Saturday, July 31, 2010

Homer Multitext project attracts Google’s attention

When Google recently touted its digitization efforts involving millions of books in hundreds of languages, it made reference to a project that Furman University classics professor Christopher Blackwell has worked on for several years.

Both Google’s official blog and Inside Google Books in recent weeks have cited and linked to information or images of the Venetus A published via the Homer Multitext.

For several years, Blackwell has worked on the Homer Multitext project as part of a team put together by Harvard’s Center for Hellenic Studies to photograph and digitize the Venetus A. The 10th century manuscript is the oldest existing copy of Homer’s Iliad.

Click here to read the article from History of the Ancient World