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    Posted: 16-Sep-2004 at 05:10

Let's post here links or complete texts (if not too big) of ancient sources and literature. Please post full texts and preferably in English translation.

The Iliad by HOMER: http://www.uoregon.edu/~joelja/iliad.html

and again: http://www.mala.bc.ca/~johnstoi/homer/iliad_title.htm

The Odyssey by HOMER: http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/ancient/homer-odysseySB.txt

HERODOTUS FULL TEXT: http://www.herodotuswebsite.co.uk/Text/extext.htm

APOLOGY OF SOCRATES, By PLATO: http://classics.mit.edu/Plato/apology.html

Epitome of the Philippic History of Pompeius Trogus By Marcus Junianus Justinus : http://www.forumromanum.org/literature/justin/english/index. html

LIFE OF ARISTOTLE BY DIOGENES LAERTIUS: http://www.classicpersuasion.org/pw/diogenes/dlaristotle.htm

First Four Books of Xenophon's Anabasis: http://www.textkit.com/learn/ID/103/author_id/38/

or all books here(in Greek and English): http://www.mikrosapoplous.gr/xenophon/anb1d10.htm

SYMPOSIUM by XENOPHON (move through the pages by clicking on the blue arrows at the top and bottom right side of the page-consider downloading greek fonts): http://www.mikrosapoplous.gr/xenophon/xen3a.htm

Cyropaedia by Xenophon: http://www.globusz.com/ebooks/Cyropaedia/00000012.htm

or: http://www.iranchamber.com/history/xenophon/cyropaedia_xenop hon_book1.php

NEW TESTAMENT original text (in koine Greek): http://www-users.cs.york.ac.uk/~fisher/gnt/chapters.html

Aesop's Fables: http://www.globusz.com/ebooks/AesopFables/00000010.htm

 

Many more here: http://classics.mit.edu/Browse/

or here: http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/ancient/asbook07.html

 



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What a wonderful idea, Yiannis!  Thanks for start this.

Here you can find the Annals of Tacitus:

http://classics.mit.edu/Tacitus/annals.html

The Internet Classics Archive is a valuable resource - over 400 different works!

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PERSEUS DIGITAL LIBRARY http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/
Database on Classics, the biggest dynamic databse on the web, including images, texts with imbedded dictionary.

CLASSICS POETRY RECITAL http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~classics/poetry_and_prose/poetry .html
Audio files on many poems, especially the Aeneid

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Aristeides: To Plato, in defense of oratory

http://www.livius.org/phi-php/philostratus/aristides.htm

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http://www.sacred-texts.com/cla/index.htm

A selection of classical Romand and Greek stuff, from Homer to Ovid, and then some.

(Just cleaning up my bookmarks here)
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Great thread!  Sticky this puppy!

Several folks have mentioned parts of Fordham University and  Paul Halsall's contribution to The Internet History Sourcebooks - great stuff and lots of it

If they don't have it - Perseus (above) or MIT (also above) will

There's also:

http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~loxias/oldindex.htm

containing study guides to and parts of translations of a few of the classics

http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/E/home.html

look under Lacus Curtius for translations of Pliny the Elder's Natural History, Quintus Curtius' Histories of Alexander the Great, the Saturnalia of Macrobius, and Censorinus' de Die Natali; Vitruvius, Frontinus, Velleius Paterculus, Suetonius, Cato's de Re Rustica, Celsus' de Medicina, and most of Claudian in both Latin and English; complete English translations of Polybius, Cassius Dio, Appian's Civil Wars and Quintilian  and a whole lot more

http://www.ancienttexts.org/library/index.html

Tacitus, Plato, Homer, and a number of texts from other cultures - Egyptian book of the Dead, Khayyam, The Enuma Elish, Gilgamesh - very eclectic

http://www.thelatinlibrary.com/

but not in translation - just in Latin

http://www3.la.psu.edu/cams/default.aspx?pageid=40&secti onid=5

is the links page from Penn State Classics and Mediterranean Studies - many of these are not source texts but commentaries and study texts

and - for the outrageously researh minded-

http://www.etana.org/

again - no source texts - but a great online collection for all who wanted to read things like the reprinted texts of "the Pyramids and Temples of Giza" by Sir William Flanders Petrie, 1883.  They have many similar texts available.

 

 

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For Biblical texts try

http://www.blueletterbible.org/

Thy will give you a number of english translations (New Living Translation, New King James Version, New American Standard Bible, Revised Standard Version, Noah Webster Version, Robert Young Translation, J.N Darby Translation, American Standard Version, Hebrew Names Version, Jerome's Latin Vulgate) and the Hebrew and/or Greek for any particular verse.

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Great topic lads, gotta love all that info.

Don't forget Project Gutenberg, at http://promo.net/pg/list.html

It has all the classics and many more.

Keep the links coming!

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Thanks and welcome RN. Your input is much appreciated !
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This is a good one!

Plutarch: http://www.blackmask.com/books31c/plutadex.htm

And here, you can find books on line, just type a search word from the title of the book or the writer: http://www.blackmask.com/cgi-bin/newlinks/page.cgi?g=&d= 1

 

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All available sources on Alexander the Great. Many thanks to Pothos site!

http://www.alexander-sources.org/

 

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http://www.livius.org

A huge site with articles on ancient history.

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I don't have a link for this book however I trully recommend it. Most of you may have heard of it already but I recommend reading I, Claudius. For those who have never heard of it its an amazing book written as the fictional biography of Emperor Tiberious Claudius. Its a true classic.    
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I recommend a great book by Victor David Hanson , titled " Who Killed Homer ? "... and in this link u can find a discussion about it..

http://www.stanfordalumni.org/news/magazine/1998/sepoct/arti cles/homer.html

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Titus Livius also deserves to be mentioned for his work "Ab Urbe Condita".

http://www.uah.edu/student_life/organizations/SAL/claslattex ts/livy/aburbe.html

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Inquiries by Herodotus

http://www.losttrails.com/pages/Tales/Inquiries/Herodotus.ht ml

Ancient Roman Authors and texts.

http://pomoerium.com/links/textsl.htm

Ancient Greek authors and texts.

http://pomoerium.com/links/textsgr.htm

A biblioteque with many texts of ancient greek authors.

http://www.fh-augsburg.de/~harsch/augusta.html#gr

Collection of Roman and Greek texts.

http://www.georgetown.edu/labyrinth/library/latin/latin-lib. html

List of literary sources about Roman and Greek texts.

http://intranet.dalton.org/groups/Rome/RLit.html

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With great relief I observe that many ancient greek texts are made available through universities and other institutions around the globe save for the greek universities, that have failed to do so.
Bitterness? Perhaps...

Absolutely amazing collection, people. I will post my contribution as soon as I get my home PC repaired.
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