Issue 1

Handling Big Manuscript Data

Elpida Perdiki and Maria Konstantinidou This contribution describes a series of Handwritten Text Recognition (HTR) tests performed on medieval Greek manuscripts and run on Transkribus, a platform for collaboratively transcribing and retrieving historical documents. [1] Transkribus was chosen on the basis of its suitability for… Read more

Towards better VREs: key concepts and basic challenges

Simone Zenzaro Improving the current state of Virtual Research Environments (VREs) requires to address the growing complexity of their design and development. To this extent, the focused awareness on three fundamental aspects of VRE design mitigates the difficulties of such a challenge. These features are: continuous update, effectiveness, and interlinking. Read more

Addressing Divergent Digital Literacies and Visualizing Data Uncertainty in Social Networks and the Ancient Greek Garrisons Project

Introduction The interplay between representations of wealth, power, and identity has had a profound impact on historical and contemporary culture. Current political and social movements, including the Black Lives Matter movement, #MeToo, and even the alt-right have created extensive social and political networks which have coalesced around issues of inequality,… Read more


This volume of Classics@ aims to explore and analyze how the present digital turn enables a renewed theoretical engagement with multimodal ancient literacies. Cultural transmission in Antiquity was primarily oral, supplemented by images and texts. Nevertheless, Classicists first employed the term “literacy” in the singular, according to its 19th-century definition: the… Read more