GEPHYRA 19, 2020 Published

GEPHYRA 19, 2020 – Table of Contents

  1. The Ancient Routes and New Lycian Inscriptions around Fethiye, Fatih ONUR, Ş. Recai TEKOĞLU
  2. Vier Brüder, ein Grab: Rekonstruktion und Interpretation von I.Milet VI 2, 783, Karin WIEDERGUT
  3. An Idol-shaped Stele with an Old Phrygian Inscription in the Territory of Nakoleia, Rahşan TAMSÜ POLAT, Yusuf POLAT, Alexander LUBOTSKY
  4. Vom Symbol zum Ebenbild: Die Entstehung des Münzporträts in der griechisch-persischen Tradition, Wilhelm MÜSELER
  5. Emperor Tiberius and His praecipua legionum cura in a New Bronze Tablet from AD 14, Peter ROTHENHÖFER
  6. Dionysiac Associations among the Dedicants of Hosios kai Dikaios Revisiting Recently Published Inscriptions from the Mihalıççık District in North-West Galatia, Altay COŞKUN
  7. The Location of Mount Masa on the Northern Border of Hellenistic Lycia, Fatih ONUR
  8. Two New Milestones from the Territory of Juliopolis, Fatma AVCU
  9. New Inscriptions from the Museum of Eskişehir, Büşra KARABULUT
  10. Neue Weihungen an Hosios kai Dikaios aus dem Museum von Eskişehir, Nalan Eda AKYÜREK ŞAHİN, Hüseyin UZUNOĞLU
  11. A Mid-Byzantine Metal Stamp from Bursa Archaeological Museum, Zeynep Sencan ALTINOLUK
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2nd Attic Vase Inscriptions (AVI) colloquium (8-10 June 2020) – CANCELLATION

Dear colleagues,

We would like to inform you that due to the current health crisis, the second Attic Vase Inscriptions (AVI) colloquium, scheduled for 8-10 June 2020 in Basle, will not take place on that date. We are currently considering alternative dates and arrangements which we will make known in due course.

Kind regards,
Georg Gerleigner

Dr Georg Gerleigner
University of Basle
Historisch-vergleichende Sprachwissenschaft
SNF-funded project “Attic Vase Inscriptions (AVI)”

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Squeeze Digitization Grant Awarded to IAS

At the beginning of April 2020, the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, announced the award of a three-year, $350,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. This grant will enable the Krateros Project to complete its work to digitize and publish online the 30,000-item IAS squeeze collection. This collection was begun by Benjamin Dean Merrit in the 1930s and comprises squeezes of Greek and Latin inscriptions dating from ca. 400 BCE to ca. 400 CE. The Krateros project is directed by Angelos Chaniotis and managed by Aaron Hershkowitz.

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History of Classical Scholarship (HCS): New issue and first Supplementary Volume (Open Access)

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce the publication of the first instalment of HCS Supplementary Volumes, a new Open Access book series: Select Correspondence of Ronald Syme, 1927-1939, edited by Anthony Birley and now available at

The letters also contain reference to several ancient inscriptions and epigraphic issues.

The series of Supplementary Volumes stems from History of Classical Scholarship, a new Open Access journal that was launched last December, and shares its key ambition: publishing contributions on any aspects of the history of classical studies, in any geographical context, from the Middle Ages to the late twentieth century, covering the whole range of the discipline, from ancient history to literary studies, from epigraphy and numismatics to art history and archaeology, from textual criticism to religious and linguistic studies. Its brief is to host monographs and edited collections on specific aspects of the history of classical scholarship, including the publication of significant items from the archives of classical scholars and the edition of unpublished manuscripts of scholarly significance.

We are also pleased to report the publication of the first three articles of the 2020 issue of HCS:

ROEL KONIJNENDIJK, Who Wrote Kromayer’s Survey of Greek Warfare?
ARNALDO MARCONE, Tra attualizzazione e ‘pentitismo’: Sallustio secondo Concetto Marchesi
IMMACOLATA ERAMO, The Discovery of Aelian’s Tactica Theoria in Italian Humanism

All articles are available at

Submissions to the journal may be sent to the Editors, Lorenzo Calvelli ( and Federico Santangelo ( at any point during the year. We publish contributions in English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish. Each submission will undergo a double-blind peer-review process. Accepted papers will be uploaded on the journal’s website as soon as they are ready to be published. Further guidelines for contributors are available at

Keep safe – with all good wishes,

Lorenzo Calvelli

Federico Santangelo

Posted in news, publications | Leave a comment V (Leuven): Call for Preferred Dates

From Mark Depauw (for Trismegistos) and Tom Gheldof:

The Research Unit of Ancient History at Leuven University (KU Leuven) in coordination with the steering committee would like to suggest the following options for the next workshop in 2020:

1) October, 28th-30th
2) November, 4th-6th

Again the workshop will be preceded by a training (possibly a technical training in TEI or XTriples and a Trismegistos user session) and also by a welcome session to introduce the network to interested people and guests:

1) October, 26th-28th
2) November, 2th-4th

We kindly ask you to give your vote via the doodle link below until May, 10th 2020 in order to start the organisation:

We will take into account whatever the situation of COVID-19 will be by then and will take the appropriate measures. In case the international circumstances would prevent us to host the workshop safely in Leuven, we will provide an online alternative (videoconference) for it, but hopefully we can welcome you all in person in Leuven!

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Research project on epigraphic spolia (Croatia)

The Croatian Science Foundation (HRZZ) has recently funded a research project on epigraphic spolia titled „The new lives of ancient inscriptions: epigraphic spolia from the territory of central Dalmatia”. The project is led by Dino Demicheli (Department of archaeology, University of Zagreb) and on the project are also included scholars from several other scientific and museum institutions from Croatia and Italy.

The project started in January 2020 and it will last to December 2023. Some of the main project goals are:

– to document all the epigraphic monuments in central Dalmatia (both, in situ and those exposed in museums, collections etc.) which have been attested as spolia;

– to identify to which extent and for what purpose the epigraphic monuments were exploited in reuse and to make the classification of spolia according to the types of use;

– to conduct four archaeological campaigns of Salonitan city walls in search for spolia, since the substantial number of Salonitan inscriptions have been found embedded in city walls;

– to make a digital distributional map of epigraphic spolia on the territory of central Dalmatia;

– to organize an international conference on epigraphic spolia.

For additional information please contact Dino Demicheli at

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Short Report Workshop IV

The community is disseminating a short report summarizing it’s fourth meeting (Hamburg, February 2020). A full report is in preparation. is an international open community pursuing a collaborative environment for digital epigraphy, which facilitates scholarly communication and interaction. We apply FAIR principles to epigraphic information in order to efficiently create, use and share it among researchers, students and enthusiasts around the globe. The community works to gather and enhance the many existing epigraphic efforts, and serves as a landing point for digital tools, practices and methodologies for managing collections of inscriptions.
Since 2018 four official meetings of the community have taken place:

● Heidelberg, March 21st – 23rd , 2018:
● Zadar, December 14th – 16th 2018:
● Vienna, May 30th – June 1 st 2019:
● Hamburg, February 19th – 21st 2020:

The 4th workshop was preceded by the 2-and-half day EpiDoc and TEI training, given by Pietro Liuzzo. Twenty participants from 6 countries attended the training and coded their first inscriptions in EpiDoc.

Then, the Hamburg workshop took place from 19th to 21st February 2020. In the beginning, the community was introduced to the Hamburg-based Cluster of Excellence “Understanding Written Artefacts”, that primarily focuses on improving our understanding of the diverse manuscript and epigraphic cultures around the world. An afternoon of networking and presentation of new projects followed and this time, we focused not just on Greek and Latin epigraphy but also on Indian and Chinese inscriptions. The two following days consisted of presentations of current projects, reports on ongoing tasks, working-group discussions and a hackathon.

Here are the highlights of the meeting:

● Short report on the presentation of at the Third North American Congress of Greek and Latin Epigraphy (NACGLE) 2020 in Washington, D.C.;
● Short report on the status quo of the social media representation of (Twitter, Facebook);
● Ratification of the “Statement on handling of unpublished inscriptions”:;
● Preparation of a draft on the “editorial advisory board”;
● A working group on finances was established;
● Discussion about the terms of membership within the community;
● Hackathon on epigraphic ontology and an RDF model for epigraphy, followed by a brainstorming session on technical needs of the community and the rough estimate of related costs

With regard to community administration, a new tool for managing the tasks of the working groups will be selected and implemented by the committee. Following up the hackathon and the technical discussion of the ontologies an expert workshop on XTriples configuration files is planned to take place in Mainz in collaboration with the Digitale Akademie in mid-2020.

