What's New in Papyrology

Recent publications of papyri & ostraca 4th BC-8th AD; conferences, lectures etc. from Papy-L and other sources as noted. gregg.schwendner AT wichita.edu

Friday, August 29, 2014

K. Blouin, Triangular Landscapes: Environment, Society, and the State in the Nile Delta under Roman Rule (OUP 2014)

Triangular Landscapes
Environment, Society, and the State in the Nile Delta under Roman Rule
Katherine Blouin
464 pages | Five figures, five maps, 28 tables, and 14 halftones | 216x138mm

Offers the first historical case study dedicated to an area of the Nile Delta under Roman rule Situates Roman-period Mendesian evidence within a broader chronological and geopolitical context Engages with concepts, methods, and data that stem from papyrology, archaeology, Egyptology, geomorphology, and ethnology 

Between the Roman annexation of Egypt and the Arab period, the Nile Delta went from consisting of seven branches to two, namely the current Rosetta and Damietta branches. For historians, this may look like a slow process, but on a geomorphological scale, it is a rather fast one. How did it happen? How did human action contribute to the phenomenon? Why did it start around the Roman period? And how did it impact on ancient Deltaic communities? This volume reflects on these questions by focusing on a district of the north-eastern Delta called the Mendesian Nome. 

 The Mendesian Nome is one of the very few Deltaic zones documented by a significant number of papyri. To date, this documentation has never been subject to a comprehensive study. Yet it provides us with a wealth of information on the region's landscape, administrative geography, and agrarian economy. Starting from these papyri and from all available evidence, this volume investigates the complex networks of relationships between Mendesian environments, socio-economic dynamics, and agro-fiscal policies. Ultimately, it poses the question of the 'otherness' of the Nile Delta, within Egypt and, more broadly, the Roman Empire. Section I sets the broader hydrological, documentary, and historical contexts from which the Roman-period Mendesian evidence stem. Section II is dedicated to the reconstruction of the Mendesian landscape, while section III examines the strategies of diversification and the modes of valorization of marginal land attested in the nome. Finally, section IV analyses the socio-environmental crisis that affected the nome in the second half of the second century AD. Readership: For scholars and students with an interest in the Egyptian economy in the Roman period.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

TOC's of JJP voll.1 (1946) - 41 (2011)

Dear colleagues, 

Thanks to the efforts of the Museum of Polish History and their grant for humanities, we are able to offer you the access to The Journal of Juristic Papyrology on-line. 

The data-base grants you also access to some other Polish reviews that may be of interest to the Papyrological community.

On behalf of the Editorial Board, 

With very best from Warsaw,

Jakub Urbanik 

Monday, August 25, 2014

Dizionario Biografico: Medea Norsa


DM Ruzena Dostalova

Růžena Dostálová
Czech Wikipedia

Bankes Ostraca blogpost

"You say ostraka, I say ostraca"

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

PSI online update

on the PSIonline project: through the same URL (www.psi-online.it) full datas and reproductions of P. Laur. voll. I-IV are now available (PLAURonline). P. Laur. V, with Coptic texts, will be soon online, as well as texts from other collections (PSI inv.; P. Flor.; P. Prag.; and of course PSI XVI).
All best (con i migliori auguri di buona estate),
Lucio Del Corso, Rosario Pintaudi.

Ghost Names @ Trimegistos

Today, 4 August, Trismegistos has put online a new database: Ghostnames. It contains more than 1300 ghostnames, with a typology of errors made in the course of a century by hundreds of papyrologists. It can be useful for people working with names, but also for editors of papyri, to help them avoid using wrong readings as parallels.

Trismegistos Ghostnames was originally a Master's thesis (1986) by Chris Eyckmans. It was later expanded by her supervisor Willy Clarysse, and he still adds new entries.

