Diogenes
Diogenes
4.3

4.3

Diogenes free download for Mac

Diogenes

4.3
07 February 2020

Tool for searching/browsing ancient Latin and Greek texts.

Overview

Diogenes is a tool for searching and browsing the databases of ancient texts, primarily in Latin and Greek, that are published by the Thesaurus Linguae Graecae and the Packard Humanities Institute. It is free software: you are encouraged to modify, improve, and redistribute it under the terms of the GNU General Public license.

General Features

For those who have not used Diogenes before, it has a number of useful features:

It's Free

Diogenes is free, open-source software (GPL v3).

Deep Integration of Morphology and Lexica

Click on any word and get a morphological analysis along with the corresponding entries in the LSJ (Greek) or L-S (Latin) lexicon. In the lexicon entries, click on a citation to jump to the context (where possible). It is also possible to perform morphological searches (i.e. to search for all or selected inflected forms of a given word). Morphological data comes from Perseus.

Powerful Searching

You can create groups of texts to search within (and for the TLG, you can select by date, genre, etc.). You can jump from search results right to the context of each passage. You can search for words in any order within a given scope and delimit that scope by punctuation or number of lines.

Efficient Reading

It's easy to open up a given passage of any Greek or Latin text and start reading with the lexicon a click away, or to browse through the dictionaries to look up a word.

What's new in Diogenes

Version 4.3:
New Features
  • Browser Component: Previously, Version 3 of Diogenes included a browser component (xulrunner) drawn from the Mozilla project. Unfortunately, this component is no longer supported. Version 4 integrates a completely new browser front-end (Electron), which is based upon Google Chrome. This major change has enabled the elimination of many bugs and the implementation of additional features.
  • User Interface: The interface has been modernised and made easier to use, with better usage hints. A number of frequently requested new features have been added, such as the ability to do a quick search within one author without having to first define a subset of texts containing that author.
  • XML Export: Texts can be exported as TEI-compliant XML for use with other text-analysis software. The development of his functionality was sponsored by the DigiLibLT project. Exported texts validate against a full TEI schema (see the notes on XML output).
  • TLL integration: PDFs of the print version of the Thesaurus Linguae Latinae have been made freely available from the website of the Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften, and if you have downloaded them, Diogenes provides a link to the correct page of the correct volume of that lexicon for each Latin word that has an entry. If you have not yet downloaded the files, Diogenes provides a facility to help do this.
  • Corrected Lexica: Diogenes now includes versions of the Perseus LSJ and Lewis-Short Lexica with errors corrected by the Logeion project.

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7 Diogenes Reviews

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Dana-Sutton
11 July 2018

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For now it's fine, I use it in my work on a regular basis. I do worry, however, because as near as I can tell it is a 32-bit program and its developer has evidently ceased supporting it. So what's going to happen when OSX begins supporting only 6 4-bit ones? I can imagine one or two possible workarounds, bu t I don't especially want to be put to the necessity of trying to make one of them work.
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Version 3.1.6
Dana-Sutton
11 July 2018
For now it's fine, I use it in my work on a regular basis. I do worry, however, because as near as I can tell it is a 32-bit program and its developer has evidently ceased supporting it. So what's going to happen when OSX begins supporting only 6 4-bit ones? I can imagine one or two possible workarounds, bu t I don't especially want to be put to the necessity of trying to make one of them work.
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Version 3.1.6
MichaelHaeusler
16 October 2015
Current version is 3.2, fully compatible with Yosemite and the current Perl version. Apparently only needs the older proprietary OS X Java distribution, which users should install in addition to the standard Java anyway.
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Version 3.1.6
MichaelHaeusler
06 April 2008
This application is really good. I still know the old Pandora software, and it had a few features that are not yet implemented in Diogenes, and it was a bit easier to use. There's another TLG-reader called "Hellespont II", but with Diogenes there's PHI-support and an included dictionary, which makes it the best MacOSX-application for working with the TLG- & PHI-databases at the moment. And it's free! For those who still need a BetaCode converter, you can use the freeware "UniGreek" by Philip Dow, the author of the outstanding Journler application: http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/21443/unigreek PS… for the other reviewers who asked for the location of the databases: the TLG- and PHI-CDRoms have to be bought. They're not included in the Diogenes distribution.
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Version 3.1.6
Phaleron
24 November 2007
I have the same problem as the previous user. Upon installation of Diogenes on a newly reformatted disk, any word search prompts me to find the tlg database. I assume this database must be located somewhere on my computer, for why else would an open-save dialogue box open as a prompt. But, information on where this database may exist cannot be found anywhere. Questions: Where is this database? (Is it on my computer or on the web?) How do I connect to it? PS: Diogenes was installed and worked (relatively well) on the same disk before it was reformatted (via clean install). I am not sure why it worked then and not now.
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Version 3.1.6
Dom21
20 September 2007
Will someone please tell me how to access the databases Diogenes needs to search? Are they online? Are they free? Where??
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Version 3.1.2
3 answer(s)
Dom21
Dom21
21 September 2007
Thank you, Admin. Unfortunately (for me) there is lots of What, Where and Why but no *How To*. The fonts are installed, the Greek letter test page reads correctly, but enter a simple word search and all I get is not found/gibberish instead of Greek.
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Version 3.1.2
MacUpdate-Lon
MacUpdate-Lon
21 September 2007
Well, sorry, can't help you further... Maybe someone will see your post and knows how to help. Or maybe you should contact the developer.
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Version 3.1.2
Dom21
Dom21
22 September 2007
One more thing. The above should not be taken as a negative against Diogenes, which I've been unable to test because, for whatever reason, I'm unable to access the database.
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Version 3.1.2
Dana-Sutton
22 August 2007
I want to correct my original criticism. It turns out you can create and save your own user-defined sets of authors to search. I missed this because the availability of this option is not clearly indicated in the list of Features on the Diogenes website. On the first page, go Action > Manage user-defined corpora, a page will come up with instructions. Note, too, you can save search results as html files My other criticism stands. Being Mozilla/Firefox-based, it's hard (for a non-programmer, anyway) to see why Diogenes should not be Universal. If it were, I'd give Diogenes fives across the board. Still and all, for those Classicsts who use Intel Macs this is a fine research tool for addressing TLG, PHI, etc. We are very indebted to Peter Heslin.
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Version 3.0.10
1 answer(s)
MacUpdate-Lon
MacUpdate-Lon
17 September 2007
Last two versions since you posted last have been truly UniBin.
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Version 3.1.1
Dana-Sutton
24 July 2007
(Thank you, MU, for posting this particular application). For classicists who use Intel Macs, Diogenes is for better or worse the only game in town. The Thesaurus Linguae Graecae Greek corpus can of course be accessed online as well (or better) than in CD-ROM format, but we Latinists have to rely on the Packard Humanities Institute CD, and previous searching software, notably Pandora, only operated in the Classic environment. For many purposes,Diogenes is quite fine, but it lacks a couple of features that prevent it from being a tool that satisfies the needs of serious scholars (and who the heck else would want to use it?) The most serious shortcoming is that one cannot create a list of authors one wants to search (say, all Roman elegiac poets) and save it for repeated use: for each search you have to create a new list, which is enormously time-wasting and frustrating. (The author once assured me a future version would have this feature, but his new enthusiasm for making Diogenes browser-based seems to have taken precedence, and I can't help wondering whether the new browser interface f v.3 will make this feature more difficult or imposssible to implement). Also, it would be helpful if Diogenes would imitate the TLG website and implement case-sensitive searching. Like many classicists, I am keeping a careful eye on Diogenes' development. But I suspect that many classicists feel the way I do, that Diogenes needs improvement of functionality rather than a new interface, so that v. 3 seems a bit dismaying (I for one find I am more comfortable sticking to v. 2).
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Version 3.0.9