Many scholars have created readily accessible online resources to aid both their colleagues and the general public to better understand the Greeks, the Romans, and many other cultures of Classical antiquity. Here is a list in alphabetical order of some of these websites.
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The Encyclopædia Iranica is a comprehensive website that deals with the study of Iranian civilization from the Middle East and the Caucasus to Central Asia and the Indian subcontinent.
This website offers a selection of Latin texts in translation.
An “experimental” site with the aim to provide “visual references to all major Hittite monuments”. Has a convenient map on the homepage.
Bill Thayer’s website features more than fifty Greek and Latin texts with English translation, including works by Cicero, Manetho, Plutarch and Strabo.
The Lexicon of Greek Personal Names aims to collect all ancient Greek names used for individuals across all periods of Greek history. There are seven volumes in total (numbered I through V, with III and V divided into A and B) featuring thousands of names. Fortunately, there’s an option to search for specific names, and the volume in which the names are given should provide you with an idea of the regions in which the name was current. Also contains useful background information on Greek personal names.
The website Loebolus offers scans of old titles from the Loeb Classical Library, which are no longer protected by copyright, as PDFs.
Per the home page: “The Melammu Project investigates the continuity, transformation and diffusion of Mesopotamian and Ancient Near Eastern culture from the third millennium BCE through the ancient world until Islamic times. It has two main activities: to organize conferences, and to provide resources relevant to the project on its website.”
Stanford University’s Orbis Project offers a geospatial model of the Roman Empire.
Perhaps the most well known, and helpful, online resource for classicists and ancient historians is Perseus. It is a joint project, originally started at Tufts University, which transcribes ancient texts, in both the original language as well as (often) an English translation. Most of the authors and works cited on our website can be found on Perseus, allowing you to read for yourself the evidence upon which we have built our arguments. It also contains catalogues of texts from other eras, as well as a collection of archaeological materials which are searchable.
The STOA website is a blog offering news, overviews of vacancies that are of interest to students of the ancient world, and more.