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Identifying and Getting books
the catalog of library catalogs. Find most books owned by libraries across the world. Use the Penntext link in each record to request the book through Penn Libraries' interlibrary loan service.
Children’s and Young Adults’ Culture Inspired by Classical Antiquity
From the about page: "Our Mythical Childhood Survey is an electronic tool within the project Our Mythical Childhood... The Reception of Classical Antiquity in Children’s and Young Adults’ Culture in Response to Regional and Global Challenges ..
Searching Franklin will also find any books that are included as part of databases we subscribed to including:
Fully downloadable texts -- primarily in the public domain. This tends to be books published before 1925.
Children's Literature and Culture
"...rare books, games, ephemera, and artwork from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries."
Other useful resources for discovery and identifying:
Children's Literature Comprehensive Database
The CLCD presently contains catalog records in MARC format that have children's headings assigned. Includes annotations. Use Worldcat to find and request titles you find through this database
key terms and subject terms
Terms can come from:
- regions (greece, rome, athens, sparta)
Subject/topic related terms
- Juvenile fiction or Juvenile works (library cataloging vocabulary)
- Children’s literature
Other subject phrases (used in Franklin and Worldcat and to some extent Free Library):
Greece--History--To 146 B.C.--Juvenile fiction
Mythology, Greek -- fiction
- Rome—Juvenile fiction
- Mythology, Roman -- fiction
- Gods, Greek -- fiction
- Gods and goddesses -- fiction
- Heroes and heroines -- fiction
- Apollo (Deity)-- Juvenile fiction
- Rome--History--Empire, 284-4761
- Rome--History--Empire, 284-476--Juvenile fiction
- Rome--History--Empire, 30 B.C.-284 A.D.--Juvenile fiction
- Rome--History--Juvenile fiction
Choose any of these options to connect with a librarian.
Children's Literature and Classical Mythology
Phaeton driving the Chariot of the Sun, After 1846 John Gibson RA (1790 - 1866)
The Royal Academy Collection
Librarian for Classical Studies, Ancient History, and Russian and East European Studies