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Humanities: Finding Sources

Internet Resources
A limited-area search engine that searches only the contents of peer-reviewed ancient and medieval sites, and the links included in them.

Classics and Mediterranean Archaeology.
A searchable list of more than 600 links to resources in classics, with a focus on, but more inclusive than, archaeology. A lengthy table of contents reveals the breadth of this site: from texts, projects, journals, and bibliographies to field reports, news groups, and listservs. The site is sponsored by the Department of Classical Studies at the University of Michigan.

Diotima: Material for the Study of Women and Gender in the Ancient World.
Includes primary sources from classical texts dealing with women: essays, bibliographies, course materials, and visual images. Also includes search engines for this and other classics sites.

Electronic Resources for Classicists: The Second Generation.
Offers a thorough list of sites of interest to classicists, including databases, collections of images, author-specific sites, classics departments, and electronic journals and discussion groups.

The Internet Classics Archive.
An archive of more than 400 classical books, poems, and plays, in English translation, with links to other sites, great books, archaeology, mythology, and more. Visitors can send in their answers to current trivia questions or buy books related to their discipline.

Internet Resources for Classics.
An exhaustive list of links to Web resources in the classics. Contents are indexed by topic, with extensive sublists. Topics include classics, academic projects, organizations, mythology, and music. This site also includes a list of links to classics search engines.

The Perseus Project.
A digital library of resources for students researching the ancient world. Constructed and maintained by the Classics Department at Tufts University, this site focuses specifically on ancient Greece and notes that similar coverage of Rome is under development. The site includes information on everything from lexicons to images, maps, art, and ancient texts and translations.

University of Cambridge, Faculty of Classics: External Gateway to Humanities Resources.
Lists classics departments worldwide and provides links to sources in literature, linguistics, history, and philosophy. The site is well designed, continually updated, and full of useful links.


Library Resources
Ancient Writers: Greece and Rome. 2 vols. New York: Scribner's, 1982.
Offers lengthy critiques and overviews of the works of classical writers, each essay written by an expert and followed by a selected bibliography of editions, translations, commentaries, and criticism.

L'Année philologique: bibliographie critique et analytique de l'antiquré Gréco-Latine. Paris: Société d'Édition "Les Belles Lettres," 1924/26-.
The most complete index available for classics, covering books and articles on all aspects of Greek and Latin cultures, including archaeology, literature, and philosophy. International in scope, the index includes works in all languages. Available in electronic format as Database of Classical Bibliography.

The Cambridge Ancient History. 4 vols. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1923-39.
Covers the ancient world chronologically with chapters written by experts in particular eras. Individual volumes have been revised periodically, and there is a separate volume of plates for the first two volumes.

Civilization of the Ancient Mediterranean. 3 vols. New York: Scribner's, 1988.
Provides lengthy articles on such topics as "Language and Dialects," "Farming and Animal Husbandry," "Myths and Cosmologies," "Women in Rome," and "Roman Building Techniques." Each article is followed by a helpful bibliography.

Illustrated Encyclopaedia of the Classical World. New York: Harper and Row, 1975.
Provides brief definitions and discussions of classical people, places, institutions, and culture. One of the work's strengths is the number of illustrations accompanying the entries.

Oxford Classical Dictionary. 3rd ed. Oxford: Clarendon, 1996.
Provides concise and informative articles on people, places, events, works of art, and figures in mythology, arranged alphabetically.

Oxford Companion to Classical Literature. By M. C. Howatson. 2nd ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 1989.
A handy guide to writers and works from classical times, with concise discussions of the social and cultural context of the literature.

Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East. 5 vols. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997.
Covers archaeological sites, regions, countries, and peoples in the Near East from prehistoric times through the Crusades, as well as issues in archaeology such as ethics and archaeology, underwater archaeology, and history of archaeology. 

The Oxford Guide to Classical Mythology in the Arts, 1300-1990s. 2 vols. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993.
Lists examples of Western art from medieval to modern times that use figures and subjects from classical mythology as themes, including paintings, sculptures, musical compositions, ballets, and literary works.

Place-Names in Classical Mythology: Greece. By Robert E. Bell. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 1989.
Provides descriptions of places referred to in classical mythology and literature. The entries contain many references to literature in which the place is significant.

Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1976.
Offers descriptions of classical sites in Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East, and includes references to relevant classical texts.

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