The seminar, promoted by the Istituto di Studi Superiori, is organized for Phd students, post-docs and young researchers wishing to learn more about Greek epigraphy.
January 15th-17th 2009
Novotel Fiera, Via Michelino, 73 Bologna
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The book "The Ancient Languages of Europe" by Roger D.Woodard (ed), Cambridge/New York, Cambridge University Press, 2008,has been reviewed by Zsolt Simon, Hungarian Academy of Sciences (email@example.com) on Bryn Mawr Classical Review.
Last July, among the ruins of an ancient fortified town, inscribed pottery fragments were found at Khirbet Qeiyafa, near Bet Shemesh in Israel. The most ancient, according to a first analysis, is likely to date at the first quarter of the 10th century B.C. It contains an inscription of five lines; the others, which are more recent and smaller, have also been dated to the 10th century. It is still uncertain the identification of both the inhabitants of the site (Canaanites? Philistines? Israelites?) and, as a consequence, of their written language (late Canaanite? Phoenician? Hebrew?) International Herald Tribune
The "Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents" (Oxford University) hosts a "Day School on the History of Writing in the Classical World", which will be held on October 25th 2008 at the Stelios Ioannou School of Research in Classical and Byzantine Studies. http://www.csad.ox.ac.uk/bes/Events.htm
Mnamon, Ancient Writing Systems in the Mediterranean, will be presented on October 14th 2008 at 11,30 a.m. in Scuola Normale Superiore, Fermi Conference Room, Palazzo della Carovana. The sections concerning the following writing systems will be described: Cypro-Minoan, Cypro-Syllabic, Coptic, Demotic, Hebrew, Cretan Hieroglyphic, Egyptian Hieroglyphic, Greek, Hieratic, Latin, Linear A.
International conference on the Phaistos disc on October 31st -November 1st at the Society of Antiquaries, Londra, Bourlington House, Piccadilly, organized by the review Minerva.
Call for papers and more information href="http://www.csad.ox.ac.uk/bes/Events.htm
On October 7th at 11.30 a.m. in Scuola Normale, Fermi Conference Room, a seminar will be held by A.Avanzini (Dipartimento di Scienze Storiche del Mondo Antico, Università di Pisa). The title of the seminar is: "The Corpus of South Arabian inscriptions: development and new organization of the CSAI database".