Classics Research Guide

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  • Reference
  • Media
  • Web
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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 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)

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

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. 

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

    Alexander the Great and the East : history, art, tradition Frost Library; DF234 .A49 2016

    With Alexander in India and Central Asia : moving east and back to west (Anabasi: Sulle orme di Alessandro dalla morte di Dario (Conference) (2014 : Venice, Italy)) Frost Library; DF234.6 .A53 2017

    Tombs, burials, and commemoration in Corinth's northern cemetery (Slane, Kathleen W., 1949-, author.) Frost Library; DF261.C65 A6 v.21 x

    Shifting ethnic identities in Spain and Gaul, 500-700 : from Romans to Goths and Franks (Buchberger, Erica, 1979-, author.) Frost Library; DG190 .B83 2017

    Public opinion and politics in the late Roman republic (Rosillo López, Cristina, author.) Frost Library; DG231.3 .R67 2017

    Hannibal (Hunt, Patrick, author.) Frost Library; DG249 .H86 2017

    Pompey, Cato, and the governance of the Roman Empire (Morrell, Kit, author.) Frost Library; DG258 .M67 2017

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

    The transformation of American liberalism (Klosko, George, author.) Frost Library; JC574.2.U6 K59 2017

    Putting inequality in context : income, public opinion, and representation in the United States (Ellis, Christopher, 1978-, author.) Frost Library; JC575 .E45 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

    The Athenian Constitution written in the School of Aristotle (Aristotle, author.) Frost Library; JC71 .A3513 2017

    Citizenship in classical Athens (Blok, Josine, author.) Frost Library; JC75.C5 B56 2017

    Classical Greek oligarchy : a political history (Simonton, Matthew, 1983-, author.) Frost Library; JC75.O43 S56 2017

    On the commonwealth ; and, On the laws (Cicero, Marcus Tullius, author.) Frost Library; JC81 .C613 2017

    Lily's grammar of Latin in English (Lily, William, 1468?-1522, author.) Frost Library; PA2084 .L6 2013

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

    Ladies' Greek : Victorian translations of tragedy (Prins, Yopie, author.) Frost Library; PA3021 .P75 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

    Device and composition in the Greek Epic Cycle (Sammons, Benjamin, author.) Frost Library; PA3106 .S26 2017

    Greek tragedy on the move : the birth of a Panhellenic art form c.500-300 BC (Stewart, Edmund, author.) Frost Library; PA3131 .S82 2017

    Greek comedy and the discourse of genres Frost Library; PA3161 .G74 2013

    Imagining reperformance in ancient culture : studies in the traditions of drama and lyric Frost Library; PA3201 .I43 2017

    The reception of Aeschylus' plays through shifting models and frontiers Frost Library; PA3829.Z9 R43 2017

    Orations (Aristides, Aelius, author.) Frost Library; PA3874.A7 E5 2017

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

    Iphigenia at Aulis (Euripides, author.) Frost Library; PA3975.I7 C65 2017

    The poems of Hesiod : Theogony, Works and days, and The shield of Herakles (Hesiod, author.) Frost Library; PA4010 .E5 2017

    Hesiod and classical Greek poetry : reception and transformation in the Fifth Century BCE (Stamatopoulou, Zoe, author.) Frost Library; PA4011 .S73 2017

    The Homeric questions (Porphyry, approximately 234-approximately 305.) Frost Library; PA4035.P7 Q4713 1993

    Enraged : why violent times need ancient Greek myths (Anhalt, Emily Katz, author.) Frost Library; PA4037 .A54 2017

    Homer's winged words : the evolution of early Greek epic diction in the light of oral theory (Reece, Steve, 1959-) Frost Library; PA4037 .R374 2009

    Xenophon the Socratic prince : the argument of the Anabasis of Cyrus (Buzzetti, Eric, author.) Frost Library; PA4494.A7 B89 2014

    Apologia ; Florida ; De deo Socratis (Apuleius, author.) Frost Library; PA6207.A3 J66 2017

    The afterlife of Cicero Frost Library; PA6346 .A47 2016

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

    Ovid's Heroides : a new translation and critical essays (Ovid, 43 B.C.-17 A.D. or 18 A.D., author.) Frost Library; PA6522.H4 M87 2017

    Rom bei Prudentius : Dichtung und Weltanschauung in "Contra orationem Symmachi" (Krollpfeifer, Lydia, author.) Frost Library; PA6648.P7 K76 2017

    Seneca : Oedipus (Braund, Susanna Morton, author.) Frost Library; PA6664.O5 B73 2016

    Thyestes (Seneca, Lucius Annaeus, approximately 4 B.C.-65 A.D., author.) Frost Library; PA6666.T5 B69 2017

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

    Statius, Thebaid 2 (Statius, P. Papinius (Publius Papinius) author.) Frost Library; PA6697.A4 G47 2017

    A commentary on Vergil, Aeneid 3 (Heyworth, S. J., author.) Frost Library; PA6825 .H493 2017

    Annotations on Galatians and Ephesians (Erasmus, Desiderius, -1536, author.) Frost Library; PA8502.E5 F33 2017