Date: Mon, 30 Aug 1999 19:41:23 +0100
From: Willard McCarty <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: 13.0161 new on WWW: names in Ovid's Met.
Apologies to all those who tried to reach the Onomasticon sampler and were
prevented by a security feature that I did not intend to have in place. The
offending device has been removed.
At 11:23 AM 8/30/99 +0100, you wrote:
> Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 13, No. 161.
> Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
> Date: Mon, 30 Aug 1999 11:12:18 +0100
> From: Willard McCarty <email@example.com>
>I have put online a highly abridged version of my (I hope) forthcoming
>Analytical Onomasticon to the Metamorphoses of Ovid, which I have called
>the Onomasticon Sampler, at
><http://wlm.cc.kcl.ac.uk/onomasticon-sample/index.htm>. It consists of just
>a few entries in each of the indexes, I hope a sufficient number to allow a
>determined person to get an idea of how the thing might be useful. The
>Onomasticon is intended for Ovidian specialists and others who have some
>reason to want to understand how the bits of the Met might be put together
>into interesting patterns. There's a fair bit of scholarship, hard thinking
>and much slogging behind the scenes, some it still going on, about which I
>can be more specific should anyone care to enquire. I am very, very keenly
>interested in comments on any aspect of the Onomasticon, which is so new in
>genre, method, notation and use that I suspect it may be difficult to
>*see*. I sincerely hope not, since I'd really like it to be used.
>Some aspects of the layout and design I already have noted down for further
>work, including the ordering of entries; a feature to allow me to have
>relative clauses such as "per quem..." or "quem impositum herbis ... under
>the nominative singular is designed and mostly encoded but not yet
>recognised by the software. So infelicities abound and are being attended
>to, so please mix compassion with your criticisms.
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