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Background / Reference
We have a great collection of print reference works for Classics in the Main Library and in the Alexander Room (Park Hall 222). Top choices for background reading and image resources include the following. Please see the Library research guide to Classics for more useful materials.
Brill's Companion to Ancient Scholarship
Publication Date: 2015
2-voume set. V.2, Chapter 1 includes a helpful overview of the sources of our knowledge of ancient scholarship, including papyri, lexica, fragments, scholia, and other extant works.
The UGA Library keeps Citation Style Guide web pages with examples of how to cite the most common types of resources using the most common styles (including MLA and Chicago). Another good resource for using MLA is the OWL@Purdue's online MLA Formatting and Style Guide.
- Use the standard abbreviations when citing classical authors and works (see the Oxford Classical Dictionary, Main Library Reference DE5 O9 2012, or the Alexander Room).