Thursday, March 10, 2011

Liddell-Scott Lexicon at TLG

A couple of weeks ago, there was a lot of excitement in the blogs and on the e-lists about the availability of the LSJ (Liddell-Scott-Jones) lexicon at the TLG database, free for all.   I finally got a chance to check it up yesterday only to find that it had vanished.  An inquiry on b-greek turned up the following information:
The Online LSJ was released on February 24, 2011. Within hours of its release, our site became the target of individuals attempting to download our data. By March 1 our server was bombarded by hundreds of coordinated pirate attackers seeking to break into our server security. As a consequence, we were forced to suspend access to LSJ while we are taking steps to address the security of our servers.

We are working to reestablish access gradually and hope that LSJ will be back up within the next few days.

We regret the inconvenience this action has caused to our legitimate users.
For those of us with Logos Bible Software, it's not a big loss, but I'm curious to see what the TLG version looks like, and how it integrates with the TLG, so I am looking forward to its return. I'll keep an eye out and post a notice here as soon as it's back.

3 comments:

Joe Weaks said...

It is indeed great to be able to read the TLG texts with a choice of integrated lexica. One has been able to do that within Accordance Bible Software for over a decade. Accordance was the best TLG text reader available, and it's a shame the TLG is moving exclusively towards web interface licenses.

Jeremy said...

Mark,
There is an alternative website, called Diogenes, to access LSJ. It seems to work very well. I think they offer the same as TLG would.

http://www.aoidoi.org/diogenes/

Mark Goodacre said...

Thanks, Joe. Good to have that reminder about Accordance. Sorry that I forget about Accordance on these occasions.

Thanks, Jeremy. I'd forgotten about Diogenes too.