Database: Clavis Historicorum Antiquitatis Posterioris (CHAP)

This database inventorises all historiographical works of Late Antiquity (300 until 800 AD) in Latin, Greek, Syriac, Armenian, Georgian, Arabic, Coptic and, to a lesser extent, Hebrew, Aramaic and Persian. Names and titles in languages written in non-Latin alphabets have been included both in their original script and in transliteration.

This online version can be cited as P. Van Nuffelen & L. Van Hoof, eds., Clavis Historicorum Antiquitatis Posterioris: Individual entries can be cited as (e.g.) CHAP, s.v. Eusebius of Caesarea. A version in print with an additional introduction on genre and late ancient historiography as well as a series of indices will be published by Brepols Publishers.

Current entries are by Philippe Blaudeau (PB), Philip Booth (PBo), Maria Conterno (MC), Ghazzal Dabiri (GD), Emerance Delacenserie (ED), Lorenzo Focanti (LF), Panagiotis Manafis (PM), Marianna Mazzola (MM), Matthew O’Farrell (MO), Perinne Pilette (PP), Raf Praet (RP), Stephen Rapp (SR), Lieve Van Hoof (LVH), and Peter Van Nuffelen (PVN). The input of data was done by Sara De Decker and Herbert Verreth.

The database was last updated in June 2018. Reactions on the content can be e-mailed to


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