Digital Classical Philology

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  • Monica Berti


Digital Classical Philology: Ancient Greek and Latin in the Digital Revolution is an open access volume of collected papers relating to Digital Classics and Philology.

Berti, M. (Eds.). (2019). Digital Classical Philology. Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter Saur. doi:

Thanks to the digital revolution, even a traditional discipline like philology has been enjoying a renaissance within academia and beyond. Decades of work have been producing groundbreaking results, raising new research questions and creating innovative educational resources. This book describes the rapidly developing state of the art of digital philology with a focus on Ancient Greek and Latin, the classical languages of Western culture. Contributions cover a wide range of topics about the accessibility and analysis of Greek and Latin sources. The discussion is organized in five sections concerning open data of Greek and Latin texts; catalogs and citations of authors and works; data entry, collection and analysis for classical philology; critical editions and annotations of sources; and finally linguistic annotations and lexical databases. As a whole, the volume provides a comprehensive outline of an emergent research field for a new generation of scholars and students, explaining what is reachable and analyzable that was not before in terms of technology and accessibility.


Harry Tanner, (2020) "A Digital ‘Metal Detector’ for Classical Philology". Digital Classicist London Seminar. Available:

Table of Contents

  • Monica Berti, Introduction
  • Leonard Muellner, The Free First Thousand Years of Greek
  • Samuel J. Huskey, The Digital Latin Library: Cataloging and Publishing Critical Editions of Latin Texts
  • Hugh A. Cayless, Sustaining Linked Ancient World Data
  • Alison Babeu, The Perseus Catalog: of FRBR, Finding Aids, Linked Data, and Open Greek and Latin
  • Christopher W. Blackwell and Neel Smith, The CITE Architecture: a Conceptual and Practical Overview
  • Jochen Tiepmar and Gerhard Heyer, The Canonical Text Services in Classics and Beyond
  • Bruce Robertson, Optical Character Recognition for Classical Philology
  • James K. Tauber, Character Encoding of Classical Languages
  • Patrick J. Burns, Building a Text Analysis Pipeline for Classical Languages
  • Neil Coffee, Intertextuality as Viral Phrases: Roses and Lilies
  • Franz Fischer, Digital Classical Philology and the Critical Apparatus
  • Oliver Bräckel, Hannes Kahl, Friedrich Meins and Charlotte Schubert, eComparatio – a Software Tool for Automatic Text Comparison
  • Casey Dué and Mary Ebbott, The Homer Multitext within the History of Access to Homeric Epic
  • Monica Berti, Historical Fragmentary Texts in the Digital Age
  • Giuseppe G.A. Celano, The Dependency Treebanks for Ancient Greek and Latin
  • Marco Passarotti, The Project of the Index Thomisticus Treebank
  • Federico Boschetti, Semantic Analysis and Thematic Annotation