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Useful Links to Online Resources

Numerous online resources exist to help in the teaching of Ancient History, Classical Civilsation, Greek and Latin. Below you will find a list of useful links to online resources.

Teaching Resources

Classics for All: The Classics for All website includes resources on Homer, Virgil, Greek Tragedy, Greek Art and Architecture, Greek Comedy and Roman City Life, as well as information about their grants programmes and the kind of support available from the charity.
The Classics Library: There are thousands of teaching resources at the Classics Library. All of them were generously uploaded by teachers for the free use by other teachers. They are securely password-protected with their own separate login, in order to help teachers with their planning and use. Also news and events.
Classical Tales: Free downloadable audio files and teaching resources produced by award-winning storytellers Daniel Morden and Hugh Lupton, in collaboration with the Faculty of Education at the University of Cambridge. Stories from Aesop's Fables, Ovid's Metamorphoses, the Iliad and the Odyssey are available and the resources can be used effectively in KS2 and KS3.
BBC Radio 4 In Our Time: A brilliant collection of talks on virtually every aspect of the ancient world (and everything else in existence), with Melvyn Bragg as genial host to experts in their field. For a full list of Classics-themed episodes along with other related BBC content, click the link for the excellent blog by Andy Keen, Head of Classics at Bristol Grammar School.

Yale - Introduction to Ancient Greek History with Donald Kagan: An excellent and comprehensive introduction to the Ancient Greek world from the Dark Ages through to the end of the Classical period.

For Primary Schools
Minimus: Information about the popular Minimus Latin course for primary school students. Student worksheets, scheme of works and teacher resources are available to download for free.
Literacy through Classics: Some fantastic resources for primary schools on Latin, Greek, The Romans and The Celts designed by Classics students and staff at Swansea University
The Iris Project: Resources for primary schools on Latin, Greek, Ancient Theatre and Storytelling

Primary Ancient Greeks: This website provides free, accessible and engaging materials for teaching Ancient Greece at Key Stage 2 (ages 7-11). The stories for each week are linked by a common theme and provide the introduction to a history topic.

Exam boards
OCR: Offering Latin, Ancient Greek and Classical Civilisation at both GCSE and A Level, and Ancient History at A Level.
WJEC (Eduqas): Offering Latin at GCSE, as well as Level 1 and Level 2 qualifications in Latin Language and Roman Civilisation

AQA: Currently offering Classical Civilisation at GCSE and A Level but the last exam series for students taking the these qualifications will be June 2018. AQA is not developing new qualifications.

Classics Resources

Warwick University Project Resources
Oiko Portal Project: An online digital project created by Prof. Michael Scott to demonstrate the links between communities stretched across the ancient globe, and facilitate a truly gobal perspective on the development of civilizations.
Ashmolean Latin Inscriptions: The Ashmolean Latin Inscriptions Project (AshLI) is a three-way collaboration between Warwick University, Oxford University and the Ashmolean Museum, supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. Follow the link for teaching resources that can be downloaded from the Ashmolean Education Department for use in Primary and Secondary schools.

Token Communities in the Ancient Mediterranean: Tokens played central roles in cultural, religious, political and economic life in antiquity; closer study of these objects will result in a greater understanding of the ancient world and its cultural legacy. The site includes blogs, videos, and downloadable teaching resources.

The information below is based on that compiled by ClassicsResources with a few additions/changes. Follow the link for a more extensive list.
Collections of Ancient Literary & Historical Texts

Perseus Digital Library
Packard Humanities Institute (PHI) – Latin Corpus
Thesaurus Linguae Graecae (TLG)
Classics Internet Archive
Lacus Curtius: Into the Roman World
Corpus Scriptorum Latinorum
Loebolus – ‘Downloebables’ (PDFs of Loeb editions in the public domain)
Attalus (translations, chronology of events etc, from 323-30 B.C.)
Dickinson College Commentaries (Latin & Greek Texts with explanatory notes, vocab, etc.)

