Provides overview chapters for each of the fields embraced by classical studies, including literature, art and Classical reception. Many sections represent the sort of guidance one might expect from a thesis advisor.
Reference Works for Classical Studies
Brill's New Pauly by Hubert Cancik (Editor); Helmut Schneider (Editor); Manfred Landfester (Editor); Christine F. Salazar (Editor)
Updated and translated version of the standard encyclopedia for Antiquity, Paulys Real-Encyclopädie der classischen Altertumswissenschaft. Articles tend to be detailed and often address artistic and literary representations in Antiquity. Bibliographies list books, essays, and journal articles for further reading. Volumes 1 to 15 (Antiquity) are devoted to Greco-Roman antiquity. Volumes I to V of the Classical Tradition are uniquely concerned with the long and influential aftermath of the classical heritage. Supplements take up specific themes. Note in particular:
Vol. 5) Reception of Classical Literature
Vol. 7) Figures of Antiquity and Their Reception in Art, Literature and Music
All Pauly volumes are available in print at Haverford. Bryn Mawr and Swarthmore have all the volumes online.
The Oxford Classical Dictionary by Sander Goldberg (Editor)
Important reference source in the field of Classics. In its digital form, the new OCD is a continuously updated and expanding resource that keeps scholarship current and reflective of emerging subfields and perspectives. The OCD also incorporates multimedia, including images, links, and audiovisual clips that complement textual content and connect readers to innovative digital materials that have become integral to the field.
Reference Works on Classical Reception
The Classical Tradition by Anthony Grafton (Editor); Glenn W. Most (Editor); Salvatore Settis (Editor)
How do we get from the polis to the police? Or from Odysseus sirens to an ambulance? The legacy of ancient Greece and Rome has been imitated, resisted, misunderstood, and reworked by every culture that followed. In this volume, some five hundred articles by scholars investigate the afterlife of this rich heritage in the fields of literature, philosophy, art, architecture, history, politics, religion, and science.
A Companion to Classical Receptions by Lorna Hardwick (Editor); Christopher Stray (Editor)
Examining the profusion of ways in which the arts, culture, and thought of Greece and Rome have been transmitted, interpreted, adapted and used, A Companion to Classical Receptions explores the impact of this phenomenon on both ancient and later societies. Provides a comprehensive introduction and overview of classical reception - the interpretation of classical art, culture, and thought in later centuries, and the fastest growing area in classics.
A Companion to the Classical Tradition by Lorna Hardwick (Contribution by);
Provides an introduction to the growing field of reception studies along with coverage of the classical tradition - the interpretation of classical texts in later centuries. Comprises 26 newly commissioned essays from scholars . Divided into three sections: a chronological survey, a geographical survey, and a section connecting the classical tradition to contemporary theory.
Reception of Classical Literature by Christine Walde
This 4th supplement to the New Pauly series surveys the representation of mythological figures across time periods (antiquity, the Middle Ages, Early Modern period and the modern age) and across genres and media (literature and philosophy, fine arts, film, music and dance).
The Oxford Guide to Classical Mythology in the Arts, 1300-1990s by Jane D. Reid; Chris Rohmann
An important reference for the continuing afterlife of classical Greek and Roman myth in Western arts (chiefly painting, sculpture, music, dance, and literature), Organizes entries by name (e.g., Herakles) or theme with notes and subcategories for major or complex entries. Each entry presents chronological listings of creative works dealing with the topic.
Now in its fourth version, Perseus provides access to full-text, images, dictionaries and other reference tools for Classics. The site continues to digitize new materials and hosts other, more specialized projects.