Primary sources in Classics are the literary works (poems and plays for example, histories, documents (private and public), and artifacts (pottery, coins and sculptures, for example) created by the ancient Greeks and Romans.
Valuable background information on your topic may be found in the following dictionaries and encylopedias.
The following sources may prove useful for finding primary sources
Theoi Greek Mythology (Galleries) - includes reference material on the gods, spirits and heores of Greek myth, as well as translations of key literary works. More than 1,200 images of ancient Greek and Roman art.
Ancient World Image Bank - from New York University's Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
The internet is full of information and source material, but it is not all of the same quality. Therefore, you need to carefully choose which material you use for this assignment to ensure that you are using the best sources and images.
Some helpful questions to ask about your online images are:
The following website offer some additional information on evaluating your sources:
For this assingment you may cite your sources using either the Chicago Manual of Style or MLA. If you cannot find a exact sample of your source (e.g., a photograph taken by a private photographer and used on a Museum website), you may have to combine samples.
Image citations should include, when available, the following information:
Example for a bibliography formatted in Chicago Style. Image found on the Theoi website:
|Talos Painter. Zeus, Hera & Athene. (400 B.C.). Attic Red Figure. Museo Nazionale di Villa Giulia,
Rome, Ital. From The The Theoi Galleries, http://www.theoi.com/Gallery/K4.8.html (accessed January 30, 2014).
|Example from ARTstor|
|Cylinder seal and modern impression: three "pigtailed" ladies with double-handled vessels (Jemdet Nasr style [c. 3300-3100 BC], rock crystal. The Metropolitan Museum of Art (1985.143). Photo © The Metropolitan Museum of Art (www.ARTStor.org, accessed August 27, 2013).|
Here are some recommended websites with information on citing images
Citing Images using MLA Style - from Collin College
Library of Congress (Citing Primary Sources - Chicago)