Department of Greek & Latin


Electronic Resources


  • Hardware, Software and Wireless Networking
  • On-Line Journals, Databases and Websites for Classicists
  • Greek Fonts

IT Resources

The College provides a large number of open access computers for undergraduates and postgraduates, details of which can be found on the Information Systems Cluster Rooms page. These computers provide access to a wide range of software and networked CDs, including the Database of Classical Bibliography (1974-1989).

The Department also provides a number of computers for the exclusive use of its students, both PCs and Macs. We have a subscription to the on-line TLG, as well as subscriptions to a large number of Electronic Journals.

Wireless Networking

The Department of Greek and Latin provides wireless internet access as part of UCL's Eduroam service. Any student with a wireless-enabled laptop and some freely downloadable software can now access the internet from anywhere within the Department. You can find out exactly what is required, and how to set everything up at UCL's Eduroam website.

On-Line Journals, Databases and Websites for Classicists

UCL subscribes to a large number of on-line journals and databases. Those relevant to Classics and Ancient World Studies are listed in the UCL Library Classics e-journals and databases page (accessed through Meta-Lib). You will need your username and password.

For a choice selection of external websites see the External Links page.

Recording of lectures

Students are not generally permitted to record lectures using electronic equipment. In exceptional cases, this may be allowed: students need to obtain permission from the lecturer concerned at the start of each class by completing a "Recording of lectures" form (available from the Departmental Office). The instructor will ask all individuals present whether or not recording can take place. Where an instructor does not give consent, their data cannot be lawfully processed.

Recordings may only be used for purposes of private study and may not be shared or posted onto a public platform.  Normal UCL rules and applicable laws on plagiarism and intellectual copyright apply to recorded, as to printed, material.

Library catalogues

Greek Fonts

To type Greek you need (a) a unicode Greek font, and (b) a utility which turns your keyboard into a Greek keyboard (and allows you to add accents easily, etc.). The Greek keyboard utility Antioch is now available on the UCL system, along with a variety of Unicode Greek fonts. You may need to purchase Antioch separately for use on  your own computer.