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Greek and Roman Studies

Background Information for Ancient Greek and Roman Literature

Brill's New Pauly - excellent lengthy articles - see for example article for Apuleius .   Alternate link from campus

Cambridge History of Classical Literature   -  v.1 Greek  v.2 Latin

Ancient Writers Greece and Rome (2 vols) - Location   

 

 

See also Background Sources for Ancient Greece and Rome

 

NOTE:  Credo Reference  and Oxford Reference Online can be used to locate online encyclopedias and dictionaries covering your topic

Find Books On Greek and Roman Literature

Use the Library Search Box to locate books on ancient Greek and Roman literature.

 

Other useful sources for locating book material include:

Google Books  -  great source for identifying books of potential interest

ProQuest Ebook Central - over 100,000 digital books

 

 

 

Find Articles on Ancient Greek and Roman Literature

Works by Classical Authors

Use the Library search box  to locate specific texts held by the library.  (Hint:  Select advanced search and limit search to author field)

In our collection we  have a number of digital collection of classical texts:

Loeb Classical Library  - Greek and Latin texts with English translation   

Library of Latin Texts   -  Series A  has  over  3,00 Latin works from Antiquity to the twentieth century and  Series B  has 300 texts.

Migne's  Patrologia Latina

Migne's Patrologia Graeca  (Greek and Latin) -   see also  Complete listing of volumes in this series - includes many links to full text

Thesaurus Linguae Graecae  -  Greek and some English translation -  this tool has "collected and digitized most literary texts written in Greek from Homer to the fall of Byzantium in AD 1453. Its goal is to create a comprehensive digital library of Greek literature from antiquity to the present era."  (note need to register first).  Can also see a listing of works without signing in.

We also hold  print copies of  Collections des universites de France (Bude)  and Sources chretiennes which provide French translation of classical texts.  

 

Freely available collections of classical texts include:

Ancient Greek and Latin Texts digitized by Google

Chicago Homer  - English and Greek translations of the Iliad and the Odyssey.

Corpus Scriptorum Latinorum  -  Latin texts and links to translations

Greek and Latin Texts with Facing Vocabulary and Commentary by Geoffrey Steadman - includes works by Plato (Symposium, Republic I, Crito, Phaedo)   Herodotus (I and 7), Homer (Iliad 6 and 22, Odyssey 6-8 and 9-12) , Lysias (I), Sophocles (Antigone, Oedipus), Euripides (Medea), Caesar (Gallic War 1 and Vergil's Aeneid) , Cicero (1st Catilinarian, Sallust), and Xenophon (Anabasis Book 1,3,4)

Internet Classics Archives(created by Daniel Stevenson)  -  English translations of selected texts and some links to other sources of the text.

Internet Archive  -  Over 15 million public domain texts including the works of many classical authors.   Search classical author name and then limit results to the name in the  "creator" field .  Remember to use variant forms of name  (Homer and Homerus).

Loebolus  -  pdf's of public domain volumes in the Loeb Classical Library Series.  Loeb has the Greek or Latin text with English translation

Lexundria -  digital library of classical texts in English translation.  When there is more than one edition can see comparison of each translation.

PHI Classical Latin Texts  -  Latin text

Perseus Digital Library   -  Greek or Latin text with English translation