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UGA Libraries Classics-Related Acquisitions: April 2011

May 3, 2011

In the four weeks since my last post on this topic, the UGA Libraries added 5140  items to the Main Library collection. Works of interest to those in Classics and related fields include the following (in LC call number order):

  • Peripatetic philosophy, 200 BC to AD 200: an introduction and collection of sources in translation
    Location: Main Library 6th floor B111 .P47 2010
  • Hemlock cup: Socrates, Athens, and the search for the good life,  Hughes, Bettany.
    Location: Main Library 6th floor B316 .H84 2011
  • Cambridge companion to Socrates
    Location: Main Library 6th floor B317 .C35 2011
  • Socrates, Rudebusch, George, 1957-
    Location: Main Library 6th floor B317 .R83 2009
  • Cratylus of Plato: a commentary, Ademollo, Francesco, 1973-
    Location: Main Library 6th floor B367 .A93 2011
  • Plato and sex, Sandford, Stella, 1966-
    Location: Main Library 6th floor B398.L9 S26 2010
  • Philosopher’s song: the poets’ influence on Plato, Crotty, Kevin, 1948-
    Location: Main Library 6th floor B398.P6 C76 2009
  • On the most ancient wisdom of the Italians: drawn out from the origins of the Latin language, Vico, Giambattista, 1668-1744.
    Location: Main Library 6th floor B3581.D42 E5 2010
  • Orphic gold tablets and Greek religion: further along the path
    Location: Main Library 6th floor BL785 .O76 2011
  • Mystery cults in the ancient world, Bowden, Hugh.
    Location: Main Library 6th floor BL795.M9 B68 2010
  • Power of religion in late antiquity
    Location: Main Library 6th floor BR162.3 .P69 2009
  • Connaitre l’antiquite: individus, reseaux, strategies du XVIIIe au XXIe sie€cle
    Location: Main Library 4th floor D56 .C66 2010
  • Birth of classical Europe: a history from Troy to Augustine, Price, S. R. F.
    Location: Main Library 4th floor D57 .P75 2010
  • Monde de l’itinerance en Mediterranee de l’antiquite a l’epoque moderne: procedures de controle et d’identification: tables rondes, Madrid 2004-Istanbul 2005
    Location: Main Library 4th floor DE2.5 .M653 2009
  • Classical tradition
    Location: Main Library 1st floor Reference Main Ref DE60 .C55 2010
  • Archaologische Forschungen zur Siedlungsgeschichte von Ephesos in geometrischer, archaischer und klassischer Zeit: Grabungsbefunde und Keramikfunde aus dem Bereich von Koressos, Kerschner, Michael.
    Location: Main Library 4th floor Folio DF261.E5 K47 2008
  • From Roman to early Christian Thessalonike: studies in religion and archaeology
    Location: Main Library 4th floor DF261.T49 F76 2010
  • War, democracy and culture in classical Athens
    Location: Main Library 4th floor DF285 .W3 2010
  • Belisarius: the last Roman general, Hughes, Ian, M.A.
    Location: Main Library 4th floor DF572.8.B4 H84 2009
  • Archeologia preromana in Emilia occidentale: la ricerca oggi tra monti e pianura, Milano, 5 aprile 2006
    Location: Main Library 4th floor DG55.E54 A73 2009
  • Decorazione pittorica nei contesti funerari della Sicilia: III-IV secolo d.C , Cipriano, Giuseppina.
    Location: Main Library 4th floor DG55.S5 C55 2010
  • Roma illustrata: representations de la ville: actes du colloque international de Caen, 6-8 octobre 2005
    Location: Main Library 4th floor DG63 .R628 2008
