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As part of its mission to make the world's books searchable and discoverable, Google has digitized over five hundred ancient Greek and Latin books. We present them here downloadable as zip files of images and plain text, and as links to Google Books web pages where you can read them online in full or download PDFs. This collection was selected by Prof. Greg Crane and Alison Babeu of Tufts University, and compiled by Will Brockman and Jon Orwant of Google. Enjoy!
Welcome to Project HESTIA: the Herodotus Encoded Space-Text-Imaging Archive. News: The HESTIA project team are pleased to announce a colloquium on the subject of New worlds out of old texts: interrogating new techniques for the spatial analysis of ancient narratives , which will take place at the Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies in Oxford on 1-3 July 2010. For more details, including how to book, see our Activities page. What is it? HESTIA provides a new approach towards conceptions of space in the ancient world, supported by a grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Combining a variety of different methods, it examines the ways in which space is represented in Herodotus' History, in terms of places mentioned and geographic features described It develops visual tools to capture the 'deep' topological structures of the text, extending beyond the usual two-dimensional Cartesian maps of the ancient world