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(Clas): 3-11-F Classics Collection (SCG): 3-15-G Classics Graduate Study Room, Greek
(DR): 1-6-E General and Humanities Reference Collection               (SCL): 3-15-G Classics Graduate Study Room, Latin 
(F): Firestone Stacks (SC): 3-15-G Classics Graduate Study Room, General
(SA): Marquand Library, McCormick Hall (SCP): 3-15-G Classics Graduate Study Room, Paleography

Bibliographies and Research Guides

Jenkins, Fred W. Classical Studies: A Guide to the Reference Literature. Westport, CO: Libraries Unlimited, 2006.
(DR) Z7016. J4 2006
A bibliographic guide to all aspects of Classical Studies with critical annotations.

Mantello, F. A. C., and A. G. Rigg, eds. Medieval Latin: An Introduction and Bibliographic Guide. Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America Press, 1996.
(SCL) PA2802 .M43 1996

Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

Bowersock, G.W., Peter Brown, and Oleg Grabar, eds. Late Antiquity: A Guide to the Postclassical World. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University,1999.
(Clas) (F) (SH) DE5 .L29 1999

Cancik,Hubert, and Helmut Schneider, eds. Brill's New Pauly: Encyclopaedia of the Ancient World. Der Neue Pauly (see below). English edition, Christine F. Salazar, managing editor. Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2002-.
(SC) (DR) DE5 .N4813 2002
English edition of Der Neue Pauly, an updated and abridged version of the monumental Pauly-Wissowa. It consists of two parts: 1) Antiquity; 2) Classical Tradition. Covers sections on the Near East and Egypt as precursors to Greece and Rome, the influence exerted on the Celts, Germans, and Arabs as well as Byzantine Studies.

Cancik,Hubert, and Helmut Schneider, eds. Brill's New Pauly: Encyclopaedia of the Ancient World. Supplements. Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester, Helmuth Schneider, eds. Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2002-.
(SC) (DR) DE5 .N4813 2007 Suppl.
1. Chronologies of the ancient world : names, dates and dynasties -- v. 2. Dictionary of Greek and Latin authors and texts -- v. 3. Historical atlas of the ancient world.  Important reference supplements; v. 2 is the most comprehensive source for the textual bibliography of the classical authors, listing important manuscripts and papyri, and early modern and modern editions, translations, bilingual editions and commentaries.

Cancik, Hubert, and Helmuth Schneider, eds. Der neue Pauly: Enzyklopädie der Antike: Altertum. Stuttgart, Germany: J. B. Metzler, 1996-. (SC) (SA) DE5 .P33 1996
A multivolume work in two sections; one dealing with antiquity (A-Z), the other with reception and classical scholarship (A-Z). This work is an updated version of Paulys Realenzyclopädie der classischen Altertumswissenschaft, but also contains much newly written material, and promises to be easier to use.

Cotterell, Arthur, ed. The Penguin Encyclopedia of Classical Civilizations. New York: Viking, 1993.
(F) CB9 .P46 P463 1993

Hornblower, Simon, and Antony Spawforth, eds. Oxford Classical Dictionary. 3rd. rev. ed. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2003.
(DR) (SC) (SHS) (SA) DE5 .O9 2003
The OCD is the standard single-volume English-language reference work on the classical world.

Pauly, August Friedrich von. Paulys Realencyclopädie der classischen Altertumswissenschaft. Neue Bearbeitung unter Mitwirkung zahlreicher Fachgenossen herausgegeben von Georg Wissowa. Stuttgart, Germany: J. B. Metzler, 1894-1972. Reihe I, 47 vols. in 48; Reihe II, 19 vols.
(SC) DE5 .P335 1894
This is a fundamental work for every area of classical studies. A valuable feature is the exhaustive listing of ancient sources for each subject.

