Archive for May, 2013

An extremely intense end of May for fragments !

I have just come back from a workshop organised by Chris Blackwell and Neel Smith from the Homer Multitext project. They explained us their new tool, the Canonical Text Service, which allows to quote classical texts in a unambigous and machine-readable way which is moreover relying on, but independent from the traditional divisions of a given text. All these features are extremely helpful for the handling with fragments, especially if they are quotations as in the case of Demetrios.

Moreover, next week the second workshop of the SAWS-project will be held. It will be dedicated to fragments in a very broad sense and the presentations will, for instance, deal with quotations and how to render them in a collection of fragments as well as with physical fragments such as inscriptions. We will also look at different fields, such as Latin drama, the transmission of the New Testament, ancient scholarship and the collections of Protagoras’s fragments. Have a look at the Programme!

CHS publications

Having just read through the last BMCR-list of new publications, I spotted up to six publications from the Hellenic Studies, the series from the Center for Hellenic Studies. Two of them are of particular interest for Homeric studies:

  • Garcia, Lorenzo F., Jr. Homeric durability: telling time in the Iliad. Hellenic studies, 57. Washington, DC: Center for Hellenic Studies, trustees for Harvard University, 2013.
  • Tsagalis, Christos. From listeners to viewers: space in the Iliad. Hellenic studies, 53. Washington, DC: Center for Hellenic Studies, Trustees for Harvard University, 2012.