SEG Search Tips

Looking for a record?

There are various methods to obtain a record.

A Search

1 Use the Search Box to find an entry by volume and inscription number

  • Enter the required volume and inscription number, divided by a space, in the [Search Box], and select the title Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum in the drop down right of the [Search Box].
  • For example: "57 100" (including quotes) will create a search for SEG volume 57, inscription 100.
  • If the entry exists, it will be at the top of the search result list. If the entry is part of a lemma with multiple inscriptions, that entry will be listed on top. For example "50 1" is part of SEG 50 1-168.

2 Use the Search Box to find all inscriptions in a certain region

  • For example, find all entries with inscriptions within the region Babylonia:
  • Enter the required region name in the [Search Box], as follows: tei_region:"Babylonia" (including the double quotes "" around Babylonia) and select the title Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum.
  • The search result will show a list of all inscriptions in Babylonia.

3 Use the Search Box to find all inscriptions in a certain place

  • For example, find all entries with inscriptions within the place Babylon
  • Enter the required place name in the Search Box, as follows: tei_place:"Babylon" (including the double quotes "" around Babylon) and select the title Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum.
  • The search result will show a list of all inscriptions in Babylon  

4 Use the Search Box to find all inscriptions in a large region ("super region")

  • For example, find all entries with inscriptions within the region East
  • Enter the required larger region name in the Search Box, as follows: tei_superregion:"East" (including the double quotes around East) and select the title Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum. 
  • The search result will show a list of all inscriptions in East

Combine search terms

  • Search terms may be combine these terms. In that case, just add a + sign between the search strings.

  • For example: Enter the string tei_superregion:"East" + Apollo to search for all records in the East, that contain the name Apollo.

B Browse the entries and content listings

1 Use the Browse lists for regions looking for all inscriptions

Please note that lists can be quite long, and therefore might take some time to load.

2 Use the browse lists to consult Indices

All the indices that appear in the back of the printed volumes have been merged into large listings of terms.

  • For example, if you are looking for names of ships in inscriptions, visit the SEG page (http://referenceworks.brillonline.com/browse/supplementum-epigraphicum-graecum)
  • Click the Contents tab, just below the A to Z list
  • Scroll down and click on Indices
  • Look for Names of Ships (in fact this index is a bit broader) and click the link to open the complete keyword list.
  • Once you click a term, the system will start a search for all records contain that keyword term.

3 Use the browse lists to consult Concordances

All the concordances that appear in the back of the printed volumes have been merged into large listings of terms.

  • For example, if you are looking for a list of all inscription listed in the corpus IG I and mentioned in the SEG, visit the SEG page (http://referenceworks.brillonline.com/browse/supplementum-epigraphicum-graecum)
  • Click the Contents tab, just below the A to Z list
  • Scroll down and click on Concordances
  • Look for IG I and click the link to open the complete concordance.
  • Once you click a term, the system will start a search for all records listed in the corpus IG I.
  • Select the entry you need in the right column.