Monday, January 23, 2017

Open Access Journal: Berkeley Undergraduate Journal of Classics

[First posted in AWOL 12 November 2013, updated 23 January 2017]

Berkeley Undergraduate Journal of Classics
e-ISSN 2373-7115
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The Berkeley Undergraduate Journal of Classics is committed to the progress and proliferation of scholarship in the field of Classics and to providing a common medium through which undergraduates from all relevant disciplines can actively engage in one another’s work. In order to establish a channel for interdepartmental exchange and collaboration, we seek to publish exceptional papers and translations from a wide range of fields pertaining to Classics and the world of the ancient Mediterranean.

ISEGriM (InformationsSystem zur Erfassung GRIechischer Münzen)

ISEGriM (InformationsSystem zur Erfassung GRIechischer Münzen)

ISEGRIM st eine Datenbank mit ca. 60.000 Beschreibungen antiker Münzen, die vom 7. Jahrhundert v. Chr bis zum Ende der kleinasiatischen Städteprägungen um 276 n. Chr in Kleinasien (etwa der heutigen Türkei) geprägt wurden. Sie ist hervorgegangen aus einem Projekt am Lehrstuhl für Alte Geschichte der Universität Düsseldorf und erfüllt ein besonderes Desiderat der antiken Münzkunde und der Sammlertätigkeit.

Die Datenerfassung erfolgt auf der Basis der Publikationen aller größeren Sammlungen kleinasiatischer Münzen, sowie der einschlägigen Corpora und Zeitschriftenaufsätze. Nachdem zunächst die Elektronmünzen, die Königsprägungen und die Cistophoren von der Datensammlung ausgenommen waren, sind diese - soweit dies bei der Fülle der Publikationen in den letzten Jahren möglich war - nunmehr auch enthalten. 

Die Prägungen im Namen Alexanders des Großen wurden nicht aufgenommen, da sie sehr übersichtlich in der Publikation von Martin Jessop Price, The Coinage in the Name of Alexander the Great and Philip Arrhidaeus, Bd. 1, Zürich / London 1991 vorliegen. 

Die antiken griechischen Münzen sind wichtige Primärquellen und für verschiedene historische, wirtschafts- und kunstgeschichtliche sowie religionswissenschaftliche Fragestellungen von herausragender Bedeutung. Das Material ist weit zerstreut publiziert, die Arbeit damit vor allem aus diesen Gründen zu einer Spezialdisziplin geworden. Unter dem Eindruck der Möglichkeiten, die eine Nutzung des erst kürzlich ins Blickfeld geratenen Computers zu bringen versprach, begann das Seminar bereits 1974 damit, eine Datenbank mit Beschreibungen antiker Münzen aufzubauen. Sie sollte zur Verfügung stehen, um das Material für beliebige Fragestellungen rasch zusammenzustellen und für jeden Interessierten, Laien wie Wissenschaftler, benutzbar zu machen. Die Datenbank war von Anfang an dazu gedacht, als ein flexibler Index die vorhandenen Publikationen zu erschließen, nicht, sie zu ersetzen, da unsere heutige Erkenntnis nur mit originalen Münzen sowie ihren Publikationen und Abbildungen erfahren und weitergeführt werden kann. Die Materialsammlung sollte begrenzt sein auf die antiken Münzen aus Kleinasien, da sich abzeichnete, daß für diesen Raum in Zukunft ein besonderes Desiderat entstehe, und da das Material dieses Raumes durch einen Lehrstuhl wie dem in Düsseldorf bearbeitbar erschien. 

Das Projekt erhielt in seinen ersten Jahren 1978 bis 1982 - nach einer vorangegangenen Entwicklungsphase - eine erhebliche Anschubförderung durch die Gerda Henkel Stiftung, Düsseldorf. Auf einem internationalen Symposion "Alphanumerische Datenverarbeitung in der Numismatik", Universität Düsseldorf 1981, zum Abschluß dieser Förderung waren sich die Teilnehmer einig, daß das Projekt für Kleinasien weiter in Düsseldorf betrieben und daß in allen Ländern um Unterstützung geworben werden solle. Spätestens damals war klar, daß dieses Datenbankprojekt, wie alle vergleichbaren Projekte, die der Materialerschließung dienen, nur als Langzeitprojekt geführt werden könne. 

Während ihres Entstehens wurde die Datenbank regelmäßig auf Kongressen vorgestellt, ihr Stand in Publikationen diskutiert. Sie enthält heute ca. 60.000 Beschreibungen meist publizierter griechischer und römischer Münzen Kleinasiens. Jede Beschreibung kann bis zu 99 einzelne Münzen dokumentieren.In ihr erfaßt werden unter anderem Ort und Zeit, Datierung, Münzbilder und -inschriften, Material, Größe, Gewicht, und Stempelstellung sowie die Literaturhinweise und Besonderheiten der einzelnen Münzen. 

