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Epigraphy and Informatics

Silvio Panciera

in Epigraphy and the Historical Sciences

Published by British Academy

Published in print June 2012 | ISBN: 9780197265062
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191754173 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5871/bacad/9780197265062.003.0012

Series: Proceedings of the British Academy

Epigraphy and Informatics

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This brief chapter stresses the difference between the revolutionary possibilities of applying Information Technology to the Greek and Roman epigraphic record and its limited effects to date. It traces the reasons partly to scholarly attitudes, partly to the lack of a list of prioritised objectives, partly to divergences in the very concepts of ‘inscription’ and of ‘data-base’ and partly to a lack of unity and collaboration.

Keywords: Information Technology; data-base; inscription; Greek epigraphic record; Roman epigraphic record

Chapter.  1507 words. 

Subjects: Classical History

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