Sunday, May 01, 2005

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Just found a wonderful site--the Ancient Library--where diligent scholars (laboring no doubt under fluorescent lights) are painstakingly scanning in every page of such works as William Smith's 1867 Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. All three volumes, 3,700 pages of Greek and Roman historical, literary and mythological figures worth. And Jean Nicolaides' 1889 Les Livres de Divination Traduits sur un Manuscrit Turc Inédit, a French translation of Ottoman Turkish works of divination, most or all of which are translations of works in Greek.

Just seeing the old text is cool. But I can see this being a great resource--or a great time-waster--for fans of antiquity. If you read dictionaries for fun, you need this site.