Saturday, April 22, 2017

Open Access Annual: Les Actes de la Société française d'étude de la céramique antique en Gaule

Les Actes de la Société française d'étude de la céramique antique en Gaule

Chaque année, la Sfécag organise un congrès sur la céramique antique dans une région de France ou dans un pays limitrophe : cette réunion rassemble des chercheurs d'une dizaine de pays et permet d'élargir les contacts de chacun. Le prochain congrès se tiendra à Narbonne (Aude) du 25 au 28 mai 2017. Vous trouverez dans ces pages le programme de la manifestation ainsi que les informations nécessaires concernant l'organisation pratique.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Suppléments à Syria, IV: Le fleuve rebelle: Géographie historique du moyen Oronte d'Ebla à l'époque médiévale

Le fleuve rebelle: Géographie historique du moyen Oronte d'Ebla à l'époque médiévale
Sous la direction de Dominique Parayre
Suppléments à Syria, IV | 2016
Couverture Syria Supplément IV
Informations sur cette image
Crédits : © Ifpo
220*280 mm
ISBN 978-2-35159-725-1
Notes de la rédaction
Actes du colloque international tenu les 13 et 14 décembre 2012 à Nanterre (Maison Archéologie & Ethnologie René-Ginouvès) et à Paris (Institut national d'Histoire de l'art)
Avec la collaboration de Martin Sauvage pour la cartographie (CNRS, USR 3225, Maison archéologie & Ethnologie René-Ginouvès, Nanterre)

Studium Angelopolitanum: Commentaria de humanioribus litteris latine conscripta

Studium Angelopolitanum
Commentaria de humanioribus litteris latine conscripta. Revista digital sobre literatura humanística en latín. Digital journal on humanistic literature in Latin.

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Digital Corpus of Literary Papyri: DCLP

Digital Corpus of Literary Papyri: DCLP
DCLP offers information about and transcriptions of Greek and Latin literary and subliterary papyri preserved on papyri, ceramic sherds (ostraka), wooden tablets, and other portable media. It is built on the model of, relying on its own versions of the Papyrological Navigator (PN) for searching and browsing and Papyrological Editor (PE) for peer-reviewed curation of texts. The site aims to do for ancient literature preserved on papyri what does for Greek and Latin documents. An ultimate goal is also to provide search and browse functionality across the entire corpus of Greek and Latin papyri--documentary, literary, and subliterary alike.
DCLP aggregates material from the Leuven Database of Ancient Documents (LDAB), Bibliographie Papyrologique (BP), Thesaurus Herculanensium Voluminum, and the Parma Medical Project, and depends on close collaboration with the Department of Classics at the University of Würzburg and the Duke Collaborative for Classics Computing (DC3). more.

Archaeology of Pre-Modern Economies Databases

Archaeology of Pre-Modern Economies Databases

Craft production sites of pre-modern economies

To the data base on craft production sites of pre-modern economies
To the data base on craft production sites of pre-modern economies
Craft production was a key element of pre-modern economies, the workshop acting as an important point of intersection between exploitation and daily use of resources (e.g. clay/pottery, stone/architectural elements, iron ore/tools). Within the framework of the Research Training Group 1878 »Archaeology of pre-modern economies« funded by the DFG, it is aimed to compile craft production sites attested by archaeological material as exhaustively as possible. This data base is accessible for free all over the world, thus providing an important foundation for further scientific questions and projects as well as an overview on essential aspects of the economic and daily life in pre-modern societies for the broader public.

Database of coinfinds with pamphylian coins

The following database was created as a part of an unfinished dissertation of Fabian Richter with the topic ‘Pamphylian Coin Hoards as Indicators of Economic Interrelations during the Hellenistic Period’. It raises no claim to completeness. The work served as basis for an article published in the journal KUBA: F. Richter, Zur Prägung von Alexander-Tetradrachmen in Pamphylien und der Datierung des Gegenstempels „Anker“ auf pamphylischen Münzen, KuBA 6, 216, im Druck.
Downloadlink of the Database ->

Open Access Journals: Revue internationale des droits de l’antiquité. 3e Série

 [First posted in AWOL 15 September 2009. Updated 21 April 2017]

Revue internationale des droits de l’antiquité. 3e Série
ISSN: 0556-7939
faisant suite à Archives d'histoire du droit oriental et Revue internationale des droits de l'antiquité





