Integrating Digital Papyrology

Description: A digital corpus of 55 000 (mostly Greek) papyrological texts (from the Duke Databank of Documentary Papyri) aggregated with 65000 metadata records (from the Heidelberger Gesamtverzeichnis der griechischen Papyrusurkunden Ägyptens). Texts are from the Ptolemaic, Roman, and Byzantine periods, and are delivered through the Papyrological Navigator ( A user-friendly tags-free interface for authoring and editing the TEI content and controlling the workflow is in use by hundreds of users worldwide: .

Implementation description: Texts and metadata are encoded according to the EpiDoc Guidelines for encoding ancient epigraphical and papyrological texts in TEI ( ).

Other Related Resources: EpiDoc Guidelines: ; Joshua Sosin, 2010, "Digital Papyrology", Congress of the International Association of Papyrologists, 19 August 2010, Geneva. Available: .

Access : Texts and TEI XML published under Creative Commons Attribution license


Professor Joshua Sosin
Department of Classics
Duke University