Press (interviews, project presentations, etc.)


  • PAThs has collaborared with the Museo Egizio, Turin, for the exhibition “Archeologia invisibile” (13 March 2019 - 6 January 2020). The contribution of PAThs has regarded the archaeometric analysis of the inks used for the Coptic codices from the library of Thinis. Two inteviews - to Paola Buzi and Tea Ghigo - have been included in the exhibition itinerary []

Scientific publications of the PAThs project

  • Ghigo, Tea, Ira Rabin and Paola Buzi. 2020. ‘Black Egyptian inks in Late Antiquity: new insights on their manufacture and use’. Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences 12: 70. 
  • Buzi, Paola (ed.). 2019. Detecting Early Mediaeval coptic literature in Dayr Al-Anbā Maqār, between textual conservation and literary rearrangement: the case of Vat. Copt. 57. Città del Vaticano: Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana. []
  • Buzi, Paola, Julian Bogdani, Angelo Colonna, Ilaria Rossetti. 2019. “The Egyptological research activities of Sapienza University of Rome. From archaeology to topography and beyond”. In Archaeology in Africa Potentials and perspectives on laboratory & fieldwork research. Papers of the 1rst Workshop edited by Savino di Lernia and Marina Gallinaro, Firenze: All’Insegna del Giglio, 73-87 (ISBN: 978-88-7814-944-1, 978-88-7814-945-8) [].
  • Buzi, P. 2019. “The Coptic Papyrus Codices Preserved in the Museo Egizio, Turin: New Historical Acquisitions, Analysis of Codicological Features, and Strategies for a Better Understanding and Valorization of the Library from Thi(ni)s” in Adamantius 24 (2018): 39-57 [green open access: freely available from February 2020].
  • Buzi, Paola. 2018. "Egypt, crossroad of translations and literary interweavings (3rd-6th centuries). A reconsideration of earlier Coptic literature", in F. Crevatin (ed.), Egitto, crocevia di traduzioni, Trieste 2018, 15-67 [].
  • Buzi, Paola. 2017. “Preliminary Remarks on Coptic Biblical Titles (from the Third to the Eleventh Century)”, in Comparative Oriental Manuscripts Studies Bulletin 3.1, 5-22 (ISSN:2410-0951) [].
  • Buzi, Paola (forthcoming), "The 9th-century Coptic book revolution and the emergence of Multiple Text Manuscripts", in A. Bausi, M. Friedrich, M. Maniaci (eds.), The Emergence of Multiple Text Manuscripts, Hamburg 2018 forthcoming.
  • Buzi, Paola. 2017. “Tracking Papyrus and Parchment Paths: An Archaeological Atlas of Coptic Literature. Literary Texts in their Geographical Context.  Production, Copying, Usage, Dissemination and Storage (‘PAThs’). A New Project on Coptic Literary Texts”, in Early Christianity 8 (2017), 507-516 (ISSN: 1868-7032; online version ISSN: 1868-8020)  [green open access: freely available from January 2019].
  • Buzi, Paola, Francesco Berno, Agostino Soldati, Francesco Valerio. 2018. "Vat. copt. 57: A Codicological, Literary, and Paratextual Analysis", in Comparative Oriental Manuscripts Studies Bulletin 4.2, 39-58 (ISSN: ISSN 2410-0951) []
  • Buzi, Paola, Francesco Berno, Julian Bogdani. 2018. "The ‘PAThs’ Project: an Effort to Represent the Physical Dimension of Coptic Literary Production (Third–Eleventh centuries)", in Comparative Oriental Manuscripts Studies Bulletin 4.1, 39-58 (ISSN: ISSN 2410-0951) []
  • Buzi, Paola, Julian Bogdani, Nathan Carlig, Maria Chiara Giorda, and Agostino Soldati. 2017. “‘Tracking Papyrus and Parchment Paths: An Archaeological Atlas of Coptic Literature. Literary Texts in their Geographical Context. Production, Copying, Usage, Dissemination and Storage’: A New International Project on Coptic Literature and the Role of the Coptic Papyrus Codices of the Museo Egizio for Its Development”, in Rivista del Museo Egizio 1 (2017) [] .
  • Berno, F.. 2019. “The Coptic Reception of the Homilies on the Epistle to the Hebrews by John Chrysostom (CPG 4440), with Some Notes on the Composition of MONB.CR (= CLM 325): A Survey and New Textual Identifications” in Adamantius 24 (2018): 64-77 [green open access: freely available from February 2020].
  • Bogdani, B. 2019. “Linking Coptic literary manuscripts to the archaeological context by means of Digital Humanities: The case of ‘PAThs’ project” in Adamantius 24 (2018): 200-210 [green open access: freely available from February 2020]. []
  • Bogdani, Julian. 2017. “The archaeological Atlas of Coptic Literature. A question of method” in Vicino Oriente XXI (2017): 59-69. []
  • Carlig, N. 2019. “Codicological Remarks on the Pseudo-Basil Codex from Hermitage MMA 1152 (Cairo, Coptic Museum, inv. 13448)” in Adamantius 24 (2018): 165-183 [green open access: freely available from February 2020].
  • Carlig, Nathan. 2018. “Dealing with the Stratigraphy of Coptic Codices: the Cases of MSS Pierpont Morgan Library M578 and Coptic Museum, inv. 13446”, in Comparative Oriental Manuscripts Studies Bulletin 4.1, 69-78 (ISSN: ISSN 2410-0951) [].
  • Ghigo, Tea, Olivier Bonnerot, Paola Buzi, Myriam Krutzsch, Oliver Hahn, and Ira Rabin. 2018.  “An Attempt at a Systematic Study of Inks from Coptic Manuscripts”, in Manuscript cultures 11 (2018): 157-164 [].
  • Soldati, A. 2019. “One of the Oldest Extant Coptic ‘Colophons’” in Adamantius 24 (2018): 195-199 [green open access: freely available from February 2020].
  • Soldati, Agostino. 2018. “Some Remarks about Coptic Colophons and Their Relationship with Manuscripts: Typology, Function, and Structure”, in Comparative Oriental Manuscripts Studies Bulletin 4.1, 115-120 (ISSN: ISSN 2410-0951) [].
  • Soldati, Agostino. 2017. “A New Piece in the Prosopography Mosaic of the Coptic Scriptorium of Toutōn: Pantouleos, Son of Houmise”, in Comparative Oriental Manuscripts Studies Bulletin 3.1, pp. 23-32 (ISSN:2410-0951) [].

