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Iliad & Odyssey Online
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Images of Ancient Troy

What did Odysseus' ship look like?

Who were the Roman "household gods?" Check out this article (NB: this is the most accurate and thorough online source I could find). Here are some additonal images. And here are some modern day equivalents of these guardian spirits.


Pylos Nestor's Great Hall

(above) Nestor's Great Hall at Sandy Pilos. Here is another view, plus some images from the archaeological site. (Click on the image database.) Take an animated tour.

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Writing Samples: getting specific

You can get drafting help from the CWU Writing Center, as well as from me.

Online literary resources:

  • The Perseus Project: a digital library of resources for studying the ancient world. It includes ancient texts and translations, maps, art catalogues and essays on secondary topics like vase paintings.
  • The Theoi Project, a site exploring Greek mythology and the gods in classical literature and art. The aim of the project is to provide a comprehensive, free reference guide to the gods (theoi), spirits (daimones), fabulous creatures (theres) and heroes of ancient Greek mythology and religion.
  • The Voice of the Shuttle: a web site dedicated to research in the humanities.
  • Livius: a website on ancient history that offers articles on ancient history and lots of pictures.
  • Carlos Parada's Greek Mythology Link: Parada, a visiting lecturer at the Department of Classics, Lund University (Sweden), has created an Internet site with free access to info on the Greek myths and related subjects.
  • Odysseus Unbound: Modern day Ithaka doesn't look exactly the way Homer described it in the Odyssey. Some scholars speculate that Odysseys' home might have been on another island nearby.
  • Diotima: a site devoted to the study of women and gender in the ancient world
  • The Free E-Book Library: 1,800 publicly-available ebooks in web, MS Reader and Palm format.
  • Project Gutenberg: a searchable web site that lists and provides links to hundreds of texts that have entered public domain and can thus be downloaded free of charge. Texts are available in .txt format, .zip files, and/or via ftp.