Some Useful Classics Websites

Note: See the following Course Documents for additional materials:
CLAS230 Classical Mythology

CLAS210 Greek Tragedy
Some Useful Latin Websites
CLAS224 Word Elements
CLAS240 Everyday Life
CLAS240 Sport and Recreation

AbleMedia. Classics Technology Center.

This is the portal of Classics education with free teaching and learning materials, systems, and applications developed by teachers for teachers (and students, too). Archaeology. Ancient / Classical History.

Allen, Doug. "Timeline of Roman History."
This timeline begins with Romulus and goes down to the Ottoman capture of Constantinople in 1453.

Alexander, Keith. Numen. The Latin Lexicon

An on-line Latin dictionary and Latin grammar tool.

American Philological Association. The APA Agora.

Archaeological Institute of America. Archaeology Magazine.

Ashliman, D. L.  Folklore and Mythology Electronic Texts

Ashmawy, Alaa K. Ancient Alexandria.

Atsma, Aaron J. Theoi: Greek Mythology.

The site contains more than 1,500 pages profiling the Greek gods and other characters from Greek mythology and 1,200 full sized pictures, including English translations of major Greek and Roman texts and genealogies of the gods and heroes.

Beard, Robert and The Lexiteria Corporation. Alpha

Beard, Robert. Lexeme-Morpheme Base Morphology (LMBM).

Lexeme-Morpheme Base Morphology (LMBM) is known for its rigorous distinction of lexemes and grammatical morphemes.

The Bill of Rights in Latin

Blackwell, Christopher W. Demos. Classical Athenian  Democracy.
A digital encyclopedia of classical Athenian democracy which describes the history, institutions, and people of democratic Athens in the 5th and 4th centuries BCE, to publish the efforts of scholars to answer questions about Athenian democracy.

Bonefas, Suzanne, and Barbara F. McManus. VRoma. A Virtual Community for Teaching and Learning Classics.

VRoma is first and foremost a community of scholars, both teachers and students, who create on-line resources for teaching Latin and ancient Roman culture and who use these resources in their courses. The two major components of the project are its virtual environment (MOO) and its collection of internet resources, both of which can be accessed by clicking on the “hotspots” on the images above. The VRoma MOO requires logging on as a guest or through your personal character and password, but all the web resources are freely accessible on the internet.

Bowman, Laurel. Classical Myth: The Ancient Sources.

Bradshaw, Charles. The Case for Latin.
Students at
Wahconah Regional High School in Dalton, Massachusetts, offer testimonials on the benfits of studying Latin.

Bulfinch, Thomas. Bulfinch's Mythology

Bulloch. Anthony. Ancient Greek Religion.

Cape, Robert. Virtual Catalog of Roman Coins.

A Web site devoted to helping students and teachers learn more about ancient Roman coins. These pages contain images and descriptions of coins from the Early Republic through the end of the 4th century A.D. and the formal division of the Roman Empire into east and west. The Catalog provides only a sample of the thousands of Roman coin types, but it is constantly growing.

Clark, Raymond J. Vergilius. The Homepage of the Vergilian Society.

Conrad, Carl W. Classical Resources.

Crane, Gregory. The Perseus Digital Library.

Perseus is an evolving digital library, engineering interactions through time, space, and language. Its primary goal is to bring a wide range of source materials to as large an audience as possible.

Crystal, Ellie. Crystalinks: Ancient and Lost Civilizations.

Includes Greece ( Egypt ( and Rome (

Denard, Hugh. Didaskalia: Ancient Theatre Today.

An electronic journal and resource dedicated to the study of ancient Greek and Roman drama in performance

Douma, Michael, ed. The Ancient Roman Calendar.

Farrell, Joseph. The Structure of Ovid's Metamorphoses.

Farrell, Joseph, ed. The Vergil Project.
The Vergil Project is a collaborative enterprise dedicated to collecting, creating, and disseminating resources for teaching and research about Vergil. Its main goal is to develop an on-line, interactive hypertext database of all materials that might be of interest to any student of Vergil, from the novice to the professional scholar, from the passionate amateur to the casual browser. The purpose of this resource is to facilitate the study and enjoyment of Vergil's poetry and to make it freely accessible to the widest possible audience.

