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Classical and Mediterranean Studies Resources: Where Do I Start?

Guide to Classical Studies

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Why Should I Start With These Resources?

Good question -- here are a few reasons:

  • Get an overview of a new or complex topic
  • Find authoritative information
  • Find out the names of key players in a given area
  • Locate terms that you can use in your research
  • Help narrow (or expand) your topic
  • Locate a bibliography of sources to help you start your research.


Online Resources


Print Resources

  • Brill's New Pauly: Encyclopedia of the Ancient World​

Central LIbrary, Reference 4th-flr:  DE5 .N48413 2002

An expansive encyclopedia of the ancient world.  Presents the current state of traditional and new areas of research and brings together specialist knowledge from leading scholars from all over the world. A revised edition of Paulys Real-Encyclopädie der classischen Altertumswissenschaft, see below.

  • Paulys Real-Encyclopädie der classischen Altertumswissenschaft

Central Library, Reference 4th-flr: DE5 .P33

  • Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae (LIMC)

Central Library, Reference 4th-flr: NX650 .M9 L494

The LIMC tries to present what we know of the iconography of Greek, Etruscan and Roman mythology as well as of the neighbouring Mediterranean cultures. Each of the illustrated figures of Greek, Etruscan and Roman mythology is discussed in alphabetic order, usually in an individual article of a uniform structure.

  • Thesaurus Cultus et Rituum Antiquorum (ThesCRA)

​Central Library, Oversize 3rd-flr:  BL727 .T44 2004

  • Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World

​Central Library, Reference 6th-flr:  ATLAS G1033 .B3 2000

In 99 full-color maps, the atlas recreates the entire world of the Greeks and Romans from the British Isles to the Indian subcontinent and deep into North Africa

  • Classical Studies:  A Guide to the Reference Literature, 2nd ed.

Central Library, Reference 6th-flr Payne:  Z7016 .J4 2006