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; 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 IconsPotteryRabbinic CultureRelics – Religion in Rome (General)RingsSarcophagi SculptureSealsAncient SynagoguesTopography of Rome