The Ancient Library tells the visitor:
You’ve reached the first stirrings of a major new classics resource. So far, we’re mostly testing the engine and working on architecture. Don’t be fooled; this is going to be a major site in the near future, including:
* Scanned secondary works, including classical dictionaries, histories, grammars and other classics books.
* A large collection of primary texts, both scanned and in HTML text. All primary sources will allow Wiki-style commentary.
* A “Wiki Classical Dictionary” users can edit, similar in some respects to Wikipedia.
* Community mechanisms, including forums for classicists and others interested in the ancient world to interact.
They already have the Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology by William Smith (1867), the Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities by William Smith (1870), the Dictionary of Classical Antiquities by Oskar Seyffert (1894) (a guide to the ancient world, with 716 pages, 2,630 entries and over 450 illustrations), and the Classical Gazetteer by William Hazlitt (1851) (a dictionary of some 14,000 ancient Greek and Roman places), as well as a number of other works like the Manual of Greek Literature by Charles Anthon (1853) (a survey of Greek literature and authors all the way to the fall of Constantinople; excellent coverage of obscure authors), and they’re creating a Wiki Classical Dictionary (WCD) that “is to the Oxford Classical Dictionary what Wikipedia is to the Encyclopedia Britannica.” A promising beginning, and I look forward to its further development. (Via Sauvage Noble.)