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Undergraduate Research Opportunities Vexillum: The Undergraduate Journal of Classical and Medieval Studies Parilia: An Undergraduate Research Conference in Classics, April 22, 2011, at Hamilton College. Bringing together students from Colgate, Hamilton, Skidmore, and Union: please contact me if you are interested in presenting a paper! The Harvard Classical Club's journal Persephone has a more literary focus (translations, essays, artwork, original literary works) You can submit work in ancient philosophy to Union's Ephemeris, Stanford's Dualist, Rutgers Undergraduate Philosophy Journal, or another undergraduate philosophy journal. Plato's Symposium: The Movie; Target Margin Theater, which has made Symposium (and "Aristotle's Poetics and the essays of Gerald F. Else"!) into plays (NYT story); performances of the Apology of Socrates in English or Greek The plague at Athens made famous by Book II of Thucydides has been identified as typhoid fever (some criticism in Robert Littman's Amphora article; a smattering of information about typhoid: [1] [2] [3]) Christopher Logue's remarkable work on the Iliad continues: Guardian review, Independent interview, Amazon page New & entire Sappho poem: TLS article by M.L. West, plus Greek text, commentary by William Annis (PDF)

Online Ancient Texts etc.

Online Language Tools Pollux: Archimedes Project Dictionary Access

Perseus: the mother lode, with links to lexica, grammars, and commentariescheck here first Noctes Gallicanae (from Greek Lyric to Pompeian Graffiti) The Corpus Scriptorum Latinorum is very helpful in locating online Latin texts and translations. IntraText is a good Latin text collection, with concordance features LATO attempts to index online Greek texts. Bibliotheca Augustana The Latin Library Greek and Latin anthologies with German translations (E. Gottwein;

LSJ, Lewis and Short, Autenrieth, Bonitz, and more Tools at Perseus (list)

Download P.J. Heslin's Diognes to use the lexica and parsers offline. I access the lexicon through a Perseus sidebar of my own creation (click here for Firefox/Mozilla installation; Javascript link for IE, contact me for instructions) Better searches of the Perseus collection may be possible using PhiloLogic

useful for, e.g., Alcman, Presocratics) Robot Wisdom's directory The Chicago Homer Quick bilingual editions of Herodotus, Ap. Rhod., Tacitus, Lucian, Vera Historia Quick bilingual edition of Strabo 614 inter alia at SoLTDM Heraclitus Penn's Vergil Project Presocratics etc. French bilingual stuff: Remacle, Juxta (19th c. copiously glossed Hachette bilingual editions) The Little Sailing Collection Medic@ (including Hippocrates ed. Littr vol. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10) Suda Corpus grammaticorum latinorum Beginning and intermediate readin gs with helps by C. Luschnig and D. Mitchell Elpenor anthology and community Greek Lyric (William Annis's collection at; cf. Chad Bochan's page) Some Latin and Greek at the Oxford Text Archive Reading Euclid in Greek (English, with commentary and Java diagrams); Greek text in HTML, PDF, PDF; GreekEnglish, with lexicon The Divine Sappho Anthologia Graeca I-VI Holt Parker has "annotated" some texts with botanical (or zoological) illustration: Virgil, Georgics (complete), Aristophanes, Acharnians 874-880 Poeta ex machina: Latin poetry reciting engine New ancient texts from papyri: Posidippus Epigrams and Empedocles and Phil

Lookup Tool (use the SELECT button to limit the texts or authors whose English translations you are searching: this can provide a valuable index of Greek or Latin idiomatic usage) Search the lexica (LSJ, Lewis & Short; special online features include data on word frequencies and word collocations) Generate vocabulary lists for a given text in Greek or Latin. The ability to specify within a work ranges from none to coarse (all Pindar's Pythians) to fine (a single chapter of the Ath. Pol. or Theophrastus' Characters). Secondary sources from Slater's Pindar Lexicon to such standard commentaries as Jebb's Sophocles. Tools Elsewhere

Core Greek Vocabulary Lists Woodhouse's English-Greek Dictionary and Edwards's Some find the abridged Bailly (in French) a handy Greek lexicon, esp. its listing of irregular forms. Harm Pinkster's Latin Syntax and Semantics (full text, orig. pub. Routledge 1990) Indo-European Etymological Dictionaries (The interface is both flawed and broken, but you can just barely manage to search Frisk through transliterated lemmata.) Greek Grammar Resources (the best directory) Greek Language and Linguistics Gateway (another directory) Online PDF/page-scan Reprints

