Perseus Digital Library

Scaife Viewer

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1,834 works in 2,320 editions and translations (1,178 in Greek and 612 in Latin)
50.1 million words (20.1 million in Greek, 15.6 million in Latin)

About the Scaife Viewer

The Scaife Viewer is a reading environment for pre-modern text collections in both their original languages and in translation. It is the first phase of work towards the next version of the Perseus Digital Library, Perseus 5.0.

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Recent Changes

week of March 12th

  • added push and overlay style sidebars based on device width
  • added support for Latin in the Morpheus widget
  • improved stability and fixed various bugs
  • LAUNCH!

week of March 5th

  • changed passage notes and place annotations to appear in popovers
  • implemented passage healing for references which do not resolve
  • used a fallback API for word list widget when GVT does not contain the edition or work