Classics Research Guide

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  • Databases
  • 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)
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. 

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

    'The eyesore of Aigina' : anti-Athenian attitudes in Greek, Hellenistic and Roman history Frost Library; DF214 .E94 2016

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

    Athens burning : the Persian invasion of Greece and the evacuation of Attica (Garland, Robert, 1947-, author.) Frost Library; DF225.55 .G37 2017

    The plague of war : Athens, Sparta, and the struggle for ancient Greece (Roberts, Jennifer Tolbert, 1947-, author.) Frost Library; DF229.2 .R63 2017

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

    The first European : a history of Alexander in the age of empire (Briant, Pierre, author.) Frost Library; DF234.2 .B74713 2017

    Cassius Dio : Greek intellectual and Roman politician Frost Library; DG206.C38 C37 2016

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

    Res Publica and the Roman Republic : 'without body or form' (Hodgson, Louise (Louise Lovelace), author.) Frost Library; DG254 .H634 2017

    Approaching the Roman revolution : papers on Republican history (Syme, Ronald, 1903-1989, author.) Frost Library; DG254 .S89 2016

    Julius Caesar (Wiseman, T. P. (Timothy Peter) author.) Frost Library; DG261 .W57 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

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

    Free speech : ten principles for a connected world (Garton Ash, Timothy, author.) Frost Library; JC591 .G38 2016

    Bodies of truth : law, memory, and emancipation in post-apartheid South Africa (Kesselring, Rita, author.) Frost Library; JC599.S6 K47 2017

    The permission society (Sandefur, Timothy, author.) Frost Library; JC599.U5 S334 2016

    The shape of the Roman order : the republic and its spaces (Gargola, Daniel J., author.) Frost Library; JC83 .G37 2017

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

    L'écriture des traités de rhétorique des origines grecques à la Renaissance Frost Library; PA181 .E27 2016

    The teaching of classics. (Assistant Masters' Association.) Frost Library; PA2061 .I6

    An anthology of informal Latin, 200 BC-AD 900 Frost Library; PA2095 .A625 2016

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

    Novum glossarium mediae latinitatis : ab anno DCCC usque ad annum MCC Frost Library; PA2893.F7 N65 x

    Voice and voices in antiquity Frost Library; PA3003 .V65 2017

    Law and ethics in Greek and Roman declamation Frost Library; PA3038 .L39 2015

    Submerged literature in ancient Greek culture Frost Library; PA3052 .S83 2014

    Dichtung und Philosophie des frühen Griechentums. (Fränkel, Hermann, 1888-1977.) Frost Library; PA3057 .F7 1962

    Wandering poets and other essays on late Greek literature and philosophy (Cameron, Alan, 1938-, author.) Frost Library; PA3061 .C36 2016

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

    Greek tragedies as plays for performance (Raeburn, D. A., author.) Frost Library; PA3131 .R28 2017

    The lost plays of Greek tragedy (Wright, Matthew (Matthew Ephraim) author.) Frost Library; PA3136 .W75 2016

    Tragedy on the comic stage (Farmer, Matthew C., author.) Frost Library; PA3201 .F37 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

    Rhetoric in tooth and claw : animals, language, sensation (Hawhee, Debra, author.) Frost Library; PA3265 .H35 2017

    Hellenistic poetry : a selection Frost Library; PA3423.Z5 H455 2017

    The suppliants (Aeschylus, author.) Frost Library; PA3825 .S7 1980

    Appian's Roman History : Empire and Civil War Frost Library; PA3873.A4 A67 2015

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

    Ctesias' Persica and its Near Eastern context (Waters, Matthew W. (Matthew William) author.) Frost Library; PA3948.C9 W38 2017

    Demosthenes' On the crown : rhetorical perspectives Frost Library; PA3950.C6 D4 2016

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

    The essential Herodotus : translation, introduction, and annotations (Herodotus, author.) Frost Library; PA4003 .E5 2017

    The Odyssey (Homer, author.) Frost Library; PA4025.A5 V47 2016

    Homer's allusive art (Currie, Bruno, author.) Frost Library; PA4037 .C87 2016

    Homer (Graziosi, Barbara, author.) Frost Library; PA4037 .G693 2016

    The lesbian lyre : reclaiming Sappho for the 21st century (Duban, Jeffrey M., 1949-, author.) Frost Library; PA4409 .D77 2016

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

    Classical commentaries : explorations in a scholarly genre Frost Library; PA53 .C53 2016

    Why I killed my best friend (Michalopoulou, Amanta, 1966-) Frost Library; PA5624.I27 G5313 2014

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

    Augustan poetry and the irrational Frost Library; PA6047 .A938 2016

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

    The poetics of late Latin literature Frost Library; PA6051 .P64 2017

    Studies in the Christian Latin poetry of late antiquity (Evenepoel, Willy, author.) Frost Library; PA6053 .E84 2016

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

    Humanism and the Latin classics (Manuzio, Aldo, 1449 or 1450-1515, author.) Frost Library; PA6163 .M36 2017

    Ammianus Marcellinus : an annotated bibliography, 1474 to the present (Jenkins, Fred W., compiler.) Frost Library; PA6205 .J46 2017

    A new work by Apuleius : the lost third book of the De Platone (Apuleius, author.) Frost Library; PA6207.D6 S76 2016

    T. Calpurnius Siculus : a pastoral poet in Neronian Rome (Karakasis, Evangelos, author.) Frost Library; PA6271.C3 K37 2016

    The arena of satire : Juvenal's search for Rome (Larmour, David H. J. (David Henry James), 1959-, author.) Frost Library; PA6448 .L36 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

    Prudentius and the landscapes of late antiquity (O'Hogan, Cillian, author.) Frost Library; PA6648.P7 O56 2016

    Staging memory, staging strife : empire and civil war in the Octavia (Ginsberg, Lauren Donovan, author.) Frost Library; PA6664.Z6 G56 2017

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

    Seneca (Star, Christopher, author.) Frost Library; PA6675 .S73 2017

    C. Suetoni Tranquilli De vita Caesarum libros VIII ; et De grammaticis et rhetoribus librum (Suetonius, approximately 69-approximately 122, author.) Frost Library; PA6700 .A2 2016

    Mimetic contagion : art and artifice in Terence's Eunuch (Germany, Robert, author.) Frost Library; PA6768 .G47 2016

    Argonavtica : Book III (Valerius Flaccus, Gaius, active 1st century, author.) Frost Library; PA6791 .V4 2015

    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

    True names : Vergil and the Alexandrian tradition of etymological wordplay (O'Hara, James J., 1959-, author.) Frost Library; PA6932 .O4 2017

    Animal skins and the reading self in medieval Latin and French bestiaries (Kay, Sarah, author.) Frost Library; PA8275.B4 Z59 2017

    Women classical scholars : unsealing the fountain from the Renaissance to Jacqueline de Romilly Frost Library; PA83 .W66 2016