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Free Perseus Update: Understand Scriptural Context with Ancient Texts

Two years ago, Logos made nearly 1,500 Perseus Project books available for free. Now we’re pleased to announce an update that makes the Perseus Classics Collection—a library of some of the West’s most influential, enduring works—even more valuable.

A wealth of primary sources

If you’re looking to understand Scripture’s context, the Perseus Classics Collection provides a rich assortment of primary documents from the ancient and classical worlds.

Upon release, the Greek Perseus texts already included lemma and morph tagging. That means they enhance your Bible Word Study reports, which pull not only from the New Testament but also from Perseus’ hundreds of Greek texts, helping you understand Greek words’ context.

Additionally, lexicons that cite classical sources link to the Perseus texts. In the Liddell and Scott Greek–English Lexicon, for example, you can jump from citations of Aristotle or Aeschylus to the Perseus editions themselves, saving you time and providing insight into particular instances of a word’s use.

The update: what you get

This update gives the Perseus texts even more functionality. Of the collection’s 1,114 volumes, all the Latin texts—259 total—received morph tagging. Support for Latin morph tagging just became available in Logos 5.1, and this update lets you explore the exciting new feature.

Additionally, 124 resources received date tagging. Now you can jump from Perseus texts to Logos 5’s Timeline, helping you understand the historical context of dates and events referenced by classical writers. Using Perseus with the Timeline brings greater historical depth to your study.

We even performed metadata cleanup for several resources: now, when you’re searching and sorting, the Perseus texts are even easier to navigate.

In total, we updated over 1,100 texts, demonstrating our commitment to supporting and enhancing our resources even after they’re released. Paired with Logos 5’s new features, the Perseus texts help you understand the context of Scripture and its world.

Get it free!

If you already own Perseus, you’ll receive your update automatically. If you don’t, download your free classical library today!

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