I am offering a number of different types of bibliography. Hopefully these will be useful to students, scholars, and laypeople. You can choose any of the following methods of browsing the bibliography:
- Alphabetical + annotations
- By podcast episode
- By podcast episode + annotations
- By time period
- By time period + annotations
All bibliographies employ MLA formatting. You will notice that my in-text citations do not precisely follow traditional MLA standard procedure: I add in the date of the work along with author’s name and page number. I created the addition this because I often use works by the same author and I find the MLA practice of short titles to differentiate between works by the same author to be cumbersome and frustrating. In citations that appear in the works cited section, contrary to typical MLA formatting, I also provide a full author list for works with three or more authors. There were also a few circumstances where I was not entirely sure what procedure to follow, so I sometimes added extra information so that I would not leave anything out. If I am missing information or I have made something misleading or confusing, please comment or email and let me know!
The podcast will come out once per month. In between podcasts, I will post a transcript of the podcast complete with citations. Since this is not an academic paper, I will include references to tertiary sources. I will try to document my sources as extensively as possible in case anyone would like to follow up on one of the sources. I will also attempt to make some kind of note where views present my own interpretation (above and beyond a synthesis of other views) for the sake of clarity.
All Greek texts are quoted from the versions on the Thesaurus Linguae Graecae, unless otherwise noted. All translations are my own unless otherwise noted. I cite primary sources based on the abbreviations from the Oxford Classical Dictionary. I have a created a list of the abbreviations I have used thus far.
There have been some significant influences on my work in this podcast aside from the many sources cited in the bibliography above. Some major influences on my bibliography include information I gleaned from Professor Ellen Millender’s 2007 Greek History class at Reed College and Professor Denver Graniger’s 2015 class on Hellenistic Epigraphy at UCR/UCI. I also
I also must thank my family for their support and suggestions. They have encouraged me and aided me in editing my materials. My mom is a wonderful editor and always provides great insight into how to clarify my ideas and writing style. My dad has helped me by providing me with helpful hints for lightening the tone of the show from my usually more straight-laced academic style. My grandmother gave my new microphone, so a great thanks go out to her for the improved audio quality of the show.
A number of my friends have also helped immensely with this podcast through support, equipment, encouragement, editing, and providing references to various works that I had overlooked. Among this helpful number are (alphabetically): Daniel Bellum, Stephanie Joyal, Samuel Kelso, Kilian Mallon, and Ryan Stitt (of The History of Ancient Greece podcast).
There are a number of audio and visual resources that have influenced this podcast. Some you will see cited here and there within the text of episodes, some were simply an inspiration in the kind of podcasting I chose to do and the way that I presented certain material. There are two main podcasts which have really influenced my interest in creating a Greek history podcast, which are Mike Ducan’s The History of Rome and Peter Adamson’s The History of Philosophy without Any Gaps. Some online courses which have provided information and inspiration are Professor Andrew Szegedy-Maszak from Wellsley’s Coursera class The Greeks (Coursera) as well as Professor Donald Kagan’s Introduction to Ancient Greek History (Yale). Several Great Courses from The Teaching Company have also influenced my work, including Ancient Greek Civilization by Professor Jeremy McInerney, The Rise of Humans: The Great Scientific Debates by Professor John Hawks, Practical Philosophy: The Greco-Roman Moralists by Professor Luke Timothy Johnson, An Introduction to Greek Philosophy by Professor David Roochnik, and Great Minds of the Western Intellectual Tradition (3rd ed) which is team taught.
While many people have contributed to my endeavor and I am indebted to them, the responsibility for any mistakes lie solely with me.
Suggestions and Comments
If you have sources to suggest or corrections/comments to make about the bibliography, please post them in the comments section below. If you would like to correct mistakes on any specific bibliography (e.g. the Alphabetic one), please comment on that particular page.