(→Electronic Archive of Greek and Latin Epigraphy (EAGLE))
The EAGLE initiative is the brainchild of Professor Silvio Paniera (Rome), under the Patronage of AIEGL (Association Internationale d'ï¿½pigraphie Grecque et Latine). The EAGLE database will contain text and basic metadata on all published insciptions in Greek and Latin searchable from a single front end.
EAGLE is formed of a federation of three major epigraphic projects: the(EDH), the (EDR), and the (EDB), which currently take responsibility for Western, Italian, and Christian inscriptions respectively. All of these databases conform to the minimum requirements of the EAGLE system, although EDH in particular has many more fields of metadata in addition.