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CL 302:  Private Lives, Private Worlds
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Online resources
 
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Online resources
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Ancient texts on Roman private life
Private art and architecture
Websites of interest

Essential grammar

Semester project:  Reconstructing private life
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This page serves as a linkway to various online aids, including images, websites, and grammars.

Perhaps the best online classics resource is the Perseus Project at Tufts University, which boasts a comprehensive collection of texts and images.  The collection is so extensive, that it is possible to construct an entire Resources page with links to nothing but Perseus!  You should take the time to explore this wonderful resource.

Below are links to sites other than Perseus.  Most are very good—but there are a few clunkers.

Enjoy, and if you discover other resources, please email me.

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Texts
    Private Life.  An electronic collection of texts on Greek and Roman private life, focusing primarily on women.  This is chapter 7 of Women's Life in Greece and Rome, a virtual edition of a book by Professors Mary Lefkowitz and Maureen B. Fant.
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    De Feminis Romanis.  More texts on women, this time only Roman.  What is more, the texts are in Latin (some vocabulary and notes provided).  Part of the Diotima website.
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Art / Architecture
    Museum Portraits.  An online gallery of portraits of Roman men and women from various museums.  The gallery is part of the World Art Treasures website, which is funded by the renowned Jacques-Eduoard Berger Foundation, and hosted by the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne.

    Pompeii:  Houses, Gardens, and Paintings.  A useful, if brief, tour of a typical Pompeiian house.  Written by Professor Mark Morford (whom you may know from his textbook, Classical Mythology) of the University of Virginia, this page is part of the UVA Instructional Technology Group, which is dedicated to the marriage of computer technology and the classroom.

    Villa of the Mysteries.  A detailed tour of the Villa of the Mysteries in Pompeii by Mr. James Jackson of Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, KS.

    Images of Pompeii and Images of Herculaneum.  Many photos of these two ancient cities by Professor Leo C. Curran of SUNY Buffalo.  These are but two sections of his massive Maecenas site, which is devoted to architectural images from all around the ancient world. 
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Websites

Technically, every link above is to a website, or at least a portion thereof.   But here are some links to the front pages of more comprehensive sites.

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    NewhallNet.  Not a Classics website at all, NewhallNet is a celebration of a run-down college apartment and the "Boys" who lived there.  Yet it is a model site for this class, relevant for its recreation of private life, its superb interface and design (note esp. the apartment floorplans), and its overall cohesion.  Look carefully, you might see someone you know.
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