Ancient Greek Mythology
 
 
 
 

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COURSE RESOURCES

EMAIL CENTER
 
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UC BERKELEY CLASSICS 28
SUMMER 2013
Texts & Reading Schedule
the texts for the course and the Reading Schedule
Exams
Papers
Thematic Outline
Who We Are
 
Conversion Table 8-7
to convert 'Classical Mythology' 8th edition pages to CM 7th edition

 
CHAT ARCHIVE
 
Chat Archive May 14, 2003
chat with Michael Wood
 

 

WRITING RESOURCES
Resources for Writers
Guide to Grammar & Style
How to Get an A
English Usage
Mark Israel's inimitable compendium of information and advice
McGraw-Hill's English Writers' Community
Grammar & Writing FAQ
Prof. Darling's list of most commonly asked grammar and writing questions - and writing and composition guide
UC Berkeley Libraries
 
PLAGIARISM
 

 

DICTIONARIES, ENCYCLOPEDIAS
Oxford Classical Dictionary
[UC Berkeley only]
Seyffert's Dictionary of Classical Antiquity
no history or geography, & to be used with caution, in view of its age: but surprisingly full, & it was revised by Nettleship & Sandys
Smith's Dictionary of Greek & Roman Biography & Mythology
Old but very useful & full reference work
Dictionary of Greek & Roman Antiquities
Smith's dictionary of 'everything that isn't a person or place'
Wiki Classical Dictionary
the 'open house' dictionary
 

 

AUTHOR RESOURCES

Many Greek authors and texts are to be found (Greek & English versions) on Perseus. Listed below is a supplement: texts or authors not on Perseus, additional versions of particular interest, & language tools & resources.

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Aesop's Fables

Apollonius of Rhodes Argonautica
Seaton's prose translation

Aristotle
Chris Howard's remarkably comprehensive, yet still growing, site on Aristotle & all his work. Includes online translations of all works, as well as essays & plenty of other resources.

Aristotle & Plato
Authoritative English translations [UC Berkeley only]

Early Church Fathers

Early Church Fathers II
Irenaeus, Eusebius, Gregory, Photius etc. etc.

Euripides
Useful synopses of plays, evidence for dating etc.
Herodotus on the Web
a major collection of quality resources (200+) of all kinds on one of the key historians
Homer: the Chicago Homer
a very useful resource: all of Homer & Hesiod, with Greek & English line by line, linked to word & phrase frequency data, scholia & papyri
Homer's Iliad
Martin Mueller's useful monograph
Homer's Odyssey
Samuel Butler's fine prose translation
Odyssey Resources
mostly different translations to compare, helpfully arranged book by book
Plutarch - Chaironeia
'Plutarch's Home on the Web': texts, biographies, bibliography, influence etc.

Polybius
the only translation online of the whole of Polybius (the Loeb version).


Corpus Scriptorum Latinorum
full list of online texts
(part of David Camden's excellent forum romanum project)
Fonti Letterarie
a full and very useful list of online texts and tools for Latin authors.
Greek Authors Online
the UBasel database - texts & links
Latin Authors Online
the UBasel database - texts & links
Latin & Greek Authors on the Web
The Latin Library
A large collection of Latin texts (Classical & post-Classical) online.
Library of Ancient Texts Online
A full catalog of Greek texts available online (in Greek & English)
The Little Sailing
Agelos Perdikouris' collection of (mostly ancient) Greek texts, in Greek & translation
Patrologia Latina
Migne online (UCB only)
Philoctetes
Presocratics & Zeno in Greek & English
The Roman Law Library
Texts in translation online
the MIT Internet Classics Archive
 

 

BOOKS ONLINE
Ancient Library: Bookshelf
various interesting & rare works (mostly secondary & reference)
Athena
links to more than 10,000 literary & historical texts online from all periods - Greek, English, French, Russian...
Dodds: the Greeks & the Irrational
a classic groundbreaking work, available online for members of UC
Electronic Text Archive
list of numerous sites offering texts online
eScholarship editions
Books online from several presses, including more than 90 in Classics - mostly accessible only to UC with CalNet ID
Project Gutenberg
More than 13,000 texts freely available as eBooks, including many Classical authors.
 

