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. 

    Kings and Kingship in the Hellenistic World 350-30 BC (Grainger, John D., 1939-, author.) Frost Library; DF235.3 .G73 2017

    Age of conquests : the Greek world from Alexander to Hadrian (Chaniotis, Angelos, author.) Frost Library; DF235.4 .C43 2018

    Mutations of Hellenism in late antiquity (Athanassiadi, Polymnia, author.) Frost Library; DF239 .A84 2015

    Strategies of remembering in Greece under Rome (100 BC - 100 AD) Frost Library; DF240 .S75 2017

    The birth of the Athenian community : from Solon to Cleisthenes (Dmitriev, Sviatoslav, author.) Frost Library; DF275 .D55 2018

    Rise of the early Roman republic : reflections on becoming Roman (Dynneson, Thomas L., author.) Frost Library; DG231 .D94 2018

    Rome, blood & politics : reform, murder and popular politics in the late Republic 133-70 BC (Sampson, Gareth C., author.) Frost Library; DG254 .S26 2017

    Brutus : the noble conspirator (Tempest, Kathryn, author.) Frost Library; DG260.B83 T46 2017

    The Landmark Julius Caesar Frost Library; DG261 .L36 2017

    The Cambridge companion to the age of Nero Frost Library; DG285 .C35 2017

    Caracalla : a military biography (Syvänne, Ilkka, author.) Frost Library; DG301 .S983 2017

    Just responsibility : a human rights theory of global justice (Ackerly, Brooke A., author.) Frost Library; JC571 .A1338 2018

    The human rights revolution : an international history Frost Library; JC571 .H775 2012

    Not enough : human rights in an unequal world (Moyn, Samuel, author.) Frost Library; JC571 .M8635 2018

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

    Inventing the silent majority in Western Europe and the United States Frost Library; JC573.2.E85 I59 2017

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

    Counter-revolution : liberal Europe in retreat (Zielonka, Jan, 1955-, author.) Frost Library; JC574.2.E85 Z44 2018

    Pragmatist egalitarianism (Rondel, David, 1978-, author.) Frost Library; JC575 .R563 2018

    Inventing human rights : a history (Hunt, Lynn, 1945-) Frost Library; JC585 .H89 2007

    The Latin of the grammarians : reflections about language in the Roman world Frost Library; PA2041 .L38 2016

    Critics, compilers, and commentators : an introduction to Roman philology, 200 BCE-800 CE (Zetzel, James E. G., author.) Frost Library; PA2043 .Z48 2018

    A new introduction to Greek (Phillips, Henry.) Frost Library; PA258 .C45 1961

    Material aspects of letter writing in the Graeco-Roman world, 500 BC-AD 300 (Sarri, Antonia, author.) Frost Library; PA3042 .S37 2018

    Pindar's eyes : visual and material culture in Epinician poetry (Fearn, David, 1975-, author.) Frost Library; PA3093 .F43 2017

    The politics of youth in Greek tragedy : gangs of Athens (Shipton, Matthew, author.) Frost Library; PA3136 .S55 2018

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

    Digital Papyrology I : Methods, Tools and Trends (Reggiani, Nicola, author.) Frost Library; PA3342 .R35 2017

    Origins of the Greek verb (Willi, Andreas, author.) Frost Library; PA337 .W555 2018

    Views of Rome : a Greek reader Frost Library; PA3416.A5 Z3 2018$$hDG207

    Libation bearers (Aeschylus, author.) Frost Library; PA3827.C5 B66 2018

    Brill's companion to the reception of Aeschylus Frost Library; PA3849 .B66 2018

    The music of tragedy : performance and imagination in Euripidean theater (Weiss, Naomi A., 1982-, author.) Frost Library; PA3978 .W43 2018

    Works and days (Hesiod, author.) Frost Library; PA4010.E5 O6 2018

    Hesychii Alexandrini Lexicon (Hesychius, of Alexandria, active 5th century, author.) Frost Library; PA4013.H2 L388 2018

    The Odyssey (Homer, author.) Frost Library; PA4025.A5 G74 2018

    The tears of Achilles (Monsacré, Hélène, author.) Frost Library; PA4037 .M6613 2017

    The homeric simile in comparative perspectives : oral traditions from Saudi Arabia to Indonesia (Ready, Jonathan L., 1976-, author.) Frost Library; PA4037 .R3735 2018

    The enneads (Plotinus, author.) Frost Library; PA4364.E5 G47 2018

    Imagining the chorus in Augustan poetry (Curtis, Lauren, 1984-, author.) Frost Library; PA6047 .C87 2017

    Slave theater in the Roman Republic : Plautus and popular comedy (Richlin, Amy, 1951-, author.) Frost Library; PA6073 .D86 2017

    Fragmentary Republican Latin (Ennius, Quintus, author.) Frost Library; PA6382 .A2 2018

    Horace and Seneca : interactions, intertexts, interpretations Frost Library; PA6411 .H5957 2017

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

    Making men ridiculous : Juvenal and the anxieties of the individual (Nappa, Christopher, author.) Frost Library; PA6448 .N37 2018

    History of Rome (Livy, author.) Frost Library; PA6452 .A2 2017

    Philology's vomit : an essay on the immortality and corporeality of texts (Kay, Sarah, author.) Frost Library; PA6511.M3 K38 2017

    The elegies of Maximianus (Maximianus, active 6th century, author.) Frost Library; PA6511.M6 A2 2018

    Ovid's Homer : authority, repetition, and reception (Boyd, Barbara Weiden, 1952-, author.) Frost Library; PA6537 .B64 2017

    Varro Varivs : the polymath of the Roman world Frost Library; PA6794 .V28 2015

    Les métamorphoses de Virgile Frost Library; PA6825 .A3 2018

    Desiderii Erasmi Roterodami Opera omnia (Erasmus, Desiderius, -1536.) Frost Library; PA8500 1969