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This page brings together important resources for various branches of study in classical antiquity.

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News from Antiquity

Image from NPR.com

Tomb from Alexander the Great's era found in Greece. 

The "massive, magnificent tomb," Peristeri told reporters, is likely connected to the ancient Greek kingdom of Macedonia, which, in the fourth century B.C. produced Alexander the Great. 

Shortly after Peristeri's announcement, Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras held his own press conference at the site — known as Amphipolis —declaring it an "exceptionally important discovery" from the "earth of our Macedonia."

 

Vases & Gems & Statues & ...

Classical Art Research Center - CARC

records and images; includes the Beazley Archive Pottery Database and the Gems Database

British Museum collections

many thousands of images for items from Greco-Roman antiquity are available to view. Search, e.g., Minoan or Parthenon

Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum

to search, go to this form - and don't be dismayed!  You can fill in just one field, and use the LIST button to the right to make a selection of vocabulary. Once you get to a record, click the Image tab at the top to see photos and drawings of the object

Louvre Museum

searches in English will work; scroll downward to see results

Metropolitan Museum

search for "Greek" or "Roman" then narrow search using Date/Era selections at left

 

More sources for archaeological images, especially from the Levant, listed on this site: Manar al-Athar

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Texts online and more

   Perseus

This link leads to the beginning of the Iliad.  Branch out to commentary, dictionary entries, bibliography and other texts.

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