Ancient South Arabian inscriptions from Najran

A collection of nearly a hundred Ancient South Arabian inscriptions from the site of Najran (Saudi Arabia) has been published by Mohammed Ali al-Hajj in the recent volume (in Arabic): On the history of Najran before Islam. Musnad inscriptions from the site of al-Ukhdud, Chair of Cultural Heritage, College of Tourism and Archaeology, King Saud University, 2018.

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Giornata in memoria della prof. Angela Donati

Giovedì 10 ottobre 2019, ore 15 Accademia delle Scienze dell’Istituto di Bologna, Via Zamboni 31 – Bologna

Saluto delle Autorità

Prof. Walter Tega, Presidente dell’Accademia delle Scienze dell’Istituto di Bologna

Prof. Paolo Capuzzo, Direttore del Dipartimento di Storia Culture Civiltà

Prof. Francesca Cenerini, Responsabile della Sezione di Storia Antica


Proff. Giovanni Brizzi e Gabriella Poma (Alma Mater Studiorum – Università di Bologna, Accademici dell’Istituto delle Scienze)

Prof. Silvia Orlandi (Presidente AIEGL)

Dott. Vittorio Lega (Casa Editrice Fratelli Lega)

Prof. Antonio Sartori (Università degli Studi di Milano Statale), Presentazione del volume Atti del Colloquio B. Borghesi, L’iscrizione nascosta, Bertinoro, 8-10 giugno 2017, Epigrafia e Antichità, vol. 42, 2019, Fratelli Lega Editori, Faenza 2019

prof. Attilio Mastino (Università degli Studi di Sassari), Presentazione del volume “Epigraphica”, Rivista Internazionale di Epigrafia, LXXXI, 2019

Studiosi e studenti sono invitati a partecipare. Per informazioni:

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Relaunch of the expanded Roman Inscriptions of Britain Online

Relaunch of the expanded Roman Inscriptions of Britain Online

RIB Online, the digital library of Roman inscriptions from Britain, has
been relaunched on the anniversary of Claudia Severa’s birthday, with
enhanced existing records and a large number of new texts. 1,508 new
texts have been added, drawn from RIB Volume III and the corpus of
Bloomberg tablets, Roman London’s First Voices (each digitally
published for the first time), as well as new and enhanced digitisations
of the Vindolanda Tablets, some of which are also making their digital
debuts. All the new material includes images where available and
relevant non-textual information from the corpora.

The entire corpus of RIB Online now comprises 3,909 inscriptions in all,
representing a substantial milestone in the aim to make available
digitally every published text from the province of Britannia. Future
instalments will include all eight fascicules of RIB Volume II
(Instrumentum Domesticum), the curse tablets, writing tablets from
Carlisle, and all texts published in the annual updates of the journal
Britannia to date.

By using EpiDoc encoding (XML mark-up designed for epigraphy) and Linked
Open Data this resource enables detailed searching and linking to other
epigraphic and non-epigraphic resources: users can check which
inscriptions are in their local museums, search for Latin words,
assemble references to specific military occupations, for example. All
of this is made possible by the generous support of the European
Research Council (project LatinNow, grant number 715626) and
epigraphers, archaeologists and institutions across the country
(especially MOLA, the Vindolanda Trust, the Centre for the Study of
Roman Documents (Oxford), the British Museum, the Society for the
Promotion of Roman Studies).

RIB Online is part of the ERC research project LatinNow
(, based at the University of Nottingham.

RIB Online is freely accessible at

Scott Vanderbilt (RIB Online and LatinNow), Alex Mullen (PI, LatinNow)

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Inscriptiones Segestanae

Recently published:

“Inscriptiones Segestanae. Le iscrizioni greche e latine di Segesta”, edizione, traduzione e commento di C. Ampolo e D. Erdas, Edizioni della Normale, Pisa, 2019, ISBN 978-88-7642-665-0

The volume offers the critical edition of the Greek and Latin inscriptions of ancient Segesta, in their historical and archaeological context, with a commentary, a translation, images and plates. It includes 54 already known and new inscriptions and an appendix of 6 epigraphic texts concerning Segesta and its history. Many among them resulted from the excavations of the Scuola Normale in the Segestan agora. The entire corpus allows us to approach in a new manner the Hellenistic and Roman polis, its history, institutions, town planning and, above all, the ancient Segestans, also offering a contribution to the knowledge of ancient Sicily and beyond.

