Philology Databases


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PhiloLogic: The University of Chicago Full-Text System

PhiloLogic, developed by the ARTFL Project at the University of Chicago in collaboration with The University of Chicago Library’s Electronic Text Services, provides sophisticated searching of a wide variety of large encoded databases on the World Wide Web. It is an easy to use, yet powerful, full-text search, retrieval, and reporting system for large multimedia databases (texts, images, sound) with the ability to understand complex text structures (e.g., SGML, BetaCode) with rich metadata.

Laboratory of Sciences of Antiquity

The Computer Sciences for Ancient Languages division of the Laboratory of Sciences of Antiquity develops and distributes electronic tools for classicists. SNS-Greek&Latin 2.1 is an application for Windows which requires a screen resolution at least 1024×768. It allows the user to perform searches on the following data banks on CD-ROMs (encoded in the so-called Betaform ):

SIRIS: Smithsonian Archives, Manuscripts, and Photographic Collections

SIRIS provides access to archives and libraries across the Smithsonian. It is the primary database for the NAA and the HSFA, following national archival standards to manage, describe, and provide access to research resources. There are over 107,000 anthropology records with information on manuscripts, photographs, sound recordings and films and over 80,000 digital images and an increasing number of sound and film clips.

Schoenberg Center for Electronic Text and Image (SCETI)

Since 1996 SCETI has been enhancing the research and scholarly use of rare books, manuscripts and other primary source materials by making them easily accessible to the worldwide. Over 2,000,000 images from various collections of rare books, manuscripts, papyri, photographs and sheet music are available for your viewing. Each collection has its own web site that is unrestricted in the interests of knowledge and learning.

The Lawrence J. Schoenberg Symposium on Manuscript Studies in the Digital Age

This annual symposium, organized by the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies (SIMS) in partnership with the Free Library of Philadelphia, brings together scholars from around the world and across disciplines to present research related to the study of manuscript books and documents produced before the age of printing and to discuss the role of digital technologies in advancing manuscript research. Whether relying on traditional methods of scholarship or exploring the potential of new technologies, the research presented in each symposium highlights the value of the manuscript book or document in understanding our intellectual heritage.

Digital library of late-antique latin texts  
The Digital library of late-antique Latin texts – digilibLT – publishes prose texts written in Latin in the late antiquity (from the 2nd to the 7th century AD). The library intends to make available all the works of pagan content. Only a few works of Christian authors and themes are included, by now, in order to allow the necessary comparisons of linguistic uses in late antiquity.

Corpus of the Inscriptions of Campa   
In 2009, the French School of Asian Studies (École française d’Extrême-Orient, EFEO) launched the project Corpus of the Inscriptions of Campā (CIC), aiming to renew the tradition of scholarship on these inscriptions that had thrived at the institution in the early 20th century.

The Chicago Demotic Dictionary (CDD)   
Demotic is a very cursive script and reflects extensive differences in handwriting; these differences, in turn, reflect different types of texts (private letters, economic and legal documents, administrative documents, religious, literary and scientific texts, etc.), (Demotic was used for a thousand years from the 7th century B.C. until the 3rd century of our era [occasional graffiti occur even later]).

Bavarian State Library (Historical prints)  
The old prints of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek were consistently up to the year of publication in 1936, since then they have been partially affixed with specialist signatures. The following specialist signatures are relevant for ancient science.

Propylaeum – Specialized Information Service Classics   
Collection of Internet Sources for Ancient History, Classical Philology, Central and Latin Philology Pre- and Early History. The aim is to develop a more tailor-made offers for the old-world scientific community

Classical Philology (Propylaeum Database)  
The main focus of classical philology is on the classical Greek and Latin languages ​​and on the fictional and non-fictional texts handed down in these, including historiographical, philosophical, rhetorical, geographical and medical texts, as well as their origin and development Conditions of delivery.

