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Ιπποσκευές από τη Βεργίνα. ΑΔ 41, 1986 1991, Μελέτες, σσ. 1-57, σχέδ. 1-30, πίν. 1-12. [Harnesses from Verghina. ArchDelt 41 1986: Meletes 1-57] by Panagiotis Faklaris

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Latest GRBS Full of Freebies

From  vol 53.1 (2012)… as far as I can tell, all these are freely downloadable … link at the end:

  • The Betrayal of Aeneas
    Giampiero Scafoglio
  • Dating the Homeric Hymn to Selene: Evidence and Implications
    Alexander E. W. Hall
  • A Citizen as a Slave of the State? Oligarchic Perceptions of Democracy in Xenophon PDF
    Melina Tamiolaki
  • The Discourse of Deception and Characterization in Attic Oratory
    Christos Kremmydas
  • Hyperides and Epopteia: A New Fragment of the Defense of Phryne
    Peter O’Connell
  • Evagrius and Gregory: Nazianzen or Nyssen? Cappadocian (and Origenian) Influence on Evagrius
    Ilaria L. E. Ramelli
  • Unexpected Evidence concerning Gold Mining in Early Byzantium
    Tatyana I. Afanas’eva, Sergey A. Ivanov
  • Another Link in the Golden Chain: Aeneas of Gaza and Zacharias Scholasticus on Plotinus Enn. 4.3
    Sarah Klitenic Wear
  • On the Founder of the Skripou Church: Literary Trends in the Milieu of Photius
    Oscar Prieto-Domínguez
  • Lamentation, History, and Female Authorship in Anna Komnene’s Alexiad
    Leonora Neville
  • Theodore Prodromos’ Bion Prasis: A Reappraisal
    Przemysław Marciniak
  • Reconsidering Renaissance Greek Grammars through the Case of Chrysoloras’ Erotemata
    Erika Nuti

Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Studies

Freebies From the Latest ABSA

The latest Annual of the British School at Athens features three articles that are free until the end of April:

  • Aitia, astronomy and the timing of the Arrhēphoria
    Efrosyni Boutsikas and Robert Hannah
  • The rediscovery of Greek Rosso Antico Marble and its use in Britain in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries
    Peter Warren
  • Mycenae revisited Part 4: Assessing the new data
    O.T.P.K. Dickinson, Lena Papazoglou-Manioudaki, Argyro Nafplioti and A.J.N.W. Prag

… access them here: Annual of the British School at Athens

Greek and Roman Musical Studies

The first issue of this Brill journal is online and available for free … here’s the description of the journal:

Greek and Roman Musical Studies is a new journal that will publish research papers in the fields of ancient Greek and Roman music, including musical theory, musical archaeology and musical iconography in Classical antiquity, as well as on its reception in later times.

The first issue has a pile of articles, many of which are devoted to a ‘harp’ and aulos found at Daphne:

New Online Journal ~ Electryone

From the mailbag:

I am writing, in order to draw your attention to a new electronic journal, dedicated to Classical Studies and the Ancient Mediterranean World. The journal is named “Electryone” and it is hosted by the University of the Aegean, Rhodes, Greece.
You can visit it at

… it appears that the first issue is scheduled to come out in  July …

European Review Freebies on Ancient Medicine

This is another Cambridge Journals thing … the European Review has an issue on ancient medicine and the following are free (all the papers are pdf):

  • Heikki Solin, Was there a Medical School at Salerno in Roman Times?
  • Vivian Nutton, Galen and Roman Medicine: or can a Greek become a Latin?
  • Lola Ferre, The Jewish Contribution to the Transmission of the Classical Legacy
  • Gotthard Strohmaier, Arabic Medicine: Continuation of Greek Tradition and Innovation

… it seems easiest to access them here

Cambridge Classical Journals Freebies

From the mailbag:

We are pleased to announce that the 2012 volume of The Cambridge Classical Journal ( ) is now online with Cambridge Journals. To celebrate we are pleased to offer complimentary access to three key papers from the new volume. Simply click on the links below to enjoy access to these articles until 31st January 2013.

