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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Lorenza Savignano, Eisthesis: il sistema dei margini nei papiri dei poeti tragici

Author: Savignago, Lorenza
Title: Eisthesis : il sistema dei margini nei papiri dei poeti tragici.
Place and publisher: Alessandria : Edizioni dell'Orso Year of publication: 2008
Format: 356 p. ; 24 cm.
Series 1: Minima philologica. Serie greca; 3
Notes: Contains bibliography (p. 331-356), bibliographical references, notes and index.
Dewey D.C.: 882 LC Classification: PA
ISBN/ISSN: 978-88-6274-095-1 ISBN-13: 9788862740951 Price: 25,00 EUR (June 2009

Forthcoming: Early Christian Books in Egypt Roger S. Bagnall

Due out in September:

Early Christian Books in Egypt
Roger S. Bagnall

Cloth | September 2009 | $29.95 / £20.95
136 pp. | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 | 15 halftones. 11 tables.

Chapter 1 [PDF]

For the past hundred years, much has been written about the early editions of Christian texts discovered in the region that was once Roman Egypt. Scholars have cited these papyrus manuscripts--containing the Bible and other Christian works--as evidence of Christianity's presence in that historic area during the first three centuries AD. In Early Christian Books in Egypt, distinguished papyrologist Roger Bagnall shows that a great deal of this discussion and scholarship has been misdirected, biased, and at odds with the realities of the ancient world. Providing a detailed picture of the social, economic, and intellectual climate in which these manuscripts were written and circulated, he reveals that the number of Christian books from this period is likely fewer than previously believed.

Bagnall explains why papyrus manuscripts have routinely been dated too early, how the role of Christians in the history of the codex has been misrepresented, and how the place of books in ancient society has been misunderstood. The author offers a realistic reappraisal of the number of Christians in Egypt during early Christianity, and provides a thorough picture of the economics of book production during the period in order to determine the number of Christian papyri likely to have existed. Supporting a more conservative approach to dating surviving papyri, Bagnall examines the dramatic consequences of these findings for the historical understanding of the Christian church in Egypt.

Roger S. Bagnall is professor of ancient history and director of the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at New York University. His books include Egypt in Late Antiquity (Princeton).


"This book is brilliant, concise, and elegantly written. Bagnall provides a masterful and readable study, while also addressing a number of controversies in early Christian studies. The book will be an instant and major classic in the field--it is that good."--T. G. Wilfong, University of Michigan

"Written by one of the world's leading papyrologists, this book is full of valuable and interesting information that will help to advance the discussion of a hot topic."--Robert Kraft, University of Pennsylvania

Table of Contents:

List of Figures ix
Preface xi
A Note on Abbreviations xv
Chapter I: The Dating of the Earliest Christian Books in Egypt General Considerations 1
Chapter II: Two Case Studies 25
Chapter III: The Economics of Book Production 50
Chapter IV: The Spread of the Codex 70
Notes 91
Bibliography 99
Index of Subjects 105
Index of Papyrological Texts Discussed 110

ZPE 169 (2009)

Listed as in in press, but the link to the Table of Contents is broken.

Roger S. BAGNALL, The Oxford Handbook of Papyrology

Thousands of texts, written over a period of three thousand years on papyri and potsherds, in Egyptian, Greek, Latin, Aramaic, Hebrew, Persian, and other languages, have transformed our knowledge of many aspects of life in the ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern worlds. The Oxford Handbook of Papyrology provides an introduction to the world of these ancient documents and literary texts, ranging from the raw materials of writing to the languages used, from the history of papyrology to its future, and from practical help in reading papyri to frank opinions about the nature of the work of papyrologists. This volume, the first major reference work on papyrology written in English, takes account of the important changes experienced by the discipline within especially the last thirty years.

Including new work by twenty-seven international experts and more than one hundred illustrations, The Oxford Handbook of Papyrology will serve as an invaluable guide to the subject.

Product Details
712 pages; 125 halftones; 6-3/4 x 9-3/4;
ISBN13: 978-0-19-517838-8
ISBN10: 0-19-517838-6

About the Author(s)
Roger S. Bagnall is Director of the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University
Introduction, , Roger S. Bagnall
Useful Web sites

1. Writing Materials in the Ancient World, , Adam Bulow-Jacobsen
2. The Finds of Papyri , Helene Cuvigny
3. The History of the Discipline, , James G. Keenan
4. Conservation of Ancient Papyrus Materials , Jaakko Frösén
5. Greek and Latin Writing in the Papyri, , Guglielmo Cavallo
6. The Greek and Latin Languages in the Papyri , Eleanor Dickey
7. Abbreviations and Symbols, , Nikolaos Gonis
8. Practical Help , Roger S. Bagnall
9. Editing a Papyrus, , Paul Schubert
10. Archives and Dossiers, Katelijn Vandorpe
11. The Ancient Book, , William A. Johnson
12. Papyrology and Ancient Literature , Timothy T. Renner
13. The Special Case of Herculaneum , David Sider
14. Education in the Papyri , Raffaella Cribiore
15. Mathematics, Science and Medicine in the Papyri, , Alexander Jones
16. The Range of Documentary Texts , Bernhard Palme
17. The Multilingual Environment of Persian and Ptolemaic Egypt, , Dorothy J. Thompson
18. The Multilingual Environment of Late Antique Egypt , Jean-Luc Fournet
19. Arabic Papyri and Islamic Egypt, , Petra M. Sijpesteijn
20. The Papyrology of the Near East , Jean Gascou
21. Writing Histories from the Papyri, , Todd M. Hickey
22. Geography and Administration in Egypt, , Maria Rosaria Falivene
23. Law in Greco-Roman Egypt, , Uri Yiftach-Firanko
24. Egyptian Religion and Magic in the Papyri , Willy Clarysse
25. Christianity in the Papyri, , David G. Martinez
26. Manichaeism and Gnosticism in the Papyri, Cornelia Römer
27. The Future of Papyrology, , Peter van Minnen
List of figures

Monday, June 29, 2009

Papyrological Navigator's new url

Sunday, June 28, 2009

REVIEW: J. H. F. Dijkstra, Philae and the End of Ancient Egyptian Religion

J. H. F. Dijkstra, Philae and the End of Ancient Egyptian Religion: A Regional Study of Religious Transformation (298-642 CE). Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta, 173. Leuven: Peeters, 2008. Pp. xvii, 466. ISBN 9789042920316. €85.00.

Reviewed by Robert B. Gozzoli, University of Siam, Thailand (Robert.B.@siamu.ac.th)
Word count: 1171 words

Table of Contents

The book under analysis here is the revised PhD dissertation of the author, originally submitted in 2005 at the University of Groningen, under the title of Religious Encounters on the Southern Egyptian Frontier in Late Antiquity (p. x).1 For readers such as myself, an Egyptologist by formation with a small background in Coptic studies, this book is certainly a welcome contribution for it is a comprehensive analysis of the religious and social developments at Philae and in the First Cataract zone. The chronological boundaries are defined by the withdrawal of Egypt's southern border to Elephantine in 298 AD by Diocletian and the Arab conquest of Egypt. Within this scope, various sources are analysed and comprehensively studied in order to give a picture of how ancient Egyptian religion and the ''new'' religion merged in daily life. The book is set up by these initial questions: "What happened to the cults at Philae in the Late Antiquity? And what was the role played by Christianity on the island? Was Philae an exceptional case?" (p. 14).

etc. at BMCR

REVIEW: Alain Delattre, Papyrus coptes et grecs du monistère d'apa Apollô de Baouît conserveés

Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2009.06.47
Alain Delattre, Papyrus coptes et grecs du monistère d'apa Apollô de Baouît conserveés aux Musées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire de Bruxelles. Bruxelles: Académie royale de Belgique, 2004. Pp. 351; pls. 60. ISBN 978-2-8031-0236-5. €30.00.

