Monthly Archives: September 2008

Telamon: Greek inscriptions from Bulgaria

This announcement has been doing the rounds this week (seen so far on Humanist, Classicists): Telamon. Online Library of the Ancient Greek Inscriptions from Bulgaria The aim of the Telamon project, which is hosted by St. Kliment Ohridski Sofia University, … Continue reading

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Inscriptions on the Antikythera Mechanism (1)

This is the first of two posts arising from recent and ongoing work (some of which I’ve been involved in) on the Antikythera Mechanism. Two installments of this project have been published in Nature, in 2006 and 2008. For a … Continue reading

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Epigraphic seminars in Britain this semester

Several academic seminar programmes are being advertised at the moment. Here is a selection from recent posts that may be of interest to epigraphers: (1) University of Manchester: Classics & Ancient History CA Wed. 22 October, 5.30 pm, Samuel Alexander … Continue reading

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D. Feissel in Athens: La fin de l’épigraphie latine dans l’Orient grec (29 September)

Noted on the website of the American School of Classical Studies in Athens: La fin de l’épigraphie latine dans l’Orient grec: paléographie et chronologie September 29, 2008 18:00 École française d’Athènes, Salle de Conférences, Didotou 6, 106 80 Athènes SEMINAR … Continue reading

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A slate fragment with Greek exercises(?) from the Foro della Statua Eroica at Ostia

Among Richard Sadler’s latest additions to the Finds page on the Berlin-Kent Ostia Excavations Blog (18 September 2008), we find a fragment of a slate tablet, preserving 6 or more lines of incised Greek, to judge from the photo (I … Continue reading

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A new (controversial) inscribed cup from Alexandria

Wieland Willker, on his Textual Criticism bulletin board, has posted (and continues to update) pictures, comments and queries on an inscribed cup (rude pop-up advert there), allegedly excavated by Franck Goddio’s team from the harbor at Alexandria earlier this summer … Continue reading

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On a seminar paper: violence and language on inscribed sling bullets

On his blog Historical Archaeology in the Ancient Mediterranean, Brandon Olson has started writing about a paper he’s recently started working on in which he aims to: compare the glandes Perusinae with Greek examples to examine how each tradition used … Continue reading

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BES newsletter 19 released (but not online)

Paid-up members of the British Epigraphy Society will have last week received a copy of issue #19 of the BES Newsletter, either by email or in print. (I note that the online archive at does not have this issue … Continue reading

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Bulletin amphorologique database online

News from Nathan Badoud: The site represents the on-line database of the « Bulletin amphorologique » edited by the Revue des études grecques. Not only does it allow readers to look up all the reviews appearing in the Bulletin, … Continue reading

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An epigraphic fragment from the Foro della Statua Eroica at Ostia

Axel Gering and Luke Lavan have just opened up access to the Finds section of their Berlin-Kent Ostia Excavations blog, where they are providing a chronicle of their team’s work-in-progress on “a square porticoed plaza on the main street in … Continue reading

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BMCR review of Tsagalis, Inscribing Sorrow

Seen this morning in BMCR 2008.09.18: Christos C. Tsagalis, Inscribing Sorrow: Fourth-century Attic Funerary Epigrams. Trends in Classics – Supplementary Volumes 1.   Berlin/New York:  Walter De Gruyter, 2008. Pp. xiv, 368. ISBN 9783110201321. $118.00. Reviewed by Valentina Garulli, University of … Continue reading

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Virtual Seminar on Some Unpublished Inscriptions from Corinth IX

This will be the ninth and final installment of our summer-long “Virtual Seminar on Some Unpublished Inscriptions from Corinth.” The other eight posts may be found by following the links backwards from here. I want to thank all of you … Continue reading

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