AIO_logoAttic Inscriptions Online is a website designed to make available the inscriptions of ancient Athens and Attica in English translation.
This website was created by Stephen Lambert, and launched in 2012 with translations of the 281 inscribed laws and decrees of Athens, 352/1-322/1 BC, which he edited as IG II3 1, 292-572. Gradually, more translations are being added to the site, together with more information about the inscriptions and explanatory notes. It is eventually planned to include all the inscriptions of Athens and Attica (ca. 20,000 in total).
Inscriptions on stone are the most important documentary source for the history of the ancient city of Athens and its surrounding region, Attica. Dating from the 7th century BC through to the end of antiquity, Greek texts are available to scholars in Inscriptiones Graecae (IG) I (up to 403/2 BC) and II (after 403/2 BC) (website), updated annually by the Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum (SEG) (website), and in the Packard Humanities Institute (PHI) Greek Inscriptions website. However, until now, very few of the inscriptions have been available in English translation, whether in print, or online. This site is intended to rectify this situation.
The translations include, as a minimum, an indication of the text translated, the name of the translator and key references. Further information about the inscriptions is being added gradually.