This site publishes some thousand images from the 1905 - 1907 Breasted expedition to Egypt and Sudan. The American Egyptologist James Henry Breasted was director of the Haskell Oriental Museum and the University of Chicago, the forerunner to the Oriental Institute. In 1905 - 1907 he led an expedition to Egypt and Sudan where monuments and inscriptions were recorded using photography. This site is a part of the website of the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago. Some 1055 images from the expedition are available on the site along with some background information. This site is easy to navigate and useful for anyone interested in Egyptology and Ancient History.
The website of the Ancient World Mapping Centre (AWMC) at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, provides an extensive series of online resources in cartography and geographic information science for the use of researchers, teachers and students of ancient studies. The resource provides a wide range of services including: free downloadable digital maps for students; the Ancient Place Name Inventory (APNI); details on maps for the blind; news and information on new mapping initiatives which includes an archive service for older stories; and information on events and other cartographic and geographic publications such as the Barrington Atlas of the Ancient World. Updates to the Barrington Atlas are provided by a community of interested people in the Pleiades website. Also included are links to other mapping projects such as the Stanford University Forma Urbis Roma Project on the Severan period marble map of Rome and the Stadiasmus Provinciae Lyciae on the road system of Roman Lycia in Turkey. The website is easily navigable, can be browsed with a number of software packages and in a text-only version. There are numerous very large images which may take a while to load but they are of high quality and many can be downloaded. This excellent and wide-ranging resource is aimed at a wide variety of users from school teachers and their pupils to undergraduates and researchers in the ancient world as well as those interested computer applications in the humanities.
This is the website of CIRCE, a project which supports teachers of classical subjects all over Europe, in particular by promoting the use of ICT as a way of enhancing learning and teaching. The project runs courses which help teachers to use ICT, and detailed information about these can be found here. Perhaps the most valuable section of the site, however, is one which provides online teaching resources. These include: lesson plans on a wide variety of classical topics; case studies giving examples of the ways in which technology has been used in various ways to support the teaching and study of Classics; annotated lists of classical websites in various European languages; links to software resources; short accounts of the ways in which classical subjects are taught in various European countries; and information about installing fonts for reading Greek and Latin. There is also a CIRCE manual which provides guidance for those seeking to enhance their teaching of Classics by using ICT; this is downloadable in PDF format. The site is an excellent resource for those involved in teaching classical subjects at every educational level.
This German website publishes a bibliographic database of occurrences in ancient Coptic hagiographic texts of female representations. Field "Kommentar" contains short descriptions of the actual figures, but there are no pictures. Access to the database is free and all contents are full-text; a printable version can be selected. The database can be browsed or searched. Specialist researchers intrerested in Byzantine and early Arab Egypt; early Christianity and Coptic religion and culture may find this database useful.
This is a collection of pictures originally prepared for the course "Notions d'histoire de l'art et d'archéologie : Egypte et Proche-Orient anciens" by the late Prof. R. Tefnin. The collection contains over 500 colour and B&W photographs at medium resolution reproducing mainly tomb frescoes, artistic artefacts and architectural masterpieces such as the pyramids; there are also a few didactic drawings. The photographs are listed with a small thumbnail; clicking on the thumbnail it is possible to access a larger version of the photograph. However, only part of the picture can be seen, and the website requires minimal interactivity to display other parts of the picture. Metadata with information on the subject are provided on each page, and users should be aware that some pictures are taken from books. All photographs are copyrighted and suitable only for personal or internal use only. Although students may find here some useful pictures, the collection remains most useful to lecturers to prepare their courses.
The Inscriptions of Aphrodisias Project, which began in February 2004, is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council under the Resource Enhancement Scheme and has an international team of scholars at its head; this is the project's website. This excellent resource makes available in electronic form the corpus of inscriptions excavated from Aphrodisias (South West Turkey), relating to the period of the Roman Empire. Information about the provenance of each inscription is provided, along with images, original ancient Greek text and English translation. The site is arrange in such a way that the user may search for an inscription by any of the following criteria: date; text category; monument type; or decorative features. There is also a concordance of other publications of these inscriptions, along with further bibliographical material. A section of the site also makes accessible the notebooks of earlier travellers to Aphrodisias (Robert Wood in 1750; W. Kubitschek and W. Reichel in 1893 and P. Boulanger in 1913).
Montclair Electronic Text Archive, from Montclair State University, is an online repository for a limited selection of ancient Latin and Greek texts. Featured authors at the time of writing this review included: Boethius; Caesar; Catullus; Demosthenes; Horace; Persius; Propertius; Prudentius; Tibullus; and Vergil. Texts are available in XML, HTML, and PDF format, but may be of limited use as they are not accompanied by English translation. Viewing many of the texts requires the DJVu software which is available for free download from the home page. There is also a search facility which enables the user to search for specific words in the Latin texts. Also included on the site is a range of secondary texts relating to classical antiquity. These include works on Greek and Roman philosophy, grammar and literature. The site also gives details of the broader projects and activities of the Technology Awareness Group (TAG) which promotes discussion of the use of leading edge technologies in an academic context.
