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Thursday, April 30, 2009

REVIEW: Walter Scheidel, Ian Morris, Richard P. Saller (ed.), The Cambridge Economic History of the Greco-Roman World.


Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2009.04.74
Walter Scheidel, Ian Morris, Richard P. Saller (ed.), The Cambridge Economic History of the Greco-Roman World. Cambridge/New York: Cambridge University Press, 2007. Pp. xiv, 942. ISBN 9780521780537. $225.00.

Reviewed by Constantina Katsari, University of Leicester (ck82@le.ac.uk)
Word count: 4045 words

Table of Contents (including chh. 16. Hellenistic Egypt Joseph Manning; and 26. Roman Egypt Dominic Rathbone)


This is certainly an extraordinary book on the Ancient Mediterranean economies that ought to be read and quoted by all historians who work in the field of pre-industrial economics. This excellent project was brought to completion by its 3 editors and 27 contributors over the span of a decade. Although this is a Cambridge volume, we should also give ample credit to Stanford University, in which the editors work. According to the editors the goals of this volume are two-fold: 1) to summarize the existing scholarship on the Greco-Roman economy and 2) to shape future research. (p. 1) The chronological and geographical span of time and space extend far beyond what traditionally has been considered the Greco-Roman world. Apart from the Classical, Hellenistic and Roman worlds, it includes prehistoric societies in the Mediterranean and part of the Near Eastern civilizations. This expansion could allow for comparisons between different economic systems across the Mediterranean and, in some cases, may also clarify concepts that were otherwise obscure. In this review, I intend to assess the achievements of this collaboration and the fulfilment of the initial targets.

Etc. at BMCR

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

L. CANFORA, Artemidorus Ephesius. P.Artemid. sive Artemidorus personatus,


Artemidorus Ephesius. P.Artemid. sive Artemidorus personatus,
edidit brevique commentario instruxit Societas emunctae naris, Bari, Edizioni di Pagina, aprile 2009.

Titolo: Artemidorus Ephesius. P. Artemid. sive Artemidorus personatus
Curato da: Canfora L.
Editore: Edizioni di Pagina
Data di Pubblicazione: 2009
Collana: Ekdosis
ISBN: 887470089X
ISBN-13: 9788874700899
Pagine: 52
Reparto: Letteratura classica
INDEX

Praefatio

Quid fuerit Artemidori Geographia et quomodo eam Marcianus in epitomen reduxerit 2

Siglorum conspectus, p. 6

Artemidorus personatus

Col. I, p. 8 - Col. II, p. 14 - Col. III, p. 17 - Col. IV, p. 18 - Col. V, p. 24

De personati nostri usu scribendi, p. 33 - Summatim dictum, p. 34

Artemidori Geographikon Liber I edidit Claudius Schiano 35

Appendix. Artemidori Hispania in Strabonis opere 49

Editiones quas adiimus 52

Monday, April 20, 2009

Convegno Internazionale di studio Il Papiro di Artemidoro

Convegno Internazionale di studio
Il Papiro di Artemidoro

Rovereto, 29 e 30 aprile 2009
Accademia degli Agiati - Piazza Rosmini 5

Mercoledì 29 aprile 2009, ore 9.15
Presidenza: Peter Schreiner (Universität zu Köln)

Relazione tecnica: analisi morfologica del cosiddetto Konvolut (a cura di una équipe multidisciplinare specializzata)

Daniel Delattre (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris)
La scrittura del cosiddetto Artemidoro

Silvia Strassi (Università di Trieste)
Osservazioni paleografiche a proposito del Papiro di Artemidoro

Intervallo

Brigitte Mondrain (Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, La Sorbonne, Paris)
Sulla “scrittura impressa”

Luciano Bossina (Septuaginta-Unternehmen der Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen)
Asianesimo immaginario

ore 15.00
Presidenza: Luigi Lehnus (Università Statale di Milano)

Guido Avezzù (Università di Verona)
Filologia, scienza del concreto

Renzo Tosi (Università di Bologna)
Non asiani sed asini

Federico Condello (Università di Bologna)
Se il proemio tace: prove di traduzione su P.Artemid. I 1-II 26

Intervallo

Jürgen Hammerstaedt (Universität zu Köln)
Falso di Simonidis?

