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Classics: History


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Classical subjects:

Classics - History

 Start with some historical background info:

Oxford Reference Online - Excellent & authoritative encyclopedia articles on historical events, places, and people.

Biography Reference Bank - Bios on people from antiquity to the present, with images, and access to articles about them.

Historical Timelines (from Oxford Reference):

Ancient Greece: 1900 BCE - 196 BCE 

Ancient Rome: 753 BCE - 476 AD

Most of the writings and scholarly research on historical topics in Classical studies are published in books:

Search the Bouwhuis Library Catalog

*See also the general Classics Books page

Historical Scholarly Articles

  • JSTOR - The best and largest database for historical scholarly works published since the mid-1800's (Note: does not have current articles published within last 3-5 years)    

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