The graduate reading room holds a collection of monographs, reference materials, serials, and other items. It includes essential reference works such as epigraphic collections, standard text series such as the Loeb Classical Library, and many seminal writers. The Reading Room also provides desks and study space for our graduate students.
Work is currently underway to create a complete online catalogue using LibraryThing. This easy-to-use platform will provide access to valuable resources in the collection.
All items on the reading room shelves are labelled and organized by Library of Congress (LC) call numbers. The catalogue lists the number in the LC Classification field. The tags also repeat the LC number to make the numbers more visible.
This non-circulating collection is open only to graduate students and faculty; please do not take materials out of the reading room. There is a photocopier available if you would like to make copies.
Please mark the space with the provided loan cards when taking books off the shelves. Return books to the correct location on the shelves or the returns area for proper re-shelving.
Additional online resources
- L’Année Philologique: a database for bibliography in classics accessible through the university network.
- Perseus Project: a digital library for the humanities containing many texts, tools, dictionaries, lexica, grammar links, etc.
- Stoa Consortium: news, projects, various links for digital classicists
- UBC Library Classical Studies Subject Resources Guide
- VROMA: virtual Classics community.
- Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents at Oxford
- Ancient World Online A blog on (and aggregator of) online academic resources for archaeology and ancient studies. The focus is mainly on the Mediterranean and Near East, and it includes a searchable index of online resources and a listing of open-access journals.
- Dyabola: the German Archaeological Institute’s online bibliographical database, with a search interface in English; must be on campus or using VPN to enter via “IP Access.”
- Arachne: the German Archaeological Institute’s online database of objects/sites/images from the classical world, with attributes and information.
- Beazley Archive: searchable database of images and object descriptions, great for iconographic research, especially of painted Attic pottery
- Ubi Erat Lupa: a database of stone monuments from the Roman Empire with images; coverage is best for Germany and central Europe but includes some museum collections in Italy and elsewhere.
- Artstor: a repository of art images from around the world, with attributes; the classical collection is spottier but includes lots of “masterpieces” and site photograph archives from important sites like the Athenian Agora and Dura-Europos.
- Aegean Prehistoric Archaeology: Website with essays, extensive bibliography and images relating to Aegean Prehistory maintained by Prof. Jeremy Rutter (Dartmouth).
- Online Liddell-Scott-Jones Greek-English Lexicon
- Online Woodhouse English-Greek Lexicon
- Thesaurus Linguae Graecae
- Classical Greek Unicoding: a tool for inputting Unicode Greek.
- Greek and Hebrew fonts
- Greek Language and Linguistics
- Corpus Scriptorum Latinorum
- Internet Classics Archive
- Loebolus: out-of-copyright bilingual – Greek/Latin and English – Loeb editions.
- Online Books
Note: you can also see the Perseus Project link in the classical studies section for access to dictionaries, lexica, grammar, texts, etc., in Greek and Latin.
The ancient history of the Classical and Near Eastern worlds, in general
- Ancient World Mapping Center
- Orbis: maps and travel times for Roman routes
- De Imperatoribus Romanis: An Online Encyclopedia of Roman Rulers and Their Families
- Greek and Roman History: the link page from California State University, Northridge, including Late Antiquity and Early Christianity.
- Internet Ancient History Sourcebook
- Lacus Curtius: Into the Roman World
- Pompeii in Pictures
- Greek Inscriptions at the Packard Humanities Institute
- Rassegna degli Strumenti Informatici per lo Studio dell’Antichità Classica: Italian site with many useful links.
- Associations in the Greco-Roman World (AGRW)
- Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon Project (CAL)
- Digital Archive for the Study of Pre-Islamic Arabian Inscriptions (DASI)
- Online Coins of the Roman Empire (OCRE)
- Wisconsin Palmyrene Aramaic Inscription Project
- Center for Online Judaic Studies
- Center for Philosophy of Religion
- Dead Sea Scrolls
- Early Jewish Writings
- Dinur Center for Research in Jewish History
- Genizah Projects at UPenn
- Nag Hammadi Coptic Library
- New English Translation of the Septuagint
- Online Bibles
- Non-canonical Texts
- Religious Studies Web Guide, based at the University of Calgary
- Tanach (Hebrew Bible), available here and here
- UBC Library Religious Studies (Western) Subject Resources Guide
- Digital Dead Sea Scrolls
- Inscriptiones Christianae Graecae (ICG): ancient Christian inscriptions from Asia Minor and Greece
- Inscriptions of Israel/Palestine (II/P)
- Judaism and Rome