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Greek and Latin - Information Resources

Reference Works




Bibliographical databases

  • L'Année philologique (APh): the basic and indispensable tool for research in classical studies. Articles and books. At the moment it covers the years 1924-2014
  • TOCS-IN: the most updated, basic information on the last journal publications.
  • Gnomon:  All aspects of classical studies. While less complete than the APh, it has some items (e.g. a large collection of German and British dissertatons) not covered there. Articles and books.

Portals about Electronic Resources for Classics

The Texts

Text Collections

  • Gresk

    • Thesaurus Linguae Graecae - access to "Full Corpus" only for UiO users. You also have to create a web account - you can do it directly from TLG's website
  • Latin

    • The Latin Library "A collection of Latin texts: classical, Christian, medieval, and modern, including such classics as Lewis Carroll's Gabrobocchia"

Inscriptions, Papyri & Mycenaen documents

Common resources

  • Trismegistos ("an interdisciplinary portal of papyrological and epigraphical resources, formerly Egypt and the Nile valley (800 BC-AD 800), now expanding to the Ancient World in general")




Book Search


  • Oria - the Norwegian University Libraries' catalogue: books, journals and article search.
  • Subject search

  • HKI - UB's old main catalogue. Some foreign literature published before 1966 is registered only here.

General databases for the Humanities

  • ProQuest - Litteratur og språk - Indexed database of research publications within the Humanities. Contains 320 journals, magazines and newspapers published in the UK and in the USA. Covers publication from 1962 onward
  • Humanities Abstracts(Ebsco) Indexed database of articles form more than 570 journals. Indexing from 1984, article abstracts from 1994.
  • Arts and Humanities Citation Index (Web of Science) - Interdisciplinary international database. Allows subject search for articles and citation search for books and articles. Journals ranged by so called "impact factor" (how often a journal is cited within a given period).
  • Science Direct (Elsevier) -  database of journals and e-books from Elsevier (NB: more than 10 000 matches return an error message).

Other Catalogues

  • URBS - catalogue of a number of resaerch libraries in Rome. Here you can find the catalogue of the Norwegian Institute in Rome
  • NIA - catalogue of the library of the norske institutt i Athen Norwegian Institute in Athens
  • NorLib - catalogue of the Nordic Library in Athens
  • LIBRIS - the Swedish Libraries' catalogue
  • REX - database of the Danish Royal Library, Copenhagen
  • BSZ - bibliographic database references of more than 1200 libraries in South Germany
  • WorldCat

The most important Classics journals at UB

Learning and teaching


Latinitium podcasts and videoes in Latin (and links to many more audio and video resources)

Sunoikisis Digital Classics

Akropolis World News (World news in Ancient Greek)

Rouses  "A Greek boy at home, a story written in Greek"

Morices "Stories in Attic Greek, forming a Greek reading book"


Annotated Bibliography: Selected Resources for Teaching Greek and Latin (Cornell College, USA) – Exhaustive and regularly updated

Teaching Classical Languages –  peer-reviewed online journal supported by the Classical Association of the Middle West and South (CAMWS)

Resources for Latin and Greek Teachers (Cornell College, USA)

Latinteach (collection of articles and resources)

VRoma Teaching Resources

Thamyris, new series (journal for the teaching of classical culture, Greek and Latin, in Spanish)

Other useful resources


Mathilde Skoie's Antikkblog (in Norwegian)

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    I disse #metoo-tider er det greit å bli minnet på at kvinner ikke bare kan forstås som passive ofre – heller ikke i antikke tekster. De antikke dramaene Medea og Lysistrata ble fremført på Londons studentscener denne uken samtidig med feiringen av stemmerett for de første kvinnene i England.

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