The Core Library

The Core office, in CAS 119, has the following books available for students and faculty read or borrow for research purposes. To reserve a book, call 617-353-5404 or email the Core office, or stop by the front desk in person to check out the desired title. Let us know if you would like to recommend any books not listed here! Fore we’re pleased to invest in this library in order to meet the needs of our learning community.

Section 1: Ancient Egypt

Title Author/Editor/Translator Publisher, Year
Legends of the Egyptian Gods: Hieroglyphic Texts and Translations Budge, E.A. Wallis Dover, 1994
The World of the Pharaohs Hobson, Christine Thames & Hudson, 1987
A Short History of Ancient Egypt: From Predynastic to Roman Times James, T.G.H. Cassell, 1995
Pharaohs of the Sun: Akhenaten, Nefertiti, Tutankhamen Freed, Rita E. Bulfinch Press, 1999

Section 2: Ancient Mesopotamia, Gilgamesh

Title Author/Editor/Translator Publisher, Year
Inanna Wolkstien, Diane Harper & Row, 1983
Myths from Mesopotamia: Creation, The Flood, Gilgamesh, and Others Dalley, Stephanie OUP, 1989
Cultural Atlas of Mesopotamia Roaf, Michael Facts on File, 1990
Early Mesopotamia and Iran Mallowan; M. E. L. Thames & Hudson, 1965
Gilgamesh Mitchell, Stephen Free Press, 2004
Epic of Gilgamesh Foster, Benjamin R. Norton, 2001
Gilgamesh: A New English Version Mitchell, Stephen Free Press, 2004
The Epic of Gilgamesh Kovacs, Maureen Gallery Stanford University, 1989
The Buried Book Damrosch, David Henry Holt, 2006
Gilgamesh Among Us: Modern Encounters with the Ancient Epic Ziolkowski, Theodore Cornell University, 2011
Before the Muses, v. I Foster, Benjamin R. CDL Press, 1996
Before the Muses, v. II Foster, Benjamin R. CDL Press, 1996
Gilgamesh: A Verse Play Komunyakaa, Yusef Wesleyan University, 2006
Gilgamesh Mason, Herbert Mentor, 1972
Gilgamesh: A Verse Narrative Mason, Herbert Mariner Books, 1970
Gilgamesh the King Silverberg, Robert Arbor House, 1984
Gilgamesh Kendall, Stewart Contra Mundum Press, 2012

