Symbols used to describe references


# Event is explicitly dated to a specific day or month
+ Event is explicitly dated to this year
~ Event is implicitly or approximately dated to this year
! Event is explicitly dated to a different year
{ ... } References from modern works, which confirm or challenge the date. Divergences from the date shown in the web page are highlighted in red


* A translation of the longest or most detailed account
L Link goes to Latin text (translation not available)
B Link to Google Books (for modern sourcebooks)
(#.#) Link goes to a translation which has different chapter numbers
(↓) Link to a long section (chapter/page) - the reference is not near the start
(↓↓) Link to an unusually long section - the reference is near the end


<v> Variant reading
<x> Modern conjecture, filling gap in text
<q" (reference)> Quoting ...
<t= (reference)> Translation/text in ...

Format of References:

In order to avoid ambiguity, a fixed format is used for references. The format is: Author:Title_book.chapter'verse. For example: Frontin:Str_3.7'24.

But in fact, most references are simpler than that. In a lot of cases, there is no book number, for example: Plut:Marc_14'3; and the author or title is often omitted, for example: Liv_24.16'1.

When two different books by the same author are listed next to each other, the author is only written once. For example: Plut:Fab_24'1-2, :Mor_196'A means Plut:Fab_24'1-2 and Plut:Mor_196'A.

In some books which have long chapters and no other subdivisions, the symbol is used to indicate a position later in the chapter. For instance, August:DeCiv_3.18 is a reference to near the start of the chapter, but August:DeCiv_3.18 (↓) is a reference to further down in the chapter.

References in italics are from modern compilations of ancient documents.

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