This is the second in a series of workshops sponsored by the Sharing Ancient Wisdoms Project; it has been convened by Alexandra Trachsel, Marie Curie Fellow in the Centre for Hellenic Studies. The aim is to present the problems in the analysis and presentation of fragmentary texts, and to discuss the possible value of digital tools, based on the approach of the Sharing Ancient Wisdoms project. The format is for colleagues to present problems and for us all to discuss solutions!
Alexander von Humboldt Professor of Digital Humanities
University of Leipzig
Professor of Classics
Editor in Chief, Perseus Project
This paper began as a contribution to the debate on whether or not the APA should change its name. A hundred and forty years later, the central leadership of the American Philological Association (APA) has resolved to abandon the name of philology and proposed to adopt for the association the name “Society for Classical Studies.”# I would argue against this on three grounds. First, we need to retain a qualifier in our name that reflects the fact that the APA is the organization to which most professional students of Greco-Roman culture in the United States turn. Second, classics and classical studies are now problematic names for a group that focuses primarily upon Greco-Roman culture because the term “classics” has been used to assert the primacy of Greek and Latin and of Western culture in general.