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Monday, December 30, 2013

APA/AIA 2014 : Getting Started with Digital Classics


In January we will present a paper at the annual APA/AIA meeting, on a panel organized by the Digital Classics Association: Getting Started with Digital Classics. Here’s a draft of what we’ll say.
After Integrating Digital Papyrology [Baumann, Cayless, Sosin]
Duke University recently completed a multi-year project called Integrating Digital Papyrology, or IDP, under generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Under IDP we in effect did three things. One, we united the the Duke Databank of Documentary Papyri or DDbDP (a repository of editions of papyrological documents), the Heidelberger Gesamtverzeichnis der griechischen Papyrusurkunden Ägyptens, or HGV (a database of scholarly information about those documents: date, findspot, bibliography, etc.), the Advanced Papyrological Information System, or APIS, (a repository of digital images and catalog records of papyri held in institutional collections), and the Bibliographie Papyrologique, or BP (a quarterly scientific bibliography of the discipline); all under a common technical standard (EpiDoc, TEI XML), and all searchable under a fairly intuitive interface. Two, we built a platform for open and transparent, peer-reviewed, version-controlled, community-based, scholarly curation of all of these disciplinary resources. None of them is a black box any longer. Three, we published all of our data and code under open licenses. We give it away.

The rest HERE

(With thanks to David Meadows for the link)

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Papers related to Papyrology at the AIA (2014)

Annual Meeting - Preliminary Academic Program

Session: 2D: Roman Egypt
Type: Open Session
Timeslot: Friday, January 3, 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Session Papers
1. Amy Yandek, Temple University
Vocation and Tradition: Personal Identity in Roman Period Karanis

2. Taco Terpstra, Northwestern University
The Materiality of Writing in Karanis: Excavating Everyday Writing in a Town in Roman Egypt

3. Thomas Landvatter, Kalamazoo College
The Karanis Ceramic Corpus: New Approaches to Old Evidence

4. Sean J. O'Neill, Hanover College
Isis as Genetrix: Reconsidering the Julio-Claudian Material at Philae, Egypt

5. Andrew Findley, Washington University in St. Louis
Re-examining Egyptian Cult at the Red Hall in Pergamon

Papers on Papyrological topics at the APA (2014)

 American Society of Papyrologists
Todd Hickey, University of California, Berkeley, Organizer
Columbus Hall EF
This year’s panel highlights the exciting research that typifies papyrology’s “next generation.” An exploration of orality and mem- ory in late Egyptian funerary texts is followed by two papers that refine our understanding of the relationship between State and subject in Roman Egypt, one a case study of priestly negotiations over temple land, the other a foregrounding of communal management of water resources. The elites of Late Antiquity are at the heart of the final two contributions. The first of these illuminates the social contexts of key administrative posts, while the second engages the recently lively debate concerning the nature of Egypt’s “great estates.”
1. Foy Scalf, The University of Chicago
 Composing Demotic Funerary Texts: Textual Criticism, Orality, and Memory in the Demotic Funerary Papyri (20 mins.) 
2. Andrew Connor, University of Cincinnati
 “No One Can Claim the Priestly Land”: P.Tebt. 2.302 and Egyptian Temples under Rome in Context (15 mins.) 
3. Brendan Haug, University of Michigan
Water Scarcity, Local Adaptability, and the Changing Landscape of the Fayyum (20 mins.) 
4. Anna Maria Kaiser, Universität Wien
 Comites rei militaris and duces in Late Antique Egypt (20 mins.) 
5. Ryan McConnell, College of William and Mary
More Land, More Produce, or Higher Taxes? Explaining Revenue Growth on the Apion Estate (15 mins.) 

In Other Panels:
Getting Started with Digital Classics
Organized by the Digital Classics Association (Joint APA/AIA Panel)
Neil Coffee, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, Organizer
—5. Ryan Baumann, Hugh Cayless, and Joshua D. Sosin, Duke University After Integrating Digital Papyrology (20 mins.)

