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Thursday, December 27, 2007

CHRONIQUE D'EGYPTE LXXXII (2007) - Fasc. 163-164

Vient de paraître - Just published:

LXXXII (2007) - Fasc. 163-164

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Willy Clarysse - Haying Yan, Two Ptolemaic Stelae for the Sacred Lion of Leonton Polis (Tell
Moqdam) ... 77-100

Pierre Koemoth - Joseph Radelet, Osiris et l'hydrie abydénienne à l'époque impériale ... 126-146

Guy Lodomez, Les fragments de clepsydre de la dynastie des Argéades (332-304 av. J.-C.) ...

Rune Nyord, The Body in the Hymns to the Coffin Sides ... 5-34

Maren Schentuleit, Satabus aus Soknopaiu Nesos: Aus dem Leben eines Priesters am Beginn der
römischen Kaiserzeit ... 101-125

Marie-Paule Vanlathem, L'iconographie des bronzes du dieu Néferhotep ... 35-56


Ivan Guermeur, Une nouvelle nécropole à Athribis ... 147-156

Livres ... 157-200

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Jean Bingen, P.S.A. Athen. 9 + 13 et le dioecète Dioskouridès ... 207-217

Alexandra Bourguignon, Un manuel de langue latine: remarques et restitutions ... 293-301

Willy Clarysse, A Royal Journey in the Delta in 257 B.C. and the Date of the Mendes Stele ...

Paul Heilporn - Klaas A. Worp, A Wet Nurse Contract with an Unusual Provenance ... 218-226

Michel Malaise, Les hypostoles. Un titre isiaque, sa signification et sa traduction iconographique ...

Angiolo Menchetti - Rosario Pintaudi, Ostraka greci e bilingui da Narmuthis ... 227-280

Georges Nachtergael, De quelques comptes d'un grand domaine de Haute-Égypte au IIe siècle p.C.
... 281-292

Klaus Parlasca, Pseudokoptische Grabreliefs aus Ägypten ... 323-329


Bernhard Palme, Bauernsterben und Fiskalverwaltung im byzantinischen Aphrodite ... 330-336

Papyrus littéraires et documents ... 337-354

Livres ... 355-380

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L.S.B. MacCoull, More on Documentary Coptic at Aphrodito ... 381-390

Livres ... 391-396

Saturday, December 22, 2007

The Oxyrhynchus Papyri LXXI (online preview)

Oxyrhynchus Papyri 71
edited by N Gonis

Not yet listed in Worldcat; "not yet availble" according to Oxbow Books, but images and cataloguing info are available at the Oxyrhynchus Online site.

Blurb from Oxbow Books:
This volume adds to previously published early Christian texts four new papyri of the Gospel of John and also includes fragments of a lost play by Sophocles (Epigonoi), two prose works on Hellenistic historians and Hellenistic kings, a rhetorical exercise on speeches in Thucydides, and a lost novel with an Ionian setting. A further group of papyri of Iliad and related Homeric texts, including a paraphrase of Iliad I (its texts transmitted verbatim by at least two other papyri), scholia minora to Iliad I, and commentaries on Odyssey III and XV with scholarly credentials. Documentary texts include declarations of livestock, loans, leases, and other contracts. Finally it records publication of a group of drawings that appeared outside the series but assigns Oxyrhynchus publication numbers to them for the first time. Images of the drawings were prepared for and will be published in the volume Oxyrhynchus A City and its Texts (GRM 93) and Egyptian Archaeology 22. 188p (Graeco-Roman Memoirs 91, Egypt Exploration Society 2007)

ISBN-13: 978-0-85698-174-6
ISBN-10: 0-85698-174-5

Source: Peter Head, Evangelical Textual Criticism blog

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

REVIEW Mario Capasso (ed.), Studi di Egittologia e di Papirologia. Rivista internazionale. 2, 200

Mario Capasso (ed.), Studi di Egittologia e di Papirologia. Rivista internazionale. 2, 2005. Pisa/Roma: Istituti Editoriali e Poligrafici Internazionali, 2005. Pp. 134. ISBN ISSN 1724-6156. Annual subscription for institutions with online access: Italy: €445.00; abroad: €545.00.

