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Classics and Ancient History: Books

Reading Lists


Use our online reading lists to find key readings for your modules. Link directly to an e-book, scanned chapter, or the library catalogue with information about where to find the book in the Library.

Reference Works

Thesaurus Linguae LatinaeThesaurus Linguae Latinae (TLL) Online

The Thesaurus Linguae Latinae (TLL) Online is the largest and most detailed Latin dictionary in the world. With extensive and detailed entries covering the classical period up to about 600 A.D.

Thesaurus Linguae Graecae (TLG)

The Thesaurus Linguae Graecae (TLG) is a comprehensive digital library of Greek literature from antiquity to the present era, complimented by tools for philological and literary study, such as lexica and vocubulary tools.

Finding books

Library Search

Library Search

Featured Books

Find and use printed books

Most of our print books can be borrowed. If the book you want is on loan, you can place a hold on it and you will get an email when it comes back.

Our printed books are arranged by subject classification. The Classification Scheme can seem complicated to start with, but you will soon get used to it.

Most books for Classics are on floor 3 of the Library, or in the floor 3 extension. Classmarks to look out for begin:

  • PA - Latin and Greek Literature
  • DE-DG - Greek and Roman History
  • N-NX - History of Art
  • B-BJ - Philosophy
  • C-CN - Archaeology, Numismatics, Epigraphy

Get It For Me

Get It For Me

Need something we don't have in stock? Simply tell us what you need and we will try our best to add it to our collection or get it from another library.