[b-greek] Re: Classics on the Net

From: clayton stirling bartholomew (c.s.bartholomew@worldnet.att.net)
Date: Tue Oct 10 2000 - 15:23:54 EDT

on 10/10/00 5:40 AM, Carl W. Conrad wrote:

> . . . any others interested in a downloadable or on-line readable text
> of Homer), it's worth checking out the web-site of Helmuth van Thiel at the
> University of Cologne:
> http://www.uni-koeln.de/phil-fak/ifa/vanthiel/
> The text of both epics is there in an easily readable format in
> Roman-letter beta-code equivalents, but any Mac user can download van
> Thiels "Homeric" Truetype font and even a keyboard for it ("homkeys") to be
> able to read either of these texts in easily readable Greek characters but
> without accents or punctuation.

Thanks Carl,

The fact that these texts do NOT contain any special characters allows one
to very quickly create a Homeric Database (took me 20 minutes with
FileMaker). This isn't quite as slick as Persus but it is several orders of
magnitude faster.


Clayton Stirling Bartholomew
Three Tree Point
P.O. Box 255 Seahurst WA 98062

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