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Prehistory - 324 BC

The ultimate source for easy access to classical Greek and Latin texts. Authors include Appian, Tacticus, Plutarch and dozens of others.
(English; facsimiles)
From the SLUB Dresden Collections
(2000 BC; facsimile; German interface)
Database collection of ancient Greek and Roman literatures.
(800 BC-500 AD; English transcription)
By Homer
Translation by Samuel Butler
(800 BC; English translation)
Chronologically organized collection of Greek literature from antiquity to the Byzantine era
From Bibliotheca Augustana
(800 BC - 15th century ; Greek facsimiles and transcriptions; Latin interface)
Filtering the search with "regions/people" results in thousands of texts by Greek and Latin writers about the various tribes and happenings of ancient Europe. Choose sources based on map locations, authors, or titles.
(ca 8th century BC - 8th century AD; English translations)
Includes ancient sources such as Lycrugus and Archidamus on various aspects of Spartan life
(8th-1st century BC; English translation)
Database of 43 Greek and Roman authors with 441 works of literature.
(700 BC-375 AD; English transcription)
Reveals early economic thoughts, particularly those prior to the agrarian crisis.
From the Center for Hellenistic Studies
(ca 700 BC; English translation)
  • Women’s Voices in Ancient Greece and the Roman Empire
Ancient women and their works
Sappho the Poet
Anyte the Female Homer
Proba the Christian Poet
Perpetual The Christian Martyr
Etheria the Pilgrim
Aelia Eudocia the Empress
The Hammat Gader Poem
Homeric Centones
Saint Kassiani
Special thanks to Other Women’s Voices
(600 BC-867 BC; facsimiles; Latin, English and Spanish transcriptions)
The FHG consists of a survey of excerpts from many different sources pertaining to 636 ancient Greek fragmentary historians. Excluding the first volume, authors are chronologically distributed... Almost every Greek fragment is translated or summarized into Latin.
(6th century BC-7th century AD)
Anciently attributed to Hesiod, this work describes the heroines sacred to the Greeks
From the Theoi Texts Library
(6th century BC; English translation)
Firsthand accounts of historic happenings from Socrate’s suicide to the Battle of Marathon to Grecians' everyday life
EyeWitness to History
(5th century BC - 5th century AD; English transcription)
Ancient accounts of the famed Athenian general.
Compiled by Attalus
(5th century BC; English translations)
An overview of Greek life in ancient Athens and Sparta.
An online project of the British Museum.
(Antiquity; facsimiles of artifacts along with commentaries and teaching tools)
From Kölner Papyri. Works include fragments of poetess Sappho, personal letters, etc.
Other Greek papyri found at Badischen Papyrus-Sammlungen
(Antiquity; German interface; Greek facsimiles)
  • Women in Classical Athens and Sparta
Includes the education of Spartan mothers, marriage customs, maiden kidnappings, legal cases, and gender roles
On the Murder of Eratosthenes
Against Neaira
Constitution of the Lacedaemonians
Life of Lycurgus
In cooperation with Women’s Life in Greece and Rome
See also Perseus texts of special interest
(5th century BC - 2nd century AD; English translation)
Important orators and logographers of the classical era.
(focused around 5th-4th century BC; Latin; eBook)
The account of Herodotus denoting the actions of Artemisia in the battle of Salamis and her role with the invasion forces of Xerxes during the Greco-Persian War.
From Diotima
Poem by Aeschylus regarding the battle which took place during the Greco Persian War
From the Poetry Archive
(480 BC; English translation)
Herodotus' account of the Greco-Persian battle
More information on Livius
(480 BC)
Introduction about "account of the ephocal conflict between the Greeks and Persians between 430 and 424 BCE." History means inquiry in this title.
1890 English translation by G. C. Macaulay.
Subdivided into categories HERE
Also available here: Part I and Part II
(430-424 BC; Greek text with English translation)
Transcription of the “treaty that marked the end of the Archidamian War.”