Transposition sur Internet avec le concours de La Fondation Universitaire de Belgique
3e Série
Tome LXII, 2015 (à paraître)
Tome LXI, 2014 (à paraître)
Tome LX, 2013
Tome LIX, 2012
Tome LVIII, 2011
Tome LVII, 2010
Tome LVI, 2009
Tome LV, 2008
Tome LIV, 2007
Tome LIII, 2006
Tome LII, 2005
Tome LI, 2004
Tome L, 2003
Tome XLIX, 2002
Tome XLVIII, 2001
Tome XLVII, 2000
Tome XLVI, 1999
Tome XLV, 1998
Tome XLIV, 1997
Tome XLIII, 1996
Tome XLII, 1995
Tome XLI, 1994
Tome XL, 1993
Tome XXXIX, 1992
Tome XXXVIII, 1991
Tome XXXVII, 1990
Tome XXXVI, 1989
Tome XXXV, 1988
Tome XXXIV, 1987
Tome XXXIII, 1986
Tome XXXII, 1985
Tome XXXI, 1984
Tome XXX, 1983
Tome XXIX, 1982
Tome XXVIII, 1981
Tome XXVII, 1980
Tome XXVI, 1979
Tome XXV, 1978

Online Supplements to Palilia

Palilia Project
The volumes of the series called "Palilia" existing since 1997 by the Rome Department of the German Archaeological Institute (DAI) are not only impressive on account of their excellent readability but also their handy size. In order to guarantee this continuously and to allow the publication of works based on extensive documentation of archaeological material at the same time, CoDArchLab and the DAI Rome are treading a new path of archaeological publication: Supplementation of printed works by digital provision of additional materials using the adapted book structure. The volumes of the Palilia-serie themselves are independent and completely comprehensible in their reasoning. At the same time they are also readable and manageable. Readers who want to see details of the material are invited to take a look at the catalogues of each volume available in Arachne. On this page you get to the individual supplements of the Palilia-volumes. If you are interested in the volumes themselves, please contact the Reichert Verlag (link:

To the catalogues available in Arachne:
Palilia 20: Alexandra W. Busch, Military in Rome. Military and paramilitary units in the imperial cityscape
Palilia 24: Johannes Lipps, The Basilica Aemilia on the Forum Romanum. The building and its ornamentation in imperial times (Dissertation, Cologne 2008)
Palilia 25: Martin Tombrägel, The Republican otium-villas at Tivoli (Dissertation, Marburg 2005)
Palilia 26: Wolfgang Ehrhardt, Decorative and residential context. Removal, restoration and preservation of wall paintings in the Campanian antique sites.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Open Access Journal: Expedition

[First posted in AWOL 29 September 2009. Updated 20 April 2017 (Expeditions is no longer accessible from the University of Pennsylvania Museum website. All links are now to the Internet Archive)]

ISSN: 0014-4738
The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology publishes Expedition (ISSN 0014-4738), a full-color peer-reviewed magazine that offers direct access to the latest findings of archaeologists and anthropologists around the world—many of them the Museum’s own scholars. Issues also focus on special themes such as recent excavations in Italy or Greece, and may include articles by curators of upcoming Penn Museum exhibitions. In this section you can find the current issue of Expedition magazine, or browse through the entire run of back issues.
Expedition magazine is the official members' magazine of the Penn Museum. Members of the Museum receive three issues of Expedition per year mailed directly to their homes. Join the Penn Museum as a member today to enjoy Expedition magazine plus a host of additional exciting and exclusive benefits.

New from California Classical Studies: Joey Williams: The Archaeology of Roman Surveillance in the Central Alentejo, Portugal, 2017

New from California Classical Studies

Abstract: During the first century B.C.E. a complex system of surveillance towers was established during Rome’s colonization of the central Alentejo region of Portugal. These towers provided visual control over the landscape, routes through it, and hidden or isolated places as part of the Roman colonization of the region. As part of an archaeological analysis of the changing landscape of Alentejo, Joey Williams offers here a theory of surveillance in Roman colonial encounters drawn from a catalog of watchtowers in the Alentejo, the artifacts and architecture from the tower known as Caladinho, and the geographic information systems analysis of each tower’s vision. Through the consideration of these and other pieces of evidence, Williams places surveillance at the center of the colonial negotiation over territory, resources, and power in the westernmost province of the Roman Empire.

Publication Date:
February 16, 2017
California Classical Studies
archaeology, surveillance, watchtower, Portugal, Roman archaeology, Roman Portugal, Portuguese archaeology, landscape archaeology, colonization, geographic information systems, viewshed, viewshed analysis, Alentejo
Data Availability Statement:
The data associated with this publication are in the supplemental files.

