Reference article databases and books
Biographical Dictionary of Ancient Greek and Roman Women
Print only. Non - Circulating. Reference Collection, Second Floor, Falvey. Brill's New Pauly (print and online access)
Classical Studies: Oxford Handbooks Online
Brill´s New Pauly, the encyclopedic English edition of the authoritative Der Neue Pauly includes: a section on Greco-Roman antiquity and history from the second millennium BC to early medieval Europe and a section on the classical tradition concerned with the aftermath of antiquity and the process of continuous reinterpretation and revaluation of the ancient heritage, including the history of classical studies scholarship.
Oxford Handbooks Online publishes original, peer reviewed, research reviews covering the key issues and exploring major debates in 14 disciplines, including Classical Studies. Companion to Women in the Ancient World Encyclopedia of Ancient History
Comprehensive collection of twenty-first century scholarship available on the entire ancient Mediterranean world. Encyclopedia of Greece and the Hellenic Tradition
See essay on Travel in volume two. Encyclopedia of Women in the Ancient World
1st floor, Falvey Library Oxford Classical Dictionary (4th ed., 2012)
In print and online. Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome
Offers a comprehensive overview of the major cultures of the classical Mediterranean world -- Greek, Hellenistic, and Roman -- from the Bronze Age to the fifth century CE. It also covers the legacy of the classical world and its interpretation and influence in subsequent centuries. The Oxford companion to classical literature (3rd ed., 2011)
The Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites via Perseus Project Women in World History: A Biographical Encyclopedia
Available in print. For the general reader. Is not a dictionary of classical mythology.
- Companion consisting of alphabetical encyclopedia-like entries, designed for browsing, which do not require a knowledge of Greek or Latin
- Chronological Table
- Map of Asia Minor and the Middle East
- Map of Greece and the Aegean
- Map of Greece
- Map of Italy
- Map of Western Roman Empire
- Map of Roman Britain
Journal article databases and citation indexes
L'Année philologique : online bibliography of the classical world (APh - Brepols)
L’Année philologique, published by the Société Internationale de Bibliographie Classique, is a specialized bibliographic database of scholarly works relating to all aspects of Ancient Greek and Roman civilizations. The bibliography is published in print and online. The online database includes all volumes of the annual index, beginning with Volume I published in 1928.
L’Année philologique covers a wide array of subjects, including Greek and Latin literature and linguistics—which includes early Christian texts and patristics—Greek and Roman history, art, archaeology, philosophy, religion, mythology, music, science, and scholarly subspecialties such as numismatics, papyrology, and epigraphy.
Abstracts of journal articles are provided in English, German, Spanish, French, or Italian. Book entries may include tables of contents and book review information.
L’Année philologique is international in character, not only in terms of the origins of the publications it indexes, but also in terms of its production, with teams from France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, and the United States collaborating together to keep the database up-to-date. Humanities Full Text (EBSCO)
Includes many of the most important academic journals in the humanities with the full text of articles from over 300 periodicals and high-quality indexing for almost 700 journals in archaeology, art , classics, film, folklore, journalism, linguistics, music, the performing arts, philosophy, religion, world history and world literature. The database also provides coverage of interviews, bibliographies, obituaries, and original works of fiction, drama, poetry and book reviews, as well as reviews of ballets, dance programs, motion pictures, musicals, radio and television programs, plays, operas, and more. JSTOR
A searchable and browsable archive of full-text core journals and books in the humanities, social sciences and mathematics. Project Muse
Searchable collection of recent full-text humanities, social science and mathematics journals published by Johns Hopkins University Press.
