Saturday, September 30, 2023

Mediterranean Highlanders: Violence and Identity in the pre-Roman Aterno Valley (Italy)

Scarsella, Elena
This PhD dissertation aims to investigate the formative dynamics of identity in mountain societies, through the case-study of the late Iron Age Aterno Valley (Central Apennines). The approach adopted in this PhD is not limited to one source of data, but involves landscape, cemeteries, macro and micro topography, and spatial and temporal distribution of material culture. Here, I advocate that peculiar and fragmented human landscapes such as Mediterranean mountains are prone to a constant scarcity of resources and hence to a fierce competition over them. This forces the people inhabiting these landscapes to adapt constantly their social and economic strategies to maintain a critical balance in the availability and circulation of resources. In this frame, violence, both in its display and practice, plays the pivotal role of redistributing and facilitating the (not always consensual) circulation of materials and wealth. This is particularly true for the period between the 7th and the 5th century BC, when a widespread display of aggressive power is clear both on the landscape and the material culture. This balance came to an end around the second half of the 5th century BC, when, for a combination of factors, the archaeological visibility of the area is blurred. By the end of this period of crisis, in the second half of the 4th century BC, a different balance gradually emerged, still competitive, but on the ground of trade, rather than violence. The Vestine identity formation process, as seen in the longue durée, is hence not a linear process but an ever-changing picture of which Roman literary sources were able to catch but a glimpse.

Stoddart, Simon

eDiAna: Digital Philological-Etymological Dictionary of the Minor Ancient Anatolian Corpus Languages

[First posted in AWOL 23 February 2017, updated 30 September 2023]

eDiAna: Digital Philological-Etymological Dictionary of the Minor Ancient Anatolian Corpus Languages

The Digital Philological-Etymological Dictionary of the Minor Anatolian Corpus Languages (eDiAna) came into being as a cooperative project sponsored by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinshaft (HA 3372/7-1 und HA 3372/7-3, MI 1409/3-1 und MI 1409/3-3, RI 1730/7-1 und RI 1730/7-3). Its goal is to provide the first exhaustive lexical assessment of the entire corpus of the lesser attested ancient Anatolian languages, i.e. Luwian (in cuneiform and hieroglyphic transmission), Lycian (A and B), Carian, Lydian, Palaic, Sidetic, and Pisidian. This includes the philological documentation of synchronic word usage as well as the etymological component, linking the lexical stock of the languages mentioned above to that of Hittite and the other Indo-European languages. The Digital Philological-Etymological Dictionary of the Minor Language Corpora of Ancient Anatolia is intended to serve as a fundamental reference tool for Hittitology and for Ancient Anatolian and Ancient Near Eastern Studies as well as for Indo-Europeanists. The complete dictionary is available online and its use is free of charge.
  • Dictionary Entries: 3155
  • Corpus Size: 38091 words / 942 texts
  • Literature Database: 4820 datasets

Open Access Journal: Egyptian Archaeology

 [First posted in AWOL 7 August 2020, updated 30 September 2023]

Egyptian Archaeology
ISSN: 0962-2837

The Egypt Exploration Society is a UK charity founded in 1882 by Amelia Edwards, following a visit to Egypt that sparked her passion for the country’s unique heritage.

Our mission today is to support and promote Egyptian cultural heritage, envisaging a world where the cultural heritage of Egypt is preserved for posterity.

The Society supports archaeological research projects throughout Egypt and Sudan. We rely almost entirely on donations from members and the wider public to fund our work and run an extensive educational programme of publications and training, as well as events to convey the results to interested audiences.

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Open Access Journal: Studies in the History and Archaeology of Jordan

 [First posted in AWOL 2 March 2019, updated 30 September 2023]