The Power of the Written Word: Cross-cultural Comparisons
Richard J. A. Talbert, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Organizer David S. Potter, University of Michigan, Organizer
Columbus Hall CD
—3. Sven Tost, University of Vienna, Austria
Papyrus Letters and Imperial Government in Greco-Roman Egypt (20 mins.)

Women of the Roman Empire
Organized by the American Classical League
Mary C. English, Montclair State University, Organizer Jacqueline Carlon, University of Massachusetts Boston, Organizer
—2. Kelli Thomerson, Independent Scholar
Self-Image of Provincial Women in Roman Britain and Roman Egypt (20 mins.)

The Role of “Performance” in Late Antiquity Organized by the Society for Late Antiquity
Ralph Mathisen, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, Organizer
—4. Martin Reznick, New York University
Performance and Petitions: A Game of Justice in Roman Egypt (15 mins.)

Ancient Amulets: Language and Artifact
Megan Nutzman, The University of Chicago, Organizer
The study of ancient amulets resides at the intersection of various traditional disciplines—archaeology, philology, linguistics, and religion. With this interdisciplinary nature in mind, the panel will employ network theory, cognitive linguistics, and recent archaeological discoveries to reassess long-held assumptions about the nature and function of amulets. The panel will also emphasize the hermeneu- tical relationship between the language on amulets, including scriptural citations and divine names, and their physical characteristics as protective objects. Specific case studies from Pergamon, Syria-Palestine, and Egypt will provide a context for discussing previously marginalized evidence and for proposing new methodologies for interpretation.

Kassandra Jackson, The University of Chicago Introduction (5 mins.)
1. Joseph Sanzo, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
The Use of Biblical Incipits on Amulets from Late Antique Egypt: Texts, Functions, and Contexts (20 mins.)
2. Megan Nutzman, The University of Chicago
In Sickness and in Health: Roman and Late Antique Amulets from Syria-Palestine (20 mins.)
3. Walter Shandruck, The University of Chicago
Computational Methods for the Study of Graeco-Egyptian Magical Gems: A Case Study in the Anguipede (20 mins.)
4. Kassandra Jackson, The University of Chicago
Inscribed Neolithic Hand Axes as Amulets in the So-called “Pergamon Magical Kit” (20 mins.)




Dorian Vanhulle, 
Les steles funeraires royales des deux premieres dynasties a Abydos. A propos de la "stele" de Den des Musees royaux d'Art et d'Histoire de Bruxelles ... 203-229

David Lorand, 
Une stele en "faience" de la fin de la 17eme ou du debut de la 18eme dynastie aux Musees royaux d'Art et d'Histoire ... 230-243

Frederic Colin & Cassandre Hartenstein, 
Documents demotiques de Strasbourg, I: jour de fete sur la rive gauche ... 244-260


Marina Sokolova & Alexander Ilin-Tomich, 
Twelve notes on Ipuwer ... 261-272

Livres ... 273-294



Alain Delattre & Paul Heilporn, 
Nouveaux developpements de la Bibliographie Papyrologique ... 295-298

Jean Lenaerts, 
Le codex d'Hesiode P. Gen. inv. 94 + P. Berol. inv. 7784 ... 299-306

Nikos Litinas, 
The expressions "to annoy" as used in Alexandria and "to sit on a donkey" ... 307-312

Yanne Broux, Explicit Name Change in Roman Egypt ... 313-336

Alain Martin, Les tresors monetaires d'Elkab ... 337-351

Papyrus litteraires et documents ... 352-355

Livres ... 356-362



Alain Delattre, Rosario Pintaudi & Naim Vanthieghem, 
Un entagion bilingue du gouverneur Abd al-Aziz ibn Marwan trouve a Antinoe ... 363-371

Nikolaos Gonis & Gesa Schenke, 
Two entagia from Cambridge ... 372-378

Laurent Bavay & Alain Delattre, 
La ceramique des reçus de taxe thebains du VIIIe siecle ... 379-384

