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Transcription Answer Key 1 [[*]]enum struere et flammis adolere penates
2 [[*]]m aliae totidemq(ue) pares aetate ministri
3 ibus mensas onerant et pocula ponunt
4 on et tyrii per limina laeta frequentes
5 enere toris iussi discumbere pictis
6 antur dona aeneae mirantur iulum
7 grantisq(ue) dei uultus simulataque uerba
8 amq(ue) et pictum croceo uelamen acantho
9 ecipue infelix pesti deuota futurae
10 le[[*]]i mentem nequit ardescitque tuendo
11 e[[*]]issa et pariter puero donisq(ue) mouetur
12 ubi complexum aeneae colloq(ue) pependit
13 agnum falsi inpleuit genitoris amorem
14 inam petit haec oculis haec pectore toto
15 ret et interdum gremio fouet inscia dido
16 deat quantus miserae deus ac memor ille
17 ris acidaliae paulatim abolere sychaeum
18 [[**]]t et uiuo temptat praeuertere amore How did you do handling text with no word separation? In the next transcription lesson, we will have more practice with scriptio continua and we will learn some of the most common abbreviations used in late-antique and medieval manuscripts. Be sure to study the Christian Late Antiquity: Paleography lesson before trying the Christian Late Antiquity: Transcription lesson.





Transcription Conventions


( ) Expanded abbreviation [ ] Scribal erasure [ / ] Scribal erasure and correction (left of slash left blank if erased letter is illegible,
recorded if it is legible — e.g. [h/d]omini for scribal correction of h to d) [[ ** ]] Portion of text lost through damage and illegible. Number of asterisks = approximate number of lost letters, where possible to estimate. Otherwise leave space between brackets blank. / \ Scribal insertion on the line \ / Scribal insertion between the lines \\ // Scribal insertion in margin





Transcription Conventions

( )                Expanded abbreviation

 

[ ]                Scribal erasure

 

[ / ]             Scribal erasure and correction (left of slash left

blank if erased letter is illegible, recorded if it is legible — e.g. [h/d]omini for scribal correction of h to d)

 

[[ ** ]]        Portion of text lost through damage and

illegible. Number of asterisks = approximate number of lost letters, where possible to estimate. Otherwise leave space between brackets blank.

 

/ \               Scribal insertion on the line

 

\ /               Scribal insertion between the lines

 

\\ //            Scribal insertion in margin

What is vHMML School?

School teaches about scripts and manuscripts, introducing learners to the sciences of paleography and codicology.  Choose a manuscript culture and follow the development of scripts through the centuries. Lessons include simple exercises to help you grasp important concepts. Lessons on Latin Scripts do not necessarily require a knowledge of Latin.

Transcribing Manuscripts offers a chance to practice reading the scripts covered in the Scripts and Manuscripts lessons. Each transcription exercise includes an answer key. The lessons in Transcribing Latin or Syriac Manuscripts assume a knowledge of Latin or Syriac respectively.