Directions for use:

 

Column 1 (aetas) provides, as accurately as possible, the dating of authors and their respective works.

 

Column 2 (notae) contains the abbreviations of authors (or other sources) and works used in the Thesaurus, either currently or at some earlier time. They are ordered alphabetically according to capital letters, disregarding punctuation and spaces (e.g. Atell. after At. Cap.). Different authors whose names are identically abbreviated are ordered according to the text following the capital letters (e.g. Gall.. carm. before Gall. epigr. and Gall. Fest.). Pseudepigraphical works follow directly after the genuine works of the same author, even contrary to alphabetical order (e.g. Ps.. Hil.. directly after Hil.).

Under each author heading the various works are organised alphabetically. Entries with numbers alone come before those with letters (e.g. under Avson., 471,18 precedes Mos.). Prepositions are for the most part disregarded (e.g. under Avg., corrept. precedes c. Cresc.).

The examples provided, with some exceptions, refer to the last citable portion of a work (e.g. Verg. Aen. 12, 952; that is, the last verse).

An exclamation mark (!) shows that an abbreviation has a new meaning even though it has the same appearance as an earlier abbreviation (!Lvcil. 1171).

 

When abbreviations have been changed, column 3 gives the obsolete abbreviation opposite the currently valid one in column 2. It also provides the current abbreviation opposite the earlier one in column 2. In either case, the obsolete abbreviation is enclosed in square brackets [Apon. 12, 95].

 

Column 4 (notarum explicatio) clarifies the abbreviations and numbering conventions from column 2 and may give additional information concerning the author or work –for example, if the text is a translation from a Greek original or was itself translated into Greek later in antiquity.

In the case of Christian authors, this column includes the abbreviation B followed by the siglum from the citation index for the Beuron Vetus Latina editions. In the Beuron index (R. Gryson, Répertoire général des auteurs ecclésiastiques latins de l'antiquité et du haut moyen âge, Freiburg: Verlag Herder, 2007), one can find further information, including the number of the Clavis patrum latinorum and – in the case of translations from Greek – of the Clavis patrum graecorum. “cf. B:” signifies that the meaning of the Thesaurus abbreviation does not precisely match that of the Beuron siglum.

 

Column 5 (editiones) lists the authoritative editions. It may also, after “cf.”, mention a newer edition that either cannot or should not take the place of older ones. The abbreviation “gr.:” introduces an edition of a Greek text from which the Latin was translated, or of a Greek translation of the Latin text; “cf. gr.:” refers to otherwise related Greek texts.

 

Abbreviations

 

Column 1 (aetas):

*

date of birth

date of death

/

separates the terminus post quem and terminus ante quem

-

separates the beginning and end of a lifetime, work, sim.

saec. I a. Chr.

saeculo ante Christum natum primo

saec. I

saeculo post Christum natum primo

saec. Iin., IImed., IIIex.

saeculo I ineunte, II medio, III exeunte

saec. IV1, V2

saeculi IV parte priore, V parte posteriore

 

Column 2 (notae):

— —

an author one might have expected to find here is found elsewhere or is not included in the Index (see details in Column 4)

a work one might look for here is found elsewhere or is not included in the Index (see details in Column 4)

!

the same numbers may refer elsewhere to a different passage of the same work

[ ]

the abbreviation between brackets is now obsolete (if the work itself is still cited, Column 3 provides the new abbreviation)

 

Column 3 (notae):

[ ]

the abbreviation between brackets is now obsolete (Column 2 provides the new abbreviation)

 

Column 4 (notarum explicatio):

B:

as cited in the citation index for the Beuron Vetus Latina editions (R. Gryson, Répertoire général des auteurs ecclésiastiques latins de l'antiquité et du haut moyen âge, Freiburg: Verlag Herder, 2007)

 

Column 5 (editiones):

cf.

edition of possible or limited interest (see notes above under “Column 5”)

gr.:

edition of the Greek original (or Greek translation)

cf. gr.:

edition of a Greek work that in some way pertains to the Latin work; neither an original nor a translation

 

ACO Schwartz

Acta conciliorum oecumenicorum ed. Schwartz al. (1914-1984)

AL Riese

Anthologia latina ed. Riese

   I

   I 1 (21894)

   II

   I 2 (11870; 21906)

AL Shackleton Bailey

Anthologia latina ed. Shackleton Bailey I 1 (1982)

BHL

Bibliotheca Hagiographica Latina ed. socii Bollandiani (1898-1901). Novum Supplementum ed. Fros (1986; Subsidia Hagiographica 70)

CLIA Krueger

Collectio librorum iuris anteiustiniani ed. Krueger al. II. III (1878. 1890)

Corp. Berol.

Corpus Berolinense, sc. Die griechischen christlichen Schriftsteller der ersten drei Jahrhunderte ed. Berl. Akad. (1897 sqq.)

