Digital Canon – Classics Primary Texts Online

Histories
of Meaning/

Meanings
of ‚History‘

a seminar

Winter 1999

Earl
Jackson, Jr.


Email:
tomrip5@aol.com

Primary Texts
on Line

The University of
Virginia Electronic Text Library
This enormous collection includes a growing number
of full texts fromClassical Antiquity, Late Antiquity, and the Medieval
Period – in Englishtranslation as well as many in the original languages.

The
Tech Classics Archive

Maintained by the Classics Department at the Massachusetts
Instituteof Technology, hundreds of texts in English translation from the
Greekand Latin originals

Primary Texts.

English
Translation

For primary texts of Plato in English translation,
I initially relied on the Internet Classics Archive at M. I. T. Besides
having html versions online, each dialogue is also available in conveniently
streamlined singlefile text-only downloads. And the urls of the html versions
of the texts on the site are very regular and predictable. For example,
for the Meanings of History seminar I used:

http://classics.mit.edu/Plato/meno.html

http://classics.mit.edu/Plato/cratylus.html

http://classics.mit.edu/Plato/seventh_letter.html

English Translation
and Greek Originals

The Perseus Project:
An EvolvingDigital Library on Ancient Greece
http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/
http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/

While the Urls aren’t nearly as easy to remember
as those in the Tech Classics Archive, the
PerseusProject
of
Tufts University has other attractions. In fact, it is a miracle. The site
offers a rich assortment of primary texts in English translation from Greek
and Latin resources. Perseus also provides the Greek and Latin originals
as well. And the original Greek texts

are
served in a variety of presentation options: Greek text; Greek Text with
every word hyperlinked to a complete grammatical/morphological analysis;
Greek Text linked to important definitions in a middle-size Scott Liddell
Greek Dictionary,often supplemented with an optional hyperlink to the large
Liddell-Scott-Jones Greek Dictionary. The philologist and philosopher will
love the word countfeatures – the frequency of occurrence of any Greek
word in any of the archived texts can be retrieved with one click, and
that frequency count can be specified for variable databases: frequency
in all the Greek texts online, frequency in all of Plato; frequency in
the text of Plato in question,etc. Here is a basic breakdown
of the features:

English Index
to the Database
, Greek
Word Search of Primary Texts
, English
Word Search of the Liddell, Scott and Jones Greek Lexicon
,
Art
and Archeology Indices
, Browser
for Architecture, Coins, Sculpture, Sites, and Vases
,
TheEncyclopedia
Subject Index
, An Atlas,and much more.



TheCategories
Paidia 1 Digital Canon

Complete Primary Texts on line

Paidia 2 Logosophia

Linguistic Resources – Language/Philology/Lexicography

Paidia 3 Panphilosophia

Philosophy ResourcesGeneral
Paidia 4 Philosophia

Philosophy Resources

Greek and Roman
Paidia 5 [Philo-]Sophistikoi

Resources on

Individual Thinkers

and Schools
Paidia 6 Historia

History and Culture

of Archaic and Classical Greece and Rome
Paidia 7 Belles Sémata
lugra


Literature and Performance
Paidia
8
Grammateidia tés
narkés

Electronic Classics Journals

Paidia
9
Grammatokuphón

Bibliographies and Databases
Paidia 10 Institution-restricted
resources
Paidia 11 Sunousia cybernetica

Discussion Lists, newsgroups, online seminars,newsletters

Histories
of Meaning Syllabus
 



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