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Thinking about Search Terms and Phrases, Synonyms, Dates, Names, or Concepts
Use these terms and subject headings (as well as those you select on your own) when searching for resources in Franklin or other journal and book databases.
Subject Headings (Library of Congress)
Rome History Empire, 30 B.C. - 284 A.D.
Augustus, Emperor of Rome, 63 B.C.-14 A.D.
Emperors -- Rome -- Biography.
Rome -- History -- Augustus, 30 B.C.-14 A.D.
Rome -- Politics and government, 30 B.C.-284 A.D.
Rome--History--Republic, 265 - 30 B.C.
Rome -- History -- Civil War, 43-31 B.C.
Rome -- Histry -- Military
Slaves -- Rome -- History.
Power (Social sciences) -- Rome -- History.
Social status -- Rome -- History.
Roman Provincies -- Administration
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Ancient Greece and Rome
Call Number: Print editions available at Van Pelt Reference and Museum Library: DE5 .O95 2010
Publication Date: 2009
A comprehensive overview of the major cultures of the classical Mediterranean world- including Rome--from the Bronze Age to the fifth century CE.
Encyclopedia of the Roman Army
Publication Date: 2015
A comprehensive online reference to the armed forces in ancient Rome during its Early Period, Republic, Principate, and Late Antique times.
The Encyclopedia of Ancient History by
Publication Date: 2012
Multivolume set available online (and in print at Van Pelt Library and the Museum). Search across all volumes.
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Current scholarship in Classical Studies (including over 1,500 journals and 500 articles in collections and conference papers).
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CONTACT for Assistance
For assistance with research, locating and getting resources, or any other research or resource related question, please contact, Rebecca Stuhr
Librarian Specialist for Classical Studies.
Van Pelt 216
stuhrreb @ upenn . edu
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