Classical Studies

Perseus Digital Library

Description

Perseus focuses upon the Greco-Roman world, and offers full-text literature in original languages and in English translation, as well as images of art and archaeology. Other disciplines--early modern English, the American Civil War, the history and topography of London, the history of mechanics, automatic identification and glossing of technical language in scientific documents, customized reading support for Arabic language, and other projects--allow Perseus to maintain a broader focus and to demonstrate the commonalities between Classics and other disciplines in the humanities and beyond. Includes many reference works, such as 'The Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites,' 'A Homeric Dictionary' (Autenrieth), 'A Greek Grammar for Colleges' (Smyth), and many commentaries on ancient authors and their texts.

Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10513
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Nestor: Bibliography of Aegean Prehistory and Related Areas

Description
The bibliographic entries from previous print editions of Nestor (1959- ) are searchable from this website. There are currently over 41,000 bibliographic entries and over 11,000 reviews. Additions to the database occur annually, two years from the print volume. The primary geographic nexus of Nestor is the Aegean, including all of Greece, Albania, and Cyprus, the southern area of Bulgaria, and the western and southern areas of Turkey. Nestor includes publications concerning the central and western Mediterranean, southeastern Europe, the eastern Mediterranean, western Asia, and other regions of archaeological research, if the specific bibliographic items contain Aegean artifacts, imitations, or influences, or make reference to Aegean comparanda.
Type
Database
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10511
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Library of Latin Texts - Series B

Alternative Titles
Library of Latin Texts - Series B (LLT-B)
CETEDOC Library of Christian Latin Texts
CLCLT
Brepolis
Description

Supplement to LLT-A. With an initial production of almost 7 million words and a projected growth of 4-5 million words annually, the LLT-B will develop at a faster pace than the LLT-A. In order to make this possible, the material which makes up the LLT-B is taken directly from existing editions (whereas the LLT-A is the product of intensive research work). The Library of Latin Texts – Series B gathers Latin texts of all genres and all periods. The data will therefore be very diverse, and will include genres as varied as chronicles, medieval saints’ lives and travel narratives, legal texts, and theological, philosophical and scientific treatises from the early-modern period. Above all, the emphasis will be on the online availability of large corpora of texts.

Type
E-Book(s)
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10409
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International Directory of Medievalists

Alternative Titles
Brepolis
Description

The International Directory of Medievalists Online is the continuation of the printed editions and contains 15,000 names and addresses of specialists from over 70 different countries with for the majority their fields of study.

Type
Directory
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10399
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Vetus Latina Database

Alternative Titles
Brepolis
Description

The huge panoply of Latin biblical texts which were in existence and use from the second century AD/CE until the time when the Vulgate became predominant are known under the common rubric of the Vetus Latina, or the Old Latin, Bible. The term Vetus Latina refers to all those biblical texts translated into Latin which are not found in the Vulgate. The textual tradition of the Vetus Latina is complex and incomplete. Because there are a limited number of extant manuscripts that haphazardly cover the biblical text the basic sources are biblical citations or allusions that are found within the writings of the Latin Fathers or Greek patristic authors who were translated at an early date into Latin.


The Latin Bible is at the core of Western culture, but it also bears witness to the development of this civilisation, through the many reworkings the text has undergone down the centuries. Our whole intellectual and religious history can be held up to the mirror of these variants. They are a fundamental resource not only for theologians, but for historians and literary scholars. Many layers of language, from the most vernacular to the most refined, can be seen in these texts.

The founders of the Thesaurus Linguae Latinae were not unaware of these facts. At their prompting a Bavarian priest, Abbot Joseph Denk, in the late nineteenth century undertook to start collecting all citations to the Latin Bible from the writings of the Church Fathers, in the way that had been done 250 years earlier by the Maurist Pierre Sabatier. It is important to stress that versions of Holy Scripture, throughout the ages, have quickly become outdated and, during the manuscript era, the redundant texts which were no longer being recopied were destined for extinction. Citations alone record them, and hence their importance.

Denk's collection, comprising many hundreds of thousands of files, was deposited at Saint Boniface Abbey in Beuron (Germany). The collection is the foundation for the task of editing the ancient Latin versions of the Bible being undertaken by the Vetus Latina Institute at the abbey itself. It is constantly being updated and expanded, as new editions of patristic writings appear. Many scholars have visited the abbey to consult this unique resource. But many more scholars write to the Institute with questions that only this archive can answer. The archive was recently microfilmed, as a security measure, but this has also allowed the data to be transcribed and input in a way that allows individual scholars to consult the material at home or at work on CD-Rom or Online.

Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10397
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ATLA with ATLASerials (EBSCO)

Alternative Titles
ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials (EBSCO)
ATLA Religion Database with ATLAS
ATLA Religion Database with ATLA Serials
Description
ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials is the full text version of the ATLA Religion Database (ATLA). This database is a collection of major religion and theology journals selected by some of the major religion scholars in the United States. Coverage of this database dates back to 1949.
Type
Article Index
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10081
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WorldCat

Alternative Titles
WorldCat (OCLC)
OCLC Online Union Catalog (OLUC)
RLG Union Catalog, RLIN
World Cat
Description

Over 62 million records describing books, periodicals, sound recordings, videos, musical scores, archival materials, maps, electronic resources, and much more, in over 400 different languages. Shows what materials are held by over 57,000 libraries worldwide (including most libraries in North America, and the national libraries of Australia and many Western European countries). Incorporates all records from the Research Libraries Group (RLG) Union Catalog (RLIN).

Type
Catalog
Coverage
Current cumulative file. (Describes library-held materials dated from prehistory to the present.)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10075
Mobile Version
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Oxford Reference: Bilingual Dictionaries

Alternative Titles
Oxford Reference Online: Bilingual Dictionaries
ORO: Bilingual Dictionaries, ORO BD, OROBD, ORBD
Description

Combined access to 18 concise and pocket sized bilingual dictionaries published by Oxford University Press. Provides translations between English and seven other languages: French, German, Irish (Gaelic), Italian, Latin, Spanish, and Modern Welsh. Includes specialized dictionaries for business related terms in French and Spanish.

Type
Dictionary
Coverage
Includes latest editions of reference works published in recent years.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10017
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Historical Abstracts (EBSCO)

Description

Historical Abstracts covers the history of the world (excluding the United States and Canada) from 1450 to the present, including world history, military history, women's history, history of education, and more. The database indexes more than 1,700 academic historical journals in over 40 languages back to 1955.

Type
Article Index
Coverage
1963-
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9993
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Monumenta Germaniae Historica (Brepols version)

Alternative Titles
MGH
Brepolis
Description

In more than 300 volumes, covering the widest possible range of historical documents, divided into five major Series (Scriptores, Leges, Diplomata, Epistolae and Antiquitates) and into 33 Subseries, the Monumenta not only continues its editorial programme but it has established for all Western scholarship a standard for critical editions.

More than 1,450 texts available. Live links to the Database of Latin Dictionaries. Cross-searchable with other full-text databases from Brepols.

Type
E-Book(s)
Text Collection
Coverage
ca. 500-1500
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9879
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