Perseus Project (version 4 also known as "Perseus Hopper") is a
digital library project of Tufts University, which is located in
Medford and Somerville, near Boston, in the U.S. state of
Massachusetts. The project assembles digital collections of humanities
resources. It is hosted by the department of Classics. The project is
mirrored by the
Max Planck Society
Max Planck Society in Berlin, Germany, as well as
by the University of Chicago.
2 Text format
3 Copyright status
4 See also
7 External links
The project was founded in 1987 to collect and present materials for
the study of ancient Greece. It has published two CD-ROMs and
established the Perseus Digital Library on the
World Wide Web
World Wide Web in 1995.
The project has expanded its original scope; current collections cover
Greco-Roman classics and the English Renaissance. Other materials,
such as the papers of Edwin Bolles and the history of Tufts
University, have been moved into the Tufts Digital Library.
The editor-in-chief of the project is Gregory Crane, the Tufts Winnick
Family Chair in Technology and Entrepreneurship. He has held that
position since the founding of the Perseus Project.
Ancient Greek works in Perseus are stored as beta code, although they
may be reformatted for display into a variety of transcription
Perseus Project supports open-source content, and it has
published code on SourceForge. Perseus is a contributor to the Open
Content Alliance. The project also supports the Internet Archive.
All texts and materials believed to be in the public domain are
available for free download in
XML format from Perseus 4.0. For a
specific example, see the download and license information for
Murray's translation of Homer's Odyssey. Some content is restricted by
intellectual property license agreements with the holders of the
rights to that material.
List of digital library projects
A Greek-English Lexicon
Thesaurus Linguae Graecae
^ a b Perseus Digital Library
Berlin Perseus mirror Archived 2010-01-27 at the Wayback Machine.
^ Chicago Perseus mirror
^ Greek Font Display Help
^ See Open Source section in the Perseus 4.0 Announcement
^ SourceForge.net: Perseus' Art and Archaeology Module
^ List of
Open Content Alliance
Open Content Alliance contributors Archived 2009-10-05 at
the Wayback Machine.
Ancient Greece from Prehistoric to Hellenistic Times by Thomas R.
Martin, Yale University Press, 1996. ISBN 0-300-06956-1. A text
written by Professor Martin to accompany the
Perseus Project online
The Perseus Project
Perseus Project (alte