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    Ireland henge siteCOUNTY MEATH, IRELAND—BBC News reports that a monument or henge has been revealed on private land in eastern Ireland by the current heat wave and drought conditions. Author Anthony Murphy and Ken Williams flew a drone equipped with a camera over the site, located near Newgrange, a 5,000-year-old passage tomb, and other prehistoric monuments built along the River Boyne, to spot the outline of the structure. “There’s more moisture in the field where the features of this site are and that’s why the grass is greener,” Murphy explained. The enclosure measures about 650 feet in diameter, and could date to the Neolithic period or early Bronze Age. “It’s one of a series of large monuments near Newgrange,” commented archaeologist Steve Davis of University College Dublin. “Nowhere else in the world has so many in one spot.” For more on the archaeology of the Boyne Valley, go to “Samhain Revival.”


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    Readers in Singapore may be interested in this talk at ISEAS next Wedneday Why Was There No Singapore Before Raffles? Date : Wednesday, 18 July 2018 Time : 10:00 am – 11:30 am Venue : ISEAS Seminar Room 2 This seminar will examine issues in the writing about the history of Singapore before 1819. Sir … Continue reading"[Talk] Why Was There No Singapore Before Raffles?"


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    hasta (f. pl. hastae)

    A spear, usually consisting of a spearhead, shaft, and ferrule or butt spike (Aul. Gell. 10.25.2; Livy 31.34.4); h. pura: a silver spear, an award given for valour (Pliny, NH 7.29; CIL III, 6809; VIII, 8934). [Bishop and Coulston 2006; Maxfield 1981]


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    hastatus (f. pl. hastati)

    A legionary of the front line of a pre-Marian Republican legion, armed with first a spear, later two pila (Livy 8.8.6; Varro, LL 5.16; Polyb. 6.23); h. posterior: the sixth centurion in a cohors, fifth if the first cohort, but in both cases the left rear (CIL III, 1480; VIII, 2555); h. prior: the fifth centurion in a cohors, fourth if the first cohort, but in both cases the left front (CIL III, 263; RIB 341). [Keppie 1984]


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    hastile (n. pl. hastilia)

    A spear shaft. Livy 21.8.10. [Bishop and Coulston 2006]


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    Wilfried Lingeberg (éd.), Sabini Epistulae. Mit Übersetzung und kritischem Kommentar, Heidelberg, 2018.

    Éditeur : Universitätsverlag Winter
    Collection : Antike Texte
    107 pages
    ISBN : 978-3-8253-6854-8
    25 €

    Eineinhalb Jahrhunderte lang galten die drei Sabinusbriefe – Odysseus schreibt an Penelope, Demophoon an Phyllis, Paris an Oinone – als Fingerübung eines Humanisten. Erst in jüngster Zeit stellte sich heraus, daß das kleine Werk wohl doch eine mittelalterliche Überlieferungsgeschichte hat, schon in der Antike rezipiert worden ist und der Literatur der ersten Jahrzehnte n. Chr. angehört. Die kritische Neuausgabe legt erstmals beide erhaltenen Textzeugen zugrunde und geht darüber hinaus der Editionsgeschichte seit Beginn des Buchdrucks im Detail nach. Beigegeben sind eine Prosaübersetzung, ein Konjekturenrepertorium sowie ein ausführlicher kritischer Kommentar.
    Gleichzeit laden der geringe Textumfang und die übersichtliche Uberlieferungs- und Forschungslage dazu ein, eine Fallstudie zu den Grundsätzen von Textkritik und Editionstechnik auszuarbeiten, die vielleicht der universitären Ausbildung dienlich gemacht werden kann: An lediglich zwei Textzeugen, einer Handschrift und einem Druck, beide von charakteristisch unterschiedlichen Schreiberpersönlichkeiten angefertigt, läßt sich im kleinen und modellhaft studieren, wie zunächst ein Archetypus rekonstruiert und dann davon ausgehend der zugrundeliegende Dichtertext ermittelt wird.

     

    Source : Universitätsverlag Winter


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    Response , Response: Coffee on Rosenstein on Coffee, Gift and Gain: How Money Transformed Ancient Rome.

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    Review of Anna Lina Morelli, Erica Filippini, Moneta e identità territoriale: dalla 'polis' antica alla 'civitas' medievale. Atti del III Incontro internazionale di studio del 'Lexicon Iconographicum Numismaticae', Semata e Signa​. Reggio Calabria: 2016. Pp. 334. €33.00 (pb). ISBN 9788882964641.

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    Sponsoring Institution/Organization: 
    Sponsored by Muzeum hlavního města Prahy
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    Saturday, October 20, 2018

    Find artifacts in a mock dig, draw a human skeleton or learn how people used to grind corn with rocks and hear about archaeological work across Prague.

    The displays and activities are for all ages from children through adults. The demonstrations and activities are led by professional archaeologists.

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  • 07/13/18--02:44: Conscience and the Bible
  • Yesterday I shared some things that came up in my Sunday school class, and since there has been a lot more written on this topic on blogs that I read, I want to share links to and excerpts from those other posts. Scot McKnight wrestled with much the same subject I blogged about yesterday, in […]

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    I don’t usually do varia and quick hits in the summer, mostly because I prefer to be sitting on my porch with the dogs, going for slow jogs, or puttering around on my push-bike to surfing the web, but I have a little gaggle of posts right now that folks might like to see.

    First, there’s been some really cool stuff going on on the North Dakota Quarterly blog. If you don’t check it out, you should. The same can be said for the occasional posts over at The Digital Press at the University of North Dakota, which is gearing up for a busy and exciting fall.

    Otherwise, here are a few quick hits and varia:

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    Archaeologists scanning a Mexican pyramid for damage following September’s devastating...

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    In the late 19th century the Nestorians were still holed up in the mountains of what is today northern Iraq, and preserved a considerable amount of literature in Syriac giving their side of the dispute with Cyril of Alexandria that culminated in the Council of Ephesus in 433.

    Anthony Alcock has kindly translated an abbreviated account of this, from that perspective.  I think most of us find Cyril difficult to like, and tend to be sympathetic to Nestorius.  So these texts are valuable.  Here it is:

    Thank you so much!


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    Relics of Ireland’s ancient past have been uncovered - thanks to the recent heatwave and...

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     [First posted in AWOL 8 September 2009. Updated 13 July 2018]

    Das wissenschaftliche Bibellexikon im Internet (WiBiLex)

    WiBiLex ist das wissenschaftliche Bibellexikon im Internet. Derzeit entsteht auf diesen Seiten als Projekt der Deutschen Bibelgesellschaft ein umfangreiches, kostenlos zugängliches wissenschaftliches Lexikon zur gesamten Bibel. Aktuell sind über 1700 Artikel, vor allem zum Alten Testament, eingestellt. Bei seiner Fertigstellung wird das Lexikon über 3000 Artikel zum Alten und Neuen Testament umfassen.
    WiBiLex unterscheidet sich in zwei wichtigen Punkten von anderen Lexikon-Projekten im Internet:
    • WiBiLex wird von der Deutschen Bibelgesellschaft veröffentlicht. Das Werk ist als Ganzes und in seinen einzelnen Artikeln urheberrechtlich geschützt. Die Rechte an den einzelnen Artikeln liegen bei den Autorinnen und Autoren. Jede Verwertung außerhalb der engen Grenzen des Urheberrechtes ist ohne Genehmigung der jeweiligen Autorin / des jeweiligen Autors unzulässig und strafbar.
    WiBiLex wird herausgegeben von Prof. Dr. Michaela Bauksund Prof. Dr. Klaus Koenen(Altes Testament) sowie Prof. Dr. Stefan Alkier (Neues Testament).
    Zusätzlich wirken über zwanzig Fachherausgeber/innen an der editorischen Arbeit mit. Insgesamt haben bereits über 300 Wissenschaftler/innen ihre Mitarbeit als Autorinnen und Autoren zugesagt.


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    Die Bibel in der Kunst (BiKu) / Bible in the Arts (BiA)

    bibelwissenschaft.de - Das wissenschaftliche Bibelportal der Deutschen Bibelgesellschaft
    Die Zeitschrift bietet Aufsätze zur Wirkungsgeschichte der Bibel in Bildender Kunst, Literatur und Musik. Kürzere Beiträge stellen neuere Bücher und aktuelle Projekte vor.
    The journal presents articles on the reception history of the Bible in visual arts, literature and music. Short articles provide reviews of new books and reports on current research.

