Tuesday, March 3, 2015

News from the The Annotated Corpus of Luwian Texts (ACLT)

From "Ilya Yakubovich" <sogdiana783@gmail.com>:
The Annotated Corpus of Luwian Texts (ACLT), available for public use at <http://web-corpora.net/LuwianCorpus/search/>, has now been updated to includes the analysis of Luwian cuneiform texts published in Die keilschrift-luwischen Texte in Umschrift (StBoT 30) by Frank Starke. The Iron Age Luwian texts published since the appearance of the Corpus of Hieroglyphic Luwian Inscriptions (CHLI) by J. David Hawkins have also been included in the new version of the corpus.

The interface of the corpus contains the provisional Luwian glossaries, whose lemmata can be used as entries for automated search. For practical reasons, the glossaries to the cuneiform and hieroglyphic corpora are given separately, even though they reflect essentially the same language. I The narrow transliteration of the hieroglyphic texts used in the corpus generally follows the system of the CHLI but incorporates several modifications reflecting the recent progress in the Luwian Studies. The narrow transliteration of the cuneiform texts reflects the conventions of StBoT 30 and its computer adaptation by H. Craig Melchert. Note that the present corpus, as a rule, does not contain isolated Luwian forms occurring in Hittite texts.

This project has been completed with the assistance of a research grant of the Corpus Linguistics Program sponsored by the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Dr. Ilya Yakubovich acted as the principal investigator of the project, whose team consisted of Dr. Timoofey Arkhangelskiy, Mr. Sergey Boroday, and Dr. Alexei Kassian.

Queries and corrections of both linguistic and technical errors will be warmly welcomed.
For linguistic issues, please contact Ilya Yakubovich (sogdiana783@gmail.com).
For possible problems with computer interface, please contact Timofey Arkhangelskiy (timarkh@gmail.com).

New Online from the CHS: Giovanni Parmeggiani, ed., Between Thucydides and Polybius: The Golden Age of Greek Historiography

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This is a collection of prose texts in various historical languages which I have marked up with notes on grammar, vocabulary (lots of vocabulary), text criticism and history. The model is similar to the poetry texts at Aoidoi.org. The main difference is that the prose texts here may be in a less complete stage of commenting. It is hoped others will find them useful, but they are probably less useful for beginners than for intermediate and advanced readers. 

Those who know LaTeX — and are familiar with the Unicode-aware XeTeX variant of it — can get the LaTeX source for any document by changing the .pdf in the file name to .tex. It is a quirk of the ledmac library that you will have to run xetex two or three times on the file to get the vocabulary notes to settle firmly in the correct position.

The Wiki was retired on April 30th, 2012. Certain documents from that site were reformatted and preserved here, however.

Classical Greek

First, there are a number of texts of Greek philosophy in various stages of commenting:
Light letters and dialogs:
Finally, things that don't belong anywhere else:

Classical Nahuatl

I have recently started studying Classical Nahuatl, on and off. With Greek and Latin texts, we usually have regularized critical texts to work from, but this is much less common for Nahuatl, where interesting spelling and abundant variants are usual.
Someone produced a series of translations, both linguistic and cultural, of the fables of Aesop.

Newly Open Access Journal: Topoi. Orient-Occident

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Topoi. Orient-Occident
The first issue of Topoi was published in 1991 ; proceedings of a colloquium or a festschrift dedicated to a scholar are published in supplement volumes. The Eastern Mediterranean, the Near East, from archaic times to the Late Roman period are at the heart of the interests of the journal, with a special focus on the Hellenized East, economics, temples and shrines, cultural interactions ... Other periods or regions (Indian world and Central Asia, Western Greeks ) or other topics ( paleoenvironnemnatl studies ) may be included. Topoi stands out by giving a large place to books reviews and debates.

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Open Access Digital Library: ArchNet

 [First posted in AWOL 24 July 2009, updated 3 March 2015]

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ArchNet is an exciting project being developed at the MIT School of Architecture and Planning in close cooperation with, and with the full support of The Aga Khan Trust for Culture, an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network. The Aga Khan Trust for Culture is a private, non-denominational, international development agency with programmes dedicated to the improvement of built environments in societies where Muslims have a significant presence.

The goal of ArchNet is to create a community of architects, planners, educators, and students. The community can help each other by sharing expertise, local experience, resources, and dialogue. Members are urged to take on a pro-active role in the community. Imagine the wealth of knowledge and history created in the various schools of architecture around the world. ArchNet hopes to tap that knowledge and provide a mechanism by which these valuable tools can be disseminated.

