A group for HCommons members interested in Classical archaeology.
This course explores key themes related to the archaeology of urbanism and urban centers in the ancient Mediterranean world. The development of urban culture in the Mediterranean world and western Asia will provide an opportunity to discuss cultural interactions and the development of the framework of urban culture in the ancient Near East, while…[Read more]
Adam Parker deposited Curing with Creepy Crawlies: A Phenomenological Approach to Beetle Pendants Used in Roman Magical and Medicinal Practice in the group Classical archaeology on Humanities Commons 5 months ago
Evidence for some ephemeral, Roman, ritual practices, particularly using organic materials, is lost to us. This paper will introduce a case study which has not been previously considered as a platform to explore the material relationships between invertebrates and their use in magical or medicinal practices. Through a combination of discussing the…[Read more]
This is the first page only. Full article is available at https://doi.org/10.3764/aja.124.4.0523 (JSTOR subscription required) or https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/310940 (open access).
A wide variety of edits can be identified in the Linear B administrative documents from Mycenaean Greece. The writers of these documents…[Read more]
I wrote the first version of this guide in the summer of 2018. For the first time in my career I had received a multi-year fellowship, and I had been told that the position had a good chance of continuing beyond the initial fellowship period, if not of becoming permanent. So, since I did not expect to have to search for employment again, it seemed…[Read more]
This essay is an examination of Udjahorresnet’s Persian identity. Best known from the inscription on his naophorous statue now in the Vatican, Udjahorresnet was a high-ranking courtier in Egypt under the Saite pharaohs Amasis and Psamtik III, and subsequently under the Persian kings Cambyses and Darius. While his statue’s form, function and ins…[Read more]
This work is a translation of my article “A cidade Remota de Atlântida” to English. It’s my first work about this city and its location.
This work uses Plato’s current geographical knowledge and original writings to search for the location of the remote city of Atlantis
The portuguese version of the article “The remote city of Atlantis”.
Este trabalho utiliza do conhecimento geográfico atual e os escritos originais de Platão para apurar a possível localização da cidade remota de Atlântida
Alejandro G. Sinner deposited Del oppidum de Burriac a las termas de Ca l’Arnau. Una aproximación a la lengua y a la identidad de los habitantes de Ilduro (Cabrera de Mar, Barcelona) in the group Classical archaeology on Humanities Commons 1 year ago
The analysis of the epigraphic documents from various sites in the Cabrera de Mar valley reveals a clear predominance of Iberian script over Latin, not only in the Iberian oppidum of Burriac, but also in the late-Republican settlement located in the modern centre of the village of Cabrera de Mar; both probably to be identified in ancient times as…[Read more]
The aim of this chapter is to present the most recent state of the arts on these epigraphies and on the languages that they transmit. The study of these languages is essential to our understanding of colonial Phoenician and Greek literacy, which lies at the root of their growth, as well as of the diffusion of Roman literacy, which played an…[Read more]
Alejandro G. Sinner deposited A central italian coin with Dyonysus/Panther types, and contacts between Central Italy and Spain in the 2nd and 1rst centuries BC in the group Classical archaeology on Humanities Commons 1 year ago
Three “Dionysus / panther” coins are known from Catalonia, one from excavations at Cabrera de Mar. This is a key component of the Central Italian Assemblage of the Italo-Baetican series, and dates to the late 90s/early 80s BC. The excavation coin probably arrived during the Sertorian Wars (80–72 BC), certainly before 50 BC. We therefore revie…[Read more]
Two large complexes of struck lead pieces, from the Roman colony of Minturnae nd from Baetica (southern Spain) in the late Republic, have been documented in recent years. There are close and unique iconographic parallels between them. We accordingly undertook an analysis of the isotopic signatures of the leads used in the two areas, to see if this…[Read more]
Ancient demography is a recurrent topic in archaeology, thanks to new methods and evidence from different surveys and excavations. However, different cultures or periods are studied on their own, without any comparison being made between them and of their population dynamics. The present paper seeks to advance the situation by defining…[Read more]
The lead stock in the Guerra collection is the first of its category found with an Iberian inscription: baitolo. The most feasible interpretation is to consider it as a place name, either as the name of the city of baitolo/Baetulo, the modern Badalona, which issued coins with the legend baitolo in the 2nd quarter of the 1st c. BC, or as the name…[Read more]
Erin Walcek Averett deposited “Playing the Part: Masks and Ritual Performance in Rural Sanctuaries in Iron Age Cyprus,” in The Physicality of the Other. Masks from the Ancient Near East and the Eastern Mediterranean, edited by A. Berlejung and J. Filitz. Orientalische Religionen in der Antike 27. RA. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck. 305-37. in the group Classical archaeology on Humanities Commons 1 year, 2 months ago
This volume comprises the conference proceedings of the international and interdisciplinary meeting held in Leipzig from November 9 to 11, 2015. Scholars from different research areas present masks from Egypt, Israel/Palestine, Syria, Mesopotamia, Phoenicia, Cyprus, and Greece, mainly from the third to the first millennium BCE. The masks are…[Read more]
Seventeen years ago, Brian Shefton wrote, “the distribution pattern of the Greek imports for the Hallstatt period has crystallized a number of years ago and is unlikely to be greatly modified in the future except on point of detail” (Böhr and Shefton 2000, 28). Indeed, publications describing Greek pottery have reached similar conclusions: Gree…[Read more]
This article examines the description of Persepolis, one of the capital cities of the Achaemenid Persian Empire (ca. 550–330 BCE), by Giovanni Francesco Gemelli Careri (1651–1725) in his illustrated travelogue Giro del mondo (1699–1700). Gemelli Careri’s extensive description of the site—some twenty pages of text accompanied by two plates en…[Read more]
Dominik Hagmann deposited Roman Rural Landscapes in Noricum: Archäologische Untersuchungen zur römischen Besiedlung im Hinterland Nord-Noricums in the group Classical archaeology on Humanities Commons 1 year, 10 months ago
Der Artikel behandelt das Dissertationsprojekt des Autors, welches die archäologischen Besiedlungsaktivitäten in einem genau definierten Untersuchungsgebiet im nördlichen (heute niederösterreichischen) Hinterland der ehemaligen römischen Provinz Noricum behandelt.
Studies of Egyptian Late Period statuary often assume that the extant corpus is a representative sample of the artistic output of the Twenty-Sixth to Thirty-First Dynasties (c. 664–332 BCE). This assumption ignores the various human processes that affect the survival of statues after their initial dedication. In particular, the Roman practice of c…[Read more]
As the 2017-18 academic job cycle came to an end I found myself, for the first time in five years, in the enviable position of not having to resume my search for employment again in the fall, thanks to a two-year position at a very eminent institution. This good fortune has prompted me to compile my reflections on the classical archaeology job…[Read more]
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