Text Searching

Below, there is an A - Z of software and online resources, some of which are available freely, and some of which you must be working on a library computer to access. The latter have been marked with an *.

*Bibliotheca Iuris Antiqui
Full text of main judicial Roman sources. Also bibliographic information on Roman Law, other ancient laws and on general ancient history of the ancient world 1950 - 1989. Contains thesaurus of c9,000 terms relating to ancient law.

Berichtigungsliste der griechischen Papyrusurkunden aus ńgypten. CD-ROM mit Berichtigungsliste Band I-XI.
This database which provides details of corrections to Papyri editions is not working at present. We hope it will be available by 24th July 2015.

*Bibliotheca Teubneriana Latina Version 4, 2006
Full text of Latin texts which have appeared in the Bibliotheca Teubneriana since its foundation.

Corpus Medicorum Graecorum / Latinorum CMG, CML, CMG Supplementum and CMG Supplementum orientale
Now freely available.

*Library of Latin Texts CLCLT 5. Previously CETEDOC (Mainly Latin Christian Texts on CD-ROM)
Available online in the Computer Room in the Library. Contains the full text of the whole Corpus Patrum Latinorum, i.e. all the texts edited in the Corpus Christianorum Series Latina and Continuatio Mediaevalis, the exhaustive corpora of several major authors, together with a number of texts and authors not yet published in the Corpus Christianorum but included in the Corpus Scriptorum Ecclesiasticorum of Vienna, the Patrologia Latina of Migne or other collections.
Now includes many Classical authors, e.g. Cicero, Horace, Sallust and some 16th - 20th century Latin authors.
47 million words on 3 CD ROMS.

*Epigraph A database of Roman inscriptions Vol VI of Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum
Search full text, cognomina, numerals etc.

*Inscriptiones Graecae Eystettenses and Inscriptiones Latinae Eystettenses
These CD-ROMs from 1996-1999 are concordance and search programs of Greek and Latin inscriptions in Asia Minor. They are not a computerised edition of texts but provide references to volumes where the full text may be found.

Brill's New Jacoby (including translations and commentary)

Brill's New Jacoby - Second edition

This work is a revised and enlarged edition of Brillís New Jacoby (BNJ). New additions include an apparatus criticus and a discussion of the provenance of each fragment where relevant, as well as revised commentaries on the ancient historians in BNJ and updated bibliographies, all of which set BNJ2 significantly apart from the previous edition. Like Brillís New Jacoby, this revised edition has texts and historians not included in Jacobyís Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker I-III. It provides English translations to all testimonia and fragments, critical commentaries, and a brief encyclopedia-style entry about the historianís life and works, with a select bibliography. Brill's New Jacoby, Second Edition is a work-in-progress with publication of the last historian scheduled for 2026.

Jacoby's Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker

FGrH is available in the Computer Room in the Library (online and CD-ROM). Brill's New Jacoby is a new edition of the 856 fragmentary historians that comprise F. Jacoby's monumental Die Fragmente der griechischen Historiker Parts I-III (FGH) , but with significant additions.
Each author has: a Greek text (updated from that of Jacoby where relevant); facing English translation; new, critical commentary (for the first time for authors 608-856, on which Jacoby did not write commentaries); a brief encyclopaedia-style entry about his life, works, importance, etc.; and a select bibliography.
BNJ
will also include several new authors and many fragments of existing authors that were either unknown to Jacoby or excluded by him. Jacoby's numbering system has been retained so that readers may also consult FGrH without having to refer to a concordance.
BNJ
will be published online in batches of 50-60 fragmentary authors every six months, beginning in December 2006 and ending in 2013. While the scholarly heart of BNJ will be the commentaries, the new texts will become the standard ones, the translations of all testimonia and fragments will make them accessible to readers who cannot read Greek, and the various search tools will facilitate consultation of other authors in BNJ and the CD-ROM of FGrH. Particularly welcoming is that each entry will have within it the text, translation, commentary and other material as opposed to FGrH, with its subdivided volumes and text and commentary spread over different volumes. It is also possible to do a combined search with Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum.
(Text adapted from Ian Worthington on Brill’s website)

Inscriptions of Aphrodisias

Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania

Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum
Available online in the Computer Room in the Library. The SEG includes the printed SEG volumes 1-54. Future volumes will be added to the online edition. While the contents of the SEG Online are identical to that of the printed volumes, there are some differences in presentation and search possibilities. It is also possible to do a combined search with Jacoby / Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker.

