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Classics: Foundational Resources
Overview of Classics research resources, especially targeted to new graduate students in Classics, but useful for all levels.
Bryn Mawr Classical Review publishes timely open-access, peer-reviewed reviews of current scholarly work in the field of classical studies, including archaeology. This site is the authoritative archive of BMCR’s publications, from 1990 to the present.
Online version of the Loeb Classical Library. Offers introductions, texts, and translations of ancient Greek and Latin writings, making it a key resource for primary sources.
The digital Loeb Classical Library is an online version of the Loeb Classical Library series. This series offers introductions, texts, and translations of ancient Greek and Latin writings, making it a key resource for primary sources. There are more than 500 discrete volumes spanning from Homer (700 BCE) to Bede (700 CE). Most major classical authors are covered and new editions are added each year.
Annotated bibliographies of the most recent and authoritative classical scholarship. Oxford Bibliographies Online - Classics is funded at the University of Georgia by the William C. Devaux Fund for Excellence in Classics.
Developed cooperatively with scholars and librarians worldwide, Oxford Bibliographies offers exclusive, authoritative research guides. Combining the best features of an annotated bibliography and a high-level encyclopedia, this resource guides researchers to the best available scholarship.
In its digital form, the new OCD is a continuously updated and ever-expanding resource that will ensure scholarship remains current and reflective of emerging subfields and perspectives.
Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome by Michael Gagarin (Editor)
Call Number: Main Ref DE5 .O95 2010
Publication Date: 2009-12-31
New 7-volume encyclopedia, all in English, with good introductory entries. Great for entry-level undergraduates, but useful for more advanced scholars, too.
Der Nueu Pauly / Brill's New Pauly by Hubert Cancik (Editor); Helmut Schneider (Editor); Manfred Landfester (Editor); Christine F. Salazar (Editor)
Call Number: Main Ref DE5 .N48 1996 / Alexander Room
Publication Date: 2011-05-10
English: Alexander Room; German, Main Reference DE5 .N48 1996
Same content, two language options, quite up-to-date. More in-depth than than the OEAGR, above, and provides a good contrast, too, as most of the scholars are European.
The Oxford Classical Dictionary by Simon Hornblower (Editor); Antony Spawforth (Editor); Esther Eidinow
Call Number: Main Ref DE5 .O9 2012
Publication Date: 2012-05-04
"Completely revised and updated, the fourth edition of this established dictionary offers entries on all aspects of the classical world. With reception and anthropology as new focus areas and numerous new entries, it is an essential reference work for students, scholars, and teachers of classics and for anyone with an interest in the classical era"
The Cambridge Ancient History by I. E. S. Edwards (Editor); C. J. Gadd (Editor); N. G. L. Hammond (Editor)
Call Number: D57 .C252
Publication Date: 1970-12-02
A major 14-volume series surveying the Graeco-Roman world, spanning prehistory to late antiquity.
The gold standard for abbreviations, especially of obscure 19th century periodicals, is Wellington's Dictionary of bibliographic abbreviations found in the scholarship of classical studies and related disciplines.
Main Reference PA99 .W44 2003.