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Recent publications of papyri & ostraca 4th BC-8th AD; conferences, lectures etc. from Papy-L and other sources as noted. PLEASE SEND SUGGESTIONS

Friday, November 25, 2011

Gent Papyrus Collection Online

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Karanis: the Virtual and the Reality by Willeke Wendrich |J.E.M.F. Bos, K.M. Pansire

Since Fall 2005, a team at the Experiential Technology Center of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and archaeologists from the UCLA and the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (RUG) expedition to Fayum have been creating a Virtual Reality model of the ancient town of Karanis. The model has multiple purposes, perhaps the most innovative being its future use as a management tool for the archaeological site. The model will aide in monitoring the decay of the town since the early 20th century, and in reconstructing the buildings, but it will also be used to study aspects of routing and the use of space, as well as a way of explaining architecture, principles of stratigraphy, and life in the ancient town to students. These seemingly disparate aspects of the VR model all aid the compilation of a site management plan for Karanis. This short paper presents a work in progress, envisioning the full potential that 3D technology implies.

Karanis 3D

SALE: CLarysse - Vandorpe, Zénon, un homme d'affaires grec à l'ombre des pyramides

Zénon, un homme d'affaires grec à l'ombre des pyramides

Saturday, November 12, 2011

P.Geneva I-III online

Friday, November 04, 2011

"IMAGING the ILIAD" Ipad App for Venetus A Ilias Homeri

Touching Antiquities: Undergraduate Research puts ancient manuscripts in the hands of the public

Homer’s Iliad is back at the publishing house, but turning these pages involves only a light tap on an iPad screen. With each digital page turn, the Imaging the Iliad iPad app transports the revered, but fragile, Venetus A Iliad manuscript from an inaccessible Venetian library into the hands of students, researchers, and classical enthusiasts around the world.

Mantha Zarmakoupi (ed.), The Villa of the Papyri at Herculaneum: Archaeology, Reception, and Digital Reconstruction

Mantha Zarmakoupi (ed.), The Villa of the Papyri at Herculaneum: Archaeology, Reception, and Digital Reconstruction. Sozomena: studies in the recovery of ancient texts: edited on behalf of the Herculaneum Society, 1.   Berlin/New York:  Walter de Gruyter, 2010.  Pp. ix, 221, 78 p. of plates.  ISBN 9783110203882.  $147.00/€98.00.   

Reviewed by Jan P. Stronk, Oude Geschiedenis – Universiteit van Amsterdam (j.p.stronk@uva.nl)
Table of Contents.
This volume presents ten contributions by various authors on different aspects of the ‘Villa of the Papyri’ at Herculaneum, including investigation of the villa itself and of objects recovered from it. The first two chapters focus on new research (including the first open air excavations) conducted on the villa between the mid 1980s and 2009. Next follow two chapters on the wall paintings and the sculptural collection; two more chapters deal with questions related with the papyri recovered in the Villa; and two chapters discuss the reception of the Villa in the 18th century (when the building was first discovered and explored) and the 20th century. Two chapters on its real and on its virtual reconstruction conclude the contributions. The volume is the result of an Oxford conference held in 2007; all contributions are in English, with two chapters translated from the original Italian. Though the volume is clearly not aimed at a general audience, it is suitable for an informed readership from undergraduate level onwards. The blurb itself on the publisher’s website informs us that this volume is aimed at “Academics, Libraries, Institutes.” This is a noncommittal phrase. Nevertheless, the book is a welcome addition to the literature available on Herculaneum in general and the ‘Villa dei Papiri’ in particular.

etc at BMCR