Byzantine Manuscripts of Homer @CHS

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Byzantine Manuscripts of Homer @CHS

Post by annis » Thu Jan 24, 2008 2:39 am

Recently the Center for Hellenic Studies has started to produce some serious data in their Homer Multitext Porject. Three mss. from the Marciana library are now viewable in their funky viewer application — very high resolution viewing is possible, and the images are released under a Creative Commons license, too. If your mouse has a scrollie-wheel it will not act quite as you expect.
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Post by mingshey » Fri Feb 15, 2008 8:02 am

I feel like downloading all the highest resolution jpg's. But it would take almost all the space of my auxiliary hard disk. And it would take quite a long time. :?

I have seen Gutenberg Bible site reduce the image resolution down to the degree that the letters are all ragged. They might have done it to save the storage. I fear they would do that kind of thing to Homer sooner or later. :(

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Post by mingshey » Sun Feb 24, 2008 4:50 pm

I tried and downloaded all the images and it did not take as much as I had feared. 8) The High resolution JPEG images took only 52.7 GB in all. They provided links to the images here, just the second line under the title "ACCESS TO THE IMAGES".

The directory is http://chs75.harvard.edu/image_archive/ .

I love the images and I'm very glad I had studied the manuscript letter forms before so that I could read from those images. :D
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Post by Gonzalo » Sun Feb 24, 2008 5:48 pm

Hi,

If it is of your interest, I have found a very interesting web page some time ago.

http://www.ucm.es/info/copistas/

It´s a directory of manuscripts from identified hand-writers (or copists).

You must just click on the volume which you want to browse (libraries of El Escorial, National Library or Salamanca) and select the author.

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Post by annis » Mon Feb 25, 2008 1:28 pm

mingshey wrote:The directory is http://chs75.harvard.edu/image_archive/ .
Easy access! What a nice change.

People should be kind to CHS's servers, and throttle back on downloads if they're using a tool to grab the whole in one go.
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Post by annis » Mon Feb 25, 2008 1:29 pm

Gonzalo wrote:It´s a directory of manuscripts from identified hand-writers (or copists).
That is very nifty. Some of those make me feel a little better about my own Greek handwriting.
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Post by Gonzalo » Mon Feb 25, 2008 2:16 pm

annis wrote:
Gonzalo wrote:It´s a directory of manuscripts from identified hand-writers (or copists).
That is very nifty. Some of those make me feel a little better about my own Greek handwriting.
I was about to say the same... there are some ligatures and such other things which are unintelligible/illegible -at least- for me but, however, it´s an interesting directory. Thanks for your comment.

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