How to Use the TLG
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TLG (Thesaurus Linguae Graecae) database of Greek texts.
how to find it:
Dickinson Home Page > LIS home page > Databases > Classics > Thesaurus Linguae Graecae
how to use it:
To browse a work by Homer (or any other author)
- 1. accept terms and continue
- 2. enter option A, “Unicode input and display”
- 3. in “Author name or canon #” field, type HOMERUS
- 4. under option 1 (“Homerus Epic.”), click “show works”
- 5. click “Browse” on the work you want to browse
- 6. select a book number from the dropdown, then type in the exact line number if you have it
- 7. On the left hand margin in the “Links” dropdown, make sure “TLG links” is chosen. This makes every word linked.
- 8. Click on any word to display the possible dictionary forms in the upper right margin.
- 9. Click on “Liddel-Scott-Jones” to see the full dictionary entry on that lemma in a new tab.
To search for all occurrences of a particular word in the TLG:
- 1. click “simple text search” in the left hand margin.
- 2. make sure your keyboard is in Greek input mode
- 3. accents are not necessary
- 4. If there is a list of possible lemmata, click on the one you want
- 5. This will bring up a list of all extant forms derived from the lemma. If you want to see them all, click “search all forms”
- 6. If you want to see only a selection of the possible forms, check those and click “selected forms”
- 7. to order results by date, check the box “order by date” in the left margin