Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Coptic SCRIPTORIUM partners with Pelagios Commons

Geographic data now available via Pelagios
Coptic SCRIPTORIUM has partnered with Pelagios Commons to make geographic data drawn from published Coptic SCRIPTORIUM texts available via Pelagios’ Peripleo search engine and API. Each entry links a geographic location, identified by its Pleiades resource number, to a query for that term in ANNIS, our search and visualization interface. Therefore, each geographic entity in our data appears only once in the Pelagios data set, regardless of how many times the entity appears in our published texts. Queries cover corpora published as of April 2017 (release 2.3.1), including more recently published documents in those corpora, but do not include corpora new to our most recent release. The list of geographic entities included in this dataset dates to April 2017, and does not include locations unique to more recent publications.
The Coptic SCRIPTORIUM data set as it appears in Peripleo
The Coptic SCRIPTORIUM data set as it appears in Peripleo
Find the full Coptic SCRIPTORIUM dataset on Peripleo at:
Turtle files prepared for this partnership are publicly available on GitHub:

Colors of Classical Art

Colors of Classical Art
The classical tradition as embodied by the arts of ancient Greece and Rome is typically characterized by its idealized forms, naturalism, and interest in the human figure. In the eyes of most viewers today, color plays a limited role in this aesthetic—pristine white marble characterizes temples and statues, and a palette of black and red defines Greek pottery. This perception, however, is inaccurate, and there is increasing evidence that the cities and houses of the Greeks and Romans were once full of color: statues and marble buildings were richly painted, the surfaces of bronze statues and objects were manipulated to vary and modify their colors, and even the black and red pottery traditions were more varied than they first appear. In addition, colorful objects that were made from perishable materials, such as textiles and paintings, survive in very limited quantities.
The use of color influenced the development of both pattern and naturalism in art; it reflected interest in artistic exchange, luxury and status, as well as cultural and religious traditions. A renewed study of the colors of classical art across a wide range of media helps us to understand better the complexities and wonders of the classical world. 
This website, which is part of a larger project that also includes a special exhibition and a self-guided tour of the permanent gallery, represents an in-depth collaboration between the Indiana University Art Museum and the Department of the History of Art; it was designed in conjunction with two classes and incorporates the research of both graduate and undergraduate students. Visit the "About" section for more information about this project and for a full list of the contributors.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

ICAR - Iconographie et Archéologie pour l'Italie préromaine

ICAR - Iconographie et Archéologie pour l'Italie préromaine

La base Icar rassemble les objets d'Italie préromaine (étrusque, italique et italiote du VIIIe siècle avant J.-C. jusqu'à l'époque hellénistique) servant de support à une scène figurée.

Elle réunit une abondante documentation iconographique (descriptions, photographies, dessins et gravures modernes) et bibliographique, en mettant l'accent sur le contexte archéologique et artistique, l'histoire des collections et celle des interprétations des scènes figurées. Une présentation des objectifs et des enjeux de la base Icar peut être consultée ici.
Trois corpus entiers sont présentés :
  • la peinture préromaine : fresques étrusques, campaniennes et apuliennes
  • les reliefs archaïques de Chiusi
  • les hydries de Cerveteri
ainsi que des fonds complets de documentation graphique d’époque moderne et contemporaine :
  • les aquarelles, calques et facsimilés d’Augusto Guido Gatti (premier quart du XXe siècle) pour la Galleria della pittura etrusca in facsimile du Musée archéologique de Florence
Deux modes d'interrogation sont proposés :
  • Icar, des scènes figurées de l’Italie préromaine
  • IcarDoc, des reproductions illustrant les scènes figurées préromaines
L'entreprise est conçue et dirigée par Natacha Lubtchansky, Professeur à l'Université François-Rabelais de Tours - CeTHiS, la réalisation informatique assurée par Sylvain Mottet et l’Atelier numérique de la Maison des sciences de l’Homme Val de Loire, et l’enregistrement scientifique des données est placé sous la responsabilité d’Annick Fenet, AOROC-ENS-Paris 

Open Access Books: Sidestone e-library: Classical World and Romans

Sidestone e-library: Classical World and Romans
We believe scientific information should be available at all time, at all places and to each and every one. Therefore everyone is free to browse, search and read most of our publications online in our digital library. We only ask a small fee for downloading the PDF, this helps us keeping our library running!

