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CLS 275: Alexander to Cleopatra: The Hellenistic Near East

There are a number of relevant resources for this class. The lists below have been provided by your professor and a reference librarian. For more specific materials, you should also take a look at the Library's book collection, searchable in the Library Catalog.

Reference Books

The Cambridge Ancient History series - multiple volumes of essays on historical events, people and aspects of society.
Ref. D57.C252

Civilizations of the Ancient Near East - Four volume resource covering the Ancient Near East in Western thought, the Environment, Population, Social Institutions, History and Culture, Economy and Trade, Technology and Artistic Production, Religion and Science, Language, Writing, and Literature, Visual and Performing Arts and Retrospective Essays.
Ref. DS57.C55 1995

L'Annee Philologique - Described as an 'analytical and critical bibliography of Greco-Latin antiquity,' these volumes index publications in Classics from 1924-2001, in multiple languages.
Ref. Z7016.M35A

LIMC (Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae) -- all the mythological imagery you could want. Although most entries are in German, French and Italian, the bibliographies in the entries include English-language references.
Ref. N7760.L49

Oxford Classical Dictionary, 3rd ed., your first reference tool for any topic in Classics. Provides basic information at a scholarly level, with a bibliography.
Ref. DE5.O9 1996

Article Citation Databases

Anthropology Plus
This resource is the combination of Anthropology Index and Anthropological Literature. Provides extensive worldwide indexing of journal articles, reports, commentaries, edited works, and obituaries in the fields of social, cultural, physical, biological, and linguistic anthropology, ethnology, archaeology, folklore, material culture, and interdisciplinary studies. Covers over 2500 journals, 19th century to the present. Updated quarterly.

Historical Abstracts
Indexing for scholarly journals dealing with world history. Most citations include brief abstracts of the articles. Publications extend back to 1954.

Humanities Full Text
Indexing for scholarly journals, from 1983 to the present; contains abstracts and some full-text material. The major history journals are included.

Full Text Databases

A collection of abstracts and articles from over 100 scholarly journals, many dating from the nineteenth-century to the last 4 or 5 years.

Oxford Reference Online
The largest, most up-to-date, authoritative, and accessible reference work in the world. This huge resource contains almost 2 million words and phrases from Oxford's English language and bilingual dictionaries.

Project Muse
Searchable full text access to scholarly journals in the arts and humanities, social sciences, sciences and mathematics.

Suggested Websites

BMCR - Bryn Mawr Classical Review
Archived material, searchable by author or title. Reviews often extensive and written by leading scholars. It is best to read 2 or 3 reviews of a book to see if all reviewers comment on similar aspects.

Hellenistic Bibliography
Bibliography of recent books on the Hellenistic period in English. Good place to start collecting resources.

House of Ptolemy
Some broken links, but still useful for Images of Alexandria.

Perseus Project
Good general resource for translated texts, papyri, images, coins and more.

Skidmore's Research Resources
A Skidmore College portal to texts, links, and journals in Classics.

Provides the tables of contents of a selection of Classics, Near Eastern Studies, and Religion journals. Where possible, links to the full text are given (about 15%).

10/25/04 sv, contact Scott Vine at, 291-3840, or via AIM or IChat at svine35 for assistance.