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THA250: Theatre Studies I: Origins to the Middle Ages: Ancient Greece Background

Ancient Greece Background

Reference Books

Greek Mythology

Overview of Ancient Greece

Greek Drama

Architecture in Ancient Greece

War in Ancient Greece

Olympic Games in Ancient Greece

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Find out what life was life in ancient Greece and Rome.  Search for books in the Library Catalog.  Suggested subject browse searches include:

Greece--Social life and customs

Rome--Social life and customs

Women--Greece--Social conditions


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Citing Sources: MLA

Citing Reviews

Examples of MLA Review Citations

To cite a review, include the title of the review (if available), then the abbreviation "Rev. of" for Review of and provide the title of the work (in italics for books, plays, and films; in quotation marks for articles, poems, and short stories). Finally, provide performance and/or publication information.


Taken from the OWL Purdue citation guide. Click here for more info. 


Review Author. "Title of Review (if there is one)." Rev. of Performance Title, by Author/Director/Artist. Title of Periodical day month year: page. Medium of publication.

Seitz, Matt Zoller. "Life in the Sprawling Suburbs, If You Can Really Call It Living." Rev. of Radiant City, dir. Gary Burns and Jim Brown. New York Times 30 May 2007 late ed.: E1. Print.

Weiller, K. H. Rev. of Sport, Rhetoric, and Gender: Historical Perspectives and Media Representations, ed. Linda K. Fuller. Choice Apr. 2007: 1377. Print.

*note: if your citation take up more than one line, all lines following the first one must be indented.

These citations are from automatic generators. Notice that there are errors. Automatic doesn't always mean perfect. 

1. By, HOWARD T. "Stage: A Lucid 'Oedipus'." New York Times (1923-Current file): 24. Feb 14 1972. ProQuest. Web. 27 Sep. 2015 .

2. Renner, Pamela. "Oedipus At Sing Sing." American Theatre 24.1 (2007): 34-130. Literary Reference Center. Web. 27 Sept. 2015.

Theatre Arts