Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Ain Shams' Classics go digital

 Abdel-Monem Zaki, my Friend and colleague in Ain Shams University, has begun blogging in Arabic about digital humanities. His newly started blog is called : Digital Humanities: A New Reading of the Arab Cultural Heritage.

I'm excited to see and fellow what he will be posting in this. I think also that his students will be very much appreciated for this contributions to this field of study which we seek to implement, in cooperation with colleagues from Europe and the USA, in the curricula and study programs of classics department in Ain Shams and else where in Egypt.

This is an excellent start and I wish him all the success and hoping for more to come.

Rethinking Late Antiquity—IAQS' Review of Garth Fowden's BAM by Michael Pregill

Rethinking Late Antiquity—A Review of Garth Fowden, Before and After Muḥammad: The First Millennium Refocused

Posted on March 17, 2014

By Michael Pregill

Beginning in the 1970s, the work of Peter Brown revolutionized the way scholars approach the “fall of Rome,” the decline of Roman and Sasanian power in the Middle East, and the rise of Islam in Late Antiquity. In his classic The World of Late Antiquity, AD 150-750 and other works, Brown argued that the emergence of Islam and the establishment of the caliphal empire was not a radical disruption of the course of history, but rather represented the continuity of older cultural, political, social, and religious patterns. Despite the wide influence of Brown’s work and the general recognition of Islam’s importance in the overall trajectory of Mediterranean and even European history, substantial obstacles to a full integration of ancient, early Christian, Jewish, and Islamic phenomena into a general history of the civilization of Western Asia remain.

To read the whole review go here: https://iqsaweb.wordpress.com/2014/03/17/rla/

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Academia.edu News: New Horizons in Graeco-Arabic Studies

D. Gutas and S. Schmidtke, New Horizons in Graeco-Arabic Studies = Intellectual History of Islamicate World 3 (2015) (forthcoming).

See the content here; New Horizons.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Plato's Menexenus into Arabic by Abullah Almosalammy

Menexenus (dialog) of Plato was translated into Arabic by Abullah Almosalammy  of Ain Shams University (Cairo) . The translation was published in Libya by the faculty of Arts of the Libyan University in 1972 while the late professor of Ain Shams University was teaching Greek and Latin there.

Menander's Dyskolos into Arabic by Abdel Moaty Shaarawy

Abdel Moaty Shaarawy of Cairo University has translated the only new comedy preserved for us in almost a complete form i.e. Dyskolos (Δύσκολος) into Arabic. The translation has been published in the first month of this year (January 2015) by the Kuwaiti National Council of Culture, Arts and Literature (KNCCAL).


Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Characters of Theophrastus (Ἠθικοὶ χαρακτῆρες) into Arabic by Adel Elnahas

Adel Elnahas, the head of the Cairo department of Greek and Latin Studies, has just announced the publication of his translation of Character of Theophrastus (Ἠθικοὶ χαρακτῆρες) into Arabic. The translation is published by the NCT Cairo (2015). Congratulations for the translator and looking for more.
About Theophrastus see http://catalog.perseus.org/catalog/urn:cite:perseus:author.1394 and cf. also  Philosophia Antiqua Vol. 54 William Fortenbaugh et alli (eds.) Theophrastus of Eresus. Sources for His Life, Writings, Thought and Influence, Brill 1993.