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Classics Encyclopedias & Other Reference Tools

Oxford Classical Dictionary, 4th ed.

Brill's New Pauly 

Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome

Encyclopedia of Ancient History

Companion to Science, Technology and Medicine in Ancient Greece and Rome

Greek and Roman Technology: a Sourcebook

The WFU Classics Department website lists multiple online dictionaries, grammars and similar tools for Greek and Latin.

Secondary Literature: Journal Articles, Books, Book Chapters

L'Année Philologique
In-depth database that focuses on Greek and Latin literature, history, etc.

Oxford Bibliographies Online: Classics
Part annotated bibliography, part subject encyclopedia. This database focuses on pointing users to a curated list of the most significant secondary literature. 

JSTOR Advanced Search
Choose "Classical Studies" under discipline to search more than 50 core journals in the field.

Academic Search Premier
General journal database that includes classics but has less-focused results. In this database, I recommend limiting to "Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals" to avoid popular magazines.

ZSR Homepage Search and Primo
A good place to start for many topics.

Bryn Mawr Classical Review
A journal consisting solely of book reviews in Classics

Primary Texts: English Translation with Latin & Greek

Digital Loeb Classical Library

Primary Texts: Latin

Library of Latin Texts
Database of Latin texts, containing more than 3,200 works from about 300 B.C.E. through 1965.

Patrologia Latina
Christian Latin texts from Tertullian (around 200 C.E.) to the death of Pope Innocent III in 1216.

The WFU Classics Department website lists additional online sources for Latin texts.

‚ÄčPrimary Texts: Greek

The WFU Classics Department website lists several online sources for Greek texts.

Thesaurus Linguae Graecae
Contains virtually all ancient Greek texts surviving from the period between Homer (8th century B.C.E.) and 600 C.E., and a large number of Medieval texts deriving from the period between 600-1453. You'll need to create a user account the first time you use the database.

New Jacoby
Fragments of Greek texts about ancient historians with English translations and commentaries.

Search Tips

Personal Names: L'Année Philologique uses true Latin names and Romanized Greek names for ancient authors. Most other databases use the more common English name.

Library Catalog (Author Browse) uses: Virgil, Homer
L'Année Philologique uses:  Vergilius Maro (P.), Homerus

In L'Année Philologique, use the Ancient Author and Text search box to find the proper form of the author's name.

L'Année Philologique and most other databases use * to cut off a word stem, e.g. gladiator* retrieves gladiators, gladiatorial.

Type the word AND (or use the second row) if you want to enter more than one word that is not an exact phrase.

You can limit by modern language in the Advanced Search screen.

Subject Guide

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