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This guide is developed to assist researchers in Classical Studies at Wayne State University by recommending resources available through the library system and freely available through the Internet.
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Classics @ Wayne State University

Classics, Greek and Latin, is part of the Department of Classical and Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures.

Undergraduate Program in Classics

Wayne State University offers four different undergraduate concentrations leading to a BA in Classics: Classical Civilization, Latin, Ancient Greek, Ancient Greek and Latin.

MA in Classics

Wayne State University offers a MA degree in Classics with concentrations in: Ancient Studies, Greek & Latin, and Latin.


For more information see the "Undergraduate Programs" and "Graduate Programs" links on the Department of Classical and Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures webpage at

Cambridge Histories

Try out the new Cambridge Histories Online! The Cambridge Ancient History has many volumes that provide historical background on Greece and Rome. This set is a very authoritative source for ancient history.

  • Cambridge Histories Online  
    This multivolume set features historical background on multiple topics, including the Classical World. Look for The Cambridge Ancient History and the volumes on Greece and Rome.


Welcome to the guide for Classical Studies!

I hope that you will find this guide a useful starting place for your research in Classics. I have assembled a core collection of resources available through the Wayne State University Library System, as well as high quality, freely available web resources. This guide is a collaborative work-in-progress, developed with the suggestions and feedback from students and faculty in Classical Studies.

I am available by appointment to assist students and faculty with research related to Classics. You may also contact me to schedule research workshops for classes or to suggest items for purchase.

Judith Arnold

Librarian Liaison for Classics



Featured Resource

The Oxford Classical Dictionary is a highly respected work that provides substantive articles on Greek and Roman history and civilization. Its list of abbreviations is also a standard method of reference in Classical Studies.

Copies are available in the reference collections of the Purdy/Kresge Library and the Undergraduate Library with the call number DE 5 .O9 1996. 



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Pig Painter, Column Krater, 470-460 BC

From the  Amica Art Library database (WSU Library System)

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