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L’Année épigraphique 2016

News from Mireille Corbier:

Mireille Corbier (, directeur de L’Année épigraphique, fait savoir que L’Année épigraphique 2016 (2036 notices et 1206 pages dont 214 pages d’index) a été publiée en août 2019 et est disponible. Les commandes doivent être adressées aux Presses Universitaires de France (

Mireille Corbier (, director of L’Année épigraphique, announces that L’Année épigraphique 2016 (containing 2036 entries, and 1206 pages, including 214 pages of index) was published in August, 2019, and is now available. Orders should be sent to Presses Universitaires de France at

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Lemnos, September 11-15, 2019

Full programme here.

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Conference Camina Latina Epigraphica, Berlin, Sept 4-6, 2019

Programme for the forthcoming conference (posted by Michael Becker):

Camina Latina Epigraphica, 4.-6. September 2019 is a “Themenkonferenz zum Akademienprogramm” of the German Union of the Academies of Science.

Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften
Unter den Linden 8 · 10117 Berlin
Konferenzraum 07W04

Mittwoch 4.9.2019
15.30–16.15 Begrüßung
Marietta Horster (BBAW, CIL), Peter Kruschwitz (Univ. Reading), Silvia Orlandi (AIEGL, Rom)
Christian Traditions and Innovations: Late Antiquity to the Early Modern Period (1)
16.15–17.00 Intertextuelles aus der Metallwerkstatt. Zur Verbreitung metrischer Inschriften auf Objekten der Schatzkunst (9.–13. Jahrhundert)
Clemens M.M. Bayer (Bonn / Lüttich)
17.00–17.45 Versinschriften der Frühen Neuzeit im Corpus „Deutsche Inschriften“ – Rückbesinnung auf antike Formen?
Christine Wulf, Katharina Kagerer (Göttingen)
18.15–19.15 Keynote: Carolingian Epigrams
Cécile Treffort (Poitiers)
ab 19.30 Empfang (Foyer Unter den Linden 8)

Donnerstag 5.9.2019
Christian Traditions and Innovations: Late Antiquity to the Early Modern Period (2)
09.30–10.15 The epigraphic impact of the death of children as represented in the Christian CLE
Maria Teresa Muñoz García de Iturrospe (Leioa)
10.15–11.00 Concerning Fuchs 13: a case study on the characteristics of very late carmina Latina epigraphica from Trier (Augusta Treverorum)
Victoria González Berdús (Sevilla)
11.30–12.15 CLE cristianos en San Lorenzo extramuros (Roma)
María Limón Belén (Sevilla), Javier del Hoyo Calleja (Madrid)
12.15–13.00 A Saint’s Life?: Une nouvelle approche pour le CLE 1356.
Alberto Bolaños Herrera (Sevilla)
North African Cities
14.30–15.30 CLEAfr.: sui vari supplementi, con ulteriori recenti aggiornamenti da Cirta, Simitthus e Thignica
Antonio Corda (Cagliari), Attilio Mastino (Sassari), Paola Ruggeri (Sassari)
15.30–16.00 Pause
16.00–16.45 Unique women in Roman Africa. A case study of Urbanilla (CLE 516)
Concepción Fernández Martínez (Sevilla)
16.45–17.30 Hidden data: recording the metrical errors of the carmina epigraphica into a linguistic database
Nóra Paulus (Budapest)
17.30–18.15 Luxurius und die epigraphische Tradition der Proconsularis
Manfred G. Schmidt (Berlin)

Freitag 6.9.2019
Latinitas in the Balkans and the Danube Region
09.15–10.00 Constantius heros – Some notes on CLE 1335 and Pannonia
Petér Kovács (Budapest)
10.00–10.45 Honourands in the Carmina Epigraphica Pannoniae: An Investigation into Local Traditions
Fehér Bence (Budapest)
11.15–12.00 Gli epitaffi metrici (o affettivi) per/di militari tra la Dalmazia e il Danubio
Matteo Massaro (Bari)

Italian Carmina, a fresh look and new data
13.30–14.15 Iscrizioni metriche latine da Capua
Cristina Pepe (Caserta)
14.15–15.00 Idem et tibi dii faciant – Versuch einer Ergänzung zu H. Thylander, Inscriptions du port ‘Ostie, A 282
Ekkehard Weber (Wien)
15.00–15.30 Abschlussdiskussion;

