The Perseus Catalog 1.0

According to the Perseus Digital Library at Tufts University: The Perseus Digital Library is pleased to announce the 1.0 Release of the Perseus Catalog. The Perseus Catalog is an attempt to provide systematic catalog access to at least one online edition of every major Greek and Latin author (both surviving and fragmentary) from antiquity to 600 CE. Still […]

Currents in Biblical Research 11, no. 3

The latest issue of Currents in Biblical Research includes the following: Serge Frolov, “Sleeping with the Enemy: Recent Scholarship on Sexuality in the Book of Judges” Jason Hood and Matthew Emerson, “Summaries of Israel’s Story: Reviewing a Compositional Category” Coleman Baker, “Peter and Paul in Acts and the Construction of Early Christian Identity: A Review of […]

Augustine on Varro on the Naming of Athens

Citing Varro as “a most learned man among the [pagans], and [a man] of the weightiest authority” on paganism (Civ. 4.1 [NPNF1 2:64]), Augustine summarizes Varro’s account of the naming of Athens (Civ. 18.9 [NPNF1 2:365]): Athens certainly derived its name from Minerva, who in Greek is called ᾽Αθηνη [Athena], and Varro points out the […]

On the Web (June 23, 2012)

On the web: Randy Kennedy discusses how the current economic crisis in Greece is imperiling local antiquities. Matthew Kalman discusses documentary sensationalism and its impact on the status of biblical archaeology. Charles Jones highlights resources for Macedonian coinage, the Acta Sanctorum, Augustan Rome’s geography, and the Byzantine scholia on Homer’s Iliad. Jim Davila notes Google’s efforts […]