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Classical heritage in epigraphic culture of the Czech lands

An epigraphic database of inscriptions inspired by ancient times surviving in the Czech Lands from their beginnings to the present day.

The "Classical heritage in epigraphic culture of the Czech lands" database is the first published online epigraphic database in the Czech Republic providing access to epigraphs inspired by the Classical era and surviving in the Czech lands, from the beginning to the present day. Epigraphs are deemed to mean texts placed on permanent materials, such as stone, metal, burnt clay, bone, ivory, plaster, mosaics, as well as in drawings and paintings, and inscriptions in tapestries and coats of arms. Each epigraph is not only transcribed from the original (if it survived), or from manuscripts and publications, translated into Czech and accompanied with a brief commentary, dates, if possible, and localized precisely. Each entry contains a bibliographic citation and key words. Classical heritage comprises formal (verbal, stylistic, metric, etc.) or contentual (mythological, historical, etc.) references to Classical, in particular Roman, paradigms. Whether such reference is conscious or unconscious is irrelevant.

  • Person responsible for administration of information source
    Jiří Žůrek (zurek@ics.cas.cz)
  • Current content of information source
    318 catalogue entries
  • Listings have associated digital objects
    Yes
  • Format of digital objects
    jpg

Online access: http://napisy.olympos.cz/

Author/administrator of source:
Institute of Philosophy of the CAS, v. v. i.

Availability:
online

Type of resource:
database

Subject:
epigraphy, classical studies, literary science

Keywords:
epigraphic monuments