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Thomas John Keeline, Jr
Washington University in St. Louis (St. Louis, MO 63130-4899)

Latin Textual Scholarship in the Digital Age: An Open-Access Critical Edition of Ovid's Ibis

Preparation of an online critical edition of Ibis by the Roman poet Ovid for the Digital Latin Library.

I propose to prepare an open-access critical edition of the Ibis, a poem by the Latin poet Ovid. The edition will be submitted to the Digital Latin Library, a new cooperative venture established to provide a home for innovative Latin textual scholarship in digital form and to make that scholarship accessible to the world. The Ibis itself, although written by one of ancient Rome’s best-known poets, has long been neglected, in large part because of the lack of a suitable edition. My research has shown that the standard text, issued some 60 years ago, can be improved in a number of ways. I have laid the groundwork for my project in a lengthy study of the manuscript tradition and text of the poem, which has been published in a leading Classics journal, as well as in publications and conference presentations on textual criticism in the digital age. My project will both make a contribution to scholarship on Ovid and serve as a pilot project for digital critical editions of Latin texts.

Project fields:
Classical Languages; Classical Literature

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Research Programs

Total amounts:
$6,000 (approved)
$6,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/2017 – 7/31/2017