Aphrodisias in Late Antiquity Online Edition 2004

by Dr Gabriel Bodard, Kings College London

Aphrodisias in Late Antiquity 2004

Revised second edition (online)

Aphrodisias in Late Antiquity was published in 1989 in the Society of the Promotion of Roman Studies Monographs series, by Charlotte Roueché with contributions by Joyce Reynolds. The second edition, expanded and revised, was published online in 2004 as:

Charlotte Roueché Aphrodisias in Late Antiquity: The Late Roman and Byzantine Inscriptions, revised second edition, 2004, (http://insaph.kcl.ac.uk/ala2004), ISBN  1897747179 (abbreviated to ‘ala2004’)

The editions and commentary are by Charlotte Roueché except for text 1, by Joyce Reynolds. The electronic editorial conventions were developed by Tom Elliott (and the EpiDoc Collaborative), and the website and the supporting materials are the work of Gabriel Bodard, Paul Spence, and colleagues in the Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King’s College London.

The publication consists of:

  • A full catalogue of the inscriptions, illustrated far more richly than would be possible in a conventional volume, and indexed by significant terms, lexical words, locations, dates, and bibliographical concordance;
  • Commentary and historical narrative, epigraphic introductions and prosopographical appendices, fully cross-referenced and hyper-linked across the site;
  • Reference materials including bibliography, links, clickable plans of the site, and repoductions of epigraphic notebooks;
  • A free text search engine, in case what you are looking for is not in the very full indices.

The Digital Classicist

by Dr Gabriel Bodard, Kings College London

The Digital Classicist is a web-based hub for scholars and students interested in the application of Humanities Computing to undertake research into the ancient world. The main purpose of the site is to offer guidelines and suggestions of major technical issues. The site also features news about events, publications (print and electronic), and other developments in the field.

The main website contains an annotated list of classical projects that utilize computing technology, and links to freely available tools and resources of use to scholars engaging in such projects. The core of the project is the Wiki FAQ: an interactive platform for the building of a Frequently Asked Questions list, with answers and other suggestions offered by members of the community, and collectively authored work-in-progress guidelines and reports.

The site’s creators seek to encourage the growth of a community of practice, which is open to everyone interested in the topic, regardless of skill or experience in technical matters, and language of contribution. As a general principle, key sections of the website or summaries of discussions will, where possible, be translated into the major languages of European scholarship: e.g. English, French, German, and Italian.

The Digital Classicist is hosted by the Centre for Computing in the Humanities at King’s College London.