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Inscription types

In Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum Online, inscriptions are assigned a type.

For example, the inscription discussed in SEG 64-573 (republished in IG X 2.1s.1458) is of the type Epitaph.

Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum Online uses a typology developed by Professor A. Chaniotis. This typology was introduced in volume 63. It replaces the older typology that consisted of four types only (Dedications, Epitaphs, Miscellaneous, and Public Documents).

The complete typology is given below. Where possible, types were matched with the types of inscription developed by the EAGLE Network. Only the elevent parent inscription types (in bold) are in use in Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum Online at this moment. These are:

  • Christian Inscription
  • Dedication
  • Epitaph
  • Graffiti-Dipinti
  • Instrumenta domestica
  • Magical Texts
  • Mosaic Inscriptions
  • Private and semi-public inscriptions
  • Public documents
  • Religious Inscriptions
  • Varia-Incerta

Note that the term (or "label") Epitaph occurs twice. Once as a type in its own right, and once as a subtype ("child") of another type, Christian inscription. Searching for an inscription type in the Faceted search also yields (entries with) inscriptions with subtypes.

LABEL ID PARENT
Public Documents https://www.eagle-network.eu/voc/typeins/lod/360
Treaty https://www.eagle-network.eu/voc/typeins/lod/420 Public Documents
Delimitation https://www.eagle-network.eu/voc/typeins/lod/313 Public Documents
Arbitration https://www.eagle-network.eu/voc/typeins/lod/59 Public Documents
Law https://www.eagle-network.eu/voc/typeins/lod/4 Public Documents
Edict https://www.eagle-network.eu/voc/typeins/lod/22 Public Documents
Decree https://www.eagle-network.eu/voc/typeins/lod/384 Public Documents
Honorary decree urn:cite:brill:inscriptionType:0000001 Public Documents
Proxeny decree urn:cite:brill:inscriptionType:0000002 Public Documents
Citizenship decree urn:cite:brill:inscriptionType:0000003 Public Documents
Decree of deme urn:cite:brill:inscriptionType:0000004 Public Documents
Regulation concerning the sale of a priesthood urn:cite:brill:inscriptionType:0000005 Public Documents
Letter https://www.eagle-network.eu/voc/typeins/lod/402 Public Documents
Letter of city urn:cite:brill:inscriptionType:0000006 Public Documents
Letter of king https://www.eagle-network.eu/voc/typeins/lod/31 Public Documents
Letter of Roman emperor https://www.eagle-network.eu/voc/typeins/lod/30 Public Documents
Letter of Roman magistrate urn:cite:brill:inscriptionType:0000007 Public Documents
Public subscription urn:cite:brill:inscriptionType:0000008 Public Documents
Account https://www.eagle-network.eu/voc/typeins/lod/410 Public Documents
Agonistic inscription/List of victors in a contest https://www.eagle-network.eu/voc/typeins/lod/369 Public Documents
Oath https://www.eagle-network.eu/voc/typeins/lod/409 Public Documents
List of magistrates/citizens https://www.eagle-network.eu/voc/typeins/lod/32 Public Documents
Dikastic tablet (only in Athens) urn:cite:brill:inscriptionType:0000009 Public Documents
Ostrakon for ostracism urn:cite:brill:inscriptionType:0000010 Public Documents
Other public and semi-public inscriptions urn:cite:brill:inscriptionType:0000011
Manumission record https://www.eagle-network.eu/voc/typeins/lod/51 Other public and semi-public inscriptions
Endowment https://www.eagle-network.eu/voc/typeins/lod/382 Other public and semi-public inscriptions
Decree of private association https://www.eagle-network.eu/voc/typeins/lod/15 Other public and semi-public inscriptions
Statutes of association https://www.eagle-network.eu/voc/typeins/lod/7 Other public and semi-public inscriptions
List of members of association urn:cite:brill:inscriptionType:0000012 Other public and semi-public inscriptions
Contract https://www.eagle-network.eu/voc/typeins/lod/375 Other public and semi-public inscriptions
Private letter https://www.eagle-network.eu/voc/typeins/lod/359 Other public and semi-public inscriptions
Horos inscription https://www.eagle-network.eu/voc/typeins/lod/425 Other public and semi-public inscriptions
Boundary marker https://www.eagle-network.eu/voc/typeins/lod/96 Other public and semi-public inscriptions
List of names urn:cite:brill:inscriptionType:0000013 Other public and semi-public inscriptions
