Canon Information & Display

Each search result reported by the search engine is accompanied by bibliographical information stored in a database known as the Canon of Greek Authors and Works. This information is displayed in navy, to set it apart from the text proper. For example, consider the following:

1. Heron Mech., Pneumatica. {0559.001}. Book 1 chapter proem line 202.

GA\R SFAI=RA PA/XOS E)/XOUSA TOU= E)LA/SMATOS, W(/STE MH\ @1
EU)/QLASTOS EI)=NAI, XWROU=SA O(/SON KOTU/LAS H#. STEGNH=S DE\
OU)/SHS AU)TH=S PA/NTOQEN TRUPH/SANTA DEI= SI/FWNA KAQEI=NAI

In this example,

The conventions for displaying each of these are explained below.


Author
The display of author names follows TLG Canon conventions. Author names are Latinized.

When the combination of name and epithet(s) is not enough to uniquely identify the author, additional information is appended.


Work Title

The title of a work is displayed following TLG Canon conventions. Supplementary title information (such as manuscript provenance of a redaction) follows the title proper in parentheses.

When two or more works by the same author bear the same name, they are disambiguated as follows:


Citation system

The citation of a work may appear in one of two formats. In the abbreviated format, when a single line of context is displayed for each result, the citation levels are delimited by dots:

1. Heron Mech. 001: 1.proem.202. EU)/QLASTOS EI)=NAI, XWROU=SA O(/SON KOTU/LAS H#. STEGNH=S DE\

In other instances, each citation level is prefixed by the name of that citation level for the work:

1. Heron Mech., Pneumatica. Book 1 chapter proem line 202.

The citation levels themselves are in bold, to distinguish them from the preceding names. Thus, proem is the citation level, and chapter the name of the citation level.


Citation Rendering:

Within a text excerpt, citation tags are inserted in the text in olive, to avoid them being confused with the text proper and with Beta escapes. The presentation of the citation depends on its level. The lowest citation level (line number) is indicated in italics and parentheses to the right of the text line; unless there is a jump in line number, this is indicated every 5 lines. The next highest level is indicated at the start of the line it applies to, and is bold in parentheses. Any levels higher than that are accorded their own line, and appear in large bold font, without parentheses. To illustrate:

1. Joannes Chrysostomus Scr. Eccl., De sanctis martyribus [058]† . {2062.058}. Volume 50 page 705 line 40t.

50.
(705.) 

*E*G*K*W*M*I*O*N (39t)
*EI)S TOU\S A(GI/OUS PA/NTAS TOU\S E)N O(/LW| TW=| KO/SMW| MARTURH/SANTAS.  (40t)
  A#. *)EC OU(= TH\N I(ERA\N PANH/GURIN TH=S *PENTHKOSTH=S  (41)
E)PETELE/SAMEN, OU)/PW PARH=LQEN H(MERW=N E(PTA\ A)RIQMO\S,
KAI\ PA/LIN KATE/LABEN H(MA=S MARTU/RWN XORO\S, MA=LLON
DE\ MARTU/RWN PAREMBOLH\ KAI\ PARA/TACIS, TH=S PAREM-
BOLH=S TW=N A)GGE/LWN, H(\N O( PATRIA/RXHS EI)=DEN *)IAKW\B,
@2  (45)
(706.) 
KAT' OU)DE\N OU)=SA XEI/RWN, A)LL' E)FA/MILLOS AU)TH=S KAI\  (41)
I)/SH. *MA/RTURES GA\R KAI\ A)/GGELOI TOI=S O)NO/MASI DIESTH/-
KASI MO/NON, TOI=S DE\ E)/RGOIS SUNA/PTONTAI: TO\N OU)RANO\N

The volume number at the start of the work, 50, appears on its own line. (If there were an even higher level, it would be juxtaposed and separated by dots; e.g. 2.50.) The page numbers, 705 and 706, appear to the left of the first line they apply to. Line numbers appear to the right; normally only lines 40 and 45 should appear, as line numbers appear every 5 lines, but the lineation jumps around in the Migne edition (two columns per page), and title lines (ending in t) lie outside normal line numbering.


Beta Code Rendering:

Besides Greek texts and citation tags, TLG texts contain codes (Beta escapes) indicating the formatting or meaning of passages of text. The TLG Web page provides a listing of Beta escapes.

To the extent that this is allowed by the browser and the current Greek font, Beta codes are rendered in the browser output, so that users will only infrequently see raw Beta escapes (codes which the browser could not render). Raw Beta escapes are displayed in their original ASCII form. In particular:

The display of raw Beta escapes can be suppressed in search results.


Cascading Style Sheets (CSS):

Cascading style sheets, in conjunction with HTML 4, allow for more powerful and flexible formatting of documents. The search engine automatically determines whether your browser is compliant with CSS-2; as of this writing, Internet Explorer and Opera are adequately compliant, OmniWeb still has some gaps (notably the overbar), while Netscape 4's support of CSS-2 is still buggy (in particular, it has egregious problems with font sizing.) Netscape 4 and OmniWeb output is thus formatted in HTML 3, rather than HTML 4. Netscape 6's support of CSS-2 is also adequate.

Note that in HTML 3 output (i.e. Netscape 4 and below, and OmniWeb), the overbar (< >) is rendered as an underline. In addition, titles ({1 ... }1), rendered as indented paragraphs in HTML 3, are additionally presented against a bright yellow background in HTML 4.

Created: March 7, 2000
Last Modified: March12, 2009
Authored by: Nishad Prakash
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