The Thesaurus Linguae Graecae® Digital library has required significant
financial investment sustained by the generosity of a large number of
private, federal and institutional supporters. Extensive support for the
project has been provided by Marianne McDonald, the National Endowment
for the Humanities, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, The Andrew
W. Mellon Foundation, and the University of California.
The following individuals deserve special mention. The TLG® would not
have existed without their commitment and contribution. First and
foremost, Marianne McDonald, whose love and dedication to the study of
Greek language and culture made it all possible; David W. Packard, who
provided technological support to make the TLG® data usable for several
years, especially at a time when such technology was not readily
available; Theodore F. Brunner (1934-2007), who saw the project through twenty-five
often challenging years; Luci Berkowitz and Karl A. Squitier whose work
on the Canon of Greek authors and works produced an invaluable tool
for all classicists; and William A. Johnson, whose philological
sensibility and technical expertise were crucial to the success of the
A debt of gratitude is owed to the members of the American Philological
Association's Advisory Committee to the Thesaurus Linguae Graecae®,the members of the TLG staff and all the friends and
champions of the TLG cause. The project is also indebted to the many
scholars--too numerous to mention by name--who have generously offered
guidance and expertise to the Project in the thirty nine years of its
history. Finally, thanks are due to the University of California, Irvine
for continuing to host and fund the Project.
Work on this site began during the spring of 2000. After a period of
beta testing the site was officially released in April 2001. It will
remain an evolving and constantly improving project. Nishad Prakash has
been the architect of the Canon database. Nishad designed and executed the
search engine that provides access to over 12,000 bibliographical
entries. Nick Nicholas worked on encoding issues and wrote the original code
related to textual and word index searches. Since 2003, Nick has been working primarily on the lemmatization project. Cindy Mooore added a number of new features to the search engine from 2002-2010. Maria Pantelia oversees all aspects of the project and is responsible for maintaining the Canon. Text correction is done in-house by members of the
The TLG site runs on the Sun Solaris X. The current version runs on a V445 SPARC IIIi with a 10-disk RAID attached.
The template for this site was designed by Marcie Hague, UCI School of Humanities.
The Deterministic Finite State Automaton (Textual Search) code was based
on an algorithm published in Christian Charras' and Thierry Lecroq's
cookbook of string searching algorithms (http://www-igm.univ-mlv.fr/~lecroq/string/).
The Non-Deterministic Finite
State Automaton (Wildcard Search) code was based on Oliver Müler's
The code to manage the B-Trees (Word Index Search) was taken from Thomas
Niemann's cookbook on Sorting and Searching (http://epaperpress.com/s_man.html).
The texts and bibliographical records are managed by Postgres SQL database
software. Credits are also due to Thomas Boutell, for use of cgic;
Bruce Perens, for use of Electric Fence; The Free Software Foundation