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Classics and Ancient History: Databases

Why Use Databases?

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Databases for Classics and Ancient History provide access to a huge range of primary source archives and secondary sources online. They allow you to search and access material without having to travel to archives and can bring material from across different archives together under a theme. They can also provide character recognition, full-text search, transcripts along with supporting contextual analysis, accompanying essays or tools such as timelines to help you make sense of the material you are working with.

Database Spotlight

Ancient Greek InscriptionsSupplementum Epigraphicum Graecum Online

The Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum (SEG) database of published Greek inscriptions provides the complete Greek text and critical apparatus of new inscriptions as well as summaries of new readings, interpretations, and studies of those previously known.

The database features faceted search, enabling users to search for entries - including the texts of inscriptions - by time period, place of origin, topic, or inscription type.

Permanent identifiers. Each entry, inscription, and line of text has a permanent and unique identifier.
Morphology tool. Click on a Greek word for a succinct grammatical analysis.

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Primary Source Databases

Brill's Jacoby Online

Jacoby Online is a digital edition of fragments and testimonia of Greek historians, and other authors from antiquity. 

Attic Inscriptions Online

Attic Inscriptions Online (AIO) is a resource structured around English translations of the inscriptions of ancient Athens and Attica.

Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarium (CIL)

The CIL database Archivum Corporis Electronicum, provides access to the archival material of the CIL.

Inscriptiones Graecae Digital Edition

The digital edition of Inscriptiones Graecae contains original texts and German translations of all inscriptions.


Artstor provides faculty and students with a complete image resource in a wide array of subjects, including Classical Archaeology and material culture.

Monumenta Asiae Minoris Antiqua (MAMA)

Monumenta Asiae Minoris Antiqua (MAMA) XI, a corpus of 387 inscriptions and other ancient monuments from Phrygia and Lykaonia.

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Library online courses

Find out about the online courses we offer for all students to help develop both your wider academic skills and skills in using the Library for your research.