Epigraphic Resources

Heidelberg Epigraphic Database
Packard Humanities Institute – Searchable Greek Inscriptions
Corpus Inscriptiones Latinarum II (CIL II)
Attic Inscriptions Online
Inscriptiones Graecae (IG)
Inscriptiones Graecae (IG) – Concordance
The Digital Epigraphy & Archaeology Project
Roman Inscriptions of Britain
Curse Tablets of Roman Britain


American Numismatic Society – Online Resources
MANTIS – A Numismatic Database (American Numismatic Society)
Online Coins of the Roman Empire (American Numismatic Society)
PELLA Project – Coinage of the Kings of Macedonia (American Numismatic Society)
Roman Provincial Coinage Online
British Museum Catalogue of Greek Coins
Wildwinds (Numismatic Website)
Digital Library Numis (DLN) – Open Access Numismatic Materials
BullionMax Ancient Coins
Penny Pincher Auctions - Introduction to numismatics

Papyrology (& Related Topics)

Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents (Oxford)
Oxyrhynchus Papyri (Oxford)
Vindolanda Tablets Online
Vindolanda Tablets Online II (Includes Vol. III)

Maps & Places etc

ORBIS – The Stanford Geospatial Network Model of the Ancient World
Ancient World Mapping Centre (UNC)
Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire (Lund)
Pleiades (A Community-Built Gazetteer and Graph of Ancient Places)
Pelagios Map Tools & Search Engines
Pelagios ‘Heatmap’ of Ancient Places
Digital Augustan Rome
Digital Roman Forum

Images of Ancient Objects, Art & Architecture

Arachne (Object Database of the German Archaeological Institute (DAI) & Archaeological Institute at Cologne)
CLAROS (Database of Material Culture)
British Museum Collection Database
Getty Research Institute – Photo Archive
Classical Art Research Centre & Beazley Archive
Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum (Beazley Archive)
Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologicae Classicae (LIMC – MAE, Paris)
Iconic Archive – Photographic Archive of the Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologicae Classicae (LIMC – Basel)
LIMC Search Engine (Basel)
Ancient World Image Bank – Institute for the Study of the Ancient World (NYU)
Perseus Art & Archaeology Artifact Browser
SmartHistory - resources on Ancient Mediterranean Art

A History of Ancient Roman Tiles and Mosaics ( (thanks Meg and Alexandra!)

Archaeological Excavations

Fasti Online (Database of Archaeological Excavations Since the Year 2000)
Archaeology in Greece Online/Chronique des fouilles en ligne (Topographical Database of Excavations – BSA/EFA)

Reference Works

Theoi Greek Mythology (Mythology Reference Guide)

Ancient Language Teaching and Learning Resources

Lexicity (Grammars, Dictionaries, Texts etc for Ancient Languages, including Greek & Latin)
Textkit (Greek & Latin Grammars, Prose Composition Textbooks, Dictionaries etc)
Latin Discussion Forum
The Latinum Institute - The Latinum Institute is a Latin language audiocourse provider: Latinum has been online since 2006, and has taught thousands of students Latin, including many postgraduates and a number of professors, who use the course for ongoing professional development.

Other Useful Sites

Digital Roman Heritage
The Ancient World Online (Links to c. 1500 Open-Access Classical Journals)
The Classical Association (UK)
Lexicon of Personal Greek Names
Open University - Classics Resources
Priam Ancient History Resources is a growing collection of resources about the ancient world. Texts, online magazines, databases, tools and communities are complemented by a section of highlights and a gallery with images from and about antiquity. Whether you are new to ancient history, seeking to deepen your knowledge or are an experienced ancient historian, there is plenty of material on Priam for you to explore. Resources are categorised by level: 'starting out', 'building on my knowledge', 'advanced/expert'. Especially useful to teachers, students, graduates, researchers, writers and history enthusiasts.