State of Preparation
LGPN I: Aegean Islands, Cyprus, Cyrenaica
Published 1987; data held in database. No systematic updating since 1987.
Substantial new evidence is becoming available for the Islands as the new
volumes of Inscriptiones Graecae appear. So far:
Ionian Islands: IG IX I<2> (1) (4) (Berlin, 2001)
Samos: IG XII (6) (6) (1) and (2) (Berlin, 2000 and 2003)
LGPN II: Attica
Published 1994; data held in database.
The editors of this volume, M.J. Osborne and S.G. Byrne, have continued
to update the Attic material. Under an agreement
with them, the addenda and corrigenda to LGPN II are posted exclusively
to the LGPN web site.
LGPN has now received the data for the completely revised LGPN II (to
be referred to on this site as LGPN IIA); these are included in the pilot
database currently under development to deliver all LGPN volumes as one
online database. The names from LGPN IIA are included in the online Name Search.
Research enquiries relating
to Attica should continue to be addressed to Sean
See now also A Supplement of Athenian Residents in The
Foreign Residents of Athens.
addenda and corrigenda (last updated March 2006).
IIIA: Peloponnese, Western Greece, Sicily, and Magna Graecia
Published 1997; data held in database. No systematic updating since 1997.
IIIB: Central Greece: From the Megarid to Thessaly
Published 2000; data held in database. No systematic updating since 2000.
IV: Macedonia, Thrace, Northern Shores of the Black Sea
Published August 2005; data held in database.
VA: Coastal Asia Minor: Pontos to Ionia
Published April 2010. Primary names from this volume are
included in the online Search.
Asia Minor: Caria to Cilicia
Published January 2014. Primary names from this volume are
included in the online Search.
Published volumes on the web:
All primary names are available
for online searching. Search contains all names from LGPN I to VB.
Statistics (number of people
per regions etc.) can be found under each volume in the Publications section.
For the following unpublished
volumes, all data are held as text files, and show up in searches carried
out by LGPN staff.
LGPN VC: Inland
Phrygia, Cappadocia, Lykaonia, Galatia: LGPN coverage of these areas is
LGPN VI: Unassigned
This volume was planned to contain all individuals for whom an origin
cannot be assigned with any degree of probability (see LGPN I p. viii).
In the course of its work, LGPN has increasingly tended towards including
individuals who, if at all possible, can be covered by the formula ‘attested
at’ (*). Nonetheless, substantial numbers remain unassignable. LGPN
VI includes, for example, slaves not denoted by an ethnic, officials attested
throughout antiquity without their ethnic, individuals in damaged texts
where the crucial information is lacking, unassignable figures from literature
Some of these records remain as compiled in the original research programme;
others, attested in documents from areas which have already been published,
are fully edited and embody more recent publications and judgements on
chronology, location etc. LGPN is now considering publication online of
the second category of 'Others'.
Total on file at present in
all the above categories: approximately 20,000 individuals.
Part II: Commagene,
Syria, Palestine, Trans-Euphratic regions
In the Preface to LGPN I p. viii, P.M. Fraser outlined the desirability
of extending coverage to Syria with Commagene, Palestine, Egypt, Euphratic
and Trans-Euphratic regions, as a ‘Part 2’ to the LGPN series.
Work on these regions has not been developed since the project has focused
on the core volumes, but LGPN has been fortunate, through early associations
with two scholars, to receive substantial material from these areas.
Syria: Professor M. Sartre, University of Tours, contributed almost 20,000
records of named individuals from the countryside of Syria. It will now
be possible, when resources permit, to add to these files, drawing on
Professor Sartre’s later publications.
B. Isaac, Tel Aviv University, contributed approximately 5,000 records
of individuals from this area.
This material, together with
such other material for these regions as has accrued from the editing
of literary sources and epigraphical material from LGPN I-VI, is all computerised
and available to searches by LGPN staff.
LGPN has considerable holdings of persons from Egypt, compiled by Dr John
Rea and Dr Revel Coles. This is the only body of LGPN material which has
not been completely computerised; at present, approximately 6,000 records
are included in electronic searches. Note that individuals occurring in
Egypt with foreign ethnics have been extracted from this body of material
and absorbed into the relevant LGPN volume.
5th January 2015
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