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  • Patrologia Latina Database  Icon
    Patrologia Latina Database is an electronic version of the first edition of Jacques-Paul Migne's Patrologia Latina, published between 1844 and 1855, and the four volumes of indexes published between 1862 and 1865. The Patrologia Latina comprises the works of the Church Fathers from Tertullian in 200 AD to the death of Pope Innocent III in 1216.
  • Patrologia Graeca (Migne)
    Directory to open-access (mostly Google Books) scans of Migne's Patrologia Graeca.
  • Classical Latin Texts  Icon
    Searchable database of Latin texts; includes concordance.
  • Perseus Digital Library
    Since planning began in 1985, the Perseus Digital Library Project has explored what happens when libraries move online. Two decades later, as new forms of publication emerge and millions of books become digital, this question is more pressing than ever. Perseus is a practical experiment in which we explore possibilities and challenges of digital collections in a networked world.
    Our flagship collection, under development since 1987, covers the history, literature and culture of the Greco-Roman world.
  • Bibliotheca Augustana
    Hae paginae proponent Musa adiuvante in lingua Latina - nunc etiam in lingua Graeca, Germanica, Anglica, Gallica, Italica, Hispanica, Polonica, Russica, Bohemica - facta et ficta. non solum «arma virumque» canunt, sed etiam «fullones ululamque».
  • Acta Sanctorum [via ProQuest]  Icon
    A full-text searchable collection of documents examining the lives of saints. It is an electronic version of the sixty-eight volume series published by the Société des Bollandistes over a period of three hundred years starting in 1643.
    Coverage: 1643-1940
  • Thesaurus Linguae Graecae [TLG]: A Digital Library of Greek Literature  Icon
    "The Thesaurus Linguae Graecae [TLG] Digital Library now contains virtually all Greek texts surviving from the period between Homer (8th century B.C.) and A.D. 600 and the majority of surviving works up the fall of Byzantium in A.D. 1453..Its' goal is to create a comprehensive digital library of Greek literature from antiquity to the present era."


  • Thesaurus Linguae Latinae  Icon
    "This is the largest dictionary of the Latin language encompassing the use of Latin from its origin to the 7th century A.D. The entries list every single known occurrence of Latin words together with precise citations. This is a unique and indispensable tool for scholars dealing with any subject that relates to the Latin language. I.e. Classics, History, Literature, Linguistics, French, Italian, Spanish (these languages - among a couple of others - originate from Latin). It is also a tool for even the life and biomedical sciences that use Latin vocabularies. The project that produced the print version of this source started at the end of the 19th century and is still going on; the planned completion will be in 2050.
  • Thesaurus Linguae Graecae [TLG]: A Digital Library of Greek Literature  Icon
    The TLG also includes lexica, such as Liddell & Scott, Cunliffe's Lexicon of the Homerica Dialect, and the Lexikon zur Byzantinischen Gräzität (LBG).
  • Prosopography of the Byzantine World (PBW)  
    Prosopography of the Byzantine World (PBW) is a reference guide to individuals as mentioned or described in contemporary records or accounts.

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