As just reported by AIEGL, the Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum have launched a website available in German and English at http://cil.bbaw.de/. The site appears to contain:
- Searchable database of CIL numbers, listing photographs, squeezes, and bibliography among the results
- Sample indices of Latin words in Republican Inscriptions (CIL I² 2, 4) and Milestone Inscriptions (CIL XVII 4, 1), with detailed “keyword in context” features
- PDF versions of the Addenda and Corrigenda to the Internal Concordance to the CIL
- A glossary of terms and metadata used in the editions of inscriptions (Latin and German)
- Archivum Corporis Electronicum: an Anthology of Latin verse inscriptions from Roman Africa (German only). It doesn’t look as if there are any texts here; there is a clickable map of North Africa, but selecting Lepcis Magna (for example) returns the result “Zu Ihrer Abfrage sind keine Daten vorhanden”.
This is an attractive and, at first glance, professionally put together site, although the data inside it is a trifle thin. I can only hope that this is the beginnings of a growing electronic dissemination project, rather than a meagre attempt to advertise the paper produce. I can also only hope and appeal that any future plans to put epigraphy online will be done in a format compatible with the EAGLE and EpiDoc standards.