My own Public-Domain Books for Classicists from Goodwin's Greek Grammar to various "schoolboy" commentaries (PDF) an impressive collection of editions of medieval and

odemus Scholia D and other Homerica (PDF) at Helmut van Thiel's page Lacus Curtius (Roman gazetteer, primary and secondary texts) Augustine's Confessions with James O'Donnell's Commentary Greek New Testament: handy one, with more accurate parsing, MSS readings, and concordances (further resources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15); other early Christian literature, inter alia, at (incl. Greek and English; more in English: WCAT, ECW) Migne's Patrologia Graeca and Patrologia Latina, transcribed Some medieval Latin from Augustine to Grosseteste (cf. Rand Johnson's Texts and Notes); Original-langauge texts in Neoplatonism and Medieval philosophy; and for Neo-Latin, try Umberto La Torraca's resources (part one, part two) and Dana Sutton's bibliography. Inscriptions, Palaeography, Papyri, Coins

modern Latin texts (PDF) Wilbour Hall (history of mathematics) PDF's of some public domain (pre1923) books in the Stanford University Library (e.g. Cook's Zeus, the OCT of Isidore of Seville, Sudhaus' Philodemus, Spengel's Rhetores graeci) The Ancient Library: Classical dictionaries and reference works (page images and text) Plutarch's Moralia in English Browse at for books from Giordano Bruno to Guillaume Bud. Online Learning Communities

Textkit (prev. section) is also a learning community; its groups include, notably, instruction in Homeric Greek for beginners LatinStudy and GreekStudy (main page for both) (Mostly Greek) Language Learning and Drills

Greek and Latin inscriptions: directories from ASGLE (main links page) and Fonti epigrafiche, to which add EAGLE A wealth of Greek inscriptions, organized geographically, is made available by the Packard Humanities Institute, including most major corpora, and even publications scattered across the journals. CLAROS: Concordance of Greek Inscriptions Attic Inscriptions from OSU's Epigraphy Center and Oxford's Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents

Greek audio: Stefan Hagel, Alan Shaw, Avery Andrews; A.P. David's Homer, ARLT, SORGL, Haverford podcasts, New Testament, Chris Brunelle, Yale papyrus, Nagy, Iliad Learn Greek particles by way of this humorous dialogue! Helma Dik's handouts The forms of lu on a mousepad or coffeecup Ariadne: Material to supplement Athenaze Gwen Compton-Engle's Web Exercises to accompany Anne Groton's From Alpha to Omega Donald Mastronarde's drills Extra materials for Luschnig's textbook Eton College drills Greek penmanship tips Anne Mahoney's Latin and Greek handouts Mostly Latin learning resources

An XML-based edition of inscriptions: Aphrodisias in Late Antiquity; and now there is also an impressive online collection of Eleusinian inscriptions Greek palaeography: 1, 2, 3, 4 (Mod. Gk. 1, 2) Catalogue of Digitized Medieval Mansuscripts Greek papyri: APIS and its partner institutions Collections of Roman inscriptions from Manfred Clauss, the CIL II2 team, ILS and more (Jrgen Malitz), Bill Thayer, Navarra [Abbreviations in Latin Inscriptions: Cappelli, Cappelli, Ell iott] For ancient coinage, see these links, NumisWiki. Texts by Subscription:

at VRoma More Latin teaching materials at St. Louis University, including Acceleration Readers (syntactically segmented texts, bilingual Sallust BC) William Carey's Latin handouts, including annotated texts of several authors From the Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium), itinera, hodoi, helios Mac supplements for Reading Greek and Cambridge Latin Course

TLG search Patrologia Graeca (info) and Patrologia Latina (Union doesn't subscribe.) Early English Books Online includes thousands of books in Greek and Latin (up to 1700). Other Languages

A handy Hebrew-English Bible with audio (XML bilingual Tanakh; Masorah; read about the new Hebrew editions: BHQ/sample,OHB/sampl es) Sanskrit Resources (waiting...) Tesoro della Lingua Italiana delle Origini

The Classics Profession

Bibliographic Tools

The APA (Positions, cf. rc Jobs)

