The Iliad and The Odyssey

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Subject Guide
These are selected sources. Your reference librarians can assist you in finding other related materials.
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Overview Reference books, 1st Floor
The Cambridge dictionary of classical civilization REF DE5 .C28 2006 Classical studies: a guide to the reference literature REF PA91 .J4 2006 Encyclopedia of ancient Greece REF DF16 .E52 2006 New dictionary of the history of ideas (6 vols.) REF CB9 .N49 2005 Complete world of Greek mythology REF BL783 .B88 2004 A companion to Homer’s Odyssey REF PA4167 .M75 2003 Epics for students (2 vols.) REF PN56.E65 E67 1997 Dictionary of classical mythology REF BL715 .M37 1998 Voyages in classical mythology REF BL727 .S66 1994 Women of classical mythology: a biographical dictionary REF BL715 .B445 1992 Oxford Companion to Classical Literature REF PA31 .H69 1989 A Dictionary of ancient Greek civilization REF DF16 .D513

Selected Sources for Mapping the Ancient World
Historical Maps on File I (First section: Ancient Civilizations) REF G1030 .M37 2001 Ancient History Atlas p.4-6 REF G1033 .G65 1972 Atlas of World History REF 1030 .R3 1057 Historical Atlas of the World (maps 11, 14, 20,21) REF G1030 .B452 1970 Princeton Encyclopedia pf Classical Sites REF DE59 .P7 (maps and name lists are at the back of this book, 7-11) A Dictionary of Ancient Greek Civilizations (maps on end pages, good for islands) REF DF16 .D513 Historical atlas [by] William R. Shepherd REF G1030 .S4 The Penguin historical atlas of ancient civilizations REF G1033 .H39 2005 Historical Atlas of Ancient Greece REF DF35 .K6 2003 Historical Atlas of Ancient Rome REF DG209 .C6645 2003

Atlas Stands, 1st Floor
Barrington atlas of the Greek and Roman world REF G1033 .B3 2000 Barrington atlas of the Greek and Roman world: map-by-map directory (2 vols.)REF G1033 .B3 2000 Suppl. Ancient World Mapping Center

Biographical information
Encyclopedia of world biography 2nd ed. (18 vols.) REF CT103 .E56 1998 Great lives from history. Ancient and medieval series (5 vols.) REF CT113 .G74 1988 Who’s who in the Greek world Who’s who in the ancient world REF DE7 .H39 2000 REF DE7 .R33 1971

DVDs and Videos, 1st Floor
The Odyssey: the journey home from Troy (2005) (DVD) "Contemporary Western society revolves around celebrity--and ancient Greek culture was no different, as this program demonstrates with perceptive comparisons of the two worlds. Scholarly analysis and splendid reenactments bring new life to Homer’s epic, giving it both a historical and personal context."
--From cover.

Books and Articles
Library Catalog (books, DVDs, etc.) Rice Library Databases for the Humanities:

The classical age, BBC (DVD) 938 .C53 (2002) Surveys the accomplishments of the Greek classical age from 500 B.C. to the death of Alexander in 323 B.C., including Greek art, literature, and philosophy, linking the classical age to basic elements of Western civilization. Troy Call Number: 791.45 .T76 (DVD)

In Search of the Trojan War Call Number: 939.21 .I5 (DVD) The Iliad of Homer Call Number: 883.01 .I452 (DVD)

The Trojan War: The Epic Call Number: 938.01 .T76 (Video) The Odyssey of Troy Call Number: 939.21 .O3 (Video)

A Recital of Ancient Greek Poetry in English Translation and in the Original Greek Call Number: 883 .D35 (Media—sound cassettes; cassettes 1 & 2)

4 time-saving library research tips
Library Instruction Session Review 1.) Use truncation Use the ? in the Online Catalog and use the * in many of the databases to truncate words. 2.) Combine terms with and using multiple search bars in the Online Catalog and in most databases. Examples: homer?

E-Books (full-text and searchable online) Selected titles:
Homer's Odyssey Homer's Iliad Reading epic: an introduction to the ancient narratives

Recommended Web Sites Web sites recommended by USI faculty and librarians

will search for the terms: Selected Web Sites: homer homer’s homeric Example:
The Internet Classics Archive Project Gutenberg

The Homer Homepage Duke Papyrus Archive Study Guide for Homer’s Odyssey Study Guide for Reading Homer’s Iliad Iliad webpage for a course at Reed College The Perseus Digital Library

3.) Identify and search by any useful Subject Headings for your topic. These suggested search terms are often provided in the Online Catalog and in most databases, and are sometimes highlighted in blue beside the word “Subject …”

Examples of Subject Headings for interpersonal communication are: Epic poetry Homer Influence

How to access USI Rice Library’s databases (primarily for finding articles) and other online resources from off-campus Go to the library’s homepage at:

• Select Databases • Select database subject category from left main menu • Click on name of database you want to search • The Database Login page will appear • Enter your MyUSI username and password • Click Login

4.) If an article IS NOT Full-Text in the database you’re searching, cut and paste the TITLE of the JOURNAL into Journal Finder, on the Database menu page, to see if the journal you want is available full-text in another one of the 60+ other library databases or to see if it is available in print or on microfilm. Journal Finder:

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This and related subject guides are available at: For an ADA version, WORD.doc, of this guide email Rice Library, Instructional Services, 8/2007