Classics Research Guide

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  • Databases
  • Reference
  • Media
  • Web
  • New Titles
  • Annee Philologique (1959 to present)
    Index to articles and books about ancient authors, texts, history, art, and archeology.
  • Cambridge Companions
    Surveys of authors, literary history, culture, and philosophy, all written by scholars.
  • International Medieval Bibliography
    Comprehensive index of journal articles and books about Europe, North Africa, and the Near East from 300 to 1500.
    Full-text backfiles of over one thousand leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. (Alumni access)
  • Library of Latin Texts (240 BC to 1965)
    Texts from the beginning of Latin literature through to the texts of the Second Vatican Council.
  • Loeb Classical Library
    All 520 of the in-print Loeb volumes of Latin and Greek texts with up-to-date English translations on the facing pages, fully searchable and browseable. Create a user account to save searches, bookmarks, and annotations.
  • Project Muse
    Online database of more than 200 journals from nonprofit publishers. (Alumni access)
Use these encyclopedias and reference works to get started on a topic.
  • Amherst College Digital Collections
    Digitized art works, photographs, manuscripts, books, and other media from Amherst College Archives & Special Collections and the library’s Art & Architecture Collection.
  • ARTstor
    Image database including architecture, painting, sculpture, photography, decorative arts, and design as well as many other forms of visual culture.
  • Bridgeman Education
    A visual resource offering digital images of art, history, and culture from museums, galleries, private collections, and contemporary artists.
Start with these recommended freely available resources in this discipline.

Classical Latin Texts
Essentially all Latin literary texts written before A.D. 200, with some from later antiquity; browse by author or search by word or using the concordance. From the Packard Humanities Institute. 

    Divine honors for mortal men in Greek cities : the early cases (Habicht, Christian, author.) Frost Library; DF122 .H313 2017

    Truth and history in the ancient world : pluralising the past Frost Library; DF211 .T748 2016

    Women in Mycenaean Greece : the Linear B tablets from Pylos and Knossos (Olsen, Barbara Ann, 1968-) Frost Library; DF221.P63 O47 2014

    Thucydides on the outbreak of war : character and contest (Jaffe, Seth N., author.) Frost Library; DF229 .J34 2017

    The Oxford handbook of Thucydides Frost Library; DF229.T6 O84 2017

    Julius Caesar's disease : a new diagnosis (Galassi, Francesco Maria, author.) Frost Library; DG262 .G35 2016

    Der römische Triumph in Prinzipat und Spätantike Frost Library; DG271 .R58 2017

    The last pagan emperor : Julian the Apostate and the war against Christianity (Teitler, H. C., author.) Frost Library; DG317 .T4513 2017

    Seeing the myth in human rights (Reinbold, Jenna, author.) Frost Library; JC571 .R4507 2017

    Pragmatic Conservatism : Edmund Burke and his American heirs (Lacey, Robert J.) Frost Library; JC573.2.U6 L33 2016

    Right moves : the conservative think tank in American political culture since 1945 (Stahl, Jason M., author.) Frost Library; JC573.2.U6 S73 2016

    Black rights (Mills, Charles W. (Charles Wade) author.) Frost Library; JC574 .M538 2017

    We know all about you : the story of surveillance in Britain and America (Jeffreys-Jones, Rhodri, author.) Frost Library; JC596.2.U5 J44 2017

    Politics in the Roman Republic (Mouritsen, Henrik, author.) Frost Library; JC88 .M68 2017

    Terence and the verb 'to be' in Latin (Pezzini, Giuseppe, 1984- author.) Frost Library; PA2281.E77 P49 2015

    A handbook to classical reception in Eastern and Central Europe Frost Library; PA3013 .H27 2017

    The politics of sacrifice in early Greek myth and poetry (Stocking, Charles H., 1980- author.) Frost Library; PA3015.R4 S76 2017

    Ancestral fault in ancient Greece (Gagné, Renaud, 1976-) Frost Library; PA3061 .G34 2013

    The cup of song : studies on poetry and the symposion Frost Library; PA3092 .C87 2016

    Tragic pleasure from Homer to Plato (Liebert, Rana Saadi, author.) Frost Library; PA3131 .L54 2017

    Contemporary adaptations of Greek tragedy : auteurship and directorial visions Frost Library; PA3238 .C66 2017

    Greek fragments in postmodern frames : rewriting tragedy 1970-2005 (Ioannidou, Eleftheria, author.) Frost Library; PA3238 .I53 2017

    The rhetoric of seeing in Attic forensic oratory (O'Connell, Peter A., author.) Frost Library; PA3263 .O34 2017

    Aristophanes : Wasps (Aristophanes, author.) Frost Library; PA3875 .V5 2015

    From bedroom to courtroom : law and justice in the Greek novel (Schwartz, Saundra, author.) Frost Library; PA3948.C32 S39 2016

    Between grammar and rhetoric : Dionysius of Halicarnassus on language, linguistics, and literature Frost Library; PA3967.Z6 J66 2008

    Language and character in Euripides' Electra (Emde Boas, Evert van, 1982- author.) Frost Library; PA3978 .E47 2017

    Theogony ; and, Works and days (Hesiod, author.) Frost Library; PA4010.E5 T5 2017

    Sophocles (Sophocles.) Frost Library; PA4414.A1 G7 2013

    Brill's companion to the reception of Sophocles Frost Library; PA4417 .B79 2017

    Le secret des secrets : traduction du XVe siècle (Pseudo Aristotele, author.) Frost Library; PA47 .P74 2017

    Le conflit propagandiste entre Octavien et Marc Antoine (Borgies, Loïc, author.) Frost Library; PA6029.I59 B67 2016

    Word of mouth (Guastella, Gianni, author.) Frost Library; PA6029.R5 G83 2017

    Augustan poetry and the Roman Republic Frost Library; PA6047 .A94 2013

    The baptized muse : early Christian poetry as cultural authority (Pollmann, Karla, author.) Frost Library; PA6053 .P655 2017

    Linguistic interaction in Roman comedy (Barrios-Lech, Peter, 1977-, author.) Frost Library; PA6069 .B37 2016

    Lucretius, the nature of the universe : a translation of De rerum natura (Lucretius Carus, Titus, author.) Frost Library; PA6483.E5 C55 2016

    Power play in Latin love elegy and its multiple forms of continuity in Ovid's Metamorphoses (Blanco Mayor, José Manuel, author.) Frost Library; PA6519.M9 B53 2017

    The Satyrica of Petronius : an intermediate reader with commentary and guided review (Petronius Arbiter, author.) Frost Library; PA6558 .A2 2014

    The complete tragedies (Seneca, Lucius Annaeus, approximately 4 B.C.-65 A.D., author.) Frost Library; PA6666 .A1 2017

    A commentary on Silius Italicus' Punica 10 (Littlewood, R. Joy, author.) Frost Library; PA6695 .L584 2017

    Tacitus (Pagan, Victoria Emma, 1965-, author.) Frost Library; PA6716 .P34 2016

    Flavian Epic Frost Library; PA6791.V4 F528 2016

    Virgil's Ascanius : imagining the future in the Aeneid (Rogerson, Anne, author.) Frost Library; PA6825 .R59 2017