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Monday, August 01, 2016

Barcelona Congress, Day one

Room Hatshepsut: Archaeology
  • 11:00h – 11:30h: Roger Bagnall/Paola Davoli, Papyrology, stratigraphy, and excavation method
  • 11:30h – 12:00h: Ruey-Lin Chang/Jakub Ordutowski, Report of the first survey season at Philadelphia (IFAO, 2015)
  • 12:00h – 12:30h: Paola Boffula Alimeni, Memorie del sottosuolo di Tebtynis a … Roma e a Venezia!
  • 12:30h – 13:00h: AnneMarie Luijendijk, On discarding papyri in Roman and Late Antique Egypt: Theoretical, archaeological, and ancient perspectives
  • 13:00h – 13:30h: Cornelia Römer, The Gods of Karanis
Room Arsinoe: Documentary Papyri. Ptolemaic Egypt
  • 11:00h – 11:30h: Stéphanie Wackenier, Four new documents from the archive of Haryotes (IIIrd BC)
  • 11:30h – 12:00h: Laura Willer, Documents from the Temple – Two re-used papyri
  • 12:00h – 12:30h: David Martinez, P. Texas inv. no. 1: A petition concerning a dispute over land boundaries
  • 12:30h – 13:00h: Carla Balconi, Due “ordini di comparizione” di età tolemaica nella collezione dell’Università Cattolica di Milano
  • 13:00h – 13:30h: Caroline Cheung, A rare and early double document of a vineyard lease (P.Tebt.0137)
Room Berenice: Literary Papyri
  • 11:00h – 11:30h: Gertjan Verhasselt, The lives of Sappho and Simonides in a biographical compendium (P.Oxy. 1800)
  • 11:30h – 12:00h: Marco Perale, A new Simonides papyrus?
  • 12:00h – 12:30h: Jeffrey Fish, On the reconstruction of new Sappho fragments: fiber matchings in P.GC. inv. 105
  • 12:30h – 13:00h: Enrico Emanuele Prodi, The offsets in P.Oxy. XV 1790
  • 13:00h – 13:30h: Giovanna Menci, Organizzazione dello spazio negli scholia minora a Omero: a proposito di una ‘mise en page’ immaginaria e di fantomatici titoletti in P.Dura 3
Room Cleopatra: Paraliterary Papyri. Medicine
  • 11:00h – 11:30h: Douaa Aly Elalfy, Practice of surgery in Greco-Roman Egypt
  • 11:30h – 12:00h: Anna Monte, Sharpen the sight without glasses: the κολλύρια ὀξυδορκικά in the papyrological and medical sources
  • 12:00h – 12:30h: Yousry Deyab, The impact of religion on healing practices in Egypt during the Roman rule
  • 12:30h – 13:00h: Kevin Funderburk, Monastic medicine: UPENN E16238, account of wine and unguents
  • 13:00h – 13:30h: Isabella Bonati, Medicalia Online: an electronic dictionary of technical terms in medical papyri
Room Theodora: Juristic Papyrology
  • 11:00h – 11:30h: Eva Jakab, Conflict of laws? Legal Pluralism in the Roman Empire
  • 11:30h – 12:00h: José Luis Alonso, The Constitutio Antoniniana and the private legal practice in the Eastern Empire, 125 years after Mitteis’ “Reichsrecht”
  • 12:00h – 12:30h: Serena Ammirati, A new look at ancient and late-antique Latin juristic texts and their transmission: the ERC project REDHIS
  • 12:30h – 13:00h: Timothy M. Teeter, An unpublished Latin legal text
  • 13:00h – 13:30h: Maria Nowak/Agnieszka Kacprzak: Legal and social status of extramarital children in the Roman Empire before Constantine the Great
13:30h – 15:00h Lunch
 15:00h – 17:00h 
 Room Hatshepsut: Archaeology
  • 15:00h – 15:30h: Mario Capasso, L’enigma della provenienza dei codici Freer e degli altri 12 testi cristiani di Vienna alla luce dei nuovi scavi a Soknopaiou Nesos/Dime
  • 15:30h – 16:00h: Todd Hickey, Petrie at Oxyrhynchus: the papyri
  • 16:00h – 16:30h: Laure Brossin-Pillot, « EXP » Étude archéologique d’une tabula cerata du Musée départemental Arles Antique (France)