FRANCESCA ANGIÒ, II nuovo Posidippo (2004)
two Women
MARCO BERGAMASCO, La διδασκαλική di PSI x 1132
STAMATIS BUSSÈS, Lista di oggetti
MARIO CAPASSO, L'intellettuale e il suo re (Filodemo, L'Adulazione, PHerc 1675, col. v 21-32)
MARIO CAPASSO, Settantanni dopo "Mr.Michigan": nuovi ritrovamenti di papiri e ostraka a Soknopaiou Nesos
SERGIO DARIS, Note per la storia dell'esercito romano in Egitto • III
DIDIER DEVAUCHELLE, Écrire le nom des jours épagomènes et du premier jour de l'an
(ODém. DelM 4-1)
GEORGES NACHTERGAEL, Trois lettres d'unefamille de Philadelphie
NATASCIA PELLÉ, A proposito di PKöln III 126, col. 11-4. Apollodoro, Sugli dèi
NATASCIA PELLÉ, Per un bilancio della fortuna di Senofonte storico e narratore in Egitto
AMARILLIS POMPEI, La funzione della Regina Madre nella investitura dei sovrani in epoca napatea
ENZO PUGLIA, Platone e l'ospite caldeo nella Storia dell'Academia di Filodemo (PHerc 1021, coll. III 39-v 19)
ENZO PUGLIA, Una lettera inedita di Theodor Gomperz a Giulio

Reviewed by Carlos Sánchez-Moreno Ellart, Department of Roman Law, University of Valencia-Spain; and Columbia University (carlos.sanchez-moreno@uv.es; cs2471@columbia.edu)
Word count: 1942 words

The second issue of Studi di Egittologia e di Papirologia. comprises 15 papers, some of which (marked *) were presented as abstracts at the XXIV International Congress of Papyrology in Helsinki.

In the first contribution, Francesca Angiò ("Il nuovo Posidippo" 9-32) examines the newest developments concerning P. Mil Vogli VIII 309 that appeared during 2004.1 This document is commonly attributed to Posidippus of Pela, and with this paper Angiò continues her contribution published in P. Lup 12 (2003) 7-68, with an accurate review that offers an overview of the principal problems.

The next paper, "A Coptic Letter from Two Women", by Roger Bagnall, Raffaella Cribiore and Timothy Renner, deals with P. Alex. inv. 675, probably from the 8th century, which is particularly badly preserved. It was first published by L. S. B. Mac Coull in Aegyptus 66 (1986) 190 ff. This article follows the approach taken by Bagnall and Cribiore in their Women's Letters from Ancient Egypt, 300 BC-AD 800 (Ann Arbor 2006, in press at that time), and offers a new text, translation and notes for P. Alex. inv. 675. The possible reference in l. 12 to Psalm 144.15 and to Psalm 109.1 or perhaps Corinthians 15.25 is really curious. The recipient of the letter, entitled 'papas,' was possibly a bishop, since this title -- as the authors point out -- was common for bishops in post-4th century Greek papyri (36).


publication details at Archaeogate Papirologia

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Luciano Canfora The True History of the So-called Artemidorus Papyrus

Luciano Canfora
l libro
Un repertorio di origine oscura, come talvolta succede dati i meccanismi del mercato antiquario, ha messo a rumore da dieci anni il mondo degli studi sull’antichità classica: il cosiddetto Papiro di Artemidoro. Il grosso pezzo è inverosimile da ogni punto di vista: grafia, contenuto, corredo di immagini umane e animalesche, mappa geografica di un paese non identificabile. Nonostante il battage mediatico messo in atto nel 2006, quando il papiro fu esibito a Torino (a Palazzo Bricherasio) in occasione delle Olimpiadi invernali, il pezzo non ha convinto. Questo libro dimostra che non può essere Artemidoro. Il libro è scritto in inglese, per favorire la diffusione delle tesi dell’autore presso la comunità scientifica internazionale.


Saturday, December 15, 2007

Papyrus Codex Tongeren

At the end of 2006 an extraordinary object was discovered in the Gallo-Roman Museum's collection in Tongeren, Belgium.

Though these finds were the result of excavation work carried out on the Broekberg in Tongeren back in the 1930s, they had never been thoroughly researched. Because it was discovered in a box of Roman finds, it was assumed that it, too, dated from that period.

At first glance it looked like a piece of tree-bark, but on closer examination it was realized that this could not be the case. The object most resembled a packet of papyri. This was highly unlikely though, as little or no papyrus had survived in Europe. And no letters were immediately identifiable either.

Professor Clarysse, Papyrologist at the K.U.Leuven (KUL) was called in and he immediately confirmed that it was an important discovery: a papyrus codex.

location of the Museum
Source: Papy-L (W. Clarysse)

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

L'exposition virtuelle sur "Les livres dans le monde gréco-romain

L'exposition virtuelle sur "Les livres dans le monde gréco-romain"
Celle-ci se fonde en grande partie sur l’exposition "Le monde des livres dans l’antiquité classique", présentée en 1993 à l'Université de Liège par Odette Bouquiaux-Simon.

