Classical Studies

Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics

Alternative Titles
EAGLL
Description

The Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics is a unique work that brings together the latest research from across a range of disciplines which contribute to our knowledge of Ancient Greek. All entries are authored and include bibliographies. As a reference tool, it is especially useful for students and scholars of Greek, of linguistics, and of other Indo-European languages, as well as of Biblical Literature.

This resource is available on a trial basis, until December 21, 2013. Please send feedback to Beau Case: bdcase@umich.edu.

Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30924
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Brill's Companions in Classical Studies Online I

Description

Collection of 25 reference e-books on classical topics, including:

  • A Companion to Apollonius Rhodius, 2nd edition
  • A Companion to the Greek Lyric Poets
  • A Companion to the Study of Virgil
  • A New Companion to Homer
  • Aegean Greece in the Fourth Century BC
  • Brill’s Companion to Aphrodite
  • Brill’s Companion to Hesiod
  • Brill’s Companion to Silius Italicus
  • Brill’s Companion to Alexander the Great
  • Brill’s Companion to Ancient Macedon
  • Brill’s Companion to Callimachus
  • Brill’s Companion to Cicero
  • Brill’s Companion to Greek and Latin Pastoral
  • Brill’s Companion to Hellenistic Epigram
  • Brill’s Companion to Herodotus
  • Brill’s Companion to Lucan
  • Brill’s Companion to Ovid
  • Brill’s Companion to Propertius
  • Brill’s Companion to the Study of Greek Comedy
  • Brill’s Companion to Thucydides
  • Education in Greek and Roman Antiquity
  • Flavian Rome
  • Greek and Roman Historiography in Late Antiquity
  • The Novel in the Ancient World
  • Writing Politics in Imperial Rome

 

Type
E-Book(s)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/29426
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Egyptian Amulets, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology

Alternative Titles
Kelsey Museum of Archaeology Egyptian Amulets
Description

The Egyptian Amulet catalog is a collaborative project between the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, and UM's Digital Library Production Service. It was created between January and May of 1998. It was initially developed on a fairly small scale (roughly 360 items) and the catalog's purpose was to demonstrate the feasibility and value of transfering the Kelsey catalog of artifacts from a proprietary database system to an SGML-based system providing ubiquitous web access. Images of the Egyptian Amulets exist for each record in the database (and are also listed in the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology Artifacts Database).

Type
Images
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11875
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Kelsey Museum of Archaeology Textiles Database

Alternative Titles
Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, Textiles
Description

The Kelsey Museum Textiles Database is one part of an online version of the Kelsey museum catalogue intended to aid researchers when researching and finding textile objects. A large majority of these records have online images of the objects attached.

Type
Catalog
Images
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11873
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Literary Research Guide: An Annotated Listing of Reference Sources in English Literary Studies (5th Edition)

Alternative Titles
Harner
MLA Literary Research Guide
Description
Published by the MLA, James L. Harner's Literary Research Guide offers information about reference sources for doing research in all areas of literary studies. The electronic edition of the Guide, based on the fifth print edition, allows you to look up materials in WorldCat, Google Books, and your library’s online catalog. Use the personalization feature to save searches and individual entries and to write notes about them for later reference. Since the initial release of the electronic edition in 2009, the author has revised the Guide twice a year. The online Guide, which will continue to be updated and revised regularly, now includes over 1,000 entries; refers to nearly 1,700 additional books, articles, and electronic resources in annotations; and cites more than 700 reviews.
Type
E-Book(s)
Handbook
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11849
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Bulletin of the American Society of Papyrologists

Alternative Titles
BASP
Description

The Bulletin of the American Society of Papyrologists has been the official journal of the American Society of Papyrologists since the publication of Volume 1, issue 1 in 1963 and is the only North American journal devoted to papyrology and related disciplines. This website makes all issues of BASP available electronically one year after publication in print. Information about subscribing to the print version and ordering individual issues is available online.

BASP publishes a wide variety of articles and reviews of relevance to papyrology and related disciplines. From text editions to important synthetic articles, BASP has published studies on papyri, ostraca, and inscriptions in Greek, Latin, and Coptic. In the future, BASP will broaden its coverage to include Hieratic, Demotic, Aramaic, and Arabic texts.

The ISSN for this publication is 0003-1186 (Print); 1938-6958 (Online).

Type
E-Journal(s)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11831
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Coptic Gnostic Library Online

Description

Online version of the fourteen-volume printed work, edited by James M. Robinson.

The Coptic Gnostic Library continues where the Dead Sea Scrolls left off. Our main sources of information for the Gnostic religion are the so-called Nag Hammadi codices, written in Coptic. These were unearthed in 1945 near the town of Nag Hammadi in Upper Egypt. The texts literally begin where the Dead Sea Scrolls end. Their discovery is considered equally significant as the Dead Sea Scrolls themselves, bringing to light a long-hidden wealth of information and insights into early Judaism and the roots of Christianity. Furthermore, these writings clearly show that the Gnostic religion was not only a force that interacted with early Christianity and Judaism in their formative periods, but also a significant religious movement in its own right. 

