Daidalos database of ancient sculpture

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  • Geoffrey Waywell †


From the abstract of 1997 article (accessed 2018-10-16):

The objective of the Daidalos project is to create a database capable of handling, in an informative and usable way, the full range of evidence for all known ancient Greek sculptors, taking in Greek and Latin texts and inscriptions, catalogue entries, descriptions, bibliographies, graphic images, and photographic illustrations of sculptures and coins. The first phase of the project has been a pilot scheme to document the very large body of evidence relating to the work of Pheidias. This is substantially complete and is being edited for publication. Alongside the compilation of textual sources in Greek and Latin, fresh translations, commentaries, and bibliographies, the capture and use of images, many from the Ashmole Archive at King's College London, has formed an integral part of the project.


The Daidalos database was described in an LLC article (now Digital Scholarship in the Humanities; paywalled):

  • Robin Kilpatrick, Harold Short, Hafed Walda & Geoffrey Waywell (1997). "The Daidalos Project." Literary and Linguistic Computing, 12.3 (1997), pp. 177–184. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/llc/12.3.177