HELLAS:NET - An exploration of ancient Greece

The Ancient City of Athens
Kevin. T. Glowacki & Nancy L. Klein of Indiana University present this photographic exposition of ancient Athens detailing the North and East Slopes of the Akropolis, the Lysikrates Monument & the Arch of Hadrian, the Agora, the Kerameikos, the Pnyx, the Olympieion & Southeast Athens. Each site is pictured from a variety of angles showing the rich multi-dimensional character of Greek architecture that is often missed in single images.

The Ancient Greek World
This presentation from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology offers a glimpse into daily life in this ancient world culture through the use of images and an essay. "The artifacts you will see here tell a vivid story of life in ancient Greece. The text expands on this story, and together they create in detail an interpretation of how Greek art and material culture add to the written record and expand our understanding of daily life in ancient times." It treats of four subcategories, Land and Time, Daily Life, Economy, and Religion and Death. This is a quality web site that is well-worth the visit.

The Ancient Olympic Games Virtual Museum
Another quality presentation, this virtual museum from Dartmouth University offers a variety of information about the ancient Olympic games, including facts on the history of the games and the various games that were played. This site also features four interviews with experts on the ancient Olympics and a "fictional memoir" of an actual Olympic competitor. Sports enthusiasts will enjoy reading about the rules used in the ancient versions of several games, including boxing, running and wrestling. (To do so, select "About the Contests" on the main image map of the homepage.)

The Ancient Olympics

Bullfinch's Mythology: The Age of Fable or Stories of Gods and Heroes

A Cultural Map of Greece
From the Hellenic Minstry of Culture, this Cultural Map provides an access to a virtual tour of places, both old and new, all over Greece. By selecting a region on a central image map, the user is referred to a regional page and may further choose from a list of archological sites, museums, monuments and even more recent structures.

Hercules: Greece's Greatest Hero

Images of Orality and Literacy in Greek Iconography of the Fifth, Fourth and Third Centuries BCE

The Last Days of Socrates

Mythology in Western Art
This site features an extensive collection of images relating to Zeus, Hera, Hebe, Hades, Poseidon, Ares, Hephaestus, Hermes, Athena, Apollo, Artemis, Dionysos, Aphrodite, and Eros. Images date from all periods of Western art. Mythology in Western Art "was prepared in The University of Haifa Library by Ora Zehavi and Dr. Sonia Klinger as part of Dr. Klinger's survey course: Mythology in Western Art at the Department of Art History, The University of Haifa."

Pergamon: The Telephos Frieze from the Great Altar

The Perseus Project
A collaborative academic publication compiled by art historians, philologists, and archaeologists for teaching and research, this site contains textual and visual materials for the study of ancient Greek civilization, and is published on CD-ROM, videodisk, and now on the World-Wide Web. Over 70 museums have participated in building the Perseus art catalogs. So far, the Perseus web site contains the full texts of the Perseus art catalogs, documenting over 2,300 Greek vases, coins, and sculptures. About 13,800 photographs of vases, coins, architecture and sites are available now, and, as museums agree to allow it, more photographs will be published on-line. Perseus also contains a texts archive, with the works of over 30 ancient Greek authors, in Greek and in English translation; morphological databases and lexica; a browser which locates objects by attributes and keywords; and a searchable index to the entire site. Professor Gregory Crane of Tufts University is the Editor in Chief and founder of the Perseus Project.

Plato and His Dialogues
In this hypertext book-in-the-making, Bernard Suzanne challenges the existing paradigm that suggests that Plato's dialogues may be divided into periods that show a change in Plato's thinking over time. Suzanne argues (or is in the process of arguing) that Plato planned the 28 volume corpus from the start and that changes in the text do not reflect an evolution in Plato's thinking, but various changes that Plato expected in his readers as they made progress on their individual journeys to becoming full-fledged philosophers. This exciting new reading of Plato is worth every minute of the time one wishes to spend on it. But please beware; this is not a site that one can get through quickly.

Women's Life in Greece and Rome
Compiled by Mary R. Lefkowitz and Maureen B. Fant and sponsored by Diotima: Women and Gender in the Ancient World, this anthology is compiled of primary text excerpts from the classical world. It is divided into ten sections: Women's Voices, Men's Opinions, Philosophers, Legal Status in the Greek World, Legal Status in the Roman World, Public Life, Private Life, Occupations, Medicine and Anatomy and Religion.