Attic Inscriptions Online updated

85 new translations of Attic inscriptions published today!

The new issue includes dedications from the cave of Apollo on the north face of the Acropolis, together with decrees honouring wealthy Athenian benefactors of the later fourth century BC.

https://www.atticinscriptions.com/browse/bypublicationdate/2018-7-26/

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Fleshing Out Words: Poetry on Objects, Warwick, March 9, 2019

Forwarded for the organizers:

Fleshing Out Words: Poetry on Objects, from Classical Epigrams to Modern ‘Light Poems’.

CALL FOR PAPERS
University of Warwick, UK
9th March 2019

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
Prof. Richard Hunter, University of Cambridge
Robert Montgomery, London

The conference aims to create cross-disciplinary discussion amongst scholars in Classics, Arts, Comparative Literature, Renaissance.

We therefore welcome proposals engaging with – but not limited to – the following topics:

  • Theoretical/ philosophical perspectives on poetry and materiality;
    The epigram book/ epigram as inscription;
  • Continuities and differences between the conception of object and text in ancient/Renaissance epigrams and the new material expressions of modern poetry
  • (Responses to) the visual context/visuality of epigrams;
  • The extent to which readings of ancient and/or Renaissance epigram might spur new perspectives on the contemporary production and consumption of poetry;
  • The extent to which ‘epigram’ is a useful category/ recognizable poetic form in the modern world;
  • The emergence of the Neo-Latin epigram.

Abstracts for 20-minute papers of no more than 300 words should be sent to fleshingoutwords.warwick@gmail.com by Monday 24th September 2018 (end of the day).

See conference website and full call for papers.

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Tablet with lines from Odyssey found in Greece?

As posted on Reuters this week and in several international newspapers today, “Archaeologists in Greece have discovered what they believe to be the oldest known extract of Homer’s epic poem The Odyssey” [on a third century CE terracotta tablet from Olympia, Greece].

Two observations on this slightly misleading lede:

  1. The reports are clearly based on the Greek Ministry of Culture press release, with no additional reporting or opinion by the press agency (to the extent that Greek words for “poem”, “book”, “verse” etc. are translated literally rather than using the standard English terms)
  2. If this is indeed a third century inscription, then it is (as other reports make clear) only the oldest physical text of Homer from Greece—there are Homeric fragments on papyri and ostraka found in Egypt several hundred years older than this.

Reuters include this “handout” image of the tablet:

And a higher resolution photograph of the text itself:

Questions for epigraphist and Homerist readers:

  1. Has anyone seen this tablet, or come across a more academic publication of it or the archaeological site, yet?
  2. Can anyone with palaeographic skills confirm the likely date of the text from the photographs above?
  3. How many other inscriptions do we know that preserve Homeric or other verse texts of this kind? Would this likely have been a votive tablet?

Either way, we look forward to the official publications of this material.

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AIEGL grants for epigraphic training

Grant Application for Epigraphic Educational and Training Courses and Workshops (2018)

The Association Internationale d’Épigraphie Grecque et Latine offers two grants of up to 500 Euros each to support epigraphic educational and training courses and workshops.

The following conditions apply.

  1. Applicants must be AIEGL members.
  2. Due to limited funds, the maximum grant for any event will be 500 Euros.
  3. Applications should be submitted by 31 March and 31 July of each calendar year, and applicants will be notified of the outcome by 30 April and 15 September respectively.
  4. Applications will be assessed and ranked by the AIEGL officers and awards will be made on their recommendations, subject to the availability of funds.
  5. Events supported by AIEGL must be open to all qualified applicants and not restricted to students from particular institutions or countries.
  6. AIEGL is keen to support all forms of training in Greek and Latin epigraphy, including the promotion of digital epigraphy, in line with its own objectives and priorities.
  7. Successful applicants must submit a 300-word report within one month of the conclusion of the event, in a format suitable for publication on the AIEGL web-site.

Full terms and conditions, including how to apply, at this link.

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epigraphy.info workshop II

epigraphy.info workshop II

Zadar, 19-21 September 2018

The dates for the second workshop epigraphy.info have been fixed for 19th-21st September 2018 at the University of Zadar, at the Department of History, at the address Ruđera Boškovića 5. It’s placed in the historical Zadar old town, so called Poluotok (Engl. Peninsula).

