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Classical Resources

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Name URL Coverage Place relationship Quantity Type Access  
Beazley archive http://www.beazley.ox.ac.uk/index.htm
classical greek pottery place names  
RPC http://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/coins/
roman coins          
PAS http://finds.org.uk/
    750,000  object catalogue     

http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk/; http://data.archaeologydataservice.ac.uk


Lexicon of Greek Personal Names  http://clas-lgpn2.classics.ox.ac.uk/cgi-bin/lgpn_search.cgi
names of people 700bc-700ad  placename of attestation  250,000 entries  person gazetteer  RDF (CRM), TEI XML  
CLAROS  http://data.clarosnet.org/  world art objects  named places  millons  object catalogue  RDF (CRM), SPARQL endpoint   
British Museum  http://collection.britishmuseum.org/Sparql/  objects in BM  ? lots  museum object catalogue 


SPARQL endpoint 

Cultura Italia  http://www.culturaitalia.it/  Italian heritage  place names in keywords  millions  heritage catalogue  web pages, OAI PMH 




Pleiades http://pleiades.stoa.org and http://thedatahub.org/dataset/pleiades (CKAN) places in antiquity geolocated places 34,000 places
place gazetteer HTML, JSON, KML, RDF (direct or content negotiated)
Arachne http://www.arachne.uni-koeln.de/drupal/
antiquaty object database place names lots object gazetteer ?  
nomisma nomisma.org coins modern and ancient place names thousands   RDF/XML  



Beazley Archive


Web-based search/browsing for databases: pottery, gems, sculpture, plastercasts, antiquaria, inscriptions. Possible to search merged database

Advanced search including map display. List search has info in possibly consistent text format – might be possible to easily turn into CSV

Not obviously possible to download actual data. It might be possible hack the URLs to get individual records but not obvious. Might be possible to obtain KML output somehow but also not obvious.


Place: Provenance: e.g. ETRURIA, VULCI

Date: Range of years

Data from Henry Immerwahr's Corpus of Attic Vase Inscriptions (CAVI) for records

Database includes images




No obvious to download data.

Web-based search.

Individual records have URL e.g. http://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/coins/9951/

Example of search URL



Place info: province and city

Date: Range of years e.g. 164-165

Database includes images





Common fields

Search deities? How do classify deities

Years – ancient years do not coincide with ours so always to and from date



Web-based search – can search just Roman period. Can search by ruler. Spatial search by county

Records in json, csv, xml

Chronology: Broad Period,  Period From, Period To, Date From, Date To

Spatial Data: Region, County, District, ‘To be known as’, all UK-based?

Embed code for individual records

Stable URL: http://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts/record/id/475520


Schema for XML http://www.heritage-standards.org/midas/schema/1.0 http://www.heritage-standards.org/midas/schema/1.0/midas_object.xsd


Search URL: http://finds.org.uk/database/search/results/objecttype/coin/broadperiod/Roman/ruler/127/


Page on data transfer: http://finds.org.uk/research/datatransfer



Aggregation of different datasources – lots of regional datasource

Web-based search. Place search by country, county

Can search just for Roman period


Spatial data: Parish, District, County, Grid reference, Map reference

URL for citation for record e.g. http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk/archsearch/record.jsf?titleId=1863740


Lexicon of Greek Personal Names

Web based search

Requires special characters to make use of it


JSON etc search results, searchable by place catalogue etc:



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