Useful Internet Links for AP Latin

Compiled by Barbara F. McManus and Marianthe Colakis as part of an article for the
Teacher's Guide — AP Latin

Background: History, Images, Links, Meters, Mythology, Writing Guides
Texts      Interactive Sites
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Background: History, Literature and Culture

Diotima: Materials for the Study of Women and Gender in the Ancient World (Ross Scaife): This is a true metasite on ancient gender studies, including bibliographies, course materials, online essays, images, translations, and more. Use Diotima's search page and enter any of the AP authors' names to see what treasures are available.

The Forum Romanum: contains images and information about sites in the Roman Forum (no longer being developed)
HyperHistory Online: View the chronological relationships of history, people, and events from all ancient cultures on this world history timeline organized by periods.
From Octavian to Augustus: Timeline and Images Illustrating His Rise to Power (Eric Kondratieff): This site includes a timeline and map, but its greatest value lies in the large collection of images of coins minted by the various protagonists in this historic struggle for control of Rome. Hosted by the University of Pennsylvania.
A Roman History Timeline (James Ruebel and Michael Arnush): Part of the VRoma Project, this timeline shows the chronological relationships of political/military, legal, literary/artistic, and social aspects of Rome in various periods (no longer being developed, but complete through the Augustan age)
Rome: Republic to Empire (Barbara McManus): Explore this image-rich site which contains a series of web pages on the history, culture, and daily life of Rome during the late Republic and early Empire. Topics relevant to Vergil include pages on Antony, Octavian and Cleopatra, and Augustus. The pages on Julius Caesar and Republican government and politics are useful for Catullus and Cicero. There are also detailed pages on the Roman army, clothing, housing, and various forms of leisure and entertainment.
WWW-VL History: Ancient Rome (Lynn H. Nelson): This is an organized series of pages of links on many aspects of Roman history, culture, and civilization. Hosted by the University of Kansas.
Background: Image Collections (top)
Maecenas: Images of Ancient Greece and Rome (Leo Curran): Over 2000 photographs of classical sites in various countries, available for linking or downloading. Hosted by the University of Buffalo.
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco ImageBase: Use the search engine at the top of the page to search this database of mainly post-classical images that can be accessed in various sizes suitable for the web or for printing. Drawings, etchings, and engravings predominate, though some paintings and other artifacts are present. Searches for “Aeneas,” “Metamorphoses,” “Jupiter,” and “Venus,” for example, yield from 35 to over 100 images.
Virtual Catalogue of Roman Coins (Robert W. Cape, Jr.): This site is a good resource for images and descriptions of coins from the early Republic through the end of the 4th century CE. Hosted by Austin College.
VRoma Image Archive: Begin a visit to the Image Archive here at the search page for the VRoma Project's collection of thousands of ancient images, most of which are associated with Roman people, places, and things. These photos have been taken by Classics teachers and donated to the project; they are available for linking or downloading for your own purposes.
Background: Links and Listservs (top)
AP Central: The official College Board web page no longer allows one to connect directly to information about AP Latin courses. One must use this central site and search for the links specifically related to Latin.
American Classical League: The home page for the ACL provides Classics teachers of all educational levels with a number of resources: an online edition of their Teaching Materials and Resource Center catalog; a teacher placement service; information on the annual Institute; and links to listservs, other classical organizations, journals, publishers, reference materials, and “some entertaining resources.”
An Unofficial Website for AP Latin (Ginny Lindzey): In addition to links, this site has information on texts and a teaching page with interesting postings on topics of concern to AP Latin teachers. Hosted by the Texas Classical Association.
Background: Meters and Rhetorical Figures (top)
The Classics Pages: Reading Latin Poetry (Andrew Wilson): This site's page “Reading Latin Poetry Aloud: Metre and Scansion” explains the basic principles of ancient metrics, illustrates the hexameter and elegiac meters, and includes readings of several individual lines (sound files require RealAudio player).
A Glossary of Rhetorical Terms with Examples (Ross Scaife): The glossary contains brief, precise definitions of 45 rhetorical figures; most have both English and Latin examples. Hosted by the University of Kentucky.
