LITERATURE: Ancient Greek and Classical Latin

by D. Rogenmoser

Finding Books using EUREKA
Dictionaries & Verb Books
Greek Lexicons of the New Testament
Literary Encyclopedias, Dictionaries
Literary Criticism
Biographical Sources
English Translations of Greek & Latin Works
Indexes and Databases
Selected Journals
Additional Web Sites
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EUREKA is a catalog of items owned by the CSUS Library.  Books can be searched for in EUREKA by title, author, keyword and Library of Congress Subject Headings.
  • Keyword Searching: Use Keyword to search for books on topics such as:
        latin language
        greek language
        greek and drama
        theater and rome

  • Browsing: General locations and call numbers for browsing the shelves for books on Greek and Latin Language and Literature are:

    Greek Language/Literature 3 North PA 201-899, PA 3050-4499 (circulating books)
        or 2 North Reference PA 201-899, PA 3050-4499.
    Latin Language/Literature 3 North PA 2001-2915, PA 6000-6961 (circulating books)
        or 2 North Reference PA 2001-2915, PA 6000-6961

  • Use Advance Search to search for a book that is written in Greek or Latin. Use the LANGUAGE field to choose the language of the book.
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English-Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language
    ref PA 445 .E5 W8 1932
English-Greek Dictionary of Pure and Applied Mathematics, vol 1-2
    ref QA 5 .K68
A Greek-English Lexicon Liddell and Scott"  ref PA 445 .E5 L6 1996
Greek Grammar on the Web
Greek Verb Endings  ref PA 337 .R6 1986
Greek Verbs, Irregular and Defective  ref PA 337 .V5 1967
A Lexicon Abridged From Liddell and Scott’s Greek-English Lexicon
    ref PA 445 .E5 L62
Liddell-Scott-Jones Lexicon of Classical Greek (Perseus Project)
Thesaurus Linguae Graecae
World of Cyprus Greek-English Dictionary


Cassell’s New Latin Dictionary: Latin-English, English-Latin
    ref PA 2365 .L3 C3 1968
Chambers/Murray Latin-English Dictionary   ref PA 2365 .E5 S6 1976
Etymological Dictionary of Latin   ref PA 2342 .T8 1976
Follett World-Wide Latin Dictionary; Latin-English, English-Latin  (American English)
    ref PA 2365 .E5 L65
Langenscheidt Shorter Latin Dictionary; Latin-English, English-Latin
    ref PA 2365 .E5 L3
Latin Dictionary - Perseus Project
A Latin Dictionary Founded on Andrews’ Edition of Freund’s Latin Dictionary Lewis
     and Short
 ref PA 2365 .E5 A7 1962
Latin Word List and Grammar Aid (Univ. of Notre Dame)
Oxford Latin Dictionary  ref PA 2365 .E5 O9
The Pocket Oxford Latin Dictionary  ref PA 2365 .E5 W6 1994
201 Latin Verbs Fully Conjugated in All the Tenses  ref PA 2158 .W6

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A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian
    Literature: A Translation and Adaptation of the Fourth Revised
    and Augmented Edition of Walter Bauer's Griechisch-Deutsches
    Wörterbuch zu den Schriften des Neuen Testaments und der übrigen
Urchristlichen Literatur
ref PA 881 .B413 1979
Index to the Revised Bauer-Arndt-Gingrich Greek Lexicon
    ref PA 881 .A72 A45 1981
A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament   ref PA 881 .G8 1901
Greek New Testament Gateway
Greek Text
The New Analytical Greek Lexicon   ref PA 881 .P54 1990
Online Greek Bible
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Crowell’s Handbook of Classical Drama   ref PA 3024 .H35
Latin Language and Literature
Meridian Handbook of Classical Literature   ref PA 31 .F4 1986
    (1998 edition in Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection)
Oxford Classical Dictionary  ref DE 5 .O9 1996
The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature   ref PA 31 .H69 1989

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A Companion to the Greek Lyric Poets  ref PA 3092 .C66 1997
Ancient Writers: Greece and Rome  ref PA 3002 .A5 1982
L'Année Philologique : Bibliographie Critique et Analytique de L'Antiquité
  ref PZ 7016 .A1 A5
Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism  ref PN 610 .C53
The Classical Epic: An Annotated Bibliography  ref PAZ 3022 .E6 1991
Classical Greek and Roman Drama: An Annotated Bibliography
    ref PAZ 7018 .D7 F67 1989
Classical Studies: A Guide to the Reference Literature  ref PAZ 7016 .J4 1996
Greek and Roman Authors: A Checklist of Criticism   ref PAZ 7016 .G9 1982
Recent Studies in Myths and Literature, 1970-1990: An Annotated Bibliography
     ref PRZ 2014 .M985 1991
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Greek and Latin Authors, 800 B.C.-A.D. 1000  ref PA 31 .G7
Dictionary of Literary Biography: Ancient Greek Authors   ref PS 125 .D5 v. 176
Dictionary of Literary Biography: Ancient Roman Authors  ref PS 125 .D5 v. 211
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English translations are available through the Loeb Classical Libraries Series  and can be found using

Do a KEYWORD search on "loeb classical library." One can also search by specific title (title search) or author (author search.)

Latin Language and Literature
The Latin Library
Perseus Project - Greek & Roman Materials
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Paper Indexes
  • Essay and General Literature Index  (1900-current)2 North Index Area AI 3 .E75
  • Humanities Index  (1974-1999) 2 North Index Tables AI 3 .R492
  • LLBA: Linguistics & Language Behavior Abstracts  (1967 – current)
    2 North Index Tables PZ 7003 L12
Electronic Indexes
Unless noted otherwise; electronic indexes are restricted to CSUS students, faculty, & staff. Instructions for off-campus access are available at Off-Campus Access to Library E-Resources.
  • Academic Search Premier (Ebsco)  1985-current
    This index is a mixture of full text and abstracts.
    This is a humanities database with full text articles from archival (most current 3-5 years not available) journals.
  • MLA   1920s-current
    Although it does not provide full text or abstracts, this index is the first place to search for literary criticism.
  • Project MUSE
    This is a social science and humanities database with full text articles from journals.
  • Thesaurus Linguae Graecae
    Greek literary texts from Homer to the fall of Byzantium in AD 1453, with newer Greek texts being added on an ongoing basis. Selected English translations of major authors are also available.
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The following selected listed of periodicals are available in print at CSUS Library. Some of these titles are also available online. Periodicals available online are linked to the EUREKA record which accesses the online issues.

American Journal of Philology
Classical Antiquity
Classical Journal
Classical Philology
Classical Quarterly
Classical Review
Greece & Rome

The following titles are available via the WEB

The Bryn Mawr Classical Review
Electronic Antiquity: Communicating the Classics
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Corpus Scriptorum Latinorum
Bibliotheca Latina IntraText
Internet Resources for the Classics
Library of Congress/Classical and Medieval History
Literary Resources, Classical & Biblical (Rutgers Univ.)
The Perseus Digital Library
Yahoo Directory Classic Languages Greek & Latin
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Questions/comments to: D Rogenmoser, Reference Librarian, CSU, Sacramento
10/01 Last updated 12/08