Scientific publications conceived before the official start of PAThs, but strictly related to its goals (*) 

  • Berno, F. 2018. Il libro aperto. La ricezione apocalittica della ‘tradizione letteraria enochica. Morcelliana, Collana “Supplementi di Adamantius”: Brescia. ISBN: 978-88-372-3247-4
  • Berno, F. and F. Bermejo. 2018. “Los valentinianos. Un ensayo de status quaestionis”, in Filiación VII. Cultura pagana, religión de Israel, orígenes del cristianismo, edited by G. Cano Gómez, C. Sanvito and A. Sáez Gutiérrez. Trotta, Madrid: pp. 133-174. ISBN: 978-84-9879-777-0
  • Berno, F.. 2018. “L’interpretazione valentiniana di Gv 4, 35-38”, in Rivista di Storia del Cristianesimo 15: 89-106. ISSN: 1827-7365
  • Berno, F.. 2018. “Marco il Mago e l’uso ireneano del Libro dei Vigilanti. Nuove proposte di interpretazione dei versi antieretici' in AdvHaer I 15, 6”, in Annali di Storia dell’Esegesi 35: 83-96. ISSN: 1120-4001
  • Berno, F. 2018. “Tra storia universale e kerygma. Pensare la fede nella Alessandria dei secoli II e III d.C.”, in Filosofia e Teologia 32: 303-309. ISSN: 1824-4963
  • Buzi, Paola. 2017. “Amedeo Peyron and the Coptic codices from This”, in «Egyptian & Egyptological Documents, Archives, Libraries» 5 (2015/2016) [2017], pp. 57-67.
  • Buzi, Paola. 2017.  “I titoli delle opere letterarie copte, ovvero quando il paratesto diviene testo”, in «Segno e Testo» 17 (2017), pp. 153-179.
  • Buzi, Paola. 2017.  “Remains of gnomic anthologies and pagan wisdom literature in the Coptic tradition”, in L. Arcari (ed.), Beyond Conflicts. Cultural and Religious Cohabitations in Alexandria and in Egypt between the 1st and the 6th cent. CE, Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen 2017, pp. 131-151.
  • Buzi, Paola. 2016. “Titoli e colofoni: riflessioni sugli elementi paratestuali dei manoscritti copti saidici”, in A. Sirinian, P. Buzi, G. Shurgaia (eds.), Colofoni armeni a confronto. Le sottoscrizioni dei manoscritti in ambito armeno e nelle altre tradizioni scrittorie del mondo mediterraneo, Orientalia Christiana Analecta 299, Roma, pp. 203-217.  [].
  • Buzi, Paola. 2016. “From Single-Text to Multiple-Text Manuscripts: Transmission Changes in the Coptic Literary Tradition. Some Case-Studies from the White Monastery Library”, in M. Friedrich, C. Schwarke (eds.), One-Volume Libraries: Composite and Multiple-Text Manuscripts, De Gruyter: Berlin, pp. 93-110 [].
  • Buzi, Paola. 2016. “Costantino costruttore, Costantino distruttore: la tradizione letteraria copta”, in T. Canella (ed.), Costantino e il luoghi santi, Il Mulino: Bologna, pp. 579-593. 
  • Pirelli, Rosanna and Buzi, Paola. 2016. “The Coptic Site of Manqabad: An Italian-Egyptian Project”, in P. Buzi, A. Camplani, F. Contardi (eds.), Coptic Society, Literature and Religion from Late Antiquity to Modern Times. Proceedings of the Tenth International Congress of Coptic Studies, Rome, September 17th-22nd, 2012, and Plenary Reports of the Ninth International Congress of Coptic Studies, Cairo, September 15th-19th, 2008, Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta 247, Peeters: Leuven - Paris - Bristol, pp. 1431-1444. 
  • Buzi, Paola. 2016. “Re-interpreting History: Constantine and the Constantinian Age in Coptic Hagiography”, in P. Buzi, A. Camplani, F. Contardi (eds.), Coptic Society, Literature and Religion from Late Antiquity to Modern Times. Proceedings of the Tenth International Congress of Coptic Studies, Rome, September 17th-22nd, 2012, and Plenary Reports of the Ninth International Congress of Coptic Studies, Cairo, September 15th-19th, 2008, Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta 247, Peeters: Leuven - Paris - Bristol, pp. 1117-1128. 
