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CG311 GREEK PROSE:
HERODOTUS' HISTORIES


Prof. Michael Arnush Ladd 209 x5462
marnush@skidmore.edu Hours: Tu W 11.00
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LEXICAL RESOURCES: PERSEUS & OKUS

The most valuable electronic resource for this course is Perseus, a database of linguistic, literary, historical and archaeological materials related to the study of ancient Greece. You will use Perseus extensively in this course, not only as a means of exploring the cultural setting of Herodotus and his subject matter, but as well to strengthen your linguistic skills. All of Herodotus' text is available in English and Greek on-line and each word in the Greek text is parsed and linked to an electronic version of Liddell and Scott's Intermediate Greek-English Lexicon.

Perseus:

   
  • Another option is to access the Perseus CD-ROM available via Datastor from Scribner Library. While the CD takes some time to load, it often provides faster access to the linguistic and morphological tools than the website at Tufts University. Go to \\Datastor\library apps\Library CDROM Applications\Classics\Perseus, then, in this order, double-click on "Run First" and then "Perseus." When the Perseus Navigator loads (be patient; it may 3-4 minutes), you'll have access to the text files for all authors on the CD. In order to read the Greek, you'll need to load the Athenian font on your computer. First, download the font file here. Click on "Run" twice and then "Unzip" the file to C:\Windows\Fonts (the default).

A second linguistic tool available is Okus, which provides morphological parsing of virtually the entire text of Herodotus' Histories (and many other Greek literary works). One word of caution: my experience has shown that Okus has the occasional error, so be prepared to double-check in Perseus or your printed materials.

Okus:

You should use these tools as you prepare the text for each class meeting, for they will allow you to eliminate any confusion you might have about the form and meaning of each vocabulary word.

WEB RESOURCES: OTHER PERSEUS TOOLS; REFERENCE WORKS; MAPS
 

PERSEUS TOOLS

 
REFERENCE WORKS
  • Oxford Reference Online: an invaluable, searchable, encyclopedic database on the ancient world (click on "Classics")
  • Metis: an interactive tour of classical sites
MAPS
 
OTHER TOOLS