On Perseus we have Smith's Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and
Mythology. These are linkable by URI in the form:
(Content negotiation via the HTTP header is currently used to determine
whether to return TEI xml or redirect to the Perseus HTML display.)
I believe we also have extracted names from a number of back-of-the-book
indices which we will be making available this way as well.
On 06/27/2012 07:03 AM, Gabriel Bodard wrote:
> Dear digital classicists,
> I have an idle question about proposopographies, onomastica, lexica
> and other collections of infomation about persons from the Greco-Roman
> world(s). Basically I'm wondering (a) how fully covered the regions
> and periods of the ancient world are in prosopographical publication,
> and (b) how many of these catalogues and lists are available in
> digital form, even if only as a bare list of names/identities.
> Needless to say, there are lots of exciting things that could be done
> (mostly involving linked data) if lots of these datasets could be
> brought together, but I'm not proposing at this point to *do* any of
> these things. Rather I'm interested in getting a picture of the scale
> of the data available to us.
> Off-hand, I can think of the following datasets which have
> public-facing digital instances:
> * Lexicon of Greek Personal Names
> * Prosopographia Ptolemaica/Trismegistos
> * Prosopography of the Byzantine Empire/Prosopography of the
> Byzantine World
> * Prosopographie der mittelbyzantinischen Zeit
> And other non-digital prosopographies:
> * Broughton's Magistrates of the Roman Republic
> * Prosopographia Imperii Romani
> * Prosopography of the Later Roman Empire
> * Pauly's Realencyclopädie has a lot of persons defined;
> * Wikipedia/Dbpedia will have a certain overlap with all of the
> above, although is obviously less complete than any of them.
> 1. How many other prosopographies/onomastica are there that are
> missing from my list above?
> 2. What geographic and chronological (and thematic) gaps are there in
> the final picture formed by this?
> 3. How many of these have public-facing digital versions?
> 4. How many of these have linked data URIs associated with them (or
> could be persuaded to do so)?
> (It may be that a wiki page will eventually be a better way to collect
> this information than an email list. If so I'll start one.)