Reviewed by AnneMarie Luijendijk, Princeton University (aluijend@princeton.edu)
Word count: 2329 words

In this book, begun as dissertation presented at the Université Libre in Brussels in 2004, Alain Delattre presents an edition of 60 Greek and Coptic documents originally from the Monastery of Apa Apollo of Bawit, now in the Royal Museums of Art and History at Brussels. Delattre offers detailed insights into daily life and business in one of Egypt's largest monasteries. Although reading documentary papyri may be acquired taste, I recommend the book warmly to all interested in monasticism and in the socio-economic history of the 7th and 8th centuries.

etc at BMCR

Friday, June 26, 2009


1908. Società Italiana per la ricerca dei papiri.
1928. Istituto Papirologico "G. Vitelli".
Atti del convegno internazionale di studi. Firenze, 12-13 giugno 2008,

a cura di Guido Bastianini e Angelo Casanova,

Firenze, Istituto Papirologico "G. Vitelli 2009
(Studi e Testi di Papirologia, N.S. 11),
pp. XX, 218 + XXXII tavv.
ISBN 978 88 87829 41 9


via Benedetto da Maiano 3, I-50014 Fiesole (FI)

CONFERENCE: Variation and Change in Greek and Latin. Problems and Methods.

Variation and Change in Greek and Latin. Problems and Methods.

Finnish Institute at Athens, 17 - 20 September 2009


Each paper (30 min.) is followed by a discussion of 15 min.

Thursday 17 September

14.00-15.30 Registration (Finnish Institute, Zitrou 16)

Session 1, Chair: Martti Leiwo

16.00 Martti Leiwo Opening

16.15 Heikki Solin Title later

19.00 Refreshments offered by the director of the Institute at his residence

Friday 18 September

Session 1, Chair: Heikki Solin

9.30 Pierluigi Cuzzolin What is linguistic variation and what is linguistic difference in Greek and

10.15 Paolo Poccetti Reflexes of variations in Latin and Greek through neither Latin nor Greek

Coffee Break 11.00-11.30

Session 2, Chair: Eleanor Dickey

11.30 Trevor Evans Aspects of Linguistic Diversity in the
Zenon Archive

12.15 Marja Vierros Egyptian transfer features in Greek. The
case of bilingual notaries in Hellenistic

13.00 Lunch

Session 3, Chair: Paolo Poccetti

15.00 Martti Leiwo What is variation and what is not? An
analysis of Greek ostraca letters

15.45 Giovanbattista Galdi The nominative plural ending in Latin
inscriptions, with special regard to the
first declension

Coffee Break 16.30-17.00

Session 4, Chair: Rolando Ferri

17.00 Eleanor Dickey Latin influence on Greek

17.45 David Langslow Typologies of translation techniques in
Greek and Latin

20.00 Buffet Dinner at the Ambassador’s Residence (Transport by bus)

Saturday 19 September

Session 1, Chair: David Langslow

9.30 Gerd Haverling Literary Late Latin and the development
of the spoken language

10.15 Kalle Korhonen Greek in contact with Arabic in medieval
Sicily. Onomastics and linguistic identity

Coffee Break 11.00-11.30

Session 2, Chair: Pierluigi Cuzzolin

11.30 Rolando Ferri Saying no in Roman comedy: a
case of pragmatic variation

12.15 Peter Kruschwitz Nothing ever really changes: Rome's
'epigraphic revolution' from a linguistic

13.00 Lunch

Session 3, Chair: Gerd Haverling

15.00 Philomen Probert Attic in the non-Atticist Greek
Grammatical Tradition

15.45 Hilla Halla-aho What does ‘Latin’ mean, and related

16.30 Final Discussion

20.00 Colloquium Dinner

Sunday 20 September

An excursion outside Athens.

