[B-Greek] Tangential: new Homer resource available

Carl W. Conrad cwconrad at artsci.wustl.edu
Wed Jul 30 07:38:30 EDT 2003

While this is indeed remotely tangential to focal concerns of B-Greek
(unless one takes seriously the notion that themes in Mark's gospel are
drawn from the Odyssey!), B-Greekers interested in the broader scheme of
Greek literature in antiquity may like to look at the new site, "The
Chicago Homer," devoted to early Greek epic:


Blurb: "The Chicago Homer is a multilingual database that uses the search
and display capabilities of electronic texts to make the distinctive
features of Early Greek epic accessible to readers with and without Greek.
In addition to all the texts of ancient Greek epic in the original Greek
the Chicago Homer includes English and German translations, in particular
Lattimore's translation of the Iliad, Daryl Hine's translations of Hesiod
and  the Homeric Hymns, and the German translations of the Iliad and
Odyssey by Johan Heinrich Voss. Through the associated web site Eumaios
users of the Chicago Homer can also from each line of the poem access
pertinent Iliad Scholia and papyrus readings "

It's a wonderful resource; a click on any word in the Greek text brings
instant parsing. Epic corpora included make this an invaluable resource for
serious students of ancient Greek literature, especially as these texts
have impacted so vast a proportion of the ancient Greek literary corpus.

Carl W. Conrad
Department of Classics, Washington University (Emeritus)
1989 Grindstaff Road/Burnsville, NC 28714/(828) 675-4243
cwconrad at artsci.wustl.edu
WWW: http://www.ioa.com/~cwconrad/

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