Perseus Project


Perseus Project

The Perseus Project is a digital library project of Tufts University that assembles digital collections of humanities resources. It is hosted by the Department of Classics. It suffers, unfortunately, from very frequent computer hardware problems, and because of this its resources are often unavailable. The project is mirrored by the Max Planck Society in Berlin [ [http://perseus.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de/ Berlin Mirror] ] and the University of Chicago. [ [http://perseus.uchicago.edu/ Chicago Mirror] ]

The project was founded in 1987 to collect and present materials for study of ancient Greece. It has published two CD-ROMs and established the Perseus Digital Library on the World Wide Web in 1995. The project has expanded its original scope; current collections cover Greco-Roman classics, the English Renaissance, the papers of Edwin Bolles, and the history of Tufts University.

The editor-in-chief of the project is Gregory Crane, the Tufts Winnick Family Chair in Technology and Entrepreneurship. He has been editor-in-chief since the founding of the Perseus Project.

Ancient Greek works in Perseus are stored as beta code, though they can be reformatted for display into a variety of transcription systems [ [http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/Help/fonthelp.html Greek Font Display Help] ] .

Copyright status

The Perseus Project supports open-source [See Open Source section in the [http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/PR/perseus4.0.ann.full.html Perseus 4.0 Announcement] ] , and has published code on SourceForge. [ [http://sourceforge.net/projects/perseus-artarch/ SourceForge.net: Perseus' Art and Archaeology Module] ] All texts and materials believed to be in the public domain are available for free download in xml format on Perseus 4.0 [See Perseus 4.0 [http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper] ; for specific example, see download and license information for Murray translation of the Odyssey [http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text.jsp?doc=Perseus:text:1999.01.0136] .] . Perseus is an active member of the Open Content Alliance [ [http://www.opencontentalliance.org/contributors.html List of OCA contributors] ] and supporter of the Internet Archive.

Certain content, such as images and some texts, are restricted due to permissions agreements with the rights holders.

See also

* List of digital library projects
* Stoa Consortium
* Digital Classicist
* Thesaurus Linguae Graecae

References

Literature

* "Ancient Greece from Prehistoric to Hellenistic Times" by Thomas R. Martin, Yale University Press, 1996. ISBN 0-300-06956-1. A text written by Prof Martin to accompany the Perseus Project online resources.

External links

* [http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/# The Perseus Project]


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