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Research Guide: Classical Studies
Scholarly encyclopedias and guides for research
The Oxford encyclopedia of ancient Greece and Rome
- More acccessible than the New Pauly, this set provides articles written by leading scholars in the field, that convey the significance of the people, places, and historical events of classical antiquity, together with its intellectual and material culture. (more info)
Brill's New Pauly- Encyclopaedia of the Ancient World
- The unrivaled reference work for the ancient world. (more info)
Encyclopedia of ancient history
This ambitious 13-volume reference work is a comprehensive print and electronic resource for the history of the ancient world. It covers the entire Mediterranean world -- including the Near East and Egypt -- and spans the late Bronze Age through the seventh century CE. (more info)
Arts & humanities through the eras.
- Through the presentation of nine different arts and humanities topics, such as architecture and design, literature, religion, and visual arts, this volume describes the cultures of ancient Greece and Rome, from 1200 B.C.E. to 476 C.E. (more info)
Classical Studies A guide to the reference literature
- Offers an annotated bibliography of book-length reference works, covering the rise and fall of the Greek and Roman civilisations from the Bronze Age through to the 6th century AD. This work also includes titles in French, German, Italian, and Spanish. It is useful for reference librarians, students, and classical scholars (more info)
- Some five hundred articles by a wide range of scholars investigate the afterlife of this rich heritage in the fields of literature, philosophy, art, architecture, history, politics, religion, and science. (more info)
Oxford Bibliographies Online
- OBO provides an introduction to the specialized literature on both major and minor topics within the fields of Buddhism, Classics, International Relations, Medieval Studies, Renaissance and Reformation, Philosophy and Victorian Literature. (more info)
Grove Encyclopedia of Classical Art and Architecture
- Encompassing over four thousand years of artistry and innovation, this resource spans every art form, medium and civilization from Cycladic, Minoan, Helladic, and Etruscan art to the fall of the Roman Empire. (more info)
Major Ebook Collections and sites for Classics
Cambridge Ancient Histories
- Online and in print. (more info)
Perseus Digital Library
- Primarily a full-text database of ancient Greek and Roman texts, the collection has recently expanded into Renaissance English and 19th century American texts as well. (more info)
- is dedicated to the study of ancient papyrological documents. It offers links to papyrological resources, a customized search engine (called the Papyrological Navigator) capable of retrieving information from multiple related collections, and an editing application, the Papyrological Editor, which anyone may use to contribute content. (more info)
Papyrology-Related Links from University of Michigan
- Includes annotated links to Papyrological Archives, Institutions, Journals, Organizations, Electronic Publications, Resources, Papyrus Collections
and Other Papyrological Websites
Thesaurus Linguae Graecae (TLG)
- The Thesaurus Linguae Graecae (TLG®) is a research center at the University of California, Irvine.
Founded in 1972 the TLG represents the first effort in the Humanities to produce a large digital corpus of literary texts. Since its inception the project has collected and digitized most texts written in Greek from Homer (8 c. B.C.) to the fall of Byzantium in AD 1453 and beyond. Its goal is to create a comprehensive digital library of Greek literature from antiquity to the present era. TLG research activities combine the traditional methodologies of philological and literary study with the most advanced features of information technology. (more info)
Demotic dictionary of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago
- The Demotic Dictionary of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago (CDD) is a lexicographic tool for reading texts written in a late stage of the ancient Egyptian language and in a highly cursive script known as Demotic. (more info)
Databases with Classics Content
- Indexing and abstracts of philosophy articles, books, and book chapters. (more info)
- Indexes the scholarly literature on the history of the world, excluding the U.S. and Canada. Includes article abstracts and citations of books and dissertations on world history from 1450 to the present. See "America: History and Life" for U.S. and Canadian history. (more info)
- Use the advanced search function to search within a specific discipline. (more info)
- A unique collaboration between libraries and the world's leading university presses and scholarly societies, providing 100% full-text, online access to over 400 titles from prestigious humanities and social sciences journals and nearly 100 not-for-profit publishers. Browse by discipline and select folklore under social sciences (more info)