This Interactive chronological map of ancient Latin and Greek culture allows both a synchronic and diachronic outlook on literature and history, with a special focus on Latin literature. Literary genres can be highlighted, and each event is linked to a Wikipedia entry: while this is clearly a compromise on some cases, it is also true that Wikipedia is always growing larger and better.
The top bar contains the title and:
- a button to switch languages (English/Italian)
- a button to come back to this page
- a list of literary genres that can be highlighted on the map.
The timeline itself is divided into three areas:
- Roman history. Events related to institutional and social changes are in a different color
- Latin literature. The lifespan of each author is displayed by a thin grey line, with fading extremities if dates are uncertain. Different colors are used for literary genres, patrons, works by unknown authors
- Greek history and literature. For literary events and persons, conventions are the same as for Latin literature; historical events are in a different color.
Hardware and software requirements:
- the map is best viewed on large and high-resolution displays (at least 22”, 1920*1080), but of course it can be adapted to smaller displays and tablets.