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The Homer Multitext

C. Dué & M. Ebbott, edd.

The Center for Hellenic Studies of Harvard University

Scholarship Outside the Codex

Citation-based digital workflows for integrating objects, images and text without making a mess

Christopher W. Blackwell · Furman University · The Homer Multitext


The Goal

To create 21st Century Editions of Homeric Manuscripts…

The Project

Our Requirements for a Digital Scholarly Edition


Separation of Concerns


Automated Building, Linking, Serving

Let’s Do It

Next Steps



Further Discussion?


Process is as important as outcome.

Many editions, none of them critical.

A sustainable approach.