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

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Forthcoming this Spring

Mark Smith, Traversing Eternity: Texts for the Afterlife from Ptolemaic and Roman Egypt

R.S. Bagnall ed, The Oxford Handbook of Papyrology

T.V. Evans - D.D. Obbink, The Language of the Papyri

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

N. LITINAS, O.Abu Mina

Litinas, Nikos
Greek Ostraca from Abu Mina (O.AbuMina)
25 plates. November 2008. 24 x 16 cm. XI, 335 pages. 107 fig. 25 Taf. Hardcover. RRP Euro [D] 68.00 / for USA, Canada, Mexico US$ 95.00. *
ISBN 978-3-11-020118-5 Series: Archiv für Papyrusforschung und verwandte Gebiete - Beihefte 25
Languages: Ancient Greek, English
Type of Publication: Edition

About this Title
The volume contains an edition of c. 1,300 ostraca excavated in Abu Mina, Egypt, under the directorship of Peter Grossmann. Most of these ostraca comprise a partially surviving record of the pickings of grapes and of wine deliveries in the first half of the seventh century AD, before the Arab conquest in 642. Also, a small number contains some Christian texts, writings on pots or flasks, designs and writing exercises. They provide information on the community, the economical and agricultural activities, the prosopography and onomastics of this pilgrimage centre. This volume will be of interest to Greek papyrologists and to ancient historians.


D. Hagedorn, Wörterliste 12

die 12. korrigierte und erweiterte Fassung der WoerterListen

P.Naqlun II

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Sunday, February 08, 2009

WIEN: International Summer School in Pahlavi Papyrology

International Summer School in Pahlavi Papyrology
This summer school, organized by the Austrian National Library, will provide an introduction to
Pahlavi papyrology within its larger context in the fields of Iranian and Sasanian Studies, Ancient
History and Papyrology in general.

Classes will be taught on the decipherment of literary as well as documentary hands, on the Sitz
im Leben of both kinds of manuscripts, and their relationship to other forms of textual and
archaeological evidence. Each student will be given an unpublished manuscript from different
collections to work on as a practice exercise.

The intention is to offer a mixture of taught classes and workshops in which students can learn to
appreciate the manifold information which the different kinds of manuscripts provide, as well as
to getting acquainted with a wide range of questions raised by the papyrological material. The
programme will offer insights into the late antique and early Muslim cultures of Egypt and

The programme will also include visits to the Papyrus Museum of the Österreichische
Nationalbibliothek, and to the Numismatic holdings of the Kunsthistorisches Museum.
Students with an interest in Pahlavi papyrology are invited to participate, whether they already
have experience in the subject or not. The main teachers of the course will be: Michael Alram (Wien), Carlo Cereti (Rom), Philippe Gignoux (Paris) und Dieter Weber (Berlin).

The course will begin on Sunday afternoon, 20th September, and will end on Friday evening,
25th September 2009.

A fee of 250 Euros includes accommodation in a university Hall of Residence.

The number of places is restricted to 15. Classes will be taught in English. A solid knowledge of
the Pahlavi language will be required.
Applications should contain
1. Curriculum Vitae; and
2. two references from teachers, who should also comment on the applicant’s Pahlavi language-

The deadline for the submission of final applications will be the end of March 2009. Successful
applicants will be informed by mid April 2009.
Please send applications to:

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Cornelia Römer
Direktorin der Papyrussammlung und des Papyrusmuseums
Österreichische Nationalbibliothek
Josefsplatz 1
A–1015 Wien, Austria

tel.: + 43 1 53 410 323
fax: + 43 1 53 410 395
e-mail: cornelia.roemer@onb.ac.at

See the entry on Pahlavi Papyri in the Encyclopaedia Iranica

H HEINEN, Kleopatra-studien

Heinz Heinen,
Kleopatra-Studien: Gesammelte Schriften zur ausgehenden Ptolemäerzeit

Der Band vereinigt die Arbeiten des Verfassers zu der ägyptischen Königin Kleopatra, Geliebte Caesars und Marc Antons. Sein interdisziplinärer Ansatz bezieht sowohl archäologische als auch ägyptologische Zeugnisse mit ein.

Diese Untersuchungen gehören zu den Grundlagen vieler neuerer Kleopatra-Bücher. Die längst vergriffene Dissertation des Autors über Caesars Alexandrinischen Krieg ist in diese Studiensammlung ebenfalls integriert.

Autor / Herausgeber

Heinz Heinen, Professor em. für Alte Geschichte der Universität Trier, ist einer der Gründer des Forschungszentrums Griechisch-Römisches Ägypten an dieser Universität. Er ist Mitglied der Mainzer Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur, Vorsitzender der Akademie-Kommission für Geschichte des Altertums und Leiter des Projekts »Forschungen zur antiken Sklaverei«.

ASP Call for Papers

The American Society of Papyrologists

Call for Papers for the January 2010 Meeting in Orange County, CA

The American Society of Papyrologists invites proposals for papers for a panel on “Culture and Society in Greek, Roman, and Early Byzantine Egypt” for the 2010 APA January 6-9 in Orange County, California. Although the scope of papyrological studies is wide, submissions for this panel must meet at least one of the following criteria:

(a) they must make use of evidence for ancient cultures and literatures preserved in papyri, ostraca, or wooden tablets (in Greek, Latin, Coptic, Demotic, Arabic, or other appropriate languages);

(b) they must investigate aspects of the history, cultures, textual productions, or material culture of Egypt from the Hellenistic to the early Arab period.

Submissions from scholars at both junior and senior levels are welcome. Prospective speakers must be members in good standing of the APA.

Please send abstracts to Raffaella Cribiore, rc119@NYU.edu by February 15, 2009. Abstracts should not exceed 600 words (one single-spaced page) and should not include the author’s name to ensure anonymous referral.

If sent by regular mail, abstracts should be postmarked by February 15, 2009 and addressed to: Raffaella Cribiore, New York University, Department of Classics, 100 Washington Square East, Silver Center, room 503L, New York, N.Y. 10003.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

News Article: Rätselhafter Kult um Krokodilsgottheit im alten Ägypten

An article about Dime (Sokopaiou Nesos) in "Wissenschaft Aktuell."