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ToposText – a Reference Tool for Greek Civilization

Texts 557

Places 5.658

Citations 229.656

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.


ToposText winner of a 2016 Digital Humanities Award

ToposText is honored to be a recipient of a 2016 Digital Humanities Award for Best Public Engagement in promoting appreciation of the humanities using digital tools. Many thanks to the ToposText user community for showing your support by voting for us.
We urge you to take a few minutes on the DH Awards site to explore a world of fine projects nominated, for example Peripleo, the winner in the “Best Data Visualization” category. This is a key part of the Pelagios project, which has been a great help in pushing ToposText’s evolution.

ToposText nominated for a 2016 Digital Humanities Award

We are proud to report that ToposText is one of 14 nominees for the 2016 Digital Humanities Award in the category “Best Use of Digital Humanities for Public Engagement.”
Please check out this link to see the list of nominees: []
Public voting is open until midnight on February 25, 2017, and we appreciate your vote of confidence in us!

Formal presentation at the Laskaridis Foundation Historical Library

Formal presentation at the Laskaridis Foundation Historical Library on December 7, 2016 at 7 pm. The event will be live-streamed via

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Explore our upgraded and expanded website

Improvements include:

  • Customized website architecture allowing faster, smoother use, including on mobile devices.
  • Indexed personal names: find those obscure references to a favorite philosopher.
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ToposText is a free download for iOS (iPhone 5+/iPad) and Android users

Welcome to ToposText!
Through the generosity of the Laskaridis Foundation you have the opportunity to download a labor of love, a thank-offering to Greece, a tool for finding connections between Classical literature and the landscapes that inspired it.

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Travelogues Traveller's Views

The concept of travel accounts covers all texts and images handed down by travellers, or even non-travellers from Western Europe, who in a printed document or manuscript related their experience, knowledge or vision of travelling in the area of the Mediterranean and Southeastern Europe or who described the area in their work, from the 15th to the 20th century. Thus, the notion of travellers includes scholars such as...

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TOPOSTEXT: Education / Reference Tool for Greek Civilization

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.