Greek Epigraphy Summer School – Paestum and Velia, 9-15 June 2024

The call for applications for the Greek Epigraphy Summer School, organised by the University of Salerno and the University of Roma Tre in Paestum and Velia (9-15 June 2024), can be found here. Deadline for applications: 7 May 2024, 12.00 CET.

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BES SPRING MEETING 2024: Collecting Antiquities in the British Isles

Collecting Antiquities in the British Isles

Saturday 11th May 2024
University of Warwick (Coventry)


The British Epigraphy Society and the Humanities Research Centre at Warwick are delighted to invite you to a colloquium on ‘Collecting Antiquities in the British Isles’. We very much hope to attract a broad range of speakers interested not just in inscriptions, but also in the place of inscriptions within wider narratives of collecting from the 16th century onwards.

Please note that the registration deadline is 20th April

Please register via this link: 

£20 standard / £15 BES members & Uni of Warwick staff / £10 students


9.15 Welcome (Alison Cooley, President of BES/Director of HRC)

9.30-10.15 Charlotte Woodhead (Warwick Law School) ‘Legal perspectives on collecting in the British Isles’

10.15-11.00 Hardeep Singh Dhindsa (King’s College London) ‘The Classical and the Colonial: Visualising Spatial and Ideological Separation in Eighteenth-Century Collections’

11.00-11.20 Coffee break

11.20-12.05 Alexandra Solovyev (University of Oxford), ‘’Destruction committed chiefly by the English’: British and Ottoman Responses to J. T. Wood’s Excavations at Ephesus’

12.05-12.50 Peter Liddel (University of Manchester), ‘Scholarship and Safeguarding: Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Narratives about Greek Inscriptions in the British Isles’

12.50-13.40 Lunch

13.40-14.25 Alan Montgomery (Independent scholar), ‘Authentick Vouchers of Antiquity’: Collecting Roman Inscriptions in Eighteenth-Century Scotland

14.25-15.10 Shushma Malik (University of Cambridge) and Jane Masséglia (University of Leicester), ‘It takes a village: actors and extras in the making of the ‘Bankes’ collection’

15.10-15.55 Caroline Barron (Durham University), ‘A Museum of Learned Lumber: Romano-British inscriptions at Rokeby Hall’

15.55-16.15 Tea break

16.15-17.00 Benet Salway (UCL) ‘An unpublished cinerary casket and other Roman antiquities at Nymans House, Sussex’

17.00-17.45 Alexander Thein (University College Dublin) ‘A verse Latin funerary inscription in University College Dublin’

17.45-18.15 Concluding roundtable discussion

18.15 Drinks

19.00 Dinner (at participants’ own cost)

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Just out: F. Aura Jorro, M. Del Freo, J. Piquero, The Legacy of Michael Ventris

The Legacy of Michael Ventris. Progress and perspectives in the field of Aegean scripts and Mycenaean studies, Incunabula Graeca CVIII, ed. by F. Aura Jorro, M. Del Freo, J. Piquero

Quoting from:

This volume, published with the contribution of the Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovacion y Universidades (Spain), brings together 14 contributions on the impact that the decipherment of the Linear B script had on the study of the origins of Greek civilisation and is divided into three sections: one on Linear B and other Aegean scripts, one on Mycenaean Greek, and one on Mycenaean documents as historical sources. In the first section, some unresolved questions concerning Aegean writing systems are discussed; in the second section, Mycenaean Greek is analysed in the light of its phonetic, morphological, syntactic and lexical characteristics with particular reference to its relations with the Greek dialects of the 1st millennium BC; finally, the contributions in the third section focus on the relevance of Linear B documents for the reconstruction of the social, religious and material history of Greece in the Late Bronze Age.

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Just out: J.T. Killen (ed.), The New Documents in Mycenaean Greek

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The Faculty of Classics is proud to announce the publication of The New Documents in Mycenaean Greek, edited by John Killen FBA, the Emeritus Professor of Mycenaean Greek. More than a dozen leading Mycenologists have contributed chapters and sections to this seminal work in two volumes, comprised of more than 1100 pages and covering practically all aspects of Mycenaean studies. The first volume covers the archaeological and historical context, the discovery and decipherment of Linear B, the Syllabic writing systems of the Aegean, the documents themselves and the Mycenaean Greek language, society and economy in all its aspects. The second volume is dedicated to the translation interpretation and commentary of more than three hundred Linear B tablets, organised thematically, and also contains a complete and up-to-date glossary of Mycenaean Greek. This magnum opus is the final product of many years’ work and the culmination of a most eminent scholarly career in the field of Mycenaean studies at Cambridge, spanning more than 60 years.

