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abbreviation for "fragment"

Postby helios523 » Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:13 pm

Greetings,

Apologies in advance for the rudimentary question. I've noticed different scholars using "fr." and "F" as abbreviations for fragments. Are there conventions for which to use for which ancient authors/types of fragments, or is it a matter of picking one and staying consistent? In the case of "F" how do you make it plural (for "fr." I've seen "frr.")?

Many thanks for shedding light!
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Re: abbreviation for "fragment"

Postby mwh » Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:41 pm

fr. is standard, plural frr. It’s usual but unnecessary to leave a letter-space between fr. and the numeral.

F (no plural) is used only when citing editions that use it, if then.
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Re: abbreviation for "fragment"

Postby helios523 » Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:46 pm

Thank you!

I understand that fr. and frr. are standard, but I'm still not entirely sure when to use F or why some scholars choose to use F instead of fr.

For instance, it seems that the FGrHist consistently uses F, never fr. So when I reference a fragment that I found in FGrHist do I need to use F instead of fr. when I refer to the fragment?

Thanks again!
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Re: abbreviation for "fragment"

Postby helios523 » Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:49 pm

A quick follow up:
For Diels-Kranz it seems like fragments are never referred to with fr. or F, but simply (e.g.) DK 11A9... I wonder why not using fr. became the convention of the presocratic fragments...
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Re: abbreviation for "fragment"

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