[B-Greek] Searching the TLG

yancywsmith at sbcglobal.net yancywsmith at sbcglobal.net
Sun Jun 14 15:57:26 EDT 2009

One of the best for searching TLG is Diogenes. It is free, cross  
platform, includes LSJ and can also handle Packard Humanities  
Institute (PHI) discs. For the utility and the money, its the best  

Yancy Smith, PhD
yancywsmith at sbcglobal.net
5636 Wedgworth Rd.
Fort Worth, TX 76133

I suppose it is impossible to write any 'story' that is not  
allegorical in proportion as it 'comes to life'; since each of us is  
an allegory, embodying in a particular tale and clothed in the  
garments of time and place, universal truth and everlasting life.
	J.R.R. Tolkien (7 June 1955)

On Jun 14, 2009, at 3:11 PM, Emanuel Contac wrote:

> Lauren,
> I do not think the kind of searches you would like are possible with  
> the
> TLG. What comes close to meeting this expectation is the Perseus  
> site, where
> you have the possibility of quickly turning to the English version  
> of the
> classical texts or searching the English text and reverting to the  
> Greek
> one.
> The TLG is an awesome tool, provided one is proficient enough with  
> Greek.
> In other words, the TLG gives you everything or nothing. It is too  
> bad that
> it cannot be made useful for people with, say, intermediate  
> knowledge of
> Greek (who are familiar mostly the LXX and NT). I come fairly within  
> this
> category.
>  Emanuel Contac
> I hope someone responds to this. I really want to be able to search  
> TLG (for
> Greek terms) with its English equivalent. (translation) But, feel  
> stumped by
> it.
> Thanks.
> Lauren
> --- On Fri, 6/12/09, Emanuel Contac <vaisamar at gmail.com> wrote:
> From: Emanuel Contac <vaisamar at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [B-Greek] Searching the TLG
> To: b-greek at lists.ibiblio.org
> Date: Friday, June 12, 2009, 2:11 PM
>  Hello,
> I would like to know if anyone could recommend a software tool for
> searching the TLG Disc E. There seem to be quite few tools, but I am  
> not
> sure which would be best, in terms of searching capabilities  
> (combinations
> of words, certain fixed expressions or morphological searches).
>  Many thanks
> Emanuel Contac
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