eTopoi. Journal for Ancient Studies

Volume 1 (2011)

Special Volume 1 (2011): Friederike Fless, Gerd Graßhoff, Michael Meyer (eds.), Reports of the Research Groups at the Topoi Plenary Session 2010

Special Volume 2 (2012): Susan Pollock (ed.), Between Feasts and Daily Meals. Toward an Archaeology of Commensal Spaces

Special Volume 3 (2012): Wiebke Bebermeier, Robert Hebenstreit, Elke Kaiser, Jan Krause (eds.), Landscape Archaeology. Proceedings of the International Conference Held in Berlin, 6th – 8th June 2012


eTopoi is a bilingual magazine which is published by the Excellence Cluster Topoi. It is an open access periodical, and all articles are available as PDF documents free of charge. eTopoi provides a forum of exchange between all disciplines in the area of classical and ancient studies, from pre- and early history to Egyptology and Near Eastern studies, to classical archaeology, classical philosophy, linguistics, literary studies, theories of science, and theology, and extending to other disciplines as well.

Envisioned for inclusion in particular are articles dealing with the shaping and transformation of spatial structures and knowledge systems in ancient societies, as well as with perceptions of and reflections on these phenomena. The focus is on innovative forms of interdisciplinary collaboration, including geoscientific-archaeological projects and ones in computational archaeology, in the history of knowledge, and in historical geography. The magazine hence mirrors the orientations of both research institutes, the disciplines they represent, and the networks of partner institutions with which they are affiliated. It is available as a platform to all interested researchers worldwide.



  • Individual contributions from the above-named disciplines
  • Research Reports from projects of the Excellence Cluster Topoi
  • Publications from conferences organized by the Excellence Cluster Topoi
  • eTopoi Reviews: book features and reviews of literature dealing with spatial aspects of ancient societies
  • eTopoi Conference Reports: reports on conferences organized by the excellence cluster Topoi and other research institutes

Band 3 (2014)

Table of Contents


A Multi-Isotopic Approach to the Reconstruction of Prehistoric Mobility and Economic Patterns in the West Eurasian Steppes 3500 to 300 BC PDF
Claudia Gerling
Eine Skizze der Räumlichkeit im Hethitischen PDF
Cyril Brosch
Pontische Mehrdeutigkeiten PDF
Anca Dan
The Western Globular Amphora Culture. A New Model for its Emergence and Expansion PDF (Deutsch) PDF
Manfred Woidich
Das Land der sieben Flüsse im 2. bis 1. Jahrtausend v. Chr. PDF (Deutsch)
Anton Gass
The Centrality of Aleppo and its Environs PDF
Daniel Knitter, Oliver Nakoinz, Roswitha Del Fabbro, Kay Kohlmeyer, Brigitta Schütt, Michael Meyer


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eTopoi. Journal for Ancient Studies (ISSN 2192-2608)