More Free Online Resources for Ancient Research

As is my custom, every once in a while I have to post something that veers away from exposing paleobabble toward real research. I’ve posted in the past about the University of Chicago’s Oriental Institute and its posting of various volumes related to Assyriology. Here are some other goodies (courtesy of the Ancient World Online blog):

The Claremont Colleges Digital Library offers several open access resources relating to antiquity:

The Bulletin of the Institute for Antiquity and Christianity is published periodically under the auspices of the Society for Antiquity and Christianity for the general information of persons interested in the research programs of the Institute.
The Claremont Coptic Encyclopedia (CCE) will initially include approximately 2800 articles published in The Coptic Encyclopedia (Aziz S. Atiya, ed. NY: Macmillan, 1991).
The Nag Hammadi codices, thirteen ancient manuscripts containing over fifty religious and philosophical texts written in Coptic and hidden in an earthenware jar for 1,600 years, were accidentally discovered in upper Egypt in the year 1945.


This site contains over 25,000 links to Greek and Latin authors online. The links include detailed lists of events and sources for the history of the Hellenistic world and the Roman republic. It includes links to online translations of many of the sources, as well as new translations of some works which have not previously been easily available in English.

3 thoughts on “More Free Online Resources for Ancient Research

  1. Hey Doc, since your always recommending good resources, book and papers; I just got done reading “The War that Killed Achilles” by Caroline Alexander. I found it a stable and excellent walk-through of the “The Iliad”, she also does individual character’s biographies through the midst of the story, why they did what they did, and where they came from before the war. You probably have little time, but if you do, I highly recommend!

    • I’ve actually read that one (audio book). I agree – it was quite good – entertaining even in that format.

      • Indeed Sir! I had never considered at this point the entire “Epic Cycle”; have to admit she got me researching around post completion. Nor had I remembered the “gods” < —-(Aptly lower cased lol) were so treacherous; exercising their privileged over men like toys; rascals the whole lot of 'em.
        Glad you enjoyed it Dr. Heiser, Good Day to you.

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