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Welcome to the AVI Project

AVI (Attic Vase Inscriptions / Attische Vaseninschriften) is an extended and web-based continuation and development of Henry R. Immerwahr's CAVI (Corpus of Attic Vase Inscriptions). AVI's main part is the interactive database, which is now ready in its preliminary version, but we also provide informations about the project's prehistory (by Henry Immerwahr), protohistory, and present and future aims, bibliography (more than 3000 titles), as well as some texts on alphabets and phonology of the Attic dialect.

You can download Henry Immerwahr's original CAVI as a pdf (version of January 2008, 7.7 MB, new versionof January 2009, 6.8 MB, here mirrored from the original website, see also http://www.lib.unc.edu/dc/attic/index.html).

CAVI has been completely integrated into the AVI database, whereby, as a first step, the bibliographical references and many more things have been unified in order to make them searchable. The content has not been changed, however, except for small additions by R.W., added in double square brackets [[...]], and quite a few corrections, mainly in the bibliographical sections.

On 17 February 2010, I was happy to present our new site, designed and programmed by Simone Hiltscher. It replaces the first site of 2004. In the meantime many new features have been added, mainly in the bibliographical section. On 13 December our search form was put online, which allows you to search the database according to precise criteria. In February 2011, the free text search followed, which has now been brought to near perfection. The next step will be the entry form for additions and corrections. The next step will be the entry form for additions and corrections. And finally, there will be photographs. So do come back regularly!

We hope you will find AVI useful and interesting, and we will welcome all contributions and comments, made by e-mail for the time being, but soon also directly into the database.

26 March 2012, Rudolf Wachter

CAVI PDF (Jan. 2008) CAVI PDF (Jan. 2009)