The main feature of the website '15 Ancient Greek Heroes from Plutarch's Lives', compiled by Wilmot McCutchen, is a set of English translations of fifteen of the ancient Lives originally written in Greek by Plutarch (c46-120 AD). This easily-navigable site contains the following Lives: Theseus; Lycurgus; Solon; Aristides; Pericles; Nicias; Agesilaus; Pelopidas; Dion; Timoleon; Alexander the Great; Phocion; Pyrrhus; Agis; and Philopoemen. There is also a short biography of Plutarch himself, and a timeline of events in ancient Greece, which enables the reader to place the personalities in their relevant chronological context. For ease of reference the site also has a set of shortcuts which allows the user to jump to sections in Plutarch's work on particular key topics (for example: the Trojan War; the battles of Salamis, Marathon and Plataea; Atlantis; Plato). A glossary of terms also provides definitions of key English words in the texts; this feature, the site explains, is aimed at students wishing to improve their SAT verbal score, or at adults learning English as a second language.
This database contains references to written records of people (prosopography) living in the Soknopaiu Nesos area of Al Fayyūm from Demotic and Greek sources dating from the seventh century BC to the fifth century AD. The database can be searched, and each record has appropriate bibliographic references; there is also a general bibliography. The high number of personal written documents in the area makes this area particularly suitable for a prosopographic study. Each record can be printed selecting the printable version. This specialist database may interest primarily researchers in Classics and archaeology.
The Vitae Patrum website provides an English translation of a collection of early Saints' Lives of the Desert Fathers which was compiled in the 17th century by Heribert Rosweyde. The translation of the text from Latin and the creation of the website was a personal retirement project of the Reverend Benedict Baker. This website would be of most value to readers who are not predominantly concerned with the nuancing of the original work because the introduction from the translator indicates that this project was undertaken without scholarly apparatus. The outcome is a useful and openly accessible Web resource which provides sections from all ten books of the Vitae Patrum, including: various Saints' Lives from the 3rd, 4th and 5th centuries; Sayings of the Fathers; extracts from the Dialogues of Severus Sulpicius and the Institutes and Conferences of John Cassian; Palladius' Lausiac History; and the Spiritual Meadow by John Moschus.