Monday, November 29, 2021

The Classical Language Toolkit

The Classical Language Toolkit


 

The Classical Language Toolkit (CLTK) is a Python library offering natural language processing (NLP) for the languages of pre–modern Eurasia. Pre-configured pipelines are available for 19 languages.

Maintainers

Academic Advisors

  • Neil Coffee, University at Buffalo (Associate Professor of Classics); Tesserae (Principal Investigator)
  • Gregory Crane, Universität Leipzig (Humboldt Chair of Digital Humanities), Tufts University (Professor of Classics); Perseus (Editor–in–Chief) and Open Philology (Director)
  • Peter Meineck, New York University (Associate Professor of Classics); Aquila Theatre (Founder), Ancient Greeks/Modern Lives (Founder, Director)
  • Leonard Muellner, Brandeis University (Professor Emeritus of Classical Studies); Center for Hellenic Studies (Director of Publications, Information Technology and Libraries)

Athanasius Kircher at Stanford: Correspondence


Note: In order to consult the Kircher correspondence, it is first necessary to download and install the Luna Insight software.

About the Correspondence

During his lifetime, the Jesuit polymath Athanasius Kircher (1602-1680) was widely regarded as the physical embodiment of all the learning of his age. He had over 760 correspondents, including scientists, Jesuit missionaries and world potentates. The subjects discussed in his voluminous correspondence cover the entire range of his interests. Letters sent to Kircher were commonly accompanied by curious natural objects or artefacts for Kircher’s expanding collection in Rome and reports of astronomical observations or experiments performed by the global network of Jesuit missionaries. In return, Kircher sent his powerful patrons medicines and balsams produced in the pharmacy of the Jesuit college in Rome, and elaborate machines of his devising such as the Mathematical Organ, and example of which is now preserved in the Museo Galileo in Florence.

siddham - The South Asia Inscriptions Database

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The Siddham database is a resource for the study of inscriptions from South and Central Asia.

The project focuses on the period of the Guptas (circa 320 to 550), a pivotal moment in the history of Asia, marked by an astonishing florescence in every field of endeavour. The Gupta kingdom and its networks had an enduring impact on India and a profound reach across Central and Southeast Asia in a host of cultural, religious and socio-political spheres.

The project is based at the British Museum, British Library and the School of Oriental and African Studies, and funded by an ERC-Synergy grant for 2014-2020.

La nature des dieux, Cicéron

Édité par Clara Auvray-Assayas
Castel de Saint-Pierre

Le dialogue de Cicéron De natura deorum (La nature des dieux) met en scène la confrontation de trois interlocuteurs qui représentent chacun une école philosophique : l’épicurien Velléius et le stoïcien Balbus exposent les éléments de doctrine élaborés dans leur école respective pour traiter la question du divin tandis que Cotta, le représentant de la Nouvelle Académie, met à l’épreuve la cohérence des deux exposés et les soumet l’un après l’autre à un examen critique. L’exceptionnelle richesse documentaire de ce dialogue a suscité des éditions commentées de vastes proportions : de Mayor (1880-1885) à Pease (1955-1958), le travail fourni sur les sources grecques, sur les cultes grecs et romains, sur la postérité antique, tardo-antique et chrétienne est si complet qu’il fournit une base irremplaçable. Mais ces données exigent une interprétation d’ensemble qui tienne compte du projet philosophique de Cicéron ; or ce projet a été jusqu’ici sous-estimé pour deux raisons :

  • – le dialogue de Cicéron a été lu surtout comme un témoin, souvent unique, et à ce titre utilisé pour reconstituer des pans entiers de la philosophie hellénistique ;
  • – sur un autre plan, le texte a été établi d’après une vulgate qui ne permet pas de comprendre qu’on a affaire à un travail en cours dont les modifications sont liées à la rédaction des autres œuvres de physique que sont le De diuinatione, le De fato et le Timaeus.

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Sunday, November 28, 2021

Ahiqar - The Story of Ahiqar in its Syriac and Arabic Tradition

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The Story of Ahiqar in its Syriac and Arabic Tradition is a project funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and hosted by both the Faculty of Theology of the University of Göttingen and the Göttingen State and University Library. It aims to index and make accessible the Ahiqar story in its Syriac and Arabic transmission branches.

 

 

Callimachus: Aetia

This site contains a Greek text, English translation, notes, and vocabulary for Aetia (Αἴτια, "Causes") by the Alexandrian poet Callimachus (310/305–240 BC), along with an introduction, an interactive map of places mentioned, a bibliography, and images of the papyrus fragments on which the text is largely based.

Aetia is a collection of elegiac poems in four books that deals with the foundation of cities, unusual religious ceremonies, and unique local traditions from around the Greek world. It survives not in manuscript form but in papyrus fragments and quotations by later authors. This site is not a complete collection of every identifiable scrap of the Aetia, as is Annette Harder's monumental print edition (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012). But all coherent, understandable fragments are included, as well as some very short fragments with good explanatory scholia (commentary by ancient scholars).

This project was originally conceived by Prof. Susan Stephens of Stanford University, as a way to achieve four goals:

  • increase access among classicists at every career stage (from undergraduate to senior scholar) to the fragmentary text of the Aetia
  • provide a format for an exchange of information for scholars who are working on aspects of the poem
  • allow immediate integration of new papyrus finds
  • use the visual and spatial capabilities of the web

 

Hesperia - Banco de datos de lenguas paleohispanicas


El objetivo del Banco de Datos de Lenguas Paleohispánicas HESPERIA es la recopilación, ordenación y tratamiento de todos los materiales lingüísticos antiguos relativos a la Península Ibérica (y los relacionados con ella del sur de Francia), con la exclusión de las inscripciones latinas, griegas y fenicias.

El Banco de Datos HESPERIA incluye:

  • Todos los textos en lenguas paleohispánicas (ibérico, celtibérico, lusitano y la del Suroeste).
  • Las inscripciones monetales paleohispánicas.
  • La onomástica indígena (antropónimos, topónimos, etnónimos y teónimos de las lenguas mencionadas, así como del vascón o del turdetano) transmitida en fuentes epigráficas o literarias grecolatinas.
  • Las glosas hispánicas transmitidas por los autores antiguos.

El Banco de Datos HESPERIA de Lenguas Paleohispánicas está mantenido por un equipo de investigadores pertenecientes a la Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Universidad del País Vasco-Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea, Universidad de Zaragoza y Universitat de Barcelona, con financiación del Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad del Gobierno de España.