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Terence des Ducs, 1410-1412. Scene from Heauton Timorumenos, Act V, Scene 5
Greek literature extends from Homer to the end of the Byzantine period (1453).
At the François Mitterrand Library, room H of the Reference library holds works by the full range of Greek and Latin authors (both original texts and French or English translations), with the emphasis on major authors.
This includes writers (Ovid, Sophocles, etc.), historians and geographers (Herodotus, Strabo, etc.), philosophers (Aristotle, Plato, etc.), and legal specialists (Cicero, etc.).
Conversely, the Church Fathers (Saint Augustine, etc.) are categorized with religion in the Philosophy, History and Humanities Department’s collections, held in room J.
The Research library has material on developments in the study of classical literature not only in French, but also in Italian, British and American English, and German. Its collections include a large number of proceedings from learned societies.
Original editions of incunabula and humanist editions of classical texts can be found more specifically in the Rare Books Reserve (Réserve des livres rares) and at the Arsenal Library (Bibliothèque de l’Arsenal).
The Manuscripts Department at the Richelieu Library (Site Richelieu) holds, in particular, a large number of Greek and Latin manuscripts used as the basis for publishing classical authors.
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