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In Köln today, having received an introduction to the Hellespont Project, a joint enterprise of the Deutsches Archäologisches Institut and the Universität Köln to produce a digital annotated version of the Pentekontaetia section of Thucydides. An experience, I must admit, that I found somewhat akin to having one’s brain removed, slapped around a few times and reinserted in a slightly different position. That is no reflection on my hosts, who were astonishingly generous with their time, but on my lamentable ignorance of all this digital humanities stuff. At times like this, one can’t help lapsing into Rumsfeldisch: I knew that I didn’t know much about certain things, but had no idea of all the things about which I don’t have the faintest hint of a clue.

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