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IDST 1101 Athens Resource Page
This web page is a collection of links pertaining to Ancient Greece and may help you develop your character or get more information on what it was really like to live in 403 B.C. in Athens.
- "Athens" the Game Intro
- Ancient Greece Lifestyle
- Games (online educational)
- General Greek History
- Important Figures
- Open Ancient Greece Databases
- Search Strategies for Databases
- Terms and Common Words of Ancient Greece
The Threshold of Democracy: Athens in 403 B.C. recreates the intellectual dynamics of one of the most formative periods in the human experience. After nearly three decades of war, Sparta crushed democratic Athens, destroyed its great walls and warships, occupied the city, and installed a brutal regime, "the Thirty Tyrants." The excesses of the tyrants resulted in civil war and, as the game begins, they have been expelled and the democracy restored. But doubts about democracy remain. expressed most ingeniously by Socrates and his young supporters.
Read more about the Threshold of Democracy: Athens in 403 B.C. from Barnard College.
Ancient Greek Resources
Ancient City of Athens and Metis (from stoa.org) Short entries with images, and at Metis 3-d virtual tours of many Athens areas and monuments (including the Agora and the Pnyx), with links to Perseus articles when available.
Ancient Lives (online game)
“Want to help transcribe ancient Greek texts from the comfort of your couch? Have no understanding of the Greek language? No problem. With the Egypt Exploration Society and Oxford University’s Ancient Lives project, you can contribute to the work of researchers who are digitizing the vast holdings of the Oxyrhynchus Papyri, a mysterious pile of Greek papers discovered in an ancient dump outside Egypt. (excerpt above from ALA's Libraries Direct Newsletter Aug. 2011)
Internet Ancient History Sourcebook: Greece by Fordham University A massive Ancient Greek resource.
Ancient-Greece.org A general overview of the life and times in Ancient Greece.
BBC's Ancient Greeks Basic info here, but done in a fun easy to follow method.
Image archive - This is an A-Z list of images featuring ancient Greek buildings, artifacts, and art.
- History of the Peloponnesian War at MIT (book-by-book menu) (trans. by Richard Crawley)
- Modern Works on Thucydides
- Short Bibliography on Thucydides by Lowell Edmunds
- Works (menu)
- Apology of Socrates:
- Greek text from Perseus (see their instructions)
- Jowett's translation, book-by-book
- Jowett's translation (with table of contents)
- another copy of Jowett's (too large except to download!)
- The Trial of Socrates Lots of information about the trial and the two surviving accounts of his defense From University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) School of Law
Portions of the information above were found here and was compiled by John R. Lenz of Drew University.
Perseus Primary sources here and also key-word searchable texts.
The following terms are samples of what you would use to find articles about Ancient Greece in an academic database.
Democracy -- Greece -- Athens -- History To 1500
Sparta -- Athens -- War
Athens (Greece) -- History
Law -- Greek
Athens (Greece) -- Politics and government
Triremes -- Thicydides
Political participation -- Greece -- Athens -- History To 1500.
Socrates -- Trial -- Hemlock
A good place to start looking for information on Ancient Greece is in our JSTOR databases.
Try similar combinations of terms within our other Databases. A good place to start would be under General Databases and then go to the group called History, Politics, Government, Law (if you are off campus you may be prompted to log-in using your Schreiner ID).
What is a trireme? Or what does a hoplite do? Head to the Oxford English Dictionary and get the right answers from an authoritative source.
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