  • Santuario di Hera al Capo Lacinio: l’analisi della forma, il restauro e la ricerca archeologica
    Location: Main Library 4th floor DG70.C77 S26 2009
  • Ancient Rome, Dunstan, William E.
    Location: Main Library 4th floor DG77 .D86 2011
  • Santuario di Vesta: la casa delle vestali e il Tempio di Vesta, VIII sec. a.C.- 64 d.C. : rapporto preliminare
    Location: Main Library 4th floor DG133 .S27 2010
  • Ecritures, cultures, societes dans les necropoles d’Italie ancienne: table ronde des 14-15 decembre 2007
    Location: Main Library 4th floor DG223.7.T6 M68 2007
  • Umbrorum gens antiquissima Italiae: studi sulla societa e le istituzioni dell’Umbria preromana, Sisani, Simone.
    Location: Main Library 4th floor DG225.U52 S57 2009
  • From the Gracchi to Nero: a history of Rome 133 BC to AD 68, Scullard, H. H. (Howard Hayes), 1903-1983.
    Location: Main Library 4th floor DG254 .S35 2011
  • Great fire of Rome: the fall of the emperor Nero and his city, Dando-Collins, Stephen.
    Location: Main Library 4th floor DG285.3 .D36 2010
  • Europe’s barbarians, AD 200-600,  James, Edward, 1947-
    Location: Main Library 4th floor DG312 .J365 2009
  • Bronze Age cemeteries at Karmi Palealona and Lapatsa in Cyprus: excavations by J.R.B. Stewart
    Location: Main Library 4th floor Folio DS54.3 .B765 2009
  • Herakleides: a portrait mummy from Roman Egypt, Corcoran, Lorelei Hilda, 1953-
    Location: Main Library 4th floor DT62.M7 C67 2010
  • Taste or taboo: dietary choices in antiquity, Beer, Michael.
    Location: Main Library 2nd floor GT2850 .B44 2010
  • Western Roman Atlantic facade: a study of the economy and trade in the Mar Exterior from the Republic to the Principate
    Location: Main Library 5th floor Folio HF377 .W39 2010
  • Inside the city in the Greek world: studies of urbanism from the Bronze Age to the Hellenistic period
    Location: Main Library 5th floor HT384.G8 I576 2009
  • Freedman in the Roman world, Mouritsen, Henrik.
    Location: Main Library 5th floor HT731 .M68 2011
  • Colonne de Marc Aurele, Depeyrot, Georges.
    Location: Main Library 7th floor Folio NA9340.R4 D46 2010
  • Roman imperialism and civic patronage: form, meaning, and ideology in monumental fountain complexes, Longfellow, Brenda, 1973-
    Location: Main Library 7th floor NA9413.R57 L66 2011
  • Waters of Rome: aqueducts, fountains, and the birth of the Baroque city, Rinne, Katherine Wentworth.
    Location: Main Library 7th floor NA9415.R7 R56 2010
  • Verwandelte Gotter: antike Skulpturen des Museo del Prado zu Gast in Dresden
    Location: Main Library 7th floor Folio NB87.D73 V47 2009
  • Ara Pacis: ein Staatsmonument des Augustus auf dem Marsfeld, Mlasowsky, Alexander.
    Location: Main Library 7th floor NB133 .M53 2010
  • Catalogo de’ bronzi e degli altri metalli antichi di Luigi Lanzi: dal collezionismo mediceo al museo pubblico lorenese: Firenze, Biblioteca degli Uffizi, ms. 105 con ed. anast. delle tavole di Francesco Marchissi …, Zaccagnino, Cristiana.
    Location: Main Library 7th floor NB135.L363 Z33 2010
  • Sculpture romane, Gaborit, Jean-Rene.
    Location: Main Library 7th floor Folio NB175 .G336 2010
  • Studies in classical linguistics in honor of Philip Baldi
    Location: Main Library 3rd floor P26.B33 S78 2010
  • Classical dictionaries: past, present and future
    Location: Main Library 3rd floor PA51 .C54 2010
