New Pauly Online

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New Pauly Online is an encyclopedia for the study of Greco-Roman culture and its influence on modern world history. It is a practical reference work for everyday use by both experts as well as by those new to the discipline. Clear, precise, accessible, New Pauly Online offers encyclopedia entries, numerous illustrations and plenty of survey maps and tables. All Latin and Greek quotations are also offered in translation.

New Pauly Online contains all content from Brill’s New Pauly (English, 20 volumes + 2 index volumes) as well as the original German version, Metzler’s Der Neue Pauly. Fifteen volumes (Antiquity, 1-15) are devoted to Greco-Roman antiquity. They cover more than two thousand years of history, ranging from the second millennium BC to early medieval Europe. Special emphasis is given to the interaction between Greco-Roman culture on the one hand and Semitic, Celtic, Germanic, and Slavonic culture on the other, as well as ancient Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Five additional volumes (Classical Tradition, I-V) are concerned with the long and influential aftermath of antiquity and the continuous process of reinterpretation and reevaluation of the ancient heritage, including the history of classical scholarship.

A high academic standard combined with a contemporary approach and accessible presentation have made New Pauly Online an unrivaled modern reference work. An essential research tool for students and scholars in classical studies, ancient history and related fields such as Egyptology, Biblical Studies and Archaeology. New Pauly Online is a must-have addition for any library’s collection of online resources.

Features and Benefits
  • The most complete reference work on Greco-Roman antiquity and its influence on modern history
  • Includes all content from the English and original German-language editions, with links in each entry to the other-language version
  • Entries offer easy, direct access to key information (names, places, dates, objects) from all areas of Greek and Roman culture
  • Fully cross-referenced through hyperlinks

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Managing Editors English Edition: Christine F. Salazar (Antiquity) and Francis G. Gentry (Classical Tradition)
"Brill’s New Pauly fills the need for a comprehensive online guide to the Classical world and the Classical tradition. Topics are covered in depth with references to primary sources and relevant bibliography. More than one of our Classics scholars has expressed to me pleasure that the New Pauly can be accessed online." – Tom Izbicki, Humanities Librarian, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
"Of considerable value to major academic libraries, this database and its multivolume print version suit the needs of archaeologists, classicists, historians, and linguists, i.e., users with a strong background in ancient languages and alphabets, classical scholarship, and world history." – in: Choice 2011.
"Brill’s New Pauly Online is an outstanding resource for researchers in classics, history, literature, philosophy, religion, and the history of art and architecture. Its coverage of both antiquity and the classical tradition make it a useful resource for both scholars of the ancient world as well as those studying more recent periods. As both a librarian and a classicist, I use Brill’s New Pauly often." – Daniel C. Mack, Tombros Librarian for Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies; Head, George and Sherry Middlemas Arts and Humanities Library; Humanities Librarian for Ancient History, Jewish Studies, and Religious Studies. The Pennsylvania State University Libraries
"The authoritative New Pauly will be welcome in all collections supporting research in classical antiquity and the classical tradition ...Summing up: Essential. Academic collections." – in: Choice, 2003.
"It bears repeating: Brill’s New Pauly, an unsurpassed resource for concise and reliable information, should be a part of any library that serves students of the ancient world, including theology students and indeed the public in general." – Eckhard J. Schnabel, in: Bulletin for Biblical Research 21,2 (2011)