Ryan Pasco, a colleague at BU, and I have long been interested in digital tools for Classics, but we were left to our own devices as to what tools were available or how they could be applied in a classroom setting. Keeping the beginner in mind, we created ergaleia, an abbreviated list of digital tools for the classicist that emphasizes utility and application rather than functionality, though the list includes a broad range of functionalities. We hope that this list, along with the accompanying blog, will help those interested in digital tools gain a sense of what’s available and how to apply this knowledge to teaching and research.
I created a Twitter bot designed to tweet out a random line of Ovid’s poetry every six hours. The project data came from the Tesserae Project, and I used Python to code the bot.
I created another Twitter bot, this time designed to tweet out a random combination of a Latin noun case, an (English) adjective, and an (English) noun to poke fun at the silly specificity of some case use names. The project data came from the this adjective-noun pairing machine, and I used Python to code the bot.