Sumerian is the first language for which we have written evidence and its literature the earliest known. The Electronic Text Corpus of Sumerian Literature (ETCSL), a project of the University of Oxford, comprises a selection of nearly 400 literary compositions recorded on sources which come from ancient Mesopotamia (modern Iraq) and date to the late third and early second millennia BCE.
· Electronic texts from the Ancient Near East
· Includes 3 databases ABZU, Core Texts, and eTACT
Core Texts is a searchable (by author and title) database of digitally available (scanned or html) academic works about the Ancient Near East
· Oracc is a collaborative effort to develop a complete corpus of cuneiform.
· It contains most of the important documents for the Assyrian, Babylonian and Persian Empires on this site
· Scroll through the Projects list to find relevant corpus of material
· Organised by theme and time period (Law, diplomacy, Assyria, Babylonia)
The most thorough online collection of material (texts, images, articles) about Achaemenid Persia
English translations of Greek or Latin texts:
Loeb classical library A fully searchable, virtual library of Greek and Latin literature with English translations. Includes epic and lyric poetry; tragedy and comedy; history, travel, philosophy, and oratory; the great medical writers and mathematicians; and, those Church Fathers who made particular use of pagan culture. Users can browse, search, bookmark, annotate, and share content.
Perseus digital library A comprehensive digital database of Greek and Roman texts as well as other collections. Site is owned by Tufts University.
For Researchers (texts in Greek or Latin language)
Thesaurus linguae Graecae (TLG) The TLG digital library contains virtually all ancient Greek texts surviving from the period between Homer (8th century B.C.) and A.D. 600, and a large number of texts deriving from the period between A.D. 600 and the fall of the Byzantium in 1453, in excess of 80 million words. Scholia and Byzantine historiographical and lexicographical works are also included. Topics include Greek literature, history, and culture.
Library of Latin texts. Contains texts from the beginning of Latin literature (Livius Andronicus, 240 BC) through to the texts of the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965). It covers all the works from the classical period, the most important patristic works, a very extensive corpus of Medieval Latin literature as well as works of recentior latinitas. Primarily designed for finding Latin word forms within the works in this collection. Each search-query shows the results in the context of a sentence, but from here the user can consult the whole text of the work. Texts can also be accessed through an index of author and work references. Each work that is incorporated has been the subject of a historical and literary-critical examination by the Centre Traditio Litterarum Occidentalium (or its predecessor, Cetedoc) and is accompanied by a didactical "memento" (Background on the text) which supplies chronological, bibliographical, critical and statistical information. All relevant Clavis Patrum Latinorum entries have been fully integrated.
- Website that provides descriptions and photos of many of the most important archaeological sites in Greece.
- Put up by the Greek Ministry of Culture
- Articles are by Greek archaeologists and should be cited by author
- Organised by theme (defence, funerary etc.) and region. Useful to find images and get information about specific sites.
Searchable database of over 300,000 art images. The site offers an excellent quality of image and metadata (captions and keywords) as well as the legal right to use the images within your institution. Search all media including photography, fine art, engravings, sculpture, architecture, archaeology & ethnography, history, science & medicine, decorative arts and artifacts.