Abbreviations of corpora and publications

One of the peculiarities of the epigraphic profession is the use of arcane abbreviations and acronyms for the various publications.  You can find a number of commonly uses systems below. Please don't invent your own system, but use one that has found common acceptance.

SEG  has an authoritative list to be found on the first pages of each volume, and on their on-line edition. For access via the University of  Groningen library click here.

The Guide de l'Épigraphiste has a list of abbreviations, available also as  a downloadable PDF.

Claros/DGE has an extensive list on-line.

Epigraphische Datenbank Manfred Clauss has a list that includes Latin inscriptions.

Authoritative lists of abbrevations for general Classics or Archaeology journals can be found  e.g. in L'Année Philologique, (for a PDF click here) the American Journal of Archaeology or the DAI Archäologische Bibliographie

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