Bavarian State Library, Munich: Illustrations from Editions of Vergil’s Aeneis 1502-1840 (Vergilius pictus digitalis)
Out of all editions of Virgil (P. Vergilius Maro, 70-19 BC; also: Vergil, Virgile, Virgilio) published between 1502 and 1840 forming part of the collections of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek and containing illustrations (around 200 of over 500 printed works of Virgil), the xylographs or copper etchings (as well as directly associated text pages such as indications of origin for these illustrations) were digitised. Besides approximately 2000 single pages with illustrations from editions with only figured frontispieces or with small illustration cycles some selected early prints containing larger series of images on Virgil are digitised comprehensively, so that also the direct image/ text reference is comprehensible. A printed handbook compiled by Werner Suerbaum in 2008 catalogues this thesaurus of illustrations on Virgil.
For the fully digitised printed works please click the project title above or the adjacent image. Those printed works in which digital copies were produced only of the illustrations are all available [ here ].
Total holdings of the Heidelberg collection of papyri: Greek papyri (around 5,000 items), Arabic (approx. 3,200 items), coptic (1,370 items) and 815 demotic papyri, as well as some smaller collections of hieratic, Middle Persian, Hebrew, Latin, Aramaic and Syrian papyri and 760 Greek ostraka. The framework data accompanying the digitised images contain technical data, but primarily also a classification and brief description of the unpublished items (type of document, dating, origin). Of course the framework data are much more detailed in the case of items that have already been edited.
Access is provided to the extensive holdings of the "Oxyrhynchus Papyri" in Oxford. The collection encompasses primarily Greek texts (classic and early Christian authors and deeds) from the Hellenistic and Roman times. Photographs at different resolutions are offered with every papyrus, in addition a transcription of the text and partly also a brief scholarly bibliography. For further information please click the menu items "search", "authors", "titles", "genres", "dates" or "papyrus nos.". The information output for each papyrus will list "publication date", "author", "date", "provenance", "location", "genre", "format" or "material".
Among other subject areas, the French national library is digitising literature on Classical Philology. The digitised holdings currently amount to around 120 titles which can also be printed out upon request. The individual titles can be searched for "mots du titre", "auteur" or "sujet", but it is also possible to do a "recherche libre".
Currently approximately 30 digitised volumes of the 16th to the 18th century that are relevant for the area of classical studies are available from the Digital Collection of the Warburg Institute.
Further full-text collections from the field of Classical Philology can be retrieved from the internet resource database KIRKE.