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CLASSICS 322: The Romans (Spring 2021) : Background Info

Reference Sources

Reference sources such as encyclopedias and dictionaries can be useful for background information or an overview of a topic, definitions of specialized terminology, verification of historical facts, biographical information, and identification of references to other sources through bibliographies. The following are some examples of reference sources in the Libraries' collections.

The list below shows the call number ranges for the history and literature of Ancient Greece. You can browse these areas on the second floor (south stacks) of Memorial Library.

  • D 51-90 - Ancient History
  • DE - History of the Greco-Roman World
  • DG 11-476 - History of Ancient Rome.
  • PA - Classical Philology, Greek, Roman, Classical Literature
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Selected Classical Studies Reference Sources

Below is a list of selected Classical Studies Reference Sources. The title link goes to the Library Catalog record for the source. Some of these sources on print only, some are online only, and some are online and in print. Also see Online Reference Collections for the ability to search across some of these sources.

Online Reference Collections