rOpenSci | Exploratory Data Analysis of Ancient Texts with rperseus

https://openmethods.dariah.eu/2018/04/20/ropensci-exploratory-data-analysis-of-ancient-texts-with-rperseus/ rOpenSci | Exploratory Data Analysis of Ancient Texts with rperseus - OpenMethods 2018-04-20 13:18:02 Introduction: The rperseus package provides classicists and other people interested in ancient philology and exegesis with corpora of texts from the ancient world (based on the Perseus Digital Library), combined with a toolkit designed to compare passages and selected words with parallels where the same expressions or words occur. Delfim Leao https://ropensci.org/blog/2017/12/05/rperseus/ Blog post Analysis Annotating Capture Code Commenting Content Analysis Creation Digital Humanities Discovering Dissemination Editing English Enrichment Gathering Greek Identifying Language Literature Research Activities Research Objects Software Storage Text Translation Visualization Writing via bookmarklet

Introduction by OpenMethods Editor (Delfim Leao): The rperseus package provides classicists and other people interested in ancient philology and exegesis with corpora of texts from the ancient world (based on the Perseus Digital Library), combined with a toolkit designed to compare passages and selected words with parallels where the same expressions or words occur.

 

Working with the Perseus Digital Library was already a trip down memory lane, but here’s an example of how I would have leveraged rperseus many years ago. My best papers often sprung from the outer margins of my Nestle-Aland Novum Testamentum Graece. Here the editors inserted cross references to parallel vocabulary, themes, and even grammatical constructions. Given the intertextuality of biblical literature, the margins are a rich source of questions: Where else does the author use similar vocabulary? How is the source material used differently? Does the literary context affect our interpretation of a particular word? This is exploratory data analysis in biblical studies.

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Original date of publication: 05.12.2017