Library Subject Guides

Classics: Roman Mythologies and Religion


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  • Click the Subject Headings of useful titles to find books on related subjects. Some relevant subject headings are
    • Cults – Rome
    • Mythology, Classical – use the Refine Results > Suggested Topics “Mythology, Classical” to exclude similar subject headings if desired (e.g., exclude Mythology, Classical, in literature).
    • Mythology, Roman – use the Refine Results > Suggested Topics “Mythology, Roman” to exclude similar subject headings if desired (e.g., exclude Mythology, Roman, in literature).
    • Rome – Religion
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See also:

Citation Chaining

Finding Ebooks

Find Journal Articles

See tips on Finding Journal Articles.

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


Roman Mythology, Religion – Central Library, Level 11

CE 46 Roman Calendar
BL 700–820 Classical (Etruscan, Greek, Roman) mythology and religion
BL 740–760 Etruscan
BL 798–820 Roman
BL 800–803    General works
BL 805    General special
BL 810    Addresses, essays, lectures
BL 813    Local, A–Z
BL 815    Special topics, A–Z
BL 820 Special deities and characters of Classical mythology, A–Z
DG 121–135 Religious antiquites of Rome – Central Library, Level 10

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