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World Book Online

Start with WBO to get an overview of the subject. You’ll find general information, Back in Time, Special Reports, Behind the Headlines, Tables, Sounds, Historical Maps, Pictures, original films, and more. To access WBO from home, get the password from the media specialist.

Gale Databases: World History Collection

This database is full of general information on every era in history. You will need a password to access this at home.

Web Sites

History for Kids- Ancient Greece

This site examines the history, culture, and achievements of Ancient Greece. It’s written in an entertaining and informative manner.

The Greeks: Crucible of Civilization

This PBS website is an introduction to ancient Greek history, culture, politics, art, and warfare, and includes a detailed timeline, an interactive map, and information about life in Athens.

Greek Mythology Link

This is a comprehensive Web site featuring major events in Greek mythology, biographies, people and places, maps, a bibliography, a dictionary, images, and links to additional sites featuring Greek mythology.

Encyclopedia Mythica

This is an online encyclopedia of mythology and folklore that contains over 6,000 definitions of gods and goddesses, supernatural beings, and legendary creatures from all over the world. It is searchable by region or type, and includes illustrations, pronunciation keys, and genealogical information. The site includes annotated links to related online resources.

An Etymological Dictionary of Classical Mythology

If you would like to know more about how Greek words are incorporated into the English language, try this site. You can search the dictionary by name or keyword, or browse by letter. Check out the appendices: mythological influences on pop culture (way cool!), astronomy, calendar terms, personal names, and phrases.

Hercules: Greece’s Greatest Hero

If you are interested in the famous Greek hero Hercules, then you will want to check out this site. It features stories about Hercules, including the twelve labors, his triumph over the giants, and the influential women who took part in his feats. There are photographs of museum pieces, and pictures of the geographical locations of the stories. This site is part of the Tuft University’s Perseus Project.

Windows to the Universe: Mythology

Almost every culture has associated objects in the sky, the Earth, and aspects of their physical world with gods and goddesses. This site, funded by NASA, is an excellent review of mythology as it relates to the universe. You can search by Sun or Moon (to find sun gods and moon gods), the sky, stars, family trees, and more.