The next workshop will be held in Leuven (Belgium) in the second half of this year (October-December); organizer of the next workshop: Tom Gheldof (Leuven).

The following committee members were elected to substitute the two resigning members until the next meeting: Jonathan Prag (Oxford), Franziska Weise (Hamburg); ongoing members: Chiara Cenati (Vienna), Tom Elliott (New York), M. Cristina de la Escosura (Zaragoza) and Vincent Razanajao (Bordeaux).

For more information and suggestions visit our website , follow us on Twitter ( @epigraphy_info ) and Facebook ( ). If you want to become a member of the community and join the working groups, write an email to .

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ERC-Funded PhD studentship at the University of Vienna — Social and Cultural Relevance of Inscribed Verse — MAPPOLA

Call for Applications – Funded PhD studentship (3 years)

The ERC-funded project MAPPOLA – Mapping Out the Poetic Landscape(s) of the Roman Empire, based at the University of Vienna, Austria, now invites applications for a fully funded PhD researcher (prae-doc) position, based at the Department of Ancient History and Classics, Papyrology and Epigraphy at the University of Vienna.

The position will be funded for three years, starting October 1st, 2020. Closing date for applications is May 15th, 2020.

We currently expect to hold interviews on May 20th and May 22nd. (Appropriate interview arrangements will be made for all shortlisted candidates with a view to any continued levels of disruption as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.)


We are looking for an outstanding candidate interested in pursuing graduate-level research in the field of Roman cultural history and epigraphy and prepared to contribute to the project’s Work Package 3: ‘The Social and Cultural Relevance of Inscribed Verse’ (details on which may be found here:

Applicants must be eligible to take up employment in Austria, meet all requirements for PhD level study at the University of Vienna (, and agree to enrol as a PhD student in the Department of Ancient History and Classics, Papyrology and Epigraphy upon acceptance of the position.

Applicants will be expected to be fluent in either English or German. Applicants without sufficient levels of linguistic competence in German will be required to take intensive German classes at the university’s Sprachenzentrum as part of their training. At least a basic reading knowledge of Italian, Spanish, and/or French will be beneficial. Good knowledge of Latin and at least a basic knowledge of Ancient Greek will be expected.

The successful applicant will be expected to relocate to Vienna and join the university as an employee (0.75 FTE, fixed-term for 3 years, paid in accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement for staff at the University of Vienna).

We offer 

• a salary in accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement for staff at the University of Vienna)

• funds for conference travel, fieldwork, and relevant professional training

• ample opportunities for professional networking in and beyond your field of study

• close supervision arrangements according to the needs of the project that you help to design

• a pleasant work environment with a vibrant research culture and excellent resources

Application and selection procedures 

Applicants who wish to be considered for the position must submit – as a single PDF document – a motivation letter, a 2pp. academic cv, and a research proposal of 2,000–2,500 words outlining their proposed take on the work to be carried out under the rubric of Work Package 3.

Your application must be received by May 15th, 2020 at the very latest. Please also arrange for one academic reference, to be received directly from your referee, by the same date.

Submissions, as well as academc references, should be sent to Prof. Peter Kruschwitz at Receipt will be confirmed. For this first stage of the process, submissions may be made in English, German, Italian, Spanish, and French. The interview may be conducted in German or English.

Informal inquiries may be made to Prof. Kruschwitz at

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Two new epigraphic volumes published online in Open Access

Dear Colleagues,
I would like to announce that two new epigraphic volumes have just been published. Their full digital content is available online in Open Access at the following links, from which you can download both the pdf versions of the whole volumes and of each single contribution:
Altera pars laboris. Studi sulla tradizione manoscritta delle iscrizioni antiche, a cura di L. Calvelli, G. Cresci, A. Buonopane, Venice, Edizioni Ca’ Foscari, 2019
La falsificazione epigrafica. Questioni di metodo e casi di studio, a cura di L. Calvelli, Venice, Edizioni Ca’ Foscari, 2019
Attached are the Tables of Contents of the two volumes. Hard copies will soon be available for purchase through the publisher’s website.
Thank you and buona lettura,
Lorenzo Calvelli
LORENZO CALVELLI, GIOVANNELLA CRESCI MARRONE, ALFREDO BUONOPANE (curr.), Altera pars laboris. Studi sulla tradizione manoscritta delle iscrizioni antiche, Edizioni Ca’ Foscari (Antichistica 24, Storia ed epigrafia 7), Venezia 2019 (ISBN (print): 978-88-6969-375-5 / ISBN (ebook): 978-88-6969-374-8). 

