Library Subject Guides

Classics: Art and Architecture

Europa and the Bull
Red-Figure Stamnos, Tarquinia Museum, circa 480 BC
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Flavian Amphitheatre
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Understand Your Topic

The first step is to make sure you understand the topic. Identify the main concepts or keywords in your question to help you develop a search strategy

  1. Use encyclopedias and dictionaries for Classics to find definitions and background information

Find Books

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

Hints for searching the Library catalogue

  • Use Keywords or Title searches to find additional material.
  • Use the Browse Alphabetically: By Author 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 Art and Architecture.

See also:

Citation Chaining

Finding Ebooks

Find Journal Articles

The Library Catalogue lists the print and electronic titles of journals held by the Library. Select the Browse Alphabetically: By Title 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 databases.


Art and Architecture – Central Library, Level 6

ML 162–169 Ancient Music
N 5320–5899 Ancient Art. Artistic Archaeology
N 5350–5351    Egypt
N 5630–5720    Greece
N 5740–5790    Rome
N 7760–7763 Ancient Mythology in Art
NA 260–340 Classical Architecture
NA 3760–3770 Ancient Mosaics
NB 85–169 Classical Sculpture
ND 100–127 Classical Painting
NK 610–685 Decorative Arts in the Ancient World
NK 1180–1250 Decorative and Ornament; Design, in the Ancient World
NK 3800–3855 Ancient Ceramics, Pottery
NK 4645–4653 Greek Vases and Their Decorations
NX 448.5 History of Classical Arts
T 16 Ancient Technology – EPS Library, Level 3
TA 16 Ancient Engineering – EPS Library, Level 3

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Art and Architecture