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Classical Studies: Print and Online Resources at Penn: Web Sites and Print, E-, and New Books, Your Classical Studies Resource Room

Guide to finding resources in the area of literature and languages of Ancient Greece and Rome

New Books at the Penn Libraries

  • Search via key terms or subject terms.
  • You may sort your results by Pub Date (new to old) -- you can add specific dates in the "Advanced Search" or use the filters in the left-hand column to choose a specific decade. 
  • You can filter by language, format (film, score, music, print book, electronic book, journal, newspaper), location, and more
  • You can also searching "AND" "OR" and "NOT" to form boolean searches. For instance: 
  • (Greece OR Rome OR Islamic OR arab OR greek OR roman) AND medicine AND (ancient OR classical OR antiqu*) 
  • an *asertisk* truncates your terms. Unfortunately, gree* rom* are probably too ambiguous to be helpful truncated. but antiqu* works well (antique, antiquity) 

Guides, Libraries, Museums

Web Sites, Special Resources

Books of General Interest

This list includes print and electronic titles. Many electronic titles have a print equivalent. Search in Penn Libraries' online catalog Frankin.


Photo of the Laocoön group taken by Klaus Wagensonner

Classical Resource Room

The Classical Studies Resource Room holds a small collection of literary, historical, epigraphical, and reference works useful to the study of ancient texts. It is a noncirculating collection located on the third floor of the Van Pelt Library (room 301). The room has six tables for researchers to use.

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