Inscriptions of Aphrodisias project

The aim is to publish as many as possible of the Greek inscriptions from Aphrodisias in Caria online, in order both to provide far fuller documentation than a book allows, and to meet the problems of the dissemination of expensive publications.
In so doing, we aim to develop and establish technological standards (using TEI compliant XML) which other epigraphers can use; we are trying to discuss the project with as many experts as possible, in the UK, US and Europe.
We plan to develop protocols not only for the final presentation of material, but also for collaborative editing and work online, before publication.

Principal investigator
Professor Charlotte Roueché
Principal project staff
Professor Charlotte Roueché; Professor Harold Short; Professor Tim Cornell
Start date
Thursday, January 1, 2004
Completion date
Monday, January 1, 2007
Source material
The sources are, primarily, the inscriptions on stone found at the site of Aphrodisias in Caria, during the current exacavations by New York University As well as those uncovered, or rediscovered, by the excavators, there are also important documentary records - held in Vienna, Paris, London, Cambridge and New York - of material recorded by earler visitors to the site which has not been found again; we also include this material. Publishing involves presenting the Greek (and occasionally Latin) text - wih translation, etc - presented as text; it also involves presenting the stone, as an archaeological object, giving all the information about it and its contexxt within the excavated city

Charlotte Roueché, Aphrodisias in Late Antiquity: The Late Roman and Byzantine Inscriptions , revised second edition, 2004, <>, ISBN 1 897747 17 9

Joyce Reynolds, Charlotte Roueché, Gabriel Bodard, Inscriptions of Aphrodisias (2007), available <>, ISBN 978-1-897747-19-3.