The Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation is pleased to announce a unique new web site and mobile application as one of its programs in support of libraries and Greek culture. ToposText is a tool for making ancient Greek literature more accessible to scholars, students, Philhellenes, and travelers. It combines a large library – digital versions of the key texts of Greek and Latin lite rature dealing with ancient Greece – linked to an interactive map of the ancient Greek places to which they refer. Texts are in English translation, many with links to the original Greek. Find instantly on the map any of 5000 sites in the Greek world, and then follow the links to read the ancient sources that described them. Or follow Xerxes’s army or the Athenian navy on the map while reading Herodotus and Plutarch.
We invite you to visit our new ToposText.org website and to download the free ToposText mobile application (currently on the Apple App Store for iPad, Android version coming soon). The ToposText application functions even off-line, with texts and a basic map stored on your device. Coordinates accurate to a few meters will navigate you to sites and museums. Read brief descriptions, then follow the link to the early traveler maps and illustrations of the site in our Travelogues website.
The ToposText database of texts and places was designed and assembled by Brady Kiesling, senior associate member of the American School of Classical Studies, then implemented as an application by Athens-based software company Pavla SA with support provided by the Foundation.