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EAGLE aims to build a multi-lingual online collection of millions of digitised items from European museums, libraries, archives and multi-media collections, which deal with inscriptions from the Greek and Roman World. The aim of the network is to make available the vast majority of the surviving inscriptions of the Greco-Roman world, complete with the essential information about them and with a series of peer-reviewed translations in several European languages. These are notoriously unavailable for inscriptions, as photos.

This Mediawiki is designed to give a tool to anyone interested in bridging this gap and contributing translations of inscriptions, either by providing groups of translations or providing new ones. Mediawiki is the software installed on the EAGLE website, and it uses the additional extension Wikibase to produce seamlessly for users, machine readable data.

This space specifically is intended to be our multilingual wiki and performs these functions:

  • gathers in one place all available translations of inscriptions online;
  • allows a simplified way to directly contribute data with no

technical infrastructure or support locally;

  • allows comparison, multiple interpretations and solutions;
  • supports multiple languages and authorships;
  • fosters the addition and simplified creation in a unified database

of more translations of selected inscriptions;

  • easily links images already available on Wikimedia Commons (for example these ones) to translations;
  • demonstrates the usefulness for the general public of translated

document, the challenges of an uneasy task and the opportunities offered by this content when well interlinked;

  • guarantees best possible integration with the EAGLE portal.

Please, get started browsing the translations by subset, by identifier, or by language. Or use the search box to search for relevant references.

If you want to contribute but do not yet know how, here are some more information

Getting Started

Guidelines for Translators

Wishlist of translations of inscriptions

The EAGLE bibliography - publications with translations of important inscriptions


Attic Inscriptions Online

Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania

Hispania Epigraphica Online (part)

Ubi erat Lupa

Inscriptions from Brigetio

Inscriptions from Dacia

Inscriptions of Aphrodisias


Epigraphic Database Roma

Epigraphic Database Bari

Last Statues of Antiquity

Roman Inscriptions of Britain

Browse by...

Epigraphic Database Bari ID

Epigraphic Database Heidelberg ID

Epigraphic Database Rome ID

Trismegistos Number

Language of the translation

idest identifier


For any question, feedback, suggestion or if you are interested in bulk upload of your translations, email our mailing list for WG 2 - Translations and Content Curation

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