Friday, March 25, 2016

Attic Inscriptions Online (AIO)

[First posted in AWOL 10 December 2012, updated 25 March 2016]

Attic Inscriptions Online
 AIO
Welcome to Attic Inscriptions Online (AIO), a website which publishes the inscriptions of ancient Athens and Attica in English translation.

Background

Inscriptions on stone are the most important documentary source for the history of the ancient city of Athens and its surrounding region, Attica. Dating from the 7th century BC through to the end of antiquity, Greek texts are available to scholars in Inscriptiones Graecae (IG) I (up to 403/2 BC) and II (after 403/2 BC) (website), updated annually by the Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum (SEG) (website) (access by subscription), and in the Packard Humanities Institute (PHI) Greek Inscriptions website. However, before the launch of AIO, very few of the inscriptions were available in English translation, whether in print, or online.


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