EN374 - Classics in Translation

mGeneral Resources

Voice of the Shuttle Classical Literature Page 

Sites of Interest to Classicists 

The Perseus Project - A website provided by Tufts University, "Perseus is a continually growing digital library of resources for studying the ancient world. The library's materials include ancient texts and translations, philological tools, maps, extensively illustrated art catalogs, and secondary essays on topics like vase painting."

Classics at Oxford - Originally created as an introduction to the study of Classics at the various colleges at Oxford University, this site provides links to numerous online resources, including bibliographies, e-texts, journals, and ancient art and history.

The Encyclopedia Mythica: An Online Encyclopedia of Mythology, Folklore, and Legend 

Star Myths - A non-scholarly commercial site with some New Age connections, but it has some useful basic facts about star myths and good illustrations of old constellation maps and of the Atlas Farnese, the earliest surviving representation of the classical constellations, as well as some astronomy links.

Didaskalia Introduction to Ancient Theater - This site includes a bibliography on Greek theater in general.

Guide to Greek Drama - Dr. Robin Mitchell-Boyask of Temple University provides introductions, bibliographies, and guides to individual plays.

"Why Greek Tragedy Still Matters" - An article by Lloyd Rose from The Washington Post, December 20, 1998.

Individual Authors

Study guides for The Iliad and The Odyssey - Dr. Robin Mitchell-Boyask's guides keyed to the translations of Robert Fagles and Robert Fitzgerald, respectively.

Harvard's Homer in Performance Web Page - Selected parts of Homer's Iliad, with notes and explanations by Harvard University's Gregory Nagy, including audio files.

Homeric Singing--An Approach to the Original Performance - Created by members of the University of Vienna's Department of Classical Philology and the Austrian Academy of Sciences' Commission for Ancient Literature, this site provides material for an approximate reconstruction of Homeric singing technique. It includes an audio file of Demodokos' song about Ares and Aphrodite in The Odyssey, 8, 267-366.

Resources for Aeschylus - Provided by Bedford St. Martin's publishing company. Includes a brief biography along with links.

Resources for Sophocles - Provided by Bedford St. Martin's publishing company. Includes a brief biography along with links.

Brief Bibliography for the Study of Antigone - Books and journal articles that are available at VMI's Preston Library and W&L's Leyburn Library.

Resources for Euripides - Provided by Bedford St. Martin's publishing company. Includes a brief biography along with links.

Resources for Aristophanes - Provided by Bedford St. Martin's publishing company. Includes a brief biography along with links.

Virgil Resources (including Biography, Texts, Bibliography) 

ILTweb: Digital Dante: Dante-related Resources on the Net -A website provided by Columbia University's Institute for Learning Technologies (ILTweb), it "integrates . . . multimedia, as well as hyperlinked text commentary and other materials, into the reading of the Commedia in an innovative way -- a way not previously possible in non-digital media. The Digital Dante Project is essentially a twenty-first-century illumination -- one that intends to take advantage of the existing technical possibilities of our contemporary culture to create a viewpoint -- a twenty-first-century dantisti viewpoint--of contemporary and historical culture, much like Dante's original work was (in addition to allegory) a thirteenth-century viewpoint of then contemporary and historical culture."

Otfried Lieberknecht's Homepage for Dante Studies - A clearing house of both library and online resources by a leading scholar of Dante studies.

Dante Society - An online Service for Dante scholars provided by the Dante Society Of America, this website includes a link to the American Dante Bibliography, an annotated bibliography of Dante studies from 1953-1995.

The Dartmouth Dante Project - Contains over 50 commentaries on The Divine Comedy, beginning with that of Dante's son, Jacopo Alighieri, and including the commentaries by Boccaccio, Longfellow and Singleton. You can search by book (cantica), canto, and line numbers and limit the responses according to the language of the commentaries (e.g., English, Latin, Italian). For example, if you want commentaries in English on the allegory of the three beasts in Canto I of Inferno, you would type

"cantica inferno and canto 1 and line 31 and language english"

in the search window. If you set "Display records in" to "Commentary," the texts of the commentaries will come up automatically. Note that it is no longer possible to search for a range of line numbers (e.g., 31-54 for all three beasts), but if you give the first line of a passage, the database will usually return commentary on the entire passage.

Citing Electronic Sources  - A collection of links to websites with guidelines for citing material from the World Wide Web, CD-ROMs and other electronic sources.  The emphasis is on MLA format, but there is information for APA, Chicago, and Turabian, as well.