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  • Hardware problems!: A key server in the Perseus site has experienced intermittent hardware problems. We are in the process of upgrading this hardware and creating a more stable hardware environment. We apologize for the delays and hope to have the problem resolved in a few days.

  • Perseus 4.0 released -- a new implementation of the Perseus Digital Library.

    Perseus 4.0, a new Java-based version of the Perseus Digital Library, is available for testing. It contains a faster, more manageable back-end and a more modern look and feel. Many features of Perseus are now available as XML services -- for example, developers can extract well-formed XML fragments of primary sources with full TEI-conformant markup in order to create their own front ends. Read more...

  • What did an educated Roman know about the world? We've added Pliny the Elder's encyclopedic Natural History, (search), a remarkable snapshot of the state of Geography, Ethnography, Astronomy, Biology, and Geology in the early Roman empire.
  • New reference works: Smith's Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities (search), and Smith's Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography (search). Although both works are more than a hundred years old, they remain valuable sources for information about the classical world.
  • 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.
  • New Roman History texts: Appian and Polybius

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