ICG - Inscriptiones Christianae Graecae

Ancient inscription

A database of early Christian inscriptions from Asia Minor and Greece

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The ICG database is now publicly accessible. You can login above with the following details:

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Database Publication and Citation

The database has now been published in open-access mode in Edition Topoi at http://repository.edition-topoi.org/collection/ICG.

The full bibliographical reference of the database is as follows:

Breytenbach, C., K. Hallof, U. Huttner, J. Krumm, S. Mitchell, J. M. Ogereau, E. Sironen, M. Veksina, and C. Zimmermann, eds. Inscriptiones Christianae Graecae (ICG): A Digital Collection of Greek Early Christian Inscriptions from Asia Minor and Greece. Berlin: Edition Topoi, 2016. Online at: http://repository.edition-topoi.org/collection/ICG.

The database should be abbreviated as ICG, and inscriptions referenced as follows, e.g., ICG 811.

Project Members

Project Directors: Cilliers Breytenbach, Klaus Hallof

Advisory Board: Stephen Mitchell, Erkki Sironen

Digital Editors: Ulrich Huttner, Julien Ogereau, Marina Veksina

Assistants: Inga Mergner, Jennifer Krumm, Maya Prodanova

Technical Development: Sebastian Kruse, Markus Konrad

Sponsor: TOPOI


The development of the database has been sponsored by the Excellence Cluster 264 TOPOI since 2008. The goal is to collect and document early Christian inscriptions from Asia Minor and Greece. Each entry provides the original text and a translation of the inscription, succinct comments (as applicable), bibliographic references, as well as important information about the date, provenance, and place of keeping of the inscription. Furthermore, the database includes images and/or facsimiles (whenever available) of the epigraphic documents.

Development Status

The database contains so far over 3,500 entries. All of the Christian material from Lycaonia and Phrygia (ca.1,500 inscriptions) has already been entered. To date, about 1,500 inscriptions from Attica, Corinthia, and Macedonia have also been added to the database. Inscriptions from north and south Galatia, Caria, and Ionia, the Peloponnese, and northern Macedonia are currently being processed. The entries are regularly corrected, supplemented, and updated, as required.

Search Function

The database allows simple searches of single terms, be they letter combinations or words, in the original (normalized) Greek (and sometimes Latin) texts and in the German or English translations and commentaries. The database also allows for more complex searches by combining various filters (‘Dating’, ‘Region’, etc.). For more information, please read the detailed instructions under the search tool bar on the inscription list page (URL) by clicking on the question mark sign (?).

Conditions of Use

The database is intended solely for scientific, non-commercial, and research purposes and adheres strictly to the German copyrights legislation.

Please abide by the 'Licence' and 'Conditions of Use' for using or reproducing photographic material.


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