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14 hours 59 min ago « Palmyre, la mémoire en danger » par Maurice Sartre, avec Emmanuel Laurentin << Insula: Le blog de la Bibliothèque des Sciences de l'Antiquité (Lille 3)

Vidéo de la conférence donnée le 17 mai 2016 à l’Université Lille 3.

Maurice Sartre, Professeur émérite d’histoire ancienne à l’Université de Tours, dialogue avec Emmanuel Laurentin à propos de la cité de Palmyre dans un débat où l’actualité le dispute à l’histoire.

Dans le cadre de la deuxième édition des « Rendez-vous de l’Histoire du monde arabe », l’Institut du monde arabe en Nord–Pas de Calais–Picardie et le Laboratoire IRHiS ont invité Maurice Sartre et Emmanuel Laurentin à dialoguer sur Palmyre, tragiquement médiatisée. En mai 2015, les troupes de Daesh entraient dans la cité antique de Syrie, y perpétrant des massacres et perpétrant des destructions spectaculaires d’antiquités. Pourquoi Daesh a t-il souhaité détruire ce patrimoine avec un tel acharnement ? Et pour quelles raisons le régime de Bachar porte-t-il également une lourde responsabilité dans le pillage des trésors de la cité antique de Palmyre ?

Palmyre, c’est l’histoire de qui ?

Dans cette conférence donnée à l’Université Lille 3, Maurice Sartre évoque certes l’histoire antique de Palmyre − dont il est spécialiste − mais dialogue avec Emmanuel Laurentin sur ce que représente Palmyre pour nous Européens, et pose la question sur l’appropriation par les Syriens eux-mêmes des vestiges archéologiques. Cette rencontre donne ainsi des éléments qui aident à comprendre le contexte culturel de cette guerre.

Vidéo réalisée par la Direction des Usages du NumériquE (DUNE) de Lille 3 le 17 mai 2016.
Durée : 91’28

Palmyre : la mémoire en danger – Conférence de Maurice Sartre from Université Lille3 on Vimeo.

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Maurice Sartre, professeur émérite d’histoire ancienne de l’université de Tours, est en particulier l’auteur de : D’Alexandrie à Zénobie : le Levant antique, Fayard, 2001. Il a également publié avec son épouse Annie Sartre : Palmyre : la cité des caravanes, Gallimard, 2008 ;  Zénobie : de Palmyre à Rome, Perrin, 2014 ; Palmyre : vérités et légendes, Perrin, 2016.

