Ovid Links

Latin 202    Jim O'Hara    Spring 1998

Classical Resources

Ovid . General Classical Studies . Other Sites for Classics Resources in General . Bibliography
Background on Other Epic Poetry . Greek Background: Homer, Apollonius etc.


  • An outline of the structure of the Metamorphoses
  • Resources for the Study of Ovid's Metamorphoses Book 8.614-724: Judith de Luce's page (in progress) on Baucis and Philemon
  • Ovid: Metamorphoses (great set of links on a page at Reed College)
  • Scansion of Latin Poetry: Hexameter
  • Introduction to Latin Epic (Oxford): Ovid's Metamorphoses
  • U of T Classics: Synopsis of Ovid's Metamorphoses
  • Analytical Onomasticon Project (A clickable "who's who" of The Metamorphoses, produced by King's College London and Princeton University)
  • Ovid Project (at U. Vermont. Plates from two illustrated editions of The Metamorphoses, one dated 1640 and the other 1713)
  • Illustrations for Ovid at the Davison Art Center! (for Wesleyan access only, I think)
  • Sean Redmond -- Recent Ovidian Bibliography (easy-to-use and up-to-date bib. on recent work)
  • Ulrich Schmitzer's (German) Ovid home page (lots of great stuff, even if you don't know German)
  • Perseus Project Text of Ovid in English & Latin w/ Notes
  • Professor Roberts' project on Apollo-Daphne (in progress--only partial url given here)
  • Timeline of (some) historical and literary events of Ovid's lifetime
  • http://www.huygens.org/~hanssen/ovidius.html = Some information on Publius Ovidius Naso (Ovid)
  • http://ancienthistory.miningco.com/msub17.htm includes some links on Latin grammar etc. and lower on the page some Ovid links that might be worth checking out
  • http://www.lib.msu.edu/ioannide/oe/oe.htm o e = Orpheus and Eurydice, which we may read later
  • http://www.utexas.edu/depts/classics/gradstud/mayer/Tiresias.html = Tiresias + Echo & Narcissus, which we'll read I think
  • http://daex.ufsc.br/~ssaguiar/ovid.htm links to texts; from Spain vel sim.
  • http://www.geocities.com/SouthBeach/Palms/3988/morph.html text of Kafka's story, Metamorphosis, just for fun
  • A slightly modified version of the synopsis found in Henry T. Riley's prose translation of the Metamorphoses (1851)
  • Diotima bibliography for Ovid
  • Oxford dissertation in progress on Ovid's Heroides
  • Ovid im (German for "in/on") WWW the extensive Ovid page and links of scholar Ulrich Schmitzer (lotsa links here)



    Courses taught (at least partly) on Ovid here at Wesleyan:

  • LAT 202 Ovid
  • LAT 242 Roman Elegy
  • LCCIV 203 Latin Literature in English Translation
  • CCIV 217 Approaches to Antiquity
  • CCIV325 Roman Epic



    General Classical Studies:

  • Wesleyan Classical Studies Department Home Page
  • Related Resources for Classical Studies (Wesleyan Page)
  • Perseus Project Home Page (Great online material on Greek stuff: texts in G. & E., pics of vases etc., historical and mythological background. Roman stuff [next] just getting started.)
  • Roman Perseus (Roman part of Perseus project is in early stages but has texts and translations of major authors.)
  • Diotima: Women & Gender in the Ancient World (lots of info: links, pics, bibliog., some texts)
  • Diotima Anthology of Translated Materials
  • Tech Classics Archive (Eng trans)
  • The Romulus Project: An Electronic Library of Latin Literature With Virtual Commentary
  • Fiction.html (about antiq.) (Nothing to do with this course, directly, but it's fun to know about the many good historical novels and mysteries (esp. Davis & Saylor) being written about the ancient world.)
  • CLASSICS List (an internet discussion list; often annoying but sometimes useful & fun)



    Other Sites for Classics Resources in General:

  • Tools of the Trade for the Study of Roman Literature Lowell Edmunds and Shirley Werner (scholarly stuff)
  • Bullfinch's Mythology online. Searchable.
  • The Allen & Greenough from your 201 course
  • Missouri Classics (with resources)
  • Classics Resources LWright
  • Classics and Mediterranean Archaeology Home Page
  • Mississippi classics
  • Holy Cross Topoi
  • Jim O'Donnell's Classical, Medieval, etc links and indices
  • Kentucky: Classics Elsewhere
  • Diogenes'Links To The Ancient World
  • Pantelia-Resources for Classicists
  • Classical Resources (J. Ruebel)
  • Stanford Links (good on depts.)



    Bibliography (see also Diotima and other sites):

  • Look it up! THIS IS GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!**** (great search tool for all kinds of stuff in Classics, including the next two bibliographic tools)
  • TOCS-IN Search (great search tool for recent articles in Classics)
  • Gnomon: Titelsuche (Classics bibliographical tool; you don't really have to know German; just type your terms in the Alle Felder [all fields] box and click Suche Starten [start search]. Then it may help to know that Rez. = "a review", S. = p. [page].)



    Background on Other Epic Poetry:

  • The Classics Pages: Has something on the Aeneid, and it might be interesting generally.
  • Introduction to Latin Epic (Oxford): Life Histories of Roman Epic Poets
  • Epic Web Pages (good stuff for a course on Latin epic at Oxford)
  • cl420.html (good stuff at a Roman epic course at Middlebury C.)
  • Welcome to Masterpieces of Roman Literature. (course at Middlebury C.)
  • CCIV325Epic.html (another course I teach at Wesleyan)
  • Epicsyl.html (Syllabus for a course on Greek & Roman Epic at Temple U.)



    Greek Background: Homer, Apollonius etc.:

  • Homer's Iliad and Odyssey (defunct link??)
  • Introduction to Latin Epic (Oxford): The Iliad, The Odyssey, Greek Epic Background, The Argonautica
  • The Iliad by Homer
  • The Argonautica of Apollonius of Rhodes (complete text in E. with some notes)
  • The Argonautica: Introduction (some outdated: don't believe everything you read about the alleged "quarrel" between A.R. and Callimachus)
  • A Bibliography for Apollonius Rhodius