Welcome to Alpheios

Your resource for open-source software for studying the world's classical languages and literatures, currently including Latin, Greek, Arabic and Persian.

Alpheios in Two Minutes

Read Classical Literature Online In Its Original Language

With Reading and Learning Aids

From mobile devices or your desktop on our site.

With a browser extension from your desktop on any site.

Add Alpheios To Your Site

The Alpheios Embedded Javascript Library can be used by anyone to enable Alpheios in their web pages.

Use of the Alpheios Embedded Library is governed by the API Terms of Service.

Alpheios Embedded Library
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A new bridge over an old bridge over the Alpheios river.

About Alpheios

The Alpheios Project, Ltd. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

We aim to help people learn how to learn languages as efficiently and enjoyably as possible, and in a way that best helps them understand their own literary heritage and culture, as well as the literary heritage and culture of other peoples throughout history.

Our initial focus is on classical literature in languages no longer spoken, such as Latin and ancient Greek. The influence of these classics, like the river Alpheios, still runs like a subterranean stream deep beneath the contemporary world, as artists and thinkers continue to draw inspiration from them.