Palaestra

The Canussio Foundation's on line Studies on Classical Antiquity




Publishing rules

In order to maximize the homogeneity of formats and their digital transformation, authors are required to follow the rules below upon writing their essays:
  1. Use .doc format.

  2. Use the Times or Times New Roman font for the text in Latin.

  3. Use for texts in Greek - preferably Hellenica font or other widespread Greek font.

  4. Pages must have upper, lower, right and left margins 2.5 cm wide.

  5. Notes are to be inserted at the foot of the page, automatically numbered.

  6. The text will be 12-point body with 1.5 line spacing.

  7. References to notes will be in 8-point body, superscript.

  8. The notes will be in 9-point body with single line spacing.

  9. Citation of monographs: Name of author (dotted initial) Last name, Title, Place of publication, Year of publication, eventual p. or pp., followed by the page number (or page numbers) to which reference is being made; for example:

    M.P. Guidobaldi, La Romanizzazione dell'Ager Praetutianus (secoli III-I a.C.), Napol 1995, pp. 11-12.

    In case of a second citation of the monograph, the reference goes abbreviated, according to the order Last Name, op. cit., p. or pp., followed by the page number (or page numbers) to which reference is being made, for example:

    Guidobaldi, op. cit., p. 34

    In case more than one citation of the same author is being quoted, thus rendering the indication op. cit. ambiguous, one or two significant terms present in the title will be indicated after the last name of the author. This will allow to distinguish the work from other monographs of the same author, followed by cit. and, as done regularly, by the page number (or page numbers) to which reference is being made; for example:

    Guidobaldi, Romanizzazione, cit., p. 65

  10. Citation of articles from journals: Name of the author (dotted initial) Last Name, Title of the article, «Name of the journal», Issue of the journal (Year of publication), pp. followed by the numbers of the first and last page of the contribution, for example:

    N. Alfieri - L. Gasperini - G. Paci, M. Octavii lapis Aesinensis, «Picus», 5 (1985), pp. 7-50.

    The title of the journals will be abbreviated, according to indications of the Liste des Périodiques dépouillés, which is published in the first pages of each year of Année Philologique. In 1982 a separate booklet containing this list was published: P. Rosumek, Index des périodiques dépouillés dans la Collection de Bibliographie classique et Index de leurs sigles. Supplément à l'Année philologique t. LI, Paris 1982. The list stemming from a comparison between Rosumek's list with those published in more recent volumes of the Année Philologique is available on the web, in PDF format, on the site: Thesaurus Linguae Graecae - Archiv für Griechische Lexikographie of the University of Hamburg, at http://www.rrz.uni-hamburg.de/Thesaurus/APh_List.pdf.

    When making a second citation of the article, the reference will be abbreviated, according to the order: Last Name, art. cit., p. or pp., followed by the page number (or page numbers) to which reference is being made; for example:

    Alfieri - Gasperini - Paci, art. cit., pp. 7-10

    In case more than one contribution of the same author is cited, thus rendering the indication art. cit. ambiguous, one or two significant terms in the title will be indicated, following the last name of the author. This will allow to distinguish the work from other articles of the same author, followed by cit. and, as done regularly, the page number (or page numbers) to which reference is being made; for example:

    Alfieri - Gasperini - Paci, Lapis Aesinensis, cit., pp. 7-10

  11. Citation of articles from miscellaneous works: First name of the author (dotted initial) Last Name, Title of the article, «Title of the Miscellaneos works», edited by - followed by the First name of the editor (dotted initial) Last Name of Editor, Place and Year of edition, pp. followed by the number of the first and last page of the contribution, for example:

    F. Cancrini - G. Paci, Il materiale epigrafico di Ascoli romana: iscrizioni viarie e documenti per la storia della città, «La Salaria in età antica. Atti del Convegno di studi. Ascoli Piceno - Offida - Rieti, 2-4 ottobre 1997», edited by E. Catani - G. Paci, Macerata 2000, pp. 91-100.

    In case of subsequent citations, the same rules previously described for citations of journal articles are applied.

  12. Citation of ancient authors: the name of the authors and titles of works of classic literature will be indicated in abbreviated Latin form, as with the abbreviations shown when referencing Greek authors, in F.R. Adrados (edited by), Dicionario Griego-Español, I, Madrid 1989, pp. XLVII-CXXII, and the Latin authors in Thesaurus Linguae Latinae. Index librorum scriptorum inscriptionum ex quibus exempla afferuntur, Lipsiae 19902. The name of the author and title of the work will be followed by the bookÕs description (in Roman numbers), the chapter and possibly the paragraph to which reference is being made, according to the order Name of Author, Title of work, Book, Chapter, Paragraph; for example:

    Plu., Alex., 36, 5 or Liv., IX, 14, 2

  13. Citation of epigraphic documents: references to inscriptions will be abbreviated, according to the forms used by F. Bérard et alii, Guide de l'épigraphiste: bibliographie choisie des épigraphies antiques et médiévales, Paris 20003 - following the order: Title of collection; number of the volume (in Roman numbers), number of inscription; for example:

    CIL XIV, 254

  14. Citation of documents on papyrus: references made to papyri and similar documentation, such as ostraka, parchment, wooden tablets, etc., will be indicated according to the abbreviations used by the Checklist of Editions of Greek papyri and Ostraca, Atlanta 19853 (Bulletin of the American Society of Papyrologists Supplements, 4). An updated version of the Checklist is also available on the web, at the URL: http://scriptorium.lib.duke.edu/papyrus/texts/clist.html. The citation will follow the order: Title of the collection; number of volume (in Roman numbers), number of inscription; for example:

    P. Oxy. XLII, 3011

  15. Abbreviations and expressions of common use:
    • art. cit. = cited article
    • cap., capp. = chapter, chapters
    • cf. = reference
    • col., coll. = column, columns
    • Ead. = Eadem
    • fig., figg. = figure, figures
    • ibid. = ibidem
    • Id. = Idem
    • infra = infra
    • l., ll. = line, lines
    • n., nn. = number, numbers
    • nota, note = note, notes
    • op. cit. = opera citata
    • p., pp. = page, pages
    • passim = passim
    • s., ss. = following, following (pl)
    • supra = supra
    • tav., tavv. = table, tables
    • v., vv. = verse, verses
    • vd. = see