Classics Research Guide

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  • 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.
  • JSTOR
    Full-text backfiles of over two 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)

For more databases, use the subject filter on A-Z Databases

Use these encyclopedias and reference works to get started on a topic.
  • Reference Universe
    Searchable index of the library's entire reference collection, both print and electronic.
  • Brill Dictionary of Ancient Greek
    Considered the most important modern dictionary for Ancient Greek; brings together 140,000 headwords taken from the literature, papyri, inscriptions and other sources of the archaic period up to the 6th Century CE.
  • Database of Latin Dictionaries
    Dictionaries for translation, etymologies, and historical context. Cross-searchable with the Library of Latin Texts.
  • Encyclopedia of Ancient History
    Contains over 5,000 original entries spanning the late Bronze Age through the seventh century CE, and covers all Mediterranean civilizations, including the Near East and Egypt.
  • Historisches Worterbuch der Rhetorik
    Comprehensive academic reference work for scholarship on rhetoric.
  • Jacoby Online (Brill)
    The authoritative resource for the study of ancient Greek historians, it includes Jacoby's Fragmente der griechischen Historiker I-III; Brill's New Jacoby, a new English edition of FgrHist I-IIII; and Die Fragmente der griechischen Historiker IV and V.
  • Literature Resource Center
    Full-text critical studies, biographies of authors; covers all genres, all time periods, and all regions.
  • Oxford Classical Dictionary
    This established reference work has been thoroughly updated for this edition to reflect modern scholarship, covering all aspects of the classical world from literature and history to religion, science, and archaeology.
  • Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization
    Provides an authoritative survey of the Greek and Roman worlds in all their aspects
  • Oxford Reference
    Digitized entries from Oxford's Dictionaries, Companions and Encyclopedias, spanning multiple subject areas.
  • Thesaurus Linguae Graecae (TLG)
    Digital library of literary texts written in Greek from Homer (8 BC) to the fall of Byzantium in AD 1453. (Access requires each user to set up an account with individual username/password)
  • Thesaurus Linguae Latinae (TLL)
    Online version of the standard (and ongoing) scholarly dictionary of ancient Latin.
  • The Online Liddell-Scott-Jones Greek-English Lexicon
    Liddell-Scott-Jones (known as LSJ or Liddell-Scott) is the standard lexicographical resource for Classical Greek.
  • Perseus Digital Library: Lewis and Short Latin Dictionary
  • 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. 

    Routledge handbook of Mediterranean politics Frost Library; DE100 .R68 2018

    Restoring the Minoans : Elizabeth Price and Sir Arthur Evans Frost Library; DF221.C8 R47 2017

    Aegean interactions : Delos and its networks in the third century (Constantakopoulou, Christy, 1972-, author.) Frost Library; DF261.D3 C66 2017

    Ancient Macedonia (King, Carol J., author.) Frost Library; DF261.M2 K56 2018

    Sparta : rise of a warrior nation (Matyszak, Philip, author.) Frost Library; DF261.S8 M38 2017

    Sparta Frost Library; DF261.S8 S63 2017

    Kratos & krater : reconstructing an Athenian protohistory (Bohen, Barbara, author.) Frost Library; DF275 .B64 2017

    The Tower of the Winds in Athens (Webb, Pamela A., author.) Frost Library; DF287.T68 W43 2017

    Materialising Roman histories Frost Library; DG14 .M37 2017

    Virtus romana : politics and morality in the Roman histories (Balmaceda, Catalina, 1970-, author.) Frost Library; DG205 .B33 2017

    Ancient Rome : a new history (Potter, D. S. (David Stone), 1957-) Frost Library; DG209 .P67 2014

    Hannibal's oath : the life and wars of Rome's greatest enemy (Prevas, John, author.) Frost Library; DG249 .P74 2017

    The storm before the storm : the beginning of the end of the Roman Republic (Duncan, Mike (Podcaster) author.) Frost Library; DG254 .D86 2017

