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HIS 646: The Ancient Greece & Roman World: Home

Course Description

HIS 464 covers the breadth of the Roman world from its founding in the eighth century BC to its collapse in the fifth century AD. This time era is explored from a central political/military narrative, but also covers the culture and mythology of the Roman world, including the rise of Christianity.

Course Guide
The Course Guide to HIS 646 provides research tips and assistance for getting started with research on the the Roman World. Here you will find quick access links to top resources including background research materials, library databases, key journals, and primary source material.

Getting Started

View a list of reference books available in the Reference Room in Jenks Library and online reference resources.  Use the NOBLE Catalog to find more materials from our general circulating collection.  

Databases & Scholarly Articles

View a list of top library databases you can use to search for scholarly journal articles.

You can also use the Journal Finder search interface to find specific journals related to topics in history that Gordon directly subscribes to either online or in print.  

Primary Sources

View a list of web resources for finding primary source material, as well as links to other websites for studies in the ancient Roman and Greek world.

Citing Sources

Resources for citing sources using the Chicago Manual of Style.  

Using Jenks for the First Time?


To request materials from other NOBLE libraries, view materials you have checked out, renew materials, and more, you must create a Library Account. To do this you will need the 14-digit barcode number on the back of your Gordon College ID card. 

Watch the short video below for more details on how to create a Library Account.

Access Jenks Library Databases Off-campus

Access Library Databases Off-Campus

You can access library databases, journals, and most e-books by logging in with your Gordon email and password. Go to if you have questions about your password.

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