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Classical Studies: Rare Classics Books

This will feature an array of research tools in Classics to support primarily the research of students and faculty at the University of Florida.

Rare Classics Books

The University of Florida owns hundreds of rare books pertaining to classical studies and houses them in climate-controlled shelving in Smathers Library . They can be accessed by request at the circulation desk of the Grand Reading Room on the second floor during library hours (see the Special and Area Studies Collections website for more information).

Please feel free to contact  Megan Daly, the Librarian of Classics, Philosophy, and Religion, or Neil Weijer, Curator of the Harold & Mary Jean Hanson Rare Book Collection, with any questions about the Latin and Greek rare books.

A finding aid has been created to help readers discover the Latin and Greek rare books and several books have been digitized and can be viewed online.

You can also learn more about the collection by visiting the Medieval and Renaissance Books page and the "Explore the Collection" page.

Displays of rare classics books are often created for special events, like visits of the Latin Summer Institute. Below please find the bibliographies of our recent rare classics books displays.

Latin and Greek Rare Books Displays


2018 Exhibit Imagining the Classical World

Exhibit panel for Imagining the Classical World

Latin and Greek books on display




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