Speake, Graham. A Dictionary of Ancient History. Oxford: Blackwell, 1994.
(Clas) DE5 .D53 1994

Ziegler, Konrat, and Walther Sontheimer. Der Kleine Pauly: Lexikon der Antike auf der Grundlage von Pauly's Realencyclopädie der classischen Altertumswissenschaft. Stuttgart, Germany: Alfred Druckenmüller, 1964-1975. 5 vols.
(DR) (SA) 2508.703 1964 (SC) DE5 .K5 1964

Biographical Sources

Bowder, Diana, ed. Who Was Who in the Greek World, 776 B.C.-30 B.C. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1982.
(Clas) (SA) DF208 .W48 1982

Bowder, Diana, ed. Who Was Who in the Roman World: 753 B.C.-A.D. 476. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1980.
(Clas) DG203 .xW46 1980b (SA) DG203.W46

Briggs, Ward W., Jr., ed. Biographical Dictionary of North American Classicists. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1994.
(Clas) PA83 .B53 1994

Briggs, Ward W., Jr., and William M. Calder III, eds. Classical Scholarship: A Biographical Encyclopedia. New York: Garland, 1990.
(Clas) (SA) PA83 .C58 1990

Grant, Michael. The Roman Emperors: A Biographical Guide to the Rulers of Imperial Rome, 31 B.C.-A.D. 476. New York: Scribner's, 1985.
(Clas) (DR) DG274.G73 1985b

Luce, T. James, ed. Ancient Writers: Greece and Rome. New York: Scribner's, 1982. 2 vols.
(DR) (SE) 2950.124 (SC) PA3002 .A5 1982b

Geographic Sources and Atlases

Cary, M. The Geographic Background of Greek & Roman History. Oxford, England: Clarendon Press, 1949; (repr., Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1981).
(Clas) DE29 .C35 1949

Grant, Michael. A Guide to the Ancient World: A Dictionary of Classical Place Names. Bronx, NY: H.W. Wilson, 1986.
(Clas) DE25.G72 1986

Grant, Michael. Atlas of Classical History. 5th ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 1994
(Clas) G1033 .G65 1994

Hammond, Nicholas G.L., ed. Atlas of the Greek and Roman World in Antiquity. Park Ridge, NJ: Noyes Press, 1981.
(DR) (SA) G1033 .A84 1981f and (SC) Oversize 2960.137f

Haselberger, Lothar, dir., in collaboration with David Gilman Romano. Mapping Augustan Rome. Portsmouth, R.I. : Journal of Roman Archaeology, 2002.
(SA) GA895.R7 M37 2002

Morkot, Robert. The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Greece. London; New York: Penguin, 1996.
(Clas) (SA) DF30.M674 1996

A New Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome. Baltimore, MD: John Hopkins University Press, 1992.
(DR) (SA) (Clas) DG68 .R5 1992

Steinby, E.M., ed. Lexicon Topographicum Urbis Romae. 6 vols. Rome: Quasar, 1993-2000.
(SA) (SCL) Oversize DG68 .L494 1993q
From Rome's beginning to the 7th century C.E. Details the history of monuments and sites. There are plates at the back of each volume.

Talbert, Richard J. A., ed. Atlas of Classical History . New York: Macmillan, 1985; repr., London: Routledge, 1988.
(SA) G1033 .A833 1985

Talbert, Richard J.A., ed. Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2000.
(DR) (SC) (SHS) (SA) (SG) Oversize G1033.B3 2000f

Wittke, Anne-Maria, et. al., eds. Historical Atlas of the Ancient World. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2010.
(DR) DE5 .N4913 2007 Suppl. v. 4 (SC) DE5 .N3513 2007 Suppl. v. 4

Language Dictionaries

Bauer, Walter. A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature. 3rd ed. Rev. and ed. Frederick W. Danker. Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2000.
(Clas) PA881 .B38 2000

Glare, P. G. W., ed. Oxford Latin Dictionary. Oxford, England: Clarendon Press, 1982. (SCL) (DR) (SA) Oversize PA2365 .E5 O9 1982q The standard Latin dictionary.

Lampe, G. W. H., ed. A Patristic Greek Lexicon. Oxford, England: Clarendon Press, 1961
(SCG) PA881 .L3 1961

Liddell, Henry George, and Robert Scott. A Greek-English Lexicon. 9th ed. Revised by Henry Stuart Jones with Roderick McKenzie and others. Oxford, England: Clarendon Press, 1996.
(SCG) (DR) Oversize PA445 .E5 L6 1996q

Louw, Johannes P., & Eugene A. Nida, eds. Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament Based on Semantic Domains. Atlanta: Scholars Press, c1992.
(Clas) PA875 .L59 1992

Sophocles, E.A. Greek Lexicon of the Roman and Byzantine Periods (from B.C. 146 to A.D. 1100). Memorial edition. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1914, c1887. (SCG) PA1125 .S6 1914

