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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Die Berliner Papyrusdatenbank (BerlPap)



Sunday, January 22, 2012

P. Buzi & A. Camplani (eds.), Christianity in Egypt (Festschrift T. Orlandi)

P. Buzi & A. Camplani (eds.), Christianity in Egypt: Literary Production and Intellectual Trends in Late Antiquity. Studies in honor of Tito Orlandi

Studia Ephemeridis Augustinianum 125, Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum, Roma 2011, 

20 gennaio 2012


"Christianity in Egypt: Literary Production and Intellectual Trends" collects papers offered to Tito Orlandi, in order to celebrate his long and fruitful academic and scientific life. Scholars of Coptic Egypt, who, in various ways, have interacted with him, offer a contribution on Christian Egypt and Coptic literary production. This volume has the ambition to be in line with Tito Orlandi's diverse efforts and includes the publication of partially or totally inedited texts, such as the new Ethiopic version of Traditio apostolica (A. Bausi), or the Allocutio ad monachos attributed to Athanasius (A. Boud'hors), the reconstruction of Coptic codices and texts with an analysis of related cultural and linguistic problems (B. Layton, E. Lucchesi, A. Suciu – E. Thomassen, S. Torallas-Tovar); considerations about the Coptic manuscript tradition (P. Buzi), the codicological method (S. Emmel), Coptic literature in relation with Greek patristic literature and Greek rhetoric (S. Voicu, M. Sheridan), as well as the presentation of new research studies in hagiography (H. Behlmer, D. Johnson) and liturgy in its connection with magic and apocryphal literature (J. van der Vliet). Some essays are tied to Tito Orlandi's traditional interest in Coptic history and historiography (Ph. Blaudeau, A. Camplani, J. den Heijer – P. Pilette, M. Simonetti, E. Wipszycka), others, on the base of his critical investigations and editorial activity on monastic and theological texts, deal with monastic exegesis and spirituality (Th. Baumeister, D. Bumazhnov, J.E. Goehring, J. Timbie) and Alexandrian hermeneutics and theology (E. Prinzivalli), while the contributions on Gnosticism are connected to his attention to Gnostic texts (C. Gianotto, G. Lettieri, J.D. Turner). At the end are to be mentioned the essays offered by eminent Egyptologists on Coptic papyri (S. Donadoni) classical Egyptology (S. Pernigotti), and archaeology (E. Bresciani).

Friday, January 20, 2012

A. Arjava, M. Buchholz, T. Gagos, and M. Kaimio, P. Perta IV

Preface and Acknowledgments by B. A. Porte … vii
Foreword by A. Arjava, M. Buchholz, T. Gagos, and M. Kaimio … ix
A Selection of Articles and Reports on the Petra Papyri 2007–2010 compiled by M. Buchholz … xi
Bibliography and Abbreviations compiled by M. Buchholz … xiii
Corrigenda in Volumes I and III by A. Arjava and M. Buchholz … xix
Legal Terminology in the Petra Papyri by M. Buchholz … 1
Terms Connected with Houses in 39 and Other Petra Papyri by J. Kaimio … 9
Updated Synoptic Chronological Table by A. Arjava and M. Lehtinen … 23
Map of Byzantine Province of Palaestina Tertia Salutaris … 26
37. Tax Receipt by A. Arjava and T. Gagos  … 27
38. Receipt by T. Gagos  … 39
39. Settlement of a Dispute by Arbitration by M. Kaimio … 41
40. Defensio of the Sale of an Outbuilding by J. Kaimio … 121
41. Deed Connected with a Sale of Houses by J. Kaimio …127
42. Marriage Contract by T. Gagos and C. A. Kuehn … 141
43. Agreement on Marital Property by T. Gagos and C. A. Kuehn … 151
44. End of a Document by T. Gagos … 163
45–47. Introduction: Tax Receipts by A. Arjava … 165  
45. Tax Receipt by T. Gagos … 167
46. Tax Receipt by A. Arjava and T. Gagos … 171
47. Tax Receipt by T. Gagos …173
48–49. Introduction: Fragments of Ecclesiastical Documents by M. Buchholz and T. Gagos… 177
48. Fragments of One or More Ecclesiastical Document(s) by M. Buchholz and T. Gagos … 179
49. Fragments of One or More Ecclesiastical Document(s) by M. Buchholz and T. Gagos …183

Index to Volumes I, III and IV by T. Purola … 187
Introduction to the Plates by M. Buchholz … 213
Plates prepared by M. Holappa and V. Vahtikari … 215
Concordance … 289
Illustration Credits … 291

