After a consultation with Dr. Bowman this afternoon, it has been decided that we are not (at this point) to correct the errors Pausanius makes in his text. Dr. Bowman wants to stay true to Pausanius' "truth" so that we are aligned in our transcription of his work.
For the moment, we will make a note using xml comment:
And then go to the blog post for Ptolemy errors and record our findings.
There has been a blog post created just for the identification of Pausanius errors. In this post, we will indicate
a) section of text
b) error made
C) citations to back our claim
d) affirmation a comment has been added in the encoded text
At a later point, these errors may be gathered and provided in a reference site for the transcribed text or if it becomes problematic there will be another discussion on how to move forward.
Continued working on Pausanias book 1 , worked till 1.11.1 .Time spent 9:00 am - 2:00 pm ~5 hours
Pausanias book 1 , 1.3.1 - "Theseus throwing Sciron into the sea and Day carrying away Cephalus."
"DAY" in the above text links to EOS(dawn).While this maybe correct based on the wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hemera , need to know if a new person should be created and linked to instead of dawn or kept as is .
Pausanias seems to confuse her with Eos when saying that she carried Cephalus away. Pausanias makes this identification with Eos upon looking at the tiling of the royal portico in Athens, where the myth of Eos and Kephalos is illustrated. He makes this identification again at Amyklai and at Olympia, upon looking at statues and illustrations where Eos (Hemera) is present.
Blog post for Dr.Bowman .
Started working on Pausanias. worked till Cerameicus 1.3.1. fixed Places Macedonia and palestine. time spent 10:00 - 3:00 pm (5)
worked till Homer - The Iliad, Book 24 . time spent 11:20-1:20 ~ 2 hours .
Making blog post for greg
I am officially moving away from the Pausanius project. Following is a summary of where I have left off, the work completed and any outlying issues that I have had that are still not resolved.
I ended my work on 14.7. That means that everything up to the end of Chapter 14 has been proofed and events have been created for them. That is not to say there are not errors, many times when I would return to a past Chapter of the text, I would find links not created or spelling mistakes.
Chapters 15 has been proofed but that is it. All beyond that has not been touched.
Pausanius events that I have created begin at line 38965, where I have commented out that "the following events are from Pausanius".
Pausanius tends to be a subjective historian. Often parts of his records are correct whereas others are either dead wrong, embellished, or with different characters than the majority of other sources confirm. Therefore at this point I began to quickly fact check the events that I was entering into Pausanius. The term "quickly" means that I googled it and found evidence in at least Wikipedia to reinforce P's claim. If it was still vague, then I would search for another sources aside from Wiki. Be careful to check citations when using Wiki as a source, often it will have cited Pausanius for the event you are fact checking.
After verifying or disproving the information found in Pausanius, I then attributed it a confidence rating. "0" being that there was no confidence Pausanius was correct and "1" being that he was absolutely correct. A lot of ratings fall somewhere in between.
The confidence ratings begin at line 40280.This means that there are events previous to these that need to be attributed a rating. You may come across events that have a "type=mythical/historical". This was an earlier method that we decided to abandon in favour of confidence ratings. These should be erased and replaced with a confidence rating.
I have been adding sculptors, poets and philosophers into events at the bequest of Dr. Bowman. For example, if "Pausanius says Preixeles scultped the statue of Athena", I record that as an event. However, there have been a few events that I added within this context that I felt were on the line. That may need to be double checked. Also at 12.4 there is mention of Homer and what he has written. I haven't added it because I have been on the fence about it. It needs a second look.
There are 3 current known issues with places: Macedonia, Palestine and Island of Patroklus need to be fixed. However, Greg was going to take on Macedonia because it was not easily solvable.
Within the text of Pausanius itself, the first letter of each paragraph runs into the text. This needs to be fixed (using padding?)
Here are the list of blog entries that I created citing errors in Pausanius for reference:
I think that's it! If I think of more, I will add it to this blog post.
Created events in Chapter 15
Fixes in text
Added some character descriptions
Emailed Dr.Bowman about Ptolemy.
Hours: 11:30-1:30 (2)
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