Read the Perseus Newsletter On-Line!
Recent additions to the Perseus web site:
(27 May 2005) 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...
- (24 August 2004) What did an educated Roman know about the world? We've added Pliny the
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
Greek and Roman Antiquities
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 (CTCWeb,), 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
Analysis screen. (example word: oisete)
- (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.
Look at what was new.
Document last updated 30 December 2002 by AEM