Thesaurus Linguae Latinae. Editus auctoritate et consilio Academiarum Quinque Germanicarum Berolinensis, Gottingensis, Lipsiensis, Monacensis, Vindobonensis. Leipzig, Germany: B.G. Teubner, 1900-. 10 vols.+ praemonenda, supplements, indexes.
(SCL) Oversize PA2361 .T4 1900q
The TLL is the fullest source available for the study of Latin lexicography covering all extant Latin texts from antiquity to approximately 600 CE. It includes the etymology of each Latin word and its development in the romance languages. In the print version only volumes for A through O have appeared to date as well as supplementary volumes covering proper names. There are a few fascicles of the tenth volume (letter P). The Thesaurus is intended to cover Latin in full from the beginnings to the Antonine age, with selective coverage to the seventh century C.E. It is also available online.

Souter, Alexander. A Glossary of Later Latin to 600 A.D.. Oxford, England: Clarendon Press, 1949; 1964.
(DR) PA2308 .xS6 1964 (SC) PA2308 .S6 1949

Woodhouse, S.C. English-Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language. 2d ed. with suppl. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1954.
 (SCG) PA445 .E5 W6 1954 (SC) PA445 .E5 W6 1998

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Art and Archeology

Cristofani, Mauro, ed. Dizionario della civiltà etrusca. Firenze: Giunti Martello, 1985.
(SA) DG223.3 .D59 1985

Pedley, John Griffiths. Greek Art and Archaeology. New York : Harry N. Abrams, 1993; 1998 (2nd ed.).
(SA) DF130 .P44 1993 and 1998
Covers art and architecture from the Bronze Age through the Hellenistic period.

Richter, Gisela M.A. A Handbook of Greek Art. 9th ed. New York : Da Capo, 1987.
(SA) N5630 .R49 1987
Richter covers all aspects of Greek art from 1100 B.C.E. to 100 C.E.

Sherrat, Andrew, ed. The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Archaeology. New York: Crown Publishers/Cambridge University Press, 1980.
(DR) CC165.C3 1980

Thomson, Nancy de Grummond. An Encyclopedia of the History of Classical Archaeology. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1995. 2 vols.
(SA) Reference (F) DE5 .E5 1995

Whitley, James. Archaeology of Ancient Greece. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001.
(Clas) (SA) DF77 .W537 2001

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Bodel, John, ed. Epigraphic Evidence: Ancient History from Inscriptions. London; New York: Routledge, 2001.
(Clas) CN350.E77 2001
This work includes a useful appendix with guides to standard epigraphic collections, such as the Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum, Inscriptiones Graecae, Sylloge Inscriptionum Graecarum, and Inscriptiones Latinae Christianiae Veteres.

Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum. Berolini: G. Reimerum, 1862-.
(SCP) Oversize CN520.C6 C677f

Gordon, Arthur E. Illustrated Introduction to Latin Epigraphy. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1983.
(SCP) CN510 .G63 1983
Gives provenance, lists abbreviations and Roman names. Discusses problems in dating and paleography.

Inscriptiones Graecae. Berolini: G. Reimer, 1873-.
(SCP) Oversize CN360 .I573f

Keppie, Lawrence. Understanding Roman Inscriptions. Baltimore, MD: John Hopkins University Press, 1991.
(Clas) CN510 .K46 1991
Offers valuable help in reading and dating inscriptions.

Olcott, George N. Thesaurus linguae latinae epigraphicae: A Dictionary of the Latin Inscriptions. Rome, Loescher & co. (Bretschneider & Regenberg) 1904-.
(SCP) CN510 .O436 1904

Sandys, J.E. (rev. S.G. Campbell). Latin Epigraphy: An Introduction to the Study of Latin Inscriptions. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1927/1974.
(SCP) CN510 .S3 1927

Woodhead, A. Geoffrey. The Study of Greek Inscriptions. 2nd ed. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1981.
(SCP) CN510 .K46 1981
This is the standard introduction to the field for readers in English. Provides a guide to the major corpora of published Greek inscriptions.


Boardman, John, Jasper Griffin, and Oswyn Murray, eds. The Oxford History of the Classical World. New York: Oxford University Press, 1986; 1991.
(Clas) (DR) (SE) (SA) DE59 .O94 1986 (Clas) DG231 .94 1991

Boardman, John, Jasper Griffin, and Oswyn Murray, eds. The Oxford History of the Roman World. New York: Oxford University Press, 1991.
(Clas) DG231 .O94 1991

Brill's New Pauly: Encyclopaedia of the Ancient World, edited by Hubert Cancik and Helmut Schneider. Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2002-.
(Clas) (SC) DE5 .N4813 2002
English edition of Der Neue Pauly, an updated and abridged version of the monumental Pauly-Wissowa. It consists of two parts: 1) Antiquity; 2) Classical Tradition. Covers sections on the Near East and Egypt as precursors to Greece and Rome, the influence exerted on the Celts, Germans, and Arabs as well as Byzantine Studies.

