L’errore in epigrafia. Milan, Biblioteca Ambrosiana, 20-21 September 2018

L’ERRORE IN EPIGRAFIA

Terze Giornate Epigrafiche
a cura di Federico Gallo e Antonio Sartori
20-21 settembre 2018
Milano – Biblioteca Ambrosiana, Piazza Pio XI, 2 – Sala delle Accademie

 

Giovedì 20 settembre
Ore 15.00
Saluto del Direttore
Federico Gallo
Mireille Corbier
Le lapicide et son modèle.
Angela Donati
Errore vero? Errore voluto?
Marco Buonocore
Cuiusve hominis est errare: tipologie di ‘errore epigrafico’
nella trasmissione testuale antica e moderna.
Silvia Orlandi
Castrensis o casternsis? Quando l’errore non è di lettura.
Antonio Sartori
Errori d’ogni tempo.
Ginette Vagenheim
Gli errori e le correzioni nella tradizione manoscritta
delle epigrafi nel ’500.

Marco Petoletti
Presentazione di ICI (Inscriptiones Christianae Italiae)
di Mediolanum (a cura di Giuseppe Cuscito).

Venerdì 21 settembre
Ore 9.00
Marina Vavassori
Martiri per errore.
Serena Zoia
Un’epigrafe ‘multiforme’: le strane vicende di CIL V, 6128.
José d’Encarnaçao
Erros de interpretação da minuta em epígrafes da Lusitânia ocidental.
Isabel Rodà
Errori e incomprensioni nelle epigrafi romane di Catalogna.
Simonetta Segenni
Un’iscrizione pisana falsa o non falsa?
Mauro Reali
Gli inconsapevoli errori degli epigrafisti: un esempio dell’Ager Insubrium.
Sergio Lazzarini
Tra puntualità autoptica e fiducia nel trascrittore: spunti ostiensi.
Conclusioni

Angela Donati
Annuncio di Mediolanensis mos. L’officina epigrafica di Milano di Serena Zoia (Epigrafia e Antichità, 40).

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Manuscripts from the Margins. Macquarie University, Sydney, 20-22 September 2018

MANUSCRIPTS FROM THE MARGINS

20–22 September 2018, Macquarie University, Sydney

The conference “Manuscripts from the Margins” gathers together a group of the world’s leading experts in fake texts from throughout history to examine the forging of manuscripts (defined widely to include all surfaces on which writing is found) of all sorts. The conference has two parts. A two-day workshop on the 20th–21st September, “How to Edit a Forgery”, and a day of public lectures on synthetic themes, “Faking it”.

The keynote speaker will be Professor Christopher Rollston, Associate Professor of Northwest Semitic languages and literatures, Department of Classical and Near Eastern languages and Civilizations, George Washington University, Washington D.C.

Funding for this conference has been provided by the Ian Potter Foundation, the Australian Research Council, the MQ Ancient Cultures Research Centre, the Sir Asher Joel Foundation, and the Society for the Study of Early Christianity.

Manuscripts from the Margins: How to Edit a Forgery
Macquarie University, 20–21 September 2018.

This two-day workshop will address issues involved in working with, editing, and publishing forgeries (certain or alleged) through the presentation of a diverse range of textual forgeries purporting to be from antiquity through to the early modern period. Continue reading

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Inscriptions in Historiography, KCL, Sept 28, 2018

Forwarded for the organizers:

KCL International Postgraduate Workshop “Inscriptions in Historiography and Historiography in Inscriptions. Two Sides of the Same Coin: History”

The workshop will take place on 28 September 2018 at the Strand Campus, King’s College London (King’s Building, River Room). Our confirmed keynote speaker will be Dr Paola Ceccarelli (University College London).

To attend the workshop, registration via Eventbrite is mandatory for all attendees (excluding confirmed speakers). The conference is free to attend and lunch and refreshments will be provided. The Eventbrite registration for the event will close at 11pm on 25 September 2018.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/inscriptions-in-historiography-and-historiography-in-inscriptions-two-sides-of-the-same-coin-history-tickets-48909456501

We are looking forward to welcoming you all in London!

The Organising Committee (Dr Steven Cosnett, Dr Giulia Donelli, Dr Federica Scicolone)
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Attic Inscriptions Online updated

Published today:

  • The third volume of Attic Inscriptions in UK Collections, AIUK 3 (Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge), including (section 3) a general introduction to private Attic funerary monuments. More lightly annotated translations, Greek texts and images of the inscriptions are available on the AIO main site.
  • Translations of dedications by public arbitrators. For a full list of the new translations see Publication 3 September 2018.
  • Links to images of squeezes of inscriptions at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton (Krateros).
  • Links to AIO videos about the inscriptions in the Fitzwilliam Museum: see Publication 3 September 2018.
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Visuality of Text, Warwick, October 20, 2018

Forwarded for the organizers. Full programme and registration at conference website.

