Blegen Library

Blegen Library, founded in 1888, is one of the world's premier research libraries for classical studies and archaeology. Its collection, covering aspects of Greek civilization from earliest prehistory to late antiquity, includes more than 122,000 books and periodicals. Our mission is to develop and maintain a first rank research collection in support of the academic programs, membership, and cooperating institutions of the ASCSA, and of the hundreds of qualified scholars who use the library as visitors.

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December 31, 2023

Our Year in Review - 2023

Watch the year in review and see how your financial support touches the lives of so many people!

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November 16, 2023

Kleiners Name Room in Honor of Hesperia

American School of Classical Studies at Athens is pleased to announce a new major gift from Diana E. E. and Fred S. Kleiner: a room in Loring Hall named in honor of Hesperia.

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November 8, 2023

Conservation Laboratory of Athenian Agora Excavations

Each summer, the conservation laboratory of the Agora Excavations runs an 8-week internship program and hosts 2 – 3 international conservation students.

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October 26, 2023

Fall Newsletter 2023

Read the latest edition of our Newsletter to find out what is happening at the American School.

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October 4, 2023

Emily Wilson Captivates Crowd with Lecture on The Vulnerability of Heroism

Renowned classicist Emily Wilson lectured on The Vulnerability of Heroism to a capacity audience at Cotsen Hall, at the Gennadius Library, while thousands more watched online.

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  • Explore our latest acquisitions for December (January 22, 2024)

  • Check out our new acquisitions for October and November (December 8, 2023).

  • Start exploring Brill's LGGA (Lexicon of Greek Grammarians of Antiquity), the first point of reference on the ancient grammarians for scholars of Greek and Latin antiquity. (November 14, 2023)

  • Explore our latest acquisitions for September (October 13, 2023)

  • New acquisitions for August (September 8, 2023)

  • Check out our new acquisitions for July (August 2, 2023)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Read more...