Perseus under PhiloLogic has moved!
Please update your bookmarks to: perseus.uchicago.edu.
There is a new home page, linking to a freshly updated site.
We will keep the links below alive for the moment, but please update your bookmarks.
The Perseus Project at Tufts University is the foremost
Digital Library for the classical world, if not for the
Humanities in general. In its collection of Greek and Roman materials,
readers will find many of the canonical texts read today. The Greek
collection approaches 8 million words and the Latin collection
currently has 5.5 million. In addition, many English language
dictionaries, other reference works, translations, and commentaries are
included, so that anyone with an internet connection has access to the
equivalent of a respectable College Classics library. The Perseus site
is further enriched by intricate linking mechanisms among texts
(resulting in more than 30 million links).
You will here find the same texts, but the mechanism for browsing and searching the text is a different one. It is PhiloLogic, a system that was especially developed for large textual databases by the ARTFL project at the University of Chicago.
We are presenting a beta
version of a PhiloLogic build here: Since our first attempts at this, a lot of possibilities have been added, but we know it's not perfect! Please email Helma Dik with your
comments or, better still, use the "Report a Problem" link that you will find on the Results pages.
User Manual gives a general introduction to searching under Philologic. This particular collection has its own special features. For a few quick hints to get you started, check out the Info and Help section on the search forms.
Search or Browse..
Greek texts and translations
Texts with morphological lookup and access to dictionaries.
Latin texts and translations
Texts with morphological lookup and access to Lewis and Short. Updated version November 2008.
Thanks to Neven Jovanović et al. for editing Terence; thanks to many others for reporting problems!
Grammar, Art History
For a more complete description of the capabilities and limitations
of the current build, please read our Caveats and Wishlist.
We are grateful to the Perseus Project for making their texts
available for this project, and specifically to Greg Crane and Adrian
Packel for their help in initial troubleshooting. Please note that the
conditions of use of Perseus materials fully apply to the texts on this
site as well. For details, view the Header information in each of the
In Chicago, thanks go to Catherine Mardikes, fearless Classics Bibliographer; at ARTFL, to Charles Cooney (2006-07) and Richard Whaling (2007-08) for actually doing the work, and to Mark Olsen, Russ Horton and the rest of the 'crew' for advice along the way.
PhiloLogic™ is the primary full-text search, retrieval and analysis tool developed by the ARTFL Project and the Digital Library Development Center (DLDC) at the University of Chicago. This is a Free Software implementation of PhiloLogic for large TEI-Lite document collections. The wide array of XML data specifications and the recent deployment of basic XML processing tools provides an important opportunity for the collaborative development of higher-level, interoperable tools for Humanities Computing applications.