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Classical Studies FAQ



Frequently Asked Questions about Classical Studies.

This FAQ about Classical Studies was compiled and written by Richard M. Alderson III alderson@netcom2.netcom.com with numerous contributions by others.

Credits

Many people who liked the idea of sci.classics, but who are now gone from the newsgroup, contributed to the original FAQ:

Nathan Torkington, Tracy Monaghan, Owen Ewald, Patrick Rourke, Ken Bibb, Brian W. Ogilvie, Stig Atle Haugdahl, Jim Ruebel, Neil Bernstein, Keith Morgan, Risto Kotalampi, Konrad Schroder, pef -at dcs.qmw.ac.uk, Irene Gassko, Jamieson Norrish, James F. Tims, Daan Sandee, Mark Eckenwiler, Richard Lee Winterstein, Andrew Gollan, John P. Adams, Michael Covington

Several people have contributed since humanities.classics was created:

Joe Bernstein, Richard A. Schulman, Steve Austin, Daniel Roe, D. Barrington, Edwin Menes

-0 What Is Classics?
Good question. As used in academia, Classics or Classical Studies (with ...
-1.1.1 Ancient Greek? - How should I pronounce...
Technical Answer:...
-1.1.2 Latin - How should I pronounce...
A Summary of Classical Latin Pronunciation (from Vox Latina)...
-1.2 How should I write Greek and Latin on the newsgroup? (humanities.classics)
For long vowels, mark length with a colon : following the vowel. ...
-1.3 What are the best translations of ...? (Classical Studies)
Good question :-)...
-1.4 Who was ... ? (Classical Studies)
See section 2 for references to bibliographical dictionaries or encyclopaediae....
-1.5 What are the famous classical authors? A-C
While a complete list of even important authors cannot be given here, the ...
-1.5 What are the famous classical authors? D-M
-1.5 What are the famous classical authors? O-P
-1.5 What are the famous classical authors? S-X
Seneca (the elder)...
-1.6 How do I translate ...? (Classical Studies)
You can make a post, and maybe it will be answered. You can buy a ...
-1.7 On what day did the week start in Roman times?
Quoting from The Explanatory Supplement to the Astronomical Ephemeris ...
-2.1 Introductory Bibliography (Classical Studies)
If you know nothing about the classics, some recommended books are listed here....
-2.2 Advanced Bibliography (Classical Studies)
If, having completed a preliminary reading in the subject, you decide you ...
-2.3 Specialised Bibliography (Classical Studies)
If you decide you are only interested in a narrow field of classics, here ...
-2.4.1 Introductory Latin Classical Studies
For the reader with little or no knowledge of Latin....
-2.4.2 Introductory Medieval Latin Classical Studies
-2.4.3 Introductory Specialised Latin Classical Studies
-2.5 Advanced Latin (Classical Studies)
For the reader with several years study of Latin, or a need for a ...
-2.5.1 Medieval Latin epigraphy (Classical Studies - Advanced Latin)
Medieval Latin palaeography is a science in itself: i.e. it's more than ...
-2.6 Introductory Greek (Classical Studies)
For the reader with little or no knowledge of Greek....
-2.7 Advanced Greek (Classical Studies)
For the reader with several years study of Greek....
-2.8 Linguistics for Classicists
%A Buck, Carl ...
-3 Mythological Deities (Classical Studies)
Never been able to sort out Athena from Venus and ...
-4 Timeline (Classical Studies)
-5 Glossary (Classical Studies)
Providing endless fodder for flamewars, here are some simple definitions ...
-6 Computer Readable Materials (Classical Studies)
There are several institutions that offer electronic versions of classics ...
-6.1 Oxford Text Archive (Classical Studies)
The Oxford Text Archive provides texts with restrictions on redistribution,...
-7 Radio Programming (Classical Studies)
Currently there are two major shortwave services that provide ...
-8 Bookstores for Classicists
The following is a list of bookstores known to carry works in Latin and/...
-9 On-Line Resources for Classicists (Steve Austin)
We often see posts inquiring about Latin or Greek study groups and ...
-10 Secondary School Programs in Greek (Richard A. Schulman)
Based on information from: Daniel Roe, D. Barrington, Edwin Menes,...









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