Bibliography

Bibliographies of primary and secondary literature about or of relevance to paradoxography can be found on Zotero and at www.paradoxography.org.

Although the paradoxographical texts have been collected in scholarly editions in the original Greek or Latin, the secondary literature on the texts themselves remains relatively sparse. However, their nature as compilations from and sources for a much wider range of factual literature means that there remains a considerable body of modern work that is of relevance to their study.

There are, too, a number of non-paradoxographical primary texts that are used as sources by the paradoxographical authors or show parallels with or use of paradoxography proper. Aristotle's History of Animals, for example, was a major source of striking facts about animals, while Pliny's Natural History often shows a strong paradoxographical streak in dealing with natural marvels. Apart from the subject-matter of the texts themselves, there are wider and more diffuse issues such as the purpose of (and audiences for) paradoxography, and its relation to cultural, social and literary contexts.