Received in March.....

From Republic to Empire: Rhetoric, Religion and Power in the Visual Culture of Ancient Rome
DBW stack N72.P6P656 2012

I Came, I Saw, I Translated.....

Mannetter.jpgMannetter, Drew Arlen

The author takes a different approach than that of most Latin textbooks.  He uses Caesar's Gallic War as an example to help students "read classical Latin and not, as most texts have it, in the future, but from the very first day of study."

See review at

Trial of L'Année Philologique

I am pleased to let you know that L'Annee Philologique is now available on the EBSCO database platform.  I have attached a brochure that describes its new functionality.

I think that the EBSCO interface will offer many features that are not currently available and will be considerably more user-friendly than the current interface.  It will also enable you to simultaneously search L'Annee Philologique, Humanities Abstracts and Humanities International Complete.

We have set up trial access so that everyone in the department can test it out.  To access the trial, go to

From the New Book Shelf....

Making Sense of Greek Art / edited by Viccy Coltman
DBW stack N5630.M335 2012

Interpreting the Images of Greek Myths
: An Introduction / Klaus Junker
DBW stack N7760.J7813 2012

New book: Geography in Classical Antiquity

This work, by Daniela Dueck, is part of a series entitled Key Themes in Ancient History.  The author provides and introdcution to the origin and development of geographic ideas in the ancient world.  For a review, see

Encyclopedia of Ancient History - online

This new online encyclopedia from Wiley, edited by  includes over 5000 A-Z entries ranging from 250-5000 words covering the entire ancient Mediterranean world including the Near East and Egypt from the late Bronze Age through the seventh century CE.  The encyclopedia is found in the library catalogue, on the Program Guide for Classical Studies under Encyclopedias and, if connected to the campus network, at

Virtual Office Hours: Wednesdays 9:30-11:30

I will be offering virtual reference service every Wednesday morning from 9:30-11:30. You can access this service most easily from the Classical Studies Program Guide. Just click on the yellow Chat Available button to ask about library resources, make an appointment for research assistance or just say Hi.