Friday, March 16, 2018

Mycenaean Atlas Project

Mycenaean Atlas Project 
The purpose of this web site is to provide accurate latitude and longitude coordinates for all the Early, Middle, and Late Helladic (Mycenaean) find sites both in Greece and in places which the Mycenaean culture touched. This site also provides some bibliographic information as well as times of occupation and the nature of the finds at the various sites. The main purpose is, however, to provide locational information.

Locational Data: Accuracy

Every effort has been made to confirm the exact location of each site. For a complete description of this parameter and of the concepts of Precision and Accuracy as they apply to this web site see this.

Open Access Exhibition Catalogues and Museum Brochures from Arabia Antica

 [First posted in AWOL 31 August 2016, updated 16 March 2018]

Open Access Exhibition Catalogues and Museum Brochures from Arabia Antica
Arabia Antica: Pre-islamic Arabia, Culture and Archaeology

Insights into ancient South Arabia: the collection of the Museo Nazionale d'Arte Orientale "G. Tucci" in Rome

Irene Rossi and Alexia Pavan (with a contribution by Paola D'Amore) 2015, Dedizioni, 105 pp., ISBN 978-88-95613-24-6 The collection of ancient South Arabian objects from the Museo Nazionale d’Arte Orientale ‘Giuseppe Tucci’ has been growing larger since 1976 and includes four collections containing ceramics, sculptures, reliefs, architectural elements, inscriptions, bronze objects, terracotta figurines and coins. ...

Along the aroma and spice routes. The harbour of Sumhuram, its territory and the trade between the Mediterranean, Arabia and India

Alessandra Avanzini (ed.) 2011, MB VISION - BANDECCHI E VIVALDI, 127 pp., ISBN: 978-88-8341-476-3, 20 euros From 1996, the IMTO mission of the University of Pisa has been working on the site of Sumhuram, in the territory of Khor Rori (southern Oman), since ancient times a region famed for the excellence of the frankincense it produced. This volume coincide with the conclusion of a project funded by MIUR...

Art and technique in Yemen. The bronzes from the Museum of Baynun

Alessandra Avanzini (ed.) 2009, Bandecchi e Vivaldi, 131 pp., ISBN: 8883414411 This catalogue has been published on the occasion of the exhibition "Art and technique in Yemen. The bronzes from the Museum of Baynun", which took place at Pisa from May, 27th to June, 10th 2009. The exhibition was an initiative which is part of the Italy-Yemen cooperation project CASIS, whose aim...

Oman, the land of Sindbad the sailor

Alessandra Avanzini, Alexia Pavan and Michele Degli Esposti 2012, pp. 44 The exhibition that was set up in the Museo di S. Matteo - Pisa in 2012 intended to illustrate Oman by drewing connections between this distant, exotic land and more familiar things. The title of the catalogue suggests how closely the fortunes and the destiny of the country were linked to the sea...

The Museum of Baynun

Alessandra Avanzini and Alessia Prioletta 2010, pp. 24 The museum of Baynun is the largest museum of the Dhamar governorate in terms of number of objects and their artistic and historical importance. The museum, founded in 1990 by sheikh A. al-Huzeizi, collects the antiquities found in Baynun and the surrounding areas. More than 70 inscriptions,...

The Museums of Dhamar

Alessandra Avanzini and Alessia Prioletta 2010, pp. 24 This brochure includes a short guides of both the Regional and the University Museums of Aden, produced within the project CASIS. The Regional Museum is the main museum of the Dhamar governorate. It was built at Hirran, north of Dhamar city, in 2002. Its pre-Islamic collection comprises over...

The National Museum of Aden

Alessandra Avanzini and Alessia Prioletta 2010, 20 pp. The National Museum of Aden is located in a wonderful colonial building of “Qasr al-Sultan”, in the Crater. Founded in 1966, it is one of the greatest Yemeni museums for number of pieces and prestige. Its huge collection of antiquities had to comprise some 500 pieces, especially from the kingdoms...

Perseus Digital Library: Scaife Viewer

Perseus Digital Library: Scaife Viewer
The Scaife Viewer is a reading environment for pre-modern text collections in both their original languages and in translation. It is the first phase of work towards the next version of the Perseus Digital Library, Perseus 5.0.
This project is part of the Open Greek and Latin Project, an international collaborative consortium of librarians and researchers, that includes the Center for Hellenic Studies of Harvard, the Harvard Library, the Library of the University of Virginia, Mount Allison University, the Perseus Digital Library at Tufts, and the Open Philology Project at the University of Leipzig. The Alexander von Humboldt Chair of Digital Humanities at Leipzig funded the initial development by Eldarion.
The Scaife Viewer is named for Ross Scaife, a pioneer in digital classics who lived the virtues of collaboration and who set an early example in establishing open access and openly licensed data as the standards upon which Digital Classics now depends. The initial release of the Scaife Viewer was on March 15, 2018, the tenth anniversary of his premature passing on March 15, 2008.
While Eldarion has led the initial work, the goal is to create a foundation which members of the community can extend. The code is open source under an MIT license. See for the code repositories and read about the many ways to contribute.
The Scaife Viewer is intended to be highly extensible, with a growing library of widgets that integrate texts with various types of annotation and external APIs. As well as the core reading environment, the library browsing, and full text search, we are working on personalised functionality around reading lists and vocabulary.
The Scaife Viewer makes use of the CapiTainS suite of tools for the serving and processing of texts.
Currently, texts are drawn from the following GitHub repositories:

