Little Pauly was originally published by the Verlag Druckermüller, which had also published RE for a long time . After the death of the publisher Alfred Druckermüller (1967), the management of his publishing house was handed over to Artemis Verlag . Gustav Friedrich Kärcher (1912–1971) and, after his death, Dieter Lutz were responsible for the publication of RE and Little Pauly . Most of the editorial work on the later volumes was done by Hans Gärtner after Ziegler died in 1974 and Sontheimer was of old age.
The five volumes of Little Pauly were published every two to three years:
Volume 1: Aachen - Dichalkon 1964
Volume 2: Dicta Catonis - Juno 1967
Volume 3: Iuppiter - Nasidienus 1969
Volume 4: Nasidius - Scaurus 1972
Volume 5: Sheep - Zythos 1975
Since Der Kleine Pauly was published by the German Paperback Publishing House in Munich in 1979 , it has been widespread among students, teachers and other interested parties. Even after the publication of the New Pauly (1996-2004), Der Kleine Pauly is still an important reference work for classical studies.
Construction and reception
The articles and the structure of the Realcyclopedia formed the basis of Little Pauly . The majority of its articles were also written by recognized experts. A total of 197 researchers took part in the lexicon, including numerous scholars from abroad.
Little Pauly was largely positively received by the professional world . One of the reasons for criticism was the findability of the keywords: Modern city names are not indexed ( Cologne-Deutz can be found under Divitia) . The brevity of the articles was also criticized, but was inevitable in the interests of the project. The then current further literature references were praised.
Due to the widespread use of this lexicon, which is affordable for students and is still being published, it has proven itself in research to generally use the list of abbreviations from Kleine Pauly . In addition, ancient people are entered in this lexicon (unlike in the RE) under the name under which they are known today. This makes it much easier to discover the names of ancient personalities who are not known to you through the little Pauly . An example: Marcus Tullius Cicero is in the lower case Pauly under his well-known name Cicero , in the RE, however, under his gentile name Tullius .