current hc courses
History of Lit. Theory
Plato & Sophists
- The Ancient City of Athens: a photographic archive of the archaeological and architectural remains of ancient Athens.
- METIS: A 3D Virtual Reality view of many buildings and places in Ancient Athens [requires Quicktime]
- Google Maps
- Google Earth
- Geography Quiz: important locations for Athens in the early fifth century BCE
- Midterm Supplement: including Persian War and places in Athens
- Final Supplement: including Peloponnesian War and places in Athens
- Haverford vs. Athens: Overlay of a map of fifth century Athens on Haverford's campus
- 3D Acropolis (current state) by Dimitris Kaloudas
- Ancient Athens by Dimitris Tsalkanis (Note: this model shows Athens c. 150 CE, and many of the buildings would not have been present in the fifth-century BCE)
- Through Death, Glory: A disputed Greek vase offers a meditation on heroism' By CHRISTIAN C. SAHNER [8/11/2007]
- Video Introduction to the New Acropolis Museum [YouTube]
- Agora of the Attic town of Aexonides Halai disovered [3/3/2007]
- ‘300 — Fact or Fiction' by Victor Davis Hanson [3/28/2007]
- 'Spartans Overwhelmed at Thermopylae, Again' by Eugene N. Borza [3/22/2007]
- Review: '300' Reasons to Cry' by Jow Morgenstern [3/17/2007]
- Review: '300 Shocker: Hollywood takes a detour to reality' By 'David Kahane' [3/12/2007]
- Review: 'Sparta? No. This is madness.' by Ephraim Lytle [3/11/2007]
- Rewview: 'A Movie Only a Spartan Could Love: 300.' by Dana Stevens [3/8/2007]
- Iranian official lashes out at Hollywood movie "300" for insulting Persian civilization [3/2007]
- Popular Mechanics goes "Behind the Scenes of 300' [1/2007]
- History and the Movie “300” by Victor Davis Hanson [10/11/2006]
- 4Hoplites: a guide to reenacting hoplite warfare including interesting pictures and commentary
- Perseus: The most useful site for studying ancient Greece and Rome.Includes maps, texts, pictures and more.
- Classical Myth: An excellent survey of Greek mythology.
- Bulfinch's Mytholgy: The old standard, available on-line.
- Greek Mythological Link: an amazingly comprehensive site; better for tracking down details and variants. between myths than for a narrative presentation of myths.
- Diotima: Devoted mainly to the study of women and gender in antiquity.
- Classics and Mediterranean Archaeology: A comprehensive catalogue of sites related to Classics.
- Encyclopedia Mythica is an encyclopedia of mytholgy, folklore, and legend.
- Parody and Humor
- "Olympus Burger": a cartoon short in which Zeus, Poseidon, Aphroditie, Apollo and Hades work at the fast-food chain Olympus Burger under the watchful eye of assistant manager Craig
- Prometheus: a bi-weekly cartoon chronicling the titan's suffering (and home life)
- A video introduction to Demosthenes Against Neaira [YouTube]
- Ancient Greek Music and Music Instruments: an excellent overview of Greek music, including theoretical approaches, the development of different tuning systems, and abundant examples of archaeological evidence.
- Research on Greek music by J.C. Franklin: several articles on various topics, descriptions of recreated music for Greek plays
- Recordings of Greek music by J.C. Franklin
- Extant Fragments of Ancient Greek Music by Stephan Hegal (note: these recordings are computer-generated, so the timbre of the music is inaccurate; the site does list the context of these fragments, and so provides a good sense of the types of ancient music that survives).
(note most of these recordings are of Hellenistic and Roman-era styles)
- Homeric Performance
- Summary of elements by Danek and Hagel
- Recreation of Demodokos' song about Ares and Aphrodite: Od. 8, 267-366 [mp3]
- Musical notation on papyrus on the second-century CE: this site shows the papyrus and allows you to listen to lines of music in several different styles.
- Plato and His Dialogues: an excellent collection of resources for Plato's Dialogues by Bernard SUZANNE
[biography] [works] [history of interpretation] [schematic arrangement of dialogues intro tetrologies] [index of persons and locations] [detailed chronology]
- Plato on Rhetoric and Poetry: Ion, Republic, Gorgias, Phaedrus
- Diogenes Laertius on Socrates, from On the Lives of the Philosphers
- Athens' Prison (τ? δεσμωτ?ριον)
- 'Hemlock Poisoning and the Death of Socrates: Did Plato Tell the Truth?' by ENID BLOCH
- Images: Paintings, Busts, Mosaics
- Jacques-Louis David, [The Death of Socrates], 1787, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
- Daniel Nicholas Chodowiecki, [The death of Socrates?], 18th - 19th century, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
- Johann Friedrich Greuter, Socrates (?) and His Students, after Giovanni..., 17th century, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
- Antoine Louis Romanet, Aglae, 18th - 19th century, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
- Pietro Testa ( il Lucchesino), The Symposium, 1648, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco