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CLASSICS_350-0: Wine, Love, and Politics: Symposia in Ancient Greece (Hopman): Books

Finding books

NUSearch, Northwestern University Library's search tool, can be used to find books and other library resources.   To search for books, it is best to click on the "Books, Images, & More" tab; otherwise, you are likely to be overwhelmed with articles.

Sample Searches:

Greek banquets

Greek vases AND symposium

(symposi* OR banquet*) AND greek AND (vases OR pottery)

(athen* OR attic*) AND (pottery OR vases) AND paint*

The advance search may be useful in certain instances: for example, you may want to limit your search to subject headings or other field.    For example, searching "Rome" in the subject field, and "grain" anywhere, produces a much tighter search than simply entering <Rome AND Grain>.

It's also possible to click on "browse search" and browse titles, authors, or subject heading strings.  Some possibly useful subject headings:

Vase-painting, Greek

Pottery, Greek

Symposium (Classical Greek drinking party)

Archilochus  [and names of other poets]

Greece -- Social Life and Customs

Searching books fulltext

Reference Librarian and Subject Specialist

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Bill McHugh
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