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Postby bingley » Sun Aug 10, 2003 8:20 am

For those who haven't found it already, Perseus is a great site.<br /><br />Here is their table of contents http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/cache/perscoll_Greco-Roman.html<br /><br />They have one of the biggest, if not the biggest collection of Greek and Latin texts on the web in the original and in translation. <br /><br />One option is to use the SP Ionic font we use for Greek here on textkit. Choose it in the third box on the left on this page.<br />http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/cgi-bin/dispconf?url=morphindex%3Flang%3Dgreek<br /><br />The texts come broken up into bite-sized pieces, very handy if the thought of a whole book is too daunting. If you want longer pieces you can change the size of the chunks -- just look about half way down the left hand column.<br /><br />If you get stuck on a word, you can usually click it and a pop up window will analyse the form for you and give the basic dictionary meaning.<br /><br />From this page, http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/cgi-bin/resolveform , you can look up words in the dictionary. Just enter the dictionary form and choose whether you want to look it up in the Latin or Greek dictionary. <br /><br />If you are translating into Greek or Latin, you can search the dictionaries for entries containing the English word you want:<br />Greek: http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/cgi-bin/en ... lang=greek<br />Latin: http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/cgi-bin/enggreek?lang=la<br /><br />Another very useful feature is the morphological analysers for those times when you can't work out just what grammatical form you've got in front of you.<br />Greek: http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/cgi-bin/mo ... lang=greek<br />Latin: http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/cgi-bin/morphindex?lang=la<br /><br />There are lots of other useful features. Try them all out.
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Re:Perseus

Postby Keesa » Sun Aug 10, 2003 9:22 pm

Wow, that is a neat site! I had never really visited it before, although I'm vaguely familiar with the name...I'm not sure from where. <br /><br />Keesa
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Re:Perseus

Postby vinobrien » Mon Aug 11, 2003 10:06 am

Thanks, Bingley, I'm finally getting the hang of Perseus.
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Re:Perseus

Postby mingshey » Thu Aug 21, 2003 4:50 am

Perseus has been my primary source for greek literatures.<br />The home site gets sometimes unavailable due to some kind of maintenance and it's handy to know a couple of mirror sites, too:

http://perseus.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de
http://perseus.uchicago.edu
http://perseus.csad.ox.ac.uk
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Re:Perseus

Postby Jeff Tirey » Thu Aug 21, 2003 11:55 am

Perseus is the Rome of online classics - great site with an unmatched collection of text and very impressive tools.
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