Bunson, Matthew. Encyclopedia of the Roman Empire. Rev. ed. New York: Facts on File, 2002.
(Clas) DG270 .B86 2002

Cambridge Ancient History. 1st-3rd eds. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1924-.
(F) (SNE) 29551.234 (DR) (SA) D57 .C25 (SC) D57 .C252
CAH is the most comprehensive survey of ancient history available. It covers the prehistoric Mediterranean era (Mesopotamia, Egypt, the Minoan and Mycenaean periods to 324 C.E. when Constantine the Great became sole ruler of the Roman empire). CAH counts among its contributors the leading British classical and Near Eastern scholars of several generations, along with a number of notable American and European scholars. Political, social, economic, cultural history. Maps and genealogical table. Extensive bibliographies. Plates appear in separate volumes. It is somewhat difficult to use because of numerous revisions. As a result its parts are now in various editions. Please see the table of contents of most recent editions:

Lexikon der alten Welt. Zürich: Artemis Verlag, 1965.
(SC) D54 .L48 1965
The so called Artemis lexicon offers guidance in identifying and locating manuscripts from the Latin names applied to them, lists of important sites and their excavators, weights and measures, and sayings.

Oxford Classical Dictionary. Hornblower, Simon and Antony Spawforth, eds. 3rd. rev. ed. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2003 (1996).
(DR) DE5 .P332 1980 (SC) (SCG) (SCL) DE5 .O92 2003

Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization. edited by Simon Hornblower and Antony Spawforth. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 1998.
(Clas) DE5 .O92 1998
Abridged version of the 3rd edition of the OCD.

Speake, Graham. A Dictionary of Ancient History. Oxford: Blackwell, 1994.
(Clas) DE5 .D53 1994

Temporini, Hildegard, and Wolfgang Haase, eds. Aufstieg und Niedergang der römischen Welt : Geschichte und Kultur Roms im Spiegel der neueren Forschung. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 1972-. Online index from the University of Kentucky.
(SA) 2958.134 (SCL) DG209 .T36 1972

History of Scholarship

Briggs, Ward W., Jr., ed. Biographical Dictionary of North American Classicists. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1994.
(Clas) PA83 .B53 1994

Briggs, Ward W., Jr.,and William M. Calder, III, eds. Classical scholarship : a biographical encyclopedia . New York : Garland Pub., 1990.
(Clas) (SA) PA83 .C58 1990

Calder, William M., III, and Daniel J. Kramer. An Introductory Bibliography to the History of Classical Scholarship Chiefly in the XIXth and XXth Centuries. Hildesheim, Germany: Georg Olms, 1992.
(SC) (SA) Z7016 .C34 1992

Calder, William M., III, and Daniel J. Kramer. Supplementary Bibliography to the History of Classical Scholarship Chiefly in the XIXth and XXth Centuries. Bari: Dedalo, 2000.
(Clas) (SC) Z7016 .C355 2000

Pfeiffer, Rudolf. History of Classical Scholarship from the Beginnings to the End of the Hellenistic Age. Oxford, England: Clarendon Press, 1968.
(F) 2979.715

Pfeiffer, Rudolf. History of Classical Scholarship from 1300 to 1850. Oxford, England: Clarendon Press, 1976.
(F) 2979.715.2

Sandys, John Edwin. A History of Classical Scholarship . Cambridge, England: University Press, 1908-1921; repr., New York: Hafner, 1958. 3 vols.
(SCP) PA51 .S3 1958
The standard work on the history of classical scholarship covering the field from the sixth century B.C.E. to the end of the nineteenth century.

Law, Roman

Barry, Nicholas. An introduction to Roman law. Oxford : Clarendon Press, 1962.
(Clas) KJA147 .N534 1962

Berger, A. Encyclopedic Dictionary of Roman Law. Union, NJ: Lawbook Exchange, 2002.
(Clas) KJA56 .B47 2002
Offers a guide to the technical terminology of Roman law.

