Digital edition and transcription of manuscript V, Verona, XXVIII(26): the oldest surviving manuscript of Augustine's De civitate Dei. For more information, please visit: http://decivitatedei.eu
De civitate Dei is traditionally made up of 22 volumes. MS XXVIII(26), however, preserves only books 11-16 (254 pages) along with 9th century capitula and back matter.
This repository contains:
- digital-edition: This folder contains the files that make up this digital edition of MS XXVIII(26).
- mss_dcd.csv: This file collects (digitised) manuscripts/witnesses of De civitate Dei.
- plain-text: This folder contains a plain text version of the transcription (the .txt files retain
<sic>elements but remove
<del>tags, and abbreviations are expanded).
- Capitula: folia 01v-6r. XML complete; TXT complete.
- Book 11: folia 7r-43r. XML complete; TXT in progress.
- Damaged (not transcribed) folia: 8v; 21v-22v.
- Book 12: folia 43v-76v. XML in progress.
- Damaged (not transcribed) folia: 53r-55v; 62v-68v; 69v-71v.
- Book 13: folia 76v-109v.
- Book 14: folia 109v-148v.
- Book 15: folia 148v-197r.
- Book 16: folia 197r-253v.
- Back: folia 254v-255r.
While initially comparing the manuscript to a standard edition, I'm in the process of collecting transcriptions and images of a handful of 5th-8th century witnesses with a view to further enhancing the edition.
The manuscript is encoded in accordance with EpiDoc standards, a subset of the TEI framework.
The manuscript contains marginal annotations, also known as scholia, which are often difficult to read due to damage to the text. Where illegible, a
<!--comment--> is used as a placeholder for future reference. The same approach applies to damaged pages.
A list of to-dos and things to implement is available here.