Fragmentary Author Workflows

Scenarios

  1. A wholly preserved author who quotes many lost authors (e.g Athenaeus)
  2. A lost author quoted by still-preserved authors (e.g. Istros, who is lost but is quoted by Athenaeus, Plutarch, etc.)

Requirements

Identifiers

We need stable ways of identifying the following

  • the authors
  • the fragments themselves
  • the passages in which they are quoted
  • the works in which they are quoted
  • the editions and translations of the works in which they are quoted
  • editions which are collections of fragments and translations of these editions
  • entities mentioned within the fragments
  • annotations on the fragments

Links

We want to be able to record the following links

  • between the fragment identifier and the instances of reuse
  • between the fragment identifier and the attributed author
  • between the fragment identifier and an edition which collects it
  • between the quoted passage and the entities referenced in it
    • do we also need to link the fragment identifier and entities referenced in it?
  • between the quoted passage and translations

Annotations

We want to be able to make the following types of annotations

  • the type of reuse
  • canonical citation for the fragment (e.g. FR 1. Gaede ??)
  • dates
    • of the initial creation of the fragment
    • of the work which quotes it
    • author birth and death
  • editorial commentary on each fragment
    • is there a distinction between short and long commentaries??
  • bibliography ??
  • morphosyntactic analysis of the quoted passage
  • text reuse analysis (across different quotes of the same fragment)
  • syntactic reuse analysis
  • translation alignments (between quoted passages and their translations)
  • text reuse alignments (between different quotes of the passage in the same language)
    • related to text-reuse analysis but not the same?

Collections

We want to be able to organize fragments into the following types of collections:

  • all fragments represented in a given edition which includes fragments from one or many authors
  • all fragments attributed to a specific author
  • all fragments quoted by a specific author
  • all fragments referencing a specific event ??
  • all fragments attributed to a specific time period ??
  • annotations
    • of a specific type

Visualizations

See Demo Visualization

References

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