Classical Philology is the study of ancient Greek and Latin, analysing fictional and non-fictional texts of the classical period and examining their origins and ways of tradition. The non-fictional texts comprise specialist literature on historiography, philology, rhetoric, geography and medicine.
Classical Philology in the Scientific Information Service Classics - Propylaeum
The Bayerische Staatsbibliothek Munich now maintains the former Special Subject Collection 6.12 “Classical Studies including Ancient History. Medieval and Neo-Latin Philology” in Propylaeum.
The subject is represented by Prof. Dr. Peter von Möllendorff (Greek Philology, Justus Liebig Universität Giessen), Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schmitzer (Latin Philology, Humboldt Universität Berlin) and Prof. Dr. Andreas Schwab (Greek Philology, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München) on the scientific advisory board of Propylaeum.
Current focus of activity
The main focus during the current project stage (2016-2018) is on stock development, i. e. the acquisition and provision of the latest research literature. That includes expansion and development of PropylaeumSearch.
In this context the Gnomon Bibliographical Database will be integrated into the Bavarian Union Catalogue and its connection to PropylaeumSearch will be improved.
The DAI Gazeteer will be available for PropylaeumSearch on "Linked Open Data – „Digital Classics“".
Another project is the development of an Open Access Aggregator (recensio.antiquitatis) for reviews of new releases in classical studies, also comprising publications in Classical Philology.
Furthermore, a new user service is under construction: Upon registering to this service, Propylaeum users can create individual profiles and determine if they would like to be informed on a daily, weekly, monthly or quarterly basis about new accessions via email or RSS feed.
In addition we plan to cooperate with eAQUA and eComparatio, both Digital Humanities projects of the Ancient History department at Leipzig University.
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