Classical Studies

Codices Vossiani Latini Online [Trial]

Description

"The Codices Vossiani Latini Online publishes all 363 codices which form the world-famous Latin part of Isaac Vossius’ manuscript collection held at Leiden University Library. The Codices Vossiani Latini count a large number of early medieval manuscripts (a whopping 76 Carolingian manuscripts dating from before 900), including major sources of many classic texts. Famous are the oldest sources of Lucretius’ De natura rerum, of Cicero’s philosophical works, and the earliest manuscript of Plinius’ Historia naturalis known to be produced north of the Alps (Northumbria, eighth century). Other highlights include an illustrated herbal from around 600 and the Aratea, an astronomical treatise from around 840, manufactured at the court of Louis the Pious with 39 beautiful miniatures of the constellations....

The 363 codices in all comprise 40,278 openings, resulting in 84,266 images, including covers and flyleaves.

The manuscript collection is enriched by detailed information drawn from by K. A. de Meyier's catalogues of the codices, providing users, both students and researchers, with essential information on the content, context, and physical appearance of each codex."

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Flavius Josephus Online [Trial]

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Online version of Flavius Josephus: Translation and Commentary (edited by Steve Mason) with the addition of the Greek text in the form of Niese's editio major: Benedikt Niese, Flavii Josephi opera (7 volumes, Berlin 1885-1895).

Presents the edited Greek source text and new literal English translation and literary-historical commentary en face 

Further content will be added as released, with Book 11 of the Antiquities as the next expected installment. 

Valuable for the study of classical antiquity, biblical history, early Judaism, Christian origins, and the political history of Palestine under Roman rule.

"Flavius Josephus, the first-century Jewish historian, is without a doubt the most important witness to ancient Judaism from the close of the biblical period to the aftermath of the destruction of the temple in 70 CE. After fighting against the Romans in the war of 66-73 and surrendering in the earliest phase of the campaign, he moved to Rome where he began a productive literary career. His four surviving works - Judean War, Judean Antiquities, Life, and Against Apion, in thirty Greek volumes - provide the narrative structure for interpreting the other, more fragmentary written sources and physical remains from this period. Josephus' descriptions of the Temple, the Judean countryside, Jewish-Roman relations and conflicts, and groups and institutions of ancient Judea have become indispensable for students of early Judaism, Classics, and of Christian origins alike."

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The Brill Dictionary of Ancient Greek (Montanari Online)

Alternative Titles
Montanari Online
Vocabolaria della Lingua Greca (English)
Description

The Brill Dictionary of Ancient Greek is the English translation of Franco Montanari’s Vocabolaria della Lingua Greca. With an established reputation as the most important modern dictionary for Ancient Greek, it brings together 140,000 headwords taken from the literature, papyri, inscriptions and other sources of the archaic period up to the 6th Century CE, and occasionally beyond.The Brill Dictionary of Ancient Greek is an invaluable companion for the study of Classics and Ancient Greek, for beginning students and advanced scholars alike.

Translated and edited under the auspices of The Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, DC, The Brill Dictionary of Ancient Greek is based on the completely revised 3rd Italian edition published in 2013.

Features

  • The principal parts of some 15,000 verbs are listed directly following the entry and its etymology. For each of these forms, the occurrence in the ancient texts has been certified. When found only once, the location is cited.
  • Nearly all entries include citations from the texts with careful mention of the source.
  • The Dictionary is especially rich in personal names re-checked against the sources for the 3rd Italian edition, and in scientific terms, which have been categorized according to discipline.
  • Each entry has a clear structure and typography making it easy to navigate.
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Dictionary
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Routledge Handbooks Online

Alternative Titles
Routledge Companions
RHO
Description

Routledge Handbooks Online is a collection of over 400 handbooks in 18 subject areas, including archaeology, Asian studies, business, classics, communications, criminal justice, economics, education, environment, health, history, law, linguistics, philosophy, politics, psychology, security, sociology, sports and tourism.  

All chapters are searchable, browsable and fully indexed. Chapters can be downloaded as PDFs and are DRM-free. Each book includes an image gallery.

