According to an AP story, the British Library is making more than a quarter of its collection of handwritten Greek texts available online free of charge:

Although the manuscripts — highlights of which include a famous collection of Aesopic fables discovered on Mount Athos in 1842 — have long been available to scholars who made the trip to the British Library’s reading rooms, curator Scot McKendrick said their posting to the web was opening antiquity to the entire world.

Ancient texts “have to be carefully cracked open and photographed one page at a time, a process the British Library said typically costs about 1 pound ($1.50) per page.” (Thanks, Bonnie!)


  1. I read this title in my reader as “Greek Miss Online” and thought you were just being cheeky, haha.

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