    The fate of Rome : climate, disease, and the end of an empire (Harper, Kyle, 1979-, author.) Frost Library; DG270 .H26 2017

    Pax and the politics of peace : Republic to Principate (Cornwell, Hannah, 1983-, author.) Frost Library; DG279 .C635 2017

    A world history of ancient political thought : its significance and consequences (Black, Antony, author.) Frost Library; JC51 .B65 2016

    Power interrupted : antiracist and feminist activism inside the United Nations (Falcón, Sylvanna M., author.) Frost Library; JC571 .F237 2016

    Self-evident truths? : human rights and the Enlightenment Frost Library; JC571 .S39175 2012

    Evidence for hope : making human rights work in the 21st century (Sikkink, Kathryn, 1955-, author.) Frost Library; JC571 .S55 2017

    The reactionary mind : conservatism from Edmund Burke to Donald Trump (Robin, Corey, 1967-, author.) Frost Library; JC573 .R63 2018

    Populist parties and the failure of the political elites (Adamson, Göran, author.) Frost Library; JC573.2.E85 A34 2016

    The rise of populism in western Europe : a media analysis on failed political messaging (Lochocki, Timo, author.) Frost Library; JC573.2.E85 L63 2018

    Radical right-wing populist parties in Western Europe : into the mainstream? Frost Library; JC573.2.E85 R34 2016

    Conscience of a conservative (Flake, Jeff, 1962-, author.) Frost Library; JC573.2.U6 F53 2017

    Republican like me : how I left the liberal bubble and learned to love the right (Stern, Ken, 1963-, author.) Frost Library; JC573.2.U6 S747 2017

    How the right lost its mind (Sykes, Charles J., 1954-, author.) Frost Library; JC573.2.U6 S95 2017

    Equal rights for all, special privileges for none : principles of American populism (Vass, Laurie Thomas.) Frost Library; JC573.U6 V38 2003

    Why liberalism failed (Deneen, Patrick J., 1964-, editor.) Frost Library; JC574 .D473 2018

    The peculiarities of liberal modernity in imperial Britain Frost Library; JC574.2.G7 P43 2011

    The big lie : exposing the Nazi roots of the American Left (D'Souza, Dinesh, 1961-, author.) Frost Library; JC574.2.U6 D75 2017

    The once and future liberal : after identity politics (Lilla, Mark, author.) Frost Library; JC574.2.U6 L56 2017

    The world reimagined : Americans and human rights in the twentieth century (Bradley, Mark, 1961-, author.) Frost Library; JC599.U5 B63 2016

    Imagining empire : political space in Hellenistic and Roman literature (Imagining Spaces of Empire (Conference) (2013 : Berlin, Germany) host institution.) Frost Library; PA3015.S72 I43 2017

    Land and taxes in Ptolemaic Egypt Frost Library; PA3323 .L34 2017

    Aeschylus (Aeschylus.) Frost Library; PA3827 .A657 1998

    The Odyssey (Homer, author.) Frost Library; PA4025.A5 W56 2018

    Para-narratives in the Odyssey : stories in the frame (Alden, Maureen Joan, author.) Frost Library; PA4167.A2 A43 2017

    The woman question in Plato's Republic (Townsend, Mary, author.) Frost Library; PA4279.R7 T69 2017

    Before lyricism (Vakalo, Helenē, 1921-, author.) Frost Library; PA5633.A337 A2 2017

    Horace's 'Epodes' : context, intertexts, and reception Frost Library; PA6393.C9 H67 2016

    Juvenal and the poetics of anonymity (Geue, Tom, author.) Frost Library; PA6448 .G46 2017

    The Aeneid (Virgil, author.) Frost Library; PA6807.A5 F47 2017

    Classics & feminism : gendering the classics (McManus, Barbara F., 1942-) Frost Library; PA78.U6 M38 1997