|Author||Professor Gregory Crane|
|Publisher||Yale University Press|
|Publication Date||September 10, 1996|
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Perseus is a multimedia resource on CD-R0M that can be used in the study of ancient Greece. Version 1.0 of this HyperCard-based database is the educational tool that the "Wall Street Journal" called "trailblazing". "Perseus 2.0" is a comprehensive collection of primary sources and supporting reference materials on ancient Greece. Navigational tools and hypertextual links make searching this resource quick, intuitive and effective. This programme supports teaching and study in literature, art, language and history, and is reference for anyone interested in Greece. Among the contents of "Perseus 2.0 " are complete and selected works of 31 authors in Greek with classic English translations from the Loeb Classical Library; a collection of 25,000 images of architecture, sculpture, coins and vases with detailed catalogue entries; an extensive atlas including schematic, topographical and satellite maps of ancient and present-day Greece; an on-line version of the "Liddell-Scott Intermediate Greek-English Lexicon (35,000 words)"; an encyclopedia of major historical and mythological figures, places and terms; a chronological summary of the major historical and cultural events from the archaic period to Alexander the Great, with more than 2,000 hypertextual links to the rest of the Perseus database. Perseus 2.0 is available in two editions: Comprehensive Edition, on four CD-ROMS, contains the complete textual data base, encyclopedia, lexicon and atlas, plus the complete visual database of 25,000 full-screen images; Concise Edition, on one CD-ROM, provides the complete textual data-base, encyclopedia, lexicon and atlas, with about 5,200 full-screen images and small-format thumbnail sketches of the entire image catalogue for reference. A separate single-sided videodisc companion to "Perseus 2.0" containing all 25,000 images is also available. Major funding is provided by the Annenberg/CPB Project with additional support from Apple Computer, Inc. and the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as the Packard Humanities Institute, Xerox Corporation, Boston University, Bowdoin College, and Harvard University.