Citing Reference Works 8: Handbooks, Companions, and the Like

Scholarly authors frequently reference a type of work that comprises a number of essays on a well-defined topic and that serves to introduce and/or summarize the state of the field of study at a given point in time. These works are often identified as handbooks or companions within the title, but not always. In some … Continue reading Citing Reference Works 8: Handbooks, Companions, and the Like

Citing Reference Works 8: English-Language Dictionaries

In addition to discipline-specific reference works, scholarly authors frequently need to cite more general authorities such as English-language dictionaries. This type of work has its own citation rules, which this post will address. First, however, we wish to reiterate which dictionary SBL Press prefers and how it is to be used. As indicated in the SBLHS section on spelling, … Continue reading Citing Reference Works 8: English-Language Dictionaries

Musonius Rufus

Gaius Musonius Rufus (ca. 30–62 CE) was a well-known Stoic philosopher in the Roman Empire. No written treatises survive from Musonius, but his teachings are recorded in thirty-two apothegms (called fragments below) and twenty-one discourses preserved by other writers (see Musonius Rufus in the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy). To maintain consistency with other ancient references … Continue reading Musonius Rufus

Historia Augusta

Recently we received a question about the recommended system of abbreviation for the various biographies that constitute the Historia Augusta. This reader query provides a useful opportunity to highlight several elements of SBLHS style. The Historia Augusta is “a collection of biographies … of Roman emperors, Caesars, and usurpers” between the early first century through the late third century CE, specifically, from Hadrian … Continue reading Historia Augusta