More Plutarch

Plutarch, bust from the museum of Delphi.

And there’s more from Plutarch‘s Moralia to announce. Today’s addition:

There’s also a brief piece on Patrimi and Matrimi from Smith’ Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities. It may not be the most important essay ever put online, but take a close look and you see why the internet can be relevant and why PDF-scans of ancient books are of less use than html-webpages: the article contains fifteen references to sources and secondary literature, and eight of them are accessible through hyperlink.


One Response to More Plutarch

  1. Bill Thayer says:

    A further point in favor of fully massaged texts over Google Books and the like: it’s not so infrequent that the printed text slips up with the citation: “1.27” instead of “l.27” for example, or “238” for “283”. HTMLing these things allows them to be caught sometimes, turning a useless, unguessable reference, into a useful one; sometimes the detective work is rather fun.

    The same little page gives me an opening for one of my favorite dadas: if anyone is reading this and thinking of putting online some text still missing from the Web, please put in a decent complement of local links!

    A NAME=”nnn” is all it takes. Of the citations not linked, three are of Festus — but, you say, Festus is online; and so he is, but in such a difficult format and in huge gloms of pages with no local links, that it’s just too hard to navigate: so I almost never link to Festus, and will eventually put him up myself, so I can get a text easy to find things in and link to.

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