Reference Guides and Sources
Classical Literature (Greek and Latin)
Bible and Reformation Commentary
- Bible and Early Fathers: Bible, Calvin and Geneva Commentaries, Reformation and Modern Evangelical Commentators. This anonymously edited Bible website appears to be related to Calvin College, a Christian institution.
- The Bible Gateway Search Engine: Search by KJV, Vulgate, and select portions. This site has an explicitly conservative evangelical Christian mission; it excludes versions of the Bible that have extensive textual notes. It is useful for searching the KJV, but not for understanding textual variants important to Bible scholarship today.
- The Bible Gateway: KJV. This site has an explicitly conservative evangelical Christian mission; it excludes versions of the Bible that have extensive textual notes. It is useful for searching the KJV, but not for understanding textual variants important to Bible scholarship today.
- The Geneva English Bible of 1599. This translation and its annotations were preferred by early modern English Puritans.
- Early Christian Writings: Apocrypha, Gnostics.There is much more to early Christian writings than what survives as the canonized New Testament.
- The Blue Letter Bible. A Web Bible with links to Strong's Concordance and Hebrew and Greek lexicons. This site has an explicit evangelical mission.
Religion and Theology
Other Useful Texts and Sites
- Ludovico Ariosto's Orlando Furioso
- Torquato Tasso's Jerusalem Delivered
- Philip Sidney's Astrophil and Stella
- Philip Sidney's Defence of Poesie
- Philip Sidney's Old Arcadia (1581) or New Arcadia (1590)
- Renascence Editions. A very good selection of Renaissance texts on the web, including Marlowe, Rachel Speght, Francis Bacon, Esther Sowernam, Sidney, Spenser, Mary Sidney, Roger Ascham, Thomas Campion, and many others, growing all the time.
- Shakespeare. Internet Shakespeare Editions
- Dante's Divine Comedy
- Francesco Petrarch and Laura de Noves, a site by Peter Sadlon
- Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales
- Giovanni Bocaccio's Decameron
- Sir Thomas Malory's Morte d'Arthur
- Complete Works of Marlowe
- Seventeenth-century Women Writers from A Celebration of Women Writers
- Search the Women Writers Project Database
- The William Blake Archive