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ARCAIT - ARchive of Constitutions of Ancient ITaly - represents an interdisciplinary tool for information and bibliographical research, for study and analysis of the political and constitutional history of populations and communities of ancient Italy and Sicily in pre-Roman and Roman times (ca. 8th cent. BC - ca. 4th cent. AD). The three ARCAIT Archives contain, respectively, the modern scientific literature (so far over 9000 titles), selected epigraphic and literary evidence, and images (pictures, maps, drawings, etc.) related to the populations and communities of ancient Italy and Sicily and to specific historical-political and institutional topics.

Bibliographical Archive

Archive containing the modern scientific bibliography on the political and constitutional history of Etruscans, Italiotes, Italians, populations of Ancient Sicily and their individual communities in pre-Roman and Roman times.

Documental Archive

Archive gathering thematically selected documents – literary and epigraphic sources – relevant to the political and constitutional history of people and communities of ancient Italy and Sicily in pre-Roman and Roman times.

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Image Archive

Archive containing pictures, graphic reconstruction, maps, etc. …

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The periodical abbreviations are those of the Année Philologique: see Abbreviations.

Data updating and expansion of the sections are continuous: see News.

To notify own and/or other’s contributions: see Send/Request Information.

ARCAIT is part of activities under the Projects No. P 25418-G18 (2013-2016) and P 30279-G25 (2017-2020) funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF).

Research institution: University of Vienna, Department of Roman Law and Antique Legal History, Schenkenstrasse 8-10, 1010 Vienna, Austria

Project-Leader: Prof. Loredana Cappelletti: see Staff

Research fellows: see Staff


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