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ARTHIST 329 Ancient Monuments, Modern Politics

Who owns the past? This class explores the ways in which state actors and political leaders have used and abused ancient Mediterranean history and archaeology in building modern national identities

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Reference Works

Reference works such as dictionaries and encyclopedias are a great place to start. They often give good introductions to subject matters and offer bibliography for deeper analysis. Reference works are often available online or on the second floor of the Woodruff library. We recommend the following resources:

Oxford Classical Dictionary



The Oxford Classical Dictionary. Fourth Edition (2012)
Woodruff Reference: DE5 .O9 2012

This one-volume dictionary contains over 6,000 entries dealing with the classical world. The entries range from brief definitions to several paragraphs long, and are accompanied by bibliographic references.


Oxford Art Online

Includes Grove Art Online  The Oxford Companion to Western Art, Encyclopedia of Aesthetics (entries by art historians, philosophers, and theorists), and The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms.


Online Egyptological Bibliography  based on AEB: Annual Egyptological Bibliography
REFERENCE Z3656 .A2 A6 1999
  Online Egyptological Bibliography (OEB)



Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece & Rome

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece & Rome (2010)
Woodruff Reference: DE5 .O95 2010

This is a seven-volume encyclopedia that is aimed at a general audience. It only treats eleven-hundred articles but the articles are typically longer than the Oxford Classical Dictionary and places more emphasis on the interpretation of the subject matter.

Brill’s New Pauly

Brill’s New Pauly (2002-2010)
Woodruff Reference: DE5 .N4813 2002

Translated from the German, this encyclopedia offers a detailed treatment of all aspects of Greek and Roman antiquity. Because it was originally a German work, the bibliographic references favor German sources.


Other dictionaries and encyclopedias:

  • Cambridge Dictionary of Classical Civilization (2006)
    Woodruff Reference: DE5 .C28 2006
  • Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece (2006)
    Woodruff Reference: DF16 .E52 2006
  • The Grove Encyclopedia of Classical Art and Architecture (2007)
    Woodruff Reference: N5610 .G76 2007
  • Lexikon der Ägyptologie
    REFERENCE DT58 .L49 1975 V.1 –V.6
    Thisdictionary features entries only on many aspects of Ancient Egypt. While many articles are written in German (with a few French), approximately one third of the entries are written in English.


  • Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae (1981-2009)
    Woodruff Reference: NX650 .M9 L48
  • The Music of Ancient Greece: An Encyclopedia (1978)
    Music Media Stacks: ML169 .M52
  • Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization (1998)
    Woodruff Reference: DE5 .092 1998