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E-Book(s)
Handbook
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Prosopography of the Byzantine World (PBW)

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  • Addresses the history of Byzantium as well as the first two crusades and the history of the crusader states until 1150
  • Since 2011, particular coverage of first half of the twelfth century (mainly from Latin and Greek sources) and the religious dimension of eleventh-century Byzantium
  • Includes some Armenian and Arabic textual sources
  • See the Full Source List for more complete coverage 
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BREPOLiS Databases Portal

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Portal for accessing many of Brepols' online reference works including: 

Bibliography of British and Irish History

Index Religiosus

RHE bibliographie (now part of Index Religiosus)

Dictionnaire d'histoire et de géographie ecclésiastiques

Medieval and Early Modern Bibliographies

International Medieval Bibliography

Bibliographie de Civilisation Médiévale

International Directory of Medievalists

Archive of Celtic-Latin Literature

Aristoteles Latinus Database

Monumenta Germaniae Historica

Cross Database Searchtool

Library of Latin Texts - Series A

Library of Latin Texts - Series B

Database of Latin Dictionaries

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Brill's Companions in Classical Studies Online II

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Titles in package include:

  • Political Autobiographies and Memoirs in Antiquity
  • Brill’s Companion to Greek and Latin Epyllion and its Reception
  • Brill’s Companion to Horace
  • Brill’s Companion to Sophocles
  • Brill’s Companion to Seneca
  • Brill’s Companion to Valerius Flaccus
  • Brill’s Companion to George Grote and the Classical Tradition
  • Brill's Companion to Statius
  • Brill’s Companion to Ancient Scholarship (2 vols) (forthcoming 2015)
  • Brill’s Companion to Roman Tragedy (forthcoming 2015)
  • Brill's Companion to the Reception of Cicero (forthcoming 2015)
  • Brill's Companion to the Reception of Euripides (forthcoming 2015)
  • Brill's Companion to Leo Strauss' Writings on Classical Political Thought (forthcoming 2015)
  • Brill’s Companion to Herodotus in Antiquity and Beyond (forthcoming 2015)
  • Brill’s Companion to Classics,  Fascism and Nazi Ideology (forthcoming 2015)
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Manar al-Athar

Alternative Titles
منار الآثار
Description

"The Manar al-Athar website, based at the University of Oxford, aims to provide high resolution, searchable images for teaching, research, and publication. These images of archaeological sites, with buildings and art, will cover the areas of the former Roman empire which later came under Islamic rule, such as Syro-Palestine/the Levant, Arabia, Egypt, North Africa and Spain. The chronological range is from Alexander the Great (i.e., from about 300 BC) through, the Islamic period to the present. It is the first website of its kind providing such material labelled jointly in both Arabic and English. We will also be publishing related material, both online and on paper, in English and Arabic."

"يهدف موقع منار الآثار الإلكتروني، التابع لجامعة أكسفورد، إلى تزويدكم بصور عالية الجودة للغايات العلمية والتعليمية والبحثية؛ إذ تحتوي الصور على نماذج معمارية وفنية لمواقع أثرية كانت ضمن مناطق الإمبراطورية الرومانية السابقة والتي وقعت لاحقاً تحت الحكم الإسلامي: مثل بلاد الشام وبعض أجزاء الجزيرة العربية ومصر وشمال أفريقيا وأسبانيا. تمتد الفترة الزمنية لهذه المواقع الأثرية من أيام الإسكندر المقدوني (حوالي 300 قبل الميلاد) والفترة الإسلامية إلى الوقت الحاضر. يعد موقع منار الآثار الإلكتروني الأول من نوعه الذي يزود روّاده بمواد معنونة باللغتين العربية والإنجليزية معاً. فضلاً عن ذلك سيتم نشر مواد ذات صلة بالموضوع على الموقع الإلكتروني و بشكل ورقي باللغتين الإنجليزية والعربية"

 

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Encyclopedia of Ancient History

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Encyclopedia of Ancient History Online
Description

The Encyclopedia of Ancient History is the only comprehensive collection of twenty-first century scholarship available on the entire ancient Mediterranean world. Includes 5,000 original entries spanning the late Bronze Age through the seventh century CE. Entries extend to all Mediterranean civilizations, including the Near East and Egypt, and represent an unprecedented level of coverage of the ancient world.

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