Byzantine Studies Related
This is still pretty sparse, and I expect it will remain so. The
intent is to collect public domain software and shareware - fonts, Greek editors,
astronomy and mapping programs - useful for Byzantine studies. If you have suggestions,
please email me at .
Last Updated: October 16, 1996
The software available here consists of shareware and demo programs.
These are copyrighted, and after a period of experimentation you should register the
programs. If you do not keep them, then there is no need to register.
The programs here are all DOS or MS Windows programs. To download them all you need to
do is activate the links shown. If you download to a mainframe account, you will need, at
some stage to download them again to your PC. Make sure that you use "binary"
settings in your upload/download software - or the programs will not work.
Many are "zipped" files. This means that a number of
separate files have been "zipped" together and compressed. This makes it much
faster to download them. Such files end with the three letter extension
".zip".To use the programs you need to
1. download the zipped files to some PC, 2. "unzip" the zipped files. 3.
follow the instructions contained in the "readme" file which is part of each zip
file. Sometimes this means running a set-up program.
The most common zipping program available is called "PKZIP". If you do not
have this program, I have made available "PKUNZIP.EXE" here. Running this
program with the line
will unzip all the files here. This is the first program that you should download. I have
also made available here the full set of PKZIP files.
[Another couple of programs are self-extracting zipped files. These end with the
extension ".exe". You do not need to use PKUNZIP on these. If you just type the
name of the file, the program will extract itself.]
- PKUNZIP - the basic utility needed to unzip other files [executable DOS file].
- PKZIP - the complete
"Pkzip" package [self-extracting zipped DOS file].
- Calendar Program A
truly excellent DOS program that instantly gives you access to dates in the past in a
number of Calendar systems [Julian, Gregorian, Jewish, Muslim, Byzantine, Spanish ERA,
Icelandic, French Revolutionary, and so on].
- Skyglobe - an
astronomy program which will show you the positions of the starst in the sky at any time
in the past, from any place on earth, looking in any direction! See How the sky looked
looking from the west from Walls of Constantinople just before dawn on the morning of
Tuesday 26th May 1453!
- WinGreek - this will
let you type in Greek in Windows 3.1 in any application. It will only work in Windows95 if
you are running a Windows 3.1 application. In other words it runs in 16bit but not 32 bit
applications only. An Upgrade is on the way.
- French Verbs -
generates all possibilities of each French verb.
- Spanish Verbs -
generates all possibilities of each Spanish verb.
Web Sites/Commercial Products of Interest
- Multilingual Instruction Software DOS and MacOS
shareware and demonstration programs teaching grammar and/or vocabulary of Basque,
Bulgarian, Catalan, Cornish, French, Georgian, Gothic, Greek, Indonesian, Irish, Latin,
Malagasy, Nahuatl, Old English, Old Occitan, Pali, Portuguese, Quechua, Romontsch,
Sanskrit, Sardinian, Urdu, Welsh and Yiddish
- A Logos Software Reseller A link to the
commercial Bible software dealer. His blurb may be interesting to some:
"The Catholic Scholars Pack retails for $499.95 and anyone may purchase it. It
contains the full texts of:
KJV King James Version
The Latin Vulgate
New American Bible for Catholics
New Jerusalem Bible
Jerome Bible Commentary
Revised Standard Version
Nestle-Aland 26th Ed. (Greek NT)
Vines Expository Dictionary
BHS Hebrew with Westminster Morphology
Rahlf's Septuagent with Morphology
TVM Tense, Voice, Mood
Bauer, Ardnt, Gingrich and Danker Greek Lexicon
Liddell and Scott Intermediate Greek Lexicon
Louw Nida Lexicon
Chapman's New Testament Greek Insert
Kittel, Theological Dictionary of the New Testament
Harper's Bible Commentary
Harper's Bible Dictionary
New Bible Dictionary
Bible Knowledge Commentary
R.A. Torrey's New Topical Textbook
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
The Complete Guide to Bible Versions
Strong's numbers with BDB/Thayer lexicons
Logos Bible Maps
Spurgeon: Morning and Evening
100 MIDI Hymns
"As a Logos dealer, I can order for you the regular LOGOS BIBLE STUDY software,
Levels 1, 2, 3 or 4; and other stand-alone products such as John MacArthur's Commentaries
and The Dead Sea Scrolls Unvieled CD-ROM. My policy is to discount the products giving you
the benefit of 50% of the difference between retail and wholesale prices. Call up my home
page on the internet at "http://gilmanre.com/lorenzen.htm" and select the Logos
Bible Study link to find their home page. Contact me if you would like to purchase this or
other programs from Logos at significant savings.
Paul Lorenzen: Sparks, Nevada, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
As far as I can see none of these files is infected with a virus. But the
Internet is not a secure place, and you download and run all files at your own risk. You
can check the files before you run them with any of the widely available anti-virus
The author and maintainer of this site is Paul Halsall [a picture!] . He can be contacted by email at
Please do not hesitate to mail comments or suggestions.