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Classics, Ancient Greek, & Latin: Finding Books

Explore library resources related to Classics, including Ancient Greek and Latin language resources.

Books at UA

Looking for a book on the shelves? Search through Scout or directly through the libraries' catalog to browse print holdings.

Each record of a book will have a call number that corresponds to the book's location in Gorgas, McLure, Rodgers, Bruno, Hoole, or the Annex. 

This video demonstrates how to find a book using Scout and the Libraries Catalog, how to physically locate the book in the library, and how to check it out.

Library of Congress Call Numbers

Due to its cultural and historical significance, books related to the study of Classics are spread out across Gorgas Library.

If you are seeking books about the history of Ancient Greece or Ancient Rome, they are located within the "D" call number ranges, specifically "DE", "DF", and "DG". All books that start with "D" in their call numbers are shelved in the lower level (LL) of Gorgas Library.

  • DE1-100: History of the Greco-Roman World
    • DE1-15.5: General
    • DE23-31: Geography
    • DE46-73.2: Antiquities. Civilization. Culture. Ethnography.
    • DE80-100: History
  • DF10-289: Ancient Greece
  • DG11-365: Ancient Italy. Rome to 476.

Books pertaining to Greek and Latin language and literature are located within the "PA" call number ranges, which are shelved on the third floor of Gorgas Library. 

  • PA1-99: Classical philology
  • PA201-899: Greek philology and language
  • PA2001-2915: Latin philology and language
  • PA3000-3049: Classical literature
  • PA3050-4505: Greek literature
    • PA3051-3285: Literary history
    • PA3300-3516: Collections
    • PA3520-3564: Criticism, interpretation, etc.
    • PA3601-3681: Translations
    • PA3818-4505: Individual authors
      • Including:
        • PA3825-3849: Aeschylus
        • PA3851-3858: Aesop
        • PA3890-3926: Aristotle
        • PA3949-3964: Demosthenes
        • PA3973-3992: Euripedes
        • PA4018-4209: Homer
        • PA4279-4333: Plato
        • PA4367-4389: Plutarch
        • PA4413-4434: Sophocles
        • PA4452-4486: Thucydides
        • PA4494-4499: Xenophon 
  • PA6000-6971: Roman literature
    • PA6001-6097: Literary history
    • PA6100-6140: Collections
    • PA6141-6144: Criticism, interpretation, etc.
    • PA6155-6191: Translations
    • PA6202-6971: Individual authors 
      • Including:
        • PA6235-6269: Caesar, Julius
        • PA6278-6370: Cicero, Marcus Tullius
        • PA6393-6444: Horace
        • PA6482-6496: Lucretius Carus, Titus
        • PA6501-6510: Martial
        • PA6519-6553: Ovid
        • PA6568-6609: Plautus, Titus Maccius
        • PA6611-6637: Pliny, the Elder
        • PA6661-6693: Seneca, Lucius Annaeus
        • PA6705-6753: Tacitus, Cornelius
        • PA6755-6785: Terentius Apher, Publius (Terence)
        • PA6801-6961: Vergilius Maro, Publius (Virgil) 

Books at Other Libraries

This video demonstrates how to use our Interlibrary Loan service when you need a book that is not in our collection, or an article from a journal we don't subscribe to.

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E-Books

The library provides access to thousands of electronic books in every discipline and subject area. There are multiple ways to view and e-book. You can access e-books via PDF or e-pub format in your web browser. Or you can check them out by downloading them to your computer or mobile device for offline access. 

You can also view e-books through various content providers below.