Linking to inscriptions in Clauss-Slaby

If you want to make a direct link to just one inscription in the magnificent Clauss-Slaby database, here’s a way to do it. I should point out I found this out ages ago (I know not where, sadly, so anonymous credit is due), lost it, then rediscovered it!

Tombstone of Classicianus

The information on the inscription is conveyed to the database in the format of

= corpus
B = year/volume
C = number

like this (note that the %20 is essential in each case to pass a ‘space’ character – you can’t have spaces in URLs).

db.edcs.eu/epigr/epi_einzel.php?s_sprache=en&p_belegstelle=A%20B,%20C

Thus the diploma listing units discharged in Britain in AD 122, CIL XVI, 69 is

db.edcs.eu/epigr/epi_einzel.php?s_sprache=en&p_belegstelle=CIL%2016,%2000069

Alternatively,  let’s try the inscription to Iulius Classicianus from London, AE 1936, 3

db.edcs.eu/epigr/epi_einzel.php?s_sprache=en&p_belegstelle=AE%201936,%2000003

All you need to do is form your URL in a text editor, copy it, and paste it into the address bar of your browser. You can even use a URL shortener on the resulting page for posting in Twitter.

Easy when you know how 😉

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