Roman Biographies


The Uni High Library has the following useful reference books:

Encyclopedia of the Roman Empire - R 937.06 B837e cop.2
World Eras: Roman Republic and Empire - R Q. 937.01 R6612 v.3
Encyclopedia of the Ancient World - R 930.03En192 v.1-3
The Oxford Classical Dictionary - R 913.38 Ox21996 cop.3
History of the Ancient and Medieval World, The Roman Empire - R Q. 940.1 H6292 2009 v.4
The Encyclopedia of Ancient Civilizations of the Near East and Mediterranean - R Q. 939.4 En19 cop.2
The Oxford History of the Classical World - R 938 Ox2 cop.4

There are other Roman history books on a really really high shelf in the nonfiction room above the other 937s.

When searching for biographies on a specific person in the online catalog, try entering "[name] biography" as a keyword search.

Here are some more generic subject headings to try in the online catalog:

Rome --Civilization.
Rome--History--Empire, 30 B.C.-476 A.D.
Rome--History--Empire, 284-476.
Rome--History--Empire, 30 B.C.-476 A.D.--Biography.
Rome--History--Empire, 30 B.C.-284 A.D.--Biography.
Rome--History--Empire, 284-476--Biography.
Rome--Civilization--Greek influences.

Try looking in the 937s for books on ancient Romans!


Credo Reference
Use Credo Reference to search across 422 reference books including dictionaries, encyclopedias, and subject-specific resources. Credo Reference covers every major subject including art, science, history, music, foreign language, politics and literature.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
Full-text access to dozens of encyclopedias in all subject areas. Good selection of history, science, and social science encyclopedias.

Encyclopædia Britannica
The online version of your favorite all-encompassing general-knowledge encyclopedia.

Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome
This resource offers a comprehensive overview of the major cultures of the classical Mediterranean world—Greek, Hellenistic, and Roman—from the Bronze Age to the fifth century CE. It also covers the legacy of the classical world and its interpretation and influence in subsequent centuries.


Sweet Search
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Highest quality sites are compiled by public librarians. Good, reliable descriptions provided for sites. This website is a merger between the Internet Public Library (IPL) and the Librarians' Internet Index (LII).

Index of Plutarch
English translations of Plutarch's biographies.

Roman Emperors
This website is an index of biographies of Roman emperors.

Livius - Articles on Ancient History
Search for your project topic using the search box in the center of the page, then click the "" result that should come up near the top of the search result page.