Sixth International Conference of the Dakhleh Oasis Project

SUNDAY 20.9.2009
Opening ceremony: 6pm
Dr. P. Perrone, Mayor of Lecce
Dr. Zahi Hawass, Supreme Council of Antiquities
Prof. D. Laforgia, Dean of Lecce University
Prof. A. Mills, Dakhleh Oasis Project
Prof. C. Hope, Monash University
Prof. P. Davoli, Università del Salento
Prof. M. Capasso, Università del Salento
Opening reception cocktail

MONDAY 21.9.2009
Surveys and Environmental topics
09:00 M. Wuttmann: La prospection de l’oasis de Kharga
09:30 S. Ikram: Exploration of the Darb Ain Amur
10:00 B.E. Barich- M. Crespi-U. Fabiani-G. Lucarini: Geomatics Resources for Archaeological Survey in
Desert Areas – Some Prospects from Farafra Oasis
10:30 E. Morris: Activities at Amheida from Prehistory until the First Intermediate Period
Coffee break
11:30 G. Tallet: The Survey Project at El Deir, Kharga Oasis: First Results, New Hypotheses
12:00 C. S. Churcher: Collection and Interpretation of Archaeofaunal Materials from Archaeological Sites
12:30 U. Thanheiser: Times and Change. Subsistence Strategies in the Early and Middle Holocene in
Dakhleh Oasis
Oases in Pharaonic and Ptolemaic Periods
15:30 A.J. Mills, Recent Fieldwork at Ain el-Gazzareen
15:30 A. Pettman: The Date of Ain el-Gazzareen as Determined by an Examination of the Ceramic Material
16:00 Maher Bashendi, The Necropoleis of the Dakhleh Oasis
Coffee break
17:00 L. Pantalacci: Animal and Meat Consumption in Ancient Balat at the end of the Old Kingdom
17:30 C. Hope: Recent excavations at Mut el-Kharab, Dakhleh Oasis
18:00 J. Gill: A Study of Ptolemaic Period Ceramics from Mut el-Kharab, Dakhleh Oasis
18:30 S. Marchand: La céramique pré-ptolémaïque et ptolémaïque dans le bassin sud de l’Oasis de Kharga
(fouilles et prospection)

Gala dinner 20:30

TUESDAY 22.9.2009
09:00 M. McDonald: Dakhleh and Kharga Oases in Late Prehistory
09:30 B. E. Barich: The Culture of the Oases - Late Neolithic Herders in Farafra, a Matter of Identity
10:00 G. Lucarini: Early Craftsmen of the Desert. Clues of Predynastic Lithic Technology in the Late
Neolithic of Farafra
10:30 G. Mutri: Stratigraphic Evidence for MSA Finds at Sheikh el-Obeiyd – Northern Farafra Depression
Coffee break
11:30 M. Gatto: Beyond the Shale: Pottery and Cultures in the Prehistory of the Egyptian Western Desert
12:00 M.C. Wiseman: The Khargan Industry Revisited
12:30 M. Kleindienst: Results of Survey for Pleistocene Cultural Evidence from Dakhleh Oasis, 1978-79 to
2008-09 Field Seasons: Summary of Evidence and New Geoarchaeological Interpretations
Afternoon concurrent sessions
1) Sala Bernini (conference main hall)
Rock Art
15:00 A. Zboray: Rock Art at Jebel Uweinat
15:30 D. James: Stepping from Winkler’s Shadow: an Analysis of Rock-Art Classification at Dakhleh Oasis
16:00 D. Zampetti: Iconography and Techniques in the Rock Art of the Tadrart Acacus and Messak Settafet
(Libyan Sahara)
Coffee break
Recent Researches on the Kharga Oasis
17:00 Bahgat Ahmed, Archaeological Sites in the Kharga Oasis
17:30 D. Darnell: Pottery of Ghueita (MK-2IP-NK)
18:00 J. Darnell: Cedar of the West, Products of Bahariya, and Divine Offerings for Thebes: the Trade
Relations of Gebel Ghueita in Kharga Oasis
2) Sala Donatello
Papyrology and Archaeology at El-Fayyum
15:00 M. Capasso: La cultura letteraria Greca nel Fayyum di età Ellenistica e Romana
15:30 N. Pellé: Tra scuola e filologia: la ricezione delle Historiae tucididee nel Fayyum
16:00 T. Derda: New Greek Papyri from Deir el-Naqlun (El-Fayyum)
Coffee break
17:00 G. Azzarello: New Texts from the Archive of Epagathos
17:30 Ahmed Abd el-Aal, The SCA Excavations at Deir el-Banat
18:00 Ashraf Senussi, Making Pottery in Fayyum: an Ethnoarchaeological Study

