Olin Classical Studies LibGuide Official guide and resource list, compiled by Wesleyan librarians, for academic research in Classics.

Language Learning Tools

  • Hoplite Challenge Mobile app for practicing conjugations with all the Greek verbs in Hansen & Quinn. (Also includes a comprehensive list of all conjugated verb forms.)
  • Interactive Latin For learning Latin word endings. You can quiz yourself on noun, verb, and adjective endings with vocabulary featured in most beginner courses. 
  • Learning Ancient Greek Guided video introduction to Ancient Greek by Prof. Leonard Muellner and Belisi Gillespie. Corresponds to the units in Hansen & Quinn. 

Dictionaries & Lexica

  • Lexilogos Exhaustive compilation of digitized Greek and Latin lexica, grammars, dictionaries, and search tools. 
  • Numen This online dictionary is different from any other you've ever used. It has been built from the ground up using AJAX technology to allow the fastest, most efficient and most useful user interface.  
  • Philolog User-friendly, digitized version of the Liddell, Scott, and James Greek Lexicon and the Lewis and Short Latin Dictionary. Also available as an app for iPhone or Android.
  • Woodhouse English-Greek Dictionary Search for an English word to find equivalents in ancient Greek. Helpful for prose composition exercises. 

Ancient Texts Online

  • Corpus Scriptorum Latinorum Digital archive of Latin texts. 
  • Loeb Classical Library Greek and Latin texts with credible, side-by-side translations.*
  • Perseus The premier site for all things Greek and, to a lesser extent, Roman.
  • Suda-On-Line English translation of the Suda, a 10th century Byzantine historical encyclopedia.
  • Thesaurus Linguae Graecae Digitized versions of the entire Greek corpus, with powerful vocabulary tools, word search and statistical functions. Also hosts digital lexica including LSJ and Cunliffe's Homeric dictionary.*
  • Thesaurus Linguae Latinae Considered the largest Latin dictionary in the world, covering all extant Latin texts from antiquity to approximately 600 A.D.

Secondary Scholarship 

  • Bryn Mawr Classical Review  Reviews of new and recently published works in all fields of Classical Studies.
  • GNOMON online Recent journal articles and books in Classics. Type general search term under "Alle Felder" (All Fields) or specific "Autor" (Author) and hit "Suche Starten" (Start search)."
  • L'Année philologique Complete bibliographic information for Classics publications from 1959-2003.*

Greek & Roman History 

Ancient Geography 

  • Hestia Uses a digital text of Herodotus’s Histories and web-mapping technologies to investigate the cultural geography of the ancient world through the eyes of one of its first witnesses.
  • Orbis The Stanford Geospatial Network Model of the Roman World. Reconstructs the time, cost, and financial expense associated with a wide range of different types of travel in antiquity.
  • Pleiades Community-built gazetteer and graph of ancient places.

Art History & Archaeology

  • Athenian Agora Excavations Comprehensive survey of the excavations directed by the American School of Classical Studies.
  • Hellenic Culture  Website of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture, with sites on all of the Museums, Monuments and Archaeological Sites of Greece.
  • Metis Collection of interactive QTVR panoramas for ancient Greek archaeological sites.
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Timeline of Art History Pairs essays and works of art with chronologiestelling the story of art and global culture through the Museum’s collection.
  • Open ARCHEM A repository, a resource, and a publication outlet for archaeometric data (founded by our own Dr. Kate Birney!)

Women & Gender in the Ancient World 

  • Diotíma Resource for information on women, gender, sex, sexualities, race, ethnicity, class, status, masculinity, enslavement, disability, and their intersections in the ancient Mediterranean world.
  • Online Companion to the Worlds of Roman Women Collection of texts, images, and pedagogical tools for the study of women and gender in ancient Rome.
  • Out of the Gynaeceum Online exhibit exploring aspects of women's lives in ancient Greece. 
  • LGBT Meets SPQR Collection of authentic Latin texts that highlight LGBTQIA+ topics.
  • Women in Antiquity International, interactive collaboration between students enrolled in Women in Antiquity courses across North America. 

Race & Ethnicity in the Ancient World

  • Race/Ethnicity Bibliography Starter bibliography of scholarship related to race/ethnicity in Greek and Roman antiquity (including some Early Christian and Medieval). Compiled by Rebecca Futo Kennedy.
  • Hold My Mead Bibliography for historians hitting back at white supremacy. Compiled by Sarah Bond. 

Funding & Grants


  • Asian & Asian American Classical Caucus Supports, connects, mentors, and encourages Asian and Asian American scholars of Classics and the ancient Mediterranean.
  • Classics and Social Justice The purpose of the group is to bring together those scholars in the field who are working in various ways on social justice, using Classics.
  • Eos Africana Community for studying Africana receptions of ancient Greece & Rome.
  • Lambda Classical Caucus Coalition of queer classicists and allies. 
  • The Mountaintop Coalition Advancing the professional goals of Classicists who identify as members of ethnic groups traditionally underrepresented in the field.
  • Multiculturalism, Race & Ethnicity in Classics Consortium Raising awareness and supporting the study of multiculturalism, race, and ethnicity in classics and classical archaeology at all levels.
  • VRoma Online scholarly community of teachers and students who share an interest in the ancient Roman world; images, texts, history and many other resources.
  • Women's Classical Caucus Fosters feminist and gender-informed perspectives–especially those with intersectional and global approaches–in the study and teaching of all aspects of ancient Mediterranean cultures and classical antiquity.

Blogs & Online Publications

  • Eidolon Online journal for scholarly writing about Classics that isn’t formal scholarship.
  • Pharos Platform where classical scholars, and the public more broadly, can learn about and respond to appropriations of Greco-Roman antiquity by hate groups online.
  • rogueclassicism Long-running Classics blog.
  • Sententiae Antiquae Aims to bring you some of the most famous (and also most confounding) quotations from the ancient world.
  • Antigone Journal An open Classics journal that caters to all levels of knowledge and interest
  • Pasts Imperfect A Classics blog that focuses on Classics & current events, issues, and pop culture.

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