Electronic Resources for Classicists & Historians of Antiquity
Electronic Collections of Greek and Latin Texts
- Internet Ancient History Sourcebook
An assortment of public domain texts for the Greek, Hellenistic, and Roman worlds, among others.
- Patrologia Latina
A full-text electronic version of the Latin portion of the first edition of the Patrologiae Cursus Completus, published by nineteenth-century ecclesiastical publisher Jacques-Paul Migne. Its 221 volumes cover the works of the Latin Fathers, from Tertullian in 200 A.D. to Pope Innocent III in 1216.
- PHI CD-ROM #5.3
(CD-ROM available in the Digital Humanities Center)
A full-text database of ca. 350 authors of Latin literature (virtually all classical literary texts up to A.D. 200, together with a few later texts (Servius, Porphyry, Justinian, Zeno)), as well as the Latin Vulgate, the Hebrew Bible, the Greek New Testament, the Septuagint, the Coptic New Testament, the King James Bible, the Revised Standard Bible, and Milton's Paradise Lost and Defensionem Regiam. In Hebrew, Greek, Latin, English and Coptic.
- PHI demonstration CD-ROM #6
(CD-ROM available in the Digital Humanities Center)
A full-text database of classical and Christian inscriptions, papyri from various collections, and selected Coptic texts, including the Sahidic Coptic Bible. Called "Demonstration" disk but constitutes final release version. In Greek, Latin and Coptic.
- Project Libellus (Classical languages)
An assortment of public-domain and donated texts.
- Roman Law
A collection of legal texts from the western and eastern Roman Empires.
- Thesaurus Linguae Graecae
A searchable digital library of Greek literature.
- ABAC (Bibliographic atlas of classical antiquity)
A project out of Lille to design interactive maps of Graeco-Roman provinces. As of Fall 2010, only Britannia is completed.
- ABZU: Guide to Resources on the Study of the Ancient Near East
A guide to networked open access data relevant to the study and public presentation of the Ancient Near East and the Ancient Mediterranean world.
- Aquae Urbis Romae: The Waters of the City of Rome
An interactive study of the relationships between Rome's water system and its urban development.
- Athenians: A Prosopography of Ancient Athens
The homepage of John Traill's project at Toronto to produce a new prosopography of ancient Athenians from the beginning of alphabetic writing to the Byzantine period. Searches of data from the published volumes can be done here.
- The Centre for Computer-Aided Egyptological Research
Utrecht University in The Netherlands specializes in matters related to the application of computers in Egyptology. The Centre's activities concern developing general methods and programs, and providing world-wide advice and support. In this respect it coordinates the activities of the Computer Working Group of the International Association of Egyptologists.
- Classical Studies (humanities.classics) FAQ
A list of frequently asked questions for the newsgroup humanities.classics. There are bibliographies for the novice and for knowledgable students of classics, glossaries and compendia of mythological characters.
- Digital Roman Forum
A project of UCLA's Academic Technology Services, including timeline and citations in classical literature.
- Diotima: Materials for the Study of Women & Gender in the Ancient World
- Exploring Ancient World Cultures: An Introduction to Ancient World Cultures on the World-Wide Web
This site describes itself as "an on-line course supplement for students and teachers of the ancient and medieval worlds". There are essays and primary texts as well as a large quantity of visual materials.
- Gnomon: Bibliographische Datenbank
This site provides tables of contents for the journals, Gnomon and Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik, and the ability to search the Gnomon bibliographic database, which is also published as a CD-ROM annually - the searching capabilities of the online version are less impressive, but the information is all there.
- IFAO - Institut française d'archéologie orientale
- The Internet Classics Archive
A collection of almost 400 classical Greek and Roman texts in English translation provided by MIT.
- Library of Congress Resources for Greek and Latin Classics
- Medicina Antiqua
A guide to medicine in the Graeco-Roman world.
- OEB: Online Egyptological Bibliography
Includes the volumes of the previous Annual Egyptological Bibliography (AEB) combined with the Bibliographie Altägypten (BA), providing coverage of Egyptological literature from 1822 to 2002 (roughly 70,000 items), as well as partial coverage of 2003-2008.
- The Oriental Institute - The University of Chicago
A research organization and museum devoted to the study of the ancient Near East.
- Perseus Atlas
Part of a developing geographic information system for studying Classical Greece.
- The Perseus Project
A digital library for ancient Greece and Rome.
- Pompeii Forum Project
The Pompeii Forum Project is a collaborative venture that focuses on the urban center of Pompeii.There are three components to the project: documentation of standing remains; archaeological analysis; and urban study that seeks a) to interpret the developments at Pompeii in the broader context of urban history and b) to identify at Pompeii recurring patterns of urban evolution that can be applied to contemporary issues in American urbanism.
A German internet portal for Egyptology, Ancient History, Classical Archaeology, and Classical Philology.
"Tables of Contents of Journals of Interest to Classicists"
- Trajan's Column
A searchable database of over 500 images of the column's sculptural decoration.
- WESSWeb's Classics Studies Page
Sources vetted by librarians for use in classics research.
Organizations & Institutions
- The American Academy in Rome
- The American Classical League
- The American Philological Association
- The American Society of Greek and Latin Epigraphy
- The Ashmolean Museum of Art & Archaeology, Oxford University
- The Egypt Exploration Society
Information about the Society and its publications, including a price list for recent numbers of Excavation Memoirs, Archaeological Survey Memoirs, Texts from Excavations, Graeco-Roman Memoirs, Occasional Publications and Special Publications.
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