Luciano Canfora (Università di Bari)
Sarà Simonidis? Certo non può essere Artemidoro

Giovedì 30 aprile 2009, ore 9.15
Presidenza: Luciano Canfora (Università di Bari)

Franco Ferrari (Università di Salerno)
Una filosofia poco ellenistica

Silvia Ronchey (Università di Siena)
Riflessioni metodologiche sulla vicenda Artemidoro

Luigi Vigna, Elvira D’Amicone (Museo Egizio, Torino)
A proposito di cartonnage: papiri, stucchi e pigmenti

Giorgio Ieranò (Università di Trento)
Papiri e mass-media

Tavola rotonda
Peter Schreiner, Luigi Lehnus, Jürgen Hammerstaedt, Luciano Canfora, Maurizio Calvesi

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Jean-Luc Fournet, Alexandrie : une communauté linguistique ?


Jean-Luc Fournet, Alexandrie : une communauté linguistique ? ou la question du grec alexandrin, collection: Etudes Alexandrines 17, IFAO, Le Caire 2009, ISBN 978-2-7247-0497-6, 94 pages, prix: 18 euros

L’originalité de la culture de l’Alexandrie antique s’est-elle affirmée dans le domaine de la langue au point qu’on puisse parler de «grec alexandrin»? C’est la question à laquelle je tente de répondre en rassemblant et en étudiant les particularismes linguistiques (avant tout lexicaux) que les auteurs anciens, déjà conscients du problème, ont signalés. À travers ces idiotismes de langue se dessinent les spécificités d’une cité: les mœurs et le caractère de ses habitants, certains traits de son urbanisme et de sa culture matérielle, le paysage de son arrière-pays et les activités économiques qui y sont liées. Si certains relèvent des lieux communs que les Anciens véhiculaient sur cette mégapole et sa population, d’autres mettent en lumière des faits culturels ou matériels qui ont parfois échappé aux historiens, papyrologues ou archéologues.

Can it be stated that the unique nature of ancient Alexandrian culture was confirmed within its very language, to the point that one may talk of an “Alexandrian Greek”? This is the question that I attempt to answer by gathering together and studying the linguistic particularities (lexical, above all) that the ancient authors, already aware of the issue, had pointed out. The specific nature of the city is presented within these peculiarities of language: the mores and character of its inhabitants, certain features of its urban tissue and material culture, the landscape of its hinterland and the economic activities attached to it. Whilst some may have arisen from the standard image that the Ancients circulated about this city and its population, others throw light on cultural or material realities that have sometimes escaped the notice of historians, papyrologists and archaeologists.

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

ANALECTA PAPYROLOGICA xviii-xx



Analecta Papyrologica voll. 18-20, 2006-08

Rosario Pintaudi
Editoriale pag. 5

Diletta Minutoli
Ancora una pergamena laurenziana (PL III/983):
Isocrate, De Pace 107-108; 109; 110-111; 111-112 » 7

Rosario Pintaudi-Pasquale Orsini
Frammenti di un rotolo in maiuscola biblica (PL II/30) » 15

Rosario Pintaudi
Orig. Alex. In Psalmos (MPG XII 1261, 20-22)? » 23

Enrico Livrea
Dorothei Carmen Ad Justos (= P. Bodmer XXXI) » 27

Diletta Minutoli
Amuleto contro la febbre (P. Prag. inv. III 1139) » 45

Salvatore Costanza
PSI X 1179: un frammento di idromanzia » 51

Rosario Pintaudi-Donata Baccani
Oroscopi greci su papiro » 73

Alexander Jones
An Astronomical Table from Medinet Madi (Narmuthis) » 79

Gabriella Messeri Savorelli-Rosario Pintaudi
Heroniniana III » 83

Angiolo Menchetti-Rosario Pintaudi
Un esempio di isopsefi a negli Ostraka di Medinet Madi » 107

Paolo Radiciotti
Due frammenti documentari latini di Firenze » 113

Alain Delattre
Un recueil de citations bibliques relatives à la Résurrection (PL III/176) » 119

INDICE GENERALE


Hans Förster
Getrennte Haushalte? Edition von P. Heidelberg K. 235 » 125

Wolfgang Luppe
Abermals zu Poseidipps erstem ajndriantopoiikovn-Epigramm
Kol. X 8-15 / Nr. 62 a/b » 131

Rosario Pintaudi
Per la datazione del “Commentario” tachigrafi co » 135

Salvatore Costanza
La palmomanzia negli studi di Th. Hopfner » 137

Micaela Langellotti
Locazioni di capre nell’Egitto romano » 145

Gianluca Casa
Frazioni dall’epigraphe.
Note preliminari ad alcuni ostraca del II sec. a.e.v. dal nomos Perithebas » 155