Section 3: The Hebrew Bible, Judaism, Old Testament

Title Author/Editor/Translator Publisher, Year
The Great Jewish Books Caplan, Samuel et al. Washington Square Books, 1963
American Judaism Glazer, Nathan University of Chicago, 1957
the Complete Dead Sea Scrolls in English Vermes, Geza Penguin, 1962
The Dead Sea Scrolls Burrows, Millar Viking, 1960
The Complete World of The Dead Sea Scrolls Davies, Phillip R., George J. Brooke and Phillip R. Callaway Thames & Hudson, 2002
The Dead Sea Scrolls and The Bible VanderKam, James, C. WM. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2012
The Talmud, Selected Writings Paulist Press, 1989
The Living Talmud: The Wisdom of the Fathers Goldin, Judah Mentor, 1957
Genesis Speiser, E.A. Doubleday, 1982
Job Pope, Marvin H. Doubleday, 1985
Psalms I Dahood, Mitchell Doubleday, 1966
Psalms III Dahood, Mitchell Doubleday, 1970
Exodus 1-18 Propp, William H.C. Doubleday, 1998
I Samuel McCarter Jr., P. Kyle Doubleday, 1980
II Samuel McCarter Jr., P. Kyle Doubleday, 1984
The Illustrated Hebrew Bible Frankel, Ellen Stewart Tabori & Chang, 1999
Archaeology of the Land of the Bible, 10,000-586 B.C.E. Mazar, Amihai Doubleday, 1992
The Dead Sea Scrolls Bible Abegg, Flint and Ulrich HarperCollins, 1999
Tanakh: The Holy Scriptures JPS JPS, 1985
The Jewish Study Bible JPS JPS, 2004
The Blackwell Companion to the Hebrew Bible Perdue, Leo G., ed Blackwell, 2001
Ancient Near Eastern Texts Relating to the Old Testement Pritchard, James B. Princeton, 1969
Understanding the Old Testament Anderson, Bernhard W. Pearson Prentice Hall, 2007
The Book of J Rosenberg and Bloom Grove Weidenfield, 1990
The Five Books of Moses Fox, Everett Schocken Books, 1983
The Five Books of Moses Alter, Robert Norton, 2004
The Five Books of Miriam: A Woman’s Commentary on the Torah Frank, Ellen HarperCollins, 1996
The Book of Genesis Illustrated Crumb, R. Norton, 2009
Talking about Genesis: A Resource Guide Doubleday, 1996
Eve & Adam: Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Readings on Genesis and Gender Kvam, Kristen E., et al, eds Indiana University, 1999
Genesis: The Traditional Hebrew Text with new JPS Translation Sarna, Nahum M. JPS, 1989
The Book of Genesis Chapters 1-17 Hamilton, Victor P. WM. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1990
The Book of Genesis Chapters 18-50 Hamilton, Victor P. WM. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1995
Genesis Arnold, Bill T. CUP, 2009
The Beginning of Wisdom: Reading Genesis Kass, Leon R. Free Press, 2003
The Beginning of Desire: Reflections on Genesis Zornberg, Avivah Gottlieb Schocken Books, 1995
Exodus Meyers, Carol CUP, 2005
The Particulars of Rapture: Reflection on Exodus Zornberg, Avivah Gottlieb Doubleday, 2001
The Book of Job Chase, Mary, Ellen Macmillan Company, 1944
Commentary on the Torah Friedman, Richard, Elliott HarperCollins, 2001
Genesis Bloom, Harold Chelsea House, 1986
Exodus Bloom, Harold Chelsea House, 1987
Life In Biblical Israel King and Stager Westminster John Knox Press, 2001
The Jewish Timeline Encyclopedia Kantor, Mattis Rowman & Littlefield, 1992
The Sacred Chain: The History of the Jews Canto, Norman HarperCollins, 1994
My people : the story of the Jews Eban, Abba Random, 1968
A History of the Jews Grayzel, Solomon Mentor, 1968
In the Footsteps of the Prophets Pearlman, Moshe Cassell, 1974
In the Footsteps of Moses Pearlman, Moshe Cassell, 1974
A History of Israel Bright, John Westminster Press, 1981
A History of the Jewish People in the Time of Jesus Schurer, Emil Schocken, 1987
Diaspora: An Inquiry into the Contemporary Jewish World Sachar, Howard Olympic, 1986
The Bible in Art: Miniatures, drawings, paintings, and sculptures inspired by The Old Testament Brion, Marcel Phaidon Press, 1956
Old Testament Figures in Art Zuffi, Stefano, ed. Getty Museum, 2003

Section 4: The Bible, Christianity, New Testament, Gospels

Title Author/Editor/Translator Publisher, Year
Bible Myths and Their Parallels in Other Religions Doane, Thomas , 1910
Messengers of God, Biblical Portraits & Legends Wiesel, Elie Random, 1976
Jesus through Jewish Eyes Bruteau, Beatrice Orbis Books, 2001
Matthew Albright, W.F. Doubleday, 1971
The Gospel According to John I-XII Brown, Raymond E. Doubleday, 1966
The NRSV Concordance Kohlenberger, John R. III Zondervan, 1991
The Oxford Companion to the Bible Metzger, Bruce M. and Michael D. Coogan OUP, 1993
The Oxford Illustrated Companion to the Bible Metzger, Bruce M. and Michael D. Coogan Tess Press, 2003
From Adam to Armageddon: A Survey of the Bible White, J. Benton Wadsworth, 1968
The New Jerome Biblical Commentary Brown, Raymond E. Prentice Hall, 1990
The Literary Guide to the Bible Alter, Robert Belknap Press, 1987
The Historical Atlas of the Bible Barnes, Ian Chartwell Books, 2006
Unprotected Texts Knust, Jennifer HarperOne, 2012
The Art of Biblical Narrative Alter, Robert Basic, 1981
The Bible as It Was Kugel, James L. Belknap Press, 1997
Who Wrote the Bible Friedman, Richard Elliott HarperCollins, 1997
The Art of Biblical Poetry Alter, Robert Basic, 1985
The NRSV-NIV: Parallel New Testament in Greek and English Marshall, Alfred Zondervan, 1990
Gospel Parallels: A Synopsis of the First Three Gospels Throckmorton, Burton Thomas Nelson, 1967
Gospel Parallels: A Comparison of the Synoptic Gospels Throckmorton, Burton H. Jr. Thomas Nelson, 1992
The Gospel of Matthew Harrington, Daniel J., S.J. Liturgical Press, 1991
Befriending the Beloved Disciple Reinhartz, Adele Continuum, 2001
The Gospel of John Moloney, Francis J. Michael Glazier Book, 1998
The New Testament in Its Literary Environment Aune, David E. Westminster John Knox Press, 1987
Judaism in the New Testament, Practices and Beliefs Chilton, Bruce and Jacob Neusner Routledge , 1995
Jesus and Yahweh: The Names Divine Bloom, Harold Riverhead, 2007
Christ: A Crisis in the Life of God Miles, Jack Vintage, 2001
The Historical Figure of Jesus Sanders, E.P. Penguin , 1996
Who Killed Jesus? Crossan, John Dominic Harper Collins Publishers, 1995
The Gnostic Scriptures: Ancient Wisdom for the New Age Layton, Bentley Doubleday, 1987
Gnosis: The Nature & History of Gnosticism Rudolph, Kurt Harper & Row, 1983
The Doré Bible Illustrations Dore, Gustave Dover, 1974
How to Read Bible Stories and Myths in Art Rynck, Patrick De Abrams, 2009
Scandalizing Jesus? Middleton, Darren, J. N. Continuum, 2005
Biblical Myths & Mysteries Thurlow, Gilbert Octopus Books, 1974

