Ancient Greece & Rome

Credo Reference - Ancient History

is a collection of reference books related to ancient history.

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When searching the library catalog for books, you can start with a general keyword search. Then, look at the records retrieved with your keyword search and examine the Subject Heading section of the records. These will help you find more useful books! 

Examples of headings related to ancient Greece & Rome include:

Greece -- Antiquities
Greece -- Civilization -- To 146 B.C.
Greece -- History -- To 146 B.C.
Greece -- History -- 146 B.C.-323 A.D.
Rome -- History -- Empire, 284-476
Rome -- History -- Germanic Invasions, 3rd-6th centuries
Rome -- History, Military
Rome -- HIstory --Republic, 265-30 B.C.
Sex customs -- Greece -- History
Sex customs -- Rome -- History
Sports -- Greece -- History
Women -- Greece -- History
Women -- Rome -- History

Recommended Article Databases

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Historical Abstracts

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Iter: gateway to the Middle Ages and Renaissance

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Scholarly journals in anthropology, art, art history, communication studies, criminology, ecology, economics, education, English, film studies, foreign languages and literatures, geography, geology, history, mathematics, music, philosophy, political science, public and international affairs, religion, social work, sociology, statistics, theatre, and other humanities and social sciences. 

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Project MUSE

Project MUSE is a unique collaboration between libraries and publishers providing 100% full-text, to high quality humanities, arts, art history, creative writing, education, English, film studies, foreign languages and literatures, history, religion, theatre, and social sciences journals from scholarly publishers.

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MLA International Bibliography

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includes the Literature, languages, linguistics and folklore disciplines.
Humanities & Social Sciences Index Retrospective

Humanities & Social Sciences Index Retrospective offers a broad range of subject coverage in the humanities and social sciences—including anthropology, archaeology, art, art history, family studies, foreign languages and literatures, history, law, music, performing arts, theatre and much more.

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indexes nearly 1,100 academic journals in the humanities back to 1907.

Primary Sources

- The Loeb Classical Library series would be especially useful for finding original accounts and narratives from the time period. To see a list of titles in this series, do a keyword search in the library catalog for "Loeb Classical Library". You can also do an author search to find works by particular ancient authors, such as Suetonius, Tacitus, and Herodotus.

ARTstor Digital Library

The ARTstor Digital Library is a nonprofit resource that provides over 2.5+ million digital images in the arts, art history, architecture, anthropology, history, humanities, foreign languages and literatures, religion, and sciences with an accessible suite of software tools for teaching and research.

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Provides over 1.6 million digital images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences. Registered users can download individual images from the ARTstor Digital Library so remember to register for a free user account.
Perseus Digital Library

features a collections covering "the history, literature and culture of the Greco-Roman world."

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Searching Beyond Randall Library

is a guide to searching beyond Randall Library for hard-to-find items.

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