Dioscorus case study

The archive of Dioscorus of Aphrodito (6th c. A.D.) is the richest papyrus archive of the Byzantine period. Gathering more than 700 texts of various content, it provides a unique opportunity to study day-to-day cursive writing and literacy in the microcosm of an Egyptian village.

From the Dioscorus archive was selected a dataset specially tailored for the task of Writer Identification, see GRK-Papyri

An extension of GRK-Papyri from 50 to 120 papyri was segmented into rows to form the Papy-Row dataset and presented during the PatReCH workshop in ICPR 2020, see here. Forthcoming publication in the workshop proceedings.