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New Testament Greco-Roman Backgrounds: Home
Introductory material on the Greco-Roman world, including its history, society, culture, religion, and literature, in relation to the expansion of early Christianity and the New Testament documents.
Select from a list of 441 works of classical literature by 59 different authors, including user-driven commentary and "reader's choice" Web sites. Mainly Greco-Roman works (some Chinese and Persian), all in English translation.
The flagship collection here, under development since 1987, covers the history, literature and culture of the Greco-Roman world. Other collections include art & archaeology as well as collections of Arabic, Germanic, 19th century American, and Renaissance sources.
Be sure to create an account ID while on campus. The Thesaurus Linguae Graecae (TLG) is a research center at the University of California, Irvine founded in 1972 to create a comprehensive digital collection of all surviving texts written in Greek from antiquity to the present era. TLG has collected and digitized most surviving literary texts written in Greek from Homer to the fall of Constantinople in 1453 CE.
Dissertation and Thesis Search
These are included mainly for those of you who are needing to verify whether someone has already written on your proposed topic/thesis. Some Ph.D. dissertations may be worthy to reference in your work, especially if there's otherwise little or no published material on your subject.
A library of over 20,700 theological thesis/dissertation titles representing research from as many as 70 different institutions.
These are your core resources for secondary literature in biblical studies and theology.
Be sure to check Full Text Finder for periodicals that may be fulltext in another database in our collection. Full Text Finder will also indicate the print subscription in our library, if we have it.
When the record states that an embargo is in place for a certain length of time, the publisher has refused to allow the digitization of the articles for the current months, year or years.
If we have the print subscription, then you may photocopy or scan articles to PDF and sent to your email.
If we don't have the print, then you may request articles via InterLibrary Loan from another school library by filling out the ILL form on our home page or choose the ILL tab in this LibGuide for easy access.
Full Text Finder lists all electronic journals and ebooks cited in electronic databases subscribed to by Mack Library in addition to our print titles. Periodical titles and ebooks may be searched alphabetically by title or by subject.
Academic Search Complete is the world's most valuable and comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 8,800 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,700 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 13,600 journals, and searchable cited references for more than 1,400 journals.
Media: Online database Access: Campus-wide and Internet Content: Abstracts; Full TextThe database features PDF content going back as far as 1887, with the majority of full text titles in native (searchable) PDF format. Searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,460 journals.
ATLA Religion Database® (ATLA RDB®) with ATLASerials PLUS™ (ATLAS PLUS™) combines the premier index to journal articles, book reviews, and collections of essays in all fields of religion with ATLA's largest online collection of major religion and theology journals.