L'arc monumental de Palmyre en Syrie - Photographie de Bernard Gagnon - CC BY-SA 3.0 - WikipediaL’arc monumental de Palmyre – Photographie de Bernard Gagnon – CC BY-SA 3.0 – Wikipedia
20 hours 30 min ago Transcription of TgLam from Urb. 1 << Charles Ellwood Jones (AWOL: The Ancient World Online) Transcription of TgLam from Urb. 1
By Christian Brady
The Text of Targum Lamentations from
MS Codex Vaticanus Urbinas Hebr. 1
This text is from the MS Urb. 1, represented without the vocalization. There is the occasional meaningless error in the MSS which I have omitted from this transcription, such as the additional ל in 1.3, and I have expanded the ligature formed at the end of ישראל by the combination of א ל. For more details concerning the MS see Brady, Vindicating God, Appendix 1, and the Introduction and Notes to Étan Levine’s facsimile edition, The Targum of the Five Megillot. It is this facsimile which I used for my readings.
פרק א
‏1 אמר ירמיהו נביא וכהנא רבא איכדין אתגזר על ירושלם ועל עמהא לאתדנא בתירוכין ולמספד עליהון איכה היכמה דאתדנן אדם וחוה דאתרכו מגנתא דעדן ואספד עלויהון מרי עלמא איכה ענת‏ מדת דינא‏ וכן אמרת על סגיאות חובהא אשתדר ומה דבגוהא בגין תהא יתבא בלחודהא כגבר דמכתש סגירו על בסריה דבלחודוהי יתיב וקרתא דהוה מליא אוכלוסין ועממין סגיאין אתרוקנת מנהון והות דמיא כארמלא ודמתרברבא בעמיא ושליטא באפרכיא והוון מסקין לה מסין הדרת למהוי מכיכא ולמתן לה כרגא בתר דנא‏
‏2 כד שלח משה נביא עזגדין לאללא ית ארעא תבו עזגדיא ואסיקו טיב ביש על ארעא דישראל וההוא ליליא תשעא יומין באב הוה וכד שמעו עמא בית ישראל ית בשורתא בישתא הדא דאתבשרו על ארעא דישראל נטלו עמא ית קלהון ובכו עמא בית ישראל בליליא ההוא מן יד תקיף רוגזא דיי עלויהון וגזר למהוי בכן בליליא הדא לדריהון על חורבן בית מוקדשא וכדו אתאמר בנבואה לירמיהו כהנא רבא למהוי חריבא ירושלם על ידוי דנבוכד נצר רשיעא אין לא תייבין בתתובא מן יד עאל אוכח לעמא בית ישראל וסריבו לקבלא בכן עאל נבוכד נצר רשיעא וצדא ית ירושלם ובית מקדשא אוקיד בנורא בתשע יומין בירחא דאב וביה בליליא בכיאת כנשתא דישראל בכותא ודמעא זליג על לסתהא לית די ימלל תנחומין על לבהא מן כל טעוותא די רחימת למיזל בתריהון ובגין כן כל חברהא ארשיעו בהא אתהפכו למהוי לה לבעיל דבבין‏
‏3 אזלו בית יהודה בגלותא על דהוו מענן יתמין וארמלן ועל סגיאות פולחנא דהוו מפלחין באחיהון בני ישראל דאזדבנו להון ולא קרו חירותא לעבדיהון ולאמהתהון דהוו מזרעית ישראל ובגין כן אף אנון אתמסרו ביד עממיא וכנשתא דבית יהודה יתבא בגו עממיא ולא אשכחת נייח מפולחנא קשיא דשעבידו יתה‏ [וכל דהוה רדיף יתה אדביקו יתה‏]‏ כד היא מתחבאה בין תחומיא ואעיקו לה‏
‏4 כל זמן דהות ירושלם מתבניא סריבו בני ישראל למסק לאתחזאה קדם יי תלת זמנין בשתא ועל חוביהון דישראל אתצדיאת ירושלם ואתעבידו שבילי ציון אבילן מדלית עאיל בה בזמן מועדיא כל תרעהא צדיין וכהנתא אניחן על דבטילו קורבניא בתולתא ספדן על דפסקו למפק בחמשא עשר יומא באב וביומא דכפור דהוא בעשרא יומין בתשרי לחנגא בחנגין אף איהיא מריר לבא לחדא‏
‏5 הוו מעיקהא מתמנן עלהא לרישין ובעלי דבבהא הוו יתבין בשלוה ארום יי תבר יתה על סגי]אות‏[‏ מרודהא רבייהא אזלו בשבייתא קדם מעיקא‏
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Bijna 600 kerken in heel België zetten op zaterdag 4 en zondag 5 juni hun deuren open tijdens de jaarlijkse Open Kerkendagen. Het thema van deze 9de editie is ‘Klanken & Stilte’. De Open Kerkendagen zijn een cultureel festival met concerten, gidsbeurten, lezingen, tentoonstellingen… als bijdrage tot de opwaardering van het religieus erfgoed. Het initiatief komt van de Stichting Open Kerken, die kerken de kans wil geven om hun patrimonium te laten (her)ontdekken door het grote publiek. Het volledige programma van de Open Kerkendagen vind je op openkerken.be.

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In het kader van de Open Kerkendagen wordt zondag ook de nieuwe fietsroute ‘Langs kerken, kerkhoven en orgels tussen Leuven en Averbode’ ingereden. In de kerken van Wolfsdonk (10u30) en Vlierbeek (15u) zal tijdens een concert ook het gelijknamige boek worden voorgesteld aan het grote publiek. De rijk geïllustreerde publicatie brengt het verhaal van 20 sites met waardevolle orgels en kerkhoven in het Hageland. Op de sites zelf worden heel de dag activiteiten georganiseerd. Je vindt het volledige programma op www.sintpieterlangdorp.be.

