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Classics: Reference

Resources for Classical Studies

Using Reference Resources

A reference source is a compendium of authoritative information, compiled for ease of use.

Reference materials include

  • subject or general encyclopedias, dictionaries and thesauri 
  • biographical compilations
  • maps
Reference materials may be found on our main floor to the left of the Research Services Desk as well as online.

Key Reference Titles

Located in our Reference area (Main Floor)

Brill's New Pauly : encyclopaedia of the ancient world  REF DE5 .N4813 2002

Classical and medieval literature criticism  REF PN610 .C53

Dictionary of ancient history  REF DE5 .D53 1994  

Great Events From History: Ancient And Medieval Series (3 volumes)  REF D59 .M26

L'Année philologique REF  PA35.B1 A56  (Classics now offers L'Annee Philologique online @



In the General Collection (Upper Floor)

Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World. 

This is a multi-volume monographic series covering ancient history, literature, and culture. Each volume is catalogued separately under the Library of Congress classification scheme. Most volumes fall under the PA6276 classification.



On CD-Rom:

Die Fragmente Der Griechischen Historiker    PA3490 .J33 2005 

Barrington Atlas Of The Greek And Roman World  REF DESK G1033 .B3 2000 CD-ROM  



Atlases: (Located in the Reference Section)

Barrington Atlas Of The Greek And Roman World  G1033 .B3 2000

Historical Atlas Of The Classical World, 500 BC--AD 600  DE59 .H427 2001  

Historical Atlas Of The Ancient World  DE5 .N4813

CREDO Reference Online