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Classics

Finding Books

The library catalog allows you to search Reed's holdings, Summit (our consortium of about 40 Pacific Northwest libraries), and libraries worldwide. In addition to books and media, the catalog also includes an extensive amount of journal article citations and full-text links.
 

Beyond Reed: Summit vs ILL

If you find something in the system that is not owned by Reed, you should first request the item through a Summit library if possible. Use Interlibrary Loan (ILL) for all journal article requests as well as books and media not available through Summit. E-books cannot be borrowed from another institution. Check the library website for more information on borrowing policies for Reed College Library and Summit as well as information on ILL.


Book Reviews and Criticism

Many databases will let you search specifically for book reviews and bibliographies. This is a great way to find relevant materials, core works, and key authors. Look for entries from Bryn Mawr Classical Review or visit their site.

Browsing the Stacks: Relevant call numbers

Reed College uses the Library of Congress Classification system. For the most part, material for the study of classical antiquity is located in PA, DE, DF, and DG. Since Classics is so interdisciplinary, substantial relevant material is distributed elsewhere in the classification system according to the subject matter of the work. Use the following guidelines to browse the stacks or search for materials.

  • D51–90 Ancient History (General)

  • DA145–147 Roman Britian

  • DC62–63 Roman Gaul

  • DE The Greco-Roman World

    • DE1–15 General

    • DE27–31 Geography

    • DE46–73 Culture and Civilization

    • DE80–98 History

  • DF1-500 Ancient Greece (to c. 323 A.D.)

    • DF10–16 General

    • DF75–135 Civilization & Culture

    • DF207–241 History

  • DG1–399 Ancient Italy, Rome to 476 A.D.

    • DG11–16 General (Periodicals and Sourcebooks)

    • DG42–70 Local and Regional History

      • DG61–69 City of Rome

    • DG75–190 Civilization & Culture

    • DG201–365 History

  • DS54.3 Ancient Cyprus

  • DS71–75 Ancient Iraq to 638 A.D.

  • DS81 Phoenicia

  • DS96 Ancient Syria, including the Seleucids

  • DS111–123 Ancient Israel

  • DS275–287 Iran to 651 AD

  • DT57–93 Ancient Egypt, including the Ptolemies (DT92)

Reed College uses the Library of Congress Classification system. For the most part, material for the study of classical antiquity is located in PA, DE, DF, and DG. Substantial relevant material is distributed elsewhere in the classification system according to the subject matter of the work. Use the following guidelines to browse the stacks or search for materials

  • PA1–9 Periodicals

  • PA51–85 History, study & teaching

  • PA111–199 Greek & Latin Language

  • PA201–1179 Greek Philology & Language

    • PA600–691 Hellenistic Greek

    • PA700–791 Biblical Greek

    • PA1001–1179 Medieval & Modern Greek

  • PA2001–2995 Latin Philology & Language

  • PA3000–3049 Classical Literature (In General)

  • PA3050–5868 Greek Literature

    • PA3300–3371 Papyri

  • PA6000– Latin Literature

Reed College uses the Library of Congress Classification system. For the most part, material for the study of classical antiquity is located in PA, DE, DF, and DG. Substantial relevant material is distributed elsewhere in the classification system according to the subject matter of the work. Use the following guidelines to browse the stacks or search for materials

Other Relevant Call Numbers

B108–708 Ancient Philosophy

BL700–820 Classical Religion and Mythology

BR160–240 Early History of Christianity

 

CE21–46 Ancient Chronography

CE42–46 Greek & Roman Calendars

CJ201–1400 Ancient Numismatics

CN1–1100 Ancient Epigraphy

 

G82–88 Ancient Geography

G1033 Atlases of the Ancient World

GT530–580 Ancient dress and costume

GV17–35, 573 Ancient Sports and Games

 

HC31–39 Ancient Economic History

HD132–137 Ancient Economic History (Land)

HD4844 Labor in the Ancient World

HF355–381 History of Ancient Trade and Commerce

HN9–10 Ancient Social History

HQ13 Ancient Sexuality

HQ505–12 The Family in Antiquity

HQ1127–1139 Women in the Ancient World

HT863 Ancient Slavery

 

JC51–93 Ancient Political Institutions & Theory

KJA Roman Law

 

ML162-169 Ancient Music

N5320-5899 Fine Arts in Antiquity

NA210–340 Ancient Architecture

NA69–169 Ancient Sculpture

ND60–135 Ancient Painting

NK610–685 Ancient Decorative Arts

NK1180–1250 Ancient Decoration and Ornament

NK4645–4654 Greek & Roman Vases

 

P901–1099 Extinct Asian and European Languages

 

R126–127 Ancient Medical Works

R135 History of Ancient Medicine

 

T16 Ancient Technology

 

U29–35 Warfare in Antiquity

 

Z105–115 Paleography, Z7016–7030 Bibliography of Classical Languages and Literature