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Perseus Updates

  • December 12, 2017: Accepting Applications for 2018 NEH Institute
    Tufts University invites applications to "Digital Editions, Digital Corpora, and new Possibilities for the Humanities in the Academy and Beyond" a two-week NEH Institute for Advanced Technology in the Digital Humanities (July 16-27, 2018). Read more ...

  • September 19, 2017: Unleash Open Greek and Latin!
    Interested in open access, the digital humanities, or conducting digital scholarship in your research and/or teaching? Aren’t sure what these topics have to do with classics or archaeology, or even how to get started? Then, please consider joining us next January 3 at the AIA-SCS pre-meeting workshop “Deconstructing the Open Greek and Latin Project”! Read more ...

  • September 11, 2017 (update): Design Sprint for Perseus 5.0/Open Greek and Latin
    Eldarion.com has received the lead contract to develop the new Scaife DL Viewer. In this we build upon work already underway... Read more ...

  • August 18, 2017: Why we need user profiles and a new Perseus
    "There is no greater topic for research in historical languages than enhancing the ways in which we human beings are able to learn those languages..." Read more...

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Release Announcements

  • October 2013

    New texts: the English Bohn and Greek Kaibel editions of Athenaeus' Deipnosophists and Harpocration.

    Corrections to Greek and Latin lexicons, Oppian, Smith's Geography, Pausanias, Cassius Dio.

    CIDOC RDF download links added for Art and Architecture data.

  • June 17, 2013

    The navigation bar and text sidebars now include links to the Perseus Catalog.

  • April 30, 2013

    We have released fixes to typos and other errors in various texts.

  • February 27,2013

    We have released bug fixes to the following items: the display of Greek letters used to identify subsections in the Lewis and Short Latin Dictionary, broken links to dictionaries in the Word Study tool, and the use of collection limits in searches producing hits in document metadata.

  • April 25, 2012

    We have addressed some performance issues with the site and fixed a crash in the vocabulary tool. Although some performance problems may persist, we hope that the overall experience is improved. As always, feedback is welcome. Feel free to send detailed error reports to the webmaster.

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Popular Texts

Art and Archaeology

Aegina, Temple of Aphaia
Silver obol from Athens
Satyr on Attic red figure vase
The Bartlett Head


The Ancient Olympics Hercules: Greece's Greatest Hero