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Electronic Reference Sources


The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature Howatson, M.C. 2nd ed. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 1989.
DE 5 .H3 1989 Stacks
Late Antiquity: A Guide to the Postclassical World Eds. G.W. Bowersock, Peter Brown and Oleg Grabar. Cambridge, Mass.: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1999.
DE 5 .L29 1999 Ref
The Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World Ed. John Roberts. “Authoritative one–volume guide to all aspects” of the classical world.
DE 5 .O954 2005 Ref
Civilization of the Ancient Mediterranean: Greece and Rome Eds. Michael Grant and Rachel Kitzinger. New York: Scribner's.
DE 59 .C55 1998 v. 1-3 Ref
The Edinburgh Companion to Ancient Greece and Rome Eds. Edward Bispham, Thomas Harrison and Brian A. Sparkes. Covers “classics in the twenty-first century” (the editors). In 70 chapters contained within four parts: Part 1, “Classics and the Classical World,” Part 2, “Material Culture,” part 3, “Texts and Genres,” and part 4, “Essential Information and Systems of Reference”.
DE 59 .E3 2006 Ref
Oxford Grammar of Classical Greek James Morwood. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001. It is a grammar of Attic Greek from about 500 to300BCE, but there is an appendix giving key information about the Homeric and Ionic dealects and New Testament Greek.
PA254 .M67 2001 Stacks
Landmarks in Classical Literature Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, c1999.
3002 .G37 1999 Ref
Thorburn, John E Facts on File Companion to Classical Drama.
3024 .T48 2005 Ref


Greek and Roman Authors; A Checklist of Criticism Gwinup, Thomas and Dickinson, Fidelia. Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1973.
Z 7016 .G9
Ancient Greece and Rome: A Bibliographical Guide Hopwood, Keith. Manchester: Manchester University Press, c1995.
Z6202 .H66 1995 Ref
Classical Studies: A Guide to the Reference Literature Jenkins, Fred W. Englewood, Colo.: Libraries Unlimited, 1996.
Z7016 .J4 1996 Ref
The Greek and Latin Literatures Eds. George Bruner Parks and Ruth Z. Temple.(Literatures of the world in English translation: a bibliography; v.1) New York: Ungar, [1968].
Z 7018 .T7E85


Brill's New Pauly: Encyclopaedia of the Ancient World Eds. Hubert Cancik and Helmuth Schneider. Leiden: Brill, 2002-
DE5 .N3913 2002 Ref
The Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998.
DE5 .O95 1998 Ref
Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece Nigel Wilson. New York: Routledge, 2006.
DF16 .E52 2006
Encyclopedia of Greece and the Hellenic Tradition Ed. Graham Speake. London; Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn, c2000.
DF757 .E53 2000 v. 1-2 Ref
Encyclopedia of the Ancient Greek World Sacks, David. Revised by Lisa R. Brody.. New York: Fats on File, c2005.
DF16 .S23 2005 Rev. ed. Ref
Encyclopedia of the Roman Empire Bunson, Matthew. New York: Facts on File, c2002.
DG270 .B86 2002 Rev. ed. Ref
From Aristotle to Zoroaster: An A to Z Companion to the Classical World Cotterell, Arthur. New York: Free Press, c1998.
CB 311 .C83 1998


Historical Dictionary of Ancient Greek Philosophy Preus, Anthony.
B111 .P74 2007 Ref
Dictionary of World Mythology Cotterell, Arthur. New ed., rev. and expanded. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1986.
BL 303 .C66 1986 Available Online
Cassell Dictionary of Classical Mythology March, Jennifer R. London: Cassell, 1998.
BL 715 .M37 1998
The Oxford Dictionary of Classical Myth and Religion Eds. Simon Price and Emily Kearns. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003.
BL715 .O9 2003
A Dictionary of Ancient History Ed. Graham Speake. [Oxford, England, UK]: Blackwell Publishers, 1994
DE 5 .D53 1994 Ref
The Oxford Classical Dictionary Eds. Simon Hornblower and Antony Spawforth. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, c2003
DE5 .O9 2003 Ref
Place-names in Classical Mythology: Greece Bell, Robert E. Santa Barbara, Calif.: ABC-CLIO, c1989.
DF16 .B45 1989
The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium Ed. Alexander P. Kazhdan. New York: Oxford University Press, 1991.
DF521 .O93 1991 v.1-3 Ref
Gods and Heroes in Art Impelluso, Lucia. Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, c2002.
N7760 .I4713 2002
English-Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language Woodhouse, S.C. London: Routledge & K. Paul, 1971.
PA445 .E5 W6 1971
A Dictionary of Latin Words and Phrases Morwood, James. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998.
PA2361 .M67 1998
Oxford Latin Dictionary Ed. P.G.W. Glare. Oxford: Clarendon Press; New York: Oxford University Press, 1982, c1968.
PA2365 .E509 1982


Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World Ed. Richard J.A. Talbert. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, c2000.
G 1033 .B3 2000 Ref
Atlas of Classical Archaeology M. I. Finley, ed. London: Chatto & Windus, 1977.
G1046 .E15 A8 Ref
Biography Reference Sources
Women of Classical Mythology: A Biographical Dictionary Bell, Robert E. Santa Barbara, Calif.: ABC-CLIO, c1991.
BL 715 .B445 1991
Persons of Ancient Athens (20 volumes) Ed. John S. Traill.
DF16 .P47 1994 Ref
Who was Who in the Greek World, 776 BC-30 BC Ed. Diana Bowder. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, c1982.
DF208 .W48 1982 Ref
Who was who in the Roman world, 753 BC-AD 476 Ed. Diana Bowder. Oxford: Phaidon, 1980.
DG203 .W46 1980 Ref
Who's Who in the Roman World Hazel, John. London; New York: Routledge, 2001.
DG274 .H29 2001 Ref
Biographical Dictionary of Ancient Greek and Roman Women: Notable Women from Sappho to Helena Lightman, Marjorie. New York: Facts on File, c2000.
HQ1136 .L54 2000
Greek and Latin Authors, 800 BC-AD 1000: A Biographical Dictionary Grant, Michael. (The Wilson author series) New York: H.W. Wilson Co., 1980.
PA 31 .G7 Ref
Ancient Writers: Greece and Rome TJames Luce, editor-in-chief. New York: Scribner, c1982.
PA3002 .A5 1982 Large 1,2
Ancient Roman Writers Ed. Ward W. Briggs. Detroit, MI: Gale Group, c1999.
PA6013 .A53 1999


Early Civilizations

The Minoans: Crete in the Bronze Age Hood, Sinclair. London: Thames and Hudson, c1971.
DF261 .C8 H66
The Santorini Volcano and the desolation of Minoan Crete Page, DL., Sir. London: Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies, 1970.
DF261 .C8 P34 1970
The Myceneans Taylour, William, Lord. Rev. ed. London: Thames and Hudson, 1983.
DF221 .M9 T9 1983
The Early Greeks Hopper, R.J. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1977.
DF220 .H66 1977
The Etruscans Grant, Michael. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, c1980.
DG223 .G7


The Oxford History of Greece and the Hellenistic World John Boardman, Jasper Griffin and Oswyn Murray. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991.
DF 214 .O94 1991
The Archaeology of Ancient Greece Whitley, James. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2001.
DF77 .W537 2001
Athens and Sparta: Constructing Greek Political and Social History from 478 BC Powell, Anton. 2nd ed. London; New York, NY: Routledge, 2001.
DF 82 .P64 2001
First Democracy: The Challenge of an Ancient Idea Woodruff, Paul. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2005.
CF 227 .M33 1987
The Peloponnesian War Kagan, Donald. New York: Viking, 2003.
DF229 .K34 2003
Thucydides Hornblower, Simon. Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press, 1987.
DF229 .T6 H67 1987
Herodotus and Greek History Hart, John. London: Croom Helm, c1982.
D56.52 .H45H37 1982
A Companion to the Classical Greek World Kinzl Konrad H. Ed.
DF214 .C58 2006 Stacks
Alexander the Great: A Reader Ed. Ian Worthington. London: Routledge, 2003.
DF234 .A4894 2003
Conquest and Empire: The Reign of Alexander the Great Bosworth, A. B. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1988.
DF 234 .B66 1988


Cambridge Illustrated History of the Roman World Ed. Greg Woolf. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2003.
DG209 .C36 2003
The Oxford History of the Roman World Eds. John Boardman, Jasper Griffin and Oswyn Murray. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991.
DG 231 .O94 1991
A History of the Roman People Ward, Allen Mason, Heichelheim, Fritz MAnd Yeo, Cedric A.. 4th ed. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice Hall; Toronto: Pearson Education Canada, c2003.
DG209 .H5 2003
Ancient Rome: A Military and Political History Mackay, Christopher S. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004.
DG231 .M25 2004
Caesar Grant, Michael. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson [1974].
DG261 .G66 1974
Augustus Southern, Pat. London; New York: Routledge, 1998.
DG 279 .S68 1998
The Age of Augustus Eck, Werner.Trans. Deborah Lucas Schneider. Malden, Mass.: Blackwell Pub., c2003.
DG279 .E2513 2003
Nero Champlin, Edward. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, c2003.
DG285 .C53 2003
Hannibal's War: A Military History of the Second Punic War Lazenby, J.F. Warminster, Eng.: Aris and Phillips, 1978.
DG 247 .L39
The Punic Wars Goldsworthy, Adrian Keith. London: Cassell, 2000.
DG 242 .G65 2000
The Romans: From Village to Empire Boatwright, Mary Taliaferro. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004.
DG209 .B58 2004
The Emperor in the Roman World: 31 BC - AD 337 Millar, Fergus. London: Duckworth, 1997.
DG 83.5 .I6M54
The Fall of the Roman Empire: A Reappraisal Grant, Michael. [Radnor, Pa.]: Annenberg School Press; [New York]: distributed by C. N. Potter, c 1976.
DG 311 .G75
Virgil: His Life and Times Levi, Peter. 1st U.S. ed. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1999.
PA 6825 .L48 1999
Plutarch Lamberton, Robert. (Hermes books) New Haven: Yale University Press, c2001.
PA4382 .L36 2001
Plutarch's Lives Plutarch. Trans. fom Greek by Aubrey Steward and George Long. London: G. Bell, 1924-1929.
DE 7 .P6 1924 v.1-4
Stories of Rome Livy. Trans. Roger Nichols. (Translations from Greek and Roman authors) Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1982.
DG 207 .L5N52


The Law in Classical Athens MacDowell, Douglas M. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 1978.
KL4115 .A75 M33 1978
Women in Athenian Law and Life Just, Roger. London; New York: Routledge, 1991, c1989.
HQ 1134 .J87 1991
Law and Life of Rome Crook, John. London: Thames and Hudson, 1984.
DG 78 .C7 1984
Romans and Aliens Balsdon, J.P.V.D. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1979.
DG 78 .B26 1979
The Historical and Institutional Context of Roman Law Mousourakis, George. Aldersthot, England; Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2003.
KJA147 .M68 2003
The Roman Household: A Sourcebook Eds. Jane F. Gardner and Thomas Wiedemann. London; New York: Routledge, 1991.
HQ511 .R66 1991


A Companion to Ancient Epic Ed. John Miles Foley.
PA13 07 .C66 2005
Classical Literature: A Concise History Rutherford, R. B. Malden, Mass.: Blackwell, 2005.
PA3001 .R98 2005
Literature in the Greek and Roman Worlds: A New Perspective Ed. Oliver Taplin. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, c2000.
PA 3003 .L54 2000
Rhetoric and Poetics in Antiquity Walker, Jeffrey. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000.
PA 3265 .W35 2000
A Companion to Greek Tragedy Ed. Justina Gregory. (Blackwell companion to the ancient world. Ancient history) Malden, MA: Blackwell Pub., 2005.
PA3131 .C56 2005
The Poetry of Greek Tragedy Lattimore, Richmond AlexanderJohns Hopkinds Paperbacks ed. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003.
PA3545 .L3 2003
The Rise of the Greek Epic Murray, Gilbert. 4th ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 1960.
PA 3105 .M85 1960
A companion to Latin literature Ed. Stephen Harrison. (Blackwell companion to the ancient world. Literature and culture.) Malden, MA; Oxford, UK: Blackwell Pub., 2005.
PA6004 .C66 2005
A History of Roman Literature: From Livius Andronicus to Boethius: with special regard to its influence on world literature Albrecht, Michael von. (Mnemosyne, biblioteca classica Batava) Leiden; New York: E. J. Brill, 1997.
PA6007 .A4213 1997 v.1-2
Latin Literature: A History Conte, Gian Biagio. Trans. Joseph B. Solodow. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, c1994.
PA 6008 .C6613 1994
Promised verse: poets in the society of Augustan Rome White, Peter. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, c1993.
PA 6047 .W4 1993
The Internet Classics Archive This site contains 441 works (all translated into English) from more than 50 different classical authors.
Perseus Digital Library is a resource for classical texts (489 for now) including both Greek and Latin. There are also secondary sources on Classical Studies.

