TEI: Integrating Digital Papyrology

For inclusion in the TEI Application Page

Form posted from TEI website on 2008-11-4
Classical and Medieval LiteraturepapyrologyGreekAncient Greek4 Dec 2011David Sewell changes per G Bodard. 6 Nov 2008Professor Joshua Sosin Created using newproj webform

  • Host: Duke University
  • Other institutions involved:
    • University of Heidelberg
    • New York University
    • King’s College London
    • Columbia University
    • University of Kentucky
  • URL:

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 (http://papyri.info/). 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 SosinDepartment of ClassicsDuke UniversityEmail: josh.sosin@duke.edu