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Epic and Gender in the Ancient World: Books, Journal Articles, etc.

A Research Guide

Inter Libros

Inter Libros is Harvard's research guide for Classics and Medieval Studies. Use it for quick links to databases, such as L'Année Philologique, as well as dictionaries and full-text collections.

 An episode from Statius' Achilleid reenacted at Wellesley College: from the Artstor database comes this 1911 photograph of two students, Harriet D. Coman (left) and Alice Smart, as Achilles and Deidamia in Achilles in Scyros. The play was presented by the Zeta Alpha Society.

Journal Articles

L'Année Philologique
This is the standard comprehensive database of scholarship in classical studies, encompassing journal articles, books and book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers. Sample search: gender in the Aeneid (how to find results?)

Searching in 'Everything,' you'll find articles from both scholarly and popular sources. Refine your search results by using the filters on the right side of the screen; or use the Advanced Search to set your limits in advance. Sample search: gender in the Aeneid (why so many results?)

What if the book or article I want isn't available?

All copies checked out: The Feminine Matrix of Sex and Gender in Classical Athens

Article with no full text link in L’Année philologique: "The birth of the gods: Sexuality, conflict and cosmic structure in Hesiod's Theogony"

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