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
• 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