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News: Inscriptions
Cyrene, agora. Photo by courtesy of J.-P. Perrin, enhanced by A. Bencivenni
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by Archaeology Newsroom

Inscriptions of Greek Cyrenaica now online

By Catherine Dobias-Lalou

A double corpus of the Greek Inscriptions of Libya has just been published online (https://igcyr.unibo.it):
Dobias-Lalou, Catherine, Inscriptions of Greek Cyrenaica in collaboration with Alice Bencivenni, Hugues Berthelot, with help from Simona Antolini, Silvia Maria Marengo, and Emilio Rosamilia; Dobias-Lalou, Catherine. Greek Verse Inscriptions of Cyrenaica in collaboration with Alice Bencivenni, with help from Joyce M. Reynolds and Charlotte Roueché. Bologna: CRR-MM, Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna, 2017. ISBN 9788898010684, http://doi.org/10.6092/UNIBO/IGCYRGVCYR.
The Inscriptions of Greek Cyrenaica (IGCyr) and the Greek Verse Inscriptions of Cyrenaica (GVCyr) are two corpora, the first collecting all the inscriptions of Greek (VII-I centuries B.C.) Cyrenaica, the second gathering the Greek metrical texts of all periods (VI B.C.-VI A.D.). These new critical editions of inscriptions from Cyrenaica are part of the international project Inscriptions of Libya (InsLib). For the first time all the inscriptions known to us in March 2017, coming from this area of the ancient Mediterranean world, are assembled in a single online and open access publication.
 
For every single inscription are given metadata description, bibliography, Greek text, apparatus, translations (English, French, Italian and shortly Arabic), and commentary.
Are usually added photographs and stampings, as well as geographical information (via Google Maps) and archeological maps.
A search engine allows to easily navigate among the inscriptions ; a table of contents (text type / object type / date / location) and indices (words / names / various characters and features) allow specific researches in the corpora.