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University of Toronto St. George
Ben Akrigg

Lecture 9: Building a bibliography • It is difficult to overstate the usefulness of the main classical dictionaries (which, as the textbook points out, are really encyclopedias): the one-volume Oxford Classical Dictionary (usually referred to as just the OCD; make sure you use the most recent third edition of 1996 (revised slightly in 2003), edited by Simon Hornblower and Antony Spawforth); and the multi-volume Brill’s New Pauly. o Note that both of these are available online through the UofT library website. • The Cambridge Ancient History volumes have both narrative and thematic chapters (though note for example that in the two volumes (5 & 6) that deal with classical Greece, most of the thematic treatments are in volume 6). Again, make sure you use the current edition (usually the second); some go back to the 1980s, but others are more recent (especially those on the Roman empire). All also available online through the UofT library website. • Collections of important ancient textual sources are available in very many sourcebooks; in general decent places to start are still: o for the Greek world: Archaic and Classical Greece: A Selection of Ancient Sources in Translation (1983, edited by Michael Crawford and David Whitehead) and The Hellenistic World from Alexander to the Roman Conquest: A Selection of Ancient Sources in Translation (2nd ‘augmented’ edition 2006, edited by Michael Austin), both published by Cambridge University Press. o for the Roman world: Naphtali Lewis and Meyer Reinhold’s venerable Roman Civilization: Selected Readings in two volumes: 1 on Trd Republic and the Augustan Age, and 2 on The Empire. (3 edition 1990). • Don’t forget that often your textbooks for other co
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