WEDNESDAY 23.9.2009
Roman presence and late antique sites
09:00 P. Davoli: Amheida 2007-2009. New Results from the Excavations
09:30 P. Kucera: Al-Qasr, the Roman castra of Dakhleh Oasis
10:00 R. Livingstone: The Textiles from Kellis
Coffee break
11:00 A. Zielinski: Archaeological exploration and conservation measure at Ayn Birbiyeh site , Dakhleh
11:30 H. Whitehouse: Vine and Acanthus – Decorative Themes in the Dakhleh Oasis and Beyond
12:00 E. Ferron: Roman Adaptation to the Environmental Particularities of the Integrated Regions to its
Empire: the Example of the Oases of Kharga and Dakhleh (Abstract)
12:30 C. Rossi: Ain Lebekha and Umm el-Dabadib: Two Late-Roman Settlements in the Kharga Oasis
Christianity and Christian sites in the Oases
15:00 N. Aravecchia: The Church Complex of Ain el-Gedida, Dakhleh Oasis
15:30 D. Dixneuf: Ain el-Gedida (oasis de Dakhleh). La céramique du IVe siècle
16:00 G. Bowen: The Church of Deir Abu Metta and its Associated Structures: a Preliminary Report
16:30 M. Coudert- F. Letellier-Willemin: The Christian Necropolis of El-Deir in the North of Kharga Oasis
Coffee break
17:30 V. Ghica, D. Dixneuf: Darb al-Ghubbari. Between the End of the Roman Occupation and the Fatimid
18:00 F. Dunand-J.-L. Heim-R. Lichtenberg: Les nécropoles d’El-Deir (oasis de Kharga)
18:30 W. Godlewski: The Earliest Hermitages in the Fayyum

THURSDAY 24.9.2009
Egyptian temples and religion
09:00 O. Kaper: The Recontruction of the Temple of Thoth at Amheida
09:30 D. Klotz: Yale University Nadura Temple Project, 2009 Season
Coffee break
Textual finds
10:30 R. Bagnall-R. Cribiore: Christianity on Thoth’s Hill at Amheida
11:00 I. Gardner: The Coptic Ostraca from Qasr el-Dakhleh (2007-09)
11:30 G. Vittmann: New Texts in Demotic and Abnormal Hieratic from Mut el-Kharab, Dakhleh Oasis
12:00 F. Reiter: New Ostraka from Tebtynis
Islamic period
15:00 Ahmed Salem, SCA Excavations at al-Qasr
15:30 F. Leemhuis: Letters from al-Qasr. Glimpses into the Life of the Qurashi Family in the 19th and the
early 20th Century
16:00 A. Lyzwa-Piber: Progress in the Study of the Pottery from al-Qasr
Coffee break
Conservation and technologies
17:00 C. Silver: Mural Painting and Plaster Conservation in the Dakhleh Oasis: a Summary of Conservation
Problems and the Status of Conservation Treatments
17:30 N. Warner: Amheida: Architectural Conservation and Presentation Works 2006-2009
18:00 B. Bazzani: A New Database for Recording Excavation Data
18:30 Conclusions

M. Cremaschi-S. Occhi- Pizzi C., The Graeco-Roman Palaeo-Oasis of Dime: Origin, Apogee and Decline
T.L. Dupras – S.M. Wheeler: Children and Childhood in Kellis: a Bioarchaeological Approach
C. Lord: A Histological Investigation of Two Individuals from the Kellis Cemetery
R. Montgomerie: A Histological Examination of Preserved Lung Tissues from Dakhleh Oasis Mummies
F. Pavia-S. Maggioni: Topographical and Tri-dimensional Modeling of Amheida, Dakhleh Oasis
M.E. Peroschi: Wadi Abd el-Malik. Highlights from our Explorations
A.K. Rieger-T. Vetter, Man and Landscape in the Marmarica (Northern Libyan Desert)
M. Winiarska-Kabacińska: Function of Chipped Stone Tools from Old Kingdom Site at Ain el-Gazzareen,
Dakhleh Oasis