 

BIBLIOGRAPHIES
L'Année Philologique
(UCB only)
Books & Writers
Huge list of authors, ancient to modern, with very full, informative biographies, bibliographies etc.
Classical Folklore Scholarship
Adrienne Mayor's useful bibliography (April 2000) of material on Greek & Roman myths and legends of potential interest to folklorists
Costume
Heracles: a bibliography
History Journals Guide
Liber Antiquus
general bibliography of the ancient book
Pinax Online
Marc Huys' list of web bibliographies on the ancient Greek world
TOCS-IN
searchable tables of contents of 185 journals 'of interest to classicists' (mostly since 1992)
Traditio Classicorum
Charles Lohr's bibliography of works on the fate (fortuna) of Classical authors down to 1650

eBooks @ Adelaide
List of writers, ancient to modern, with brief biographies, lists of e-texts etc.

 

 

 

MAJOR SEARCH RESOURCES
GENERAL
Perseus
THE primary collection and catalog of resources of all kinds for the ancient world  
Perseus - Berlin mirror
Perseus - Philologic
browse Greek and Latin texts with linked access to morphological resources and lexica entries.
 
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Thesaurus Linguae Graecae
almost every Greek text there is, available online (UCB only)
 
MYTH
Greek Mythology Link
Carlos Parada's comprehensive site for Greek Myth, with refs. to sources and material helpfully arranged into (sub-)categories by theme etc.
Theoi Project
Aaron Atsma's Guide to Greek Gods, Spirits & Monsters: a very useful collection of texts, iconography, family trees, maps etc., with extensive citation of sources
Smith's Dictionary of Greek & Roman Biography & Mythology
Old but very useful & full reference work
Who Was Who in Mythology
brief but useful entries for a wide range of characters
 
 
LIBRARIES
UCB Pathfinder Search
UCB Art History-Classics
 
UB Karlsruhe Virtual Katalog
search catalogs of German, Austrian, Swiss, English, French etc. libraries & booksellers
 
British Library
 
LINKS CATALOGS
Ancient Greek (Hellenic) Links
Cambridge U. Classics Resources on the Web
Classics/Med Links
Cultural Map of Hellas
the 'official' site of the Greek Ministry of Culture with links to their individual websites for museums, sites etc. - a mixed bag, but very useful.
 
Diotima: Women & Gender in the Ancient World
Electronic Resources for Classicists
very full list of all kinds of resources (UC Irvine)
 
Graeca im Internet
rich & systematic collection of material on all aspects of Ancient Greece
Latin Link Lexikon
Hellenic Resources Network
Humbul Humanities Hub
catalog of online humanities resources
Kapatija: Aegean Information Sites
 
A Journey Through Ancient Greece
extensive coverage, by an enthusiast, of all aspects of Greece, with full sections on religion, cults, myth

 

 

GEOGRAPHY/TOPOGRAPHY
Google-Greece
Greece & Mediterranean on Google - adjustable (places, zoom in etc.)
Greece & W. Asia Minor
a clear map with most places, names of mountains etc.
Greek Travel Places
large dynamic directory - very rich in information, images, links etc. - difficult to find things, but search first by region, place etc. & then select information categories ('archaeological', 'ancient', 'mythology' etc.) & poke around
Leake: Travels in Northern Greece
e-text of Leake vol. II
Satellite Pictures
Courtesy NASA
Map of Athens in the time of Pericles
rich in supplementary information on the principal sites, figures, history etc. as well as additional maps & plans
Maps of the Ancient Mediterranean
Maps
Detailed maps of modern Greece
Maps of Greece
Directory of country & city maps of different kinds [EmbassyWorld]

Links to Historical Maps
a huge collection of links to maps of all kinds for all periods for all parts of the world

 

ARCHAEOLOGY RESOURCES
Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites
American Journal of Archaeology
Archaeology Magazine
Archäologie Online
the most complete index of archaeological sites & resources
Archaeology Web Sites
Forum Archaeologiae
the Vienna journal of Classical Archaeology

