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. PLEASE SEND SUGGESTIONS

Monday, February 25, 2013

Deadline for registration with a paper for Warsaw Congress nears

Sunday, February 24, 2013

3rd International Conference of the Research Network Imperium & Officium: 20-22 February 2013

Relevant selections from this Conference (just ended), organized by B Palme:
In addressing the theme of ‘Land and Power’ we wish to examine the power base of office-holding élites in pre-modern societies. As a tool of analysis we frame our questions in Weberian terms, distinguishing between exercise of power in a bureaucratic mode (ex officio) and power based on economic wealth and privilege in a patrimonial setting, with office being conferred as a consequence. Our focus will be on the interplay between economic power and bureaucratic rationality. In most pre-industrial societies, power and wealth was based on landownership and the control of food production: landownership as the basis of power of an office-holding élite is a recurring phenomenon in ancient states. We also seek to question whether such élites (especially in the periphery) were a force for cohesion or disruption from the point of view of the state, and to investigate the means by which the state sought to integrate and control office-holding élites, e.g. by the use of parallel and/or overlapping chains of command, or by co-optation through court offices and privileges.
Kaiser, Anna (Vienna): Flavius Athanasius, dux et Augustalis Thebaidis

Scheuble-Reiter, Sandra (Chemnitz): Military Service and the Allotment of Land in Ptolemaic Egypt

Mazza, Roberta (Manchester): Land and Power in Late Antiquity: The Egyptian Point of View

Palme, Bernhard (Vienna): From City Council to Senate: Landlords from Late Antique Egypt Becoming Imperial Aristocrats

Kehoe, Dennis (New Orleans): Urbanization, Land, and Political Control in the Roman Empire

Frantz-Murphy, Gladys (Denver): Environment and History in the Early Islamic Middle East

Manning, Joseph (New Haven): Patrimonial Power, State Power, and Land in Greco-Roman Egypt

Bsees, Ursula (Vienna): The Partition of Land and Power at the Periphery: Some Notes on the Agreements between St Catherine’s Monastery and Surrounding Bedouin

Friday, February 22, 2013

DM André et Etienne Bernand

Etienne Bernand

André Bernand
Video: Extrait de l'entretien, intitulé Le Delta égyptien d'après les textes grecs avec André BERNAND, professeur émérite des Universités et spécialiste de la Grèce antique et l'Egypte.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Tyche Band 27 (2012)

Tyche Band 27 (2012) 

288 Seiten mit 16 Tafeln | 24 x 17 cm| Softcover| EUR 95,--| ISBN: 978-3-902868-84-8 | ISSN: 1010-9161 | Erscheinungsdatum: Februar 2012

Inhaltsverzeichnis TYCHE 27

  • Ulrike Ehmig: Szenen nicht nur einer Ehe: sine ulla querella und andere verwandte Formulierungen in lateinischen Grabinschriften
  • Jörg Fündling: Hadrian als literarische Kunstfigur. Probleme und Perspektiven der Erstedition von P. Monts Roca III
  • Rudolf Haensch : Vorausschauender Euerget und Getreideversorgung einer Kleinstadt. Eine bilingue Inschrift aus Albanien im Lichte von Wiener Unterlagen
  • Peter Kruschwitz – Virginia L. Campbell – Matthew Nicholls: Menedemerumenus: tracing the routes of Pompeian graffiti writers
  • Amphilochios Papathomas: Ein griechisches Papyrusamulett mit Teilen aus zwei Septuaginta Psalmen
  • Markus Resel: Neuedition einer Bankquittung für γκύκλιον: P.Tebt. II 359 + P.Tebt.Suppl. 1376
  • Michael Alexander Speidel: Faustina — mater castrorum. Ein Beitrag zur Religionsgeschichte
  • Marco Vitale: Hellenische Poleis, Hellenarchen und koina der Hellenen fern der ‚Heimat‘. Die Hellenentitulatur vom Schwarzen Meer bis zur syrischen Wüstensteppe
  • Ekkehard Weber: Das römische Bürgerrecht des Apostels Paulus
  • Ekkehard Weber: Ein neues Buch und das Datierungsproblem der Tabula Peutingeriana
  • Bemerkungen zu Papyri XXV, Adnotationes epigraphicae III, Buchbesprechungen, Indices, Eingelangte Bücher

