The history, mythology, and literature of Greece, taken up by the Roman Empire, shaped the development of European and American culture. ToposText is a free tool, a mobile app and website, for going back to the primary sources and historic roots of western civilization, and in particular a tool for students and travelers eager to experience the ancient world through its surviving texts.
A huge library of ancient texts married to a detailed gazetteer, available on this web site and as a free mobile application for iOS and Android smart phones and tablets.
Education / Reference tool for Greek civilization
The largest, most diverse set of ancient texts in English on the web, indexed to offer the primary sources for almost any ancient place or personality a highly detailed archaeological site map for Greece.
Accurate coordinates for thousands of Greek historical sites
Each site indexed to the ancient literary sources that mention it.
A huge, free, portable library of classical texts in English
Texts and places stored on-device – no internet access necessary.
Location-aware display of site information.
Recent archaeological information on many sites.
"ToposText is my dream of how one should be a traveler in Greece"
ToposText is made possible by the creativity and hard work of dozens of people and organizations that have made high-quality information available for public use. In addition to our sponsor, the Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation in Piraeus, with its Travelogues project and other treasures, we network with the following resources for ancient languages, literature, history, archaeology, and ancient topography:
I use it, I show it to everyone I know as,a shining example of how technology eases and expands our connection with the past. It's an amazing tool to scratch the surface of the palimpsest we live in!
I have used it a number of times! I love the references to the ancient texts! A wonderful way to explore new sites, too! It is like having multiple reference books in one place. Thank you!.
A great app and likely to turn those archeology-curious into archeology buffs..
Thanks for your excellent site!!.
Congratulations! This is a very exciting app. It brings ancient travel writers to life! It makes them relevant.
Thank you for ToposText! A very useful information resource with a user-friendly interface. I recommend it to my students, who find it much easier to use than Pleiades..