Week 1 schedule

Seminar sessions are held in House A. AM seminars begin at 9:00 a.m., PM sessions begin at 2:00 p.m., and bonus sessions (“Scripting the HMT”) begin at 5:00.

Background reading (before the seminar begins):

Wed., July 5

Arrival and opening reception.

Thurs., July 6

AM session: Citation and paleographic annotation.

Team project: Paleographic annotation of Iliad text.

PM session: The Homer Multitext as an Extension of the Fieldwork of Milman Parry and Albert Lord


  • Dué, C. and M. Ebbott, “The Homer Multitext and the System of Homeric Epic.” Classics@ 14: http://chs.harvard.edu/CHS/article/display/6524
  • From the Cambridge Homer Encyclopedia (sent by email):
    • Dué, C. and G. Nagy, “Albert Bates Lord.”
    • Dué, C. and G. Nagy, “Milman Parry.”
    • Ebbott, M. “Homeric Epic in Performance.”

Bonus session, “Scripting the HMT”: Digital URNs

Fri., July 7

AM session: the HMT project editorial model, and XML editing

Team project: Edit Iliad text

PM session: The Venetus A as a Multitextual Artifact.

Reading assignment in advance of session:

  • Dué, C. “Epea Pteroenta: How We Came to Have Our Iliad.” In C. Dué, ed., Recapturing a Homeric Legacy: Images and Insights from the Venetus A Manuscript of the Iliad. Center for Hellenic Studies, 2009.
  • Nagy, G. “From Song to Text.” (Forthcoming article from the Cambridge Homer Encyclopedia, sent by email)

Bonus session, “Scripting the HMT”: Scala collections

Sat., July 8

AM session: Applying XML to scholia and Chinese boxing of the editor’s guide

PM: Introduction to reading scholia

Team project: Begin paleography, indexing and editing cycle: scholia. Pick out a problem to bring to Monday’s AM seminar.

Bonus session, “Scripting the HMT”: Some magic libraries

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