See also Judaism, Christianity, Gnosticism, and Islam.
Internet Ancient History Sourcebook
"The Ancient and Modern Sourcebooks have a different role: since there are already ample online repositories of texts for these periods, the goal here is to provide and organize texts for use in classroom situations. Links to the larger online collections are provided for those who want to explore further."
By Paul Halsall, Fordham University
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Ancient History Discussion List
"A forum for debate, discussion, and the exchange of information by students and scholars of the history of the Ancient Mediterranean."
Includes the archives from 1994-
Ancient Greek World Index
Topic include Land and Time, Daily Life, Economy, and Death & Religion
The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Ancient World Mapping Center (AWMC)
"The Ancient World Mapping Center exists to promote cartography and geographic information science as essential disciplines within the field of ancient studies."
- Davis Library, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
The Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon (CAL)
"This major scholarly reference work will cover all dialects and periods of ancient Aramaic, one of the principal languages of antiquity, with a literature of central importance for history and civilization, and especially for the Jewish and Christian religions."
Edited by Prof. Stephen A. Kaufamn, Hebrew Union College and Prof. Joseph A. Fitzmyer, Catholic University of America.
Dr. J's Illustrated Guide to the Classical World
"...an extensive on-line collection of illustrated lectures on Greek archaeological sites, literature and history."
By Prof. Janice Siegel, Intellectual Heritage Program, Temple University
Electronic Tools and Ancient Near Eastern Archives.
"This is the first time that library science, computer science, and Near Eastern archaeology have worked in such a close relationship. When developed, the digital library will make both the primary data and secondary studies of participating projects immediately available online and accessible world-wide."
Lantern Slides of Classical Antiquity
By Harrison Eiteljorg, II, Center for the Study of Architecture (CSA), Bryn Mawr College
Online Medieval and Classical Library
"A collection of some of the most important literary works of Classical and Medieval civilization."
Part of the Berkeley Digital Library SunSITE.
Some Thoughts on Teaching Ancient History
An essay by Kurt A. Raaflaub
Stanford Digital Forma Urbis Romae Project
"...the test site for exploring the Forma Urbis Romae, or Severan Marble Plan of Rome. This enormous map, measuring ca. 18.10 x 13 meters (ca. 60 x 43 feet), was carved between 203-211 CE and covered an entire wall inside the Templum Pacis in Rome. It depicted the groundplan of every architectural feature in the ancient city, from large public monuments to small shops, rooms, and even staircases."
Sections include: Project ; Map ; Database ; Glossary ; Bibliography ; People ; Links.
The Tom and Nan Riley Collection of Roman Portrait Sculptures
"The Riley Collection, dating to the period when Rome was at its greatest prosperity--the first century B.C. to the third century A.D.--is especially good at introducing students and those interested in ancient Rome to the diversity of the Roman world. Ranging from patricians to plebeians, the collection includes not only emperors and senators, but also men, women, and children from all walks of life. Finally, the collection provides a unique opportunity for people to get to know Romans as individual human beings who were concerned about many of the same issues that we are: identity, status, leadership, and gender ... The Riley website is designed to be useful to students, grade six through university, their teachers, and anyone interested in the Roman empire ... The site also features Teaching Materials designed to help teachers come up with ideas for integrating the site into their own pre-existingcourses."
Maintained by John Gruber-Miller, Prof. of Classics, Cornell College
Ancient Near East and the Mediterranean World
"The project focused on materials published between 1850 - 1950, drawn from two of the Library's complimentary collections, the Ancient Near East and Classics Collections. Preserved materials relate to the study of the ancient Near East and cover such topics as the archaeology, art, history, language, law, and religions of Sumer, Babylonia, Assyria, Egypt, Nubia, Persia, and other ancient peoples of Anatolia and the Fertile Crescent. Classics materials span the time from the rise of Bronze Age Aegean culture through the period in the Middle Ages and include volumes relating to the history, art and archaeology of the classical world"
The Dead Sea Scrolls and Other Hebrew MSS Project
Sections include: Introduction ; Articles ; Annual Reports.
A Virtual Community for Teaching and Learning Classics
"VRoma is first and foremost a community of scholars, both teachers and students, who help to create on-line resources for teaching Latin and ancient Roman culture and who use these resources in their courses...an on-line 'place,' modeled upon the ancient city of Rome, where students and instructors can interact live, hold courses and lectures, and share resources for the study of the ancient world...These extendible and customizable resources will include texts, commentaries, images, maps and other materials."
A wonderful resource and teaching tool.
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