Monday, October 31, 2016

Latin Teaching Resources for Halloween from from Rogueclassicist

Werewolf Week at Sententiae Antiquae
We know there will be plenty of Latin teachers wondering how to fit Hallowe’en into tomorrow’s distracting day (for students), so here are all of the awesome Sententiae Antiquae’s Werewolf Week posts … should keep the kids busy for a while (they’re in ‘reverse order’, most recent first; I don’t think there is any nsfw language in any of these):

Open Access Journal: Préhistoires méditerranéennes

[First posted in AWOL 16 December 2009. Updated 31 October 2016]

Préhistoires méditerranéennes
ISSN électronique: 2105-2565
Préhistoires méditerranéennes est une revue bilingue multi-supports à comité de lecture (prend la suite de Préhistoire Anthropologie Méditerranéenne). Elle accueille toute contribution originale sur la préhistoire des espaces méditerranéens. La revue publie, en flux continu, des contributions au format électronique, regroupées chaque année dans une édition papier. Elle propose, en outre, sous la forme de suppléments, des numéros thématiques. Préhistoires méditerranéennes se veut un espace de débats d'idées ; elle souhaite mettre à disposition des auteurs et des lecteurs une tribune de publication contradictoire — suscitée ou sollicitée — permettant la discussion scientifique autour des articles retenus.

Numéros en texte intégral

Ancienne série

Préhistoires de la méditerranée

Newly Available Open Access Journal: ASGLE Bulletin

ASGLE Bulletin
The American Society of Greek and Latin Epigraphy (Société americaine d'épigraphie grecque et latine) is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to further research in, and the teaching of, Greek and Latin epigraphy in North America. The Society fosters collaboration in the field and facilitates the exchange of scholarly research and discussion, both in the public forum and in published form. The Society is associated with L’Association Internationale d’Epigraphie grecque et latine (AIEGL).
ASGLE Bulletin_20.1 (March 2016) [Edited by Prof. Laura Gawlinski]
ASGLE Bulletin 19.2 (November 2015) [Edited by Prof. Laura Gawlinski]
ASGLE Bulletin 19.1 (April 2015) [Edited by Prof. Laura Gawlinski]
ASGLE Bulletin 18.2 (November 2014)[Edited by Prof. Laura Gawlinski]
ASGLE Bulletin 18.1 (March 2014) [Edited by Prof. Laura Gawlinski]
ASGLE Bulletin 17.2 (November 2013) [Edited by Prof. Laura Gawlinski]
ASGLE Bulletin 17.1 (May 2013) [Edited by Prof. Laura Gawlinski]
ASGLE Bulletin 16.2 (October 2012) [Edited by Prof. Paul Iversen (Senior Editor), Prof. Laura Gawlinski (Junior Editor)]
ASGLE Bulletin 16.1 (April 2012) [Edited by Prof. Paul Iversen (Senior Editor), Prof. Laura Gawlinski (Junior Editor)]
ASGLE Bulletin 15.2 (October 2011)  [Edited by Prof. Paul Iversen]
ASGLE Bulletin 15.1 (April 2011) [Edited by Prof. Paul Iversen]
ASGLE Bulletin 14.2 (November 2010) [Edited by Prof. Paul Iversen]
ASGLE Bulletin 14.1 (April 2010) [Edited by Prof. Paul Iversen]
ASGLE Bulletin 13.2 (October 2009) [Edited by Prof. Paul Iversen]
ASGLE Bulletin 13.1 (April 2009) [Edited by Prof. Paul Iversen]
ASGLE Bulletin 12.2 (October 2008) [Edited by Prof. Paul Iversen]
ASGLE Bulletin 12.1 (April 2008) [Edited by Prof. Paul Iversen]
ASGLE Bulletin 11.2 (October 2007) [Edited by Prof. Paul Iversen]
ASGLE Bulletin 11.1 (May 2007) [Edited by Prof. Paul Iversen]
ASGLE Bulletin 10.1-2 (2006) [Edited by Prof. Timothy Winters]
ASGLE Newsletter 9.1 (March 2005) [Edited by Prof. Timothy Winters]
ASGLE Newsletter 8.1-2 (2003) [Edited by Prof. Timothy Winters]
ASGLE Newsletter 7.2 (November 2003) [Edited by Prof. Timothy Winters]
ASGLE Newsletter 7.1 (May 2003) [Edited by Prof. Timothy Winters]
ASGLE Newsletter 6.2 (November 2002) [Edited by Prof. Timothy Winters]
ASGLE Newsletter 6.1 (May 2002) [Edited by Prof. Timothy Winters]
ASGLE Newsletter 5.2  (November 2001) [Edited by Prof. Timothy Winters]
ASGLE Newsletter 5.1 (May 2001) [Edited by Prof. Timothy Winters]
ASGLE Newsletter 4.2 (October 2000) [Edited by Prof. Timothy Winters]
ASGLE Newsletter 4.1 (January 2000) [Edited by Prof. Timothy Winters]
ASGLE Newsletter 3.1 (July 1999) [Edited by Prof. Timothy Winters]
ASGLE Newsletter 2.2 (December 1998)
ASGLE Newsletter 2.1 (July 1998)
ASGLE Newsletter 1.1 (November 1997)

