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CLASSICS_101-6-1: Classicizing Chicago (Tataranni): Reference Works

Encyclopedias and Dictionaries

  • Bagnall, Roger S. The Encyclopedia of Ancient History. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012. MAIN Reference 930.03 E563.  Major work, recently published.
  • Cancik, Hubert, and Helmuth Schneider. Brill's New Pauly: Encyclopaedia of the Ancient World. Leiden: Brill, 2002- . MAIN Reference 903 N481X or Internet. The premier scholarly encyclopedia on the ancient world.  Can be a little tricky to use for the uninitiated.  Citations in the bibliography often given in abbreviated form; to get full information, click on "New Pauly," and find list of "bibliographic abbreviations."  Or email me and I'll be glad to help.
  • Gagarin, Michael, and Elaine Fantham. The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010.  Internet.  Less detailed than the New Pauly; designed more for the general student.
  • Goldfield, David R. Encyclopedia of American Urban History.  Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications, 2007. MAIN Reference 307.76409 E56 and Internet.
  • Grimal, Pierre. The Dictionary of Classical Mythology. Blackwell Reference. New York: Blackwell, 1985. MAIN Reference 292 G861dX.
  • Grossman, James R., Ann Durkin Keating, and Janice L. Reiff. The Encyclopedia of Chicago. Chicago, Ill.: University of Chicago Press, 2004. MAIN Reference 977.311 E56 or Internet.
  • Hansen, William F. Handbook of Classical Mythology. Santa Barbara, Calif.: ABC-CLIO, 2004. MAIN Reference 292.13 H249h.
  • Hornblower, Simon, and Antony Spawforth. The Oxford Classical Dictionary. 4th ed.. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012. MAIN Large Books 913.38 O98 2012 or Internet.   Key work for classical studies.
  • March, Jennifer R. Dictionary of Classical Mythology. Second edition. Oxford [England]: Oxbow Books, 2014. Internet.


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