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Classics and Ancient History: Web Resources


CX110: Roman Culture and Society

Attalus logoAttalus: sources for Greek and Roman history

This site contains detailed lists of events and sources for the history of the Hellenistic world and the Roman republic.

Herculaneum in pictures logoHerculaneum in pictures

This site contains images and a plan of Herculaneum.

Internet Ancient History Sourcebook logoInternet Ancient History Sourcebook

This website from Fordham University contains links to online texts and sources organised by location and theme.

Judaism and Rome logoJudaism and Rome

This European Research Council (ERC) project site includes resources for studying Roman imperial ideology, or Roman imperial discourses, artefacts and performances.


A website on Roman antiquity, including a Roman Gazetteer, Greek and Latin texts and a Latin inscriptions.

Online Coins of the Roman Empire logoOnline Coins of the Roman Empire (OCRE)

A joint project of the American Numismatic Society and the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at New York University. OCRE records every published type of Roman Imperial Coinage from 31 BC to AD 491.

Pompeii in Pictures logoPompeiiinpictures

This site contains images of Pompeii.

Roman Inscriptions of Britain logoRoman Inscriptions of Britain

Browse and discover the voices of the past, drawn from the writings of those who lived, served, and died in Roman Britain.

RPC logoRoman Provincial Coinage Online (RPC)

RPC presents an authoritative account of the coins minted in the provinces of the empire. It is based at the Ashmolean Museum at the University of Oxford.

Useful Web Resources

Archaeology Data Service

Unique Open Access repository of UK heritage comprising journals, grey literature, project archives including unpublished reports, bibliographies and theses, all freely available to researchers.

Beazley Archive Pottery Database
The BAPD is the world largest database of ancient Greek painted pottery (‘Greek vases’). It contains records of almost 130,000 ancient pots and about 250,000 images.

Lexicon of Greek Personal Names

The Lexicon of Greek Personal Names traces every bearer of every name, drawing on a huge variety of evidence and covering every region where Greek came to be spoken or written from Marseilles to India, from the late 8th c BCE to about 600 CE.

Stanford Orbis

The Stanford Geospatial Network Model of the Roman World. This interactive model reconstructs the duration and financial cost of travel in antiquity.

Ostia Antica

A website dedicated to Ostia, the harbour city of ancient Rome.

Perseus Catalog
The Perseus Catalog is an attempt to provide systematic catalog access to at least one online edition of every major Greek and Latin author (both surviving and fragmentary) from antiquity to 600 CE.

Pleiades gives scholars and students worldwide the ability to use, create, and share historical geographic information about the ancient world in digital form.

WebLIMC gives access to digitised resources assembled in the preparation of the Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae.