Literary Resources — Classical and Biblical

This page is part of the Literary Resources collection maintained by Jack Lynch of Rutgers – Newark. Comments and suggestions are welcome.
Note: Since these pages are concerned primarily with English and American literature, coverage of classical and biblical literature is sparse. Think of the selection as representative, not comprehensive.

The Bible

The Bible Gateway
Search the Bible in ten languages (English, German, Swedish, Latin, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Tagalog, Norwegian) and multiple versions.
Early Church Fathers Collection
A large collection of writings from the first 800 years of the Church. Some of the files are available in WinHelp format.
Into His Own: Perspective on the World of Jesus (Rutgers Univ.)
Extensive hypertext commentary on Jesus and the Bible, including the Hebrew background.
A hypertext commentary on the book of Amos, with a dictionary of the (Hebrew) Bible. Accessible to beginners, but impressively learned.
World Wide Study Bible (CCEL)
Bible text with extensive annotations and contextual material.
Online Bibles: Bible Study Tools
Free resource to read and study the Bible online.

Classical Languages

Greek and Latin Language Resources (Tennessee)
An overview of resources.
An Intelligent Reader's Latin Chrestomathy (William Harris, Middlebury College)
Short Latin selections with commentary for those learning the language.
Scrinium Latinum: A Toolbox of Materials for the Intelligent Study of Latin (William Harris, Middlebury College)
Hypertext essay on the study of Latin language and literature.

Greek and Roman Literature

American Classical League (Michigan)
Information on the League.
A catalogue of over 300 post-classical Latin texts on the Web. Very impressive.
Arachnion: A Journal of Literature and Ancient History on the Web
An apparently defunct journal.
Bibliotheca Augustana (Augsburg)
Classical, Medieval, and Modern Latin.
The Classics Page at Ad Fontes Academy
Big collection of Latin texts and links.
Classics Subject Guide (Alberta)
Extensive annotated guide to Web resources.
Cultures of the Book (Jim O'Donnell, Penn)
Course materials on book history from antiquity to the present.
Diotima: Women & Gender in the Ancient World (Kentucky)
A good searchable collection of print and electronic resources on women in the ancient world.
"The project aims at integrating Latin inscriptions from all parts of the Roman Empire into an extensive database." Supporting material in German and English. Very ambitious and scholarly.
Essays on some Latin Authors (William Harris, Middlebury College)
Brief biographical sketches on major literary figures in Latin literature, including Apuleius, Caesar, Catullus, Cicero, Horace, Juvenal, Lucretius, Ovid, Persius, Petronius, Propertius, and others.
Interpreting Ancient Manuscripts Web (Timothy W. Seid, Earlham)
Illustrated guide to paleography.
The Latin Library at Ad Fontes Academy
A big collection of Latin texts from antiquity through the Middle Ages.
Papers on the Classics (William Harris, Middlebury College)
Dozens of short essays on classical topics.
The best collection of classical literature, with extensive supporting materials. O si sic omnes!
Project Libellus
"An ongoing attempt to provide a library of classical Latin (and Greek) texts with minimal redistribution restrictions." They disavow any intention of providing scholarly texts; "The intent of the project is to make available fairly good-quality texts at no cost; it is not to provide guaranteed top quality texts." With that provision they do a pretty good job, with texts of perhaps a dozen authors.
Resources of Scholarly Societies — Classical Studies
A ranked list of classical studies societies with Web sites.
Worlds of Late Antiquity (Jim O'Donnell, Penn)
"A home page for miscellaneous materials relating to the culture of the Mediterranean world in late antiquity (roughly 200-700 C.E.)." Includes links and a reading list.

Mythology

Encyclopedia Mythica
An on-line encyclopedia on the mythologies of the world, from the familiar (Greek and Roman) through the obscure (Latvian and Aztec). Entries are brief but often useful.
Greek Mythology
A simple introduction to major figures in Greek mythology, with a list of Homeric references. Useful for beginning students.
Greek Mythology
A rudimentary hyperlinked guide to major gods, myths, and creatures. Littered with commercials.
Greek Mythology: Chapters in Pre-History (William Harris, Middlebury)
A critique of Joseph Campbell's approach to mythology in a dozen chapters "designed to investigate the myths as thinly cloaked chapter in an ancient Historical Tradition, which goes far back into the history of the Near East."

Authors

Aristotle

Aristotle's Poetics: Notes on Homer's Iliad and Odyssey (Malcolm Heath, Leeds)
Annotated text of Aristotle's Poetics, with commentary on all the Homeric passages.

Augustine

Augustine of Hippo (James O'Donnell)
An authoritative overview of Augustine's life and works by a prominent scholar.

Homer

Aristotle's Poetics: Notes on Homer's Iliad and Odyssey (Malcolm Heath, Leeds)
Annotated text of Aristotle's Poetics, with commentary on all the Homeric passages.
Homer and the Papyri (Harvard)
Database of published papyri of the Iliad and the Odyssey.
Homer Home Page
Very simple introduction to the Homeric poems.
The Homer Homepage (Steven Hale, DeKalb College)
A very useful collection of links on Homer, including E-texts, images, original essays, and discussion groups. Very welcome.
Homer's Odyssey Resources (Jorn Barger)
An index of miscellaneous Web resources. Crowded and complicated — no surprise, since it comes froma Joyce site — but useful.
Study Guides for Homer's Iliad and Odyssey
A collection of resources, mostly for beginners.

Ovid

An impressive and scholarly guide to resources. In German.
Ovid: Metamorphoses (Gail Sherman, Reed)
A good set of links on the Metamorphoses.
Ovid Project (UVM)
An illustrated study of Ovid's early modern legacy.
Some Information on Publius Ovidius Naso (Ferdy Hanssen)
A good set of annotated Ovid links.

Vergil

The 110Tech Aeneid Page (David Silverman, Reed)
An introductory page, with rudimentary background, links to E-texts and study guides, and a short bibliography.
The Vergil Project (Joe Farrell, Penn)
I'm unable to get the text to work, but there are good bibliographical tips. It hasn't been updated in a long time.
A very useful set of links on Virgil, including E-texts, original essays, and other sites. A good place to start.
A very impressive site on Virgil, including biographies, translations, links, and maps.

This page, part of the larger collection of literary resources, is maintained by Jack Lynch.