Friday, February 15, 2013

Fellowship at Uni-Oslo

Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas
Doctoral Research Fellowship in Ancient Greek (Papyrology)
A PhD Research Fellowship (position code 1017) in Ancient Greek (2013-2015) is available at the University of Oslo’s Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas from 1 June 2013.
The fellowship will be attached to the research project Strengthening Research Capacity in the Papyrus Collection of the Oslo University Library (2012-2015), led by Associate Professor in Greek Anastasia Maravela and funded jointly by the University of Oslo and The Norwegian Research Council. This project continues and expands the scope of the project Editing Papyrus Texts from the Collection of the Oslo University Library(2008-2011). For detailed information on the project see.
The aims of the project are: i) to prepare editions of unpublished papyrus texts from the collection of the Oslo University Library and ii) to carry out research on the papyrus texts witnessing Greek medicine or early Christianity and their contexts. We are inviting project descriptions about:
  • Early Christian texts on papyrus and their contexts, or
  • The language of Greek medicine in light of medical papyri (preferably projects addressing the development of medical vocabulary)
The position is available for a period of three years. Candidates who are accepted must participate in the Faculty of Humanities’ researcher education program (cf. regulations and supplementary provisions for the faculty’s researcher education) and must also engage in the designated research activities on a 100 percent basis. The designated aim of the project is to complete a doctoral dissertation to be defended at a public disputation for the Ph.D.-degree.
For further particulars contact the project coordinator, Associate Professor Anastasia Maravela, anastasia.maravela@ifikk.uio.no
  • A Master degree or equivalent in Ancient Greek or in  related fields such as Classical Philology, Classical Languages, and Ancient History. Depending on the project knowledge of Latin and/or Egyptian (Demotic or Coptic) will be considered as an asset
Personal Skills
  • In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on the quality of the project description and on the academic and personal ability on the part of the candidates to complete the dissertation within the given time frame.
  • The candidate must demonstrate good cooperative skills, and the ability to successfully join in academic partnerships across disciplines.
We offer
  • salary level 50 - 56 (NOK 416 000 - 460 400, depending on level of expertise)
  • academically stimulating working environment
  • attractive welfare arrangements
Applicants must submit the following attachments with the electronic application, preferably in pdf format:
  • letter of application describing qualifications (maximum 2 pages)
  • project description, including a detailed progress plan for the project (maximum 5 pages, see Guidelines for project descriptions)
  • Curriculum Vitae with grades explicitly stated
  • list of publications
Educational certificates, master theses and the like are not to be submitted with the application, but applicants may be asked to submit such information or works later.
The shortlisted candidates will be called for an interview at the University of Oslo or we will arrange for an interview on Skype.
See also Guidelines for appointments to research fellowships at the Faculty of Humanities.
The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results a.o.
The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds.
  • Region:
  • Oslo
  • Job type:
  • Contract
  • Working hours:
  • Full-time
  • Working days:
  • Day
  • Application deadline:
  • 15 April 2013
  • Expected Start Date:
  • 1 June 2013
  • Location:
  • Oslo
  • Reference number:
  • 2012/6467
  • Contacts:
  • Associate Professor Anastasia Maravela (Project Coordinator)
    Telephone: +47 22856843
  • Reseach Coordinator Zhanna Saidenova
    Telephone: +47 22857890

ASP Call for Papers

The American Society of Papyrologists  (ASP) invites proposals for papers for its
panel "Culture and Society in Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Egypt" at the
2014 meeting of the American Philological Association in Chicago, Illinois
(2-5 January). Although the scope of papyrological studies is wide,
submissions for this panel must meet at least one of the following

(a) they must deploy evidence for ancient cultures and literatures that is
preserved on papyri, ostraka, or wooden tablets (in Greek, Latin, Coptic,
demotic Egyptian, Arabic, or other pertinent languages);

(b) they must investigate aspects of the histories or cultures of Egypt
from the Hellenistic to the early Islamic period.

Submissions from graduate students and faculty at all levels are welcome.
Prospective speakers must be members in good standing of the APA; please

for membership info.

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Nice PR about the Demotic Dictionary

Dictionary unveils culture of ancient Egypt

Sunday, February 03, 2013


Salvatore Settis, Ricordo di Marcello Gigante, p. 5.

Agathe Antoni, Le PHerc. 1384: édition critique, p. 17.

Dino De Sanctis, Utile al singolo, utile a molti: il proemio dell’Epistola a Pitocle, p. 95.

Antonio Parisi, Osservazioni sul lessico del PHerc. 831 (Demetrio Lacone, Opus incertum), p. 111.

Mariacristina Fimiani, I papiri del IV libro della Retorica di Filodemo: segni, correzioni e caratteristiche bibliologiche (PHerc. 1423, 1673/1007 e relative scorze), p. 121.

Margherita Erbì, Il sapiente e il retore in Filodemo, Retorica VII (PHerc. 1004, col. 50), p. 189.

Matilde Fiorillo, Il medico, il timoniere e il retore in Filodemo, Retorica VII (PHerc. 1004), p. 193.

Ornella Salati, Mitografi e storici in Filodemo (De pietate, pars altera), p. 209.

Holger Essler, Die Götterbewegung (Phld., Di III, Kol. 10, 6-Kol. 11, 7), p. 259.

Gianluca Del Mastro, Altri frammenti dal PHerc. 1691: Filodemo, Historia Academicorum  e Di III, p. 277.

Giovanni Indelli-Francesca Longo Auricchio, Catalogo del materiale ercolanese nel Fondo Vogliano conservato a Firenze, p. 293.

Martin Ferguson Smith, Diogenes of Oinoanda: News and Notes VI (2011), p. 303.

Joelle Delattre, Visite de deux épicuriens français à Œnoanda, p. 319. Notiziario, p. 323.