Images
Extensive selection of images for study of archaeology, art etc. of the ancient world (inlcuding Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Italy) arranged by period

Metis: Archaeological Sites
interactive - click on the picture for each site & the buttons below it for instructions & to get different views

Prehistoric Archaeology of the Aegean
a very detailed & scholarly course of lectures and supporting material (including many photos)
 

The Illicit Antiquities Resource Centre, Cambridge, UK

 

 

USEFUL TOPIC RESOURCES
Classical Athens, Culture & Society
high quality survey, from FHW, of society, economy, politics, religion etc. of ancient Athens.

the Ephebeia
some docs misreferenced, but a good overview of the institution
Marriage
Ancient Weddings
Greek & Roman Weddings
Jennifer Powers' MA thesis
Death

THEATRE
Ancient Theatre Archive
Thomas Hines' virtual reality tour of numerous theatre sites in Greece, Italy, Turkey etc. - still under development, but very useful.
Didaskalia
Dr.J's Illustrated Theater
Skenotheke
a full collection of images of theatres, vase-paintings, monuments etc.
Overview & Sites
numerous sites -click on the map dots

ORACLES
Overview & Sites
click on the dots on the map

RELIGION
Ancient Divination & Astrology
a selection of major online resources
Ancient Goddesses
a useful review survey
Animal Sacrifice Database
Eleusinian Mysteries (Beck)
a very full collection (& citation) of the texts
Eleusinian Mysteries (Beach)
essay and bibliography by Edward Beach.
Halliday's Greek Divination
Herms
Hero Cults
Heroines in Myth & Cult
the complete text of Deborah Lyons' book
Minoan Religion
Mycenaean Religion

Satyrs & Maenads
Nikosthenos Painter - Hermitage

 

ART - ICONOGRAPHY
Hartmann's KunstLexikon

Beazley Archive: Pottery
images of many of the major pieces of Greek pottery (vase painting) - sort by divinity, theme, site etc.
Beazley Archive: Sculpture
a collection of many of the major pieces of Greek sculpture - sort by divinity, theme, site etc.
Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum
more than 100,000 vases, catalogued by museum, type, period etc. & searchable
Theoi Project
useful selection of images & info

Athena
a useful collection of images, links, texts etc. for the iconography & numerous sanctuaries of Athena
Centaurs
catalog of centaurs in vase painting

Olympian Gods in Vase Painting

the Trojan War
images of the causes, the War, and homecomings (incl. Odyssey)
 

 

ART & ARCHITECTURE
Architecture: terms, types, plans
Greek Art & Architecture
rich photographic resources from U Colorado for main sites & art
Greek Vase Types

 

 

MEDIEVAL & MODERN ART
The Abduction of Hippodameia
Musée Rodin

Art Gallery
Renaissance & later artists influenced by Greek Mythology

Web Museum Paris
large and informative gallery of artists from the middle ages on

 

MODERN INSPIRATIONS
The Abduction of Hippodameia
Musée Rodin
Classics in Contemporary Culture
an ongoing blog, with often intriguing reports, news items etc.
 

 

HISTORY
Alexander the Great
In the Footsteps of Alexander: the Michael Wood TV documentary recreation of the journey of Alexander, here very fully presented in website form by Maryland Public TV
Alexander the Great (JJP)
John Popovic' very full site (texts, maps, primary sources, cross-references, illustrations etc.
Alexander the Great on the Web
1,000+ resources of all kinds on Alexander

Ancient History Sourcebook
huge collection of texts by period

Ancient World
a sound & lively comprehensive history by an unusual author
Cyprus - a history
The History Channel
Late Antiquity Bibliography
(Neue Forschungen zur Spätantike) from the Freie Universität, Berlin: Bibliography (1990 - 2002) and links of topics, emperors, authors etc.
Marcus Aurelius
Bibliography and links of MA and his times (Freie Universität, Berlin)
The Peloponnese
Good historical accounts, with good photos, of all the districts of the Peloponnese.
Sparta
a good collection of texts & resources on the history & society of Sparta
Sparta II
a selection of material on Spartan history, religion, culture etc.
 

