CLASSICAL WRITERS WHO WROTE ABOUT SPARTA
Alcman and Tyrtaeus
Conduct a Google search - eg 'Herodotus and Sparta'.
CLASSICAL WRITERS WHO WROTE ABOUT PERSIA
Conduct a Google search eg 'Herodotus and Persia'.
CLASSICAL WRITERS WHO WROTE ABOUT THE CELTS
This site includes classical writers who wrote about the Celts.
Also look at the work of Poseidonius
The ENTIRE collection of resources provided by the BBC Library can now be searched on ONE single, powerful search platform, which retrieves print books, eBooks, database articles and websites. Click HERE for assistance.
1. Use 'Ctrl F' (Control + Find) to search for particular terms easily in a long document, whether from a website or a database article.
2. Use a Google command to limit results to a CERTAIN DOMAIN
eg celtic weapons and warfare site:gov
3. To check the authority of a website when it is not clear, go to the end of the URL in the Google search box, cut back to the first forward slash (/) and hit 'Enter'. This will take you to the Home Page of the website, and you can see the full name of the source.
4. Use a Google command to limit results to the MOST RECENT: After you get your results, choose the Google Menu Bar, and choose 'Tools'. Then on the far left, at the drop-down menu next to 'Any Time', choose 'Within the last year' (or less, if you prefer).
5. Google Scholar is an academic website mainly aimed at Universities and Research Institutions. It does provide some full-text articles which can be accessed by the link placed on the right-hand side of the screen. All other articles are citations only, which are available in some of the larger Academic subscription databases. TIP: To get PDFs only, type in 'filetype:pdf'. It's great!
CLASSICAL WRITERS WHO WROTE ABOUT ROME
Livy (Titus Livius)
Conduct a Google search - eg 'Julius Caesar writer Roman warfare'
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