ArchNet will provide an extensive, high-quality, globally accessible, intellectual resource focused on architecture and planning issues and includes restoration, conservation, housing, landscape, and related concerns. It is to be achieved by providing on an accessible server, images, Geographic Information System and Computer-Aided Design databases, a searchable text library, bibliographical reference databases, online lectures, curricular materials, papers, essays, and reviews, discussion forums and statistical information. The structure will be designed to offer each user a personal workspace tailored to his or her individual needs. From this space, they will be able to contribute their own findings and research to the larger site. The website will aim to foster close ties between institutions and between users. Through the use of online forums, chat rooms, and debates, it is hoped that the site can encourage and promote discussions amongst participants. ArchNet will be accessible to anyone with an Internet connection. It will be a bottom-up system, in which information will eventually flow directly from the user to a continually expanding database which can be shared by all. The system will be designed to promote ready intercommunication and maintenance of an international scholarly community of ArchNet members.

Archnet is pleased to offer open access to a very unique set of resources related to the built environment of the Muslim world. These archives, images, drawings, publications, seminar proceedings, articles, serials and project documentation comprise an unparalleled resource and research tool for the study of Islamic art and architecture. They bring together donated photo collections, journals published around the world, monographs and architect’s archives that are linked to sites, people, publications and other related materials. These resources are updated on a regular basis and new materials are always in the pipeline. Enjoy your browsing.

Drawings of Islamic Monuments


Assyian Empire Builders: Governors, diplomats and soldiers in the service of Sargon II and Tiglath-pileser III, kings of Assyria

[First posted in AWOL 31 May 2011, updated 3 March 2015]

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Assyian Empire Builders: Governors, diplomats and soldiers in the service of Sargon II and Tiglath-pileser III, kings of Assyria
The correspondence between Sargon II, king of Assyria (721-705 BC), and his governors and magnates is the largest text corpus of this kind known from antiquity and provides insight into the mechanisms of communication between the top levels of authority in an ancient empire. His letters are supplemented by the smaller corpus of correspondence of his predecessor, Tiglath-pileser III (744-727 BC). This website presents these letters together with resources and materials for their study and on their historical and cultural context.
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The five crucial edited volumes of this correspondence in the Assyrian and Babylonian dialects are:
  • S. Parpola, The Correspondence of Sargon II, Part I: Letters from Assyria and the West (State Archives of Assyria 1), Helsinki 1987
  • G. B. Lanfranchi and S. Parpola, The Correspondence of Sargon II, Part II: Letters from the Northern and Northeastern Provinces (State Archives of Assyria 5), Helsinki 1990
  • A. Fuchs and S. Parpola, The Correspondence of Sargon II, Part III: Letters from Babylonia and the Eastern Provinces (State Archives of Assyria 15), Helsinki 2001
  • M. Dietrich, The Neo-Babylonian Correspondence of Sargon and Sennacherib (State Archives of Assyria 17), Helsinki 2003
  • M. Luukko, The Correspondence of Tiglath-pileser III and Sargon II from Calah/Nimrud (State Archives of Assyria 19), Helsinki 2012
In addition to the royal correspondence, our knowledge of the organisation of the Assyrian empire at that time owes much to the eponym lists and chronicles, a group of texts edited in this volume:
  • A. R. Millard, The Eponyms of the Assyrian Empire 910-612 B.C. (State Archives of Assyria Studies 2), Helsinki 1994

Assyrian Empire Builders and Knowledge and Power are portals to State Archives of Assyria Online

and are components of The Open Richly Annotated Cuneiform Corpus (ORACC).

Monday, March 2, 2015

Open Access Journal: Σχολή: Ancient Philosophy and the Classical Tradition : A Journal of the Centre for Ancient Philosophy and the Classical Tradition

[First posted in AWOL 26 August 2013, updated 2 March 2015]

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Σχολή. Философское антиковедение и классическая традиция: Журнал Центра изучения древней философии и классической традиции -- Ancient Philosophy and the Classical Tradition : A Journal of the Centre for Ancient Philosophy and the Classical Tradition
ISSN: 1995-4336 (Online)
ISSN: 1995-4328 (Print)


Volume I (2007)
Issue 1
Issue 2
Volume II (2008)
Issue 1
Issue 2
Volume III (2009)
Issue 1
The Neopytagoreans
Issue 2
Volume IV (2010)
Issue 1
History and Philosophy of Law
Issue 2
Iamblichus of Chalcis
Volume V (2011)
Issue 1
Issue 2
Cosmology and Astronomy
Volume VI (2012)
Issue 1
Ancient Music
Issue 2
Ancient Psychology
Volume VII (2013)
Issue 1
Kosmos and Psyche
Issue 2

Volume VIII (2014)
Issue 1
The Platonic Tradition
Issue 2
Choice. Law. Power. Argument
Volume IX (2015)
Issue 1
The Natural and Human Sciences in Antiquity

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