Transcription Practice

Practice the encoding of phrase-level features with the images provided in the course materials for week 2. 

The images are from two manuscripts of Calpurnius Flaccus, a Latin author from the second century AD. The manuscripts, CLM 309 (B) and CLM 316 (M), are held in Münich and are both available online at the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek website. The full text is available at the Packard Humanities website here.

Remember to consider the following types of features:
  • Scribal interventions
    • addition
    • omission
    • substitution
  • Editorial interventions
    • regularization of spelling: for instance, regularize the e caudata (ę) to ae or oe
    • expansion of abbreviations
    • supplied text
  • Difficult readings or damaged page
If you need help with abbreviations, check Capelli's dictionary of Latin abbreviations: