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Classical and Medieval History

Abbreviations Used in L'Annee Philologique
Comprehensive list of abbreviations for scholarly journals in all subject fields.

Journal founded in 1997 and published only online. Includes articles by non-specialists as well as scholars of history, art history, and archaeology. All back articles are available.

Bryn Mawr Classical Review
Contemporary reviews of scholarly works (1990 to the present) in classical studies including archaeology. Full text book reviews searchable by author, title, reviewer and keyword. Boolean searches possible.

De Imperatoribus Romanis
Online biographical encyclopedia of Roman and Byzantine emperors, including usurpers. Biographies are written by scholars and accompanied by bibliographies. The list of emperors (arranged both alphabetically and chronologically) is reasonably complete, but not all have biographies as of yet.

Electronic Antiquity
Subtitle of this online journal is "communicating the classics." Refereed articles on provocative topics with feedback encouraged. Traditional articles are included but the focus is on controversial entries and critical reaction to them.

Greek Abbreviations
Tables of Greek abbreviations used in ancient writing, often in order to complete a word at the end of a line. Such abbreviations are reproduced in printed facsimiles and microfilm versions of early texts. Included are various types of abbreviations, e.g. suspension (the most common), contraction, symbols. For Latin language abbreviations readers should be referred to Mckerrow's An Introduction to Bibliography for Literary Students (LC call number Z1001.M16) and Cappelli's Lexcion abbreviaturarum ... latine (LC call number Z111.C24) and for more basic modern English usage to Von Ostermann's Manual of Foreign Languages for the Use of Librarians, Bibliographers, Research Workers. Editors, Translators, and Printers (LC call number Z253.V94 1952; all three of these works are available in LC Main Reading Room reference collection)

Greek Letter Combinations
Tables of standard Greek ligatures (two letters written with one stroke). Ligatures were commonly used in early manuscripts and also appear in facsimile transcriptions and microfilms of these texts. Readers looking for Latin ligatures should be referred to Cappelli's Lexicon abbreviaturarum ... latine (LC call number Z111.C24; available in LC Main Reading Room reference collection)

The Internet Classics Archive
Online resource for classical antiquity, including a collection of Greek and Roman texts in translation, arranged by author.

Latin Place Names
Vernacular equivalents of Latin place names, from the Association for College and Research Libraries, Rare Books and Manuscripts Section, Bibliographic Standards Committee. Based on R.A. Peddie's Place Names in Imprints: An Index to the Latin and Other Forms Used on Title Pages (Z125.P37 MRR Alc) and J.T.G. Graesse's Orbis Latinus: Lexicon Lateinischer Geographischer Namen des Mittelalters und der Neuzeit (G107.G8 1972 MRR Alc). Provides translation of many of the abbreviations and German words in Orbis Latinus. Supplemented by E.W. Burke's A Hand-List of Latin Place Names and Their Modern Equivalents (G107.B87 1999 MRR Alc).

Online Reference Book for Medieval Studies
Currently in development. Includes an online encyclopedia arranged by topic, with articles written by specialists.

Information about a digitization project for ancient texts, including full text of classical Greek authors in English translation and the original (romanized) Greek. Includes searchable full text access to the Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites.

"A community-built gazetteer and graph of ancient places. It gives scholars, students and enthusiasts worldwide the ability to use, create, share, and map historical geographic information about the ancient world."

Roman Numeral and Date Conversion
Online calculators for converting dates from the Julian or Gregorian calendars into Roman equivalents, and Roman numerals into Arabic numerals (or vice versa). Also provides information on the history and use of Roman numerals and the Roman calendar.

Textkit: Greek and Latin Learning Tools
An educational source for the study of Latin and classical Greek. Provides full text standard grammar books, selected classical texts, and tutorials.

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