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Classics: Language & Literature

Overview of Classics research resources, especially targeted to new graduate students in Classics, but useful for all levels.

Core Resources

Classical Texts

The Alexander Room has LoebOxford, and Tuebner texts of many core works.  The Main Library has a comprehensive collection.  Search GIL-Find by author, or browse by call number range.

Online searchable corpora of texts include:

Dictionaries & Lexicons


  • Database of Latin Dictionaries (GALILEO)
    Dictionaries and various lexica, both modern and ancient covering both single-language dictionaries and multilingual ones. Also links dictionaries to databases of texts and tools for analysing them.
  • Oxford Latin Dictionary  
    Main Reference PA2365.E5 O9 2012 and Alexander Room.  The most up-to-date completed Latin dictionary; coverage only down to the 2nd c. CE.
  • Lewis and Short, A Latin Dictionary
    Available online at Perseus. This dictionary is not preferred, as it is somewhat out of date.
  • Thesaurus Linguae Latinae (print only). 
    Main Reference PA2031 .T4.  Most comprehensive usage dictionary, with coverage to 6th c. CE.


  • Liddell, Scott, Jones, A Greek-English Lexicon.  
    Main Reference PA445 .E5 L6 1996 and Alexander Room.  Available online (older edition) at Perseus.
  • For examples of use, see the Thesaurus Linguae Graecae, described above under Classical Texts.  It does not have definitions.



  • Allen and Greenough's New Latin Grammar for Schools and Colleges.  
    Main 3rd Floor PA2087 .A525 1983 and Alexander Room; available online at Perseus.
  • Anne Mahoney, Overview of Latin Syntax (2000). 
    Available online at Perseus and included in 2001 reprint of Allen and Greenough.
  • Hale and Buck, A Latin Grammar.  
    Main 3rd Floor PA2087 .H168 1966 and Alexander Room.
  • James Moorwood, A Latin Grammar (1999). 
    Main 3rd Floor PA2087.5 .M67 1999.  For students.


  • Weir Smythe, A Greek Grammar for Colleges
    Main 3rd Floor PA258 .S6 and Alexander Room; available online at Perseus.
  • Goodwin and Gulick, Greek Grammar
    Main 3rd Floor PA258 .G66 1930b and Alexander Room.
  • James Morwood, Oxford Grammar of Classical Greek (2001).  
    Main 3rd Floor PA258 .M89 2001. For students.
  • Goodwin, Syntax of the Moods and Tenses of the Greek Verb
    Main 3rd Floor PA369 .G657s 1876 and Alexander Room; available online at Perseus.
  • Jeffrey A. Rydberg-Cox, Overview of Greek Syntax (2000).  
    Available online at Perseus.

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