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Classics and Ancient History

Inscription from Pompeii

Ancient and primary sources

Ancient works and primary sources are available both in print and online. You can find print and ebook versions of ancient texts via Library Search.

The following databases and websites also give access to certain ancient texts and primary sources.


Key databases
Other useful databases

Library Search

Search books, journal articles and more provided by the University of Bristol Library

Featured primary source databases

Loeb Classical Library

Loeb Classical Library

Online access to a wide range of works by ancient authors in their original Greek and Latin with facing translations in modern English

Perseus Digital Library

Perseus Digital Library

Online library covering the history, literature and culture of the Greco-Roman world.

Database research tutorial

Effective research with databases

A self-help tutorial on effective research with databases.