CORPUS OF ATTIC VASE INSCRIPTIONS

This corpus is based on notes taken over the years from publications and illustrations, with some autopsy where possible. I am aware of the fact that a real corpus should be based mainly on direct examination of the documents, but in the case of pottery, scattered as it is over the globe, this is not attainable. The corpus is not complete, nor is it a finished product, and the information has to be used with caution. It has been made available by circulating hard copy in a few places and by CD's distributed individually. The Beazley Archive in Oxford has made extensive use of it, but without giving the corpus numbers. Since these have been quoted in a number of articles, I thought it only fair to make it generally available as a website. This issue is a second partial revision from that included about a year ago. Rudolf Wachter is preparing a more thoroughly revised version. See his website, http://pages.unibas.ch/avi/.

Bibliographical references with an asterisk are those used for the reading of inscriptions. I should note that a good deal of the secondary bibliography has been omitted since it can easily be found in the Beazley corpora.

The Greek is GreekKeys (Athena) Unicode with a few signs introduced from SymbolAthenian.

I would welcome corrections and criticisms.
Henry R. Immerwahr hri@email.unc.edu
January 2009

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