Bruns, C.G., ed. Fontes Iuris Romani Antiqui. Freiburg: I.C.B. Mohr, 1887.
(SCP) KJA195 .F668 1887
Pars 1: Leges; Pars 2: Negotia; Pars 3: Scriptores.

Corpus iuris civilis. Krueger, P, and Th. Mommsen, eds. Berlin: Weidmann, 1954. 3 vols.
(SH) (F) 7633.1900 (SCL) KJA1082.2 .C677 1954
Edition of the largest pre-modern law collection. GoogleBooks: v.1 (1872)Institutiones/Digesta; v.2 (1888) Codex; v.3 (1895) Novellae

De Zulueta, Francis. The Institutes of Gaius. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1946-1953.
(Clas) KJA882 .A34 A413 1946
2 vols. Pt. 1: Text with critical notes and translation. Pt. 2: Commentary.

De Zulueta, Francis. Supplement to the Institutes of Gaius. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1935.
(ReCAP) 7632. 1935

Digest of Justinian. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania, 1998. 2 vols. Rev. English translation edited by Alan Watson.
(Clas) KJA1112.2 1998

Digest of Justinian. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1985. 4 vols. Latin text edited by Theodor Mommsen. English translation edited by Alan Watson.
(SCL) KBD .D5313
The translation contains a number of errors; some of which have been corrected in the revised edition (see above).

Gordon, W. M. and O. F. Robinson (translators). The Institutes of Gaius. London: Duckworth, 1988.
(Clas) KJA882. A34 A4 1988b

Riccobono, S., Baviera, J. [et al.], eds. Fontes iuris Romani antejustiniani. Florence: Barbera, 1940-43. 3 vols. 2nd rev. and expanded edition.
(SCL) KJA201 .F668 1940

The Theodosian Code and Novels, and the Sirmondian Constitutions. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1952.
(Clas) Oversize KJA456 .E545 1952q (SCL) Oversize KJA456 .E545 1952q
Includes commentary, glossary, and bibliography.


Albrecht, Michael von. A History of Roman Literature: From Andronicus to Boethius. New York: E.J. Brill, 1996.
(Clas) PA6007.A5513 1996
Includes discussions on the influence of Latin literature on modern world literature.

Ancient Writers: Greece and Rome, edited by T. James Luce. New York: Scribner, 1982.
(DR) PA3002.A5 1982 (SC) PA3002 .A5 1982b:
Essays by specialists from the U.S., U.K., Canada, and Israel. The essays are 10-50 pages in length. The work lists major editions, commentaries, and translations. Offers a good introduction to major authors.

Cambridge History of Classical Literature. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1982, 1985. V. 1 Greek Literature (DR) (SCG) (SE) PA3052 .G73 1985
V. 2 Latin Literature (DR) (SE) PA6003 .L3 (SCL) PA6003 .L385 1982
Literary emphasis rather than historical or biographical. Begins with a chapter on the reception of Latin and Greek literature ("Readers and Critics"). Lists major editions, commentaries, and translations.

Conte, Gian Biagio. Latin Literature: A History. Translated by Joseph B. Solodow. Revised by Don Fowler and Glenn W. Most. Baltimore, MD: John Hopkins University Press, 1994.
(Clas) (SPC) (SE) PA6008 .C6613 1994
Includes a glossary of literary terms, annotated bibliographies, chronological tables, and a list of works with descriptions and if and where they are mentioned in ancient sources. Marginal lemmata makes the work easy to consult.

Dihle, Albrecht. Greek and Latin Literature of the Roman Empire: From Augustus to Justinian. Translated by Manfred Malzahn. London; New York: Routledge, 1994.
(Clas) PA3001 .D5413 1994
Also includes late antiquity.

Dihle, Albrecht. A History of Greek Literature: From Homer to the Hellenistic Period. Translated by Clare Krojzl. London; New York: Routledge, 1994.
(Clas) PA3057 .D5313 1994

Handbuch der lateinischen Literatur der Antike (German ed.); Nouvelle Histoire de la littérature latine (French ed.). Edited by Reinhart Herzog and Peter Lebrecht Schmidt. Munich: C.H. Beck, 1993-; Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols, 1993-.
(SCL) PA6007.H362 1993 (Clas) PA6007.H36214 1993
New standard. Not yet complete.

Howatson, M.C. The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature. 2nd ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 1991.
(DR) (Clas) (SPC) (RS) (SE) PA31 .H69 1991
Entries cover persons (authors and historical figures), literary and mythological characters and individual literary works.

