The Perseus Project ( Perseus Digital Library ) is a not-for-profit project to create a digital library . It is located at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, USA , where it is operated by the Department of Classics . Planning began in 1985 and the first collections were created in 1987.
The aim is a comprehensive and freely accessible online library for the humanities , with the focus clearly on the collection of sources on antiquity , particularly on the archaic and classical period. The sources are usually translated, but the respective original texts (Greek or Latin, but papyri are also available) are available as well as some older lexicons. The editor in charge of the project, which is one of the most important collections of sources on antiquity available online, is Gregory Crane .
Materials on other subject areas are also increasingly being posted, especially on the history of the USA in the 19th century.