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John T.
Koch
s. xx / s. xxi

106 publications between 1981 and 2017 indexed
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Works authored

Koch, John T., Cunedda, Cynan, Cadwallon, Cynddylan: four Welsh poems and Britain 383–655, Aberystwyth: University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies, 2013.
Koch, John T., and Antone Minard (eds.), The Celts: history, life and culture, 2 vols, vol. 1, Santa Barbara (CA): ABC-Clio, 2012.
Koch, John T., and Antone Minard (eds.), The Celts: history, life and culture, 2 vols, Santa Barbara (CA): ABC-Clio, 2012.
Koch, John T., and Antone Minard (eds.), The Celts: history, life and culture, 2 vols, vol. 2, Santa Barbara (CA): ABC-Clio, 2012.
Koch, John T., Tartessian 2. The inscription of Mesas do Castelinho — ro and the verbal complex — Preliminaries to historical phonology, Celtic Studies Publications, Celtic Studies Publications, 2011.
Koch, John T., Tartessian: Celtic in the South-west at the dawn of history, Celtic Studies Publications 13, Aberystwyth: Celtic Studies Publications, 2009.
Koch, John T., Raimund Karl, Antone Minard, and Simon Ó Faoláin, An atlas for Celtic studies: archaeology and names in ancient Europe and early medieval Ireland, Britain and Brittany, Celtic Studies Publications 12, Oxford: Oxbow Books, 2007.
Koch, John T., and John Carey (eds.), The Celtic Heroic Age. Literary sources for ancient Celtic Europe and early Ireland & Wales, Celtic Studies Publications 1, 4th ed. (1995), Aberystwyth: Celtic Studies Publications, 2003.

Works edited

Koch, John T., Barry Cunliffe [eds], Kerri Cleary, and Catriona D. Gibson [coll. eds] (eds), Celtic from the West 3: Atlantic Europe in the Metal Ages: questions of shared language, Celtic Studies Publications19, Oxford: Oxbow Books, 2016.
Koch, John T., and Barry Cunliffe (eds), Celtic from the West 2: rethinking the Bronze Age and the arrival of Indo-European in Atlantic Europe, Celtic Studies Publications16, Oxford, Oakville, CT: Oxbow Books, 2013.
Cunliffe, Barry, and John T. Koch (eds.), Celtic from the West: alternative perspectives from archaeology, genetics, language and literature, Celtic Studies Publications 15, Oxford: Oxbow Books, 2010.
Koch, John T. [ed.], Celtic culture: a historical encyclopedia, 5 vols, Santa Barbara, Denver and Oxford: ABC-Clio, 2006.
Davies, Wendy, James Graham-Campbell, Mark Handley, Paul Kershaw, John T. Koch, and Gwenaël Le Duc (eds), The inscriptions of early medieval Brittany / Les inscriptions de la Bretagne du Haut Moyen Âge, Celtic Studies Publications 5, Oakville, Connecticut: Celtic Studies Publications, 2000.
Carey, John, John T. Koch, and Pierre-Yves Lambert (eds.), Ildánach Ildírech. A festschrift for Proinsias Mac Cana, Celtic Studies Publications 4, Andover and Aberystwyth: Celtic Studies Publications, 1999.

Contributions to journals

Koch, John T., “Bannauenta, Borough Hill (Northamptonshire), and Welsh mynwent”, Studia Celtica 50 (2016): 169–174.
Koch, John T., “On the debate over the classification of the language of the South-western (SW) inscriptions, also known as Tartessian”, Journal of Indo-European Studies 42:3-4 (2014): 335–427.
Koch, John T., “A decipherment interrupted: proceeding from Valério, Eska, and Prósper”, Journal of Indo-European Studies 42:3-4 (2014): 487–524.
Koch, John T., “On Celts calling themselves ‘Celts’ and related questions”, Studia Celtica 43 (2009): 73–86.
Koch, John T., “Celtoscepticism: some intellectual sources and ideological implications”, Indo-European Studies Bulletin 9:2 (2001): 1–8.
Koch, John T., “The conversion and the transition from Primitive to Old Irish, c.367–c.637”, Emania: Bulletin of the Navan Research Group 13 (1995): 39–50.
Koch, John T., “Further to tongu do dia toinges mo thuath, &c.”, Études Celtiques 29 (1992): 249–261.  
abstract:
[FR] A propos de tongu do día toinges mo thúath, etc.
L’auteur explique comme apparentés cette formule irlandaise et le serment gallois tynghaf tynghet it, ainsi que leurs variantes et le Gaulois toncnaman toncsiiontio (Chamalières). Ces expressions viennent d’une déformation tabouistique du Celtique Commun, à partir de *tongū (do) Lugue lugjom, où il fallait éviter de nommer à la fois le nom du dieu du serment et le nom commun presque homophone. Le Celtique commun *tonketo- “destinée (jurée)” (> virl. tocad, moy.gall. tynghet) a été formé comme un mot désacralisé pour remplacer *lugjom (> virl. luge, moy. gall. llw “serment”), ce qui s’est produit dans le contexte du mythe et du culte de la divinité principale, Lugus.

