Classical History, Literature, Language, and Culture

  • Alpheios – Firefox extensions for analyzing words in HTML and Unicode compliant Greek and Latin texts (including ones you yourself have created).
  • Logeion – Provides simultaneous lookup of entries in the many reference works that make up the Perseus Classical collection and, in addition to definitions, includes frequencies, collocations, usage examples, and more.
  • Vinciator – Paste in any Greek or Latin text and Vinciator can dynamically link it to several online and offline morphological parsers and dictionaries.
  • Textkit – There are several good grammar texts, prose composition books, and readers available here for download: Smythe, Allen & Greenough, Bennett, etc.
  • Classical Works Knowledge Base (CWKB) – A Cornell database that contains metadata about 5,200 works by 1,500 ancient authors, allowing users with a limited knowledge of the classics’ canonical citation system to simply link to passages of digital texts.
  • Latin Language and Literature Resources – A good collection of teaching resources, study aids, dictionaries, and other useful materials.
  • Corpus Grammaticorum Latinorum – Archive of late Latin grammatical sources.
  • Demos – Classical Athenian Democracy – A scholarly web site devoted to the history, institutions, and people of democratic Athens in the 5th and 4th centuries BCE.
  • Roman Law Library – Searchable collection of many Roman law sources, such as the Codex and the Digest.
  • Folklore and Mythology Resource Guide – A good collection of reference materials.
  • Greek Mythology in Theater – A good collection of mythology resources.
  • The Tragedies and Comedies of Ancient Greek Theatre – A good introduction to Greek theatre for younger researchers.
  • Diotima – Women & Gender in the Ancient World – An interdisciplinary resource for anyone interested in patterns of gender around the ancient Mediterranean.
  • Princeton/Stanford Working Papers in Classics – A collaborative project of the Classics Departments of Princeton and Stanford Universities. Its purpose is to make the results of current research undertaken by members of Princeton and Stanford Universities in the field of classics available in advance of final publication.
  • Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae –  A large collection of 16th century engravings of Rome and Roman antiquities
  • Beazley Archive – The web site of the Classical Art Research Center at Oxford that includes databases of images and documentation for classical pottery, gems, and sculpture. It also includes the on-line database of the Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum.
  • Dickinson College Classical Commentaries – Collaborative commentaries and translations of classical texts. There are also some older, interlinear commentaries.
  • Ovid Collection – A variety of Metamorphoses resources from U.VA.’s Electronic Text Center.
  • Poetry of Catullus Wikibook – A textbook containing comprehensive annotations, detailed language help, and true-to-life translations.
  • Chicago Homer – Interlinear translations of Greek epics with links to scholia and papyri.
  • Lacus Curtius – A site on Roman antiquity containing primary texts, images, and learning tools.
  • Christopher Francese’s Latin Poetry Podcast – Metrical readings of Latin texts with introductions and English translations.
  • Dickinson College’s Homer’s Iliad Podcast – Metrical student readings of Greek texts with introductions and English translations.
  • Bedtime Stories: Mythology Literature – A useful collection of mythology resources for beginners.