University of Basel

Department οf Ancient Civilisations - Program Support

The grant supports a part-time scientific coordinator over 2 years, for the upgrade and enhancement of the Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae (LIMC) database, which was created with support from the SNF, allowing a wealth of research on the iconography of Greek, Etruscan and Roman mythology as well as of the neighboring Mediterranean cultures to be made available online. 

Founded in 1460, the University of Basel is the oldest in Switzerland. The Department of Ancient Civilisations now hosts the materials and databases of the LIMC Foundation, which was established in 1972 and dissolved in 2014, having reached its goals with the publication of the Lexicon (LIMC, 10 double volumes) and the Thesaurus Cultus et Rituum Antiquorum (ThesCRA, 10 volumes), which formed the basis for the creation of the online database.