The Bridge: About

Customizable Latin and Greek Vocabulary Lists

The Bridge enables students and instructors to generate customized vocabulary lists from its database of Greek and Latin textbooks and texts. A list might include all the vocabulary from a core list, an ancient text, or a textbook. But users can focus on a selection of a list or work and also customize their lists to take into account textbooks that they have used, core lists they have mastered, and texts they have already read. Or you can create a list that shows words that appear in two or more lists, textbooks, and texts. For each word, you have the option to add the part of speech or the ranking of the word within the Bridge corpus or a link to Logeion. These lists can then be filtered to focus on one or more parts of speech, among other options, and then printed or downloaded in a variety of formats.

Would you like to see a list, textbook, or text added to The Bridge? We welcome new collaborators. To make a suggestion or to inquire about contributing to the project, please contact Bret Mulligan (

You can find details about texts, including how the text is subdivided, the origin of the text data, and texts in development on the "Details About Texts" page on the development blog.

The Project Director is Bret Mulligan, Associate Professor of Classics at Haverford College.

The Bridge was first developed by Julie Ta (Haverford ’16) and Blair Rush (Haverford ’16) in the summer of 2014. Significant revisions were begun in the summer and fall of 2015 by Jack Raisel (Haverford ’17) and Julie Ta, and completed in the summer of 2017 by Byron Biney (Swarthmore '19) and Dylan Emery (Haverford ’18). Over the summer of 2018, Carter Langen (Haverford ’21) began another round of signigicant revisions. Additional administrative, technical, and logistical support was provided by Laurie Allen (Coordinator for Digital Scholarship and Services), Michael Zarafonetis (Digital Scholarship Librarian), Andy Janco (Digital Scholarship Librarian), Margaret Schaus (Lead Research and Instruction Librarian), Adrienne Lucas (University of Delaware), Jennifer Rajchel (Assistant Director, Tri-Co Digital Humanities), and Archana Kaku (Tri-Co Digital Humanities Program Coordinator, Bryn Mawr College). Initial data for The Bridge have been compiled by Florencia Foxley (HC ’13), Emma Mongoven (’14), Vanessa Felso (Bryn Mawr College ’15), and Carman Romano (HC ’16). Additional collaborators are listed on the "Details About Texts". Data for some ancient texts were generously provided by the Laboratoire d’Analyse Statistique des Langues Anciennes at the Université de Liège and The Ancient Greek and Latin Dependency Treebanking Project. The development of The Bridge was made possible by the financial support of Haverford College (2014-2017), a Program Grant from the Classical Association of the Atlantic States (2015) a Mellon Digital Humanities Grant (2014-2015).

The image on the landing page of The Bridge is of the Pont du Gard by Benh LIEU SONG under a CC BY-SA 3.0 license. The Bridge and its byproducts are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

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