Dr. Diane Thompson


Interesting Web Sites for UNIT 2

Introduction to Greek Tragedy: study guide; with links to Perseus database

Troy Web Site: Virgil: links to Virgil etexts 
Troy Web Site: Homer: links to etexts of Homer Vergil and the Aeneid : by Mark Damen; from his course: A Guide to Writing in History and Classics
Troy Web Site: Greek Drama: links to etexts of Greek Dramas Great Books Index: Virgil: links to etexts of Aeneid
Great Books Index: Homer: links to etexts of Iliad and Odyssey "About Helen of Troy": A useful excerpt about the historical background of Helen from Women of Classical Mythology: A Biographical Dictonary, by Robert E. Bell.
Oedipus and Thebes; Jason and the Argonauts: the Jason material is useful background if you read Medea Diotima: Materials for the Study of Women and Gender in the Ancient World
Didaskalia: ancient theater today New Testament Textual Criticism
Aeschylus and Agamemnon: by Mark Damen; from his course: A Guide to Writing in History and Classics The Jewish Roman World of Jesus
An Introduction to Greek Tragedy: by Mark Damen; from his course: A Guide to Writing in History and Classics The Christian Catacombs of Rome: Many excellent  visual images and explanatory text
The Underworld, Orpheus and Perseus: narrative and some interesting images dealing with Greek and Roman ideas of the afterlife. The New Testament Gateway
Image Gallery: from an exhibit on Greek Heroes at the Walters Ramayana: elements of the story in a rich scrolling banner of images
Perseus: a marvellous digital library of Greek and Roman texts and images. The Ramayana: etext and background

Bryn Mawr Classical Review: extensive reviews of books about Greek and Roman matters.

Didone Liberata: by Salvatore Conte; a play, images and links about Dido, some in English, much in Italian.
Theoi Greek Mythology: An attractively designed large site, "exploring Greek mythology and the gods in classical literature and art." Wonderful resources for Greek mythology, including many classical texts, beautiful images, profiles of the gods and heroes, etc. Definitely worth a visit. Bhagavad-Gita: etexts in many languages.
"Odysseus: Fascinating Man and his Many Transformations." By Moya K. Mason. This interesting essay follows the career of Odysseus from Homer to the classical Greek dramas.  

(c) Thompson: 01/26/2011