Section 5: Ancient Greece: Thucydides

Title Author/Editor/Translator Publisher, Year
The Peloponnesian War Thucydides Hackett, 1998
The Peloponnesian War Thucydides OUP, 2009
History of the Peloponnesian War Thucydides trans. Warner Penguin, 1972
History of the Peloponnesian War Thucydides trans. Warner Penguin, 1972
The Landmark Thucydides Strassler, Robert B. Touchstone, 1996
On Justice, Power, and Human Nature Thucydides, trans. Woodruff Hackett, 1993
Thucydides Connor, W. Robert Princeton, 1984

Section 6: Ancient Greece: history, culture, society, religion, literature, art

The Mystery-Religions Angus, S. Dover, 1975
Women in Ancient Greece Blundell, Sue HUP, 1995
The Oxford History of the Classical World Boardman, John OUP, 1986
Greek Art Boardman, John Thames & Hudson, 1996
Greek Sculpture: The Archaic Period Boardman, John Thames & Hudson, 1991
Early Greek Vase Painting Boardman, John Thames & Hudson, 1998
The History of Greek Vases Boardman, John Thames & Hudson, 2009
Athenian Black Figure Vases Boardman, John Thames & Hudson, 1974
Athenian Red Figure Vases: The Archaic Period Boardman, John Thames & Hudson, 1975
The Parthenon Bruno, Vincent J. Norton, 1974
Hesiod’s Theogony Caldwell, Richard S. Focus, 1986
Art and Myth in Ancient Greece Carpenter, T.H. Thames & Hudson, 1991
The Mycenaean World Chadwick, John CUP, 1994
Great Figures of Mythology Clayton, Peter Crescent, 1990
Sculpture in Stone Comstock, Mary B. MFA, 1976
Portrait of a Priestess: Women and Ritual in Ancient Greece Connelly, Joan Breton Princeton, 2007
The Parthenon Enigma Connelly, Joan Breton Vintage, 2014
Aeschylus: The Oresteia Fagles, Robert Penguin, 1977
Women in the Classical World: Image and Text Fantham, Elaine OUP, 1994
A Companion to Ancient Epic Foley, John Miles, ed Wiley-Blackwell, 2009
The Greek Myths v.I Graves, Robert Penguin, 1990
The Greek Myths v.II Graves, Robert Penguin, 1990
Ancient Greece: An Illustrated History Green, Peter Thames & Hudson, 1973
A Companion to Greek Tragedy Gregory, Justina, ed Blackwell, 2005
The Struggle for Greece Herodotus, trans. Cavander Premier, 1962
Minoan and Mycenaean Art Higgins, Reynold Thames & Hudson, 1997
The Acropolis in the Age of Pericles Hurwit, Jeffrey M. CUP, 2004
Art and History of Greece Iozzi, Mario et al. Bonechi Books, 2001
Paideia: The Ideals of Greek Culture, vol I. Jager, Werner OUP, 1986
The Parthenon Frieze Jenkins, Ian British Museum, 2002
The Parthenon Sculptures Jenkins, Ian British Museum, 2007
A Companion to the Classical Tradition Kallendorf, Craig W. Wiley-Blackwell, 2008
The Gods of the Greeks Kerenyi, Karl Thames & Hudson, 2000
The Heroes of the Greeks Kerenyi, Karl Thames & Hudson, 1997
Ancient Epic King, Katherine Callen Wiley-Blackwell, 2009
Classical Art: MFA Highlights Kondoleon, Christine et al. MFA, 2008
Atlas of the Greek World Levi, Peter Facts on File Publications, 1980
The Fifth Century B.C. Lewis, Naphtali A.M. Hakkert, 1971
The Greeks and Us Louden, Robert B. University of Chicago, 1996
World History Atlas Magellan Geographix Megellan Geographix, 2000
The Penguin Atlas of Ancient History McEvedy, Colin Penguin, 1967
Greek, Etruscan & Roman Art Museum of Fine Arts MFA, 1963
Coming of Age in Ancient Greece Neils, Jenifer Yale, 2003
The Parthenon: From Antiquity to the Present Neils, Jenifer, ed CUP, 2005
A Companion to Greek Religion Ogden, Daniel Blackwell, 2007
Art and Experience in Classical Greece Pollitt, J.J. CUP, 1972
The Art of Ancient Greece Pollitt, J.J. CUP, 1990
Horace: Selected Odes, Epodes, Satires, Epistles Raffel, Burton Mentor, 1973
Looking at Greek Vases Rasmussen, Tom and Nigel Spivey CUP, 1991
A History of Greece Robinson, Cyril E. Routledge, 1990
The Legends of Troy in Art and Literature Scherer, Magaret R. Phaidon Press, 1963
Myth into Art: Poet and Painter in Classical Greece Shapiro, H. A. Routledge, 1994
Classical Greece and the Birth of Western Art Stewart, Andrew CUP, 2008
Atlas of Classical History Talbert, Richard J.A. Routledge, 1989
Sculpture in Stone and Bronze Vermeule, Cornelius C. III MFA, 1988
Art and History of Athens Vingopoulou, Ioli; Casulli, Melina Bonechi Books, 1999
Gods in Color: Painted Sculpture of Classical Antiquity Vinzenz; Wunsche, Raimund Brinkman HUP, 2007
Love, Sex and Marriage in Ancient Greece Vrissimtzis, Nikolaos Nikolaos A Vrissimtzis, 1999
Warfare in the Classical World Warry, John Salamander Books, 1980
In Search of The Trojan War Wood, Michael Facts on File, 1985
The Ajax Dilemma: Justice, Fairness, and Rewards Woodruff, Paul OUP, 2011

