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Classics: Literature


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Recommended general resources:

Classical subjects:

Classics - Literature

Use these recommended resources to access full texts of hundreds of classical works of literature online.

General Classics literature:

Internet Classics Archive - Over 400 works of classical literature (some Chinese and Persian too), all with English translations.  The site provides user-driven commentary and web site reviews.

Perseus Project - Tufts University's acclaimed Perseus Project Classics collection contains extensive and diverse resources including primary and secondary texts, site plans, digital images, and maps.

Ancient Greek Literature:


Thesaurus Linguae Graecae - Read ancient Greek literature - in Greek!  Use specialized search functions specific to Greek literature.

Ancient Roman Literature:

PhotobucketLibrary of Latin texts - Texts from the beginning of Latin literature (Livius Andronicus, 240 BC) through to the texts of the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965).

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