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Saturday, September 27, 2014

EES Book Sale

North American Papyrology Seminar, Ann Arbor MI May 15-17, 2015

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 graffi to ante cocturam CIL VI 16621 = IGVR 731: titulus sepulcralis o locatio operis fi gulini? ... 297

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

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

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

  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

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

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 epigrafi che  ... 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

van Minnen, 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

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

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

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

Piccione, R. M., Considerazioni bibliologiche e paleografi che 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

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

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

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

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

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

To Publish or Not to Publish

The John Rylands Research Institute Seminar in Papyrology
25 October 2014, Christie Room, The John Rylands Library, 150 Deansgate, Manchester
A brief introduction on the aims of the seminar is available from here: Aims

10:45-11:00 Welcome/Introduction: Roberta Mazza (University of Manchester)
11:00 -11:30 David Gill (University Campus Suffolk): What does ‘provenance’ mean?
11:30-12:00 Neil Brodie (University of Glasgow): The role of academics
12:00-12:30 Stuart Campbell (University of Manchester): Mesopotamian objects in a conflicted world
12:30-13:30 Lunch
Chair: Roslynne Bell (University of Manchester)
13:30-14:00 Roberta Mazza (University of Manchester): Who owns the past? Private and public papyrus collections
14:00-14:30 Chris Naunton (Egypt Exploration Society, London): Association policies: the case of the Egypt Exploration Society
14:30-15:00 Coffee Break
15:00-15:30 Vernon Rapley (V&A Museum, National Museum Security Group, London): ‘Working together.’ Law enforcement and cultural sector, intelligence sharing and cooperation
15:30-16:00 James Ede (Charles Ede Ltd, London): Dealers: trade, traffic and the consequences of demonization
16:00-16:45 The way forward: round table
Discussants include David Trobisch (Director of the Museum of the Bible/Green Collection, Washington DC), Marcel Marée (The British Museum), Nikolaos Gonis (UCL), Campbell Price (Manchester Museum), Nicole Vitellone (University of Liverpool), William Webber (Art Loss Register), Donna Yates (University of Glasgow)

Everybody is welcome!
UPDATE 23 September: Due to unexpected growing interest, I now kindly ask people who wish to attend to confirm it to me via email due to space limitations: roberta.mazza@manchester.ac.uk

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Gardner, Alcock, Funk, P.Kellis VII

Gardner, I, Alcock, A, Funk, W-P, Coptic Documentary Texts from Kellis 2, (= P. Kell. VII), Oxbow Press: Oxford 2014. (366 pp., 18 plates, CD with supplementary images). ISBN: 9781782976516 | Published by: Oxbow Books | Series: Dakhleh Oasis Project Monograph | Volume: 16 | Year of Publication: 2014 | Language: English 320p, H297 x W210 (mm) b/w illustrations +CD of photographs

This is the second volume on fourth century Coptic documents written on papyri and boards, found in the ruins of houses at Kellis, the Roman predecessor of the village of Ismant el-Kharab in the Dakhleh Oasis. It is concerned with 75 letters and associated household accounts and lists, mostly from House 3. The documents are transcribed and translated with commentary. Together, these two volumes break new ground in providing a unique insight into the social and economic relations of a sectarian group within a late antique village, and the opportunity to study that group’s interaction with other communities. They give voice to ordinary people and provide genuine insights into literacy and the role of women, communications and travel, multilingual society and normative forms of belief and practice.




