Digital tools for the research and study of ancient writing cultures (MOOC)

We are very pleased to announce the publication of the open online course ‘Digital tools for the research and study of ancient writing cultures’ on the dariahTeach platform (in collaboration with Dariah Teach, part of DARIAH ERIC), as the final result of our ENCODE outputs:

The course includes user-friendly training materials of various digital applications related to the study, research, preservation, and display of cultural heritage such as ancient written artefacts. It consists of 4 units (with multiple lessons, exercises and references to digital and other resources):

I. ‘Digital Greek and Latin Epigraphy’ provides an overview of digital tools for the study of Greek and Latin inscriptions, including ongoing projects and teaching methodologies
II. ‘Digital Papyrology’ covers the fundamental principles of papyrology and demonstrates how digital techniques have transformed the field
III. ‘Multilingual-Multicultural Digital Infrastructures’ offers insights into the interplay between language, culture, and digital infrastructures, based on the many digital corpora and resources which focus on ancient languages
IV: ‘How to create Linked Open Data (LOD)?’ presents examples of how Linked Data can be used in the study of ancient written artefacts

We invite you all to try out the ENCODE course (to enhance your digital competences in the study of ancient writing cultures), use it as course or training material, and send us your feedback!

The ENCODE project team

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Tyche Suppl 16: Cupcea, Latin Inscriptions from the legionary fortress of Apulum

Tyche Supplement Volume 16
George Cupcea, Latin Inscriptions from the legionary fortress of Apulum
212 pages | Softcover
Print: EUR 105,00 | Digital: € 65,00 | ISBN: 978-3-903207-75-2 | English

Pre-order now!

Dear readers, shortly after our Tyche Supplement 15 was printed, the follow-up volume is now available! Here, too, we are applying the print on demand principle, which means that we are now accepting pre-orders! A digital edition can also be found in our webshop and costs just € 65.-.

Description of the book:
Written as a volume of distinct exhaustive studies, ‘Latin Inscriptions form the Legionary Fortress of Apulum’ is more than a  technically crafted corpus of inscriptions, treating each discovery as a  ripe source for unique information on Roman army life and politics.
The inscriptions discovered in the legionary fortress of Apulum, the capital of Dacia, are exceptional finds, exclusively in situ, most of them from the headquarters (principia), but also from the barracks area. Because of this particular quality, they are more than individual texts, also becoming objects that, because of their precise findspot may reveal valuable information on use of space, private or public functionality of monuments or iconographic language of the political acts of the army.

In the volume one can find collective or individual statue bases of emperors, on their precise findspot, lists of centurions and special dedications by important officers and governors, the emergence of Serapis in the official spaces of the army, the worship place of the century in the barracks and not last, the first double confirmation (epigraphic and archaeological) of a military prison. With an inventory of the earlier epigraphic finds in the fortress, the volume attempts to suggest the magnificent view that one could have had when strolling through a legionary fortress: alleys between barracks decorated with statues and altars to the genii, crossroads with garnished sundials and the principia courtyard filled with imperial statues on impressive marble bases, finally the sanctuary of the eagle, where only Jupiter and Mars were also tolerated. Because of its multi-level of information provided, the volume could be a valuable instrument both to the student of the Roman army and epigraphy and to the experienced scholar, envisaging wider, more inclusive approaches

For enquiries or pre-orders please contact:

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Report of the VIII. Workshop (Berlin, April 3rd-5th 2024)

Dear Digital Epigraphers,
We are glad to announce the publication of the report of the 8th workshop, held in Berlin in March 2024.
Bastero, M., Duce Pastor, E., de la Escosura Balbás, M. C., & Heřmánková, P. (2024). VIII Workshop in Berlin: Report from the Steering Committee
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Ancient Egyptian Magic and Astronomy (summer school, Sept 12–22, 2024)

(Posted for Gabriele Conte.)

