The Ancient Greek and Latin Dependency Treebanks

Ancient Greek Data

The Ancient Greek Dependency Treebank includes the entirety of Homer's Iliad and Odyssey; Sophocles' Ajax, Antigone, Electra, Oedipus Tyrannus and Trachinae; Plato's Euthyphro; book 12 of Athenaeus' Deipnosophists; and all of the works of Hesiod and Aeschylus - a total of 374,490 words.

We use two methods for building treebanks of Classical texts: a "standard" production method in which two people independently annotate each sentence and a third reconciles their differences; and a "scholarly" method where a single individual creates an annotation that stands as their published interpretation of the text. In our standard method, we attempt to remove the bias of any single individual; in a scholarly method, what we are trying to capture is exactly that unique interpretation. All of these works are freely available for download under a Creative Commons license.

We will also publish unvetted annotations via the scholarly method by individuals who complete entire texts and would like their work published. These interpretations are not included in the official Perseus Treebank but are available for download here.

AuthorWorkAnnotatorWord count 
AeschylusAgamemnonFrancesco Mambrini (Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa)9,806
 Libation BearersFM6,566
 Prometheus BoundFM7,058
 Seven Against ThebesFM6,232
AthenaeusThe Deipnosophists (Book 12)Vanessa Gorman (University of Nebraska)19,961
HesiodShield of Heraclesstandard method3,834
 Theogonystandard method8,106
 Works and Daysstandard method6,941
HomerIliadstandard method128,102
 Odysseystandard method104,467
PlatoEuthyphroGiuseppe G. A. Celano (Università degli Studi di Pavia)6,097
SophoclesAjaxDan Libatique (New York University)9,474
 AntigoneAlejandro Abritta (Unvetted)8,758
 AntigoneFrancesco Mambrini (Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa)8,751
 Oedipus TyrannusFM11,185


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