Thyssen Foundation funds PALAMEDES-project

The legendary Greek Palamedes was famous for his extraordinary wisdom and ingenuity. Euripides dedicated to him the lost tragedy »Palamedes«. He is the namesake of the research project PALAMEDES (PALimpsestorum Aetatis Mediae EDitiones Et Studia), which is funded by the Fritz Thyssen Foundation.

The PALAMEDES Project aims to create a critical edition of two important mediaeval manuscripts featuring newly discovered and unexplored Greek texts: new fragments by Euripides and an unknown ancient commentary on Aristotle. Both texts, being overwritten when the parchment pages were reused (palimpsest), will be made readable using cutting-edge technology.

PALAMEDES is a collaboration between the universities of Göttingen and Bologna, as well as the Cultural Foundation of the National Bank of Greece (MIET) in Athens. Main partners are the Greek Orthodox Patriachate of Jerusalem and the Biblothèque nationale de France. In Göttingen, the project is associated with the Centrum Orbis Orientalis et Occidentalis (CORO), the Göttingen Centre for Digital Humanities (GCDH) and the Courant Research Centre EDRIS.

Dipl.-Theol. Felix Albrecht
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Theologische Fakultät
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37073 Göttingen
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