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Resources, Technical Assistance and Technology News => Translator resources => Topic started by: billberg23 on 01 Oct, 2019, 05:49:34

Title: Diogenes free download: latest Liddell-Scott-Jones Greek, Lewis & Short Latin, etc. (Διογένης, πρόγραμμα αναζήτησης σε βάσεις αρχαίων ελληνικών κειμένων)
Post by: billberg23 on 01 Oct, 2019, 05:49:34
Diogenes is a desktop/laptop application for searching and browsing the legacy databases of texts in Latin and ancient Greek that were once published on CD-ROM by the TLG and the PHI. (NB. These databases are not distributed with Diogenes and must be obtained separately.)

Diogenes is a project of the Department of Classics and Ancient History, Durham University.
Version 4 of Diogenes (released autumn 2019) represents a major overhaul of the software; all users are advised to upgrade. Previous versions of Diogenes are 32-bit software, so they will have stopped working under the Catalina release of OS X.

New Features in Version 4

Browser Component
Previously, Version 3 of Diogenes included a browser component (xulrunner) drawn from the Mozilla project. Unfortunately, this component is no longer supported. Version 4 integrates a completely new browser front-end (Electron), which is based upon Google Chrome. This major change has enabled the elimination of many bugs and the implementation of additional features.

User Interface
The interface has been modernised and made easier to use, with better usage hints. A number of frequently requested new features have been added, such as the ability to do a quick search within one author without having to first define a subset of texts containing that author.

XML Export
Texts can be exported as TEI-compliant XML for use with other text-analysis software. The development of his functionality was sponsored by the DigiLibLT project. Exported texts validate against a full TEI schema (see the notes on XML output).

TLL integration
PDFs of the print version of the Thesaurus Linguae Latinae have been made freely available from the website of the Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften, and if you have downloaded them, Diogenes provides a link to the correct page of the correct volume of that lexicon for each Latin word that has an entry. If you have not yet downloaded the files, Diogenes provides a facility to help do this.

Corrected LSJ
Diogenes now includes by default the version of the LSJ Greek Lexicon from Perseus with errors corrected by the Logeion project.

Title: Diogenes free download: latest Liddell-Scott-Jones Greek, Lewis & Short Latin, etc. (Διογένης, βάση αρχαίων ελληνικών κειμένων)
Post by: spiros on 01 Oct, 2019, 09:34:25
If one has the old version, before installing, make a note of the paths for TLG and PHI databases. You will need these for the new version.

As for the old version, the new one does not provide these databases either and one will have to find and download the dbs independently.

It does provide however a way to download Thesaurus Linguae Latina ( pdfs from within the application [File > Download TLL PDFs] (not very practical searching for them on the website).

You can download the Oxford Latin Dictionary pdf here: Oxford Latin Dictionary (free, pdf) (

You can download the TLL pdfs here: AWOL - The Ancient World Online: Online Open Access Thesaurus linguae Latinae (TLL) (

LSJ still needs a lot of work done to address errors and typos as well as modernise it. Another version which is constantly being worked on can be found here LSJ (