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Mapping Greek Lyric: Places, Travel, Geographical Imaginary , created by David Driscoll, Israel McMullin, and Stephen Sansom, headed by Anastasia-Erasmia Peponi This project is the first-ever attempt to illustrate on an interactive map key geocultural aspects of the rich lyric production that was generated and spread throughout the Greek world from the 8th to the beginning of the 4th century BC. We report and display data based on the ancient sources, without judging whether they are all historically accurate. It is the users’ responsibility to explore further. The composition of melic,...
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The Marzamemi Maritime Heritage Project , led by Stanford's Justin Leidwanger , is a collaborative excavation, survey, and heritage management initiative focusing on the maritime landscape and seaborne communication off the southeast coast of Sicily (Italy). The concentration of accessible sites here and their location at the intersection of the eastern and western Mediterranean facilitates inquiry into long-term structures of regional and interregional maritime exchange from the early Roman era (3rd/2nd c. BC) through Late Antiquity (6th/7th c. AD). The first field seasons (2013-2014) have...
The Burgaz Harbors Project, led jointly by Elizabeth S. Greene of Brock University and Stanford’s Justin Leidwanger in collaboration with Numan Tuna of Middle East Technical University, aims to conduct comprehensive survey and excavation in the four harbors associated with the Archaic through late Roman site of Burgaz , generally considered to be the early settlement of the Knidians along the Datça peninsula. Conducted since 2011, this initiative incorporates survey, excavation, ceramic and environmental analysis, as well as heritage management and outreach into a comprehensive study of the...
From "About HISTOS ": The brief of HISTOS is rapid publication of high-quality articles and notes on all aspects of ancient historiography and biography (including Jewish historiography, the Gospels and later Christian material) and of in-depth reviews of recent publications in the field. It is not our intention to publish material which is per se historical, unless it illuminates the qualities of ancient historians or biographers (this will be a matter of balance and judgment). All submissions will be anonymously refereed by experts. We aim for a turn-around time of a maximum of three months...
Spanning one-ninth of the earth's circumference across three continents, the Roman Empire ruled a quarter of humanity through complex networks of political power, military domination and economic exchange. These extensive connections were sustained by premodern transportation and communication technologies that relied on energy generated by human and animal bodies, winds, and currents. Conventional maps that represent this world as it appears from space signally fail to capture the severe environmental constraints that governed the flows of people, goods and information. Cost, rather than...

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