As announced via AIEGL, a preliminary version of Henry Immerwahr’s Corpus of Attic Vase Inscriptions has been made available online as a downloadable PDF. In a preface to this version, Immerwahr states:
This corpus is simply a collection of notes taken over the years from publications and illustrations, with some autopsy where possible. It is not complete, nor is it a finished product, and the information has to be used with caution. It has been made available by circulating hard copy in a few places and by CD’s distributed individually. The Beazley Archive in Oxford has made extensive use of it, but without giving the corpus numbers. Since these have been quoted in a number of articles, I thought it only fair to make it generally available as a website. I have made a minimal revision; Rudolf Wachter is preparing a more thoroughly revised version.
The use of Courier font makes this publication a little ugly, but the content will no doubt be useful to many, especially for reference and citation purposes. I should welcome clarification on two points, however:
- What are the license terms of this publication? Can I print this document and circulate it among my colleagues and/or students? Can I copy the file and post it to my website or blog (with full attribution, of course)? Can I cite the commentary that appears within it? (See Creative Commons for a suggested means of specifying these terms in a legally-binding way.)
- What is the long-term status of this version of the file? Will it be permanently archived at this address (or, better, in a digital repository somewhere)? Will it still exist in this form when Wachter’s full edition appears (presumably on paper)?
[Postscript: after the first 33 pages of this huge file there appears to be a technical problem with the PDF, and 2146 blank pages follow.]