Lesky, Albin. A History of Greek Literature. Translated [from the 2nd German ed.] by James Willis and Cornelis de Heer. London: Methuen, 1966.
(F) 2951.581.1966 (Clas) (SCG) PA3057 .L413 1966b

Nickel, Rainer. Lexikon der antiken Literatur. Düsseldorf: Artemis & Winkler, 1999.
(SC) PA31 .N53 1999

Rutherford, Richard. Classical Literature : A Concise History. Malden, MA : Blackwell, 2005.
(Clas) PA3001 .R88 2005

Schanz, Martin von. (Schanz-Hosius). Geschichte der römischen Literatur bis zum Gesetzgebungswerk der Kaisers Justinian. Munich: Beck, 1927-1935.
(F) 2507.43.8.13 (SCL) PA6007.S36
Extensive biographies. Covers virtually every known author.

Schmid, Wilhelm and Otto Stählin. Geschichte der griechischen Literatur. München : Beck, 1929- 1948.
(F) 2507.43.7.16 (SCG) PA3057 .S365 1929
The most complete and and detailed history of Greek literature.


Califf, David J. A Guide to Latin Meter and Verse Composition. London: Anthem, 2002.
(Clas) PA2331 .C25 2002
Includes a table of meters and a glossary of technical terms.

Halporn, James W. The Meters of Greek and Latin Poetry. Indianapolis: Hackett, 1994.
(Clas) PA186 .H25 1994
Includes a table of meters and a glossary of technical terms.

Raven, D.S. Latin Metre. London: Faber and Faber, 1965.
(SCL) PA2329 .R3 1965
Metrical forms and terms.


Banti, Alberto. Corpus Nummorum Romanorum: Monetazione Republicana: Classificazione per Ordine Alfabetico delle Monete Coniate ai Nomi delle Famiglie. 9 vols. Firenze: A. Banti, 1980-.
(F) CJ909 .B36 1980

British Museum. Dept. of Coins and Medals. Coins of the Roman Empire in the British Museum. 5 v. in plates. [Rev. ed.] London: Published by the Trustees of The British Museum, 1968-.
(F) (SA) (Ex) 1032.211.1968 (SCP) CJ969 .A4
v. 1. Augustus to Vitellius.- v. 2. Vespasian to Domitian.- v. 3. Nerva to Hadrian.- v. 4. Antoninus Pius to Commodus.- v. 5. Pertinax to Elagabalus. 2 v. Text and plates.

Byzantine Coinage Collection, 498-1453.
Special Collections. Manuscript Division in Firestone.
700 coins. Organized by emperor. Consists of Byzantine coins beginning from 498 A.D. to the fall of Constantinople (1453). To the current 1710 pieces should be added the approx. 2980 Byzantine copper coins from the excavations at Antioch-on-the-Orontes (Antakya) which are now stored in the University Library. For a brief account of the Library's Byzantine coins see Byzantium at Princeton. Princeton: Dept. of Art and Archaeology, Princeton University, The Art Museum, Princeton University, Princeton University Library, Dept. of Rare Books and Special Collections, 1986, edited by S. Curcic and A. St. Clair, 97-107 (SA) N6250.B99. The Antioch coins have been cataloged by D. B. Waage in Antioch-on-the-Orontes IV. Princeton: Princeton, Pub. for the Committee by the Department of Art and Archeology; [etc., etc.], 1952
(F) (SA) Oversize Oversize N5460 .A63q.

Catalogues of the Greek Coins in the British Museum.
(SCP) 1031.211...
Italy, 1873; Sicily, 1876; Thrace, 1877; Macedonia, 1879; Thessaly-Aetolia, 1883; Central Greece, 1884; Attica-Aegina, 1888; Corinth, 1889; Peloponnese, 1887; Crete, 1886; Pontus-Bithynia, 1889; Mysia, 1892; Troas-Aeolis, 1894; Ionia, 1892; Caria and islands, 1897; Cilicia, 1900; Cyprus, 1904; Galatia-Cappadocia-Syria, 1899; Seleucids, 1878; Phoenicia, 1910; Palestine (Judaea), 1914; Arabia-Persia, 1922; Parthia, 1903; Ptolemies, 1883; Cyrenaica, 1927.