Sunday, October 30, 2016

ΛΟΓΕΙΟΝ - Logeion

 [First posted in AWOL 7 May 2012, updated 30 October 2016]

ΛΟΓΕΙΟΝ - Logeion
  • Logeion (literally, a place for words; in particular, a speaker's platform, or an archive) was developed after the example of, to provide simultaneous lookup of entries in the many reference works that make up the Perseus Classical collection. As always, we are grateful for the Perseus Project's generosity in sharing their data. None of this would be possible without their commitment to open access. To improve the chronological range for which the dictionaries are useful, we have added DuCange (see further updates below!), and to enhance this site as both a research and a pedagogical tool, we add information based on corpus data in the right side bar, as well as references to chapters in standard textbooks. More such 'widgets' will be added over time, along with, we hope, still more dictionaries.
  • Update January 2016: We are delighted to announce the advent of the Dictionary of Medieval Latin from British Sources in Logeion. Many thanks to the British Academy (specifically, its Projects committee and its DMLBS committee), and in particular to the editor of DMLBS, Richard Ashdowne, for making this happen. We are thrilled to add another newly-released resource on the Latin side. Academic users: please do urge your libraries to purchase print copies of DMLBS (and DGE!), if they have not yet done so.
  • Many thanks to Matt Shanahan, Josh Day, and XSLT wizard Alex Lee for their help in bringing DMLBS to Logeion.
  • The Dictionary of Medieval Latin from British Sources is the work of a century-long British Academy project, based first in London and then at the University of Oxford, that ran from 1913 to the completion of the printed dictionary in 2013. The DMLBS has been based wholly on original research and it documents the vocabulary of Latin in medieval Britain from the sixth to the sixteenth centuries. The DMLBS is a copyright work and the text appears on the Logeion site under licence from the British Academy, to whom we express our thanks. Users will find the following resources at the DMLBS project website helpful: A user's guide to the dictionary, the bibliography and notes to the bibliography, and guidelines for citing DMLBS.
  • Hellenists also have reason to rejoice: The Woordenboek Grieks/Nederlands, a Dutch project in progress, has made its finished letter ranges available to us. We thank the editors-in-chief, Ineke Sluiter, Albert Rijksbaron, and Ton Kessels, and their project coordinator, Lucien van Beek. A full roster of the team of writers and editors, and further information about the project, can be found on its website. At Logeion we believe that all users stand to benefit from up-to-date Greek dictionaries such as DGE and Grieks/Nederlands, regardless of their mother tongue. This is the first dictionary that Walt Shandruk has handled for Logeion; and while it takes skill to adapt third-party data, Walt has dealt with that but also confronted third-party code - with aplomb. Many thanks.
  • In other news, BWL, which is derived from a useful Dutch resource for intermediate Latin students, and illustrates important constructions and idiomatic usages of the most frequent Latin words, now features translations for its example sentences. This was a long-time desideratum, and we thank Rebekah Spearman for doing the last push that this project needed. She, however, cannot be held responsible for all the thousands of translated sentences! Please send your comments our way if you encounter problems. The other existing dictionaries, too, have seen the usual additional cleanup of infelicities in the original data entry process. Many thanks to all users who pointed out errors. If you find more, please report them: we are grateful for your assistance in incrementally improving this resource.
  • Update January 2015: We are grateful to Philip Peek of Bowling Green State University for making available his file with vocabulary for Chase & Phillips.
  • Update August 2014: In addition to the usual editing of existing dictionaries and morphology (keep reporting typos to us, please!), we are delighted to add a first author-specific lexicon on the Latin side, thanks to efforts at Dickinson College. Users will now encounter Frieze-Dennison's lexicon to Vergil's Aeneid for relevant entries. Many thanks to Christopher Francese and the DCC 'crew'! On another note, Logeion and the Logeion app got a mention in the New York Times, which we are thrilled about. We are, as always, grateful to Josh, Matt & Josh for developing this site and the app, and to the College of the University of Chicago for its support and its 'ambidextrous' undergrads, who know their way around Python and XML as well as around Greek and Latin.
  • Update December 2013: We are delighted to announce that we are adding the premier dictionary for Ancient Greek, the Diccionario Griego-Español (DGE), to Logeion. Both for entries from DGE and from DuCange, we will include a link to these dictionaries' home sites for every entry we display. As we work on displaying these entries better, we recommend (also) visiting the home sites, which look positively elegant. This update also brings the Latin-Dutch dictionary, LaNe, up to date with the printed 6th edition, which will be coming out soon.
  • Update October 2013: Logeion is now available as an app for iOS, so that you can consult it even without a working internet connection. Find the Logeion app in Apple's app store.
  • Update January 2012: We have now added a Latin-Dutch dictionary to the collection: The Woordenboek Latijn/Nederlands. One notable feature of this dictionary, for those who do not speak Dutch, is that a lot of attention has been paid to ensure accuracy of vowel length for the lexical entries. For further information see below.

