Towards Dynamic Variorum Editions

Bridget Almas, Alison Babeu, David Bamman, Federico Boschetti, Lisa Cerrato, Gregory R. Crane, Brian Fuchs, David Mimno, Bruce Roberston, David Smith
Building upon collaborations between computer scientists and classicists across three countries, we propose to build a framework that combines emerging technologies and large collections to provide for every surviving Greek and Latin author scalable, sustainable information that can exceed the breadth of traditional bibliographic databases for an entire field and the depth of traditional variorum editions for individual authors and works. We can furthermore identify patterns in the changing
more » ... in the changing reception of and scholarship about Greco-Roman antiquity with greater power and flexibility than was feasible with traditional methods. The work proposed here will demonstrate and analyze the significance of these new methods. Our hypothesis, based on years of development with smaller collections, is that we can now see a wholly new generation of services that better address the most traditional goals of scholarship, are customizable to the needs of far broader audiences, and are much more practical to maintain over time.
doi:10.17613/m6bs9k fatcat:vtifamvsjzhixadjd4jymbknva