Propylaeum is the “Specialized Information Service Classics” (FID) provided by the Heidelberg University Library and the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek in Munich. It is closely aligned with the scientific needs of the researchers. The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) supports the developement of our services  “search technology”, “electronic publishing / Open Access”, “retro digitization and online presentation of research related media” as well as “science communication”.


Use PropylaeumSEARCH for searching and findig literature in the field of Ancient Studies. On this site we provide further services for researchers.

Propylaeum – Publishing

Propylaeum supports the Open Access publishing model for distributing research results. Open source software is used to release eJournals, eBooks and scientific papers. We publish primary publications (“gold”) as well as secondary publications (“green”). This offer free of charge addresses researchers in the field of Classical Studies all over the world.


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