Johannes Thomann, 
An Arabic Ephemeris for the Year 954/955 CE and the Geographical Latitude of al-Bahnasa / Oxyrhynchus (P. Stras. Inv. Ar. 446) ... 385-396

Livre ... 397

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

P. Arzt-Grabner, Papyrologische Kommentare zum Neuen Testament - Band 004: 2. Korinther

Peter Arzt-Grabner
2. Korinther
1. Auflage 2014
583 Seiten Leinen

ISBN 978-3-525-51002-5

Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

Papyrologische Kommentare zum Neuen Testament - Band 004
120,00 €
Bei Abnahme der Reihe: 110,00 €
PDF eBook
99,99 €

Mit diesem Band legt Peter Arzt-Grabner erstmals einen umfassenden Kommentar zum 2. Korintherbrief vor, der den Text anhand der dokumentarischen Papyri und Ostraka sowie der Holz- und Wachstäfelchen aus dem griechisch-römischen Alltag auslegt. Der Kommentar dient als wichtige Ergänzung zu traditionellen exegetischen Kommentaren.
Der umfangreiche Einleitungsteil widmet sich besonders ausführlich der Frage, inwieweit Papyrusbriefe mit den Paulusbriefen vergleichbar sind, sowie den Teilungshypothesen zum 2. Korintherbrief – einschließlich einer Erklärung darüber, wie ein Kompilationsprozess abgelaufen sein könnte. Ferner legt Arzt-Grabner die Ausgangssituation sowie die Funktion von Briefboten aus papyrologischer Sicht dar. Die fortlaufende Auslegung des Bibeltextes bietet den papyrologischen Hintergrund zu den einzelnen Briefabschnitten, den größeren und kleineren Themen und zu den von Paulus verwendeten Begriffen und Formeln. Auch die Gliederung des Paulustextes erfolgt entsprechend dem antiken Briefformular. Ausführlicher behandelte Themen sind u.a.: aufgeschobene Besuche, Untersuchungshaft und Gerichtsprozess, Düfte und Gerüche, Empfehlungsbriefe, Vereinssatzungen, die Kollekte für Jerusalem vor dem Hintergrund des antiken Vereinswesens, Verleumdungen und Besuchsankündigungen.
Verzeichnisse zu den behandelten Papyri, Ostraka und Täfelchen, zu den ausführlicher behandelten griechischen Begriffen und Personennamen sowie zu den modernen Autorinnen und Autoren erleichtern den Zugang zu diesem Band.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Talk: (Uni-Leipzig) Amir Zeldes, Corpus Linguistics Tools for Sahidic Coptic

2013 Leipzig eHumanities Seminar Schedule


Corpus Linguistics Tools for Sahidic Coptic
Amir Zeldes1 & Caroline T. Schroeder2
1 Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, 2 University of the Pacific

Coptic, the language of Christian Egypt in the Hellenistic era of the first millennium, offers both a chance and a challenge for digital humanities research in the 21st century. On the one hand, there are comparatively few digital resources available: no publically available automatic tokenization, part-of-speech tagging, or corpus search software, nor any guidelines on how to undertake these tasks (we are aware of only one, incomplete and unreleased effort to tag Coptic in Orlandi 2004; our work bases partly on Orlandi’s lexical resources, kindly made available to us). On the other hand, an explosion of work in digital humanities (standards like TEI/EpiDoc for manuscript digitization, cf. Cayless et al. 2009 or digital infrastructure like Perseus, cf. Crane et al. 2009, to name just two) has led to a wide range of resources one can draw on in bringing Coptic to the level of technology now enjoyed e.g. by Greek and Latin.
To seize these opportunities, we have endeavored to develop comprehensive, freely available tools for the automatic linguistic processing of Coptic manuscripts that can be corrected manually and made available online. We present the first publically available tokenizer (lexicon and rule-based) for the main Sahidic dialect of Coptic, as well as two corresponding part-of-speech tagging schemes and training models, fine and coarse grained. Tokenization for Coptic is a non-trivial task, since manuscripts are written in scriptio continua (without spaces), but Coptic word forms are linguistically segmented at two levels: both into minimal morphemes, and into larger word forms, corresponding to nominal or verbal complexes, including related prepositions and articles (nouns) and multiple concatenated conjugation bases with subject/object pronouns and allomorphy (verbs). Our tokenizer currently addresses only the first task, and assumes that a human annotator has separated the scriptio continua into the coarse word forms. Example (1) shows morpheme borders added by the tokenizer, represented by pipe symbols. In some cases, letters can stand for two sounds that belong to different morphemes. In such cases the tokenizer saves the original diplomatic form and also outputs an alternative orthography which allows morphemes to be represented separately. This is shown in (2) for the letter page1image19424 page1image19632 page1image19840theta), which stands for a /t/ followed by /h/ coming from different morphemes (individual letters are transliterated in angle brackets). In words of Greek origin, theta, phi and chi should be retained, while coincidental combinations of multiple morphemes leading to these letters must be disentangled. 
Etc. at  Abstract