Honorary inscription https://www.eagle-network.eu/voc/typeins/lod/69
Honorary epigram urn:cite:brill:inscriptionType:0000014 Honorary inscription
Sculptor's signature https://www.eagle-network.eu/voc/typeins/lod/115 Honorary inscription
Building inscription https://www.eagle-network.eu/voc/typeins/lod/86
Religious inscriptions https://www.eagle-network.eu/voc/typeins/lod/79
Cult regulation urn:cite:brill:inscriptionType:0000015 Religious inscriptions
Oracle https://www.eagle-network.eu/voc/typeins/lod/429 Religious inscriptions
Oracular inquiry urn:cite:brill:inscriptionType:0000016 Religious inscriptions
Hymn https://www.eagle-network.eu/voc/typeins/lod/65 Religious inscriptions
Aretalogy urn:cite:brill:inscriptionType:0000017 Religious inscriptions
Healing miracle https://www.eagle-network.eu/voc/typeins/lod/430 Religious inscriptions
Confession inscription urn:cite:brill:inscriptionType:0000018 Religious inscriptions
Dedication (religious inscription) https://www.eagle-network.eu/voc/typeins/lod/41 Religious inscriptions
Dedicatory epigram urn:cite:brill:inscriptionType:0000019 Religious inscriptions
Proskunema https://www.eagle-network.eu/voc/typeins/lod/423 Religious inscriptions
Epitaph https://www.eagle-network.eu/voc/typeins/lod/92
Funerary epigram https://www.eagle-network.eu/voc/typeins/lod/376 seg_inscription_type_000051
Funerary imprecation urn:cite:brill:inscriptionType:0000020 Funerary epigram
Dionysiac/Orphic tablet https://www.eagle-network.eu/voc/typeins/lod/432 Funerary epigram
Magical texts https://www.eagle-network.eu/voc/typeins/lod/366
Curse tablet/Defixio https://www.eagle-network.eu/voc/typeins/lod/434 Magical texts
Amulet,gem,phylactery https://www.eagle-network.eu/voc/typeins/lod/381 Magical texts
Graffiti - Dipinti https://www.eagle-network.eu/voc/typeins/lod/127
Acclamation https://www.eagle-network.eu/voc/typeins/lod/73 Graffiti - Dipinti
Topos inscription urn:cite:brill:inscriptionType:0000021 Graffiti - Dipinti
Seat inscription https://www.eagle-network.eu/voc/typeins/lod/111 Graffiti - Dipinti
Commemorative graffito urn:cite:brill:inscriptionType:0000022 Graffiti - Dipinti
Obscene graffito urn:cite:brill:inscriptionType:0000023 Graffiti - Dipinti
Rupestral graffito urn:cite:brill:inscriptionType:0000024 Graffiti - Dipinti
Graffito/dipinto on wall urn:cite:brill:inscriptionType:0000025 Graffiti - Dipinti
Graffito/dipinto on vase urn:cite:brill:inscriptionType:0000026 Graffiti - Dipinti
Mason's mark https://www.eagle-network.eu/voc/typeins/lod/394 Graffiti - Dipinti
Instrumenta domestica https://www.eagle-network.eu/voc/typeins/lod/136
Weight urn:cite:brill:inscriptionType:0000027 Instrumenta domestica
Sling bullet urn:cite:brill:inscriptionType:0000028 Instrumenta domestica
Amphora stamp urn:cite:brill:inscriptionType:0000029 Instrumenta domestica
Stamped tile urn:cite:brill:inscriptionType:0000030 Instrumenta domestica
Signature/Inscription on lamp urn:cite:brill:inscriptionType:0000031 Instrumenta domestica
Inscription on glass urn:cite:brill:inscriptionType:0000032 Instrumenta domestica
Other inscribed objects https://www.eagle-network.eu/voc/typeins/lod/106 Instrumenta domestica
Sundial https://www.eagle-network.eu/voc/typeins/lod/24 Instrumenta domestica
Sealing urn:cite:brill:inscriptionType:0000034 Instrumenta domestica
Mosaic inscription https://www.eagle-network.eu/voc/typeins/lod/138
Label urn:cite:brill:inscriptionType:0000035 Mosaic inscription
Dedication (mosaic inscription) urn:cite:brill:inscriptionType:0000036 Mosaic inscription
Christian inscription https://www.eagle-network.eu/voc/typeins/lod/383
Mosaic inscription urn:cite:brill:inscriptionType:0000037 Christian inscription
Building inscription urn:cite:brill:inscriptionType:0000038 Christian inscription
Psalm quotation urn:cite:brill:inscriptionType:0000039 Christian inscription
Invocation https://www.eagle-network.eu/voc/typeins/lod/387 Christian inscription
Prayer https://www.eagle-network.eu/voc/typeins/lod/85 Christian inscription
Dedication (Christian inscription) urn:cite:brill:inscriptionType:0000040 Christian inscription
Epitaph urn:cite:brill:inscriptionType:0000041 Christian inscription
Instrumenta domestica (e.g. bread stamp) urn:cite:brill:inscriptionType:0000042 Christian inscription
Varia - Incerta https://www.eagle-network.eu/voc/typeins/lod/106
Literary quotation https://www.eagle-network.eu/voc/typeins/lod/55 Varia - Incerta
Astronomical text urn:cite:brill:inscriptionType:0000043 Varia - Incerta