Inscriptions grecques et latines de la Syrie (IGLS)

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The international research programme of the Inscriptions grecques et latines de la Syrie (IGLS) aims to publish the corpus of Greek and Latin inscriptions of ancient Syria, i.e., of the modern Near East, within the framework of the present-day territories of the Syrian Arab Republic, the Lebanese Republic and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Founded in 1905 and currently placed under the responsability of the research unit Hisoma (Histoire et sources des mondes antiques, Centre national de la recherche scientifique, Lyon, France), it is based both on the archives kept at the Maison de l’Orient et de la Méditerranée, a research federation hosted by Université Lumière Lyon 2, and on field missions carried out in Jordan, Lebanon and Syria, in close collaboration with the directorates of antiquities of these three countries. The IGLS volumes have been published since 1929 in Beirut by the Institut français du Proche-Orient (Ifpo) and its predecessors. The entire series is available online on the open access portal Persée. Since 2017, the IGLS team has also been working on editing a corpus that complies with the standards of the Text Encoding Initiative and the EpiDoc model, thanks to the collaboration between Hisoma, the Maison de l’Orient et de la Méditerranée and the Métopes project (Méthodes et outils pour l’édition structurée, Pôle Document numérique, Maison de la recherche en sciences humaines de Caen). The volume devoted to the city of Beirut in Lebanon (IGLS 8.1) will be the first published in this way.
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