    Herausgeberkreis / Editors

    Editorial Board

    • Prof. Dr. Kai Bremer, Kiel (Deutsche Literatur)
    • Prof. Dr. Sabine Griese, Leipzig (Deutsche Literatur)
    • Prof. Dr. Gerhard Langer, Wien (Judaistik)
    • Prof. Dr. Klaus Niehr, Osnabrück (Kunstgeschichte)
    • Prof. Dr. Thomas Noll, Göttingen (Kunstgeschichte)
    • Prof. Dr. Thomas Schipperges, Tübingen (Musikwissenschaft)
    Autorinnen und Autoren schreiben Ihre Beiträge bitte in diese Formatvorlage und schicken den Text als WORD-Datei sowie ggf. Abbildungen als jpg-Dateien an ein Mitglied des Herausgeberkreises (Richtlinien). Alle eingehenden Artikel werden einem peer-review-Verfahren unterzogen.
    Authors are kindly asked to use this style sheet when submitting articles and to forward their manuscripts in the form of WORD files, images as separate JPG or PNG to one of the editors (guidelines). Every article received will be subject to a peer review process.


    Jahrgang 2017


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    In an ancient heap of Roman rubble, archaeologists in Greece discovered a clay tablet that may...

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     [First posted in AWOL 23 April 2010. Most recently updated 13 July 2018]

    Oriental Institute News & Notes

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    Since the 16th century, Basel has been home to a mysterious papyrus. With mirror writing on both...

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    Vlaams minister Geert Bourgeois heeft de villa van Herman Teirlinck in Linkebeek voorlopig beschermd als monument. “De villa is de eerste schrijverswoning van de Vlaamse schrijver Herman Teirlinck (1879-1967). In 1905, toen hij 26 was, liet hij een afgelegen schrijverswoonst bouwen in de idyllische Koekoekvallei ten zuiden van de dorpskern van Linkebeek. Teirlinck maakte zelf de bouwplannen op. De cottagewoning is goed bewaard en is een van de meest spraakmakende schrijverswoningen in Vlaanderen uit de periode 1900-1914,” aldus Bourgeois.

    Teirlinck liet zich voor de bouw van zijn woning inspireren door het voorbeeld van zijn goede vriend Henry van de Velde (1879-1975). De toen al bekende kunstenaar maakte in 1895 internationaal furore met het ontwerp van zijn kunstenaarswoning Bloemenwerf in Ukkel. Net als de eigen woning van Henry van de Velde vormde Teirlincks schrijversnest een belangrijke ontmoetingsplaats voor de avant-garde kunstenaars en schrijvers die zich rond de eeuwwisseling in de groene rand van Brussel vestigden. De idyllische schrijverswoning aan de Koekoekbeek werd een plaats van artistieke uitwisseling tussen schrijvers en kunstenaars en was een vaste stopplaats voor de kunstenaarskolonie van de Brabantse fauvisten in Linkebeek. De schrijver woonde er van 1905 tot 1921 en maakte er zijn debuut als romanschrijver van stadsnovellen.

    “Het originele concept, de ruimteverdeling en originele interieurafwerking van de schrijverswoning bleven goed bewaard en geven een duidelijk beeld van de wooncultuur van de Vlaamse schrijver op het platteland. De Villa Herman Teirlinck behoort met het Lijsternest (1904) van schrijver Stijn Streuvels (1871-1969) tot de meest authentieke landelijke schrijverswoningen in Vlaanderen uit het begin van de 20ste eeuw,” besluit Geert Bourgeois.


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    Op vrijdag 12 oktober vindt in Sint-Martens-Latem de 13de Landschapscontactdag plaats. Elk jaar presenteert de dag een staalkaart van recent landschapsonderzoek en relevante ontwikkelingen in de landschapswereld. Dit jaar is het centrale thema ‘Picturale landschappen’. Het programma werd vandaag bekendgemaakt.

    Programma

    9u: Ontvangst, registratie en verwelkoming

    9u30: Key Note – Het picturaal landschap, ultieme holistische synthese? – Marc Antrop (professor emeritus Universiteit Gent)
    10u05: Het landschap in de Nederlandse kunst uit de 17de en 18de eeuw – Everhard Korthals Altes (kunsthistoricus Faculteit Bouwkunde Technische Universiteit Delft)
    10u30: De culturele waarde van landschapsschilderkunst – Ernst Jenno Bos (voormalig onderzoeker Wageningen Economic Research) – o.v.

    10u55: Koffiepauze

    11u15: Kunstenaarsherbergen en hun rol in het pleinairisme – Marie Becuwe (Vakgroep Kunst-, Muziek en Theaterwetenschappen Universiteit Gent)
    11u40: Landschapsschilders en natuurbehoud – Anneleen Van Wulpen (Vakgroep Kunst-, Muziek en Theaterwetenschappen Universiteit Gent)
    12u05: Het landschap en zijn picturaal verleden, inspiratie voor hedendaagse kunstenaars in residentie – Kristof Reulens (Coördinator erfgoed en kunsten Stad Genk – Emile Van Dorenmuseum Genk)

    12u20: Broodjeslunch

    13u10: Sprekende landschappen: monumentale landschapsschilderingen als educatieve elementen in de schoolarchitectuur 1890-1930 – Mario Baeck (Onderzoeker en secretaris vzw Wintertuin)
    13u35: De Leie als instrument bij de Latemse schilders – Piet Boyens (Kunst kenner-curator, voormalig cultuurfunctionaris en ereburger Sint-Martens-Latem)

    14u00-16u30: Excursies

    16u30-18u: Afsluitende drink in de Oude Brouwerij in Sint-Martens-Latem

    Praktisch: meer info en een inschrijvingsformulier vind je op onroerenderfgoed.be.


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    In Wijtschate (Heuvelland) is de opgraving van een gaaf bewaard Duits bolwerk uit de Eerste Wereldoorlog succesvol afgerond. Een internationaal team van archeologen en historici grepen er een unieke kans om de geheimen van het slagveld te ontrafelen. Naast duizenden vondsten kwamen ook de stoffelijke resten van zowat 130 soldaten aan het licht. Bekijk ook de uitgebreide VRT-reportage.


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  • 07/13/18--11:40: From my diary
  • This week I have been away for a few days, staying in the Hilton hotel in the lovely English city of York.  The hotel was very central, so I could walk everywhere and did.  Every street was unique, and all had some tea-shops, so walking was hardly arduous.  It seems like I have been away forever, which is always a good sign.

    Inevitably I did the usual tourist thing.  York Minster charges £11 per head for admission, a procedure which seemed slightly shocking.

    I did attend Evensong as well, for which no charge was made.  The choir singing was perfect, of course, and it was nice to hear excellent cathedral music.  The psalms were sung, which I have not heard for years.

    I read through the psalms recently, but I had forgotten that the translations of the psalms in the Book of Common Prayer are not those of the Authorised Version.  I was therefore taken with the two passages in psalm 59 where the wicked are said to “grin like a dog”!  Sadly “grin” is merely the archaic version of “groan”, i.e. “howl”, as in the AV and subsequent versions.

    I also visited the Yorkshire Museum.  A length of Roman wall and tower stand in the grounds, but my interest was mainly in the Roman materials inside.  The collection was very well lit and this item caught my eye:

    I always photo the museum label:

    Claudius Hieronymianus, the legate of the Sixth Legion, paid for the construction of a temple to Serapis.

    But of course my main interest was in two Mithraic monuments.  Both were much smaller than I had realised; a tauroctony, and a statue with the name of Arimanius on it.  This petite visitor helps us to realise the small scale of the items:

    I also visited the magnificent medieval gate at Michelgate Bar:

    Sadly I was unable to ascend the two flights of steps and get onto the wall, so I took refuge in this bar adjacent to it.

    It was a good break.  I have now responded to all the week’s emails.  For the last few weeks I have been collecting a supply of ideas for blog posts.  I shall have to start digging into them!


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  • 07/13/18--15:21: Operazione Demetra
  • Operazione Demetra
    Source: Carabinieri
    Earlier this month the Italian authorities issued a statement about Operazione Demetra with its focus on Sicily [press release, 4 July 2018; Carabinieri]. One of the key elements is that arrest warrants were served on individuals in London, Barcelona and Ehningen. They are listed as:
    • VERES William Thomas 64 anni, residente a Londra;  
    • PALMA Andrea 36 anni, originario di Campobasso, residente a Barcellona; 
    • MONDELLO Rocco, 61 anni, originario di Gela, residente a Ehningen.
    Veres appears to be the same individual who handled the Steinhardt gold phiale when it passed through Switzerland ('Caveat emptor', The Economist 16 September 1999). He also appears to have sold ancient coins, largely minted in Turkey, to the British Museum. (A British individual with the initials W.T.V. was arrested in an antiquities related incident near Seville in August 2017.)

    It appears that two auction houses in Munich are under investigation (John Phillips and Justin Huggler, 'Italian police smash £30m international ancient artefact smuggling ring', The Daily Telegraph 4 July 2018).

    This investigation appears to be shining fresh light on the network of handlers moving archaeological material from Italy.

