Charlie Johnson wrote:I'm interested in creating "reader's" editions of Greek texts. For example, I'm reading through the Epistle to Diognetus right now. I have to look up uncommon vocabulary and difficult constructions as I go, so I may as well record that information in a visually appealing, accessible format.
Does anyone have experience creating documents with a format that looks like a reader's edition? What software would I use? I imagine that something other than Microsoft Word + footnotes is optimal.
sccarlson wrote:The copyright status of the Greek text of a critical edition is an unresolved issue under U.S. copyright law. (The apparatus and other value-added material by the editor is copyrightable, of course.)
To be safe and to be courteous, I would recommend using out-of-copyright texts for reader's editions. Since the goal is more to get people reading Greek rather than doing a scholarly interpretation / exegesis on it, the need for a modern, up-to-date critical text is fairly attenuated.
Nigel Chapman wrote:Question for (probably) Louis... I'm adapting some online software to autogenerate vocab lists from texts, but I'm lacking good, short definitions. I came across this on letsreadgreek...
Where would I find the largest source of handy, short definitions like this for old Greek words (Koine, mainly, but also classical, LXX, ecclesiastical, and so on would be better). They would have to be public domain, CC licensed or similarly usable. I have data from the old StrongsXML file released by the Bible Society, and also the Perseus LSJ data, all mapped to New Testament texts, but neither are what you might call pithy.
If anyone was interested in condensing such a list out of Perseus, I could provide a mechanism for doing so collaboratively. It seems there must be something in circulation that I haven't found yet.
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