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Greek & Roman Civilisation: Books & eBooks

Books for Classics at UCC Library

UCC Library uses the 'Dewey Decimal' system. The study of Classics covers a range of subjects so books of relevance will be found in many different parts of the Library, e.g.:

292 Classical religion (Greek & Roman religion)

472 Etymology of classical Latin

482 Etymology of classical Greek

870 Latin & related Italic literatures

880 Classical Greek & Hellenic literatures

930 History of ancient world to ca. 499

f is used to denote a larger (folio) book which won't fit on the main shelves. They will be found in the Folio section - these shelves are clearly marked Folio.

Language Dictionaries

New Books

Would you like to be alerted by email to new books received in the Library in your subject area? Just log into your Library Account on the Library Catalogue and save your search. See instructions for Preferred Searches and email alerts.

Recommend a Book for the Library

You can recommend a book for UCC Library to purchase. Click here and fill out the e-proposal form.

How to Find a Print Book

Use the Library Catalogue to find books and eBooks. Note:
Location: what floor it is on

Call number: where it is shelved - see the book's spine

Status: is it available or currently on loan?


You can choose to search for e-books only on the E-journals & E-books page - see:


Most of UCC Library's eBooks can be located through the Library Catalogue. A 'view online' link is provided to the e-book, example:


It is also possible to do a keyword search e-book databases. E-book databases relevant for Classics include:

Online Reference Works


Relevant titles within Oxford Reference Online include:

Print Reference Books

Blackwell companions to the ancient world