Users have requested Migne’s 161-volume Patrologia Graeca many times. It seems that Logos is now giving some serious thought to pursuing it. Bob Pritchett, President and CEO of Logos, recently wrote this in the Logos Greek newsgroup:
We’ve recently been talking about Migne’s Patrologia Graeca and hearing from some users how it could be a great addition to Logos Bible Software.
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While page images are available in our own SeminaryLibrary.com and some other sources, as far as we know there is no full-text electronic edition. And at 161 volumes of Greek text, much of it with parallel Latin, Patrologia Graeca would be our biggest pre-pub project ever. (We estimate that the keyboarding cost alone would be 5 times that of ICC.)
I am interested in your thoughts. Would you want PG in full text? What would it be worth? Is it only useful as the whole, or would you be interested in acquiring it in parts? (Century by century, starting with the earliest?)
Would your campus library be likely to purchase a more expensive online license to share across campus? (Migne’s Patrologia Latina is available this way, from a library database provider. I don’t know the cost, but have been told it’s tens of thousands of dollars.)
Does you library have Migne’s PG? If not, does it wish it did?
Have any interest in it? Visit the Logos Greek newsgroup, and let Bob know.
Update: This last statement expresses my own wishful thinking and in no way represents the intentions or desires of the company—just in case you were wondering.
Update 2: The first 18 volumes of Patrologia Cursus Completus, Series Graeca, Part 1 are now available for pre-order and with enough interest will be produced.