The SBLHS 2 recommends that readers use the abbreviation “Ep.” when epistula(e) appears within an abbreviated title (see SBLHS 2 §188.8.131.52). For example: John Chrysostom Ep. carc. Epistula ad episcopos, presbyteros et diaconos in carcere Ep. Cyr. Epistula ad Cyriacum 1 Ep. Innoc. Ad Innocentium papam epistula I 2 Ep. Innoc. Ad Innocentium papam epistula … Continue reading Abbreviating “Epistle”
Dio Cassius (a.k.a. Cassius Dio, Dio) was a second-century CE Roman historian. He is best known for his eighty-book Roman History. Because this classic work is Dio Cassius’s sole surviving work, some scholars choose to reference the work by Dio Cassius’s name alone: (Dio Cassius, 1.2) However, to maintain consistency with other ancient references with … Continue reading Dio Cassius
The fifth-century BCE historian Thucydides is known for his History of the Peloponnesian War (Historia belli peloponnesiaci). Because this classic work is Thucydides’s sole surviving work, some scholars choose to reference the work by Thucydides’s name alone: (Thucydides, 2.2) However, to maintain consistency with other ancient references with an identifiable author, we recommend that readers … Continue reading Thucydides
Lucian of Samasota (ca. 120 CE–ca. 180 CE) was an orator of the Second Sophistic. He was a prolific author, with more than seventy known works written in Greek. The SBLHS 2 contains abbreviations for about fifty works of these writings. The following abbreviations can be added to those: Bacch. Bacchus Cont. Contemplantes Cyn. Cynicus … Continue reading Lucian of Samasota
SBLHS 2 §184.108.40.206 offers two entries for ancient writers named Hippolytus (noted by Litwa 2016, xxxii). The first, listed simply as Hippolytus, has fourteen works attributed to him; the second, Hippolytus of Rome, is cited as the author of only a single work. Careful readers will notice that one work is listed in both entries, … Continue reading Hippolytus or Hippolytus of Rome?