Sunday, December 15, 2013

CONFERENCE, (Oslo) The Nag Hammadi Codices in the Context of 4th and 5th Century CHristianity in Egypt

The 2013 NEWCONT-Conference

Monday, 16 December

Introduction: 9:00–9:30Session One: 9:30–11:00

Stephen Emmel (Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster), 
Toward Reconstructing a Coptic Reading Experience in Late Antique Egypt.

Christian Askeland (Kirchliche Hochschule Wuppertal), 

Dating Early Coptic Manuscripts. Break 11:00–11:15 Session Two: 11:15–12:45

James E. Goehring (University of Mary Washington), 
The Material Encoding of Early Christian Division: Nag Hammadi Codex VII and Its Sub-Group.

Louis Painchaud (Université Laval), 
From Plato, Republic (NH,5) to the Gospel of Judas (CT 3): Some Reflexions on Translation, Rewriting and Interpolations. 

Lunch 12:45–13:45 
Session Three: 13:45–15:15
Hugo Lundhaug (University of Oslo), 
Post-Nicene Christology in the Nag Hammadi Codices.

Lance Jenott (University of Oslo), 
Knowledge of the Father and Movement of the Logos: Echoes of the Arian Controversy in the Tripartite Tractate? 

Break 15:15–15:30 Session Four: 15:30–17:00

Richard Layton (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), 
Didymus as Heresiologist: A Curious Scrap from the Tura Papyri.

Christian Bull (University of Bergen), 

Hermes Between Christians and Pagans in Fourth Century Upper Egypt. Break 17:00–17:15 

Session Five: 17:15–18:45

René Falkenberg (Aarhus University), 
“Not like the idea we have received or seen” – Ritualistic Theology in Eugnostos and the Apostolic Constitutions.

Ulla Tervahauta (University of Helsinki), 
Scriptural Allusions in Authentikos Logos (NHC VI,3) and Early Christian Literature. 

Dinner 21:00 

Tuesday, 17 December Session One: 9:00–10:30

Samuel Rubenson (Lund University), 
New Light on the Copto-Arabic Corpus Attributed to St. Antony.

Philip Sellew (University of Minnesota), 
Reading Jesus in the Desert: The Gospel of Thomas Meets the Apophthegmata Patrum. 

Break 10:30–10:45 Session Two: 11:00–12:30

Lillian Larsen (University of Redlands), 
“Know Thyself”:  Nag Hammadi Gnomic Sentences in Conversation.

Blossom Stefaniw (Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz), 
Sextus, Silvanus and Monastic Instruction in Egypt. 
Lunch 12:30–13:30 
Session Three: 13:30–15:00

Dylan Burns (Universität Leipzig), 
Sethian, Coptic, Christian: The “Four Luminaries” in Later Roman Egypt.

Kristine Toft Rosland (University of Oslo), 

The Anointing Scene of the Apocryphon of John: Textual Variants and Theological Implications. 

