Dickinson College Commentaries
Dickinson classics majors and faculty are collaborating on a new series of digital commentaries on classics texts, the Dickinson College Commentaries
. Currently under development under the overall direction of Professor Francese, the series will debut with two commentaries in 2012. It has an international board of editors and advisors, including Terence Tunberg of the University of Kentucky, James Morwood of Oxford University, Wells Hansen in Taipei, Taiwan, and others. Members of the editorial board met in Philadelphia in January.
The series, aimed at learners of Latin and ancient Greek, will include traditional features such as text, notes, and vocabulary lists, as well as audio recordings, and media to aid the user: historical maps, satellite imagery taken from Google Earth, and specially made and annotated map animations synchronized with audio recordings of the text (for an example click on the media tab here
Funding for this project is provided by the Roberts Fund for classical studies at Dickinson College. Several Dickinson students have been or are involved in the creation of the content and the site, including Brendan Boston, Derek Frymark, and Alice Ettling. The site was designed by Chris Stamas and made using Drupa
l by Dickinson web programmer Ryan Burke.