Links to Search Engines and Epigraphy Sites

Searchable Databases of Inscriptions-Greek

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The Packard Humanities Institute funds searchable databases to facilitate research in the humanities. The inscriptions are grouped by region. This database is sponsored by the Cornell Greek Epigraphy Project and the Epigraphical Center at the Ohio State University.

Searchable Databases of Inscriptions-Latin

Epigraphic-Datenbank Clauss/Slaby (Goethe University in Frankfurt)
Provides the texts of all the Latin inscriptions published in AE from the beginning to the present (currently up to 1993), along with selected texts from CIL, including the new volumes covering the Iberian peninsula (II) and Rome (VI), and various other texts. Currently they number more than 180,000.

Epigraphische Datenbank Heidelberg
Provides revised and corrected versions of the texts published in AE between 1900 and 1990, with abbreviations expanded, fragmentary texts restored, and updated bibliographical references. Also new and revised texts published in the new fascicles of CIL II (Hispania) and VI (Rome).

Epigraphic Database Roma
Collects Greek and Latin inscriptions until the seventh century CE, including images and metadata. It focuses on the epigraphy of Italy, including Sicily and Sardinia but with the exception of Christian inscriptions. The database is searchable by ancient and modern region, as well as edition and text. The site now has an English version.

Courses and Workshops

Resources for Digital Epigraphy class at Brown, Dec. 2011

Syllabus for Roman Epigraphy Seminar at Brown, Fall 2014

Epigraphy Societies, Organizations, and Resources

The American Society of Greek and Latin Epigraphy
The American Society of Greek and Latin Epigraphy is a non-profit that promotes the study of epigraphy in the United States. Founded in 1996, it is linked with the L'Association Internationale d'Epigraphie grecque et latine (AIEGL). The Society publishes a newsletter, as well as posts online news, and backs an annual panel.

Archeologia Italiana
Archeologia Italiana began in 1998 as the first internet site dedicated to archaeology, art, and ancient history.

Association Internationale d'Epigraphie Grecque et Latine
L'Association Internationale d'Epigraphie Grecque et Latine encourages collaboration between students and scholars of Greek and Latin epigraphy in an international context. The Association sponsors prizes for scholars, and it runs the International Epigraphic Congress every five years.

Center for Epigraphical and Paleographical Studies (Ohio State University)
The Center for Epigraphical and Paleographical Studies is a division within the OSU Classics Department. The Center offers post-doctoral fellowships, an annual conference called Texts and Contexts, and a biannual summer course on epigraphy. Its library includes a sizable collection of inscription photographs and squeezes.

Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents (Oxford University)
The CSAD was founded in 1995 to promote the study of epigraphy within Oxford University. The Centre houses Oxford's collection of epigraphy, which includes a large number of Greek squeezes, as well as Britain's Haverfield archive of Roman inscriptions. CSAD sponsors conferences and seminars, publishes a newsletter, holds an annual lecture, and provides assistance to visiting scholars.

CLAROS (a concordance of Greek inscriptions)
CLAROS is an online database of Greek inscriptions that over 450,000 equivalences from 750+ collections.

Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum
CIL aims to collect and publish classical Latin inscriptions for the continuation of the study of Ancient Rome. CIL currently has 17 volumes and produces an annual report on its progress in the field.

Etruscan Texts Project
ETP, based at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, is an online database of Etruscan inscriptions that have been discovered since 1990.

Fonti epigrafiche
This site provides links to epigraphic resources, with descriptions in Italian.

Inscriptiones Graecae Eystettenses
Inscriptiones Graecae Eystettenses is a database of Greek inscriptions from Asia Minor.

Inscriptions of Aphrodisias Project
An online volume of the Inscriptions of Aphrodisias.

Inscriptions of Israel/Palestine
This project compiles a database of inscriptions of Israel and Palestine, from the Persian period until the Islamic conquest. Run by Brown University, the database currently holds around 1,500 inscriptions.

Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum
Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum, founded in 1923, is an annually-published volume of Greek inscriptions.