DĀMOS Database of Mycenaean at Oslo

In this first online version of DĀMOS it is possible to browse the transliteration of all Mycenaean texts and to perform word searches in the whole corpus or in a desired subgroup.

To select a text or a group of texts you want to browse through, choose a value from one or more of the columns of the filter (it is at the moment not possible to select more than one value for each column in the filter; we are, however, working on making this feature available as soon as possible!). For each document you will get text, notes, metadata and a first basic bibliography.

By clicking on "Highlight Changes" it's possible to see the part of a text (or of its metadata) which, due to joins or new readings, differ from current standard editions (this last feature is at the moment only implemented for the texts from Knossos).

Each tablet can also be saved for later reading or printing by clicking on "Open in new window": you will see the tablet in a pop up-window, independent from the browsing filter and with a more printer-friendly layout. In this way, you will also have the possibility to look at and compare various documents at the same time - each in its own window.

To perform a word search within the selected group of documents click on "Word search with this filter". If you want to perform a word search in the whole corpus, just click on "Word search" (you can also click on "Remove filter" after searching in a subgroup). When performing a word search it is possible to define some search options:

  1. you can choose between looking for the normalized or actual form of a word: the search will then not take into account editing signs like brackets or subscript dots. E.g., if you are looking for ko-wo you will get also such forms as ko-]ẉọ (the resulting occurrencies will be anyway listed grouped by actual form).
  2. you can choose to look for an exact form, an undetermined part of a word (free text search), the beginning, or the end of a word. Finally you can also choose to perform a word search using Regular expressions .
  3. you can choose for your search to be case sensitive or case insensitive.