Software and Databases for Greek and Linguistics

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Oak Tree Software

Oak Tree Software produces a program that allows Mac users to access the standard grammatically tagged databases and several unique texts as well as offering an interactive atlas and timeline. An emulator lets PC users run this program as well.

Accordance is an extremely powerful program with amazing flexibility. If you work with the Greek New Testament and use a Mac, you should have this program. Windows based software using a similar set of databases (GRAMCORD) is discussed below.

American Classical League

The American Classical League provides a listing of software related to Ancient Greek (as well as Latin). The list includes digital versions of a number of important classical texts.

The Gramcord Institute

The GRAMCORD Institute is a Washington Non-Profit Corporation that supports and conducts computer-assisted study of biblical languages. The GRAMCORD Institute produces software for Windows, Palm, and Pocket PC to access the databases it manages. Similar software for the Mac (Accordance) is discussed above.

Καλός Beautiful Greek Software

Καλός now offers a downloadable program that includes a dictionary (providing only glosses, not real definitions) for both Classical and Hellenistic Greek, a morphological analysis tool, and a convienient tool for generating lists of inflected forms. The dictionary contains 25,000 entries. The program is nice as an assistant for casual reading of Greek texts but is not a research tool.

Because it's glosses cover a wide span of history, they may sometimes suggest options inappropriate for some texts. The inflection lists provide forms from a wide ranges of historical periods as well, meaning they include some forms that may not have been available at the time of the particular text you happen to be reading. Use the program for its convenience, but double check its suggesions for more serious work.

Two versions are available and freely downloadable: one for Windows and a platform-independent version (JAVA) that will run on both Apple and Linux.

Planet Interactive

Planet Interactive, a Greek software company, has introduced an iPhone Anceint Greek dictionary. You can see screenshots on iTunes.

Luke Murphy's TextCritical.net

Luke is a software developer who has the goal of developing a better web interface to provide access to ancient Greek texts. His website (http://textcritical.net) provides more elegant presentations of some of the same texts provided by Perseus.

Summer Institute of Linguistics

The Summer Intstitute of Linguistics provides software for linguists to support the work of its fieldworkers developing grammars and dictionaries. Most of this software is available to the public for free download.

Thesaurus Linguae Graecae (TLG)

The Thesaurus Linguae Graecae (TLG) is a research center at the University of California, Irvine.Tthe TLG has collected and digitized most literary texts written in Greek from Homer to the fall of Byzantium in AD 1453. Its goal is to create a comprehensive digital library of Greek literature from antiquity to the present era.

The full Online TLG continues to grow, but currently contains over 10,000 works associated with 4,000 authors (as of 2013). Most of that corpus, however, is avalable only by paid subscription. A subset (Abridged TLG) together with the bibliographical database developed by the TLG (Canon of Greek Authors and Works) is open to the public. The Abridged version contains 900 Greek works from 67 authors and uses the same search engine as the full Online TLG version.