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CLST 014 Classics and the Modern World: Home

Get a comprehensive view of your particular area of interest through these scholarly handbooks and guides

These resources can help you come up with dates, names, additional vocabulary and variant spellings for your research. They can also help you develop a better understanding of your topic or give you ideas for comparisons and contrasts.

A Selection of Primary Texts

Other resources


Use keywords or subject terms to search article databases

These databases will also uncover book chapters along with articles in journals

Julian Calendar preserved on stone from earychurchistory.org

Bilingual Editions

The Ancient becomes Modern

Classical Reception
This link takes you to the Bloomsbury platform for Classical Studies and Archaeology --and brings together titles on classical reception. Individual titles in the corresponding online Bloomsbury series include: Classics and video games, Classics and heavy metal music, Greeks and Romans on the Latin American Stage, Blockbusters and the Ancient World: Allegory and Warfare in Contemporary Hollywood, and many more.

Penn Libraries

All Penn Libraries are currently closed, please contact Rebecca Stuhr for assistance in finding relevant material online, or for assistance in using books by mail or pickup@penn. Please see our Phased Service availability for the most recent updates on access to the libraries.

Research Assistance

Rebecca Stuhr is the librarian specialists for Classical Studies. 
You can arrange  individual appointments or ask questions by email by contacting Rebecca at stuhrreb @ upenn.edu or click the button just below to find a time that works for you:

Scheduled an Appointment

Please contact me for assistance at any time by email or use the link above to schedule an appointment. You may also want to connect with a librarian by chat--see box below to connect or send in a question. 

A sampling from the catalog