Texts Being Digitized So Far

As I have already mentioned, there are a number of things that I want digitized. Fortunately, a couple I mentioned are already digitized and not restricted in copyright. I found that The Little Sailing has both all of Pseudo-Apollodorus’ Bibliotheca and a good deal of Plutarch done.

I found a copy of Eusebius that is digitized, but I am not sure what copyright it is under. I might could tell if my Latin were not still abysmal. Of course Perseus has some things but it appears that their materials are licensed under a non-commercial license. If given the choice I would rather not even though I have no plans of using these things for commercial purposes at the moment.

So what is actually being worked on now? Well...

  1. Pseudo-Lucian’s The Ass.
  2. Someone is finishing my digitization work of book 1 of of Chariton’s novel Chaereas and Callirhoe.
  3. I have someone else typing out some of the epigrams from this and the lexical tagging of another Hellenistic work.
  4. Another fellow is looking into digitizing some Origen or Clement of Alexandria that has never been digitized (or even translated into English). I thought that was a good idea, so I’m waiting to see what he picks.

Yet there is more. I have one more fella who is ready to jump in, but I haven’t decided what to pick yet. If anyone happens to be thinking "Gee, I sure wish [insert your choice of Koine Greek text here] was available digitally" please leave me a note. If our interests happen to coincide, you might get your wish.


Mike Aubrey 2009-01-04 10:53:23

Eric, do you know about this site:


They have a list of "missing texts" here:


Granted, some of their stuff points to Google books, but they got a lot of texts covered in terms of what’s available in the internet.

Mike Aubrey 2009-01-04 11:02:07

Oh and the Eusebius text is out of bounds unless you can get permission from TLG.

Eric 2009-01-04 11:05:37

I don’t recognize it, so if I have seen it before I must have forgotten about it :)

So in his missing texts section he lists some interesting stuff. First, I started a digitization of Dionysius of Halicarnassus a while back and did some reading it it. Today I thought about getting someone to continue on that. Perhaps that’s a good idea. And as for Plutarch, a lot are available on the "Little Sailing" website. Very handy.

I thought I had heard somewhere that those texts were out of bounds. That is so uncool. Looks like Eusebius is going to go on that list to digitize.

Mike Aubrey 2009-01-04 11:18:34

Yeah, Little Sailing is pretty great.

I think Carl Conrad keeps a running list of texts online, you might want to ask him, too.

Eric 2009-01-04 11:27:22

Occasionally he drops by. Perhaps he’ll leave a note or two.

Joshua 2009-01-05 04:26:17

My oh my, anything from Origen or Clement of Alexandria that hasn’t been digitized or translated would be a blessing!

Mike Aubrey 2009-01-16 05:35:15

Of course, on Eusebius, if you wanted to take the time to type it out a number of his PG volumes (4 out of 6) are on Google Books: