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A Guide to Classics Resources

A research guide to resources for the study of classical philology and ancient history at Washington University Libraries and on the Web.


Welcome to the Washington University Libraries' Research Guide for Classics. The intent of this guide is to bring together the best of our online and print sources.  Please contact Christie Peters if you need any research help.

Elgin Marbles: Horsemen, detail of a frieze from the Parthenon at Athens; one of the Elgin Marbles in the British Museum, London.

WU Papyri Collection

Washington University Library Papyri Collection

Among Washington University Libraries' Special Collections are 445 papyri fragments from the Egypt Exploration Society excavations at Oxyrhynchus. These are available for examination in the Special Collections Reading Room in the Olin Library. Additionally digital images and translations of a selection of these papyri are available online.


Interested in papyri outside the WU collection. Here is link to LDAB | Leuven Database of Ancient Books