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isawnyu/pleiades-datasets: Pleiades datasets 2.0

Tom Elliott

Bagnall, Roger; Talbert, Richard; Holman, Lindsay; Becker, Jeffrey; Bond, Sarah; Gillies, Sean; Horne, Ryan; Moss, Gabe; Rabinowitz, Adam; Robinson, Elizabeth; Turner, Brian

We increment our major version number 2.0 to reflect the fact that this release greatly enhances the content of our JSON export files in two critical ways:

  • All attributes of all published "connection" objects are now included in a new "connections" array within the containing "place" object
  • All vocabulary terms, previously represented only with their alphanumeric keys, now also are represented with full URIs that resolve to the appropriate term definition at

This is a package of data derived from the Pleiades gazetteer of ancient places. It is used for archival and redistribution purposes and is likely to be less up-to-date than the live data at

Pleiades is a community-built gazetteer and graph of ancient places. It publishes authoritative information about ancient places and spaces, providing unique services for finding, displaying, and reusing that information under open license. It publishes not just for individual human users, but also for search engines and for the widening array of computational research and visualization tools that support humanities teaching and research.

Pleiades is a continuously published scholarly reference work for the 21st century. We embrace the new paradigm of citizen humanities, encouraging contributions from any knowledgeable person and doing so in a context of pervasive peer review. Pleiades welcomes your contribution, no matter how small, and we have a number of useful tasks suitable for volunteers of every interest.

Pleiades has received significant, periodic support from the National Endowment for the Humanities since 2006. Grant numbers: HK-230973-15, PA-51873-06, PX-50003-08, and PW-50557-10. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication do not necessarily reflect those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
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