Break 15:00–15:15 
Session Four: 15:15–16:45

Alin Suciu (Universität Hamburg), 
Apocryphal Texts in Egyptian Monsticism after Nag Hammadi: Textual Traditions and Manuscript Evidence.

Julio Cesar Dias Chaves (Université Laval), 
From the Apocalypse of Paul (NH V, 2) to Coptic Epic Passions: Welcoming and Greeting Paul and the Martyrs in Heaven. 

Break 16:45–17:00 
Session Five: 17:00–18:30

Hugo Lundhaug and Lance Jenott (University of Oslo)(I) 
Presentation of forthcoming book, The Monastic Origins of the Nag Hammadi Codices (Mohr Siebeck, 2014).
(II) Conference volume information Dinner 21:00  

Thursday, December 12, 2013

«Papyrologica Lupiensia» Bollettino del Centro di Studi Papirologici 22 (2013)

«Papyrologica Lupiensia» 
Bollettino del Centro di Studi Papirologici 22 (2013), 

Giovanni Battista BazzanaNew Testament Studies and Documentary Papyri Interactions and New Perspectives

Mario Capasso, A proposito della sistemazione dei Papiri Ercolanesi tra Ottocento e Novecento

Mario CapassoDel cattivo e del pessimo uso dei disegni ercolanesi

Mario CapassoLa difficile salvezza di un sito archeologico Egiziano: Soknopaiou Nesos/Dime es-Seba

Mario Capasso-Paola DavoliSoknopaiou Nesos Project. Report on Season 2012 of the Archaeological Mission of the Centro di Studi Papirologici of Salento University (Lecce) at Dime es-Seba (El-Fayyum - Egypt);

Enzo Puglia, Considerazioni sul papiro della donna e dell’asino (POxy LXX 4762);

Paolo RadiciottiTra Filologia e Storia: esiste ancora la Paleografia?

Schede bibliografiche e recensioni

Mario Capasso, Scrinia Curva IX
Serena Ammirati-Marco Fressura, Palaeographia Papyrologica. XI (2012)
Natascia Pellé, Papyri Homericae VII (2011-2012);  

Notiziario; Libri ricevuti

ISSN 1391-2140

€ 32,00

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Archiv für Papyrusforschung

(APF) 59.1 (Nov. 2013)

Homeric papyri at Oslo, Harvard and Graz University
Mirończuk, Andrzej
Editions (transcription and commentary) of four papyri containing the Iliad of Homer: three unpublished from Oxyrhynchus, briefly described in P.Oxy. III 554 (XIX 251-9); P.Oxy. IV 760 (V 715-8, 720-9), now Graz Universität Ms. I 1911, I 1928; P.Oxy. IV 764 (VIII 109-23), now Harvard University Library MS. Gr. SM 4372; and a re-edition of P.Oslo inv. 1465 (I 411-37, 473-80). The dates range from the 1st to 3rd centuries CE.

A Homeric papyrus at Princeton
Mirończuk, Andrzej
Page 17
A critical edition (transcription and a commentary) of an early (1st century BCE) and unpublished papyrus of the Iliad of Homer (XIV 227-283), briefly described in P.Oxy. III 551 by Grenfell and Hunt. The papyrus is now lodged in Princeton (AM 4405).

BKT IX 10 = P.Berol. 21110r: Dorische Lyrik oder Tragödie?
Benelli, Luca
Page 29
BKT IX 10 = P.Berol. 21110r [MP3 1910.01; LDAB 4566] was published by Grace Ioannidou in 1996 and was attributed to Doric lyric. The form στεναξε[ (l. 11), however, is unusual for an Archaic lyric text, but not for tragic texts. It could therefore be a tragic text.

Nauplius at Troy: Aeschylus fr. 451k (Radt)

Sampson, C. Michael
Page 33
Reanalysis of a fragment of Aeschylus ascribed by Sommerstein to the prologue of Palamedes. It is suggested the fragment comes from the latter part of the play.

