Falvey Memorial Library is pleased to announce that it now offers Brill’s New Pauly Supplements Online, which serves as a complement to Brill’s New Pauly Online: Encyclopedia of the Ancient World. The supplements consist of six distinct reference titles that provide in-depth information on ancient authors and texts, historical atlases, the history of classical scholarship, the reception of myth and classical literature, and more. This resource is highly recommended for humanists and scientists alike.
With Brill’s New Pauly Supplements Online, you now have access to the following titles:
1) Chronologies of the Ancient World – This is an exhaustive list of names, dates and facts about the rulers and dynasties that have played significant roles in the course of history.
2) Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts – Provides an overview and history of ancient authors and their works up to the present and contains lists of manuscripts; scholia; early, modern and bilingual editions; translations; and commentaries.
3) Historical Atlas of the Ancient World – Covering the ancient Near East, the Mediterranean world, the Byzantine Empire, the Islamic world and the Holy Roman Empire from 3000 B.C. to the 15th century A.D., this new atlas illuminates the political, economic, social and cultural developments of key areas in history.
4) The Reception of Myth and Mythology – Explores how and where the myths of Greece and Rome have spread into literature, music and art over the centuries.
5) The Reception of Classical Literature – This supplement provides an overview of the reception and influence of ancient literary works on the literary, visual and musical arts from Antiquity to the present.
6) History of Classical Scholarship – A Biographical Dictionary – Offers an overview of the history of classical studies and contains biographies of over 700 scholars from the 14th century to the present in social, political and cultural contexts.
After completing a quick and simple registration online, you will find a series of “personal user tools” that can catapult your research experience into another world. Some of these added features include the ability to label and “star” entries, to email entries to yourself or classmates, and to share links on social media (Facebook and Twitter). You can save your searches and easily return to those lists of results, manage them from “My Account,” and even subscribe to Brill’s RSS Feed to learn when new or revised content is added.
As an additional bonus, try out the “Cite this Page” feature found at the end of each entry. If you are using this resource for an assignment, copy and paste citations to create your reference list in just seconds. You can also use the “export citation” feature to send the bibliographic information to EndNote or RefWorks, or you can even save it as a document in either MLA or Chicago Style.
Be sure to browse the bibliography at the end of each entry so you can easily find other sources that explore your topic of interest.
If you have any questions pertaining to this resource, please contact Alexander Williams via email or telephone (ext. 8845).