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Our collections are tailored to meet the current and ongoing research and instructional needs of faculty and students in the Department of Literature. These areas include literature of all genres, visual arts, history, and the history of science, many of which necessarily extend into the realm of philosophy and religion. UCSD's collections also support the broad interdisciplinary interests of the Making of the Modern World core sequence.
Encyclopedia of Greek Tragedy
Covers all facets of dramatic theater that flourished in ancient Greece in order to better understand and appreciate the great surviving work of Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, and their contemporaries.
Oxford Classical Dictionary
Includes over 6,000 full-text online articles from the print 4th edition as well as newly commissioned and entries updated monthly.
Acta Sanctorum This link opens in a new window
Online version of encyclopedic work (published 1643-1940) on the lives of Christian saints. Key resource for the history of Christianity and the Latin Middle Ages.
L'Annee Philologique (Database of Classical Bibliography) This link opens in a new window
1969-present. Citations to scholarly work in all languages concerning Greek and Latin linguistics and literature, Greek and Roman archaeology, history, mythology, religion, epigraphy, numismatics and palaeography: all aspects of the ancient Mediterranean world.
Loeb Classical Library
More than 520 volumes of Latin, Greek, and English texts are available in a modern and elegant interface, allowing readers to browse, search, bookmark, annotate, and share content with ease.
Nestor: Bibliography of Aegean and Related Areas This link opens in a new window
Nestor is an international bibliography of Aegean studies, Homeric society, Indo-European linguistics, and related fields. The primary geographic focus is the Aegean; the chronological range is the prehistoric period in the regions covered, from the Paleolithic through the end of the Geometric period.
Patrologia Latina This link opens in a new window
The Patrologia Latina comprises the works of the Church Fathers from Tertullian in 200 AD to the death of Pope Innocent III in 1216. The database contains the complete Patrologia Latina, including all prefatory material, original texts, critical apparatus and indexes.
Thesaurus Linguae Graecae This link opens in a new window
The Thesaurus Linguae Graecae digital library contains virtually all ancient Greek texts surviving from the period between Homer (8th century B.C.) and A.D. 600, and a large number of texts deriving from the period between A.D. 600 and 1453...
Scholarly resources in Classics Studies, focusing on on the Ancient Mediterranean (particularly Greece and Rome) during the Classical and Hellenistic periods. The resources are primarily freely available and have undergone an evaluation process.
Selected Journals in Classical Studies