 

MUSEUMS

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford: Classical Archaeology (Beazley)
an important site for all study of all types of material remains

Athens, Acropolis Museum
Athens, Acropolis Museum
additional photos
Athens Metro Museums
finds from excavations during extension of the Athens Metro
Athens, National Arch. Museum
Athens, Museum of Cycladic Art
London: British Museum
London: British Museum: Compass
The BM's online database - first-rate images, scholarly texts, references
Moscow: Hermitage
Moscow: Hermitage -
Ancient Greek Pottery
Moscow: Hermitage -
Greek & Roman Sculpture
Munich Antikensammlung
many famous vases
Munich Glyptothek
home of the Aegina Aphaia temple sculptures
Oriental Institute UChicago
Paris: Louvre
Metropolitan Museum, NY
UPennsylvania Museum
Corinth
Delos
Delphi
Dodona
Martina Dieterle's extensive 1998 doctoral dissertation (in German) on the origins & religious & historical development of the sanctuary of Zeus
Herakleion, Crete
Lamia including the 'Artemis Locheia' relief
Nemea
Olympia
Samos
Sparta
Tegea

Vatican Museums

 

 

 

MYTHIC THEMES
Achilles: the Real Achilles
some observations in view of recent portrayals of Achilles in movies
the Argonautic Expedition
Atlantis
Centaurs
a catalog of centaurs in vase painting [neat!]

Flood Stories from around the World

Heracles I
a fairly comprehensive encyclopedia review, with plentiful source references

 

Heracles II
ancient vase-paintings and texts dealing with Heracles

Heracles: Bibliography
a selection of works in English
Heroines in Myth & Cult
the complete text of Deborah Lyons' book
Psyche
A brief encyclopedia article account of the famous lover of Cupid
the Trojan War
images of the causes, the War, and homecomings (incl. Odyssey)
 
Troy: Was There a Trojan War?
an article by the most recent excavator at Troy, Manfred Korfmann († 2005).
Troy
the site, the historicity of the war...
 
 

 

DIVINITIES
Zeus: texts - images
Hera: texts - images
Athena: texts - images
Hephaestus: texts - images
Poseidon: texts - images
Hades: texts - images
Apollo: texts - images
Artemis: texts - images
Aphrodite: texts - images
Demeter: texts - images
Dionysus: texts - images
Ares: texts - images
Hermes: texts - images
 
Athena
a useful collection of images, links, texts etc. for the iconography & numerous sanctuaries of Athena
Dionysus
two movies on a Dionysus vase by the Art Institute of Chicago: brief and light, but fun.

Olympian Gods in Vase Painting

 

 

AUTHOR RESOURCES

Many Greek authors and texts are to be found (Greek & English versions) on Perseus. Listed below is a supplement: texts or authors not on Perseus, additional versions of particular interest, & language tools & resources.

___________
Ancient Greek Online Library
author biographies and texts

Apollonius of Rhodes Argonautica
Seaton's prose translation

Aristotle
Chris Howard's remarkably comprehensive, yet still growing, site on Aristotle & all his work. Includes online translations of all works, as well as essays & plenty of other resources.
Early Church Fathers
Early Church Fathers II
Irenaeus, Eusebius, Gregory, Photius etc. etc.
Euripides
Useful synopses of plays, evidence for dating etc.
Herodotus on the Web
a major collection of quality resources (200+) of all kinds on one of the key historians
Homer: the Chicago Homer
a very useful resource: all of Homer & Hesiod, with Greek & English line by line, linked to word & phrase frequency data, scholia & papyri
Homer's Iliad
Martin Mueller's useful monograph

Homer's Odyssey
Samuel Butler's fine prose translation

Odyssey Resources
mostly different translations to compare, helpfully arranged book by book

Plutarch - Chaironeia
'Plutarch's Home on the Web': texts, biographies, bibliography, influence etc.

