Perseus Digital Library

Unrestricted Access


Perseus Digital Library is an open access collection of historical texts and images. It primarily covers the history, literature, and culture of the Greco-Roman world, but it also includes materials from other historical periods, locations, and languages. Its collections include:

  • Greek and Roman materials
  • Arabic materials
  • Germanic materials
  • 19th-century American materials
  • Renaissance materials
  • Daily Dispatch of Richmond, Virginia (covering the U.S. Civil War)
  • Humanist and Renaissance Italian Poetry in Latin

Many texts are available in both their original languages and in English translations.

Dates covered

Ancient times – 19th century.

Type of coverage

Primary source documents and images.

Vendor/electronic presentation provider

Tufts University