False multiples in the TLG Canon

March 10th, 2006 by Ross Scaife

The TLG Canon assigns two work numbers to the Lexicon of Hesychius, since it took the first half (4085.002) from Latte’s edition, the second half (4085.003) from that of Schmidt.  Same thing happens with the Geographia of Ptolemy (0363.009, 0363.014).  I wonder how often a single work gets represented as if it were two or more different things in the TLG scheme?

2 Responses to “False multiples in the TLG Canon”

  1. Tom Elliott Says:

    Has this issue been addressed by the CHS/CTS folks?

  2. Ross Scaife Says:

    Addressed in the sense that this issue makes it impossible to use the Canon without revision for a CTS registry of Greek works.

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