Digital Classics Books

Stylianos Chronopoulos, Felix K. Maier, Anna Novokhatko (Eds.)

Digitale Altertumswissenschaften:
Thesen und Debatten zu Methoden und Anwendungen

Digital Classics Books, Vol. 4

This volume introduces scholars who are not particularly acquainted with recently ongoing developments in Digital Classics to selected crucial problems and debates in the field. The selection enables the readers not only to get an all-around view of the discussed issue but also to get in contact with common main lines of discourses in Digital Classics and Digital Humanities in general. This volume offers discussions on fundamental questions and tendencies (new working methods, digital publishing, teaching and research with the usage of databases and information systems), and a specialized discussion on digital scholarly editions, which serves as an example illustrating general issues on producing and working with digitized and digital sources and material in Classics. Thus, the purpose of this volume is to be a collection of some crucial results that have been achieved, clear tendencies that dominate, envisioned possibilities, and even deadlocks, and become thus a provisory orientation point in the fast changing landscape of institutions, disciplines and methods in (Digital) Classics today.

Charlotte Schubert et al. (Eds.)

Platon Digital
Tradition und Rezeption

Digital Classics Books, Vol. 3

Like Homer, Plato is one of the ancient authors with the richest reception from Antiquity through the Middle Ages to modern times. Nevertheless, and precisely for this reason, this tradition at best has been partially explored so far. The authors approach this old goal of research in the humanities in new ways by applying methods from computer science to Plato and his reception. To this end, innovative methods of paraphrase identification have been developed in order to establish them as a method of research in classical and cultural studies.

Jens Wittig and Corina Willkommen

Digital Classics in der Praxis
Arbeiten mit eAQUA: Eine Einführung mit Beispielen

Digital Classics Books, Vol. 2

"Digital Classics in der Praxis:  Arbeiten mit eAQUA. Eine Einführung mit Beispielen“ introduces into the practical work of text mining with co-occurrence search and parallel search. The book is designed as a low-threshold introduction that does not require any previous knowledge. It can therefore easily be used as a textbook for text analysis in historical-philological coursers. In a general introductory section, the tools are explained on the basis of their functionalities offered in the portal eAQUA. The co-occurrence search shows semantic connections, the search for parallel passages lists similarities between a work and an entire reference corpus of Latin or Greek literature. Dependencies, influences, tradition and transfer paths of ancient knowledge can be reconstructed with the tools. This opens up new paths for the interpretation of ancient literature.
In the second part, terms from corpus analysis and the meaning and use of significance measures are explained. A detailed glossary explains the most common terms from the Digital Humanities today. 

Michaela Rücker

Der Protreptikos des Iamblich
Rekonstruktion, Refragmentarisierung und Kontextualisierung mit Textmining

Charlotte Schubert, Sven-Philipp Brandt (Eds.)
Digital Classics Books, Vol. 1

This book combines several articles, which analyse the Protreptikos by Iamblichus with different text mining methods. With these methods the authors try to find new aspects for the discourse in classical studies about the relationship between the Protreptikos by Iamblichus, Aristotle’s Protreptikos and Plato’s writings.

Iamblichus’ Protreptikos is concerned with Pythagoras’ theory and for that purpose he discusses philosophical trends of the classical antiquity. Hence many citations of classical philosophers can be found in the text. For this reason the authors use the citation-analysis and the cooccurrence-analysis, text mining tools provided by the portal eAQUA, and give a new perspective on citation methods in Iamblichus’ Protreptikos.