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CfP: Regional Epigraphic Cultures across the Ancient Globe – Panel at Classical Association Annual Conference (Swansea 2020) – Deadline 7 August 2019

Dear colleagues,

 We invite contributions to a panel proposal to be submitted for consideration for the Classical Association Conference 2020 (Swansea, 17–20 April)


Regional Epigraphic Cultures across the Ancient Globe

 Panel convenors: Ilaria Bultrighini and Irene Salvo

Deadline for abstracts: 7 August 2019

Inscriptions can be defined as a wide range of text-bearing objects, rock surfaces, and monuments, and are invaluable sources for our understanding of ancient socio-cultural history. According to their provenance, inscriptions can show peculiarities in their linguistic and material characteristics. “Epigraphic habits” are the result of the combination of local identities with the plurality of exchanges within as well as between different ancient macro- and micro-regions of the ancient world. Moreover, epigraphic practices could travel from and to geographically distant regions.  

 This panel aims to explore patterns of regionalism, interconnections, and variability in the epigraphic production of the strongly interrelated ancient world across the Mediterranean, Europe, and southwestern Asia. We are interested in inscriptions written in Greek and Latin as well as in other Indo-European and Semitic languages, without excluding language isolates such as Etruscan.  

 We are seeking papers that engage with the following themes as emerging from the analysis of inscriptions from the Eurasiatic region within a broad chronological framework ranging from the Late Bronze Age to Late Antiquity: 

·       Regional features; 

·       Bilingualism and multilingualism; 

·       Processes of cultural influence; 

·       Cultural interactions; 

·       Continuity of local identities and traditions in areas where a conquering culture comes in, e.g. during the Roman Empire; 

·       Institutional aspects; 

·       Contextualised religious mentalities; 

·       Pluralism in expressions of material cultures.  

Papers dealing with “off-the-beaten path” and peripheral regions, such as Eastern Europe and the Caucasian region, are particularly welcome. 

We invite PhD students, early career researchers, and established academics to submit abstracts of no more than 300 words for 20-minute papers by Wednesday, 7 August 2019 to Ilaria Bultrighini ( Irene Salvo ( 

If the panel will be approved by the Classical Association organising committee, we plan to apply for funding in order to provide financial support to PhD students and ECR with their conference expenses. 

With best wishes,

Ilaria Bultrighini (ICS, London)

Irene Salvo (Göttingen)
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Attic Inscriptions Online Updated

Along with new editions and translations published on Attic Inscriptions Online – including new volumes in the series Attic Inscriptions in UK Collections, new editions of the five sets of post-Sullan decrees honouring ephebes with accompanying AIO Paper, annotated translations of dedications by Attic associations, early 5th-cent. decrees, and Hellenistic decrees from Rhamnous – AIO has also released an API and launched a crowdfunding campaign.

For a list of the 58 translations newly added see Publication 1 July 2019.

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PhD position in Ancient History at the Universität Heidelberg (Germany)

for more information see (english) / (german)

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Epigraphic Heritage in the Digital Age, Madrid, 20-21 June 2019

The Epigraphic Heritage in the Digital Age: Recording, Analysing and Socialisation

Complutense University, Madrid, 20-21 June 2019



9:00 Inauguración del Congreso

9:20 Manuel Ramírez Sánchez (Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria):
“El oficio de epigrafista hoy: competencias básicas y avanzadas en epigrafía digital”.
9:40 Silvia Orlandi (Sapienza Università di Roma):
“Digital projects in epigraphy: research needs, technical possibilities and funding problems”.
10:00 Javier Andreu Pintado (Universidad de Navarra):
“Vinum uetus in utres nouos: experiencias investigadoras y de mediación en materia de epigrafía digital”.
10:20 Cristina de la Escosura Balbás (Universidad de Zaragoza):
“Innovación docente y epigrafía digital: un caso de estudio”.
10:40 Rosario Cebrián Fernández (Universidad Complutense):
“El papel de la epigrafía en la divulgación arqueológica”.
11:00 Discusión Continue reading

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GEPHYRA 17, 2019 Published

GEPHYRA 17, 2019
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