Citavi style for Ancient history

Mihai M. shared this question 2 years ago
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Hi


Can you tell me, please, if there is a citation style that can be used to write a paper for Ancient history? Especially for the Greek and Roman period.


I have to cite the ancient authors in the first footnote and bibliography in this way:

CAESAR. The Gallic War. Translated by H. J. Edwards. Loeb Classical Library 72. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1917.


CAESAR. Civil War. Edited and translated by Cynthia Damon. Loeb Classical Library 39. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2016.


The rest of citations, also into the footnotes, should be like this: Caes., BGall., 1.53; Caes., BCiv., 2.32.9, and similar.


How can I obtain, as a citation key those abbreviations used for ancient writers and theirs works?


Thank you!

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Hello

I recommend to use "Chicago 17th ed. (Notes)" (c.f. style guide online).

Here is how I entered the data in Citavi 5 by making use of the citation key feature*:

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... and the output in Word:

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*) Select the "Citation Key Support" checkbox in Tools > Options > General. Click Configure to set the format to Title (the first word of the title, omitting the article) or download the citation key package from http://www.citavi.com/citationkey-firstword and follow the instructions given there.


Regards,

Peter

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Hello Peter,


Thank you very much for your answer. It helped me to solve part of the problem. I didn't explain very clear what citation style I need and why. Also, I didn't choose the best example for my request.

I need to cite ancient sources like texts and inscriptions in my paper together with modern literature concerning the subject. But, for ancient history, there are a lot of abbreviations used for the authors, theirs works and the source of information (like inscriptions). Oxford Classical Dictionary (4th Edition)Abbreviations List is one example of used and accepted abbreviations. I attach a file about Classical Greek and Latin References taken form the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition (Chicago, 2010), §§14.256–266. I hope it will help to understand how the citation style for ancient sources should look like.

After I found the citation style for ancient sources, I have to use it together with one for modern works.


Do you think that there is a citation style that can help? Or there are some tips and tricks that I have to use and combine to get to the result?


Thank you!


Best regards,

Mihai


PS: I wanted to replay yesterday, but it seems that the forum server had some issues until a few hours ago.

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Dear Mihai

I still like to propose the CMOS-Style (either Chicago 17th ed. (Notes) or Chicago 17th ed. (Notes, short form)).

Since you don't need to mention the cited ancient work in the bibliography (14:256: They are included in a bibliography only when the reference is to information or annotation supplied by a modem author), you are free to enter the references with all requested abbreviations directly in Citavi:

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Regards,

Peter

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Dear Peter


Thank you for the replay. I think that your solution is a good one. I'll try to use two different references: the traditional one for the first citation and the bibliography and the "shortcut" version for the footnote and in text citations.


Regards,

Mihai

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