Classics resources and links

A compilation of resources across multiple topics.

Postgraduate resources

Postgraduate study in Classics at Victoria University of Wellington (pdf)
An in-house guide for students.

The PhD in Classics at Victoria University of Wellington (pdf)
Our pamphlet has everything you need to know about studying to be a Doctor in Classics.

Associations and directories

American Philological Association
The principal learned society for Classical Studies in North America. Includes APA Presidential Addresses (from TAPA) and a directory of APA members.

American Schools of Oriental Research
Supports and encourages the study of the peoples and cultures of the Near East, from the earliest times to the present.

Archaeological Institute of America

Classical Association of the Middle West and South (USA).

Historians of Ancient Law

A directory of persons with interests in Roman or ancient law, or the subsequent history of Roman law.

International Association for Greek Philosophy (IAGP)

International Plutarch Society

International Plato Society
Includes access to a new Internet journal on Plato

SAMH: Society of Ancient Military Historians

Classics resources

Bibliotheca Classica Selecta (BCS)
From the Université Catholique de Louvain, a guide to general bibliography on classical topics

Classical and Medieval History Library of Congress' annotated list of reference websites.

Classical Mythology Oxford Classical Mythology, 7th ed., online.
A companion to Morford and Lenardon's best-selling Mythology.

Diotima Materials for the Study of Women and Gender in the Ancient World.

KIRKE Katalog der Internetressourcen für die Klassische Philologie
with links to Deutsche Datenquellen: Klassische Philologie, Mittel- und Neulatein, Byzantinistik.

Look It Up!
Part of VRoma, an assortment of lexica - Greek, Latin, German, Spanish - and other resources conveniently usable from a single page.

Perseus Digital Library

Rassegna degli Strumenti Informatici per lo Studio dell'Antichità
Classica By Alessandro Cristofori

Theatron: Theatre History in Europe
An online teaching and research tool featuring interactive real time walkthroughs of highly accurate 3D models of present and past theatres.

VoS: Voice of the Shuttle Website for humanities research.

VRoma A virtual community for teaching and learning classics."


American Journal of Archaeology

American Journal of Philology

Archaeology Magazine
An Official Publication of the Archaeological Institute of America.

Arethusa Combines contemporary theoretical perspectives with more traditional approaches to literary and material evidence on the ancient world and the field of Classics.

Arion A Journal of Humanities and the Classics.

Athena Journal of Archaeology, History, and Exploration

Bryn Mawr Classical Review
Reviews of current scholarly work in the field of classical studies (including archaeology).

Electronic Antiquity Communicating the Classics.

Etudes Classiques From the Centre Universitaire de Luxembourg.

Forum Archaeologiae Zeitschrift für klassische Archäologie.

Gnomon Online
The Eichstätt Information System for Classical Studies.

Gymnasium Zeitschrift für Kultur der Antike und Humanistische Bildung. The Gymnasium homepage is associated with regularly updated pages of KIRKE- Katalog der Internetressourcen für die Klassische Philologie.

Histos The Electronic Journal of Ancient Historiography at the University of Durham.

Journal of Roman Archaeology

Phoenix A Journal of the Classical Association of Canada.

Retiarius: Commentarii Periodici Latini

Scholia Studies in Classical Antiquity.

Transactions of the American Philological Association

Texts and bibliography links

The Bartleby Library
at Columbia University houses a fine collection of electronic texts, accessible through Great Books Online.

Perseus has a library of Greek texts:
consult the Primary Text Index: English Translations or Primary Text Index: Greek (the page is outdated but instructs you via the Table of Contents).

The Online Books Page at the University of Pennsylvania
lists free books on the web and allows you to search by Library of Congress classification: check PA Classical Languages and Literature.

Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents
From Oxford University, with links to images of Greek inscriptions, and information on a new edition of Hesychius.

A Glossary of Literary Terms By Robert Harris.

A Handbook of Rhetorical Devices By Robert Harris.

Loeb Classical Library From Harvard University Press.

Papyrology Home Page From the University of Michigan, with links to many other internet sites on papyrology.

The Vergil Project From the University of Pennsylvania.

Egypt and the Near East

The Classics Programme at Victoria University of Wellington does not currently teach Egyptology.

Egyptology Resources

Mithraism: The Cosmic Mysteries of Mithras By David Ulansey.

The Oriental Institute Museum
A virtual tour through the Museum at the University of Chicago, a showcase of the history, art and archaeology of the ancient Near East.

Petra Brown University site on the Great Temple excavation.

The Philo of Alexandria page Part of the Resource Pages for Biblical Studies.