Friday, January 13, 2012

July 2-31, 2012: Papyrological Institute at the University of Chicago

Papyrological Institute at the University of Chicago 
July 2 - 31, 2012
An intensive summer institute in papyrology, jointly sponsored by the Departments of Classics of the University of Chicago and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will be held on the campus of the University of Chicago in the summer of 2012.  The program is aimed at advanced graduate students and junior faculty in Classics and associated fields, including history, Egyptology, classical and Near Eastern archaeology, history of religions, and biblical studies.  The general theme of the 2012 papyrological institute is “Religion, Magic, and Early Christianity in the Papyri.” The primary materials will consist of Greek literary and documentary papyri from Roman and early byzantine Egypt on loan from the University of Michigan collection.
The 2012 institute is the seventh in a series of intensive summer programs held under the aegis of the American Society of Papyrologists.  In keeping with the goals of previous years, the institute aims to provide participating scholars with direct experience of the papyri through close reading of individual texts, and with knowledge of the field of papyrology in general, so that they may employ this knowledge effectively in conducting their own future research and teaching.
The summer institute will offer a combination of lectures and first-hand experience working with original textual materials. Students are expected to participate actively in all of the institute’s programs and activities; a full-time commitment is required while the institute is in session. Mornings will be dedicated to introductory lectures by the principal instructors, Professor James G. Keenan (Loyola University of Chicago), Director, and Professors David Martinez (University of Chicago), Maryline Parca (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), and Peter van Minnen (University of Cincinnati).  Afternoons will be devoted to advanced coursework, to workshops on select papyri, and to individual research.  A series of guest lectures on topics related to the theme of the seminar will supplement the core presentations. 
Admission to the summer papyrological institute is by application only, and approximately ten scholars will be selected to participate.  Although previous experience with papyrology is not required, a high degree of competence in ancient Greek is essential. Participation in the institute is free of charge (no tuition) and not for credit.  We anticipate offering modest grants for travel and/or living expenses, but applicants are expected to seek financial support from their home institutions, and from other sources, to facilitate their participation.  The American Society of Papyrologists will deliver a certificate of participation to those completing the institute.  Neither grades nor transcripts will be issued.
Application procedure: The application consists of the completed application form (http://www.papyrology.org), a curriculum vitae, and two letters of recommendation.  All materials must be received by March 1, 2012 in order to be given full consideration.  Notification of decisions will be issued in late March.
Send application materials to Prof. David Martinez at the following address:
The University of Chicago
Department of Classics
1115 E. 58th Street
Chicago IL 60637.

Monday, January 09, 2012

Chronqiue d' Égytpe LXXXVI (2011)


Nicole Braekman - Frederic Colin - Luc Delvaux - Françoise Labrique - Luc Limme - Bernard Van Rinsveld, Jean-Marie Kruchten (1944-2010) ... 2-11



Tamas Mekis, L’equipement funeraire de la pretresse thebaine Nestaneteretten ... 41-81

Danijela Stefanovic, When are children called "her children"? ... 15-31

Jean Winand, A propos du P. Ambras ... 32-40

Marcus Mueller-Roth, "Mehr Licht". Anmerkungen zu den Vignetten von Tb 137 .. 82-107

Livres ... 108-200



Mohamed El-Ashiry, A Second-Century A.D. Petition in the Cairo Collection ... 223-227

Roger S. Bagnall - Klaas A. Worp, with a contribution from Colin A. Hope, Family Papers from Second-Century A.D. Kellis ... 228-253

Jean Bingen, Sur l'annone militaire pour le foin (P. Brux. inv. E. 7904) ... 254-258

Audrey Eller - Sylvie Gindrat - Emeline Hedrich - Oceane Henri - Anais Marchiando - Yannick Zanetti - Paul Schubert, Un contrat de vente de terrain de la periode byzantine dans la collection de Geneve ... 259-267

Elena Esposito, P. Brux. inv. E. 5927 r (= P. Oxy. III 416 r) ... 205-222

Rachel Mairs, Acrostich Inscriptions at Kalabsha (Roman Talmis): Cultural Identities and Literary Games ... 281-297

Diletta Minutoli, Odissea XIX 574-587 in un papiro trovato a Narmuthis ... 201-204

