2020

August

 31 

September

 14  21  28 

October

 5  12  19  26 

November

 2  9  16  23  30 

December

 7  14 

2021

January

 4  11  18  25 

February

 1  8  15  22 

March

 1  8  15  22 

April

 5  12  19  26 

May

 3  10  17  24 

Helps: Visualization Tools and Useful Links

Extra resources you can pursue for this course’s material, both at this site and elsewhere.

Timelines

Do note that virtually all the timelines — at least the PDF versions — will require you to magnify the image and scroll around on it. There's just no way to get all of it in the visual range at one time.

An overall timeline of our materials as a PDF.

A visual Julius Caesar timeline.

A visual Vergil timeline.

A Timeline of the Authors in Sidwell’s Reading Medieval Latin

A Timeline of the Principal Scholastic Philosophers (together with links to Wikipedia articles). (The affiliations of the different figures are distinguished by the colors of their entries. Hence the Benedictines are in red, the school of Chartres in blue, secular clergy or otherwise unaffiliated scholars in black, the Franciscans in green, and the Dominicans in gold.)

A Wikipedia Timeline of Ancient History

A Wikipedia Timeline of the Middle Ages

Text sources that are relevant generally

The offerings here are a very mixed bag, but they should help you find some other texts along the lines of those you have found interesting in the course.

Project Perseus. This takes pride of place as one of the longest-established and best-curated collections of ancient texts and a lot of other supporitng material, both in original languages and in translation. Its collection of Greek and Roman texts in particular is here.

The Internet Classics Archive at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). 441 works available in translation. Most of these are older translations that have lapsed into public domain; some of them are excellent; others are not as good. Be selective.

The [Online] Medieval and Classical Literature Library (formerly "OMACL"). Quite a selection of useful texts covering the period we are concerned with.

The Internet Ancient History Sourcebook at Fordham University. Prof. Paul Halsall has collected a variety of sources of all kinds to support the study of ancient history. The collection is exceedingly large, and some of its links point elsewhere. Accordingly one will occasionally find a dead link. Nevertheless, it is definitely a place to look for relevant texts, from literature to legal documents.

The Internet Medieval History Sourcebook at Fordham University. Prof. Paul Halsall has collected a variety of sources of all kinds to support the study of medieval history. This is even older than the Ancient History Sourcebook, I believe, and, as with that collection, it is also occasionally susceptible to the problem of orphaned links. It is nevertheless one of the first places to look for relevant texts, from literature to legal documents.

The Lacus Curtius Site, home to a number of less prominent classical texts.

Wikipedia entries that may be helpful

I know that many disparage Wikipedia as a serious resource for education, and as with anything else, one needs to be alert and judicious in deciding what to believe. That being said, however, I would argue that, despite its occasionally shaky beginnings, Wikipedia is now the most complete and the most accurate encyclopedia on the planet. Its articles are meticulously documented and are constantly under scrutiny and revision. It may not be the last word on anything, but that’s probably because there shouldn’t be a last word on matters of scholarship.

The Hebrew Bible

Old Testament

Genesis

Book of Job

The Book of Psalms

Homer

Iliad

Odyssey

Erich Auerbach

Aeschylus

Oresteia

Sophocles

Oedipus Rex

Antigone

Euripides

The Bacchae

Helen (Euripides)

Greek Tragedy

Herodotus

Thucydides

Socrates

Plato

Polybius

Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar Augustus

Cicero

Lucretius

Catullus

Virgil

The Aeneid

Horace

Ovid

Ovid’s Metamorphoses

Livy

New Testament

The Gospel of Mark

The Latin Mass

The Pre-Tridentine Mass

Augustine of Hippo

The Confessions of Augustine

Boethius

Boethius’ Consolation of Philosophy

Benedict of Nursia

The Rule of St. Benedict

The Hildebrandslied

Gregory of Tours

The Song of Roland

Battle of Roncevaux Pass

Charlemagne

The Völsunga Saga

The Nibelungenlied

Chrétien de Troyes

Yvain, the Knight of the Lion

Thomas Aquinas

Dante Alighieri

The Divine Comedy

The Inferno

The Purgatorio

The Paradiso