[EN] This Irish formula and the Welsh oath tyghaf tyghet, together with their variants and the Gaulish toncnaman toncsiiontio (Chamalières), are explained as cognate inheritances. These arise from a Common Celtic tabu deformation of *tongū (do) Lugue lugjom “I swear an oath to Lugus”, in which both the name of the oath-god and the nearly homophonous common noun had to be avoided. Common Celtic *tonketo-“(sworn) destiny” (> OIr. tocad, MW tynghet) is derived as a noa word for *lugjom (> OIr. luge, MW llw “oath”), which arose in the context of the myth and cult of the chief deity Lugus.
Journal volume:  Persée – Études Celtiques, vol. 29, 1992: <link>
abstract:
[FR] A propos de tongu do día toinges mo thúath, etc.
L’auteur explique comme apparentés cette formule irlandaise et le serment gallois tynghaf tynghet it, ainsi que leurs variantes et le Gaulois toncnaman toncsiiontio (Chamalières). Ces expressions viennent d’une déformation tabouistique du Celtique Commun, à partir de *tongū (do) Lugue lugjom, où il fallait éviter de nommer à la fois le nom du dieu du serment et le nom commun presque homophone. Le Celtique commun *tonketo- “destinée (jurée)” (> virl. tocad, moy.gall. tynghet) a été formé comme un mot désacralisé pour remplacer *lugjom (> virl. luge, moy. gall. llw “serment”), ce qui s’est produit dans le contexte du mythe et du culte de la divinité principale, Lugus.

[EN] This Irish formula and the Welsh oath tyghaf tyghet, together with their variants and the Gaulish toncnaman toncsiiontio (Chamalières), are explained as cognate inheritances. These arise from a Common Celtic tabu deformation of *tongū (do) Lugue lugjom “I swear an oath to Lugus”, in which both the name of the oath-god and the nearly homophonous common noun had to be avoided. Common Celtic *tonketo-“(sworn) destiny” (> OIr. tocad, MW tynghet) is derived as a noa word for *lugjom (> OIr. luge, MW llw “oath”), which arose in the context of the myth and cult of the chief deity Lugus.
Koch, John T., “Gallo-Brittonic Tasc(i)ouanos ‘Badger-slayer’ and the reflex of Indo-European gwh”, Journal of Celtic Linguistics 1 (1992): 101–118.
Koch, John T., “Ériu, Alba, and Letha: when was a language ancestral to Gaelic first spoken in Ireland?”, Emania 9 (1991): 17–27.
Koch, John T., “Brân, Brennos: an instance of early Gallo-Brittonic history and mythology”, Cambridge Medieval Celtic Studies 20 (Winter, 1990): 1–20.
Koch, John T., “Llawr en assed (ca 932) “the laureate hero in the war-chariot” : Some recollections of the Iron Age in the Gododdin”, Études Celtiques 24 (1987): 253–278.  
abstract:
Dans un examen détaillé de deux passages du Canu Aneirin (épopée en gallois archaïque concernant principalement une attaque brittonique lancée au VIe s. contre la ville de Catraeth), l’auteur suppose des réminiscences remontant au début de l'ére chrétienne — à partir des éléments onomastiques (Tecvann : Tasciovanos, Cynfelyn : Cunobelinos) et à partir du formulaire employé pour l'armement et les techniques guerrières (assedd = assedum, char de guerre).
Journal volume:  Persée – Études Celtiques, vol. 24, 1987: <link>
abstract:
Dans un examen détaillé de deux passages du Canu Aneirin (épopée en gallois archaïque concernant principalement une attaque brittonique lancée au VIe s. contre la ville de Catraeth), l’auteur suppose des réminiscences remontant au début de l'ére chrétienne — à partir des éléments onomastiques (Tecvann : Tasciovanos, Cynfelyn : Cunobelinos) et à partir du formulaire employé pour l'armement et les techniques guerrières (assedd = assedum, char de guerre).
Koch, John T., “A Welsh window on the Iron Age: Manawydan, Mandubracios”, Cambridge Medieval Celtic Studies 14 (Winter, 1987): 17–52.
Koch, John T., “New thoughts on Albion, Ierne, and the ‘Pretanic’ Isles”, Proceedings of the Harvard Celtic Colloquium 6–7 (1986): 1–28.
Koch, John T., “The loss of final syllables and loss of declension in Brittonic”, Proceedings of the Harvard Celtic Colloquium 1 (1981): 21–51.