Adele Di Lorenzo
Un foglio palinsesto tra le pergamene greche di Cava dei Tirreni » 175

Augusto Guida
Note alla Passione di San Pansofi o e ad alcune citazioni da Apocrifi » 185

Lucio Del Corso
La scrittura greca di età ellenistica nei papiri greco-egizi.
Considerazioni preliminari » 207

Harald Froschauer
Antinoupolis.
Erster Vorbericht zu den Textilfunden aus der Nekropole Nord
(Grabungskampagnen Frühjahr und Herbst 2007) » 269

Georges Nachtergael-Rosario Pintaudi
Documents de fouilles en provenance de Narmouthis et d’Antinoé.
Troisième livraison » 275

DOCUMENTI PER UNA STORIA DELLA PAPIROLOGIA IN ITALIA
Rosario Pintaudi
A Cesare quel che è di Cesare » 325

Rosario Pintaudi
Guido Gentilli (Padova 25.12.1881-Il Cairo 6.8.1916) » 351

Rosario Pintaudi
L’Egitto romano e la vita moderna. Una conferenza di Girolamo Vitelli » 359

Rosario Pintaudi
Ancora sul “secolo della papirologia” » 409

Rosario Pintaudi
Come non si reclutano più papirologi nell’università italiana » 411

Libri ricevuti » 415
Indici a cura di Paola Pruneti » 417

Monday, April 06, 2009

Ed. by L. Demiri and C. Römer, Texts from the Early Islamic Period of Egypt



Texts from the Early Islamic Period of Egypt:
Muslims and Christians at their First Encounter.
Arabic Papyri from the Erzherzog Rainer
Collection, Austrian National Library, Vienna
Ed. by L. Demiri and C. Römer
(NILUS 15)

Phoibos Verlag Wien, 2009
ISBN 978-3-85161-013-0

Zu bestellen bei:

Phoibos Verlag
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A-1050 Wien
Tel (+431) 544 03 191
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Wednesday, April 01, 2009

REVIEW: Johannes Kramer, Vulgärlateinische Alltagsdokumente auf Papyri, Ostraka, Täfelchen und Inschriften


Johannes Kramer, Vulgärlateinische Alltagsdokumente auf Papyri, Ostraka, Täfelchen und Inschriften. Archiv für Papyrusforschung und verwandte Gebiete. Beiheft; 23. Berlin/New York: Walter de Gruyter, 2007. Pp. 182. ISBN 9783110202243. $109.00.

Reviewed by Kalle Korhonen, University of Helsinki (kalle.korhonen@helsinki.fi)
Word count: 1333 words

Johannes Kramer's (= K.) work is a new edition of 12 ancient documents in Latin, with Greek elements in a few of them. The documents have been chosen because they all illustrate, on the one hand, everyday life in antiquity, and on the other, Vulgar Latin. They include letters, a list of soldiers, funerary inscriptions and graffiti, the purchase document of a slave, the translation of a Greek fable, and two glossaries. The collection is mainly intended for the purposes of instruction, because, as Kramer puts it, "die meisten Studierenden des Lateinischen oder der Romanistik erfahren am Anfang des 21. Jahrhunderts weit weniger über das Vulgärlateinische, als Romanisten oder Latinisten zu Beginn des 20. Jahrhunderts vermittelt wurde" (p. 14). This is not necessarily an exaggeration. As a collection of teaching materials, the work is useful, and it will most likely be used in courses which cover the history of Latin, Vulgar Latin, or variation and change in Latin, although the relatively high price may prevent students from acquiring it.
Etc. at BMCR


Publisher's Blurb:
About this Title
Only a small proportion of the few written ancient vulgar Latin texts are to be found on their original medium. A number of these are presented in this volume, each of them with a bibliography, text, translation, drawing of the original written document and a detailed linguistic commentary. The collection includes four numbers with letters (ChLA 43, 1241c; Tab. Vindol. 2, 310; P. Mich. 8, 471; O. Bu Njem 76-79), a list of soldiers (SB 22, 15638), five graffiti from Pompeii, two inscriptions from the Rhineland (CIL 13, 7645; Gauthier Nr. 45), three bilingual documents (SB 3, 6304; P. Amh. 2, 26; Folium Parisinum) and the annexe to the Appendix Probi.