Saturday, December 9, 2023

Greco-Roman Prosopographies

[First posted in AWOL 27 June 2012, updated 9 December 2023]

Greco-Roman Prosopographies
The beginnings of a collation of prosopographies of Greco-Roman and other Ancient persons/names, both digital and in print.

Title Online? URIs? RDF? Alignments References

Analytical Onomasticon to the Metamorphoses of Ovid (DC wiki) Y (Y)

(Now moribund, but online and stable ids for persons)
Athenian Onomasticon Y

Celtic Personal Names of Roman Britain (dcwiki) Y (Y)

linked to RIB; "non-cool" URLs
Datenbank der demotisch und griechisch bezeugten Personen aus Soknopaiu Nesos (DC wiki) Y

Dictionary of Classical Mythology (by M.R. Wright) Y N N N (PDFs online at University of Patras)
Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology (Smith) (DC wiki) Y Y
Y (e.g. Alexander 3)
Digital Prosopography of the Roman Republic (DC wiki) Y Y Y
(based around Broughton)
Early Mediaeval Inscriptions (addenda to PLRE) Y

Epigraphische Datenbank Heidelberg (EDH) (DC wiki) Y (Y)

Fasti of Late Antique Aphrodiasias (part of ALA) Y (Y)
Hellenistic Babylonia: Texts, Images and Names (DC wiki) Y

Kerameikos (painters and potters) (DC wiki) Y Y Y

Laterculi Praesidium (DC wiki) Y

Lexicon of Greek Personal Names (LGPN) (DC wiki) Y Y Y

Nomisma (issuers and authorities of coins) (DC wiki) Y Y Y

MANTO (DC Wiki) Y Y Y LIMC, Wikidata
Persons of Ancient Athens (PAA) (DC wiki) Y

Prêtres Civiques (DC wiki) Y

Prosopographia Attica (Y)

(Kirchner 1903 vol. 1 vol.2)
Nachträge zur Prosopographia Attica (Behind HathiTrust login) (Y)

(Sundwall 1910)
Prosopographia Imperii Romani (PIR)
Prosopographia Ptolemaica / Trismegistos (DC wiki) Y Y Y Y
Prosopographie der Lakedämonier

(Poralla 1913)
Prosopographie der mittelbyzantinischen Zeit (PMBZ) (DC wiki) Y

Prosopography of the Byzantine Empire (PBE) (DC wiki) Y Y

(Originally published on CD Rom—now online)
Prosopography of the Byzantine World (PBW) (DC wiki) Y Y
Prosopography of the Later Roman Empire (PLRE) N

Roman Emperors (DC wiki) Y Y Y viaf, dbpedia, nomisma
Roman Government of Britain/Fasti of Roman Britain


More classical prosopographical resources are listed at Biblioteca Classical Selecta. Some of these are old enough to be in the public domain and online (or easily digitized?):

  • Kirchner J., Prosopographia Attica, Berlin, 2 vol., 1901-1903: vol. 1 vol.2
  • Sundwall J., Nachträge zur Prosopographia Attica, Helsingsfors, 1910: Behind HathiTrust login
  • Poralla P., Prosopographie der Lakedämonier bis auf die Zeit Alexanders des Grossen, Breslau, 1913, 172 p. In list.
  • Klebs E., Dessau H., Von Rohden P., Prosopographia Imperii Romani (PIR), Berlin, 3 vol., 1897-1898. In list.

Other potential sources of URIs for ancient persons:


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