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ARTHIST 222/CL222 Art & Architec Of Ancient Rome (Fall 2016): Getting Started

The Roman genius for cultural assimilation and innovative techniques transformed the art of the ancient Mediterranean. The course investigates major achievements in sculpture, painting, and architecture and their resonances with Roman politics, society, a

Finding Books at Emory

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WorldCat

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Materials from WorldCat may be requested through Interlibrary Loan.

Reference Works

Reference works such as dictionaries and encyclopedias are a great place to start. They often give good introductions to subject matters and offer bibliography for deeper analysis. Reference works are often available online or on the second floor of the Woodruff library. We recommend the following resources:

Oxford Classical Dictionary

The Oxford Classical Dictionary. Fourth Edition (2012)
Woodruff Reference: DE5 .O9 2012
Online: http://pid.emory.edu/ck777

This one-volume dictionary contains over 6,000 entries dealing with the classical world. The entries range from brief definitions to several paragraphs long, and are accompanied by bibliographic references.

   
Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece & Rome

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece & Rome (2010)
Woodruff Reference: DE5 .O95 2010

This is a seven-volume encyclopedia that is aimed at a general audience. It only treats eleven-hundred articles but the articles are typically longer than the Oxford Classical Dictionary and places more emphasis on the interpretation of the subject matter.

   
Brill’s New Pauly

Brill’s New Pauly (2002-2010)
Woodruff Reference: DE5 .N4813 2002
Online: http://pid.emory.edu/chzhc

Translated from the German, this encyclopedia offers a detailed treatment of all aspects of Greek and Roman antiquity. Because it was originally a German work, the bibliographic references favor German sources.

 

Other dictionaries and encyclopedias:

  • Cambridge Dictionary of Classical Civilization (2006)
    Woodruff Reference: DE5 .C28 2006
     
  • Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece (2006)
    Woodruff Reference: DF16 .E52 2006
     
  • The Grove Encyclopedia of Classical Art and Architecture (2007)
    Woodruff Reference: N5610 .G76 2007
     
  • Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae (1981-2009)
    Woodruff Reference: NX650 .M9 L48 ***highly recommended, available at LEVEL 2 REF area
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  • Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization (1998)
    Woodruff Reference: DE5 .092 1998
    Online: http://pid.emory.edu/ck777
     
  • Oxford Companion to Classical Literature. Third Edition (2011)
    Woodruff Reference: PA31 .H69 2011
    Online: http://pid.emory.edu/ck777
  • The Oxford Companion to Archaeology. Brian M. Fagan, ed., Oxford University Press 1996. REFERENCE CC70 .O96 1996 or Oxford Reference Online. Oxford University Press

  • Atlas of classical archaeology
    REF-ATLAS G1046 .E15 A8 1977
    Arranged by region, then broken down by city. Contains black & white photos, maps and diagrams, in addition to a chronology of events, a glossary, and an index.
  • Atlas of classical history
    REF-ATLAS G1033 .G65 1994
    Covers the period from 1700 BCE (the Near East) - CE 565 (the Byzantine Empire). Contains black & white maps based on political, economic, cultural, and religious trends.
  • Muir's historical atlas
    REF-ATLAS D12 .M86
    Contains color maps of military and political activities of the classical world, including town plans.
  • Murray's small classical atlas
    REF-ATLAS DE31 .M9 G8 1932
    Covers the Roman Empire, Europe, Asia, and North Africa from 218 BCE - CE 300. Contains color maps and an index.

Books at Emory

We recommend using discoverE to locate books (including e-books) dealing with classics and the ancient world. If you wish to browse books at the Woodruff Library, the following table of call numbers should be a helpful guide.

 

Subclass DE: History of the Greco-Roman World

DE1-100

   

History of the Greco-Roman world

DE1-15.5

   

General

DE23-31

   

Geography

DE46-73.2

   

Antiquities. Civilization. Culture. Ethnography

DE80-100

   

History

  

Subclass DG: History of Italy

DG11-365

   

Ancient Italy. Rome to 476

DG11-16

   

General

DG27-41

   

Geography. Description and travel

DG51-70

   

Local history and description

DG51-55

   

Regions in Italy, A-Z

DG59

   

Regions outside of Italy, A-Z

DG61-69

   

Rome (City) to 476

DG70

   

Other cities, towns, etc., A-Z

DG75-190

   

Antiquities. Civilization. Culture. Ethnography

DG201-365

   

History

DG201-215

   

General

DG221-365

   

By period

DG221-225

   

Pre-Roman Italy. Etruria. Etruscans

DG231-269

   

Kings and Republic, 753-27 B.C.

DG233-233.9

   

Foundations and kings, 753-510

DG235-269

   

Republic, 509-27

DG269.5-365

   

Empire, 27 B.C. - 476 A.D.

DG269.5-274.3

   

General

DG275-309.3

   

Constitutional Empire, 27 B.C. - 284 A.D.

DG310-365

   

284-476. Decline and fall

 

 

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