We are very excited to release new versions of two of our corpora in time for the Coptic Congress. And keep reading to learn about a new feature on our website.
As usually, we provide a diplomatic transcription of the texts’ manuscripts, normalized text for ease of reading, and an analytic visualization with the normalized text and part of speech tags in our web application. Plus you’ll see buttons to search the corpora in our database or download our digital files.
The Apophthegmata Patrum now contains 36 published Sayings. New ones include
This release also marks the first contributions of our newest editor, Dr. Dana Lampe. Dana earned her Ph.D. at the Catholic University of America is beginning a postdoc at Creighton in the fall.
I See Your Eagerness
We also are releasing a huge new chunk of Shenoute’s sermon, I See Your Eagerness. These texts were transcribed and collated primarily by David Brakke (with some by Stephen Emmel). We thank David for his generous donation of his transcriptions to the project! Senior Editor Rebecca Krawiec has digitized and annotated these transcriptions.
We now have over 9000 words of this text digitized and annotated!
New: “Next” & “Previous” Buttons on Document visualizations
We’ve got a new feature in our web application: the “next” and “previous” buttons near the top of the text.
“Next” is the next document for this work; if there is a lacuna, you’ll be taken to the next extant witness we’ve digitized. If there are multiple, parallel witnesses, you’ll be taken to the witness we’ve identified as the best or clearest witness (typically based on the amount of lacunae).
The same is true for the “Previous” button.
If you want to review the parallel witness(es), check out the metadatum field for each document called “witness.” If a parallel witness exists, it will be listed; if we have digitized the witness, the URN for the witness will be listed. You can enter the URN in the box at the top of our website to retrieve the document.