Olin C. Bailey Library

Greek Journeys

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Reference Sources in Bailey Library

Ancient Greek authors. Edited by Ward W. Briggs. Detroit, Mich.: Gale Research, 1997.  Ref 880.9 An22b.

Barrington atlas of the Greek and Roman world: map-by-map directory.  Edited by Richard J.A. Talbert. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2000.  Ref 912.38 B277ta

Heckel, Waldemar.  Who’s who in the age of Alexander the Great: prosopography of Alexander’s empire.  Malden, MA: Oxford, 2006.

Levi, Peter. Atlas of the Greek world. New York: Facts on File, 1980. Ref 938 L578a.

Peck, Harry Thurston, 1856-1914.  Harper's dictionary of classical literature and antiquities.  New York, Cooper Square Publishers, 1962.  Ref 880.3 P335h.

Sacks, David. Encyclopedia of the ancient Greek world. New York: Facts on File, 1995. Ref 938 Sa14e

The Ancient City of Athens 

This site is a photographic archive of the archaeological and architectural remains of ancient Athens (Greece). It is intended primarily as a resource for students of classical art & archaeology, civilization, languages, and history at Indiana University as a supplement to their class lectures and reading assignments and as a source of images for use in term papers, projects, and presentations.

Library Research Databases To Locate Periodical Articles 

A complete listing of Bailey Library’s databases is available from Bailey Library’s home page.  The selected databases below will be particularly useful when researching topics relating to the “Greek Journey.”

Academic Search Premier (1975-present)

A multidisciplinary database containing full text articles and abstracts of articles from over 8,000 journals and magazines, about half of which are peer-reviewed. Full text is provided for nearly 4,700 publications.


Online version of Encyclopaedia Britannica. Includes articles, multimedia, videos, and Internet links. Research tools include:

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary & Thesaurus
Notable Quotations
Gateway to the Classics
World Atlas & Data
Year in Review

Oxford Reference Online (current)

Oxford Reference Online contains over 150 dictionary, language reference, and subject reference works published by Oxford University Press, including key titles from the Oxford Companions Series and the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations. It is a fully-indexed, cross-searchable database of reference books.

Art Abstracts (1984-present)

Art Abstracts indexes and abstracts articles from international art periodicals, yearbooks, museum bulletins, and reproductions of artworks that appear in indexed periodicals. No full text is available, so be sure to check our Journals List to see if we have the journal.

Humanities Full Text (1983-present)

The Humanities database cites articles from English-language periodicals, and has full text of selected periodicals beginning in January 1995. This database covers archaeology, classical studies, art, dance, film, gender studies, folklore, history, journalism and communications, linguistics, literary criticism, music and performing arts, philosophy, and religion and theology.


JSTOR contains the full text of scholarly journals in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. JSTOR does not index the most current issues.You can search the following subject areas: African American studies, African studies, anthropology, archeology, Asian studies, botany & plant sciences, classical studies, ecology & evolutionary biology, economics, education, finance, folklore, geography, history, language & literature, Latin American studies, mathematics, Middle East studies, philosophy, political science, population studies, Slavic studies, sociology, and statistics.

Literature Online (700s-present)

Literature Online is a fully searchable library of more than 350,000 works of English and American poetry, 7,000 works of drama and prose, 192 full-text literature journals, and other key criticism and reference resources.

Literature Resource Center (current)

Access biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses on authors from every age and literary discipline. The Literature Resource Center covers more than 120,000 novelists, poets, essayists, journalists, and other writers. Twayne World, U.S., and English Authors each contains the full text of 200 frequently used Twayne Literary Masters books on individual World, U.S., or English authors.

MLA (1963-present)

The MLA International Bibliography provides citations to scholarly research in over 4,000 journals in the areas of literature, language, linguistics, and folklore. Some full text is available.

Music Index (1874-present)

The International Index to Music Periodicals allows you to search for records of articles published in more than 325 international music journals. There is no full text available, so you must check our Journals List to see if we have the journal.

Philosopher's Index (1940-present)

The Philosopher's Index provides citations and abstracts from books and journals of philosophy and related fields. It covers the areas of ethics, aesthetics, social philosophy, political philosophy, epistemology, and metaphysic logic as well as material on the philosophy of law, religion, science, history, education, and language.

Project Muse (1990s-current)

Full text of nearly 200 scholarly journals published by university presses in the fields of literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, mathematics, political science, gender studies, and others.


For those articles not in Bailey, check UCA's catalog, BearCat.  Do a title search on your journal name.  For articles not at Bailey or UCA, it is possible to order the article via Bailey’s interlibrary loan service.