      Open Access Journal: Cuneiform Digital Library Journal

      First posted in AWOL  31 August 2009Most recently updated 30 October  2016]

      Cuneiform Digital Library Journal
      ISSN: 1540-8779
      The Cuneiform Digital Library Journal is a non-profit, refereed electronic journal for cuneiform studies. We have set ourselves the task of publishing articles of a high academic standard which also try to utilise the potential of electronic publication.

      The Journal is supported by a number of institutions, chief among them the University of California, Los Angeles, and the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin. Primary academic supervision of the Journal derives from the Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI).

      No. Author Title Date File
      2002:1 Englund, R. K. The Ur III Collection of the CMAA 2002/09/11 PDF
      2002:2 Widell, M. A Previously Unpublished Lawsuit from Ur III Adab 2002/09/27 PDF
      2003:1 Englund, R. K. The Year: "Nissen returns joyous from a distant island" 2003/02/15 PDF
      2003:2 Widell, M. The Ur III calendar(s) of Tūram-ilī 2003/02/20 PDF
      2003:3 Michalowski, P. An Early Dynastic Tablet of ED Lu A from Tell Brak (Nagar) 2003/03/05 PDF
      2003:4 Hilgert, M. New Perspectives in the Study of Third Millennium Akkadian 2003/08/26 PDF
      2003:5 Chambon, G. Archaic Metrological Systems from Ur 2003/12/23 PDF
      2004:1 Heimpel, W. AO 7667 and the Meaning of ba-an-gi4 2004/01/12 PDF
      2004:2 Widell, M. The Calendar of Neo-Sumerian Ur and Its Political Significance 2004/07/14 PDF
      2005:1 Monaco, S. Unusual Accounting Practices in Archaic Mesopotamian Tablets 2005/05/01 PDF
      2005:2 Friberg, J. On the Alleged Counting with Sexagesimal Place Value Numbers in Mathematical Cuneiform Texts from the Third Millennium B.C. 2005/06/14 PDF
      2005:3 Dahl, J. L. Complex Graphemes in Proto-Elamite 2005/06/19 PDF
      2006:1 Damerow, P. The Origins of Writing as a Problem of Historical Epistemology 2006/01/28 PDF
      2006:2 Johnson, J. C. The Ur III Tablets in the Valdosta State University Archives 2006/04/24 PDF
      2006:3 Richardson, S. F. C. gir3-gen-na and Šulgi’s “Library”: Liver Omen Texts in the Third Millennium BC (I) 2006/08/06 PDF
      2007:1 Seri, A. The Mesopotamian Collection in the Kalamazoo Valley Museum 2007/08/25 PDF
      2008:1 Adams, R. McC. An Interdisciplinary Overview of a Mesopotamian City and its Hinterlands 2008/03/25 PDF
      2008:2 Hilgert, M. Cuneiform Texts in the Collection of St. Martin Archabbey Beuron 2008/07/07 PDF
      2009:1 Proust, C. Numerical and Metrological Graphemes: From Cuneiform to Transliteration 2009/06/22 PDF
      2009:2 Robson, E. & Clark, K. The Cuneiform Tablet Collection of Florida State University 2009/07/19 PDF
      2009:4 Englund, R. K. The Smell of the Cage 2009/08/21 PDF
      2009:3 Friberg, J. A Geometric Algorithm with Solutions to Quadratic Equations in a Sumerian Juridical Document from Ur III Umma 2009/09/23 PDF
      2009:5 Lafont, B. The Army of the Kings of Ur: The Textual Evidence 2009/10/21 PDF
      2009:6 Widell, M. Two Ur III Texts from Umma: Observations on Archival Practices and Household Management 2009/10/24 PDF
      2009:7 Adams, R. McC. Old Babylonian Networks of Urban Notables 2009/10/26 PDF
      2010:1 Ragavan, D. Cuneiform Texts and Fragments in the Harvard Art Museum / Arthur M. Sackler Museum 2010/07/06 PDF
      2010:2 Adams, R. McC. Slavery and Freedom in the Third Dynasty of Ur: Implications of the Garshana Archives 2010/07/06 PDF
      2011:1 Cathcart, K. J. The Earliest Contributions to the Decipherment of Sumerian and Akkadian 2011/03/03 PDF
      2011:2 Firth, R. A Discussion of the Use of im-babbar2 by the Craft Workers of Ancient Mesopotamia 2011/10/30 PDF
      2012:2 Damerow, P. Sumerian Beer: The Origins of Brewing Technology in Ancient Mesopotamia 2012/01/22 PDF
      2012:1 Ouyang, X. & Brookman, W. R. The Cuneiform Collection of the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts 2012/02/20 PDF
      2013:1 Firth, R. Notes on Year Names of the Early Ur III Period: Šulgi 20-30 2013/03/18 PDF
      2013:2 Tsouparopoulou, Ch. A Reconstruction of the Puzriš-Dagan Central Livestock Agency 2013/06/02 PDF
      2013:3 Cripps, E. Messengers from Šuruppak 2013/07/20 PDF
      2014:1 Middeke-Conlin, R. The Scents of Larsa: A Study of the Aromatics Industry in an Old Babylonian Kingdom 2014/03/24 PDF
      2014:2 Spada, G. Two Old Babylonian Model Contracts 2014/03/24 PDF
      2014:3 Middeke-Conlin, R. & Proust, C. Interest, Price, and Profit: An Overview of Mathematical Economics in YBC 4698 2014/06/13 PDF
      2014:4 Kassian, A. Lexical Matches between Sumerian and Hurro-Urartian: Possible Historical Scenarios 2014/12/03 PDF
      2015:1 Hawkins, L. A New Edition of the Proto-Elamite Text MDP 17, 112 2015/05/02 PDF
      2015:2 Benati, G. Re-modeling Political Economy in Early 3rd Millennium BC Mesopotamia: Patterns of Socio-Economic Organization in Archaic Ur (Tell al-Muqayyar, Iraq) 2015/10/01 PDF
      2015:3 Such-Gutiérrez, M. The Texts from the 3rd Millennium BC at the Oriental Museum, University of Durham (England) 2015/10/02 PDF
      2016:1 Firth, R. Synchronization of the Drehem, Nippur, and Umma Calendars During the Latter Part of Ur III 2016/12/19 PDF
      2016:2 Bonechi, M. Remarks on the Putative Source A2 of the Ebla Bilingual Lexical List 2016/12/19 PDF