The Coptic Gnostic Library contains all the texts of the Nag Hammadi codices, both in the original Coptic and in translation. Each text has its own introduction, and full indexes are provided. The Coptic Gnostic Library is the starting point for all research into ancient Gnosticism. It is the result of decades of dedicated research by the most distinguished international scholars in this field.

The Coptic Gnostic Library is the only authoritative edition of many of the Coptic writings of the Gnostics from the first centuries AD. It was originally published by Brill in fourteen hardback volumes as part of the Nag Hammadi (and Manichaean) Studies series between 1975 and 1995.

Type
Database
E-Book(s)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11581
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Online Liddell-Scott-Jones Greek-English Lexicon

Alternative Titles
TLG
LSJ
Description

Excerpted from http://www.tlg.uci.edu/lsj/about.php

Liddell-Scott-Jones (known as LSJ or Liddell-Scott) is the standard lexicographical resource for Classical Greek. LSJ was first published in 1843 by Oxford Clarendon Press edited by Henry George Liddell and Robert Scott and based on earlier lexicographical work by Schneider and Passow. It was subsequently revised 8 times. The 8th edition (1897) was the last edition published during Liddell's lifetime. Two abridged editions (the "little Liddell" and intermediate LSJ (or "middle Liddell") were also published by Oxford in 1843 and 1889 respectively). The modern reader can greatly benefit from reading the fascinating story of the creation of LSJ in the Preface of the volume.

The last edition of LSJ was published in ten parts between 1925 and 1940. A list of Addenda and Corrigenda to the 1940 edition was published in 1968 and bound with subsequent printings but the revisions were not merged into the main lexicon composed by Liddell and Scott. In 1996, Oxford University Press published the LSJ Supplement with 320 pages of corrections and additions but the main text of the lexicon was not revised. More recent bibliographical efforts, most notably the Diccionario Griego-Español (DGE), carried out in Madrid, Spain under the direction of Francisco R. Adrados and Juan Rodríguez Somolinos, have resumed the task of a new lexicon for ancient Greek based on modern lexicographical methods and updated data.

Digital versions:
LSJ was first made available in digital form in the mid-90s thanks to the Perseus Project with funding by the National Science Foundation. The Perseus digital version was subsequently licensed to a number of projects (Chicago Perseus, Pollux:Archimedes Project, etc.) and was ported to phone apps. All these sites provide some searching capabilities and links but not links to the TLG data. They are also based on the Perseus digital file which has not been extensively corrected. Digital scans of the lexicon can be downloaded from a variety of sources, including but not limited to the Internet Archive, Google Books, and Scribd. However, without markup and searching capabilities, the value of the scans is rather limited.

A CD ROM version published by Logos Software incorporated the 1996 Supplement and many improvements and corrections to the printed version. Similarly BibleWorks has also produced a version that includes the LSJ Supplement with links of the Supplement entries to the main lexicon headwords.

The TLG version:
The TLG embarked into this project in 2006. Recognizing the fact that LSJ is the most central reference work for all scholars and students of ancient Greek, we decided that producing a fully corrected and reliably accessible online version with links to TLG texts was a worthwhile undertaking. The digital LSJ was a natural extension of our larger and ongoing lemmatization project. In the process of improving automatic recognition of all word forms in our texts, we have digitized and extracted information such as headwords, meanings, and grammatical use from a large number of dictionaries. Making LSJ available to the public was another step in this direction.

Digitization, markup and correction of LSJ proved to be far more time consuming and demanding from a scholarly point of view than we anticipated, hence the entire project took five years to complete. The effort began by extracting identifiable sections of the text, such as headwords and meanings, that we could proofread using TLG correction software or by collating multiple digital versions. This approach was helpful but not entirely effective. Ultimately, the bulk of editing required a human eye. The final project contains a number of enhancements compared to the printed version. A number of lower case or ambigious entries have been converted to upper case and a large number of typographical errors have been corrected. Sub-entries in the printed edition marked with hyphens, have been expanded and treated as headwords. Greek words (both headwords and Greek inside entries), and English definitions can be searched and LSJ citations are linked to the TLG updated editions (when possible).

Type
Dictionary
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11563
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Ut per litteras apostolicas

Alternative Titles
Papal Letters
Registres et lettres des Papes du XIIIe siècle
Registres et lettres des Papes du XIV e siècle
Brepolis
Description

The electronic version of the celebrated Registres et lettres des Papes du XIIIe siècle (32 vols.; Rome, 1883- ) and the Registres et lettres des Papes du XIV e siècle (48 vols.; Rome, 1899- ). Furthermore, it contains unpublished material (litterae communes of Gregory XI from 1371 to 1375 and the registers of petitions of Urbain V)--this part of the database represents more than 62,000 documents.

Ut per litteras apostolicas provides striking information on the most varied aspects of medieval society: church institutions, the clergy, the papal states, politics, the legal system, taxation, government and finance, secular society, the religious life, intellectual and artistic life, the economy, wars, law and order, the environment and natural disasters, and daily life. More than 220,000 documents providing insights into the most varied aspects of medieval society.

Type
E-Book(s)
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11545
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