Internet Sites 

Austrian Academy of Sciences. Commission for Ancient Literature. Ancient Greek Music

Audio files of ancient Greek melodies and music from reconstructed ancient instruments.

Noesis: Philosophical Research Online

Hippias is a peer-reviewed search engine that provides access to philosophy-related resources on the World-Wide Web. Quality is controlled by a system of hyperlinked internet sites which are managed by qualified professionals who serve as the associate editors of the project. The same procedures that govern quality also serve to limit the scope of Hippias to resources of interest to philosophers.

Oxford University. Classical Research Centre.  The Beazley Archive

Images and information about pottery, gems, and sculpture.

Perseus Digital Library

A digital library providing source materials for the study of classics.  Includes the Perseus Encyclopedia containing scholarly commentary on Plato and Aristophanes as well as various translations of texts written by Plato and Aristophanes.  From the Perseus home page, search for Perseus Encyclopedia.

University of California at Santa Barbara. Voice of the Shuttle: Classical Studies

An impressive collection of links to web pages on language, literature, philosophy, mythology, journals, and listservs.

University of Pennsylvania. Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.  The Ancient Greek World

A virtual gallery of the ancient Greek world, this site covers the land and time, daily life, religion and death, and the economy.

Witcombe, Prof. Christopher. Sweet Briar College.  Art History on the Web: Greek Art

Links to interesting, quality web pages about Greek and Mediterranean art, architecture, and archeology.

Journeys Library Collection: Books Relating to Greek Journeys 

Bailey Library Catalog 
            To locate books in the Bailey Library collection, search by subject, author, title, or keyword.

WorldCat (1200-present)
            Catalog to books in libraries worldwide.


Annas, Julia. 1998. Platonic ethics, old and new. New York: Cornell University Press. 184 An73p

Bowie, A.M. Aristophanes: Myth, Ritual, and Comedy. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.  882.4 Ar46bo

Brann, Eva T. H.  2004.  The music of the Republic: essays on Socrates’ conversations and Plato’s writings.  Philadelphia: Paul Dry Books.  184 B735m

Cross, R. C. 1964. Plato’s “Republic”. London: Macmillan & Co. 321.07 C884p

Desjardins, Rosemary. 2004.  Plato and the good: illuminating the darkling vision.  Boston: Brill. 184 D461p

Field, G. C. 1967. Plato and his contemporaries: A study in fourth-century life and thought. [n.p.]: Methuen & Co. 184 F455p3

Grube, G. M. A. 1958. Plato’s thought. Boston: Beacon Press. 184.1 G92p

Harriott, Rosemary. 1986. Aristophanes, poet & dramatist. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.  882.4 Ar46h

Kraut, Richard, ed. 1992. The Cambridge Companion to Plato. New York: Cambridge University Press. 184 C144k

MacDowell, Douglas M. 1995. Aristophanes and Athens: An Introduction to Plays. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 882.4 Ar46ma

Mayhew, Robert. 1997. Aristotle’s criticism of Plato’s “Republic”. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. 321.07 M453a

McLeish, Kenneth. 1980. The theatre of Aristophanes. New York: Taplinger Publishing.  882.4 Ar46m

Ophir, Adi. 1990. Plato’s invisible cities: Discourse and power in the “Republic”. Savage. MD: Barnes & Noble. 321.07 Op2p

Oxford readings in Aristophanes. 1996. Edited by Erich Segal. Oxford: Oxford University Press.  882.4 Ar46o

Pappas, Nickolas. 1995. Plato and the “Republic”. New York: Routledge. 321.07 P198r

Plato: A collection of critical essays : Metaphysics and epistemology. 1971. Gregory Vlastos, ed. Garden City, NY: Anchor Books. 184 V845p, v.1

Reckford, Kenneth. 1987. Aristophanes’ old and-and-new comedy. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.  882.4 Ar46r v.1

Reeve. C.D.C. 1989. Socrates in the “Apology”: An essay on Plato’s “Apology of Socrates”. Indianapolis: Hackett Publishing. 184 R259s

Rice, Daryl H. 1998. A guide to Plato’s “Republic”. New York: Oxford University Press. 321.07 R361g

Spatz, Louis. 1978. Aristophanes. Boston: Twayne Publishers.  882.4 Ar46s

Strauss, Leo. 1980. Socrates and Aristophanes. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.  882.4 Ar46st

Wild, John. 1948. Plato’s theory of man: An introduction to the realistic philosophy of culture. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. 184.1 W643p

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