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Diogenes v3.1 released: Free Latin/Greek program/database (nb: 64 MB download)

From the Digital Classicist group in the UK:

Announcing the release of version 3.1 of Diogenes, a free program for reading the databases of Latin and Greek texts published on CD-Rom by the Packard Humanities Institute and the Thesaurus Linguae Graecae.

The major new feature in this version is that, thanks to the generosity of the Perseus project, morphological data and dictionaries for Latin (Lewis-Short) and Greek (LSJ) and are built-in. This means that you can:

* Click on a word in the texts and get a morphological analysis and
the corresponding dictionary entry instantly, even if you are not connected to the Internet.

* Click to analyze words in the dictionary entries themselves, or
click on the citation information of a passage cited in the dictionary to jump to the context of the passage in the Latin or Greek database.

* Do morphologically intelligent searching, i.e. search for all of the
inflected forms of a given dictionary headword.

* Look up words in the dictionaries.
In addition, version 3 of Diogenes is newly based on the Firefox browser and should be very easy to install, much more so than previously. Easy-to-install packages are provided for Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux. Installation just takes a couple of clicks.

Version 3.1 also includes a number of new features that had long been

* Unicode input (now the default).

* Saving user-defined subsets of the databases for repeated searching.

* Running marginal numeration when browsing through a text.
* Improved Unicode output.

* For network installations, individual user settings (via cookies).

Dr Peter Heslin | Durham University Tel. +44 (0)191 334 1682 Department of Classics and Ancient History Fax. +44 (0)191 334 1671 38 North Bailey | Durham DH1 3EU | England http://www.dur.ac.uk/p.j.heslin

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