Verse Lines

EpiDoc follows TEI practice in marking line breaks on the support (as opposed to verse lines) using the lb (line-break) empty element to mark the point at which the line breaks (or begins - see Line breaks.) In addition to marking epigraphic lines, which is obligatory, an editor may choose to tag verse groups and lines using the <lg> (line-group) and <l> (line) elements.

Within the verse lines, however, the start of each line of text on the support still needs to be marked with an lb. In other words, <lg> and <l> are replacing the containing <ab>, but not the lbs.

The line-group and line elements may contain attributes recording metre, execution, rhyme, etc.

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<l>
 <lb n="1"/>Quaesii multum quot <lb n="2"/>memoriae tradere
</l>

Transformation using the example EpiDoc P5 stylesheets:

  • London style:

    Quaesii multum quot

    memoriae tradere

(IRT: 918)
<lg>
 <lb n="1"/>
 <l>
  <unclear reason="damage">τ</unclear>ῆς μεγάλης ἀ<lb n="2break="no"/>ρετῆς τοῦτον<lb n="3"/>μέγαν ἡγεμον<unclear reason="damage"></unclear>α</l>
 <lb n="4"/>
 <l>Ἑλλάδιον <lb n="5"/>
  <supplied reason="lost">Κ</supplied>ᾶρες στῆ<supplied reason="lost">σα</supplied>ν<lb n="6"/>
  <supplied reason="lost"></supplied>
  <unclear reason="undefined">μ</unclear>ειβ<unclear reason="damage"></unclear>μ<supplied reason="lost">ενο</supplied>
  <unclear reason="damage">ι</unclear>.</l>
</lg>

Transformation using the example EpiDoc P5 stylesheets:

  • London style:


    τ̣ῆς μεγάλης ἀ-

    ρετῆς τοῦτον

    μέγαν ἡγεμονῆ̣α

    Ἑλλάδιον

    [Κ]ᾶρες στῆ[σα]ν

    [ἀ]μ̣ειβό̣μ[ενο]ι̣.

(InsAph: 1.131)

Responsibility for this section

  1. Gabriel Bodard, author
  2. Charlotte Tupman, author

EpiDoc version: 8.19

Date: 2014-07-31