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Antiquity uses English UK spellings.
Roman numerals are to be avoided whenever possible. Numbers less than 10 should be spelt out; Arabic numerals should be used for all numbers 10 and above except century names, which are always spelt out. If a number occurs in a phrase in which most of the numbers are above nine, use Arabic numerals for all: e.g.
Use a space instead of a comma in long numbers, except if under 10 000, e.g.
Antiquity uses BC/AD not BCE/CE.
AD comes before the date, BC after, except when using a century name, e.g.
Dates in text should be given as (number) (month) (year), no ordinals: e.g. 30 January 2010.
Dates should be hyphenated when used adjectivally, e.g. nineteenth-century object, but not in noun phrases, e.g. the early nineteenth century.
Use capitals sparingly: initials and proper names only, e.g. the Near East, but eastern England. Standard archaeological periods are capitalised, e.g. Neolithic, Mesolithic.
Latin and other foreign words and abbreviations should only be used sparingly. Commonly used Latin words and abbreviations are not italicised, less common words and abbreviations should be italicised. The following Latin words and abbreviations are acceptable: