Collection of Internet Sources for Classical Philology, Ancient History, Pre- and Early History, Byzantine Studies, Medieval and Neo-Latin Philology
Faculteit Letteren - Katholieke Universiteit Leuven: Leuven, BE
"The Prosopographia Ptolemaica lists all inhabitants of Egypt between 300 and 30 B.C., from Greek, Egyptian and Latin sources, both authors and documents. The first volume appeared in 1950 and for nearly half a century the project was directed by the founding fathers Willy Peremans (1907-1986) and Edmond Van 't Dack (1923-1997). The first six volumes, to which are added vol. VIII and IX, collect all persons for whom an occupation is attested. A tenth volume, by C. La'da, collecting all ethnics in Ptolemaic Egypt, has just been published. Volume VII contains an index to all persons in volumes I-VI. Since 1981 priority is given to the computerisation of the documentation in a relational data base with the program Filemaker Pro."