News from Ancient Lives

A great roundup of articles on the Ancient Lives project. For those of you who don’t know about it, this site lets you crowdsource papyrological readings. If you’ve ever wondered how we know about different manuscript readings, fragmentary authors, or basic literacy in the ancient world, there are some great starting points here!
(** NB: reading the papyri can be addictive. Make sure you have a few hours to kill before you start staring at them!)

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Ancient Lives

Dear Ancient Lives web users,

My name is Isabelle Marthot-Santaniello (imarthot) and I recently joined the Ancient Lives Project as Research Associate in Papyrology at the University of Minnesota.

With your help, hundreds of fragments from Ancient Literature and everyday documents have been identified.

We have been very busy lately working on a new interface for the website, more efficient and user-friendly, with up-to-date technology, which should be launched in a couple of months. That is the reason why the “Blog” has been quiet lately and why the academic team has not been very active in the “Talk” section, but you should now see more activity there.

For those who are just starting with Ancient Lives, here is an overview of the more important articles from the blog:

          Presentation of the project:

“Welcome to Ancient Lives“ July 26, 2011

“Our team, our goals” Oct 1…

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