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Classics Resource of the week – Perseus Digital Library

September 10, 2013

This weeks classics resource is the Perseus Digital Library. In order not to replicate information readily available if you would like to find out more about the library and its history you can click, here.

The Perseus Digital Library is a useful resource for people who are studying or have a particualr interest in Classics. The website has excellent translations of the texts such as Plutarch, Thucydides, Suetonius and Plato (there are far too many to name). Resources can be accessed in Books and Sections making navigation swift. There is also an Art and Archaeology section with pictures and descriptions of artefacts and some ancient sites. Recently, the library also announced the launch of the Perseus Catalog an attempt to provide access to an on-line version of every work of each Greek and Latin author. The catalog is still in the development phase but currently has 2522 Greek and 1247 Latin works.

The site is extremely user friendly and can be used free of charge (there are some costs associated with certain copyrighted material).

I have used the site to undertake research for all of the essays I have completed to date and found it a very valuable resource. I hope you will find it as useful as I have.

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