13.0161 new on WWW: names in Ovid's Met.

Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
Mon, 30 Aug 1999 11:23:58 +0100 (BST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 13, No. 161.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

Date: Mon, 30 Aug 1999 11:12:18 +0100
From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk>
Subject: an Onomasticon sampler

Dear colleagues:

I have put online a highly abridged version of my (I hope) forthcoming
Analytical Onomasticon to the Metamorphoses of Ovid, which I have called
the Onomasticon Sampler, at
<http://wlm.cc.kcl.ac.uk/onomasticon-sample/index.htm>. It consists of just
a few entries in each of the indexes, I hope a sufficient number to allow a
determined person to get an idea of how the thing might be useful. The
Onomasticon is intended for Ovidian specialists and others who have some
reason to want to understand how the bits of the Met might be put together
into interesting patterns. There's a fair bit of scholarship, hard thinking
and much slogging behind the scenes, some it still going on, about which I
can be more specific should anyone care to enquire. I am very, very keenly
interested in comments on any aspect of the Onomasticon, which is so new in
genre, method, notation and use that I suspect it may be difficult to
*see*. I sincerely hope not, since I'd really like it to be used.

Some aspects of the layout and design I already have noted down for further
work, including the ordering of entries; a feature to allow me to have
relative clauses such as "per quem..." or "quem impositum herbis ... under
the nominative singular is designed and mostly encoded but not yet
recognised by the software. So infelicities abound and are being attended
to, so please mix compassion with your criticisms.

Many thanks.


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