Bibliographic Orientation to the Catacombs and Related Studies

The International Catacomb Society's BiblioSelect™ is a bibliographic orientation to research on the catacombs of Rome and related topics.

This feature is by definition a work in progress and we welcome additions! Please email full bibliographic citations to

This bibliography has been assembled by scholars connected with the ICS and curated by Executive Director Jessica Dello Russo (to 2018); special thanks go to Stefanos Alexopoulos, Jeffrey Spier, Dennis Trout, and Drew Wilburn for their help.
For titles before 1999, see also:

Click on titles below for lists by subject:

Catacomb Classics OnlineArchitectureArchaeologyArtBaptismAncient Cemeteries/Catacombs (including site guides) CeramicsEarly Christian LiteratureEpigraphyExhibition and Collection Catalogues - Funerary ArchaeologyGemsGlassGnosticism HagiographyHistory of Early ChristianityIconographyInscriptionsIvory Jews and RomeLampsLate Antiquity (General)LiturgyMagicMarbleMartyr Cults and DamasusMetalwork – Minor Decorative Arts (General)MosaicsNumismaticsOstiaPaintingPatristic LiteraturePilgrimage –  Portraits and IconsPotteryAncient Rabbinic CultureRelics – Religion in Rome (General)RingsSarcophagi SculptureSealsAncient SynagoguesTopography of Rome