  • 16:30h – 17:00h: Jitse H.F. Dijkstra, Visitors to the Temple of Khnum at Elephantine: Who were they?
Room Arsinoe: Documentary Papyrology: Ptolemaic Egypt
  • 15:00h – 15:30h: Deborah Vignot-Kott, Demotic accounts and land-registers from the Sorbonne collection (Sorb. inv 228 a-c)
  • 15:30h – 16:00h: Eleni Skarsouli, Ein ptolemäisches Archiv aus Oxyrhyncha
  • 16:00h – 16:30h: Magdy Aly, Deed of service assignment
  • 16:30h – 17:00h: Valérie Wyns, Happiness and state in Ptolemaic Egypt
Room Berenice: Literary Papyri
  • 15:00h – 15:30h: Massimo Magnani, The ancient manuscript tradition of the Euripidean hypotheses
  • 15:30h – 16:00h: Maroula Salemenou, Papyri and the documents in Demosthenes’ De Corona
  • 16:00h – 16:30h: Valeria Tezzon, “A mystic cook”. Some considerations about P.Duke 1984.7
  • 16:30h – 17:00h: Davide Amendola, Verso una nuova edizione di P.Berol. inv. 13045 (BKT VII 13-31)
Room Cleopatra: Paraliterary Papryi. Astronomy and Astrology
  • 15:00h – 15:30h: Marina Escolano-Poveda, Tracking the wandering ones: a Demotic planetary table from Montserrat (P. Monts.Roca inv. 314)
  • 15:30h – 16:00h: Irene Pajón Leyra, Astronomical geography on papyrus
  • 16:00h – 16:30h: Andreas Winkler, Some astronomers and their astrology in Graeco-Roman Egypt
  • 16:30h – 17:00h: Johannes Thomann, From katarchai to ikhtiyārāt: Documentary evidence of electional astrology in Greek and Arabic
Room Theodora: Juristic Papyrology
  • 15:00h – 15:30h: Manex Ralla Arregi, Legal representation of the monasteries: a regulatory and papyrological approach
  • 15:30h – 16:00h: Małgorzata SołekOrigo castris and the local recruitment policy of the Roman army
  • 16:00h – 16:30h: Micaela Langellotti, Slavery, social attitudes, and the impact of Roman rule
  • 16:30h – 17:00h: Peter van MinnenEpikrisis Documents from the Theognostos Archive
17:00h – 17:30h Coffee Break
17:30h – 19:00h 
 Room Hatshepsut: PANEL: Inside out: An introspective look at papyrology through its international congresses
  • 17:30h – 18:00h: Rachel Mairs, Who? Gender and ethnicity at the ICP
  • 18:00h – 18:30h: Katherine Blouin, What? Topics and linguistic trends at the ICP
  • 18:30h – 19:00h: Usama Gad, Where? Mapping the ICP
Room Arsinoe: Documentary Papyri. Ptolemaic Egypt
  • 17:30h – 18:00h: Thomas Backhuys, Zum ptolemäischen Monopolwesen: Die ὀθόνιον-Produktion im frühen 3. Jahrhundert v.Chr.
  • 18:00h – 18:30h: Christopher Cornthwaite, Shippers, buyers, or guarantors: The egdocheis revisited
  • 18:30h – 19:00h: François Gerardin, The foundation of cities in Egypt in the 2nd century B.C.
Room Berenice: Literary Papyri
  • 17:30h – 18:00h: Giuseppe Ucciardello, P.Lille 71+126: hexameters on Herakles?
  • 18:00h – 18:30h: Benjamin Henry, New hexameters from Oxyrhynchus
  • 18:30h – 19:00h: Livia Capponi, Chaeremon of Alexandria and the Apotheosis of Poppaea (P.Oxy. 77.5105)
Room Cleopatra: Paraliterary Papyri. Mathematics
  • 17:30h – 18:00h: Giuseppina Azzarello, Arithmetic tables from Graeco-Roman Egypt
  • 18:00h – 18:30h: Federico Morelli, “Più che ’l doppiar de li scacchi s’immilla” (Dante, Paradiso XXVIII 93). Un singolare papiro matematico della collezione vienense
Room Theodora: Juristic Papyrology
  • 17:30h – 18:00h: Elizabeth Buchanan, Rural collective action in Late Antique Egypt (400-630 CE)
  • 18:00h – 18:30h: Jens Mangerud, Who was the wife of Pompeius Niger?