Nochmals zu Ἱππόλυτος πρῶτος und Ἱππόλυτος δεύτερος
Luppe, Wolfgang
Page 47
P.Oxy. LXVIII 4640 demonstrates definitively that the Ἱππόλυτος (κατα)καλυπτόμενος is the first of the two Ἱππόλυτος-tragedies.

Zum Komödien-Kommentar P.Oxy. LXXVIII 5160
Luppe, Wolfgang
Page 50

P.Oxy. LXXVII 5160 is a commentary to an Attic Comedy, probably Eupolis. The title may be Αἶγες.

P.Sal. Gr. 1: un symbolon di vendita all’asta di una schiavetta
Tepedino Guerra, Adele
Page 55
Dated to the second year of Ptolemy V Epiphanes, this unpublished papyrus probably contains a symbolon with information about the auction of a young female slave: the amount paid (five talents), the name of the director, Heliodorus, appointed to the royal bank of Crocodilopolis for that year, where the purchaser deposed the money for the bid. The onomastics suggest a link to the syngraphe synoikisiou of 231 BC in CPR XVIII 17.

Einblicke in die ptolemäische Verwaltungspraxis
Stern, Matthias
Page 62
In this article, BGU VI 1242 and 1311, which shed light on the implementation of the tax farming system into Ptolemaic Egypt, are re-edited and systematically commented on for the first time. Each text reveals certain administrative procedures by which tax farmers worked in cooperation with public institutions.

Greek or Egyptian?
Láda, Csaba A.
Page 95
In this article the origin of the Ptolemaic honorific court title συγγενής is examined on the basis of Greek, Demotic and hieroglyphic sources. It is shown that this title cannot be derived from any pharaonic Egyptian title and that, in fact, it found its way into both Demotic and hieroglyphic usages.

Die Verwendung von Zahlsubstantiven zur Bezeichnung von Monatstagen in den griechischen Papyri
Hagedorn, Dieter
Page 123
In this article the author tries to answer the question, whether a general rule of the ancient Greek language, i.e. to designate the fourth, the twentieth, and the thirtieth days of a month not by ordinal numbers, but by the substantival numerals τετράς, εἰκάς, and τριακάς, was also observed in the 
Greek papyri and ostraca from Egypt.

Loan of Wheat with Antichresis
Claytor, W. Graham
Page 138
Publication of a loan of wheat from the reign of Antoninus Pius found in Bakchias and now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo. The penalty clause involves antichretic rights to an aroura of land and the wheat is described with the extremely rare term αὐτοκεφάλαιος.

Creating a New Local Elite: The Establishment of the Metropolitan Orders of Roman Egypt
Broux, Yanne
Page 143
Since membership of the gymnasial order was controlled more strictly than for the metropolites, this group was long considered an elite within an elite. Building on the theory that they were, rather, distinct groups that developed side by side, this paper pursues the question of the origins of these orders and the implications of their 'closing' in the second half of the first century AD.

Problemi di attribuzione di P.Ness. II 1 fr. VII
Fressura, Marco
Page 154
This article discusses P.Ness. II 1 fr. VII, presumed lost until 2010. Examination of the original reveals some material and textual clues that cast doubt on Casson/Hettich’s attribution to Verg. Aen. I 618-619, 624-625. Unfortunately no safe new attribution seems possible, as the fragment is too small and damaged.

Fiscalité et comptabilité dans l᾽Égypte byzantine et arabe À propos d᾽une publication récente d᾽ostraca du Petrie Museum
Delattre, Alain / Fournet, Jean-Luc
Page 161
We propose corrections to and reeditions of ostraca recently published in O.Petr. Mus. - most of them tax receipts or accounts from the VIIIth Theban area (Djeme).

Höfliche Bitte an einen Bekannten um Bezahlung eines Geldbetrags
Shahin, Ayman Aly
Page 176
Edition of an Arabic letter from the 3rd/9th century. The writer politely reminds a friend to pay his debt, five dirhams less seven Ḥabba.

