The Ancient Greek and Latin Dependency Treebanks



The Ancient Greek and Latin Dependency Treebanks are an attempt to create a linguistic genome: a large database of Classical texts where the morphological, syntactic, and lexical information for each sentence has been explicitly encoded.

The point? To put linguistic research in Greek and Latin on a new quantitative foundation. To help drive a new generation of computational analysis. And above all, to get students and faculty both involved in the production of data that can be useful to the wider scholarly community.

Treebanking is simply the act of writing down your interpretation of a sentence in the form of a linguistic annotation. All of it can be done online, and over 200 researchers from around the world have annotated more than 350,000 words of Classical Greek and Latin texts, including the entirety of Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, all of the works of Hesiod and Aeschylus, Sophocles' Ajax, and excerpts from the works of Caesar, Cicero, Jerome, Ovid, Petronius, Propertius, Sallust and Vergil.


Treebanked sentence of ista meam norit gloria canitiem ("that glory will know my old age," Propertius I.8).