edition (variorum)

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  • 21 February, 2013
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Variorum edition. Edition in which the locations of all extant copies of each document are cited and variants among the versions noted; also, an edition that summarizes all available commentary on a given text (Kline 1998, 274).

There are subgenres of critical editing, such as the variorum, which displays all textual variants of a work on the reading page (Bryant 2002, 20-21).

Some TEI documents (variorum editions) are transcriptions of several different editions of a single text. In these documents, a given section of transcripts could be aligned with multiple images, taken from the different editions (Wittern et al. 2009, 281).

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