The Perseus Collection Review

The kind folks at Logos Bible Software sent me a review copy of three of the collections contained in the massive Perseus Collection, the Classic Collection, the Arabic Collection, and the Duke Databank of Documentary Papyri. Over the next few days I will post reviews as I familiarize myself with this collection.

Some Initial First Impressions

One of the first things that I noticed was the size of the file which downloaded automatically in Logos 4. One of the nice things about Logos 4 is that any and all updates that you may have is automatically downloaded. This is nice, because often one may forget to manually check and see if there are any updates for available to download. As I mentioned above, I only requested three of the collections, and these three together came in at just under 800MB. So, if you order all seven collections, be ready for a download size well over 1GB.

After downloading I recommend that you allow your computer to fully index your newly downloaded collections. If possible, let your computer complete this process overnight. When you awake, you should have a fully indexed and searchable collection of primary source materials right at your fingertips.

If you may be wondering why this collection is important in ones understanding of scripture, please refer to my previous post on the Importance of the Perseus Collection.

Please do come back as I continue to post my review of this incredible resource. Logos is to be commended for releasing this wealth of material, and to do so for free.

A important note – If you want to get your free copy of this collection you must first make sure to do the following:

  1. Make sure you have the latest version of Logos 4.3. You can download the basic engine for free here.
  2. Make sure you preorder now! Once Logos begins to process the preorders they will temporarily remove the Perseus Collection from their site so that they do not use to much bandwidth. But do not fret! Once things slow down they will once again place the collection back on their site for all to freely download.

 

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