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Gymnasia and the athletic culture in Hellenistic and Imperial Asia Minor

Posted on behalf of Pierre Fröhlich

Chères et chers collègues,

Le projet ANR-DFG GymnAsia est consacré aux gymnases et à la culture athlétique dans l’Asie Mineure hellénistique et impériale. Il repose sur la collecte des documents épigraphiques et archéologiques, enregistrés dans une base de données, pour qu’ils soient à disposition de tous. Cette base sera progressivement en accès libre : c’est désormais chose faite, pour une des régions de l’aire étudiée, la Carie.

La base est accessible à partir de la page d’accueil du site du projet :

Cette base est un instrument de travail pour le projet en cours, mais nous souhaitons qu’elle puisse servir à terme pour d’autres recherches. Sans doute est-elle perfectible et nous vous serions reconnaissants de nous faire parvenir vos remarques critiques :

-Pour la forme (ergonomie, bugs, problèmes techniques de toute sorte), veuillez écrire à cette adresse :

-Pour le fond (manques documentaires, erreurs de datation, etc.), veuillez écrire à cette adresse :

Avec mes plus cordiales salutations, Pierre Fröhlich

Deutsche Fassung

Liebe Kolleginnen und Kollegen,

Das ANR-DFG-Projekt GymnAsia widmet sich den Gymnasien und der athletischen Kultur im Kleinasien in Hellenismus und Kaiserzeit.  Es basiert auf der Sammlung von archäologischen und epigraphischen Dokumenten, die in einer Datenbank gespeichert werden, damit sie allen zur Verfügung stehen.. Diese Datenbank wird nach und nach frei zugänglich gemacht: Für eine der Regionen des Untersuchungsgebiets, Karien, ist dies nun geschehen..

Die Datenbank ist bereits über die Startseite der Website zugänglich: .

Diese Datenbank ist ein Arbeitsinstrument für das laufende Projekt, aber wir möchten, dass sie langfristig auch für andere Forschungen genutzt werden kann. Sie ist zweifellos verbesserungsfähig und wir wären Ihnen für kritische Anmerkungen dankbar:

-Was die Form betrifft (Ergonomie, Bugs, technische Probleme aller Art), schreiben Sie bitte an diese Adresse: , die auf Nathalie Prévot und mich verweist.

-Für den Inhalt (fehlende Dokumente, Datierungsfehler usw.), schreiben Sie bitte an diese Adresse: (Nathalie Prévot, Edouard Chiricat, Julie Bernini und ich).

Mit herzlichen Grüßen, Pierre Fröhlich

English version

Dear Colleagues,

The project ANR-DFG GymnAsia concerns the Gymnasia and the athletic culture in Hellenistic and Imperial Asia Minor. It depends on the collection of epigraphic and archaeological documents recorded in a database and making them available to everybody.

This database will be open gradually in free access: it is already done for one of the regions studied by our project, Caria.

This part of the database is open to everybody from now on;  all you have to do is to go to the home page of the project :

This database is a working tool for the project GymnAsia , but we wish it to serve as background for other research. It is probably perfectible and we wish you to send your remarks and critic observations:

-For the form (ergonomics, bugs and all kind of technical problems) you can write to this address:

-For the content (missing documents, dating errors etc.), please write to this address:

With warmest greetings, Pierre Fröhlich

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La normalità dei Lagidi. Un regno come gli altri nella storia del Mediterraneo ellenistico

Bologna, 4 – 6 aprile 2024

Giovedì 4 aprile Sala delle Armi Palazzo Malvezzi – via Zamboni 22

ore 14.30 c.t. Benvenuto e saluti.

ore 15.00 Lucia Criscuolo (professoressa Alma Mater), Introduzione

ore 15.30 Charles V. Crowther – Alan K. Bowman (University of Oxford), The ‘normality’ of Egypt seen through its epigraphy

ore 16.00 Alice Bencivenni (Università di Bologna), Intorno alle ordinanze dei Tolemei: forme dell’ordine nei regni ellenistici

ore 16.30 pausa

ore 17.00 Stefano Caneva (Università di Padova), Onori cultuali nell’Egitto tolemaico: attori, contesti e prassi in una prospettiva comparatista

ore 17.30 Perrine Kossmann (Université de Bourgogne), Les rois lagides et les concours stéphanites

ore 18 discussione

Venerdì 5 aprile mattina Sala delle Armi Palazzo Malvezzi – via Zamboni 22

ore 9.15 c.t. Daniela Summa (Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften), Cipro al tempo dei Tolemei. Istituzioni, culti, vita di una terra multiculturale alla luce del lavoro al Corpus delle Inscriptiones Graecae (IG XV)

ore 10.00 Claire Balandier (Avignon Université), Le système clérouchique ptolémaïque : une spécificité égyptienne? Retour sur la tenure militaire dans les possessions lagides.

