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Classical Studies

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Useful Subject Headings

The Library of Congress uses a controlled vocabulary (a unique sequence of words) to organize information in libraries.  So if you are trying to find books in our library catalog, you can use some of these terms to help you find books on that particular topic.

Ancient Greece:

  • Civilization Classical
  • Ancient Greece
  • Greece Civilization
  • Greece History
  • Greece Historiography
  • Greece Religion
  • Mysteries, Religious
  • Cults Greece
  • Philosophy, Ancient
  • Skeptics (Greek philosophy)
  • Cynics (Greek philosophy)
  • Plato
  • Greece in Literature
  • Classical literature History and criticism
  • Greek drama History and criticism
  • Theater Greece History
  • Greek in Literature
  • Greece Drama
  • Athens (Greece) Drama
  • Aristophanes
  • Sophocles Oedipus Rex
  • Oedipus (Greek mythology) in literature
  • Thucydides
  • Thucydides History of the Peloponnesian War
  • Women Greece History
  • Women Greece Social conditions
  • Sex customs Greece History
  • Prostitution Greece History
  • Homosexuality history Greece
  • Slavery Greece History

Greek Military History:

  • Military art and science Greece History
  • Military history, Ancient Greece
  • Greece History, Military
  • Weapons, Ancient Greece History
  • Armor, Ancient Greece History
  • Peloponnesian War
  • Greece History Peloponnesian War, 431-404 B.C.
  • Sparta (Extinct city) History, Military
  • Sparta (Extinct city) Army



  • Alexander the Great
  • Alexander the Great, 356-323 B.C.
  • Greece History Macedonian Expansion, 359-323 B.C.
  • Philip II, King of Macedonia, 382-336 B.C. Influence.


Ancient Rome:

  • Rome Civilization
  • Rome History
  • Rome History 265-30 B.C.
  • Rome History Empire, 30 B.C.- 476 A.D.
  • Rome Historiography
  • Philosophy, Ancient
  • Stoics
  • Skeptics (Greek philosophy)
  • Cynics (Greek philosophy)
  • Rome In literature
  • Women Rome History
  • Women Rome Social conditions
  • Sex customs Rome
  • Prostitution Rome History
  • Homosexuality history Rome
  • Rome Religion
  • Christian women Rome History
  • Women in Christianity History Early church, ca. 30-600
  • Cults Rome
  • Vestal virgins
  • Slavery Rome History
  • Slavery Rome Social conditions
  • Slave insurrections Rome

Roman Military History:

  • Armor, Ancient Rome History
  • Hannibal, 247-182 B.C.
  • Logistics.
  • Military art and science Rome History
  • Military history, Ancient Rome
  • Punic wars
  • Rome Army Equipment and supplies.
  • Rome Army Supplies and stores.
  • Rome Army Transportation.
  • Weapons, Ancient Rome History




Call Numbers to Browse

We use the Library of Congress method to organize our books. If you want to browse the book shelves to find books in classical studies, look in these areas of the library:

B's for philosophy, religion & mythology:

B 108-708 (ancient philosophy)

BL 300-325 (comparative mythology)

BR 1-1725 (Christianity)

BS 1-2970 (Bible)

D's are history:

DE 1-100 (Greco-Roman)

DF 10-289 (Ancient Greece)

DG 11-365 (Ancient Italy)

PA for Greek & Latin literature:

PA 1-899 (Greek philology & language)

PA 3000-4499 (Greek literature)

PA 6000-6961 (Roman literature)

Ancient Egypt


Atlas of Classical Archaeology. M.I. Finley ed.  New York: McGraw-Hill, 1977.  JFK Upper Level Book Stacks.  G1046. E15 A8 1977.

Atlas of Classical History.  Richard Talbert.  New York: Macmillan, 1985.  JFK Main Level Reference Atlases.  G1033 .A833 1985.

Atlas of the Greek World. Peter Levi.  New York: Facts on File, 1985.  JFK Main Level Reference.  DF77 .43 1985.

Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Richard Talbert ed.  Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2000.  JFK Main Level Reference Atlases.  G1033 .B3 2000.  (CD-ROM version located in the main level reference collection)

Classics Books you can Check Out

Dictionaries & Encyclopedias for Classics

Dictionaries & Encyclopedias for Early Christianity

Greek Mythology