Polybius
the only translation online of the whole of Polybius (the Loeb version).


LATIN AUTHORS
Corpus Scriptorum Latinorum
full list of online texts
(part of David Camden's excellent
forum romanum project)
Fonti Letterarie
a full and very useful list of online texts and tools for Latin authors.
The Latin Library
A large collection of Latin texts (Classical & post-Classical) online.
 
Latin & Greek Authors on the Web
Library of Ancient Texts Online
A full catalog of Greek texts available online (in Greek & English)
Texts in translation online
the MIT Internet Classics Archive
 

 

HISTORY
Alexander the Great
In the Footsteps of Alexander: the Michael Wood TV documentary recreation of the journey of Alexander, here very fully presented in website form by Maryland Public TV
Alexander the Great on the Web
1,000+ resources of all kinds on Alexander

Ancient History Sourcebook
huge collection of texts by period

Ancient World
a sound & lively comprehensive history by an unusual author
Attalus
Events and sources for the Hellenistic world (Graeco-Roman) 322-45 BC
BBC History: the Greeks
Good essays on Democracy & Atlantis
The History Channel
Sparta
a good collection of texts & resources on the history & society of Sparta
Sparta II
a selection of material on Spartan history, religion, culture etc.

 

ANCIENT SITES
Acheron, Oracle of the Dead
Aegina, Temple of Aphaia
Aegina, Temple of Aphaea
good photos
Amathus (Cyprus)
Amyclae (Sparta)
(& esp. the sanctuary of Apollo)
Aphrodisias
Arcadia
The Univ of Patras site for the whole region & its individual sites - in Greek, some pages in English, many illustrations
Argive Heraion (Perseus)
Argos
history, monuments, sculpture, coinage etc.
Asea, Arcadia
a new Demeter sanctuary
Athens: Art & Archaeology of Attica
David Gill's excellent site covering the Acropolis, Agora, Kerameikos, Pnyx, Attica, Sounion & Thorikos
Athens
very good images on art, monuments, coinage
Athens Acropolis
- Greek Ministry of Culture
Athens, Acropolis
guide to the site and museum, with comprehensive collection of photos, by Joe Stubenrauch (Calvin)
Athens, the Parthenon
Athens Acropolis, South Slope
photos

Athens Acropolis
Mary Sullivan's excellent photos

Athenian Agora Site Guide
the official guide to the agora by the American School of Classical Studies
Athens, Agora (II)
Athens: sites and monuments
a rich collection of images by Kevin Glowacki
Attica: Art & Archaeology
David Gill's excellent site
Aulis, Temple of Artemis
Brauron, Sanctuary of Artemis
Brauron II - good information about history & cult practices
Corinth
Corinth (II)
history, monuments, sculture, coinage etc.
Crete - Minoan Crete
50 Minoan sites: pictures & descriptive text
Delos: some good photos
Delphi - images
Delphi - good photos (Perseus collection)
Delphi
Dr. J.'s illustrated Delphi
Delphi
guide to the site and museum, with comprehensive collection of photos, by Joe Stubenrauch (Calvin)
Dodona
Dodona
guide to the site and museum, with comprehensive collection of photos, by Joe Stubenrauch (Calvin)
Eleusis (basic)
Eleusis
guide to the site and museum, with comprehensive collection of photos, by Joe Stubenrauch (Calvin)
Ephesus
by the Austrian Arch. Institute
 
Epidaurus
Isthmia Excavations (Ohio State U)
Isthmus: sanctuary of Poseidon
excavation reports from U Chicago
Isthmian Sanctuary of Poseidon
Hero Cults - Palaimon-Melicertes

Kalymnos
rich in recently found statues

Lycosura
Lykaion ((Mt.) Excavation/Survey
U. Arizona project, 2004
Macedonia: Hellenic Macedonia
Extensive material on history, culture, sites etc. of Macedonia, with an excellent and full gallery of images