The Nachrichtendienst für Historiker website is a repository of newspapers articles of historical interest that is updated daily. Major newspapers from Germany, Italy, France and the English speaking world are read daily and included in the searchable database. The website is aimed principally at German speaking readers, and published articles are only available in the original language. Most of the articles are freely accessible on the Internet, and are not archived on this site. Newspapers articles are not always trustworthy, but often the only source of information for ongoing or unpublished research, especially for projects of local value. The selected articles are catalogued by a team of professional journalists, who scan German newspapers for news of interest to foreign papers, and scan foreign papers for news of interest to German papers. This freely accessible website limited to historical articles demonstrates the service provided by the team. In the same section "Information", there are also a few data about transmitted TV historical documentaries. The journalists also have included reviews of books; DVDs; CD-ROMs; of interest to historians, classicists or archaeologists in section "Materialen". Although some multimedia titles are aimed at the general public and can be purchased from the website, most reviewed titles such as "Troia"; "Packard Humanities Institute (PHI) Latin Texts 5.3"; and "Poesis" are aimed at students and scholars. The website makes accessible via streaming technology audio or video historical sources, especially of twentieth century Germany in section "Recherche - Multimedia". It is possible to discuss the news or ask for more information in the forum.
The National papyrological funds website is an online repository of papyrological collections held in Spain. Among the digitised collections are: the Abadia de Montserrat Collection; the Palau-Ribes Collection; and the Fundación Pastor Collection. There are currently thousands of papyri digitised, but the team expects to produce a catalogue of all Spanish papyri. The texts range from small fragments to whole parchments. They are written in different languages (Egyptian demotic, hieratic and hieroglyphics, Coptic, Arabic, Latin, and Syriac Hebrew) and cover a broad temporal range, from the seventh century BC to the tenth century AD. There are literary and religious texts as well as writing pertaining to daily life, including receipts and invoices, contracts, and letters. The texts are transcribed in the original language in which they were written and are not translated. Accessing the catalogue is easy from section "Digital Catalogue". Researchers in particular may find this website useful.
This Web page provides access to the vast range of written sources relating to the ancient Greek and Roman worlds which are available online via the Perseus digital library. Featured works include ancient texts (with searchable versions in both English and in the original Latin or Greek) and a wide variety of secondary sources. To some extent the range of material to be found here defies summary, but featured ancient material includes the following: ancient drama (tragedy, for example, Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides, and comedy, such as Aristophanes and Plautus); oratory (including Cicero and Demosthenes); historiography (Herodotus, Thucydides, Xenophon and Caesar, among others); epic (Homer and Virgil); letters (Cicero); and poetry (including Ovid and Horace). Also provided in the section on primary sources are links to Perseus' online versions of the Old and New Testaments. Secondary sources which may be accessed here include: commentaries on various ancient texts; works on the ancient Greek and Latin languages; specialist dictionaries on a range of aspects of the classical world; and a miscellany of other texts.
This Web page provides access to a range of useful tools for searching and browsing the Perseus digital library, and is a good starting point for anyone who is unfamiliar with the Perseus online resource. There is a wide range of Latin and ancient Greek linguistic tools, including: word searches from English into Greek or Latin (using LSJ and Lewis and Short as their basis); morphological analyses for Greek and Latin words; tools which generate vocabulary lists for Greek and Latin texts; and a search which allows the user to find Greek or Latin words in context in the original texts. Other resources on classical topics include the following: the Perseus art and archaeology browser (catalogued elsewhere on Intute); a summary of information about all collections in the digital library, grouped by subject; an index for searching all English texts (primary and secondary) found on Perseus; the Perseus table of contents; an interactive atlas; and a variety of search tools. Links are also provided here to important documents giving further information about the Perseus resource, including: FAQs; information on displaying Greek fonts; help pages for the various tools listed above; and details of the website's policies.
This website publishes working papers in Classics written by members of Princeton or Stanford Universities. Readers should be aware that because these works are at different stages of production, and are sometimes unfinished, they are perhaps of most use to researchers who are able to assess them critically, rather than to students. The papers can be browsed by author, date, department (that is, Princeton or Stanford), or subject. A short abstract is available for each paper, and the full papers can be downloaded in PDF format. More recent versions of some of the papers may be found in published journals, but many are still be being worked on, are in press, or have been abandoned. The presence of these papers, which are not available elsewhere, makes this repository a valuable resource for scholars working in this area.
Scholiastae is a wiki which allows classical scholars to share their notes, or commentaries, on ancient texts. The site contains a selection of texts in ancient Greek and Latin formatted in such a way as to allow contributors to add their own explanatory comments on vocabulary, grammar, and interesting or obscure references. The very nature of this site means that it will evolve over time, but at the time of compiling this review texts available here included the following: the Greek Anthology; Herodotus; Homer (Iliad and Odyssey); Pindar; Sappho; Ovid's Metamorphoses; Caesar's Bellum Gallicum; and Cicero's Catilinarian I. As with any wiki, of course, the quality of the material is heavily dependant upon the calibre of the contributors, but this has the potential to be a useful tool for students and researchers of classical texts.
This is the website of the US Epigraphy Project, which is based at Brown University and is devoted to information about Greek and Latin inscriptions which are preserved in the USA. The digital catalogue is based on the contents of the book Greek and Latin Inscriptions in the USA : A Checklist, written by J Bodel and S Tracy. The key feature of the online resource is a searchable database of these inscriptions. The user may browse by collection or publication, or by using a search form which has a range of fields including: language; place of origin; date; type of inscription; type of object; and type of material. Searches then produce an image of the inscription along with essential information (provenance, date, material and object type) and bibliographic details, along with the inscription's US epigraphy number. There is also a list of links to other epigraphy websites and relevant search engines.