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Do I want this….

About Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

Fr. Z is the guy who runs this blog. o{]:¬)
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  1. Tracy says:

    I looked up that program, and my mouth started watering and I don’t even know the first thing about Latin. I hope you get it, from what I read about it, it seems to be a truly remarkable program.

  2. Andrew, medievalist says:

    Ooooooooooh. Aaaaaaaaaah. Very impressive. I was able to access it via my institutional subscription. Dictionaries covering all ages of Latin (although not Latham’s Medieval Latin Word-List). It seems personal subscriptions are available but there’s no indication of cost. It would be worth it, as BREPOLS is a quality publisher.

  3. Andrew: What do you want to bet they are stupidly expensive?

  4. Henryk says:

    I see that thay have Du Cange, but from the flyer, it seems this is in the form of page scans, not a full digital version. I wonder how does this work – if you search for a word in Du Cange, it shows just the right page fragment with the definition, or entire page scan?

  5. Athelstane says:

    Hello Fr. Z,

    As you know, BREPOLS is never cheap, alas. No doubt why most of their customers are institutional.

  6. Amanda says:

    This nerd thinks THAT is COOL!

  7. Andrew, medievalist says:

    Dear Fr Z,

    You’re probably correct. The pricing info only seems available by inquiry…never an encouraging sign!

  8. gedsmk says:

    one of the tests I use to judge how good a dictionary is is to look up what they have for “actuosa”. quite revealing!

  9. Deo volente says:


    I searched this on Google. There is an 8 MB PDF file one can download. The easier solution for you might be to get access privileges to a University that allows “off campus access.” Here is such a one. I would think a letter of permission would be granted based upon your work as a Latinist.


  10. Paul says:

    The École des Chartes is developing an on-line searchable electronic edition of du Cange’s Glossarium (1883-87 Favre ed.): . They are working backwards and so far entries from O to Z are available. It seems very well-done. It’s not as sophisticated as the Brepols package, but it’s free!

  11. Paul says:

    Sorry that link to the olnine Du Cange didn’t come through: http://ducange.enc.sorbonne.fr/

  12. Dr. S. Petersen says:

    Dear Father: Missed you in Kzoo–burden of fame: you become the headline act! I assume you know about Perseus. Very good for amateur Latinists, at least. Free, a trifle complex, offers features I haven’t mastered.

  13. Fr Z, on the contrary, it is the institutional prices that are really astronomically expensive, in my experience (having worked in a major university’s library acquisitions unit). Both ATLAS and JSTOR have quite affordable individual pricing. You might be lucky with Brepols.

    I would suggest you write to ask them, and offer to review the site. Mention the readership number of your blog. I’ll bet they either give you a free subscription or cut you a deal. It’s certainly worth a shot.

  14. Therese says:

    I add my own endorsement to that of Dr. Peterson regarding Tufts University’s Project Perseus. (I don’t know why anyone would want to be a “professional” Latinist–better an amateur who “loves”!)

    Keep Doing The Red, Father Z. ;-)

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