1 day 57 min ago 2300 Year Old Gold Crown Found Under Bed << The Archaeological Review

Who knows what people have hidden under their beds but in this case it is a spectacular laurel crown. The ancient Greek nobility use to wear these crowns only on special occasions especially as they are very fragile. The crowns were often awarded to artists or athletes or to those who for one reason or another had done something important. These rare crowns accompanied the nobility in their graves including perhaps this one as it did have crustations of soil still on it when it came out of the cardboard box hidden under an Englishman's bed.
1 day 1 hour ago Gold ornament (12 cm or 4 ½ in across)Irish, ca. 800... << Ancient Peoples



Gold ornament (12 cm or 4 ½ in across)

Irish, ca. 800 B.C.

Though objects such as these are conventionally called “dress fasteners” and “sleeve fasteners,” their exact purpose is unknown. It has been proposed that the smaller “sleeve fastener” worked much like a modern cufflink: the disks would have been drawn through slits in the garment. The “dress fastener” may have been secured by loops sewn onto the garment.     

Source: The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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1 day 3 hours ago 5 hidden archaeological treasures of Turkish Riviera << Turkish Archaeological News
The aqueduct in Selinus

Summertime has just begun and the holiday season is coming. Every year hundreds of thousands of holidaymakers arrive to the Turkish Riviera, the coastal strip of Mediterranean region of Turkey between Antalya and Alanya. Most of them will spend their leisure time sunbathing, swimming and dancing in numerous nightclubs. Some of these holidaymakers, however, will decide to take a trip to some of the region's most famous archaeological sites. You have most probably already heard of, or even visited, such places as Side, Aspendos or Perge.

1 day 4 hours ago Migration, Mobility & Language Contact << James Clackson et al. (Greek in Italy)

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Last weekend we welcomed a number of scholars to Cambridge for a short conference on Migration, Mobility and Language Contact in Italy and the Western Mediterranean. The idea behind the meeting was to get linguists talking with archaeologists, historians and literary specialists to try to put the speakers back into our understanding of language contact. What circumstances brought together speakers of different languages? How do we find migrants and speakers of foreign languages in the historical and archaeological record? Who was it exactly who was doing the migrating?

Nick and Katherine had brought together a fantastic mix of speakers to address these problems, with four carefully planned sessions in which speakers addressed aspects of movement, migration, interpretation and language choice (and, it must be said, Oscan spelling). We enjoyed a splendid dinner in Peterhouse, preceded by drinks in the Deer Park (thankfully, the deer were not in evidence), and ample opportunities for interaction and conversation.

One theme that emerged from the conference echoed a point made by Emma Dench, who gave Cambridge’s annual Gray lecture series last week. Migrants and other outsiders in the ancient world were good at putting on a Roman or Greek costume, and blending in to ancient societies; the title of Elena Isayev’s talk ‘Elusive migrants of Ancient Italy’ sums it up very effectively. From our standpoint, it takes clever detective work to unearth clues (which may have been more obvious to an ancient bystander) revealing the backstory behind the Oscan mercenaries of Messina, or the Italian slave-traders in Delos, or the interpreters of the Roman Army in the eastern provinces. What is more, some evidence we might think of as reliable, such as a distinctively ethnic name, might not tell us the whole story about how someone spoke. Daniele Maras discussed an even more difficult case: an archaic inscription that has been read both as Greek and Etruscan, arguing persuasively that it was Etruscan. You can see the text below and see what you think!

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(Image taken from G. Colonna “Gli Etruschi nel Tirreno Meridionale: tra Mitistoria, Storia e Archeologia” Etruscan Studies Volume 9)


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1 day 6 hours ago Settled in Larnaka << Scott Moore (Ancient History Ramblings)

