Specific Texts (for sets of texts answering to criteria, click here)

If you want to look for a specific text, you can use the Trismegistos numbers, stable id's which are randomly assigned to individual texts or documents: see the grey menubar to the left under 'Quicksearch'. Alternatively, use one of the following possibilities.

Publication numbers: use the publication lookup tool.

Publication numbers are used in Greek and Latin documentary papyrology and epigraphy, but also in Demotic studies and very occasionally in Egyptology (in both cases in alternation with inventory numbers). They use an abbreviated form (sigel) for the publication (series), followed by a volume number, followed by a number of the text in the publication.
Most publications of papyri use "P." as an abbreviation; for ostraca "O." is standard; inscriptions often start with "I.". There are many exceptions and there is no universal system. We have developed a tool to deal with some of the diversity. You can also try our publications search here.

Inventory numbers: use the inventory lookup tool.

Inventory numbers are used in Egyptology, including Demotic studies. They use an abbreviated form for the collection, often the name of the museum or the place where it is located, sometimes followed by a letter to indicate a section in the collection, and a number of the text in the collection.
Again for papyri and ostraca "P." and "O." are often added before the name of the collection. Similar indications may be used for other materials (e.g. "St." for stelae).

Text names

We are currently adding names of texts to the database, e.g. 'Rosetta stone' or Liber Lintaeus', but there is no separate section of Trismegistos Texts to search for them. Please search in the field 'Inventory' on the general search form or try the Google Custom search in the upper right corner.