  • Buzi, Paola. 2015. (but published in 2016), "Early Christianity in the Fayyum: the new contribution of Archaeology", in Vicino Oriente XIX, pp. 85-96 []
  • Bogdani, Julian. 2016. “Un archivio digitale mulidisciplinare per la gestione e la conservazione di un patrimonio culturale a rischio: il progetto Ghazni (Afghanistan)”, in Archeologia e Calcolatori, Supplemento 8, pp. 236-245. 
  • Carlig, N. 2018. “Review of Maxime, ‘Des initiatives’, texte établi, traduit et annoté par N. Zito, Collection des Universités de France. Série grecque, 521. Les Belles Lettres: Paris, 2016”, in Antiquité Classique 87, pp. 336-337.
  • Carlig, N. 2017. “Review of the Colloque international ‘Médecine et christianisme : sources et méthodes’ (Paris, 15-16 septembre 2016)”, in Lettre d’informations « Médecine antique et médiévale » du Centre Jean-Palerne, N.S. 13, pp. 90-92. ISSN: 0995-5887
  • Carlig, N. 2017. “Review of S. Torallas Tovar & K.A. Worp, ‘Greek Papyri from Montserrat (P.Monts.Roca IV)’, Scripta Orientalia, 1. Publicacions de l’Abadia de Montserrat: Barcelona, 2014”, in Antiquité Classique 86, pp. 492-494.
  • Carlig, Nathan. 2017. “Review of Peter Gemeinhardt, Lieve Van Hoof, Peter Van Nuffelen (ed.), ‘Education and Religion in Late Antique Christianity: Reflections, Social Contexts and Genres’. London; New York: Routledge, 2016”, in Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2017.07.12 [].
  • Carlig, Nathan. 2017. "1. IV Rois 15, 26-34 ; 18, 30-33 ; 18, 37-19, 2 [P.PalauRib.Copt 1]", in Journal of Coptic Studies 19, pp. 21-28 and figg. 1-2.
  • Carlig, Nathan. 2017. "24. Lettre réutilisée comme exercice d’écriture [P.PalauRib.Copt 24]", in Journal of Coptic Studies 19, pp. 114-117 and figg. 33-34. 
  • Carlig, Nathan. 2017. "Observations codicologiques sur PSI 1.18 + 19 (MP³ 344 + 1207 = LDAB 2412)", in Analecta Papyrologica 29, pp. 145-154.
  • Carlig, Nathan. 2018. " Réexamen de la tablette scolaire T.Louvre inv. AF 1195 (Antinoé, VIe siècle = MP³ 2714.01)", in P. Davoli , N. Pellé (eds.), Πολυμάθεια. Studi Classici offerti a Mario Capasso. Pensa Multimedia Editore: Lecce - Brescia, pp. 197-212.
  • Soldati, Agostino. 2016. “P.Narm. inv. 171: frammento di contratto stipulato tra cittadini di Nuova Teodosiopoli”, in E sì d’amici pieno. Omaggio di studiosi italiani a Guido Bastianini per il suo settantesimo compleanno, I. Papirologia – Egittologia, Papyrologica Florentina, vol. XLV, edited by A. Casanova, G. Messeri and R. Pintaudi. Edizioni Gonnelli: Firenze, pp. 155-161.
  • Soldati, Agostino 2016. “Nasal infix as index of Semitic loanwords borrowed through the Greek”, in 150 Years after Dillmann's Lexicon: Perspectives and Challenges of Gǝʿǝz Studies (Supplement to Aethiopica, 5) edited by A. Bausi with the assistance of Eugenia Sokolinski, Harrassowitz Verlag: Wiesbaden, pp. 149-171. 
  • Castrizio, D. , R. Pintaudi, A. Soldati 2017. “Un episodio del conflitto con i Blemmii (?), raffigurato in una stanza dell’area del martyrium di San Colluto”, in Antinoupolis III, tomo I edited by Rosario Pintaudi. Firenze University Press: Firenze: 415-457: 455-457. [ catalogo/antinoupolis-iii/3566]


(*) The publications listed in this section had been planned  by the team members before the PAThs project was approved and granted. They are mentioned here because strictly related to the scope and the subject of the project. Moreover, they were brought to completion during the grant period and therefore they benefited of the work carried out within the ERC project.