Perseids Project - Treebanked Commentaries at Tufts University

JMHarrington Published Trees

By clicking on the links to the passages at the right of each table below, you can access text fully diagrammed and analyzed sentence by sentence, where every word, clause, and phrase is morphologically identified, syntactically labeled, and connected to the word or structure that it modifies: a treebank. This is a resource for making even the most complex Latin or Greek transparent, allowing students of the language at all levels to work toward a full appreciation of the semantic nuance of the texts.

The treebanked textal commentaries available through this portal are the ongoing publication of collaborative work beginning in fall of 2011 with students at Tufts University ranging from those in the 3rd semester to those in the most advanced graduate seminars in Latin and Ancient Greek. After each semester ended, I (M. Harrington) edited and combined their work, resulting in the current treebanked commentaries published within this project.

At the bottom of the page, you can download in pdf form instructions for navigating the treebanks and my complete Synopsis of Latin Grammar and my Synopsis of Greek Grammar, with explanations and examples of the morphology and syntax of Ancient Latin and Ancient Greek - arranged in the same order as the syntactic relationship menu of the treebanking interface.




AP PEDAGOGICAL TREEBANKING PROJECT


The following table has links to the fully analyzed passages of the AP (Advanced Placement) curriculum.
Author Text Editors Loci
C. Iulius Caesar AP Gallic War J. Matthew Harrington Ph.D.
Elizabeth A. Andrews M.A.T.
L. Bryce Bancroft M.A.T.
Michal H. Sagal M.A.T.
1.1-1.7
4.24-4.36
5.24-48
6.13-20
P. Vergilius Maro AP Aeneid J. Matthew Harrington Ph.D.
Elizabeth A. Andrews M.A.T.
L. Bryce Bancroft M.A.T.
Michal H. Sagal M.A.T.
1.1-209
1.418-440
1.494-578
2.40-56
2.201-249
2.268-297
2.559-620
4.160-218
4.259-361
4.659-705
6.295-332
6.384-425
6.450-476
6.847-901
In the fall semester of 2015, as part of an advanced seminar on the AP curriculum texts from Caesar and Vergil, three Classics MA with Initial Teaching Licensure students (now graduated) collaborated under my supervision to fully analyze the AP Latin texts within these treebanks.




Tufts Latin Treebanked Commentaries


Author Text Editors Loci
C. Iulius Caesar Augustus Res Gestae Divi Augusti J. Matthew Harrington Ph.D.
Elliot Blume-Pickle
Cornelia Johnston
Christian Kelley
Tom Meade
Kayla Wiliamson
Res Gestae
C. Valerius Catullus Carmina J. Matthew Harrington Ph.D. 1, 2a, 2b 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14a, 14b, 15, 16, 17, (spurious 18, 19, 20), 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30,
M. Tullius Cicero In Catilinam I J. Matthew Harrington Ph.D.
sections 1-10,
sections 11-20,
sections 21-30,
sections 31-33
(forthcoming Spring 2018)
M. Tullius Cicero Pro Caelio J. Matthew Harrington Ph.D.
Quinn Collins
Mariah L. Crowley
Anthony C. Diana
Emily J. Garber
Jordan L. Hawkesworth
Sonja M. Knudson
Isabel L. Kreeger
Drew Latimer
William W. Mairs
Maria Mo
Kathryn R. Monaghan
Faith L. Patrick
Elizabeth M. Roche
Kieran H. Sadler
Julia A. Zubiago
sections 1-5,
sections 6-10,
sections 11-15,
sections 16-20,
sections 21-25,
sections 26-30,
sections 31-35,
sections 36-40,
sections 41-45,
sections 46-50,
sections 51-55,
sections 56-60,
sections 61-65,
sections 66-70,
sections 71-75,
sections 76-80
(forthcoming Fall 2017)
M. Tullius Cicero Pro Roscio Amerino J. Matthew Harrington Ph.D.
Elizabeth A. Andrews
Erin Cummins
William Donovan
Corey Hamilton
John Moore
David Parkinson
James Prosser
sections 1-10,
sections 11-20,
sections 21-30,
sections 31-40,
sections 41-50,
sections 51-60,
sections 61-70,
sections 71-80,
sections 81-90,
sections 91-100,
sections 101-110,
sections 111-120,
sections 121-130,
sections 131-140,
sections 141-150,
sections 151-154
(forthcoming Fall 2017)
(D. Iunius) Juvenalis Saturae J. Matthew Harrington Ph.D. Satire 1
Satire 2
Satire 3
Satire 4
Satire 5
Satire 6
Satire 7
Satire 8
Satire 9
Satire 10
Satire 11
Satire 12
Satire 13
Satire 14
Satire 15
Satire 16
P. Ovidius Naso Amores J. Matthew Harrington Ph.D.
Jiyoung Song
Epigram
Book I: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 1.9, 1.10, 1.11, 1.12, 1.13, 1.14, 1.15
Book II: 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 2.10, 2.11, 2.12, 2.13, 2.14, 2.15, 2.16, 2.17, 2.18, 2.19
Book III: 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8, 3.9, 3.10, 3.11, 3.12, 3.13, 3.14, 3.15
P. Ovidius Naso Metamorphoses, Book 1 J. Matthew Harrington Ph.D.
Brian Clark
Meredith Millar
Jiyoung Song
1.1-88 - Creation
1.89-312 - The Four Ages & the Flood
1.313-451 - Deucalion & Pyrrha
1.452-567 - Phoebus and Daphne
1.568-750 - Io
1.750-779 - Phaethon
P. Ovidius Naso Metamorphoses, Book 13 J. Matthew Harrington Ph.D.
Brian Clark
13.1-122 - The Speech of Aiax
13.123-398 - The Speech of Ulixes
13.399-428 - Ilioupersis
C. Sallustius Crispus Bellum Iugurthinum J. Matthew Harrington Ph.D.
Julia Lenzi
Matt Kelley
Tim Buckingham
Erin Cummins
Douglas Cavers
Michael Brown
Hilary Cheney
Punit Matta
Daniel Orazio
Julia A. Zubiago
sections 1-10,
sections 11-20,
sections 21-30,
sections 31-40,
sections 41-50,
sections 51-60,
sections 61-70,
sections 71-80,
sections 81-90,
sections 91-100,
sections 101-110,
sections 111-114
(forthcoming Fall 2017)
Petronius Satyricon selections J. Matthew Harrington Ph.D.
Peter Ambrus
Ruth Barry
Emily Deale
Zoe Howard
Gabriel Kennedy
Theodore Laurita
Matthew Rohrer
Ellexa Thomas
12-15 Incident at a Market
26.7-33 Cena Trimalchionis - Preliminaries
41.9-46 Cena Trimalchionis - Conversations without Trimalchio
47.8-49 Cena Trimalchionis - A Practical Joke
61-64.1 Cena Trimalchionis - Stories of the Supernatural
71-73 Cena Trimalchionis - Tomb and Will
74-75 Cena Trimalchionis - Early Career
76-78 Cena Trimalchionis - Success and Funeral
111-112 Matron of Ephesos
115.7-end Mourning for Lichas
141.2-end Legacy Hunters
(Servia) Sulpicia Carmina J. Matthew Harrington Ph.D. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Tufts Greek Treebanked Commentaries


