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Classics for Continuing Education: Ancient Greek

A guide to Library resources for Classical Studies.

Finding books in the Continuing Education Library

Books on Ancient Greek language, literature and culture are on the lower floor of the Library. Reference books such as dictionaries and encyclopedias can be found in the Jessup Reading Room. Key numbers are:

182-185      Greek Philosophers                     881          Greek Poetry       
292 Greek Religion & Mythology 882 Drama: Tragedy and Comedy
480-488 Ancient Greek Language 883 Greek Prose
880 Greek Literature 938 Greek History

Oxford's online resources

You can find useful e-resources on Databases A-Z.

Free online resources

You can find many good quality, free resources on the internet. Here are a few suggestions to get you started:


You can access e-journals from the PCs in the Library or any other PC on the University network. If you have a University card, you can access e-journals from any internet connection using your Single Sign On. Titles include:

The Classical Quarterly 

Greece and Rome

The journal of Hellenic Studies

Finding articles

In addition to Google Scholar and Articles tab on SOLO, there are databases you can use to search for articles, including the following:

Public Library resources

Reference material

Most public library authorities give members access to a range of online reference material. You can access much of this at home using your public library card.

Oxfordshire's Reference Online resources includes:

Other public library services will provide similar resources. Find your lcoal library service on the UK.Gov website

Journal articles

Access to Research logoAccess to Research is an initiative which provides free access to academic e-journals in public libraries. Note that you cannot access them at home, only in libraries. You can find a full list of partcipating libraries as well as information about the journals included on the Access to Research website