What is Hyperión?

Hyperión is a digital publication platform that makes ancient works of art preserved in Hungarian collections accessible for the wider public. It is primarily conceived as a reference and teaching tool for students and scholars, but addresses anyone interested in ancient culture.

What content is accessible in Hyperión?

The database is structured with four components. Hyperión itself presents antiquities (chiefly Greek, Roman, Italian and Egyptian works of art) preserved in Hungarian public collections, through collection information, descriptions, images and bibliography. This information is also provided in English, with the hopes of chanelling perhaps lesser known material into international research. The component Periégésis provides images and collection information on ancient works of art and archaeological sites outside Hungary. Since the primary aim of Periégésis is to make this material more readily accessible for the Hungarian public, datasheets only appear in English to a limited extent. Similarly, entries in the Lexicon, which shed light on specific aspects of ancient art and culture, and in Tours, which combine datasheets and lexicon entries in thematic units, are chiefly accessible in Hungarian.

How do I search in Hyperión?

There are two basic search functions in Hyperión. You can simply type your search term into the simple search field. The database will then run the query in all its textual content, but will only list exact matches. The four filters allow you to narrow your search to the different units of the database. 
The use of the advanced search fields is only slightly more complicated, but gives much more accurate results. Besides the four search filters, the advanced search fields allow you to combine different search terms. You can either type in the fields or choose your search terms from the drop down menus.

Why should I register to Hyperión?

As a registered user you will have your personal account. This will let you create individual folders equipped with a note-taking function, where you can save your own selection of datasheets. Registration is free of charge and can be deleted any time.

How can I delete my account?

This function is currently under construction. Please write to the editors at antik@mfab.hu for help. Thank you for your patience!


Who are the authors of Hyperión?

Hyperión is written and edited by Hungarian scholars and students of Classical and Roman archaeology, Classical philology, and Egyptology. The database is developed and maintained by the Collection of Classical Antiquities at the Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest, and is supervised by an editorial board with the representatives of the participant museum collections and universities (for details, see the Credits).

How can I use content from the pages of Hyperión?

All content, including text, images, and data are proprietary to the Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest or the Copyright holders identified in the individual webpages. Use of the texts published in Hyperión is only permitted if the rules of scientific citation are properly adhered to (see below for details). Hyperión does not own the copyright to the images published on the site, the use of the images is subject to the permission of the respective Copyright holders. Information on the creators, source, copright holder and license of individual images is available in the Image info page. For more information on the use of the site, consult our Terms & Conditions.

How to cite Hyperión?

Please use the following format when citing from Hyperión:

"Title of the datasheet (ID of datasheet)”, in Á. M. Nagy et al. (eds), Hyperión. A database of classical studies (Budapest: Museum of Fine Arts, 2003‒). 
URL: stable URL of the given page (Accessed: date of access).

For instance:
"Early cycladic marble figure (Hyp-2)”, in Á. M. Nagy al. (eds), Hyperión. A database of classical studies (Budapest: Museum of Fine Arts, 2003‒). 
URL: classics.mfab.hu/hyperion2/en/targy/2 (Accessed:  28. 10. 2018).