TYCHE – Contributions to Ancient History, Papyrology and Epigraphy   
TYCHE is a scholarly journal based at the Department of Ancient History, Papyrology and Epigraphy at the University of Vienna. This journal of high academic reputation has been published since 1986 and contains (double-blind) peer-reviewed articles in German, English, French, Italian and Latin. The scientific focus lies on the whole range of antiquity from the beginnings of Greek history to Late antiquity. Emphasis is placed on the edition and interpretation of epigraphic and papyrological sources.

Translation Studies   
Digital Commons Network Open Access Digital Commons is the leading hosted institutional repository software for universities, colleges, law schools, and research centers.

Comparative Literature   
Digital Commons Network Open Access Digital Commons is the leading hosted institutional repository software for universities, colleges, law schools, and research centers.

Smithsonian Libraries ( Electronic Books Collection )  
21 specialized research libraries that make up the Smithsonian Libraries provide the Institution’s museums and research centers with resources and services that are as diverse and deep as the collections, exhibits, and scholarship they support.

Indo-European Linguistics and Philology  
Digital Commons Network Open Access Digital Commons is the leading hosted institutional repository software for universities, colleges, law schools, and research centers.

Classical Literature and Philology   
Digital Commons Network Open Access Digital Commons is the leading hosted institutional repository software for universities, colleges, law schools, and research centers.

The American School of Classical Studies (ASCSA)  
Founded in 1881, The American School of Classical Studies (ASCSA) provides graduate students and scholars from affiliated North American college and universities a base for the advanced study of all aspects of Greek culture, from antiquity to the present day. It also contributes considerably to the dissemination of information about Greek history and archaeology to the Greek public, as well as to the international and Greek scholarly communities.

Pennsylvania Sumerian Dictionary  
Welcome to the website of the Pennsylvania Sumerian Dictionary Project (PSD). The PSD is preparing an exhaustive dictionary of the Sumerian language which aims to be useful to non-specialists as well as Sumerologists. In addition, we are developing tools and datasets for working with the Sumerian language and its text-corpora. All materials will be made freely available on this website.

Database medieval libraries and their manuscripts

Analecta hymnica Analecta carminum Chevalier: Repertory hymnologicum Krämer: Scriptores possessoresque codicum medii aevi Krämer: Bibliothecae codicum medii aevi (extended ‘handwriting heritage’) Petrarcae codices Latini (new version) Bibliotheca scriptorum

Liber Scolastica Search : Library of Latin Texts /

The database contains texts from the beginnings of Latin literature (Livius Andronicus, 240 BC) Vatican Council (1962-1965); It covers both the classical period, as well as works of the church fathers, medieval Latin literature, as well as texts of the Reformation and Counter-Reformation

Library of Latin Texts / Series A

The Library of Latin Texts, published by the Cetedoc Library of Christian Latin Texts (CLCLT), is the most comprehensive collection of Latin texts. The database contains texts from the beginnings of Latin literature (Livius Andronicus, 240 BC) Vatican Council (1962-1965); It covers both the classical period, as well as works of the church fathers, medieval Latin literature, as well as texts of the Reformation and Counter-Reformation; Texts from the Corpus Christianorum / Series Latina and Continuatio Mediaevalis and another large number of editions of the Corpus Scriptorum Ecclesiasticorum Latinorum, Patrologia Latina, Sources Chrétiennes and Opera Sancti Bernardi; Biblia Sacra Vulgata and the pseudepigraphic writings of the Old Testament are available.

virtual library

This virtual library contains primary sources that are useful to the study of medieval philosophy and philosophy in the scolastic tradition up to the eighteenth century. They come in either pre-modern prints, or modern editions free of copyright.

The Equatorie of the Planetis (Peterhouse, Cambridge)   
The text for this resource dates from the late fourteenth century, and describes an instrument for calculating the position of the planets. Accompanied by detailed explanatory notes, the resource includes an innovative virtual model, complete with instructions, which lets you use the equatorium just like a medieval scholar would have done.

