notes and links from discussion on Monday Oct 5
Posted by lbowman on 07 Oct 2010 in Announcements
Dear Amy, Filiz, and Greg, following our conversation on Monday, here is some information you may find useful. I will put it all up on the blog as well. Most important: Greg has emailed us the link to the database, which is here: https://hcmc.uvic.ca/grs/map/editor/ So far as I can tell, the link "search the documents" on the front page doesn't do anything yet, but the "enter/edit the data" link is the one you want. You can find the blog here: http://hcmc.uvic.ca/blogs/index.php?blog=45 You can post to it with status updates, and look over it to find out what useful discussions may have happened in the past. I'd prefer if you have questions though that you email them directly to me to make sure I see them, since I may not check the blog regularly. (If you can't find the blog just google "HCMC blogs" and it's the second hit.) I have put up the documentation on how to use the database, written up by Carly Malloch, which has been emailed around to you, up on the blog as well. If you find places are mentioned in the texts which are not yet in the database, you'll have to enter those places into the database. To find out where they are, first check http://wikipedia.org (surprisingly useful), The Ancient World Mapping Center here: http://www.unc.edu/awmc/ next the Barrington Atlas website here: http://www.unc.edu/depts/cl_atlas/ - the maps themselves, and the atlas, can be found in the Classics department reading room (right beside my office, Clearihue B414); and if you can't find anything in any of these, or if you want to verify the location you've settled on, please email me. Once you've found your location on a map you need to enter it and its GIS co-ordinates into the database. I am not sure how to get the GIS co-ordinates. At that point, please ask Carly (firstname.lastname@example.org )or Greg ( email@example.com ) to tell you how it's done. (And ask them to copy me on the answer so that I know too for future reference.) Thanks. Greg is going to figure out how to put in a "range" of lines in the Homer references (so that you can put in, for example, "Homer Iliad 2.580-2.595") and will let us know when he's set that up. In the meantime, Amy, if a citation takes up more than the 5-line chunk Perseus divides the text into, put the end line in the notes. So for example you would put into the citation field "Homer 2.580-585", and then in the notes indicate what line it actually ends on. Greg will let you know the exact wording he wants in the notes so that he can automagically translate that into a range later, without anyone having to go through and put all the ranges in by hand. If you are dealing with someone who is "has come to place Y from place X", as you will in the Catalog of Ships and as you may in the Apollodorus, make the location of the EVENT place Y - the place they're coming to, and make place X "birthplace", unless, of course, it isn't, or their birthplace is already listed as something else. In which case, email me. I've asked Carly Malloch, who was working on this project last year, to take over from Katie as the person to whom you can address occasional queries. You can also email me, of course, as I said earlier. Please let me know if you have any questions, and I will look forward to working with you this term.
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