Carlton, R. Scott. The International Encyclopedic Dictionary of Numismatics. Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1996.
(F) CJ67 .C37 1996

Clain-Stefanelli, Elvira E. Numismatic Bibliography. München : Battenberg, 1985.
Rare Books: Numismatics Collection: Reference Z6866 .C44 1985

Crawford, Michael. Roman Republican Coinage. London ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1974.
(SCP) CJ909 .C7 1974

Doty, Richard G. The Macmillan Encyclopedic Dictionary of Numismatics. New York: Macmillan, 1982.
(F) CJ69 .D67 1982

Goodacre, Hugh George. A Handbook of the Coinage of the Byzantine Empire. London: Spink, 1965 [c1957].
(F) (Annex) 1033.401.11

Howgego, C. J. Ancient History from Coins. London; New York: Routledge, 1995.
(F) CJ335 .H7 1995 and Electronic Access

Levy, Brooks E., and Pierre C.V. Bastien, Princeton University Library. Roman Coins in the Princeton University Library Wetteren, Belgium : Editions NR, 1985-.
(F) and (Rare Books, Dulles Reading Room) CJ815 .U62 P778

The Princeton University Numismatic Collection

The Roman Imperial Coinage. 9 v. in 12. Edited by Harold Mattingly ... [et al.]. London: Spink & Son, c1923-1981.
(F) (Annex) 1032.623 (SCP) CJ969 .R6 1923
v. 1. Augustus to Vitellius -- v. 2. Vespasian to Hadrian -- v. 3. Antoninus Pius to Commodus -- v. 4, pt. 1. Pertinax to Geta -- v. 4, pt. 2. Macrinus to Pupienus -- v. 4, pt. 3. Gordian III-Uranius Antoninus -- v. 5, pt. 1. [Valerian I to the Interregnum] -- v. 5, pt. 2. [Probus to Amandus] -- v. 6. From Diocletian's reform to the death of Maximinus -- v. 7. Constantine and Licinius A.D. 313-337 -- v. 8. The family of Constantine I, A.D. 337-364 -- v. 9. Valentinian I-Theodosius I.

Sylloge nummorum Graecorum.
(SCP) CJ314...
These are complete photographic records of large or medium-sized public (a few private) collections in different countries.


Bischoff, Bernhard. Latin Palaeography: Antiquity and the Middle Ages. Translated by Dáibhí O Cróinin and David Ganz. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 1990.
(F) Z114 .B5713 1990
The most current work on Latin palaeography.

Richard, Marcel. Répertoire des bibliothèques et des catalogues de manuscrits grecs par Marcel Richard. 3rd ed. Turnhout: Brepols, 1995.
(F) Z6601 .A1 R39 1995

Thompson, Edward Maunde. An Introduction to Greek and Latin Palaeography. Oxford, England: Clarendon Press, 1912.
(F) (SCP) Z114 .T472 1912
Still the standard manual in English on Greek palaeography.


Bell, Albert A., Jr., and James B. Allis. Resources in Ancient Philosophy: An Annotated Bibliography of Scholarship in English, 1965-1989. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1991.
(DR) Z7125 .B39 1991

Brunschwig, Jacques and Geoffrey E. R. Lloyd. Greek Thought: A Guide to Classical Knowledge. Cambridge, Mass.: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2000.
(Clas) DF78 .S2813 2000

Cambridge Companion to Greek and Roman Philosophy. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2003.
(Clas) B111 .C36 2003
Contains a glossary of philosophical terms. Covers the pre-Socratics to Late Antiquity.

Goulet, Richard, ed. Dictionnaire des philosophes antiques. Paris: CNRS, 1989-.
(SC) B112 .D54
Even minor or obscure figures are included. Selective bibliography of modern editions and studies. Not complete.

Guthrie, W.K.C. A History of Greek Philosophy. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1962-1981. 6 vols.
(F) 6033.421.4 (SCG) B171 .G83 1962
Still the standard work in English on Greek philosophy from the Pre-Socratics to Aristotle.

Inwood, Brad, ed. The Cambridge Companion to the Stoics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003.
(Clas) B528 .C26 2003

Peters, F. E. Greek Philosophical Terms: A Historical Lexicon. New York: New York University Press, 1967.
(F) (SCG) B49 .P4 1967

Zeyl, Donald J. ed. Daniel T. Devereux and Phillip T. Mitsis, assoc. eds. Encyclopedia of Classical Philosophy. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1997. (SC) (DR) B163 .E53 1997

Religion and Mythology

Beard, Mary, John North, and Simon Price. Religions of Rome. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998.
(Clas) BL802 .B43 1998 v.1-2

Grant, Michael, and John Hazel. Who's Who in Classical Mythology. London: Weidenfeld and Nicholson, 1973; 1996.
(Clas) BL715 .G68 1996 (SA) BL715 .G68 Reference

Grimal, Pierre. Dictionnaire de la mythologie grecque et romaine. The Dictionary of Classical Mythology. Translated by A. R. Maxwell-Hyslop. Oxford; New York: Blackwell, 1986.
(DR) (Clas) (RS) BL715 .G713 1986
40 genealogical tables, maps, index.

Gruppe, O. Geschichte der klassischen Mythologie und Religionsgeschichte während des Mittelalters im Abendland und während der Neuzeit. Leipzig: Teubner, 1921.
(F) (SA) 2953.783.03

Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae (LIMC). Zürich: Artemis, 1981-. 7 vols.; 14 parts.
(SC) (SA Reference) N7760 .L49 1981
This multivolume set "is designed to give account of the present state of knowledge about the iconography of Greek, Etruscan, and Roman mythology from after the Mycenaean period to the beginning of the early Christian." Each volume is issued in two parts, one of text, the other of plates. It is the most comprehensive source of information about the depiction of classical myths in ancient art.

Reid, Jane Davidson. The Oxford Guide to Classical Mythology in the Arts, 1300-1990's. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993. 2 vols.
(SA Reference) (SE) NX650 .M9 R45 1993

Rochelle, Mercedes. Mythological and Classical World Art Index: A Locator of Paintings, Sculptures, Frescoes, Manuscript Illuminations, Sketches, Woodcuts, and Engravings Executed 1200 B.C. to A.D. 1900 with a Directory of the Institutions Holding Them. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 1991.
(F) (DR) (SA Reference) N7760 .R63 1991

Roscher, Wilhem Heinrich. Ausführliches Lexikon der griechischen und römischen Mythologie. Leipzig: B.G. Teubner, 1884-1937.
(F) BL715.R7 (SC) BL715 .R7 1884
More comprehensive in scope than Grimal.

Thesaurus cultus et rituum antiquorum (ThesCRA) Basel: Fondation pour le lexicon iconographicum mythologiae classicae; Los Angeles: Getty Publications, 2004-.
(SC) (SA) BL727 .T44 2004
V. 1. Processions, sacrifices, libations, fumigations, dedications -- v. 2. Purification, initiation, heroization, apotheosis, banquet dance, music, cult images -- v. 3. Divination, prayer, veneration, hikesia, asylia, oath, malediction, profanation, magic rituals, and addendum to vol. 2 Consecration -- v. 4. Cult places, representations of cult places-- v. 5. Personnel of cult, cult instruments-- [Suppl.1.] Abbreviations -- [Suppl.2.] Abbreviations. Index.

Textual Criticism and Intertexuality

Edmunds, Lowell. Intertextuality and the Reading of Roman Poetry. Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press, 2001.
(Clas) PA6047 .E36 2001

From Homer to Tragedy: The Art of Allusion in Greek Poetry. London; New York: Routledge, 1990.
(Clas) PA3136 .G37 1990

Hinds, Stephen. Allusion and Intertext: Dynamics of Appropriation in Roman Poetry. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1998.
(Clas) PA6047 .H56 1998

Intertextuality: Greek and Roman Textual Relations, edited by Alison Sharrock and Helen Morales. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2000.
(Clas) PA3521 .I55 2000

West, M.L. Textual Criticism and Editorial Technique Applicable to Greek and Latin Text. Stuttgart: B.G. Teubner, 1973.
(SC) PA47 .W4 1973
Offers a guide to common types of errors found in ancient and medival manuscripts. Also discusses the construction of the preface and critical apparatus and how relationships among manuscripts are established.

Women in Antiquity

Blundell, Sue. Women in Ancient Greece. London : British Museum Press, 1995.
(Clas) HQ1134 .B58 1995

Clark, Gillian. Women in the Ancient World. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 1989. (Clas) HQ1134 .C52

Fantham, Elaine, et al. Women in the Classical World: Image and Text. New York : Oxford University Press, 1994.
(Clas) HQ1127 .W652 1994

Kraemer, Ross S. Maenads, Martyrs, Matrons, Monastics: A Sourcebook on Women's Religions in the Graeco-Roman World. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1988.
(F) BL625.7 .M34 1988