International Journal on Digital Libraries

, Volume 18, Issue 4, pp 263–270 | Cite as

Scripta manent: a CIDOC CRM semiotic reading of ancient texts

  • Achille Felicetti
  • Francesca Murano


This paper tries to identify the most important concepts involved in the study of ancient texts and proposes the use of CIDOC CRM to encode them and to model the scientific process of investigation related to the study of ancient texts to foster integration with other cultural heritage research fields. After identifying the key concepts, assessing the available technologies and analysing the entities provided by CIDOC CRM and by its extensions, we introduce more specific classes to be used as the basis for creating a new extension, CRMtex, which is more responsive to the specific needs of the various disciplines involved (including papyrology, palaeography, codicology and epigraphy).


CIDOC CRM extensions Ancient manuscripts EpiDoc CRMtex 



The present work has been partially supported by the ARIADNE project, and funded by the European Commission (Grant 313193) under the FP7 INFRA-2012-1.1.3 call.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.PINVAST-LABPratoItaly
  2. 2.Università degli Studi di FirenzeFlorenceItaly

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