Finkel, Raphael. Suda On-Line: Byzantine Lexicography.

The Suda On Line project reflects the efforts of scholars world-wide in the translation and annotation of a substantial text that is being made available exclusively through the internet. They have chosen to begin with the Byzantine encyclopedia known as the Suda, a 10th century CE compilation of material on ancient literature, history, and biography. A massive work of about 30,000 entries, and written in sometimes dense Byzantine Greek prose, the Suda is an invaluable source for many details that would otherwise be unknown to us about Greek and Roman antiquity, as well as an important text for the study of Byzantine intellectual history.

Fisher, Bob. Ancient Greece (Hellenic) Sites on the World Wide Web

Foss, Pedar W. Romarch. Roman Art and Archaeology.

The ROMARCH home page is the original crossroads for Web resources on the art and archaeology of Italy and the Roman provinces, ca. 1000 BC - AD 700.

Francis, J.  and Ross Scaife. Kentucky Classics.

Francis, J. and Ross Scaife. Kentucky Latin Teaching Page.
mportant sources of information pertaining to the certification, placement, and practices of Latin teachers.

Frischer, Bernard. The Horace's Villa Project.

This site offers some of Horace's poetry read in Latin and video clips of his villa.

George, Michael, ed. Trajan's Column.

Getty Research Institute. Century Photography of Ancient Greece: The Gary Edward Collection

Glowacki, Kevin T. The Ancient City of Athens.

The Ancient City of Athens is a photographic archive of the archaeological and architectural remains of ancient Athens (Greece). It is intended primarily as a resource for students and teachers of classical art & archaeology, civilization, languages, and history as a supplement to their class lectures and reading assignments and as a source of images for use in term papers, projects, and presentations. We also hope that this site will be useful to all who have an interest in archaeological exploration and the recovery, interpretation, and preservation of the past.

Google Earth. "See Ancient Rome in 3-D" (Intro)

Karen Gould Manuscript Collection
Information about a collection of 31 manuscripts in the Karen Gould Collection which were on display at Monmouth College in the fall of 2013.
Halsall, Paul. Internet History Sourcebooks Project.

The Internet History Sourcebooks Project is a collection of public domain and copy-permitted historical texts presented cleanly (without advertising or excessive layout) for educational use. Conveniently organized chronologically and geographically. 
Harden, Mark. Artchive: Greek Art.

Harden, Mar. Artchive: Roman Art

Harley, J. B. and David Woodard. The History of Cartography, Volume 1. University of Chicago Press, 1987

Hartzler. Bruce.  Metis: A QTVR Interface for Ancient Greek Archaeological Sites

HBO Rome Series:

Heli, Richard M. The Detective and the Toga. Roman Mysteries.
A growing list of mysteries and other fiction about ancient Rome written in all languages. Links to English-language works. Bibliographies organized by genre, theme, etc.

Hellenic Ministry of Culture. Cultural Map of Hellas.

Hendry, Michael. Advice for Tiros: How to Find the Right Journal for your Work.

Hendry, Michael. Curculio.

Hendry, Michael. Ioci Antiqui: Ancient Jokes,

Hooker, Richard. Ancient Greece.

Hooker, Richard. Rome.

Interactive Ancient Mediterranean. Interactive Ancient Mediterranean.

IAM is an on-line atlas of the ancient Mediterranean world designed to serve the needs and interests of students and teachers in high school, community college and university courses in classics, ancient history, geography, archaeology and related fields. Map of Greece / Map of Mediterranean Basin / Map of Italy

Joe, Jimmy. Timeless Myths. Classical Mythology.

Joe, Jimmy. Timeless Myths Geographia. Aegean Map.

Latsis Group. The Museum Cycle

Since 1997, the Latsis Group and Eurobank EFG, under the auspices and coordination of the Latsis Foundation, publish annually a volume devoted to a single archaeological museum, aiming to create a series whose scholarly prestige and aesthetic approach would contribute to a deeper knowledge and further understanding of the various aspects of the history of Greek civilisation. More

Lendring, Jona. Articles on Ancient History.

