This is a web page designed years ago, updated now and then. There are some dead links, but still a lot of good stuff.
· Some links on rhetorical figures:
Bibliography (not just Vergil): see also other sites:
· Diotima Vergil Bibliography (esp. Dido, Creusa, Lavinia)
· SOME AENEID BIBLIOGRAPHY (onsite; about 4 pages long; basic, slightly random)
· GEO SOME GEORGICS BIBLIOGRAPHY (onsite; about 8 pages long; slightly random)
· BRIEF ECLOGUES BIBLIOGRAPHY (onsite; about 2 pages long; slightly random)
Texts and translations online (of Vergil and related texts):
· Perseus Text of the Eclogues in Latin with notes and English translation
· GEO Persus Text of the Georgics in Latin with notes and English translation
· GEO Vergil: Aeneid and Georgics Latin Text at Rutgers
· GEO The Georgics in English online at MIT's Internet Classics Archive
· The Eclogues in English online at MIT's Internet Classics Archive
· Theocritus Idyll 11 (Cyclops) in English at Diotima.com
· Aeneid Book 2 in Englishwith notes from Andrew Wilson incomplete, from 1419
· Aeneid Book 6 in English and Latin with vocab and notes from Andrew Wilson
· Maphaeus Vegius, "Libri XII Aeneidos Supplementum" -- virgil.org from 1428, with a link to an English translation
· Maffeo Vegio, "Supplement to the Twelfth Book of the Aeneid," as translated by Thomas Twyne, 1584 -- virgil.org
· Pier Candido Decembrio, "The Thirteenth Book of the Aeneid" incomplete, from 1419
· Aelius Donatus, "Life of Virgil" tr. into English by David Wilson-Okamura
· Latin text of Donatus, "Life of Virgil"
DONATI COMMENTARII VERGILIANI:
· THE ARGONAUTICA of Apollonius Rhodius in English
· Columella, De Re Rustica in Latin
· Links to images of the text of Juan
Luis de la Cerda's commentary on the Eclogues, Georgics, and Aeneid are available on the home page of
GEO Georgics outline from website of Professor Edmund Burke of Coe College
GEO Study questions on the Georgics, from website of Edmund Burke of Coe College
GEO Electronic Text and the Problem of Genre: Georgic Experiments (18th
century lit. and e-texts)
GEO BMCR Hooley review of Jenkyns, Vergil's Experience
GEO The Virgilian Intertext, Joseph Farrell (from Martindale?)
GEO THE PLANTERS OF THE ENGLISH LANDSCAPE GARDEN: Botany, Trees, and the
Georgics Douglas D. Chambers (book blurb)
GEO CATO ON FARMING De agri cultura A Critical English Translation by Andrew Dalby
(much of this book is available online, including:
GEO Online Bibliography: Major Roman works on farming (aka Cato Bibliography; gives dates of sources)
· Ancient World Mapping Center at UNC
· Three-figure relief with Orpheus, Eurydice, and Hermes (on Perseus, from Louvre)
· Pic of the papyrus containing the Prologue to Callimachus' Aetia (click on pic to enlarge)
· Callimachus, "Prologue" to the "Aetia" Tr. Stanley Lombardo and Diane Raynor
· GEO text of Georgics in Latin archeologhia.com
· scroll down on this page for woodcuts for the Georgics
· GEO Eurydice statue
· GEO pic and brief bio of Joseph Addison d.1719, English essayist and translator of
· Virgil's Georgics
· (scroll down for Georgics)
· GEO Medieval Manuscripts as Primary Sources, Professor Christopher Baswell
· (scroll down for MODULE C: Marginalia and Rewriting Virgil's Georgics,
· with images of manuscripts)
· GEO Virgil, Georgics and Bucolics (The Palatine Virgil). In Latin, Fifth or
· sixth century (scroll down for a pic; click to enlarge)
· GEO Images of 1543 bound edition of Vergil printed in Venice
· GEO Pic and info, linden tree (used for yoke in Geo. 1, which is quoted)
· GEO 1952 edition of Dryden's Georgics translation, with a pic
· VROMA images of Caesar, Caesar, Caesar, Caesar, Caesar on a coin, the Rubicon, Cleopatra?, Pompey. Info about these images here and here is VROMA's policy for image use. VROMA's Augustus of Prima Porta, several views of a bust of Augustus (scroll down to 43ff), McManus' images (see here for info) including Agrippa, Antony and Octavia on a coin, Octavian on a coin, Augustus with toga and scroll, cameo of Augustus and then another pic of it; another cameo; Augustus with the "civic crown; Augustus as pontifex, Augustus sacrificing, busts of Augustus and family members; Antony and Cleopatra on a coin (more pics still here including Livia, Caesar, Vergil etc.; see also here).
