Intro to Greek and Roman Art
This guide was developed for University of Texas undergraduate students beginning studies in Greek and Roman Art, and was designed to help you get started with your research. Standard abbreviations are used for the Perry-Castañeda Library (PCL), the Fine Arts Library (FAL) and the Classics Library (CLA). If you need additional assistance please consult a librarian.
GETTING STARTED: Online Encyclopedias, Dictionaries and other overviews
select Art Images for College Teaching select ancient and browse (images)
select ARTstor launch, basic search or register for advanced search (images)
select DASE login, select Classics Collection or art and art history visual resources collection, keyword or object search (images)
select WorldImages quick search (images)
Numerous databases are also available on the web:
The Beazley Archive
The Archive also hosts a Greek/Roman Sculpture section, and a Greek Pottery text and image database with over 59,000 items. Note that, however, the database is password-protected and "use is restricted to universities, museums and other cultural institutions." Users must first apply to the Database Director.
Perseus Art and Archaeology
The library's catalogs document 523 coins, 1548 vases, over 1400 sculptures, 179 sites and 381 buildings. Each catalog entry has a description of the object and its context; most have images. This web site currently publishes over 33,000 pictures!
Electronic Resources for Classicists: The 2nd Generation
Numerous links to online resources, including image databases.
GETTING STARTED: Hard copy Encyclopedias, Dictionaries and other overviews
A Handbook of Greek Art N 5630 R49 (PCL, CLA, FAL)
A Handbook of Roman Art a comprehensive survey of all the arts of the Roman world
N 5610 H35 1983 (FAL) N 5760 H36 1983B (CLA)
A History of Greek Art N 5630 R63 (CLA, FAL)
The Oxford History of Classical Art N 5610 O84 1993 Ref & stacks (CLA, FAL)
FINDING ARTICLES ON ART
select Academic OneFile search for title, author, subject
select Academic Search Complete search for title, author, subject
select L’Annee Philologique search keyword for title, author, subject in “full text”; limit to English language articles under “Other Criteria”
select Art Abstracts basic or advanced search
select Web of Science general, advanced and cited searches
Additional encyclopedias, dictionaries and handbooks may be found through the Library Catalog using subject or mixed keyword searches, for example:
Roman Art Dictionary
Art Greek Encyclopedia
Athenian Art Handbook
Classical Art Encyclopedia
Ancient Art Dictionary
Hellenistic Art Handbook