Aegean Archaeology Vol. 8

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The editors of Aegean Archaeology are pleased to announce that vol. 8 (2005-2006) is out. For contents, please see below.

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Contents of Vol 8:

M. Georgiadis, The Prehistoric Finds from the Halasarna Survey Project 2003-2006, Kos: A Preliminary Report, p. 7-19;

M.G. Clinton, S.. Martino, G.H. Myer, D.O. Terry, Jr., and P.P. Betancourt, Rapid Cooling Effects in Early Bronze Age Copper Smelting Slags from Chrysokamino, p.. 21-30;

E. Miller Bonney, A Reconsideration of Depositional Practices in Early Bronze Age Crete, p. 31-50;

L. Tyree, F.W. McCoy, A. Kanta, D. Sphakianakis, A. Stamos, K. Aretaki, and E. Kamilaki, Inferences for Use of Skotino Cave During the Bronze Age and Later Based on a Speleological and Environmental Study at Skotino Cave, Crete, p. 51-63;

M. Devolder, From the Ground Up: Earth in Minoan Construction. The Case of Building 5 at Palaikastro, p. 65-80;

E. Drakaki, The Ownership of Hard Stone Seals with the motif of a Pair of Recumbent Bovines from the Late Bronze Age Greek Mainland: A Contextual Approach, p. 81-93;

R.A.K. Smith, E. Pappi, M.K. Dabney, S. Triantaphyllou, and J.C. Wright, 2006–2007 Excavations of the Mycenaean Cemetery at Ayia Sotira, Ancient Nemea, p. 95-109;

R. Jung and M. Mehofer, A sword of Naue II type from Ugarit and the Historical Significance of Italian-type Weaponry in the Eastern Mediterranean, p. 111-135

Paul Faure 1916 – 2007 (Florence Driessen-Gaignerot), p. 137-139;

R. Koehl, Aegean Bronze Age Rhyta (Carl Knappett), p. 141-144;

C. Davaras and Ph.P. Betancourt, Hagia Photia Cemetery I: The Tomb Groups and Architecture (Krzysztof Nowicki), p. 144-146.

CONF: Fines imperii, imperium sine fine? Osnabrueck 14-18.9.09

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International Congress, Osnabrueck, 14th-18th September 2009:
Fines imperii, imperium sine fine?
Rome – Empire between resistance and integration

In celebration of the 2000th anniversary of the Varus battle of A.D. 9, University and City of Osnabrück, in corporation with the Academy of Sciences in Göttingen, are organising an international five-day congress to discuss questions on the interaction between Romans and natives in the frontier regions of the Roman empire in the early Empire.
Based on our archaeological, epigraphic and literary sources it is the aim to analyse both the diverse Roman policies aimed at controlling, pacifying and ‘civilising’ frontier regions as well as the various indigenous strategies to adapt to or resist Roman imperialism. Besides Roman military occupation and demonstrations of Rome’s power, we want to focus on civic aspects, such as the integration of indigenous elites in the socioeconomic structures of the Roman empire, the developments in rural and urban areas, aspects of ethnogenesis and the consequences of cultural interactions and core-periphery relationships. It is the aim of the conference to explore parallels and discrepant experiences in the various frontier regions of the Roman Empire.
There are three thematic sections: (1) Roman and indigenous strategies to consolidate power and secure peace. (2) Pax Romana – Development of civic structures. (3) Instruments to consolidate Roman dominance: military and ideology.

Speakers include: Kurt Raaflaub (Brown University), David Mattingly (Leicester), Michek Reddé (Paris), Angel Morillo Cerdan (Madrid), Moshe Fischer (Tel Aviv), Martina Minas-Nerpel (Swansea), Simon James (Leicester), Helmut Halfmann (Hamburg), William Van Andringa (Lille), Maaike Groot (Amsterdam), Hartmut Wolff (Passau), Francois Favory (Besancon), Ariel Lewin (Potenza), Sandrine Agusta-Boularot (Aix-en-Provence), Miroslava Mirkovic (Beograd), Marjeta Sasel Kos (Ljubliana), Stefanie Martin-Kilcher (Bern), Peter Herz (Regensburg), Ulrike Ehmig (Mainz/Klagenfurt), Günther Schörner (Jena), Yann Le Bohec (Paris), G.A. Lehmann (Göttingen), R. Wolters (Tübingen), and Siegmar von Schurbein (Frankfurt).

Conference fee: 40 euros including excursions to Kalkriese (site of the ‘Varus battle’), Haltern and Detmold
For further information and booking see or contact ralph.haussler AT

This Day in Ancient History: pridie kalendas septembres

pridie kalendas septembres

12 A.D. — birth of the future emperor Gaius (Caligula) at Antium

40 A.D. — Gaius (Caligula) celebrates an ovatio after his attempted military campaigns in Gaul and Britain

161 A.D. — birth of the future emperor Commodus (and his twin, Titus Aurelius Fulvus Antoninus)