Monday, June 20, 2016

The Library of Antiquity on The New TLG (features)

The Library of Antiquity on The New TLG (features)
A few weeks ago, I took a quick spin through the New TLG. In that post, I covered the basics of locating a word, text, or author using basic search functions. That’s all pretty much the same as the old TLG, although the interface is new. This post moves on to some of the New TLG‘s features. Everything I discuss in this post is new, so you won’t find it if you continue to use the old interface. Some of these changes won’t affect advanced TLG users, but novices will find them helpful; others may change how you choose to use the TLG.

The most obvious change between New and Old TLG appears when you start to read longer passages of text. To put this post in context, you may want to consider where we left off at the end of the previous New TLG post: we’d located a passage using the browse feature and clicked on the box-and-arrow icon to go to the full TLG page for that passage. I mentioned that for certain authors, it can be difficult to connect the TLG page to your bibliographical reference, because the numbering systems have not been standardized for all classical authors. These discrepancies mean that browse isn’t always your best choice, and search may be a better option.
Dio is one of the authors where the browse option isn’t necessarily helpful: the editions of this text vary considerably (at least in the fragmentary books). So we’re going to assume we know what passage we want (7.25). If we browse to Dio, we can use the dropdown menus to reach the passage we want.
tlg greek texts read dio roman history
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