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The Thesaurus Linguae Graecae (TLG) is a popular research tool for working on Greek texts. (Unfortunately, it's a "freemium" model, so you need to pay for full access or get it through a research institution.)

I am trying to do something that--you'd think--is quite easy: searching for all occurrences of a given word/lemma in a given work. Specifically, I am looking for all occurrences of "τέλος" in Aristotle's Politics.

The TLG offers a simple way to narrow the results to a given author, but I'm struggling to reduce them to a given work of that author.

Right now, I can only think of two ways to do this, after reducing the results to "Aristotle":

  • Do a lemma search, and (taking advantage of the default sorting by work) find the page where that work begins. (Not fun!)
  • In the right-hand menu ("My search selection"), deselect one-by-one all the works except the one you want to search. (Very time-consuming!)

Am I missing an obvious feature that allows this kind of filtering to occur?

  • Hmm, not clear how to do it - I wonder if it’s even possible, at least in the free version. However, it took me ten seconds to figure out how to do this search in Loeb (and it’s very easy). It’s subscription-based only though. – Alex B. Nov 14 at 3:26
  • @AlexB For what it's worth, I do have access to the institutional version of TLG (and Loeb). Do you happen to know if the Loeb includes correct references to Bekker numbers? – brianpck Nov 14 at 16:11

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