Daniel Foster of Logos writes to tell me his organization is hoping to produce the Oxford Latin Dictionary on CD-ROM; they are trying to gauge interest by soliciting pre-orders. The deal is that people who pre-order get a steep discount; they will not be charged until it’s completed, and they won’t be charged at all if the project is cancelled. If you’re interested, you can read more about it here.

Update (Aug. 2023). Sometime between Mar. 31 and June 1, 2007, they reached their goal of preorders and went from “Status: Gathering Interest” to “Status: Under Development,” and by May 15, 2010, you could push a button to preorder. I don’t know if they ever manufactured the things. Now, of course, the OLD is online.


  1. Rachel Pangia says

    This would be wonderful tool to have at hand in electronic form… ha ha… especially when trying to find the Latin word that describes the sound of some animal (i.e. an elephant)

  2. You’re right, that hadn’t even occurred to me. I guess I think of CD-ROMs as just smaller, more metallic versions of books; I forget about the whole searchable thing.

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