For any further information please contact Anamarija Kurilić (akurilic2011@gmail.com) and have a look at epigraphy.info

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SAXA LOQVVNTVR – Epigraphic Summerschool 2018

SAXA LOQVVNTVR

Inscribed monuments from Friuli
Epigraphic Summerschool

20th – 25th August 2018

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Current Epigraphy server migration

We’re very happy to announce that thanks to the kindness of the Institute of Classical Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London, the Current Epigraphy site has a new home, a working blog, and our unannounced hiatus of the last two and a half months is over.

Many thanks to Digital Humanities at King’s College London, who hosted the CurE site for over ten years as a service to the epigraphic community, and to the Institute of Classical Studies for taking over this role going forward. This migration has been in the works for a few months, but unfortunately the server on which the old site was hosted was taken down just before the transfer was due to happen, meaning that the database could not be copied until the problem was fixed.

But the site is back—and we welcome any announcements of epigraphic events, discoveries, publications or news, as well as more detailed discussion papers or problems, pre-prints, virtual seminars, or other items. Please get in touch.

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Géza Alföldy stipends 2018

On behalf of Camilla Campedelli, AIEGL Secretary General

AIEGL will award two Géza Alföldy stipends in 2018: a Research Grant (€ 1,500) to support early career scholars in conducting epigraphic research abroad, and a Publication Grant (up to € 1,500) to provide financial assistance with the publication of a monograph on an epigraphic subject.

Géza Alföldy – Research Grant

AIEGL is pleased to announce the annual award of a Géza Alföldy Grant in the amount of EUR 1,500. The Grant is intended to support early career scholars in conducting epigraphic research abroad (including e.g. field study of inscriptions) for a period of one to two months.

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must be AIEGL members under 40 years of age.
  • The closing date for applications is 15 May each year; AIEGL will notify the winner of the Grant within 30 days after the closing date.
  • Applications will be evaluated by a panel of 3 IIIhomines praemiis dandis, who are appointed by the AIEGL Bureau from among the members of the Association.
  • The successful applicant will be required to send a report (max 300 words) to the AIEGL Bureau within 30 days after the end of their stay abroad.

Applications should be submitted via email to the Secretary General, Dr. Camilla Campedelli (campedelli@aiegl.org), and include the following:

  • CV (max 1 page)
  • Project description, including details of the host institution (max 3 pages)
  • Acceptance letter from the host institution OR official permit to conduct fieldwork (study of ancient inscriptions on site, epigraphical survey, etc.)
  • Information on other bursaries received or applied for

Géza Alföldy – Publication Grant

AIEGL is pleased to announce the annual award of a Géza Alföldy Grant in the amount up to EUR 1,500. The Grant is intended to provide financial assistance with the publication of a monograph on an epigraphic subject (e.g. a revised PhD dissertation). The manuscript must have already been accepted by a publisher at the time of the application.

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must be AIEGL members under 40 years of age.
  • The closing date for applications is 15 May each year; AIEGL will notify the winner of the Grant within 30 days after the closing date.
  • Applications will be evaluated by a panel of 3 IIIhomines praemiis dandis, who are appointed by the AIEGL Bureau from among the members of the Association.

Applications should be submitted via email to the Secretary General, Dr. Camilla Campedelli (campedelli@aiegl.org), and include the following:

  • CV (max 1 page)
  • Book abstract
  • PDF file(s) of the manuscript submitted to the publisher
  • Acceptance letter from the publisher (including publication costs)
  • Information on other grants for publication received or applied for

The AIEGL Bureau
Camilla Campedelli
Secretary General

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Two jobs at CIL (Berlin)

The Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften (BBAW) is advertising two research assistant posts (one full-time, one 50% FTE) for two years from September 2018 to work on the Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum (CIL).

Full details and to apply, see the BBAW jobs site at http://www.bbaw.de/stellenangebote/stellenangebote . Deadline is May 11, 2018 in both cases.

If the jobs are no longer on the front page, search for the codes AV/06/2018 and AV/05/2018. Advertisements in German language only.

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NEW: Tyche 32 published!

Sehr geehrte Kolleginnen und Kollegen,

Wir freuen uns, Ihnen mitteilen zu können, daß Tyche 32 erschienen ist (Inhalt).