Horace, Odes 3.27: A New World For Galatea
Elizabeth Mitchell

The ‘Phoenician Letters’ of Dictys of Crete and Dionysus Scytobrachion
Karen Ní Mheallaigh

Tragedy and the Seductions of Philosophy
Miriam Leonard

Greece & Rome Freebies

The Cambridge Journals online folks have put some articles from vol. 59 of Greece and Rome up for free for a while (until mid-January), including:

  • Alison Rosenblitt, Rome and North Korea: Totalitarian Questions
  • James Robson,Transposing Aristophanes: The Theory and Practice of Translating Aristophanic Lyric
  • Sean Corner, Did ‘Respectable’ Women Attend Symposia?
  • Malcolm Heath, Greek Literature
  • B.M. Levick, Roman History

… as might be inferred, the latter pair are subject review type things. Check them out at: Greece & Rome

New Journal: Greek and Roman Musical Studies

They don’t have an issue out yet (it’s coming soon) but they do have a page at Brill, so it must be official. Here’s the description from that page:

Greek and Roman Musical Studies is a new journal, the first specialist periodical in the fields of ancient Greek and Roman music. It will publish papers offering cultural, historical, theoretical, archaeological, iconographical and other perspectives on music in Classical antiquity, and on its reception in later times (especially the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, but also more recent periods). The Editorial Board will also consider contributions on music elsewhere in the Mediterranean region, including Egypt, Syria, Palestine and Mesopotamia. Cross-disciplinary approaches will be particularly appreciated.

JRS 102 (2012) Available

Not for free, alas, but here’s what’s in this very interesting-looking issue:

  • Simon Price, Religious Mobility in the Roman Empire
  • Mary Beard, Cicero’s ‘Response of the haruspices’ and the Voice of the Gods
  • Katherine McDonald,The Testament of Vibius Adiranus
  • Roy Gibson, On the Nature of Ancient Letter Collections
  • Michael Kulikowski,Coded Polemic in Ammianus Book 31 and the Date and Place of its Composition
  • Robert Chenault, Statues of Senators in the Forum of Trajan and the Roman Forum in Late Antiquity
  • Alan Cameron, Anician Myths
  • Alison E. Cooley, Benet Salway, Roman Inscriptions 2006–2010
  • Richard Flower, Visions of Constantine

… Previews at the Cambridge Journals site: Journal of Roman Studies

Also Seen: New Voices in Classical Reception Studies 7

Issue 7 (2012) is avalable:

… and what you will find there:

  • Heather Ellis, Reconciling Classical and Christian Culture: Marcus Aurelius and his Meditations in Victorian Scholarship
  • Penelope Goodman, ‘I am Master of Nothing': Imperium: Augustus and the Story of Augustus on Screen
  • Helen Roche, ‘Go, Tell the Prussians …’ The Spartan Paradigm in Prussian Military Thought during the Long Nineteenth Century
  • Yasuko Taoka, A Liar’s Yarn: Storytelling in the Lost Books of the Odyssey
  • Rocki Wentzel,The Myth of Persephone, Demeter, and Hades in Marion Mainwaring’s Completed Edition of Edith Wharton’s Buccaneers

Practitioners’ Voices in Classical Reception Studies Available

Issue 3 of Practitioners’ Voices in Classical Reception Studies is now online and I admit I haven’t seen this journal before. It comprises a series of interviews with assorted folks working in Classical Reception areas  (obviously) and this issue has quite the range of artists and architects. The current issue is here:

… previous issues here

Latest Issue of Vates Available

The winter 2012 editionVates — the online journal of new Latin poetry — is on the eshelves (and noteworthy (to me) that there is a contribution by someone from my undergrad (Barry Baldwin), my never-completed-phd (Paul Murgatroyd), and a fellow blogger (Laura Gibbs) , among others). Download it as a pdf here (where you can also peruse the back issues):

Met Museum Publications

The incipit of a Met Museum press release:

The Metropolitan Museum of Art today launched MetPublications, a major online resource that offers unparalleled in-depth access to the Museum’s renowned print and online publications, covering art, art history, archaeology, conservation, and collecting. Beginning with nearly 650 titles published from 1964 to the present, this new addition to the Met’s website,, will continue to expand and could eventually offer access to nearly all books, Bulletins, and Journals published by the Metropolitan Museum since its founding in 1870, as well as online publications.

Readers may also locate works of art from the Met’s collections that are included within MetPublications and access the most recent information about these works in the Collections section of the Museum’s website. [...]

As might be hoped for/expected, there is a pile of stuff there, sorted into various categories, but not all of it is full text online. The search facility on the page seems to be having some growing pains as well. Fortunately, Charles Jones has culled most (if not all) of the full-text-online publications relating to antiquity (not just Greece and Rome):

… and here are the highlights which are in the purview of rogueclassicism; most of these can be read online if not downloaded as a pdf: