Announcments and news prior to May, 2005:
- (24 August 2004) What did an educated Roman know about the world? We've added Pliny the Elder's encyclopedic Natural History
a remarkable snapshot of the state of Geography, Ethnography, Astronomy, Biology, and Geology in the early Roman empire.
- (20 July 2004) New reference works: Smith's Dictionary of
Greek and Roman Antiquities and
Smith's Dictionary of
Greek and Roman Geography.
Although both works are more than a hundred
years old, they remain valuable sources for information about the classical
- (1 June 2004) Seen the movie and want to read the book? We've added Benner's commentary on selections from the Iliad,
including a short Homeric Grammar.
- (5 December 2003) New Roman History texts: Appian and Polybius.
- (4 July 2003) An 1836 Latin biography of George Washington.
- (21 May 2003) A third mirror for Perseus.
- (15 April 2003) A Perseus Greek Anthology of favorite passages.
- (20 March 2003) New dictionaries for Homer and Pindar.
- (6 February 2003) Two reprints of books about Plautus.
- (23 December 2002) Ever been curious about Perseus usage patterns? See our new graphs of Perseus usage and traffic.
- (23 December 2002) Updated collocations for Greek and Latin.
- (11 June 2002) New high-resolution photographs of Sicily by Nigel Pollard. The series features 592 images of Agrigento, Gela, Segesta, Selinus, and Syracuse.
- (1 June 2002) New catalog of gems from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The catalog features 140 entries with over 300 high-resolution illustrations.
- (6 May 2002) Perseus now searches Open Archives for added content.
- (2 April 2002) The Stoa Consortium is now using the Perseus text management system, and announces the publication of Ancient Journeys, the Stoa's first new SGML publication.
- (26 March 2002) Upgrade to Perseus Web Atlas and London Atlas.
- (25 March 2002) New virtual reality content.
- (25 March 2002) New encoding for metrical symbols.
- (12 March 2002) W. G. Hale's Art of Reading Latin: How to Teach It (1886), a practical method for reading Latin naturally.
- (22 January 2002) W. W. Goodwin's Moods and Tenses of the Greek Verb, an advanced Greek grammar.
- (10 January 2002) New science collection: the working notebooks of Robert Boyle (1627-1691).
- (5 September 2001) New Latin texts: Plautus, Terence, Phaedrus, and an Anthology.
- (28 August 2001) Vocabulary Tool for making word lists for Greek and Latin texts.
- (24 August 2001) New Lookup Tool: unified catalogue
and full-text searching for all languages.
- (12 March 2001) New Latin texts: the Annals, Histories, Agricola, and Dialogue of Tacitus. The English versions are edited for Perseus by Sara Bryant.
- (9 February, 2001) A venerable commentary on Homer's Odyssey by Merry, Riddell, and Monroe.
- (23 January, 2001) Increased server capacity!
- (10 January, 2001) Announcing Platner and Ashby's Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome,
a major source for the study of the city of Rome, edited for Perseus by Robert Chavez.
- (17 November, 2001) Perseus introduces several new collections and a new look.
- (24 October, 2000) New Tufts History collection.
- (3 October, 2000) Two articles in Ariadne issue 25 mention Perseus: Martin Mueller's Electronic Homer discusses reading Homer with the TLG, Perseus, or the Chicago Homer. Knowledge Management, by members of the Perseus staff, describes our text system.
- (16 August, 2000) New commentaries on Greek texts including Herodotus, Thucydides, and Sophocles.
- (10 August, 2000) Latin and English text of Vitruvius has been added.
- (1 August, 2000) New Latin texts, including Horace's Satires, Ovid's Amores, and more.
- (18 July, 2000) The Bolles London collection is coming in the fall of 2000. Read the newly-published D-Lib Magazine article for a preview of this exciting work.
- (10 July, 2000) New high resolution images of Greek coins from the Dewing Numismatic Foundation.
- (5 June 2000) The new Perseus Users' Forum is open on eGroups.
- (25 April, 2000) A new catalog of coins from the Museum of Fine Arts,
Boston, with zoomable high resolution images.
- (17 March, 2000) The new Perseus Web Atlas.
- (17 March, 2000) Perseus texts have a new look.
- (30 October 1999) The Image Browser provides improved access to the 30,000+ pictures freely avaialbe in Perseus.
