Empress Embedded Database Searches 3000
Year Old Athenians Data
Get Ancient Greek Data Using Empress ODBC Connectivity Server,
Persistent Stored Modules (PSMs), PHP and Apache
Beltsville, MD, September 28, 2011 — Empress
Software, developers of the robust, agile Empress Embedded Database, announce a
new, dynamic, database driven website powered by Empress for the Athenians
Athenians Project is a
multi-year, ongoing project of compiling, computerizing and studying data about
the persons of ancient Athens. The project is headed by Professor John S.
Traill, a world-renowned antiquities expert as well as instructor in “Latin and
Greek Scientific Terminology” at the University of Toronto.
Following in the footsteps of the great German
scholar Johannes Kirchner, over 100,000 entries of age-faded, handwritten
card-files collected since the early 1930s by classics scholar Professor
Benjamin Dean Meritt and his associates at the Institute for Advanced Study in
Princeton, about persons of ancient Athens, have been digitized and maintained in an Empress Embedded Database for over 30 years.  And now, about 10,000 entries under Beta,
Gamma and Delta databases, are made publicly available on
http://atheniansproject.com - the Athenians Project website driven by Empress
Embedded Database makes web development and data accessibility fast, easy and
reliable for dynamically driven web based applications.  an arsenal of Empress Tools, Athenians
Project developers got the website up, ready and available to the public,
quickly and efficiently.  For the past 30
years, data entered into the Empress databases has been in transliterated Greek
With EMPRESS Persistent Stored
Modules (PSM), the data displayed on the browser is now decoded and converted
to ancient Greek.  This feature is
implemented as a persistent stored module SQL function and hence it can be
stored on the server and be invoked from the client.
computerization of Meritt’s data more than 3 decades ago, EMPRESS has been the
most important factor in our success," states John Traill, head of the
Athenians Project.  " A half century
earlier, even Albert Einstein, one of the most profound intellects in human
history supported the project ab initio.
Both Einstein and Meritt were original members of the Faculty of the
Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton.
Now that's class!"
With the advent of digital information systems, a
well designed database and the Internet, the production of making Athenians
project information available to the general public is no longer confined to 63
pounds of 20 hardbound printed volumes.
Athenians data stored in the Empress database can now be easily accessed
via any web browser, anywhere. This includes PC’s and handheld devices such as
the Apple iPad running iOS or Motorola Xoom running Android. searches are now done in a snap.
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