Die Datenbank wird seit Anfang des Jahres mit MySQL, Apache und PHP betrieben. Die Abfrage erfolgt über das Internet und ist somit international möglich. Eine automatische englische Übersetzung der Abfrageergebnisse, die schon für den Typenkatalog verwirklicht war, ist in Vorbereitung. Im Projekt unter meiner Leitung stehen für die Datenerfassung und -kontrolle 32 Wochenstunden studentischer Hilfskräfte zur Verfügung, für die Programmierung 16 Stunden einer studentischen Hilfskraft. Neben der fortgesetzten Angleichung der Datenbestände an das neue Datenbanksystem und der Pflege der nicht fachspezifischen Software und der eigenen Programme wird die Eingabe der in immer rascherer Folge erscheinenden Münzpublikationen das kleine Team auslasten.

ISEGRIM (Information System of acquisition of greek coins) is a data base with about 60.000 descriptions of ancient coins minted from the seventh century b.c. to the end of the minting period of cities in Asia Minor (the present Turkey) in 276 a.c. A project of the Ancient History Department of the University in Düsseldorf, the data base fulfills special desideratum of ancient numismatics. The acquisition brings together all important coin collections from Asia Minor, as well as from the relevant Corporae and articles in periodicals. At first the Electrum coins, the royal coinage and the Cistophores were exluded from the data pool. But now these coins are also included - as far as was possible, considering the number of publications in recent years.

The coinage issued under Alexander the Great is not catalogued, because it has been thoroughly handled by Martin Jessop Price (The Coinage in the Name of Alexander the Great and Philip Arrhidaeus, Vol. 1, Zürich - London 1991). Ancient greek coins are important primary sources. They sometimes provide decisive information for inquiries in the fields of history, economic-history, art-history and theology. The material is widely scattered in published literature and work with it soon became a special branch.


In 1974, a data base was started with descriptions of ancient coins. It was meant to make detailed material accessible both to scholars and interested lay people. From the beginning the data base with its flexible index was intended to augment present publications, not to replace them. Knowledge can best be extended by using the original coins in conjunction with publications and representations. The collection of the material has been restricted to the ancient coins from Asia Minor because this area seems to represent a special desideratum for the future. Also the material of this geographic area seemed a workable unit for a department the size of that in Düsseldorf.


The project received sponsorship from the Gerda Henkel Stiftung, Düsseldorf, from 1978-1982. At the end of the International Symposion "Alphanumerische Datenverarbeitung in der Numismatik", University Düsseldorf 1981, the participants agreed to continue actively supporting the project in Düsseldorf. At that point it became clear that the data base had to be envisioned as a long-time project.


During its development the data base was presented regularly at congresses and its progress was discussed. At the present time it contains about 60.000 descriptions of mostly published greek and romans coins of Asia Minor. Each description query can demonstrate up to 99 coins. Descriptions include the place and time, the coin representation, coin legend, material, diameter, weight, die-axis, as well as detailed literature and bibliographical references.


Via internet it is accessible internationally. Technical assistance is available 40 hours weekly and there is also one programming assistant 14 hours per week.
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Open Access Journal: Camenae

[First posted in AWOL 17 February 2010. Updated 23 January 2017]

Camenae
ISSN: 2102-5541
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La revue Camenae, créée en 2007 par P. Galand, co-dirigée depuis 2011 par V. Leroux, se propose de publier en ligne des numéros thématiques consacrés à la philosophie, la littérature et des arts du monde romain antique, à la relation entre ces disciplines et à leur réception au Moyen Âge et à la Renaissance, en latin comme en vernaculaire.

Elle est placée sous les auspices des « Camènes », ces nymphes prophétiques des bois et des sources, bien vite assimilées aux Muses par les Romains et tout aussi familières aux humanistes, pour que ce titre illustre à la fois la latinité, les « nœuds entre les arts » et la translatio imperii et studii, qui sont au cœur de nos préoccupations.

New Open Access Journal: Forma Urbis International: A technical-scientific journal founded by Luciano PasqualiE.S.S. Editorial Service System Fondazione Dià Cultura

Forma Urbis International: A technical-scientific journal founded by Luciano PasqualiE.S.S. Editorial Service System Fondazione Dià Cultura 

New frontiers in epigraphy and a host of new technological developments in that field is the topic that opens the first English-language issue of our magazine. Forma Urbis was founded in 1995, with the purpose of sharing knowledge about Rome and the entire ancient world with our readers. We have explored the rediscovery of underground Roman sites and monuments, presented essays on ancient history, on archaeology (from protohistory to the Middle Ages), numismatics, culture and folk traditions, as well as articles about new archaeological discoveries – which we are often the first to describe. 

The journal’s primary aim – especially since its union with the Fondazione Dià Cultura, which has been in charge of its content and art direction since 2012 – is to offer an ideal blend of scientific journal (as is clear from our content, which is always provided by professional archaeologists) and magazine for the general public (as can be seen from our widespread dissemination both on newsstands and online). In other words, ours is a high-quality and authoritative publication, accessible to an audience that comprises even occasional readers. 

