New online resource available as of today through ASCSA network

Trismegistos, “an interdisciplinary portal of the ancient world” was created in 2005 in order to provide information on published papyrological documents from Graeco-Roman Egypt. However, as the publisher states “since Egyptology does not know a disciplinary boundary between papyri and inscriptions, TM also decided to expand by adding all epigraphic material as well. Papyrology on […]

Book donations

The Blegen library always welcomes gifts of books, journals or offprints that are appropriate for the collection and fall within the general scope of our Acquisition policy as defined in the library’s webpage. Αmong the latest additions we would like to highlight: “Brill’s companion to the reception of ancient rhetoric” edited by Sophia Papaioannou, Andreas […]

Staffing Changes

Maria Gkoutsidou, our Assistant Librarian has started her maternity leave. We will miss her a lot but we are thrilled with her happiness. Please join me in wishing her a healthy delivery and best of luck with her newborn. And now what? Giorgos Tsononas, librarian and cataloguer, not a stranger to the School, has started […]

Highlights of new acquisitions

  Check our recently catalogued books through May 2022 list. Around 170 new books were processed in May with the current volumes of the Mnemosyne supplements series (published by Brill) to single out. In particular, four more volumes of the series were added this month in the collection. “Reinventing the Amphiareion at Oropos“, by Alexandra […]

Digging in the Archives / Library stories from the past

First few years of the library 1881-1884 The first reference on a “library” of the ASCSA was back in 1881, when the first discussions took place on the establishment of the American School of Classical studies at Athens. Afaas mentioned in the Annual report “the building of the Institution should contain apartments for the Director […]

CYA Volunteers back in the library

Finally, after two years of COVID-19 pandemic, we were fortunate to welcome back in the Blegen, not only library patrons, but also volunteers from College Year in Athens (CYA). Continuing a long tradition of collaboration with CYA, volunteers, in both semesters, contributed approx. a total of 150 hours completing most of the projects assigned by […]