Perseus Digital Library

Scaife Viewer

Browse Library Text Search

or try the Iliad or Plato’s Apology.

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 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

week of April 29th, 2019

  • added the ability to customize text width
  • added text and XML exports
  • improved search performance
  • added caching to improve library performance
  • fixed various bugs