 

Den Band können Sie direkt beim Verlag bestellen
http://buch.verlagholzhausen.at/current/article/tyche-32-2017/

oder demnächst online auf http://tyche-journal.at lesen.

Mit herzlichen Grüßen aus Wien

Franziska Beutler

 

Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to announce that Tyche 32 has been published (table of contents)!
You can place an order for this volume at the publishing house
http://buch.verlagholzhausen.at/current/article/tyche-32-2017/

or you can read it soon on http://tyche-journal.at .

With best wishes from Vienna

Franziska Beutler

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Summer school in Epigrafia greca

Il Dipartimento di Studi Storici dell’Università di Torino promuove la prima edizione della propria

Summer School in Epigrafia Greca

che si terrà ad Atene nei giorni 4 – 12 giugno 2018.

Il progetto si realizza grazie alla sinergia tra il Dipartimento di Studi Storici dell’Università degli Studi di Torino (prof.ssa Enrica Culasso Gastaldi), la Scuola Archeologica Italiana di Atene (prof. Emanuele Papi) e il Museo Epigrafico di Atene (dr. Athanasios Themos).

Il bando è aperto a

– studenti che siano iscritti a una laurea magistrale nell’anno accademico 2017/2018;

– dottori di ricerca e dottorandi in attività nell’anno 2018;

– specializzati e specializzandi in Beni Archeologici.

Il programma della prima edizione, L’epigrafia greca di Atene, con lezioni tenute in italiano, è un progetto di E. Culasso Gastaldi.

[Modulo per la domanda di ammissione]

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BES SPRING MEETING, Rome, 5 May 2018

The BES Spring Meeting 2018 will take place in the eternal city – Rome! – on 5 May 2018. The meeting is organised by BES member Prof. Silvia Orlandi (La Sapienza, Rome) and will take place in the Museo Nazionale Romano (Terme di Diocleziano). In addition to papers and poster presentations, there will a guided tour for all participants on 5 May of the epigraphic collection in the Museo Nazionale Romano, by Dr Carlotta Caruso, as well as a presentation of the mobile app enabling the visual recognition of the inscriptions displayed in the museum, by Dr Giuseppe Amato. The meeting is preceded by a public lecture on the evening of 4 May by Prof. Filippo Coarelli on ‘Roman Topography and Military Diplomas’ (in Palazzo Altemps).

The Society is very grateful to the Museo Nazionale Romano, and its Director, Dr Daniela Porro, for generously supporting the meeting through hosting it on their premises.

REGISTRATION:  Registration for the meeting is obligatory – please follow the instructions on the Registration Form.

PROGRAMME:  A printable programme can be downloaded here.

Friday, 4 May (Palazzo Altemps, Piazza di Sant’Apollinare, 46):
Prof. Filippo Coarelli: ‘Roman Topography and Military Diplomas’. (Precise time to be confirmed.)

Saturday, 5 May (Museo Nazionale Romano, Terme di Diocleziano, Viale Enrico de Nicola, 76):
Dr Daniele Maras: The Origin of the Latin Alphabet: Greek Letters with Etruscan Rules
Dr Francesca Bigi: ‘Placing Inscriptions in Context: the Interactive Plan of Lepcis Magna’
Prof. Marco Maiuro: ‘The New lex portorii Lyciae’
Prof. Gianfranco Agosti: ‘Verse Inscriptions and Late Antique Society. What Difference Did Christianity Make?’
Dr Flavia Frauzel: ‘Sigismu(n)dus and the Ostrogoths in Italy. Data from Epigraphy’
(Precise times to be confirmed.)

Poster presentations:
Calvelli, L. Dr (Venice): Processing data on fake inscriptions: how to build the new Epigraphic Database Falsae (EDF)
España-Chamorro, S. Dr (Madrid/Roma): CORPUS TERMINI ITALIAE ANTIQUAE (CoTIA): The study of termini lapidei and the implementation of limits in the Italic peninsula’
Lazar, L. (Oxford): ‘An Athenian honorific decree for the Prieneans (IG II3 1239 / I.Priene 2 99)’
Lewis, J. Dr (Edinburgh): ‘Was vicarius a clerical grade in the familia Caesaris? A reconsideration of the evidence’
Sandon, T. Dr (Edinburgh): ‘Never ask a (freed)woman her age! Age recording and age-rounding in Roman Italy’

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