Selected Encyclopedias, Dictionaries & Companions

Encyclopedia of Ancient History (Wiley-Blackwell)
Articles on people, places and events. Each article includes a recommended reading list and cross references to related content.

Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome
Comprehensive overview of the major cultures of the classical Mediterranean world -- Greek, Hellenistic, and Roman -- from the Bronze Age to the fifth century CE.

Oxford Classical Dictionary (4th ed., 2012)
In print and online.


Ancient Greek Authors (Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online)
Volume 176 of the Dictionary of Literary Biography covers the twenty-six most influential ancient Greek authors from Aeschines to Xenophon. The article-length biographies include a list of major works, critical assessment of the author's work and a bibliography.

Who's Who in the Classical World
Oxford University Press, 2003.

Critical Literature

Cambridge Ancient History
A comprehensive survey of ancient history in fourteen volumes spanning prehistory to late antiquity. Available online.

Cambridge Companions to Literature and Classics (Cambridge University Press)
Online and in print. The Companions to Classical Civilization examine key periods and aspects of the civilizations of ancient Greece and Rome. The collection includes companions to Pericles, Homer, ancient Greek law, ancient Greek political thought, archaic Greece, Greek lyric, Greek mythology, the Greek and Roman novel, Greek and Roman philosophy, Greek and Roman theatre, and Greek and Roman tragedy.

Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World (Wiley-Blackwell)
The companions cover a wide range of people and subjects from the ancient world including religion, women, gender roles, the army, and families in the Roman world. Each companion synthesizes the state of scholarship and introduces the reader to the sources. While most companions are available online, some are only available in print.

Falvey Library Catalog
The Library has numerous scholarly worksabout ancient Greek authors in its collection. Use the online catalog to discover books by and about an author. A subject search for Plutarch will retrieve mostly secondary critical literature while an author search for Plutarch will result in primary sources.

Primary Sources

Loeb Classical Library (Harvard University Press)
Offers online access to authoritative editions of Greek and Latin texts. English translations appear on facing pages, following the format of the print editions. The collection is searchable in English and in the original language. Also available in print.

Past Masters (InteLex)
Full-text of scholarly editions of Aristotle's and Plato's works.

Falvey Library Catalog
Use the Library's catalog to find available texts by ancient Greek authors.


Barrington Atlas of the Greek & Roman World
Print only. Non - Circulating. Reference Collection, Second Floor, Falvey.

Ancient World Mapping Center
Free digital maps of ancient Greece.