Contributions to edited collections or authored works

Koch, John T., and Fernando Fernández Palacios, “Some epigraphic comparanda bearing on the ‘pan-Celtic god’ Lugus”, in: Haeussler, Ralph, and Anthony C. King (eds), Celtic religions in the Roman period: personal, local, and global, Celtic Studies Publications20, Aberystwyth: Celtic Studies Publications, 2017. 37–56.
Koch, John T., “Some Palaeohispanic implications of the Gaulish inscription of Rezé (Ratiatum)”, in: Oudaer, Guillaume, Gaël Hily, and Herve Le Bihan (eds), Mélanges en l’honneur de Pierre-Yves Lambert, Rennes: TIR, 2015. 333–345.
Koch, John T., “Waiting for Gododdin: thoughts on Taliesin and Iudic-Hael, Catraeth and unripe times in Celtic studies”, in: Woolf, Alex (ed.), Beyond the Gododdin: Dark Age Scotland in medieval Wales. The proceedings of a day conference held on 19 February 2005, St John's House Papers13, St Andrews, 2013. 177–204.
Koch, John T., “Ha C1a ≠ PC (‘The earliest Hallstatt Iron Age cannot equal proto-Celtic’) [Prologue]”, in: Koch, John T., and Barry Cunliffe (eds), Celtic from the West 2: rethinking the Bronze Age and the arrival of Indo-European in Atlantic Europe, Celtic Studies Publications16, Oxford, Oakville, CT: Oxbow Books, 2013. 1–16.
Koch, John T., “Out of the flow and ebb of the European Bronze Age: heroes, Tartessos, and Celtic”, in: Koch, John T., and Barry Cunliffe (eds), Celtic from the West 2: rethinking the Bronze Age and the arrival of Indo-European in Atlantic Europe, Celtic Studies Publications16, Oxford, Oakville, CT: Oxbow Books, 2013. 101–146.
John T. Koch, “Cadelling”, in: John T. Koch (ed.), Celtic culture: a historical encyclopedia (2006): 313–314.
John T. Koch, Peter E. Busse, “Camulodūnon”, in: John T. Koch (ed.), Celtic culture: a historical encyclopedia (2006): 337–339.
John T. Koch, “Caradog Freichfras ap Llŷr Marini”, in: John T. Koch (ed.), Celtic culture: a historical encyclopedia (2006): 342.
John T. Koch, “Caladbolg/Caledfwlch/Excalibur”, in: John T. Koch (ed.), Celtic culture: a historical encyclopedia (2006): 328–330.
John T. Koch, “Cath Maige Tuired”, in: John T. Koch (ed.), Celtic culture: a historical encyclopedia (2006): 350–351.
John T. Koch, “Caer (Chester), battle of”, in: John T. Koch (ed.), Celtic culture: a historical encyclopedia (2006): 317–319.
John T. Koch, “Aberffraw”, in: John T. Koch (ed.), Celtic culture: a historical encyclopedia (2006): 1–4.
John T. Koch, “Cadfan ab Iago”, in: John T. Koch (ed.), Celtic culture: a historical encyclopedia (2006): 314.
John T. Koch, “Aided Énfir Aífe and Oidheadh Chonnlaoich mheic Con Culainn”, in: John T. Koch (ed.), Celtic culture: a historical encyclopedia (2006): 32.
John T. Koch, Peter E. Busse, “Caratācos”, in: John T. Koch (ed.), Celtic culture: a historical encyclopedia (2006): 343.
John T. Koch, “Calidones”, in: John T. Koch (ed.), Celtic culture: a historical encyclopedia (2006): 332–333.
John T. Koch, “Cathbad”, in: John T. Koch (ed.), Celtic culture: a historical encyclopedia (2006): 352–353.
John T. Koch, Marion Löffler, Peter E. Busse, “Caerdydd (Cardiff)”, in: John T. Koch (ed.), Celtic culture: a historical encyclopedia (2006): 319–321.
John T. Koch, Peter E. Busse, “Aed Find”, in: John T. Koch (ed.), Celtic culture: a historical encyclopedia (2006): 15.
John T. Koch, “Cadwaladr ap Cadwallon”, in: John T. Koch (ed.), Celtic culture: a historical encyclopedia (2006): 315.
John T. Koch, Peter E. Busse, “Ailpín mac Echach”, in: John T. Koch (ed.), Celtic culture: a historical encyclopedia (2006): 32.
John T. Koch, “Cartimandua”, in: John T. Koch (ed.), Celtic culture: a historical encyclopedia (2006): 345–346.
