Daniel Libatique and Ryan Pasco, graduate students in Boston University’s Department of Classical Studies, have long been interested in digital tools for Classics, but were left to their own devices as to what tools were available or how they could be applied in a classroom setting. Keeping the beginner in mind, Daniel and Ryan created ergaleia, an abbreviated list of digital tools for the classicist that emphasizes utility and application rather than functionality, though the list includes a broad range of functionalities. They hope that this list, along with the accompanying blog, will help those interested in digital tools gain a sense of what’s available and how to apply this knowledge to teaching and research. For recent updates, follow ergaleia on Twitter.

Daniel Libatique

Daniel Daniel just completed his Ph.D. at Boston University with a dissertation entitled Tereus, Procne, and Philomela: Speech, Silence, and the Voice of Gender under the direction of Pat Johnson. He graduated with a B.A. in Classics and Theatre from the College of the Holy Cross in 2010 and an M.A. in Humanities and Social Thought from NYU in 2012. His research interests include Greek drama, Augustan poetry, gender, narratology, and reception. In his free time, he is an avid competitive ballroom dancer and a DJ for many ballroom competitions along the East coast. You can find him on Github here.

Ryan Pasco

Ryan Ryan is a second year Ph.D. student. His academic interests include Old Comedy, writing the self, metapoetics/-literature, and digital humanist approaches to scholarship. In his free time, Ryan trains Parkour, practices trapeze, and plays tabletop games. You can find him on Github here.