Day 3 – January 4, 2017


Even though the Faksimiles of PGM VII by Kenyon are of a fantastic quality, classifiying the signs turned out to be even more challenging than trying to figure out which parts of an instruction were meant to be written down, and which parts had to be spoken. Wessely is remarkably imprecise when it comes to his drawings of the signs. […]

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Day 2 – January 3, 2017

Today I handled several tricky sources. The first problem was: At which point is it reasonable to classify two similar signs differently? The second: If Greek letters are distributed among charaktêres, do you classify these as charaktêres or as letters? The third: If the inscription is clearly labeled as „charaktêres“ but includes a sequence of Greek letters which could be […]

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Schriftverwendung in antiker Ritualpraxis (Analyse und Katalog) – The use of writing in ancient ritual practice (Analysis and Catalogue)

Graph of ancient ritual manuals

The two monographs focus on the first-time analysis of the use of writingt („Schriftverwendung“) in ancient ritual practice. I researched especially the materiality, function and manipulation of the individual inscription elements („Beschriftungselemente“) as well as their contextualization. The analysis is based on the ancient Greek, Demotic and Coptic „magical papyri“, collections of various ritual instructions, the so-called „instruction manuals“ or […]

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DB: Digital Library of Inscriptions and Calligraphies Alexandria

About the Digital Library of Inscriptions and Calligraphies The Digital Library of Inscriptions is considered a digital recording of all inscriptions existing on ancient buildings and monuments throughout the ages. These inscriptions are digitally displayed for the user, including a brief description and pictures of the inscriptions. The languages included in the Digital Library are Ancient Egyptian, Arabic, Turkish, Persian […]

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DB: Leimonos Monastery – Digital Library

Highlighting the written cultural legacy of Leimonos Library during five centuries The library was established as part of the program “Elevation and promotion of the cultural wealth of Leimonos Monastery, Lesvos with the use of new technologies”. It is divided into three parts: the collection of Byzantine and post-Byzantine manuscripts, the Library of prototype books and the Archive of Greek […]

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