Lindemans, M. F. Encyclopoedia Mythica.

An alphabetically-organized site. The mythology section is divided to six geographical regions: Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe, Middle East, and Oceania. Each region has many clearly defined subdivisions that will ease your search.
The Folklore section contains general folklore, Arthurian legends, and fascinating folktales from many lands.

In addition, the site features special interest areas to enhance and refine research. A Bestiary, legendary heroes, an image gallery, and genealogical tables of various pantheons and prominent houses. Includes hundreds of images of all kinds of deities, heroes, and strange creatures of every description. The encyclopedia will serve the serious researcher, the student, and the casual reader with equal success.

Mahoney, Anne. "Two Hundred Essential Latin Words"

Mahoney, Anne and Ross Scaife. The Stoa Consortium.

The Stoa Consortium provides a venue for the exploration of innovations in scholarly communication, with a focus on Classics and Classical Archaeology.

Maps of the Roman Empire

Mahoney, Kevin. LATdict.
A free on-line English-Latin dictionary. Also includes an essay on why people should study Latin todya.

Matthews, Kevin and Artifice, Inc..  Ancient Roman Architecture.
Building on the classical stone architecture of the Greeks and Etruscans, Romans built and engineered durable and inspiring structures across Europe and beyond.

Matthews, Kevin and Artifice, Inc. Ancient Greek Architecture.

Meadows, David. This Day in Ancient History.

Metaphysics Research Lab at Stanford University. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.

Mitchell‑Boyask, Robin. Images of the Trojan War Myth

Mitchell‑Boyask, Robin. Study Guide for Homer's Odyssey.

Mohr, James, et al. The Mapping History Project.

Negenborn, Rudy. Catullus Translations Website.
The Catullus Translations website is the place to find translations of the poetry of Gaius Valerius Catullus. Many many contributors have created a collection containing over 540 versions of Catullus poems in 25 different languages.
ORBIS The Stanford Geospatial Network Model of the Roman World

ORBIS allows us to express Roman communication costs in terms of both time and expense. By simulating movement along the principal routes of the Roman road network, the main navigable rivers, and hundreds of sea routes in the Mediterranean, Black Sea and coastal Atlantic, this interactive model reconstructs the duration and financial cost of travel in antiquity.

O'Hara, Jim. Vergil: Some Links to On-Line Resources.

Osborn, Tracey. Teacher Oz's Kingdom of History.

Phillips, Tony. Antikythera Mechanism. (American Mathematical Society)

Pantiela, Maria. Electronic Resources for Classics: The Second Generation.

Papakyriakou-Anagnostou, Ellen. Ancient Greek Cities.

Porter John. The Homepage of John Porter

Contains links to lots of useful material. Worth browsing!

RomanCoins.Info Roman Numismatic Gallery: Roman Coins, Sculpture, Military Equipment
This site is misnamed. In addition to Roman coins, it is an excellent resource for Roman sculpture and military equipment.
Saffire, Paula. Songs of Sappho.\

Sakoulas, Thomas.
Ancient Greece presents articles about Greek history and culture alongside maps
and pictures of art, archaeological sites, and museums.

Scaife, Ross. Diotima: Materials for the Study of Women and Gender in the Ancient World.

Diotima serves as an interdisciplinary resource for anyone interested in patterns of gender around the ancient Mediterranean and as a forum for collaboration among instructors who teach courses about women and gender in the ancient world. This site includes course materials, the beginnings of a systematic and searchable bibliography, and links to many on-line resources, including articles, book reviews, databases, and images.
Scaife, Ross. Stoa Image Gallery.

Scaife, Ross and Ernest Ament. A Glossary of Rhetorical Terms with Examples.

Schwartz, Jonathan. The Herodotus Project.

This is an ongoing project documenting in photographs many of the places and artifacts mentioned by Herodotus (c 500 500 -- c 425 BCE) in his Inquiries. This site is updated monthly with photographic tours that are hyperlinked with the text.

