Sunday, July 24, 2016

Open Access Journal: Akroterion: Journal for the Classics in South Africa. Tydskrif vir die Klassieke in Suid-Afrika

[First posted in AWOL 21 August 2013, updated 24 July 2016]

Akroterion: Journal for the Classics in South Africa. Tydskrif vir die Klassieke in Suid-Afrika
ISSN 2079-2883 (online)
ISSN 0303-1896 (print)
Akroterion welcomes scholarly contributions on all aspects of Greek and Roman civilization. Preference is given to articles that will also appeal to the non-specialist. We particularly encourage submission of articles dealing with the influence and reception of the Classics.

Ancient Numismatics News from NUMISHARE

ANS coins from RIC 6-10 published to OCRE, and other updates
Following the release of volumes 6, 7, 8, and 10 to OCRE, we have republished our coins from these volumes to link them into the newly-published coin type URIs. This represents an addition of more than 17,000 physical specimens of late Roman coinage into OCRE, including photographs for more than 3,000 of these (and photographic gaps from previous volumes of RIC). There are now 36,000 Roman imperial coins from the ANS collection in OCRE, and 60,000 in total from all our partners. Including CRRO and PELLA, there are just under 100,000 physical coins aggregated by's SPARQL endpoint.

In addition to these coins, the Portable Antiquities Scheme provided access to several hundred imperial coins linked to OCRE URIs. The PAS had previously linked its entire collection of Republican coins (nearly 1,000) into CRRO, but the inclusion of imperial material in OCRE is a watershed moment for the study of Roman numismatics. These are the first few hundred of potentially hundreds of thousands of coins published in their database, each with attested findspots. This will have a dramatic effect on geographic analysis of ancient monetary circulation and trade.

The Harvard Art Museums API was also reprocessed. Harvard's coverage of late Roman coinage is quite good, and their contribution to OCRE has more than doubled to 1,300 coins. 

Saturday, July 23, 2016

CAMERA KALAUREIA An Archaeological Photo-Ethnography | Μια αρχαιολογική φωτο-εθνογραφία by Yannis Hamilakis & Fotis Ifantidis

CAMERA KALAUREIA An Archaeological Photo-Ethnography | Μια αρχαιολογική φωτο-εθνογραφία by Yannis Hamilakis & Fotis Ifantidis.
170 pages; illustrated in full colour throughout. Full text in English and Greek. Available both in print and Open Access.
ISBN 9781784914141. 
How can we find alternative, sensorially rich and affective ways of engaging with the material past in the present?

How can photography play a central role in archaeological narratives, beyond representation and documentation?

This photo-book engages with these questions, not through conventional academic discourse but through evocative creative practice. The book is, at the same time, a site guide of sorts: a photographic guide to the archaeological site of the Sanctuary of Poseidon in Kalaureia, on the island of Poros, in Greece.

Ancient and not-so-ancient stones, pine trees that were “wounded” for their resin, people who lived amongst the classical ruins, and the tensions and the clashes with the archaeological apparatus and its regulations, all become palpable, affectively close and immediate.

Furthermore, the book constitutes an indirect but concrete proposal for the adoption of archaeological photo-ethnography as a research as well as public communication tool for critical heritage studies, today.

Also available in hardback and paperback printed editions:
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Open Access Journal: Old Testament Essays

[First posted in AWOL 10 November 2010. Updated (new URLs) 23 July 2016]

Old Testament Essays
ISSN: 1010-9919
Old Testament Essays 
Publishes articles on all aspects of Old Testament literature, theology, archaeology and society

Open Access Journal: Journal for Semitics - Tyjdskrif vir Semitistiek

[First posted in AWOL 3 October 2013, updated (new URL) 23 July 2016]

Journal for Semitics - Tyjdskrif vir Semitistiek
ISSN 1013-8471
Journal for Semitics
The Journal for Semitics is published by the Southern African Society for Near Eastern Studies (SASNES). The journal is published twice annually. Journal for Semitics is an accredited journal of the Department of Education.

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Hale and Buck: A Latin Grammar

Hale and Buck: A Latin Grammar


Hale and Buck's A Latin Grammar was first published by Ginn and Company in 1903. This edition is a collation of the two different versions of the original that I am aware of, hereafter referred to as versions A and B.

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Editorial practices

Throughout I have tried to emulate the typographical conventions of the original fairly closely, but I have not hesitated to depart from them where convenient. Most such changes can pass without comment, but one perhaps requires some justification. In the original, there are many instances of paragraphs that are set in a smaller type than the main text, for example, 269 a and 270 a, b. An examination of the changes made in version B reveals that many of them are similarly reduced in size, which makes me think that most if not all such passages represent changes made in galleys. In other words, I believe the smaller typeface was used solely (or at least primarily) in order to make room for late additions to the page rather than to indicate that this material is somehow of less importance. Especially in view of the absence of any indication by the authors that they attach any such meaning to variation in type size, I have not tried to preserve such variations. (It's possible, of course, that the smaller type size does carry meaning in some cases, and there is sufficient variation in style to foster doubt. But if so, I'm unable to distinguish the cases.)