ALFREDO BUONOPANE, LORENZO CALVELLI, GIOVANNELLA CRESCI MARRONE, La parte più difficile del mestiere di epigrafista
SIMONA ANTOLINI, Il Museo Nani in un manoscritto di Aurelio Guarnieri Ottoni
FRANÇOIS BERARD, L’apport du Lugdunum priscum de Claude Bellièvre à la connaissance de l’épigraphie lyonnaise
ROLAND BEHAR, GWLADYS BERNARD, ‘Dans les pierres, il ne peut y avoir de fiction’? Authentiques, faux et pastiches dans l’oeuvre érudite et poétique de l’humaniste sévillan Rodrigo Caro (1573-1647)
MARCO BUONOCORE, Bibliotheca epigraphica manuscripta: dal 1881 a oggi
ELIZABETH DENIAUX, L’orientaliste Antoine Galland et la découverte des inscriptions de la cité des Viducasses en Normandie
DONATO FASOLINI, Le iscrizioni dell’album del Louvre di Jacopo Bellini Una fonte attendibile per epigrafia e iconografia?
ANNAROSA GALLO, La tradizione manoscritta delle epigrafi latine di Tarentum
PIERRE LAURENS, Certissimo argumento aeternitati plus conferre tenuissimas membranas quam praedura marmora. De la plausibilité de quelques restitutions
NICOLAS MATHIEU, Les inscriptions relatives à Vaison-la-Romaine (Vaucluse, France) à la lumière de Joseph-Dominique Fabre de Saint-Véran
FARA NASTI, Tradizione giurisprudenziale manoscritta dei Digesta e tabulae ceratae da Londinium: TLond. 55 e 57
SILVIA ORLANDI, Una nuova dedica a Ercole da un manoscritto di Bonifacius Amerbach
GIANFRANCO PACI, Da Vid a Venezia: due reperti antichi tra collezionismo ed interessi eruditi nel sec. XVIII
ANNE RAFFARIN, Fortune de l’inscription du temple d’Isis des manuscrits épigraphiques du Quattrocento aux Antiquités de la Ville d’Andrea Fulvio (1527)
BERNARD REMY †, L’apport des manuscrits de Joseph-Marie de Suarès à l’élaboration du Corpus des inscriptions latines de Vaison-la-Romaine et de son territoire
BENOIT ROSSIGNOL, Épigraphie en révolution. La visite du Père Dumont à Vaison (1790)
UMBERTO SOLDOVIERI, L’Abate Galiani epigrafista
Indice delle fonti manoscritte
Indice delle iscrizioni
Indice dei nomi di persona e di luogo

LORENZO CALVELLI (cur.), La falsificazione epigrafica. Questioni di metodo e casi di studio, Edizioni Ca’ Foscari (Antichistica 25. Storia ed epigrafia 8), Venezia 2019 (ISBN (print): 978-88-6969-387-8 / ISBN (ebook): 978-88-6969-386-1).
LORENZO CALVELLI, La ricerca sulla falsificazione epigrafica oggi. Dove siamo e dove andiamo
MICHELE BELLOMO, SILVIA GAZZOLI, Monsignor Luigi Biraghi e i falsi di Cernusco
PIERANGELO BUONGIORNO, Vicende di un falso senatoconsulto. Il decretum Rubiconis fra Ciriaco de’ Pizzicolli, Antonio Agustín e Eugen Bormann
SILVIA BRAITO, ALFREDO BUONOPANE, ‘Falsi epigrafici’ in Internet: una fenomenologia
MARIA LETIZIA CALDELLI, Iscrizioni falsae nelle collezioni inglesi. Il caso del Fitzwilliam Museum di Cambridge
LORENZO CALVELLI, Lineamenti per una storia della critica della falsificazione
ANTONIO MARIA CORDA, ANTONIO IBBA, La (cattiva) coscienza del falsario. Ricerca e produzione di iscrizioni latine in Sardegna fra XVI e XIX secolo
SILVIA GIORCELLI, Falsari piemontesi del XVI secolo: Monsù Pingon e gli altri
GIAN LUCA GREGORI, ALESSANDRO PAPINI, Mariangelo Accursio and Pirro Ligorio. The Possible (and Interesting) Genesis of CIL VI 990* and CIL VI 991*
FULVIA MAINARDIS, Per uno studio dei falsi nel manoscritto inglese di Jacopo Valvasone di Maniago (1499-1570)
SILVIA MARIA MARENGO, La città e i suoi falsi
VIVIANA PETTIROSSI, I falsi epigrafici di Giuseppe Francesco Meyranesio. Ispirazioni e modelli
ANTONIO PISTELLATO, Digitalizzazione e intelligenza del falso epigrafico. Il caso di un titulus atestino
ANTONIO SARTORI, Falso quando?
CARLO SLAVICH, Il falsario Sententiosus
GINETTE VAGENHEIM, Pirro Ligorio et « l’histoire secrète » de la restauration de l’Acqua Vergine sous le pontificat de Pie IV (1559-65)
Indice delle fonti manoscritte
Indice delle iscrizioni
Indice dei nomi di persona e di luogo
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Call for applications: Autumn School on Roman Republican Inscriptions in Context

