1. Databases: Definitions and Questions
Our definition of a database is also a more human-oriented one: a database is created by an institution to be used by a community of people, pertaining to a specific field of knowledge.  Our field is the Digital Humanities, and, more specifically the so-called “digital philology”, including its technical aspects, namely the digital editions using the TEI standards. Questions such as: “to what extent a corpus of TEI digital editions of texts is or is not an actual database?” are beyond the scope of the present article, but eventually a part of our future reflection and scientific practice.
2. A historical Survey of Two Databases
2.1 An online version which is a copycat of the print one: the example of APh
3. Examples of Databases as DH Tools for Classicists or Other Scholars Interested in Antiquity
3.1 Becoming familiar with the public of a database
3.2 Interaction with the users of a database
3.3 The content of our databases: some concrete examples
3.4 Some cases of databases in other humanities fields
5. Crowdsourcing in the DH: Advantages and Limits. Community-based science 
6. Critical Approach to DH
This conclusion shows that what we need as classicists would probably be to combine our “traditional” methods of scholarly work with the new digital paradigm, and face the questions raised by the new model with the same “craft-oriented” concern, the same attention to detail and precision that has always been a “trademark” of the humanities, and more specifically of the classical studies. Digital literacy does not replace thinking, it can – or should – help classicists to “keep thinking”, improve, expand, and popularize the knowledge of the ancient world.