Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Attic Inscriptions Online (AIO)

[First posted in AWOL 10 December 2012, updated15 July 2020]

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


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.

Key features of the site

The core of the site comprises annotated English translations of Attic inscriptions. The most popular means of accessing a translation is via browse by source. If you browse by an outdated reference (e.g. an old edition of IG) you will always be led to a translation of the most up-to-date Greek text. Each translation includes a link to the Greek text translated, whether on an external site or on AIO. (In 2019/20 we are completing a programme of adding Greek texts onto AIO where no up-to-date Greek text is available elsewhere in open access). Each translation also includes links to any available online images of the inscription, on external sites or on AIO.
You can also browse by date, by findspot, by original location, by present location, by inscription type, by monument type, and by publication date on AIO.
You can also carry out a word search. There is also an advanced search. Please note that these searches are not designed to accommodate Greek characters.

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