Thesaurus linguae Latinae CD-Version workshop

Something of interest for all Latinists in or near London:

The Centre for Computing in the Humanities and the Digital Classicist would like to invite all those interested to a workshop on the CD-Version of the Thesaurus linguae Latinae.

Dr Bianca Schröder (Munich), will be giving a seminar titled: A Traditional Dictionary in a New Medium (abstract) as part of the Humanities Computing series at CCH on 15th February at 1 pm.

In addition to this Dr Bianca Schröder will be running two workshops to be held in the seminar room at CCH (address below):

13:00 to 16:00 on Wednesday 14th February


14:00 to 17:00 on Friday 16th February

Workshop description:

The Thesaurus linguae Latinae is the most comprehensive dictionary of the Latin language; it covers every author and work from the first items of Latin up to 600 AD. The long-term project, situated at the ‘Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften, took up the work in 1894 and the first fascicle was printed in 1900. At the present moment, the staff at Munich are treating words beginning with the letter ‘p’. The articles are still published in printed form, but they are now also available in a CD-Version.

After an introduction into the highly elaborate, principally dichotomic, structure of the articles and a short exercise in using the articles, the participants of the workshop will have the opportunity to work on a lemma by themselves. We will look at material illustrating the Latin verb ‘computare’ and think about the general questions of lexicography : about the meaning of a word in different contexts, about the various syntactic usages, about the change of meaning and usage throughout the times, and  about the presentation of the development of a word in an TLL-article. One important issue will be to compare the printed edition with the digital version and to discuss the questions and needs that can be served by a digital Latin dictionary.

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