Book, essay, and thesis databases
Cambridge Ancient History
A comprehensive ancient history in fourteen volumes spanning prehistory to late antiquity. Volume 1.2 covers the early history of the Middle East from 3000 to 1750 B.C. Volume 2.1. covers the history of the Middle East and the Aegean Region from 1800 to 1380 B.C. Cambridge Companions to Literature and Classics
Written by experts and designed for the general reader, the Cambridge Companions to Literature and Classics collection offers over 2000 comprehensive and accessible essays on major authors, periods and genres. For the author Companions, each writer is placed in literary and historical context; their major works are analyzed, either in separate chapters or grouped according to theme, and their influence on later writers assessed. The generic and topical Companions cover periods of English literature such as Old English or the Victorian Novel, and literary genres such as Modernism or Greek Tragedy, giving the reader vital contextual information about political, social, religious and artistic relationships. The Companions to Classical Civilisation examine key periods and aspects of the civilizations of ancient Greece and Rome. Dissertations and Theses Global (ProQuest)
A comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses with over 2.4 million dissertations and theses included from around the world.The database offers full text for most of the dissertations added since 1997 and strong retrospective full text coverage for older graduate works. Each dissertation published since July 1980 includes a 350-word abstract written by the author. Master's theses published since 1988 include 150-word abstracts. Bibliographic citations are available for dissertations dating from 1637, and more than 65,000 new citations are added to the database every year. Where available, PQDT provides 24 Page Previews of dissertations and theses. In addition, nearly one million are available for download in PDF format. (Digital dissertations and theses are archived as submitted by the degree-granting institution. Some will be Native PDF, some PDF Image). Falvey Library Catalog
The Library's catalog enables patrons to search & browse Falvey Memorial Library’s collection of books, journals, audio/video materials, electronic resources and more. Hathi Trust
Millions of books online. Books published up until 1923 are freely available online. Use the library's catalog or the EZ-Borrow catalog for access to later publications. WorldCat (OCLC)
WorldCat is a catalog of library collections worldwide. WorldCat highlights publications available at Villanova University. Other items can be requested via an inter-library loan request form.WorldCat Step-by-Step
is a self-paced interactive tutorial for students new to this resource.
Classical text databases and collections
Bibliotheca Teubneriana Latina
Searchable database of all editions of Latin texts in Bibliotheca Teubneriana. Search criteria include: full-text, author, title, century, period, genre, TLL code and LLA number. Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum
Corpus Scriptorum Latinorum
A collection of ancient Latin inscriptions from the whole territory of the Imperium, geographically and systematically arranged.
Online resources include:
- Archivum Corporis Electronicum database
- German-Latin Glossary
- A glossary of stone-types
- The Anthology: "a selection of Latin verse inscriptions from Roman Africa, accessible via interactive maps, among other methods."
Loeb Classical Library
"This project seeks to catalogue the entire body of Latin literature, spanning from the earliest epigraphic remains to the Neo-Latinists of the eighteenth century. That alone equates to tens of thousands of Latin texts, and when you throw in the translations and secondary materials that are also available through this site, there's quite a lot to sort through."
"At present, the CSL catalogue is arranged alphabetically by author, with title, genre, and chronological indices currently in the process of being compiled."
Perseus Digital Library
A digital version of all 520+ volumes in Harvard University Press' series of Greek and Latin texts. English translations appear on facing pages, following the format of the print editions, and the full collection is searchable in English or in the original language. Also available in print.
Covers the history, literature and culture of the Greco-Roman world, including texts and images, and applies what has been learned from Classical Studies to other subjects within the humanities and beyond. Thesaurus Linguae Graecae (TLG)
A research center at the University of California, Irvine, has collected and digitized most literary texts written in Greek from Homer to the fall of Byzantium in 1473. Currently contains more than 105 million words from over 10,000 works associated with 4,000 authors. Users must create a profile in order to use the database. Click on the "register" link on the upper right to do so.
Art resources and image collections
ARTstor is a non-profit digital image library, founded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, with a mission to use digital technology to enhance scholarship, teaching and learning in the arts and associated fields. Ancient Art
AAH 2000 Art Full Text (EBSCO)
Art Full Text Art Index Retrospective: 1929-1984 (EBSCO)
is a bibliographic database that indexes and abstracts articles from art, art history and architecture journals. Full-text coverage is available for selected periodicals. Art Full Text
indexes reproductions of works of art that appear in indexed periodicals. Indexing coverage begins 1984; abstracting coverage begins with January 1994.Art Full Text Step-by-Step is a self-paced interactive tutorial for students new to this resource.
Art Index Retrospective 1929-1984 cites articles from periodicals published throughout the world and indexes reproductions of works of art that appear in indexed periodicals. Periodical coverage includes English-language periodicals, yearbooks, and museum bulletins, as well as periodicals published in French, Italian, German, Spanish, and Dutch. Dictionary of Art Greek Art, Companion to Grove Encyclopedia of Classical Art and Architecture Internet Archive
Millions of books, audio and video files online. Books published up until 1923 are freely available as pdf files. National Gallery of Art Images (NGA)
NGA Images is a repository of digital images of the collections of the National Gallery of Art. On this website you can search, browse, share, and download images. A standards-based reproduction guide and a help section provide advice for both novices and experts. More than 42,000 open access
digital images up to 3000 pixels each are available free of charge for download and use. NGA Images is designed to facilitate learning, enrichment, enjoyment, and exploration.
Language databases and dictionaries