LECTOR is one of the most advanced tools for the analysis of Greek and Latin texts.

The experience of more than 15 years of Latin and Greek text analysis is available within LECTOR.

  • LECTOR 2007 runs under Windows 98 / NT 4.0 / 2000 / XP / Vista and offers you new research features and an easy to use interface.
  • With LECTOR 2007 you have more possibilities to edit and export your results.
  • LECTOR 2007 can do things simultaneously.


LECTOR 2007 has been designed for classicists who want more than a simple software for word searching. Therefore LECTOR offers the following possibilities:

  • Reading and editing all texts of the TLG and PHI CD-ROM editions,
  • searching one or more words with wildcards in one or more authors using various context types and excluding certain forms,
  • creating concordances of one or more authors and
  • comparing texts.
  • LECTOR is able to perform more than one action at a time, i.e. at the same time your PC is preparing a concordance you will be able to do a word search in another author.
  • The texts and results can be edited within LECTOR. You can add comments and remarks, mark passages with a different color etc.



CPU: 400MHz Pentium II or compatible CPU
Graphics: 800x600, 256 col.
HDD: 150MB free disk space
Windows 95/98


CPU: 1GHz (or faster) Pentium or compatible CPU
RAM: 256MB or more
Graphics: 1280x1024, 256 col.
HDD: 1GB free disk space
Windows NT 4.0 / 2000 / XP / Vista

Besides that you need the TLG and/or PHI text CD-ROMs you want to work with. If you don't have them yet, please have a look at http://www.tlg.uci.edu or http://www.packhum.org (or mail to: phi@packhum.org).


  1. Log in with administrator privileges,
  2. double click on Lector2007-Setup.exe,
  3. choose an appropriate installation directory,
  4. Start LECTOR 2007.
  5. LECTOR will try to install the needed Greek and Symbol fonts.
  6. You will have to put in the directory names for reading the TLG and PHI CD-ROMs and for saving the results.