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Postby Quintus Pomponius Atticus on Sun Jan 16, 2005 5:58 pm

Salvete omnes,

Under this topic, I'd like to see SVR members post their favourite places on the web, concerning all kinds of aspects of the ancient world.

Perhaps, if the aediles agree with that, we could then order the weblinks that emerge here in different categories on a specific page on our website.

Working on his list is...

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Postby Gnaeus Dionysius Draco on Sun Jan 16, 2005 9:10 pm

Salve Attice,

As a general source of information, the Wikipedia (www.wikipedia.org) is a great place. Another good thing is that it exists in many languages apart from English. There's even a Latin translation project, but I'm not sure if it's any good.

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Postby Quintus Aurelius Orcus on Sun Jan 16, 2005 9:17 pm

Salvete

One good place to visit is the Theoi Project: http://www.theoi.com/
A very good site with excellent information on Greek mythology, citing original sources and all. A while back, it went offline and it caused a tidalwave of distress among those who relied on it for information. Mythology buffs and Hellenic recons used it to gather information.
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Postby Quintus Pomponius Atticus on Sun Jan 16, 2005 10:45 pm

Salvete omnes,

Here are a few of my favourite ancient philosophy websites :

On Neoplatonism : http://www.isns.us/neoplatonism-online/philosophers.htm#Plotinus

The best and most extensive site on Epicureanism on the web (as far as I know) : http://www.epicurus.info/

A similar one in quality about stoicism : http://www.wku.edu/~jan.garrett/stoa/

Diogenes Laertius' "Lives of the Philosophers" in English translation :
http://classicpersuasion.org/pw/diogenes/index.htm

The source texts of the presocratics : http://philoctetes.free.fr/

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Postby Quintus Pomponius Atticus on Sun Jan 16, 2005 11:51 pm

And some interesting research tools :

http://www.rassegna.unibo.it/index.html : Perhaps the best gateway for the classics on the web; in Italian.

http://bcs.fltr.ucl.ac.be/default.htm : If you want to find a recent introductory work on Roman education, or if you want to find out what kind of research is being published in the field of the history of mentalities, you may find it here.

http://www.constitution.org/sps/sps.htm : Contains translations of most important sources for Roman legal history (Digests, Institutions etc.), which can also be very useful for social history. Though good to start with, the translations are not always accurate, so do check the Latin originals (well, always do this if you are doing historical research) and – if necessary – a more recent translation.

http://compute-in.ku-eichstaett.de:8888/pls/epigr/epigraphik : A database of ancient inscriptions (with a good ‘search’ function) by prof. M. Clauss, getting more and more complete (300.454 inscriptions digitalised so far).

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Of course I'm prejudiced, but...

Postby Aldus Marius on Mon Jan 17, 2005 9:13 am

Avete amici!

Naturally I'm a little biased, but I put together a Web-spot m'self that I'm rather fond of, and if you want to know where my favorite links are hidin', they're all at the Roman Outpost.

Each section has original writing and a 'Webography' for its subject. Romanitas gets covered from some pretty odd angles. (But that's just me.) >({|;-)

So here it is: http://labienus.home.texas.net/RomanOutpost. Go for the links pages, but if you find yourself enjoying some of the other stuff, let me know, 'K?

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Postby Tiberius Dionysius Draco on Fri Jan 21, 2005 6:43 pm

Salvete Romani,

the sites I usually visit involve either gaming or just passing the time in a fun way.

Every day, I visit Ctrl+Alt+Delete one of the better webcomics out there (though I also like Megatokyo).

Another site on my hit list would be Something Awful even though it isn't always that funny.

I've also found a few sites that might make you laugh (though I doubt that everyone likes this kind of humor) such as Weebls Stuff, the almighty badgers and I had a Lama flash movie somewhere but I can't find the link anymore (made by albinoblacksheep).

So anyway, watch out when watching some of those sites, the songs might get stuck in your head for a few days.

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Re: More links

Postby Quintus Pomponius Atticus on Sat Jan 29, 2005 10:30 pm

Salvete omnes,

Ti. Coruncanius wrote:Vindolanda, the Roman fortress/town yields a source of letters and correspondances. This collection (at least some information) is online now at: http://vindolanda.csad.ox.ac.uk/.


A good introduction about the Vindolanda tablets can be found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/romans/vindolanda_01.shtml

For an overview of the BBC's interesting articles on ancient Rome, just go to http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/romans/.

And among the 'upcomming programmes' of the Timewatch series, I found this :

Murder in Rome

How an ambitious Roman lawyer, Cicero, defended a case of 'patricide' - the ultimate taboo. In the brutal and corrupt world of Roman society, Cicero has everything to win - and lose.


So much for the Beeb.

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