Monograms

a

expan (expansion) contains the expansion of an abbreviation.

<abbr> (abbreviation) contains an abbreviation of any sort.

<am> (abbreviation marker) contains a sequence of letters or signs present in an abbreviation which are omitted or replaced in the expanded form of the abbreviation

<g> (character or glyph) represents a non-standard character or glyph.

ex (editorial expansion) contains a sequence of letters added by an editor or transcriber when expanding an abbreviation.

<figure> groups elements representing or containing graphic information such as an illustration or figure.

<figDesc> (description of figure) contains a brief prose description of the appearance or content of a graphic figure, for use when documenting an image without displaying it.

Where a monogram appears as part of the transcribed text of an inscription, there are a range of different ways to handle this in encoding, depending on the scholarly intent, and our ability to read and expand any textual content.

‘(νικᾷ ἡ τύχη τῶν Πρασίνων.)’
<g type="monogram"/>

Transformation using the example EpiDoc P5 stylesheets:

  • London style: ((monogram))

(InsAph: 1.404)
<figure>
 <figDesc>monogram</figDesc>
</figure>
<expan>
 <abbr>
  <am>
   <g type="monogram"/>
  </am>
 </abbr>
 <ex>Συμβατικίου</ex>
</expan>

Transformation using the example EpiDoc P5 stylesheets:

  • London style: (Συμβατικίου)

(InsAph: 7.16)
<expan>
 <abbr>
  <expan>
   <abbr>
    <am>
     <g type="monogram"/>
    </am>
   </abbr>
   <ex>Ποστύμ</ex>
  </expan>
 </abbr>
 <ex>ιος</ex>
</expan>

Transformation using the example EpiDoc P5 stylesheets:

  • London style: (Ποστύμ) (ιος)

(InsAph: 12.541)
<figure>
 <head>monogram</head>
</figure>
<!-- This uses <head> rather than <figDesc> - is it ok? -->

Transformation using the example EpiDoc P5 stylesheets:

  • London style: monogram

(IRT: 863)
δι εμυ απα ολ επιφανιυ <g type="monogram"/>

Transformation using the example EpiDoc P5 stylesheets:

  • Duke Databank style: δι εμυ απα ολ επιφανιυ ((monogram))

(DDbDP: p.col.8.244)

Responsibility for this section

  1. Charlotte Tupman, author
  2. Gabriel Bodard, author
Date: 2014-02-09