Outstanding Links 12: Classical Literature

Arch ImageOver the ensuing days, I want to share a few additional websites that are accessible at no cost to the public and are related to the types of topics in which CECS specializes. The links provided are active, so merely click to enter. A few lines of text describe each site in order to assist users navigate the content. These have taken several months to accumulate and are the result of evaluating numerous contributions that are currently maintained under the auspices of universities, organizations, foundations, and outstanding scholars.


The Perseus Digital Library (also called the Perseus Hopper) began in 1985 and expanded until its library was posted online. It maintains a website over which Gregory R. Crane, of Tufts University (and previously Harvard University), has remained editor-in-chief. The classical literature files are alphabetized making both Greek and English editions available to scholars as well as to the general public.


The “Cuneiform Commentaries Project” began with Eckart Frahm, professor of Assyriology, Yale University, and his 2011 unparalleled study of Mesopotamian commentaries on 878 tablets and fragments. Two years later, Yale University began providing research funds to continue the project with numerous participants and institutions. The bibliography and glossary are thorough and the catalogue is extensive.