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The reference bibliography for academic publications relating to Ancient Greek and Roman Civilization

L’Année philologique, published by the Société Internationale de Bibliographie Classique, is a specialized bibliographic database of scholarly works relating to all aspects of Ancient Greek and Roman civilizations. The bibliography is published in print and online. The online database includes all volumes of the annual index, beginning with Volume I published in 1928. Both the online and print publications will now be available via Brepols Publishers.


Broad coverage on a variety of subject areas

L’Année philologique covers a wide array of subjects, including Greek and Latin literature and linguistics—which includes early Christian texts and patristics—Greek and Roman history, art, archaeology, philosophy, religion, mythology, music, science, and scholarly subspecialties such as numismatics, papyrology, and epigraphy.
Abstracts of journal articles are provided in English, German, Spanish, French, or Italian. Book entries may include tables of contents and book review information.

An international bibliography

L’Année philologique is international in character, not only in terms of the origins of the publications it indexes, but also in terms of its production, with teams from France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, and the United States collaborating together and coordinated by the editorial director to keep the database up-to-date.
APh: view of a bibliographical record


Editorial Director:

Pedro Pablo Fuentes González (University of Granada)


American Office of L’Année Philologique
Centro Italiano dell’Année Philologique (CIAPh)
Münchener Arbeitsstelle der Année Philologique
Redacción Española de L’Année Philologique (REAPh)
Rédaction française de L’Année Philologique: Université de Lille. Financially supported by the Fondation Université de Lille

Rédaction suisse de L’Année Philologique

Key Features

  • Broad coverage of publications related to Antiquity, including Late Antiquity
  • 1,475,000 entries (publication records, and book review references)(as of December 2022)
  • About 14,000 references added annually
  • More than 1,000 journals indexed
  • Records include abstracts for articles, citations of reviews for monographs, and tables of contents for edited volumes Multiple search fields: author, title, year of publication, subject, etc.
  • DOI links to the full text of a book or article
  • Live links to ancient authors and texts in the Library of Latin Texts, Dictionnaire des philosophes antiques, and full-text resources on the Classical Works Knowledge Base
  • Several export formats (EndNote, Zotero, RefWorks, RIS, Microsoft Office Word)
  • Multi-lingual interface
  • Metrics component that enables users to examine in detail trends in Classics, see journal profiles (e.g. information on subjects and periods covered), and find authors’ publication profiles
  • Compatible with OpenURL, facilitating linkage to full text
  • Email alerts

For the list (PDF ) of journals abbreviations used in L’Année philologique, please click on the following link.


L’Année Philologique is realised in collaboration with the Société Internationale de Bibliographie Classique.


French version (PDF)

English version (PDF)

German version (PDF)

Spanish version (PDF)

Italian version (PDF)

Subscriptions and contact information

Please contact Brepols Publishers for:

  • a 30-day free trial period for institutional users
  • a price quotation
  • details on, or a specimen of, the licence agreement

Contact information:

Brepols Publishers
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Fax: +32-14-428919

Related blog Posts

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Related Databases

See also the Library of Latin Texts, the Database of Latin Dictionaries and the International Medieval Bibliography.

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