Where to find sources for Ancient Rome

Statues of Roman women
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Primary Sources

Greek and Roman Materials - Perseus Tufts

This website provides a plethora of ancient texts, many in the original languages, along with English Translations.


Ancient Rome - Ancient History Sourcebook

Fordham University provides a list of links to online primary sources from the classical era.


The British Museum

Search the museum's extensive artefact collection.

Roman Inscriptions of Britain

Browse and discover the voices of the past, drawn from the writings of those who lived, served, and died in Roman Britain.

The Ashmolean Latin Inscriptions Project

A superb database of inscriptions from ancient Rome with English translations.

Online Coins of the Roman Empire

A joint project of the American Numismatic Society and the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at New York University, is a revolutionary new tool designed to help in the identification, cataloging, and research of the rich and varied coinage of the Roman Empire.

Primary sources on Pompeii

A collection of primary sources on the archaeological site of Pompeii.

Secondary Sources

Ancient Romans - History of the Ancient World

A website that offers academic and popular articles about the Ancient World.


An online academic database used by universities worldwide that is a superb resource for History students. To view full articles, you will require membership.

Ancient Rome Flipboard Magazine

A collection of online articles and news reports about ancient Rome.

Please Note: Some internet browsers do not handle the Flipboard website very well, and it is sometimes better to have the Flipboard App on your device to view the magazine.

Google Scholar

This searches internet sites for academic articles and books. It often only provides one or two pages, but it is often enough to find quotes and bibliographical details.


JURN Search Engine

Search millions of free academic articles, chapters, and theses.