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Thursday, June 16, 2016

GJW: The Art of Fraud

The Unbelievable Tale Of Jesus Wife

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

CONFERENCE in Kristiansand, NOR, "The Lying Pen of Scribes"


"The Lying Pen of Scribes" (Jer. 8.8)
13 april - 15 april
kl 12:00 - 13:00
Room A7-001 (Wednesday) / Room E2-009 (Thursday & Friday), Campus Kristiansand
Manuscript Forgeries and Counterfeiting Scripture in the Twenty-First Century
 Wednesday (Room A7-001)
12.00–12.15 Coffee and tea
12.15–12.30 Årstein Justnes (University of Agder), Introduction and Welcome
Session I
Chair: Torleif Elgvin, NLA University College
12.30–13.30 Malcolm Choat (Macquarie University), "Forging Antiquity: An overview of the Project"
13.30–14.30 Lunch
14.30–15.30 Alison Schofield (University of Denver), “The Shapira Affair: Were Lost Dead Sea Scrolls Discovered in 1883?”
15.30–16.30 Liv Ingeborg Lied (MF Norwegian School of Theology), “Studying Fakes Without Faking It: Some Fresh Theoretical Perspectives”
16.30– Coffee and tea
19.00– Dinner
Thursday (Room E2-009)
Session II
Chair: Liv Ingeborg Lied, MF Norwegian School of Theology
09.15–9.45 Kipp Davis (Trinity Western University), “The Lying Pen of Scribes: A New Research Project”
9.45–10.30 Torleif Elgvin (NLA University College), “‘Nobody Knows the Troubles I’ve Seen’: About Access to Dead Sea Scroll Fragments in Private and Public Collections”
10.30–11.00 Coffee break
11.00–11.45 Årstein Justnes and Line Reichelt Føreland (University of Agder), “How to Construct Provenance: Three Example”
Session III
Chair: Kipp Davis, Trinity Western University
12.00–13.00 Malcolm Choat (Macquarie University), “From Constantine Simonides to the Gospel of Jesus' Wife: the Authentication of Papyri and Development of Palaeography”
13.00–14.00 Lunch
14.00–14.45 Tommy Wasserman (Örebro School of Theology and Ansgar School of Theology), “Simonides Forgeries of New Testament Manuscripts in the Mayer Collection”
14.45–15.30 Tor Vegge (University of Agder), ”Fictional Author and Authenticity in New Testament Letters”
15.30–16.15 Beat Art on Campus, a Tour (Frida Forsgren, University of Agder)
16.15– Coffee and tea
19.00– Dinner
Friday (Room E2-009)
Session IV
Chair: Morten Klepp Beckmann, University of Agder
9.15–10.00 Amanda Davis Bledsoe (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München), “The Gabriel Vision: ‘A Dead Sea Scroll on Stone’ or a Modern Forgery?”
10.00–11.00 Kipp Davis (Trinity Western University), “Working with Judaean Desert Manuscript Fragments on a Digital Platform”
11.00–11.30 Coffee break
11.30–12.00 Kipp Davis and Årstein Justnes, Summary
12.15– Lunch
Other participants:
·       Sony George, NTNU – Norwegian University of Science and Technology
·       Hugo Lundhaug, University of Oslo
·       Hallvard Hagelia, ansgar School of Theology

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

K.A. WORP, The Bankes Ostraca from a Box at Kingston Lacy eGreekText

Nova Papyrologia, academia.edu

Tyche Band 30 (2015)

TYCHE BAND 30 (2015)
TYCHE. Beiträge zur Alten Geschichte, Papyrologie und Epigraphik. 
Eine vom Institut für Alte Geschichte und Altertumskunde, Papyrologie und Epigraphik der Universität Wien seit 1986 herausgegebene, jährlich erscheinende Fachzeitschrift, die hohe wissenschaftliche Reputation genießt. Die nach einem peer review-Verfahren ausgewählten Artikel in deutscher, englischer, französischer und italienischer Sprache decken thematisch den gesamten Bereich der Antike von den Anfängen der griechischen Geschichte bis zur Spätantike ab. Ein Schwerpunkt liegt auf der Edition und Interpretation epigraphischer und papyrologischer Quellen.

