Homer Multitext project: samples of markup following project editorial policy

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Organization of scholia texts

Sample scholion. This well-formed fragment of the edition of the Venetus A scholia is contained within a text that has @n attribute = ‘msA’; this in turn is contained within a group element that has @n attribute = ‘2’. It is therefore main scholion 2.7, or expressed as a URN urn:cite:greekLit:tlg5026.msA:2.7

<div n="7" type="scholion">
   <div type="lemma">
     <p>πέμψαι ἐπ’ 
     <choice>
     <abbr>Ατρεί</abbr>
     <expan>Ατρείδῃ</expan>
      </choice>
      </p>
    </div>
    <div type="ref"><p>2.6</p></div>
    <div type="comment">
       <p>οὐκ αναστρέφεται ἡ 
         <choice>
         <abbr>πρόθ</abbr>
         <expan>πρόθεσις</expan>
         </choice> αἱ γὰρ συναλειφόμεναι οὐκ αναστρέφονται εἰς μονοσυλλαβίαν
         περιϊστάμεναι⁑</p>
     </div>
   </div>

Note that the wrapping div of type ‘scholion’ in turn contains three div elements, of type ‘lemma’, ‘ref’ and ‘comment’ respectively. The ref is given in the format ILIADBOOK.ILIADLINE; expressed as a URN it would be urn:cts:greekLit:tlg09012.tlg001.msA:2.6.

Examples of scholion markup, arranged alphabetically by TEI element name

placeName

Example: Venetus A, main scholion 2.18 (urn:cite:greekLit:tlg5026.msA:2.18). The scholiast explains (here in indirect statement) that Theseus dedicated his cut hair to Apollo at Delos.

       εἰς <placeName n="place9">Δῆλον</placeName> ἀναθεῖναι τῷ 
       <persName n="pers40">Ἀπόλλωνι</persName>

The geographic named entity Δῆλον is tagged with a placeName element. The value of the @n attribute is taken from the reference list of place names. We use this reference list to coordinate named entities in our texts with identifiers from the Pleiades project.