Open Access Journal: Heritage for Peace: Damage Newsletter

Heritage for Peace: Damage Newsletter
Heritage for Peace is a non-profit organization whose mission is to support all Syrians in their efforts to protect and safeguard Syria’s cultural heritage during the armed conflict.
As an international group of heritage workers we believe that cultural heritage, and the protection thereof, can be used as a common ground for dialogue and therefore as a tool to enhance peace. We call on all Syrians of any religion or ethnicity to enter into a dialogue and work together to safeguard their mutual heritage.

    Pompeii - resources and links related to the study of Pompeii...

    [First posted in AWOL 12 November 2012, updates 20 April 2017]

    Perdar W. Foss
      This page collects the following materials, resources and links related to the study of Pompeii, Herculaneum, and the other settlements buried by the eruption of Mt Vesuvius in AD 79.
      Here is the link to the translation blog posts for Pliny the Younger’s Vesuvian letters, in ascending order: PLINY TRANSLATION BLOG
      The items below particularly, but not exclusively, relate to The World of Pompeii, a comprehensive handbook edited by John J. Dobbins, Professor of Classical Art and Archaeology in the McIntire Department of Art at the University of Virginia, and director of the Pompeii Forum Project, and Pedar W. Foss, Professor in the Department of Classical Studies at DePauw University.
      1. E-book: A. Mau, Pompeii: its life and art, F.W. Kelsey, trans., London, rev. ed. 1907 (in the public domain)
      2. Marginalia, meant to enhance the utility of The World of Pompeii for teaching, research and reference.
      3. Index/Concordance of individual houses and shops at Pompeii and Herculaneum for The World of Pompeii
      4. A Master Bibliography compiled from all the chapters of The World of Pompeii
      5. A short list of essential links to other online resources on Pompeii
      6. The Table of Contents for The World of Pompeii
      7. Publication information for The World of Pompeii
      8. Reviews of The World of Pompeii
      9. E-version of a Ph.D. dissertation on Pompeii: Pedar W. Foss, Kitchens and dining rooms at Pompeii:  the spatial and social relationship of cooking to eating in the Roman household, University of Michigan, 1994.
      10. Pompeii dissertation excerpt: “Age, gender, and status divisions at mealtime in the Roman house:  a synopsis of the literary evidence” (1995)
      11. The category of ‘Pompeii’-related posts on the blog

      1. MAU and KELSEY’S POMPEII: ITS LIFE AND ART (2nd edn, 1907): e-book
      This book has been the standard handbook on Pompeii for the last century, and was the inspiration for The World of Pompeii. Now out of copyright and in the public domain, we reproduce it here as an additional resource for students and scholars of Pompeii. Individual chapters are provided as PDF files, from a grayscale scan of the original. 
      2. MARGINALIA (supplementary teaching and reference material) for The World of Pompeii
      On this page can be found a series of links to web-pages or references to additional resources that elaborate or illustrate points in the text, organized by chapter and page number. This is a large and detailed page, which we hope provides added value to the book. It is in the process of being updated and expanded.
      A complete list of every house and shop mentioned in The World of Pompeii was too large and unwieldy to include in the printed index. This electronic version also has the advantage of being easily searchable by name or address.
      A compilation of all the sources cited in The World of Pompeii, in one easily-searchable list, with their short titles. Forthcoming.
      This is a short list of links to official, reliable and/or useful sites concerning the ancient cities buried by Vesuvius.
      I. Beginnings
      Ch. 1: An orientation to the cities and countryside P. G. Guzzo
      Ch. 2: History and historical sources J.-P. Descoeudres
      Ch. 3: Rediscovery and resurrection P. W. Foss
      Ch. 4: The environmental and geomorphological context H. Sigurdsson
      Ch. 5: Recent work on early Pompeii P. Carafa
      Ch. 6: The first sanctuaries S. De Caro
      Ch. 7: The urban development of the pre-Roman city H. Geertman
      Ch. 8: Building materials, construction methods, and chronologies J.-P. Adam
      Ch. 8 Appendix: A note on Roman concrete (opus caementicium)
      and other wall construction J. J. Dobbins