Authors – Greek

Homer Powell, Barry B. (Blackwell introductions to the classical world) Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2004.
PA4037 .P66 2004
The Iliad English and Greek Homer. 2nd ed. (Loeb classical library; 170-171) Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1999.
PA4025 .A2 M8 1999 v.1-2
The Odyssey English and Greek Homer. 2nd ed. (Loeb classical library; L104-L105) Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1995.
PA4025 .A5 M8 1995 v.1-2
The Cambridge companion to Homer Ed. Robert Fowler. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2004.
PA4037 .C258 2004 Ref
Pindar English and Greek Pindar. Ed. and trans. William Race. (Loeb classical library; 56, 485) Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1997.
PA 4275 .E5R33 1997 v.1-2
The Sappho Companion Ed. Margaret Reynolds. New York: Palgrave for St. Martin's Press, 2001.
PA 4409 .S27 2001
Sophocles: The Theban Plays Sophocles. Trans. Ruby Blondell. Newburyport, MA: Focus Publishing/R Pullins Co., c2004.
PA4414 .A2 B56 2004
The Complete Plays Aristophanes. Trans. Paul Roche. New York: New American Library, 2005.
PA3877 .A1 R57 2005
The Oresteia Aeschylus. (Greek tragedy in new translations) Oxford; Toronto: Oxford University Press, 2003.
PA3827 .A7 S53 2000
Women on the Edge: Four Plays Euripides. New York: Routledge, 1999.
PA 3975 .A2 1999a

Authors – Roman

Catullus Ferguson, John. Oxford: Published for the Classical Association at the Clarendon Press, 1988.
PA 6276 .F47 1988
Odes and Epodes Horace. (Loeb classical library; 33) Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2004.
PA6395 .R813 2004
Terence Ed. John Barsby. (Loeb classical library; 22-23) Cambridge, Mass; London: Harvard University Press, 2001.
PA6756 .A1 B36 2001 v.1-2
The Cambridge Companion to Ovid Ed. Philip Hardie. (Cambridge companions to literature.) Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002.
PA6537 .C28 2002
The Metamorphoses Ovid. New York: Signet Classic, 2001.
PA6522 .M2 G7 2001
Virgil ev. ed. with new introduction. (Loeb classical library; 63-64) Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1999-2000.
PA6807 .A1 F35 1999 v.1-2V
The Latin Library is a collection of Latin texts by more than 50 major classical authors including Ovid, Cicero, Horace and Vergil.

Mythology & Religion


Classical Myth Powell, Barry B. 4th ed. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Pearson/Prentice Hall, c2004.
BL722 .P68 2004
Myths of the Greeks and Roman Grant, Michael. New York: Meridian, 1995.
BL722 .G7 1995
The Mycenaean Origin of Greek Mythology Nilsson, Martin P. Berkeley: University of California Press, [1972].
BL 793 .M8N53 1972


Religions of the Ancient Greeks Price, S. R. F. Key themes in ancient history) Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1999.
BL782 .P73 1999
Ancient Greek Religion Mikalson, Jon D. (Blackwell ancient religions) Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2005.
BL783 .M55 2005
An Introduction to Roman Religion Scheid, John. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2003.
BL803 .S3413 2003
Roman Religion North, John A. (Greece & Rome. New surveys in the classics; no. 30) Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000.
Bl802 .N67 2000
The Early Christian World Ed. Philip F. Esler. London; New York: Routledge, 2000.
BR 165 .E17 2000 v.1-2

Philosophy and Science


A Companion to Ancient Philosophy Eds. Mary Louise Gill and Pierre Pellegrin. (Blackwell companions to philosophy) Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2005.
B111 .C66 2005
The Philosophers of the Ancient World: An A to Z Guide Curnow, Trevor. London: Gerald Duckworth & Co. Ltd.
B111 .C87 2006
Classical Thought Irwin, Terence. (An OPUS book. A history of Western philosophy; 1) Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 1989.
B171 .I77 1989
From the beginning to Plato Ed. C. C. W. Taylor. (Routledge history of philosophy; v. 1) London: Routledge, 2003.
B187.5 .R68 2003
From Aristotle to Augustine Ed. David Furley. (Routledge history of philosophy; v. 2) London: Routledge, 2003.
B505 .F76 2003
The Cambridge Companion to Greek and Roman Philosophy David Sedley. (Cambridge companions) Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003.
B111 .C36 2003
Encyclopedia of Classical Philosophy Ed. Donald J. Zeyl. London: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, c1997
B163 .E53 1997
Philosophy in the Ancient World: An Introduction Arieti, James A. Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield, 2005.
B171 .A7 2005
Retrieving the Ancients: An Introduction to Greek Philosophy Roochnik, David. Malden, MA: Blackwell, c2004.
B171 .R66 2004
The Roman Philosophers: From the Time of Cato the Censor to the Death of Marcus Aurelius Morford, Mark P. O. London: Routledge, 2002.
B505 .M67 2002
Philosphers Around the Web: Individual Philosophers This site has links to philosophers, which lead to their writings and works about them.


