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JANUARY, 1997

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Perseus Project
http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/

A CONTENT:
"An evolving digital library which currently focuses upon the ancient Greek world."

C+ AESTHETICS:
Dark colors, minimal graphics, clean text.

B+ ORGANIZATION:
Menu bar appears at top of each subsequent page making maneuvering the site very easy.

REVIEW:
Perseus is an interactive multimedia digital library of Archaic and Classical Greece (soon to include Roman topics) and can be used as both a teaching and a research tool. Included in the program are texts in Greek and in translation including works by Aristotle, Euripides, Herodotus, Homer, Plato, Sophocles, and many "lesser known" Greek authors. Also included is the "Intermediate Liddell-Scott Greek Lexicon and a detailed catalogue of 1421 vases, 366 sculptures and sculptural groups, 524 coins, 384 buildings, and 179 sites. The Atlas section contains color maps of Greece taken from satellite images with place names. The website has additional information on the Perseus project, including ordering information, evaluation materials for teaching with Perseus and a documentation and help section. In addition to the program information there are many outside links to Greek and Roman topics and a searchable database from the archaeological catalogs, encyclopedia, English Index, English-Greek word search, and bibliography sections of Perseus. There are also related sites called "Perseus on the Web" which can be explored by looking in the Starting Points section which contains highlights of the website. The site itself is found through the various links on the Perseus Project home page and is rapidly growing. There seems to be excellent support for the program and a lot of information on the website so either way you'll probably find what you're looking for.