Internet Resources for Classicists
and Students of Latin and Greek
In an effort to better promote modern Classical scholarship through modern technology, Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers offers these links and other resources to assist researchers, teachers, and students of the ancient world.
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Annotated Classical Links
Collected and Collated By Andrew Reinhard
April 20, 2007, first set of links posted.
(New links will be added with a posting date, the most recent links will be at the top of the list.)
http://www.arlt.co.uk/dhtml/newsletters/: The Association for Latin Teaching publishes monthly newsletters on-line to as a help to Latin educators, offering a community as well as pedagogical resources.
http://moodle.org/: Moodle is a free, open-source course-management software package designed for educators to use to set up on-line learning communities. It is scalable for use in one classroom or for an entire university.
http://sloodle.com/: Sloodle is a combination of Moodle (see above) and Second Life (see below, www.secondlife.com) that utilizes the virtual, interactive environment to create an on-line classroom for anything from physics lab to language learning.
http://www.vroma.org/~bmcmanus/marylandtech2.html: Taken from the Pedagogical Workshop at the University of Maryland held on March 16, 2002, this presentation and its attendant links discuss the merits (and potential perils) of new computer and technological resources for Latin language instruction.
http://www.homegrownromans.info/: Homegrown Romans is a Latin drill-site for those students who are preparing for the National Latin Exam and Certamen. There are also exercises here for mythology, Greek history, and Roman daily life.
http://www.jcmckeown.com/: Dr. Jim McKeown is a delightful Irishman teaching Latin at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. He has created his own Latin exercises for his students that are paired with wondrous (and at times horrific), unique passages from ancient Latin authors.
http://www.cornellcollege.edu/classical_studies/latin/mnemonic.shtml: Iowa’s Cornell College Classical Studies department has created a number of on-line resources for learning and retaining Latin. This page of mnemonics is good for remembering the subjunctive, third declension genders, the Roman calendar, and more.
http://www.cornellcollege.edu/classical_studies/latin/tips.shtml: Read these tips for learning Latin with less stress and go to class happy, relaxed and prepared.
http://eleaston.com/latin.html: This site is both a metasite (link farm) and Latin learning resource containing exercises, pronunciation, Roman culture, and dozens of other activities for students.
On-Line Games and Virtual Worlds
http://www.roma-victor.com/sotw/: For those who like to game in ten-hour jags, Roma Victor satisfies that need. Much like World of Warcraft, Roma Victor is a Massive Multiplayer On-Line Role-Playing Game (MMORPG) where you can create a character and undertake quests, interacting with other players from around the world. This game is set in and around ancient Rome and faithfully reproduces the environment.
http://www.vroma.org/ : Since 1997, VRoma (Virtual Rome) has been a community of scholars, students, and teachers, who create resources for teaching Latin and ancient Roman culture. Registration is free.
http://secondlife.com: For people 18 and up, Second Life offers a unique opportunity to become immersed in a virtual world populated by avatars and prims. Visit the Roman “island” and tour the Markets of Trajan and the Circus Maximus. Design your own clothing, and engage in real-time conversation with other visitors, even in Latin.
http://teen.secondlife.com/: Designed as Second Life for young people, this virtual world provides a safe space to explore, build, and learn. Educators have created virtual classrooms here, something great for distance learners who cannot take classes at their own schools in topics that interest them.
http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/: The Perseus Digital Library (once the Perseus Project), is the world’s foremost resource in all things Classical, and has grown to include the Boyle Papers (history of science), papyri, and other things of interest to the students of letters.
http://people2.hsc.edu/drjclassics/: Dr. J’s Illustrated Guide to the Classical World brings students into the world of Classical antiquity via illustrated sites of Greece and Italy, mythology, texts, and lectures. Dr. J is actually Dr. Janice Siegel of Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia.
http://scriptorium.lib.duke.edu/papyrus/: Duke’s site for its Papyrus Archive, searchable by topic and language.
http://www.annee-philologique.com/aph/: The American Philological Association has digitized l’Année Philologique as a subscription site. Subscribers are able to access this peerless resource from anywhere in the world.
http://www.gnomon.ku-eichstaett.de/Gnomon/Gnomon.html: Gnomon Online is the Eichstätt Information System for Classical Studies providing concordance and a thesaurus for Classical texts. The site is available in German, French, and English.
http://www.roserwilliams.com: Rose Williams has been teaching Latin for many years. Visit her site and pay special attention to her downloadable PDF hand-outs to help Latin teachers teach Latin.
http://la.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pagina_prima: Yes, Virginia, there is a Wikipedia in Latin.
http://latin.wunderground.com/: The weather in Latin.
http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/~romulus/romulus.html: The Romulus Project is an electronic library of Latin literature with “virtual” commentary.
http://polyglot.lss.wisc.edu/classics/biblio.htm: All-Latin, this Internet resource provides texts and commentary from AP authors and others including those of the Medieval period.
http://humanities.uchicago.edu/depts/classics/People/Faculty/helmadik/: From the University of Chicago, here are PDF hand-outs for students of Ancient Greek.
http://www.artsci.lsu.edu/classics/greek/: LSU provides additional help to students of Ancient Greek in the form of dozens of PDF hand-outs and charts.
http://www.tlg.uci.edu/: The Thesaurus Linguae Graecae is a research center at the University of California – Irvine and sports an on-line collection of digital texts from the Homeric Age to 1453 CE.
http://socrates.berkeley.edu/~ancgreek/ancient_greek_start.html: The Berkeley Language Center in conjunction with Dr. Donald J. Mastronarde at the University of California – Berkeley produced this free, on-line series of tutorials to help any student learn ancient Greek as a spoken language.