  • Aner Polytropos: ricerche di filologia Greca antica dedicate dagli allievi a Franco Montanari
    Location: Main Library 3rd floor PA227 .A54 2010
  • Language and ritual in Sabellic Italy: the ritual complex of the third and fourth Tabulae Iguvinae, Weiss, Michael L.
    Location: Main Library 3rd floor PA2461 .W45 2010
  • Leggere greco e latino fuori dai confini nel mondo antico: atti del I Congresso nazionale dell’Associazione italiana di cultura classica, Lecce, 10-11 maggio 2008 Associazione italiana di cultura classica. Congresso nazionale
    Location: Main Library 3rd floor PA3013 .A78 2008
  • Semeion philia : studi di letteratura greca offerti ad Agostino Masaracchia
    Location: Main Library 3rd floor PA3061 .S46 2009
  • Traditional elegy: the interplay of meter, tradition, and context in early Greek poetry, Garner, Robert Scott, 1973-
    Location: Main Library 3rd floor PA3113 .G37 2011
  • Ifigenia di Eschilo: filologia e drammaturgia nell’Agamennone, Barbieri, Michele.
    Location: Main Library 3rd floor PA3825.A8 B37 2009
  • Aesop and the imprint of medieval thought: a study of six fables as translated at the end of the Middle Ages, De Weever, Jacqueline, 1932-
    Location: Main Library 3rd floor PA3858 .D4 2011
  • Aristophanes and the poetics of competition, Biles, Zachary P., 1968-
    Location: Main Library 3rd floor PA3879 .B355 2011
  • Aristophanes’ comedy of names: a study of speaking names in Aristophanes, Kanavou, Nikoletta, 1977-
    Location: Main Library 3rd floor PA3879 .K36 2011
  • Helena, Euripides.
    Location: Main Library 3rd floor PA3976 .G3 2010
  • Porphyry’s Homeric questions on the Iliad: text, translation, commentary, Porphyry, ca. 234-ca. 305.
    Location: Main Library 3rd floor PA4035.P7 Q4713 2011
  • Soranos von Ephesos, Peri psyches: Sammlung der Testimonien, Kommentar und Einleitung, Podolak, Pietro, 1979-
    Location: Main Library 3rd floor PA4435.S2 P47 2010
  • Creative eloquence: the construction of reality in Cicero’s speeches, Gildenhard, Ingo, 1970-
    Location: Main Library 3rd floor PA6285 .G55 2011
  • Recovering the ancient view of founding: a commentary on Cicero’s De Legibus, Caspar, Timothy W., 1971-
    Location: Main Library 3rd floor PA6296.D323 C37 2011
  • Per via d’annotationi: le glosse inedite di Alessandro Piccolomini all’Ars poetica di Orazio, Refini, Eugenio, 1984-
    Location: Main Library 3rd floor PA6393.E7 P5337 2009
  • Vecchio e il serpent : Ovidio, Medea e il ringiovanimento di Esone, Masselli, Grazia Maria.
    Location: Main Library 3rd floor PA6519.M9 M37 2009
  • Approaches to teaching the works of Ovid and the Ovidian tradition
    Location: Main Library 3rd floor PA6537 .A77 2010
  • Ovid, Volk, Katharina, 1969-
    Location: Main Library 3rd floor PA6537 .V65 2010
  • Petronii Arbitri Satyricon 100-115: edizione critica e commento, Vannini, Giulio.
    Location: Main Library 3rd floor PA6559 .V36 2010
  • Brill’s companion to Silius Italicus
    Location: Main Library 3rd floor PA6695 .B75 2010
  • Virgil, Smith, Alden.
    Location: Main Library 3rd floor PA6825 .S633 2011
  • Now and Rome: Lucan and Vergil as theorists of politics and space, Willis, Ika, 1975-
    Location: Main Library 3rd floor PA6825 .W5365 2011
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On Classification