Hrsg. Thomas Corsten | Fritz Mitthof | Bernhard Palme | Hans Taeuber

Tyche Band 30 (2015)

300 Seiten mit 30 Tafeln | 17 x 24 cm | Softcover | EUR 95,00 | ISBN: 978-3-902976-58-1 | ISSN: 1010-9161 | Erscheinungsdatum: März 2016
  1. Rodney AST, Roger S. BAGNALL, New Evidence for the Roman Garrison of Trimithis
  2. Martin BAUER, Die Statuengruppen von Kaiser Marcus Aurelius und seiner Familie in Ephesus
  3. Graham CLAYTOR, A Decian Libellus at Luther College (Iowa)
  4. Dan DANA, Dávid PETRUŢ, A military graffito on a pottery plate from the auxiliary fort at Buciumi (Roman Dacia)
  5. Hans FÖRSTER, Eine Nachtragsforderung bezüglich Datteln. Ein Text aus dem Wiener Schenutearchiv (P.Vindob. K. 4712)
  6. Jana GRUSKOVÁ, Gunther MARTIN, Zum Angriff der Goten unter Kniva auf eine thrakische Stadt (Scythica Vindobonensia, f. 195v)
  7. Nikoletta KANAVOU, Notes on Blemyomachia (P. Berol. 5003 Ar. + P. Gen. inv. 140 frr. 11a+b + P. Phoib. fr. 11c)
  8. Nikos KARKAVELIAS, Di(e)itrephes
  9. Claudia KREUZSALER, Amphilochios PAPATHOMAS, SB XXIV 16148: Ein spätantiker Frachtbrief
  10. Csaba A. LÁDA, Amphilochios PAPATHOMAS, Enteuxis concerning Illegal Sale of Cedric
  11. Amphilochios PAPATHOMAS, Ezechiel 12, 16–19 und 23–25 in einem griechischen Pergament aus Ägypten
  12. Victor PARKER, Zu durch Herodot überlieferten Schriften griechischer Geographen
  13. Matthias STERN, Der Pagarch und die Organisation des öffentlichen Sicherheitswesens im byzantinischen Ägypten
  14. Karl STROBEL, Die Aufwertung des Jahres 301 n. Chr. und ihre epigraphische Dokumentation in Aphrodisias (Karien), ein Beitrag zur tetrarchischen Währungspolitik
  15. Christian WALLNER, Die Inschriften des Museums in Yozgat - Addenda
  16. Bernhard WOYTEK, „Hominem te memento!“ Der mahnende Sklave im römischen Triumph und seine Ikonographie

Scholars, Scribes, and Readers: An Advanced Course in Arabic Manuscript Studies

Dear Colleagues,

The Islamic Manuscript Association, in cooperation with Cambridge University Library and the Thesaurus Islamicus Foundation, is pleased to announce an advanced short course in manuscript studies, entitled Scholars, Scribes, and Readers: An Advanced Course in Arabic Manuscript Studies, which will be held at Cambridge University Library from 6 to 10 June 2016.

This intensive five-day course is intended for researchers, librarians, curators, and anyone else working with Islamic manuscripts. As an advanced course, it is particularly aimed at those who already have some experience in Islamic codicology and palaeography and all participants must have a good reading knowledge of Arabic. The course will focus on Arabic-language manuscripts from various regions, including historical Turkey, Iran, and India. It is hoped that this advanced course will allow participants to gain greater exposure to and familiarity with the vast array of practices encountered in Arabic manuscripts.

The workshop will consist of three days of illustrated, interactive lectures on selected manuscripts and two days of hands-on sessions focusing on a selection of manuscripts from the Cambridge University Library collection. The manuscripts selected for presentation by the instructor cover the whole range of scribal practices encountered in a variety of subjects/genres, geographical regions, and historical periods (see the programme for details).

The course will be led by Adam Gacek, a retired faculty lecturer and former head of the Islamic Studies Library, McGill University, who is the author of a sizeable corpus of publications on Islamic manuscripts, including The Arabic Manuscript Tradition: a Glossary of Technical Terms and Bibliography (2001, 2008 - Supplement), and Arabic Manuscripts: a Vademecum for Readers (2009).

For further details, to view the programme, or to register, please visit our website at www.islamicmanuscript.org

Best wishes,


Armin Yavari
Assistant Director
The Islamic Manuscript Association
℅ 33 Trumpington Street
Cambridge CB2 1QY
United Kingdom
T: +44 (0)1223 303 177
F: +44 (0)1223 302 218
E: armin@islamicmanuscript.org
W: www.islamicmanuscript.org

New papers at Academia.edu

T. Christiansen / K. Ryholt, Catalogue of Egyptian Funerary Papyri in Danish Collections. The Carlsberg Papyri 13/CNI Publications 41. Copenhagen: Museum Tusculanum Press. viii + 40 pages, 106 plates

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

ZPE 197 (2016)

Avram, A. – Cliante, T. – Lungu, V., Neue Inschriften aus Tomis 140

Baetens, G. – Depauw, M., A Demotic Petition about the Misconduct of an Official in the Papyrus Museum in Syracuse (P. Syrac. 262) 191

