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Classical Studies

Find resources related to Greek, Roman, and Byzantine literature, history, and archaeology.

How Do I Find Background Materials?

Browse this page to find resources such as companions, handbooks, dictionaries, and encyclopedias. Background information can help users find secondary sources and develop a research topic quickly and efficiently. Please contact the Classical Studies Librarian for more information. 

Recommended Companions and Handbooks

Companions and handbooks are guides written by experts that offer introductions to a variety of topics and provide surveys of current research and debates. Here are a few popular suggestions:

Recommended Resources for Background Materials

Browse resources to find general information on a variety of Classical Studies topics. Here are a few suggestions:

Recommended Encyclopedias

Classical Studies encyclopedias provide background information and bibliographic citations on multiple topics throughout the ancient Mediterranean. Here are a few suggestions: