Thesaurus Linguae Graecae (University of California, Irvine)

Thesaurus Linguae Graecae (University of California, Irvine)
Includes most literary texts written in Greek from Homer (8th century BCE) to the fall of Byzantium (1453 AD). Users must create a profile in order to use the database. Click on the "register" link on the upper right to do so.

Limitation on Use

Limitations on Use:
• Users may not use or permit the use of the Thesaurus Linguae Graecae (“TLG”) materials by any form of remote or telecommunications access other than that provided by the TLG and its servers. Off-campus access is permitted with VU log-in credentials.
• Users may not under any circumstances download, print, make copies of and/or distribute the TLG materials.
• Users may not make back-up or archival copies of the TLG materials.
• Users may not use robots, spiders, or intelligent agents to access, search and/or systematically download any portion of the TLG materials.
• Users may not allow use of the TLG materials by individuals who are not Villanova students, employees, or library visitors.
• Users may not modify, manipulate, or create a derivative work of the TLG materials without the prior written permission of TLG.
• Users may not use the TLG materials for commercial purposes, including but not limited to the sale of the TLG materials, fee-for service use of the TLG materials, or bulk reproduction or distribution of the TLG materials in any form.
Note: All of the above prohibitions and restrictions upon the use of the TLG materials apply equally to reformatted versions of the TLG materials whose data format has been modified to permit analyses on other data processing systems.

The TLG materials are intended for non-commercial scholarly use. Permissive use includes processing, investigation, and analysis of the TLG materials, provided such processing is not undertaken for purposes of producing a commercially published document which includes extensive portions of the TLG materials or which reproduces all or part of the TLG materials in a form differing from the original form primarily as a result of mechanical, electronic, or other manipulation.

Examples of permitted use are the following: searches for words and phrases; statistical analyses; the production of indices and concordances intended for use as intermediate tools by the scholar or scholarly team engaged in research into the data and not intended for wider distribution; and all other text processing and text manipulation activities which are clearly identifiable as scholarly research. Examples of uses which are not permitted are the publication of a Greek text from materials supplied by TLG if such text does not reflect the addition of significant value by the editor, the downloading and reformatting of the texts for redistribution, or the production of scholarly tools which consist primarily of a mechanical, electronic or other similar rearrangement of text and are intended for commercial publication and distribution.

Users are not restricted from publishing the results of scholarly investigation and analysis of the TLG materials. In any publication arising from the use of TLG materials, the author(s) shall acknowledge the Thesaurus Linguae Graecae as the source of the material which assisted the author(s)’s investigations and shall indicate that such material is copyrighted by TLG and the Regents of the University of California.

Pages that contain this Resource


Biblical Studies

Classical Studies

Historical Theology




Theology and Religious Studies

Women in the Classical World