Mnamon

Ancient writing systems in the Mediterranean

A critical guide to electronic resources

Elymian

- 5th century BC


Online resources



Web sites of general interest

  1. Brill Online Reference Works: Elymoi (G. Falco)
    Web page of the encyclopedia Der Neue Pauly, Brill Publisher (Brill's New Pauly). Besides “Elymoi” there are more entries like “Elymisch” (J. Untermann), “Elymos” (R. Bloch), “Entella” (G. Falco), “Eryx” (K. Ziegler, G. Falco, R. Bloch), “Segesta” (G. Falco et alii), “Italien, Sprachen” (G. Meiser). [in English]
  2. Wikipedia: Elymians
    Wikipedia page concerning the Elymians. The information offered here is not for specialists, but it does include maps.
  3. Enciclopedia Italiana, Rome, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana Giovanni Treccani
    Web page about the Elymians written by G. Nenci for the Enciclopedia Italiana, appendix V, 1992, Elimi.

Online documents

  1. L. Agostiniani, "Alfabetizzazione della Sicilia pregreca", in "Aristonothos. Scritti per il Mediterraneo antico" IV, 2012, pp. 139-164.
    Paper included in the proceedings of the seminar Convivenze etniche e contatti di culture. Atti del Seminario di Studi Università degli Studi di Milano (23-24 novembre 2009).
  2. A catalogue of the Greek Coins in the British Museum, Sicily edited by R. Stuart Poole (London, Longmans & Co., 1876)
    A complete reproduction of the volume A catalogue of the Greek Coins in the British Museum, Sicily, edited by R. Stuart Poole (London, 1876). The link refers to pages 130-137 of this volume, dedicated to Segestan coins.
  3. A.L. Prosdocimi, "Michel Lejeune et l'Italie antique", "Comptes Rendus des Séances de l'Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres" CXLV, 1, 2001, pp. 175-183 (: 179-180) = "Hommage à Michel Lejeune", Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres, Paris, 19 janvier 2001, pp. 33-41.
    Paper by A.L. Prosdocimi dealing with the research of M. Lejeune in the field of languages of Ancient Italy, including Elymian.
  4. Atti delle Prime, Seconde, Terze e Quarte Giornate Internazionali di Studi sull'Area elima
    PDF version of the proceedings of the first, second, third and fourth international days of studies in the Elymian area, with links to each single paper; programs of the fifth and sixth international days of studies in the Elymian area.
  5. M. Lejeune, "La langue élyme d'après des graffites de Ségeste (Ve siècle)", "Comptes Rendus des Séances de l'Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres" CXIII, 2 (1969), pp. 237-242.
    1969 paper by M. Lejeune about the epigraphic finds in the Grotta Vanella Segestan depot.
  6. L. Agostiniani, "Epigrafia e lingua elime: un bilancio", in AA.VV., "Guerra e Pace in Sicilia e nel Mediterraneo antico (VIII-III a.C.). Arte, prassi e teoria della pace e della guerra. Atti delle quinte giornate internazionali di studi sull'area elima e la Sicilia occidentale nel contesto mediterraneo, Erice, 12-15 settembre 2003", Pisa, 2006, II, pp. 683-688.
    Shortened version of the paper by L. Agostiniani for the "Quinte Giornate Internazionali di Studi sull'Area elima" (Pisa, 2006), published in "Journal of Intercultural and Interdisciplinary Archaeology".

Institutions, centers for study and research

  1. SAET (Laboratorio di Storia, Archeologia, Epigrafia, Tradizione dell'Antico), Scuola Normale Superiore
    The SAET (Laboratory of History, Archaeology, Epigraphy and Traditions from Antiquity) of the Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, directed by Prof. Andrea Giardina, takes care of the final publication of excavation results in the ancient settlements of Segesta (Calatafimi / Segesta, Trapani) and Entella (Contessa Entellina, Palermo) including the Elymian area. From the SAET website (http://saet.sns.it/?page_id=4676&lang=it), it is possible to download in PDF all the papers in the proceedings of the workshop Giornate Internazionali di Studi sull'Area Elima, from 1992 (Giornate 1991) until 2009 (Seste giornate 2006). It is also possible to look up the indexes of all papers in the proceedings published in 2012 (Settime giornate 2009). Furthermore, it offers links to documents of historic-archaeological and epigraphic interest, such as informative panels created for the exhibition held in Pisa 2001 "Da un'antica città di Sicilia. I decreti di Entella e Nakone". More details on archaeological researches can be found here: Entella (http://lsa.sns.it/index.php?id=76&lang=it) and Segesta (http://lsa.sns.it/index.php?id=89&lang=it).
  2. SIL (Summer Institute of Linguistics)
    The site of the Summer Institute of Linguistics (SIL) includes a page about the Elymian language ('Elymian') among the distinct individual languages, with ISO code 639-3xly.
  3. MultiTree: A Digital Library of Language Relationships
    Multitree: A Digital Library of Language Relationships is a project of The LINGUIST List (Department of Linguistics, Indiana University) to create a digital library concerning the relationships between world languages. The page also includes a map of the localization and diffusion of Elymian language (http://llmap.org/viewer.html?maps0l:916488) derived from the World Language Mapping System-The LINGUIST List (http://llmap.org/languages/xly.html) and allows access to a map of the presence and the distribution of the languages of Ancient Italy in the Italian peninsula (http://llmap.org/viewer.html?maps=314936).

Images

  1. Silver coins from Segesta
    Silver coins from Segesta (London, British Museum), ap. A. Cutroni Tusa, "Emissioni frazionarie d'argento da Segesta", in AA.VV., "Atti delle Giornate Internazionali di Studi sull'Area elima (Gibellina, 19-22 settembre 1991)", II, Pisa - Gibellina, 1992, table LXXXV, 2, 3, 4, 6. The paper is online as a PDF (2012_11_29_10_40_00.pdf).
  2. Images of the excavations at Entella
    Images of the excavations of LSA (Laboratory of Sciences of Antiquity) at Entella.
  3. Images of the excavations at Segesta
    Images of the excavations of the LSA (Laboratory of Sciences of Antiquity) at Segesta.
  4. Contessa Entellina’s Giuseppe Nenci Antiquarium
    Images of the archaeological materials exhibited at Contessa Entellina’s Giuseppe Nenci Antiquarium.

Museums and collections

  1. "American Numismatic Society" (New York), Greek Collection
    The ANS (American Numismatic Society) page, through MANTIS (Mantis, A Numismatic Technologies Integration Service), provides access to a database including a great number of the numismatic collections of the New York museum. Segestan coins (more than 60 including didracma, tetradracma, litres and triassi) and coins from Eryx (2), constituting the Greek Collection, are visible online, with short but complete descriptions and, sometimes, images of very high quality.
  2. The Giuseppe Nenci Antiquarium at Entella
    Website of the town Contessa Entellina, containing the page of the Giuseppe Nenci Antiquarium and many links to pages dealing with archaeological information about the area of Entella, and the sites of ancient Entella and of the Castello di Calatamauro.

Collections of texts and digital libraries

  1. "The Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites", in "Perseus Digital Library" vers. 4.0 (ed. G.R. Crane, Tufts University)
    The Segesta page is dedicated to ancient (Greek and Roman) sources about Segesta and its history, provides a description of the archaeological remains of the city, and contains the related pages of Thucydides and Diodorus.