· Doing a search for images at Perseus.tufts.edu
with the keyword "Augustus"
will get you links to photographs of a number of coins (34 of them) and
sculptures and buildings related to Augustus. Here is their policy for
Some pages with help on meter:
Some simple help on the hexameter: basic rules (this is an Aeneid handout) and practical rules for scansion from me, and the "Silver Muse" introduction to "epic versification" (i.e. meter)(note: Silver Muse links seem messed up) For a good page on the hexameter, with lots of metrical terms defined and illustrated, see the Skidmore page called Hexametrica. For some basic info see also here (hendecasyllabics, Sapphiocs, and elegiac couplet) and here (hexameter and elegiac couplet).
Latin poetry read aloud:
.. Recital Page (with several passages from the Aeneid) link seems to
be dead after dept website redesigned
· Aeneid - Book IV, read by Wilfried Stroh You can even download the mp3 and play it on your ipod or at parties
a few passages read aloud at Princeton,
including the start of the Aeneid.
Notes/outlines/study questions (mostly for undergraduates):
· cl420.html (good stuff at a Roman epic course at Middlebury C.)
· Joe Farrell's page
on Aeneas' visit to Cumae, including images, map and info
Age of Augustus:
· David Potter's Augustus lecture notes and links no longer online ????
· Augustus: Testimonia, Univ. of Saskatchewan a few passages on Augustus from Seneca, Suetonius, Tacitus
· Augustus, University of Saskatchewan nice 10-15 page summary of events of the years 44-31
· Course pages or handouts on Augustus: C. Mackay, Alberta (cf. also p. 2 and 3)
· Augustus links on "Mantovano": links to Porter on the Rise of Augustus; Silverman on the transition from Republic to Empire, with an introduction to the primary sources as well as current historiography; Ong on the formation of the second triumvirate, Antony vs. Octavian, the constitutional position of Augustus, his social reforms, and the second half of his principate
· Primary sources on "Mantovano": primary sources in English and sometimes Latin, such as Augustus's Res Gestae, Plutarch's Life of Marc Antony, a pic of Augustus' Mausoleum, the Latin text of a letter from Augustus to his son Gaius, a biography of Augustus by Nicolaus of Damascus, Suetonius' Life of Augustus, Tacitus' comments on Augustus and the end of the Republic, English translations of Augustan legislation on marriage, procreation, and adultery.
· The Background page for Augustus on "Mantovano" has links to Mayes on the Roman Kalendar, Fox's genealogical guide to the Julio-Claudians, Morford's page of photos and site plans, with commentary, of the Augustan mausoleum complex, the Ara Pacis, the Prima Porta statue of Augustus, and the Gemma Augustea, Paola's Visual Compendium of Roman Emperors (portrait coins and sculpture); Renauld's pics of Portrait busts of Augustus and Agrippa; labeled details from the Ara Pacis Augustæ, Andrus-Walck's pics of and and info on the Prima Porta statue of Augustus, the Ara Pacis Augustæ, and the Theater of Marcellus.
· Julius Caesar on the "Mantovano" home page: Primary sources, background and images, modern essays and historical fiction on Octavian's adoptive father.
· John Paul Adams' Augustus page with info and essays: dates in the life of Augustus, a page on the personal, religious, magisterial, and political responsibilities of the princeps, brief descriptions of "Building Projects in Rome in Augustus' Time," "Some Augustan Legislation," "Augustus' Illnesses," "Conspiracies against Augustus"
· Garrett G. Fagan has an Introductory essay on Augustus, with bibliography and guide to ancient sources. From De imperatoribus romanis: An Online Encyclopedia of Roman Emperors. The same source also has an essay on Augustus by Nina C. Coppolino
· Rome: Republic to
Empire Pages of Barbara F. McManus of The College of New Rochelle;
links to her pages on Roman Slavery and the
Rebellion of Spartacus, Julius Caesar, Antony, Octavian, and
Cleopatra: (the end of the Roman Republic; our course!); Augustus and Tiberius
(the beginnings of the Roman Empire), Caligula, Roman Names, Roman Republican
Social Classes and Political Factions of the Late Republic
Fiction About Ancient Rome and esp. the Augustan Age:
· The Fictional Rome Home Page developed by Louis M. Seigal, Leslie Phillips & Fred Mench, and housed at supported by the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. Searchable Database; Authors & Reviews; Essays; Glossary of Latin words used in novels; Information on Historical Figures; Reference Works on Historical Fiction; Timeline; Discussion; Web Rings; Links.
· John Williams, Augustus : Amazon blurb
· Stephen Saylor has written several mystery novels set in Cicero's Rome. Here's the "Roman Fiction" page. Saylor's 1999 novel Rubicon is set in 49 BCE at the start of the war between Caesar and Pompey, and the next one, Last Seen in Massilia, is set later in 49 (Amazon blurb). (And there have been one or two more recently)
· Hermann Broch's 1945 "The Death of Virgil"; see the "Roman Fiction" page for this bold novel, which was begun while the author was imprisoned in a German concentration camp, and which presents stream of consciousness remembrances from Vergil's last 18 hours of life
· I, Claudius, and Claudius the God, the novels by Robert Graves, the first made into a great Masterpiece Theater series on PBS, available in VHS and DVD . Lots of info here ; here's the "Roman Fiction" page for Graves.
