I got an okay for my request to use the Greek text for my compilation of Euclid's Elements.
and here's the final work.Thanks for writing. We are currently working on a new version of Euclid which will feature completely new drawings and a restructured text.
If you wish to host your own text, you may of course do so. We cannot assert any copyright over the Greek text. Be sure to send us the link and I'll forward it to the programmer working on the new version of Euclid.
> I have been searching for Euclid's Elements in Greek and founded in
> Perseus Digital Library. But the drawings crucial for understanding the
> text were all missing. So I decided to draw them myself, and I recently
> finished them. (The Euclid's Elements is not as hard as the literary
> works of other ancient authors. But the drawings are very crucial in
> understanding the directions and proofs.)
> I don't think that a presence of an inert, text version of Elements
> would diminish the use of Perseus Digital Library's language tools. And
> with drawings incorporated in the text, it could draw more people to
> Perseus. Since computer screen is not a good place to read books, and
> moreover, without the drawings it is very hard to grasp the idea in
> Elements. But you could regard it the other way.
> If it is not against your principal goal of running the invaluable
> Perseus Digital Library, I wish you give me a permission to use the
> Greek e-text of Euclid's Elements to TeX and compile a figured version,
> and to distribute it freely for the public. Or please just take a look
> at it before you decide. Since your email server does not let
> attachments through, I do not attach the file in this email. But please
> let me know if you have another route to take it for the examination.
> The file size is about 1.37MB.
> Or if it is against your policy for me to distributed such a version
> freely on my own, please just let me send you the compiled document and
> you decide if you should host it on your own site or not. I just want to
> share the result of my hard work on the drawings with as many people as
http://blogfile.paran.com/BLOG_17207/20 ... 5_elem.pdf
I'm going to ask jeff if he's going to host it on Textkit.