Encyclopedias: Classics

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Age of Fable: or Beauties of Mythology
The complete text of Bulfinch's 1913 guide to Greek, Roman, Norse and other mythologies, also including tales of King Arthur and legends of Charlemagne.

Ancient Europe - 8000 BC to 1000 AD: An Encyclopedia of the Barbarian World [Rutgers Restricted]
"Explores the many peoples of early European civilizations responsible for such accomplishments as the rise of farming in the Neolithic era and the building of Stonehenge. Coverage expands from prehistoric origins through the early Middle Ages (8000 BC to AD 1000) when tribal movements helped define the end of ancient culture and the rise of the modern European world." An electronic version of the 2 volume print resource.

Brill's New Pauly Online [Rutgers Restricted]
An encyclopaedia of the ancient world for everyday use. It also covers interest in Antiquity (the Classical Tradition) in all periods of European and, since the Early Modern period, world history.

Encyclopedia Mythica
A searchable or browseable encyclopedia on world mythology, folklore, and legend.

Encyclopedia of Myths
Covers myths and legends from around the world, encompassing North and South America, Africa and Asia, and the Pacific islands, with links between related articles. Based on the Thomson Gale print publication, Myths and Legends of the World.

Encyclopedia of Philosophy [Rutgers Restricted]
An electronic version of the 10 volume 2nd edition covering all aspects of philosophy.

Feminism in Literature: A Gale Critical Companion [Rutgers Restricted]
"This six-volume set explores the history of women and feminism throughout literature, from classical antiquity to modern times. Topics covered include misogyny and women's social roles in ancient civilizations, 16th-century women's devotional literature, 17th- and 18th-century women's captivity narratives, the women's suffrage movement in 19th-century America, women writers of the Lost Generation," lesbian literature, and much more."

History in Dispute [Rutgers Restricted]
"Addresses heavily debated questions by offering different critical perspectives on major historical events, drawn from all time periods and from all parts of the globe."

Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
A browseable collection of articles from a scholars and other sources.

Oxford Classical Dictionary [Rutgers Restricted]
Covers all aspects of the Graeco-Roman world, providing "coverage of Greek and Roman history, literature, myth, religion, linguistics, philosophy, law, science, art and archaeology, and topics in near eastern studies and late antiquity. The approach is interdisciplinary: all areas, regions, and cultures are represented beyond the core areas of Greece and Rome. As well as providing factual information, the Dictionary contains many thematic entries on subjects relevant to the 21st century such as nationalism, race, and ecology." Electronic version of the third edition.

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Billed as "the first dynamic encyclopedia," this refereed resource includes a table of contents and is searchable by keyword or phrase. New entries and updates to existing entries are added on a continuing basis by a select group of experts in the field.