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ANCH 0101 Ancient Greece: Resources for the Term Paper

Begin your research by thinking about terms and synonyms, dates, names, concepts

  • Greece -- Civilization
  • Greek influence
  • Sparta
  • Athens
  • Spartan and Theban Supremacies
  • Greek Langauge
  • literacies
  • Phoenicians
  • Hellenism
  • slaves or slavery
  • helots
  • social conditions
  • laws
  • names of individuals
  • era designations

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

These resources can help you come up with 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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Find journal articles, books, and book chapters through these featured Resources

Likely Call Numbers

  • Find your books on the shelves --Van Pelt, Fine Arts, Museum libraries
  • DE 46-DE 70: History of the Greco-Roman world--Antiquities. Civilization. Culture, archaeology
  • DF 10-DF 289: Ancient Greece
  • DF 75-DF 134: History of Greece--Ancient Greece--Antiquities. Civilization. Culture
  • DF 221.5: Troy
  • DF 215 Hellenic History

DE contains books for the "Greco-Roman World"
DF contains books for the Greece -- ancient and contemporary
DG contains books for Italy -- ancient and contemporary

HQ for women -- including the ancient world
PA for language and literature of
KL for law (Van Pelt and Biddle)
B for philosophy
JC for politics

** Use Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, but also the Museum Library and the Fine Arts Library

My Librarian

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Rebecca Stuhr
Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center 218
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Subjects: Classical Studies

Looking for assistance with your research? Get in touch with your librarian:

Rebecca Stuhr,
Librarian for Classical Studies
stuhrreb @ pobox upenn edu
Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, 218

What if we don't have the book or journal article you need?

What if the book you are looking for is checked out or worse yet missing? You have access to the collections of all of the Ivy League libraries (Borrow Direct), all of the Pennsylvania and surrounding libraries (EZ Borrow), and in fact most of the libraries in this country (ILL). We have access to more than a billion journal and newspaper articles and book chapters, but we don't have access to all of them. What do you do when doesn't connect you to the article. It can be as easy as clicking the "get it" button:

catalog record showing "Deep Classics" as unavailable and options to "get it"

To learn more about all of your options, visit a guide that describes EZ Borrow, Borrow Direct, ILL, and more.

Since the pandemic, we have extensively expanded our electronic book collection for Oxford, Cambridge, Bloomsbury, De Gruyter, Brill, and more. 

Ancient Corinth

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Old Corinth. The Ruins of Old Corinth. From the Collections
at the Library of Congress

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