Blog about the Eastern Roman Empire or the Christian Byzantine Empire. Also about the archaeologist and historian Dr. Bernard Mulholland. Bernard is author of the novel Nazareth Quest, which is an intense thriller set in Israel. He has also published Ratio Analysis of Financial KPI in the Higher Education Sector, The Early Byzantine Christian Church, Early Byzantine Ireland, and Navan Fort Ireland. He is also author of The Man From MENSA, which is a history of this iconic high-IQ society.
New online resource: Digital Encyclopedia of Atticism
The ERC project Purism in Antiquity: Theories of Language in Greek Atticist Lexica and their Legacy (PURA), based at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, is delighted to announce the opening of its Digital Encyclopedia of Atticism (DEA), accessible at www.atticism.eu. DEA collects our work on the lexicographic entries in the Atticist lexica and their linguistic history; the major scholars and works of the ancient and Byzantine Atticist debate; and the transmission of the lexica in the medieval and early modern periods. All contents are open access, peer-reviewed, and are published under a Creative Commons license.
At the moment, DEA contains 50 entries dealing with Greek words or linguistic phenomena discussed in Atticist lexica. Each entry is divided into an initial section that collects Greek texts in English translation, and a second section that contains a philological and linguistic commentary on the use of the lemma throughout the history of Greek (Ancient, Byzantine, and Modern Greek where appropriate). A search tool allows users to search the content of these entries. User guides provide assistance in navigating the various sections of the site.
In the future, DEA will open its sections Scholars & works, and Transmission: Manuscripts & Editions. Other instalments of lexicographic entries will be uploaded throughout the lifespan of the project.
DEA has been made possible by an ERC Consolidator grant (grant agreement no. 865817) and by collaboration with the Venice Centre for Digital and Public Humanities. Contents have been created with the Cadmus program, developed by Daniele Fusi. Our partners include the Istituto di Linguistica Computazionale “A. Zampolli” – CNR Pisa, a member of the Clarin-IT cluster, and Edizioni Ca’ Foscari – Venice University Press. We also acknowledge the invaluable collaboration of PURA’s Advisory board.
The PURA team hope that this resource will be useful to all those interested in the use of the Greek language, its evolution, and ancient theories about linguistic correctness. Much of our work may be of interest to scholars working on Byzantine literature, scholarship and linguistic history, so we encourage you to visit DEA.
Dr. Bernard Mulholland is a Byzantinist, archaeologist, historian and Patristics scholar with a Ph.D. in history (QUB, 2012).
Bernard's publications include:
Bernard Mulholland, Nazareth Quest (2022).
Bernard Mulholland, The man from MENSA - 1 of 600: Mensa research (2016).
---, The man from MENSA - 1 of the 600: Politics 1990-1995 (2016).
---, Ratio analysis of financial KPI in the Higher Education sector: a case study (2018).
---, Early Byzantine Ireland: a survey of the archaeological evidence (2021).
---, Navan Fort, Ireland: archaeological and palaeoecological analysis (2021).
---, The Early Byzantine Christian Church (Oxford, 2014).
---, 'Identification of Early Byzantine Constantinopolitan, Syrian, and Roman church plans in the Levant and some possible consequences', Patristic Studies in the twenty-first century: proceedings of an international conference to mark the 50th anniversary of the International Association of Patristic Studies, ed. Brouria Bitton-Ashkelony, Theodore de Bruyn and Carol Harrison (Turnhout, 2015), 597-633.
Mulholland, B. (2021). 'Can archaeology inform the climate change debate?' Academia Letters, Article4385. https://doi.org/10.20935/AL4385
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