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Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Checklist 2.0:

Checklist of Editions of Greek, Latin, Demotic, and Coptic Papyri, Ostraca, and Tablets
Founding Editors: John F. Oates and William H. Willis 

Message from Josh Sosin 
Colleagues:  I announced some time ago our intention to revive and refactor the Checklist. Please find the first steps in that effort at http://papyri.info/docs/checklist. Eventually the site will be more tightly integrated with the PN/PE. 
 The new instance differs in some ways. Section VII 'Information on Publishers' does not appear; such information is discoverable online, and we aim to embed links to WorldCat records or the like, so that users can locate volumes with relative ease. Section VIII 'List by year of publication' is also omitted. We may later be able to generate this dynamically, if there is strong demand. The appendix of 'Other citations' is likewise omitted here. This information will be integrated with citation information in the PN so that it will be discoverable by simple lookup. The most important difference is that we are now updating it fairly quickly. Special thanks here go to Robert Maxwell of BYU, who has very generously volunteered his time and careful eye. All best, josh --  Associate Professor, Classical Studies, Duke University Duke Collaboratory for Classics Computing Greek, Roman and Byzantine Studies Duke Data Bank of Documentary Papyri

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

International Conference: ‘Palladas and the New Papyrus’ UC London, 04 - 05 September 2014

International Conference: ‘Palladas and the New Papyrus’

04 - 05 September 2014
UCL Roberts Building, Lecture Theatre 421 Torrington Place, London WC1E 7JE
THURSDAY 04/09/14 Arrival and Registration/ Tea and Coffee Welcome: Gesine Manuwald (UCL) Keynote Speech
Tea and Coffee
Session 1: Text and Context - A

Kevin Wilkinson (Toronto)
Is Every Poet a Liar? Poetic Fiction and Historical Fact in the Epigrams of Palladas

Alan Cameron (Columbia)
Palladas and Constantinople

David Klotz (Yale)
‘Triphis, who has suffered much’: the Egyptian temple of Triphis and its tribulations in the Late Roman Period

Public Event: Palladas in Performance
Location: Darwin B40 Lecture Theatre Darwin Building, UCL
Gower Street London WC1E 6BT

Tony Harrison (film)

 Reading Palladas in Translation

Jo Balmer

Palladas: The Other Half Speaks Out

Edith Hall (KCL)
Palladas and his Influence

19.00-19.15: Questions from the audience
Location: UCL Department of Greek and Latin, Room 106
FRIDAY 05/09/14 Tea and Coffee
Session 2: Text and Context - B
Gower Street

London WC1E 6BT

Gianfranco Agosti (Rome)
Metrical inscriptions of the IVth century and P. CtYBR inv 4000: Contextualizing a late antique anthology

11.40 - 12.20 Rodney Ast (Heidelberg)
The New Palladas in Light of Greek Documentary Papyri from Upper Egypt

Luis Arturo Guichard (Salamanca)
Poetic Geographies: the Yale Book of Epigrams in the Context of 3th-4th Century Literature

Session 3: Intra-/Inter-textuality

Alexander Sens (Georgetown)
Palladas and Hellenistic Epigram

Tea and Coffee
Session 4: Iambic and Skoptic
Lucia Floridi (Milan)
Skoptic epigram in P. CtYBR inv.4000

TAS Restaurant
22 Bloomsbury Street

Kathryn Gutzwiller (Cincinnati)
Palladas Sequences in the Greek Anthology and the Yale Papyrus

Maria Kanellou (UCL)
Looking Back in Time: Iambic Echoes

17.20 - 17.30 Closing Remarks

Chris Carey (UCL) & Edith Hall (KCL)

20.00 Conference Dinner:

London WC1B 3QJ

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Papyri published in Journal of Biblical Literature (JBL)

Three New Coptic Papyrus Fragments of 2 Timothy and Titus (P. Mich. inv. 3535b)
Journal Journal of Biblical Literature
Publisher Society of Biblical Literature
ISSN 0021-9231 (Print)
1934-3876 (Online)
Issue Volume 133, Number 2 / Summer 2014
Pages 389-397
Online Date Tuesday, June 03, 2014
Brice C. Jones, Concordia University, 

Montreal, QC H4B 1R6, Canada
This article publishes for the first time the extant remains of a Sahidic Coptic papyrus codex containing portions of 2 Timothy 1-4 and Titus 1. The papyri are currently housed in the Univeristy of Michigan Papyrology Collection. Overlooked for nearly a century, these new papyri extend the manuscript evidence for the Sahidic text of these Deutero-Pauline epistles. The edition includes a transcription, paleographical analysis, commentary, as well as images of the fragment.

S. Brock, L. Van Rompay, Catalogue of the Syriac Manuscripts and Fragments in the Library of Deir al-Surian, Wadi al-Natrun (Egypt)

Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta, 227
Catalogue of the Syriac Manuscripts and Fragments in the Library of Deir al-Surian, Wadi al-Natrun (Egypt)
Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta, 227
Authors:  Brock S., Van Rompay L.

Year: 2014
ISBN: 978-90-429-2962-3
Pages: XXII-834 p.
Price: 105 EURO

Deir al-Surian, the famous Monastery of the Syrians in Egypt, has long been known for its unique collection of Syriac, Coptic, Arabic, and Ethiopic manuscripts. This catalogue provides detailed descriptions of 48 Syriac manuscripts (many of them composite) and the more than 180 fragments that are preserved in the Monastery today. Ranging in date from the 5th to the 18th century and with a majority of them being earlier than the 10th century, the manuscripts present us with major authors and works of the Syriac literary tradition. They include biblical texts (among them the earliest dated Gospel manuscript in any language), original Syriac compositions, and translations from Greek and (occasionally) Coptic. Several works were previously unattested. Connections with manuscripts from Deir al-Surian that are preserved in European collections (primarily the British Library) are indicated wherever relevant. Colophons and various kinds of notes by scribes, readers, owners, and occasional visitors also receive attention, thus allowing interesting glimpses into the history not only of individual manuscripts, but also of the Monastery and its library. Accompanying the catalogue is an album containing more than 300 pages of images.