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ANCH Augustan Cultural Revolution: Overview

supporting study and research related to course readings and assignments

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


  • Principate
  • Dictatorship
  • Culture
  • Civil War
  • Emperor
  • Empire
  • Civilization
  • Revolution
  • Actium
  • Alexanderiar
  • Roman law
  • Poetry
  • Aesthetics
  • Ancient

Get a comprehensive view area of study with these scholarly handbooks and guides

These resources provide contextual information.

identify and Find Journal Articles and Chapters in Books

Finding the Physical Books on the Library Shelves

First, use Franklin to identify the book's library and call number. Books may be located in Van Pelt, Fine Arts, and Museum libraries. Using the "request" button in Franklin, you can also ask that books be sent from one library to be picked up at another.

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. 

Some Links to books that may provide supporting information

Link to a selection of books on Augustan influence

Link to a selection of books on Roman History and the Emperor Augustus

Cover Art - Augustus and the Creation of the Roman Empire



Augustus of Prima Porta, Photograph by Till Niermann

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

Using Citations to Find Resources

You may already have citations of relevance to the text on which you are working. These resources will help you find an online or text version of the cited work.

Citation Management

For information on using different citation management tools connect to:

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For good examples for a variety of formats see the Excelsior Owl formatting guides connect to:



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