The Commission for Ancient History and Epigraphy (German Archaeological Institute) in Munich invites applications for its annual autumn school  (Fachwissenschaftlicher Kurs 2020)

Roman Republican Inscriptions in Context

with Harriet I. Flower (Princeton University)

To take place at the Commission in Munich, Thursday 22nd October 2020, 5pm, to Saturday 24th October 2020 c. 12pm

This seminar will offer an overview of the role, development, and functions of epigraphic texts in the middle and later republican periods in Rome, as well as in Italy and in the Mediterranean beyond. Only c. 4500 Latin inscriptions predate the assassination of Julius Caesar in 44 BC and many of these are now lost. The socalled “epigraphic habit” is usually associated with the Roman imperial period, starting with Augustus’ many epigraphic innovations. By contrast, we will look back in time to examine how inscriptions were used in earlier periods, while taking the beautiful inscriptions in gilded bronze letters of Augustan Rome as a starting point. Our focus will be on Roman republican culture and its use of inscribed writing, from the third century BC onwards. The seminar will consider the epigraphic legacy that the first princeps inherited as a member of the generation born around the middle of the first century BC. The evolution of the Latin language and the development of Roman self representation will be key themes that run parallel with each other in every genre of inscription. The following main types of texts will be examined in a series of thematic sessions:
Senatus consulta and other types of legal inscriptions, dedications to gods in sanctuaries and elsewhere, milestones and other inscriptions placed prominently along roads, building inscriptions, labels of many kinds including those on the bases of honorific statues, and funerary inscriptions commemorating people from a wide variety of social classes. Detailed examination of specific texts (and of the way they have traditionally been edited and studied by scholars who work on republican epigraphical material) will be balanced by a consideration of the wider political and social contexts of epigraphic culture, during the centuries when Rome emerged to become the dominant power in Italy and in the wider Mediterranean world.

We invite early career researchers, postdocs, PhD students, etc. in Ancient History and neighbouring disciplines. There will be 20 places. Where necessary, the Commission will provide accommodation in Munich for participants, however travel costs can not be reimbursed. If you have special requirements as to the accommodation, please let us know at the time of your application. Please e-mail your application (in English or German, containing a one-page letter of motivation and a CV, in one PDF) to Mrs Timmermann at and Prof. Dr. Haensch at

The deadline for applying is Friday 27th March 2020.

Christof Schuler – Rudolf Haensch

Commission for Ancient History and Epigraphy


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Full report of the 3rd workshop at Vienna, May/June 2019 (in addition to the already posted short report)

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Toward a Digital Ektypotheke 

Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia

May 7-8, 2020

Toward a Digital Ektypotheke 

Digitizing Archives of Epigraphic Squeezes:  Theoretical and Practical Issues


May 7, 2020 Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici, Sala Milone

15.00 Michèle BRUNET (Université Lumière Lyon 2 – Musée du Louvre)

E-STAMPAGES : an E-Companion to Greek Epigraphy

16.30 Claudia ANTONETTI, Eloisa PAGANONI  (Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia)

The Venice Squeeze Project : Achievements and Future Perspectives


May 8, 2020 Biblioteca di Area Umanistica, Cooperative Learning Room

9.30 – 17.00 Michèle BRUNET, Claudia ANTONETTI, Eloisa PAGANONI

Workshop Digitizing Epigraphic Squeezes: a Practical Introduction

For more information contact Claudia Antonetti ( or Eloisa Paganoni (


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