Database Spotlight: Perseus Digital Library

Screenshot of the Perseus Digital Library Collections/Texts Page

This week we will be featuring Perseus Digital Library!

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.

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