P.Oxy. Volume LXXIII

P.Oxy. Volume LXXIII

P.Oxy.LXXIII 4931
LXX, Psalm xc 3-8
P.Oxy.LXXIII 4932
Amulet: Psalm lxxii 21-3
P.Oxy.LXXIII 4933
Collection of Biblical Excerpts
P.Oxy.LXXIII 4934
First Letter of Peter i 23-ii 5, 7-12
P.Oxy.LXXIII 4935
Aristophanes, Thesmophoriazusae 1043-51, 1202-10
P.Oxy.LXXIII 4936
Menander, Epitrepontes
P.Oxy.LXXIII 4937
New Comedy (? Menander, Georgos)
P.Oxy.LXXIII 4938
Empedocles, Physica
P.Oxy.LXXIII 4939
Imperial Hexameters: Ethopoea?
P.Oxy.LXXIII 4940
Historical Fragment (Timagenes?)
P.Oxy.LXXIII 4941
A Thrasyllan Interpretation of Plato's Theaetetus
P.Oxy.LXXIII 4942
Zenobius, Epitome of Didymus and Lucillus of Tarrhae, Book 1
P.Oxy.LXXIII 4943
Dictys Cretensis, Bellum Troianum ii 29-30
P.Oxy.LXXIII 4944
Dictys Cretensis, Bellum Troianum v 15-17
P.Oxy.LXXIII 4945
Lollianos, Phoinikika
P.Oxy.LXXIII 4946
Dionysius Halicarnassensis, Antiquitates Romanae iv 77-8
P.Oxy.LXXIII 4947
Strabo, Geographica v 4.12-13
P.Oxy.LXXIII 4948
Achilles Tatius, Leucippe and Clitophon ii 37.8-10, 38.4
P.Oxy.LXXIII 4949
Aelius Aristides, Panathenaicus 390, 392
P.Oxy.LXXIII 4950
Post Eventum Predictions for AD 69-70
P.Oxy.LXXIII 4951
Commentary on a Poetic Text
P.Oxy.LXXIII 4952
Commentary on Archilochus' Trimeters
P.Oxy.LXXIII 4953
Petition to Strategus Regarding Extortion
P.Oxy.LXXIII 4954 = 394
Petition Regarding Extortion
P.Oxy.LXXIII 4955
Military Roster
P.Oxy.LXXIII 4956
Census Declaration
P.Oxy.LXXIII 4957
Census Declaration
P.Oxy.LXXIII 4958
Application to Acting Strategos
P.Oxy.LXXIII 4959
Letter of Ammonius to his Parents
P.Oxy.LXXIII 4960
Letter to a Stolistes
P.Oxy.LXXIII 4961
Authenticated Copy of a Petition to the Prefect
P.Oxy.LXXIII 4962
Letter of Ammonius to Diodorus
P.Oxy.LXXIII 4963
Letter of Heraclas to Diogenes
P.Oxy.LXXIII 4964
List of Hamlets and Requisitioned Workers
P.Oxy.LXXIII 4965
Manichean Letter
P.Oxy.LXXIII 4966
Sale of Irrigation Implements
P.Oxy.LXXIII 4967
Work Contract of Public Herald

Sunday, June 21, 2009

BL XII: Berichtigungsliste der Griechischen Papyrusurkunden aus Ägypte

Berichtigungsliste der Griechischen Papyrusurkunden aus Ägypten
Herausgegeben von H.-A. Rupprecht & K.A. Worp Zusammengestellt von F.A.J. Hoogendijk Unter Mitarbeit von M.J. Bakker & J. Hengstl

Publication year: 2009
ISBN-13 (i): 978 90 04 16206 8

Cover: Cloth
Number of pages: xii, 384 pp. (German)