Letter on a wooden board (with traces of an earlier text in Syriac)
Texts perhaps additional to groups published in Volume 1
Manichaean letters
Letters by Pamour (and Maria)
Letters by Pegosh (brother of Pamour)
Letters from Philammon to Theognostos (Louishai) and Hor
Letters from Theognostos
Letters from and to Ploutogenes
Kyra / Loihat / Timotheos group
Individual and unplaced documents and letters
List of other (not edited) Coptic fragments from House 3


List of other (not edited) Coptic fragments from House 4

List of other (not edited) Coptic fragments from the Temple Enclosure


Native words
Loan words
Greek words in Greek context
Personal names
Geographical and ethnic names
Triadic pronominals (PTN)
Subject index (English language)
Inventory numbers
Note concerning the photographs
P. Kellis addenda and corrigenda

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Call for Papers: Singles and the Single Life in the Roman and Later Roman World Academia Belgica, Rome, 28–30 June 2015

Call for Papers:
Singles and the Single Life in the Roman and Later Roman World
Academia Belgica, Rome, 28–30 June 2015

Prof. Dr. Christian Laes, University of Antwerp, Free University of Brussels
Prof. Dr. Sabine R. Huebner, Universität Basel, Switzerland
Deadline for proposals: 15 October 2014
Singleness is not only a new and rapidly increasing lifestyle of the present day. It has also become a fashionable field of research in social history. During a series of sessions at the European Social Science History Conference (Glasgow, 2012), questions were raised about the structural and cultural particularities of ‘single life’ in cities. A conference at the University of Antwerp (Singles in the Cities of North-West Europe, c. 1000–2000) in March 2013 further expanded upon the insights from the Glasgow conference.
In this new field of research the silence of ancient historians is striking. This may be partly explained by the lack of demographical data: there are virtually no statistics or censuses to indicate how many men or women were single in the towns and villages of the Roman Empire. But far more problematic is the definition of singleness. In a society which did not yet know the Christian concept of marriage, in an environment where both the contracting of a marriage and divorce were quick and easy, the lines between married and unmarried were somewhat vague. This may explain why there is no proper or much-used Latin or ancient Greek word to denote the status of a bachelor or spinster. We might even raise the question whether singleness for the ancient period could possible be defined as being unmarried. But even without the criterion of marriage, other approaches towards singleness in antiquity are possible.
Since this is the first ever conference on the theme, and with the aim of publishing a volume which will set the course for further research, we are inviting papers from a wide chronological and thematic range, incorporating the methods and questions historians of other periods use, to consider these questions:
(1) The possibility of some demographic insight into singleness and the way it was distributed (widows, unmarried, divorced, orphan).
(2) The difference between the urban and rural environment.
(3) Gendered aspects of the issue.
(4) Social and economic drawbacks or incentives for single persons.
(5) Social networks and the possibility of a subculture of singles.
(6) Juridical consequences of singleness.
(7) Funerary commemoration and representation of singleness.
(8) The impact of Christianity.
Confirmed speakers include (apart from the organizers Laes and Huebner) Anna Boozer (New York), Ville Vuolanto (Tampere/Oslo), Kyle Harper (Oklahoma), Judith Evans Grubbs (Emory), and Hanne Sigismund Nielsen (Calgary).
The conference organizers welcome abstracts of about 300 words on ‘Singles and the Single Life in the Roman and Later Roman World’ based on analysis of literary, documentary, archaeological, and iconographic evidence. Papers should be 20 minutes in length, with 10 minutes of discussion time allowed after each individual paper, and should be read in English. We encourage junior researchers and recent PhD holders to apply as well.
Please submit your abstract by email to Prof. Dr. Christian Laes (christian.laes@uantwerpen.be) or Prof. Dr. Sabine R. Huebner (sabine.huebner@unibas.ch). Please include the full title of your abstract and a short biographical note on your affiliation and previous research. The deadline for proposals is 15 October 2014.

Unravelling the John Rylands papyrus collection: Conference 4-6 September (Manchester)

"Ancient Last Supper charm found in John Rylands Library"


A 1,500-year-old papyrus charm thought to be "the first ever found to refer to the Last Supper and use magic in the Christian context" has been discovered in the vaults of a Manchester library.

The fragment was found at the University of Manchester's John Rylands Library by researcher Dr Roberta Mazza.