New Pauly

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The full-text New Pauly is an encyclopaedia of the ancient world for everyday use, even by students with a very modest amount of Greek or Latin. It offers simple paraphrases and quotes in translation, as well as numerous illustrations, survey maps and tables. It also covers interest in Antiquity (the Classical Tradition) in all periods of European and, since the Early Modern period, world history. The articles on Antiquity are brief, usually factual, and closely related to persons and texts; but the survey articles provide orientation to periods, social and economic structures, genres, and philosophical systems.


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The Preliminaries section also includes:

  • Notes to the User
  • List of Transliterations
  • Special Characters
  • General Abbreviations
  • Abbreviations used in the Bibliographies
  • Bibliographic Abbreviations
  • Ancient Authors and Titles of Works
  • Note from the publisher.

Dates covered

Antiquity to the present, mostly before 400 CE.

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Not stated.


Brill's New Pauly is the English language version of the authoritative Der Neue Pauly, published by Verlag J.B. Metzler since 1996.

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New Pauly and Der Neue Pauly.

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