Jacoby and FGrHist

Felix Jacoby’s Die Fragmente der griechischen Historiker is a multivolume collection of extracts and quotations of Greek historians whose complete works are known but not extant. Building on the work of Karl Wilhelm Ludwig Müller’s Fragmenta Historicorum Graecorum (1841–1870, abbreviated FHG), Jacoby published the first volume in 1923 and continued with additional volumes until his … Continue reading Jacoby and FGrHist

Polybius of Megalopolis

The Greek historian Polybius of Megalopolis (second century BCE) wrote a number of historical works, including his Histories, a Life of Philopoemen, A Treatise on Tactics, and a History of the Numantine War. Of these, only his Histories survives. To cite Polybius’s Histories, one should use the following abbreviation: Hist. Polybius, Historiae Note that, as … Continue reading Polybius of Megalopolis

Diodorus Siculus

Diodorus Siculus was a first-century BCE Greek historian. He is best known for his work Bibliotheca historica (Library of History). It is common to encounter references with only Diodorus Siculus’s name but not his work. However, to maintain consistency with other ancient references with an identifiable author, we recommend that authors list Diodorus Siculus’s name … Continue reading Diodorus Siculus

Le Monde de la Bible

The SBLHS 2 §§8.4.1 and 8.4.2 contains the following abbreviation: MdB Le Monde de la Bible Readers familiar with the Labor et Fides series will think the italics an error. There are, however, multiple publications with the title “Le Monde de la Bible,” including a journal and at least two independent volumes. We propose expanding … Continue reading Le Monde de la Bible

Mishnaic, Talmudic, and Related Literature Abbreviations

SBLHS 2 §8.3.8 provides two sets of spellings for tractates from the Mishnah, Talmud, and related rabbinic literature: one according to a technical transliteration style, the other following a general-purpose transliteration style. The same section provides a single set of abbreviations for these works based on the technical transliteration style. Needless to say, offering two … Continue reading Mishnaic, Talmudic, and Related Literature Abbreviations

Plutarch’s Moralia

SBLHS 2 §8.3.14.2 advises authors to follow a simple pattern when citing ancient works: first provide the number designation that is original to the work, then “any secondary numerical identification supplied by the standard critical edition (or by another edition whose numbering is widely followed).” SBLHS offers a number of examples illustrating this principle, including … Continue reading Plutarch’s Moralia