Corpus details

Perseus Digital Library: the Classics collection

Official name:Perseus Digital Library: the Classics collection
Language:Latin; Greek
Language type:written
Corpus type:historical language; literature
Size:Latin: 5,2 million words; Greek: 7,8 million words (15-01-2007)
Description:The Perseus Classics collection features several hundred works of classical Greek and Roman authors, both in the original language and in (English) translation. Each word in the texts is linked to the word study tool, which presents information on the form of the word, gives a brief definition, and provides links to other tools, such as the dictionary and word frequency chart.
Exploration:Use the online Lookup tool to search for words in (collections of) texts. By deafult, the search results will include sentences that contain words derived from the same lexical forms as the query words.
Origin:Tufts University (USA)
Location:Internet: Perseus Classics collection
Details:In addition to primary texts, Perseus contains many archeological sources and various secondary sources, including, for example, Greek and Latin grammars, commentaries, and Thomas R. Martin's popular An Overview of Classical Greek History from Homer to Alexander, which acts both as an introduction to Greek History and an tool for accessing clasics resources in Perseus.
  
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Name:Perseus
Description:Overkoepelende Perseus website
  
Name:Lookup tool manual
Description:Introduction to the Perseus Lookup Tool
  
Name:Working with Greek texts in Perseus
Description:Some notes on working with the Greek texts in Perseus by Elizabeth Koier. Includes a comparison with the Thesaurus Lingua Graecae. The notes will be partly applicable to the Latin section of Perseus as well.
  


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