Want to compare your Aristotle to your al-Farabi? Here’s the place…

By Dominique Akhoun-Schwarb|December 11, 2014|Linguistics, Literature, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, Philosophy, Religions|0 comments

The Digital Corpus for Graeco-Arabic Studies is the result of a collaborative project at Harvard and Tufts University, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. It assembles a wide range of Greek texts and their Arabic counterparts. It also includes a number of Arabic commentaries and important secondary sources. The texts in the corpus can be consulted individually or side by side with their translation. The majority of texts can also be downloaded for further analysis.

The Digital Corpus, which currently has ca. 1.2M Arabic and 3.3M Greek words, consists of about 230 texts, three fifths of which are Greek and the rest Arabic. The texts range in length from a couple of pages to several hundred pages, and they represent more than 180 works by 28 authors. In addition to Greek and Arabic primary sources, the corpus also contains a number of important Arabic secondary sources, mainly commentaries on ancient Greek writings, important secondary works and major bio-bibliographical sources.

The Digital Corpus is a work in progress and submissions of Greek and Arabic digital texts in any format are welcomed. Copyrighted texts can also be included in the database and can be viewed or searched, but they will not be made available for download.

For more information go to : http://www.graeco-arabic-studies.org/home.html


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