      Open Access Monograph Series: Internet Archaeology E-Monograph Series

      Internet Archaeology E-Monograph Series
      Internet Archaeology is a journal but some articles are monograph length and they may contain 100s of images or link to or integrate large sets of data. These e-monographs have been brought together in one place to form an E-Monograph series. This is not a separate digital publication (all remain listed as articles in their respective issues) but our aim is to showcase and highlight these particularly large bodies of work and to remind potential authors of the publishing opportunities available via Internet Archaeology.
      Monograph Number Author Title
      1 David Dungworth Iron Age and Roman copper alloys from northern Britain
      2 Christopher A. Snyder A gazetteer of Sub-Roman Britain (AD 400-600): The British sites
      3 Phil Perkins Etruscan pottery from the Albegna Valley/Ager Cosanus Survey
      4 Caroline Wickham-Jones and Magnar Dalland A small mesolithic site at Fife Ness, Fife, Scotland
      5 Dominic Powlesland The West Heslerton Assessment
      6 Michael Walker et al. Two SE Spanish Middle Palaeolithic Sites with Neanderthal Remains: Sima de las Palomas del Cabezo Gordo and Cueva Negra del Estrecho del Río Quípar (Murcia province)
      7 Kurt Hunter-Mann et al. Excavations on a Roman Extra-Mural Site at Brough-on-Humber, East Riding of Yorkshire, UK
      8 Martin Millett et al. The Ave Valley, northern Portugal: an archaeological survey of Iron Age and Roman settlement
      9 Julian D. Richards Anglian and Anglo-Scandinavian Cottam: linking digital publication and archive
      10 Damian Steptoe and W.B. Wood The Human Remains from HMS Pandora
      11 Peter H.W. Bristow Behaviour and belief in mortuary ritual: attitudes to the disposal of the dead in southern Britain 3500 BC-AD 43
      12 Jeremy Haslam Excavations at Cricklade, Wiltshire, 1975
      13 Karen Hardy and Paul Sillitoe Material Perspectives: Stone Tool Use and Material Culture in Papua New Guinea
      14 Steven Willis Samian Pottery, a Resource for the Study of Roman Britain and Beyond: the results of the English Heritage funded Samian Project. An e-monograph
      15 Penelope M. Allison et al. Extracting the social relevance of artefact distribution in Roman military forts
      16 Gail Falkingham A Whiter Shade of Grey: A new approach to archaeological grey literature using the XML version of the TEI Guidelines
      17 George Geddes Vernacular Buildings of the Outer Hebrides 300 BC-AD 1930: Temporal comparison using archaeological analysis
      18 Michael Given et al. Joining the Dots: Continuous Survey, Routine Practice and the Interpretation of a Cypriot Landscape
      19 A. Clarke et al. Silchester Roman Town Insula IX: The Development of an Urban Property c. AD 40-50 - c. AD 250
      20 J.S. Carrión et al. Quaternary pollen analysis in the Iberian Peninsula: the value of negative results
      21 Julian D. Richards et al. Anglo-Saxon Landscape and Economy: using portable antiquities to study Anglo-Saxon and Viking Age England
      22 Tim Williams The landscapes of Islamic Merv, Turkmenistan: Where to draw the line?
