Perseus Digital Library update

Written by Michael Hanel on March 17th, 2009

I can’t believe more people aren’t talking about this in the blogosphere, surely they didn’t miss it?

Yesterday Perseus Digital Library had an upgrade to their Greek library database (and a job opportunity in case you’ve recently lost yours):

March 16, 2009:

  • New job announcement: Perseus is seeking a Greek Treebank Editor to supervise the creation of a syntactic database for classical Greece with 1,000,000 words - one of the most promising instruments ever produced for the study of Greek linguistics, literary style, and lexicography. We encourage graduate students who could build their dissertation work on this project, as well as classicists with PhD in hand, to consider applying.
  • Updates to Perseus Digital Library:
    • Many improvements to the Art & Archaeology data and interface. You can now search the A&A data and image captions.
    • Euclid’s Elements have been added, as well as a large number of Plutarch texts, edited by Bernadotte Perrin. Links to these texts can be found on the Greek and Roman collection page.

So, job aside, the addition of Euclid’s Elements is fairly unimportant to most of you, but the addition of a large number of Plutarch’s texts (Greek and English!) should make you salivate. Go check ‘em out today, and please start up the blogosphere chit chat (That means you, you, you, and maybe you). Remember you heard it here first. :)

Note — although I generally prefer Perseus under PhiloLogic, these newer database updates are not yet in that system. No word yet when they will be incorporated.

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