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(p. xliii) Note on Nomenclature, Spelling, and Texts

(p. xliii) Note on Nomenclature, Spelling, and Texts

Our policy has been to use the names as they appear in the text/program/publicity for modern adaptations/versions of the ancient plays. But with the names and characters of the ancient plays and their abbreviations, we have adopted the Latinized versions of Greek proper names where those are well established, broadly in line with the practice of the fourth edition of the Oxford Classical Dictionary. American spellings (with apologies to our Canadian readers!) are adopted throughout the text, except with the word “theater,” where names of a particular theater adopt standard English spelling (e.g., The Chicago Theatre).

Abbreviated references to ancient works and editions of ancient works are those of the Oxford Classical Dictionary where possible.

When referring to the ancient authors in the original language, we have used the most recent edition published in the Oxford Classical Texts series. (p. xliv)