Center for Hellenic Studies Team Converts Plutarch’s Moralia for Open Greek & Latin

The Perseus Digital Library is pleased to acknowledge the recent contributions of the Center for Hellenic Studies (CHS) 2019 digital humanities summer interns and research team on the corpus of Plutarch’s Moralia. As a part of the First Thousand Years of Greek initiative, a project of Open Greek & Latin, the CHS provided support for the conversion of older Perseus data into Canonical Text Services (CTS) and EpiDoc compliant files.

All of these files will be made available in Open Greek & Latin via the Scaife Viewer.

The 2019 CHS Summer Digital Humanities Interns, Karina Cooper, Ethan Della Rocca, Sophia Elzie, and Lucy Parr, worked on proofreading files, updating the TEI-XML markup, and managing the workflow via the Perseus GitHub Greek text repository. Improvements included file naming consistency, structural review, and header standardization. Perseus and Open Greek & Latin/First Thousand Years of Greek are grateful for their efforts and attention to detail.

Angelia Hanhardt, Editorial Assistant at the CHS trained and supervised the interns in keeping with her work on open access publication.

In the fall of 2019, Michael Konieczny, PhD, Classical Philology and CHS Library Assistant for the academic year, joined Lia in completing and reviewing the interns’ work (and has blogged about his experience).

This work added over 1.8 million words to Open Greek & Latin — over half a million in Greek. The CHS team created over 75 metadata files and converted over 200 editions and translations, accounting for over 12% of the entire Perseus Greek open-source primary text corpus.

Perseus and our collaborators are grateful to Ethan, Karina, Lucy, Sophia, Michael and Lia for their hard work on this corpus and we thank the CHS for funding their efforts.

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