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Resource Guide:
Ancient Philosophy

Selected Call Numbers

Call numbers are the shelving locations for each item. Browsing in the following areas of the library will help you find materials for your topic.

Topic Call Number
Ancient Philosophy (600 BC -430 AD)B 108 708
OrientB 121–162
GreeceB 163–491
Greco Roman PhilosophyB 504–626
Alexandrian and early Christian PhilosophyB 630–708

Selected Subject Headings

Subject headings are selected terms to represent a topic. Searching subject headings in the library catalog will bring the most complete list of results. Below are some example subject headings. More subject headings can be located in the red books at the reference desk.

  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy, Ancient
  • Philosophers
  • Philosophers, Greece
  • Greece, Religion
  • Plato
  • Aristotle
  • Socrates
  • Epicurus
  • Stoics
  • Skeptics

Selected Materials at the Von Canon Library

Below are some selected materials in the library with their shelving locations. Browsing in the listed areas of the library will help you find more materials for your topic.

Title Call Number
Encyclopedia of Classical PhilosophyCredo Reference
Encyclopedia of EthicsCredo Reference
Science in the Ancient World: An EncyclopediaCredo Reference
Who’s Who in Classical Mythology, RoutledgeCredo Reference
The Encyclopedia of philosophyREF B 41 E5
The Cambridge dictionary of philosophyREF B 41 .C35 1995
Dictionary of philosophyREF B 41 .D53 1983
The Oxford dictionary of philosophyREF B 41 .B53 1994
The structured self in Hellenistic and Roman thoughtBD 450 .G4892 2009
When souls had wings: pre-mortal existence in Western thoughtBL 290 .G58 2009
The Oxford handbook of PlatoB 395 .O94 2008
The development of ethics: from Socrates to the ReformationBJ 71 .I79 2007
What is good and why: the ethics of well-beingBJ 1401 .K73 2007
The brute within: appetitive desire in Plato and AristotleB 395 .L66 2006
The Blackwell guide to Aristotle’s Nicomachean ethicsB 430 .B53 2005
Knowledge, nature, and the good: essays on ancient philosophyB 171 .C684 2004
Stoicism: traditions and transformationsB 528 .S6785 2004
The Blackwell guide to ancient philosophyB 171 .B65 2003
Hellenistic and early modern philosophyB 801 .H45 2003
The Cambridge companion to Greek and Roman philosophyB 111 .C36 2003
Epictetus: a Stoic and Socratic guide to lifeB 563 .L66 2002
Plato’s utopia recast: his later ethics and politicsB 398 .E8 B63 2002
Ancient philosophy: a very short introductionB 111 .A56 2000
The Cambridge companion to early Greek philosophyB 188 .C35 1999
Socrates, Pleasure, and ValueB 318 .E8 R83 1999
Platonic ethics, old and newB 398 .E8 A56 1998
Reason and emotionBJ 161 .C66 1998
The Middle Platonists, 80 B.C. to A.D. 220B 517 .D54 1996
God in Greek philosophy to the time of SocratesB 188 .H17

Selected Research Databases

Selected Journals and Magazines

The following journals supply articles to the library’s databases. YOu can see if a specific journal supplies articles to our databases by searching the journal title on the library journal page.

  • Journal of Philosophy
  • Journal of the History of Ideas
  • Journal of the History of Philosophy
  • Philosopher
  • Philosophical Quarterly
  • Philosophical Review
  • Philosophy
  • Mind
  • Nous
  • Helios
  • Phronesis
  • Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society
  • Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society
  • American Journal of Philology
  • Classical Philology
  • Classical Quarterly
  • Greece and Rome
  • Classical Review
  • Polis
  • Studies in the History of Ethics (SHE)

Selected Websites and Digital Archives

The following websites are librarian-evaluated to provide trustworthy information for your topic. They include digitized collections connected to your topic.