Information about PerseusWhat is the Perseus Project?
The Perseus Project is an evolving digital library of resources for the study of the humanities. Collaborators initially formed the project to construct a large, heterogeneous collection of materials, textual and visual, on the Archaic and Classical Greek world. Planning for Perseus began in 1985; the project was formally established in July, 1987. Since then, the Perseus Project has published two CD-ROMs and created the on-line Perseus Digital Library. The project has expanded into other areas of the humanities adding tools for more languages, a variety of collections, and new types of materials. The classical foundation has paved the way for literary and historical collections ranging from the English Renaissance to the American Civil War, and Greek tools became a foundation for the development of resources in Latin, Italian, and Arabic. The project continues to explore new ways of presenting complex resources for electronic publication. Collaboration with the Digital Collections and Archives of Tufts University led to the Bolles Collection on London. Other collections in development include the American Civil War. For more on our current work, see our collaborations page.
Perseus has received awards and recognition as one of the major humanities sites on the World Wide Web.
Goals and Mission
WWW: Since 1995, the Perseus Project WWW site has grown into the Perseus Digital Library, an on-line publication of the materials contained on the Perseus CDs as well as new areas of research. Recent expansions include ancient science, Roman materials, Greek lexicography, an on-line edition of the works of Christopher Marlowe, sources for Shakespeare's Richard III and Julius Caesar, a facsimile First Folio, a collaborative project with the Modern Language Association to study creation of new electronic Variorum editions, work on the Bolles collection on the City of London, and the evaluation of new electronic tools for the study of ancient culture.
Please visit our publications page for further information on our research.
The Perseus Project is funded by the Digital Libraries Initiative Phase 2, the National Science Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, private donations and Tufts University.
Citing this Web site in a bibliography:
If you wish to cite the Perseus Web site in a bibliography, please list it with the URL, and the month and year you accessed it, as in the following example:
Crane, Gregory R. (ed.) The Perseus Project, http://www.perseus.tufts.edu, September, 2000.