In the future, image permissions and reproduction requests will be handled through an automated process online. Until then, please follow the procedures and terms described on this page.
Notification of Copyright
Documents, photographs, slides, and other media owned by the American School of Classical Studies at Athens may be protected by copyright, trademark, or a related interest not owned by the ASCSA. It is the responsibility of the applicant to determine whether any such rights exist and to obtain necessary permission for use.
The ASCSA can grant permissions for the use of its media content for both non-commercial and commercial use. Permissions and fulfillment fees may apply depending on how you intend to use this media. The ASCSA may choose to grant either perpetual or one-time permissions, and this decision is made on a case-by-case basis. For most non-commercial uses, perpetual rights are granted.
The ASCSA can grant non-exclusive, worldwide permission in all languages in all editions, print and electronic, to you to reproduce one or more images as long as the following conditions are met: the image(s) for the publication by its author(s) are allowed only (a) in one work in print at any one time (one ISBN or two if hard/paper simultaneously plus eBooks for those); (b) for a book of which the author(s) of the initial print edition is an author of the new version/edition; (c) beyond the original work only in a work that has a copyright registration indicating it is a derivative work and identifying the earlier publication as a prior work on which the derivative work is based. Unless otherwise stated, the credit lines listed below must be used in display and/or publication. You also agree to provide the Gennadius Library (in the case of publication of Gennadeion-provided images either from the Library or its Archives) or the Blegen Library (for all other instances) with a gratis copy of the publication (if applicable) in which the ASCSA’s materials appear.
The ASCSA can grant non-exclusive, worldwide, permissions to you to reproduce (one time only), image(s) in print and in the print edition’s directly related electronic format(s). Unless otherwise stated, one of the credit lines listed below must be used in display and/or publication. You also agree to provide the Gennadius Library (in the case of publication of Gennadeion-provided images either from the Library or its Archives) or the Blegen Library (for all other instances) with a gratis copy of the publication (if applicable) in which the ASCSA’s materials appear.
ASCSA Credit Lines
Depending on which department provides your image(s) or other media, you will be asked to use one of the following credit lines:
- American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Agora Excavations
- American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Corinth Excavations
- American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Gennadius Library
- American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Archives in the Gennadius Library, [collection name]
- American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Archives in the Blegen Library, [collection name]
- American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Wiener Laboratory
- American School of Classical Studies at Athens (this credit line will be used for requests for images used in ASCSA Publications that are not from any of the ASCSA’s departments)
In some instances, you may be charged for permission to use ASCSA images (see Permission Fees). You may also be charged if you request a print-ready digital copy of an image (see Image Request Fees). Other fees may also apply, including image discovery (staff assistance in helping you find images for your publication) and express processing (Athenian Agora and Corinth only). Query your ASCSA contact for a full description of these fees.
Payment of any and all fees are accepted in either euros or U.S. dollars in the form of cash, checks, or money orders by post or in person. At this time, credit/debit card payments are accepted only by the Publications Office in Princeton, New Jersey, for fees concerning images from Hesperia and monographs of all series excluding Agora and Corinth volumes, Gennadeion Monographs, and The New Griffon.
Each ASCSA department is responsible for collecting fees for the permissions it grants. Your ASCSA contact will work with you to arrange for payment if payment is required.
For Authors Who Are Publishing Assigned ASCSA Material
No charge. Perpetual rights.
Permissions for Non-Commercial Use
There is no charge for permissions for personal, scholarly, or academic use in publications, either print or digital (or both), published in journals and/or monographs by non-profit or university presses.
Permissions for Commercial Use
Commercial Single-Use Permissions
See the definition of single-use rights as stated above. Fees are charged for the following six categories:
- Black-and-white images (1–5 images)
- Black-and-white images (additional images over 5)
- Black-and-white cover image
- Color images (1–5 images)
- Color images (additional images over 5)
- Color cover image
Commercial Perpetual Permissions
See the definition of perpetual rights as stated above. Fees are charged for the following six categories:
Image Request Fees
Requesting an image for your use does not guarantee permission to publish it. If you wish to request an image for publication, you will also need to request permissions to publish it. See Permissions for details.
Pre-payment of fees is required prior to delivery of images or service. Fees may be waived at the discretion of an ASCSA department.
For image reproduction requests, a flat fee per digital image will be charged. This fee may be waived at the discretion of an ASCSA department.
Image Discovery and Delivery
There may be times when you need help finding one or more images to use in your publication. Permissions-seekers who ask for assistance from an ASCSA department for either commercial or non-commercial publications will be charged a standard image discovery fee, scalable depending on the number of images requested. This fee may be waived at the discretion of an ASCSA department.