Studies in the History and Archaeology of Jordan

A publication which includes research studies presented to the conference entitled “Jordan’s History and Antiquities” organized every three years. The first was in 1980 and the 10th conference was held in 2010. The 10th volume was issued about the 10th conference entitled “Jordan over the Ages” which was held at the US George Town University in 2007. This publication includes 83 articles and research studies in English language by Jordanian and foreign archeologists who have already worked in Jordan. Work is underway on the 11th volume of the conference held at the French Sorbonne University in 2010 under the title “Jordan’s History and Antiquities-Changes and Challenges”. The volume is sold for JD30 each. 
This series of conferences aim to highlight Jordan’s historical heritage from the first day human settlements and agricultural villages were established. The conferences are also designed to orient researchers on the results of archeological excavations carried out by the General Antiquities Department and the International archeological missions as well as to exchange scientific and academic expertise between researchers and experts in Jordan’s history and antiquities. 
Researchers and historical scholars from Jordan, Arab and foreign countries are taking part in these conferences held every three years. The conferences were held under the following titles:

Table of Contents

Cremation Burials in Jordan: A Regional Perspective New Greek Inscriptions from Dafyana in North-East Jordan The Danish-German Jarash North-West Quarter Project: Results from the 2014- 2015 Seasons Ceramics in Context: Middle Islamic Evidence from The Danish-German Jarash Northwest Quarter Project Preliminary Results of the 2014-2015 Excavations Campaigns at the Early Bronze Age I Settlement of Jabal al- Muṭawwaq, Middle Wadi az-Zarqa’, Area C Notes on Two Manjaniq Counterweights from Mamluk ash-Shawbak Managing World Heritage Sites in Jordan: From Practical Experience to Operational Guidelines The Nabataean and Roman Towns at al- Humayma: an Urban Design Perspective The EBA Colonization of the Northern Bādiyah: Fixing the Chronological Framework The Ancient Road in Wadi Zarqa’–Ma‘in, North of Khirbat A̒ taruz A Preliminary Typology of Brick and Tubuli from the Late Roman Bath at ‘Ayn Gharandal, Jordan Central Jordan Epigraphic Project Between Here and There: Locating Abila of the Decapolis in the Past, Present and Future New Archaeological Discoveries in the Basilica of the Memorial of Moses, Mount Nebo Sites after Excavation: National Parks and Public Education Medieval Pottery in South Jordan: The Case-Study of HMPW in ash-Shawbak Castle Madaba and its Latin Church of Saint John the Baptist: A Synthesis The Medieval Ḥammām of Khirbat ad-Dawsaq: An Archaeological and Historical Investigation Restoration and Rehabilitation of Byzantian Bailica of Memorial Moses at Mt. Nebo, Jordan. Architectures And Mosaics by the Custody of Holy Land. Late Neolithic Variability in Lithic Technology and Typology from Two areas of the Black Desert of Jordan Walk on the Wild Side: Prehistoric Archaeology in the Deserts of Jordan Managing Public Awareness and Community Engagement on Landslide Risk at the Petra Archaeological Park: The Case of the “Petra Sīq Stability Project” The Archaeological Missions: A New Cultural Approach, Beyond the Crisis. The 'Future' Experience of the ItalianEuropean Archaeological Mission 'Medieval Petra' of the University of Florence Rethinking the Early Ottoman Period in Jordan: The Case of Tall Hisban The History of the Archaeological Missions to Machaerus Reassessment of the Building Phasing and Entrance Halls of the Umayyad Palace of Qastal al-Balqa Pottery and lamps from the Foundation- and Upper Walls Constructions of the Gerasa Hippodrome: Excavations 1984- 1996 by Antoni A. Ostrasz New Data on the Epigraphy of the Northern Decapolis (North-Western Jordan) The Ancient North Arabian Inscriptions from Wadi Raman in the Hisma Desert The Trajanic Auxiliary Fort at Hawara (Modern Humayma), Jordan A Byzantine-Umayyad Monastery and a New Interpretation for the Cistern in Area III on Tall Zar‘a Between Collapse and Continuity: Late Bronze Age to Iron Age Transition on Tall Ziraʿa Heritage Route Along King's Highway: Networking Museums and Heritage Sites The Discovery, Excavation, Study, Conservation and Exhibition of Khirbat Qazun Trade and Cultural Exchange: Late Bronze Age Cypriot Import Water from Tall Ziraʿa The Udhruh Intervisibility: Antique Communication Networks in the Hinterland of Petra The New Madaba Regional Archaeological Museum Project (MRAMP) Ayyubid Reception Halls in Southern Jordan: Towards a "Light Archaeology" Political Powers Life and Death at Shakarat al-Masa‘id: Results of the 2014 and 2015 Seasons Linking Iron I Sites on the Madaba Plain: The Evidence from Collared Pithoi A Series of Iron Age Domestic Buildings in Field C at Tall Jalul Water System of Tall Jalul Conservation and Management - Three Historic Sites Completely Destroyed in as-Salt Approaches to Nabataean Religion - Sculpture and Religion The Chipped Lithic Artefacts from the Neolithic Settlement of al-Husayyah. A Preliminary Assessment Nabataean and Late Roman Domestic Complexes at Petra The Ritual Landscape of Murayghat: The Excavation Wadi al-Jarra Dam Rehabilitation Project, Petra The Northeastern Petra Project: An Assessment The Rites (Duties) of Worshipping Among the Nabataeans Who Owns the Past: Jordanian Archaeo- logical Masterpieces at the International Museums


