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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 14, No. 568.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
       [1]   From:    Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk>        (135)
             Subject: Fwd: [STOA] Suda Classics 1.12: Arion [December 2000]
       [2]   From:    Stevan Harnad <harnad@cogprints.soton.ac.uk>        (59)
             Subject: Eprint 1.0 now donwloadable from eprints.org
       [3]   From:    Arun-Kumar Tripathi <tripathi@statistik.uni-        (17)
             Subject: Albert Borgmann on _Society in the Postmodern Era_
             Date: Sat, 16 Dec 2000 10:24:13 +0000
             From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk>
             Subject: Fwd: [STOA] Suda Classics 1.12: Arion [December 2000]
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     >>Date: Wed, 13 Dec 2000 13:31:39 -0500
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     >[Apologies for Cross-Posting]
     >The Suda On Line presents the December 2000 edition of Suda Classics, a
     >monthly message featuring the best of recent additions to the Suda On Line
     >database of translations from the Suda.  As of this afternoon, nearly 6300
     >of the 30,000+ entries in the Suda have been assigned to
     >over 4700 have been translated, and over 1100 have undergone at least
     >preliminary vetting and editing.  The rate of translation continues to
     >accelerate, and is about to exceed 1,000 entries per month.
     >There were a number of nominees for this month's entry, but the winning
     >nominee was Alpha 3886 Adler, the entry on Arion (the 6th century bce poet,
     >not the horse), in a draft translation by Tony Natoli of the University of
     >New South Wales Library.
     >Headword: Arion
     >Adler number: alpha,3886
     >Vetting Status: DRAFT
     > From Methymna, a lyric poet, the son of Kykleos. He was born in Olympiad
     >thirty-eight. [1] Certain people recorded that he was even a pupil of
     >Alkman. He composed songs comprising two books of Preludes to epic poems. It
     >is claimed also that he was the inventor of the tragic style and that he was
     >the first to establish a chorus, [2] to sing a dithyramb, to provide a name
     >for what the chorus sang [3] and to introduce satyrs speaking in verse. He
     >retains (omega) also in the genitive. [4]
     >[1] 628-625 BCE. The words have also been interpreted to mean that he
     >flourished in Olympiad thirty-eight.
     >[2] Literally, to set up a chorus. Pickard-Cambridge [p.97] translates
     >first composed a stationary chorus and he notes on p.11 that
     >in late
     >authors it means to make a chorus sing a stasimon.
     >[3] Compare Herodotus 1.23: Arion was the first man we know to have
     >composed the dithyramb and given it a name. According to
     >[p.12 cf. Campbell pp. 11-12] the implication is that Arion made the chorus
     >sing a regular poem, with a definite subject from which it took its
     >and not that Arion invented the name dithyramb.
     >[4]The object 'omega' is an early editorial supplement omitted by Adler but
     >incorporated by Bekker.
     >D.A.Campbell, Greek Lyric [LCL] v.3, pp. 1-2, 16-25.
     >O.Crusius , Arion 5 in RE 2.1, cols.836-841.
     >R.A.S.Seaford, Arion in OCD 3rd ed. p. 158.
     >A.W.Pickard-Cambridge, Dithyramb, Tragedy and Comedy, 2nd ed. Rev.
     >T.B.L.Webster. Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1962, pp.10-12, 97-101.
     >Associated internet address:
     >Keywords: biography; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; meter and
     >music; poetry; tragedy
     >Translated by: Tony Natoli on 7 December 2000@20:08:51.
     >[end of quote]
     >To view this month's Suda Classic *in situ*, as it were, access the URL
     >http://www.stoa.org/sol/classic.shtml .  You can also go to the SOL homepage
     >at http://www.stoa.org/sol/ and in the boxes beneath the heading "Search the
     >Suda On Line," type "alpha,3886 " in the box marked "Find:" and select
     >"Adler number" in the box marked "in:".  Note that if you forget to select
     >number" and leave the "in:" box set to "any field," or if you use the Quick
     >Search box (which is the equivalent to "search in any field"), you will
     >normally get a much broader set of search results.
     >There are plenty of other lemmata waiting to be translated, too.  A few that
     >might be of interest: Alpha 3838, Areios pagos; Alpha 309, Agoraioi; Alpha
     >4450, Auxentios; Epsilon 1811, Exostrakismos, and Omicron 716 and 717,
     >Ostrakismos; Delta 1495, Drakon; and Omicron 762, Oualentinianos
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     >experience in reading and/or translating ancient Greek.  Graduate students
     >and non-academics with thorough knowledge of Greek and English are welcome
     >to volunteer, and we especially encourage university instructors who wish to
     >enroll their graduate students as translators as part of their course
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             Date: Sat, 16 Dec 2000 10:25:34 +0000
             From: Stevan Harnad <harnad@cogprints.soton.ac.uk>
             Subject: Eprint 1.0 now donwloadable from eprints.org
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             Date: Sat, 16 Dec 2000 10:27:37 +0000
             From: Arun-Kumar Tripathi <tripathi@statistik.uni-dortmund.de>
             Subject: Albert Borgmann on _Society in the Postmodern Era_
    Dear Humanists,
    Hi, recently Professor Borgmann has written an essay on _Society in the
    Postmodern Era_ this was published in the Washington Quarterly in the
    winter 2000, is online. The essay can be located at
    In his essay, Albert Borgmann has taken the figure of famous Marlboro Man
    to depict the picture of modern society. Marlboro Man has some good
    reflexes on our society. In this essay, he writes about Information that
    contains the only concern and victory of the computer. One quote from the
    essay, "As you take control of people, you must yield control over
    youself." Later, he also lucidly writes about the information retrieval
    (one of the trivial issues of the Web) by explaining the meaning of Latin
    quote as "corruptio optimi pessima" and its machine translation into
    English as "That that was optimal, once corrupt, is pessimo". --I enjoy
    his essay of high mountains and Montana's ranching. I hope, you will also
    enjoy his inputs..Thanks again.
    Best Regards
    Arun Tripathi 

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