The Classics Page: An oracle for asking questions, an interactive Iliad game, readings of Sappho in the original Greek and Catullus in Latin to hear, a discussion of Agamemnon and free will, a tour of central Athens, bits on Medea, an animated discussion of Greek pottery, and much more. This site is a lot of fun to explore and could provide ideas for your final group project.
King James Translation of the Bible Click on the hyperlink for the book of the Bible you want to read.
To hear parts of Beowulf read in Old English, go to: www.engl.virginia.edu/OE/Beowulf.Readings.Beowulf.Readings.html
For an online translation of Beowulf, and for maps, pix of weapons, treasures, Viking ships, mead halls, go to: www.heorot.dk/beowulf-on-steorarume_front-page.html
Visit Sutton Hoo, the ship burial unearthed in England 75 years ago, and its marvelous god treasures: http://www.wuffings.co.uk/MySHPages/SHPage.html
Listen to Two Medieval Songs
All the Canterbury Tales in both Middle and Modern English
Harvard's Chaucer Page, full of info
All of Shakespeare's Sonnets
King Lear - Full Text linked to Film (PBS- Ian McKellan)
Shakespearean Dictionary (Words you may not know)Milton Illustrations
Greek Sites: The site of the Greek government, full of pix of places and things in Greece. First click on English so you can read the site! Click on Archaeological Sites and then on Delphi for fabulous pix of that shrine or on Mycenae for pix of that ancient stronghold. Explore! Then click on Museums and then on the National Archaeological Museum for the death mask called the Mask of Agamemnon, for vases, statues, jewelry and other treasures. Explore!
Perseus: Copy this website into your Internet browser: www.perseus.tufts.edu. The ultimate site for all info about the ancient Greek and Roman worlds and their texts; glossaries, dictionaries, maps, photos. It's been put together by a consortium of universities in the Boston area and is located at Tufts U. It's fabulously rich, but somewhat difficult to move around in.
The Met's Greek and Roman Art : Preview here the Metropolitan Museum's ancient Greek art before you visit the museum in person. Also explore Indian and Chinese Asian art at the Met before you go in person.
UPenn Museum: Click on UPenn's Greek World, and explore different themes in ancient Greece, such as Religion and Death, through the university's pottery, sculpture, and other objects.
Places in Ancient Athens This site has excellent images of Athens.
Women in the Ancient World
How They Dressed in Ancient Greece and Rome Click on "Start the Slide Show."
Images of Augustus Caesar and the Aeneid Work through these websites for an in-depth look at Caesar's political propaganda and its connections to Virgil's poem.
The Cloisters: Medieval Art from the Met Museum: This "castle" in Fort Tryon Park is well worth a visit, esp. in the spring. Preview it here. Then take Prof. Valerie Allen's podcast tour.
The Met's Arms and Armor collection: Preview it here, and then visit the Metropolitan Museum on Fifth Avenue in person.
Medieval Art at the Met Museum on Fifth Avenue: The sculpture, stained glass windows and tapestries are worth a visit.
Painting at the Met: Preview here the Metropolitan Museum's Titians,
Rubens, Rembrandts, and other Renaissance masterpieces, and then go to the museum in person.
Frick Museum: This home to many paintings and sculpture by medieval and Renaissance artists, on Fifth Avenue, is newly refurbished and well worth a visit.