Digital Classicist & Institute of Classical Studies Seminar

Friday June 17th at 16:30
Room 37, Senate House, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU

Charlotte Roueché & Charlotte Tupman (KCL)
Sharing Ancient Wisdoms: developing structures for charting textual transfer


SAWS uses digital technologies to analyse wisdom literatures in Greek and Arabic. Throughout Antiquity and the Middle Ages collections of wise sayings (gnomologia) were circulated as a response to the cost and inaccessibility of full texts. These moral and philosophical anthologies formed a crucial route by which ideas of reasonable behaviour were disseminated over the course of centuries. We are publishing gnomologia using TEI XML and developing a series of explanatory links in RDF between sections of collections, their source texts, and texts which drew upon them. This paper discusses challenges in publishing and linking these texts.
The seminar will be followed by wine and refreshments.

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