Darstellung und Hilfsmittel
I papiri omerici
Poethke, Günter
Page 184

Actes du 26e Congrès international de papyrologie
Poethke, Günter
Page 186

Literarische Texte der Berliner Papyrussammlung
Luppe, Wolfgang
Page 194

Yahia el-Masry, Hartwig Altenmüller, Heinz-Josef Thissen, Das Synodaldekret von Alexandria aus dem Jahr 243 v.Chr. Studien zur altägyptischen Kultur: Beiheft 11. Hamburg
Pfeiffer, Stefan
Page 196

Albrecht Gerber, Deissmann the Philologist. Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die neutestamentliche Wissenschaft und die Kunde der älteren Kirche, 171.
Kramer, Johannes
Page 198

Andrew Monson: Agriculture and Taxation in Early Ptolemaic Egypt
Scheuble-Reiter, Sandra
Page 202

Sandra Scheuble-Reiter, Die Katökenreiter im ptolemäischen Ägypten
Armoni, Charikleia
Page 204

Urkundenreferat 2010
Kruse, Thomas
Page 208

Day Conference in Papyrology and Early Christianity/Biblical Studies (Tyndale House, Cambridge UK)

New Digital images from the British Library

Egerton Gospel (P. Lond. Christ. 1, P. Egerton 2)  … Mid 2nd AD

The Aristotelian Constitution of Athens (Ἀθηναίων Πολιτεία), and other texts … 78-c 100 AD

Deed of sale of a slave boy (P. Lond. I 229), with original seals … 24 May 166 AD

Papryus codex, imperfect, containing tax register from early Arab Egypt (P. Lond. IV 1419) … 716-717 AD

Gospel of Thomas fragment (in Greek), written on the back of a survey list (P. Lond. Lit. 222, P. Oxy. IV 654, TM 62840) … end of the 2nd-3rd AD

Fragment of Old Latin Genesis (P. Lond. Lit. 200, P. Oxy. VIII 1073, TM 62044) … 2nd half of 5th AD

Sophocles, Ichneutae, fragments (P. Lond. Lit. 67; P. Oxy. IX 1174, P. Oxy. IX 1175 [=Papyrus 2069] fr.46 and P. Oxy. XVII 2081a; TM 62741) … 2nd half of the 2nd AD

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Aula Coptica Barcinonensis

We would like to inform you that Aula Coptica Barcinonensis, the Spanish Coptic language and culture study group, is inviting you to take a look at the new website we have created (www.aula-coptica-barcinonensis.org), which is intended to disseminate Coptic-related contents, via the Internet. Although it has been conceived for a Spanish-speaking target, we also include international aspects, such as forthcoming congresses, seminars, courses, recent publications, etc. Hence, if you wish to achieve the best possible exposure for what you are doing in our community (particularly new or forthcoming publications, courses or projects you are working on), please let us know, as we will be delighted to include it on this new website.
You can also follow us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/aulacoptica.barcinonensis), where we will also be publishing current news related to the Coptic world. If you are on Facebook or belong to a group, please send us a request so that we can add you.Yours sincerely, Alberto J. Quevedo

Sunday, December 08, 2013

from Alin Suciu's blog: Two New Articles on the von Scherling Collection of Coptic Papyri

Click here

Saturday, December 07, 2013

BASP 49 (2012)

A New Epic Fragment on Achilles' Helmet?
C. Michael Sampson … 7

An Addition and Multiplication Table
Nikos Litinas and Stephen M. Bay … 15

Two More Fragments of the Vienna Jannes and Jambres
Albert Pietersma … 21

A Greek Christian Liturgical Hymn (P.CtYBR inv. 1584A)
Alan Gampel and Céline Grassie … 31

Instructions for Islamic Prayer from the Second Century AH/Eighth Century CE
W. Matt Malczycki … 41

