Simon Ianuensis: a collaborative edition

Simon Online has just been started and it seems to be a very promising project. It is set as a collaborative edition addressed to a very large community, based on the experience and inspired by the Suda On Line.

There is however another interesting aspect of the project, going even a step further that the Suda On Line. A link to the images of an early edition (1510) of the text is provided and can thus be used as valuable help for the elaboration of the contributions.

It is then interesting to see that in current projects the distance between the physical remains of an ancient text, such as inscriptions, papyrus, manuscripts or early prints as here, and the editorial and/or interpretative works on them tends to be eliminated, putting such fragile and precious objects at the disposal of a very large public without harming them.

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