Skip to main content
Chat With Us

Classical Studies Portal


Getting Started with Classical Studies Research

Starting Point for Classical Studies Research

Detailed Research Guide

Key Resources in Classical Studies

TLG: Thesaurus Linguae Graecae

The Thesaurus Linguae Graecae can help you find ancient Greek texts by author and title searches. It can also help you find texts containing specific words and phrases. Video tutorials on using the TLG are found here.   Searching the TLG for the Greek version of the Boston College motto, "ever to excel" or αἰὲν ἀριστεύειν came up with five hits, two of which are from Homer's Iliad:

1. Homerus Epic., Ilias.  Book 6 line 208.  
πέμπε δέ μ’ ἐς Τροίην, καί μοι μάλα πόλλ’ ἐπέτελλεν
αἰὲν ἀριστεύειν καὶ ὑπείροχον ἔμμεναι ἄλλων,
μηδὲ γένος πατέρων αἰσχυνέμεν, οἳ μέγ’ ἄριστοι
2. Homerus Epic., Ilias..  Book 11 line 784.  
  Πηλεὺς μὲν ᾧ παιδὶ γέρων ἐπέτελλ’ Ἀχιλῆϊ
 αἰὲν ἀριστεύειν καὶ ὑπείροχον ἔμμεναι ἄλλων·
σοὶ δ’ αὖθ’ ὧδ’ ἐπέτελλε Μενοίτιος Ἄκτορος υἱός·  (785)

Subject Librarian

Chris Strauber's picture
Chris Strauber
O'Neill Library, Room 309
Boston College Libraries
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467