Smith Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology
Smith's Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology
The Perseus Digital Library’s digital edition of William Smith’s A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology is based off of an 1873 printing by John Murray and includes all 3 volumes of this monumental reference work in a single TEI-XML file. This important reference work can be browsed or searched online as part of the Perseus Digital Library and has been featured there since 2004. The dictionary itself contains tens of thousands of entries for classical named entities according to the principle laid out by the original editors: “the names of all persons are inserted, who are mentioned in more than one passage of an ancient writer.” Consequently, Smith’s remains one of the most comprehensive if somewhat dated public domain sources for obtaining biographical and prosopographical information for named individuals from the ancient world.