Mt. Lycaion
the sanctuary of Zeus

Mycenae
history, monuments etc.
Mycenae (British School at A)
Nemea - Berkeley's own.....
Olympia
Olympia II - images
Olympia III - good photos
Olympia IV
history, monuments, art, coinage - and a victor list... & good images
Olympia V
guide to the site and museum, with comprehensive collection of photos, by Joe Stubenrauch (Calvin)
Olympia - ground plan
(French) with photos nicely patched in. Informative.
Olympia: Olympic Games (French)
very full & informative (texts, photos, plans, history etc.)
Olympia - a tour (Perseus)

Olympia - Statue of Zeus
reconstructions, texts of Pausanias, Strabo describing the sculpture

Olympia - Temple of Zeus
detailed survey (plans, reconstructions, photos of sculpture etc.) of the temple structure compiled by Alan Farber (SUNY)
The Peloponnese
Good historical accounts, with good photos, of all the districts of the Peloponnese.
Perachora
Pergamum: Altar of Zeus
some lapses in English & spelling, but good information & photos
Pergamum: Altar of Zeus II
Good collection of photos of the Telephus frieze & gigantomachy
Psychro, Crete: Cave of Zeus
Rhamnous

Samos: Heraeon
a transcription of Kyrieleis' authoritative guide to the site

Samos: Heraeon - good photos
Santorini (Thera)
the great bronze-age/Minoan community on Santorini, destroyed by volcanic eruption c. 1700 BC. reports by Christos Doumas on the excavations and projects, extensive photos, live webcams etc. Be sure to follow the numerous links.
Sicyon
history, monuments, religion, society, coinage etc.
Sounion I
history & overview (Greek Arch Serv)
Sounion II
Dr. J.'s Illustrated Sounion
Sounion - a good account of the history & archaeology
Sparta
Sparta, Menelaion
Tegea, Sanctuary of Athena Alea
Thebes
history, monuments, sculpture, coinage, society etc.

Thera (Santorini) - Akrotiri
site and museum

Troy: Project Troia
the 'official' website of the most recent excavator at Troy, Manfred Korfmann († 2005)

Vassai - temple of Apollo
good photos


Lost Trails
Shane Solow's fine b & w photos of numerous Greek sites, including Aigeira, Aigion, Alabanda, Amphiareion, Argos, Asine, Brauron, Caria, Delphi, Dyme, Elis, Icaria, Ister, Kardamyle, Karpathos, Kythera, Labranda, Lepreum, Lydia, Mantinea, Marathon, Mycenae, Olympia, Orchomenos, Patrai, Pellene, Pylos, Rhodes, Samos, Sardis, Sparta, Symi, Taenarum, Tegea.
 

 

 

 

 

 
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a subscription newsgroup for Philhellenes who enjoy occasional emails with news about the Greek world, ancient medieval and modern.

 

MUSEUMS

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford: Classical Archaeology (Beazley)
an important site for all study of all types of material remains

Athens Acropolis Museum
the new museum, opened June 20 2009
Athens, Acropolis Museum
Athens, Acropolis Museum
additional photos
Athens Metro Museums
finds from excavations during extension of the Athens Metro
Athens, National Arch. Museum
Athens, Museum of Cycladic Art
London: British Museum
London: British Museum -
Dept. of Greek & Roman Antiquities
Munich Antikensammlung
many famous vases
Munich Glyptothek
home of the Aegina Aphaia temple sculptures
Paris: Louvre
Metropolitan Museum, NY
 
Corinth
Delos
Delphi
Dodona
Martina Dieterle's extensive 1998 doctoral dissertation (in German) on the origins & religious & historical development of the sanctuary of Zeus
Lamia including the 'Artemis Locheia' relief
Nemea
Olympia
Samos
Sparta
Tegea
Vatican Museums

 

FESTIVALS
The Calendar & Festivals
a good summary of the Athenian calendar & its festivals
Hellenic Month (HMEPA)
detailed reconstruction of the Athenian calendar & synchronisation with the modern calendar- sections on festivals, Olympiads etc., monthly day-to-day calendar
FHW Survey - Religion & Festivals

Seasonal Festivals
A good overview of the major Greek & Roman festivals.