A Temple Declaration from Early Roman Egypt
Chris Eckerman … 55

Payment of a Financial Obligation from Tebtynis
Gabriel Nocchi Macedo … 63

A sitologos Receipt from Roman Tebtynis
Jesse E. Hoffman … 73

Letter from a Soldier in Pannonia
Grant Adamson … 79

An Epikrisis Document from Oxyrhynchus (P.Mich. inv. 261)
Daniel W. Leon … 95

A Third-Century CE List of Wine from Five Estates
Taco Terpstra … 109

Des nouvelles de Paniskos
Paul Heilporn … 119

A Cancellation of a Contract of Debt from Hermopolis
Andrew Connor … 139

Receipt for embole from Aphrodito
James G. Keenan … 147

A Contract for the Advanced Sale of Wine
Scott Gallimore … 151

Deux ordres du supérieur du monastère de Baouît 
Alain Dellatre … 167

Missing Papyri: The Greek and Coptic Papyri in the von Scherling Papyrus Collection 
Klaas A. Worp and Renate Dekker … 175

The Oxyrhynchus Distributions in America: Papyri and Ethics 
William A. Johnson … 211

Notes on Various Texts Preserved on Payrus 
Grace Ioannidou and Ioannis Polemis … 225

Notes on Five Herodotean Papyri 
Andrzej Mirończuk … 229

One More Footnote to “Two More Pages” 
Albert Pietersma and Susan Comstoc … 235

Per la data di P.Golenischev della “Cronaca universale alessandrina” 
Guglielmo Cavallo … 239

Three Fragments from a Coptic Codex of the Apocryphal Acts of the Apostles 
Alin Suciu … 243

The Authorship of P.Cair.Zen. 3.59308 
Trevor Evans … 253

New Light on the Hawara Undertakers: P.Ryl. 4.587 and 588 and the Expression of Identity in Ptolemaic Egypt 
Sandra Coussement … 261

PSI 4.311: Early Evidence for “Arianism” at Oxyrhynchus? 
Lincoln H. Blumell … 279

Freight Charges in SB 18.13948 
K.A. Worp … 299

Notes on Papyri … 303

,,... vor dem Papyrus sind alle gleich!“ Papyrologische Beiträge zu Ehren von Bärbel Kramer (P. Kramer)
(Peter van Minnen) … 309

“Festschrift für Günter Poethke zum 70. Geburtstag,” Archiv für Papyrusforschung 55 (2009) Heft 2
(Peter van Minnen) … 313

N. Gonis and D. Colomo (eds.), The Oxyrhynchus Papyri 72
(John Lundon) … 317

Paul Heilporn, Thèbes et ses taxes. Recherches sur la fiscalité en Égypte romaine (Ostraca de Strasbourg II)
(Peter van Minnen) … 325

Thomas J. Kraus and Tobias Nicklas (eds.), Early Christian Manuscripts: Examples of Applied Method and Approach
(Geoffrey S. Smith) … 331

Karlheinz Schüssler (ed.), Biblia Coptica, die koptischen Bibeltexte, Vol. 4, fasc. 3 (sa 673–720)
(Christian Askeland) … 337

Roger S. Bagnall, Everyday Writing in the Graeco-Roman East
(William A. Johnson) … 341

Bernard Legras, Les reclus grecs du Sarapieion de Memphis. Une enquête sur l’hellénisme égyptien
(Marja Vierros) … 345

Robert W. Daniel, Architectural Orientation in the Papyri(Amin Benaissa) … 351

Michael Sabottka, Das Serapeum in Alexandria. Untersuchungen zur Architektur und Baugeschichte des Heiligtums von der frühen ptolemäischen Zeit bis zur Zerstörung 391 n. Chr.
(Jitse H.F. Dijkstra) … 357

Steven E. Sidebotham, Berenike and the Ancient Maritime Spice Route
(Carol Meyer) … 361

Richard J.A. Talbert, Rome’s World: The Peutinger Map Reconsidered
(Ekkehard Weber) … 365

Ewa Wipszycka, Moines et communautés monastiques en Égypte (IVe-VIIIe siècles)
(Peter van Minnen) … 373

Eva Mira Grob, Documentary Arabic Private and Business Letters on Papyrus: Form and Function, Content and Context
(Khaled M. Younes) … 377

Books Received … 381

American Studies in Papyrology … 385