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(p. xii) (p. xiii) Abbreviations and Spelling

(p. xii) (p. xiii) Abbreviations and Spelling

After much thinking, the decision was made to standardize the transliteration of Greek personal and place names, using the more common Latinized form as a default. In general, the transliteration is according to the Oxford Classical Dictionary, 3rd ed., which is easily available for reference in libraries and online. There are a few exceptions, but this is the rule throughout the volume.

Since this book is not intended only for specialists in Greek and Roman art history and classics, I have not abbreviated the names of ancient authors; for the sake of consistency, I have transliterated their names and abbreviated the titles of their individual works according, again, to the system used by the Oxford Classical Dictionary, 4th ed. Where the OCD does not suggest abbreviations, the titles have been presented in full.

Periodical titles are not abbreviated. Footnotes have been avoided, in order to have a smoother presentation; occasional clusters of references in the text are the unhappy consequence of this decision.

The following abbreviations appear in the text for encyclopedias, corpora, and other frequently cited reference works.


Beazley, J. D. 1956. Attic Black-Figure Vase-Painters. Oxford: Clarendon.


Carpenter, T. H. 1989. Beazley Addenda: Additional References to ABV, ARV2, and Paralipomena, 2nd ed. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press.


H. Temporini and W. Haase, eds. 1972–. Aufstieg und Niedergang derrömischen Welt. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter.


Beazley, J. D. 1963. Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, 2nd ed. Oxford: Clarendon.


Beazley Archive Pottery Database (


Cancik, H., et al., eds. 2002–2010. Brill’s New Pauly: Encyclopaedia of the Ancient World, Antiquity. Leiden and Boston: Brill.


Hansen, P. A. 1983–1989. Carmina Epigraphica Graeca, 2 vols. Berlin and New York: Walter de Gruyter.


Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum. 1863–. Berlin: Georg Reimer.


Enciclopedia dell’Arte Antica, Classica e Orientale. 1958–. Rome: Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana.

Jacoby, F., ed. 1923–1958. Die Fragmente der griechischen Historiker. Berlin: Weidmann; Leiden: Brill.


Inscriptiones Graecae, consilio et auctoritate Academiae Scientiarum Germanicae editae. 1873–. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter.


Vollkommer, R., ed. 2001–2004. Künstlerlexikon der Antike. Munich: K. G. Saur.


Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae. 1981–. Zurich: Artemis.


Beazley, J. D. 1971. Paralipomena: Additions to Attic Black-Figure Vase-Painters and to Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters. Oxford: Clarendon.


Page, D. L. 1962. Poetae Melici Graeci. Oxford: Clarendon.


Pauly, A. F., G. Wissowa, W. Kroll, et al., eds. 1883–. Pauly’s Realencyclopädie der classischen Altertumswissenschaft. Stuttgart: Alfred Druckenmuller.


Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum. 1923–. Amsterdam: J. C. Gieben; Leiden: Brill.

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Dittenberger, W. 1915–1924. Sylloge Inscriptionum Graecarum, 3rd ed. Leipzig: S. Hirzel.


Thesaurus cultus et rituum antiquorum, 8 vols. 2004–2012. Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum.


Diels, H., and W. Kranz, eds. 1964. Die Fragmente der Vorsokratiker, 11th ed. Zurich and Berlin: Weidmann.