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This is a guide to finding the best resources for research in Classics.
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To find Books, DVDs etc... held in the library, select Library Catalogue limit left of your results.

What are Secondary Sources?  Journal articles, book chapters etc... written about a work, usually offering a critical view of that work.

What are Primary Sources?  Original works & uninterpreted information about an event or time.

Beware Wikipedia!
It can't be cited in academic essays (avoid sites where authors aren't accountable for contributions). 

Evaluate! Evaluate! Evaluate!
Be critical about everything you read

Avoid Plagiarism
Don't use an author's work or ideas without referencing them (yes, even if it's not directly quoted & you've changed the wording)


Ancient History Books

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Before Religion - Brent Nongbri
ISBN: 030015416X
Publication Date: 2013
Surveying representative episodes from a two-thousand-year period, while constantly attending to the concrete social, political, and colonial contexts that shaped relevant works of philosophers, legal theorists, missionaries, and others, Nongbri offers a concise and readable account of the emergence of the concept of religion.

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Oxford Handbook of Warfare in the Classical World - Campbell & Tritle (Eds)
ISBN: 9780195304657
Publication Date: 2013
War lay at the heart of much of life in the classical world, from conflicts between tribes or states to internal or civil wars. Battles were resolved by face-to-face encounters - violent and bloody for the participants - and thus war was a very personal experience...

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Rome and Parthia - Daryn Graham
ISBN: 9781484045664
Publication Date: 2013
Few rivalries in the ancient world match that which existed between Rome and Parthia, two of the greatest superpowers of the classical world. In this book, historian Daryn Graham traces their shared and multifaceted history that spanned some three whole centuries.

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Origins of Classical Architecture - Mark Wilson Jones
ISBN: 9780300182767
Publication Date: 2013
The Greek architectural orders: Doric, Ionic & Corinthian, lie at the heart of the classical traditions of building... stresses the suddenness of the phenomenon & its dependence on historical context, human agency & artistic inspiration.

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The Colossal - Peter Mason
ISBN: 9781780231082
Publication Date: 2013
Gathers instances of the colossal throughout history—including the obelisks of Egypt, the Colossus of Rhodes, the Roman Colosseum, the heads of the Olmecs, and the stone statues of Easter Island—using historical and archaeological evidence to position them within the context of time and culture...

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A little gay history : desire & diversity across the world - Parkinson
ISBN: 9780714151007
Publication Date: 2013
How old is the oldest chat-up line between men? Who was the first lesbian? Were ancient Greek men who had sex together necessarily gay? And what did Shakespeare think about cross-dressing?...


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