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Links and Bibliography


For more detailed biographies of scholars:

Americans: Database of Classical Scholars

Austrians and Czechs: Österreichische Biographische Lexikon

British: Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (subscription required)

Dutch: Biografisch Portaal van Nederland

Germans: Deutsche Biographie

Italians: Treccani

For portraits from the early modern period:

Digitaler Portraitindex der druckgraphischen Bildnisse der Frühen Neuzeit

For variant spellings of scholars' names:

Virtual International Authority File

For brief entries on scholars with basic information and bibliographies (very incomplete at this time):

Catalogus Philologorum Classicorum

For certain German scholars:

Wilt Aden Schröder, Philologische Biographien (Teuchos)


Ward W. Briggs and William M. Calder III, Classical Scholarship: A Biographical Encyclopedia (New York & London 1990).

Ward W. Briggs, ed. Biographical Dictionary of North American Classicists (Westport, Conn. & London 1994).

Helen Damico and Joseph B. Zavadil, eds. Medieval Scholarship: Biographical Studies on the Formation of a Discipline (New York & London 1995).

Friedrich A. Eckstein, Nomenclator Philologorum (Leipzig 1871). (fuller and corrected text edited by Johannes Saltzwedel here)

Peter Kuhlmann and Helmuth Schneider, eds. Brill's New Pauly, Supplements, 6: History of Classical Scholarship: A Biographical Dictionary. Translated and edited by Duncan Smart and Chad M. Schroeder (Leiden & Boston 2014).

Wilhelm Pökel, Philologisches Schriftsteller-Lexikon (Leipzig 1882). (easier-to-browse version here)

Robert B. Todd, ed. Dictionary of British Classicists (Bristol 2004).

Rose Wyles and Edith Hall, eds. Women Classical Scholars: Unsealing the Fountain from the Renaissance to Jacqueline de Romilly (Oxford 2016).