Permissions-seekers who are able to help themselves in finding images (via the ASCSA's online collections or elsewhere) to use for their research and/or publication will not be charged an image discovery fee.
All images provided by the ASCSA will be digital (TIFF format unless otherwise requested) at a minimum resolution of 300 ppi (1200 ppi for line art) and will be delivered by either email, download link, or in the case of in-person requests, CD/DVD/USB.
Documentaries and Films
Athenian Agora/Corinth: Fees and financial transactions for filming at Corinth and at the Athenian Agora are managed by the Ephoreias and must be arranged through them in advance of filming.
Gennadeion, Archives, and Wiener Laboratory: Filming in the Gennadius Library and its Archives or at the Wiener Laboratory is subject to one of two daily rates for either non-commercial/educational or commercial purposes.
Fee for New Photography/Scanning
Any request for new photography is subject to a charge per image. There is a charge per image for new scans of existing photographs. This fee is applicable to both ASCSA assigned material and non-ASCSA publications alike.
Express Orders: Athenian Agora and Corinth
Click on an email link below to send a request for permission and/or to request a copy of ASCSA media for publication. Please include your name, address, publication title, publisher, print run, and anticipated year of publication. When requesting permission for an existing ASCSA image, include either its URL or its title (if known) and inventory (or negative) number.
Corinth: Manolis Papadakis
NB: For permission to reproduce an image previously published in the journal Hesperia and in monographs not part of the Agora, Corinth, Gennadeion Monographs series, and The New Griffon, contact Publications with your request. All other permission requests should be directed to the departmental contacts listed above.
The American School of Classical Studies at Athens makes available its collections online containing images and data of the Excavations at the Athenian Agora, the Excavations at Corinth, the Gennadius Library (its Archives and other collections), as well as other material. These online collections (e.g., ascsa.net, agathe.gr, etc.) contain basic information about and images of these objects.
By using the ASCSA's online collections, you are accepting the "Terms and Conditions," you can search the online catalogue, and you can view objects and imagery from the ASCSA’s collections.
Terms and Conditions
Access to and use of the ASCSA’s website is subject to the following terms and conditions and all applicable laws. By accessing this website, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions:
The ASCSA retains all rights, including copyright, in data, images, software, documentation, text, and other information contained in these files (collectively, the "Materials") subject in some cases to third-party rights. Copyright and other proprietary rights may be held by individuals or entities other than, or in addition to, the ASCSA. The ASCSA does not warrant that the use of the Materials displayed on the site will not infringe the rights of third parties. The responsibility for determining whether the ASCSA or some other party holds the relevant rights in a work of art or in any of the Materials remains solely with the user. The ASCSA will have no responsibility for making any such determination, or in securing rights from a third party, for any user.
If you believe that your work has been copied and is accessible on this site in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or that your intellectual property rights have been otherwise violated, we urge you to contact the ASCSA with details of your claim. The ASCSA will promptly remove any material that is determined to be infringing on the rights of others.
2. Non-Commercial Use
The ASCSA is making the Materials available for limited non-commercial, educational, and personal use only, in accordance with the fair use provisions of the copyright laws. Users may download these files for their personal or educational use, subject to any additional terms or restrictions, that may be applicable to the individual file or program. Users must cite the author and source of the Materials as they would material from any printed work, and the citations should, depending on the online collection cited, include either the URL "http://www.ascsa.edu.gr", "http://www.ascsa.net", or "http://www.agathe.gr" in addition to all copyright and any proprietary notices contained on the Materials. Any use of the Materials that does not qualify as fair use is subject to the ASCSA’s prior written approval, and the user must request and receive such approval prior to any use. Copying or redistribution in any manner for commercial use, including commercial publication, or for personal gain is strictly prohibited, without the express prior written permission of the ASCSA or the relevant third-party rights holder, as the case may be.
Without limiting the foregoing, all Materials on the site are provided "AS IS" WITHOUT A WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR USE, AND/OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. The ASCSA assumes no responsibility, and shall not be liable for, any damages to, or viruses that may infect, your computer equipment or other property on account of your use of the site or your downloading of any Materials from the site.
4. External Links and Linking Policy
Links to other sites may be provided on this web site to material outside the ASCSA’s control. The ASCSA may include such links for the convenience of the user, but does not control or take responsibility for the content of any off-site pages or linked sites.
The ASCSA appreciates your use of its online collections and understands that users may wish to link to these. The ASCSA retains the right to require that you remove such a link, which right shall be exercised in the ASCSA’s sole discretion.
5. Modifications of These Terms
The ASCSA may at any time revise these terms and conditions by updating this page and such revisions will be effective upon posting to this page. You are bound by any such revisions and should therefore review the Terms and Conditions on a regular basis.