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<blockquote>The remarkable transformation of the Roman Republic (c. 509 to 31 BCE) from city-state to imperial power was led by a competitive aristocratic elite. The aim of the '''Digital Prosopography of the Roman Republic''' ('''DPRR''') is to facilitate our understanding of the structure and dynamics of this elite through prosopographical study. The DPRR is being developed as a collaborative project, funded by the AHRC, between the Departments of Classics and Digital Humanities at King's College London. The first step, which is nearly complete, is to create a digital database of the attested members of the Roman Republican elite by combining in a user-friendly format the data, or assertions, harvested mainly from Broughton's Magistrates of the Roman Republic (1951-86), Ruepke's Fasti Sacerdotum (2005) and Zmeskal's Adfinitas (2009). Already some editorial reconciliation of discrepancies and updating to reflect new evidence or arguments is taking place, but this will be an ongoing process to which all colleagues will be invited to contribute. The elite is broadly defined to include magistrates and senators, members of the groups conventionally termed the equites, and the known women of elite families. Search facilities are being developed to assist investigations into topics such as office-holding patterns, changing membership of the senate and the composition of families.
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<blockquote>The Digital Prosopography of the Roman Republic (DPRR) is the result of a three-year, AHRC-funded project based at the Department of Classics and the Department of Digital Humanities at King’s College London. The primary objective of the project is to facilitate prosopographical research into the elite of the Roman Republic, its structure, scale and changes in composition over time. To that end a comprehensive, searchable database of all known members of the upper strata Roman society has been established, which brings together information about individual careers, office holdings, personal status, life dates and family relationships. The aim has not been to create an entire new prosopography of the Roman Republic from scratch but instead to build on the work of previous scholars and translate their achievements into a digital, online format that makes the extensive, and in many respects unwieldy, material more easily available to academics as well as to the general public. In doing so the hope is also to enable new types of prosopographical research to be conducted, using statistical and quantitative methods. The project incorporates directly into its database the information on office holders presented in Broughton’s Magistrates of the Roman Republic, which forms the backbone of the database, Rüpke’s inventory of Roman priests in the Fasti Sacerdotum, the collection of information about family relations found in Zmeskal’s Adfinitas, and Pina Polo’s work on repulsae, defeated candidates.  
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From a Digital Humanities perspective, DPRR innovativeness lies in its explicit approach to Linked Open Data, in that all the data created by the DPRR project team is also expressed explicitly in the standard Semantic Web format for Linked Open Data, RDF.
 
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Revision as of 08:28, 18 June 2018

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  • PI: Henrik Mouritsen
  • Researchers: Maggie Robb, John Bradley, Dominic Rathbone, Lee Moore, Luis Figueira, Ginestra Ferraro

Description

From the project website (accessed 2018-06-18):

The Digital Prosopography of the Roman Republic (DPRR) is the result of a three-year, AHRC-funded project based at the Department of Classics and the Department of Digital Humanities at King’s College London. The primary objective of the project is to facilitate prosopographical research into the elite of the Roman Republic, its structure, scale and changes in composition over time. To that end a comprehensive, searchable database of all known members of the upper strata Roman society has been established, which brings together information about individual careers, office holdings, personal status, life dates and family relationships. The aim has not been to create an entire new prosopography of the Roman Republic from scratch but instead to build on the work of previous scholars and translate their achievements into a digital, online format that makes the extensive, and in many respects unwieldy, material more easily available to academics as well as to the general public. In doing so the hope is also to enable new types of prosopographical research to be conducted, using statistical and quantitative methods. The project incorporates directly into its database the information on office holders presented in Broughton’s Magistrates of the Roman Republic, which forms the backbone of the database, Rüpke’s inventory of Roman priests in the Fasti Sacerdotum, the collection of information about family relations found in Zmeskal’s Adfinitas, and Pina Polo’s work on repulsae, defeated candidates. From a Digital Humanities perspective, DPRR innovativeness lies in its explicit approach to Linked Open Data, in that all the data created by the DPRR project team is also expressed explicitly in the standard Semantic Web format for Linked Open Data, RDF.

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