Seigal, Louis M., Ruth Breindel, Steve Williams, and Fred Mench. Fictional Rome.

Information about historical Novels set in Ancient Roman Times.

Seland, Torrey. Resource Pages for Biblical Studies.

These pages are intended as a resource for serious, scholarly studies of the early Christian writings and their social world.

Sfetsos, Elias. Ancient Technology.

Sherlock Holmes in Latin!

Sherman, Gail. Ovid. Metamorphoses.

Shetler, Joseph L. Link to Ancient Rome.

oman history, religion, warfare, literature, art, architecture, archaeology, and more, all grouped by category.
Siegel, Janice. Dr. J’s Illustrated Guide to the Classical World.

Sienkewicz, Thomas J. Bibliography of Internet Resources on Ancient Societies

Sienkewicz, Thomas J. Some Useful Timelines on the Web for Ancient Societies.

Smith, Alden. Pagina Amicorum Nasonis.

The Friends of Ovid Homepage.

Special Collections Library at Duke University. Duke Papyri Archive.
The Duke Papyrus Archive provides electronic access to texts about and images of nearly 1400 papyri from ancient Egypt. The target audience includes: papyrologists, ancient historians, archaeologists, biblical scholars, classicists, Coptologists, Egyptologists, students of literature and religion and all others interested in ancient Egypt. The project of conserving, interpreting, cataloguing and imaging the largely unpublished Duke papyrus collection was supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities , and is part of the Advanced Papyrological Information System (APIS) Project.

Stevenson,  Daniel C. Internet Classics Archive.

Struck, Peter. Classical Studies 200
This is the course website for Struck's popular mytholg course at the University of Pennsylvania. It includes some special features like an on-line visual dictionary of mythology.

Suzanne, Bernard. Index of Maps of the Ancient Greek World..

This page provie maps, most names of locations are individually clickable to get to an entry providing information on the location (mythology, history, famous citizens, etc.).

Suzanne, Bernard. Plato and His Dialogues.

Thinkquest Team 26602. SPQR Online.

Universal Artists, Inc. Ancient Greece - history, mythology, art, culture and architecture.

Links and information on ancient Greece: history, mythology, art and architecture, Olympics, wars, people, geography, etc.
University of Arizona Department of Classics Why Study Classics?

University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. The Ancient Greek World.
An online exhibition from the University of Pennsylvania's Museum of Archaeology
and Anthropology, examining the land and time periods, daily life, economy, etc.

University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. The Real Story of the Ancient Greek Olympics

University of Winnipeg Libraries. Classics Subject Guide., 26August2005,9:32PM&page

Webb, David A. Classical Backpacking in Greece.

Whitcomb, Christoopher, L.C.E. Art History.

Whitcombe, Christopher L.C.E. Images of Women in Ancient Art.
Williams College Department of Classics. Resources for Classics Students


Wilson-Okamura, David.


Mythology in Western Art

Available by subscription only.

Cool Map of Crete / Cool Map of Greece / Maps of the Roman Empire

Still to be reviewed and listed alphabetically:
Electronic Resources for Wheelock's Latin / (especially Encyclopedia of Greek Mythology) /
The Classics Page at Ad Fontes Academy / The Latin Library / Cicero Homepage /  On-Line Survey of Audio-Visual Resources in / Link to Ancient Rome / A Day in the Life of an Ancient RomanVirtual Pompeii   / Greek Chronology / Etymologic / Forma Urbis Romae / Editions of Galen Academic Info: Classical Studies  / Virtual Reconstruction of Ancient Rome /  / Orbis Latinus / Ancient Coins for Education / Pompeii Ruins / Pompeii (Official Site) / Athens in the Snow (2004)Classics in Contemporary Culture / Daumier and Myth Publishing the Scholarly Article in Classical Studies: A Guide for New Members of the Profession / Est Europa Nunc Unita / European Place Names in Latin /

Latin Language Webites / Greek Language Websites

For information on the Roman Saturnalia, click here.
For some internet resources for timelines of the ancient world, click here.

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