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Classics Resources   Tags: ancient_greece, ancient_rome, classics, latin  

Recommended academic resources for Valpo's classics students
Last Updated: Jul 2, 2015 URL: http://libguides.valpo.edu/Classics Print Guide RSS Updates

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I hope that you will find this guide a useful starting place for your research in Classics. I have assembled a core collection of resources available through the Valparaiso University Library System, as well as high quality, freely available web resources. This guide is a collaborative work-in-progress, developed with the suggestions and feedback from students and faculty in the Department of Classics.

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Recent Acquisitions

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The landmark Herodotus : the histories / a new translation by Andrea L. Purvis with maps, annotations, appendices, and encyclopedic index
Call Number: D58 .H4713 2007
ISBN: 0375421092
Herodotus was a Greek historian living in Ionia during the fifth century BCE. He traveled extensively through the lands of the Mediterranean and the Black Sea and collected stories, and then recounted his experiences with the varied people and cultures he encountered. Cicero called him “the father of history,” and his only work, The Histories, is considered the first true piece of historical writing in Western literature. With lucid prose that harks back to the time of oral tradition, Herodotus set a standard for narrative nonfiction that continues to this day.

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Chronologies of the ancient world : names, dates and dynasties
Call Number: Ref. DE5 .N48613 v. 1
ISBN: 9004153209
Though it supplements the New Pauly reference, this volume is a stand-alone reference, containing tables detailing the dates and names of dynasties and other ruling bodies in Eurasia in ancient times.

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The Cambridge companion to archaic Greece
Call Number: DF77 .C317 2007
ISBN: 0521822009
History of archaic Greece. Tyrants and lawgivers / Victor Parker ; Polis, community, and ethnic identity / Jonathan M. Hall ; Warfare and hoplites / Peter Krentz ; The life cycle in archaic Greece / Deborah Kamen -- Literature and philosophy. Homer, Hesiod, and the epic tradition / Jonathan L. Ready ; Archaic Greek poetry / Leslie V. Kurke ; The philosophers in archaic Greek culture / Andrea Wilson Nightingale -- History and material culture. Colonization : Greece on the move, 900-480 / Carla M. Antanaccio ; Delphi, Olympia, and the art of politics / Richard T. Neer ; The human figure in early Greek sculpture and vase painting / Jeffrey M. Hurwit

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Olympic victor lists and ancient Greek history
Call Number: GV23 .C48 2007
ISBN: 0521866340
This is the first comprehensive examination of Olympic victor lists. The origins, development, content, and structure of Olympic victor lists are explored and explained, and a number of important questions, such as the source and reliability of the year of 776 for the first Olympics, are addressed. Olympic victor lists emerge as a clearly defined type of literature that is best understood as a group of closely related texts.

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