The lists which follow are designed to make it easy for the reader to trace the quotations given in the Lexicon. The general list of abbreviations (V) gives references, where needed, to one or other of the lists (I-IV) in which the expansion will be found; but the abbreviated names of authors have not been inserted in List V unless their alphabetical position in List I is different from that of the full name (e.g. A. = Aeschylus). List V also contains the expansion of all abbreviations used without explanation in List I. The names of authors are in general printed in roman type, the titles of their works (given in alphabetical order under the author's name) in italics, which are also used for the titles of collections and periodical publications.
The list of authors (I) is not intended to furnish a bibliography of Greek Literature, but to indicate the editions which have been followed in respect of the form of reference, i.e. pagination, numeration of books, chapters, sections, lines, fragments, &c.; where the form adopted in the Lexicon differs from that of the edition cited (e.g. where the pagination of an earlier editor is used, but may be found in the margin of a later edition) the fact is stated. It will be understood that the reading adopted in the edition cited is not necessarily given (or referred to) in the Lexicon. For the convenience of readers a few editions of the fragments of individual authors have been named in the list, even when the remains of the author have been cited from the sources of the quotations. Where no abbreviation follows the author's name the full name is used in the Lexicon, and where no date is given it is to be understood that evidence to determine it is lacking. No attempt has in general been made to indicate which of the works attributed to an author are to be regarded as spurious.
In the description of the editions used ' OCT' is added to show that the work is one of the Oxford Classical Texts (Scriptorum Classicorum Bibliotheca Oxoniensis); similarly 'T.' indicates the smaller Teubner Series (Bibliotheca Scriptorum Graecorum et Romanorum Teubneriana), ' D.' the Didot editions, and 'Loeb' the Loeb Classical Library.
Where the works of an author have been divided into recognized chapters and sections these are usually given, and the orators are (when possible) cited by speech and section; but references by page are given in accordance with custom to Aristotle (Bekker), the commentators on Aristotle (Berlin edition), Plato (Stephanus), Philo (Mangey), Plutarch's Moralia (Wyttenbach), Galen (Kühn, except for certain recently edited treatises), Athenaeus (Casaubon), Julian (Spanheim), and Themistius (Hardouin). Page-references to other authors are in general introduced by 'p.' and followed by the initial of the editor's name; if not, the facts are stated in List I. The symbol' Fr.' (= Fragment) is generally used where the remains of an author consist partly of complete works and partly of quotations ; a simple number denotes a fragment drawn from one of the collections indicated in List I. Where supplementary or recent but uncompleted collections are quoted, the initial of the editor (e.g. ' D.' for Demiańczuk, 'J.' for Jacoby) is added to the number of the fragment. The annotations of ancient commentators are cited either by reference to the passage discussed or as substantive works: thus 'Ulp. ad D.' followed by reference to speech and section, but 'Did. in D.' cited by column and line of papyrus.
Henry George Liddell; Robert Scott , A Greek-English Lexicon; Machine readable text (Trustees of Tufts University, Oxford) [word count] [greatscott01].