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|Material Type:||Government publication, State or province government publication|
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|Description:||x, 186 pages|
|Contents:||Introduction / Jon Solomon --
1. Classics and the Computer: The History of a Relationship / Theodore F. Brunner --
2. Ancilla to the Thesaurus Linguae Graecae: The TLG Canon / Luci Berkowitz --
3. The Duke Data Bank of Documentary Papyri / John F. Oates --
4. The Computer Index of the U.S. Center of the Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae / Jocelyn Penny Small --
5. AMPHORAS: Computer-Assisted Study of Ancient Wine Jars / Carolyn G. Koehler and Philippa M.W. Matheson --
6. The Database of Classical Bibliography / Dee Clayman --
7. The Perseus Project: Data in the Electronic Age / Elli Mylonas, Gregory Crane, Kenneth Morrell and D. Neel Smith --
8. Hypertext and the Classical Commentary / Jay David Bolter.
|Responsibility:||Jon Solomon, editor.|
Accessing Antiquity collects original essays on the application of computer technology to research in classical philology and archaeology, each essay discussing the history, present state, and future direction of a noteworthy classical database from the perspective of the pioneer(s) who developed it. The book's coverage ranges from the earliest attempts at creating machine-readable versions of classical texts to the widely distributed CD-ROM containing the entire corpus of ancient Greek literature.
A panoramic view of the remarkable transformation recently brought about in the study of antiquity, Accessing Antiquity offers historians of classical scholarship - and scholars who may be interested in developing a major computerized research tool - firsthand accounts of what it has been like to undertake such projects. It captures a period that has great interest for the technician and classical scholar of today as well as for the scholar and technological historian of tomorrow.