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(p. xix) List of Abbreviations and Conventions

(p. xix) List of Abbreviations and Conventions

This Handbook avoids abbreviations as much as possible, but some shortened forms are essential tools that scholars use to refer to published versions of the material they study, especially where textual sources are concerned. The quantity of inscribed material found in Egypt can look like an alphabet soup of letters and numbers, used to cite individual texts like papyri, ostraca, or graffiti. Throughout The Oxford Handbook of Roman Egypt abbreviated citations for papyri and ostraca adhere to the formats set out in John F. Oates, Roger S. Bagnall, Sarah J. Clackson, Alexandra A. O’Brien, Joshua D. Sosin, Terry G. Wilfong, and Klaas A. Worp, Checklist of Greek, Latin, Demotic and Coptic Papyri, Ostraca and Tablets, 〈〈http://scriptorium.lib.duke.edu/papyrus/texts/clist.html〉, last accessed March 2011. Objects in museums, including some papyri, are identified by museum name and inventory number.

Classical authors are cited according to the conventions of S. Hornblower and A. Spawforth (eds), Oxford Classical Dictionary, 3rd edition (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1996). Translations of many Greek and Latin texts are freely available online.

In addition, a number of abbreviations and acronyms in the Handbook refer to published series, epigraphic sources, text editions, and other reference works. These may be either ongoing projects or completed projects that resulted in multi-volume compilations of ancient textual sources. Some of the works can be abbreviated in different ways, and the following list provides a key for the format adopted in this Handbook.

AE

L’Année Épigraphique

BE

Bulletin Épigraphique

BGU

Ägyptische Urkunden aus den Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin: Griechische Urkunden

BL

Berichtigungsliste der griechischen Papyrusurkunden aus Ägypten

CEL

Corpus Epistularum Latinarum: Papyris Tabulis Ostracis Servatarum, ed. P. Cugusi, 3 vols. Florence: Gonnelli, 1992–2002.

CIL

Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum. Berlin: Reimerum and de Gruyter, 1862–.

C Pap. Jud.

Corpus Papyrorum Judaicarum I–III, ed. V. A. Tcherikover, A. Fuks, and M. Stern. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1957–64.

CPL

Corpus Papyrorum Latinarum, ed. R. Cavenaile. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 1956–8.

DAI

Deutsches Archäologisches Institut

FHN

T. Eide, T. Hägg, R. H. Pierce, and L. Török, Fontes Historiae Nubiorum: Textual Sources for the History of the Middle Nile Region II and III. Bergen: University of Bergen, 1996–8.

S. Riccobono, J. Baviera, C. Ferrini, et al., Fontes Iuris Romani Antejustiniani, 3 vols. Florence: Barbèra, 1940–3.

I Alex.

F. Kayser, Recueil des inscriptions grecques et latines (non funéraires) d’Alexandrie impériale (Ier–IIIe s. apr. J.-C.). Cairo: Institut Français d’Archéologie Orientale, 1994.

I Fay.

É. Bernand, Recueil des inscriptions grecques du Fayoum I. Leiden: Brill, 1975; II–III. Cairo: Institut Français d’Archéologie Orientale, 1981.

IGLCM

A. Bernand and É. Bernand, Les Inscriptions grecques et latines du Colosse de Memnon. Cairo: Institut Français d’Archéologie Orientale, 1960.

IGP

A. Bernand and É. Bernand, Les Inscriptions grecques de Philae. Paris: Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, 1969.

IGR

R. Cagnat et al., Inscriptiones Graecae ad Res Romanas Pertinentes, 3 vols. Paris: Leroux, 1911–27.

I Hibis

H. G. Evelyn White and J. H. Oliver, The Temple of Hibis in el Khargeh Oasis, pt II: Greek Inscriptions. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1938.

ILS

H. Dessau, Inscriptiones Latinae Selectae. Berlin: Weidmann, 1892–1916.

IMEGR

É. Bernand, Inscriptions métriques de l’Egypte gréco-romaine: Recherches sur la poésie épigrammatique des grecs en Égypte. Paris: Belles Lettres, 1969.

I Syringes

J. Baillet, Inscriptions grecques et latines des Tombeaux des Rois ou Syringes, 3 vols. Cairo: Institut Français d’Archéologie Orientale, 1920–7.

I Th. Sy.

A. Bernand, De Thèbes à Syène. Paris: Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, 1989.

LDAB

Leuven Database of Ancient Books. 〈〈http://www.trismegistos.org/ldab/index.php〉

M Chr.

L. Mitteis and U. Wilcken, Grundzüge und Chrestomathie der Papyruskunde, vol. 2: Juristischer Teil, pt II: Chrestomathie. Leipzig: Teubner, 1912.

New Docs

New Documents Illustrating Early Christianity. North Ryde, NSW: Eerdmans, 1981–.

OGIS

W. Dittenberger, Orientis Graeci Inscriptiones Selectae: Supplementum sylloges inscriptionum graecarum I–II. Leipzig: Hirzel, 1903–5.

PDM

H. D. Betz (ed.), The Greek Magical Papyri in Translation, including the Demotic Spells. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1986.

PGM

K. Preisendanz (ed.), Papyri Graecae Magicae: Die griechischen Zauberpapyri, 2 vols. Leipzig: Teubner, 1928–41; 2nd edn, ed. A. Henrichs. Stuttgart: Teubner, 1973–4.

PSI

Papiri greci e latini, 15 vols. Florence: Ariani, 1912–79.

REM

J. Leclant, A. Heyler, C. Berger-el Naggar, and C. Rilly, Répertoire d’épigraphie Méroϯtique: Corpus des inscriptions publiées, 3 vols. Paris: de Boccard, 2000.

RIGLE

M. Letronne, Recueil des inscriptions grecques et latines de l’Égypte, 3 vols. Paris: Imprimerie Royale, 1842–8.

M. Roxan, Roman Military Diplomas, vols 1–3: London: Institute of Archaeology; vol. 4: London: Institute of Classical Studies, School of Advanced Study, 1978–2003; vol. 5: ed. P. Holder, London, 2006.

SB

Sammelbuch griechischer Urkunden aus Ägypten

Sel. Pap.

Select Papyri, 3 vols. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1932–.

SPP

C. Wessely (ed.), Studien zur Palaeographie und Papyruskunde. Leipzig: Haessel and Avenarius, 1901–24.

Suppl. Mag.

Supplementum Magicum, ed. R. W. Daniel and F. Maltomini, I: nos 1–51; II: nos 52–100. Opladen: Westdeutscher, 1990–2.

TAM

Tituli Asiae Minoris I–III. Vienna: Hoelder; IV. Vienna: Apud Academiam Scientiarum Austriacam; V. Vienna: Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1901–.

UPZ

U. Wilcken (ed.), Urkunden der Ptolemäerzeit (ältere Funde), 2 vols. Berlin: de Gruyter, 1927–57.

WB

A. Erman and H. Grapow (eds), Wörterbuch der ägyptischen Sprache, 5 vols. Berlin: Akademie, 1926–61.

W Chr.

L. Mitteis and U. Wilcken, Grundzüge und Chrestomathie der Papyruskunde, vol. 1: Historischer Teil, pt II: Chrestomathie. Leipzig: Teubner, 1912.