Saturday, February 6, 2016

e-Clavis: Christian Apocrypha

e-Clavis: Christian Apocrypha
e-Clavis: Christian Apocrypha is a comprehensive bibliography of Christian Apocrypha research assembled and maintained by members of the North American Society for the Study of Christian Apocryphal Literature (NASSCAL). Entries for each text include a detailed description (a summary, the various titles used in scholarship, clavis numbers, and identification of related literature), an inventory of manuscript sources (with online images where available), an extensive bibliography (including online resources), and information about the text’s use in iconography and popular culture.

One of the primary goals of this resource is to encourage interaction and collaboration among scholars of the Christian Apocrypha. Entries are prepared by scholars working with the texts; users are encouraged to contact the contributors with suggestions for improvement or enhancement. The success of e-Clavis is contingent upon the willingness of users and contributors to exchange information and consistently update the entries.

e-Clavis is looking for volunteers to contribute entries for unassigned texts. Contact members of the editorial board for more information.

The Bridge: Customizable Greek and Latin Vocabulary Lists

The Bridge: Customizable Greek and Latin Vocabulary Lists
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The Bridge enables students and instructors to generate customized vocabulary lists from its database of Greek and Latin textbooks and texts. A list might include all the vocabulary from a core list, an ancient text, or a textbook. But users can focus on a selection of a list or work and also customize their lists to take into account textbooks that they have used, core lists they have mastered, and texts they have already read. These lists can then be filtered to focus on one or more parts of speech, among other options, and then printed or downloaded in a variety of formats.

Classicizing Philadelphia

Classicizing Philadelphia
America’s engagement with Greece and Rome constitutes a continuous thread in the conversation that has created our culture and institutions. Classicizing Philadelphia, a digital research and outreach project at Bryn Mawr College, seeks to document, study, and continue this important conversation in its many forms throughout the history of the city of Philadelphia.

Classicizing Philadelphia is at an early stage in its development, and this web site will continue to grow. For news about this project, see our blog.  For further information, contact classicizingphiladelphia(at)gmail.com.

TheDeMa: Thesaurus Defixionum Magdeburgensis

TheDeMa: Thesaurus Defixionum Magdeburgensis
Als Fluchtafeln (defixionis tabellae) werden hauptsächlich mit einer Inschrift versehene, dünne Blechstücke bezeichnet, die den Zustand oder die Handlungen von Personen oder Tieren auf übernatürliche Weise gegen deren Willen beeinflussen sollen.
Die bisher bekannten etwa 1600 defixiones wurden in der gesamten antiken Welt zwischen 500 v. Chr. und 500 n. Chr. hergestellt. Sie sind also einerseits ein universales Phänomen des Altertums, weshalb im Projekt Umfang und Art der Gemeinsamkeiten innerhalb dieser Quellengattung untersucht werden sollen. Andererseits sind sie geographisch und chronologisch ungleich verteilt und weisen beträchtliche lokale Besonderheiten auf. Dies führt zur Frage, in welchem Verhältnis die allgemeinen Merkmale dieser Quellengattung, ihre Universalität, zu ihrer spezifischen Ausprägung im jeweiligen Kulturraum, also ihrer Ortsgebundenheit, stehen.Dabei ist auch zu ermessen, wie viel Raum sich die Verfasser genommen haben, um ihre individuelle Perspektive einzubringen. Das ist eine wesentliche und bisher vernachlässigte Forschungsdimension, die neuen Hinsichten zur allgemeinen Debatte zum Ausdruck von Subjektivität außerhalb der Kunst im antiken Alltag beitragen wird.Zur Bearbeitung dieser und weiterer Fragen aus dem Bereich der Kultur-, Religions-, Mentalitäts- und Rechtsgeschichte, ist es notwendig alle defixiones mit ihren verschiedenen äußeren, aber umso mehr textimmanenten Merkmalen zu erfassen. Dafür ist diese Datenbank, der TheDeMa (Thesaurus Defixionum Magdeburgensis), erstellt worden, die der Wissenschaft ein aktualisierbares Corpus der Fluchtafeln zur Verfügung stellen soll. 


The so-called curse tablets (defixionis tabellae) are mostly thin lead sheets, finely engraved with an inscribed text, which aims at adversely influencing the condition or actions of humans or animals by supernatural means.So far around 1600 defixiones have been recorded. They have been discovered all over the ancient Mediterranean and their chronology spans from 500 BCE to 500 CE. Hence they are a universal phenomenon of ancient societies.For this reason, the project takes into account both the amount and the type of shared features within this collection of texts. At the same time, the local peculiarities among the sources, which are due to the wide geographical and chronological distribution, need to be highlighted. This leads us to ask what sort of balance exists between the trans-historic and trans-geographic elements and those traits that are specific of a given cultural context.Moreover, it is necessary to consider whether and how much freedom the authors may have granted themselves to personalise their curses. This is a central and by now neglected direction of research, which will contribute new insights to the general debate about the forms of individual expression in the everyday life of the Ancients.To be able to work on these and related issues in the field of the history of culture, religion, thought and right, it is essential to gain an overview of all extant defixiones in their outer and, even more, text-immanent features. The TheDeMa (Thesaurus Defixionum Magdeburgensis) database has been created for this very purpose. Indeed it offers scholars an updatable corpus of all known curse tablets.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Virtual Training Suite: Internet for Classics

Virtual Training Suite: Internet for Classics
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Internet for Classics is a free online tutorial to help university students develop their Internet research skills.
 
Learn how to make discerning use of the Internet to help find information for your coursework and assignments. 

Eulexis [bêta]: Lemmatiseur de grec ancien

Eulexis [bêta]: Lemmatiseur de grec ancien
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Eulexis est un lemmatiseur de textes grecs.
Cette application est actuellement en version bêta. Elle est mise à disposition sans aucune garantie et reste soumise à corrections et améliorations.

Eulexis est un lemmatiseur de grec ancien. Il permet de rechercher un terme dans des dictionnaires de grec (Liddel-Scott-Jones, Pape, Bailly), de fléchir un lemme et de lemmatiser un texte.
Il est développé par Philippe Verkerk (@PhVerkerk) avec l'aide de Régis Robineau dans le cadre de la "Boîte à Outils" de l'Equipex Biblissima.

Eulexis sur le site Biblissima : http://outils.biblissima.fr/eulexis

Eulexis sur Github

New Open Access Titles from Brill

New Open Access Titles from Brill



Edited by Christian Lange, University of Utrecht