Alpheios Texts


To make reading and learning mankind's most beautiful and significant classical languages as easy and enjoyable as possible. The Alpheios Reading tools can currently be used with texts in Latin, ancient Greek and Arabic. Support for classical Chinese is under development and in the future we hope to support additional languages, such as Sanskrit, Hebrew and Persian.

This software is intended for free distribution on the Web and its source code is available on Sourceforge under an open source license.


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Alpheios Tools

(for use with ANY texts in HTML/Unicode created ANYWHERE)

Examples of Texts Enhanced with Alpheios Tools.     Make Your Own  !

Text Enhancements:
  • TEI with Syntax Diagrams
  • TEI with Word-Aligned Translation


Opportunities To Participate

Contributors to Date


We encourage you to contact us about both your general impression of the software and any specific questions or problems. Please send support requests and bug reports to For more general comments or suggestions for future enhancements please connect with us on Facebook   and Twitter Follow Alpheios on Twitter or answer our feedback survey.

If you would like to be informed of significant developments in the Alpheios Project you can register your email with us.


The Alpheios Reading Tools can currently be used only with the Firefox browser. Please download the latest versions here. Remember to download both the basic module and the modules for the specific languages you wish to use. To trouble-shoot any problems see Installing Alpheios

The tools will work with ANY web page or other text that is in valid Unicoded HTML, including texts you create yourself. To use them simply click the "Toggle Alpheios on" option under the Alpheios icon on the Alpheios toolbar. To trouble-shoot any problems see Enabling Alpheios.

When properly installed, the tools will enable themselves automatically when you open any of the specially enhanced texts on the Alpheios site or visit some other popular Classics sites such as The Latin Library or Bibliotheca Augustana. To enable them automatically at any other site see HTML Integration.


Recommended Resources

The Ancient Greek and Latin Dependency Treebanks

Ancient Greek Tutorials Pronunciation Guide by Donald J. Mastronarde, Berkeley Language Center of the University of California

Alpheios Presentations and Publications