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

Basic Tools

Core Databases

l'Annee Philologique

How to use L'Année Philologique

  1. Search Keywords in top box; combine with ancient Author in bottom box if desired
  2. Choose relevant title 
  3. Copy title into OneSearch
  4. Select correct listing
  5. If title is unavailable, you can request it through ILLiad (include page numbers, found on L'Année after book or journal title)

Video Guide

Brill's New Pauly

Gnomon

JSTOR

Humanities International Index

Livius

Oxford Classical Dictionary

Project Muse

Thesaurus Linguae Latinae

Thesaurus Linguae Graecae

Loeb Classical Library

 

 

 

 

 

New Books on Antiquity

News from Antiquity

New Discoveries at Pompeii Come Amid Renaissance at Site

Image from The Guardian

 

Archeologists conducting the most intensive dig since the 1960s unearth the skeleton of a man who died trying to escape the eruption, the remains of a horse, and several mosiacs and frescoes.

These discoveries come as the site is struggling to maintain its integrity against the ever increasing influx of tourists which threatens Pompeii's preservation.

Read more at The Guardian's Website.

How do You Read Ancient Scrolls Too Brittle to Unfurl? An American Scientist May Have an Answer    

Image from the Washington Post

Scientists are attempting to digitally read some of the oldest written documents from Western civilization, a collection of scrolls carbonized by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius.

All previous attempts to physically unfurl the fragile scrolls have resulted in their destruction, so American scientists are scanning them and using a software program to decipher the data and read the scrolls without touching them. The process has worked before on a charred scroll from Israel, but these scrolls pose new challenges.

Read more at The Washington Post.

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

Diotima

A source for the study of women and gender in antiquity. This link leads to a collection of images and art databases. Select the bibliography for academic sources.

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