Horizon 2020

ERC Advanced Grant 885222-GreekSchools

according to Europe’s earliest ‘history of philosophy’

Towards a new pioneering critical edition of Philodemus’ Arrangement of the Philosophers

Scholarly Web Platform

CoPhi Editor: the web platform for the ongoing and online collaborative edition of Herculaneum papyri

A familiar environment to work with

CoPhi Editor is a web environment for digital scholarly editing based on Domain Specific Languages (DSLs).

It supports editorial conventions familiar to papyrologists, implements a fully collaborative editing process of the texts, and checks intra and inter texts consistency.

The environment manages conjectures and integrates a full-fledged textual search engine. Finally, it is highly flexible and customizable.

Domain Specific Languages

We identified six dimensions along which to evaluate the most common textual editing approaches: Familiarity, Completeness, Consistency, Compactness, Transparency, Actionability.

Compared to Word Processor (WP), Complex Graphical User Interfaces (GUI), and Structured Text Encoding (ST), only the DSL approach seems to encompass all of them.

Ongoing review process

CoPhi Editor provides textual scholars with functionalities aimed at continuously reviewing and commenting the editorial choices and conjectures by putting in place an ongoing editorial workflow.

CoPhi Editor Technologies

Microservice Architecture

Context Free Grammars description for a DSL of the philological domain

Syntactic Tree of an entry of the philological apparatus showing a syntactic error.


Philodemus’ On Rhetoric Uncertain Book (PHerc. 1004)

AIUCD 2022