 
Apatouria
Dionysia (Greater)
Eleusinian Mysteries (Beck)
a very full collection of the texts pertaining to the Mysteries
Eleusinian Mysteries (Beach)
a helpful essay (and bibliography) by Edward Beach.
Eleusinian Mysteries
Panathenaea
Thesmophoria
Thesmophoria - II
 

 

RECENT NEWS

Eyewitness Report of the destruction of Baghdad Museum
from the Independent, London

Iraq's Treasures Still Being Looted
June 2005 update
British Museum Rescue Pledge
for Iraq museums - from the Guardian, London
 
Acropolis Museum Opens
the new museum unveiled (BBC report June 2009)
Ancient Athenians Fitter than We are
most of us would not have qualified to row an Athenian trireme...
the Athens Plague - Typhoid?

 

Alexander the Great
interview with Oliver Stone, director of the movie
the Artemidorus Papyrus I
news of the discovery of part of the lost text of Artemidorus the geographer
the Artemidorus Papyrus - a forgery?
an important review by papyrologist Peter Parsons of the authenticity issues concerning the papyrus.
the 'Antikythera Mechanism'
a sophisticated astrolabe from Rhodes, c. 80 BC - recovered from a shipwreck and recently reconstructed
Codex Sinaiticus now online
Delphi - fumes from clefts in the rocks
the latest scientific evidence on an old and controversial topic
Eleusis Iconography
newly published interpretation of the iconography of an Eleusis pelike in Russia
Epidauros Theatre Accoustics
New observations by a structural engineer on the science behind the theatre's famed accoustics
'Euripides' Cave'
Excavating the Persian Fleet
Underwater archaeology planned off Mt. Athos to excavate remains of the Persian fleet that tried to invade Greece in the early 5th century
Excavating Troy
article & interviews with the late Manfred Korfmann, the most recent excavator at Troy
Gospel of Judas - AP Press Release
Gospel of Judas - National Geographic
website on discovery, history etc. of the new text
the Greeks: Crucible of Civilisation
rather simple, and with too much overly-ambitious technology, but reliable
Illegally Acquired Antiquities in Museums
Bloomberg report on an Italian prosecution involving the Getty, the Metropolitan & Princeton
Ithaca = Cephalonia?
Ithaca = Cephalonia? - II
Mary Beard's incisive review of the issue & the latest theory
John Chadwick
the ever-modest decipherer of Linear B (died 1998)
Lefkas: Mycenaean Era Tomb Discovered
Manfred Korfmann - obituary
the latest excavator of Troy died on August 11, 2005
the Mask of Agamemnon
articles in 'Archaeology Magazine' on the authenticity of the famous mask found by Schliemann at Mycenae

Myth in Modern Movies
some surprises - do you know who's really behind the Matrix...?

Odysseus' Return: 1178 B.C.?
Does a solar eclipse date the return of Odysseus to April 16, 1178 B.C.?

Olympia Hippodrome Discovered
German archaeologists report they have discovered the site of the hippodrome using geomagnetic instruments
The Pentagon and Sophocles
Ajax & Philoctetes & the stress of warfare for the warrior, ancient and modern

Phaistos Disk
'Decipherments'

Pompeii - Interactive Dig
yes, it's Roman, not Greek, but this site is one of the best demonstrations online of what the practice of archaeology is all about
Rome: Catacombs Recorded
using laser technology to record 3-D images of the catacombs
the Search for Homer's Ithaca
was modern Kephalenia actually Odysseus' Ithaca? Arguments & scientific evidence from a research team that thinks it was.
Statues of Athena & Hera Discovered at Gortyn
Thera - the Minoan eruption re-examined
the Tektas Burnu Shipwreck
reports on the underwater excavation of a 5th century BC Aegean shipwreck by Texas A&M's George Bass
'Venus de Milo'
The sculptor of the famous Aphrodite from Melos has been identified, it seems...
 

 

SPECIAL EXHIBITS
Ancient Greek World
special online exhibit from U Pennsylvania's Museum
The Ancient Olympics
 
The Centaur's Smile: the Human Animal in Early Greek Art
Exhibit of centaurs, sphinxes, gorgons etc in 110 small objects spanning 4 centuries - Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Coming of Age in Ancient Greece
New York, Cincinnati, Los Angeles
the Hellenic Festival
(New York Public Library) - to April 2005: talks, workshops, performances, exhibits...
From Ishtar to Aphrodite
3200 Years of Cypriot Hellenism
In the Light of Apollo
National Art Gallery, Athens
'Hellenic Renaissance': the role of Greece in the Italian Renaissance. A major exhibit for Olympia 2004.
Landscapes of Myth
current Getty exhibit
19th Century Photography of Ancient Greece
Olympics Through Time
Oxyrhynchus - an exhibition
a nice exhibition on one of the most important sites for Greek papyri - history, methodology, finds etc. Many images.
 
Treasures of Mt. Athos
 

 

OTHER RESOURCES
Ancient Greek
online resources from which to learn and read ancient Greek
Ancient Greek Cities
useful material on art, history, coinage, monuments etc. of some of the major Greek cities
Ancient Greek Music
all published fragments of music & recordings of them
Architecture: terms, types, plans
Archaeology Magazine
BBC Country Profile: Greece
BBC History, Arts, Literature
a very rich site - use the Search facility for best results
Byzantine Manuscripts & Palaeography
the source for most of our ancient Greek texts...
Byzantine Studies on the Net
intro to Byzantium and comprehensive resources for Byzantine studies of all kinds
Coinage
Lawrence U's Buerger collection of coins with essays on metals, minting, usage etc.

Coins: Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum database
(FitzWilliam Museum, Cambridge)

Costume
a very full bibliography on ancient Greek costume
Crete in Pictures
a comprehensive collection
Egypt Exploration Society
Franchthi Cave, the Argolid
17,000 years of Greek pre-history from the palaeolithic to the late neolithic, 20,000 - 3,000 BC
Greek Grammar on the Web
'The Electronic Gateway to the Study of Ancient Greek' - a full site covering every aspect of ancient Greek, including history, the alphabet, grammar, courses, dictionaries, links to other sites etc. etc.
Greek Personal Names
interesting & useful lists, images of sources (gravestones, vases etc.), information.
Greek Vase Types
Indo-European Languages
Brief descriptions of each language, division by family groups etc.
Medicine
an informative survey of medicine in the ancient world
Oxyrhynchus Papyri
the main website for the collection
extensive information and many images

the Parian Marble ('Marmor Parium')

The Parthenon Marbles
very good photos & presentation, along with detailed arguments for the Return of the marbles
The Peplos Kore
Prosopography of Athens
online database (still partial) of known persons in & around Athens
Santorini Volcano
 
Sumerian Mythology & Religion
a comprehensive intro and FAQ
Web Museum Paris
large and informative gallery of artists from the middle ages on
Women in the Greek World
a whole course, with bibliographies etc.
 

Ancient World on Television
TV listings for the week of programs to do with the ancient world

Current Weather in Greece...

 

INDIVIDUAL SANCTUARIES
Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites

Aphrodite of Cyprus
iconography, sanctuary etc.
Artemision, Ephesus
 
 
Heraion, Samos
Isthmian Sanctuary of Poseidon
Hero Cults - Palaimon-Melicertes
Sparta, Artemis Orthia (I)
Sparta, Artemis Orthia (II)
Sparta, Artemis Orthia - Dawkins
the text of the 1929 publication of the excavations

 

DISCUSSION GROUPS, LISTS etc.
Classics Central
Bulletin Board for posts & discussions of anything to do with Classics
Discussion Lists Directory (History)
PhilHellenika
our own newsgroup, Museion, for anything Hellenic
RogueClassicism
David Meadows' blog/journal/newsletter
The Classics Pages
Andrew Wilson's long-standing 'anything about Classics' site, full of information on many topics
TravelBlogs - Greece
modern-day travellers' diaries: variable texts, but often good photos

 


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and the University of California, Berkeley