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A guide to resources at Monash University Library for Classical Studies

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Welcome to the Classics library guide. You will find information and links to resources and library services relevant to studying in this field at an undergraduate and postgraduate level. Click on the tabs which match your needs. Contact the subject librarian if you require more assistance.

Classical Studies is taught at Clayton campus. Undergraduate units concentrate on

  • ancient comparative literature and religion
  • ancient erotic mythology and ritual
  • ancient Greek drama (especially Old Attic Comedy)
  • Augustan literature and propaganda
  • the interaction of the Greek/Hellenistic world with its Near Eastern neighbours
  • the reception of classics in the Italian Renaissance and in contemporary Italy.

The Monash University Library has substantial collections to support this subject area. There is overlap with Ancient Cultures, History and Anthropology. For more information on the areas of classics taught at Monash, visit the school's web site.

Library staff can assist you with your research. See the different roles and the staff contacts for history below.


Come to the Research and Learning point in the Matheson Library for research or writing advice.

  • Librarian: 11am-3pm (Mon-Fri). Ask at the Information point at other times.
  • Learning skills adviser: 12-3pm (Mon-Fri).

Katie Julian (Clayton, Matheson Library)
Librarians can assist students in how and where to start researching your topic, effective use of online resources, finding and evaluating information, and citing & referencing.

Learning skills adviser:
Roslyn Halliday (Clayton, Matheson Library)
Learning skills advisers can assist students in improving their academic language and approaches to learning including: academic English; study and exam preparation, effective listening, note-taking, problem-solving, critical thinking, reading strategies and writing skills.

General help:
Telephone +61 3 9905 5054. Need to ask a question?

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Head of Achilles

(Image: Unknown, Copy after Skopas [Greek, active about 370 - 330 B.C.], Head of Achilles. Getty Search Gateway, J P Getty Museum.)