another source of prosopographic data is the Epigraphische Datenbank
Heidelberg which at the moment has ca. 67000 prosopographic entries
(both latin and greek personal names). Searching for names mentioned in
inscriptions can be done in the complex search form of the Epigraphic
Text Database (http://epigraphische-datenbank-heidelberg.de). There is a
good chance of presenting these prosopographic entries as linked data in
the near future.
On Wed, 27 Jun 2012 12:03:15 +0100, Gabriel Bodard
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> 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.)