Hip Sublime : Beat Writers and the Classical Tradition

Hip Sublime : Beat Writers and the Classical Tradition
Book Series: Classical Memories/Modern Identities Paul Allen Miller and Richard H. Armstrong, Series Editors ISBN: 9780814213551 Year: Language: English 
Publisher: The Ohio State University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100786 
In their continual attempt to transcend what they perceived as the superficiality, commercialism, and precariousness of life in post-World War II America, the Beat writers turned to the classical authors who provided, on the one hand, a discourse of sublimity to help them articulate their desire for a purity of experience, and, on the other, a venerable literary heritage.This volume examines for the first time the intersections between the Beat writers and the Greco-Roman literary tradition. Many of the “Beats” were university-trained and highly conscious of their literary forebears, frequently incorporating their knowledge of Classical literature into their own avant-garde, experimental practice. The interactions between writers who fashioned themselves as new and iconoclastic, and a venerable literary tradition often seen as conservative and culturally hegemonic, produced fascinating tensions and paradoxes, which are explored here by a diverse group of contributors.

Open Access Journal: Araştırma Sonuçları Toplantıları

 [First posted in AWOL 18 March 2011, updated 16 March 2018)]

Araştırma Sonuçları Toplantıları
ISSN: 1017-7663

Newly added to Orbis Biblicus et Orientalis Online March 15, 2018

Newly added to Orbis Biblicus et Orientalis Online
Sadek, Abdel-Aziz Fahmy (1985). Contribution à l'étude de l'Amdouat: Les variantes tardives du Livre de l'Amdouat dans les papyrus du Musée du Caire. Freiburg, Switzerland / Göttingen, Germany: Universitätsverlag / Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht.
Pruin, Dagmar (2006). Geschichten und Geschichte: Isebel als literarische und historische Gestalt. Fribourg, Switzerland / Göttingen, Germany: Academic Press / Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht.
Stark, Christine (2006). "Kultprostitution im Alten Testament": Die Qedeschen der Hebräischen Bibel und das Motiv der Hurerei. Fribourg, Switzerland / Göttingen, Germany: Academic Press / Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht. 
Barthélemy, Dominique (2005). Critique textuelle de l'Ancien Testament: Tome 4. Psaumes. Fribourg, Switzerland / Göttingen, Germany: Academic Press / Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Open Access Journal: Scripture Bulletin

[First posted in AWOL 26 November 2013, updated 15 March 2018 (links now all to Internet Archive)]

Scripture Bulletin
ISSN: 0036-9780
SCRIPTURE BULLETIN is a peer-reviewed journal published twice yearly since 1969 by the Catholic Biblical Society of Great Britain (ISSN 0036-9780).
Jeremy Corley
Ian Boxall (Editor)
Mary Mills
Martin O’Kane (Reviews Editor)
Seth Turner (Treasuer)

All editorial communications and requests for back numbers should be addressed to:
The Editor, Mr. Ian Boxall, St Stephen’s House, 16 Marston St, Oxford, OX4 1JX.

Since January 2010 Scripture Bulletin has been published exclusively online. Articles may be downloaded in pdf format, for which a suitable reader such as Adobe Reader is required. To download an article, simply click on the pdf icon which appears below the abstract or opening paragraph.
Articles from past online issues are available to browse online. You can either:
  1. Click on the relevant section (Editorial, Articles or Reviews & Notices) and browse the contents (most recent first).
  2. Search for a word or phrase using the search box at the top-right of every page (this performs a full-text search of all articles).
  3. Click on 'Past issues' then select the issue year and month
Additionally, all print issues since the first issue in 1969 are available to download. To access these either use the search box (which searches the full text of every issue automatically) or click on 'Past issues' > 'Pre-2010 issues'. A separate online archive of Scripture, the predecessor to Scripture Bulletin, is also available.
Articles may be cited as if printed conventionally, using the page numbers which appear in the pdf document. The volume and issue number of the current issue are displayed on the front page, and for previous issues may be found in the editorial article corresponding to the publication date.
Manuscripts for publication should be typed with double spacing and footnotes/endnotes numbered consecutively and submitted on disk, formatted in Word.
All material on this website is copyright © The Catholic Biblical Society of Great Britain, with the exception of images which are in the public domain or otherwise attributed. If you wish to reproduce any material, other than quoting short excerpts for academic purposes (properly attributed to the author and Scripture Bulletin), please contact the Editor.
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