- (9 September, 1999) New Greek Word Collocation Tool allows users to study Greek word co-occurrence patterns.
- (9 September, 1999) A new tool to search for Greek and Latin words in context.
- (24 August 1999) New Synonym Tool suggests synonyms for Greek and Latin words.
- (15 July 1999) Perseus announces the receipt of a grant from the Digital Library Initiative, Phase Two.
- (11 May 1999) New Perseus Lookup Tool.
searches images, objects, texts directly.
- (11 May 1999) Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites online and linked to site photography.
- (14 April 1999) The Perseus user survey
helps to evaluate the web site.
- (24 March 1999) A new on-line discussion series by Gregory Nagy:
- (16 March 1999) New pictures of art in the Musée du Louvre, Paris, now
available to all on the Perseus Web site
- (29 December 1998) The Perseus Project
newsletter premier issue is now on-line.
- (21 December 1998) AbleMedia has
launched the Classics Technology Center on the Web providing a series
of free curricula and teacher support materials for using Perseus.
- (12 November 1998) New images of art works in the Berlin Museums, now freely available on the
Perseus Web site
- (27 October 1998) A new Overview of Greek Syntax.
- (17 September 1998) A web version of Andrew Stewart's "One Hundred Greek Sculptors: Their Careers and
- (8 September 1998) Announcing the first public beta release of Platform Independent Perseus 2.0 for
Mac® and Windows®.
- (31 August 1998) Abbreviated definitions from the Liddell and
Scott Intermediate Greek and English Lexicon on the Morphological
- (12 June 1998) New interactive web
- (19 May 1998) Revised Catalogue of Greek sculpture, including images from
of Fine Arts, Boston.
- (12 February 1998) Newly accessible
ancient art resources: over 670 vase pictures, and the landmark
Caskey and Beazley vase catalog, from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
- (6 February 1998) Announcing our new site on Julius
- (30 January 1998) Dyer and Seymour's commentaries on Plato's Apology
and Crito --
with new links to Smyth's Grammar.
- (16 December, 1997) Greek and Latin Grammars are now on-line.
- (28 October, 1997) Announcing the first release of Latin texts and translations, along with text tools!
- (10 July, 1997) The first electronic edition of the works of Christopher Marlowe
includes the Doctor Faustus A and B texts and the
English Faust Book.
- (7 July, 1997) Check out the
everything you ever wanted to know about Greece's greatest hero.
- (12 April, 1997) Using the Perseus architecture catalog, Nicolas Stringos built a 1 cm: 1.1 m scale model of the Parthenon on the Athenian Acropolis. Good work!
- (22 January, 1997) The Perseus Project
guide to full installation of Perseus 2.0
on an external hard drive.
- (9 December, 1996) Perseus is pleased to host the WWW version of the
Search and browse through nearly 500 volumes of Greek texts from
- (15 October, 1996) The complete Perseus 2.0 User's Guide by William Merrill is now on-line.
- (10 October, 1996) The Perseus lookup tool
(affectionately known as the select-o-rama)
finally has a
This tool brings together data from the art and archaeology catalogs, the
encyclopedia, the browser, the English index, and the English-Greek word
search and gives them a simple standard interface. In addition, the lookup
tool deals with alternate names such as Heracles/Hercules and Athena/Athene.
- (26 September, 1996) Check out
Laurel Bowman's new
Greek myth WWW site.
- (18 September, 1996)
Announcing the beginning of a Roman Perseus. Including new photography of Roman art utilizing, where appropriate, Quicktime VR for dynamic "panoramas" and rotations of objects in space.
- (5 September, 1996)
If you've put pictures of Greek or Roman sites, buildings, sculpture,
vases, coins, or other objects on the Web and would like users of Perseus to
see links to them, send mail to
- (29 August, 1996)
There have been a number of changes (and we hope improvements) to the LSJ
- we now try to add indentation to show the hiearchical structure
of the lexicon entries, making the longer entries much easier to read;
we now at last have begun to handle cross references to other words within the
if you go from a Perseus Greek text into LSJ, all the citations from
that author in the LSJ entry should be highlighted.
Please send us feedback on these changes and, as always, report problems!