· Novels about Ovid I: Christoph Ransmayr, The Last World: A Novel with an Ovidian Repertory (1990); see the "Roman Fiction" page , which calls it a "metaphysical thriller" in which "a young admirer goes in search of the exiled poet ... in the remote Black Sea town of Toni ... [and] finds in the rust-corroded town an ominous scene suffused with and dominated by Ovidian mythology, a transformed place where the ancient world meets the 20th century.
· Novels about Ovid II: David Malouf, An
Imaginary Life; "Roman
fiction" page Also Ovid in exile.
Novels about Ovid III: The Love-Artist, by Jane Alison (Farrar, Straus &Giroux 2001). Again Ovid in exile, this time inspired by a woman named Xenia to write his "Medea".
· Thornton Wilder, The Ides of March
· Xena, Antony, and Cleopatra
episode-guide with link to script of "Xena" episode; slightly
different version of events (X. disguised as Cleo., woos then kills MA).
Other episodes that seem to (I haven't seen them) have Caesar or other Romans: Rome, Ides
other neat stuff:
· Bob Dylan and Aeneid 6.853 (see lines 28-30 of the song, and the footnote) audio sample of the start of the song here
· Music from Dido & Aeneas
· Evander here ;
Other Epic Links (not updated for a while)
General Classical Studies:
Perseus Project Great online material on Greek & Roman stuff: texts in Greek, Latin & English, pics of vases etc., historical and mythological background.
Diotima: Women & Gender in the Ancient World (lots of info: links, pics, bibliog., some texts)
Ovid: Metamorphoses ( set of links on a page at Reed College)
Diotima Anthology of Translated Materials
Tech Classics Archive (Eng trans)
CLASSICS List (an internet discussion list; sometimes useful & fun)
Other sites for Classics Resources in general: (not updated for a while)
Articles and reviews (and ads for books):
· David Meban abstract: Empire, identity and Virgil's Aeneid
· Losing Virgil by John Herington, The New Criterion, 1996
· Becker, A., "Poetry as equipment for living: a gradual reading of Vergil's ninth eclogue." ClassicsIreland 1999
· Smith "A lock and a promise: Myth and Allusion in Aeneas' Farewell to Dido in Aeneid 6" Phoenix 1993
· Dobbin, "Julius Caesar in Jupiter's Prophecy, Aeneid, Book 1" ClAnt 14.1 (1995) text (PDF) and abstracts
· Feldherr, "Ships of State: Aeneid 5 and Augustan Circus Spectacle" ClAnt 14.2 (1995) text (PDF) and abstracts
· Bettini, "Ghosts of Exile: Doubles and Nostalgia in Virgils parva Troia (Aeneid 3.294ff.)" ClAnt 16.1 (1997) abstract/text (PDF) for issue
· Reed, J.D. "The Death of Osiris in Aeneid 12.458" AJPh 119.3 (1998) text (PDF)
· Fantham, Elaine "Fighting Words: Turnus at Bay in the Latin Council (Aeneid 11:234-446)" AJPh 120.2 (1999) text by subscription, PDF format
· Smith, Rebekah M. "Deception and Sacrifice in Aeneid 2.1-249" AJPh 120.4 (1999) 503-523 -+- contents and PDF texts (subscribers)
· Spence, Sarah "The Polyvalence of Pallas in the Aeneid" Arethusa 32.2 (1999) 149-64 -+- text
· Bleisch, Pamela R. "Nisus' Choice: Bovillae at Aeneid 9.387-8" CQ 51.1 (2001) 183-189 -+- text (PDF)
· Brucia, Margaret A. "The Double Harpalyce, Harpies, and Wordplay at Aeneid 1.314-17" CQ 51.1 (2001) 305-308 text (PDF)
· Jacobson, Howard "Aeneid 12.391-2: Iamque Aderat Phoebo Ante Alios Dilectus Iapyx / Iasides" CQ 51.1 (2001) 308-309 -+- text (PDF)
· Berlin, Netta "War and Remembrance: Aenedi 12.554-60 and Aeneas' Memory of Troy" AJPh 119.1 (1998) 11-41 text
· Dyson, Julia T. "Dido the Epicurean" ClAnt 15.2 (1996) 203-221 -+- abstract/text (PDF)
· Nicoll, W.S.M. "The Death of Turnus" CQ 51.1 (2001) 190-200 -+- text (PDF)
· Gordon, Pamela "Dido the Phaeacian: Lost Pleasures of an Epicurean Intertext" ClAnt 17.2 (1998) 188-211 -+- text (PDF) and abstract
· BMCR review s pre-1996?
J O'D's Classical, Medieval, etc links and indices
Diogenes' Links To The Ancient World
Pantelia-Resources for Classicists
Classical Resources (J. Ruebel)
Stanford Links (good on depts.)