Johann Heinrich Zedlers Universal-Lexicon Of The Sciences And The Arts ( 1732 –   
The Universal Lexicon published by Johann Heinrich Zedler is by far the most comprehensive encyclopedic work that was produced in Europe in the 18th century. The 64 volumes and 4 supplementary volumes contain approximately 63,000 two-column folio pages with around 284,000 articles and 276,000 references. The articles cover the whole area of ​​knowledge. It covers such diverse subjects as mineralogy and jurisprudence, medicine and astrology, economics and music, zoology and philosophy, crafts and religion. The vast majority of items are found, however, in the biographical (around 120,000) and geographical (73,000) range.

Historical Tables ( ca 1545 – 1745 )   
Tables were, in the early modern period, important helpers of historical teaching and reading. Works from the period from 1475 to 1850, which depict “historical time” in tabular form, combine tables and texts, or explicitly as a commentary on tables, were collected. The collection was created as part of the subproject B1 of Munich SFB 573.

Collection of Latin Manuscripts  
The Bayerische Staatsbibliothek preserves an extensive collection of manuscripts, which will be made available step by step to the interested public on the Internet. The offer of works available in digitised form is expanded continuously. The digital copies produced from the originals are full colour copies, those produced from microfilms are available in a bitonal or grey-scale quality.

Secular Latin lyrics and minor poetic forms of the Middle Ages   
Secular Latin lyrics and minor poetic forms of the Middle Ages. A historical survey and literary repertory from the tenth to the early thirteenth century. Vol. 1 – 4. Concord, New Hampshire 1992-1995 (Classical Folia Editions).

Bibliotheca scriptorum Latinorum medii aevi digitalis  
Trithemius, Oudin, and Fabricius, Vossius, Take heed to thyself, Leyser (with statues of the edition) names of the scribes of the Latin Middle Ages (which extends almost to the year of 1500)

Analecta hymnica medii aevi digitalia   
All the verses / lines are distributed; Therefore, the question becomes common in a single row ( verbum1 and verbum2 ); you can easily and quickly in the search for a single verse of the text ( the difference of the lines = 0 , that is, at least no one of the lines, through the intercession of the one to the are the words which you want to find). If nothing is to be found in this way (verses, which were, according to the word for the first time, nor the pun), I may have something to ask, according to the word of the adjacent affinesve to those persons who are, or the word for the first time; affinity is defined as the number of lines ( the difference of the lines 1 , 2,3 , or more).

Latin manuscripts from the Bavarian State Library from Augsburg   
Latin manuscripts from the Bavarian State Library from Augsburg. Codices Latini Monacenses e bibliothecis civitatis Augustae Vindelicorum oriundi

Halmii Codices Latini Monacenses (Clm)   
Online: elementary search option for signature and text string Quaere signaturas, saecula annosque codicum et textus particulas Codices Latini Monacenses secundum originem (Prov) ordinati quomodo saeculis distribuantur

The Seven Liberal Arts : ( Catholic Encyclopedia )   
The expression artes liberales, chiefly used during the Middle Ages, does not mean arts as we understand the word at this present day, but those branches of knowledge which were taught in the schools of that time.

Medieval Philosophy   
Much of the period is marked by the influence of Christianity and many of the philosophers of the period were greatly concerned with proving the existence of God and reconciling Christianity with classical philosophy. The early Christian theologians St. Augustine and Boethius represent a link between the Roman and Medieval periods,

Scholasticism: As Method   
Scholasticism is a method of critical thought which dominated teaching by the academics (“scholastics,” or “schoolmen”) of medieval universities in Europe from about 1100 to 1700, and a program of employing that method in articulating and defending dogma in an increasingly pluralistic context.

Scholasticism : Catholic Encyclopedia  
Scholasticism is a term used to designate both a method and a system. It is applied to theology as well as to philosophy. Scholastic theology is distinguished from Patristic theology on the one hand, and from positive theology on the other.

Scholasticism: by Joseph Rickaby  
IT used to be assumed that Philosophy lay in a trance for more than a thousand years, from St. Augustine to Francis Bacon. Now it is coming to be admitted that the labours of the Schoolmen within that period do count for something in the history of human thought. This Primer is an outline sketch of those labours, by one who believes in their value.

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