A note about fonts. Some of the pages listed below will use one of several polytonic Greek fonts available for Windows and Mac. This matter of fonts is generally very irritating. The Perseus font help page has probably the best overview of fonts available, and fairly good instructions on how to install and use them.
- Prof. William Harris' Prolegomena to the self-study (PDF) of Homer.
- When you long for variant readings, consult Homer and the Papyri.
- Or consult Scholia D, (via this), Mostly Greek; some Latin.
- The The Chicago Homer at Northwestern - a tool for studying Epic style. Includes Hesiod and the Homeric Hymns. Unicode. At this point, the interface is a bit clunky.
- There are different ways to recite Homer. Here is one of Prof. Nagy. And an attempt using a linguistically accurate reconstructed pronunciation. The same chanted with a lyre.
- A detailed look at some issues in recitation, with a recordings of a good attempt to get the pitch and pronunciation as close as possible to possible what the best recent scholarship tells us.
- The Homeric Problem: did a single poet named Homer exist or not? The debate has raged for 100s of years. A brief overview by William Harris, part of a larger discussion. For a deeper look, Stoa.org has published Nagy's Homeric Questions.
- Those interested only in reading Homer for fun will probably not care too much, but editing Homer can result in quite spirited discussions among scholars. For example, West's version of the Iliad (Teubner) generated
Greek Texts and Scholarship
- Aesopica.net which has both Greek and Latin renditions of the fables. Note the Babrius especially, which are in choliambic meter. Greek in Unicode.
- Classical Greek Texts at the Linguistics Research Center at University of Texas - Austin. At the bottom of the page are links to commented selections of The Iliad, Odyssey and Hesiod's Works and Days, as well as some prose selections. Requires Unicode, but there are also ASCII versions of the pages.
- Classics@, an online journal from Harvard's Center for Hellenic Studies. The first issue contains the current restoration of the Milan Papyrus of Posidippus... the whole thing, in PDF format. They plan to update the PDF as new scholarship solves problems.
- Another Unicode collection of Greek texts, at the Bibliotheca Augustana.
- Library of Ancient Texts Online - a collection of links to Greek texts available online.
- Network for the Study of Archaic and Classical Greek Song a recently formed organization for scholars working on archaic and classical lyric, elegiac and iambic poetry.
- A great starting source for Sappho, Unicode text of Wharton's 1895 text with translations at The Divine Sappho.
General Greek Links
- A page giving the current best understanding of how Greek sounds should be pronounced, with audio. No discussion of the tonal matter, though, for which you should see Prof. William Harris' discussion.
- Of course, Perseus (UK Mirror) is vital: Greek texts all marked up with vocabulary and grammar links.
- Textkit has several huge PDF files of things like Goodwin's Greek Grammar, Latin and Greek textbooks, texts in the original langages and translations. Some commentaries. More planned.
- Systematische Grammatik der griechischen Sprache - in German of course, but has many paradigm charts in Unicode.
- Helma Dik's fabulous class handouts. Mostly for Attic, but still useful.
- The Suda - a Byzantine Encyclopedia.
- Theoi.com a large and growing guide to the Greek pantheon. Includes good references to classical texts for each divinity.
- The Ancient Library has a number of useful scanned books, including Edwards' English-Greek Lexicon, and Smith's Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology for when you don't know who someone is.
- The most wonderful rubbish-heap ever: Oxyrhynchos.
- Read the recent headlines in Attic Greek at Akropolis World News.
- If you feel you must, open and close your email with Greek or Latin epistolary salutations.
- The Woodhouse English to Greek dictionary.
Modern Interpretation, Translations
- Prosoidia.com - modern English poetry, articles on Attic drama, music and Greek poetry.