ore 10.30 pausa

ore 11.00 Julien Olivier (Bibliothèque nationale de France), De l’espoir de la reconquête à la sauvegarde de l’influence: les Ptolémées en Syrie-Phénicie aux IIe et Ier siècles av. J.-C.

ore 11.30 Sarah Pearce (University of Southampton), Jews in a Ptolemaic world

ore 12.00 discussione

Venerdì 5 aprile pomeriggio Sala delle Armi Palazzo Malvezzi – via Zamboni 22

ore 15.00 Manuela Mari (Università di Bologna), Lo sguardo di un contemporaneo. Aspetti dell’Egitto tolemaico nelle Storie di Polibio.

ore 15.30 Ivana Savalli-Lestrade (CNRS), Fratrie e potere nell’entourage dei re ellenistici: il caso lagide

ore 16.00 pausa

ore 16.30 Catherine Dobias-Lalou (emerita, Université de Bourgogne), Regards sur la famille dans la Cyrénaïque lagide

ore 17.00 Emilio Rosamilia (Università di Perugia), Cirene e i Lagidi: le basi di statua

ore 17.30 discussione

Sabato 6 aprile mattina Aula Magna Biblioteca Universitaria – via Zamboni 35

ore 9.15 c.t. Marta Fogagnolo (Università di Bologna), Tolemeo I e le città greche d’Asia: il caso di Mileto

ore 10.00 Roberta Fabiani (Università di Roma Tre), La città di Iasos in Caria e i Tolemei

ore 10.30 pausa

ore 11.00 Manfredi Zanin (Universität Bern), Il regno lagide e i Romani: specificità ed eccezionalità delle loro relazioni nel Mediterraneo ellenistico

ore 11.30 discussione

ore 12.00 John K.Davies (FBA, FSA, Liverpool), Conclusioni


Convegno internazionale a cura di Alice Bencivenni (Dipartimento di Storia Culture Civiltà), Lucia Criscuolo (Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna), Maria Pia Torricelli (Biblioteca Universitaria di Bologna), Manuela Mari (Dipartimento di Storia Culture Civiltà)

È possibile partecipare anche on-line. Per informazioni contattare: Lucia Criscuolo –

Programma: La normalità dei Lagidi

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Epigraphy of the Aegean Islands (Paros, June 23–July 6, 2024)

This course aims at introducing the participants to the study of Greek inscriptions from the Archaic Period to the Roman times with an emphasis on the inscriptions of the Aegean Islands.

Students will have the opportunity to become familiar with the nature of epigraphic documents, will be introduced to the expertise required in the field of Greek epigraphy and will understand how inscriptions are invaluable documents for the knowledge of Ancient History. The course will have a strong on-site element as the students will be asked to study and copy the stones that record ancient Greek inscriptions. A prior knowledge of Ancient Greek is strongly recommended.

The program will start on the island of Paros where classes will take place both at the archaeological museum of Paros, on site outdoors and in the classroom. A day trip to Antiparos and Despotiko is scheduled. Throughout the program, students will have the opportunity to swim in the blue waters of the Aegean Sea and engage in constructive recreation.

From Paros we shall all travel as a group by ferry boat and the program will continue and end with a four day stay in Athens, where the students will pay visits with expert guidance to the Epigraphical Museum of Athens which houses the largest collection of Ancient Greek Inscriptions worldwide. In Athens, students will also have time to explore the city and visit archaeological sites on their own.


Application Deadline: 30 April 2024

Experience Required: None, but preference will be given to those with a background in the Classics and Ancient History/Archaeology

Academic Credit: Upon completion of the program, HERC issues an Academic Transcript for those students who have taken a final exam. Credit is offered by participant’s home institution.

Recommended credits: 4

Program Fee: 2,500 Euros (includes tuition, accommodation and field trips)

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Registration and programme of the VIII. Workshop, Berlin 3.-5. April 2024

Dear colleagues and friends of digital epigraphy,

The programme of the next VIII workshop in Berlin (3-5 April 2024) is officially published and registration is open until 25 March 2024.

You can access the programme here or on the workshop’s website ( Some parts of the programme can be attended in a hybrid format, but registration is necessary. Due to limited seats for the Hands-on sessions, we recommend that all participants register as soon as possible. You can register through a form linked to the workshop website.

During the Berlin workshop, the election of new members for the Steering Committee will take place and the location for the next workshop will be decided. If you would like to candidate as a member of the Steering Committee or if you would like to host the next workshop, please, send your application to

If you would like to know more about the community before the workshop, you can join an orientation meet-up event on 26 March 2024, where you will get a chance to learn what is about, to familiarize yourself with the community, its activities, and how you can participate and contribute. We encourage you to participate and ask any questions you may have! Additionally, if you have specific questions or topics you’d like us to cover, please feel free to share them with us in advance at

Date: Tuesday, March 26th, 2024

Time: 17:00 CET (Central European Time)

Zoom Link:

For any further questions, please, write to the Steering Committee at

We are looking forward to seeing you in Berlin!