Section 7: Ancient Greece: Drama

Title Author/Editor/Translator Publisher, Year
The Invention of Dionysus Porter, James I. Stanford University, 2000
The Context of Ancient Drama Csapo, Eric; Slater, William University of Michigan, 1995
Greek Theatre in Context Dugdale, Eric CUP, 2008
Greek Tragedy Rabinowitz, Nancy Sorkin Blackwell, 2008
A Guide to Ancient Greek Drama Storey, Ian C. and Arlene Allan Blackwell, 2005
Honor Thy Gods Mikalson, Jon D. University of North Carolina, 1991
The Oresteia Aeschylus, trans. Hughes FSG, 1999
Oresteia Meineck, Peter Hackett, 1998
The Oresteian Trilogy  Vellacott, Philip Penguin, 1963
Agamemnon Aeschylus, trans. Lloyd-Jones Prentice Hall, 1970
Eumenides Aeschylus Duckworth, 1970
Four Plays by Aristophanes Arrowsmith, William Meridian, 1994
Aristophanes: Birds, Lysistrata, Assembly-Women, Wealth Halliwell, Stephen OUP, 2008
Ten Plays Euripides, trans. Hadas Bantam, 1960
Euripides: Medea, Hippolytus, Heracles, Bacchae Esposito, Stephen Focus, 2004
Euripides Alcestis Arrowsmith, William OUP, 1989
The Bacchae of Euripides Sutherland, Donald University of Nebraska, 1968
The Trojan Women Clay, Diskin Focus, 2005
Oxford Readings in Classical Studies: Euripides Mossmon, Judith OUP, 2003
Sophocles I Grene, David University of Chicago, 1991
The Theban Plays: Antigone, King Oidipous, Oidipous at Colonus Blondell, Ruby Focus, 2002

Section 8: Ancient Greece: Homer, Odyssey, Iliad

Title Author/Editor/Translator Publisher, Year
From Mycenae to Homer Webster, T.B.L. The Norton Library, 1964
From Pasture to Polis; Art in the Age of Homer Langdon, Susan University of Missouri, 1993
Homer and the Artists Snodgrass, Anthony CUP, 1998
Iliad of Homer Fagles, Robert Penguin, 1990
The Iliad of Homer Fitzgerald, Robert Anchor, 1974
The Odyssey Homer, trans. Fitzgerald FSG , 1998
Oxford Readings in Classical Studies: Homer’s Odyssey Doherty, Lillian E. OUP, 2009
Essays on the Odyssey: Selected Modern Criticism Taylor, Charles H. Indiana University, 1963
The Cambridge Companion to Homer Fowler, Robert, ed CUP, 2004
Art of the Odyssey Clarke, Howard W. Prentice Hall, 1967
History and the Homeric Iliad Page, Denys University of California, 1959
Homer and the Sacred City Scully, Stephen Cornell University, 1994
The Distaff Side: Representing the Female in Homer’s Odyssey Cohen, Beth OUP, 1995
A Guide to the Odyssey Hexter, Ralph Vintage, 1993
Bloom’s Modern Critical Interpretations: The Odyssey Bloom, Harold Infobase Publishing, 2007
Homer’s Odyssey: A Companion to the Translation of Richmond Lattimore Jones, Peter Southern Illinois University, 1989
A Narratological Commentary on the Odyssey De Jong, Irene CUP, 2001
Reading the Odyssey Schein, Seth L. Princeton, 1995
Singers, Heroes, and Gods in the Odyssey Segal, Charles Cornell University, 1994
The Iliad, The Odyssey, and the Epic Tradition Beye, Charles Rowan Macmillan, 1966
From Villain to Hero: Odysseus in Ancient Thought Montiglio, Silvia University of Pennsylvania, 2011
The Ulysses Theme Stanford, W. B. Spring Publications, 1992
War Music Logue, Christopher FSG, 1987
Memorial: A Version of Homer’s Iliad Oswald, Alice Norton, 2013

Section 9: Ancient Greece: Plato, The Republic, Philosophy

Title Author/Editor/Translator Publisher, Year
Plato’s Phaedo Brann, Eva et al APA, 1998
Greek and Roman Philosophy Sedley, David CUP, 2003
History of Greek Philosophy:IV, Plato: the man and his dialogues earlier period Guthrie, W.K.C. CUP, 1998
History of Greek Philosophy: VI, Aristotle: an encounter Guthrie, W.K.C. CUP, 1998
History of Greek Philosophy: I, The earlier Presocratics and the Pythagoreans Guthrie, W.K.C. CUP, 1998
History of Greek Philosophy: V, The later Plato and the Academy Guthrie, W.K.C. CUP, 1998
Outlines of the History of Greek Philosophy Zeller, Eduard Meridian, 1955
Hellenistic Philosophy of Mind Annas, Julia E. University of California, 1994
The Presocratic Philosophers Kirk, G.S et al CUP, 1983
The Art and Thought of Heraclitus Kahn, Charles H. CUP, 1999
The Sophists Guthrie, W.K.C. CUP, 1998
The Sophistic Movement Kerferd, G.B. CUP, 1999
A Guided Tour of Five Works by Plato Biffle, Christopher Mayfield, 1995
History of Greek Philosophy: III, Socrates Guthrie, W.K.C. CUP, 2000
Socratic Studies Vlastos, Gregory CUP, 1994
Plato: Complete Works Cooper, John M. Hackett, 1997
Five Dialogues: Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, Meno, Phaedo Plato Hackett, 1981
The Philosophy of Plato Edman, Irwin Modern Library, 1956
The Last Days of Socrates Plato Penguin, 1993
A Commentary of Plato’s Meno Klein, Jacob University of Chicago, 1989
Symposium, Plato Nehamas, Alexander Hackett, 1989
Plato’s Symposium Rosen, Stanley St. Augustine’s Press, 1999
The Cambridge Companion to Plato Kraut, Richard CUP, 1999
What Plato Said Shorey, Paul University of Chicago, 1965
Platonic Studies Vlastos, Gregory Princeton, 1981
The Helenistic Philosophers v.1 Long, A.A. CUP, 1989
The Helenistic Philosophers v.2 Long, A.A. CUP, 1989
The Essential Plotinus O’Brien, Elmer Hackett, 1964
The Essential Plato Plato, trans. Jowett Quality Paperback Book Club, 1999
Plato: Republic Grube, G.M.A. Hackett, 1992
The Republic Plato, trans. Sachs Focus, 2007
An Introduction to Plato’s Republic Annas, Julia OUP, 1981
The Cambridge Companion to Plato’s Republic Ferrari, G.R.F. ed CUP, 2007
Plato’s Republic: Critical Essays Kraut, Richard, ed Rowman & Littlefield, 1997
Plato’s Republic: A Study Rosen, Stanley Yale, 2005
Plato: Totalitarian or Democrat? Thorson, Thomas Landom Spectrum Books, 1963
The Stoic Idea of the City Schofield, Malcolm University of Chicago, 1999
A Companion to Plato’s Republic White, Nicholas P. Hackett, 1979
The Collected Dialogues of Plato Plato Princeton, 1961