Names: Lexica, Prosopographies and Corpora

The Classics Centre, Oxford, Monday-Tuesday 10-11 January

Sponsored by the AHRB project, Inscriptions of Aphrodisias, together with the Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents and the Lexicon of Greek Personal Names.

The workshop is intended to explore the principles adopted by different projects which are dealing with personal names in ancient and mediaeval texts - whether as names (lexica), as persons (prosopographies) or within texts (corpora). We fell that this would be a good moment to consider processes of identification, differentiation and analysis; in particular it could be helpful to explore to what extent we can hope to achieve inter-operability between different web-based projects.

We are asking the representatives of each project to say, firstly, how they deal with names (if at all) and secondly, what they would want to get from other projects: so, what do corpora want from analytical projects, and vice versa.

Monday, 10 January


10.30 LGPN (Elaine Matthews)
11.00 Prof. A.D. Rizakis (Athens) for Roman onomastics in Greece
11.30 30 Olli Salomies, (Helsinki), for Latin onomastics

12.00 Discussion



14.00 Prosopographia Ptolemaica (Willy Clarysse)
14.30 PIR (Matthaeus Heil)
15.00 PBW (Michael Jeffreys)

16.00 TEA

Corpora I

16.30 Petrae (Alain Bresson)
17.00 Epigraphische Datenbank Heidelberg (Franscisca Feraudi-Gruénais)
17.30 Discussion

Tuesday, 11 January

Corpora II

10.30 L’Année Epigraphique (Mireille Corbier)
11.00 EAGLE (Silvia Evangelisti)
11.30 Duke Databank (Josh Sosin)
12.00 InsAph and related projects (Paul Spence, Gabriel Bodard, Juan Garcés)

12.30 Discussion


14.00 –17.00

Practical session: compatibility and conversion: a demonstration.

Please bring a text in your normal format, with which we can experiment with conversion between formats.

Others Attending

Sebastian Rahtz (Computing Services, Oxford) for TEI etc.
Katherine Kates-Rohan (Oxford Prosopography Centre)
Notis Toufeksis (Mediaeval Greek Grammar Project, Cambridge)
Benet Salway (University College London) Volterra project on Roman Law