More Perseus Updates

Written by Michael Hanel on October 10th, 2009

Chris Weimer notes that Perseus Digital Library has updated its Latin offerings and now includes more texts from Cicero, as well as texts from Seneca, Quintilian, Flaccus, Aulus Gellius, Ammianus and Petronius. While most of them seem to be “outdated” texts, it still is nice to have them around. The other good news is that since they are older texts, a lot of them are in the public domain. I haven’t looked as much at the English translations (not every Greek or Latin text on Perseus has an English translation available on the website), so I can’t comment a lot on their quality, but some of them look like Loeb translations. The overall implementation of this update is not as glamorous (look for instance at the way it handles Aulus Gellius) as some of the other Perseus versions, but I suppose it is better than nothing.

No word on what other texts might be added at Perseus nor when one can hope to see these same texts implemented on the Perseus under PhiloLogic website. If anyone hears anything, let me know.

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