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The Library Catalogue  lists books held in the Library's collection.

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  • Use Keywords or Title searches to find additional material
  • Use the Author alphabetical search (e.g. Thucydides) to find primary sources
  • Note that the Library Catalogue does not use abbreviated book titles. If your reading list uses abbreviation like CAH, you will need to type 'Cambridge Ancient History' in full
  • Click the Subject Headings of useful titles to find books on related subjects
  • Browse the library shelves in the classification sequences for Greek Language and Literature

 

The Loeb Classical Library – this book series provides the Greek or Latin text with a parallel English translation for most authors of the Classical period. They are shelved on the 6th floor of the Central Library, most Greek authors at PA 3612.  In the Library Catalogue, you can browse the whole series by author , or search for an individual title using Advanced Search (choose Keywords/Author keywords and Series keywords loeb).

Search in a similar way to locate Greek texts in other series, such as Scriptorum classicorum bibliotheca Oxoniensis (Oxford Classical Texts) and Bibliotheca Scriptorum Graecorum et Romanorum Teubneriana (Teubner).


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Citation Chaining

Finding eBooks

Find Journal Articles

The Library Catalogue lists the print and electronic titles of journals held by the Library. Select the Journal title begins with search option and enter the full journal title

  • Sometimes the titles of journals in lists of Classics references have been abbreviated, making them hard to find on the Library catalogue. Here is a list of abbreviations along with the full titles that should be used in the Library catalogue

To find articles on your specific topic, use Citation Chaining and search in the recommended Classics databases


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Finding Classics Journal Articles

Greek Language and Literature – Central Library, Level 6

CN 350–455 Greek Inscriptions and Epigraphy – Central Library, Level 11
PA 1–199 Classical Philology in General
PA 201–899 Greek Philology and Language
PA 3050–4505 Greek Literature
PA 3051–3285    Literary History
PA 3300–3516    Collections
PA 3520–3564    Criticism, Interpretation, etc.
PA 3601–3681    Translations
PA 3612       Loeb Classical Library: Individual Authors
          (in alphabetical order)
PA 3818–4505    Individual Authors (in alphabetical order)
PA 3825–3849       Aeschylus
PA 3851–3858       Aesop
PA 3875–3879       Aristophanes
PA 3890–3926       Aristotle
PA 3949–3964       Demosthenes
PA 3973–3992       Euripides
PA 4018–4209       Homer
PA 4279–4333       Plato
PA 4367–4389       Plutarch
PA 4413–4434       Sophocles
PA 4452–4486       Thucydides
PA 4494–4499       Xenophon

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Greek Language and Literature

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