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A collection of resources dedicated to the study of ancient languages (primarily Latin and Greek) or IN the ancient languages themselves.

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Corpus Scriptorum Latinorun

This is a fairly in depth resource with the “main purpose of creating a digital library of Latin literature, spanning from the earliest epigraphic remains to the Neo-Latinists of the eighteenth century.” It provides the texts or links to texts and has basic search features and browsing. Link: https://www.forumromanum.org/literature/authors_a.html

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Sefaria

Sefaria “a free living library of Jewish texts and their interconnections, in Hebrew and in translation” covering scripture, apocryphal works, commentary, rabbinical works, etc. Link: https://www.sefaria.org/texts

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qBible

The layout itself is outdated but the site offers a collection of commentaries, as well as Hebrew and Greek versions of the bible, with the words coded to Strong’s concordance, translated, and transliterated. As a tool for basic biblical research, it’s not a bad place to start. Link: http://www.qbible.com/

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The Latin Library

The Latin Library is a free collection of Latin texts drawn from public domain sources. There’s no real scope or focus beyond that. It has texts in classical, medieval, and neo-latin. Link: https://www.thelatinlibrary.com/

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TextKit

An active forum dedicated to learning Greek and Latin, with sub-forums for each language and places to ask questions about common textbooks. They have also collected links to various public domain textbooks.  Link: https://www.textkit.com/greek-latin-forum/

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Bible Gateway

Essentially a massive collection of Bibles in various languages. The site itself has a conservative bent and there is a paid version with more features, but it can be used for free to compare different biblical translations side-by-side. Link: https://www.biblegateway.com/

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Thesaurus Linguae Latinae

This is an exhaustively comprehensive Latin dictionary, still in the process of being written. It’s up to the letter ‘P’ at this time. It covers Latin up until 800 CE, and the entries are available as PDFs from the creators, as well as searchable online. There’s a caveat: the entries themselves are in Latin. Link: https://thesaurus.badw.de/en/tll-digital/tll-open-access.html

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Project Gutenberg

Similar to, though predating Wikisource by decades, Project Gutenberg is the original digital library of public domain eBooks. It is a community effort to digitize resources that are no longer in public domain and most texts are available for download in multiple formats. The focus in mainly on literature. Link: https://www.gutenberg.org/

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Archive.org

Similar to Wikisource, though with an exponentially wider scope, this site has the goal of collection everything in public domain, from text to audio, video, and software. It doesn’t have a specific topic and the search interface is questionable since it relies on metadata entered by users, but if you know the title of the work you’re looking for, it’s probably there. It’s a great resource for finding older works that have been digitized by university libraries. Link: https://archive.org/

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Perseus Digital Library

Tufts University created the Perseus Digital Library project as a collection of sources related to the humanities, primarily ancient Greek and Roman, though some early Christian sources are available. The search interface is not intuitive but every single word in a given text is parsed,  multiple lexicons are housed on the project, and texts are available in both the original language and translations. Link: http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/

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