Other Resources & Guides

General Guides and Bibliography

Late Antiquity

  • ORB—Late Antiquity in the Mediterranean
    “A Guide to Online Resources.” Includes an excellent overview of Late Antiquity, with links to both primary and secondary works and other relevant online resources.
  • Society for Late Antiquity
    Here one may find the Society’s e-journal, conference announcements, and a very large links list (unannotated) of websites “more or less directly related to Late Antiquity.” Links are arranged topically with subjects ranging from prosopography to current job listings. This is not a site to be missed.
  • Journals for Late Antiquity (ORB)
    List of journals with links to online content.
  • Conferences on Late Antiquity
    This page on the ORB site lists upcoming “conferences, colloquia, and workshops relevant to students of Late Antiquity.”
  • De Imperatoribus Romanis: An Online Encyclopedia of Roman Emperors
    “The encyclopedia consists of (1) an index of all the emperors who ruled during the empire’s 1500 years, (2) a growing number of biographical essays on the individual emperors, (3) family trees (“stemmata”) of important imperial dynasties, (4) an index of significant battles in the empire’s history, (5) a growing number of capsule descriptions and maps of these battles, and (6) maps of the empire at different times. Wherever possible, these materials are cross-referenced by live links.” The Ancient and Medieval Atlas is especially to be noted.
  • Worlds of Late Antiquity (O’Donnell)
    A collection of “miscellaneous materials” pertaining to Late Antiquity, organized in particular for the benefit of Prof. O’Donnell’s seminar students.
  • CLST 277: World of Late Antiquity
    Syllabus for Prof. Jacqueline Long’s seminar on Late Antiquity, including links to many of the course readings.
  • Late Antiquity Discussion Forum (LT-ANTIQ)
    Information on subscribing to the Late Antiquity listserv.
  • Atlas historique de l’Antiquité tardive
    A good resource, but not yet complete for all regions and periods.
  • Electronic Antiquity: Communicating the Classics
    Ejournal publishing primarily on classical antiquity, but including some articles and reviews on Late Antique and early Christian subjects.

Byzantine and Medieval Studies


  • The Gnostic Society Library (Ecclesia Gnostica)
    This archive has the Nag Hammadi Library and other gnostic and related texts online, including a large number of antignostic works, pseudepigrapha and apocrypha, liturgical, philosophical and mystical texts, and much more. An excellent resource.
  • The Gospel Of Thomas Homepage
    Contains links to several translations of GTh and a large amount of secondary literature on both Thomas and Q.



  • Archaeology on the Net
    An excellent academic resource page.
  • The Alacami
    Excavation, survey and three-dimensional reconstruction of a late Roman basilica in Cilicia (Southern Turkey).
  • The Virtual World Project
    The Virtual World Project consists of a series of interactive, virtual tours of ancient sites that are particularly important for the study of the ancient world. The tours are constructed from a series of 360-degree, virtual reality images which are linked together to cover an entire site.”


  • Biblindex.com
    Index of biblical quotations and allusions in early Christian literature.
  • Jewish Roots of Eastern Christian Mysticism
    “The Jewish Roots of Eastern Christian Mysticism is designed as the internet version of an ongoing research seminar of graduate students at the department of theology of Marquette University (Milwaukee, USA).” It contains 200+ papers or links to resources relevant to this subject. A superb website.
  • The Christian Catacombs of Rome
    A very comprehensive site of an academic caliber.
  • Suzetta’s Christian Legends & Symbols
    Well, perhaps it does not have a lot to do with early Christianity, but this is a really interesting page. The author provides a great deal of information on Christian symbols and features a different animal of the bestiary every week.
  • Rodolpho Lanciani’s Pagan and Christian Rome
    The complete text of Lanciani’s book (New York, 1882), with photos, illustrations and some additional notes by Bill Thayer, who is responsible for mounting the text. A very fine piece of work.
  • Calendar Utility
    A very useful web form that converts Gregorian/Julian dates, noting also various indictions and calendrical styles.
  • A History of Monastic Spirituality
    A nearly book-length course of study on early monastic spirituality by Fr. Luc Brésard of Citeaux. It includes a selection of primary texts and review questions. There are other similar e-courses on the same website (Scriptorium Scourmontois), including an Initiation au monachisme des premiers siècles chrétiens by Véronique Dupont, but in French only.
  • Ecclesiatica History List (ECCHST-L)
    “ECCHST-L is an electronic discussion list for topics in the History of Christianity intended primarily for scholars and students in that field, but open to all with an interest in the subject matter. We deal with all periods and all geographical areas in the History of Christianity. With almost 700 current subscribers, you are likely to find others who share your interests.”