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Review of Digital Research in the Study of Classical Antiquity

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Skipping ahead, a similar point is made more effectively in Notis Toufexis’ chapter on the diachronic study of Greek. Toufexis argues very convincingly that text mark-up allows us to move beyond the idea of a single critical edition of an ancient Greek text and instead to preserve the entire rich history of ‘misspellings’ and ‘misreadings’ in the manuscript tradition that the editors of ancient texts go to so much effort to marginalise. Here the review of the tradition of scholarship is well placed, for it highlights the specific textual and linguistic issues that might be tackled with a very large corpus of marked-up manuscript variants and clear digital conventions for editorial interventions. What Toufexis does not provide is a roadmap for the way in which the editor of a Classical text might approach the production of such a digital edition. Nor does he comment on the additional skills or effort a rich digital edition might demand of its editor, although he offers the reader several prototypes as examples (p116, footnote 49: an online edition of Galen’s commentary on Hippokrates and the ‘New Testament Transcripts Prototype’ give the reader a particularly good idea of the approach he envisions). One suspects, in fact, that such an edition would require far more than a single pair of hands. This is confirmed by the following chapter on the Homer Multitext Project, which describes the development of software for, and the practical execution of, a very similar approach.

via Internet Archaeol. 30. Review of Digital Research in the Study of Classical Antiquity [Book].
Reviewed by Adam Rabinowitz (July 2011)

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“Rome Wasn’t Digitized in a Day”: Building a Cyberinfrastructure for Digital Classicists

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“Rome Wasn’t Digitized in a Day”: Building a Cyberinfrastructure for Digital Classicists

September 10th, 2011 by Simon Mahony

A web only publication by Alison Babeu with good coverage of the Stoa and the Digital Classicist. Published under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

 

The author provides a summative and recent overview of the use of digital technologies in classical studies, focusing on classical Greece, Rome, and the ancient Middle and Near East, and generally on the period up to about 600 AD. The report explores what projects exist and how they are used, examines the infrastructure that currently exists to support digital classics as a discipline, and investigates larger humanities cyberinfrastructure projects and existing tools or services that might be repurposed for the digital classics.

(Council on Library and Information Resources)

 

via The Stoa Consortium » Blog Archive » “Rome Wasn’t Digitized in a Day”: Building a Cyberinfrastructure for Digital Classicists.

I am quite happy that my One Era’s Nonsense, Another’s Norm article is quoted in this report. If nothing else, interdisciplinary work is getting noticed.

 

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