Friday, August 15, 2014

ZPE 191 (2014)

Antonopoulos, A. P., Two Puzzling Phrases at Soph. Ichn. 179 and 182 (P.Oxy. IX. 1174,
Col. VII. 15 and 18) 36

Arnaoutoglou, I. N., Displaying a Proof of Ownership in Roman Pamphylia 185

Avram, A. – Tsetskhladze, G. R., A New Attalid Letter from Pessinus 151

Battistoni, F., A New Council from Sicily (Tauromenion) 195

Bernard, S. G., Ballast, Mining, and Stone Cargoes in the Lex portorii Asiae 182

Bettenworth, A., Sapphos Amme: Ein Beitrag zum neuen Sapphofragment (Brothers Poem) 15

Bonanno, M. G., Una congettura al Fragmentum Grenfellianum 59

Brockmann, S. – Glintenkamp, J., Neues zu einem Kölner Weihaltar 294

Bruce, W., A Rupestral Boundary Marker in the Marble Quarries South of Sardis 193

Camodeca, G., La carriera di T. Statilius Severus, cos. ord. 171, in una nuova iscrizione calena 285

Clinton, K., Mysteria at Ephesus 117

Di Stefano Manzella, I., Il graffito ante cocturam CIL VI 16621 = IGVR 731: titulus
sepulcralis o locatio operis figulini? 297

Eck, W. – Pangerl, A., Ein Diplom für einen proreta der classis Pannonica, vielleicht
aus dem Jahr 98 261

Eck, W., Zwei neue Diplome für die Truppen von Dacia superior und Dacia Porolissensis 269

Eck, W. – Pangerl, A. – Weiß, P., Ein drittes Exemplar des Edikts Hadrians zugunsten
von Prätorianern vom Jahr 119 n. Chr. 266

Engelmann, H. – Içten, C. – Muss, U., Künstler im Artemision von Ephesos (Alkamenes, Eugnotos, Sopolis) 99

Felle, A. E., Perspectives on the Digital Corpus of the Christian Inscriptions of Rome (Epigraphic Database Bari). Contexts and Texts 302

Fernández-Delgado, J.-A., On the Cologne Sappho Papyrus 21

Glintenkamp, J. – Brockmann, S., Neues zu einem Kölner Weihaltar 294

Gómez-Pantoja, J. L., Miles Ale F(- - -) 282

Gonis, N., Notes on Miscellaneous Documents IV 198 

Gonis, N., Three Documents from Byzantine Oxyrhynchus Revisited 256

Hornblower, S., The Name of the Historian Polybios 82

Johnston, S. I., Goddesses with Torches in the Getty Hexameters and Alcman fr. 94 32

Keen, P. – Petzl, G., Two ‘Migrating Stones’ with Three Inscriptions 189

Kotyl, M., A List of Culinary Products and an Account on an Early Ptolemaic Ostracon
(O.Giss. inv. 109 + 307) 203

Lentini, G., Sappho’s Husband in Sapph. fr. 213A e V. (= P. Oxy. XXIX 2506, fr. 45)? 25

Litinas, N., P.Corn. 34 recto: Just the Weft and Warp, After All! 253

Liverani, P., Prudenzio e l’epigramma absidale di S. Pietro – nuove osservazioni 93

Maravela, A., Women in P.Würzb. 3? 90

Marginesu, G., Compiuto, incompiuto e interrotto nell’edilizia ateniese di età classica:
Note epigrafiche 129

Marshall, C. W. – Ripat, P., Enjoying a Slave Woman in P. Oxy. LXXIV 5019 231

Mascellari, R., Nuova edizione di una petizione di epoca traianea: P.Iand. inv. 16 = SB X 10218
(con un’appendice sul termine ἐκδικία) 235

Miller, J., Epigraphical Evidence for Citizenship in Third-Century B.C. Athens 141 

van Minnen, P., A Note on P.Amh. II 79 249 –, Another Copy of P.Mich. XVIII 792 251

Monson, A., Receipts for sitônion, syntaxis, and epistatikon from Karanis: Evidence for
Fiscal Reform in Augustan Egypt? 207

Nünlist, R., Das Schiff soll unversehrt sein, nicht voll! Zu Sapphos neuem Lied über die Brüder 13

Piccione, R. M., Considerazioni bibliologiche e paleografiche su P.Heid. inv. G 310 e 310a 61

Pirenne-Delforge, V. – Pironti, G., Héra et Zeus à Lesbos: entre poésie lyrique et décret civique 27

Prauscello, L. – Ucciardello, G., Hands and Book-rolls in P.Oxy. 4411: the First Extant Papyrus Witness for Plato’s Critias (P.Oxy. 4411, frr. 88–90+92+94–95) 47

Sánchez Natalías, C., “... ut illam ducas ...” Una nueva interpretación de la defixio
contra Salpina 278

