BMCR 2003.10.04

Brill’s New Pauly: Encyclopaedia of the Ancient World. 20 volumes with index

, , , , Brill's New Pauly : encyclopaedia of the ancient world. Antiquity. Leiden: Brill, 2002-2010. 16 volumes : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm. ISBN 9004122583. EUR 160.00 per volume for first volumes.

Brill’s New Pauly consists of a translation into English of the German text of Der neue Pauly. Authors were given a limited opportunity, at very short notice, to adapt their bibliographies for English-language readers (in my case, at least, for vol. i only). More seriously, the German text has been translated into English even when that German text is itself a translation of an English original (though I know that, in my own case, the publishers were supplied with the English originals), and authors have not been given the opportunity to check the translations. Users of Brill’s New Pauly are warned that the authors over whose initials the articles are published cannot accept responsibility for those articles.