Table of Contents
Khirbat as-Samrā Cemetery: A Question of Dating The Anastasius Edict Project The Umayyad Bath Complex at Ḥammām as-Sarāḥ: Analysis and Interpretation Newly Discovered Tombs in the Hinterland of Petra Land-use and Settlement Activity around Gadara / Umm Qays The Ceramic Ensemble from the EB IIIB Palace B at Khirbat Al-Batrāwī (North- Central Jordan): A Preliminary Report in the Context of EBA Palestine and Transjordan Khirbat al-Batrāwī 2010-2013: The City Defenses and the Palace of Copper Axes The Excavations at Abū Sunaysilah with Particular Consideration of Food Related Organisation Preliminary Report on the ‘Ayn Ghazāl Rescue Excavations: October and December 2011 / January 2012 The Danish-German North-West Quarter Project at Jarash: Results from the 2011- 2013 Seasons Palaces in Middle Islamic Transjordan: Reflections of the Royal Tradition of Bilad ash-Sham A Syrian Goblet at Khirbat Iskandar, Jordan: A Study of Interconnectivity in the EB III/IV Period A Palatial Quarter in Petra: Preliminary Results of the North-Eastern Petra Project The Many Faces of Dushara – A Critical Review of the Evidence The Many Faces of Dushara – A Critical Review of the Evidence One Tale, Two ‘Aṭarūz: Investigating Rujm ‘Aṭarūz and its Association with Khirbat ‘Aṭarūz Allies in Arms? Jordanian Military Communities and Cultural Resource Management at the Late Roman Garrison of ‘Ayn Gharandal Jordan in the Context of the Levantine Paleolithic, 1990-2010 Role of Museums Within Jordanian Local Communities: Case Studies of the Karak Archaeological Museum, Historic Old Salt Museum and Dead Sea Museum From Church to Farmhouse: The Re-Use of Christian Structures in Early Islamic Ḥumayma The Ruins of Gerasa in 1816-1819: An Analysis of the Plan and Drawing Archives of William John Bankes and Charles Barry. The 2012 Season at Khirbat al-Mudayna ath-Thamad: Exterior Gate Rooms and a Cave Tomb Buried Intermediate Bronze Age Sites Wall Painting And Stucco In Jordan: From Miniature To Megalography Reconstructing Economic and Social Organization at the Early Neolithic Site of ‘Ayn Abū Nukhayla A Stage of Corinthian Order Development at Gerasa: An Analysis of the Mausoleum of Germanus New Light on Nabataean Mortuary Rituals in Petra The Second Season )2012( of the University of Minnesota Duluth Project: Archaeological Mapping at the Early Bronze Age Settlement of al-Lajjūn, Karak Plateau, Jordan Pottery and Glass Sherd-Tools from Roman and Byzantine Workshops at the Gerasa Hippodrome and other Sites: A Reappraisal Accidents in Ancient Times: A Landslide at Tall Zarʻā - Reasons and Consequences A Typological Assessment of the Nabataean, Roman and Byzantine Ceramic Building Materials at al-Ḥumayma and Wādī Ramm New Spanish - Italian Excavations at the Jabal al-Muṭawwaq Dolmen Field on the Middle Wādī az-Zarqāʼ: Preliminary Results of the 2012 Season 3D Technology for Archaeological Documentation Cylinder Seals From Tall Zarʻa as Indicators of Transparent Borders Survey in Wādī al-ʻArab 2009 - 2011 Theodorus of Gadara Machaerus: Excavations and Surveys ( 2009-2012) Palaces in Middle Islamic Transjordan: Reflections of the Royal Tradition of Bilad ash-Sham A Syrian Goblet at Khirbat Iskandar, Jordan: A Study of Interconnectivity in the EB III/IV Period The Petra North Ridge Project: Domestic Structures and the City Wall “Sea Peoples” at Tall Abū al-Kharaz, Jordan Valley: New Evidence from the Early Iron Age Building Awareness: The Challenge of Cultural Community Engagement in Petra—The Temple of the Winged Lions Cultural Resource Management Initiative Geophysical Prospection at Petra: Methodical Research within the 2012 al-Katutah Campaign Archaeological Differences between the Southern Transjordan/Edomite Plateau and the Southern Ghawrs, the Northeast ʻArabah, and the Faynān Region during the Bronze Age A Note on the Building Methods Employed in the Construction of the Nabataean Roman Temple at Khirbat adh-Dharīh (Wādī a-lḤasā) Quṣayr ‘Amra Conservation Project: 2010 - 2014 Population Dynamics in the al-Karak Region in the Byzantine and Islamic Periods Settlement Variability in the Late Natufian of West - Central Jordan Sculptures from the Apsidal Monument at the Qaṣr al-Bint: Religious Iconography and Political Propaganda in Roman Petra Recent Research on Traditional Villages in the Petra Region, with Some Ethno- Archaeological Notes A Palatial Quarter in Petra: Preliminary Results of the North-Eastern Petra Project A Brief Summary of the Ceramic Lamps from Tall Zar‘ā: Tracing Influences Across ‘Transparent Borders’ from the Hellenistic to Byzantine Periods How Deep Those Foundations; How Tall Those Walls; How Strong That Roof: Building Practices In An Early Islamic Mosque At Jarash

