Ancient Sources online

  • Perseus at Tufts
    • A bilingual collection of primary sources, one of the – if not the – first such online databases and probably the most respected of tools. The Greek and Latin versions provide links to definitions and morphology.
  • Lacus Curtius into the Roman world
    • A collection of primary sources in their entirety and links to a variety of other resources. Scroll down to see what is available.
  • Classics at MIT
    • Collection of primary source materials at this site with links to materials not at this site. The pitfall is that some of these do not have book and passage numbers so it might be fun for reading but not so useful when you need to cite your sources.
  • Internet Ancient History Sourcebook
    • Collections of excerpts from primary sources arranged chronologically and thematically.


Authors in Ancient History and Classics use standard abbreviations for citations, Find those abbreviations here.

Historians usually follow Turabian, Manual of Style, as our citation guideline. It is probably worth buying the most recent hard copy book, but information is also available online. A quick citation guide is available here.