      23 John Creighton et al. Becoming Roman in southern Burgundy: A field survey between Autun and Bibracte in the Arroux Valley (Saône-et-Loire), 2000-2003
      24 Dominic Powlesland and Keith May DigIT: Archaeological Summary Report and Experiments in Digital Recording in the Field
      25 Derek Hurst et al. Iron Age Settlement at Blackstone, Worcestershire: Excavations 1972, 1973 and 1977
      26 Katherine Baker et al. Archaeological Investigations at the Upper Chapel, Norfolk Street, Sheffield, UK
      27 Nicola Terrenato et al. The S. Omobono Sanctuary in Rome: Assessing eighty years of fieldwork and exploring perspectives for the future
      28 Emma Durham Depicting the gods: metal figurines in Roman Britain
      29 Mark Atkinson and Stephen J. Preston Heybridge: A late Iron Age and Roman settlement. Excavations at Elms Farm 1993-5. Volume 2
      Have you got an idea for an e-monograph? Visit our Guidelines for Authors for more information on how to submit a proposal.

      Portraits du Fayoum

      [First posted in AWOL 6 December 2013, updated 30 October 2016]

      Portraits du Fayoum
      Peints sur des plaquettes de bois précieux ou sur de la toile de lin, les portraits du Fayoum sont datés de la période romaine: du Ier au IVe siècle ap. J.-C.

      Il en existe quelques milliers conservés dans les musées depuis que W. M. Flinders Petrie découvrit en mars 1888 "un immense cimetière d'époque romaine avec des chambres tombales en brique contenant encore les corps de leurs propriétaires". L'émotion le saisit lorsqu'il aperçoit, encore fixé sur sa momie, le premier portrait, "une jeune fille magnifiquement dessinée, dans de douces teintes grises.
       La majorité des portraits funéraires présentent les visages grandeur nature. Ils doivent assurer au défunt un visage dans l'au-delà identique à celui de sa vie sur terre. Ils sont très expressifs, même après 2000 ans d'oubli.
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      125-150 ap. J.-C.


      IIe siècle ap. J.-C.


      IIe siècle ap. J.-C.


      IIe siècle ap. J.-C.


      IIe siècle ap. J.-C.


      2e quart IIe siècle ap. J.-C.


      2e tiers IIe siècle ap. J.-C.
      bois - cadre doré


      253 - 268 ap. J.-C.


      253 - 268 ap. J.-C.


      Saturday, October 29, 2016

      Sappho’s Poems Online

      [First posted in AWOL 15 July 2011, updates 29 October 2016]

      Sappho’s Poems
      Sean B. Palmer
      This is an attempt to collect Sappho's entire work together in one page — with Greek originals, succinct translations, and commentary.
      [Portrait of Sappho]
      When I first searched for Sappho's poems on the web, I found that most sites used out-of-date translations and numberings, with no original Greek. I wanted a complete work to peruse at leisure, with annotations and explanations throughout.
      Whilst this page is still far from acheiving the goal of being a complete and readable edition of Sappho, it's still hopefully quite useful.
      If you're new to Sappho, it's worth reading Wikipedia's introduction to her before starting on the poems. There's an awful lot of misinformation out there, so getting a good feel for the biographical and textual issues before you start on the poems will probably help you to enjoy them more.