Lacus Curtius
(421 BC; English translation)
Translation of Europe's oldest surviving manuscript
More information found HERE
(420 BC; Greek with English translation)
”Sparta needed Persian support in the Decelean War but had little to offer, received nothing, and lost its reputation as liberator of Greece.”
Compiled by Livius
(412 BC; English translation)
  • The Constitution of the Athenians
”The Constitution of the Athenians includes a rather technical account of the oligarchic coup that surprised Athens in 411 and was justified with the argument that the democrats were not successfully conducting the Decelean or Ionian War.”
The Oligarchic Coup
The Regime of the Thirty
Compiled by Livius
(411 BC; English translation)
Source made available by Thucydides' The Peloponnesian War
From The History Guide
(411 BC; English translation)
Transcription of a Carthage War treaty signed by Dionysius and Himilco
(405 BC; English translation)
Contains descriptions of Asia Minor.
From the Perseus Digital Library
(401 BC; English translation)
Including Xenophon's Treatise of Houshold
(ca 400 BC; Old English translation)
The Hippocratic Oath (Ορκος) is perhaps the most widely known of Greek medical texts. It requires a new physician to swear upon a number of healing gods that he will uphold a number of professional ethical standards.
See also Hippocrates' medical handbook On Fractures
(ca 400 BC; English translation)
Samples from the manuscript record on texts by and about Women of the Ancient World.
From Diotima
Scroll down for transcriptions of ancient sources, including Thucydides and Andocides.
Compiled by Livius
(4th century BC; English translation)
Aeneas (or Aineias) wrote the first how to book in western literature, the Poliorketika, or How To Survive Under Siege. He lived in the fourth-century BC and provides us with a unique insight into the lives of Greek communities at his time.
(4th century; English translation)
From his Politics
Made available by The History Guide
(4th century BC; English translation)
Xenophon's account of the last seven years and those years following the Peloponnesian War
From Perseus Digital Library
(4th century BC; English translation)
  • Sources on Alexander the Great
Transcriptions of sources directly from Alexander or from historians in a similar time period
Alexander's Letter to the Chians
Alexander's Decree on the Exiles
Livy on Alexander of Molossis, Uncle of Alexander
An ancient assessment of Alexander
Compiled by
(4th century BC-1st century AD; English translation)
Over 30,000 links to Greek & Latin authors on the web
(4th century BC – 1st century AD; English translations)
Presented at the trial of Socrates
(399 BC; English translation)
By Xenophon
In cooperation with Fordham University
(375 BC; English translation)
From Hellenica
Made available by the Internet Ancient History Sourcebook
(360 BC; English translation)
Account by first-century BC historian Diodorus Siculus. In 338 B.C. the liberty of the old Greek city-states was blasted at Chaeronea in Boeotia by the victory of Philip of Macedon. This battle implied the passing of the Greek system of city-states and the substitution of large military monarchies.
(338 BC; English translation)
Alexander's army clashed with a Persian army on the boards of the river Granicus. The Persian king Darius III was not present; the Macedonians and Greeks had to fight against the armies recruited from the satrapies of Asia Minor.
Made available by
(334 BC; English translation)
Index of hundreds of Greek inscriptions, sorted by region
In cooperation with Atalus
(325-100 BC; English translation)
Inscribed in an astronomical diary by Esagila temple officials
(323 BC; English translation)
Compiled by History of Macedonia
(English translation)
Anthology of translated primary sources
(English translations)
  • Greek Explorers
Periplus of Pseudo-Scylax (in Greek)
Arrian: Anabasis Alexandri: Book VIII: Indica
Works of Agatharchides (in Latin and Greek)
Pseudo Scymnus - Circuit of the Earth
Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Karl Müller's compilation of Greek geographical works.
See also, Claudii Ptolemaei geographia
(Latin; eBook)
Collection of ancient Greek historians.
(Latin; facsimile)
Collection of information on the Important Women of Pan-Hellenic Greece including goddesses, philosophers, poets, and social charter of tragic characters.
From the Internet History Sourcebook.
Collection of both complete poems and fragments of the Greek Poet Sappho of Lesbos.
Translated to English by Julia Dubnoff.
From The University of Houston.

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