Klaus Parlasca, Ein roemisches Leichentuch aus Aegypten in Genf ... 298-322

Kersten Saenger-Boehm - Patrick Saenger, Ad chartam comficiendam. Zu diesem und anderen Sonderdiensten roemischer Soldaten in Rom.Mil.Rec. 10 ... 268-280


Salvatore Costanza, Il romanzo del potere: il prefetto d'Egitto e l'amministrazione della provincia ... 323-332

Papyrus litteraires et documents ... 333-355

Livres ... 356-382



Alain Delattre, Ostraca bibliques et scolaires de la region thebaine ... 386-391

Nikolaos Gonis - Gesa Schenke, BKU III 340: An Unusual entagion ... 383-385

Livres ... 392-396

Prof. Alain MARTIN
Redacteur en chef

Friday, January 06, 2012

ZPE 179 (2011)

Hinweis für die Leser der ZPE 1

Adorjáni, Zs., Eine neue Konjektur zu Pind. fr. 52h (= Pae. 7b) 20 ...  48

Agusta-Boularot, S. – Seigne, J. – Mujjali, A., Épigramme funéraire d’une jeune fille de Phrygie à Gerasa (Jerash, Jordanie) ... 103

Alföldy, G., Eine führende Familie der Kolonie von Aquincum ... 271  

Antolinos Marin, J. A. – Díaz Ariño, B., Una inscripción funeraria republicana
procedente de Los Beatos (Cartagena, Murcia) ... 291

Arbabzadah, M., A Lexicographical Note on a Curse Tablet from Antioch ... 199

Battistoni, F., Time(s) for Tauromenion. The Pilaster with the List of Stratagoi (IG XIV 421) –
The Antikythera Mechanism ... 171

Benaissa, A., Giro Transfers of Grain in the Oxyrhynchite Nome: A New Document in the Beinecke Library ...221

Bongiovanni, R., P.Duk.inv. 4R: Homer, Iliad 22.111–149 with Marginalia ... 3  

Brissaud, L. – Rémy, B. – Mathieu, N. – Prisset, J.-L., Un service officiel des eaux (cura aquarum) à Vienne? Le témoignage d’un tuyau de plomb découvert à Saint-Romain-en-Gal (Rhône) ... 239

Camia, F., Lykos, Son of Hermolaos, hiereus heptaeterikos of the Sebastoi. Emperor Worship and Traditional Cults at Thessalian Hypata (SEG 54, 556) ... 145

Camodeca, G., Fufidia Clementiana, c(larissima) p(uella), e i suoi avi consolari
in una nuova iscrizione da Teanum del tempo di M. Aurelio ... 231

Ciongradi, C. – Zăgreanu, R., Ein Militärdiplom aus Gherla für die Truppen
von Dacia Porolissensis ... 295

Corfù, N. – Wachter, R., Eine böotische Scherbe mit Graffito ... 141

Dale, A. – Ellis-Evans, A., A Cypriot Curser at Mytilene ... 189

Eckerman, Ch. C., Teasing and Pleasing in Archilochus’ ‘First Cologne Epode’...  11

Ehmig, U. – Haensch, R., Lateinische Inschriften aus Albanien: Nampame, Murcis
und ihre Verwandten ... 279

Ercoles, M. – Fiorentini, L., Giocasta tra Stesicoro (PMGF 222(b)) ed Euripide (Fenicie) ... 21

Evans, T. V., The Optative at PMichZen 36. 3 ... 218

Ferrari, F., Rites without Frontiers: Magi and Mystae in the Derveni Papyrus ... 71

Jones, C. P., An Inscription Seen by Agathias ... 107

Kantor, G., Procuratorial Jurisdiction in the lex portorii Asiae ... 155

Kovács, P. – Lőrincz, B., Altäre aus dem Auxiliarlager Solva. Neue römische Inschriften aus Komitat Komárom–Esztergom II ... 247

Kron, G., The Distribution of Wealth at Athens in Comparative Perspective ... 129

Lewis, J. P., Hapax legomenon? A New Reading of Inscriptiones Latinae Jugoslaviae 3, 2119 ... 244

Livrea, E., Il sudore di Saffo ... 39

– Elementi orfici in un threnos pindarico ... 51  

– Il Giambo IX di Callimaco ... 84

Marchionni, R., Tricosus – Pertricosus. Ein epigraphischer Beitrag zu Lucilius und Partial ... 92

Mugnai, N., Due appliques militari iscritte, conservate in una collezione privata, e nuove osservazioni su alcuni esemplari da Thamusida (Mauretania Tingitana) ... 299

Proietti, G., Osservazioni sul monumento degli ‘epigrammi di Maratona’ (IG I3 503–4). Il problema del Lapis B ... 41

Puglia, E., L’ode saffica per Mika ... 35

Sánchez Natalías, C., The Bologna defixio(nes) Revisited ... 201

Schmitz, W., Der Verkauf einer Sklavenfamilie ... 54

Staab, G., Das Grabepigramm des Euelpistos aus Tomi ... 97

Tracy, St., Line 6 of IG II2 1334 Revisited ... 139

Uljas, S., A Fragment of the Life of Moses of Abydos in the British Library ... 117  

Valerio, F., Nota testuale su un’iscrizione tardo-antica da Gerasa (SGO 21/23/03) ... 116  

Walthall, D. A., Magistrate Stamps on Grain Measures in Early Hellenistic Sicily .... 159

West, W. C., A Note on Greek Kitchenware for Eating Gruel ... 126

Wickkiser, B. L., IG II2 4963 and the Priesthood of Asklepios in Athens ... 123  

Wilson, N. G., Maasiana on Herodotus ... 57

Zago, G., Per il testo del De Stoicis di Filodemo (cap. 3, col. XIII,12ss. Dor.) ... 89


Thursday, January 05, 2012

John G. Pedley, The Life and Work of Francis Willey Kelsey: Archaeology, Antiquity, and the Arts.

The Life and Work of Francis Willey Kelsey
Archaeology, Antiquity, and the Arts

John Griffiths Pedley


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If Indiana Jones had relied on trains . . . 


President of the Archaeological Institute of America, professor at the University of Michigan from 1889 to 1927, and president of the American Philological Association, Francis Kelsey was crucially involved in the founding or growth of major educational institutions. He came to maturity in a period of great technological change in communications, transportation, and manufacturing. Kelsey took full advantage of such innovations in his ceaseless drive to promote education for all, to further the expansion of knowledge, and to champion the benefits of the study of antiquity.
A vigorous traveler around the United States, Europe, and the Mediterranean, Kelsey strongly believed in the value of personally viewing sites ancient and modern and collecting artifacts that could be used by the new museums and universities that were springing up in the United States. This collecting habit put him in touch with major financiers of the day, including Charles Freer, Andrew Carnegie, and J. P. Morgan, as he sought their help for important projects.
Drawing heavily on Kelsey's daily diaries now held at the University of Michigan's Bentley Historical Library, John Griffiths Pedley gives us a biography that records the wide-ranging activities of a gifted and energetic scholar whose achievements mirrored the creative and contributive innovations of his contemporary Americans.
"Best known today for the museum that bears his name, Francis W. Kelsey is vividly brought to life in this thoroughly researched biography that meticulously conveys his unbounded energy and remarkable achievements as archaeologist, philologist, educator, author, editor, administrator, fund-raiser, campus planner, businessman, refugee advocate, and so much more. The indefatigable Kelsey was ahead of his time in insisting that the ancient world be studied and taught in its broadest contexts, and Pedley presents his subject in the same light, providing a richly detailed account of the many sides of this pioneering American intellectual in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries."
—Kenneth Lapatin, Associate Curator of Antiquities, J. Paul Getty Museum

"How do universities make the world a better place? What should be the balance between teaching and research? What is the balance between private philanthropy and public funding? What role do the arts and humanities play in a modern society? We follow these issues, and more, in John Pedley's authoritative and beautifully written life of Francis Kelsey, classical scholar, educator, educational entrepreneur, and humanist in the broadest sense of the word. One of the towering figures of early twentieth-century American academe, Michigan's Francis Kelsey transformed Classical Studies in North America, and he transformed the University of Michigan in the broader world through his work with schools in the United States and young victims of the First World War in Europe. In so doing, he offered an example of an ultimately engaged life. The story of Francis Kelsey is not simply the story of an extraordinary man, it is the story of how modern American universities can reach their own fullest potential."
—David Potter, Francis W. Kelsey Collegiate Professor of Greek and Roman History and Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, University of Michigan

John Griffiths Pedley is Emeritus Professor of Classical Archaeology and Greek at the University of Michigan.

Jacket images: Francis Kelsey in a classroom at the University of Michigan, ca. 1900. Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, University of Michigan.
Isabelle and Francis on the quay at Palermo, Sicily, en route to Carthage. Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan. Photo: Enoch Peterson.
Karanis, houses under excavation. Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, University of Michigan. Photo: George R. Swain.