I.Sicily is a project to create and make freely available online the complete corpus of inscriptions from ancient Sicily. The project includes texts in all languages (Greek, Latin, Phoenician/Punic, Oscan, Hebrew, and Sikel), from the first inscribed texts of the Archaic period (7th-6th centuries BC) through to those of late Antiquity (5th century AD and later). In the first instance the project is restricted to texts engraved on stone, but it is intended to expand that coverage in the future. The project uses TEI-XML mark-up, according to the EpiDoc schema. The main corpus is projected to be live (at www.sicily.classics.ox.ac.uk/isicily/) by the middle of 2016.



University of Oxford, UK
Museo archeologico regionale Paolo Orsi in Syracuse, Sicily
Museo civico, Catania, Sicily
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Catania

Project Team

Jonathan Prag (PI, University of Oxford, Faculty of Classics)
James Cummings (Technical consultant, University of Oxford, IT Services)
James Chartrand (Principal developer, Open Sky Solutions, Canada)
Valeria Vitale (geodata, Kings College London)
Michael Metcalfe (Museum data)


John Fell Fund, University of Oxford
Merton College, Oxford