- (28 August, 1996)
Download a new version of Pandora along with Perseus Tk d1. We now have a working version of Pandora that works with both
Windows and the Mac, as well as corrects some known problems of existing
pandora. It should also be a bit faster -- a full corpus search of the TLG on our
Pentium box with a 2X CD ROM took 27 minutes. Searching individual authors
can be much faster -- a search of Galen took less than one minute on our
- (9 August, 1996)
Download Perseus Tk d1.
Perseus Tk is the working name for the platform independent version of
the Perseus Project Database. It runs on Mac and Windows and has an
interface similar to Perseus 2.0.
This release contains the philological tools.
- (16 July, 1996) A major new revision of all the Greek searching tools is now
available. Highlights include: 1) the ability to input Greek in "Latin
transliteration" as well as in Beta code; 2) the ability to input oisete to search for pherô; 3) a major rewrite of the words in
proximity search to make it somewhat easier to use; 4) an entire new front end
to the Greek word search program allowing you to view the paradigm of a
take a look at pherô in Plato) or to search for individual
words by grammatical category
look for forms of pherô in the optative).
- (2 July, 1996) Images from the
Toledo Museum of Art
are now available.
- (27 March, 1996) Try the live site plans of the
Sanctuary of Apollo
at Delphi and the
City of Athens.
Clicking on the triangular buttons shows you a picture from that point;
clicking on the highlighted regions zooms you in or gives you a description
of the highlighted building. Look for links to these plans at the bottom of
site descriptions (e.g.
- (13 March, 1996) More "improvements" to the philological tools: we can now deal
with much longer lists of words. Try looking for all Greek words that end in -sis. These tend to be
abstractions and you can
use the word frequency tool
to see which authors
tend more towards such jargony words. Greek Morphology is moderately
ambiguous but the rough totals supplied are a useful starting point for
- (7 March, 1996) Interested in the search tools and lexicon? Take a look at
New Technologies for Reading: the Lexicon and the Digital Library.
- (4 March, 1996) Thomas Martin's extensive
Overview of Archaic & Classical Greek
History. Over 3000 links into Perseus' primary materials.
An expanded print version
of this overview is now available from .
- (4 March, 1996) Perseus makes Yahoo's Picks of the Week.
- (3 March, 1996) Check out our tentative plans for taking a first step towards a Roman Perseus.
- (28 February, 1996) This site is awarded four stars, the highest rating, by The McKinley Group, editors of Magellan, an Internet directory of nearly 2 million sites and 40,000 reviews.
- (13 February, 1996) Greek texts can now show you what words have citations in
- (13 February, 1996)
How to embed Greek in your own documents.
- (20 January, 1996) To accommodate Perseus' ever-expanding features on the web, a new improved homepage and navigation header (above) have been installed for your convenience. The previous version of the homepage is still here, though, for posterity!
Sir James Frazer's summary of Greek mythology,
with links to Apollodorus' Library Don't let the title fool you!
This is an ancient Greek handbook of mythology. It also has the translation
and extensive notes by Sir James Frazer (of the Golden Bough). The
notes represent ideas about mythology that few (if any) still pursue, but the references to
other ancient sources (many of them online on this Web site) are outstanding.
If you are interested in the main versions of a Greek myth, Apollodorus and
Frazer's notes are the place to start.
Perseus is rated in the top 5% of WWW sites by the Point Reviews.
- Diotima: Materials for the Study of Women & Gender in the Ancient World now has a very nice set of introductory links for Perseus on the Web.
- Check out the Tufts Classics Department web pages.
- (8 November, 1995) Perseus/FIPSE Meeting,
- (7 November, 1995) Interesting articles in the
Elements with Sir Thomas Heath's
- Search for Greek words in proximity.
- (October, 1995) Website selected to be featured in the monthly websurfers' newsletter of Netzone.
- New English-Greek Word Search: Find Greek words that contain a given
English word or words in their definition in the LSJ9 or the Middle
- Caesar, Gallic War (English, Latin)
- Catullus, Carmina (English, Latin)
- Cicero, In Catilinam I (English, Latin)
- Vergil, Aeneid (English, Latin)
- Herodotus, Histories (English, Greek)
- Homer, Odyssey (English, Greek)
- Plato, Republic (English, Greek)
- Tom Martin, Overview of Classical Greek History from Mycenae to Alexander (English)