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Postby bingley » Fri Dec 19, 2003 3:33 am

yet another collection of Latin texts, including some really quite obscure ones.

http://www.intratext.com/LAT/

A cool feature of this one is that it has a concordance. Click on a word, and it will show you all the other times that word is used and its context in the same work.

Unfortunately it doesn't have a parser. So if you look up for example paucos, you'll only see examples of paucos in context. You have to then look in the alphabetical index for pauci, paucae, pauca etc.
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Postby Lisa » Mon Dec 22, 2003 10:40 pm

I'm a little wary of this site. They take great pains to assert "copyright," but many of the texts I looked at claim the following:

"Credits
Printed source: Not available
Source of the electronic transcription: The electronic transcription of this collection, available on several Web sites, has been amended and fully integrated by the IntraText editorial staff."

If they took these off of the internet, they should have the courtesy to link to the source. If they didn't, they should be able to point to a book. Linking to neither calls into question the source of the texts. Why not link to the "several web sites"? They sternly object to any reuse of their material or even of framing their site but practice the same when it comes to other sites.

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Postby bingley » Tue Dec 23, 2003 2:22 am

Any chance of Perseus incorporating such a feature for its texts? :idea: Being able to click on a word and see all its uses by that particular author or in that particular text would be nice. :D :D
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Postby annis » Tue Dec 23, 2003 2:40 pm

bingley wrote:Any chance of Perseus incorporating such a feature for its texts? :idea: Being able to click on a word and see all its uses by that particular author or in that particular text would be nice.


The "words in context" tool will let you do this, and it does have a parser, so you'll find the different inflections. By default this wants to search the entire Perseus corpus, but you can narrow it to an author or particular works.
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Postby bingley » Tue Dec 23, 2003 3:57 pm

Actually, I found an easier way to do it this afternoon. If you're reading a work, click on the word you're interested in.

Let's take the beginning of Cicero's Pro Roscio Amerino for example. It starts off: credo ego vos, iudices, mirari quid+ sit quod+, cum tot summi oratores hominesque nobilissimi sedeant, ego potissimum surrexerim, is qui neque aetate neque ingenio neque auctoritate sim cum his qui sedeant comparandus.

Click on, for example, credo, and the parser's little window pops up. It has a frequency table, and if you click where it says Cicero and Max Inst. it lists all the examples of credo and other forms of the words in Cicero's works on Perseus.

I take it all back. Perseus still rules. Tho' it doesn't have Cornelius Nepos yet. [hint hint]
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