Multiple Cities of Publication

Bibliographic citations should include the city in which a publisher is headquartered: Hamori, Esther J., and Jonathan Stökl. Perchance to Dream: Dream Divination in the Bible and the Ancient Near East. ANEM 21. Atlanta: SBL Press, 2018. Some publishers have headquarters in more than one location, leaving one to wonder which location should be included … Continue reading Multiple Cities of Publication

Journals Identified by Issue Number

Academic writers frequently need to cite articles in various types of serial publications: journals organized by volume, each of which contains multiple issues that are paginated consecutively (see SBLHS 6.3.1–2); magazines that are arranged by volume and issue but not consecutively paginated across issues (see 6.3.9 and here); journals organized by issue only or by … Continue reading Journals Identified by Issue Number

Modern Author Names

Ideally, the names of modern authors would be listed in bibliographic references in the same form as they appear in their published works (CMS 14.73). However, not all authors spell their names consistently in published works, due to changes in authorial preference, editorial oversight, changes made to the legal name, or variations in publisher preferences. … Continue reading Modern Author Names

Citing Journals and Magazines: Issue Numbers

A previous post described the style that one should use to distinguish between series (roman font) and journals (italics). Another post detailed how one should format page references for chapters and journal articles in footnotes. A related question that we frequently receive is whether one should include issue numbers when citing a journal or magazine … Continue reading Citing Journals and Magazines: Issue Numbers

Citing Smyth’s Greek Grammar

Herbert Weir Smyth’s Greek Grammar has been a standard tool for students and scholars of Greek for over a hundred years. Focusing on Attic Greek, but giving examples from a wide range of ancient Greek literature, this single-volume reference grammar covers all aspects of the language, from the fundamental elements of the alphabet and accents … Continue reading Citing Smyth’s Greek Grammar

Titles in Non-Latin Alphabets

SBLHS 2 § provides guidelines on how to format bibliographic entries for modern works that have titles in non-Latin alphabets (e.g., Modern Hebrew, Greek, and Cyrillic). As noted there, the titles of such works should ordinarily be given in translation only, with the original language indicated in parenthesis. The handbook does not, however, specify where … Continue reading Titles in Non-Latin Alphabets

Citing Page Numbers for Chapters and Articles

We are frequently asked how to format page references for chapters and articles in footnotes. If you are citing the entire chapter or article, the answer is easy enough: include the entire page range. For example: Bart Geurts, “Presupposition and Givenness,” in The Oxford Handbook of Pragmatics, ed. Yan Huang (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017), 180–98. … Continue reading Citing Page Numbers for Chapters and Articles

Citing Text Collections 10: LCL

The Loeb Classical Library (LCL) is a collection of ancient Greek and Roman writings. Founded in 1911 by James Loeb, the LCL’s goal from the beginning was to “make the work of classical authors accessible to as many readers as possible” (“Loeb Classical Library: Our History”). To that end, most volumes are diglots, including the … Continue reading Citing Text Collections 10: LCL

Greek Magical Papyri

SBLHS offers useful guidelines for citing the Greek Magical Papyri. However, we recently encountered several questions not addressed there. Therefore, this post summarizes, clarifies, supplements, and occasionally corrects the SBLHS guidelines for citing this important corpus. The standard English translation of the corpus is a volume edited (not authored, as implied by the SBLHS … Continue reading Greek Magical Papyri