[sword-devel] Perseus

Jonathan Morgan jonmmorgan at gmail.com
Fri Jun 17 05:51:15 MST 2011

Hi Greg,

On Fri, Jun 17, 2011 at 8:09 AM, Greg Hellings <greg.hellings at gmail.com>wrote:

> Have any of us looked diligently at the Perseus Tools collection to
> judge whether or not any of its texts (and technologies!) could be
> leveraged into SWORD?  They have a massive corpus of ancient Greek and
> Latin materials, including some very good and extensive dictionaries.

I have looked at it in the past.  As an English speaker, I'm not sure how
interested I personally am in non-English texts (they may be the originals,
but they probably lack wide appeal).  Ones like Liddell-Scott might be more
useful, but again I'm not sure.

Another collection I looked at was the MIT Classics collection (
http://classics.mit.edu/), which contains a number of public domain English
translations (and I checked with them a year and a half ago and they said to
the best of their knowledge the translations were completely public domain
and I could use them for whatever I wanted).  Some of them relate history
that is referenced sometimes in Bible study, and I would sometimes like to
see the original than just accept the bite sized chunks I am given.  Others
would be more used for (possibly reliable) background information.

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