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British, American, & World Literature

Scholarly Reference Resources

Howatson, M. C., and Paul Harvey. The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1989. Print.
PA31 .O93 1989 REFERENCE

Easterling, P. E. The Cambridge Companion to Greek Tragedy. Cambridge, U.K: Cambridge University Press, 1997. Print.
PA3131 .C29 1997 REFERENCE 

Ormand, Kirk. A Companion to Sophocles. Chichester, West Sussex: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012. Internet resource.

Fowler, R L. The Cambridge Companion to Homer. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2004. Print. PA4037 .C258 2004 REFERENCE

Ogden, Daniel. A Companion to Greek Religion. Malden, MA: Blackwell Pub, 2007. Print
BL790 .C66 2007 REFERENCE

Boyd, Barbara W. Brill's Companion to Ovid. Leiden: Brill, 2002. Internet resource.

Databases for Critical Sources

MLA International Bibliography
(Modern Language Association)

Academic Search Premier
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Literature Online


Essential Patterns for Classical Literature

Authors  Name + Criticism and interpretation

Aeschylus  Criticism and interpretation
Euripides  Criticism and interpretation
Sophocles  Criticism and interpretation
Homer  Criticism and interpretation   
Virgil  Criticism and interpretation

Specific Works 

Homer. Iliad
Homer. Odyssey
Euripides. Alcestis
Virgil. Aeneid
Ovid. Metamorphoses
Sophocles. Oedipus Rex
Sophocles.  Antigone


Greek drama Comedy
Greek drama Tragedy 
Greek poetry
Epic poetry, Greek


Greek gods in literature
Dionysus in literature
Oedipus in literature
Metamorphosis in literature