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Primary Source Abbrevations

A Select Bibliography


The bibliographies included on this website will be of particular help to those doing research for a paper (or for fun!). Throughout the site we have used the common abbreviations for both authors and titles, so please refer to the table of abbreviations below.

A note on the chapter bibliographies: We have listed not only the author and title, but also the specific sections and lines that will be of most use to you. The bibliographies are divided by chapter, so you may want to check back to the textbook to see which is the best chapter in which to find what you’re looking for. Then click on that chapter number, under Chapter Materials, in the sidebar to the left to find the sources you need.

Many of the sources listed in this section are readily available, either in inexpensive paperback editions or in the Loeb Classical Library editions published by Harvard University Press. Most of the material referred to below can also be accessed from the Perseus Project website (www.perseus.tufts.edu), which has a fine selection of Loeb volumes available for online research.

PRIMARY SOURCES WITH THEIR ABBREVIATIONS

Author Title Abbreviation
Aeschines (Aeschin.) Speeches cited by number
Aeschylus (Aesch.)
Agamemnon
Choephoroe (Libation Bearers)
Eumenides
Prometheus Bound
Seven against Thebes
Suppliants
Ag.
Lib.
Eum.
PB
Sev.
Supp.
Andocides (Andoc.) On the Mysteries Myst.
Apollodorus (Apollod.)
Library
Epitome
cited by number
E.
Apollonius Rhodius (Ap. Rhod.) Argonautica Argon.
Apuleius (Apul.) Metamorphoses Met.
Aristophanes (Aristoph.)
Birds
Frogs
Thesmophoria
Birds
Frogs
Thes.
Aristotle (Ar.)
Constitution of Athens
Economics
Poetics
Politics
Rhetorica
Const.
Econ.
Poet.
Pol.
Rh.
Bacchylides (Bacchyl.) Odes cited by number
Bion Bucolic Poems cited by number
Callimachus (Callim.)
Aetia
Hymn to Zeus
Hymn to Apollo
Hymn to Artemis
Hymn to Delos
Hymn to Athena
Hymn to Demeter
Aet.
Hymn 1
Hymn 2
Hymn 3
Hymn 4
Hymn 5
Hymn 6
Catullus (Catull.) Poems cited by number
Diodorus Siculus (Diod.) History cited by number
Demosthenes (Dem.) Speeches cited by number
Epic Cycle
Aethiopis
Cypria
Little Iliad
Nostoi
Sack of Ilium
Telegonia
 
Aeth.
Cyp.
Lit. Il.
Nost.
SI
Tel.
Euripides (Eur.)
Alcestis
Andromache
Bacchae
Cyclops
Electra
Hecuba
Helen
Heraclidae
Heracles
Hippolytus
Ion
Iphigenia in Aulis
Iphigenia in Tauris
Medea
Orestes
Phoenician Women
Rhesus
Suppliants
Trojan Women

Alc.
Andr.
Bacch.
Cyc.
El.
Hec.
Hel.
Heraclid.
Her.
Hipp.
Ion
IA
IT
Med.
Or.
Phoen.
Rh.
Supp.
Tro.
Herodotus (Hdt.) History of the Persian Wars cited by number
Hesiod (Hes.)
Theogony
Shield of Heracles
Works and Days
Theog.
Sh.
WD
Homer (Hom.)
Iliad
Odyssey
Il.
Od.
Homeric Hymn to
Dionysus
Demeter
Delian Apollo
Pythian Apollo
Hermes
Aphrodite
Aphrodite (short)
Dionysus (short)
Ares (very short)
Artemis (very short)
Aphrodite (very short)
Athena (very short)
Hera (very short)
Demeter (very short)
the Mother of the Gods (very short)
Heracles (very short)
Asclepius (very short)
Dioscuri (very short)
Hermes (very short)
Pan (short)
Hephaestus (very short)
Apollo (very short)
Poseidon (very short)
Zeus (very short)
Hestia (very short)
the Muses and Apollo (very short)
Dionysus (short)
Artemis (short)
Athena (short)
Hestia (short)
to Earth (Ge), Mother of All (short)
Helios (short)
Selene (short)
Dioscuri (short)
HH1
HH2
HH3a
HH3b
HH4
HH5
HH6
HH7
HH8
HH9
HH10
HH11
HH12
HH13
HH14
HH15
HH16
HH17
HH18
HH19
HH20
HH21
HH22
HH23
HH24
HH25
HH26
HH27
HH28
HH29
HH30
HH31
HH32
HH33
Hyginus (Hyg.) Fabulae Fab.
Isocrates (Isoc.)
Panegyricus
To Philip
Evagoras
Helen
Busiris
Panathenaicus
4
5
9
10
11
12
Livy History of Rome cited by number
Lucian (Luc.)
Charon
Dialogues of the Dead
Dialogues of the Gods
Dialogues of the Sea-Gods
Preludes
Ch.
D.D.
D.G.
D.S.
P.
Lucretius (Lucr.) De rerum natura cited by number
Lycurgus (Lyc.) Against Leocrates cited by number
Lysias (Lys.) Funeral Oration cited by number
Moschus (Mosch.) Bucolic Poems cited by number
Nonnus (Nonn.) Dionysiaca Dion.
Ovid (Ov.)
Heroides
Fasti
Metamorphoses
Her.
Fasti
Met.
Pausanias (Paus.) Description of Greece cited by number
Pindar (Pind.)
Isthmian Odes
Nemean Odes
Olympian Odes
Pythian Odes
I.
N.
O.
P.
Plato (Plat.)
Apology
Cratylus
Gorgias
Hippias Minor
Laws
Phaedo
Phaedrus
Protagoras
Republic
Symposium
Timaeus
Apol.
Crat.
Gorg.
Hipp. Min.
Laws
Phaedo
Phdr.
Prot.
Rep.
Sym.
Tim.
Plautus (Plaut.) Amphitruo Am.
Plutarch (Plut.)
Life of Alcibiades
Life of Cimon
Life of Romulus
Life of Lysias
Life of Solon
Life of Theseus
Alc.
Cim.
Rom.
Lys.
Sol.
Thes.
Seneca (Sen.)
Hercules Furens
Trojan Women
Medea
Hippolytus
Oedipus
Agamemnon
Thyestes
Hercules Oetaeus
Phoenician Women
Her. Fur.
Troj.
Med.
Hipp.
Oed.
Ag.
Th.
Her. Oet.
Phoen.
Sophocles (Soph.)
Ajax
Antigone
Electra
Oedipus at Colonus
Oedipus Tyrannus (the King)
Philoctetes
Women of Trachis
Aj.
Ant.
El.
OC
OT
Phil.
Trach.
Strabo (Strab.) Geography cited by number
Statius (Stat.)
Achilleid
Thebaid
Achil.
Theb.
Theocritus (Theoc.) Poems cited by number
Thucydides (Thuc.) History of the Peloponnesian War cited by number
Valerius Flaccus (Val. Flac.) Argonautica Argon.
Vergil (Verg.)
Aeneid
Eclogues
Georgics
Aen.
Ecl.
G.
Xenophon
Anabasis
Apology
Cyropaedia
Memorabilia
Symposium
Anab.
Apol.
Cyrop.
Mem.
Sym.


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