• Digital Corpus of Greek and Latin Literary Papyri

    Project Director(s):
    Roger Bagnall
    Author(s):
    Rodney Ast, Roger Bagnall
    Date:
    2012
    Group(s):
    Data Rescue
    Item Type:
    White paper
    Institution:
    New York University
    Tag(s):
    NEH White papers, NEH/DFG Symposia and Workshops Program, NEH Digital Humanities, Classics
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6WH3H
    Abstract:
    Since the end of the 19th century, Egypt and, to a lesser extent, other places in the Mediterranean have yielded thousands of papyri, many written in Greek and Latin. The majority of them contain documentary texts concerned with public and private affairs, but an estimated 15% are ancient books of varied content, such as epic, ancient drama, lyric poetry, historical and oratorical works, medical treatises, lexicographical texts, etc. To determine the appropriate scope of a digital corpus of these texts, we propose to invite those whose scholarship and teaching depend on literary papyri to two workshops, to be attended also by the technical specialists behind the new DDbDP. The engagement of all these individuals will be critical to the long-term sustainability of the project, and by the end of the second workshop we intend to have a clearly defined set of goals and a realistic workplan that will serve as a basis for a project aimed at realizing a digital corpus of literary papyri.
    Notes:
    Two workshops toward developing an online resource for a corpus of literary papyri, similar to other resources available for documentary papyri.
    Metadata:
    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    7 years ago
    License:
    Attribution-NonCommercial

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