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Greek, Latin, & Ancient Mediterranean Studies

Greek, Latin, and Ancient Mediterranean Studies @ Collins Library

This guide is intended to serve as a starting point for Puget Sound students interested in Greek, Latin, & Ancient Mediterranean Studies (GLAM). It provides general information as well as links to selected print and electronic resources.

  • Getting Started leads you to suggested background sources for an overview of your topic.
  • Primary Sources include examples of orginal, uninterpreted sources relevant to GLAM.  
  • Books & Media highlight current books, e-books, Primo, and films.
  • Articles on African American Studies topics may be found in the highlighted databases. 
  • Archaeology will give you resources for researching the topic of Archaeology. 
  • Writing & Citing provide information about style manuals and citation management tools.
  • Get Help With Your Research by scheduling an appointment with a librarian or using our 24/7 chat service

New Titles for GLAM

Female Homosexuality in Ancient Greece and Rome

This groundbreaking study, among the earliest syntheses on female homosexuality throughout Antiquity, explores the topic with careful reference to ancient concepts and views, drawing fully on the existing visual and written record including literary, philosophical, and scientific documents. Even today, ancient female homosexuals are still too often seen in terms of a mythical, ethereal Sapphic love, or stereotyped as "Amazons" or courtesans. Boehringer's scholarly book replaces these clich├ęs with rigorous, precise analysis of iconography and texts by Sappho, Plato, Ovid, Juvenal, and many other lyric poets, satirists, and astrological writers, in search of the prevailing norms, constraints, and possibilities for erotic desire.

Lysis. Symposium. Phaedrus

The three works in this volume, though written at different stages of Plato's career, are set toward the end of Socrates' life (from 416) and explore the relationship between two people known as love (eros) or friendship (philia). This edition, which replaces the original Loeb editions by Sir Walter R. M. Lamb and by Harold North Fowler, offers text, translation, and annotation that are fully current with modern scholarship.

Reclaiming Greek Drama for Diverse Audiences

Reclaiming Greek Drama for Diverse Audiences features the work of Native-American, African-American, Asian-American, Latinx, and LGBTQ theatre artists who engage with social justice issues in seven adaptations of Sophocles' Antigone, Euripides' Trojan Women, Hippolytus, Bacchae, Alcestis, and Aristophanes' Frogs, as well as a work inspired by the myth of the Fates.

Historia Augusta, Volume I

The Historia Augusta is a biographical work roughly following the model of the imperial biographer Suetonius (LCL 31, 38) and covering the lives of the Roman emperors from Hadrian (r. 117-138) to Carinus (r. 283-285), with a lacuna between the lives of the Gordians and the Valerians.

The Cambridge Companion to Sappho

No ancient poet has a wider following today than Sappho; her status as the most famous woman poet from Greco-Roman antiquity, and as one of the most prominent lesbian voices in history, has ensured a continuing fascination with her work down the centuries. The Cambridge Companion to Sappho provides an up-to-date survey of this remarkable, inspiring, and mysterious Greek writer, whose poetic corpus has been significantly expanded in recent years thanks to the discovery of new papyrus sources.

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Department of Greek, Latin, and Ancient Mediterranean Studies

Learn more about Greek, Latin, and Ancient Mediterranean Studies at Puget Sound by visiting the academic department website.

You'll find out the requirements for the major, current courses being offered, and information about the faculty.