LABORATORY FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF GREEK AND LATIN DIGITAL RESOURCES

RESEARCH

The Lab currently (2020-2023) supports the following research:

Aggelos Malisovas Boethii, De institutione musica: "collatio", "editio", and annotations of the complete corpus through computational collation analysis

The research deals with the integration of Classical and Medieval Literature through a modern, digitized perspective. It also focuses on the thorough analysis and publishing confrontation of text correlation that constitute Boethius' Latin text De institutione musica, facing for the first time the challenge accentuated by Bower in the 1980s (see Bower Calvin. "M. Boethius' De institutione musica: A handlist of manuscripts." Scriptorium, vol. 42 no. 2, 1988, pp. 205-251).

Aggelos Malisovas obtained his Bachelor degree in Classics and his MA in Latin Literature (summa cum laude) at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA/UoA). He is presently a Ph.D. candidate at the NKUA. His field of interest is centered around themes concerning Christian Latin Literature, Late Antiquity, and Digital Humanities, being the author of quite adequate amount of related scientific papers, having also participated in numerous conferences regarding both traditional and contemporary issues of classics' research. In addition, he is occupied with a significant amount of well-established Greek musical ensembles, working at the same time as a tutor of Greek and Latin Literature, as well as a writer for the Greek Metal Hammer Magazine.


Michail Kitsos Adversus Iudaeos Dialogues at the dawn of the Fall of Constantinople. a) Transcription, Morphosyntactical Annotation, and New Edition of Georgius Scholarius (Gennadius), Confutatio Erroris Iudaici, b) Transcription, Morphosyntactical Annotation, and Editio Princeps of Matthaeus Blastares, Adversus Iudaeos libri V, and Theophanes Nicaenus metropolita, Homiliae adversus Iudaeos. Parisinus Graecus 1293 (ff. 1-55, 62-118, 119-240) https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b52504034r

The project uses Digital Humanities tools to produce a) a critical edition of the two as yet unedited and unpublished manuscripts of the Adversus Iudaeos dialogues that were written by Theophanes Metropolitan of Nicaea and Matthaeus Blastares, and b) a new critical edition of Georgius Scholarius’s (Gennadius) work. The project will also offer detailed analysis investigating the possible reasons these works were composed in the eve of the fall of the Eastern Roman Empire (Byzantium) in the framework of enormous political changes.

Michail Kitsos is a Research Fellow at the Laboratory for the Management of Greek and Latin Digital Resources, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA/UoA). He holds a BA in Theology with a major in the Interpretation of the Old and the New Testament and Patristics and a MA in Biblical Archaeology from the School of Theology, Department of Theology NKUA. Kitsos also has a MA in Jewish Studies with a major in Rabbinic Judaism from Gratz College, Philadelphia, and he has a MA in Middle East Studies from the University of Michigan. He is currently a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Middle East Studies at the University of Michigan specializing in the History of Judaism and Christianity in Late Antiquity. His research involves the comparative examination between Greek and Syriac anti-Jewish multivocal texts known as Adversus or Contra Iudaeos dialogues and Rabbinic multivocal narratives between rabbis and “others”, to examine the use and function of the image of the “other” by both Christians and Rabbis in dialogical literature within its historical context.


Enrico Simonetti A Commentary on Ovid's Heroides 14: Hypermestra Lynceo

The doctoral thesis consists of a philological and literary commentary, accompanied by a new edition and Italian translation, of Hypermestra's letter to Lynceus (Ovid's Heroides 14).

After completing a MA degree (cum laude) in Latin Literature at the University of Bari, Enrico Simonetti is currently a PhD candidate in Classical Philology at the University of Bari under the supervision of Prof. Dimundo. His research focuses on Petronius' Satyrica: he dealt particularly with the love affair between Circe and Polyaenos in Croton. He also works on Ovid's Heroides and Metamorphoses; his broader research interests involve the reception of the Ovidian poetry in Medieval and Modern works. He is the author of scientific papers. He took part in international conferences dealing with ancient literature and history. He contributes to a scientific magazine, the Invigilata Lucernis.