Strategies of Remembering in Greece under Rome (100 BC - 100 AD)

Edited by Tamara M. Dijkstra, Inger N.I. Kuin, Muriel Moser & David Weidgenannt | 2017

At the beginning of the first century BC Athens was an independent city bound to Rome through a friendship alliance. By the end of the first century AD the city had been incorporated into the Roman province of Achaea. Along...

Engraved Gems

From antiquity to the present

Edited by Ben van den Bercken & Vivian Baan | 2017

Many are no larger than a fingertip. They are engraved with symbols, magic spells and images of gods, animals and emperors. These stones were used...


Edited by Hans Kamermans & Corrie Bakels | 2017

This is second volume called Exerpta Archaeologica Leidensia and again it is a collection of papers written by staff members of the Faculty of Archaeology. It gives a good overview in time and space of the kind of research the...

The Canino Connections

The history and restoration of ancient Greek vases from the excavations of Lucien Bonaparte, Prince of Canino (1775-1840)

Edited by Ruurd Binnert Halbertsma | 2017

Starting in the year 1828, Lucien Bonaparte, Prince of Canino, unearthed more than 2000 Greek vases on his estate near the ancient Etruscan town of...

Nineveh, the Great City

Symbol of Beauty and Power

Edited by Lucas P. Petit, & Daniele Morandi Bonacossi | 2017

Well, as for Nineveh, skipper, it was wiped out long ago. There’s not a trace of it left, and one can’t even guess where it...

European Archaeology: Identities & Migrations

Archéologie européenne: Identités & Migrations

Edited by Laurence Manolakakis, Nathan Schlanger, Anick Coudart | 2017

As it appears in diverse guises – and notably as a founding narrative – the past is at the core of every functioning human society....

The Roman Villa at Maasbracht

The archaeology and history of a Roman settlement on the banks of the river Meuse (Province of Limburg, The Netherlands)

Edited by W.K. Vos, Corrie Bakels & T.A. Goossens | 2017

In the Dutch archaeological community, the Roman Villa of Maasbracht has become famous for the beautiful remains of murals that have survived to this day....

Au fil de l’os

Économie et société chez les Rèmes et les Suessions par le prisme de l’archéozoologie

Pierre-Emmanuel Paris | 2016

Dans les Commentaires de la guerre des Gaules de César, le terme d’”oppidum” – qui désigne dans ces écrits toute forme d’agglomération fortifiée – est...

Rome aan de Noordzee

Burgers en barbaren te Velsen

Arjen V.A.J. Bosman | 2016

2000 jaar geleden waren het roerige tijden in Nederland. De zuidelijke Nederlanden waren nog maar enkele tientallen jaren geleden veroverd door de Romeinen toen ze...


Crossing borders and connecting people in archaeological heritage management. Essays in honour of prof. Willem J.H. Willems

Edited by Monique H. van den Dries, Sjoerd J. van der Linde & Amy Strecker | 2015

‘Fernweh’ is a collection of essays on archaeological heritage management issues dedicated to Professor dr. Willem J.H. Willems.
Willem Willems (1950-2014) was one of...

Carthage. Fact and Myth

Edited by Roald Docter, Ridha Boussoffara & Pieter ter Keurs | 2015

Carthage is mainly known as the city that was utterly destroyed by the Romans in 146 BC. This book tells the story about this fascinating city, which for centuries was the centre of a far-flung trade network in the Mediterranean....

Analecta Praehistorica Leidensia 45

Edited by Corrie Bakels & Hans Kamermans | 2015

This volume is a collection of papers written by staff members of the Faculty of Archaeology and presents a good overview in time and space of the kind of research the Institute in Leiden is doing. The time periods vary...

