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Classical Mythology: Overview

Books, journal articles, primary resources, and databases

Search terms, LC Subject Headings, Descriptors

Mythology, Classical
add terms such as drama, fiction, historiography, history, art, dictionaries,
encyclopedias, opera, poetry, etc.

Mythology, Greek and Mythology, Roman--adding names of characters
(Jason, Medea, Achilles) and terms as above to your search

Other  terms to pair with Greek or Roman, Greece or Rome:


Featured Resources

For books that are only available in print, see table of contents in catalog if available. You may request scans of up to four chapters by making a "request digital delivery" request (log in to the Franklin Catalog to see this option). It is best to include page numbers, author and title of chapter. If you are having trouble finding chapters, please contact Rebecca Stuhr for assistance. 

Marble statue of goddess Diana reaching for arrow from quiver  Marble statue of Zeus at Olympia
Diana and Detail from the Temple of Zeus at Olympia from fotopedia

Books newly added to the Penn Collections

See a list of online books lin the Franklin Catalog on Greek and Roman mythology.

Or search the catalog directly in Franklin (online catalog for the Libraries' collections):

subject keywords: (Greek OR Roman) AND mythology

for a narrower (thought still on the general side) search-- add: AND (hesiod OR homer OR Virgil or gods)

Try a similar search articles+  (focus on journal articles, book reviews, book chapters)

mythology AND (Greek OR Roman) AND (hesiod OR homer OR virgil OR gods)

(limited to scholarly and peer review, journal articles, subject term: classics)


Subject Guide

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Rebecca Stuhr
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Subjects: Classical Studies

Web Sites, Special Resources

Companions to Homer and Virgil (or Vergil)

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