Belousov, A. – Dana, M. – Nikolaev, N., Deux nouvelles defixionum tabellae du territoire d’Olbia du Pont 167

Benaissa, A., Four Papyri from the Archive of the Temple of Soknobraisis in Bacchus 204

Cartlidge, B., Eupolis, fr. 192.48–9 K.–A. 32

Cesarik, N., A Note on CIL III 14992: legio VII Claudia Pia Fidelis or legio VIII Augusta? 268

Dana, D. – Gaiu, C., Quatre diplômes militaires du milieu du IIe siècle pour l’exercitus Daciae Porolissensis trouvés à Arcobara/Ilişua (réédition) 257

Eck, W., Diplomfragmente aus Carnuntum und aus Abusina/Eining 217

Eck, W., Zu Militärinschriften im römischen Iudaea. Epigraphische Vorarbeiten zum CIIP 231

Eck, W. – Pangerl, A., Ein Diplom für die Hilfstruppen der Provinz Arabia, ausgestellt unter Hadrian, wohl im Jahr 126 227

Evangelisti, S., L. Aelius Aurelius Apolaustus e l’Apolaustus interemptus nel 189 d.C. 271

Fernández Corral, M. – Gorrochategui, J., Cinco nuevas estelas funerarias procedentes de Belorado (Burgos) 276 Floridi, L., Considerazioni in margine alla datazione di Pallada di Alessandria 51

Fowler, R. L., ἐκθορεῖν and the Derveni Papyrus 17

Fressura, M., Ancora su P.Vindob. L 62 (Verg. Aen. II, con traduzione greca) 46

Grossi, M., Ἔγραψεν δὲ καὶ τίτλον ὁ Πιλᾶτος (Gv 19,19): Verso una nuova definizione di iscrizione 85

Guédon, St., La statio camellariorum: Circulation et transports caravaniers dans le corpus des ostraca de Bu Njem 249

Hernández Pérez, R., Paebion: un antropónimo de origen probablemente tracio en una inscripción romana de Hispania 283

Hitchman, R. – Mack, W., Astypalaia and Hierapytna (?): Restoring Lost Polis-Ethnics in the Proxeny Catalogue of Astypalaia (I.Dor.Ins. 97) 103

Jakubiec, A., La nature de l’envoyeur du premier ἱκέσιος de la loi cathartique de Cyrène (SEG IX, 72, l. 111–121) 96

Kakoschke, A., Neulesung von Inschriften aus Niedergeranien 240

Kotwick, M. E., Notes on PDerveni cols. XV, XIX, XXII, and XXIV 1 Lucarini, C. M., Zum neuen Dexipp 42

Marchand, F., Les Technites dionysiaques de l’Hélicon 111

Mazza, R., P.Ryl. Greek Add. 1166: Christian Prayer Amulet with a Tax Receipt on the Back 73

Méndez Dosuna, J., Some Critical Notes on the New Dodona Lead Plates 119

Mugnai, N., A New Military Diploma for the Troops of Mauretania Tingitana (26 October 153) 243

Obsieger, H., Zu P. Erl. 1 = Nr. 2 Schubart (aus einer christlichen Liturgie, frühestens 6. Jh. n. Chr.) 70 

Panagopoulou, K., Gold in Ptolemaic Egypt: Exchange Practices in Light of P.Cair.Zen. I 59021 179

Piano, V., P.Derveni III–VI: una riconsiderazione del testo 5

Römer, C., News from Smikrines and Chairestratos. Verses 645–660 of Epitrepontes Sandbach–Furley 38

Ryholt, K., Postscriptum: A Greek-Demotic Temple Archive from Edfu Dating to the Reign of Ptolemy VIII 178

Souza, R., Hellenistic Sicilian Real Estate Contracts Inscribed on Lead Tablets: New Readings and Implications for the Economic Independence of Women 149

Tagliapietra, L., A New Fragment of Aristophanes’ Plutus (182–189, 211–219) 33

Tandy, D., Xenophon of Paros, Sculptor (SEG 47 1663) 101

Vecchiato, St., Un’ ipotesi su κόσμος nell’etopea acrostica su Esiodo (P.Oxy. L 3537r, l. 11 = v. 7) 28

Winkler, A. – Zellmann-Rohrer, M., A Bilingual Petition from the Priests of Roman Tebtunis: P.Mich. V 226 Once Again

Zevi, F., I Fasti di Privernum 287