The University of Pisa is pleased to announce the launch of a new Summer School programme: ‘Ancient Egyptian Magic and Astronomy: Texts and Practices’. The Summer School is an intensive 7-day academic programme that aims to introduce students to the fascinating world of ancient Egyptian magic and astronomy. Classes will take place between 16 and 22 September 2024 and will be held fully online.

Italian and international experts in the field of Egyptian philology and archaeology will hold lessons on specific aspects of Egyptian magic, introducing the students to the main instruments and topics and focusing on significant case studies. Students will learn who were the magicians and practitioners of ancient Egyptian magic, what texts and objects were used to heal and protect, how the Egyptians interpreted the signs of the sky, and how they used them to gain insight into future events.

The Summer School is designed for students, professionals of Cultural Heritage, and people wishing to deepen their knowledge of Egyptology by having first-hand experience of the research conducted by scholars on specific topics.

The deadline for submitting applications is July 15, 2024.

For more information on the programme, teachers, application, check out the website:

or contact us at

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Posted on behalf of Pierre Fröhlich

Chères et chers collègues,

L’aire géographique de la base de données du ANR-DFG GymnAsia, consacré aux gymnases et à la culture athlétique dans l’Asie Mineure hellénistique et impériale, a été étendue : outre la Carie, lui ont été adjointes désormais Kos et Rhodes. La base est accessible à partir de la page d’accueil du site du projet :

Nous vous serions reconnaissants de nous faire parvenir vos remarques critiques à l’adresse : Par ailleurs, nous avons mis en place une liste de diffusion, à laquelle vous pouvez vous inscrire si vous souhaitez être informé des activités du projet GymnAsia:

Avec mes plus cordiales salutations, Pierre Fröhlich

Deutsche Fassung

Liebe Kolleginnen und Kollegen,

Das geografische Gebiet der Datenbank des ANR-DFG-Projekts GymnAsia, das sich mit Gymnasien und athletischer Kultur in Hellenismus und Kaiserzeit befasst, wurde erweitert: Neben Karien sind nun auch Kos und Rhodos hinzugekommen. Die Datenbank ist bereits über die Startseite der Website zugänglich: .

Wir wären Ihnen dankbar, wenn Sie uns Ihre kritischen Anmerkungen an folgende Adresse senden würden: Außerdem haben wir eine Mailingliste eingerichtet, in die Sie sich eintragen können, wenn Sie über die Aktivitäten des GymnAsia-Projekts informiert werden möchten:

Mit herzlichen Grüßen, Pierre Fröhlich

English version

Dear Colleagues,

The geographical area of the ANR-DFG GymnAsia database, devoted to gymnasia and athletic culture in Hellenistic and Imperial Asia Minor, has been extended: in addition to Caria, Kos and Rhodes have now been added. The database can be consulted from the home page of the project website:

We would be grateful if you could send us your critical comments to:  We have also set up a mailing list to which you can subscribe if you would like to be kept informed of GymnAsia project activities:

With warmest greetings, Pierre Fröhlich

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Actes du XVIe CIEGL de Bordeaux

Posted on behalf of Pierre Fröhlich

(english and german version below)

Chères et chers collègues,

J’ai le plaisir de vous annoncer la parution des Actes du XVIe CIEGL de Bordeaux:

Pierre Fröhlich et Navarro Caballero (éd.), L’épigraphie au XXIe siècle. Actes du XVIe congrès international d’épigraphie grecque et latine, Bordeaux 29 août-02 septembre 2022, Bordeaux, Ausonius (Scripta Antiqua, 177), 2024. 438 p.

Les Actes contiennent les trois conférences, l’essentiel des sessions plénières et quelques bilans de sections parallèles (voir la table des matières ci-jointe).

Bien cordialement,

Pierre Fröhlich

English version

Dear colleagues,

I am happy to announce the publication of the Proceedings of the XVIth CIEGL in Bordeaux:

Pierre Fröhlich and Navarro Caballero (eds.), L L’épigraphie au XXIe siècle. Actes du XVIe congrès international d’épigraphie grecque et latine, Bordeaux 29 août-02 septembre 2022, Bordeaux, Ausonius (Scripta Antiqua, 177), 2024. 438 p.