Online Bibliographies, a directory by

Classics Associations and Research Institutes Email lists (alternate site) Ancient Philosophy Society blog For news about Classics in popular culture, see the rogueclassicism blog, the "Classicist's Corner" in Explorator (archive) and the APA'aAgora. eClassics also emits a stream of the utile dulci mixtum An Index to Classical Dissertations and Theses in Progress or Recently Completed in North America and Great Britain; KADMOS: German listing of conferences, positions, and dissertations; Brazilian dissertations (full text of some) Upcoming Conferences

Marc Huys at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (compare my shorter and very partial list of useful online bibliographies) Gnomon Bibliotheca Classica Selecta New nonsubscriber interface to Worldcat (see below) Teiresias TOCS-IN (tables of contents) A guide to journals at Harvard ANRW index By Subscription

Pankur APA: Conferences, Calls for Papers, rogueclassicism's events page; Conferences, Calls for Papers Readings Classics Gateway: Conferences, Calls for Papers Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy An international listing maintained by Jonathan R.W. Prag Another international listing maintained by the Centre Gustave Glotz Boston area listing; BACAP: [1] [2] NYC listing Classics Papers Online

L'Anne philologique: the queen of all classical bibliographies If you lack access to APh, many of its standard journal abbreviations can be deciphered using the lists at IU, TOCSIN, Queensland, and Hamburg (PDF) (cf. AJA abbreviations). Academic Search Premier from EBSCO not only finds references but often gives you the article in PDF (GRBS, CA, Mnemosyne,Phronesis, AJ P, JHS, JRS, CP, CQ, generally only recent years) FirstSearch: the OCLC's WorldCat database indexes library holdings throughout the world (and also, like EBSCO, offers access to many electronic journals and collections) The Philosopher's Index (list of journals)

Center for Hellenic Studies Conferences, e.g. Perspectives on Plato's Symposium Princeton/Stanford Working Papers in Classics Sessions of the Grenoble sminaire homrique, etc., from (select discipline: Langues,

littratures et civilisations des mondes anciens)

Online Journals

Online Scholarly Books

Bryn Mawr Classical Review Electronic Antiquity GRBS Folia Electronica Classica Leeds International Classical Studies Plato (The Internet Journal of the International Plato Society) Gttinger Forum fr Altertumswissenschaft Scholia Reviews CPL Online (pedagogy) Plekos Digressus Studia Humaniora Tartuensia Arion selected articles TLS highlights JHS (tables of contents and abstracts only) By Subscription

From Project Muse: Current issues of AJP, TAPA, and Arethusa From Cambridge: CQ, CR, and Greece & Rome From JSTOR: the last 100 years of AJP, CP, CQ, CR, HSCP, JHS, J RS, TAPA et al. PCI (e.g. older issues of GRBS, Mnemosyne) CP Some other titles (e.g. Polis) at Ingenta Synoptic directories of online journals: APA, UCLA, Regensburg (A-I, J-Z), and for history journals Blaschke's directory EBSCO and FirstSearch (see Biblio graphic Tools)

Ebook seeking: pearls of wisdom from Start at Penn's Online Books Page: PA, DF, DG Google Book Search stores and searches scanned books. It can seem a bit of a mess in comparison to a proper library catalog (try finding something in the vols. of Migne's Patrologia without help), which is why I'm toying with developing my own directory, but there are some incredible books there from Michigan, the Bodleian, Harvard, and Stanford. You can restrict U. Mich. library catalog searches to electronic resources. And now bless Harvard for the Digital Resources tab at and HOLLIS! Amazon also searches many scanned books (Oxford and Cambridge titles are often worth checking). For example, compare "Xenophontine" at a9 and google. Google Scholar searches journals (and now MS offers Classics titles among the U.C. Press eScholarship Editions: from The Power of Thetis to Virgil's Epic Technique to Stephen Miller's guide to Nemea Gregory Nagy's The Best of the Achaeans and Pindar's Homer from Johns Hopkins UP Bundy, Studia Pindarica Many nifty books at the Stoa: from the collaborative Demos: Classical Athenian Democracy to Nicholas Cahill's Household and City Organization at Olynthus to Nagy's Homeric Questions to other historical, archaeological, and translation projects (e.g. Philogelos' Jokes)

Margherita Isnardi Parente's updated commentary on Speusippus and Xenocrates By Subscription (sort of)

netLibrary. If you connect once through a subscribing institution's network, you can set up a user account allowing access through any internet connection.