Tyre Travel site with interesting historical background on the city of Tyre.


From the Archaeology Faculty of the University of Leiden (Project Leader: Dr. L. Bouke van der Meer).


Art and Architecture

The Amphoras Project Database
based on the archive collected by Virginia R. Grace at the excavations of the Agora at Athens.

Excavations at Isthmia From Ohio State University.
The site includes a multimedia programme.

The Heraklion Archaeological Museum
Finds from all periods of Cretan history, the most important being from the Minoan civilization.

The Pylos Regional Archaeological Project

Greek Vase Painter Essays
Written by art historians specifically for inclusion in the Perseus Project.

Yeronisos Island Expedition
A total island study undertaken by Professor Joan Breton Connelly and the Yeronisos Island Expedition for New York University since 1990.


Foundation of the Hellenic World
An officially sanctioned not-for-profit cultural institution which uses cutting-edge technology to research and create understanding of Hellenic history and culture.

Sparta: A Bibliography By John Paul Adams, 2001.

War and Peace in Classical Antiquity Resource
bibliography by Rob S. Rice for Classics 175 at the University of Pennsylvania.

Website Attica
Complements and enhances the published volumes of Persons of Ancient Athens. By John Traill, University of Toronto.


Thesaurus Linguae Graecae
From the University of California at Irvine. Includes most literary texts written in Greek from Homer to the fall of Byzantium in AD 1453.


Byzantium: Byzantine Studies on the Internet Hosted by Fordham University.

Mythology Teaching
supplement to CLA 212 Classical Mythology at Princeton University, by Ruth Webb.

Olympic Games Exhibit on the ancient Olympics by the Classics Department at Tufts University, using information from the Perseus Project.

Plato and his Dialogues By Bernard Suzanne.

The Reception of Classical Texts and Images Conference
The Reception of Classical Texts and Images Conference
held at the Open University, Milton Keynes, UK, 3-4 January 1996.

The Roman world

The Center for Roman Studies
A research programme at the University of Reading, combining Archaeology, Classics and History of Art.

Forum Romanum
A centralized, up-to-date catalogue of all Latin texts currently available on the internet.

Rom im WorldWideWeb From the KIRKE site at Berlin University.

Art and Archaeology

The Christian Catacombs of Rome

Religious, historical and archaeological aspects

Diocletian's Palace
Promotional site for a book on the World Cultural Heritage site in Split, Croatia. See also The "Palace" of Diocletian at Split by Michael Greenhalgh.

Museums, Monuments and Archaeological Areas Part of the Romaturismo site.

Oculus: An Eyeful of the Roman World

Pompeii Forum Project
Collaborative research project addressing broad issues in urban history and design, especially during Pompeii's final days

Roman Caistor
Virtual tour of the Roman town of Caistor St Edmund, Norfolk's capital and now Norfolk's "forgotten town".

Romans in Scotland
A virtual tour of the exhibition at the Hunterian Museum, University of Glasgow.

The Vatican Exhibit
Some 200 of the Vatican Library's most precious manuscripts, books, and maps, many of which played a key role in the humanist recovery of the classical heritage of Greece and Rome.

The discoveries at Vindolanda, the archaeology of Hadrian's Wall, and the Roman army in Britain


De Imperatoribus Romanis An Online Encyclopedia of Roman Emperors.

Kaiseraugst A Gymnasium class project on Kaiseraugst (Augusta Rurica) (in German).

War and Peace in Classical Antiquity Resource
bibliography by Rob S. Rice for Classics 175 at the University of Pennsylvania.

Language and epigraphy

Allen and Greenough's New Latin Grammar for Schools and Colleges

Bibliotheca For Latin ancient and modern.

The Electronic Thesaurus Linguae Latinae
Under the auspices of the Consortium for Latin Lexicography (CLL), "the only dictionary to attempt to comprehend the entire Latin language".

The Epigraphic Database,

Heidelberg For Roman epigraphy, this database indexes entries from L'Année Epigraphique from 1894 to 1990.
Víteliú: The Languages of Ancient Italy


Antique Roman Dishes Recipes from an old Roman cookbook, Marcus Gavius Apicius: De Re Coquinaria.

Ius Romanum
Roman Law branch of the Law-related Internet Project at the University of Saarbrücken.

Late Antiquity in the Mediterranean The Late Roman Army
by Hugh Elton, part of the ORB Online Encyclopaedia. Contains a short bibliography and links

Roman Law Resources
From the University of Aberdeen, information on Roman law sources and literature, the teaching of Roman law, and those who engage in the study of Roman law.