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PerseusDL canonical repository

This was the first public GitHub repository home for the TEI XML texts of the Perseus Digital Library.

As our strategy for working with the texts through GitHub has evolved and as the repository has been growing, we have decided to move the texts to individual repositories subdivided by the CTS namespace to which the texts have been assigned. In general, namespace corresponds to language of original transmission for the work.

Greek works are now in

Latin works are now in

Anglo-Saxon works are now in

Italian works are now in

Norse works are now in

Farsi works are now in

We are still working through our strategy for secondary sources and reference works. For now you can find them in but this is subject to change.

If you are unsure of where to find a work you are interested in, please use the Perseus Catalog. The Catalog interface prominently displays the CTS URN for each edition or translation of a work. The filestructure in our GitHub repositories for texts currently adhere to the following structure:


More information on the CTS identifier structure of the Perseus texts can be found in the Catalog documentation.

Note that all GitHub file locations are subject to change, and that URLS to the GitHub files should NOT be used as Permanent Stable Identifiers for the Perseus texts. Information on where and how to find stable identifiers for the Perseus texts is provided at and


Tufts University holds the overall copyright to the Perseus Digital Library; the materials therein (including all texts, translations, images, descriptions, drawings, etc.) are provided for the personal use of students, scholars, and the public.

Materials within the Perseus DL have varying copyright status: please contact the project for more information about a specific component or object. Copyright is protected by the copyright laws of the United States and the Universal Copyright Convention.

Unless otherwise indicated, all contents of this repository are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License. You must offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes.


This will be the base repo for all text and annotation data published in the PDL



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