Corp. Christ.

Corpus Christianorum, Series Latina (1953sqq.)

Corp. med. lat.

Corpus medicorum latinorum (1915sqq.)

Corp. Vind.

Corpus Vindobonense, sc. Corpus Scriptorum Ecclesiasticorum Latinorum ed. Wien. Akad. (1866 sqq.)

CRF Ribbeck

Scaenicae Romanorum poesis fragmenta ed. Ribbeck, II comicorum fragmenta (11855. 31898) Ribbeck kept the numbering of fragments from his first edition even though he later left some out and added others. We follow him in using numbers such as '133*'. Fragments discovered after Ribbeck are referred to by their source.

EOMIA Tumer

Ecclesiae Occidentalis Monumenta Iuris Antiquissima ed. Turner (1899-1939)

FIR Bruns

Fontes Iuris Romani Antiqui ed. Bruns, I ed. 7Gradenwitz (1909)

FIRA

Fontes Iuris Romani Antejustiniani ed. Riccobono al. (21940-1943; vol. III c. addend. 1972)

FPL Buechner

Fragmenta Poetarum Latinorum … ed. Buechner (1982)

FPL Morel

Fragmenta Poetarum Latinorum … ed. Morel (1927) Additional fragments of poets cited according to Morel which are not in his collection are referred to by their source.

FPR Baehrens

Fragmenta Poetarum Romanorum ed. A. Baehrens (1886; Poetae Latini Minores ed. Baehrens VI) Quotable fragments not found in Morel's collection (see FPL Morel) at first continued to be cited according to Baehrens (with the abbreviation B.), but are now referred to by their source.

GRF Funaioli

Grammaticae Romanae Fragmenta ed. Funaioli I (1907; see the addenda in GRF Mazzarino p. 385sqq.)

GRF Mazzarino

Grammaticae Romanae Fragmenta Aetatis Caesareae ed. Mazzarino I (1955)

Grom. Lachmann

Gromatici veteres ed. Lachmann (1848; Die Schriften d. rom. Feldmesser ed. Blume al. I)

Grom. Thulin

Corpus Agrimensorum Romanorum ed. Thulin I l (1913; c. addend. 1971)

HLL

Handbuch d. lat. Literatur der Antike ed. Herzog/ P. L. Schmidt, vol. V (1989)

HRR Peter

Historicorum Romanorum Reliquiae ed. Peter I (21914; c. addend. 1967). II (1906; c. addend. 1967)

IAR Huschke

Iurisprudentiae Anteiustinianae Reliquiae ed. Huschke/6Seckel/Kuebler (1908 -1927)

ILS

Inscriptiones Latinae Selectae ed. Dessau (1892-1916)

Lenel

Lenel, Palingenesia iuris civilis (1889; c. addend. 1960)

MGH

Monumenta Germaniae Historica

Migne

Patrologiae cursus completus ed. Migne, Series Latina Prior (1844sqq.; the editions themselves are mostly of the 17th or 18th century)

Migne gr.

Patrologiae cursus completus ed. Migne, Series Graeca (1857sqq.; the editions themselves are mostly of the 17th or 18th century)

Migne suppl.

Patrologiae cursus completus ed. Migne, Series Latina, supplementum ed. Hamman (1958sqq.; most texts reproduce older editions)

ORF Malcovati

Oratorum Romanorum Fragmenta ed. Malcovati I (41976)

The fragments in this collection are cited with an indication of their source. For a time we also gave Malcovati's fragment numbers, e. g. Cael. or. frg. (17 M.) Quint. inst. 4, 2, 123.

ORFMeyer

Oratorum Romanorum Fragmenta ed. H. Meyer (11842)

PLM Baehrens

Poetae Latini Minores ed. A. Baehrens I-V (1879-1883; VI = FPR Baehrens)

PLM Vollmer

Poetae Latini Minores ed. Vollmer II (1911-1923). V (1914)

PLM Vollmer/Morel

Poetae Latini Minores ed. Vollmer I (1909; corrected edition by Morel 31935)

Progr. gymn.

Programma q. d. gymnasii

This abbreviation refers to various publications of Gymnasien (high schools), whether entitled 'Jahresbericht' (annual report) or otherwise; we add the name of the city or town.

Progr. univ.

Programma q. d. universitatis

This abbreviation refers to various publications of universities, whether entitled 'Index scholarum' or otherwise; we add the name of the city or town.

SC

Sources Chrétiennes (1941 sqq.)

ST

Studi e Testi (1900sqq.)

TRF Ribbeck

Scaenicae Romanorum poesis fragmenta ed. Ribbeck, I tragicorum fragmenta (11852. 31897)

For further information see CRF Ribbeck

TU

Texte und Untersuchungen zur Geschichte der altchristlichen Literatur (1882 sqq.)