This first international issue discusses epigraphy, the science that deals with inscriptions (tituli in Latin). It is a discipline that is difficult to define, a task made even more complicated by epigraphy’s relationship with sciences such as papyrology and numismatics – the studies of documents written on papyrus and of coins, respectively – which circumscribe its area of competence and, occasionally, become ‘entangled’ with it. The word’s literal meaning, from the Greek epigraphein, meaning “to write on”, corresponds perfectly to the Latin inscribere. Epigraphy therefore encompasses all written material handed down to us directly from antiquity as opposed to being passed down through the mediation of Medieval copyists. Inscriptions are a priceless legacy...


Sunday, January 22, 2017

A Mid-Republican House from Gabii - Database

A Mid-Republican House From Gabii
Rachel Opitz, Marcello Mogetta, and Nicola Terrenato, Editors
Written and crafted with Tyler Johnson, Antonio F. Ferrandes, Laura Banducci, Francesca Alhaique, Laura Motta, Shannon Ness, Jason Farr, Sam Lash, and Matt Naglak
A Mid Republican House from Gabii
The database portion of this project is free of charge, the publication is behind a paywall.
 A Mid-Republican House from Gabii - Database
The first major publication from the international Gabii Project 

Since 2009 the Gabii Project, an international archaeological initiative led by Nicola Terrenato and the University of Michigan, has been investigating the ancient Latin town of Gabii, which was both a neighbor of, and a rival to, Rome in the first millennium BCE. The trajectory of Gabii, from an Iron Age settlement to a flourishing mid-Republican town to an Imperial agglomeration widely thought to be in decline, provides a new perspective on the dynamics of settlement in central Italy. This publication focuses on the construction, inhabitation, and repurposing of a private home at Gabii, built in the mid-Republican period. The remains of the house provide new information on the architecture and organization of domestic space in this period, adding to a limited corpus of well-dated examples. Importantly, the house's micro-history sheds light on the tensions between private and public development at Gabii as the town grew and reorganized itself in the mid- to late-Republican period transition. Published in digital form as a website backed up by a detailed database, the publication provides a synthesis of the excavation results linked to the relevant spatial, descriptive, and quantitative data.

Egyptian historical thought: the visitors' graffiti of the New Kingdom at Saqqara and Abusir as a case study

Egyptian historical thought: the visitors' graffiti of the New Kingdom at Saqqara and Abusir as a case study 
Title (in czech): Historické myšlení u starých Egypťanů

Type: Dissertation

Author: PhDr. Hana Navrátilová, Ph.D.
Supervisor: prof. PhDr. Ladislav Bareš, CSc.
Opponents: John Baines
prof. Dr. Antonio Loprieno

Thesis Id: 24642
Faculty: Faculty of Arts (FF)
Department: Czech Institute of Egyptology (21-CEGU)
Study programm: Historical Studies (P7105)
Study branch: Egyptology (XEGY)
Degree granted: Ph.D.
Defence date: 04/10/2006
Defence result: pass

Language: English 

Abstract:
As an Egyptologist and historian I have tried to partner in this dissertation Egyptological and historical methods used on the topic of the uses of the past and on the issue of the presence of uses of the past in the Egyptian culture. There is a large discussion on these enquiries in both disciplines. I have focused on sources originating in the Egyptian New Kingdom (around 1540 to 1080 BC) and tried to analyse some issues related to the social memory and presumed historical awareness of this period. There is a specific material – a group of inscriptions called the “visitors’ inscriptions” (Besucherinschriften). These texts are well-known to Egyptology but in my opinion deserve even more attention, being an attestation to the culture of a period literate stratum – the scribes. The thesis is divided into three major parts: 1/ the uses of the past – theoretical approaches, giving also the reasons for carrying out the analysis of the uses of the past of the ancient cultures, especially Egypt; 2/ the New Kingdom and presumed uses of the past in the Egyptian society of that time; 3/ the visitors’ graffiti, including: * state of research, the graffiti database project; * the description of the graffiti in a statistical overview; * interpretations and conclusions, attempting also to insert the graffiti into the sub-elite culture of the New Kingdom Egypt; * a catalogue of the Abusir and Saqqara graffiti. The visitors’ graffiti are the core of the work. The area chosen is that of Abusir and Saqqara, in the period of 18th dynasty to the Ramesside period, mainly 19th dynasty. The research has taken a period of altogether five years, from 2001 to 2006, and it cannot be considered as concluded. The fascinating world of the education, career, ideas and mentality of the Egyptian scribe1 in the New Kingdom has many expressions and the graffiti are but one of its aspects. Powered by TCPDF (www.tcpdf.org) 

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Saturday, January 21, 2017

Open Access Journal: Revista Vértices

Revista Vértices
ISSN: 2179-5894
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Revista dos Pós-Graduandos da Área de Hebraico do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Estudos Judaicos e Estudos Árabes do Departamento de Letras Orientais da Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas da Universidade de São Paulo.




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