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Friday, September 29, 2023

Open Access Journal: ERAT OLIM

ISSN (print): 2785-1958 
ISSN (online): 2785-1346

ERAT OLIM è la nuova serie del periodico scientifico Materiali e contributi per la storia della narrativa greco-latina, fondato mezzo secolo fa presso l’Istituto di Filologia Latina dell’Università degli Studi di Perugia dal prof. Luigi Pepe, che raccoglieva gli studi e le ricerche di numerosi giovani.
Il nuovo periodico avrà cadenza annuale, carattere tematico e intende raccogliere contributi sulla narrativa greco-latina in generale, ma in particolare su filoni di indagine specifici che paiono degni di essere coltivati e forieri di progressi conoscitivi.

Periodico registrato presso il Tribunale di Perugia in data 12.09.2019.
Proprietà del Direttore responsabile

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      Una cena petroniana prima di Petronio e i suoi problemi testuali (Varro, rust. III 13, 2-3)
      Paolucci, Paola
      Critical discussion of the Varro’s text quoted in the title.
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      Mimesi, satira, romanzo: tre anime per i Satyrica di Petronio
      Cucchiarelli, Andrea
      In the present article three distinctive principles of Petronius’ Satyrica are identified: mimesis, satire, narration. Mimesis is studied both as a principle of representation by the author Petronius and as a recurring theme in the text: particularly evident in the world of Trimalchio and his fellow freedmen (who, for a kind of satirical contrappas-so, make an excessive use of it), mimesis, with its inevitable approximations, is also observed in the attitudes of the narrator Encolpius. Starting from a passage by Varro, that illustrates usefully the spectacularization of mimesis in Roman culture (rust. II, 13,2-3), the article analyzes in particular the following Petronian passages: 83,1-4; 2,2-6; 140,14. The Author’s expressive individuality is identified mainly in the refined con-struction of the whole, with its recurring themes, as well as in the structural arrange-ment of the story, especially the effect of ring composition.
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    Dinamiche narrative della satira: su alcuni possibili coliambi di Lucilio
    Carmeli, Michele
    A textual revision of the iambic verses that the indirect tradition attributes to Lucilius leads us to believe that he, considered the codifier of the satirical genre in Latin literature, used the choliambus in narrative contexts in his books characterized by polymetry.


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