Author Text Editors Loci
First Council of Nicea Nicene Creed 325 CE selections J. Matthew Harrington Ph.D.
Nicene Creed
Unknown - Theodotion editor Susanna J. Matthew Harrington Ph.D. Susanna
With the exception of the texts that I have annoted myself, each of these treebanked commentaries on an ancient text represents a semester of immersive study within a dedicated course. While closely reading the texts, students intensively debated particular instances of constructions and usages and by doing so came to understand the structural differences between, for example, a Dative of Interest and a Dative of Reference or between a Purpose Clause and a Clause of Comparison. In each instance, their cumulative final project was to independently complete a treebanked commentary of their assigned portion of the text. After each semester ended, I (M. Harrington) edited and combined their work, resulting in the current treebanked commentaries published within this project. As an Example: In the spring semester of 2015, as part of an Latin 3 course on the Satyricon of Petronius and the Res Gestae Divi Augusti, five undergraduate students collaborated under my supervision to fully analyze the Latin text of the Res Gestae Divi Augusti.




Downloads


These Synopses of Ancient Latin and Greek Grammar are designed to maximize clarity and usability, and they use the same organization, terminology, and even color coding of morphemes in the paradigms to allow the significant and extensive parallels in the syntax and morphology of Latin and Greek to be as explicit as possible. Both texts are written from the perspective of the linguistic approach of dependency grammar emphasizing the functional role of morphosyntax in constructing the semantic force of each sentence.

Harrington, J. Matthew. Synopsis of Latin Grammar. (Version 3.0.) Perseids Project, Tufts University. 2016.

Harrington, J. Matthew. Synopsis of Greek Grammar. (Version 3.0.) Perseids Project, Tufts University. 2016.

The handouts linked below are the materials that are given to the students in courses at Tufts that have treebanking as a component of their syllabus.

Harrington, J. Matthew. Latin Treebanking Guidelines. Perseids Project, Tufts University. 2016.

Harrington, J. Matthew. Latin Treebanking Tagset List. Perseids Project, Tufts University. 2016.
Harrington, J. Matthew. Greek Treebanking Tagset List. Perseids Project, Tufts University. 2016.



About the Project


Like the Perseids Project of Tufts University itself, this project grows directly from the pioneering work in the Digital Humanities of Professor Gregory Crane, editor of the Perseus Digital Library at Tufts University. The Perseus Project continues to make ancient texts freely accessible to the world and provides powerful tools to facilitate engagement with those texts. Built on this foundation, these treebanked commentaries identify not just what morphological form an individual word might be, but clearly indicate precisely what form a word IS and both identify and visualize that word's exact syntactic relationship with all of the other words and structures within the sentence. This project is built within the Perseus ALDT (Ancient Latin Dependency Treebank)/AGDT (Ancient Greek Dependency Treebank) environment and relies on the contributions of many scholars, programmers, and funding organizations listed at the linked webpage.

In addition to allowing students of the ancient languages to contribute meaningfully to ongoing research from their third semester of study, this project is designed to make possible collaboration between all levels of study and instruction within the broader field of the Classics. It is my hope that students and instructors from middle school to graduate study will find these treebanked commentaries and their associated Synopses of Latin and Greek Grammar a powerful tool for making deep engagement with the original texts both more precise and efficient.



Acknowledgements


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