The virtual exhibition "Books of the Greco-Roman World"
For Odette Bouquiaux-Simon, former director of CEDOPAL, the celebration of the 175th anniversary of the University of Liege was the perfect occasion to organise an exhibition on ‘The World of Books in Classical Antiquity’ held in the general library’s Salle Marie Delcourt from 1 to 31 March 1993. Much of the exhibition is taken up here.

Les Cahiers du CEDOPAL: N°5 : Papyrus et papyrologie à l'Université de Liège

papyrologie à l'Université de Liège, le n° 5 des Cahiers du CEDOPAL réunit 7 contributions, dont 4 relatives à l'histoire de cette discipline à l'Université de Liège, de 1891 à nos jours (Marie-Hélène Marganne), 1 sur la restauration des papyrus en général (Mario Capasso) et 1 sur la restauration de la collection de papyrus du CEDOPAL (Mario Capasso et Natascia Pellé), ainsi que la réédition du discours inaugural sur La Constitution d'Athènes jusqu'à l'établissement de la démocratie, que Louis Roersch prononça le 13 octobre 1891 à l'Université de Liège.

2007, 107 pages, 8 planches illustrées noir et blanc


15,00 €

ZPE 161 (in press)


Abascal, J. M. – Fernández Martínez, C. – Gómez Pallarès, J. – Cebrián, R., Mors mala solvit.
Nuevos CLE hallados en Segobriga (Hispania citerior) 47–60
Austin, C. – Stigka, E., Not Comedy, but Epigram: ‘Mr. Perfect’ in fr. com. adesp. *1036 13–16
Ayán Vila, X. – López Barja de Quiroga, P., Una estela funeraria inédita de Taragoña
(Rianxo, A Coruña) 283–287
Benaissa, A., New Light on the Episcopal Church of Oxyrhynchus 199–206
Bennett, Chr., The Two Egyptian Birth Days of Augustus 195–198
Blänsdorf, J., „Würmer und Krebs sollen ihn befallen“: Eine neue Fluchtafel aus Groß-Gerau 61–65
Brackmann, St., Eine Basis für eine Statuette Kaiser Valerians I. 275–276
Cebrián, R. – Fernández Martínez, C. – Abascal, J. M. – Gómez Pallarès, J., Mors mala solvit.
Nuevos CLE hallados en Segobriga (Hispania citerior) 47–60
Cottier, M., A New Customs Receipt from Philadelphia at Philadelphia and the λιμὴν Μέμφεως vw 187–190
Daubner, F., Der Fährmann des Statthalters. Zu einer neuen Steininschrift aus Köln 277–279
Dorandi, T., Note sulla tradizione e sul testo del poema di Aristotele in onore di Ermia di Atarneo 21–26
Dössel, A., Einige Bemerkungen zum „Gesetz gegen Tyrannis und Oligarchie“ aus Eretria,
4. Jahrhundert v. Chr. 115–124
Engelmann, H., Statthalter, Erzpriester und Gesandte (TAM II 3, 905; Dokument Nr. 15) 66
Fernández Martínez, C. – Abascal, J. M. – Gómez Pallarès, J. – Cebrián, R., Mors mala solvit.
Nuevos CLE hallados en Segobriga (Hispania citerior) 47–60
Gómez Pallarès, J. – Fernández Martínez, C. – Abascal, J. M. – Cebrián, R., Mors mala solvit.
Nuevos CLE hallados en Segobriga (Hispania citerior) 47–60
Gronewald, M., Bemerkungen zu Poseidippos 32–34
Gronewald, M., Zu dem Grabepigramm aus Atrax SEG 51, 673 34
Hübner, U. – Weiß, P., Eine neu entdeckte griechische Grabinschrift aus a- urra
in Nordjordanien 177–180
Jiménez San Cristóbal, A. I., Un iniziato sotto un tumulo a Cuma? 105–114
Johnston, A., Panathenaic Amphorae, Again 101–104
Jones, C. P., Three New Letters of the Emperor Hadrian 145–156
Juhel, P. – Noguera Borel, A. – Rzepka, J. – Sekunda, N. V., A New Greek Inscription
from the Area of Tremnik (Republic of Macedonia/Skopje) 170–172
Kaltsas, D., Kritische und exegetische Beiträge zu den Papyri des tachygraphischen Lehrbuchs 215–251
Kalvesmaki, J., Isopsephic Inscriptions from Iasos (Inschriften von Iasos 419)
and Shnn (IGLS 1403) 261–268
Kelly, B., A Late-Antique Contract in the Collection of the Australian National University
Classics Museum 207–214
Korhonen, K., Erudite Forgeries or Families Seeking Distinction? Cesare Gaetani’s Inscriptions
from Syracuse 291–298
Lambert, S. D., Athenian State Laws and Decrees, 352/1–322/1. IV Treaties and Other Texts 67–100
López Barja de Quiroga, P. – Ayán Vila, X., Una estela funeraria inédita de Taragoña
(Rianxo, A Coruña) 283–287
Luppe, W., Μαρικᾶϲ-Kommentar fr. 192,7–12 K.–A. 11–12
Méndez Dosuna, J., Notes de lecture sur les lamelles oraculaires de Dodone 137–144
Mitthof, F., Bemerkungen zur Datierung von Urkunden aus dem Heroninos-Archiv 191–194

