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=== Description ===
 
=== Description ===
  
The EDF is a data bank working on compiling all inscriptions in Latin, whereby the texts included herein are both supplemented and completed.
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The Epigrafik-Datenbank Clauss-Slaby (EDCS) is a searchable resource providing texts and bibliographic citations (lemmata of editions) for “nearly all Latin inscriptions.” It is edited by Manfred Clauss, and is the revised edition (under continuous improvement) of a resource dating back to the 1990s that was previously described as “Manfred Clauss’ epigraphic database” or “Frankfurt Latin Epigraphic Texts”.
  
The presentation of the texts has been made as simple as possible. Beside the usual information concerning supplementations, completions and omissions the number of special characters has been reduced to a minimum. The abbreviations for the publications used also show the links to other epigraphical databases. The key statistics contain the information on which volumes - and how many texts contained therein, concerning the Latin inscriptions - have been completely registered and included into the database.
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As of January 2009, EDCS contained texts for over 330,000 inscriptions previously published in print, together with over 19,000 images of inscriptions (some linked from other online databases, others hosted natively by EDCS). Crosslinking to corresponding epigraphic records in other databases (including EDH) is in the process of incorporation. The texts are simply regularized transcriptions drawn from previously published (print) editions.
  
So far 332.250 entries from more than 560 different publications and more than 16.000 places have been included.
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The current database and its interface, developed by Barbara Woitas with the assistance of Bernward Tewes, permits users to discover content by searching on a combination of publication, Roman province, placename and one or two search strings. A separate search interface permits users to download a single page containing all texts and lemmata for the inscriptions recorded in an individual publication (e.g., all of AE 1986). A third search interface supports the discovery of texts containing misspelled words and searches that ignore the editorial expansion of ancient abbreviations.
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The EDCS interface has been localized for German, Spanish, French, Italian and English readers. It provides various helps for users, including a table of epigraphic sigla and a list of the bibliographic abbreviations employed in the database records. The web interface employs forms, which unfortunately makes it difficult to provide links to individual components of EDCS. There does not seem to be any simple way to discover a stable URL that could be used to link to a single record.
  
(from the EDF web-site, 2005-07-25)
 
  
 
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Revision as of 19:39, 29 October 2009

Epigraphik-Datenbank Clauss-Slaby

  • Director: Prof Mannfred Clauss

Description

The Epigrafik-Datenbank Clauss-Slaby (EDCS) is a searchable resource providing texts and bibliographic citations (lemmata of editions) for “nearly all Latin inscriptions.” It is edited by Manfred Clauss, and is the revised edition (under continuous improvement) of a resource dating back to the 1990s that was previously described as “Manfred Clauss’ epigraphic database” or “Frankfurt Latin Epigraphic Texts”.

As of January 2009, EDCS contained texts for over 330,000 inscriptions previously published in print, together with over 19,000 images of inscriptions (some linked from other online databases, others hosted natively by EDCS). Crosslinking to corresponding epigraphic records in other databases (including EDH) is in the process of incorporation. The texts are simply regularized transcriptions drawn from previously published (print) editions.

The current database and its interface, developed by Barbara Woitas with the assistance of Bernward Tewes, permits users to discover content by searching on a combination of publication, Roman province, placename and one or two search strings. A separate search interface permits users to download a single page containing all texts and lemmata for the inscriptions recorded in an individual publication (e.g., all of AE 1986). A third search interface supports the discovery of texts containing misspelled words and searches that ignore the editorial expansion of ancient abbreviations.

The EDCS interface has been localized for German, Spanish, French, Italian and English readers. It provides various helps for users, including a table of epigraphic sigla and a list of the bibliographic abbreviations employed in the database records. The web interface employs forms, which unfortunately makes it difficult to provide links to individual components of EDCS. There does not seem to be any simple way to discover a stable URL that could be used to link to a single record.

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