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286 Notes of Other Societies 

Inscription of Darius the Great ' was erroneously attributed to 
Professor M. Jastrow of the University of Pennsylvania. The 
paper was by Professor R. G. Kent of the University of Pennsyl- 
vania. The copy red correctly, and was correctly set ; the galley 
proof was correct ; but by som strange accident the change was 
made in the printers' offis after galley proof, and the error was 
overlookt in page proof. The editors and the printers both 
deeply regret the annoying mistake, and tender their apologies to 
Professor Kent. 


Dr. Louis H. Gray, as delegate of the American Council of 
Learned Societies devoted to Humanistic Studies, has presented 
a report on the transactions of the meeting of the Union Acad- 
emique Internationale, held in Brussels, May 26-28, 1920. The 
following is a summary of the more important points in the 

Since the first session of the Union at Paris, the academies of 
Rumania, Portugal, Serbia, and Norway have adhered to the 

The Union approved in principle several scholarly projects to 
be undertaken under its auspices. Among these were (1) a 
revision of Du Cange, (2) an edition of the works of Grotius, (3) 
a catalog of Greek alchemic manuscripts, (4) a corpus of Attic 

It proved impracticable to obtain a fixt date for the meetings of 
the Union, as the American delegate had been instructed to pro- 
pose. Regarding the American proposals dealing with the CIL 
and CIO, the delegate reports that 'there is, on the one hand, no 
desire to take over enterprises of international scholarly impor- 
tance from countries not represented in the Union; but, on the 
other hand, there is still less feeling that it would be possible to 
collaborate with the countries in question.' 

The American Delegate suggests that serious efforts be made to 
secure funds to support the extraordinary budget of the Union's 
secretariat, as for instance by levying a small additional tax on 
the members of the component societies. He also suggests that 
in the future the American delegates be chosen from scholars pro- 
ceeding from America to Europe during the period between 1;he 
sessions of the American Council and those of the Union, and that 

Notes of Other Societies 287 

if possible they should be persons who have been personally pres- 
ent at the sessions of the American Council, in order that they 
may be directly acquainted with the discussions which have taken 
place of projects to be presented to the Union. 

The Pontificio Istituto Biblico in Rome has published the first 
three parts of its new journal Biblica (1920, pp. 1-428), bearing 
on Bible studies. While the editorial tongue is Latin the various 
articles appear not only in that language but also in Italian, 
French, Spanish, English, German. To the leading articles a 
Latin summary is prefixed. A full and admirably arranged bib- 
liography is part of the contents, along with personal notes and 
correspondence. Biblica is received in exchange by the Library 
of this Society. The same Institute also announces the publica- 
tion of a series entitled Orient alia, i. e. 'commentarii de rebus 
■assyro-babylonicis, arabicis, aegyptiacis et id genus aliis.' The 
first fascicle announced will contain articles by A. Deimel. 

La Service des Antiquites et des Beaux Arts de la haute Com- 
mission de la Rep. Francaise en Syrie (Beyrouth) announces the 
publication of a new archaeological series under the title Syria. 
This will be received in exchange by our Library. 

The Societe des Etudes Armeniennes has been established in 
Paris for the promotion of researches and publications relating 
to Armenia. It will publish the Revue des Etudes Armeniennes, 
the first fascicle of which is to appear this year. The Adminis- 
trateur-Archiviste is Prof. F. Macler, 3 Rue Cunin-Gridaine, 

The Societe Ernest Renan was organized at its first general 
meeting on December 18, 1919. The Society 'a pour objet de 
remettre en lumiere la tradition francaise dans le domaine de 
Phistoire et de la philosophie religeuses, d'en montrer la con- 
tinuity et la richesse.' It will publish a bimensual Bulletin and 
has commissioned the preparation of a new edition of Astruc's 
Conjectures sur la Genese and of a bibliography of Renan. The 
Secretaire general is M. Paul Alphandery, 104 rue de la Faisan- 
derie, Paris, XVI, France. 

Of the last year's staff at the American School of Oriental 
Research in Jerusalem Professors "Worrell and Peters returned 
home in July, Professor Clay in September. Dr. Albright has 
become Acting Director of the School and will be assisted by 
the Fellow, Dr. C. C. McCown. 

288 Personalia 

The British School of Archaeology in Palestine was formally 
opened on August 9, with addresses by the High Commissioner, 
Sir Herbert Samuel, Pere Lagrange, Professor Garstang and 
Dr. Albright. Dr. Garstang has begun excavating Ashkelon in 
behalf of the Palestine Exploration Fund. A committee includ- 
ing representatives of the Schools of Archaeology and the various 
nationalities has been appointed by the High Commissioner to 
assist in drafting a law of antiquities. 

Of the last year's staff at the American School of Oriental 
Research in Jerusalem, Professors Worrell and Peters returned 
home in July, Professor Clay in September. Dr. Albright has 
become Acting Director of the School and will be assisted by the 
Fellow, Dr. C. C. McCoun. 


Rabbi Eli Mayer, of Albany, died July 29. He became a 
member of the Society this year. 

Professor Friedeich Deutzsch has announced his retirement 
from his professorship at the University of Berlin. 

Mr. Benjamin Smith Lyman, of Philadelphia, a Life Mem- 
ber of this Society and a founder of the Oriental Club of Phila- 
delphia, died August 30, at the age of 84 years. 

Prof. Frtgdrich Schwally, of the University of Konigsberg, 
died February 6, 1919. 

A private communication announces that Prof. Wilhelm 
Bousset, of the University of Gottingen, died this year. 

Prof. Camden M. Cobern, of Allegheny College, Meadville, 
Pa., a member of this Society, died May 3.