Using computational methods to study the ancients
Asclepius was the chief healing god of Greco-Roman antiquity. What favourable conditions were involved in the spatial dissemination of the cult of the Greek god of medicine Asclepius across the Roman Empire? Researchers have tackled this question using established historiographical methods. The EU-funded AscNet will take a different approach. It will apply an interdisciplinary theoretical and methodological portfolio of emerging digital humanities to the study of ancient history. The overall aim of the project is to demonstrate how innovative application of quantitative methods (computing and digital technologies) can be used for the study of ancient history.