The goal of the U.S. Epigraphy Project is to gather and distribute information about ancient (mainly but not only) Greek and Latin inscriptions preserved in the United States of America.
2,300 inscriptions (720 Greek, 1,575 Latin) registered by the Project by the middle of 1997 and listed in Greek and Latin Inscriptions in the USA. A Checklist, by J. Bodel and S. Tracy formed the core of the original website of the U.S. Epigraphy Project founded at Rutgers University in 1995.
The Project moved to Brown University in 2003, where the present xml-based website was originated and has been developed in cooperation with the Scholarly Technology Group. It currently allows browsing of an enlarged database of some 2,500 Greek and Latin inscriptions in the USA by collection and publication and searching of nearly all of these according to various categories of metadata (language, date, origin, type, material) and bibliographic information. A growing digital edition of the collection currently registers some 400 transcriptions of Latin texts encoded according to EpiDoc conventions and provides some 1,000 photographs and images of the inscriptions in our corpus.
Each inscription catalogued by the U.S. Epigraphy Project is assigned a U.S. Epigraphy number based upon its current location in the United States, by which it is uniquely identified. The inscriptions can be browsed by publication, by collection, or, for the inscriptions with photographs, through keyword searches.
The US Epigrapy site is being redesigned and many new inscriptions are being added.
Explore the new (not yet finalized) site.