Antiquarium 2 tips & tricks *  When you paste Greek text from Antiquarium to standard Windows Notepad, you might not see it correctly due to Windows defaults. In Notepad select Font, then in the window select the font Palatino Linotype. Now the Greek citation in Notepad will display (and print) correctly *

What's new in Antiquarium 2.5

    Antiquarium 2.5 contains some new features and fixes some bugs which have been found since Antiquarium 2 release:

  1. User bookmarks are available. To add a bookmark, right-click with the mouse on any text of the Text window. To see the bookmark name, point mouse to a small circle in the left margin of the text (it indicates presence of a bookmark). To navigate to a bookmark, use Navigation menu.
  2. You can now switch from one database to another more conveniently. First time please open a database (PHI, TLG, PHI7) on your hard disk in a usual manner), then switch between databases via File menu.
  3. There are authors with long lists of works which are sometime not easily to locate. If you want to display work lists in a sorted order, please check flag "Sort works alphabetically" in the Preferences window (F9). By default works are sorted by their TLG (PHI) unique index number (this default has been left as is).
  4. Some texts have lines which are too long to be displayed in full. Horizontal scroll bar has been added to the Text window, so you can now scroll such long lines to observe them completely.
  5. In the TLG word list you can use "phonetic" keyboard to input words. Bugs with incomplete words in the Word list and some other annoying bugs of the Word list are fixed.
  6. Mass Find. In Antiquarium you are able to open Reports during search procedures even before the search is complete (double-click on the title entry in Report tab). In the WindowsXP and later Windows versions such clicks could cause program crashes. This is now fixed.
    There are other small bugs that have been fixed. Antiquarium 2.5 is now fully adapted to Windows 7 software requirements.
    Note for Antiquarium 2 users. Update Antiquarium 2.5 is free for those who purchased Antiquarium 2. If you want to get this free update, just send us an e-mail.

What's new in Antiquarium 2

  1. Antiquarium2 is designed for Windows2000, Windows XP or higher OS.
  2. Supported fonts and user input are throughout Unicode. Main font for browsing Greek is Palatino Linotype which is supplied with Windows standard package. This beautiful font gave Antiquarium Text window a completely new look: bright, accurate and distinct.
  3. Antiquarium2 works now successfully not only with TLG and PHI 5.3 but also with PHI 7 (inscriptions) database.
  4. Search engine has been completely rewritten. You can use now Windows wildcards like "*", "?". All conditional operators (AND, OR, XOR) are implemented. We made accent on searching phrases and idioms. This feature is tremendously asked by classics scholars. Though implemented in many search engines, it often requires from users advanced knowledges of regular expressions syntax or similar 'computer' logics. We tried to organize phrase searches as flexible and intuitive as possible - and you don't need to study the entrails of computer at all. Take a brief look at the new Antiquarium2 search window:
  5. The new option Save Workspace keeps windows state (and other interface options) intact during your working sessions. If you left your work in a hurry and then after some time will again open Antiquarium, you will see everything on desktop exactly as you left it recently.
  6. Alternative (Latin and Greek) word spelling tables are implemented. Text editors often use contradictory approaches to spell words. You will still locate an entry even if it was differently spelled throughout the database.
  7. When you copy and paste text fragments (say into Microsoft Word) all format subtleties are kept intact. Optionally you may copy exact bibliographical reference (title and chapter / section etc. numbers) with the selection.
  8. Enhanced search algorythm of TLG Word List has been now implemented. In case you fail to find the exact entry, it is up to you to relax search criteria, then Antiquarium2 will use its built-in euristics.
  9. All thematic rubrics of TLG Index can be processed now: Subjects, Dates, Epitets, Female authors, Geography. A user can create his/her own thematic groups of texts according to custom criteria. Inside rubrics any text can be easier accessed due to implemented tree-view mode. Take a look at the new TLG Indices window:
  10. Printing procedures have been also enhanced for easier access and comfort of a user. You can print selections according to original (editor's) distribution of pages or print continously without any page breaks.
  11. If you have electronic version of the Liddell and Scott Greek-English Dictionary (provided by Logos Bible Software), invoke it by a single keystroke. In Antiquarium, select with the mouse a Greek word you want to study / translate, then hit [F5]. Liddell-Scott will be immediately brought to foreground showing a corresponding dictionary article.

In a word, we tried to do everything to get the most (even more than in the previous version of Antiquarium) from the valuable Antiquity heritage.


We constantly enhance Antiquarium. Current Antiquarium version is 2.5 Build 279. Registered users are advised to get the newest Antiquarium build by request - just write an e-mail to Quadrivium Software and you will get the update free of charge.

The world-best Windows tool for working with classical texts -- both Greek and Latin. When you use Antiquarium, Internet access is not required. Antiquarium is a must for an individual scholar as well as for a corporate work in a class.


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