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Perseus Updates

  • January 9, 2017: Update on the new MA in Digital Tools for Premodern Studies at Tufts

    In September 2016, we announced the creation of a new MA at Tufts University which will begin in Fall 2017. Read more ...

  • December 22, 2016: A New Version of Perseus and Academic Partnerships

    An earlier blog entry pointed to a draft description of work on a new Perseus that we expect will appear, in some fashion, as a formal Request for Proposals from Leipzig in early January 2017. One reason to circulate this description is to get feedback. A second is to be able to explore different approaches before any formal RFP emerges. Read more ...

  • December 21, 2016: Draft for a Request for Proposals for a new Perseus Digital Library

    We expect that Leipzig University will release a formal RFP early in January. Until and unless Leipzig University does so, there are no promises or guarantees of any kind. Our goal is to give the community a chance to comment and potential contractors an opportunity to begin thinking about what they might do. 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