Thursday, June 07, 2007

Ancient edition of Iliad getting digitized

The oldest known manuscript of the Iliad, the Venetus A, is being digitized. Along with it, the scholia, or commentaries, in the margins will become available:
In this page from the Venetus A, the larger text is the Iliad, and the smaller notes at the top and left are scholia, scholarly commentary recorded by the scribe who composed the manuscript. Photo: Center for Hellenic Studies

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