Visuality of Text: Interdisciplinary approaches to the display of the word

Saturday 20th October 2018, 10:45am- 6pm

IAS Seminar Room, Millburn House, University of Warwick

Schedule here.

Featuring discussion with artist John Newling about his exhibition ‘Journeys with The Wasteland’.

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XXIII Rencontre franco-italienne sur l’épigraphie du monde romain. Venice, 11-13 October 2018

XXIII RENCONTRE FRANCO-ITALIENNE SUR L’EPIGRAPHIE DU MONDE ROMAIN

in ricordo di Silvio Panciera

Epigrafi di carta, epigrafi di pietra. Il ruolo della tradizione manoscritta nello studio delle iscrizioni genuine e spurie

Venice, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia – Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana

11-13 October 2018

Giovedì 11 ottobre 2018. Cà Dolfin, Aula Magna Silvio Trentin Continue reading

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Christian Habicht (1926-2018)

 

It is with great sadness that I inform you that Christian Habicht, one of the greatest servants of Greek Epigraphy, passed away on August 6, 2018. A link to the obituary published on the website of the Institute for Advanced Study, where Prof. Habicht served for almost a quarter of a century, can be found here.

Nikolaos Papazarkadas (President of ASGLE)

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Conference on Epigraphic Forgeries. Venice, 10-11 October 2018

LA FALSIFICAZIONE EPIGRAFICA IN ITALIA.

QUESTIONI DI METODO E CASI DI STUDIO

Venice, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Aula Mario Baratto, 10-11 October 2018

MERCOLEDÌ 10 OTTOBRE 2018

ore 14.30
GIOVANNELLA CRESCI, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Direttore del Dipartimento di Studi umanistici
Indirizzo di saluto

LORENZO CALVELLI, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Principal investigator PRIN «False testimonianze. Copie, contraffazioni, manipolazioni e abusi del documento epigrafico antico»
Considerazioni introduttive

ore 15.00: Le falsae in Italia nord-orientale
presiede TOMMASO GNOLI, Università di Bologna

FULVIA MAINARDIS, Università di Trieste
Per uno studio dei falsi nel manoscritto inglese di Jacopo Valvasone di Maniago (1499-1570)

FRANCO LUCIANI, Newcastle University
CIL V 8796: falsa o genuina?

ANTONIO PISTELLATO, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia
Digitalizzazione e intelligenza del falso epigrafico. Il caso di un titulus atestino

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ore 17.00: Le falsae in Italia nord-occidentale
presiede ELENA CIMAROSTI, Università di Genova

MICHELE BELLOMO, Università di Milano; SILVIA GAZZOLI, Università di Milano
Monsignor Biraghi e i falsi di Cernusco

SILVIA GIORCELLI, Università di Torino
Theodor Mommsen e la straordinaria galleria di falsari piemontesi (sec. XVI-XVII)

VIVIANA PETTIROSSI, Università di Genova
I falsi epigrafici di Giuseppe Francesco Meyranesio: ispirazioni e modelli

GIOVEDÌ 11 OTTOBRE 2018

ore 9.00: Produzione e commercio di copie e falsificazioni epigrafiche
presiede SIMONETTA SEGENNI, Università di Milano

ALFREDO BUONOPANE, Università di Verona; SIVIA BRAITO, Institut d’Estudis Catalans
Falsi epigrafici in rete. Una fenomenologia

SILVIA MARIA MARENGO, Università di Macerata
La città e i suoi falsi

MARIA LETIZIA CALDELLI, Sapienza Università di Roma
Copie di iscrizioni urbane nelle collezioni inglesi

ANDREA RAGGI, Università di Pisa; CARLO SLAVICH, Sapienza Università di Roma
Copie di iscrizioni urbane nelle collezioni bolognesi

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Epigraphic Database Heidelberg (EDH) website down

During the height of a massive heat wave in central Europe the air conditioning system in the server room in the building of the Seminar für Alte Geschichte und Epigraphik Heidelberg broke down, so we had to switch off all servers. As a consequence a number of websites hosted by the Seminar für Alte Geschichte und Epigraphik are down, which includes the website of the Epigraphic Database Heidelberg (EDH). We are working on the problem, but for the time being, we cannot give any details about when the website will be back online.

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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

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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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