Harvard Classics Poetry Recital (Tom Jenkins): Harvard University professors read aloud passages from Ovid, Catullus, Vergil, Cicero, and other Latin and Greek poets. The sound files require a QuickTime browser plugin and take quite a while to download over a modem, although there is less waiting time with a network connection.
Background: Mythology (top)
Classical Myth: The Ancient Sources (Laurel Bowman): For each of the Olympian deities, this well-organized site provides a page with links to English translations of relevant Greek texts and also a page with links to images (mostly Greek). It was developed for the use of Greek and Roman mythology students at the University of Victoria, British Columbia.
Greek Mythology Link (Carlos Parada): Direct students who are researching myths to this very large compendium of information about Greek and Roman deities, heroes/heroines, legends, abd more. There are also hyperlinked connections, references to ancient texts, genealogies, and image catalogues that include many works of art (especially paintings) from later periods. Hosted by Brown University's Hellenic Students Association.
Mythmedia: Mythology in Western Art (Ora Zehavi and Sonia Klinger): The focus of this collection of classical and post-classical images is the Olympian deities and the Trojan War. Hosted by the University of Haifa.
Mythology (Ruth Webb): Created to supplement a mythology course at Princeton University, this site has brief descriptions of Greek and Roman deities, monsters, and legends. It includes family trees and a few small images.
Background: Writing Guides (top)
Invention: Questions for Writing about Literature (Hunter College Writing Center)
Questions to Ask of Any Poem (George Mason University Writing Center)
Writing Techniques Handbook (Writers' Workshop, University of Illinois)
The Writing Center Guide to Taking Essay Tests (George Mason University Writing Center)
Texts and Text Tools (top)
Intermediate Latin: Designed through a collaboration of college teachers and information technology specialists, this online supplement includes three selections each from Catullus, Cicero, Ovid, and Pliny. The selections are hyperlinked to glossaries, grammatical aids, literary/historical commentaries, and “magistri” who pose questions. AP texts included are Catullus 7, 10, 11 and Ovid Amores 1.1 and 1.9.
Internet Workbook for the Oxford Latin Course (Robert W. Cape, Jr.): For students who need grammar review drills, these excellent online exercises provide immediate feedback. Although designed for users of the OLC, the site also indexes the exercises according to the grammar elements covered. Hosted by Austin College.
Latin Words in Context (The Perseus Project): This extremely useful concordance-like tool allows users to search for all occurrences of a Latin word (with all of its morphological variants) throughout the texts included in the Perseus Project, or in the works of a single author. The results, which can be printed, include the reference, several lines surrounding the selected word, and a link to the same passage in an English translation.
Interactive Sites (top)
The VRoma Web Gateway: Enter the VRoma MOO here. This interactive environment, a virtual “city,” contains historical places (a simulation of the city of Rome circa 150 CE) and non-historical places (simulations of various types of spaces that imaginatively evoke ancient life). You will be given the option of anonymously browsing the web-based portion of the MOO, visiting the interactive MOO as a guest, or joining the VRoma community by obtaining a character and password.

Once connected to the MOO, you can meet and communicate with other visitors in real time, converse with “speaking” bots (e.g., the emperor Antoninus Pius in the Circus Maximus), travel through virtual spaces, and manipulate objects (e.g., have a virtual drink in the Thermopolium of Scintilla--dulce est desipere in loco). For more information, visit the home page of the VRoma Project, or look at Vergil's Thesaurus for ideas on how to use VRoma for discussions of the Aeneid.
C. Valerius Catullus (John Porter): A discussion of Catullus' life, political views, and poetry. Hosted by the University of Saskatchewan's Program in Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology.
Gaius Valerius Catullus (Bruce M Johnson): A page of links created as a resource for students in Johnson's Latin III and Latin IV courses at Park View High School in Sterling, Virginia.
Links for the study of Catullus (Alison W. Barker): Helpful links on texts, language and meter, and history and culture, created for Barker's courses at St. Paul's School in Concord, New Hampshire. See also Barker's illustration of the hendecasyllabic meter with a RealAudio sound file .
