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Perseus Updates

  • May 1, 2018: Individual Developments and Systematic Change in Philology
    At the end of March 2018, my collaborators and I finished enjoying five years of support... Read more.

  • March 15, 2018: First Version of the Scaife Digital Library Viewer goes live: building the future while remembering a friend
    Announcing the first release of the Scaife Digital Library Viewer, a reading environment for source texts that follow the Canonical Text Services (CTS) data model... Read more.

  • February 24, 2018: Using Clarin or Dariah to work with historical languages? 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

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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
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