Resources for the Armchair Classicists

Phaedrus Kit

Jackson, Jr.


Resoursces for the Armchair [is there any other kind?[ Classicist

Online Sources for Complete Texts from Greek Antiquity

Internet Classics Archive
Maintained by the Classics Department at the Massachusetts Institute
of Technology, hundreds of texts in English translation from the Greek
and Latin originals
The Perseus Project: An Evolving
Digital Library on Ancient Greece
The Perseus Project, maintained at Tufts University, is an absolute
miracle. It offers a rich assortment of 
Primary Texts (Greek and Latin and English translation)
. In addition
to this, all the Greek texts are linked to powerful linguistic and dictionary
resources, providing instant glosses and full grammatical analyses of every
single word in all the texts archived! You can also perform word searches
in Greek, Latin or English. Here is a basic breakdown of the features:
English Index to
the Database
, Greek
Word Search of Primary Texts
, English
Word Search of the Liddell, Scott and Jones Greek Lexicon
, Art
and Archeology Indices
, Browser
for Architecture, Coins, Sculpture, Sites, and Vases
, The
Encyclopedia Subject Index
, An Atlas, and much more.
Classica Classics Texts
WWW Virtual
for Classics – maintained at Stanford University
University of Virginia Electronic Text Library
This enormous collection includes a growing number of full texts from
Classical Antiquity, Late Antiquity, and the Medieval Period – in English
translation as well as many in the original languages.
The English Server,
Carnegie Mellon University
This is a very important and very rich site. Any one in any manner connected
with humanities research will find amazing avenues of inquiry here. Go
there and wander around, after you have sampled the list of philosophical
texts on line that they maintain at the url given here. Then go play.

References for Classicists

History Sourcebook: Greece and Hellenism
This site is so important
I don’t want to detain you with mere praise of it. Go to it and be grateful
to Fordham University for a Kalpa or so.

The Library
of Congress Internet Resources for Classicists
Sources for Classicists
This is a major, major one-stop shopping spree paradisio for the classicist
and classicist moonlighter. A wonderfully organized and elegantly showcased
to launch the visitor more fortuitously than the Argives.
This is the site of the Classics journal Poermerium. Extremely cosmopolitan
in scope (the articles are in German, English, French, and Italian), it
is offered free on the Internet (at least for now). Visitors can browse
the table of contents for the volumes archived, and either read or download
an article, or with the click of a mouse the visitor can download the entire
issue as a zipped file – in one’s choice of Mac or PC formats. In addition,
the journal is the hub of a very intricate and well-developed clearance
house for digital resources for any type of research need in the Classics.
These resources are beautifully laid out at lucidly categorized on a central
square grip. Thre are other features as well – recommended books (linked
to, classics links hotlists, and news items from the field.
A beautiful site and a real discovery. Use this while you can. All the
search services are free but the site warns that they aren’t always going
to be that way.
The Cambridge
Classics External Gateway to Humanities Resources
A terrific service from Cambridge University, the site organizes and
contextualizes an enormous array of Internet resources for the interdisciplinary
(or monodisciplinary) study of Western European Antiquity. Particularly
useful for research in philosophy, the history of medicine and technology,
theatre, art history, and linguistics.
Voice of the
UCSB English Professor Alan Liu’s groundbreaking humanities resource
compendium is virtually (no pun intended) the first of its kind. The Voice
of the Shuttle’s continual growth and Professor Liu’s meticulous maintenance
of the site ensures that it will not be surpassed – or even equalled within
the remainder our the slowtime interface. Here I link only the Classics
page. That alone will give first-time visitors an inkling of its magnitude.
But only an inkling. Use the Classics page frequently and well, but travel
around in there too. It rewards itself every time. (Professor Alan Liu
and Professor James J. O’Donnell
[of the University of Pennsylvania] are my Humanities/Internet heroes –
and I don’t say that lightly or without reason. You will be encountering
more of those reasons-about both of these scholars- not infrequently. We’ll
be seeing more of Professor O’Donnell’s Web presence on the Latin-centered
resources for this seminar.]
Materials for the Study of Women and Gender in the Ancient World
Medieval, and related links and indices
This is a glimpse of the reasons why Professor James J. O’Donnell is
one of my heroes. The list here is rich and constantly helpful. And this
is merely Professor O’Donnell’s bookmarks he organized for one of his courses!
Exploring Ancient World Cultures

Specialized Search


A limited-search Search Engine for Classical Studies on the Internet

A limited-search Search Engine for Philosophy Research on the

Online Journals in Classics


The Ancient History Bulletin


Arachnion –
Journal of Ancient Literature & History


This is one of the nearly fifty scholarly journals now digitalized and
made available for free from Johns Hopkins University Press over the computers
of students and faculty of institutions whose library has subscribed to
this remarkable new program, called Project
. Fortunately, UCSC is one of
those universities. This means you can call up any article from any of
these archived journals and print it up for free. And better still, the
search engine on that Project Muse site is capable of doing pretty sophisticated
searches of the database of archived journals on line. I have used it several
times already in preparaing for this seminar. And I sincerely hope you
will too. In fact, we should all not only make a point of using it [I’ll
bring in examples of how useful it is] but we should always drop ther reference
librarian and/or the Dean [both] a line letting them know how much we have
been using it and what a boon it has been. In times of perpetual budget
cuts, libraries are hit first (like in Alexandria), and within the library,
journals are the first to go. This Muse subscription allows the library
to do away with piecemeal subscriptions to many journals, but if there
is little sign that it is being used, we would have reason to fear the
Muse may not smile upon us for long.
Arion – A Journal of Humanities
& the Classics
An exciting Journal of historiographical research from Italy.

Resources for Philosophy

General Philosophy Resources

in Cyberspace



Episteme Links
College Philosophy Sites
Stanford Encyclopedia
of Philosophy
The Internet Encyclopedia of
A longstanding new tradition of excellence. An ongoing dynamic encyclopedia-
the authors of each article stay up-to-the-minute regarding research on
their topics. If they feel it necessary, they will amend or rewrite the
articles. Very thorough and also forward looking.
The International
Directory of On-Line Philosophy Papers
with online papers in philosophy
Maintained by UCSC’s own renowned Professor Chalmers Johnson.
A Philosophical
Index of Major Philosophers
Online Serials Project
Directory Philosophy

Ancient Philosophy -Greek

Exploring Plato’s Texts
From the amazing classicists-cum-cyberpioneers at Evansville. A lucid and
elucidating labyrinth of directories, online texs (primary and secondary
sources) and hypertexted and contemporarily annotated „classics“ in Classics,
beginning with John Burnett’s Early
Greek Philosophy
This site is from the fine folks who bring us
the Argos search engine,
Exploring Ancient World Cultures,
and much else besides.

Introduction to this Lexicon
The Phaedrus – Table of Contents
Introduction to this Kit
All of Plato’s Dialogues and Letters on Line
Who Was Socrates?
Who Was Plato?
Who Was Lysias?
Who were the sophists
From the Life of Alcibiades
What were the Eleusinian Mysteries?
On line Resources
How I teach
Critical Precision – a Mini-Manifesto
Preface to cliff hanger notes
Cliff Hanger Notes

A Greek Lexicon selected
and prepared for Dr.
Thomas A. Sattler
, for no apparent reason, by Earl
Jackson, Jr.