Apocryphicity by Tony Burke

This important blog on Christian apocrypha was established about six years ago by Tony Burke of York University.  The author posts updates and commentary on recent scholarship about apocryphal literature, as reflected in publications, conferences, and on the web.  Burke, along with Brent Laundau of the University of Oklahoma, is co-editing the two-volume More Christian Apocrypha (forthcoming with Eerdmans, beginning 2013); his site also contains a useful breakdown of many apocryphal texts that will appear in this work, almost all of them highly interesting, but with no English translation and limited bibliography, which is duly provided.

http://www.tonyburke.ca/apocryphicity/

Library of Late Antique Latin Texts: Biblioteca digitale di testi latini tardoantichi (digilibLT)

This extraordinary resource, headed by Raffaella Tabacco and Maurizio Lana of the Università degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale, seeks to make available all literary Latin texts from Late Antiquity (ranging from the second to seventh centuries CE); as well as to establish a Canon of authors and acephalous works, with short descriptions and associated bibliography.  One can browse by date or name of author and work, and download the Latin text (all taken from critical editions) in either .txt format or marked up in TEI XML.  A relatively small percentage of the Canon is currently available, but there are regular updates, with an initial focus on pagan prose authors. Continue reading

Last Statues of Antiquity Database

This recently activated site is described as “a searchable database of the published evidence for statuary and inscribed statue bases set up after AD 284, that were new, newly dedicated, or newly reworked.”  The project is directed by R.R.R. Smith and Bryan Ward-Perkins at Oxford University, where the site is hosted; the database was produced by a large international team of contributors, with funding from the Arts & Humanities Research Council. Continue reading

Bibliotheca Augustana

Administered by the Hochschule Augsburg, this online library contains e-texts in multiple languages, with an entirely Latin interface (caveat lector!).  There are numerous writings in both the Bibliotheca Latina and the Bibliotheca Graeca, including from Late Antiquity, where both Christian and non-Christian authors are well represented.  Most patristic texts are reproduced from critical editions subsequent to Migne (apparatus not included, of course); images of authors are sometimes included, as well as basic introductions (again, in Latin!).  Continue reading

The Egeria Project

This interesting site is sponsored by a variety of civic and religious institutions, as well as cultural agencies; the full name of the project is Egeria: Mediterranean Medieval Places of Pilgrimage.  According to the site, the goal of the project is “the establishment of a network of cooperation for the documentation, preservation, enhancement and promotion of pilgrimage monuments.” Continue reading

“Rome Wasn’t Digitized in a Day”

This open-access book by Alison Babeu, Digital Librarian and research coordinator of the venerable Perseus Project, is available for download as a searchable pdf from the website of the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR). Continue reading

Bibliography on the History of Monasticism in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages

This is a growing bibliography (5,768 entries as of May 2012), of fundamental importance to the field.  Although it is not yet comprehensive, it is distinguished by its scope: Greek, Latin, Syriac, and Coptic monasticism are all covered; and early medieval monasticism, the study of which is usually inexplicably separate from its Late Antique past, is equally well represented, at any rate for the Latin West. Continue reading

Bibliographies for the Study of Early Christianity & Patristic Theology

This site is a large, partially annotated bibliography of English-language scholarship compiled by William Harmless, S.J., of Creighton University.  Though very far from comprehensive, it offers a generally reasonable selection, last updated in 2011.  The bibliography is divided into ten sections: Continue reading

Finding Augustine

This site represents a collaborative effort between Villanova University and the Augustinian Historical Institute at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.  It is essentially a bibliography of Augustine, tagged for content, and arranged accordingly into a hierarchy of browsable categories.  The database was originally in French, with the translation into English and other languages incomplete (including for some categories), but ongoing. Continue reading

The Tertullian Project

Roger Pearse’s self-described “amateur” site is devoted to the works of Tertullian, the heart of which is a bibliography of studies, translations, and editions of individual works, many with links to online versions.  There is also much helpful technical information on the manuscript tradition. Continue reading