Blogs, Forums and Discussion List
NEW LINK 07.09.09 http://pompeiiana.blogspot.com: The Pompeiiana Newsletter was created and edited by Bernard Barcio and ran from 1974 through 2003. Pompeiiana offered a place for Latin students to publish comics, stories, games, and articles, and was a beloved resource for Latin teachers. In 2008, Barcio granted Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers the rights for all of Pompeiiana. This blog will make all 229 issues freely available to Latin teachers, students, and others interested in Classics, one issue per day.
http://eclassics.ning.com: Students and teachers of Latin, ancient Greek, and Classical literature can exchange ideas on the role of technology in the Classics classroom here. Share your stories and ideas, Titus-like triumphs, or Trojan-like defeats with colleagues world-wide. Hosted by Andrew Reinhard, Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers' eLearning Coordinator.
http://www.atrium-media.com/rogueclassicism/: Read your daily dirt on everything Classics, from words of the day to news of the wierd (and wired), David Meadows provides the inside scoop on what's new in a very old field.
http://bolchazy.com/forum/: Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers forums are up and active. Current topics include eLearning and the Classics, Artes Latinae, AP textbooks, Gilgamesh, uses and abuses of the Classics, and more. We welcome you to visit and share your thoughts.
http://www.bcpublishers.blogspot.com/: Come here to get your daily dose of Latin aphorisms from Classical and Medieval authors, and to read about current topics of interest to Classicists. Don’t forget to add your comments!
http://pluteopleno.blogspot.com/: This Latin-only blog is authored by Bolchazy-Carducci’s own Peter Sipes. Where else can you find the Latin translation of Britney Spears’ “Oops, I did it again”?
http://www.stoa.org/: Of special interest to “wired” Classicists, this daily blog is an invaluable source of news, calls for papers, and interesting projects all involving technology and the Classics.
http://www.digitalclassicist.org/list/: This discussion list covers everything from picking a professional-grade image scanner to calls for papers, managed from King’s College, London.
http://www.princeton.edu/~mccarty/humanist/: Humanist is an international electronic seminar on humanities computing and the digital humanities. Its primary aim is to provide a forum for discussion of intellectual, scholarly, pedagogical, and social issues for exchange of information among members. It is an affiliated publication of the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS).
http://www.intute.ac.uk/artsandhumanities/classics/: Another exhaustive metasite of Classics resources available world-wide, constantly updated.
http://www.tlg.uci.edu/index/resources.html: The Electronic Resources for Classicists (second generation) is a clearinghouse of useful links to electronic publications, fonts, classics departments, and dozens of other tools to assist in Classics research and education.
http://www.idst.vt.edu/thbecker/webresources.html: Hosted by Virginia Tech, this site is a small but quite useful collection of Classical organizations, pedagogical links, discussion lists, and reference materials.
http://www.kirke.hu-berlin.de/ressourc/ressourc.html: KIRKE, the Katalog der Internetressourcen fur die Klassische Philologie, is a global metasite with dozens of collections of links organized by topics like computers and antiquity, numismatics, and history. German-language only.
http://www.aristarchus.unige.it/: This Italian metasite provides links and helps to Latin and ancient Greek philology.
http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/E/Roman/home.html: LacusCurtius is a collection of links to sites featuring Roman art, life, culture, maps, and more.
http://intranet.dalton.org/groups/Rome/: Ten main categories delimit this Roman metasite: literature, military, archaeology, political, general, philosophy, drama, religion, search engines, and maps.
http://crilet.scu.uniroma1.it/: Query for research, projects, teaching materials, publications, and tools. In Italian.
http://www.univie.ac.at/klassphil/skriptum.htm: Einführung in das Internet für Latein- und Grieschlehrer/innen, a philological resource in German.
http://www.uni-konstanz.de/FuF/Philo/Geschichte/MMAG/: German multimedia and history project and work-in-progress providing links to sites involved in visualizing the Classics.
Other Digital Initiatives
http://csanet.org/bmerr/: The Bryn Mawr Electronic Resources Review publishes reviews of, er, electronic resources available to Classicists.
http://odur.let.rug.nl/ahc/: The site for the Association for History and Computing, an organization dedicated to the use of computers in historical research.
http://epidoc.sourceforge.net/: EpiDoc represents a growing, global collaboration of humanists and information technologists whose joint aim is the creation of flexible but rigorous standards and tools for the digital encoding and interchange of epigraphic documents.
http://www.teuchos.uni-hamburg.de/: The TEUCHOS Centre aims to provide digital research infrastructure in the fields of scholarly editing, paleography, manuscript research, and history of Philology. In German and English.
http://jefferson.village.virginia.edu/: The Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities (IATH) is a research unit of the University of Virginia that develops information technology as a tool for scholarly humanities research.
http://www.cipl.ulg.ac.be/lsl.htm: This is the site for the Laboratory of Statistical Analysis of Ancient Languages. In French.
Widgets, Gadgets, and Software
http://www.minervaclassics.com/: Dr. Cora Sowa has created a toolkit to assist with literary study (including creating a concordance).
http://www.poetaexmachina.net/: Classics graduate student (Tufts), Lee Butterman, has a web site featuring a new Ancient Greek font, a clever piece of software that generates Latin text and attendant vocabulary on the same page, and a photo essay about Avernus at Cumae.
http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=190499: A Roman Numeral Calculator. Ratio Mercatoris (formerly Ratiocinator) is a calculator program using Roman Numerals. The calculator also has built-in Financial and Scientific (Ancient Rome) functions. This calculator was designed by J. Kevin Hartley, Jr. For other cool Classics-related software, visit his site at http://www.yeltrahnivek.com/wiki/index.php/Programs.