Welcome to Perseus 4.0, also known as the Perseus Hopper.
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  • March 31, 2009:
    • Updates to Perseus Digital Library: You can now view the places mentioned in the Perseus Digital Library by collection or text through the Google Maps interface. Links to view places in a text can be found on a text page, in the Places box. Places are automatically extracted, so please email the webmaster if you notice errors.
  • 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.
  • September 23, 2008:
  • May 13, 2008:
    • New updates to Perseus Hopper open source release: The open source release of the Perseus Hopper has been updated. You now have the choice of downloading the data generated by the installation process rather than loading the data using the texts. The text files continue to be available under the Creative Commons license.
      • Download the latest release of source code from SourceForge.
      • Download the text files or data here.
  • March 28, 2008:
    • Updates to Perseus Digital Library:
      • Searching has been re-enabled.
      • The first 4.0 release of the Renaissance Collection is now available.
      • Word study tools and word frequencies have been refined.
      • Additional memory has been added to all Perseus servers.
  • February 7, 2008:
    • Building a "FRBR-Inspired" Catalog: The Perseus Digital Library has been exploring the creation of a FRBR-Inspired catalog for classics, and with funding from the Mellon Foundation, has taken some preliminary steps beyond our initial work first reported in October 2005. If you are interested in reading more, please check out our new report.
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Popular Texts

Art and Archaeology

Aegina, Temple of Aphaia
Silver obol from Athens
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The Ancient Olympics Hercules: Greece's Greatest Hero