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Classics*: Books & eBooks

Guide to finding materials on Classical Studies

Books and eBooks

Print Materials in USC Libraries

You can search for books, ebooks, print and online articles, and databases from the Libraries home page.

Books and print journals on Classics are in a variety of locations. In Doheny Memorial Library, they will be found in the Doheny bookstacks. In addition, there is a collection of non-circulating materials housed in the Classics Section of Reference, just off of the main reading room on the main floor.

Materials on ancient philosophy are located in the Hoose Library of Philosophy.

Many older materials are kept in our off-campus facility, the Grand Avenue Library and must be requested through the Libraries' online catalog, Delivery usually takes one business day. Leavey Library also has books on classical studies.

Books from the Loeb Classical LIbrary are available online and some titles can be found in both Doheny and Leavey Libraries.

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Materials Not Owned by USC

If you have checked and USC does not own the book you need, you have several options for locating a copy:

Anything not available at USC can be requested through our Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery service which is free to USC faculty, students and staff.

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Dissertations and Theses

Scholarly dissertations and theses can be located in a variety of online resources, particularly the USC Digital Library and the ProQuest databases. For details, please see our online research guide for dissertations.

Loeb Classical Library (online)

Selected Titles

Abbreviations of Ancient Authors and Their Works


  • Liddell, Scott, Jones, eds., Greek-English Lexicon (LSJ) PA445.E5L824 RR4Cla
  • Oxford Latin Dictionary PA2365.E5095 RR4Cla
  • Lewis and Short, eds., Latin Dictionary PA2365.E5A71 RR4Cla
  • H. Cancik and H. Schneider, eds., Der Neue Pauly DE5.N48 1996 RR4Cla
  • S. Hornblower and A. Spawforth, eds., The Oxford Classical Dictionary (OCD), 3rd ed. DE5.O90 2003 RR4Cla
  • Diccionario Griego-Español
  • Ancient Abbreviations from IAM


  • A. P. Kazhdan, ed., The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium DF521.O930 1991 RR4Cla
  • Lexikon zur byzantinischen Gräzität. Verzeichnis der Abkürzungen PA1125.L494 2001 RR4Cla