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A project of the Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation
A new way of experiencing Europe’s most ancient literary culture, implanted in its unforgettable landscape.
ToposText is a new interface that links readers and travelers to Europe’s most ancient literary culture and to the Greek landscape that inspired it. TT presents 5000 places relevant to the ancient Greek world -- ancient cities and shrines, medieval castles and towers, modern museums and excavation sites -- primarily in Greece but including major places from Spain to the Caucasus. It links those places to the ancient authors who wrote about them in Greek or Latin. A large classical library married to an up-to-date gazetteer, freely available as a mobile application or this web site.
Education / Reference Tool:
- Accurate coordinates for thousands of Greek historical sites
- Each site indexed to the ancient literary sources that mention it.
- A huge, free, portable library of classical texts in English
- Texts and places stored on-device – no internet access necessary.
- Location-aware display of site information.
- Recent archaeological information on many sites.
What's New in Version 1.2
ToposText is now up to 507 texts, including important additions such as Suetonius, Josephus’s Jewish Antiquities, more of Appian, Ammianus Marcellinus, Alciphron, Cornelius Nepos, Apuleius’s Golden Ass. This involved adding hundreds of new ancient places (5193 total) for better coverage of the Near East and Black Sea. Also we now have on-device the ancient Greek of Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey.
But the most important new feature is links from ToposText to the Ancient Greek or Latin original for most paragraphs of most texts, generally using the Perseus Project web site of Tufts University. Most of Classical antiquity is now at your fingertips.
I love having a map available when reading from the ancient sources.
- Category: Education
- Updated: Jun 01, 2016
- Version: 1.2
- Size: 241 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Pavla S.A.
- © 2016 Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.