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ddyke
08-24-2006, 11:19 PM
If a book does not have a numbering system except for chapters then how would you number the material?

Paragraphs or sentences? My inclination is towards paragraphs unless they are huge.

Dan

Michael Hanel
08-24-2006, 11:36 PM
If a book does not have a numbering system except for chapters then how would you number the material?

Paragraphs or sentences? My inclination is towards paragraphs unless they are huge.

Dan

In general I try to go with the most standard numbering, but I also go with whatever is available.

For instance, Tacitus had only paragraph numbers available on Perseus. Some divide those paragraphs into smaller sections, but since that wasn't readily available, I just ignored it. So in BW Book 1 of Tacitus Histories is "chapter 1" and paragraph one of book 1 is "verse 1" of "chapter 1".

For poetry (Homer/Hesiod/drama) I try to make each verse the same as a "line number".

So it all depends. If there are specific textual questions on specific works I can try to advise.