mayer 1994, Wickam 1903, and Greenough 1887. For Epistle 2.1, the commentaries of Brink 1982 and Rudd 1989 were invaluable. The text is Klingner 1959 (accessed through the Packard Humanities Institute).

In the commentaries OLD refers to the Oxford Latin Dictionary and A&G refers to Allen and Greenough’s New Latin Grammar.



Monstrosity and Philosophy: Radical Otherness in Greek and Latin Culture

Filippo Del Lucchese
book: Monstrosity and Philosophy

Reveals monstrosity to be a central conceptual challenge in every ancient Greek and Roman philosophical system

  • Reconstructs the concept of monstrosity in classic thought from its earliest beginnings, through pre-Platonic and Attic philosophy to the Hellenistic systems and finally arriving at Neapolitanism
  • Covers all the major figures: from Hesiod to Augustine, through Democritus, Plato, Aristotle, Epicurus and Lucretius
  • Addresses questions of time, causality, necessity, finality, order, justice and anomaly
  • Shows the diverse aspects of reflections on monstrosity and the problems related to its interpretation

Amazons and giants, snakes and gorgons, centaurs and gryphons: monsters abounded in ancient culture. They raise enduring philosophical questions: about chaos and order; about divinity and perversion; about meaning and purpose; about the hierarchy of nature or its absence. Del Lucchese grapples with the concept of monstrosity, showing how ancient philosophers explored metaphysics, ontology, theology and politics to respond to the challenge of radical otherness in nature and in thought.

Each chapter explores the emergence of monstrosity in a set of authors and theories. In chapter 1, monsters rise as the challenging adversaries of the new gods of the early cosmogonies. But they can also be powerful productive forces that support building the new order or ambiguous characters that catalyse the unfolding of the tragic universe. In chapter 2, the Pre-Platonic systems of Anaxagoras, Empedocle and Democritus pave the way for the recognition of the philosophical status of monstrosity.

This status becomes central in Attic philosophy, first with Plato’s mythological monstrosities and then with the construction of a hierarchical structure of the universe – taken up in chapter 3. Chapter 4 focuses on Aristotle’s study of physical monstrosity and its role within his metaphysical and aetiological framework.

Chapters 5–7 deal with the extraordinarily elaborate responses to Attic philosophy by the major Hellenistic systems: Epicureanism, Stoicism and Scepticism. The final chapter looks at the Middle and Neoplatonist response to Hellenism and explores the richness of late-antiquity’s reflection on monstrosity up to its absorption and reworking by early Christian thought.

  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
  • Copyright year: 2019
  • Audience: College/higher education;
  • Pages
    • Main content: 432
  • Keywords: Philosophy
  • Published: April 19, 2022
  • ISBN: 9781474456234

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1 The Myth and the Logos
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2 The Pre-Platonic Philosophers
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3 Plato
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4 Aristotle
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5 Epicurus and Lucretius
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6 Stoicism
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7 Scepticism
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8 Middle and Neoplatonism
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Index Locorum
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Index Verborum
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Index Rerum
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Index Nominum
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Bild und Text auf römischen Mosaiken: Intermediale Kommunikationsstrategien im Kontext der Wohnkultur des 3.–5. Jahrhunderts

Images and Text in Roman Mosaics: Intermedial Communication Strategies in the Context of Home Decor from the Third to Fifth Centuries
Claudia Schmieder
Funded by: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft   
book: Bild und Text auf römischen Mosaiken

The combination of image and text is a central element of Roman mosaics from the third to fifth centuries. This volume is the first to present a comprehensive media studies analysis of the complex medial configuration of these artworks that views both media as equal. It reveals mosaics’ communicative strategies within their spatial contexts but also in light of their social and cultural background. 

  • Language: German
  • Publisher: De Gruyter
  • Copyright year: 2022
  • Audience: Classical archaeologists, classicists, cultural scientists
  • Pages
    • Front matter: 9
    • Main content: 598
  • Illustrations
    • Illustrations: 43
    • Coloured Illustrations: 121
    • Coloured Line drawings: 174
  • Keywords: Theory of media; intermediality; mosaic; late antiquity
  • Published: March 21, 2022
  • ISBN: 9783110775730
  • Published: April 4, 2022
  • ISBN: 9783110775365


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Teil I: Prolegomena

I.1 Einleitung
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I.2 Methodische Überlegungen
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I.3 Zur Konzeptualisierung medialer und kommunikativer Aspekte
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Teil II Worte gelegt wie Steine – Steine gelegt wie Worte: Zur Konzeptualisierung von Bild und Text auf Mosaiken in domus und villae

II.1 Zum Auftakt: Text und Bild und ihre gemeinsame Ästhetik
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II.2 Öffentliche Spiele im privaten Raum: zwischen voluptas spectandi und Selbstdarstellung
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II.3 Pavimentierte paideia?
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II.4 Namensbeischriften: zwischen Notwendigkeit und voluptas nominandi
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II.5 Idiosynkratische Medienkombinationen: Obskur, aber für wen?
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II.6 Schlussbetrachtungen: Bild und Text auf römischen Mosaiken
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Teil III Katalog der Mosaiken und ihrer Kontexte
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