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Bridging the Continental Divide

Bridging the Continental Divide

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Funded by:  AHRC

Main contact:  Dr Steven Reid

Start date:  2012

End date:  2015

Subject areas:
History - School of Humanities, College of Arts
Information Studies - School of Humanities, College of Arts

The aim of Bridging the Continental Divide is to produce an electronic edition of a selection of the poets in the Delitiae Poetarum Scotorum huius aevi illustrium (DPS, Amsterdam, 1637), the largest anthology of Scottish neo-Latin ever produced, which was edited by the Fife laird Sir John Scot of Scotstarvit and the Aberdonian poet Arthur Johnstone. The resource will provide original scans and a full transcription of the Latin text of 13 of the 37 poets in the DPS, alongside an English translation of each poem with a full critical apparatus detailing all scriptural and philological references cited, and their historical and social context. The resource will also be supported by a range of articles analyzing the texts in both linguistic and historic contexts, along with a full range of biographical material on each poet, and broader essays on early modern Scotland's Latin culture.