    The British Museum will no doubt be reviewing the material acquired from this source.

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    Sicily artificial cavePALERMO, SICILY—According to a Live Science report, archaeologists led by Roberto Miccichè of the University of Palermo were investigating an artificial cave in northern Sicily where more than 50 people were buried some 2,500 years ago, when they found a lone skull that had been placed above the tomb’s main entrance, facing into the cave. The burials were looted at some point, but the researchers think the robbers used a different entrance to the cave and left the skull in its original position. As the researchers explain in a paper in the International Journal of Paleopathology, examination of the skull revealed it had belonged to a woman who died between the ages of 35 and 50. Her cause of death was cancer that the researchers suspect originated in her breasts and then spread to her skull, leaving 14 holes in it. Miccichè suggested that the distinctive markings on her bones may have led to the unusual placement of her skull. The woman’s role in the community during her life may also have been a factor, he added. To read about an unusual burial recently discovered in northern Italy, go to “Late Antique TLC.”


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    Egypt Alexandria roomsALEXANDRIA, EGYPT—Ahram Online reports that chambers dating to the Roman and Byzantine periods have been unearthed in Alexandria. Mostafa Waziri of the Supreme Council of Antiquities said one of the Roman-era chambers has huge stone blocks set at right angles and smooth Doric columns. A large number of Roman coins were also recovered. The walls of the Byzantine-era rooms were crafted from irregular blocks of stones fitted together with weak mortar. Another room had a tiled floor and a decorated column. According to Nadia Kheidr of the Central Department of Antiquities of Lower Egypt, the artifacts uncovered by the excavation team included lamps decorated with crosses and palm leaves, dishes, two large water jars, and other fragments of pottery. To read about a recent discovery in Luxor, Egypt, go to “Honoring Osiris.”


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    MANISA, TURKEY—Hurriyet Daily News reports that possible traces of the war between the Lydians and the Persians in 546 B.C. has been unearthed in what is known as the Palace region at Sardis, the ancient capital of the Lydian kingdom in western Turkey. Previous excavations in this area of the city have uncovered huge terrace walls that could have supported a monumental building, as well as a military shield, ivory from a piece of furniture, and a stone seal. “These pieces make our predictions stronger that this area was the field of a palace,” said lead archaeologist Nicholas Dunlop. Now, nearly 50 arrowheads have been found spread over different areas of the possible palace structure. “We also found pots, cooking bowls, and a piece of floor,” he added. “We found three arrowheads in this floor. These arrowheads might be from the last big war.” Historic records indicate the Lydian kingdom fell to the Persians after the 14-day attack. To read about a ritual deposit discovered at Sardis, go to “How to ward off an earthquake with Roman magic.”


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    The Pennsylvania Sumerian Dictionary

    Welcome to the new version of the electronic Pennsylvania Sumerian Dictionary, ePSD2. Here we provide listings of over 12,000 Sumerian words, phrases and names, occurring in almost 100,000 distinct forms a total of over 2.27 million times in the corpus of texts indexed for the Dictionary. The corpus covers, directly or indirectly, about 100,000 of the 134,000+ known Sumerian texts.
    ePSD2 is organized as a glossary with a collection of subprojects providing the corpora. You can browse the subprojects and their individual glossaries, or you can work with the entire ePSD2 glossary and corpus by using the top-level ePSD2 project.
    ePSD2 is a work in progress--see the What's Next? page for further details.
    Here's a list of the things you can find here:

    Glossaries and Tools

    Corpora


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     [First posted 10/31/10, most recently updated 13 July 2018]

    ‘Atiqot 
    [Open Access after registration]

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    'Atiqot is the refereed journal of the Israel Antiquities Authority. It is published four times a year. The contents of the printed version is uploaded to the e-journal website. No changes are made to articles post-publication. The printed journal is available via the IAA website.

    For details on how to submit, see our Guide to Contributors.

    Range of Topics.‘Atiqot covers a large chronological span, from prehistory up to the Ottoman period. Excavations are studied from various aspects and disciplines—often the result of the close interaction between researchers of the IAA and outside specialists. Thus, a report should include, in addition to the stratigraphic analysis, comprehensive treatments of the archaeological data, including studies of the various groups of finds, such as ceramics, glass, stone and metal objects, coins, jewelry, textiles, etc., as well as the geological, botanical, faunal and anthropological evidence. Laboratory analyses, such as petrography, radiocarbon dating and metallurgy, should be included where relevant.

    The archaeological data published in ‘Atiqot are not confined to a specific range of periods or topics, but to a geographical area—the Land of Israel—which has been influenced by almost every ancient culture that existed in the Levant. The journal thus presents comprehensive research on the region and its connections with the neighboring countries. The publication is devoted to final reports and shorter articles, although occasionally a volume is dedicated to a particular topic (e.g., burial caves, agricultural installations), period (e.g., prehistoric, Islamic) or site (e.g., Acre, Jerusalem).

    Excavation Reports. The papers published in ‘Atiqot are primarily the result of salvage excavations conducted by the IAA. Their results are sometimes unexpectedly important, filling in gaps that could not be understood by localized studies of the larger tells. ‘Atiqot is one of the few vehicles for imparting this important data and therefore a primary asset to any scholar in archaeology.

    Bilingual Journal. The journal is bilingual, publishing articles in English or Hebrew; all Hebrew reports are accompanied by English summaries keyed to illustrations in the main text.
    Current Issue:
    ‘Atiqot 91 (2018) ISBN 978-965-406-686-0
    • The Chalcolithic Cemetery at Palmahim (North): New Evidence of Burial Patterns from the Central Coastal Plain (pp. 1–94)
      Amir Gorzalczany
      Keywords: chalcolithic, burial customs, flint tools, ossuaries, physical anthropology, cornets, petrography, ritual
      • The Human Remains from the Chalcolithic Cemetery at Palmahim (North) (pp. 95–96)
        Yossi Nagar
        Keywords: chalcolithic, physical anthropology, burial
      • The Chipped-Stone Collection from the Chalcolithic Cemetery at Palmahim (North) (pp. 97–101)
        Ofer Marder
        Keywords: chalcolithic, flint, tools, technology
      • The Shells from the Chalcolithic Cemetery at Palmahim (North) (pp. 103–104)
        Inbar Ktalav
        Keywords: chalcolithic, mollusks, burial, funerary offerings, symbolism
    • Khirbat Abu Hamid (Shoham North): An Early Bronze Age IB Village on the Eve of Urbanization in the Lod Valley (with contributions by Ofer Marder, Moshe Sade)(pp. 105–157)
      Yitzhak Paz, Orit Segal and Yonatan Nadelman
      Keywords: Chalcolithic period, Early Bronze Age, settlement patterns, Proto-Metallic Ware, Egypt, flint tools, fauna, archaeozoology, stone artifacts, loomweight
    • A Byzantine Settlement on the Northernmost Kurkar Ridge of Ashqelon, Barne‘a B–C Neighborhood (pp. 159–192)
      Ianir Milevski, Gabriela Bijovsky, Debora Sandhaus, Alexander Krokhmalnik and Yael Gorin-Rosen
      Keywords: terracotta figurine, metal objects, marble panel fragments, stone tools, imported Pottery, numismatics, Human remains, cemetery, burial, economy
    • A Crusader-Period Subterranean Water Reservoir at Moẓa: Results of the Salvage Excavation and Cleaning Procedure (with a contribution by Robert Kool)(Hebrew, pp. 1*–11*; English summary, pp. 165–166)
      Sivan Mizrahi and Zvi Greenhut
      Keywords: history, water installation, pottery, technology, construction, masons' mark
      • Ayyubid and Mamluk Pottery from a Crusader-period Subterranean Reservoir at Moza (pp. 193–204)
        Benjamin J. Dolinka
        Keywords: medieval pottery, typology, chronology, Black Gaza Ware, ibriq, Blue Willow porcelain
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      BANDO DI CONCORSO PER UNA BORSA DI STUDIO INTERNAZIONALE “La fortuna di Lucrezio e dell’epicureismo romano dal Medioevo al XVIII secolo”

      L’Italia Fenice (Associazione culturale con la qualifica di organizzazione non lucrativa di utilità sociale, con sede legale in Sutri, VT, via delle Viole 8), con la collaborazione della Société Internationale des Amis de Cicéron di Parigi (SIAC– Association loi 1901 déclarée au Journal Officiel du 8 avril 2008 – Reconnaissance d’intérêt général du 16 juin 2008 – Siège: 9, avenue Sainte Foy, Neuilly-sur-Seine, F-92200) come partner e garante scientifico,

      indìce una procedura comparativa, per soli titoli, finalizzata al conferimento di una borsa di studio per studiose/i di età non superiore ai 35 anni in possesso di PhD avente come argomento di ricerca LA FORTUNA DI LUCREZIO E DELL’EPICUREISMO ROMANO DAL MEDIOEVO AL XVIII SECOLO

      Il tema potrà essere sviluppato sia nell’ambito dell’edizione e della traduzione di testi nel lasso di tempo indicato, sia relativamente all’influsso di Lucrezio e dell’epicureismo romano e/o delle critiche ad esso (compresi gli autori imperiali di lingua greca) sulla riscoperta della latinità classica, dell’arte oratoria, del diritto, della filosofia politica e morale ecc.