C. Valerii Catulli Carmina (The Latin Library): Unannotated Latin text of the entire corpus, based on Mynors' edition.
C. Valerius Catullus, Carmina (The Perseus Project): The text is that of E.T. Merrill. It is linked to his commentary and also to information on word meanings and morphology; the links appear in a small pop-up window next to the text. English versions by R.F. Burton and L.C. Smithers are also available.
Carmina Catulli (The Obscure Organization): This site presents the Latin text of all the poems with links to a concordance. Clicking on any word in a poem will take you to a hyperlinked list of line numbers indicating other occurrences of the word in the corpus.
Catullus (Henry J. Walker): This site presents all of the poems in Latin with facing English translations and hyperlinked notes on individuals who appear in the poems.
Shocked Catullus Poems: A Supplement to the AP Catullus (Robert Larson). This site includes all the AP poems with linked vocabulary and additional notes below each poem; a current version of the Shockwave plug-in is required to access the vocabulary.
Home and Forum: Cicero between ‘Public’ and ‘Private’” Professor Susan Terggiari's presidential address to the American Philological Association. Hosted by Skidmore College.
The Cicero Homepage (Andrew M. Riggsby): Includes a chronology of Cicero's life and works and a bibliography. Hosted by the University of Texas, Austin.
Cicero on the Genres of Rhetoric (John F. Tinkler): Excerpts, translated by Tinkler, from selected Ciceronian texts dealing with the deliberative and demonstrative genres. Hosted by Towson University.
Marcus Tullius Cicero (Bruce M Johnson): A page of links created as a resource for students in Johnson's Latin III and Latin IV courses at Park View High School in Sterling, Virginia.
Marcus Tullius Cicero (Fred Mench) : This page provides links to information about modern novels in which Cicero appears. Hosted by Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.
Selections from Cicero's Letters (Lewis Stiles): These excerpts, translated by Stiles, deal with Cicero's reactions to the rise of Pompey, Caesar, Octavian. Hosted by the University of Saskatchewan's Program in Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology.
M. Tullius Cicero, Pro Caelio (The Perseus Project): The text is that of Albert Clark. It is linked to information on word meanings and morphology; the links appear in a small pop-up window next to the text. An English version by C.D. Yonge is also available.
Pro M. Caelio Oratio (The Latin Library): Unannotated Latin text of the entire oration, based primarily on the Teubner edition by Mueller.
Horace's Villa Project (American Academy in Rome and the Soprintendenza Archeologica Per Il Lazio): Visit Horace's villa through this interesting site. View selected poetry of Horace relevant to his villa (in Latin with facing English translations), some of which are read aloud; a reconstruction drawing of the villa linked to images of the modern site; and video clips of the museum and archaeological site. Some aspects of the site require the QuickTime browser plug-in and may load slowly over a modem.
Johnny Ringo vs. Doc Holliday (Dylan W. Humphrey): This page is part of Humphrey's site devoted to the George Cosmatos movie Tombstone and contains a transcription of “the Latin duel” scene in which Ringo and Holliday hurl quotes at each other in Latin. One of the lines is from Horace, Satires 1.5 100-101. The site includes a sound file from the movie.
Links for the Study of Horace's Odes (Alison W. Barker): Look here for links to information on Epicureanism and Stoicism, as well as on meter, texts, and mythology. The site was created for Barker's courses at St. Paul's School in Concord, New Hampshire.
A New Interpretation of the Pyrrha Ode (Shirley Werner's students): The Rutgers University students of Shirley Werner wrote this collective statement which discusses Horace 1.5 in relation to Catullus 8.
Selections from Horace's Odes (Steven Willett): These pages from the Diotima web site include a biography, bibliography, discussion of meter, and Willett's translations of selected odes in the original meters.
Q. Horati Flacci Opera (The Latin Library): Unannotated Latin text of the entire corpus.
Q. Horatius Flaccus, Carmina (The Perseus Project): The text is that of Paul Shorey and Gordon Lang. It is linked to information on word meanings and morphology; the links appear in a small pop-up window next to the text. An English version by John Conington is also available.
