Samuel Ball Platner
- He is not to be confused with the somewhat earlier Roman topographer Ernst Platner.
Platner was born at Unionville, Connecticut, and educated at Yale College. He taught at Western Reserve University and is best known as the author of various topographical works on ancient Rome, chief among them A Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome, completed after Platner's death by Thomas Ashby and published in 1929; and as a contributor to the 1911 Britannica.
- The topography and monuments of ancient Rome (1st ed. 1904; 2nd rev ed. 1911; Boston, Allyn & Bacon).
- "Obituary: Samuel Ball Platner". Classical Philology. 17: 281–282. 1922.
- Adelbert College; J. D. Williamson (1921). Samuel Ball Platner, 1863-1921: A Memorial Adopted by the Faculty of Adelbert College of Western Reserve University and an Address Delivered at the Burial Service.
- Samuel Ball Platner (1904). The Topography and Monuments of Ancient Rome. Allyn and Bacon.
- Samuel Ball Platner; Thomas Ashby (1992). A Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome. L'Erma di Bretschneider.