      L’impostazione di base del progetto dovrà essere rigorosamente filologica ed esegetica; la borsa è pensata come propedeutica alla pubblicazione, con il sostegno finanziario delle due istituzioni, di un testo a stampa presso De Gruyter (monografia di ricerca o edizione critica o di una traduzione/commento di un testo latino dei secoli XIV-XVIII).

      Durata e compenso della borsa

      La borsa avrà durata di 3 mesi e sarà rinnovabile per 3 volte dopo il primo trimestre (per un totale complessivo di 12 mesi); il rinnovo è subordinato ogni volta all’approvazione del lavoro eseguito da parte della SIAC e di Italia Fenice.

      L’importo della borsa trimestrale è di 3.300 €, corrisposti anticipatamente.

      La borsa viene erogata a sostegno esclusivo del lavoro di ricerca, a prescindere dalla sede/dalle sedi in cui la ricerca viene svolta. La pubblicazione dei risultati in forma di monografia scientifica, al termine del lavoro, potrà essere finanziata da Italia Fenice, dietro parere favorevole della Commissione Giudicatrice.

      Requisiti per l’ammissione alla selezione e conoscenze richieste

      I requisiti per essere ammessi alla selezione sono i seguenti:

      1. Età non superiore ai 35 anni alla data del 31 XII 2018.
      2. Possesso del titolo di dottorato di ricerca (PhD) in filologia o letteratura classica o medievale o latina umanistica o in settore affine.
      3. Documentata attività di ricerca nell’ambito della fortuna di Lucrezio e dell’epicureismo romano.
      4. Conoscenza delle seguenti lingue: latino e greco e due a scelta oltre la propria tra inglese, italiano, francese, portoghese, spagnolo e tedesco.

      I predetti requisiti e le sopra riportate competenze devono essere posseduti alla data di scadenza del presente avviso (30 IX 2018) e devono essere adeguatamente comprovati dal/dalla candidato/a. La Commissione Giudicatrice può disporre in ogni momento, con provvedimento motivato, l’esclusione dalla procedura selettiva per difetto dei requisiti di ammissione.

      La domanda di partecipazione alla selezione dovrà essere redatta in carta semplice e contenere:

      • nome e cognome, data e luogo di nascita;
      • cittadinanza/e posseduta/e;
      • residenza (e domicilio se diverso);
      • recapiti eletti ai fini della selezione (in particolare l’indirizzo di posta elettronica);
      • dati e importi delle borse postdottorali di cui il/la candidato(a) eventualmente ha goduto o sta godendo; il non godimento di borse dal 1° gennaio 2019 in avanti è condizione preferenziale;
      • possesso dei requisiti richiesti.

      Alla domanda dovranno essere allegati:

      • CV, non superiore alle 2 pagine;
      • descrizione dettagliata del progetto di ricerca nell’ambito dell’argomento della borsa (max. 4 pagine): in esso dovrà essere chiarito quali obiettivi si intendono raggiungere in ciascun trimestre di lavoro;
      • grado di conoscenza delle lingue antiche (latino e greco) e delle lingue moderne (almeno due oltre alla propria tra inglese, italiano, francese, portoghese, spagnolo e tedesco);
      • titolo della tesi di laurea e di dottorato ed elenco delle pubblicazioni (libri, capitoli di libro, articoli pubblicati in riviste scientifiche, comunicazioni a convegni, rassegne ecc.), con particolare attenzione ai lavori attinenti all’argomento della borsa;
      • tesi di dottorato e un massimo di 5 pubblicazioni, in formato .pdf.

      Le domande dovranno essere inviate all’indirizzo mail committee1@tulliana.eu entro il 30 settembre 2018 e potranno essere redatte in inglese, italiano, francese, portoghese, spagnolo o tedesco.
      Non saranno valutate le domande pervenute oltre la data di scadenza o non complete di tutta la documentazione richiesta.

      La Commissione Giudicatrice sarà formata dal Presidente di Italia Fenice, Paolo Omodeo Salè, e dai seguenti docenti universitari membri della SIAC: Andrea Balbo (Torino); Rita Degl’Innocenti Pierini (Firenze); Robert Kaster (Princeton University); Carlos Lévy (Paris IV Sorbonne); Ermanno Malaspina (Pontificia Academia Latinitatis).

      La commissione valuterà le domande pervenute e i titoli scientifici pubblicando la graduatoria definitiva nel sito della SIAC (www.tulliana.eu) e comunicando l’esito via mail ai candidati classificati entro e non oltre il 30 novembre 2018. Le riunioni della commissione, di cui si redigerà apposito verbale, si potranno svolgere anche in modalità telematica.

      Il/la candidato/a risultato vincitore godrà della borsa a partire dal 1° gennaio 2019 (trimestre gennaio- marzo).

      Per ogni richiesta di informazioni rivolgersi a Ermanno Malaspina, Presidente del Consiglio scientifico della SIAC (committee1@tulliana.eu).

      I dati forniti dal/dalla candidato/a saranno raccolti presso la SIAC per le finalità di gestione della selezione e verranno trattati con tutte le cautele previste dalle norme di legge.

      Il conferimento dei dati è obbligatorio per poter valutare i requisiti di partecipazione a pena di esclusione dalle selezioni. La commissione giudicatrice opererà in conformità alle condizioni indicate in questo bando e nel rispetto delle norme fissate dal diritto italiano. A questo titolo, il/la candidato/a gode dei diritti di cui all’articolo 13 del Decreto Lgs. 196/03. Il/la candidato/a gode altresì del diritto di far rettificare, aggiornare, completare o cancellare i dati erronei, incompleti o raccolti in termini non conformi alla legge, nonché il diritto di opporsi al loro trattamento per motivi illegittimi. Il Responsabile del trattamento è il Presidente del Consiglio scientifico della SIAC, prof. E. Malaspina.

      APPLICATION FOR AN INTERNATIONAL GRANT “The reception of Lucretius and Roman Epicureanism from the Middle Ages to the 18th century”

      Italia Fenice (a cultural association registered as a not-for-profit for social entity, with offices at Via delle Viole 8, Sutri, VT, Italy), in partnership with the Société Internationale des Amis de Cicéron in Paris (SIAC– Association loi 1901 déclarée au Journal Officiel du 8 avril 2008 – Reconnaissance d’intérêt général du 16 juin 2008 – Siège: 9, avenue Sainte Foy, Neuilly-sur-Seine, F-92200),

      invites post-doctoral scholars aged 35 and under to submit applications for a grant to be awarded for research on THE RECEPTION OF LUCRETIUS AND ROMAN EPICUREANISM FROM THE MIDDLE AGES TO THE 18TH CENTURY

      Eligible projects include editions and translations of texts composed during those centuries, as well as studies of the influence of Lucretius and of Roman Epicureanism and/or criticism of it (including Greek-speaking imperial authors) on the rediscovery of classical Latinity, oratory, law, political and moral philosophy etc.

      The selection committee is chiefly interested in projects that employ a philological or exegetical approach. We expect that the grant will contribute to the publication of a printed text (a scholarly monograph, critical edition or translation with commentary of a Latin text from the 6th to the 18th centuries) by De Gruyter (Berlin), with financial support coming from the two sponsoring institutions.

      Duration and amount of the grant

      The grant will have a duration of three (3) months and will be renewable up to three (3) times after the first trimester (for a total possible duration of twelve (12) months); renewals for each quarter are subject to approval by SIAC and Italia Fenice; determinations of renewal will be based on evaluations of the work completed to date.

      The amount of the grant is 3.300 Euros per trimester, remitted in advance.

      The grant is extended solely to support the applicant’s research, without any consideration of the place or places where that research is conducted. If a recipient completes a scholarly monograph at the end of the grant period, publication of the work may be financed by Italia Fenice, pending approval of the selection board.

      Qualifications and requirements for consideration.

      In order to be considered for the grant, applicants must:

      1. Be no older than 35 years of age (as of 31 XII 2018).
      2. Have a PhD in classical, medieval, or humanistic Latin literature, philology, or a related field.
      3. Have a documented record of research on the reception of Lucretius and Roman Epicureanism.
      4. Have a reading knowledge of Latin and Greek, as well as three of the following languages (including their native tongue): English, Italian, French, Portuguese, Spanish, and German.

      Candidates are expected to provide documentation that they meet the qualifications and possess the competencies outlined above by the deadline indicated in the present announcement (30 September 2018). The selection board reserves the right to exclude applicants from consideration at any time if there is reason to believe that they do not possess the required qualifications.

      The application must be drafted on plain paper and include the candidate’s:

      • first name, surname, date and place of birth;
      • nationality/nationalities;
      • residence (and domicile if different);
      • contact information (including email address);
      • details about and amount of any postdoctoral grants from which the candidate may benefit or is benefiting; preference will be given to candidates who have been without funding since 1. January 2019;
      • proof of the qualifications outlined above.

      The following documents must be attached to the application:

      • a curriculum vitae of no more than two (2) pages;
      • a detailed description of the research project to be supported by the grant (no more than four (4) pages): this must clearly state the candidate’s goals for the project in three months intervals;
      • degree of knowledge of classical languages (Latin and Greek) and modern languages (three of the following, including their native tongue: English, Italian, French, Portuguese, Spanish and German);
      • title of undergraduate and master’s thesis (where relevant) and PhD thesis, as well as a list of publications (books, chapters, articles published in scholarly journals, papers delivered at conferences, reviews etc.), highlighting in particular past work that is related to the topic of the grant;
      • PhD dissertation and up to 5 scholarly publications, in pdf format.

      Applications will be accepted in the following languages: English, Italian, French, Portuguese, Spanish and German. Once completed, they should be sent electronically to committee1@tulliana.eu by 30 September 2018. Applications received after the deadline or missing required documents will not be considered.

      The selection board will include the President of Italia Fenice, Paolo Omodeo Salè, and the following members of SIAC: Andrea Balbo (Torino); Rita Degl’Innocenti Pierini (Firenze); Robert Kaster (Princeton University); Carlos Lévy (Paris IV Sorbonne); Ermanno Malaspina (Pontificia Academia Latinitatis).

      The selection committee will judge the applications received along with the project titles, making their final assessment available on SIAC’s website (www.tulliana.eu) and communicating the result to the eligible candidates by email on or before 30 November 2018.

      Meetings of the selection committee may be held in person or online; written reports of all meetings will be maintained by the committee.

      The candidate awarded the grant is to begin his/her work on 1 January 2019 (January-March trimester).

      Questions and requests for additional information should be directed to Ermanno Malaspina, President of SIAC’s Advisory Board (committee1@tulliana.eu).

      SIAC will only utilize information provided by candidates for the purposes of the selection process; all personal information will be protected with the safeguards required by law. Proof of qualifications are required for candidates to be considered for the grant. In making its decision, the selection board will adhere to the conditions specified in this announcement and will act in accordance with Italian law. Candidates are entitled to all rights specified by D.Lgs 196/03, art. 13. Candidates have also the right to correct, update, complete, or delete any information that is erroneous, incomplete, or that has not been collected in compliance with the law; they also have the right to prevent this information being used for any reason unrelated to their grant application. Responsibility for protecting candidates’ information belongs to Professor E. Malaspina, President of SIAC’s Advisory Board.

      OUVERTURE DE CONCOURS POUR L’ATTRIBUTION D’UNE BOURSE DE RECHERCHE INTERNATIONALE “La fortune de Lucrèce et de l’épicurisme romain du Moyen-Âge au XVIIIè siècle”

      L’Italia Fenice (Association culturelle à but non lucratif d’intérêt général, siège légal à Sutri, VT, via delle Viole 8), avec la collaboration de la Société Internationale des Amis de Cicéron de Paris (SIAC– Association loi 1901 déclarée au Journal Officiel du 8 avril 2008 – Reconnaissance d’intérêt général du 16 juin 2008 – Siège : 9, avenue Sainte Foy, Neuilly-sur-Seine, F-92200) comme partenaire et garant scientifique

      annonce l’ouverture d’un concours pour l’attribution d’une bourse de recherche destinée à un(e) chercheur(e) de 35 ans au plus, titulaire d’un doctorat, portant sur LA FORTUNE DE LUCRÈCE ET DE L’ÉPICURISME ROMAIN DU MOYEN-ÂGE AU XVIIIÈ SIÈCLE

      La recherche pourra être développée soit à travers des travaux d’édition ou de traduction de textes dans les limites chronologiques indiquées, soit à travers l’étude de l’influence de Lucrèce et de l’épicurisme romain et/ou de ses critiques (y compris les auteurs d’époque impériale et de langue grecque) dans la redécouverte de la latinité classique, de la rhétorique, du droit, de la philosophie politique et morale etc.

      Le projet doit prendre appui sur une base rigoureusement philologique et exégétique ; la bourse est conçue pour aboutir, avec le soutien financier des deux institutions, à la publication d’un ouvrage (monographie scientifique, édition critique ou traduction/commentaire d’un texte latin des VI-XVIIIe siècles) chez De Gruyter (Berlin).

      Durée et montant de la bourse

      La bourse sera accordée pour trois mois renouvelables trois fois (soit une durée totale maximale de 12 mois) ; le renouvellement est subordonné chaque fois à l’approbation, après examen du travail accompli par le chercheur, de la SIAC et de Italia Fenice.

      Le montant trimestriel de la bourse est de 3300€, versés en début de trimestre.

      La bourse sera versée en soutien exclusif du travail de recherche, indépendamment de l’institution/des institutions où est menée la recherche. La publication des résultats sous forme d’une monographie scientifique, au terme de l’étude, pourra être financée par Italia Fenice, après avis favorable du comité de sélection.

      Préalables requis pour être admis(e) à concourir et connaissances exigées

      Pour être admis(e) à concourir les candidats devront :

      1. Être âgés de 35 ans au maximum à la date du 31 XII 2018.
      2. Être titulaires d’un doctorat (PhD) en philologie ou littérature classique ou médiévale ou en littérature humaniste ou dans des domaines apparentés.
      3. Pouvoir attester d’une activité de recherche liée à la question de la fortune de Lucrèce et de l’épicurisme romain.
      4. Savoir lire et traduire aisément les textes classiques en grec ancien et en latin, et, outre leur langue maternelle, posséder la maîtrise de deux des langues suivantes : allemand, anglais, espagnol, français, italien, portugais.

      Les candidats doivent satisfaire aux exigences requises et présenter les compétences énumérées ci- dessus à la date de parution du présent avis (30 septembre 2018), et être en mesure d’en fournir les attestations officielles. Le comité de sélection pourra à tout moment, en justifiant sa décision, exclure un candidat qui ne remplirait pas les conditions requises.

      La déclaration de candidature devra être rédigée sur papier libre et préciser :

      • les nom et prénom, date et lieu de naissance
      • la nationalité
      • le lieu de résidence (et le lieu de domicile personnel si différents)
      • les coordonnées où envoyer les documents relatifs au concours (en particulier l’adresse électronique) – dates et montants des bourses postdoctorales dont le candidat ou la candidate a éventuellement bénéficié ou bénéficie ; ne pas bénéficier d’une bourse à partir du 1er janvier 2019 est une condition préférentielle
      • la déclaration sur l’honneur de possession des titres et connaissances requis.

      À la candidature devront être joints :

      • un CV de deux pages au plus ;
      • une description détaillée du projet de recherche et sa pertinence au regard des critères requis pour l’obtention de la bourse (quatre pages au plus) : il définira un calendrier en précisant les objectifs visés trimestre par trimestre ;
      • une déclaration précisant son niveau de connaissance des langues anciennes (latin et grec) et des langues modernes (outre la langue maternelle, deux des langues suivantes : allemand, anglais, espagnol, français, italien, portugais) ;
      • la liste des travaux du candidat : titres du mémoire de master et de la thèse de doctorat, liste des publications (livres, chapitres de livre, articles publiés dans des revues scientifiques, communications à des colloques, comptes rendus, etc.), avec mise en valeur des travaux touchant au domaine de la bourse ;
      • la thèse de doctorat et cinq autres publications au plus, en format PDF.

      Les candidatures devront être envoyées à l’adresse électronique committee1@tulliana.eu jusqu’au 30 septembre 2018 et pourront être rédigées en allemand, anglais, espagnol, français, italien, portugais. Les candidatures parvenues après la date limite ou incomplètes ne seront pas examinées.

      Le comité de sélection sera formé du Président de Italia Fenice, Paolo Omodeo Salè, et des professeurs d’université suivants, membres de la SIAC : Andrea Balbo (Torino) ; Rita Degl’Innocenti Pierini (Firenze) ; Robert Kaster (Princeton University) ; Carlos Lévy (Paris IV Sorbonne) ; Ermanno Malaspina (Pontificia Academia Latinitatis).

      Le comité de sélection évaluera les candidatures qui lui seront parvenues et publiera le classement définitif sur le site de la SIAC (www.tulliana.eu) au plus tard le 30 novembre 2018. Les réunions du comité de sélection, qui donneront lieu à un compte rendu, pourront se dérouler sous forme télématique.

      Le candidat ou la candidate retenu(e) commencera son travail le 1er janvier 2019 (pour le trimestre janvier-mars).

      Pour toute demande d’information s’adresser à Ermanno Malaspina, Président du Conseil scientifique de la SIAC (committee1@tulliana.eu).

      Les données fournies par le candidat ou la candidate seront utilisées par la SIAC à seule fin du concours et feront l’objet de toutes les précautions prévues par la loi.

      Les données doivent être obligatoirement fournies pour que les conditions requises pour la participation soient validées, sous peine d’exclusion du concours. Le comité de sélection effectuera ses travaux conformément aux conditions fixées ci-dessus, aux normes déontologiques en usage et au droit italien. A ce titre, le candidat/la candidate jouit des droits mentionnés par l’article 13 du D. Lgs 196/03. Le candidat/la candidate jouit en outre du droit de faire rectifier, actualiser, compléter ou supprimer les données erronées, incomplètes ou recueillies de façon non conforme à la loi, ainsi que le droit de s’opposer à leur utilisation pour des motifs illégitimes. Le responsable de l’utilisation est le Président du Conseil scientifique de la SIAC, le Professeur E. Malaspina.

      [Last updated on July 14th, 2018.]


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      Review of Josef Wiesehöfer, Horst Brinkhaus, Reinhold Bichler, Megasthenes und seine Zeit / Megasthenes and his Time. Classica et Orientalia, 13. Wiesbaden: 2016. Pp. vi, 230. €58.00. ISBN 9783447106245.

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      Review of Anna A. Lamari, Reperforming Greek Tragedy: Theater, Politics, and Cultural Mobility in the Fifth and Fourth Centuries BC. Trends in Classics, Supplementary Volume 52. Berlin; Boston: 2017. Pp. 207. €99,95. ISBN 9783110561166.

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      CADMO - Revista de História Antiga do Centro de História da Universidade de Lisboa
      ISSN: 0871-9527
      eISSN: 2183-7937

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      Iniciou no ano de 1991, com a publicação do seu primeiro número, a demanda de CADMO, sob esta forma de revista. Tal como para o herói lendário de Tiro que lhe deu nome, o Oriente era o seu ponto de partida e assumia-se como seu objecto científico específico, o mesmo Oriente que o nome fenício de Cadmo significava e que com esse nome era assumido e se proclamava como objecto de investigação científica e motivação historiográfica.

      Ao longo de um quarto de século que já leva percorrido, numerosos orientalistas nacionais e estrangeiros expuseram, nas suas páginas, investigações e leituras, tanto em português como noutras línguas. É o signo de Babel reassumido, mas, desta vez, restaurado, com uma clara intenção de convergência, para uma construção eficaz.

      As várias e antigas áreas do orientalismo pré-clássico, Egipto, Mesopotâmia, Pérsia, Síria, Palestina, Anatólia, bem como as vicissitudes de uma longa história humana que nos liga àuqelas paragens do Mediterrâneo oriental, todas foram objecto de tratamento, em análise pormenorizada ou em comentários de síntese mais aprofundada.

      A partir do seu número 16, entretanto, novos sonhos, novos interesses e novas apetências vieram proporcionar aos investigadores de História Antiga do Centro de História da Faculdade de Letras de Lisboa a oportunidade de, à sombra do nome de Cadmo, não se sublinhar apenas o ponto de partida oriental com o seu estatuto de proto-civilização. Se a viagem de Cadmo demandava Europa, íntima e irmã, impunha-se valorizar igualmente o ponto de chegada e toda a sua riqueza de materiais históricos e culturais. Ao grupo de historiadores do mundo oriental pré-clássico veio juntar-se o dos historiadores do mundo clássico. Juntos reforçam agora grandemente a comitiva de Cadmo, principal grupo dinamizador da sua demanda por Europa.

      A este grupo local de dinamização anuíram em associar-se uma pléiade de prestigiados nomes de cientistas, nacionais e estrangeiros, pertencentes às mais variadas universidades irmãs e cúmplices no cultivo das matérias da História da Antiguidade. É com toda a gratidão que acolhemos o entusiasmo acrescido que a sua disponibilidade nos traz.

      A experiência e a satisfação já conseguida nestes anos de investigação comum fizeram-nos amadurecer para a consciência de que a associação aprofundada de ambas as matérias na historiografia da Antiguidade, a pré-clássica e a clássica, se justifica plenamente e não só pelo âmbito implicitamente definido nos dois principais momentos do itinerário de Cadmo, a partida e a chegada, representados por estes dois mundos. Hipotéticos incómodos de concorrência ou “inveja dos sábios”, no dizer de um provérbio hebraico, não nos causam inibição, pois nos move a certeza de que cada um destes mundos representa uma fonte primigénia e específica para dimensões patrimoniais complementares, que continuam a integrar e a marcar no essencial os conteúdos do nosso próprio devir histórico.
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      Editorial
      Rodrigues, Nuno Simões
      9-11
      Soteriologia órfica
      Bernabé, Alberto
      15-34
      Alexandre, o explorador de um mundo novo
      Silva, Maria de Fátima Sousa e
      37-53
      Examining the design, style and layout of the inner coffin from A.60 in the Florence Egyptian Museum
      Sousa, Rogério
      57-79
      Who is counting?: appreciating the peer, despising the other.: social relationships in Homeric communities from an alterity study
      Alvarez Rodriguez, Barbara
      81-116
      Aquiles e Ájax: a `Poiesis´ da alteridade na Ânfora de Exéquias
      Figueira, Ana Rita
      119-138
      Xanthippus of Laecedemonia: a foreign commander in the army of Carthage
      Dantas, Daniela
      141-159
      Séneca e as artes liberais
      Ferreira, Paulo Sérgio Margarido
      161-194
      Tra ombre e luci, ovvero del regresso e del progresso in Età Neroniana: prolegomena a uno studio interdisciplinare del principato di Nerone, alla luce del contributo filosofico senecano
      Montagna, Carlotta
      197-209
      A Bíblia em Portugal
      Ramos, José Augusto
      213-218
      [Recensão a] Stephanie Lynn Budin et Jean Macintosh Turfa, eds. (2016), Women in antiquity. Real women across the ancient world
      Rodrigues, Nuno Simões
      223-224
      [Recensão a] Maria Regina Cândido, org. (2012), Mulheres na Antiguidade
      Fernandes, Maria
      224-226
      [Recensão a] Adrienne Mayor (2014), The Amazons: Lives and Legends of Warrior Women across the Ancient World
      Magalhães, José Malheiro
      226-228
      [Recensão a] Marília P. Futre Pinheiro, Anton Bierl, Roger Beck, eds. (2013), Intende, Lector – Echoes of Myth, Religion and Ritual in the Ancient Novel
      Rodrigues, Nuno Simões
      229-230
      [Recensão a] Laura Battini, ed. (2016), Making Pictures of War. Realia et Imaginaria in the Iconology of the Ancient Near east. (Ancient Near Eastern Archaeology 1)
      Ferreira, Eduardo
      230-232
      [Recensão a] Martin Hose and David Schenker eds. (2016), A Companion to Greek Literature
      González González, Marta
      232-234
      [Recensão a] Jan N. Bremmer (2014), Initiation into the Mysteries of the Ancient World
      Alampi, Marco
      234-236
      [Recensão a] Jorge Deserto & Susana da Hora Marques Pereira, introdução, tradução e notas (2016), Estrabão. Geografia livro III
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      236-237
      [Recensão a] Lauren Caldwell (2015), Roman Girlhood and the Fashioning of Femininity
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      237-240
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      240-242
      [Recensão a] Anna Anguissola (2010), Intimità a Pompei. Riservatezza, condivisione e prestigio negli ambienti ad alcove di Pompei
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      242-243
      [Recensão a] Jaime Alvar (2012), Los Cultos Egipcios en Hispania
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      243-244
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      Ramos, José Augusto
      244-248
      [Recensão a] Adele Reinhartz (2013), Bible and Cinema – An Introduction
      Cardoso, Filipe Paiva
      248-252
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      Diogo, Sílvia Catarina Pereira
      252-255
      [Recensão a] Barbara Ryan & Milette Shamir, eds. (2016), Bigger than Ben-Hur. The Book, Its Adaptations, & Their Audiences
      Rodrigues, Nuno Simões
      255-257
      António Augusto Tavares: in memoriam
      Sales, José das Candeias
      261-265
      Francolino Gonçalves: in memoriam
      Ramos, José Augusto
      267-270
      Manuel Augusto Rodrigues: in memoriam
      Ramos, José Augusto
      273-274
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      277-281
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      283-284
       
