Oldest Copy of The Illiad Digitized

The Venetus A is the oldest copy of Homer’s Illiad.  It is very fragile and is owned by the Public Library of St. Mark in Venice, Italy.  This year, researchers scanned this book not only in the traditional way, but also so a 3-D image could be created.  This summer, graduate and undergraduate students of Greek will be transcribing the text in XML.  When finished, it will be publicly available through the Homer Multitext Project.

[from Wired]


One response to “Oldest Copy of The Illiad Digitized

  1. Chris Brown August 9, 2007 at 4:27 pm

    That is very cool, one of my favorites of mythology.

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