Dates, dating formulae, ages

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month names

ἔτι καὶ μηνεὶ <rs type="month"
 nymRef="months.xml#Ξανθικός">
Ξανθικῷ</rs>

mentioned date

ἐτελεύτισεν <date>μινὶ Παυνὶ ἑβδόμι</date>
<calendar xml:id="creationOfWorld">
 <p>"Since the creation of the world"</p>
</calendar>
<!-- -->
<date when="1382-06-28"
 when-custom="6890-06-20datingMethod="#creationOfWorld">
μηνὶ Ἰουνίου εἰς <num>κ</num> ἔτους <num>ςωϞ</num>
</date>

This example encodes the Roman consular date A.D. 154:

<date from-custom="0154-01-01"
 to-custom="0154-12-31datingMethod="#juliantype="consulship">

 <persName type="imperialrole="consul"
  nymRef="#Commodus">
Commodo</persName>
 <w lemma="et">et</w>
 <persName type="attestedrole="consul"
  nymRef="#Lateranus">
Laterano</persName>
 <w lemma="consul">
  <expan>co<ex>n</ex>s</expan>
  <expan>
   <ex>ulibus</ex>
  </expan>
 </w>
</date>
<!-- ... Commodo et Laterano co(n)s(ulibus) -->
(RIB: 452)

Durations

From time to time, it is desirable to mark-up durations of time. This is accomplished with the <date> element and the dur attribute. Rules for encoding dur values are codified in the W3C Recommendation on Datatypes.

For the sake of consistency, the following optional typevalues are recommended for specifying the type of duration being marked up.

  • life-span
  • military-service-span
  • marriage-span
  • age
life-span
v(ixit) <date type="life-spandur="P20Y">an(nos) <num atLeast="20">XX</num>
</date>
(RIB: 960)
military-service-span
<date type="military-service-span"
 dur="P13Y">
stip(endiorum) <num value="13">XIII</num>
</date>
(RIB: 485)
marriage-span
<date type="marriage-spandur="P30Y">a(nno) <num value="30">XXX</num>
</date>
(RIB: 295)
age (e.g., at death)
biuerunt <date type="agedur="P70Y9M">annos plus minus septuaginta menses IX</date>
(IRT: 844)
uixit <date type="agedur="P3Y6M14D">annos III menses VI dies XIIII</date>
(IRT: 835)

Responsibility for this section

  1. Simona Stoyanova, author
  2. Gabriel Bodard, author
  3. Scott Vanderbilt, author

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Date: 2014-12-04