Ancient Greece & Rome

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! 

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These databases also contain other secondary sources, such as theses, conference proceedings, book chapters, and more. 

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Iter: gateway to the Middle Ages and Renaissance

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Project MUSE

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MLA International Bibliography

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Humanities & Social Sciences Index Retrospective

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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 print 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.
  • To access electronic copies of titles in this series, please use the Loeb Classical Library link below. 
Loeb Classical Library

More than 520 volumes of Latin, Greek, and English texts are available in a modern interface, allowing readers to browse, search, bookmark, annotate, and share content with ease. An interconnected, fully searchable, perpetually growing, virtual library of all that is important in Greek and Latin literature. Epic and lyric poetry; tragedy and comedy; history, travel, philosophy, and oratory; the great medical writers and mathematicians; those Church Fathers who made particular use of pagan culture.

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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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