List price: € 139.00 / US$ 199.00


The Berichtigungsliste der Griechisen Papyruskunden aus Ägypten, compiled under the auspices of the 'Association Internationale de Papyrologues', is an indispensable tool for any editor or user of Greek papyrus documents. Like its predecessors, this twelfth volume lists, in alphabetical order of papyri, the new corrections of readings and datings of published documents, as well as supplementary information, as they have appeared in recent literature. The book is supplied with indexes of new readings and rejected readings of Greek words. The value of the book lies in providing an overview of the explosive growth of research in Greek papyrology, the fruits of which appear in such an extremely wide spectrum of publications, that it may not completely be known or available to professional papyrologists, let alone to historians and philologists who also make use of papyrological resources.

Thursday, June 04, 2009

The Sixth The Birmingham Colloquium on the Textual Criticism of the New Testament

The Birmingham Colloquia on the Textual Criticism of the New Testament

In 2009, the Sixth Colloquium will be held in conjunction with the British Library, to mark the completion of the Codex Sinaiticus Project. It will run from 9.30am on 6th July to 4.00pm on 7th July, and be held in the British Library Conference Centre.

The latest versional of the provisional programme is available here.

The keynote speaker is Eldon J. Epp, and other presenters include: Christfried Böttrich, Christopher Clarkson, Harry Y. Gamble, Dirk Jongkind, René Larsen, David Parker, Albert Pietersma, Emanuel Tov, David Trobisch and Klaus Wachtel.

Registration is now open. The conference fee is £75 (£40 for students), and the form can be downloaded here to be sent with a cheque in pounds sterling (made payable to The British Library) to Gareth Burfoot, The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB.
These details can also be seen on the Codex Sinaiticus website.

Regular visitors to the colloquia may also be interested in two one day workshops in Birmingham following the Codex Sinaiticus launch:

Wednesday, 8 July: a day focusing on the Mingana Collection, to celebrate the launch of the first phase of the Virtual Manuscript Room, a resource on the internet for scholars working with manuscripts and texts. Speakers include a number of experts in Arabic texts and manuscripts. Details will appear shortly on this website. If you are interested in attending, please contact Frouke Schrijver.

Thursday, 9 July: The International Greek New Testament Project is hosting a one-day seminar. The subject is a single Greek manuscript of the Gospels, Birmingham University Library, Mingana MS Peckover Gr. 7 (Gregory-Aland 713 and L586). A number of speakers will discuss different aspects of the manuscript, including its miniatures, a comparison between the art-historical and textual evidence (Kathleen Maxwell), the recent history (Lionel North), the palaeography (David Parker or any other interested party), the lectionary evidence and the palimpsested manuscript (Chris Jordan), the textual history (Klaus Wachtel), the possible Diatessaronic unique logion of Jesus at Mt 17.21, together with its relationship to the Syriac and Armenian versions of Ephrem's commentary (Ulrich Schmid and David Taylor). Then we will assess where this integrated approach to MS and textual study has got us to and is leading us. Further details will appear soon on this webpage. If you are interested in attending, please contact Dr Helen Ingram. If anybody is interested in offering any other presentation on this MS (especially the codicology/palaeography) we can provide an advance link to the digital images.

For anybody who is thinking also of attending the Codex Sinaiticus conference, we are looking at providing transport from London to Birmingham on the Tuesday evening.

The papers of the Fifth Colloquium have now been published by Gorgias Press.
For pictures and details of previous colloquia, visit the archive page.

CONFERENCE: Beyond Free-Variation: Scribal Repertoires in Egypt from the Old Kingdom to the Early Islamic Period

This is the announcement of a conference that will be held at University College, Oxford, Sept. 14th-16th 2009: 'Beyond Free-Variation: Scribal Repertoires in Egypt from the Old Kingdom to the Early Islamic Period'.  Attached is the poster  for the conference, listing speakers, respondents and further particulars.  Further details can be obtained by emailing the organizers at beyondvariation09@googlemail.com

Jennifer Cromwell & Eitan Grossman
Beyond Free-Variation
September 13th-17th 2009
University College, Oxford

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