An encyclopedia is a great place to start your research. You'll find basic information about your topic that you can use as you continue your search on the more extensive databases.
Another great place to start is in ABC-CLIO's databases where you'll find reference articles. Below is the link for the Ancient History database.
OR --- search all 6 of our ABC-CLIO databases in this one box:
EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) can be a great place to start your research. Make sure you use the limiters on the left side of your search results. However, be aware that EDS searches all of our databases and print books. Thus, you will receive many results and it may be overwhelming. You may prefer to search one specific database, such as JSTOR.