Tying the Threads of Eurasia

Trans-regional Routes and Material Flows in Transcaucasia, eastern Anatolia and western Central Asia, c.3000-1500BC

Toby C. Wilkinson | 2014

The famous ‘Silk Roads’ have long evoked a romantic picture of travel through colourful civilizations that connected the western and eastern poles of Eurasia, facilitating...

Ritual Failure

Archaeological Perspectives

Edited by Vasiliki G. Koutrafouri & Jeff Sanders | 2013

‘Ritual Failure’ is a new concept in archaeology adopted from the discipline of anthropology. Resilient religious systems disappearing, strict believers and faithful practitioners not performing...

Domus Augustana

Investigating the ‘Sunken Peristyle’ on the Palatine Hill / Neue Forschungen zum ‘Versenkten Peristyl’ auf dem Palatin

Natascha Sojc | 2013

Neue Forschungen zum ‘Versenkten Peristyl’ auf dem Palatin
Von 2005 bis 2010 untersuchte ein internationales Forscherteam einen zentralen Bereich der römischen Kaiserpaläste auf dem...

Het handgevormde aardewerk uit de ijzertijd en de Romeinse tijd van Oss-Ussen

Studies naar typochronologie, technologie en herkomst

Peter van den Broeke | 2012

De vaak honderden aardewerkfragmenten die in Oss-Ussen werden aangetroffen in waterputten, kuilen, greppels en huisplattegronden vormden het aangrijpingspunt voor een studie naar het aardewerk uit...

The End Of Our Fifth Decade

Edited by Corrie Bakels & Hans Kamermans | 2012

In 2012 it was 50 years ago that the initial independent core of the Faculty of Archaeology was founded. On the occasion of this 50th anniversary the Board of the Faculty of Archaeology has asked the editors of the Analecta...

Goedereede-Oude Oostdijk

Een havenplaats uit de Romeinse tijd

Jasper de Bruin, Guus Besuijen, Hans Siemons & Jeroen van Zoolingen | 2012

Even ten noorden van Goedereede, in de Oude Oostdijkpolder, bevond zich in de Romeinse tijd een nederzettingsterrein. Hier vonden in de jaren ’50 en ’80...

Cadastres, Misconceptions & Northern Gaul

A case study from the Belgian Hesbaye region

Rick Bonnie | 2009

A Roman cadastre is a particular form of land allotment which looks like a chequerboard. It was implemented by the Romans in regions throughout the...


A Study of the Roman Settlement at Aardenburg and its Metal Finds

Guus Besuijen | 2008

Beneath the surface of Aardenburg, a small town in the south-western part of the Netherlands, lie the remains of a Roman settlement that is presumed...

Native Neighbours

Local settlement system and social structure in the roman period at Oss (the Netherlands)

Dieke A. Wesseling | 2000

Since the Bronze Age, and possibly even before that, people occupied the area around Oss. They built timber farmhouses, worked fields, herded cattle, and buried...

Wetland Farming in the area to the south of the Meuse estuary during the Iron age and Roman period

An environmental and palaeo-economic reconstruction

Otto Brinkkemper | 1991

This volume presents a reconstruction of the habitation and rural economy in an area south of the Meuse estuary during the Pre-Roman Iron Age and...

Debating Religious Space and Place in the Early Medieval World (c. AD 300-1000)

Edited by Chantal Bielmann and Brittany Thomas | Forthcoming

Religious spaces are often some of the most debated, contested, or otherwise scrutinized in the early medieval world. That space and place were important to people in the past is evident in their architecture, artwork, literature, and in their cemeteries...

Seafaring and Seafarers in the Bronze Age Eastern Mediterranean

A. Bernard Knapp | Forthcoming

Seafaring is a mode of travel, a way to traverse maritime space that enables not only the transport of goods and materials but also of people and ideas — communicating and sharing knowledge across the sea and between different lands....