Aristotle's Physics Aristotle. Grinnell, Iowa: Peripatetic Press, c1980.
Q 151 .A72 1980
Greek Science (Greece & Rome. New surveys in the classics; no. 29) Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999.
Q127 .G7 R53 1999
Roman Science: Origins, Development, and Influence to the Later Middle Ages Stahl, William Harris. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1962
Q 125 .S74

Social Aspects

A Handbook of Greek & Roman Architecture Robertson, D.S. 2nd ed. Cambridge University Press, 1945.
NA260 .R6 1945
Economy and Society in Ancient Greece Finley, M.I. New York: Viking Press, 1982.
HC37 .F56
Everyday Life in Ancient Rome Casson, Lionel Rev. and expanded ed. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1998.
DG78 .C37 1998
The Ancient Roman City Stambaugh, John E. (Ancient society and history) Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, c1998.
HT114 .S7 1998
Slavery in Classical Greece Fisher, N. R. E. (Classical world series) London: Bristol Classical Press, 1998, c1993.
HT863 .F53 1998
Slavery and Society at Rome Bradley, K. R. (Key themes in ancient history) Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994.
HT863 .B7 1994
Society and Civilization in Greece and Rome Ehrenberg, Victor. (Martin classical lectures: v.18) Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1964.
PA25 .M3 v.18
Spectacles of Death in Ancient Rome Kyle, Donald G. London; New York: Routledge, c2001.
HQ1073.5 .R66 K95 2001


Ancient Greek Athletics Miller, Stephen G. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2004.
GV2 1 .M55 2004
The Ancient Olympics Spivery, Nigel Jonathan. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2004.
GV23 .S65 2004
Sport and Society in Ancient Greece Golden, Mark. (Key themes in ancient history) Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1998.
GV573 .G65 1998
Games and Sanctuaries in Ancient Greece Valavan_es, Panos. Olympia, Delphi, Isthmia, Nemea, Athens Los Angeles: Getty Publications.
GV573 .V3513 2004


Goddesses, Whores, Wives, and Slaves: Women in Classical Antiquity Pomeroy, Sarah B. New York: Schocken Books, c1995.
HQ1134 .P64 1995 Also available online
Women in the Classical World: Image and Text Fantham, Elaine et al. New York: Oxford University Press, 1994.
HQ1127 .W652 1994
Women's History and Ancient History Ed. Sarah B. Pomeroy. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, c1991.
HQ1127 .W6545 1991
Women in Classical Athens Blundell, Sue. (Classical world series) London: Bristol Classical Press, 1998.
HQ1134 .B582 1998
Women of Ancient Greece Brule, Pierre. Antonia Nevill, trans. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, c2003.
HQ1134 .B7813 2003
Women in Roman Law & Society Gardner, Jane F. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, c1986.
HQ1136 .G37
Women and Society in Greek and Roman Egypt: A Sourcebook Ed. Jane Rowlandson. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1998.
HQ1137 .E3 W65 1998

Article Databases


Arethusa (no paper holdings available at Pratt)
Bryn Mawr Classical Review publishes reviews of current scholarly work in the field of classical studies (including archaeology).
Leeds International classical studies “is a peer-reviewed journal, associated with the Leeds International Classics Seminar”.
The Classical Quarterly Holdings: Vol. 1, 1907 — vol. 44, 1950. New series vol. 1, 1951 —
The Classical Weekly Vol. 1, 1907/08 –Vol. 50, 1956/57 (continues as The Classical World)
The Classical World Holdings: Vol. 51, 1957/58 – (formerly The Classical Weekly)
PER Pratt Library

compiled by: mandy macfie, Gabbi Zaldin | updated: September 2011