Alpheios Enhanced Texts

Examples of Texts Enhanced for Alpheios Tools

These texts are early examples of how the Alpheios tools can take advantage of annotations aligned to text to provide enhanced learning and reading aids, such as aligned translations and syntax diagrams.

Our goal is to make use of standard formats and linked data to enable users to easily identify and provide enhancements to whichever text they want to read. Additional types of enhancements being considered include audio and images as well as the aligned translations and syntax diagrams.

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Aeschylus

Apollodorus: Myths from Library and Epitome

(Grading and grammatical requirements per Cornell College)
Level 2 - Pretty Easy

Grammar required:

Verbs: present, imperfect, and aorist tenses; present and aorist participles

Pronouns: relative pronoun

Level 3 - Not Difficult

Grammar required:

Verbs: future tense, mi-verbs, verbs with irregular 2nd aorists (e.g. baino, gignosko, histemi)

Adjectives: comparison of adjectives

Participles: genitive absolute

Level 4 - Very Do-able

Grammar required:

Verbs: subjunctive mood; future and aorist passive

Indirect Statement

Babrius: Fables from Aesop

(Grading and grammatical requirements per Cornell College)
Level 1 - Easiest

Grammar required:

Nouns: all cases, first declension, second declension, third declension, masc & fem, neuter

Verbs: present tense, active and middle; present imperatives

Pronouns: personal pronouns, interrogatives

Hesiod

Homer

Sophocles

Various

al-Aghani (Book of Songs)

[Misr Matba'at al-Taqdim. 1905.] Compiled by Abu al-Faraj al-Isfahani in the tenth century. A vast collection of poems, ranging from the earliest period to his own and including invaluable biographical notices.

Arabian Nights

[Bulak. 1863. Bulak. 1935.] Compiled over many centuries by many hands.

Voyages of Ibn Batuta

[C. Defrémery et Le Dr. B. M. Sanguinetti. Paris. Imprimerie Nationale. 1879.] A remarkably comprehensive survey of the world in the mid-fourteenth century by the great traveller Abu Abdullah Muhammad Ibn Battuta, 1304-1369.

The Poetics of Aristotle

[editions: Bekker 1837, Badawī 1953; downloaded from The Digital Corpus for Graeco-Arabic Studies (Mellon Foundation, Harvard, Tufts University) and aligned by Usama Gad]

Gregory Nazianzus. Carmen Morale XXX

[editions: Ullman 1961, pp 77-80; downloaded from The Digital Corpus for Graeco-Arabic Studies (Mellon Foundation, Harvard, Tufts University) and aligned by Usama Gad]

The Divan of Hafez

[editions: Farsi Edition: urn:cts:farsiLit:hafez.divan.perseus-far1 Diwan-i Khwāja Shams-ud-Dīn Muḥammad Ḥāfeẓ-e Shīrāzī. Edited by Muhammad Qazwini and Qasim Gani as available on ganjoor.net. Tehran, Caphana-i Maglis. 1941. English Edition: urn:cts:farsiLit:hafez.div.perseus-eng1 The Dīvān. Translated for the first time out of the Persian into English prose, with critical and explanatory remarks, with an introductory preface, with a note on Ṣūfīism, and with a life of the author, by H. Wilberforce Clarke. Calcutta, India. and aligned by Saman Rezaie under the supervision of Maryam Foradi]