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Open Greek and Latin Project (CC BY-SA)

The ultimate goal is to represent every source text produced in Classical Greek or Latin from antiquity through the present, including texts preserved in manuscript tradition as well as on inscriptions, papyri, ostraca and other written artefacts.


Euripides Scholia: Scholia on Orestes 1–500 (CC BY-NC-SA)

A web and PDF version of the online edition of scholia at, covering Release 1(2020) of the annotations on Euripides, Orestes 1–500. This version is intended for digital preservation purposes. Updates and greater functionality are available at the online site.

Mythology Unbound: An Online Textbook for Classical Mythology (CC BY-NC-SA)

Today people often use the word “myth” to mean an untrue story or false rumor. For example, if one person asked, “Is Friday the 13th an unlucky day?” another person might answer, “No, that is just a myth.” But the ancient Greeks did not use the word mythos (μῦθος) in this way. For the Greeks, a mythos was simply a story. It was not important whether the story was true or false; what was important was the fact that the mode of speech was that of a story. The Greek word logos (λόγος), on the other hand, means a rational explanation or analytical statement. These two words, mythos and logos, point to two different kinds of speech, corresponding to two different ways of thinking. One was not considered more important than the other; they were just different. If you put the two words together: mythos + logos = mythology. And “mythology” is the explanation or the analytical study of myths.

This is a British Columbia created resource.Spectacles in the Roman World [Word File] (CC BY-NC-SA)

Spectacles in the Roman World: A Sourcebook (CC BY-SA)

This is a collection of primary sources on Roman games and spectacles in some of their various forms, created for a second-year undergraduate class on spectacles in Greece and Rome (this book covers the Roman section of that course) at the University of British Columbia.

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