16.580 new on WWW: Vindolanda Tablets Online

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk)
Date: Tue Mar 25 2003 - 02:58:38 EST

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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 16, No. 580.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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             Date: Tue, 25 Mar 2003 07:28:29 +0000
             From: "Paul Groves" <paul.groves@computing-services.oxford.ac.uk>
             Subject: Vindolanda Tablets Online launched

    An online edition of the Vindolanda tablets:

    An online edition of the Vindolanda tablets was launched on March 20th 2003.
    The website includes texts, translations, notes and new high-resolution
    'zoomable' digital images of all the published tablets. A virtual exhibition
    draws on the texts and archaeological evidence from Vindolanda and other
    sites on Britain's northern frontier to introduce the content and context of
    the tablets to a non-specialist audience. Other resources within the website
    include a reference guide to specialised aspects of Roman life encountered
    in these documents, such as currency and military terminology, the scholarly
    introductions to the tablets and an account of the creation of digital texts
    and images.

    This freely accessible site will be of interest for research and teaching in
    Latin, ancient history, classical civilization and archaeology in
    universities and schools as well as to anyone with an interest in the
    ancient world.

    It is a collaborative project between the Centre for the Study of Ancient
    Documents (Faculty of Classics) and the Academic Computing Development Team
    at Oxford University, sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon foundation.


    Paul Groves


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