The Proceedings contain the three conferences, most of the plenary sessions and some summaries of the parallel sections (see attached table of contents).

With kind regards,

Pierre Fröhlich

Deutsche Fassung

Liebe Kolleginnen und Kollegen,

Ich freue mich, Ihnen die Publikation der Akten des XVI. CIEGL in Bordeaux ankündigen zu können:

Pierre Fröhlich und Navarro Caballero (Hrsg.), L’épigraphie au XXIe siècle. Actes du XVIe congrès international d’épigraphie grecque et latine, Bordeaux 29 août-02 septembre 2022, Bordeaux, Ausonius (Scripta Antiqua, 177), 2024. 438 S.

Der Band enthält die drei Konferenzen, den Großteil der Plenarsitzungen und einige Bilanzen der Parallelsektionen (siehe beigefügtes Inhaltsverzeichnis).

Mit freundlichen Grüßen,

Pierre Fröhlich

L’Epigraphie au XXIe siècle Ausonius Editions SA 177

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EpiDoc training, Vienna, May 7–11, 2024

EpiDoc workshop *this week* in Vienna (in case you’re in the area!). Full programme, including lecture on digital papyrology, at Posted for Chiara Cenati.

EpiDoc-Workshop mit Chiara CENATI (Universität Wien) und James COWEY (Universität Heidelberg)

7. – 11. Mai 2024

Zwischen 7. und 11. Mai bieten Chiara CENATI (Universität Wien) und James COWEY (Universität Heidelberg) im Rahmen der UE Altertumskunde: Digital Epigraphy and Papyrology für Studierende und Interessierte einen Workshop zu EpiDoc (TEI-XML) an.

Das vorläufige Programm finden Sie HIER.

Um Anmeldung wird gebeten:
Bitte auch um Information, ob Interesse an der Teilnahme zur Einheit am Sa, 11.5. (MAPPOLA-Datenbank) besteht.

Auf Wunsch kann eine Teilnahmebestätigung ausgestellt werden.

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Inscriptions of Greek Cyrenaica, Greek Verse Inscriptions of Cyrenaica Second Edition

New publication:

Dobias-Lalou, Catherine. Inscriptions of Greek Cyrenaica. Second Edition in collaboration with Alice Bencivenni, Hugues Berthelot, with help from Simona Antolini, Silvia Maria Marengo, and Emilio Rosamilia; Dobias-Lalou, Catherine. Greek Verse Inscriptions of Cyrenaica. Second Edition in collaboration with Alice Bencivenni, with help from Joyce M. Reynolds and Charlotte Roueché. Bologna: Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna, 2024. ISBN 9788854971370,

The second edition of the Inscriptions of Greek Cyrenaica (IGCyr2) and the Greek Verse Inscriptions of Cyrenaica (GVCyr2) updates two corpora published online in 2017, the first collecting all the inscriptions of Greek Cyrenaica (VII-I centuries BC), the second the Greek metrical texts of all periods (VI BC – VI AD). These new critical editions of the inscriptions of Cyrenaica are part of the international Inscriptions of Libya (InsLib) project. They now include all the inscriptions known up to February 2024 from this area of the ancient Mediterranean world, brought together in a single online and open access publication.

IGCyr2 contains 953 inscriptions, including 41 new entries, 28 of which are previously unpublished. GVCyr2 contains 59 entries, including three new entries, one of which is an unpublished fragment. A large number of new Arabic translations appear for the first time in this edition, new facets are added to the search page, including the typology of verses, and new indices are available and linked to external resources (Heritage Gazetteer of Libya; LGPN). The images have been implemented accordingly and are also available as an autonomous collection – IGCyr | GVCyr Images – in AMS Historica through a brand new platform designed for the creation, preservation and dissemination of digital collections of cultural heritage.

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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

Quotation from

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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