Terra Biblica: The Gospel of Luke

Screen Shot 2015-08-10 at 10.36.47 PM

The first test text for Terra Biblica is the Gospel of Luke. Our material on the Gospel of Luke makes use of a dataset on the literary character networks in that Gospel compiled by University of Iowa graduate student Cory Taylor for his dissertation.  The pairs of characters you see represent what we call a co-appearance network: that is, these two characters are inferred to appear together in a given scene, based on the narrative progression of the text.  This human entered information is a vast improvement on the alternative of automated network extraction based on Named Entity Recognition.  Cory is compiling similar data for all the Gospels, and is also studying other kinds of literary character networks, including dialogue networks.


BAM: The Iowa Canon of Latin Authors

Screen Shot 2015-08-10 at 10.43.42 PM

The Iowa Canon of Latin Authors and Works is a catalogue and information repository for all extant Latin authors and their writings, including fragmentary texts, as well as translations into Latin, from the earliest period through the seventh century CE.  It includes geographic and chronological information, when available, and cross references to the PHI author list, the PL, the CPL, and DigiLibLT, an Italian database of non-Christian Latin authors from Late Antiquity.  The Iowa Canon was assembled this spring by members of my graduate seminar on distant reading Latin Literature, and will eventually serve as an important component of the Big Ancient Mediterranean project.