- Library Resources
- Classical Organizations
- Publishing Houses
- Subject References, Antiracism Resources, and Five College Classics Links
Library Resources in the Classics Department
The Holloway Classics Library is a resource of the classics department at Amherst College and is being developed with the generous help of our alumni/ae. We have a complete collection of the Oxford Classical Texts, various commentaries, dictionaries, lexica, histories, grammatical aids, atlases, and other books of valuable assistance to students and faculty alike. Suggestions and contributions are always welcome. Our library database is available online.
- In 1997, Ralph L. Ward, professor of classics at Hunter College, generously gave his large
and valuable classics library to the department. In addition to a wealth of Greek and
Latin texts and commentaries, it includes a select group of modern Greek texts and
grammars and numerous linguistic reference books.
- R. Ross Holloway '56, Elisha Benjamin Andrews professor emeritus of archaeology at Brown University, donated a considerable portion of his archaeological library to the Holloway Classics Library in March 2009.
- In 2009, we also received many books from the personal library of Professor Elizabeth Lyding Will, with a particular focus on ancient sea trade.
- Nobina Pal '84 donated her Classics library in 1994.
Grosvenor House 12 is the Permanent Home of the Classics Reading Room
The permanent home of the Classics Reading Room is Grosvenor House 12, dedicated to R. Ross Holloway ’56. Many of the 2,200+ books in our Holloway Classics Library are available in this room to our classics, Greek and Latin majors. GROS-12 is also used as a classroom for Greek and Latin courses. John Andrew Moore, Professor of Classics until 1972, had his office in this room as did Professor of Classics Peter K. Marshall, 1959-2001.
Additional Library References online
Oxford English Dictionary
Bryn Mawr Classical Review
American Journal of Philology
American Journal of Archaeology
SCHOLIA: Studies in Classical Antiquity
The Tech Classics Archive (MIT)
- American Classical League
- Archaeological Institute of America, Western Massachusetts Society (AIA)
- Classical Association of Massachusetts (CAM)
- Classical Association of New England (CANE)
- Classical Association of the Atlantic States and Classical World (CAAS)
- Classical Association of the Middle West and South (CAMWS)
- Classics Organizations
- Society for Classical Studies (SCS) (Founded as American Philological Association)
- Mead Art Museum at Amherst College has a Greek and Roman earthenware collection, a Hoplite helmet, Greek and Roman coins, a Cycladic figure, and a funerary Stele worthy of note.
- Five Colleges and Historic Deerfield Museum Consortium
- Harvard University Art Museum
Severan Silver Coinage (ongoing permanent collection in the Sackler); Coins of Alexander the Great (ongoing permanent collection in the Sackler); Empress, Goddess, State: Depictions of Women on Ancient & Byzantine Coinage
- Metropolitan Museum of Art: Greek and Roman Art, New York
- Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, Collections
- Museum of Fine Arts: The Classical World, Boston
- Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, MA
- See also the Etruscan Museum at the Vatican
- ABC-CLIO Greenwood
- A Libris (clearinghouse)
- Ancient World Books, specializing in out-of-print, scholarly and quality used titles, dealing primarily in classical studies and other aspects of the ancient world
- AAUP (Association of University Presses)
- Blackwell's Bookshop
- Bloomsbury Publishing (purchased Bristol Classical Press)
- Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers
- Brill Academic Publishers
- Cambridge University Press
- CASEMATE academic, Formerly David Brown Book Company (DBBC)
- Daedalus Books & Music
- Hackett Publishing, includes Focus Publishing
- Harvard University Press/Loeb Classical Library
- Indiana University Press
- John Benjamins Publishing Company
- Johns Hopkins University Press
- Oxford Classical Texts
- Penguin Classics
- Princeton University Press
- Thames and Hudson
- Thornton's Bookshop, established in Oxford
- University of California Press
- University of Chicago Press
- University of Michigan Press
- University of Pennsylvania Museum Publications
- University of Texas Press
- Walter de Gruyter, Inc.
- William H. Allen, Bookseller
- Yale University Press
- Silva Rhetoricae
- Patrologia Latina, Latin Database
- Perseus Latin Resource
- Georgetown University List of Latin Resources
Antiracist resources: links and lists (Society for Classical Studies)
- American Academy in Rome
- Classical Mythology Resources from SCSU
- Classics Resources At Williams College
- Gnomon Bibliographical Databank
- Sites of Interest to Classicists
- Thesaurus Indogermanischer Text-und Sprachmaterialien
- University of Kentucky Classics Home Page
Five College Classics Departments
- Mount Holyoke College, Classics
- University of Massachusetts, Classics
- Smith College Classical Languages and Literatures
- Hampshire College, School of Humanities and Arts
- Garry Wills, NYT, 11/03/2010: "Learning classical Greek is the most economical intellectual investment one can make. On many things that might interest one—law and politics, philosophy, oratory, history, lyric poetry, epic poetry, drama—there will be constant reference back to the founders of those forms in our civilization."
- Links to classics podcasts
- Latin Alive
- "Miss Welty learned to read before starting public school and began turning out stories as a child. 'It took Latin to thrust me into a bona fide alliance with words in their true meaning, she wrote. 'Learning Latin (once I was free of Caesar) fed my love for words upon words, words in continuation and modification, and the beautiful, sober accretion of a sentence. I could see the achieved sentence finally standing there, as real, intact and built to stay as the Mississippi State Capitol at the top of my street, where I could walk through it on my way to school and hear underfoot the echo of its marble floor and over me the bell of its rotunda.'"
~From "In Praise of Latin" (NYTimes, 7/24/2001, on the death of Eudora Welty)
- "I would make them all learn English: then I would let the clever ones learn Latin as an honor, and Greek as a treat."
~Sir Winston Churchill, A Roving Commission: My Early Life
"To read the Latin and Greek authors in their original is a sublime luxury . . . . I thank on my knees him who directed my early education for having in my possession this rich source of delight."
- "Thucydides wrote about the war with Sparta that, yes, raw Spartan militarism in the short-term could conquer Athens. But that beauty, art, knowledge, philosophy, would long outlive Sparta and Spartan militarism. And he consoled himself with that."
"I prefer tongue-tied knowledge to ignorant loquacity."
~Marcus Tullius Cicero
"The only good is knowledge, and the only evil is ignorance."