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Background Information

Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites
Print Location: Burling 1st Floor Oversize DE59 .P7

Note: The text is also available online in JSTOR and at Perseus Digital Library.
Ancient Greece and Rome: an Encyclopedia for Students
Print Location: Burling 1st Floor Oversize DE5 .A57 1998 4 volumes

Note: Also available online.
Brill's New Pauly: Encyclopaedia of the Ancient World
Print Location: Burling 1st Floor DE5 .P33313x 2006

Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece
Print Location: Burling 1st Floor Oversize DF16 .E52 2006

Greek and Latin Literatures
Print Location: Burling 3rd Floor PA 3001 .P28x 1968

Religions of the Ancient World: A Guide
Print Location: Burling 1st Floor BL687 .R47 2004

Oxford Reference Online Restricted Resource Resource is highly recommended
Fully integrated and cross-searchable collection of over 135 academic dictionaries providing short-entry content, as well as many of Oxford’s encyclopedias and companions and other scholarly works.


Thesaurus Linguae Graecae (TLG) Restricted Resource
Full-text digital library containing most of the surviving Greek texts from Homer (8th century BCE) to the fall of Byzantium in 1453 CE. Create a user account to access the various content areas.


Atlas of the Greek World
Print Location: Burling 1st Floor Oversize DF77 .L43 1984

Biographical Information

Encyclopedia of Women in the Ancient World
Print Location: Burling 2nd Floor HQ1127 .S25 2001

Genealogy of Greek Mythology: an Illustrated Family Tree of Greek Myth from the First Gods to the Founders of Rome
Print Location: Burling 1st Floor Oversize BL785 .J36 2003

Web sites

Style and Citation Guides

Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL) MLA Guide
A guide to MLA style and formatting created and maintained by Purdue University. Note APA and Chicago style and formatting details and for creating annotated bibliographies are also available.
Online research management, writing, and collaboration tool designed to help researchers at all levels easily gather, organize, store, and share all types of information and to instantly generate citations and bibliographies.
MLA Handbook, 8th. edition (2016)
Print Location: LB2369 .G53 2016
On permanent reserve at the circulation desk. A second copy is available on the 2nd floor and can be checked out.

Resources at Grinnell

Classics Department
Faculty in the Department of Classics at Grinnell offer instruction in ancient Greek and Latin language and literature as well as in ancient Greek and Roman art, archaeology, history, and philosophy.
Grinnell College Libraries: Library Lab
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Grinnell College Writing Lab
Email:; Phone: 3117
Subject Specialist
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Heather Campbell
Humanities and Instruction Librarian
Tel: 641-269 3280

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Tips on Catalog Searching
Did you know you can search the Library's catalog by subject?

Choose the Subject tab from the Library Catalog and try searching a term, location, person, etc., of interest and see what you get! 

For Greek Studies you might want to try Oracles, or Athens, or Sophocles.

Did you know that you can see titles near a text of interest before you even get to the stacks? 

One you get to the record of a title (example: Essays on Greek Literature) try the Previous and Next arrows to see nearby titles -- a great way to look for other titles that address topics the same as or similar to yours!

Or... try the Find Similar Items tab on the record page.