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Core Resources

  • Oxford Classical Dictionary
    One-volume encyclopedia to all aspects of classical antiquity. 4th ed. 2012. Edited by Simon Hornblower, Antony Spawforth, Esther Eidinow. See here for its list of abbreviations of both scholarly journals and classical works.
  • Oxford Bibliographies Online: Classics
    Annotated bibliographies of the most recent and authoritative classical scholarship.
  • Perseus Digital Library
    Texts of the major Greek authors linked to dictionaries, English translations and commentaries.
  • L'Année Philologique
    Main index to the scholarship of classical studies published in all languages in both books and journals.
  • Library of Latin Texts
    Texts of Latin literature spanning the Classical, Patristic, Medieval, and Neo-Latin periods. A separate database, LLT-Series B, includes primarily additional medieval sources, but some classical and late antique as well (e.g., the Institutiones and Digesta of the Corpus Iuris Civilis). For a database of the classical texts with a simpler interface see Classical Latin Texts, the online version of the PHI CD-ROM.
  • Thesaurus Linguae Graecae (TLG)
    Texts of Greek literature from Homer (8th century BCE) to the fall of Constantinople (1453 CE).

Encyclopedias

Bibliographic databases

  • L'Année Philologique
    Main index to the scholarship of classical studies published in all languages in both books and journals.
  • Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts
    Supplement of Brill's New Pauly provides an overview of the major authors and then lists all significant papyri, manuscripts, scholia, early and contemporary authoritative editions, translations and commentaries.
  • Diotima
    Online resources for the study of Women and Gender in the Ancient World.
  • Dyabola
    Searches the subject catalogs of the German Archaeological Institute in Rome, the Bibliography of Iberian Archaeology from the German Archaeological Institute in Madrid, and the Archaeology of Roman Provinces from RGK Frankfurt.
  • Gnomon Online
    Indexes journals in classical philology, ancient history, and archaeology. Based on the journal Gnomon: Kritische Zeitschrift fur die gesamte klassische Altertumswissenschaft. A good supplement to L'Annee Philologique since it provides more recent citations (see here for a citation comparison).
  • Nestor (1959+)
    Online index of the bibliographic entries compiled by Nestor, an international bibliography of Aegean studies, Homeric society, Indo-European linguistics, and related fields.
  • Oxford Bibliographies Online: Classics
    Annotated bibliographies of the most recent and authoritative classical scholarship.
  • TOCS-IN
    Tables of contents of the major journals of classical scholarship. Convenient source for browsing the most current journal literature.

Texts

  • Brill's New Jacoby
    Online edition of F. Jacoby's monumental Die Fragmente der griechischen Historiker Parts I-III, providing Greek text, facing English translation, and new commentary and bibliography.
  • Corpus medicorum Graecorum/Latinorum
    Full-text access to all but the most current editions of this important series of classical medical texts, including prefatory material, apparatus, translations and commentary.
  • Corpus Scriptorum Latinorum
    Handy database of Latin authors listing editions and translations as well as links to public domain texts.
  • Diogenes
    Free software that provides access to a locally loaded copy of Liddell & Scott's Greek dictionary and Lewis and Short's Latin dictionary. Also can be used as an interface for the PHI CD-ROMs. NOTE: while the texts of the PHI CD-ROMs are also available online (Classical Latin Texts and Searchable Greek inscriptions) the Packard Humanities Institute still provides the CD-ROMs free of charge.
  • Iliados
    Allows grammatical and syntactical searches via the Perseus Greek Treebank on Homer, Hesiod and Aeschylus (Agamemnon, Eumenides).
  • Library of Ancient Texts Online (LATO)
    Aims to be the internet's most thorough catalogue of online copies of ancient Greek texts, both in Greek and in translation. Handy source for direct links to public domain editions.
  • Library of Latin Texts
    Texts of Latin literature spanning the Classical, Patristic, Medieval, and Neo-Latin periods. A separate database, LLT-Series B, includes primarily additional medieval sources, but some classical and late antique as well (e.g., the Institutiones and Digesta of the Corpus Iuris Civilis). For a database of the classical texts with a simpler interface see Classical Latin Texts, the online version of the PHI CD-ROM.
  • Musisque deoque
    "Digital archive of Latin poetry from its origins to the Italian Renaissance." Many poems linked to their manuscript apparatus. Search by "metrical typology" as well.
  • Patrologia Graeca
    Greek texts relevant to the history of the Christian Church from its beginnings through the Council of Florence in 1439.
  • Patrologia Latina
    Texts of Latin Church Fathers from Tertullian (200 CE) to the death of Pope Innocent III in 1216. All prefatory material is included as well as the critical apparatus and indexes. Now includes Niermeyer's Mediae latinitatis lexicon minus.
  • Perseus Digital Library
    Texts of the major Greek and Latin authors linked to dictionaries, English translations and commentaries.
  • Perseus under Philologic
    Greek and Latin texts from the Pereus Digital Library are here accessed via the interface Philologic from the University of Chicago, which searches not only words and word lemmas, but parts of speech, verb voice, tense and mood, and noun gender and case.
  • Roman Law Library
    Handy and searchable collection of primary Roman law texts.
  • Thesaurus Linguae Graecae (TLG)
    Texts of Greek literature from Homer (8th century BCE) to the fall of Constantinople (1453 CE).

Dictionaries

  • Database of Latin Dictionaries
    Full-text access to 10 medieval, early modern and modern Latin dictionaries with search results linked back to the Library of Latin Texts.
  • Indo-European Etymological Dictionaries Online
    Lexicon of the most important languages and language branches of Indo-European, including Latin, Greek, Slavic, Proto-Celtic, Old Frisian, Armenian, Hittite, Luvian, the Iranian verb and Proto-Nostratic (Proto-Germanic and Persian are forthcoming).
  • Thesaurus Linguae Latinae (TLL)
    Comprehensive Latin dictionary whose detailed entries cover texts from antiquity to approximately 600 CE and include the etymology and later linguistic development of each word. However, not yet complete, comprising the letters A–M, O, P–pomifer, porta–pulsio.

Atlases

Epigraphy & Papyrology

Manuscripts

  • In Principio
    Indexes the beginning words or line of Latin texts dating from their origins to the Renaissance. Particularly useful in identifying texts in manuscripts.
  • Pinakes
    Descriptive database of Greek manuscripts hosted by the Institut de Recherche et d'Histoire des Textes.

Numismatics

  • American Numismatic Society's MANTIS
    The ANS collections database contains information on more than 600,000 objects in the Society’s collections. These include, coins, paper money, tokens, ‘primitive’ money, medals and decorations, from all parts of the world, and all periods in which such objects have been produced.
  • Coin hoards of the Roman Republic Online (CHRR Online)
    Database of Roman Republican coin hoards mainly from the period 155 BC to AD 2.
  • Online Coins of the Roman Empire (OCRE)
    Joint project of the American Numismatic Society and the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at New York University to create a digital corpus of the coinage of the Roman Empire.
  • Roman provincial coinage online
  • Roman Republican coinage
    Coins from the beginning of the 3rd century BC up until the Battle of Actium in 31 BC issued under the Roman Republic in Rome but not coins struck by non-Roman issuers in Italy.
  • Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum
    SNG publishes illustrated catalogues of Greek coins in public and private collections in the British Isles, including coins produced by all ancient civilisations of the Mediterranean and neighbouring regions except Rome, though it does include the Roman Provincial series often known as 'Greek Imperials'.

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