The Homeric Iliad and Odyssey are often read today, but that wasn't always the case. For hundreds of years these epic poems were performed orally, resulting in textual variations over time. This on-going project, courtesy of Harvard University's Center for Hellenic Studies (with the collaboration of numerous universities and other institutions) "views the full historical reality of the Homeric textual tradition as it evolved for well over a thousand years, from the pre-Classical era well into the medieval." Here, visitors are invited to examine and edit various versions of the Iliad on the Manuscripts page. In particular, visitors are invited to add archival images, translations, and diplomatic editions. This project is especially designed to engage undergraduate students. Teams are invited to submit annotations and additions via a github repository (which can be found by going to the Archive tab, selecting the link to the HMT project github repository, and then selecting Code). Visitors can also learn about updates on the project over at the Homer Multitext Blog, available as a link on the News page.
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