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Dictionary of bibliographic abbreviations found in the scholarship of classical studies and related disciplines / Jean Susorney Wellington.

Author / Creator Wellington, Jean Susorney.
Edition Rev. and expanded ed.
Imprint Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2003.
Description 1 online resource.
Language English
Subject Classical philology -- Abbreviations.
Bibliographical citations -- Dictionaries.
Bibliographical citations.
Classical philology.
Format E-Resource, Book
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ISBN 0313072558 (electronic bk.)
9780313072550 (electronic bk.)
0313321418 (alk. paper)
9780313321412 (alk. paper)
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Other form Original 0313321418 9780313321412
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Decoding abbreviations in scholarly literature can often be a challenge, especially in a subject like classical studies, which has a very long history, is multidisciplinary, and is pursued in a great variety of countries and a multitude of languages. Wellington's exemplary guide is therefore very welcome. The book has two sections, "Abbreviations" (with subdivisions for abbreviations in Cyrillic and Greek) and "Bibliographic Citations." The citations are alphabetized by keyword with spellings of similar words in different languages conflated ("review," "revue") to allow titles to be located with relative ease, even when an abbreviation is nonstandard or is absent from the abbreviations list. The new edition contains 16,000 abbreviations and 12,400 bibliographic citations (the first edition, 1983, had 9,000 and 6,650). The dictionary includes fields allied to classical studies and has generous listings for Byzantine studies, the ancient Near East and Egypt, early Christian and biblical studies, and the late antique and early medieval periods. Coverage has been extended for regional historical and archaeological publications, works from Eastern Europe, and general periodicals in history, theology, philosophy, art, and literature. Along with abbreviations for journals, series, and standard monographic works, Internet sources and citations are now included. ^BSumming Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and higher. J. H. Kaimowitz Trinity College (CT)

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