Greek Reference: Ancient Greek Lexicon & Syntax
This is an ancient Greek lexicon and grammar for Android incorporating open source texts from the Perseus Digital Library.
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Visit the Greek Reference wiki for frequently asked questions.
The latest release is version 1.10.0. The corresponding version of the Greek Reference Database Creator is 1.2.0.
You can view a changelog for each release on the Releases page.
Greek Reference is not under active development at this time.
Building the App
The texts used in this app are contained in a pair of databases called
syntax.db. These are generated using a simple Java program, the Greek Reference Database Creator, which is included as a submodule in this repository. The database files are zipped and placed in this project's
assets directory. They must be named
syntax.zip in order to work with the SQLiteAssetHelper library used to copy them to the user's device.
The app uses the new Gradle-based Android build system. If you'd like to assemble a signed APK, place your keystore in the root directory along with a
release.properties file containing your keystore credentials. An example file called
release.properties.sample is included in the project.
Greek Reference is not under active development at this time. I am willing to consider pull requests but cannot guarantee a prompt response. Please review the contributing guidelines before sending a request..
This program uses the following open source resources. Thanks to their creators for making their work available.
- Android SQLiteAssetHelper
- EpiDoc TransCoder (used in the Greek Reference Database Creator)
- NotoSerif font
- Perseus texts (see above)
- Android Developer Icons
- "Boilerplates" icons from http://www.android-icons.com
- Google Material Design Icons
- ScrimInsetsFrameLayout from the Google I/O app
I am particularly grateful to Jeffrey A. Rydberg-Cox for making his Overview of Greek Syntax available through Perseus under a Creative Commons license. You can visit his website at http://daedalus.umkc.edu.
This project includes the text of An Intermediate Greek-English Lexicon, by Henry George Liddell and Robert Scott. Text provided by Perseus Digital Library, with funding from The Annenberg CPB/Project. Original version available for viewing and download at http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/. I have made a number of corrections to the original text.
The project also includes the text of Overview of Greek Syntax, by Jeffrey A. Rydberg-Cox. Text provided by Perseus Digital Library, with funding from The Annenberg CPB/Project. Original version available for viewing and download at http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/.
The above texts are licensed under a [Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States license](CC BY-SA 3.0 US).
The app icon was constructed in part from an icon obtained from the "Boilerplates" icon set formerly available at http://www.android-icons.com. The icon set is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license. The app icon also includes an icon from the Android Developer Icons set created by Opoloo. That icon set is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International license.
The remaining icons used in this app are taken from the Google Material Design Icons set, licensed under a Creative Common Attribution 4.0 International license.
This project's source code is licensed under the Apache License, version 2.0. The app icon is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International License.