Attikos is an Ancient Greek reading app with an extensive selection of texts. It provides the reader with in-text access to morphological data and short definitions for these texts, along with easy access to full dictionary entries in Logeion, which needs to be downloaded separately.
This version of Attikos includes the following texts:
・Aristotle (Athenian Constitution, Nicomachean Ethics, Poetics, Politics, Rhetoric)
・Hesiod (Theogony, Works and Days)
・Hippocrates (Ancient Medicine, Oath)
・Homer (including Homeric hymns)
・Old Oligarch, Constitution of the Athenians
・Plato: Apology, Charmides, Crito, Euthyphro, Gorgias, Ion, Laches, Lysis, Meno, Phaedo, Phaedrus, Protagoras, Republic, Symposium, Theaetetus
・Xenophon: Agesilaus, Anabasis, Apology of Socrates, Hellenica, Hiero, Memorabilia, Oeconomicus, Symposium, Ways and Means
We gratefully use the texts published by the Perseus Project at Tufts University. Finally, some overviews of Greek grammar are included for those who wish to refresh their memory.
Please report any bugs, problems, and errors at the links provided within the app.
Ratings and Reviews
A Gift From The Gods!
I can't believe I just found this app. I've been collecting and reading OCTs and other hard-copy texts for over 40 years, the "Middle Liddell" at my elbow and the ponderous LSJ stationed on its own table across the room. They're not obsolete now - especially Commentaries - but I'll be doing most of my reading now with just my iPad mini on my lap. It's such a pleasure to read these authors unencumbered by two or three other books.
Since I hadn't read any Attic in a while, I tried the app out by reading one work each from Plato, Xenophon and Lysias. Yes, it crashes when switching screen orientation, but that's more of a endearing eccentricity than a real bug. Meanwhile, I have the font scaled to suit my aging eyes, and lose myself in the Greek, enjoying the easy access to the dictionaries.
Just wonderful. It will (optimistically) be two years before I run out of books I want to read. But I'd like to suggest that it might be nice to add in The Homeric Hymns, Lyric Poets, Xenophon's Hellenica and Memorabilia, and maybe Theocritus for a touch of Doric. Adding further texts seems to me the only way to improve this already extraordinary app.
Many thanks to those who conceived and made this superb tool.
Rough but amazing
The app is utterly fantastic - having the Perseus library with a better UI at your fingertips is worth the price of an iPad. There are things that I wish it did, and some bugs I wish would be fixed, but with all of its imperfections it's hard to exaggerate how useful I find it.
Bug: It crashes hard when changing screen orientations.
Problems: iPhone support would be a huge win. The font isn't bad, but it could be better. More text, of course!
Opportunity: I'd pay lots of money to have the full Liddell & Scott integrated, or one (or more) of the Homeric lexicons. It's probably a pipe dream, but I'd pay more than the cost of the print lexicons without blinking.
Probably the best Ancient Greek app available
When trying out Ancient Greek apps, it's a little frustrating since many of the apps offer some features, but not others. This one does a great job in collecting all the great features that you will need – texts, dictionaries, and parser. I have deducted one star just because of aesthetics. It is not very pleasing to the eye, but certainly gets the job done.
Also, having an iPhone version would be really nice.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.