Select, Annotated Links Related to Greek Myth, History, & Culture

Greek Myth Resources

Ancient Greek Religion
(Anthony Bulloch, Dana DiPietro, and Tim Doran) Excellent range of high-quality links to information relating to Ancient Greek religion, including General Search Resources, online images and tours of Ancient Sites, History, Festivals, Divinities, and more.  M
Ancient Greek Theater
(Theater Street Store) A commercial site that nevertheless features solid information about the history and practices of ancient Greek theater. Includes numerous high-quality links to detailed information about early theater’s original religious context, construction, evolution of dramatic conventions, props, and staging, the basics of tragedy, and much more.
Behind the Name
Features brief etymologies and histories of about 100 names from Greek myth.  WR 
Biblioteca Arcana
Recommended by the Britannica Internet Guide and named “Pagan Best of the Web”; information on the magico-religious background to Greek myth and culture.  Includes descriptions of seasonal festivals, the pagan origins of such Christian holidays as Christmas and Easter, and a variety of essays on divination, magical symbol and alphabetic systems, and rituals.  (Internet Explorer may have difficulty loading this site; works great in Firefox, though.) W 
Classical Myth: The Ancient Sources
(Laurel Bowman) From the site’s self description: “[D]esigned to draw together the ancient texts and images available on the Web concerning the major figures of Greek and Roman mythology.”  Easy to navigate; features external links and a bibliography.  P 
Diotima: Materials for the Study of Women and Gender in the Ancient World
( Features primary texts and essays, many of them related to Classical Greek literature, culture, and history. PW
Eastern Asia Minor and the Caucasus in Ancient Mythologies
(Robert Bedrosian) Excellent online article focused on the Anatolian background of Greek cultures and myths.  W 
Electronic Resources for Classicists
(Maria C. Pantelia)  Annotated links to numerous sites; headings include “Gateways of Information,” “Lists and Links,” “Classics Resources,” “Author-Specific Web Sites,” “ E-Text Archives,” and K-12 Resources.  M 
Eleusinian Mysteries
A short introduction to this important ancient cult.  Includes a good bibliography.  W 
Encyclopedia Mythica
Features substantial sections on Greek and Roman Mythology—but also other mythic traditions, folklore, an on-line Bestiary, mythical genealogical tables, and an image gallery.  R 
Greek Mythology and Pre-History
Hypertext version of William Harris’ book, arguing the thesis that Greek myths are “a thinly cloaked chapter in an ancient Historical Tradition.” Thesis is far from settled fact, but features good background information about the Aegean Bronze Age, Near-eastern influences on Greek society and myth, and Greek religion. 
Greek Mythology Link
(Carlos Parada) Rich in quality information: encyclopedic entries (with quotes from primary source texts) on the life & deeds of deities, heroic humans, and important creatures; also features a geographical reference guide, a dictionary, a search engine, index, & bibliography.  R 
Internet Ancient History Sourcebook
Featuring links to a vast array of websites and e-texts on a vast array of subjects concerning the ancient Greek and Roman world—and many other early civilizations.  Also features primary source materials arranged by theme: e.g. under “Reports of the Founding of Athens” are excerpts bearing on this subject by Herodotus, Thucydides, Plutarch, and Aristotle.  M 
Internet Classics Archive (The)
Hosted by MIT, this site features links or online versions of “441 works of classical literature by 59 different authors.”  Check here if the author/text you’re seeking isn’t on Perseus.  P
John Paul Adams’ Home Page
Links to reference pages on Greek & Roman History, Archaeology, Literature, and Mythology.  Also features bibliographies, collections of excerpted primary source material arranged by theme.  W 
John R. Porter’s Homepage
A site designed primarily for Porter’s students, but features excellent “course notes” on Greek and Roman civilization, daily life in the ancient world, tragedy, and comedy.  W 
On-line Medieval and Classical Library
A feature of UC Berkeley’s Digital Library, this site contains translations of Homer, Hesiod, and Apollonius, with a detailed record of the manuscripts, papyri, and codices upon which our modern translations are based; also features a critical history of editions of these works.  P 
Perseus Project (The)
(Tufts University) The most extensive collection of primary source materials on-line.  Other features: hypertext-annotated and searchable classical texts on the web (in the original Greek and Latin with English translations); Greek-English and Latin-English dictionaries, encyclopedias, and an excellent overview of Greek History from the Bronze Age to Aristotle.  No serious student of Classical myth can afford to ignore this site.  PR 
Prehistoric Archaeology of the Aegean
(Dartmouth University) An excellent, highly detailed resource featuring up-to-date discussion of Greek prehistory from an archaeological perspective.  Coverage: from the Paleolithic to the beginning of the Aegean Dark Age in 29 “chapters.”  Includes vast bibliographic resources. 
Stoa Consortium (The)
This site has a dual focus: “the exploration of innovations in scholarly communication” and Classics and Classical Archaeology.  Features links to e-texts, a virtual tour of ancient sites in Athens, Metis (an interactive panorama of ancient Greek archaeological sites), Demos (an interesting site describing how the various institutions of Athenian democracy worked), and Harvard’s Multitext Homer Project.  MW 
Theoi Project (The)
An online reference tool featuring encyclopedia-style entries on Greek divinties and monsters, a searchable family tree, a bestiary, links, and more. Of special note, the discussion of gods and monsters features quotations of Classical sources. RM
Timeless Myths
Features solid information on the key deities, heroic figures and stories for Greco-Roman, Norse, Celtic, and Arthurian myth cycles.  Features good bibliographies for primary texts.  W 
Women in the Ancient World
(James C. Thompson) Find “Women in Ancient Greece” in the site index for information on the status of and roles available to Greek women. W

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