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      There is a deep and abiding connection between archaeology and the pub, so it is appropriate that I should be giving a series of presentations in The Twice Brewed Inn; archaeology is coming home.
      Understanding Hadrian’s Wall - a Mystery Solved 
      A Free Presentation
      5-6 pm Tuesdays & Thursdays
      The Tap Room  
      The Twice Brewed Inn, Bardon Mill, Hexham, 
      NE47 7AN 
      014346 344534
      So this is an ideal opportunity for anyone interested in Hadrian’s Wall to go to a pub with its own Brewery, and as I understand it, an almost infinite supply of beer, although it’s best to book if you want sit-down dinner. Sadly, anyone wishing to base their summer holiday around this opportunity has probably missed the bus as they are fully booked.
      It is an ideal venue to find people who have already made the not inconsiderable commitment to walking the Wall; while there is much to see and appreciate, visitors will find hard to get an coherent overview of this important World Heritage site.  Guide books will tell you about baths, barracks and where to find the naughty carvings, but will shy away from explaining the big picture for the simple reason there isn't one, at least one that is agreed upon or makes any sense in the real world. 
      This is the best kept secret of the Wall; the academic community has no coherent explanation of what happened on this frontier during the reign of Hadrian.
      Luckily, there is a local archaeologist on hand to help you understand The Wall, using computer modelling, engineering and soil science; the traditional Roman literary sources will still a mention, but it's surprising how much soil and how little Latin turns during an archaeological excavation.
      Pro bono archaeology 
      Giving a paper at a conference, one can take it as read that the participants know about the main pieces of the jigsaw and how they are currently arranged.
      However, in explaining the Wall to anyone who is interested, it is easy to take local knowledge for granted, and forget to explain small but important ideas.   As a result, my 1st real slide is a Wall 101 which has been generated by points made and questions asked by previous participants.
      However, the aim is a give an insight into the issues at the heart of Wall Studies, at a level that is normally only encountered at specialist academic conferences and postgraduate study.  I have also the particular problem of having to explain the Wall in terms the conventional academic narrative, ideas many people are not familiar with, – only to then debunk this framework point by point.  This is further complicated by the need to explain how we ended up with such a clearly dysfunctional set of ideas in first place.
      Equally, you never know who you are going to meet in The Twice Brewed; it is a pub, so there is a risk you may encounter stray academics, so the research and its presentation has to better than what is currently sold to students or there would be little point in me turning up.
      Realistically, what is being offered for free, has to be as good or better than what you are expected to pay for.  if you want to understand archaeology, ask an archaeologist; if you want to know how to teach, ask an academic.
      It is important that students of the subject appreciate this difference; the ability to read and remembering is different process from thinking, it being the latter, that forms the key skill set of an archaeologist.  There is no reason why this subject need be complicated or difficult; inaccessible vocabulary and ideas represent either an inability to communicate or a lack anything substantive to convey.
      Work in progress
       I spent much of a previous life training people in the use of specialist computer and telecommunications applications, sometimes it was the head of IT for a major corporation, sometimes it was someone just coming to terms with using The Mouse; in both cases the end product should be same, an appropriate understanding of the system.
      The presentation is called Understanding Hadrian’s Wall, because the aim or outcome is an understanding, a resolution of a puzzle, hence a Mystery Solved.
      From each interaction, I learning how to improve the presentation of these ideas, invariably adding information, which, usually, required the loss of something else or the production will reach feature length proportion.
      Since my last encounter with academic system at the Reading the Wall conference at Newcastle, it was subsequently made clear to me nothing I produce will ever be accepted by a university.  If, 10 years ago they were prepared dismissed my work as worthless without the courtesy of reading it first, realistically, they are going to bothered now; incorporated engineering and soil science in my PhD was always going to put beyond the ken our new intellectually streamlined Universities.
      Save ££££££ and £s
      I have been working on a book. In my circumstances, it would be pointless producing to product designed to be sold to the students [which I am judged incapable of teaching] and I am not prepared to dumb down to a level where it compatible the existing commercial narrative.
      Copying out other peoples research in your best handwriting is what is academics are for, archaeologists exist to recover and interpret data, converting soil and other materials into text so that scholars can understand it.
      The problem that I have encountered during background research is that peer review is a meaningless concept in a subject like archaeology; its academic method can encourage the constant reproduction of fundamentally inaccurate information that undermines the credibility of many worthy aspects of the enquiry.
      The presentations, which I started in May, have become an interactive way of developing a narrative structure to convey apparently complex ideas in an accessible and interesting way.
      I would like to thank those who have already taken the time to attend and interact; this has proved a very positive feedback loop allowing me to continuously improve the presentation.
      So, for just a little over an hour of your time, I can debunk for free an archaeological course that you would be charged hundreds, even thousands of pounds of real money for; Pro bono archaeology - why pay more?
      Mystery Stories
      Archaeology naturally lends its self to a mystery or detective narrative, which has the addition advantage of injecting a bit of tension and even jeopardy.
      However, while it is difficult to sustain, it does allow for a cast of characters to introduced, the Romans, Hadrian, Nepos, the Natives, even the landscape, and you can present the existing narrative as the open and shut case put forward by the local constabulary in chapter 1, soon to be demolished by subsequent revelations.
      The principle point of divergence from a detective narrative is the need to make viewer aware of their own preconceptions and expectations, rather than manipulating them in the interests of the plot.
      There is a resolution, a mystery solved, but it is not a plot twist, and the coming revelation should be evident a long way off.  It involves a detailed examination of just three pieces of the puzzle, and ultimately debunks a couple of baseless [peer reviewed] myths, which is a generally positive contribution to knowledge, although it is clearly negative for those stakeholders with a commercial interest in merchandising the existing narrative, myths and all.
      So that’s Tuesdays and Thursdays at The Twice Brewed, between 5 – 6pm; you are guaranteed a presentation of quality content not available anywhere else – for Free …. And there is beer and good food, what more could you ask for...




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    • 07/14/18--06:10: Weekend Roundup, Part 1
    • Archaeologists working at et-Tell (aka Bethsaida) have been uncovering an 11th-10th century BC wall with towers this season.

      The excavation season has concluded at el-Araj (aka Bethsaida) and daily updates have been posted here. An excerpt from the last day: “This year we demonstrated that the settlement was widespread, and not limited to a small area. This was no mean city. What began around 30 CE as Herod Philip's transformation of a Jewish fishing village into a polis, evolved over the centuries into a wealthy community.”

      Excavations this summer at Huqoq revealed mosaics in the synagogue’s north aisle, including a scene of the Israelite spies, a youth leading an animal, and a fragmentary Hebrew inscription reading “Amen selah.”

      Archaeologists are drawing conclusions on Christian-Muslim relations in the 7th century on the basis of a brass weight discovered at Hippos (Sussita).

      The work at Tel Burna is still humming along.

      From Aren Maeir’s posts, the excavators at Gath keep having one great day after another.

      The wheeled cart depicted at the Capernaum synagogue is not the ark of the covenant.

      Sixteen images of Qumran taken by Philip R. Davies in 1970–71 are posted online.

      A new exhibit focused on life in New Testament times has opened in the Terra Sancta Museum in Jerusalem.

      A rare coin from the fourth year of the Jewish Revolt has been discovered in debris from the City of David.

      A complex rescue operation salvaged pottery from the Second Temple period in western Galilee.

      Israel’s Good Name visited the Carmel region, with stops at Ramat HaNadiv, the Carmel Caves, Dor HaBonim, Tel Dor, and more.

      The Temple Mount Sifting Project is running out of funds, and they now have a quadruple match grant.

      New: A Walk to Caesarea, by Joseph Patrich. (Available only in Israel, apparently.)

      Ephraim Stern’s life is remembered by Hillel Geva in the current issue of Biblical Archaeology Review.

      Ada Yardeni died recently.

      HT: Joseph Lauer, Agade, Ted Weis, Charles Savelle, Mike Harney


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    • 07/14/18--07:45: Manes adite paterni!
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    • 07/14/18--07:48: More mosaics from Huqoq!
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    • 07/14/18--08:13: Back from Hadrian's Wall
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      For some months I’ve been collecting bits and pieces.  Mostly I have nothing much to add, but they shouldn’t be lost.

      Cool 9th century manuscript online as PDF

      Via Rick Brannan I learn that a downloadable PDF of the Greek-Latin St Gall 9th century manuscript of Paul’s letters is online and can be downloaded as a single PDF:

      Note the link on this page where you can download a PDF of what appears to be the entire Codex Boernerianus. It is beautiful.

      And so you can.  It’s at the SLUB in Dresden here, where it has the shelfmark A.145.b.  It also contains Sedulius Scottus, I gather.

      Nice to see the interlinear, isn’t it?

      Codex Trecensis of Tertullian online

      A correspondent advised me that the Codex Trecensis of the works of Tertullian has appeared online in scanned microfilm form at the IRHT.  Rubbish quality, but far better than nothing.  The ms is here.  De Resurrectione Carnis begins on 157r and ends on 194r.  De Baptismo begins on folio 194r and ends on 200v.  De Paenitentia begins on folio 200v.

      Saints lives = Christian novels?

      A review at BMCR by Elisabeth Schiffer of Stratis Papaioannou, Christian Novels from the ‘Menologion’ of Symeon Metaphrastes. Dumbarton Oaks medieval library, 45. Harvard University Press, 2017, caught my eye.   This contains 6 lives from Metaphrastes collection.

      Even though hagiographical texts are among the most frequently translated Byzantine sources, little effort has been made so far to translate parts of Symeon Metaphrastes’ Menologion. This is primarily due to the generally unfortunate editorial situation of these texts: They are transmitted relatively standardized, but in a vast number of liturgical manuscripts.

      In addition to summarizing the status of research on Symeon’s rewriting enterprise, Papaioannou explains in his introduction why he calls the texts in focus “Christian novels.” It is not unproblematic to apply this modern term, as he himself states, but he decided to do so because of the fictionality of these narratives and because of their resemblances to the late antique Greek novel. When saying this, it is important to emphasize—as Papaioannou explicitly does—that these texts of novelistic character were not understood as such by their audience. On the contrary, the Byzantines regarded these texts as relating true stories, written for edification and liturgical purposes (see pp. xiv-xviii).

      It’s an interesting review of a neglected area of scholarship where the tools for research – editions and translations – are not available.

      Full-text of the Greek Sibylline Oracles online for free

      Annette Y Reed broke the story on Twitter: it’s J. Geffcken, Die Oracula Sibyllina, Leipzig: Hinrichs, 1902, which has turned up at Archive.org here.   A useful transcription, rather than the original book, is also online here.

      All known mss in the Bodleian library – detailed in online catalogue

      Ben Albritton on Twitter shares:

      This is awesome – “This catalogue provides descriptions of all known Western medieval manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, and of medieval manuscripts in selected Oxford colleges (currently Christ Church).” Sharing ICYMI too.

      It also has direct links to the for Greek mss!

      Where did the Byzantine text of the New Testament come from?

      Peter Gurry at the ETC blog asks the question, and suggests that Westcott and Hort are no longer the authorities to consult.

      How to respond to politically motivated persecution

      Since the election of President Trump I have noted on Twitter a new form of anti-Christian posting.  There has been an endless stream of anti-Christian jeering online, demanding “how dare you support Trump”?  It is surreal to see how people who hate Christians suddenly have become expert theologians on what Jesus would do.  Thankfully a certain Kurt Schlichter writes *Sigh* No, Being A Christian Does Not Require You Meekly Submit To Leftist Tyranny:

      Everyone seems to want to tell Christians that they are obligated to give in. There’s always some IPA-loving hipster who writes video game reviews when he’s not sobbing alone in the dark because no one loves him tweeting “Oh, that’s real Christian!” whenever a conservative fights back. I know that when I need theological clarification, I seek out the militant atheist who thinks Christ was a socialist and believes that the Golden Rule is that Christians are never allowed to never offend anyone.

      It’s a good article, and sadly necessary in these horribly politicised times.  It’s worth remembering that, were times different, rightists would most certainly adopt the same lofty lecturing tone.

      A quote for pastors from St Augustine

      Timothy P. Jones posted on twitter:

      “If I fail to show concern for the sheep that strays, the sheep who are strong will think it’s nothing but a joke to stray and to become lost. I do desire outward gains–but I’m more concerned with inward losses” (Augustine of Hippo).

      Queried as to the source, he wrote:

      It’s from Sermon 46 by Augustine–the entire message is an outstanding exposition of what it means to be a shepherd of God’s people…. I translated the above from thisHere’s a good English translation as well.

      Artificial Intelligence in the Vatican Archives

      I knew it.  It’s alive!!!

      Well, not quite.  This is a piece in the Atlantic, Artificial Intelligence Is Cracking Open the Vatican’s Secret Archives: A new project untangles the handwritten texts in one of the world’s largest historical collections:

      That said, the VSA [Vatican Secret Archives] isn’t much use to modern scholars, because it’s so inaccessible. Of those 53 miles, just a few millimeters’ worth of pages have been scanned and made available online. Even fewer pages have been transcribed into computer text and made searchable. If you want to peruse anything else, you have to apply for special access, schlep all the way to Rome, and go through every page by hand.

      But a new project could change all that. Known as In Codice Ratio, it uses a combination of artificial intelligence and optical-character-recognition (OCR) software to scour these neglected texts and make their transcripts available for the very first time.

      They’ve found a way around the limitations of OCR by using stroke recognition instead of letter recognition.  They open-sourced the manpower by getting students (who didn’t know Latin) to input sample data, and started getting results.

      All early days, but … just imagine if we could really read the contents of our archives!

      Kazakhstan abandons Cyrillic for Latin-based alphabet

      Via SlashDot I read:

      The Central Asian nation of Kazakhstan is changing its alphabet from Cyrillic script to the Latin-based style favored by the West. The change, announced on a blustery Tuesday morning in mid-February, was small but significant — and it elicited a big response. The government signed off on a new alphabet, based on a Latin script instead of Kazakhstan’s current use of Cyrillic, in October. But it has faced vocal criticism from the population — a rare occurrence in this nominally democratic country ruled by Nazarbayev’s iron fist for almost three decades. In this first version of the new alphabet, apostrophes were used to depict sounds specific to the Kazakh tongue, prompting critics to call it “ugly.” The second variation, which Kaipiyev liked better, makes use of acute accents above the extra letters. So, for example, the Republic of Kazakhstan, which would in the first version have been Qazaqstan Respy’bli’kasy, is now Qazaqstan Respyblikasy, removing the apostrophes.

      The article at SlashDot instinctively opposed a change, which can only benefit every single Kazakhstani, by making a world of literature accessible.  Ataturk did the same, and for the same reason.

      Tell Google that a book is in the public domain

      Sometimes Google misclassifies books.  But there is a way to tell it that actually the book is public domain.  The Google link is here.  From It’s surprisingly easy to make government records public on Google Books:

      While working on a recent story about hate speech spread by telephone in the ’60s and ’70s, I came across an interesting book that had been digitized by Google Books. Unfortunately, while it was a transcript of a Congressional hearing, and therefore should be in the public domain and not subject to copyright, it wasn’t fully accessible through Google’s archive….

      But, as it turns out, Google provides a form where anyone can ask that a book scanned as part of Google Books be reviewed to determine if it’s in the public domain. And, despite internet companies sometimes earning a mediocre-at-best reputation for responding to user inquiries about free services, I’m happy to report that Google let me know within a week after filling out the form that the book would now be available for reading and download.

      What does it mean to speak of an authorial/original/initial form of a Scriptural writing when faced with tremendous complexity in the actual data itself?

      Back at ETC blog, Peter Gurry discusses this with Greg Lanier here.

      Some of the difficulty, one senses, is because the interaction of the divine with an imperfect world is always inherently beyond our ability to understand.  It requires revelation, which is not supplied in this case.

      And with that, I think I’ve dealt with a bunch of interesting stories which didn’t deserve a separate post.  Onward!


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      A silver face mask gilded with gold, a mummification workshop, mummies and sarcophagi have all been...

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       [First posted in AWOL 28 November 2013, updated 14 July 2018]

       Foundation for Archaeological Research of the Land of Israel: Ancient Pottery Database

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      FARLI, The Foundation for Archaeological Research in the Land of Israel (RA), was founded on November 10th, 2009, as a non-profit organization aiming to advance and promote  archaeological research in Israel, support archaeological projects, help preserve and develop archaeological and heritage sites, develop and promote new technological tools in the service of archaeology, and support research concerning the archaeology and history of the southern Levant.

      In this spirit FARLI founded this site, aiming to become a valuable tool for archaeologists, archaeology students and archaeology enthusiasts world wide. Here you will find a growing database of ancient pottery assemblages, divided into the regions and periods in which they were found, subdivided into type categories including all the valuable information we can provide such as; a list of archaeological sites in which they were found, special features, measurements and a bibliographical reference.

      The main focus of this site will be on the pottery of the Southern Levant, with special emphasis on the pottery of the Holy Land throughout the periods. However we aim to develop this site to include other geographical regions in the Ancient Near East complete with their own unique chronology.

      If you wish to help us with additional data please send the material to: data@farli.org

      FARLI is a non-profit organization and needs your support to continue operating. If you wish to contribute to us please follow this link or the link appearing on the left. We thank you and hope you will find this site both enjoyable and enriching.