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Moog, F. P., „Schöne Grüße“ vom Gegner. Zu einer außergewöhnlichen Molybdis aus Lydien 280–282
Mouritsen, H., CIL X 1403: The album from Herculaneum and the nomenclature of
Latini Iuniani 288–290
Muse, K., Prodigals and Avenging Spirits: A Comment on PCG Adespota 578 17–19
Noguera Borel, A. – Juhel, P. – Rzepka, J. – Sekunda, N. V., A New Greek Inscription
from the Area of Tremnik (Republic of Macedonia/Skopje) 170–172
Orlandi, S., Una nuova iscrizione senatoria dal suburbio di Roma 269–274
Papathomas, A., Zur byzantinischen Homilie P.Oxy. XVII 2073 181–186
Puelma, M., Poseidippos ep. 37 A.–B. in Rom. Nachtrag zu „Arions Delphin und die Nachtigall“,
ZPE 156 (2006) 60–74 29–31
Rigsby, K. J., Notes on Greek Inscriptions 133–136
Rzepka, J. – Juhel, P. – Noguera Borel, A. – Sekunda, N. V., A New Greek Inscription
from the Area of Tremnik (Republic of Macedonia/Skopje) 170–172
Scheuble, S., Eine Grabinschrift aus Kleinasien 173–176
Schröder, St., Pap. Derv. col. XVI 1 27–28
Sekunda, N. V. – Juhel, P. – Noguera Borel, A. – Rzepka, J., A New Greek Inscription
from the Area of Tremnik (Republic of Macedonia/Skopje) 170–172
Serfass, A., On the Meaning of str t s in P.Oxy. XVI 1951 253–259
Staab, G., Zu den neuen Gladiatorenmonumenten aus Stratonikeia in Karien 35–46
Stigka, E. – Austin, C., Not Comedy, but Epigram: ‘Mr. Perfect’ in fr. com. adesp. *1036 13–16
Weiß, P. – Hübner, U., Eine neu entdeckte griechische Grabinschrift aus a- urra
in Nordjordanien 177–180
West, M. L., A New Musical Papyrus: Carcinus, Medea 1–10
Wilson, P., Choruses for Sale in Thorikos? A Speculative Note on SEG 34, 107 125–132
Zunino, M. L., Decidere in guerra – pensare alla pace. Il caso del ‘bronzo Pappadakis’
(IG IX 12, 3, 609) 157–169

Corrigendum zu ZPE 159 (2007) 25–27 („Nochmals zum Einführungstermin der
Komödien-Agone an den Lenäen“) 12


Monday, December 10, 2007

Harvard Papyri online

Digital Papyri at the Houghton Library

(Source Papy-L)

Sunday, December 09, 2007

REVIEW of Tatiana Gammacurta, Papyrologica Scaenica

Reviewed by Francesca Schironi, Harvard University (schironi@fas.harvard.edu)
Word count: 2583 words

Table of Contents

The performative aspect of Greek literature is increasingly gaining the attention of classical scholars and rightly so, since most of Greek literature, at least until the fourth century BC, was produced primarily to be performed. This is even truer for Greek drama, which was linked closely with performance until much later. The volume by Gammacurta (henceforth G.) is intended to fill an important gap: studying papyri of dramatic texts which show traces of performative use. G. analyzes 23 papyri that span from the third century BC to the third century AD and that thus offer valuable documentation for the Hellenistic and especially Roman periods. The volume is divided into two parts. In the first part G. presents the papyrological evidence available, and in the second part she summarizes the data and draws her conclusions.
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