08 Feb 2021 17:00

Euporia 2021


EUPORIA 2021- Webinar series in Theories and Practices of the Annotation through Domain-Specific Languages
Fall 2020 - Spring 2021

Emiliano Fiori, Producing born-digital critical edition of Syriac texts: The Challenge of Syriac Florilegia
Silvia Fazzo, ARISTOTELEUM, Versioning the Wiener Aristoteles


E. Fiori: The ERC project “FLOS-Florilegia Syriaca”, based at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, is publishing born-digital editions of anthologies written in Syriac, a variety of Aramaic. These anthologies, of the 8th-9th centuries, contain extracts from writings of Greek Christian writers of late antiquity in Syriac translation. FLOS will publish born-digital editions of these anthologies through collaboration with the ILC, which is transforming the docx files containing our texts into files characterized by a light markdown system. The digital workflow is further implemented through collaboration with the platform Musisque Deoque, originally conceived for Latin poetry and also based at Ca’ Foscari.

S. Fazzo: Editing Aristotle has been an open challenge over the last two centuries, which is still open in our times, once one realizes that standard methods are unapt to the present needs. For instance, no complete recognition has ever been made of the most antique manuscript: the so-called Wiener Aristoteles, which contains the most ancient available text of all of the physical and metaphysical treatises by Aristotle (about 20.000 Bekker lines). Versioning the Wiener seems to be an immense task, whose even partial accomplishment would significantly affect Aristotelian studies. Hence our proposal: developing a working environment with a fully integrated equipment, expressly conceived for senior and advanced scholars.

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The event will be held in English

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Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici; VeDPH


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