August 3, 2010

One of the joys of holding a weekly office hour in a department is the accidental conversations that emerge when you run into students or faculty by chance.  Today Chuck Platter and I brainstormed a bit about what we might accomplish with a visit from me to his graduate-level Greek Prose class.  We talked about serendipity and the discovery of scholarly materials, and he brought up the Warburg Library, of which I should probably be ashamed to say I had never heard (except that as a teacher and librarian, my personal motto is that one shouldn’t be ashamed about what one doesn’t (yet) know – one should be inspired to learn about new things!)

Most academic libraries in the US use the Library of Congress (“LC”) classification system to order their books.  When I worked at Duke, that library still used the Dewey Decimal classification, most familiar to users of US public libraries.  Duke converted to LC while I worked there (a massive undertaking very neatly accomplished, if I who was a small gear in the process may be permitted to say so.)  It was fascinating to watch the books move about and regroup as they changed from Dewey to LC – some books that had been shelf-mates stayed so, and some ended up at opposite ends of the call number range.

As a former archaeologist, I have long known that classification is almost always a scheme imposed by the scholar on the material.  While the goal is to ‘carve nature at its joints,’ it is sometimes not clear at all where the joints lie, and even those who think they see clearly are bringing intellectual and cultural preconceptions about the nature and existence of joints to the material in question.  It is the same in library science, but of course print books must go somewhere, so one has to decide whether a Roman culinary treatise should go with latin literature or ‘cookery’ (which Subject Term was recently eliminated from the LC Headings as too old-fashioned, although I kind of love it.)

Back to the Warburg Library.  It is associated with the Warburg Institute at the University of London, and originated as the personal library of its namesake, Aby Warburg, a German scholar of the history of art.  Its classification scheme has four major headings: Action – Orientation – Word – Image.  The graphic below helps illustrate more clearly what these mean.

Within these  larger categories are sub-headings, with 3-letter “Classmarks” for individual topics. Thus KNN is Roman Mosaics and Painting, and there’s a list of books in classification order available through the online catalog.  The books are almost certainly in a different arrangement that they would be if the same books were shelved according to the LC classification.

Discovery is an important part of scholarship, and looking at familiar things with a new slant can be revealing.  I always encourage graduate students who are accustomed to doing online searches for books to browse the library stacks instead (or “also”) – they will find some of the same things they discovered in the online catalog, but new things as well, and the juxtapositions can be revealing or thought-provoking.  So the opportunity to view a collection of books classified in the Warburg scheme can spark new ideas for scholarship or lead to the discovery of works you’d never run across before – because at your university, some of them were shelved with the cookbooks, in the Science Library.

A note for UGA faculty and students, I am holding my Fall 2010 Office Hours from 1-2pm on Tuesdays in Park Hall 222 – the newly rearranged Alexander Room.  The carpet was cleaned, and the tables have been put back in such a way as to make the room look 6 feet wider.  I, at least, am seeing the space with fresh eyes!

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Library Catalog Support for Unicode Greek

March 31, 2010

The current concern over transliteration rules for modern Greek in library catalogs reminded me that I meant to write up the results of a brief inquiry I made last fall about the display of Greek characters in library catalogs.

Many newer library catalog software programs support Unicode characters, which allow them to display languages not written in the roman alphabet: Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Russian, Arabic – and, of course, Greek.  However, not too many libraries have yet taken advantage of the ability to display Greek publications in Greek characters.  Here are the ones I have found that have:

Harvard’s HOLLIS catalog (Classic catalog only; linked from http://lib.harvard.edu/) supports searching in Greek. They are adding new records for works in Greek with dual MARC fields, one in Greek Unicode and one romanized. They have started doing this since 2006, and are not currently adding anything retrospectively.

The AMBROSIA catalog, of the British and American Schools in Athens (including Gennadius; http://ambrosia.ascsa.edu.gr:8991/F) has all works in Greek displaying and searchable in Greek Unicode, but NOT available romanized. These records were directly converted from Greek paper records to digital records. You can get the catalog to display MARC fields in the public interface.

Zephyr (http://zephyr.lib.uoc.gr), a gateway to Greek academic library catalogs developed and maintained by the University of Crete, has supported Unicode since 2006.

Many thanks to librarians Deborah Brown Stewart of Dumbarton Oaks, Jacquelene Riley of Cincinnati, and commenter pagraham (and others) on the Librarything thread, who contributed to my understanding of this topic.