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Thanks and Contacts


As I noted on the home page, it would be very useful for me to have feedback especially from non-university-based users of Diogenes as to how and why you have found it useful.

Saying Thanks

If you find Diogenes useful, the best way to encourage its continued development is to send an e-mail to Peter Heslin to say thanks ( Suggestions for further improvements and bug reports are particularly welcome. If I do not manage to respond immediately, please do not take offense; your input is always welcome.


The morphological data and dictionaries for Greek and Latin which are now included in Diogenes belong to the Perseus Digital Library. The publication by Perseus of its data under Creative Commons licensing is an enormous public benefit, and you should thank them for it.

My thanks to Greg Crane, Neel Smith and Gabe Weaver for facilitating the incorporation of the Perseus data into Diogenes.


The development of versions 3.0 and 3.1 of Diogenes was supported in part by the Center for Hellenic Studies. My thanks to Greg Nagy and Lenny Muellner for their encouragement and support.

New Releases

To be informed of new releases, you can subscribe to the project on Sourceforge. Alternatively (and I suspect more easily) you can go to and register with them if you have not already done so. Search for Diogenes, and on the Diogenes project page click on "Subscribe to New Releases". This will send you an e-mail when a new version is released.

Bug Reporting

If Diogenes does something that you think is a bug, please report it by sending me an e-mail. When you do, please include the following information:

Related Links

Here's a link to a review of the TLG version E that I did for the Bryn Mawr Classical Review.

Here is a copy of a talk I gave about Diogenes at the European Perl conference held in September, 2000 at the Institute for Contemporary Art in London.

License and Lack of Warranty

Diogenes has no connection whatever to the Thesaurus Linguae Graecae or the Packard Humanities Institute. The binary data format used by these databases was deduced by the author from observation; he had no access to its specifications, and he may therefore have completely misunderstood its design and implementation. Use this program at your own risk and confirm its results against those produced by other programs.

Diogenes is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

Diogenes is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with Diogenes (see file named COPYING); if not, write to:

Free Software Foundation, Inc.
59 Temple Place
Suite 330
Boston, MA 02111-1307