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Classics for Continuing Education: Ancient History

A guide to Library resources for Classical Studies.

Continuing Education collections

Books for Ancient History 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:

930 General books on Ancient History and Archaeology
936.104   Roman Britain
937 Roman History
938 Ancient Greek History


Many e-books purchased by Bodleian Libraries are available and can be found on SOLO. You can access the content of these on PCs in the Library or in the Resource room at Ewert House. For more information about e-books, see Oxford LibGuide on ebooks.

Here is a selection of titles:

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:


The Rewley House Continuing Education Library does not subscribe to any printed journals in this subject. However, many electronic journals are available through PCs in the Library and in the Resource Room at Ewert House. Titles include:

The ancient history bulletin

Classical antiquity

Journal of Ancient History and Archaeology

Palamedes: a journal of ancient history

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:

L'Année Philologique

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