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==Description==
 
==Description==
  
From the website (accessed 2015-12-14):
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From the website (accessed 2019-09-03):
  
<blockquote><p>The Database of Byzantine Book Epigrams (DBBE) is an ongoing project that makes available textual and contextual data of book epigrams (or: metrical paratexts) from medieval Greek manuscripts (seventh to fifteenth century). We define book epigrams as poems in books and on books: their subject is the very manuscript in which they are found. They record, react to, or motivate the production, the contents and the use of the book. Further explanation of this definition is to be found on the Help page.</p>
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The Database of Byzantine Book Epigrams (DBBE) is an ongoing project that makes available both textual and contextual data of book epigrams - also known as “metrical paratexts” - from medieval Greek manuscripts dating up to the fifteenth century. Book epigrams are defined as poems in and on books: they have as subject the very manuscript in which they are found, elaborating on its production, contents and use.
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The database distinguishes between two kinds of textual material, namely occurrences and types.  Occurrences are book epigrams exactly as they occur in one specific manuscript. The data collected is largely the result of careful manuscript consultation, either in situ or based on (digital) reproductions, conducted by the DBBE team. The remainder is compiled from descriptive catalogues and other relevant publications. Individual verses found in multiple occurrences are linked together by means of dedicated Verse variants pages.
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Types are book epigrams independently of how exactly they occur in the manuscripts, often (though not always) grouping several occurrences that have an identical or at least very similar text. If available, the text of a type is drawn from a critical edition. If not, it is a normalised version of a single representative occurrence.
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Manuscripts are identified by city, library, collection, and shelfmark, generally following  the system used by the Pinakes database and for each manuscript providing the unique [Diktyon|http://www.diktyon.org/en/] identifier.  There is an index of Byzantine people involved in the production of book epigrams, not only poets but also scribes and patrons of manuscripts. If available, basic information such as a (tentative) date or date range as well as references to the repertoria is provided consistently. Bibliographical references are recorded occasionally.
  
<p>Objectives of the database are to: 1) collect textual material that was hitherto dispersed over various publications, chiefly catalogues; 2) clarify the manuscript context of the epigrams; 3) provide ways to search the corpus and detect affinities between epigrams and manuscripts; 4) offer reliable editions that respect the uniqueness of each specific manuscript.</p></blockquote>
 
  
 
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Revision as of 18:01, 3 September 2019

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  • Kristoffel Demoen

Description

From the website (accessed 2019-09-03):

The Database of Byzantine Book Epigrams (DBBE) is an ongoing project that makes available both textual and contextual data of book epigrams - also known as “metrical paratexts” - from medieval Greek manuscripts dating up to the fifteenth century. Book epigrams are defined as poems in and on books: they have as subject the very manuscript in which they are found, elaborating on its production, contents and use.

The database distinguishes between two kinds of textual material, namely occurrences and types. Occurrences are book epigrams exactly as they occur in one specific manuscript. The data collected is largely the result of careful manuscript consultation, either in situ or based on (digital) reproductions, conducted by the DBBE team. The remainder is compiled from descriptive catalogues and other relevant publications. Individual verses found in multiple occurrences are linked together by means of dedicated Verse variants pages.

Types are book epigrams independently of how exactly they occur in the manuscripts, often (though not always) grouping several occurrences that have an identical or at least very similar text. If available, the text of a type is drawn from a critical edition. If not, it is a normalised version of a single representative occurrence.

Manuscripts are identified by city, library, collection, and shelfmark, generally following the system used by the Pinakes database and for each manuscript providing the unique [Diktyon|http://www.diktyon.org/en/] identifier. There is an index of Byzantine people involved in the production of book epigrams, not only poets but also scribes and patrons of manuscripts. If available, basic information such as a (tentative) date or date range as well as references to the repertoria is provided consistently. Bibliographical references are recorded occasionally.