Bryn Mawr Classical Reviews

  • 2013.01.54:  Elizabeth S. Belfiore, Socrates’ Daimonic Art: Loving for Wisdom in Four Platonic Dialogues. bmcr2
  • 2013.01.53:  Giannis Z. Tzifopoulos, Μεθώνη Πιερίας I: Επιγραφές, χαράγματα και εμπορικά σύμβολα στη γεωμετρική και αρχαϊκή κεραμική από το “Υπόγειο”.
  • 2013.01.52:  Gijs Willem Tol, A Fragmented History: a Methodological and Artefactual Approach to the Study of Ancient Settlement in the Territories of Satricum and Antium. Groningen archaeological studies, 18.
  • 2013.01.51:  C. Brian Rose, Gareth Darbyshire, The New Chronology of Iron Age Gordion. Gordion special studies, 6.
  • 2013.01.50:  David Brakke, Deborah Deliyannis, Edward Watts, Shifting Cultural Frontiers in Late Antiquity.
  • 2013.01.49:  Neil Christie, The Fall of the Western Roman Empire: an Archaeological and Historical Perspective. Historical Endings.
  • 2013.01.48:  Armand D’Angour, The Greeks and the New: Novelty in Ancient Greek Imagination and Experience.
  • 2013.01.47:  Gerolemou auf Thumiger auf Maria Gerolemou, Bad Women, Mad Women.
    2013.01.46:  Maria Carmen De Vita, Giuliano imperatore filosofo neoplatonico. Temi metafisici e problemi del pensiero antico. Studi e testi, 121.
  • 2013.01.45:  Laurent Bricault, Richard Veymiers, Bibliotheca Isiaca II.
  • 2013.01.44:  Anthony Grafton, Glenn W. Most, Salvatore Settis, The Classical Tradition.
  • 2013.01.43:  Dexter Hoyos, A Companion to the Punic Wars. Blackwell companions to the ancient world. Ancient history.
  • 2013.01.42:  Sébastien​ Barbara, Jean Trinquier, Ophiaca: diffusion et réception des savoirs antiques sur les Ophidiens / Ophiaca: diffusion and reception of ophidian lore in antiquity. Anthropozoologica 2012 – 47(1)​.
  • 2013.01.41:  Biagio Santorelli, Giovenale, Satira IV: introduzione, traduzione e commento. Texte und Kommentare, Bd 40.

CFP: Ancient Inscriptions (ASOR session)

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Call for Papers for the “Ancient Inscriptions” Session at the Annual
meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research.

We are interested in papers that focus on any aspect of the epigraphic
record for the ancient Near Eastern and Mediterranean worlds,
particularly those papers treat recently-excavated inscriptions or new
readings of inscriptions which have been excavated and published in
the past. The deadline for the submission of an abstract is February
15, 2013. Abstracts must be submitted via the ASOR web site

The 2013 ASOR Annual Meeting will be held in Baltimore, MD, from
November 20th to 23rd. The Annual Meeting is the yearly
coming-together of ASOR’s vibrant academic community. The conference
attracts over 900 scholars and enthusiasts of archaeology,
linguistics, geography, epigraphy, anthropology, and other fields
related to the study of the ancient Near East.

Professional membership in ASOR is a prerequisite for participation in
the Annual Meeting Program as a paper presenter or session chair
(Associate Memberships and Contributing Memberships do not qualify).
The only exception to this rule is for students enrolled at an
Institutional Member school. In addition to ASOR membership,
registration for the Annual Meeting is also a requirement for all
participants in the Annual Meeting Program. All program participants
must register for the Annual Meeting after submitting their abstracts
for review. All of this can be done via the ASOR web site as well.

Those wishing to correspond with the chairs of this session are
welcome to do so.

JOB: Generalist @ Hapmden-Sydney (one year)

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Hampden-Sydney College, a selective private liberal arts college for men
with a commitment to excellence in undergraduate education, invites
applications for an approved one-year position in the Department of
Classics, beginning August 2013. The successful candidate will be expected
to teach Latin at all undergraduate levels as well as courses such as
Classical Mythology and Etymology. The teaching load for this position is
seven courses per year. Ph.D. or ABD at advanced dissertation stage
preferred. To apply, please send the following materials: a letter of
application, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation which
address the candidate’s teaching abilities. Application materials may be
sent in hard copy to Dr. Janice Siegel, Chair, Department of Classics, Box
24, Hampden-Sydney College, Hampden-Sydney, VA 23943 or via email
(attachments in pdf preferred) to jsiegel AT Departmental information
is available at
The review of applications will begin on February 20, 2013 and will
continue until the position is filled. Hampden-Sydney College is an
Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

CFP: Graffiti and Their Supports (ASGLE Panel @ APA 2014)

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2014 ASGLE APA Panel
January 2-5, 2014, Chicago, IL
Graffiti and Their Supports: Informal Texts in Context

Organized by John Bodel

The American Society of Greek and Latin Epigraphy invites submissions for a panel at the 2014 annual meeting of the American Philological Association, January 2-5, 2014, in Chicago on the topic "Graffiti and Their Supports: Informal Texts in Context."
Graffiti, even more than other inscriptions, are tied to their physical settings-the objects on which they are written, the places where they are displayed, or the spatial relationship they bear to other writings or drawings on the same surfaces. As the recent collection of essays edited by J. A. Baird and C. Taylor, Ancient Graffiti in Context (2011), well demonstrates, not only wall inscriptions from Pompeii but also graffiti and dipinti of various types in myriad contexts from across the ancient Mediterranean world provide evidence of writing practices and written cultures understudied and poorly documented that have seldom been investigated comparatively and for which even local contextualization has in many cases scarcely begun. The sociology of graffiti production and consumption and the cultural history of informal public writing have been productively explored in research on modern graffiti (e.g. N. Macdonald, The Graffiti Subculture, 2002; J. Austin, Taking the Train, 2001; J. Oliver and T. Neal, Wild Signs, 2010), but few inroads have been made into these areas in study of the ancient world.

The aim of this panel is to advance this line of inquiry by soliciting papers that consider ancient Greek and Latin graffiti and other forms of informal writing in context, broadly conceived to include not only physical but also scriptural or visual context. Studies that approach the subject comparatively or theoretically or that examine graffiti as manifestations of particular writing practices are especially welcome. Topics of investigation might include, but are not limited to: the interaction of text and image; “dialogic†graffiti; self-referential graffiti or those that refer to their supports; literacy and popular culture; temporality (ephemerality or permanence); and read-ership and reception.

Abstracts will be evaluated anonymously by the ASGLE Executive Committee and should not be longer than 500 words (bibliography excluded). Please follow the APA Instructions for Abstract Authors and include the ASGLE Abstract Submission Form with your abstract. The abstract should be sent electronically as a MS Word document and the Abstract Submission Form as a PDF by February 1, 2013 to: John Bodel, Vice-President, ASGLE at john_bodel AT All Greek should either be transliterated or employ a Unicode font. Authors submitting abstracts must be APA members in good standing.