ICUR – Inscriptiones Christianae Urbis Romae – online

The ICUR series of inscriptions is not one that I have been familiar with.  But Lanciani references an inscription set up by the 4th century Pope Damasus over the Archivum, engraved by the artist Furius Dionysius Philocalus.  A google search for the Latin text reveals that it was published in De Rossi, ICUR, ii. 151.  So I’ve been searching for the volumes since.

The Fourth Century site gives a list of volumes.  I’ve added such links as I could find using Google Books and Europeana; but the items really do not seem to be online, despite being pre-1923 and so out of copyright.

Oh well.  I shall have to go without my inscription, and the witty, modest, yet learned remarks (or otherwise) that I would have written upon it.

UPDATE: I have added another link to vol.1 sent in by a correspondent: thank you!  He also points out that Damasus’ epigrams and inscriptions were all published by Ihm in 1895.  Archive.org have the book: http://archive.org/details/damasiepigrammat00damauoft.  Apparently the inscription I have in mind is on p.58, #57.  Sadly I have no time to look now.

2 Responses to “ICUR – Inscriptiones Christianae Urbis Romae – online”


  1. Claire

    It seems that access to ICUR inscriptions is available from the EDB – Epigraphic Database Bari website at http://www.edb.uniba.it/search/basic. The information as the website address indicates is basic but it is a start!

  2. Roger Pearse

    I’ll take a look – thank you!