IMG_0520So, Sunday we got up, packed up the car, and headed over to Larnaka. Along the way, we took a break and stopped for lunch at one of our favorite spots, Zygi. As I have mentioned many times before, this is a picturesque spot with a number of very good fish restaurants. The food (octopus, calamari, mussels, fries, etc.) was delicious as usual. After lunch, we headed on to Larnaka where we had a bit of a setback. Our reservation at our usual hotel had been screwed up. I had been Loukoumadesconcerned about this because it had taken several emails to get our reservation to the point that I thought it was ok. I have to admit I got a little steamed because the young man at the desk, after not finding the reservation, asked me several times if I had the correct hotel. When I showed him the email that I had sent to the manager with our dates, he read it and said – but this is for  May 1st – which was the day I had sent the email, not the dates in the email. Eventually, he called the manager and everything was sorted out. They were able to find a room for us, which IMG_0522turned out to be a much nicer room, with a lot more space. while we waited for the room to be ready, we walked down to the boardwalk and were in for another disappointment, there is very little set up for the Kataklsymos yet. The Kataklsymos is not until June 20th, but we were hoping for maybe some bumper cars and loukoumades. No luck. AHHHH! We had to settle for Haagen Dazs, which had seriously upscaled their menu.

27250574642_33522d4d82_bToday (Monday) started off poorly. We went to the museum at Larnaka to look at some artifacts. Unfortunately, some of the items we were looking for (coins and metals) had been sent to Nicosia and weren’t available for us to look at. I found about half of the pottery I was looking for, the rest I couldn’t find. The museum staff was nice and helpful, as they have always been, but it was very hot in Larnaka – or at least it felt that way after being in Polis, it turned out to be only 86. For lunch we stopped at the Doctor of Hunger sandwich shop – excellent – I had a special sandwich with a fried egg. We then went out and looked at our site (Vigla and Koutsopetria) and they haven’t been disturbed since our last visit, so that was good. And then at the bakery, I found two bags of chips I had to try and both will be reviewed today – a first! Two reviews in one day!

IMG_0524First, I found Lays Lasagna flavored chips! Wow, words fail me. You know what, they actually taste like lasagna! The third ingredient on the package was lasagna with bolognese sauce flavor. So, I am going to give them a – ****** (6). In another first, I mean what a day, I have two guest taste testers – Brandon Olson and Dave Masten. There picture is below, Brandon is the one who looks unhappy in the photo. Anyway, back to the test – Brandon gave it a ******** (8) and Dave gave it a – ******* (7).  Brandon went so far as to say that if he was rating it based on how much it tasted like lasagna, he would have given it a 10.

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IMG_0523Second chip to test, Lays Mozzarella and Pesto flavored chips. Hmmm, not exactly tasty. And that is an understatement. I gave it a – * (1). Really, not very good, in my humble opinion. It did taste like pesto, but with an unusual flavor. I also couldn’t taste the mozzarella, but maybe that is because the pesto was so strong. Brandon gave it a – (0). I wouldn’t have accepted that as a legitimate rating, but he actually spit it out rather than eat it. Dave gave it – ******** (8). Update, Dave liked the Mozzarella and Pesto chips so much, he is finishing off the bag and basically freaking me and Brandon out.

RSM

 


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Il Museo di Palazzo Ducale di Mantova da qualche giorno presenta ai suoi visitatori un nuovo allestimento, voluto dal nuovo direttore Peter Assmann e concordato con Electa, che permette di ricostruire le vicende della pala La famiglia Gonzaga in adorazione della Trinità, il capolavoro italiano di Pieter Paul Rubens dipinto nel 1605, che venne tagliato in più parti durante l’occupazione francese all’inizio dell’Ottocento.

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1 day 8 hours ago D. Pellacani, Aratea Parte I. Proemio e Catalogo delle costellazioni << Compitum - publications

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Daniele Pellacani (éd.), Aratea Parte I. Proemio e Catalogo delle costellazioni, Bologne, 2016.

Éditeur : Patron
Collection : Testi e manuali per l'insegnamento universitario del Latino
224 pages
ISBN : 9788855533249
24 €

Sommario: Introduzione: Gli Aratea e i Prognostica di Cicerone; il recupero di Esiodo; il problema della provvidenza - testo - commento - bibliografia - tavole.
Presentazione: Il commento filologico esamina la prima se­zione degli Aratea, composta dal proemio e dal catalogo delle costellazioni. L'analisi, attenta al dato astronomico, mette in luce le caratteristiche linguistiche e stilistiche del po­ema, analizzando in concreto le modalità della traduzione ciceroniana.


Source : Patron

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