John T. Koch, “Calleva (Silchester)”, in: John T. Koch (ed.), Celtic culture: a historical encyclopedia (2006): 333–334.
John T. Koch, “Catraeth”, in: John T. Koch (ed.), Celtic culture: a historical encyclopedia (2006): 353–356.
John T. Koch, Raimund Karl, “Caerfyrddin (Carmarthen)”, in: John T. Koch (ed.), Celtic culture: a historical encyclopedia (2006): 321–322.
John T. Koch, “Aedán mac Gabráin”, in: John T. Koch (ed.), Celtic culture: a historical encyclopedia (2006): 16–17.
John T. Koch, “Cadwallon ap Cadfan”, in: John T. Koch (ed.), Celtic culture: a historical encyclopedia (2006): 315–317.
John T. Koch, “Cassivellaunos/Caswallon”, in: John T. Koch (ed.), Celtic culture: a historical encyclopedia (2006): 349–350.
John T. Koch, “Camlan”, in: John T. Koch (ed.), Celtic culture: a historical encyclopedia (2006): 334–335.
John T. Koch, “Catumandus”, in: John T. Koch (ed.), Celtic culture: a historical encyclopedia (2006): 356–357.
John T. Koch, “Cai fab Cynyr”, in: John T. Koch (ed.), Celtic culture: a historical encyclopedia (2006): 323–325.
John T. Koch, “Æthelfrith”, in: John T. Koch (ed.), Celtic culture: a historical encyclopedia (2006): 17–18.
John T. Koch, “Cædmon”, in: John T. Koch (ed.), Celtic culture: a historical encyclopedia (2006): 317.
John T. Koch, “Cadafael ap Cynfedw”, in: John T. Koch (ed.), Celtic culture: a historical encyclopedia (2006): 311–312.
John T. Koch, Antone Minard, “Camma”, in: John T. Koch (ed.), Celtic culture: a historical encyclopedia (2006): 335–336.
John T. Koch, Caroline aan de Wiel, Peter E. Busse, “Catuvellauni”, in: John T. Koch (ed.), Celtic culture: a historical encyclopedia (2006): 357–358.
John T. Koch, “Caisel Muman”, in: John T. Koch (ed.), Celtic culture: a historical encyclopedia (2006): 327–328.
John T. Koch, “Agricola, Gnaeus Julius”, in: John T. Koch (ed.), Celtic culture: a historical encyclopedia (2006): 19–20.
John T. Koch, “Cædualla”, in: John T. Koch (ed.), Celtic culture: a historical encyclopedia (2006): 317.
Koch, John T., “De sancto Iudicaelo rege historia and its implications for the Welsh Taliesin”, in: Nagy, Joseph Falaky, and Leslie Ellen Jones (eds.), Heroic poets and poetic heroes in Celtic tradition. A Festschrift for Patrick K. Ford, CSANA Yearbook3, 4, Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2005. 247–262.
Koch, John T., “The early chronology for St Patrick (c. 351–c. 428): some new ideas and possibilities”, in: Cartwright, Jane [ed.], Celtic hagiography and saints’ cults, Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2003. 102–122.
Koch, John T. [tr.], “[Various contributions]”, in: Koch, John T., and John Carey (eds.), The Celtic Heroic Age. Literary sources for ancient Celtic Europe and early Ireland & Wales, Celtic Studies Publications 1, 4th ed. (1995), Aberystwyth: Celtic Studies Publications, 2003. [Various].
includes: ‘Two Gaulish religious inscriptions: § 1. The Tablet of Chamalières’ • ‘Two Gaulish religious inscriptions: § 2. The Tablet of Larzac’ • ‘Pre-Posidonian authors. The Celts of the Balkans and Alexander the Great: § 10. Arrianus Flavius Anabasis of Alexander 1.4.6–5.2’ • ‘The classical authors on the druids: § 23. Diogenes Laertius Vitae, Intro.’ • ‘The classical authors on the druids: § 24. Dion Chrysostom Orationis 49’ • ‘The classical authors on the druids: § 25. Cicero De divinatione 1.41.90’ • ‘The classical authors on the druids: § 26. Ammianus Marcellinus’ • ‘The classical authors on the druids: § 27. Suetonius Claudius 25’ • ‘The classical authors on the druids: § 28. Pomponius Mela De situ orbis 3.2.18–19’ • ‘The classical authors on the druids: § 29. Pliny Natural history’ • ‘The classical authors on the druids: § 30. Lucan Pharsalia ¶ 1.450–58’ • ‘The classical authors on the druids: § 31. Tacitus Annals 14.30’ • ‘The classical authors on the druids: § 32. Lampridius Alexander Severus 59.5’ • ‘The classical authors on the druids: § 33. Vopiscus Numerianus 14; Aurelianus 63.4.5’ • ‘The classical authors on the druids: § 34. Ausonius Commem. professorum’ • ‘The classical authors on the druids: § 35. Hippolytus Philosophumena 1.25’ • ‘The classical authors on the druids: § 36. Clement of Alexandria Stromata 1.15.70.1’ • ‘The classical authors on the druids: § 37. Valerius Maximus 2.6.10’ • ‘The skull cup – L. Postumius and the Cisalpine Boii: § 38. Livy ¶ 23.24’ • ‘King Catumandus and the dream-vision of the war-goddess: § 42. Justin Philippic histories 43.5’ • ‘Ancient Celtic women leaders. Onomāris: § 45. Tractatus de mulieribus claris in bello’ • ‘Ancient Celtic women leaders. Boudīcā: § 46. Dio Cassius Roman history 62’ • ‘Ancient Celtic women leaders. Boudīcā: § 47. Tacitus Annals; Agricola’ • ‘Ancient Celtic women leaders. Veledā: § 48. Tacitus Histories ¶ 4.61, 66’ • ‘Ancient Celtic women leaders. Carti(s)manduā: § 49. Tacitus Annals ¶ 12.40, 2–7; Histories ¶ 3.45
Koch, John T., “Fled Bricrenn’s significance within the broader Celtic context”, in: Ó Riain, Pádraig (ed.), Fled Bricrenn: reassessments, Irish Texts Society, Subsidiary Series10, London: Irish Texts Society, 2000. 15–39.
Forsyth, Katherine, and John T. Koch [appendix], “Evidence of a lost Pictish source in the Historia regum Anglorum of Symeon of Durham”, in: Taylor, Simon (ed.), Kings, clerics and chronicles in Scotland, 500–1297: essays in honour of Marjorie Ogilvie Anderson on the occasion of her ninetieth birthday, Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2000. 19–34.
Koch, John T., “On the origin of the Old Irish terms Goídil and Goídelc”, in: Evans, Geraint, Bernard Martin, and Jonathan M. Wooding (eds.), Origins and revivals: proceedings of the First Australian Conference of Celtic Studies, Sydney Series in Celtic Studies3, Sydney: Centre for Celtic Studies, University of Sydney, 2000. 3–16.
Koch, John T., “The place of Y Gododdin in the history of Scotland”, in: Black, Ronald, William Gillies, and Roibeard Ó Maolalaigh (eds.), Celtic connections: proceedings of the Tenth International Congress of Celtic Studies, vol. 1, East Linton: Tuckwell Press, 1999. 199–210.
Koch, John T., “A swallowed onomastic tale in Cath Maige Mucrama?”, in: Carey, John, John T. Koch, and Pierre-Yves Lambert (eds.), Ildánach Ildírech. A festschrift for Proinsias Mac Cana, Celtic Studies Publications4, Andover and Aberystwyth: Celtic Studies Publications, 1999. 63–80.
Koch, John T., “Some thoughts on the Gaulish inscription from Larzac”, in: Meid, Wolfgang, and Peter Anreiter (eds), Die grösseren altkeltischen Sprachdenkmäler: Akten des Kolloquiums Innsbruck, 29. April-3. Mai 1993, Innsbrucker Beiträge zur Kulturwissenschaft, Sonderheft95, Innsbruck: Institut für Sprachwissenschaft der Universität Innsbruck, 1996. 37–40.
Koch, John T., “Windows on the Iron Age: 1964–1994”, in: Mallory, James P., and Gerard Stockman (eds.), Ulidia: proceedings of the First International Conference on the Ulster Cycle of Tales, Belfast and Emain Macha, 8–12 April 1994, Belfast: December, 1994. 229–237.
Koch, John T., “On the history of Brittonic syntax”, in: Fife, James, and Erich Poppe (eds.), Studies in Brythonic word order, Amsterdam Studies in the Theory and History of Linguistic Science 4.83, Amsterdam: Benjamins, 1991. 1–43.

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Eska, Joseph F., “Comments on John T. Koch’s Tartessian-as-Celtic enterprise”, Journal of Indo-European Studies 42:3-4 (2014): 428–438.