Steve Watson


      Information: Resources: Ancient History





         Ancient World Web

                A connoisseur's listing.

         Scott B. Noegel Okeanos

                Interdisciplinary resource for the study of the Ancient, Biblical, Classical, and Late Antique Near East

         John Halloran Site Links Related to Mesopotamia or Language

                A long list of ANE resources; especially Sumer-related sites 

         Lishtar Gateway to Babylon

                An enthusiast's site with many interesting links and good content 

         Sigrist/Damerow Mesopotamian Year Names, CDLI

                Neo-Sumerian and Old Babylonian date formulae

         Nigel Strudwick Egyptology Resources, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

                Language, archaeology, personal pages, etc.

         Guardian's Egypt

                Everything for the amateur enthusiast of Egyptology

         Mike Duncan The History of Rome Podcast, LearnOutLoud

                Beginning with Aeneas's arrival in Italy and ending (someday) with the exile of Romulus Augustulus.





        The Camelot Project, University of Rochester.

                Arthurian texts, images, bibliographies, and basic information..


        Paul Halsall, Sourcebooks, Online Reference Books.

                Huge collection of full text sources.




                        East Asian






        Classical Civilisation



                Greek and Roman Materials, Perseus Digital Library, Tufts University.

                        Comprehensive collection of texts and translations with amazing textual analysis tools.

                 The Internet Classics Archive, MIT.

                        Bringing the wisdom of the classics to the Internet since 1994

                Killings and Tennant, The Online Medieval and Classical Library

                        A selection of some of the most important literary works of Classical and Medieval civilization

                Corpus Scriptorum Latinorum

                        A digital library of Latin literature

                Yves Lassard, Alexandr Koptev,The Roman Law Library.

                        All the laws, in original and in translations.

                 Bibliotheca Augustana 

                        Litteraturae et artis collectio. Maintained by Ulrich Harsch

                The Latin Library 

                        edited by William L. Carey

                Project Libellus 

                        from U-Washington

                Daremberg/Saglio Le Dictionnaire des Antiquités Grecques et Romaines  

                        An online version of the 10-volume French work (1877-1919)

                Language resources


                        Greek and Latin learning tools





                ETANA Electronic Tools and Ancient Near Eastern Archives

                        A vast store of material

                Electronic Text Corpus of Sumerian Literature, Oriental Institute, Oxford University.

                        Texts in transliteration, translations and bibliographical information for each composition.

                Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative, UCLA/MPIHS

                        Amazing access to collections of cuneiform texts

                Digital Corpus of Cuneiform Lexical Texts, UCLA

                        Making ancient dictionaries searchable

                Old Babylonian Text Corpus, Cuneiform Circle

                        A large text database of the Old Babylonian Akkadian Language

                Language resources

                John Halloran Sumerian Language Page

                        Including the Sumerian Lexicon vn. 3.0 (pdf 159 pages!)

                Daniel A. Foxvog Introduction to Sumerian Grammar (pdf 170 pages!)

                                                Elementary Sumerian Glossary (pdf 73 pages!)

                 Jon Heise lišanum akkaditum

                        Babylonian and Assyrian cuneiform texts, an introduction

                Robert Whiting Introduction to the Babylonian Language

                        A course with an exam and answers (pfds)

                Pennsylvania Sumerian Dictionary, UP Museum

                        Has an online and a downloadable print version

                Akkadian Dictionary, Association Assyrophile de France

                        Online search. No graphs


        Ancient Egypt



                Ancient Egypt, Internet Sacred Texts Archive.

                        Old, out of copyright texts

                Language resources

                Thesaurus Linguae Aegyptiae Das virtuelle Wörterbuch und die Textdatenbank im Internet.

                        A dictionary and text collection, which includes the zettelarchiv. Requires (painless) registration.

                Janet Johnson Thus wrote Onchysheshonqy: An introductory grammar of Demotic (2000) OIC

                        The grammar.

                Janet Johnson The Chicago Demotic Dictionary (2001) OIC

                        The lexicon.

                Hans van den Berg Manuel de Codage CENTRE FOR COMPUTER-AIDED EGYPTOLOGICAL RESEARCH

                        A standard system for the computer-encoding of Egyptian transliteration and hieroglyphic texts


        Ancient China



                D. T. Sturgeon Chinese Texts Project

                        Ancient Chinese texts, particularly those relating to Chinese philosophy

                Language resources

                Thesaurus Linguae Sericae

                        An Historical and Comparative Encyclopaedia of Chinese Conceptual Schemes

                Shuhai Wenyuan University of Hawai'a (steve_watson, *##)

                        Academically rigorous texts and tools in an innovative Worktable format

                Richard Sears Chinese Etymology

                        An independent scholar's 20-year effort. Recommended by those in a position to judge.


        Precolumbian America


                Language resources

                John Montgomery Dictionary of Maya Hieroglyphs FAMSI

                        Fancy glyph pictures included.