*Thesaurus Linguae Graecae (TLG) (Greek texts) Version 'E' CD-ROM
There is a new website for the online version of the Thesaurus Linguae Graecae. There are many new features including statistical information. This database is only available using the computers in the Library's computer roon (and not remotely). Use the login button and input ICSLIBRARY as the Username. Ask at the Library desk for the password. The older version still works - click on 'Subscribers: Institutions'. If you or your institution are not subscribers you can access the abridged version from either the new or the older website.

*Packard Humanities Institute (PHI) Latin Literary texts, currently = PHI 5.3 CD-ROM, 1991. From September 2011 available online. Packard Humanities Institute Latin texts

*Packard Humanities Institute and Duke Databank of Documentary Gk Papyri /Inscriptions Currently PHI 7.0 CD-ROM which allows separate searching of Greek inscriptions, Greek Christian Inscriptions or Greek documentary papyri. There is now free online access to the Greek Inscriptions database. There is an additional link available beta site operating here to assist with some searching issues. Free online access to an updated version of Greek Documentary papyri which provides access to additional authors.

Perseus Version 2.0
Freely available without subscription.
Multimedia encyclopaedia covering Greek history, literature, art and archaeology. 4 CD-ROMs.
The web version has expanded to include selected Latin texts, some Roman history and archaeology.
Another major development with the web version is access to the Duke Documentary Database of Greek Papyri.
Text searching is possible with selected Greek authors (6 million words) and, on the web version only, some Latin authors (4 million words).
It allows an English-Greek word search and can be used for statistical information in relation to texts.
Perseus contains the full texts of 31 authors but fragmentary texts are not included except in the case of Bacchylides, the Homeric Hymns and Hyperides.
There are selections from the works of Aristotle, Diodorus Siculus, Strabo & Plutarch. Latin authors include Caesar, Catullus, Cicero, Horace, Ovid, Plautus, Tacitus, Terence and Virgil.



The following software programs are available for use with the TLG and PHI CD-ROMS in use at the Institute of Classical Studies

*Musaios 2002A
Search software for use (on Dell C only) with Thesaurus Linguae Graecae (Version E) (Latin Literary texts from PHI 5.3 and Duke Databank of Documentary Papyri). Search by author and works or the whole collection. Also provides the ability to browse a text. An index search (Now for TLG and PHI 5.3) provides for each word form, a total count and a list of the works in which that form appears. Allows a flexibility in searching for the presence or absence of vowels, a feature not provided by the Workplace program. It allows the results of searches to be copied and pasted easily into word processed documents.

*TLG Workplace Silver Mountain
Search software for use with Thesaurus Linguae Graecae (Greek literary texts). Search by any combination of authors and works, by date ranges, or by Canon (classification of authors into groups e.g. Lyric, Medical etc.). Also provides the ability to browse a text. An index search provides for each word form, a total count and a list of the works in which that form appears. It is possible to specify accents or breathings. Results of searches can be saved in RTF (Rich Text Format) and converted for use in word processing documents.

*PHI Workplace Silver Mountain
Search software for the Packard Humanities Institute CD-ROM.
Latin literary texts.(PHI 5.3) Search by any combination of authors and works.
Greek papyri and inscriptions. (PHI 7.0) Search either Classical Inscriptions, Christian Inscriptions or Papyri collections or within each collection, e.g. Oxyrhynchus papyri. Also provides the ability to browse a text. Results of searches can be saved in RTF (Rich Text Format) and converted for use in word processing documents.

*Pandora Version 2.5.4
Search software for use with TLG / PHI / Papyri/Inscriptions CD-ROMS. Enables simple or complex searches as well as an An index search provides for each word form, a total count and a list of the works in which that form appears. Also provides the ability to browse a text. Results may be saved for use in word processing documents.








[*Ibycus Scholarly computer
Search software program for word searching of Thesaurus Linguae Graecae, Packard Humanities Institute and Duke Databank of documentary papyri. Deposited by the inventor: Dr David Packard. A separate index search for the TLG provides for each word form, a total count and a list of the works in which that form appears. Also provides the ability to browse a text. Now used for searching earlier versions of PHI CD ROMs or for searching by inscription number.
Please note : This facility is now out of use. ]