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Classical Studies (Yale-NUS College): Books

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Subject Headings

Subject Headings are assigned to books and other materials in LINC to help categorize them across disciplines.  One item can have several subject headings.  Sometimes starting with the subject heading is a good way to learn about resources on your topic.  Here is a small selection of Classical Studies headings to get you started:

Greece - Civilization

Greece - Antiquities

Rome - Antiquities

Rome - Civilization


Call numbers

Books in the Library are also classified by call number.  Each call number represents a certain subject area.  It is likely that if you find one good book on your topic, there will be others nearby on the shelf about that same topic. Here are some suggestions:

DE : History of the Greco-Roman world

DF 10 - 289 : History of Ancient Greece

N 5300 - 5896 : Classical art

NA 260 - 373 : Architecture: Greek, Roman, Early Christian, Byzantine

BL 700 - 820 : Classical religion & mythology

PA 3000 - 3049 : Classical literature

PA 3050 - 4449 : Greek literature, ancient

PA 6000 - 6971: Roman literature, ancient

Getting Started

Find books using the Library catalogue, FindMore tool, or the suggestions on this page. Consult reference works for background information. The authoritative reference work, Brill's New Pauly, is available both in print and online. Search the catalogue or FindMore using the suggested subject headings and search terms. Consider searching Brill Online Books and Journals and EBook Central for more e-resources.

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