Epigraphy made easy

How many of you have been frustrated, when you attempted to find all the possible references to a specific Greek inscription. Well, in my cases, I have been constantly frustrated and, at some point, I almost gave up on Epigraphy. It looks like, though, the Germans suddenly appeared to save us. They created a database that relates the material from the Inscriptiones Graecae catalogues to the material from the Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum. So, if you enter the number of the inscription as you found it in the IG, you will automatically see the number of the same inscription in the SEG. I thought that the system is very smart and efficient. It was developed by the Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften and the Seminar für Alte Geschichte of the Münster University. The database can be found here


However, I cannot but wonder when both the IG and the SEG volumes will appear online in their entirey, so that we do not have to resort to specialised libraries!

Economic historian and numismatic consultant

1 Comment

  1. Hang on, isn’t something better being done at Cornell?

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