Source Text Editions

Segetes Vergil supports handling multiple editions of Vergil's Eclogues, Georgics, and Aeneid. The default edition is currently the Project Gutenberg edition, which was checked for essential accuracy against the 1969 Oxford Classical Texts edition of Vergil's works, edited by R. A. B. Mynors. Segetes will implement new features in the near future for browsing the Creative-Commons licensed Perseus data as well.

The Project Gutenberg texts for Vergil: Eclogues, Georgics, and Aeneid.

The Perseus Project texts for Vergil: Eclogues, Georgics, and Aeneid.

Gutenberg: Maro, Publius Vergilius. The Eclogues, The Georgics, and The Aeneid. Project Gutenberg. April 3, 2008. Disambiguation.

Perseus: Maro, Publius Vergilius. Ed. James Bradstreet Greenough. The, Bucolics, ├ćneid, and Georgics of Virgil. Ginn, Boston. 1900. Record Canonical URI.


Commentaries for Segetes Vergil are digitized by Google Books and in the public domain or by The Perseus Project and are licensed under a Creative-Commons ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

Greenough and Kittredge: Ed. James Bradstreet Greenough and George Lyman Kittredge. Greater Poems of Virgil. Vol I. Ginn & Company. Boston, US and London. 1898. Accessed via Google Books. Digitized at the Univeristy of Michigan, 2008.

Conington: Ed John Conington. P. Vergili Maronis Opera: The works of Virgil, with a Commentary by John Conington, M.A. Late Corpus Professor of Latin in the University of Oxford. London. Whittaker and Co., Ave Maria Lane. 1876. Accessed via the Perseus Project.

Kennedy: Ed Benjamin Hall Kennedy. The Works of Vergil with a Commentary and Appendices, Second Edition. London. Longmans, Green, and Co. 1879. Accessed via Google Books. Digitized at Harvard Univeristy, 2006.


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Text Reuse

The text reuse module is native to Segetes and generates its own comparisons between texts. The algorithm generates a text similarity index (τ), which implements a Levenshtein distance computation to discern sequence relationships. All texts other than Vergil were accessed via the Classical Language ToolKit (CLTK) corpus manager and include the Perseus Project Creative-Commons Licensed texts as well as the Latin Library texts.


Scansion also was recognized by a native Latin syllabifier and alogrithm to calculate metrical feet. Editors are checking scansion manually to verify or amend scansion for each line. More information on its implementation is available on the module's Github repository.


The bibliographic citations aggregated for each line were retrieved from JSTOR's API, Data for Research (DFR). Segetes contains a module for searching DFR citations and ingesting stable URIs to JSTOR's resources.


The Latin dictionary for Segetes is a work in progress called Open Words, based on the original work of William Whitaker in Ada, titled Whitaker's Words, archived at the University of Notre Dame. The original version of Whitaker's Words is hosted on Github by David Sanson.


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