Commentaries and Author Tools Directories of Online Resources

Unicode Greek Fonts and Keyboards

Fonti Letterarie: a directory of online resources for Greek, Latin, and Christian authors Latin and Greek Authors on the Web (directory by Herman Lauvrys) Author-Based Guides to Offline Scholarship

Forthcoming Commentaries (Michael Hendry; out of date but very interesting) A conspectus of Pindar commentaries (Lowell Edmunds) List of commentaries at BCS Index of authors in FGrHist Offline: Books and Publishers

The Booklend library has a surprising number of classical commentaries to lend (no fee, even return postage is paid). Bryn Mawr Commentaries Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics Bristol Classical Press commentaries on Greek and Latin texts Bolchazy-Carducci CANE Instructional Materials

Handy converters: From other Greek fonts to Unicode, From cut and pasted Unicode text to HTML character codes Unicode background and lore: Patrick Rourke, Alan Wood, Nick Nicholas, E. Gottwein, Wikipedia Links to fonts:, TLG, Greek Font Archive, Alan Wood, Wazu, Peter Gainsford Free fonts for general use. Too many are disqualified by bugs and the lack of passable Roman italics. Victor Gaultney's Gentium is definitely the font of choice for screen display (e.g. web browsing; in MSIE be sure to turn on ClearType); it's very well-designed, attractive, and legible, suited to any use. Gentium is not, however, a classic book-font like Garamond or Times: traditionalists may find it a bit too precious. An excellent free traditional font is Alexey Kryukov's Old Standard; the Greek is inspired by Didot (the Greek italics by Teubner editions). SBL BibLit may be a contender when it is released. These days, you may not need to go searching, if you like Times: Microsoft'sTimes New Roman and Mac Times (from 10.4) now support Greek Extended (though Greek italics are buggy). Free fonts for special uses. If you use the TLG a lot and need a font that has

Classics-focused booksellers: B & B Smith, the David Brown (2003 Classical Update: PDF), William H. Allen, Campanian Society, Classics Bookshop, Dove Booksellers; Riedlberger; Nundina e (bulletin board) Book searches, new and used: AddALL and BookFinder; m ore advanced book searching Librairie Renaud-Bray (a good source for French books if you're in the U.S.)

encoded all the asterisms, lemnisci, and coronides (cf. here), try the very Cantabrigian New Athena Unicode, or Cardo, or IFAO grec unicode. Other fonts worth knowing about: Theano Old Style and Theano Didot, SBL Greek, Junicode and Alexander etc., Porson, Greek Font Society, Computer Modern Unicode fonts. Note that some recent fonts are available in OpenType only; these are unfortunately useless unless you use MS Word 2003 or newer in Windows (cf. Mellelfor OS X). Commercial fonts. Adobe's Garamond Premier Pro (warning: true to its 16th c. French inspiration, diacritics are not used on capital letters [update?]) and Arno Pro meet the highest standards (if you look past too-heavy boldface and miniaturized circumflex-breathing combinations) and are worth seeking out. Also Ralph Hancock's Vusillus Old Face (italics free). Unicode Keyboards for Windows: Manuel Lopez (best solution for XP [free] and Vista [requires nonfree Keyman 7 Light]), Ralph Hancock's Antioch (as far as I know the best choice for Windows 9x), SIL directory, MultiKey (Stefan Hagel), Microsoft's Keyboard (1, 2,3), Sibylla (perhaps the only free utility for Vista, but it doesn't seem to work) If you can't use Unicode on your Windows/Word setup, try my older method. For OS X: MS Word did not support Unicode until Office 2004, and GreekKeys has had a nearmonopoly. GreekKeys Unicode Input is no longer free (shame!), but there are alternatives ([1] [2] [3]). For OpenOffice/Linux: Thessalonica

General Directories


The Stoa's Cross Project Resource Discovery tool University of Dallas Classics Resources compiled by Maria Pantelia (Director, TLG) University of Reading Intute KIRKE Art History Web Directory Bruce Fraser, University of Cambridge (lexicography etc.) ECU Gabriel Bodard My page for students in civilization lecture courses

Greek Ministry of Culture Virtual tours of Greek Sites Digital Roman Forum


Dictionary of the History of Ideas Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy (subscription) The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy Wikipedia Columbia Encyclopedia