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Acta Sanctorum - UCB only
Electronic version of the complete printed text of Acta Sanctorum, BX4655 .A2 1863 MAIN, published by the Société des Bollandistes. The collection of documents examines the lives of saints, organised according to each saint's feast day, from the two January volumes published in 1643 to the Propylaeum to December published in 1940. The database contains the entire Acta Sanctorum, including all prefatory material, original texts, critical apparatus and indices. Bibliotheca Hagiographica Latina reference numbers, essential references for scholars, are also included. Note: A cross-searchable engine allows searching in both Acta Sanctorum and Patrologia Latina databases simultaneously. Also included is Brill's edition of Jan Frederik Niermeyer's Mediae Latinitatis Lexicon Minus, PA2890.N54 2002 Art/Classics. To access this database from off campus, please consult the UC Berkeley Library Proxy Server Service for complete information and instructions.

Brill's New Jacoby including Die Fragmente der griechischen Historiker - UCB only
The New Jacoby includes Greek texts (often in newer editions) and English translations of and commentary on the fragmentary Greek historians edited by Jacoby. Beginning in January 2007 and proceeding in twice ­ yearly updates at the rate of about 60 historians per update (approximate equivalent of 1,000 printed pages), each of Jacoby's 856 entries, comprising a total of more than 12,000 pages.
User hint: Greek text displays properly most easily using the Mozilla Firefox browser.

Dictionnaire des Antiquités Grecques et Romaines
Searchable online version of Ch. Daremberg and E. Saglio's 10-volume dictionary, DE5.D2 AH-C.

Library of Latin Texts (CLCLT6) - UCB only
This compilation includes an extremely broad range of patristic and later Latin authors drawn from such collections as the Corpus christianorum, the Corpus scriptorum ecclesiasticorum, the Monumenta Germaniae Historica, and virtually all the editions found in the Bibliotheca Teubneriana Latina.
To access, click on "Enter Databases", the click on the GO button for Library of Latin Texts.
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Mediae Latinitatis Lexicon Minus - UCB only
Please note: Must access via Acta Sanctorum (see entry directly above)--To access Mediae Latinitatis Lexicon Minus via Acta Sanctorum, click on Search, then click on Lexicon.
Jan Frederik Niermeyer's Mediae Latinitatis Lexicon Minus (also see PA2890.N54 2002 Art/Classics) is a compendious lexicon relating to medieval history. The source data is based on the 1984 edition and includes Niermeyer's original Medieval Latin Dictionary and Index Fontium plus the completing entries by Co van de Kieft through 1976. Note: Searching or browsing will only retrieve hits which correspond exactly to the search term; therefore, use a wildcard (*) to search for wordstems or use the browse list. Following the original edition, the vowels "i" and "u" have been distinguished from the consonants "i' and "u", the latter being represented as "j" and "v".

New Pauly Online - UCB only
Over 27,000 articles, which provide comprehensive coverage of the ancient world from the prehistory of the Aegean (2nd millennium BCE) to late antiquity (600-800 CE). The New Pauly Online combines 1) the Realencyclopädie der classischen Altertumswissenschaft, published in German in 68 volumes and 15 supplementary volumes between 1839 and 1980; 2) the abridged version of the Pauly, Der kleine Pauly, published in five volumes between 1964 and 1975; 3)Der neue Pauly, which was published in German in 15 volumes between 1996 and 2003.

Orbis Latinus
A dictionary of Latin place names compiled by J. G. Graesse (1909). A fuller update (print only) is:
Grasse, Johann Georg Theodor, 1814-1885. Orbis Latinus; Lexikon lateinischer geographischer Namen des Mittelalters und der Neuzeit <[c1972]> Grossausgabe, bearb. und hrsg. von Helmut Plechl unter Mitarbeit von Sophie-Charlotte Plechl. DREF G107.G8 1972 Temporarily in Computer/Internet Access Rm (Doe Library, floor 1) v.1-3 ([1972])

Oxford Classical Dictionary - UCB only
1996, 3rd edition.

Patrologia Graeca
An electronic version consisting of scanned images of the 161 volumes of J.-P. Migne's Patrologiae cursus completus--Series graeca (1857-1866). Included are texts from the age of the Apostolic Fathers, beginning with Clement of Rome (Pope from 88-97), up to 1439, the date of the Council of Florence.

Patrologia Latina - UC only
The Patrologia Latina Database, available on the Web through CDL, represents a complete electronic version of the first edition of Jacques-Paul Migne's Patrologia Latina (1844-1855 and 1862-1865). Migne's Patrologia Latina was originally printed in 217 volumes from 1844 to 1855. The main chronological sequence of authors in the Patrologia Latina runs from about AD 200 to AD 1216. The PL Database allows searching by author, work, and all words occurring in the texts, including boolean, proximity and truncated searching; you can also browse through indexed terms. For many of the works in Migne, more modern editions are electronically available in the Library of Latins Texts. To access this database from off campus, please consult the UC Berkeley Library Proxy Server Service for complete information and instructions.

Perseus Digital Library
The biggest single online source for information about classical antiquity. Although it started with a focus on classical texts, images, and reference tools, it now spans many other topics.

The Philological Museum
Home to Dana Sutton's An analytic bibliography of on-line Neo-Latin titles, which contains links to more than 14,000 texts (mostly as page images) ranging in date from Petrarch to Pascal.

TLG (Thesaurus Linguae Graecae) - UC Only
To search TLG, click on Institutions listed under Subscribers in the left-hand margin. TLG contains most literary texts written in Greek from Homer to the fall of Byzantium in AD 1453.
To access this database from off campus, please consult the UC Berkeley Library Proxy Server Service complete information and instructions.


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