Archives for: April 2013

15/04/13

Permalink 03:02:44 pm, by Jenn, 13 words, 106 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 300

Work Done April 15th

10-3, 5 hours. 0 remaining. If anyone has any questions at all please email me!
Permalink 01:52:41 pm, by Jenn, 108 words, 130 views   English (CA)
Categories: Documentation; Mins. worked: 0

Mythical Locations in Reality

I've noticed a few cases of locations that are referenced with regard to a real location but in a mythical context, for example: Aeolia, the floating island occupied by Aelous, keeper of the winds, is likely a mythical addition to the Aeolian islands. A similar example would be the relationship between Hades and Tartarus, in which the former has sources supporting a geographic location for the entrance. It would therefore be tempting to associate it with Tartarus, but Tartarus exists purely in the mythical context. Greg is looking at a way to associate cases like this where it is a mythical overlay transposed on a real geographic location.

12/04/13

Permalink 02:50:41 pm, by Greg, 24 words, 95 views   English (CA)
Categories: Tasks; Mins. worked: 0

To do please

I believe argiveTerritory in places.xml is the same as Argolis. If so, please make it an aka of Argolis and adjust texts accordingly.

10/04/13

Permalink 04:26:45 pm, by Zaqir, 52 words, 94 views   English (CA)
Categories: Documentation; Mins. worked: 0

Feedback

Hey everyone, I wrapped up my contract today, and I just wanted to say that if there are any questions about things I've tagged or posted, I'm happy to touch base on them, just email me. Also, I've marked up book 5 of the Iliad up to 5.576, if anyone wants to take over.
Permalink 04:24:52 pm, by Zaqir, 4 words, 53 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 240

Hours

12:30-4:30 - 4 hours, 0 remaining.
Permalink 03:15:39 pm, by Jenn, 4 words, 77 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 330

Work Done April 10th

9:45-3:15, 5.5 hours. 5 hours remaining.
Permalink 01:54:04 pm, by Zaqir, 84 words, 112 views   English (CA)
Categories: Documentation; Mins. worked: 0

Greek

The word "δαίμων" appears in Iliad 5.431, and is tagged as term. Because of this, the sentence in the reader is missing a noun: "When he was coming on for the fourth time, equal to a."

I have added in "Daimon" is Butler wrote it in his translation. If this convention is to be followed, we'll probably need a tag for this demigod type word.

A similar issue: http://hcmc.uvic.ca/blogs/index.php?blog=45&p=10809&more=1&c=1&tb=1&pb=1

Permalink 01:26:47 pm, by Zaqir, 63 words, 99 views   English (CA)
Categories: Documentation; Mins. worked: 0

Objectography

We spoke at various points about creating a list of mythical half living potentially magical objects that seem to have agency or power in some odd way:

I think this post might refer to the same thinf -- http://hcmc.uvic.ca/blogs/index.php?blog=45&p=9810&more=1&c=1&tb=1&pb=1

Well, I've another one. Iliad 5.416 - "Ichor"

09/04/13

Permalink 04:29:47 pm, by Zaqir, 3 words, 55 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 150

Hours

2-4:30 2.5 hours, 4 remaining
Permalink 03:00:23 pm, by Jenn, 2 words, 59 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 315

Work Done April 9th

9:45-3, 5.25 hours.
Permalink 10:49:11 am, by Greg, 189 words, 131 views   English (CA)
Categories: Documentation; Mins. worked: 0

Handy methods for finding stuff in xml files

When adding events to events.xml you'll need to browse the existing events to make sure you aren't adding a duplicate. Here are a couple of special searches you can use to look through the events file a bit more rapidly:

1) If you want to find all events that take place in, say, Crete, you can run an XPath search (there's a search field at the top-left of oXygen) to do it. That search looks like this:

//event[.//placeName[@corresp='places.xml#crete']]

Paste the above line in its entirety in to the XPath search field and hit 'Enter'.
To search for another place, change crete to the xml:id of the place you want to find - leave the quotes alone!

2) Something similar can be done for characters:

//event[.//persName[@corresp='characters.xml#eurystheus']]

Again, paste the above line in to the XPath search field and hit 'Enter'

3) You can combine this functionality, too. To find all events which include Eurystheus and Mycenae, try this:

//event[(.//persName[@corresp='characters.xml#eurystheus']) and (.//placeName[@corresp='places.xml#mycenae'])]

That's all one line, and it goes in that XPath field.

08/04/13

Permalink 04:23:03 pm, by Greg, 91 words, 88 views   English (CA)
Categories: Tasks; Mins. worked: 0

Changes that need to be made

Could someone take on the task of sorting out Heaven and Mount Olympus?
They are, as far as I can tell, interchangeable but this needs to be confirmed. If it is confirmed, we need to resolve all of the texts and events to reflect the change.
The problem is illustrated by going to Pausanias Desc 1.29.11 and clicking on Heaven, look at the citations that come up: all Pausanius. However, there are events associated with it that take place in heaven, but there's no mark up for, say, Apol. 1.6.3 that distinguishes heaven.

Permalink 04:10:23 pm, by Greg, 86 words, 118 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 360

Polygons!

Spent all day fighting this, but I now have polygons working. To experience it for yourself, click through to the map, click on Peloponnese - BAM! Polygon.

While doing that I also ripped off an OpenLayers applet for creating polygons:
http://hcmc.uvic.ca/people/greg/maps/polygons.html

Now we can begin to create regional outlines for other areas, like Boeotia and Arcadia and so forth. There's a handy Wikipedia article on this precise topic here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regions_of_ancient_Greece

05/04/13

Permalink 02:32:21 pm, by Jenn, 2 words, 69 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 300

Work Done April 5th

9:30-2:30, 5 hours.

04/04/13

Permalink 12:37:47 pm, by Chelsea, 4 words, 55 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 75

Hours

April 4th- 1130-12:45 (1.25 hours)

03/04/13

Permalink 04:04:19 pm, by Zaqir, 3 words, 44 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 240

Hours

12-4 - 4 hrs
Permalink 01:23:16 pm, by Chelsea, 5 words, 56 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 90

Hours

April 3rd- 11-130 + 1230-130 (1.5 hours)
Permalink 11:08:02 am, by Chelsea, 65 words, 110 views   English (CA)
Categories: Documentation; Mins. worked: 0

Hours

Realized today that I've been absent minded and forgotten to post my hours, I've been keeping track so I thought I would just post my list for update: Starting March 1st- 20 hours left, March 7th- 3 hours (17 left), March 11th- 1 hour (16 left), March 12th- 2.5 hours (13.5 hours left), March 14th- 1.5 hours (12 hours left), March 25th- 2 hours (10 hours left), April 2nd- 1 hour (9 hours left). Will post todays later

Myths on Maps

This project will focus on deploying an interactive map of Europe with overlays for Greek and Roman myths, history, people and events. Development URL: http://tomcat-devel.hcmc.uvic.ca:8080/myths/apps/mom

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