Welcome to the Homer Multitext
The Homer Multitext seeks to present the textual transmission of the Homeric Iliad and Odyssey in a historical framework. Such a framework is needed to account for the full reality of a complex medium of oral performance that underwent many changes over a long period of time. These changes, as reflected in the many texts of Homer, need to be understood in their many different historical contexts. The Homer Multitext provides ways to view these contexts both synchronically and diachronically.
The Homer Multitext is a long-term project emphasizing collaborative research (we are particularly interested in undergraduate research), openly licensed data, and innovative uses of technology.The Homer Multitext welcomes collaboration in the form of diplomatic editions, images of historical documents, and translations. All material must be openly licensed and attribution will be given to the contributors. Please contact Casey Dué (email@example.com) and Mary Ebbott (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Apps for end users
The new Manuscript Browsing Application is now available for use. (The application at chs75.harvard.edu will be going offline any day now.)
At http://beta.hpcc.uh.edu/tomcat/hmtapps/, you can find test versions of applications for end users.
The applications include a facsimile browser that has current data for our edition of the Venetus A manuscript.
Fresh additions from summer of 2012 include:
Inventory of Homeric Scholia
The Homer Multitext is compiling a comprehensive inventory of the scholia on Byzantine manuscripts of the Iliad.
Diplomatic editions of manuscripts of the Iliad
The Homer Multitext is creating complete diplomatic editions of Byzantine manuscripts of the Iliad, and making them available here (and the companion site for Homeric Papyri here).
Openly Licensed Images of Homeric Manuscripts
Thanks to fruitfull collaborations with the Biblioteca Marciana in Venice, the Real Monasterio de El Escorial in Madrid, and the Owner of the Archimedes Palimpsest, we are pleased to offer a collection of images of ancient manuscripts under open licenses that offer access to scholars, students, and anyone interested in studying these artifacts of cultural heritage.
The archive of images can be found at www.homermultitext.org/hmt-image-archive.
Please note that these images are copyrighted to their respective owners, and that the assigned licenses define and limit the terms under which we can use them ourselves and make them available to others. Parties interested in securing other rights should contact the copyright-holding institutions directly.C. Dué, M. Ebbott, C. Blackwell, N. Smith