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Resource Guide:
Ancient Philosophy

Sample Call Numbers

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

Sample Subject Headings

Start by searching the catalog by keyword. Use whatever terms you think best describe your topic. When you find a record that matches what you are looking for, view the record and see what subject headings were used. Then search again using that term as a subject search.

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

Sample Materials at Von Canon Library

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
Dictionary of the history of ideasREF CB 5 .D52
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
Oxford studies in ancient philosophy (multiple volumes)HQ 755.8 .D54
The Blackwell guide to Aristotle’s Nicomachean ethicsB 430 .B53 2005
Knowledge, nature, and the good: essays on ancient philosophyB 171 .C684 2004 k
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

Research Databases

Relevant Journals and Magazines

  • 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)

These are just examples. To find more, or to look for a specific journal or periodical, search our Journals.

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