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English Literature: Ancient Literature

This is a research guide for resources in English Literature.

   The Classical Period lasted from 1200 BCE to 455 BCE, and it is characterized by the following:

  • the Homeric Period (1200 - 800 BCE),
  • the Classical Greek Period (800 - 200 BCE),
  • the Classical Roman Period (200 BCE - 455 CE), and
  • the Patristic Period (70 - 455 CE).


When searching MICAL or an online database, the following Subject Headings can be used for conducting a "Subject" search. You can also follow the links below for a subject search in the catalog:

Classical Literature

Literature, Ancient -- History and criticism

Literature, Oriental

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