Perseus Digital Library

Scaife Viewer

Browse Library Text Search

or try the Iliad or Plato’s Apology.

2,060 works in 2,674 editions and translations (1,298 in Greek and 620 in Latin)
64.3 million words (28.8 million in Greek, 16.4 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 December 2nd, 2019

  • updated corpus and corpus stats
  • further improved sidebar width constraints
  • fixed a regression with search highlighting

week of November 4th, 2019

  • improved text width
  • added width constraints when viewing images in the sidebar
  • fixed handling of invalid URNs
  • prevented server errors when healing URNs
  • reduced rendering time for text group and work library pages

week of July 1st, 2019

  • improved search and filtering functionality
  • updated development workflow optimized for Docker
  • reduced initial loading time for the "Browse Library" page