I’m extremely busy at the moment adding material to the Mithras site. At the moment this is driven by a list of Mithraeums discovered since 1960. I am attempting to research each of these online, grab some text, some images, and create a page for it. This is, inevitably, a very time-consuming business. Several things […]
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Time for a public appeal! I’m trying to get hold of an exhibition catalogue, for an exhibition held at the town hall in Viterbo on 21 June 1997-10th January 1998, title: Il Mitreo di Vulci : Montalto di Castro, Palazzo del Comune, 21 giugno 1997-10 gennaio 1998, which is 43 p. and was written by a […]
I spend a very busy morning attempting to locate the publication of the Mithraeum in Vulci, in Etruria. My search was rewarded, after around 3 hours persistence, by discovering that it was online! It was certainly impossible to buy, probably because it seems to have been an exhibition catalogue. The site that made this possible […]
A correspondant tells me of a website which lists the volumes of the ACW series, and, better, has links to some which are online at Archive.org! The link is here. Ah, those were the days, before century-long copyrights!!
The Getty Museum laudably makes some images available online. Some of these (but not all) may be freely used for personal purposes online. Most of the images on their site are NOT usable by anyone else, and they want money if we want to use any of them for scholarly purposes. This simple statement is […]
An interesting announcement from the Open Greek and Latin Project, here at Digital Humanities Leipzig. The Open Greek and Latin Project (OGL) recently signed a contract with Data Entry Company Jouve to OCR and encode Latin works and collections in accordance with the latest TEI EpiDoc standards. First on the to-do list is the monumental Corpus Scriptorum Ecclesiasticorum Latinorum […]
A correspondent has drawn my attention to the OAPEN-UK project, and the participation of Oxford University Press in it. This means that, temporarily, some monographs are online as PDF’s on various sites and accessible to us all, e.g. here. I think we must all be interested in this project. It’s quite an interesting idea: OUP is […]
A couple of days ago I mentioned the 30-odd letters by John Chrysostom which had appeared in draft form at Academia.edu, and the project (not mine) to translate the lot. Today I learn that Chrysostom scholar Wendy Mayer has also uploaded some draft translations of letters by Chrysostom. They may be found here, and look very good […]
I’ve spent today driving up to Cambridge to visit the university library. My object was to obtain some articles by R. Delmaire on the subject of Chrysostom’s letters. For the most part I was able to obtain these; although I was disappointed to discover that the latest available volume of one serial was not shelved […]
It is Christmas Eve, and so what better time to ask the question: what, if anything, does the historical record tell us about a supposed 4th century bishop of Myra named Nicholas? Every Christmas there is a flood of articles in the press and online about the origins of “Santa Claus”. It is a curious […]