Classics Studies Web

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The Classical Studies Web is designed to provide access to scholarly resources. The emphasis is on the Ancient Mediterranean (particularly Greece and Rome) during the Classical and Hellenistic periods. The resources organized here have undergone a selection and evaluation process. If needed, annotations have been provided augmenting the research value of these resources to scholars. The main focus is on freely accessible open access sources


Guides/Subject Indices

A well-organized collection of Internet resouces by the publisher of Pomoerium.
Maria Pantelia's comprehensive list with excellent annotations.
A comprehensive collection of Classics resources.
A good compilation of different types of resources, including literary, papyrological, archaeological, and epigraphical. The annotations are in Italian.
Includes links to Art & Archaeology, History and Culture, Mythology, Philosophy, Language and Literature resources, among others.

Databases and Bibliographies

Two major databases for Classicists and Archaeologists, L'Annee Philologique and Projekt Dyabola, are only accessible by subscription. The following resources are good substitutes in a literature search.

Now freely available except for recent issues. Also has some epigraphical material.
Very comprehensive. A major resource for archaeologists.
The tables of contents of over 150 journals of interest to classicists extending back to 1992.
Index of material on the rise and fall of the Roman world.
Online version of the 4th edition of the Short Bibliography of the Latin Language and Literature
compiled by M.G.M. van der Poel, Nijmegen 1996 (out of print).
Jacques Poucet's comprehensive bibliographic guide to the discipline.
A bibliography of classical bibliographies, with a searchable interface.
The major multi-media database of text and images.
Focuses on performances of Greek plays in the original and in adaptations - with influences of Greek texts, images and myths on English poetry.

Bibliographies for Individual Authors and Topics

Electronic Texts

A searchable catalog with links to the texts, including a number of Latin works.
The most complete collection of Greek and Roman texts, with morphological links and commentaries.
A collection of Classical, Medieval, and Neo-Latin texts presented as bitmap images.
A rich collection of Latin texts including medieval, NeoLatin, and ecclesiastic.
A collaborative project aiming to create a digital library of all Latin literature. Currently it is mainly a catalogue of available Latin texts on the internet.
The largest repository of ancient history texts on the Web.
A searchable archive of 441 Greek and Roman texts in English translation. The list of texts may be searched by author, title, date or translator, and the works themselves are searchable by word or phrase.
WWW Server Contains the Justinian code as hypertext and Medieval commentaries, plus links to sources of Classical texts.
This contains mostly medieval texts, but includes a few classical texts as well via Berkeley's Sunsite.
Includes some Sappho, Cicero, Longinus, Empedocles with more to come.

Epigraphy and Papyrology

Various online projects for Greek and Latin inscriptions are underway:

Very comprehensive. Good for searching for CIL inscriptions.
Access by CIL number. Provides bibliographical detail and squeezes (if available).
Still in its early stages. "This digitized version of the CIL will initially comprise of the more than 50 parts (of vols. I-XVI + auctaria and of v. I (edition altera)) published before 1940."
Mainly Latin inscriptions from the imperial period with focus on the provinces.
A portal interface that allows a simultaneous search of four major epigraphic projects: the Epigraphische Datenbank Heidelberg (EDH), the Epigraphic Database Roma (EDR), the Epigraphic Database Bari (EDB) and Hispania Epigraphica (HE).
A cooperative venture (Michigan, Duke, Columbia etc.) Allows searching or browsing of individual collections.
Greek papyri from Egypt.
A guide and online database for the Oxyrhynchus Papyri.

Electronic Journals

  • Online-Journals from the American Philological Association. Note: most of these are accessible via subscription only.

Other Resources

Includes course materials, bibliographies, images, etc.
A gateway to Classics and Medieval Studies at Harvard University and beyond.
"...found in the imprints of books printed before 1801 and their vernacular equivalents in AACR2 (Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules) form".
"... the Internet's largest provider of free and fully downloadable Greek and Latin grammars and readers."


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