Suggestions for the Oxford Classical Dictionary

Suggest Something: OCD Suggestion Form

The Oxford Classical Dictionary Suggestion page came about as part of the Storytelling Collective project, and it initially aimed to provide a very specific outlet for some students of the project to explore an academic approach to a very creative and collaborative piece. As the Oxford Classical Dictionary aspect evolved over time, it has now become an open and continual project - one that can be contributed to by anyone.

The initial approach of those who wrote or revised potential Oxford Classical Dictionary entries was to focus on elements or concepts relating to demography, and this remained the core focus of the Storytelling Collective. As the project grew, the OCD Suggestion element of the project has become a much broader and unique project in its own right, providing the opportunity for much wider consideration of the Classical world.

Suggestions for the Oxford Classical Dictionary can come in two alternative approaches. The first can be in the form of an entirely new entry that one thinks ought to be included; the second can be in the form of revised entries. The reasons for why one thinks a new entry of revision is necessary can be myriad, and it is important to highlight these reasons when submitting a suggestion; however, it is key to note that these details are not necessarily included on the entry/revision that is published here on Pegasus, but instead act as a testament to the integrity of the suggestion for the Pegasus editors to approve.


If you would like to submit a suggestion, the form (including guidelines) can be downloaded here:

OCD Suggestion Form

Please note: Pegasus and the OCD Suggestion project are in no way affiliated with the official Oxford Classical Dictionary, all submissions here are treated as open letters to the OCD.


If you would like to comment on any of the submitted entries, please email:

Comments from Oxford Classical Dictionary editors / original authors may be posted alongside entries per requests.


Written by: James Johnson.

Edited by: Isobel Phillips and James Johnson.