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CLA 135-001: Greek & Roman Mythology (Leite): More on Library Resources

This is the course guide for the Fall 2021 section.

LIbrary Catalog

Young LIbrary

The Young Library is the main undergraduate library and houses the collection for social sciences and humanities. This library is a good source for materials with literary, historical or anthropological explanations of the Greek and Roman myths. 

Lucille Caudill Little Fine Arts Library

With its emphasis on art and music, the Lucille Caudill Little Fine Arts Library collection is a rich resource for how Greek and Roman mythology has been treated in art and in music over the years. 

Key search terms

Library of Congress subject headings (LCSH) use the heading Mythology, Greek rather than Greek mythology. However, many databases will use the terms in direct order. Other useful terms include Art and mythology; Astrology and mythology; Mythology, Classical in art, in literature or in motion pictures. 

Terms that may be ambiguous in LCSH will have qualifiers such as (Mythology), (Greek deity), (Roman deity), (Legendary character), etc. Examples would be Zeus (Greek deity), Sirens (Mythology), Diana (Roman deity) and Aeneas (Legendary character). Other possible terms include authors, such as Homer, Vergil, Ovid, Hesiod and Apollodorus, whose works are about myths. 

Library of Congress Call Numbers for Browsing Print Collections

 There is not a single classification area for Classical Mythology but rather several depending on what perspective interests you.

For religious aspects (BL700-BL820)

For art (N5320-N5899 ancient art, N7760-N7763 mythology in art)

For literature (PA3015, PA5230 and PA6029 for ancient literature and PN883 for influence on modern literature)

For culture and civilization, see DE for Greece & Rome and DE5 in particular for Classical dictionaries.