9: An Annotated List of Reference Websites
Classical and Medieval History
Abbreviations Used in L'Annee Philologique
Comprehensive list of abbreviations for scholarly journals in all subject fields.
Journal founded in 1997 and published only online. Includes
articles by non-specialists as well as scholars of history, art
history, and archaeology. All back articles are available.
Bryn Mawr Classical Review
Contemporary reviews of scholarly works (1990 to the present)
in classical studies including archaeology. Full text book reviews
searchable by author, title, reviewer and keyword. Boolean searches
De Imperatoribus Romanis
Online biographical encyclopedia of Roman and Byzantine emperors,
including usurpers. Biographies are written by scholars and accompanied
by bibliographies. The list of emperors (arranged both alphabetically
and chronologically) is reasonably complete, but not all have biographies
as of yet.
Subtitle of this online journal is "communicating the classics."
Refereed articles on provocative topics with feedback encouraged.
Traditional articles are included but the focus is on controversial
entries and critical reaction to them.
Tables of Greek abbreviations used in ancient writing, often
in order to complete a word at the end of a line. Such abbreviations
are reproduced in printed facsimiles and microfilm versions of early
texts. Included are various types of abbreviations, e.g. suspension
(the most common), contraction, symbols. For Latin language abbreviations
readers should be referred to Mckerrow's An Introduction to
Bibliography for Literary Students (LC call number Z1001.M16)
and Cappelli's Lexcion abbreviaturarum ... latine (LC
call number Z111.C24) and for more basic modern English usage to
Von Ostermann's Manual of Foreign Languages for the Use of
Librarians, Bibliographers, Research Workers. Editors, Translators,
and Printers (LC call number Z253.V94 1952; all three of
these works are available in LC Main Reading Room reference collection)
Tables of standard Greek ligatures (two letters written with
one stroke). Ligatures were commonly used in early manuscripts and
also appear in facsimile transcriptions and microfilms of these
texts. Readers looking for Latin ligatures should be referred to
Cappelli's Lexicon abbreviaturarum ... latine (LC call
number Z111.C24; available in LC Main Reading Room reference collection)
The Internet Classics Archive
Online resource for classical antiquity, including a collection
of Greek and Roman texts in translation, arranged by author.
Vernacular equivalents of Latin place names, from the Association
for College and Research Libraries, Rare Books and Manuscripts Section,
Bibliographic Standards Committee.
Based on R.A. Peddie's Place Names in Imprints: An Index to
the Latin and Other Forms Used on Title Pages (Z125.P37 MRR
Alc) and J.T.G. Graesse's Orbis Latinus: Lexicon Lateinischer
Geographischer Namen des Mittelalters und der Neuzeit (G107.G8
1972 MRR Alc). Provides translation of many of the abbreviations
and German words in Orbis Latinus. Supplemented by
E.W. Burke's A Hand-List of Latin Place Names and Their Modern
Equivalents (G107.B87 1999 MRR Alc).
Online Reference Book for Medieval
Currently in development. Includes an online
encyclopedia arranged by topic, with articles written by specialists.
Information about a digitization project for ancient texts,
including full text of classical Greek authors in English translation
and the original (romanized) Greek.
Includes searchable full text access to the Princeton Encyclopedia
of Classical Sites.
"A community-built gazetteer and graph of ancient places. It gives scholars, students and enthusiasts worldwide the ability to use, create, share, and map historical geographic information about the ancient world."
and Date Conversion
Online calculators for converting dates from the Julian or Gregorian
calendars into Roman equivalents, and Roman numerals into Arabic
numerals (or vice versa). Also provides information on the history and use of Roman numerals and the Roman calendar.
Textkit: Greek and Latin Learning Tools
An educational source for the study of Latin and classical Greek. Provides full text standard grammar books, selected classical texts, and tutorials.