Shocked Horace Poems: A Supplement to the AP Horace (Robert Larson). This site includes all the AP poems (excluding Satire 9) with linked vocabulary and additional notes below each poem; a current version of the Shockwave plug-in is required to access the vocabulary.
Odes of Horace (Michael Gilleland). Thirteen odes, each of which includes a synopsis, the Latin text, a literal translation, notes. Many also include translations by various poets. Seven of the odes are included on the AP syllabus (1. 9, 11, 22, 38; 2. 14; 3. 13; 4.7).
Kirke: Ovid im WWW (U. Schmitzer) The text of this extremely comprehensive international page of links to web sites relevant to Ovid is in German, but many of the linked sites are in English.
Ovid FAQ (Sean Redmond): Visit this site for brief but pertinent information about Ovid's life and works. It allows visitors to subscribe to an email listserv on Ovid, view the messages about Ovid posted on a web bulletin board, and browse or search a very comprehensive bibliography of works on Ovid published since 1990.
The Ovid Project: Metamorphosing the Metamorphoses (Hope Greenberg): View online images of over 150 engraved plates illustrating 17th century editions of the Metamorphoses. A few of the sections also contain text. Hosted by the University of Vermont.
An Analytical Onomasticon to the Metamorphoses of Ovid (Willard McCarty, Burton Wright, Aara Suksi): This page provides an on-line sampler of an ambitious project that aims to produce a printed and electronic reference book that will collect and index all devices of language by which persons and places are represented in the Metamorphoses of Ovid. Hosted by King's College, University of London.
P. Ovidius Naso, Amores (The Perseus Project): The text is that of R. Ehwald. It is linked to information on word meanings and morphology; the links appear in a small pop-up window next to the text. English versions by various translators are also available.
P. Ovidius Naso, Metamorphoses (The Perseus Project): The text is that of Hugo Magnus. It is linked to information on word meanings and morphology; the links appear in a small pop-up window next to the text. An English version by Brookes More is also available.
P. Ovidi Nasonis Opera (The Latin Library): Unannotated Latin text of all Ovid's works.
Metamorphoses by Ovid (The Internet Classics Archive): English translations by Samuel Garth, John Dryden, and others.
A Bibliographic Guide to Vergil's Aeneid (Shirley Werner): This extensive bibliography of recent work on Vergil is conveniently arranged by topic. Hosted by the VRoma Project.
Teacher's Guide to Using Vergil's Thesaurus (Barbara McManus): This guide explains how to use a special area on the VRoma MOO (see above under Interactive Sites) for online discussions of the Aeneid. There is also an Image List containing links to all the images used in the Thesaurus with citations of the relevant passages in the epic.
Troy (Diane Thompson): This multi-page web site focuses on literary works dealing with the Trojan War. The Aeneid page includes a short bibliography, a study guide for readers in English, and a number of interpretive and comparative activities for students. Among the other authors in the site are Homer, Aeschylus, Chaucer, Shakespeare, Racine, and Goethe. Hosted by Northern Virginia Community College.
The Virgil Home Page (Steven Hale): This well-organized page has links to many types of resources relevant to Vergil. The author has an equally useful page of links for Homer. Hosted by DeKalb College. (David Wilson-Okamura): A compendium of web resources that is particularly useful for references to later literary works related to Vergil; the site includes a translation of Donatus' Life of Vergil.
P. Vergilius Maro, Aeneid (The Perseus Project): The text is that of J.B. Greenough. It is linked to the commentaries of Servius and John Conington as well as to information on word meanings and morphology; the links appear in a small pop-up window next to the text. English versions by Theodore Williams and John Dryden are also available.
P. Vergilius Maro, Opera (The Latin Library): Unannotated Latin text of all Vergil's works
The Vergil Project (Joseph Farrell): This very useful online text of the Aeneid is linked to vocabulary and grammar assistance, various commentaries, and a concordance. The “Pagina Domestica” provides images from the Vatican manuscripts.
Digital Eclogues (Paul Barrette): This site provides the Latin text with an electronic glossary and requires a current version of the Shockwave plug-in.
The Aeneid (The Internet Classics Archive): An English translation by John Dryden.

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Barbara F. McManus
revised August, 2003