HONR 218C The Hero and Society

Online Resources

Listed below are some websites relevant to themes discussed in HONR 218C. If you know of other sites that should be added, or if you find links that need updating, send email to Peter Losin.

Updated: 2/23/2013

The classical world
The medieval and modern world
Wikipedia entries

The classical world 14 links
BBC-4's "In Our Time"
A radio show hosted by Melvyn Bragg. In the archive are interesting discussions of many of our authors and topics, e.g. Greek heroism, Homer's Odyssey, Socrates, Greek tragedy, and the Aeneid.
Rediscovering Homer: Poetry and Performance
A course taught at Harvard University by the eminent classicist Gregory Nagy.
The Classics Pages
Maintained by Loxias, a.k.a. Andrew Wilson. With links, texts, and lots of answers to questions about the classics. See the Antigone and Oedipus pages.
The Perseus Digital Library
A very helpful website with a wealth of information about the ancient world.
Greek Mythology from the Encyclopedia Mythica
This is the Greek Mythology section; check out the others. A well-designed site with lots of information.
The Glory That Was Greece
Maintained by Leigh T. Denault, with good resources on mythology, drama, philosophy, etc.
Homeric (and Non-Homeric) Scenes in Greek Art
Mostly Attic vases from 550-300 BCE.
Aristophanes' Clouds
Maintained by John Porter of the University of Saskatchewan.
The Diotima Project
A site focusing on issues of women and gender in classical Greece and Rome.
Mythology, Legend, Folklore, and Ghosts
A good list of websites on various mythologies. Some weird stuff here, but also some useful things.
Virgil.Org: The Official Virgil Website
Maintained by David Wilson-Okamura, with searchable texts, commentaries, art, etc.
Virgil's Aeneid From Troy to Rome
From Northern Virginia Community College's TROY site.
The Last Days of Socrates
Maintained by Kent Anderson and Norm Freund at Clarke College, with audio clips, links, etc.
Timeless Myths
An extensive site with sections on Greek and Roman, Celtic, Norse, and Arthurian legends and mythology.

The medieval and modern world 14 links
BBC-4's "In Our Time"
A radio show hosted by Melvyn Bragg. In the archive are interesting discussions of many of our authors and topics, e.g. Dante's Inferno, the battle at Agincourt, Machiavelli's Prince, and John Milton.
DScriptorium Home Page
A site "devoted to collecting, storing and distributing digital images of Medieval manuscripts."
The Luminarium
A starting point for students of medieval and early modern English literature, designed by Anniina Jokinen.
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
The Luminarium pages on Gawain, with links to texts, commentary, etc.
Norse Mythology
Maintained by Martin H°jbjerg, with lots of useful information about the gods and goddesses of the Vikings.
Shakespeare Resource Center
Maintained by J.M. Pressley for students and teachers of Shakespeare.
Mr. William Shakespeare and the Internet
An annotated guide to Shakespeare resources on the internet.
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
The web's first edition of the Complete Works of William Shakespeare. This site has offered Shakespeare's plays and poetry to the Internet community since 1993.
Shakespeare and Early Modern English Theater
Maintained by Leigh T. Denault, with links, study guides, etc.
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Niccol˛ Machiavelli at Wikipedia.org
A good introduction to Machiavelli and his works and influence.
John Milton
From the Luminarium, with links to biography, electronic texts, bibliography, etc.
Milton Reading Room
From Dartmouth Universitry, with electronic versions of all of Milton's poetry and much of his prose.
The Milton-L home page
An electronic journal "devoted to the life, literature, and times of John Milton."

Wikipedia entries 14 links
The Trojan War
King David
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
Henry V
Samson Agonistes
Machivaelli's Prince

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