Beta escape Definition

Refer to the TLG Beta Code Manual for a full listing.

Asterisk (Lacunae & Cruxes)

Modern Editorial Character

This character has been used in two ways.

Most frequently, it is normally used multiply to indicate lacunae in texts in the Leiden convention (Bidez & Drachmann 1938:18).

It is also used singly to highlight text as a crux (not in Leiden convention).

There are also idiosyncratic uses:

In Testamentum Salomonis, Testamentum Salomonis (recensiones A et B) (mss. HILPQ) (2679 001) it is used to indicate manuscript pagination.

In Joannes Tztetzes, Exegesis in Homeri Iliadem (9022 002) it is used to indicate that a scholium may not have been written by Tzetzes.