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CLST 316 Africa and Roman Literature: Home

Get a comprehensive view of your particular area of interest through these scholarly handbooks and guides

These resources can help you identify dates, names, additional vocabulary and variant spellings for your research. They can also help you develop a better understanding of your topic or give you ideas for comparisons and contrasts.

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Africa and Roman Literature

Carthage. Punic stele from Algiers, Musée national des antiquités CC0.1
Carthage. Punic stele from Algiers, Musée national des antiquités CC0.1 Public Domain

Use keywords or subject terms to search article databases

These databases will also uncover book chapters along with articles in journals


Carthage Quarter Shekel. The obverse may depict Hannibal . . . the reverse one of his war elephants. Wikimedia Commons used under a CC-By-SA 2.0 license

Keywords and subject terms for searching Franklin, databases, and secondary sources

Search the resources listed in columnes one and two of this guide through combining relevant terms--derived from your reading and discussion. A sample of terms are below. "Subject terms" are taken from the Library of Congress Subject Headings used in library catalogs such as Franklin: 

Subject terms: 

  • Blacks -- Rome
  • Rome -- Civilization -- African influences
  • Aliens (Roman law)
  • Racisim -- Rome 
  • Afrocentrism
  • Acculturation -- Rome History
  • Civilization -- Roman Influences
  • Civilization -- foreign influences 

Free text or keywords:

  • acculturation
  • assimilation
  • racism, race relations, race discrimination
  • Rome, Roman
  • genre terms (philosophy, literature, theater, theatre, drama, poetry, history)
  • culture, civilization
  • Afrocentrism
  • Africa, African
  • Ethiopia
  • Names of writers and texts 

 

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