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Locate Books in Howe Library

These call number ranges in the Howe Library hold a variety of books on Classics.

Browse the Stacks
Find a useful book in the stacks? Browse in that area to discover other books that might be useful.


Books that may be checked out of the Library: 3rd floor. Reference Collection (non-circulating): main/1st floor Row 9

  • PA51–85 :      History, study & teaching
  • PA111–199 :   Greek & Latin Language
  • PA201–1179 : Greek Philology & Language
  • PA201–1179 : Greek Philology & Language
  • PA600–691 :   Hellenistic (κοινή) Greek
  • PA700–791 :    Biblical Greek
  • PA1001–1179 : Medieval & Modern Greek
  • PA2001–2995 : Latin Philology & Language
  • PA3000–3049 : Classical Literature (General)
  • PA3050–5868 : Greek Literature
  • PA6000  :         Latin Literature


Books that may be checked out of the Library: 2nd floor. Reference Collection (non-circulating): main/1st floor Rows 3-4

  • D51–90 :  Ancient History (General)
  • DE :  The Greco-Roman World
  • DF1-500 :  Ancient Greece (to c. 323 A.D.)
  • DG1–399 :  Ancient Italy, Rome to 476 AD
  • DS71–75 :  Ancient Iraq to 638 AD
  • DS81 :      Phoenicia
  • DS96 :     Ancient Syria
  • DS111–123 :  Ancient Israel
  • DS275–287 :  Iran to 651 AD
  • DT56–93 :  Ancient Egypt


  • B108–708 :  Ancient Philosophy
  • BL700–820 :  Classical Religion and Mythology
  • BL1600–1695 : Semitic (including Assyro-Babylonian & Syrian)
  • BL2420–2460 :  Egyptian Religion and Mythology
  • BR160–240 :  Early History of Christianity
  • G82–88 :  Ancient Geography
  • G1033 :  Atlases of the Ancient World
  • KJA :  Roman Law
  • ML162-169 :  Ancient Music
  • NA210–340 :  Ancient Architecture
  • NA69–169 :  Ancient Sculpture
  • ND60–135 :  Ancient Painting
  • NK4645–4654 : Greek & Roman Vases
  • U20-30 : Military Science, Ancient

Use the Library Catalog to Search for Books in the Library

The Library Catalog locates books, journals (not articles), microfilm, dvds, cds, and U.S. documents (1976->) owned by the UVM Libraries. There are two versions of the catalog:
CATQuest version and the Classic Library Catalog. Each version has its advantages and disadvantages.
Because the CATQuest search box is front and center on the Library homepage, find instructions for using the CATQuest version below. If something confuses you, use the Classic Library Catalog. To find this link on the Library homepage, click the "Research" link at the top of the page and find the link in the "FIND" column.

Find Books by Subject

Use Library of Congress Subject Headings* in the  Library Catalog to locate books on your topic. Click image below (live link!) to be brought to the Browse search function in CATQuest.

These are some examples of Library of Congress subject headings on ancient Greece and Rome and ancient history:

mythology greek
mythology greek in art
mythology roman
mythology classical
mythology assyro-babylonian
mythology middle eastern
mythology egyptian
greece antiquities
greece history
rome antiquities
rome history
classical antiquities
middle east antiquities
mediterranean region antiquities
egypt antiquities
civilization classical
civilization greco-roman
civilization ancient
civilization assyro-babylonian
iraq civilization to 634
egypt civilization
greek poetry
greek drama
greek drama comedy
greek drama tragedy
greek literature
classical literature
latin poetry
latin drama
latin literature
art ancient
art roman
sculpture roman
art etruscan
sculpture greek
architecture roman
architecture greek
architecture classical
excavations archaeology greece
rome empire

rome history empire
rome history military
rome army
roman law
rome economic conditions
greece history miitary
athens greece history
iraq history to 634
egypt history
pyramids egypt
excavations archaeology egypt

theater greece
theater rome
Names of Individuals
(e.g., rulers, authors, etc.)-->
aristotle, alexander the great, amenhotep, etc.

For subject headings related to all aspects of military history in the ancient world, see Military History.

TIP When viewing the list of subject headings on the screen after performing a search, note the additional subject headings provided that will lead to additional materials.

Books Beyond Howe Library

Enrich your research by searching for books beyond the UVM Libraries.

In addition to the databases above, consider:
Book Reviews: Article databases frequently index book reviews. If you find a review (or citation for a review) for a book that looks useful or interesting, check the library catalog to see if the library owns it. If the library doesn't own the book, borrow it through Interlibrary Loan.
Bibliographies:  Scholarly journal articles, scholarly encyclopedia essays, and academic-oriented books will provide bibliographies or lists for further reading. If you find a book that looks useful or interesting, check the library catalog to see if the library owns it. If the library doesn't own the book, borrow it through Interlibrary Loan. These are indeed the "low hanging fruit" during the research process!