How to use the database resources


Present version offers three types of search.
  1. By author’s name. To use that option fill out „Author/editor” field. The results show all books and articles written, edited, translated by the given person. For multiple names use hyphen between them with double-sided spaces (e. g. Niesiołowski – Spanò).
  2. By title. To use the option fill out „Title” field. The title should be written in its full and correct version.
  3. By words in title. You have to use Polish words (mostly: some titles are in other languages). You can span two words by „and” and „or” marks.
  4. By key words. There are three fields for that type of scan. Last of them is reserved for the time phrase (year, century, period, millenium). It is possibile to join the fields using „and” and „or” marks. The third field is automatically connected with above two fields by „and” mark. Enter the time phrase according to the model: c.B.C. (for centuries B.C.), c. (for centuries A.D.); for years B.C. or A.D. is enough. Use the Arabic numerals. Correct phrase should be as given: 1st c.B.C., 3rd c., 31-30 B.C., 9 A.D. Millenium is abbreviated as mil. Be aware not to use spaces between numerals when asking about periods (31-30 B.C. is correct).
  5. All the above mentioned types of searches can be united – use „and” and „or” marks.
  6. To make another search click „Search again”.

Key words.

The supervising team does his best to describe a given position as exactly as possibile. In most cases a work is adscribed to one from the general key words such as „Rome”, „Egypt”, „Elam” and so on. Then more precise terms are used. For example Lesław Morawiecki’s Legum ac libertatis auctor et vindex: Marek Juniusz Brutus i jego program polityczny, Poznań 2001, was described as follows: Rome - republic - civil war 44-42 B.C. – religion - numismatics - coins – iconography - monetary iconography - propaganda - Marcus Iunius Brutus - coinage - libertas - Libertas – Brutus - tyrannocides. Terms like ancient history, byzantinology, Mediterranean archaeology are used to denote scientific disciplines. For works on the ancient languages the general term is the name of the language. Use rather plural than singular when entering a key word (e.g. herbs rather than herb).

Add your work

To enrich the database resources you can add your work individually. You have to fill out suitable fields and then click „Add” button. The proposal after being checked by the Eridanos supervising team will be added as a record.


To deliver your comments, remarks and proposals fill out fields „Comment” and „Nick”. All comments are analysed and then recorded in our archive. To read all the comments use „Show comments” (for English comments) or „show All comments” to see all the comments regardless of their language.


To scan all the records click „Browse” button. Entries without author are in "anon" category".