The Steering Committee

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Nono Seminario Avanzato di Epigrafia Greca

Dal’8 al 10 gennaio 2025 si terrà la nona edizione del Seminario Avanzato di Epigrafia Greca (SAEG IX), che da quindici anni costituisce per la comunità scientifica degli antichisti un’importante occasione di comunicazione, dialogo e confronto sui temi dell’epigrafia greca. Negli anni il SAEG ha segnato significativamente gli studi epigrafici italiani, contribuendo a creare un clima di lavoro vivace, propenso al confronto e aperto al dialogo, sempre volto a una prospettiva di crescita comune, sulla scorta dell’esempio di quelle studiose (T. Alfieri, C. Antonetti, L. Criscuolo, E. Culasso, E. Miranda) che per prime hanno ideato e organizzato il Seminario e che ancora lo animano. Dopo le prime due edizioni tenute all’Università di Bologna, i successivi convegni del SAEG sono stati organizzati dalle sedi universitarie di Napoli, Milano, Torino, Venezia, Roma-Sapienza e Perugia, con un ampio sforzo organizzativo che ha visto la presentazione di 263 relazioni per un totale di 23 giorni di convegno.

Nel 2025 sarà l’Università di Roma Tre a curare l’organizzazione del SAEG IX. Come da tradizione, il principale intendimento è di lasciare ampio spazio alla presentazione delle ricerche di studiose e studiosi in formazione; tuttavia, il nostro auspicio è che, accanto ai loro interventi, le relazioni di ricercatrici e ricercatori di più lunga esperienza creino quel connubio di competenze e prospettive che da sempre ha positivamente animato questi Seminari.

Chi voglia proporre una relazione da presentare al SAEG IX, su un qualunque aspetto inerente all’epigrafia greca dalle origini fino alla tarda antichità, può inviare entro il 15 giugno 2024 la propria candidatura all’indirizzo, contenente:

  • il titolo dell’intervento;
  • un abstract di massimo 250 parole;
  • un brevissimo CV.

Le richieste verranno sottoposte a valutazione da parte degli organizzatori. La durata di ciascuna relazione sarà di 20 minuti. In base alla quantità di candidature ricevute, si valuterà la possibilità di aprire anche una sezione poster, nel qual caso sarà diramata una circolare dedicata.

Seguiranno comunicazioni ulteriori e dettagliate circa le sedi di svolgimento del convegno e il programma definitivo. Inoltre, è già disponibile la pagina web che contiene tutte le informazioni aggiornate relative al convegno a alla quale si potrà fare costante riferimento.


Posted in events, methodology, new inscription, projects | Leave a comment Orientation Meet Up Event

To all the digital epigraphers who are new members or interested, but not (yet) members of the community,

As mentioned in our previous communication, we are excited to announce the date for our upcoming Orientation Meet-up Event.

Date: Tuesday, March 26th, 2024

Time: 17:00 CET (Central European Time)

Zoom Link:


This online orientation meet-up event will provide you with an opportunity to get to know what is about, to familiarize yourself with the community, its activities, and how you can participate and contribute. We encourage you to participate and ask any questions you may have!

During the event, we will address general inquiries about, discuss ongoing community projects (e.g. the upcoming VIII. Workshop), and brainstorm potential future activities and events.

Additionally, if you have specific questions or topics you’d like us to cover, please feel free to share them with us in advance at

We believe this orientation session will serve as a valuable introduction to and facilitate your integration into our community.

This event is open to those who are interested in becoming part of our community in the near future as well.

Should you have any further questions or require assistance, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

Warm regards,

The Social Media Working Group of

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L’épigraphie de Gaule Belgique – Journée d’étude – Metz – 12 Mars 2024

A study day on the current state of research and on the desiderata of epigraphy of Gallia Belgica – programme-journee-epigraphie

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Cutting Edge Epigraphy: Squeeze and Rubbing Techniques

The Cutting Edge: discussions in epigraphy

Squeeze and Rubbing Techniques: Making impressions of inscriptions on paper

28 February 2024, 15:00–16:30.
Institute of Classical Studies, Senate House, London.

Led by Gabriel Bodard, Abigail Graham, Benet Salway.

This seminar explores methods for creating accurate records of inscribed surfaces in paper, that are lightweight and portable yet relatively durable. In some cases these records, the result of direct sensory engagement with an inscription, can provide advantages and insights over photographs or autopsy in reading an inscribed text. The bulk of the session involves hands-on experience making squeezes (pressing wet filter paper onto the surface of the stone using a firm brush to create a 3D impression) and rubbings (an image created by rubbing a rendering material over thin paper placed on the surface). We will also discuss the relative advantages of these and other methods, including digital 3D imaging.

Free but booking essential.

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