I am writing a small python script which looks for the occurrences of an expression in a text file and then prints a list of the sentences it occurs in. The purpose is to have access to a wide variety of Latin sample sentences.
To that end, however, I need some input files. From the outset I ruled out the texts available at The Latin Library
because these have too many typos for my liking.
Instead I decided to use the Perseus
-editions. However, after having a closer look at some of these, for example their Titus Livius-edition based on the text edited by Weissenborn/Müller, I am not so sure anymore. Somehow it looks strange, and I have the feeling that the conversion of the scanned text has not been conscientious enough. Not too mention their edition of the Satyricon
which has some weird stuff in it.
So I am now thinking about using the IntraText
versions instead. They look clean
. However, I am well aware, that just looking clean is not necessarily a hallmark of quality. Therefore I would like to hear what you think about these different e-text versions: The Latin Library, Perseus, Intratext