Taylor, B., Diogenes of Oinoanda on the Meaning of ‘Pleasure’ (NF 192) 84

Weiß, P. – Eck, W. – Pangerl, A., Ein drittes Exemplar des Edikts Hadrians zugunsten von Prätorianern vom Jahr 119 n. Chr. 266

West, M. L., Nine Poems of Sappho 1 West, St., Notes on P.Oxy. 1802 + 4812 (the Oxyrhynchus Glossary) 39

Fowler, R. L., Addendum to ZPE 172, 2010, 55–64 (‘Paul Maas’s Athenaeus’) 46

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Checklist 2.0:

Checklist of Editions of Greek, Latin, Demotic, and Coptic Papyri, Ostraca, and Tablets
Founding Editors: John F. Oates and William H. Willis 

Message from Josh Sosin 
Colleagues:  I announced some time ago our intention to revive and refactor the Checklist. Please find the first steps in that effort at http://papyri.info/docs/checklist. Eventually the site will be more tightly integrated with the PN/PE. 
 The new instance differs in some ways. Section VII 'Information on Publishers' does not appear; such information is discoverable online, and we aim to embed links to WorldCat records or the like, so that users can locate volumes with relative ease. Section VIII 'List by year of publication' is also omitted. We may later be able to generate this dynamically, if there is strong demand. The appendix of 'Other citations' is likewise omitted here. This information will be integrated with citation information in the PN so that it will be discoverable by simple lookup. The most important difference is that we are now updating it fairly quickly. Special thanks here go to Robert Maxwell of BYU, who has very generously volunteered his time and careful eye. All best, josh --  Associate Professor, Classical Studies, Duke University Duke Collaboratory for Classics Computing Greek, Roman and Byzantine Studies Duke Data Bank of Documentary Papyri

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

International Conference: ‘Palladas and the New Papyrus’ UC London, 04 - 05 September 2014

International Conference: ‘Palladas and the New Papyrus’

04 - 05 September 2014
UCL Roberts Building, Lecture Theatre 421 Torrington Place, London WC1E 7JE
THURSDAY 04/09/14 Arrival and Registration/ Tea and Coffee Welcome: Gesine Manuwald (UCL) Keynote Speech
Tea and Coffee
Session 1: Text and Context - A

Kevin Wilkinson (Toronto)
Is Every Poet a Liar? Poetic Fiction and Historical Fact in the Epigrams of Palladas

Alan Cameron (Columbia)
Palladas and Constantinople

David Klotz (Yale)
‘Triphis, who has suffered much’: the Egyptian temple of Triphis and its tribulations in the Late Roman Period

Public Event: Palladas in Performance
Location: Darwin B40 Lecture Theatre Darwin Building, UCL
Gower Street London WC1E 6BT

Tony Harrison (film)

 Reading Palladas in Translation

Jo Balmer

Palladas: The Other Half Speaks Out

Edith Hall (KCL)
Palladas and his Influence

19.00-19.15: Questions from the audience
Location: UCL Department of Greek and Latin, Room 106
FRIDAY 05/09/14 Tea and Coffee
Session 2: Text and Context - B
Gower Street

London WC1E 6BT

Gianfranco Agosti (Rome)
Metrical inscriptions of the IVth century and P. CtYBR inv 4000: Contextualizing a late antique anthology

11.40 - 12.20 Rodney Ast (Heidelberg)
The New Palladas in Light of Greek Documentary Papyri from Upper Egypt

Luis Arturo Guichard (Salamanca)
Poetic Geographies: the Yale Book of Epigrams in the Context of 3th-4th Century Literature

Session 3: Intra-/Inter-textuality

Alexander Sens (Georgetown)
Palladas and Hellenistic Epigram

Tea and Coffee
Session 4: Iambic and Skoptic
Lucia Floridi (Milan)
Skoptic epigram in P. CtYBR inv.4000

TAS Restaurant
22 Bloomsbury Street

Kathryn Gutzwiller (Cincinnati)
Palladas Sequences in the Greek Anthology and the Yale Papyrus

Maria Kanellou (UCL)
Looking Back in Time: Iambic Echoes

17.20 - 17.30 Closing Remarks

Chris Carey (UCL) & Edith Hall (KCL)

20.00 Conference Dinner:

London WC1B 3QJ