      II. The Community
      Ch. 9: Development of Pompeii’s public landscape in the Roman period R. Ling
      Ch. 10: Urban planning, roads, streets and neighborhoods C. W. Westfall
      Ch. 11: The walls and gates C. Chiaramonte Trerè
      Ch. 12: The forum and its dependencies J. J. Dobbins
      Ch. 13: Urban, suburban and rural religion in the Roman period A. M. Small
      Ch. 14: Amphitheatre, palaestra, and entertainment complexes C. Parslow
      Ch. 15: The city baths A. O. Koloski-Ostrow
      Ch. 16: The water system: supply and drainage G. Jansen

      III. Housing
      Ch. 17: Domestic spaces and activities P. M. Allison
      Ch. 18: The development of the Campanian house A. Wallace-Hadrill
      Ch. 19: Instrumentum domesticum – a case study J. Berry
      Ch. 20: Domestic decoration: paintings and the “Four Styles” V. M. Strocka
      Ch. 21: Domestic decoration: mosaics and stucco J. R. Clarke
      Ch. 22: Real and painted (imitation) marble at Pompeii J. C. Fant
      Ch. 23: Houses of Regions I and II S. Ciro Nappo
      Ch. 24: Regions V and IX: early anonymous domestic architecture K. Peterse
      Ch. 25: Intensification, heterogeneity and power in the development of insual VI.1 R. Jones and D. Robinson
      Ch. 26: Rooms with a view: residences built on terraces (Regions VI-VIII) R. A. Tybout
      Ch. 27: Residences in Herculaneum J.-A. Dickmann
      Ch. 28: Villas surrounding Pompeii and Herculaneum E. M. Moormann

      IV. Society and economy
      Ch. 29: Shops and industries F. Pirson
      Ch. 30: Inns and taverns J. DeFelice
      Ch. 31: Gardens W. F. Jashemski
      Ch. 32: The loss of innocence: Pompeian economy and society W. M. Jongman
      Ch. 33: Epigraphy and society J. Franklin
      Ch. 34: Pompeian women F. Bernstein
      Ch. 35: The lives of slaves M. George
      Ch. 36: Pompeian men and women in portrait sculpture K. E. Welch
      Ch. 37: The tombs at Pompeii S. Cormack
      Ch. 38: Victims of the cataclysm E. Lazer
      Ch. 39: Early published sources for Pompeii A. Laidlaw
      Routledge has published the book. It can be ordered at the Routledge website here:
      The book, originally printed on 4 July 2007, had a second hardback printing (still available); a paperback was printed on 26 June 2008, available at Amazon, listed at $49.95 and £28.50:

      The book format is a decent size, at 174mm x 246 mm, about 10″ x 7″. In addition, the book includes a CD insert, and a detailed glossary. It has 662 + xlii pages, 234 illustrations, 4 maps and 3 tables for its 39 chapters.
      The CD contains the full-size, full-color versions of the maps for the book, at various sizes, and in various (non-editable raster) formats (e.g., TIF, JPG, PDF, BMP), based on a CAD plan provided graciously by the Pompeii Soprintendenza, but with many additions and several corrections. The maps are the most complete available, with all street entrances, gates, towers, and most streets labeled. At the level of individual structures, however, the maps are not precise because of errors in the CAD-digitization process (not under our control) from the original RICA (CTP, Corpus Topographicum Pompeianum) paper basemaps. Users should always consult and compare the RICA, Eschebach, PPM (Caratelli and Baldassarre, eds, Pompeii, Pitture e Mosaici) and other published maps for any particular structure. An accompanying ‘ReadMe’ file contains coordinates for georeferencing the large Pompeii plan for those who wish to use it for making a GIS (Geographic Information System). We think the plans will be a major research and teaching tool.
      8. REVIEWS OF THE WORLD OF POMPEII. We thank these authors for their careful reading, their corrections and criticisms, their insightful comments, and their kind words.

        Wednesday, April 19, 2017

        Open Access Journal: Acta Orientalia Vilnensia

        Acta Orientalia Vilnensia
        ISSN: 1648-2662
        The Acta Orientalia Vilnensia publishes articles on various aspects of the Indian Subcontinent, the Middle East, Central Asia, the Far East and South-East Asia, classical and modern. AOV sets up a working alliance amongst specialists in all branches of the social sciences and humanities as a way of bringing together multidisciplinary research, cultural studies, and theory, especially in anthropology, history, archaeology, literature, language, religion and art, and part of each issue is devoted to reviews of books in these fields. Articles range from close analysis of individual texts to detailed annotated translations of texts. The journal also publishes more speculative discussions of cultural issues based on a close reading of primary sources.