Electronic Resources for Classicists: The Second Generation
- Jeremy Rutter's Aegean Prehistory Course from Dartmouth College, offers 29 complete lessons/lectures on Aegean prehistory together with extensive bibliographical information and a glossary.
Myth: The Ancient sources is a site designed by Laurel Bowman,
University of Victoria, for the use of her Greek and Roman Mythology students.
The site includes links to images
and texts organized by god, bibliographies, links to other myth resources
and a reference
list with attributes or motifs for each god.
- Classics Technology Center is a repository of practical educational materials, systems, and applications by individuals and organizations involved in the Classics community. This site is provided by Classical Technology Systems, Inc. (CTS), a division of AbleMedia, headed by Wendy E. Owens, known to many Classicists from her work with the Perseus Project and The New England Classical Institute at Tufts University.
- Donald J. Mastronarde's Ancient Greek Tutorials site offers tutorials suitable for anyone beginning the study of ancient Greek. The site offers drills to accentuation, pronunciation, principal parts and vocabulary.
- Greek Grammar on the Web: The Electronic Gateway to the Study of Ancient Greek provides resources and links to resources related to the study of Ancient Greek language. Those include: Greek Fonts, the Alphabet, Numerals, Accentuation and Pronunciation, Introductory Courses, Dictionaries and Lexica, Grammar: Morphology and Syntax, History of the Greek Language - Advanced Study of
the Language - The Reading of Ancient Greek Texts - Other Online Surveys
- Greek Rhetoric and Prose Style is a course taught by Hardy Hansen at CUNY. In addition to the syllabus and course assignments, the Home Page of this course includes links to useful resources, bibliographies and other readings.
- A number of programs created
by Matt Neuburg to accompany the JACT Cambridge textbook "Reading
Greek" are available for downloading.
- JACT Greek Stacks is a set of HyperCard stacks with drills and
exercises to accompany the JACT Cambridge textbook Reading Greek.
It includes an authoring system which permits modification of the
exercise stacks and creation of new ones. The program requires System 7+ and HyperCard 2.1+. If your computer has Apple's
Speech Manager, the stacks will pronounce Greek for the student. The files
will have to be converted with an unstuffer program (Stuffit Expander or
JACT Vocabulary Stack is another program that accompanies use of the JACT Cambridge textbook, Reading Greek. This stack includes all the learned vocabulary from the textbook, allows this vocabulary to be sorted and consulted in ways likely to be useful to students and teachers, and creates flashcards. It requires HyperCard.
Greek Verb Help is an application for Mac computers only (in color) which presents a full paradigm of a Greek -o verb in hypertext format. For example: if you're looking at the Aorist Optative Active and you type "middle", you're looking at the Aorist Optative Middle. The program includes many notes warning about ambiguous or misleading forms.
JACT Plato Reader is a hypertext grammatical commentary on the Plato selections from the JACT (Cambridge) second and third-year textbook
"The Intellectual Revolution" (Available to download from
the same site).
Online Latin Lexicon is a file for use with Peter N. Lewis' ObiWan. Gives you a Latin lexicon (Latin-English dictionary) on your computer, with instant lookup, and pop-up access from any application. The dictionary is over 1 MB in size has 15600 entries; yet the whole thing runs in just 200K of RAM. Can be used for English-Latin lookup too, by searching the entries; that's not instant, but it's still very fast.
- Latin Teaching Materials at Saint Louis University maintained by Claude Pavur. It contains accelaration readers, grammar and vocabulary handouts, pedagogical ideas and links to other resources.
- A Latin Dictionary.
A DOS program that gives word translations from Latin to English.
Calendar, Vinco Bingo and Natalis are Macintosh shareware programs
written by Professor Leo Curran, State University of New York at Buffalo.
For information about these programs contact Prof. Leo
- Roman Calendar automatically produces an 8.5" by 11" wall
calendar for any month of any year. The square for each day of the month
contains, in a variety of typefaces, the day's number according to our
calendar the day's number as the Romans counted it, and the full Latin
name of the day. The program "knows" how many days are in the
month chosen and whether the Nones and Ides come early or late in that
- Vinco Bingo creates sets of "bingo" cards with your own list of words (e.g., vocabulary, grammatical forms, cultural items, etc.)
in the language of your choice. Each card is different, containing a different
random selection of your words arranged in a random location in the boxes
on the card. Included with the set of cards is a sheet with all of your
words listed in random order; you can use this sheet to call out the definitions of your words when you play the game with your students.
- Natalis allows you to print a decorative certificate bearing the
student's name, a short Latin text, and the student's birth date according
to the Roman calendar.
Glossary of Rhetorical Terms in HTML format is available via the
U.K. Classics Server.
is a computer program to accompany and enhance use of the Oxford Latin
Course, Part I.
- Silver Muse Project is a hypertext system to teach and promote research in Latin epic poetry of the early empire. Designed and maintained by Andrew Zissos the site presently contains a wide variety of materials including reading guides, commentaries, essays, and notes about Ovid, Lucan, Valerius Flaccus, Statius and Silius Italicus.
- ACL SOFTWARE DIRECTORY
for the CLASSICS on the WEB This is a condensed version of the
listings contained in the "Software Directory for the Classics"
which is compiled and written by Rob Latousek and published in its complete
120-page form by the American Classical League. The directory is intended
to be a comprehensive listing of publicly available software materials
for instruction, research, and productivity with specific applications
Latin and Greek languages, classical civilization, etymology, authoring
systems, videodiscs, wordprocessors and fonts, text-on-disk and text-searching
utilities. The site also includes a Directory of Publishers & Distributors
Directory with contact information and direct e-mail or Web links where
Software Reviews This site contains links to Classics software
reviews that were published in the New England Classical Journal (NECN&J)from 1993-1996).
- Teaching with
Perseus Reports and evaluations on the use of Perseus in the classroom,
Teacher's Help Guides, Syllabi and Class Notes for courses using Perseus
are available via the Perseus WWW server.
- Tools for Teaching,
James O'Donnell's WWW pages, describe and demonstrate how networked technology
can help the teaching of Humanities. Most of the material can be seen with
Lynx but graphical material will require use of Mosaic or Netscape.
- A Web of Online Dictionaries is a site maintained by Robert Beard at Bucknell University. It provides links to over 800 online dictionaries in various languages, including Greek and Latin.
- White Trash Scriptorium: Latin Texts, with Vocabulary and Notes, for Windows. The site allows you to download a number of texts including Vergil's Eclogues, Priapea, Somnium Scipionis, Catullus' poems and several other). These programs require MS Windows 3.1 or higher. They also require that the runtime library file VBRUN300.DLL be installed in the \WINDOWS\SYSTEM directory on your hard drive
- Wordbase is a shareware program for the teaching of New Testament Greek. The program can be used as a dictionary (Greek/Swedish and Greek/English) or to learn words and grammar. It requires Windows 95 and a 32-bit computer. A limited Macintosh version is also available by contacting the author.
- The Resource page for Wheelock's Latin is maintained by Prof. Dale Grote and contains links to an Online study guide to Wheelock's Latin, a grammatical glossary and vocabulary lists, sample quizzes, RealAudio files to Wheelock's Self-Help Tutorials, and additional readings.
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