Classical Studies - Selected Sources

Electronic Books

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology

A Dictionary of World Mythology

TOCS-IN: Tables of Contents of Journals of Interest to Classicists

collections of essays compiled by a team of classics scholars.

The Pocket Oxford Latin Dictionary
Internet Ancient History Sourcebook
Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language & Linguistics

In Principio: Incipit Index of Latin Texts

New Pauly Online

Thesaurus Linguae Graecae TLG

Archive includes every Greek text in existence from the age of Homer (8th century BCE) to 600 CE, as well as most Greek texts up to the fall of Byzantium.

Plutarch’s Lives: The Dryden Plutarch
The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature (4th edition)
Howatson, M. C.
Encyclopedia Mythica
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome (7 vols.)
The ancient world
Eric Cline, general editor

Includes bibliographical references and indexes

The Oxford classical dictionary
Hornblower, Simon

Oxford companion to classical civilization
Simon Hornblower and Anthony Spawforth
Oxford bibliographies. Classics. Ancient literary criticism
Casper C. de Jonge

Print Reference Sources

The Encyclopedia of World Mythology: A Comprehensive A-Z of the Myths and Legends of Greece, Rome, Egypt, Persia, India, China, and the Norse and Celtic Lands
Cotterell, Arthur

BL311 .C67 2004


Dictionary of Classical Mythology
March, Jenny

BL715 .M37 2014


The Oxford Dictionary of Classical Myth and Religion
Eds. Simon Price and Emily Kearns

BL715 .O9 2003


Encyclopedia of Greek and Roman Mythology
Roman, Luke and Monica Roman

BL715 .R65 2010


From Aristotle to Zoroaster: An A to Z Companion to the Classical World
Cotterell, Arthur

CB311 .C83 1998


Encyclopedia of Society and Culture in the Ancient World
Peter Bogucki, editor in chief
The Cambridge Dictionary of Classical Civilization
Graham Shipley

DE5 .C35 2006


A Dictionary of Ancient History
Ed. Graham Speake

DE5 .D53 1994


Brill's New Pauly: Encyclopaedia of the Ancient World
Eds. Hubert Cancik and Helmuth Schneider

DE5 .N3913 2002


The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature
Howatson, M.C
Late Antiquity: A Guide to the Postclassical World
Eds. G.W

DE5 .L29 1999


The Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization
Ed. Simon Hornblower

DE5 .O95 2014


The Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World
Ed. John Roberts

DE5 .O954 2005


Brill's New Pauly : Chronologies of the Ancient World: Names, Dates and Dynasties
Ed. Walter Eder and Johannes Renger
The Edinburgh Companion to Ancient Greece and Rome
Eds. Edward Bispham, Thomas Harrison and Brian A. Sparkes

DE 59 .E3 2006


The Classical Tradition
Anthony Grafton, Glenn W. Most, Salvatore Settis, eds.

DE60 .C55 2010


The Oxford Classical Dictionary
Eds. Simon Hornblower and Antony Spawforth
A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Cu;ture
Eds. William Smith, William Wayte and G. E. Marindin
Handbook for Classical Research
Schaps, David M

DE71 .S27 2011


Place-names in Classical Mythology: Greece
Bell, Robert E

DF16 .B45 1989


The Cambridge companion to the Aegean Bronze Age
Ed. Cynthia W. Shelmerdine
The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium
Ed. Alexander P. Kazhdan
The Grove Encyclopedia of Classical Art and Architecture
2 volumes
Gods and Heroes in Art
Impelluso, Lucia
The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Rhetoric
Gunderson, Erik, ed
English-Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language
Woodhouse, S. C
A Dictionary of Latin Words and Phrases
Morwood, James
Oxford Latin Dictionary
Ed. P.G.W..
The Cambridge Companion to the Greek and Roman novel
Ed. Tim Whitmarsh
The Virgil Encyclopedia
Ed. Richard F. Thomas
Encyclopedia of Ancient Literature
Cook, James Wyatt

PN621 .C66 2008


A Companion to Ancient Epic
Ed. John Miles Foley


Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World
Ed. Richard and J.A

G1033 .B3 2000


Atlas of Classical Archaeology
M. I. Finley, ed.

G1046 .E15 A8


Biography Reference Sources

Women of Classical Mythology: A Biographical Dictionary
Bell, Robert E
Persons of Ancient Athens
Ed. John S. Traill

DF16 .P47 1994


Who Was Who in the Greek World, 776 BC-30 BC
Ed. Diana Bowder

DF208 .W48 1982


Who's Who in the Roman World
Hazel, John
Biographical Dictionary of Ancient Greek and Roman Women: Notable Women Sappho to Helena
Lightman, Marjorie
Greek and Latin Authors, 800 B.C
Grant, Michael

PA31 .G7


Ancient Roman Writers
Ed. Ward W. Briggs


Greek and Roman Authors: A Checklist of Criticism
Gwinup, Thomas and Fidelia Dickinson

Z7016 .G9 1973


Ancient Greece and Rome: a Bibliographical Guide
Compiled by Keith Hopwood

Z6202 .H66 1995


Classical Studies: A Guide to the Reference Literature
Jenkins, Fred W

Z7016 .J4 1996


The Greek and Latin Literatures
Eds. George Bruner Parks and Ruth Z. Temple

Z7018 .T7E85


The Chicago Homer

Provides access to a wide selection of Greek and Latin texts… “best digital resource on early Greek epic available.” Choice Review

A Companion to Greek and Roman Sexualities

Online Reference Sources

(UofT e-Reference at

The Concise Oxford Companion to Classical Literature
Who's Who in the Classical World
Thesaurus Linguae Graecae TLG
Bullfinch’s Mythology
The Ovid Project: Metamorphosing the Metamorphoses
Voice of the Shuttle Classics Page
The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology
A Dictionary of World Mythology
The Pocket Oxford Latin Dictionary
Ancient Near East and the Mediterranean World
Diotima: Materials for the study of women and gender in the ancient world
Classical Myth: the Ancient Sources (at University of Victoria)


Historical Dictionary of Ancient Greek Philosophy
Preus, Anthony
A Companion to Greek Mythology
Eds. Ken Dowden and Niall Livingstone
On Greek Religion
Parker, Robert
The Rise and Fall of Classical Greece
Ober, Josiah
The Greeks: History Culture and Society
Morris, Ian and Barry B. Powell
The Oxford History of Greece and the Hellenistic World
Eds. John Boardman, Jasper Griffin and Oswyn Murray
The Peloponnesian War
Kagan, Donald
Alexander the Great: A Reader
Ed. Ian Worthington
The Oxford Handbook of Hellenic Studies
Eds. George Boys-Stones, Barbara Graziosi and Phiroze Vasunia
Who’s Who in the Age of Alexander the Great: Prosopography of Alexander's Empire

DF234.2 .H39


Politics and Society in Ancient Greece
Jones, Nicholas F
First Democracy: The Challenge of an Ancient Idea
Woodruff, Paul
The Homer Encyclopedia
Ed. Margalit Finkelberg
A Lexicon of the Homeric Dialect
Cunliffe, Richard John

PA4209 .C8 2012



A Companion to Roman Religion
Rüpke, Jörg, Ed
Religion in the Roman Empire
Rives, J. B
Rome's Cultural Revolution
Wallace-Hadrill, Andrew
A Brief History of the Romans
Boatwright, Mary Taliaferro, Ed.
A History of the Roman People
Ward, Allen Mason, Heichelheim, Fritz M. And Yeo, Cedric A
Historical Dictionary of the Etruscans
Stoddart, Simon, K. F
The Oxford History of the Roman World
Eds. John Boardman, Jasper Griffin and Oswyn Murray
The Cambridge Companion to the Roman Republic
Flower, Harriet I
A Companion to the Roman Republic
Nathan Rosenstein and Robert Morstein-Marx, Eds.
Encyclopedia of Ancient Rome
Bunson, Matthew

DG270 .B86 2012


The Age of Augustus
Eck, Werner
Champlin, Edward
The Punic Wars 264-146 BC.
Bagnall, Nigel

[electronic resource, Search by title in the Catalogue].

The Oxford Handbook of Social Relations in the Roman World
Peachin, Michael, ed
Women in Ancient Rome: A Sourcebook
MacLachlan, Bonnie

Article Databases

(available on the University of Toronto Libraries page)

L'Annee Philologique


Humanities Abstracts

Arts & Humanities Citation Index (1975 to present)

Oxford Bibliographies Online

respected resources (print and electronic formats) chosen by scholars . Including published sources such as books (including specific chapters within a book), journals, and databases, and unpublished archives and data.

TOCS-IN: Tables of Contents of Journals in Archeology, Classics, and Religion and Near East Studies

Gnomon Online

Loeb Classical Library

Virtual library of 520+ volumes of Greek and Latin literature.

Philosopher's Index

Historical Abstracts

Aristotle Bibliography

Perseus Digital Library

Perseus is a continually growing digital library of resources for studying the ancient world.

Internet Resources

De Imperatoribus Romanis: An Online Encyclopedia of Roman Rulers

Nestor Bibliography of Aegean and Related Areas

Electronic Resources for Classicists The Second Generation
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